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Seems to be a common #German and western european racist view of the #Russian people. Well, western europe is the cradle of #Fascism.
She is Florence Gaub.
Deputy Director EU Institute for Security Studies @eu_is
Member of @wef Global Future Council on Frontier Risks
Vice President of @forumalpbach
Via: @shrubbly1
Western war media 'disturbed' at 'pro-war' flags on #Irish highway. #Russia Image
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Today @StateDept formally announced that violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s military against the #Rohingya constitutes genocide and crimes against humanity. This should bring renewed attention to the role of Facebook @meta in fuelling the #Rohingya genocide. 1/6
It has been 5 years of promises from @meta to “do more” and “do better.” So, are they? No. @Global_Witness had 8 ads with explicit hate speech about #Rohingya approved for publication. 👎👎👎AP News: bit.ly/3wpZiD5 2/6
This negligence is unacceptable. I saw this behavior over and over from Facebook - it ultimately led me to become a #whistleblower. @meta chronically underfunds and understaffs the teams responsible for keeping us safe — especially in the most vulnerable places in the world. 3/6
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I don't want to quote tweet - I don't want to initiate any negative responses but I have seen many tweets & RTs today celebrating the intimidation & bullying of a #woman at today's #NWCI #Dublin rally for #InternationalWomensDay. I find this wholly unacceptable.
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It was an #IWD2022 rally, supposedly for, by & about women, but obviously only for some women, only for women who agree with certain concepts, ideas & who share certain opinions. #Women are not a homogenous group, nor should we be, we have varying opinions & beliefs. 2/8
A #woman, entitled to be there with her placard, was surrounded, shouted at & intimated until she left - this is, without a shadow of doubt, bullying. Many people who attend such rallies talk about being #inclusive, but what that inclusivity actually refers to is 'agreement'. 3/8
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One of the main reasons I’m in favour of continuing to have single sex schools available in #Ireland is because #girls tell us of the sexual harassment they face, up to 70% of them, in one mixed #Irish school. ImageImageImageImage
The rest of the article is here and… Image
here….

It’s not about instilling fear of boys, it’s about acknowledging something is wrong & needs to be fixed & continuing to put girls at risk of harassment is an unacceptable solution. Image
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#Russia/#Ukraine Thread 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 [1]
#Russian news agencies are reporting that #Luhansk separatist region prevented a terrorist attack on a soldiers rally. #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #Ukraine #Crimea #Donbass #Donetsk #EU #Europe #NATO #US #Russia #Belarus [2]
Elements of #Russian forces in #Crimea are reported by #Russian media to be returning to North #Ossetia and #Dagestan, following the end of special exercise in the region. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #EU #NATO #US #Europe [3]
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1. We need expand the definition of Irishness - one million people living on this island were not born here but call it home, says @IRLPatricia in a discussion chaired in #Derry today by @SusanMcKay15 @IrelandsFuture
2. We need to have an approach to dialogue which allows every voice to be heard. But those who say it's divisive to have the #unity debate need to be gently but firmly reminded that closing down this debate is attempt silence legitimate political aspirations, says @IRLPatricia
@IRLPatricia 3. Many people are engaging in this constitutional conversation because they take the possibility of a "new Ireland" very seriously indeed - it has transformative potential says @cjhumanrights
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What does it mean to be an equal citizen with the rest of your country?

An important part of the fight for civil rights in the North was equal voting rights. To this day, not every person who is #Irish can vote for our president.

Why is this?

A thread - 1/12

#VoteForTheVote
The centenary event in Armagh last year sparked much debate.
@PresidentIRL said that he was 'incorrectly referred to as president of the Republic of Ireland, not president of Ireland.'
Isn't it only fair that everyone in Ireland gets the chance to vote for who is President?
2/12
On the #SharedIreland podcast in 2019 @NiallSF described how ‘the president isn’t the president of a landmass…they’re representative of the Irish people and the Irish people are broader than the 26-county state.'

3/12 soundcloud.com/sharedireland/…
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Louisa Westropp (born 1858), following a marriage characterised by constant domestic violence, sued her husband for divorce on the grounds of cruelty. Before Irish independence, cruelty was, in theory, legal grounds for divorce.....
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#IrishWomenInHistory #NollaigNamBan
..... but men were considered to have the right to physically 'chastise' their wives, as women at that time had few rights (including the right to custody of their own children) cruelty was almost never cited in #divorce proceedings.
2/9
#IrishWomenInHistory #NollaigNamBan
It was the first time an #Irish #woman sued her husband for divorce on grounds of cruelty, and it set a legal precedent. Terrible as things were for Louisa, they were much worse for women from less wealthy backgrounds.
3/9
#IrishWomenInHistory #NollaigNamBan #LegalTwitter
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Françoise Henry was born in Paris in 1902 & grew up in #France, where she studied art & archaeology. She came to Ireland in 1926 to research her thesis on Irish medieval carving, & became deeply fascinated with early Christian #Irish stonework and art.
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#IrishWomenInHistory Image
From 1932 - 1974, Françoise worked for @ucddublin, during which time she published a number of major works on Irish art from the prehistoric period to mediaeval times.
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#IrishWomenInHistory #NollaigNamBan #Art #Archaeology Image
Her work helped to raise awareness of the richness of this artistic tradition and laid the ground for future researchers in the field. Françoise went on to become the Director of Studies in #archaeology and the #history of #European #painting.
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#IrishWomenInHistory Image
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Alright #CFBPlayoff viewers. Lets go through this week's poll. Once again, it was, as it always has been, predictable. The model was off an average of 1 spot per team for the entire Top 25 poll this week. So let's take a look at some resumes shall we? #CFB 🧵
If you took a peak at this projection yesterday, you were prepared for alot of what you saw last night. The resumes are all laid out very similarly to the way the Playoff Committee views them. #ThereIsNoEyeTest
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25 #HailState 6-4
SOS: 29, QW: 4, T25W: 2, GC: 3.3

Despite the horrible game control at 3.3, MSU snuck its way into the poll. They modeled at 26 so this isn't all that surprising. They are riding their good SOS, 4 QWs, and 2 T25Ws at this point. No surprise.
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Grand Chamber hearing in C-562/21 PPU at @EUCourtPress commences. The case concerns extradition under the #EAW from NL to Poland in light of the Polish muzzle law. -> Is due process still guaranteed? This case could put an end to the two-step test derived from the #LM judgement.
This was a lively hearing at the @EUCourtPress this morning with the #Dutch, #Irish & #Polish Government intervening in a case with vast significance for the continuance of the system of judicial cooperation within the European Union. (1/n)
The question was whether the two-step test for extradition established in the LM judgement can hold in light of the changes to the judiciary in Poland, and specifically amid the fact that many judges in Poland are appointed by the KRS which is not in accordance with EU law. (2/n)
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The #Zapatista tour of #Ireland, a long aul’ thread (but pix and vids!) to wrap up

In 1994 indigenous peasants in the mountains of SE Mexico rose up against #neoliberal capitalism, their latest struggle in 500 years of resisting colonialism…

#LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN Zapatista women at La Realidad
If you need a backgrounder, here's Mick McCaughan, ex-Latin American correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian introducing why the #Zapatistas matter:

27 years later, they hold liberated territory the size of Munster –

governing themselves from below

with a powerful #womxn’s movement

practicing #AgroEcology

and with their own culture, education system, community media...

@GalwayFeminist:

rss.com/podcasts/theza…
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Did the #Irish Central Bank provide sovereign guarantees to buyers of Irish Bank Bonds and other contractual debt liabilities classified as fixed income securities, before the #GFC struck?
I asked this question after watching Professor Kelly on YouTube.
He was describing how the #Irish Central Bank allowed banks to import capital in large sums, and later lend it out to housing finance borrowers.
That created a severe #ALM Mismatch, as homes are not liquid assets.
Only after the #GFC, did the Irish and other banks realize that a run on the #deposits could lead to financial #insolvency.
#Ruin #Risk by definition is the gap between Unexpected #Loss and Expected Loss.
As the gap increases, the chances of financial ruin and #default rises too!
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2 weeks ago today I was arrested by Gardai, kept in a small room for 5 hours with severely high temperatures, no windows open, no air conditioning, no fan.
I was interrogated about my campaign work, accused of hating religion, asked to disclose information about journalists.
I was mocked, asked if I could spell my address properly.
I was followed to toilet by gard whilst washing ink from fingerprints off my hands.
I was forced to give my DNA even when I said I DO NOT consent.
I was asked about #Holocaust #HolocaustDeniers
Asked to provide evidence.
#Irish police, state @GardaTraffic are trying to bring Incitement to hatred, harassment charges against me because I spoke out against #HolocaustDeniers living in my hometown #WestCork
#SSPXRESISTANCE
Their leader is a convicted Holocaust Denier, they are #COVID19 deniers too.
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So far everything Ive commented on in the realm of conference expansion has been make believe. Just day dreams. I did a little reading tho & wanted to go thru what is reality & most importantly, why? Ill be going thru all remaining P5 confs to shed light on their situation. #CFB
First, lets take a look at the #ACC. You can ignore anything you read regarding #NotreDame or any of the the #ACC schools leaving. Just keep right on scrolling, bc it isn’t happening. Why not? The #ACC has a grant of rights agreement which extends until 2036. (continued)
No school is going to be putting their TV revenue on the line for the next 15 yrs. Just wont happen. By the end of this grant of rights agreement tho, the #ACC will be making nearly half of what the #BigTen & #SEC will be in TV revenue (only $34 Million per team in ’19). (cont)
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We’re #CelebratingIrish success in sport today, highlighting a few of the many Irish athletes with British connections and British athletes with Irish connections as well as the thriving GAA community in GB. 🇮🇪🇬🇧⚽️🏊🏐🏃‍♂️
Many members of @TeamIreland have connections with or trained & competed in GB in the run up to the Tokyo @Olympics & @Paralympics.🇯🇵🇮🇪🇬🇧
#Irish diver Tanya Watson will be making history at #Tokyo2020 as the first ever Irish female diver to compete in the Olympics.👏👏 #WomenInSport #TeamIreland @swimireland

bit.ly/2UOHSz6
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We’re #CelebratingIrish sports stars and organisations in GB this week in the run up to the Tokyo @Olympics. #IrishSport ⚽️🏉⛳️🏇🏊‍♀️
Ireland's long golfing history dates back to the mid-1800s with #Irish golfers punching well above their weight in British & international tournaments over the years.

🇮🇪 is home to some of the world's oldest & best courses as well as the oldest golfing union @GUIGolf ImageImageImageImage
European golfers from Ireland, Britain and across the continent join forces every two years to play in the men’s Ryder Cup & women’s @TheSolheimCup against the USA, with this year’s @rydercup European team being captained by @padraig_h
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We’re #CelebratingIrish success in business and construction this week. Take a look at some of the innovative Irish businesses who have found success in the UK.👇
Family owned #Irish engineering firm @ArchwayProducts design & build reliable, cost effective & innovative road maintenance solutions for more than 60 local authorities in the UK & Ireland. 👉bit.ly/3dM5F9B
The Leitrim-based company have been in the British market since 2010 & set up Archway Roadmaster UK in 2018 with an office in Lincolnshire. The company won ‘Irish Exporter of the Year at the @CausewayXchange Awards in 2020.👉bit.ly/3hjhTJb

@irlscotland
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Some thoughts about the @IRLCoDF (Thread). The commission is a once in a generation chance for #Ireland to think about how it views it’s national interests and security. Overall though, it feels that expectation management is going to be important. There will inevitably be a lot
of disappointed people. Whether it’s those calling for squadrons of Gripens or retired Generals calling for more brigades - at some point expectation has to meet reality. Let’s be real here. #Irish national debt is close to a quarter of a trillion. Every Euro spent by the gov
in the next decade has to answer - does it make an Irish citizen have a better quality of life? If that means better security, great. If that means better healthcare, great.

Whatever the Commission decides, it would be best if those from all parts of the debate used the time
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Google searches show no references in Western media to past service in neo-Nazi-led Azov battalion in #Ukraine of #Belarusian opposition blogger, who was arrested by Belarus KGB after it diverted #Irish #Ryanair passenger #plane that was flying over #Belarus
#Ukrainian media reports that #Protasevich served in the press-service of the neo-Nazi-led Azov battalion in #Ukraine during the war in #Donbas: "... украинскую страницу в биографии Протасевича: белорус одно время работал в пресс-службе «Азова»." zn.ua/international/…
Zelensky bans Ukrainian flights to #Belarus & over Belarus. Ukrainian secret services last year planned to divert Belarusian passenger #plane flying over #Ukraine to Turkey to arrest lured in false flag op #Russian mercenaries, who fought in #Donbas war. pravda.com.ua/news/2021/05/2…
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1/#Partition 1921-During the negotiations Lloyd George's private sec. civil servant Tom Jones, made some stunning revelations in his private diaries. Known as "T.J" he was Deputy Secretary to four Prime Ministers, he was known as the "keeper of a thousand secrets" he revealed
2/..some interesting unpublished comments during his vital roles as go between‘ between Lloyd George and the leaders of the Irish delegation then and later published in three volumes as Whitehall Diary between 1969 & 1971.
He said Lloyd Georgre had put it to James Craig that
3/ ..after pushing for the partition of the Ireland, he told Craig ..."sir, you have cut the natural circuits of commercial activity" of the economic unit of that small island. (Jones would later be an Economic's professor at Queens, Belfast) warning of economic folly?
TJ & GBS👇
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What's that gang? You say it is #FluorideFriday? Why yes, yes it is! -|- "#Fluoride is highly effective at preventing caries and its use over the last 50 years has transformed dental health.” irelandsdentalmag.ie/fluoridation-t…
Ireland again. -|- "In 2002, a ‘north-south’ survey showed a substantial decline from 1984 in dental caries in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities in the Republic of Ireland, and in the non-fluoridated population of Northern Ireland."
"Reducing the underlying cause of disease through the restoration of normality, rather than adding a protective factor, is a more radical approach, and does not come with the risk of unwanted effects such as dental fluorosis.”
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165 years ago #OnThisDay, William Ferguson Massey (1856 - 1925), the 13th prime minister of #NewZealand was born in #Ireland to a small farming Protestant family

#BOTD #OTD
2) In 1862, Massey’s parents emigrated to #NewZealand leaving their 6 year old child behind to complete his education He was raised by his grandmother and uncle and at age 14 followed his parents in 1870 to #Auckland
3) By 1876 Massey settled in Mangere on the outskirts of #Auckland where he leased a 100 acre farm and bought a threshing machine to provide supplemental income.
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Michael Davitt, refugee, physically disadvantaged, revolutionary, agrarian agitator, parliamentarian, journalist, author and servant of his people was born #OnThisDay 175 years ago in Sraide, #Mayo

@davittmuseum @visitmayo @mayotourism @MayoTrails @MayoDotIE #GlobalIrishNation
2) Davitt was born during the #GreatFamine into a family of #Irish speaking tenant farmers who were evicted from their land when he was just 4 years old

#IrishHistory
3) Landless, Davitt’s family were now economic refugees and opted to leave their home first to #Liverpool and then onwards to Haslingden a cotton milling town in #Lancashire
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