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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

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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). 

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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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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

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Human Rights in Ireland
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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link James May is Right: Pride is Becoming Authoritarian ? and Christians are Bearing the Brunt Thu Jun 13, 2024 19:00 | Julian Mann
James May has triggered a twitterstorm by accusing Pride of authoritarian tendencies with Too Much Bunting. But he's right, says Julian Mann ? and it's Christians who are bearing the brunt of the growing intolerance.
The post James May is Right: Pride is Becoming Authoritarian ? and Christians are Bearing the Brunt appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Swiss Parliament Rejects ECHR Ruling That Country?s ?Weak? Climate Policies Breached Human Rights Thu Jun 13, 2024 17:12 | Will Jones
The Swiss Parliament has rejected a 'landmark' climate ruling from the European Court of Human Rights that claimed the country's climate policies breached its citizens' rights by being insufficiently severe.
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offsite link Farage Willing to Lead Merged Conservative-Reform Party After Election Thu Jun 13, 2024 15:06 | Will Jones
Nigel Farage has said he would be willing to lead a merged Reform-Conservative party after the election as a "national opposition" of the "centre Right in this country".
The post Farage Willing to Lead Merged Conservative-Reform Party After Election appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Why Has Sperm Become 30% More ?Sluggish? Since 2019? Thu Jun 13, 2024 13:00 | Alex Kriel
Why has sperm become 30% more 'sluggish' since 2019? A study of Danish sperm donors found a shocking drop in sperm motility. The researchers blame lockdown, but Alex Kriel thinks the vaccines may be involved.
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offsite link Euro 2024 Special: Why Is Printing Images of Black Footballers After They Have Lost Now Suddenly ?Ra... Thu Jun 13, 2024 11:00 | Steven Tucker
Newspapers have come under fire for printing images of black footballers after England lost. But why is this suddenly 'racist', asks Steven Tucker. Must we now hide black footballers on a losing side from view?
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Minutes for Oct 20th 2007

This meeting took place on Saturday, 20th of October 2007. Note: This page has still be to properly formatted.
Agenda was:

1) Recent Resignations
General discussion over problems and perspectives took place

* Proposal regarding blog section put forward. It was agreed in principle to look at setting up a selected feed of blogs with compatible principles. Exactly how this will be incorporated into site will be decided when we have done more work on the idea and have seen if there is any interest amongst bloggers. Chekov will try to come up with a preliminary list of bloggers to invite and will attempt to see if there is any interest.

2) Discussion of "other press" category
* Proposal to loosen restrictions on other press type and not to require summaries defeated
* Counter-proposal to tighten restrictions and ensure that they are properly followed unanimously agreed.

3) Outreach
* Unanimously agreed to carry out outreach project involving the circulation of leaflets with information promoting indymedia prepared by Reddy.
* Project will target NGOs, with particular focus on women's groups.
* Anthony will coordinate writing of the text to fill the leaflet
* Mark volunteered to coordinate distribution list
* It was also noted that we need new editors and writers.
* It was agreed that we should hold an event, hopefully for the release of eamonn crudden's new film, including a feature and article writing workshop. (padraig agreed to contact eamonn, seomra spraoi and william H. regarding this).
* Also agreed to hold a day-long event in and around next february to promote indymedia and to raise money. Chekov will coordinate.

4) IP Moniter
* Use of the IP monitor was discussed and the following protocal was agreed: - any moderator can turn it on when they deem it necessary, but they must indicate a reason for the banning (the reason will appear in the edit log and the editor message page). - Any moderator can ban somebody for any length of time, but they must mail the list to indicate the reason for their action and justify the length of the ban. - A proper, worked out schedule for this stuff can be derived from practice. - terry will implemenet the necessary code-changes

5) Video.indymedia.ie
* Ant proposed running an experimental video-uploading site - agreed by all, but we will need to see how it works before there is any integration with current site
* Terry will investigate safe ways of allowing users to embed youtube videos.

6) Finances
* roughly 2,000 in bank - will see us through till next spring in hosting
* chekov will try to re-invigorate "friends of indymedia" idea for february conference.

7) List Administration
* Terry to take over from ant as main list admin, ant will help out with some moderation
* need more volunteers

8) New style front page
* Reddy's proposal for a new style front page (a la NYC) was agreed in principal, but we need to see mock ups and an actual design before we can decide anything.

9) Items put off until next meeting
* site enhancements

Next Meeting: November 14th, 7.30pm, Grehans.

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