lefty - Sun Jul 12, 2020 16:47
Michael Moore's important new film 'Planet of Humans' has given shape to suspicions that I and many others have had about the burgeoning green movement and what is driving it's sudden popularity across the spectrum, despite all the years "in the wilderness" when old school green activists were pariahs.
Of course It's the usual reason as we suspected: i.e. corporate PROFIT!
WATCH THIS MOVIE!!
Zachary Conti, firstname.lastname@example.org - Wed Jul 08, 2020 21:41
The G20 and Paris Forum convened a global virtual High-Level Ministerial conference for 39 countries focused on the economic, debt and development impacts of the coronavirus.
1 of indy - Fri Jul 03, 2020 23:54
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has released a press release today where they did their own analysis of the excess deaths in Ireland since early March and the figure they come to is between 1,100 and 1,200 which is substantially lower than the "official" Covid death toll of 1700+.
This means that as was suspected the official number was way too liberal with categorizing deaths as due to Covid. This new figure is closer to a regular year of flu in terms of number of deaths and conclusively proves that Covid is barely any more dangerous than flu in terms of threat. What we see here is a slow back track and while the emphasis is still on social distancing, this is merely to give cover to the fact that at a minimum this has been one big mistake and a massive over-reaction but is true of many other countries but not all. It could be viewed as how badly group think has taken over our society because there were moments in the last few months where one dare not challenge the official figures for fear of social ostracizing
IAWM - Fri Jul 03, 2020 22:20
IRELAND'S UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT
LETTER SENT TO IRISH BROADSHEET NEWSPAPERS
Ireland?s previous stint on the UN Security Council in 2001 is nothing to be proud of in terms of promoting world peace.
In 2001, under the then Fianna Fail Government with Brian Cowan as Foreign Minister, Ireland voted for several resolutions that ultimately approved the US led invasion of Afghanistan, one of the poorest countries in the world, in what then Labour TD Michael D. Higgins termed ?an illegal war?. Nineteen years later with no end in sight America?s longest war has caused the deaths and injuries of tens of thousands, many of them women and children, and has created deep bitterness, division and sectarianism.
Joe Terry - Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:40
Comparing similarities of the Political Governance in Ireland to that of China.
foie - Wed Jul 01, 2020 00:08
Press Release - Friends of the Irish Environment 30th June 2020
Shannon LNG faces further challenge in High Court
Judicial Review of listing as ?Project of Common Interest?
The controversial Shannon LNG terminal proposed for the Shannon Estuary faces its second challenge in the High Court from the environmental charity, Friends of the Irish Environment today. The environmental organisation is asking the Irish Court to seek a ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union on whether the inclusion of the project on a list of priority European Energy infrastructure was lawful.
foie - Mon Jun 29, 2020 23:28
Press Release - Friends of the Irish Environment 29th June 2020
Legal Aid Board refusal to fund environmental NGO faces High Court challenge
Irish legal costs ?prohibitively expensive?
The High Court will tomorrow [June 30] hear a two-day challenge to the Legal Aid Board?s refusal to provide legal aid to the environmental charity Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE].
The NGO sought the funding in April of 2018 to support its Judicial Review of the National Development Plan and the National Planning Framework. This case alleges that the Government of Ireland erred in law in failing to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Strategic Environmental Assessment and the Habitats Directive when approving the plans.
1 of indy - Mon Jun 29, 2020 22:26
Finally there is someone out there and certainly not from the mainstream media who is calling bullshit on the whole Covid nonsense. In this opinion piece by John Church from the hectordrummond blog, many will nod their head in agreement. He really cuts through the crap.
I have had enough. After nearly 3 months of this, I am going to call it for what it is: TOTAL AND UTTER NONSENSE. I cannot watch any news programme anymore, given the 24/7 monochromal pseudo-emotion that is all we ever see.
foie - Wed Jun 24, 2020 22:47
Press Release - Friends of the Irish Environment 24th June 2020
PLANNING BOARD QUESTIONS DURSEY ISLAND MASS TOURISM PROJECT
Not Satisfied Over Bird Protection on Remote Island
An Bord PleanŠla has sought further information on the application by Cork County Council in partnership with FŠilte Ireland for a ?10 million development on Dursey Island off the west Cork coast.
The 6.5 km long uninhabited island, currently accessed by a cable car with a capacity of 6 and return journey time of 20 minutes, is to be replaced by a state-of-the-art two-way cable car system capable of carrying up to 300 people each way every hour. The project includes an extensive Visitor Centre with restaurant, gift shop and glazed elevator on the mainland.
1 of indy - Tue Jun 23, 2020 23:58
The murder of Floyd is not a once-off incident. Last year 1,099 people were killed by the US police, of which a sizeable proportion are black. 99% of these murders remain in absolute impunity ?an alarming impunity rate only rivalled by the likes of Colombia in the continent, which goes to demonstrate how police violence, far from an anomaly, is condoned by the US establishment. By all of it, whether Republican or Democrat.
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