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offsite link Alternative Copy of thesaker.is site is available Thu May 25, 2023 14:38 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
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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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The Daily Sceptic

offsite link First Private School to Shut Ahead of Labour?s VAT Raid Sun May 26, 2024 19:00 | Toby Young
In what looks likely to be the first of many private school closures as a result of Labour's VAT raid, Alton School in Hampshire has shut its doors, sending its pupils scrambling to find places in the state sector.
The post First Private School to Shut Ahead of Labour?s VAT Raid appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Nurses Suing NHS Trust After Being Forced to Share Women?s Changing Room With Biological Male Sun May 26, 2024 17:00 | Toby Young
A group of 26 nurses are suing the NHS for forcing them to get changed in front of a sexually active biological male who claimed to identify as a woman.
The post Nurses Suing NHS Trust After Being Forced to Share Women?s Changing Room With Biological Male appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Sunak Says, ?If You Can Vote, You Should Fight?, While Starmer Says, ?If You Can Fight, You Should V... Sun May 26, 2024 15:00 | James Alexander
Rishi Sunak's big new policy is "If you can vote, you should fight?, whereas Keir Starmer's is "If you can fight, you should vote". But is either what the country needs? asks James Alexander.
The post Sunak Says, ?If You Can Vote, You Should Fight?, While Starmer Says, ?If You Can Fight, You Should Vote? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Forget About Prosecute/Fauci. Prosecute/Drosten Sun May 26, 2024 13:02 | Robert Kogon
Elon Musk has suggested Anthony Fauci should be prosecuted for allegedly conspiring to cover up the truth about the origins of SARS-CoV-2. In fact, Christian Drosten is more guilty of that than Fauci.
The post Forget About Prosecute/Fauci. Prosecute/Drosten appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Rishi Sunak Vows to Bring Back National Service Sun May 26, 2024 11:00 | Toby Young
In a landgrab for Reform voters, the Prime Minister has announced that if re-elected the Conservatives would bring back National Service ? although the policy isn?t as bold as it seems at first glance.
The post Rishi Sunak Vows to Bring Back National Service appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Friday July 06, 2012 - 12:35 by Yassamine Mather   text 4 comments (last - thursday may 20, 2021 - 09:56)
The Iran Tribunal - convened to put the Tehran regime in the dock for its massacre of 5,000-10,000 political prisoners in 1988 - took place in London over June 18-22. While it largely went unnoticed by the public in Britain, it caused uproar amongst sections of the Iranian left.

The tribunal was not the first well-financed attempt to divert the genuine anger of the Iranian people, and their hatred of the Islamic regime (in its many factions), towards dubious ends. Similar stunts have taken place before under the auspices of so-called NGOs - which turn out to be little more than fronts for the United States and the European Union. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday July 05, 2012 - 15:13 by WikiLeaks   text 41 comments (last - thursday july 12, 2012 - 14:45)   image 2 images   video 2 video files
Today, Thursday 5 July 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria Files – more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012.

This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture.

Over the next two months, ground-breaking stories derived from the files will appear in WikiLeaks (global), Al Akhbar (Lebanon), Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt), ARD (Germany), Associated Press (US), L’Espresso (Italy), Owni (France) and Publico.es (Spain). Other publications will announce themselves closer to their publishing date ... read full story / add a comment
Greyhounds close in on another hare...
national / animal rights / press release Saturday June 30, 2012 - 06:44 by Protecting the Irish Hare   image 3 images
A campaign targeting financial sponsorship of hare coursing in Ireland commences later this week. Without such funding, this cruel activity could not continue. ... read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / press release Wednesday June 27, 2012 - 22:21 by IRSCNA
The IRSCNA's LGBT Solidarity Statement for 2012, issued to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Wednesday June 06, 2012 - 12:07 by O.O'C.   text 2 comments (last - wednesday june 06, 2012 - 13:51)
The Government will seek Dail approval of:
The Article 136 TFEU amendment to the EU Treaties which authorises the setting up of the permanent Eurozone loan fund, the European Stability Mechanism
+ A motion to approve the ESM Treaty which is authorized by this amendment
+ A motion to approve future Government spending on the ESM,

TODAY - WEDNESDAY, AND TOMORROW - THURSDAY.
A guillotined debate on the second reading of the latter Bill will take place TOMORROW. ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday May 21, 2012 - 12:59 by Josephine Hayden
Republican Sinn Féin, are calling on people to vote NO in the referendum on the Fiscal Treaty on May 31. The treaty, if passed, will perpetuate austerity for decades to come.
The referendum is an opportunity to send out a clear statement of intent that people are not prepared to cede any more power to the undemocratic and un-elected bureaucratic elite that is the EU. A NO vote will be a positive step towards regaining control of our future and that of the generations to come.
Austerity has been rejected by the French and Greek people and now it is the turn of the citizens of this state to reject them also. ... read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday May 14, 2012 - 23:26 by Prisoner Solidarity Group- Cork City
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national / housing / press release Sunday May 13, 2012 - 18:54 by RNU PRO   text 9 comments (last - saturday may 26, 2012 - 08:22)   image 1 image
Republican Network for Unity (RNU) notes with increasing concern, the growing practice of what can only be described as extortionism, being carried out by private landlords within working class nationalist areas and beyond.

When observing average rents, it is clear that private landlords here are exploiting historical housing shortages in order to demand amounts well above what is provided by housing benefit. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / eu / press release Saturday May 12, 2012 - 20:47 by Darcy   text 5 comments (last - saturday may 19, 2012 - 18:59)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
“I pay tribute to the ‘Farmers For No’ for coming together and calling for a No Vote…

…Contrary to popular belief and what the government is spouting, the sky won’t fall on our heads if we vote no on May 31st.

We will retain some flexibility and some ability to retain the control over our National finances and to be able to use those finances for the good of all the citizens of the country and not for the good of saving the financial institutions of Europe.”

- Thomas Pringle, TD (Member of Irish parliament) ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Thursday May 10, 2012 - 16:34 by Eugene Mc Cartan   text 5 comments (last - saturday may 12, 2012 - 13:24)
The suspension of the German government’s ratification of the permanent austerity treaty and the ESM treaty must send a strong warning signal to the Irish people that these two treaties pose a serious threat to their livelihood and to what little remains of their democracy and sovereignty. ... read full story / add a comment
international / eu / press release Thursday May 10, 2012 - 13:27 by People's Movement   text 3 comments (last - saturday may 12, 2012 - 17:02)
The elections in both Greece and France last weekend have witnessed a resounding rejection of austerity. These results coupled with news last night that Angela Merkel has been forced to postpone 'fiskalpakt' ratification under pressure from parliament, illustrate that the European Union’s intended ‘Austerity Treaty’ is coming away at the seams. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / eu / press release Tuesday May 08, 2012 - 20:44 by Darcy   text 5 comments (last - saturday may 12, 2012 - 13:29)   image 2 images
The Press Conference will officially launch our campaign for a No Vote in the forthcoming referendum on the EU Fiscal Compact / Stability Treaty and will be attended by Independent TD’s Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Thomas Pringle who will be our guest speakers.

Also Professor Anthony Coughlan, (Associate Professor Emeritus in Social Policy, TCD, and Director of the National Platform EU Research and Information Centre, 24 Crawford Avenue, Dublin 9), will attend as a guest speaker in his capacity as an expert on European Treaty Law. ... read full story / add a comment
galway / eu / press release Tuesday May 08, 2012 - 10:44 by Republican Sinn Féin
In a statement on May 5, 2012, Republican Sinn Féin Galway County Councillor Tomás Ó Curraoin has called for a No vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Austerity Treaty: ... read full story / add a comment
Warning: Permanent Austerity Ahead!
national / eu / press release Monday May 07, 2012 - 11:50 by O.O'C.   text 5 comments (last - saturday may 12, 2012 - 13:37)   image 5 images
The People’s Movement has opened an office in central Dublin for the duration of the referendum campaign on the Permanent Austerity Treaty. The office is at 5 Cavendish Row, directly opposite the Gate Theatre. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Wednesday April 25, 2012 - 10:49 by Staff of the Molyneux Home   text 11 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2012 - 22:58)
Molyneux Nursing Home closing after 200 years. 21 loyal staff forced to joined the dole queue. Management refusing to negotiate with staff. Pay cuts implemented in january 2012 without staff consent and in breach of the Payments and wages act 1991. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / press release Thursday April 19, 2012 - 15:38 by Malachy Steenson   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 01, 2012 - 11:30)   image 1 image
The Association of Combined Residents Associations (ACRA) predicts mass opposition to any attempts to impose a tax on water. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday April 19, 2012 - 14:03 by Yassamine Mather
On Saturday April 14, Iran attended talks on its nuclear programme with six world powers in Istanbul. In the end, this ‘summit’ was little more than talks about talks - to take place in May in Baghdad. The uneasy stand-off continues and the strong possibility remains of an attack on Iran within months. Indeed, the outcome of the meeting has provoked a degree of cynicism, with press outlets in the US, the UK and Israel pointing out that Syria now seems to have learned the ‘Iran method’ - that is, agree to talks simply to buy time and postpone intervention. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Wednesday April 18, 2012 - 12:23 by O.O'C.
Constitutional challenge in Ireland by Independent TD to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Treaty and the Art.136 TFEU amendment to the EU Treaties purporting to authorise this Stability Mechanism. ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday April 17, 2012 - 23:37 by Laurence Cox   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 18, 2012 - 14:59)
Final call for applications for 2012-13 ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 16, 2012 - 21:49 by Food Sovereigngty Ireland
Irish working group on Food Sovereignty

***Groups across Ireland organize activities to mark 17th April, International Day of Peasant Struggle of Via Campesina
***Irish company involved in landgrabbing
***30,000 hectares of publicly owned land now privatized in Serbia by Irish investors
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