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This afternoon.

Deep breath.

Stretches neck.

Cracks knuckles.


Vladimir Putin defends JK Rowling in speech condemning ‘cancel culture’ in the west (Independent.co.uk)



Damien writes:

Boxer Moran [Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief] doing his best Putin impersonation…

This afternoon.

Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy welcomes Vladimir Putin-critic Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, head of the Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign and author of Red Notice.

Mr Browder was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was declared “a threat to national security” for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies. His lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky testified against state officials and was subsequently arrested, jailed without trial, tortured and died in prison.

The subsequent American bi-partisan Magnitsky Act authorises the US government to sanction those who it sees as human rights offenders, freezing their assets, and ban them from entering the US.

Mr Browder made a presentation to Senators and TDS regarding a possible Irish/EU Magnitsky Act.


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Bust Speakers by Sound Of Power – 20W bluetooth enabled marble composite amp speakers available in ‘St Vladimir’ Putin and Kim ‘Sunshine’ Jong-Un flavours, designed to work as a stereo set.

Limited to 100 pieces each, the No.1 and No.100 editions of St Vladimir sold at auction last month for  €6500 and  €4200 respectively. Early numbered Sunshine Kims start at a totalitarian €2,111.