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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday December 19, 2020 00:58 by vac impacts   image 1 image
Millions of people around the world got a very small taste of what can happen when technology fails on Monday this week when most of the Google network went down, and people could not access their Gmail email accounts, YouTube videos, and many other Google services.

For those who rely upon Google for home devices, it was a sobering wake-up call. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Saturday December 19, 2020 00:20 by foie
State refuses release of 2020 images recording ongoing turf cutting on protected raised bogs

Machinery at work on 28 protected raised bogs confirmed to Europe by Ireland

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has refused to release images recording ongoing destruction of Ireland’s protected raised bogs during 2020.

The request came from the environmental charity Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] who first brought the activities to the attention of the authorities in 2009. The prohibition on cutting on 56 Special Areas of Conservation {SAC] protected raised bogs was due to take effect in 1998 but was not imposed until 2009. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday December 17, 2020 12:28 by Justin Morahan   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 17, 2020 12:40)
Carmen who worked with the homeless in a New York shelter is banged up. Please write to him on plain white paper with a blue pen and, unbelievably, no pictures allowed even at Christmas. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Monday December 14, 2020 16:03 by Zach Conti
As countries address their debt crises, policy responses can reduce climate change, asserts a new study. “Linking Debt Relief and Sustainable Development: Lessons from Experience,” examines previous debt relief processes to learn how debt and climate responses can work in tandem. read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / news report Sunday December 13, 2020 19:50 by HealthImpactNews   image 3 images

This story should be on the front page of every mainstream media outlet but of course it won't...

The COVID19 scam of 2020 is quickly unraveling, as more and more people are waking up to the fact that the public has been lied to when it comes to COVID19, and the government actions taken in the name of COVID that have destroyed so many lives have been completely unnecessary, as millions of people around the world now are taking to the streets and demanding their freedom back from COVID medical tyranny.

The PCR test, which is the main test used to determine if someone is COVID positive or not, is now universally accepted by top scientists around the world as being a faulty test. See COVID testing in our COVID Information Center

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national / environment / press release Sunday December 13, 2020 19:09 by foie
The environmental charity Friends of the Irish Environment has called on Taoiseach Micheal Martin to clarify the Irish government's position in relation to efforts to allow the EU to subsidize nuclear power plants. According to a document seen by Friends of the Irish environment, several countries, including France, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, want the EU to allow subsidies to nuclear plants in return for backing a higher EU 2030 climate target. However, other countries including Luxembourg and Austria, are rejecting these plans. The position of the Irish government is not clear. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / feature Saturday December 12, 2020 23:57 by T   image 1 image   video 4 video files
Back in September the government announced they were planning to vaccinate up to 750,000 people, mostly children with a new nasal vaccine spray. I suppose a spray seems less dangerous and frightening than a needle. There was a major push this year by the pharmaceutical companies through their lackeys in the government and press to urge people to take it and on back of the constant fear campaign since last March, it seems to have been highly effective. We are supposed to believe that this is all for the benefit of us all and the fact that anyone is making money out of it is just an outrageous thing to suggest. Nor should it be mentioned in polite company that the pharmaceutical companies are NOT liable for any vaccine injuries and you have to take any case you have, against the government. This nice little arrangement has been in place for years and is the envy of all manufacturers of all and anything. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday December 11, 2020 23:48 by Zachary Conti
By a vote of 84 to 13, the Senate passed corporate transparency legislation as part of the annual vote on the National Defense Authorization Act. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Friday December 11, 2020 11:55 by foie
Campaigners for opening of Court records claim initial victory
High Court Direction to release records welcomed

A new ‘High Court Practice Direction’ issued by the Court Service on 13 November 2020 has been claimed as an initial victory by campaigners seeking access to Court records after the judicial process is completed. [1]

The Direction issued recently by Mary Irvine, President of the High Court, allows any member of the public to seek access to the written submissions provided to the Court by parties in proceedings after 11 January 2021. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 09, 2020 22:04 by Joe Terry
Ireland’s health care languishes in the doldrums. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday December 05, 2020 19:53 by Pol Pot   image 1 image

Now before reading this bear in mind the recent scientific report (see here that says the PCR test is completely useless and even though they used the antigen test that in fact has got it's own major flaws and it will be easier to accept that what happened in Slovakia is a trial run of the police state system and there is no plan to exit it.

Slovakia has just pulled off a feat that no other country has managed: It has tested almost its entire teen and adult population to find out how many are infected with the coronavirus.

The answer, Prime Minister Igor Matovič said Monday, is 1.06 percent.

A total of 3,625,322 Slovaks over the age of nine were given antigen swab tests over the weekend, with 38,359 testing positive. The number tested represents 95 percent of the targeted population of about 3.8 million. [The question remains is worth the swabs used to actually infect them with something else? Who knows?]

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday December 01, 2020 23:26 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
This important breaking news will most likely be completely ignored by the Irish Government because they are in a power grab like all the other Covid lockdown countries and facts are of no relevance to them. The story is by a real journalist -Peter Andrews who is an Irish science journalist and writer based in London and is from www.rt.com

A peer review of the paper on which most Covid testing is based has comprehensively debunked the science behind it, finding major flaws. They conclude it’s utterly unsuitable as a means for diagnosis – and the fall-out is immense.

Last week, I reported on a landmark ruling from Portugal, where a court had ruled against a governmental health authority that had illegally confined four people to a hotel this summer. They had done so because one of the people had tested positive for Covid in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test – but the court had found the test fundamentally flawed and basically inadmissible. read full story / add a comment
international / indymedia ireland / news report Tuesday December 01, 2020 23:10 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - tuesday december 08, 2020 21:41)
Oscailt v3.9, the software used by Indymedia Ireland, has been released on it's SourceForge homepage and is available for wider use in setting up similar grassroot types of publishing sites. It runs on the PHP language and off the MySQL database. Oscailt is OpenSource software and is licensed under GNU General Public License (GPL). As with previous releases it comes with a basic installer and HTML Install and User Guide documentionation which are also available online. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday December 01, 2020 11:34 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
The Healthy Debate series is now on Episode 3. It is brought to you by the Irish Inquiry who are helping to facilitate a debate about Covid-19 and all related aspects that should be happening on RTE and other main stream outlets but is not.

Episode 1 and 2 have already been widely viewed and very successful. In this episode the discussions turns to the effect of lockdown on Irish businesses. This has huge ramifications for the wider Irish society and economy given that most jobs are in the smaller business sector and many of these are of course Irish businesses. We are looking at a massive wave of closures and businesses going bust and this is already leading to masses of people unemployed. The market share of many of these firms is disappearing upwards towards the global corporations who are doing extremely well in these times as people are switching to shopping online for all sorts of things. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday November 28, 2020 01:25 by AE   image 4 images
The summer of 2020 has witnessed the phased mandating of face coverings for all UK citizens (sick or healthy) in some community settings. In England, masks became compulsory on public transport (from 15th June), in shops and supermarkets (from 24th July) and in communal spaces for schools located within local lockdown areas, for Year-7 pupils and older, (announced on 25th August for a September implementation). This creeping coercion has resulted in widespread compliance, face coverings becoming the most blatant sign that life has changed since the advent of coronavirus. read full story / add a comment
limerick / arts and media / press release Friday November 27, 2020 22:50 by Arty She
Music can uplift, inspire, or soothe us at any stage of life. We might react with smiles or tears when we hear a certain song, depending on the kind of event that it prompts us to recall. 'Magical moments' welcomes art and writing related to memories of joy, awe, peace or happiness. read full story / add a comment
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national / politics / elections / news report Thursday November 26, 2020 17:43 by Cascarino's Sock   image 1 image
In 1912 James Connolly proposed the motion to form a political wing of the Labour movement at the Irish Transport and General Workers Union annual conference. Two years before this he had stated his firm belief that the Irish free themselves when they realise ‘the truth that the capitalist system is the most foreign thing in Ireland.’ Every time Labour has entered government with a civil war party, they have both compromised and neglected these ideals.
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national / environment / press release Wednesday November 25, 2020 20:30 by foie
Atlantic Bays stripped of wild fish to eat lice off farmed salmon
Records show 1.6m wild fish destroyed in 4 years

More than 1.6 million wild fish were taken from Ireland’s Atlantic bays to eat the lice off farmed salmon between May 2015 and November 2019. The figures, released to environmental groups through Access to Information on the Environment requests, are the first official record of salmon farming’s practices on these wild fish. read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Sunday November 22, 2020 21:20 by gr   text 1 comment (last - friday november 27, 2020 14:15)   image 3 images
Most Western elites are telegraphing the message that we will be forced to cover our humanity with cheap face masks indefinitely. They are mandating that even two-year-olds must wear masks. The long-term effects on the lungs, emotional and behavioral problems, and development of infants and toddlers is enormous. For such an unconstitutional invasion of personal liberty, they are responsible to show us some amazing degree of effectiveness of this cultish ritual. In fact, the data show the opposite. read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Friday November 20, 2020 22:11 by 1 of indy   image 1 image

A Portuguese appeals court has ruled that PCR tests are unreliable and that it is unlawful to quarantine people based solely on a PCR test.

The court stated, the test’s reliability depends on the number of cycles used and the viral load present. Citing Jaafar et al. 2020, the court concludes that:

if someone is tested by PCR as positive when a threshold of 35 cycles or higher is used (as is the rule in most laboratories in Europe and the US), the probability that said person is infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97%.

The court further notes that the cycle threshold used for the PCR tests currently being made in Portugal is unknown.

The threshold cycles used in PCR tests in India is between 37 and 40, which makes the reliability of the PCR test less than 3% and the false positive rate as high as 97%.

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