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offsite link Alternative Copy of thesaker.is site is available Thu May 25, 2023 14:38 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
Alternative site: https://thesaker.si/saker-a... Site was created using the downloads provided Regards Herb

offsite link The Saker blog is now frozen Tue Feb 28, 2023 23:55 | The Saker
Dear friends As I have previously announced, we are now “freezing” the blog.  We are also making archives of the blog available for free download in various formats (see below). 

offsite link What do you make of the Russia and China Partnership? Tue Feb 28, 2023 16:26 | The Saker
by Mr. Allen for the Saker blog Over the last few years, we hear leaders from both Russia and China pronouncing that they have formed a relationship where there are

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/27 ? Open Thread Mon Feb 27, 2023 19:00 | cafe-uploader
2023/02/27 19:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link The stage is set for Hybrid World War III Mon Feb 27, 2023 15:50 | The Saker
Pepe Escobar for the Saker blog A powerful feeling rhythms your skin and drums up your soul as you?re immersed in a long walk under persistent snow flurries, pinpointed by

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTEs Sarah McInerney ? Fianna Fail supporter? Anthony

offsite link Joe Duffy is dishonest and untrustworthy Anthony

offsite link Robert Watt complaint: Time for decision by SIPO Anthony

offsite link RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

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The Daily Sceptic

offsite link News Round-Up Sun Jun 23, 2024 00:40 | Richard Eldred
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the ?climate emergency?, public health ?crises? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
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offsite link ?Climate Alarm is a Good Way of Expanding Government Power?: Interview With Professor Ross McKitrick Sat Jun 22, 2024 17:00 | Hannes Sarv
The economic case for renewable energy doesn't add up and never has, says Economics Professor Ross McKitrick. But governments love the climate alarm agenda because it involves a relentless expansion of their power.
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offsite link Eric Kaufmann Explains How Woke Conquered the World Sat Jun 22, 2024 15:00 | Will Jones
Where did woke come from? Eric Kaufmann says it's not from Marxism but from something more visceral for the Left: the sacralisation of 'disadvantaged' minority groups and an overactive sense of guilt.
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offsite link The West Provoked Putin into Invading Ukraine, Says Farage Sat Jun 22, 2024 13:00 | Will Jones
The West "provoked" the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Nigel Farage has said. The expansion of NATO and the European Union gave Putin "an excuse" to go to war.
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offsite link Meritocracy vs Mediocracy Sat Jun 22, 2024 11:00 | James Alexander
In aiming to be a meritocracy, we inevitably create a parallel 'mediocracy' ? where the meritless club together against the meritorious, says Prof James Alexander. This is the key to understanding our politics.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Thursday August 13, 2009 - 16:41 by IT Reader   text 15 comments (last - wednesday august 26, 2009 - 19:37)   image 2 images
Many people are worried about the militarism implicit in the text of the Lisbon Treaty. If passed, it will effectively makes arguments for disarmament and reduction in military capabilities illegal and redundant, as each will be constitutionally obliged to increase its weapons spending. In today's Irish Times, Roger Cole of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance argues that a vote in favour undermines the fight for Irish independence, democracy and neutrality. ... read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / other press Wednesday July 29, 2009 - 11:02 by Hypatia
Amnesty reports on the situation in Nicaragua where pregnant women are being refused necessary medical treatment. This has led to an increase in maternal deaths. Full story at link.

Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals from practicing effective medicine and contributing to an increase in maternal deaths across the country, concludes Amnesty International in a new report issues on Monday.

According to official figures, 33 girls and women have died in pregnancy this year as compared to 20 in the same period last year. Amnesty International believes these figures are only a minimum as the government itself has acknowledged that the number of maternal deaths is under-recorded.
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Colm McCarthy
national / miscellaneous / other press Friday July 17, 2009 - 22:33 by Plebian   text 6 comments (last - wednesday december 16, 2009 - 22:27)   image 1 image
[here's an interesting profile on Colm McCarthy from the Phoenix, and published here in the national interest]
ECONOMIST Colm McCarthy has been selected as the man to make sensible, ie swingeing, cuts in public expenditure as chairman of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure (‘An Bord Snip Nua’). But as ministers agonise about the wisdom of even allowing the public to know what’s in McCarthy’s report, there is no debate about McCarthy’s credentials or judgment in these matters. ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Thursday July 16, 2009 - 23:34 by Socialism or Barbarism!
A brief snippet of a detailed analysis of the report of 'An Bord Snip Nua'. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday July 09, 2009 - 00:49 by Justin Morahan
(Welcome to the ambassador and a number of issues raised: Iraq during Bush and Clinton's US presidencies, Afghanistan. Pakistan, US military using Shannon, a critique of US policy vis-a-vis Israel) ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday July 03, 2009 - 00:15 by José Antonio Gutiérrez   text 4 comments (last - friday july 03, 2009 - 13:52)   image 1 image
This article deals with the coup in Honduras. Written by José Antonio Gutiérrez, it was translated into English by Molly Mew. Full article text at link. pc

The flashing sabers have once again shown their edge in Latin America: the coups d'etat and destabilization processes orchestrated from Washington have succeeded in countries where governments are implementing reform that may be uncomfortable for the digestion of the hemispheric elite-Venezuela 2002; Haiti 2004, Bolivia 2008. This time Honduras' turn has come, a country whose president Manuel Zelaya was overthrown by the military and exiled to Costa Rica. While Zelaya was kidnapped by soldiers in Congress a letter written by Zelaya was read (which turned out to be false) in which he renounced his position as president. At the same time, and while several MPs complained that the conduct of the president put at risk the "rule of law" and accused him of multiple violations of the Constitution real and imaginary, he was removed from office, which was assumed by the Congress president , Roberto Micheletti (who is also from Zelaya's Liberal Party). ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / other press Wednesday July 01, 2009 - 16:28 by Saoirsí   text 8 comments (last - thursday july 02, 2009 - 12:40)
The American Conservative's (August 01, 2009 Issue) Philip Giraldi ("Deep Background") - a former CIA Officer - is a fellow with the American Conservative Defense Alliance: "Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s chief of staff, is coordinating a White House effort to remake the Israeli government... The choice of Rahm Emanuel, a pro-Israel hardliner, to head the campaign is intended to limit criticism that there might be an anti-Israel agenda at work." ... read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / other press Sunday June 28, 2009 - 07:05 by Turlough Kelly
It may no longer be hot off the presses, but the analysis of the recent European and local elections which appeared in the June 21st edition of the Sunday Business Post has something of the flavour of workhouse gruel about it. Unpalatable when hot, positively stomach-churning when allowed to cool and fester for seven days. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Thursday June 18, 2009 - 12:37 by Gary Mulcahy   text 11 comments (last - friday june 19, 2009 - 15:51)   image 1 image
Letter below sent to The Irish News today ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday June 14, 2009 - 17:37 by redjade   image 1 image
'Confidential internal documents reveal how the oil giant lobbied The Guardian newspaper to reduce its support for Saro-Wiwa.' ... read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Wednesday June 10, 2009 - 20:04 by iosaf   text 2 comments (last - saturday june 13, 2009 - 02:34)
The constitutional council of the republic of France has today published its 580th ruling this year. It overturns a Sarkozy law which would have allowed for the state to block internet access by all the kind of people who download movies, books, music and all that sort of general crap & fun regardless of whether they intented to enjoy it at home or sit by the side of a street like a third worlder and flog it to a passerby.

This good news shall have repercussions on the European political level, the history of Human Rights, the shaping of the entertainment industry lobby strategy to tax RW CD' and storage devices & thus will make many more pages of news than malaria or Darfur. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday May 31, 2009 - 15:05 by Maidhc Ó Cathail   text 1 comment (last - monday june 01, 2009 - 01:45)
A recent book by Gavan McCormack documents how Japan has become a "client state" of the United States, an indispensable ally through its uncritical support of the global American empire. However, a closer examination of the forces driving recent US wars in the Middle East suggests that America may in fact be serving the interests of one tiny country in the region. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / politics / elections / other press Friday May 29, 2009 - 11:17 by Joe Higgins.eu   text 1 comment (last - friday may 29, 2009 - 11:19)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
This is the second of a series of videos on what Joe Higgins stands for. Here Joe outlines why he stands for defending workers rights and public services. He argues the Trade Unions must be forced to take action to fight the attacks. More videos of his key demands will be put on the campaign's YouTube channel, available at http://www.youtube.com/VoteJoeHiggins so make sure to subscribe or check back regularly. ... read full story / add a comment
History of number of strike days from 1947 - 2008
international / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Sunday May 24, 2009 - 23:09 by Terence   image 2 images
This recent article is very interesting because of the facts and figures presented in it. It reviews the latest situation on the current global economic crisis and presents a brief history of the relative state and strength of the labour movement and the top wealthy elite. ... read full story / add a comment

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