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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

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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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Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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dublin / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 02, 2012 - 20:18 by SD   text 12 comments (last - thursday april 12, 2012 - 03:06)
At the household charges meeting on the 24th March Socialist Democracy distributed leaflets advertising a meeting on the Greek crisis in Dublin at 7-00 on Thursday 5th. We distributed further leaflets at the household charges march on the 31st, only to find that the assembly area was festooned with hurriedly photocopied SWP posters advertising a largely identical meeting at the same time, taking place 100 metres from our venue. ... read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 02, 2012 - 19:58 by Occupy Galway
Press release relating to recent meetings between Occupy Galway and Galway City Director of Services, Ciaran Hayes. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / press release Wednesday March 28, 2012 - 20:01 by anon   text 4 comments (last - thursday march 29, 2012 - 14:54)   image 1 image
Today the NAMA To Nature group struck again. This time in Cherrywood industrial estate, Dublin near the Luas line. In an act of civil disobedience a group of 12 people in business suits started planted trees this morning at 7am on an area of wasteland beside the Luas track along the edges and ridges to help shield the eyesore from the nearby apartment block part of which is a ghost estate.

Ireland has over 600 ghost estates and 40,000 empty dwellings. Rather than watch the government dither and procrastinate let's help nature take them back. ... read full story / add a comment
Let's keep an eye out for illegal stag hunters!
international / environment / press release Thursday March 01, 2012 - 22:32 by Enforce the stag hunt ban   text 5 comments (last - monday july 21, 2014 - 15:11)   image 3 images
Two anti hunt campaigners who attempted to film a hunt on the Hill of Tara last Tuesday were set upon and viciously assaulted by staghunters. ... read full story / add a comment
These maps show the differences in snow cover relative to the long-term average for the winters of (left) 2009-2010 and (right) 2010-2011. During these two winters, the Northern Hemisphere measured its second and third largest snow cover levels on record.
international / environment / press release Tuesday February 28, 2012 - 14:43 by Judith Curry   image 3 images
A new study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology provides further evidence of a relationship between melting ice in the Arctic regions and widespread cold outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere. The study's findings could be used to improve seasonal forecasting of snow and temperature anomalies across northern continents.

Since the level of Arctic sea ice set a new record low in 2007, significantly above-normal winter snow cover has been seen in large parts of the northern United States, northwestern and central Europe, and northern and central China. During the winters of 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, the Northern Hemisphere measured its second and third largest snow cover levels on record.

"Our study demonstrates that the decrease in Arctic sea ice area is linked to changes in the winter Northern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation," said Judith Curry, chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech. "The circulation changes result in more frequent episodes of atmospheric blocking patterns, which lead to increased cold surges and snow over large parts of the northern continents." ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday February 23, 2012 - 12:37 by Vetarans for Peace   text 5 comments (last - saturday february 25, 2012 - 08:58)
A national organization representing thousands of military veterans is calling on the US Army to abandon court martial proceedings against Private Bradley Manning, the accused Wikileaks whistleblower. The young soldier, who has been imprisoned for 21 months, will be formally arraigned today (Thursday, Feb. 23) at Fort Meade, Maryland. Army prosecutors say they will file 22 charges against PFC Manning, including “aiding the enemy,” a crime that can be punished by the death penalty or life in prison. ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Friday February 17, 2012 - 12:16 by Charlie Williams   text 4 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2012 - 23:51)   video 1 video file   3 attached files
Dear Taoiseach,
Dear Tanaiste,
Dear Ministers,
Dear members of the 31st Dáil Éireann,

In my last letter to you I discussed Tamboran's claim that almost as much gas could be recovered from the Laugh Allen Basin as from the 8 times larger Barnett Shale in Texas, US. Please take a look again at my updated article, Leitrim has $55bn gas reserves, Tamboran claims https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/leitrim-has-55bn-gas-reserves-tamboran-claims
... read full story / add a comment

John McDonnell: war warning
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Friday February 17, 2012 - 11:58 by pat c   text 4 comments (last - saturday february 18, 2012 - 12:51)   image 1 image
I was present in the Commons on January 24, when foreign secretary William Hague made a statement on European Union sanctions against Iran. In response to a question, he said that, while the UK was “not calling for, or advocating, military action”, it is “the job of our armed forces to prepare for many contingencies” and “all options remain on the table”. This was reflected on the Labour front bench by shadow foreign secretary John Spellar, that well known progressive politician (there’s no irony in Hansard, but I hope it’s not the same in this meeting). Spellar reflects the same attitude - that we should be ready for military action ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Wednesday February 15, 2012 - 22:50 by Meg Rybicki
"The Realities of Hydraulic Fracturing" - Dr. John O'Connor
'Fracking Inhumanity' - Jessica Ernst MSc

A series of presentations on the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing, or 'Fracking' will take place in Dublin, Sligo, Fermanagh and Leitrim next week. Dr. John O'Connor and Jessica Ernst, M.Sc., will travel from Canada to address key issues in relation to the practice of Fracking, and to address public concerns in relation to the proposed extraction of shale gas in the North West using this controversial method ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Thursday February 09, 2012 - 13:11 by Stephen Boyd   text 5 comments (last - tuesday february 14, 2012 - 22:08)   video 1 video file
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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday January 26, 2012 - 13:48 by Yassamine Mather   text 75 comments (last - monday february 20, 2012 - 11:55)   image 1 image   2 attached files
Make your voice heard against war and repression, urges Hands Off the People of Iran chair, Yassamine Mather

The war drums against Iran are beating ever louder. The new embargo on Iranian oil, to come into force on July 1, is only the latest in a long list of measures imposed by US and EU imperialism. It bans all new oil contracts with Iran, and cuts off all existing deals. Also, all of the Iranian central bank’s European assets are to be frozen.

We are told that the sanctions are designed to weaken the regime and “force Iran back to the negotiating table” over its nuclear programme. This is clearly nonsense:

In reality, the ‘nuclear danger’ is used by imperialism as an excuse to deal with an increasingly unstable situation in the Middle East. Imperialism has recently lost a number of friendly regimes in the region (like Egypt) and needs to reassert control in this oil-rich area. War is also a useful distraction from economic misery and the current crisis of capitalism. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday January 20, 2012 - 12:54 by NN   text 1 comment (last - monday january 23, 2012 - 13:42)
The Egyptian radical left is facing repeated attacks by an emerging alliance between the country's military rulers and the Islamists seeking power. This is a text by the Egyptian Libertarian Socialist Movement dealing with this situation.
It's about time! For weeks, several internet sites, and facebook pages that belong to the Muslims Brotherhood, either officially or administered by its members, launched an attack against Anarchists and Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt trying to single them out as inciters of violence and propagandists of State demolition. Today a member of the Brotherhood filed a lawsuit against three socialists one of them is comrade Yaser Abdel Kawy a well known anarchist and a member of the Egyptian Libertarian Socialists Movement. The general attorney forwarded the lawsuit to the State Security GA, an exceptional apparatus of the legal system that works only under the state of emergency. ... read full story / add a comment
The liberation of the empty Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast. Photo by Colin Parte.
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 12:16 by Occupy Belfast   image 1 image
Occupy Belfast and other activists have liberated the empty and unused Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast, in opposition to soaring homelessness, lack of affordable social housing and home repossessions. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / press release Thursday January 12, 2012 - 17:28 by Gregor Kerr
Thousands of parents and teachers from disadvantaged schools to protest at Department of Education and Skills against staffing cuts

Campaigners against staffing cuts to DEIS schools have said that the Review ordered by Minister Quinn is a move in the right direction but not enough and that the cuts must be completely reversed. Teachers and parents from Dublin DEIS schools have announced that they are to continue with their plans for a major protest outside the Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough St., Dublin 1 on Thursday 19th January from 3:30p.m. ... read full story / add a comment
Occupy Belfast Housing Protest
antrim / housing / press release Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 10:40 by Jimmy McPseudonym   image 1 image
Occupy Belfast Protest, City Hall Saturday 14th January 1pm Affordable Housing for Everyone- No Evictions, No Repossessions ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday December 29, 2011 - 15:07 by thecatholicworkerfarm   image 5 images
16 Catholic Workers closed and occupied the Main Entrance of Northwood Military Headquarters. Scott and Maria Albrecht, Henrietta Cullinan, John Lynes and Rachel Wood pitched tents, knelt and prayed in front of the main gate for 2 hour while others vigiled holding signs. ... read full story / add a comment
Madhuramma, mother of Maoist leader Mallojula Koteshwara Rao alias Kishenji weeping in front of his body in Peddapalli of Karimnagar district on Sunday. Photo: Thakur Ajay Pal Singh
international / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday November 30, 2011 - 14:04 by pat c   text 1 comment (last - monday december 05, 2011 - 16:39)   image 1 image
Mallojula Koteswara Rao, also known as Kishenji, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), was killed in a forest area of West Bengal on 24 November.

The authorities claimed that comrade Rao was killed in a firefight during an operation involving some 900 paramilitary troops and state police, including the Cobra commandos specially trained to fight the Maoist-led revolutionary movement based in the rural areas of central and eastern India. A party statement issued the next day said that he had been been arrested, tortured and murdered. ... read full story / add a comment
Protest against hare coursing at Edenderry, County Offaly
international / animal rights / press release Saturday November 26, 2011 - 00:14 by Ban Hare Coursing Now   image 1 image
Following confirmation by the government that the staghunt ban will remain, it's time now to outlaw hare coursing also ... read full story / add a comment
Image copyright, Paul Reynolds - http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_reynolds/
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday November 24, 2011 - 22:07 by Kev   text 105 comments (last - monday december 12, 2011 - 15:54)   image 3 images
A protest outside the Israeli Embassy sponsored “Israeli Film Days” in Temple Bar turned acrimonious this evening when Gardai broke up a peaceful demonstration by pro-Palestinian activists outside the venue. Citing Section 21 of the Public Order Act, Gardai forcibly removed around sixty activists from the area outside the venue, Filmbase, on Curved Street in Temple Bar, while others were removed from inside the venue. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday November 24, 2011 - 15:14 by pat c   text 57 comments (last - saturday january 21, 2012 - 10:47)   image 2 images   audio 1 audio file
Hands Off the People of Iran unequivocally condemns the ratcheting up of sanctions on Iran in the aftermath of the much-heralded report of the International Atomic Energy Agency on that country’s nuclear capability on November 8. The report did little more than confirm the assessment that Hopi arrived at some time ago: that at worst Iran may be interested in the so-called ‘Japanese’ option. This is nuclear development that stops just short of the capacity to produce a nuclear weapon - but only by a month or so. But this is something that has been commented on many times before.

Despite the fact that this report contained little or nothing that was new (it was little more than a compilation of UK satellite pictures and the pre-existing reports of the CIA and other western intelligence agencies), imperialist leaders have fallen over themselves to express horror and outrage at these ‘new’ findings: ... read full story / add a comment

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