Trump admits US killed millions in war based on lies 23:47 Oct 10 0 comments
London: Hundreds rally for Assange outside Belmarsh Prison 22:58 Oct 01 0 comments
World Socialist Web Site Report on: At least 290 killed in terrorist bomb attacks in Sri Lanka 23:00 Apr 22 0 comments
Demonstration aims to highlight housing shortage in Galway 22:43 Apr 08 0 comments
French army receives authorization to shoot “yellow vest” protesters 23:40 Mar 24 0 commentsmore >>
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
Putin and Erdogan hold joint press conference in Sochi Wed Oct 23, 2019 03:04 | The Saker
The Omerta Code is broken ? now we know their secrets Tue Oct 22, 2019 23:58 | mod editor
Syria: Dignity, tenacity, and commitment against Western hegemony Tue Oct 22, 2019 22:54 | The Saker
CHILE the pure and raw truth Tue Oct 22, 2019 22:51 | The Saker
The Lebanese Fall ? Hezbollah?s Latest Challenge Tue Oct 22, 2019 18:48 | The Saker
A Blog About Human Rights
US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights
UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights
Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights
Saudi Human Rights Violation Fri Aug 09, 2019 20:41 | Human Rights
China?s LGBT Community Mon Apr 15, 2019 19:19 | Human Rights
For lefties too stubborn to quit
Who would have an UK election now? 09:42 Wed Oct 23, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
What you want to say ? 23 October 2019 06:02 Wed Oct 23, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
That Democratic Party unity? 14:46 Tue Oct 22, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
LABOUR, GENDER, AND CLASS IN THE STRUGGLE FOR IRISH INDEPENDENCE, c. 1918-24 NUI Galway, 7th ? 9th N... 12:36 Tue Oct 22, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
Stuck in a trap 11:59 Tue Oct 22, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
An earlier version of this article was written but unpublished back in 2008 and it has now been revised and published to take account of various changes since then.The case is made for the provision of free public transport in every major town and city worldwide for a multitude of reasons. It has always been a good idea and should have been done a long time ago, but now with three major issues of our time; resource depletion, including oil, pollution and the climate crisis; they make it imperative that we move to such a system, both to conserve dwindling supplies of cheap energy, to reduce the use of vast mineral resources to make hundreds of millions of cars and to dramatically reduce our carbon emissions because climate change is happening faster than expected.
The Earth's climate has turned out to be more sensitive and complex than anticipated as evidenced by the recent dramatic record breaking summer ice melts in the Arcticc1 in 2007, 2008, 2012 and basically every year since then. With such a large change in the albedo or reflectivity over a huge area of the Arctic, this signifies the jump into positive feedback of the climate system, although it is not the only positive feedback. Combined with preliminary reports that frozen methane is beginning to be released from the Arctic sea floor and tundra and given that methane is 20 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas, it is clear we are probably at the point of things running out of control. Emissions need to be cut drastically, starting about 20 years ago.
Moving to free and well-designed public transport allows society to deal with these problems in the least disruptive manner and to do so in the most equitable way and it would increase the shared sense of everyone working together to cope with what are essentially going to be permanent problems. Free public transport is not the full solution but is definitely an important first step. Switching to public transport has the potential to achieve large scale reductions in fuel use and it can be done immediately without further research or perfection of any technology. The current status quo plan to replace all the petrol and diesel fuelled cars with electric ones still leaves us with the problem of massive resource usage, a replacement of oil wars for lithium wars, traffic congestion, deaths from air pollution , high accident rates and actually high energy use. It does not matter if the heavily promoted so called solution of producing millions of electric cars is run on renewable energy because it would require vastly more wind farms, solar farms and whatever else compared to a transport solution based on highly efficient, globally deployed free public transport system which would only require a fraction of energy and resources of a car based one.
Julian Assange arrested by UK Police after Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno illegally terminated his political asylum,
Julian Assange who helped setup Wikileaks and in one of the first set of leaks revealed the murderous campaign of the US military against innocent civilians in Iraq amongst many other leaks showing the systematic criminality and inhumanity of the US government was betrayed this morning by the right wing corrupt president Lenin Moreno of Ecuador. Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa – whose government granted Assange asylum in 2012 – branded his more pro-US successor Lenin Moreno the “greatest traitor in Ecuadorian history” for rescinding the asylum claim and allowing British officers to enter his country’s embassy.
Yet again the United States is brazenly pushing for the overthrow of an elected president -in an election which former US president Jimmy Carter said was extremely fair -to be replaced by an unaccountable, un-elected business man who is clearly the pawn of the 1% of Venezuela and the elite and intelligence apparatus of US capital. And regrettably most of the leaders of the EU and our own lackeys have no minds of their own, and acting as the true vassels they are, following the US line. So it is in this vein, that the press release from the workers party brings focus to this completely undemocratic move by the US and Irish government ostensibly for democratic motives!
The Workers’ Party have accused Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney of prioritising Donald Trump’s foreign policy ahead of Irish neutrality. Cllr. Éilis Ryan, the Workers’ Party candidate in May’s European Parliament elections, said:
Although it has the fourth largest army in the world, the United Kindom is unable to defy Russia without the support of allies. It therefore has to invent a casus belli to make its partners react and lead them to stand beside it.
Lets be clear the chemical attack last week was not done by Syria. It would make absolutely no sense. They have already more or less beaten the US/Uk/France (via Saudi proxies) backed ISIS terrorist group with the great help of Russia. Besides Syria destroyed all their chemical weapons a few years back under the watchful eyes of international agencies. So why on Earth would they bring the wrath of the world upon themselves. They are not that stupid. No this chemical attack like the other ones, is done via the terrorist cells (-trained, financed and armed by Western powers through local proxies) - against the "moderate terrorists" and ultimately arranged by their sponsors which is as US, UK & France, the very same states crying crocodile tears about human rights when they regularly bomb countries and people for "human rights". Even now as they screech in unison about this staged attack by them blaming it on the Syrians they have absolutely zero interests in the lives of the people in question. Even the most unobservable person can see it is used merely as a pretext to their agenda. That agenda however is not just to take action and drop bombs as always but something bigger and it is brilliantly outlined in the article written back before this latest fiasco where intelligence had already revealed that the US/UK were planning this latest attack. In short the agenda is to link the clumsy chemical poisoning of Skripal with the Syria chemical attack. The plan was simple. Russia is a monster for using chemical poisoning (except they didn't) and so is Syria too (except they didn't) and they are friends. Therefore Russia should be expelled from the 5 member UN security council and if that could be pulled off then the US/UK & France could safely ignore China and the "Western Free World" would have a free hand to bomb and intimidate who they like. You see the problem is the USA is in debt and technically should be insolvent but because the dollar is the global reserve currency backed by threat of US military, special forces and colour revolutions no-one dares challenge it except of course the Russia-China axis. Nevertheless USA had it's day in the sun and their power is declining. The UK think they can re-establish their colonial relationship and presumably they would be the dominant partner and need to hang on the coat tails of the USA to achieve their aims. Even though the USA is clearly the bigger of the two, the UK are much better at this game than the US could ever hope to be, hence the confidence they can successfully use them.
These are my initial published thoughts on the terrorist attack I and my partner survived and endured 17th August 2017.
Wed 23 Oct, 10:17
Kingsbay Plowshares Seven Trial 01:36 Wed 23 Oct 0 comments
Congress Votes on Corporate Transparency Act 20:27 Tue 22 Oct 0 comments
IMF Reports Dismal, "Uncertain" Economic Outlook 18:07 Wed 16 Oct 0 comments
New Senate Bill Combats Shell Companies United Nations Debates Tax Havens 18:27 Fri 27 Sep 0 comments
Kristalina Georgieva Takes IMF Helm 00:09 Thu 26 Sep 0 comments
Pope Francis: Mauritius Reject "Idolatrous Economic Model" 19:54 Tue 10 Sep 0 comments
Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest 21:23 Mon 26 Aug 0 comments
Judge Halts Puerto Rico Bankruptcy for 4 Months 23:46 Wed 24 Jul 0 comments
Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty in Mozambique Loan Scandal 23:08 Mon 22 Jul 1 comments
IMF Head Christine Lagarde Resigns to Pursue European Central Bank Nomination 19:09 Tue 16 Jul 0 commentsmore >>
Rojava Betrayed. An End to our Dream of Revolution? Oct 10 0 comments
All the Evidence Points to World War Sep 07 3 comments
Animal Rights, Social Movement Theory, and the History of Veganism Jun 21 0 comments
A Deeper Look at the Cuba Attacks Jun 10 0 commentsmore >>
IMF Warns of Unstable Financial System Oct 16 Jubilee USA Network 0 comments
To all Spanish language readers - Help for Ecuador Oct 13 0 comments
Nuclear cost increases 'sucking up funds' from sustainable developments Oct 10 Friends of the Irish Environment 0 comments
Disaster Food Assistance Funds Distributed in Puerto Rico Jul 30 0 commentsmore >>
Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound Tue Oct 22, 2019 23:28 | IMEMC News
Women Call for Reopening of Gaza Crossings Tue Oct 22, 2019 18:27 | IMEMC News & Agencies
Palestinian Trade Unions Urge AXA?s Employee Trade Unions to Call for AXA to Div... Tue Oct 22, 2019 18:00 | IMEMC News & Agencies
British Forensic Researchers Challenge Israeli Army over Shooting of Child Tue Oct 22, 2019 16:54 | IMEMC News & Agencies
Senator Elizabeth Warren Proposes Aid Cuts over West Bank Settlements Tue Oct 22, 2019 16:22 | IMEMC News & Agencies