no events posted in last week
News Round-Up Fri Sep 24, 2021 00:18 | Michael Curzon
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.
The Government?s Gamesmanship and Outright Cheating on Covid and Vaccines Diminishes Us All Thu Sep 23, 2021 21:55 | Will Jones
When it comes to providing the public with full, clear, honest information about Covid and the vaccines, the Government has been caught repeatedly putting spin and narrative ahead of transparency and truth.
The post The Government’s Gamesmanship and Outright Cheating on Covid and Vaccines Diminishes Us All appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.
We?re Hiring! Thu Sep 23, 2021 18:45 | Toby Young
Michael Curzon is giving up his day job on the Daily Sceptic, having been poached by a national newspaper. He'll continue to contribute, but we'll need to replace him. Click on the link for more info.
The post We’re Hiring! appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.
Covid Unlikely to Mutate into a Deadly Variant, Says Lead Scientist Behind AstraZeneca Vaccine Thu Sep 23, 2021 17:39 | Michael Curzon
Covid is unlikely to mutate into a much deadlier variant because there "aren?t many places for the virus to go", says the lead scientist behind the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
The post Covid Unlikely to Mutate into a Deadly Variant, Says Lead Scientist Behind AstraZeneca Vaccine appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.
Record Numbers of Children Seeking Access to Mental Health Services Thu Sep 23, 2021 14:56 | Michael Curzon
Record numbers of children and young people are seeking access to mental health services, according to analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and an "unprecedented" number of children are waiting for care.
The post Record Numbers of Children Seeking Access to Mental Health Services appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.
Lockdown Skeptics >>
Voltaire, international edition
Photographers can fool the best experts Sat Sep 25, 2021 06:14 | en
Joe Biden might call off war against North Korea Fri Sep 24, 2021 20:36 | en
General boycott of Covid-19 Global Summit Fri Sep 24, 2021 20:11 | en
Ahmad Massoud has fled Afghanistan Fri Sep 24, 2021 08:00 | en
Another stab at the "two-state solution" Fri Sep 24, 2021 07:46 | en
Voltaire Network >>
Shell drilling work at Aughoose stopped again
Thursday May 26, 2011 11:58 by C - Rossport Solidarity Camp rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail dot com Aughoose 0851141170
On Tuesday afternoon (24th May), Shell work at the Aughoose compound was successfully stopped from 2pm for the rest of the day.
At 2pm a group from Rossport Solidarity Camp entered the Shell compound at Aughoose before the Shell workers who were carrying out boreholes on the land had returned from their lunch break.
Upon reaching the area where the borehole drilling was being carried out, the group were met with considerable violence from the IRMS security at the compound. When some of the group attempted to climb the fences, they were violently pulled down from the fences by security, with on at least 3 occasions protesters being grabbed around the neck and either choked or pulled down by the neck. On another occasion, one IRMS security guard, Paul Arkins (reportedly ex-RUC) punched one female protester straight in the face. However, despite the IRMS violence, 2 protesters managed to scale the fencing surrounding the drilling rig and climb the drilling rig. Two further protesters climbed onto the tractor which was just outside the compound.
Gardaí arrived down to the compound after about an hour but the protesters stayed on the tractor and drilling rig until after all the workers had gone home for the day. No attempt was made to remove the protesters from the equipment they occupied. After 6pm, the 4 protesters came down from there positions and were arrested and brought to Belmullet Garda station. The law that was used to arrest the protesters was anti-traveller laws that were brought in in 2002
(http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2002/en/act/pub/0009/sec....html). All 4 were released afterward without charge .
Meanwhile, the storm force winds that hit the camp on Monday morning (gusts of 144kph were recorded in nearby Belmullet), have cause a fair amount of damage on camp, with 2 marquees getting blown down. We will need help to prepare for the Party against the Pipe festival weekend which will be held on the June Bank holiday weekend. See http://partyagainstthepipe.wordpress.com/ for more details. If you have time to spare, then help would be really useful in advance of the festival weekend.
A great place for yoga