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Will A US-UK Trade Agreement Threaten Public Services in Britain and Reduce Food Standards Based on American High-Intensity, High-Chemical, Low-Animal Welfare Farming?

  Ronan L Tynan The reality of what a trade agreement with #Trump’s ‘America First’ might look like came painfully into focus for many in the United Kingdom this week. First, full competition in the realm of public services is … Continue reading

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‘The Singer of The Revolution’

I was reminded on Twitter yesterday of Syria’s ‘Singer of The Revolution’ Ibrahim Kashoush – a compelling  symbol of the 2011 peaceful Revolution which demanded an end to the Assad dictatorship and its replacement by democracy. Kashoush’s inspirational voice leading the chorus of the song that became … Continue reading

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Israel Edges Towards the Abyss, Narges Mohammadi – HR defender, Syria’s Holocaust Within a Holocaust, Yemen – Saudi Arabia Turning Weddings Into Funerals

Ronan L Tynan: 22 May, 2016: Israel Drifts Even Further Towards The Abyss There was a watershed moment in Israeli politics this week when Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon, whom I regard as a very right politician, was replaced by someone … Continue reading

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What does the defeat of the “Euro Sausage” by the “Great British Sausage” say about Brexit?

Ronan L Tynan When Jim Hacker the feather light-weight minister needed some kind of public policy victory to underline his suitability to become British Prime Minister, in the final episode of ‘Yes Minister’, what better way to achieve that than … Continue reading

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“Will I be next?” Hong Kongers ask as China shows no sign of halting abductions and releasing publishers

Ronan L Tynan Many Hong Kongers must be asking themselves – “will I be next?”- after five workers in a local publishing house Mighty Current were systematically kidnapped over the last three months beginning with one of the joint owners … Continue reading

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How Roseanne Barr’s salvo on Twitter shows how blind faith in Netanyahu creating ‘Apartheid State of Israel’

Ronan L Tynan Unprovoked salvo I received from Roseanne Barr…… My reply – polite and to the point? – and Roseanne blocked me……… And my reflection on our brief exchange: “Look it up toad” – you could imagine the well known … Continue reading

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Netanyahu crying wolf helped push the US into Iraq war – will he be allowed do the same over the Iran Nuclear Deal?

RONAN L TYNAN: People everywhere, especially in the United States, have a right to be reminded just how irresponsible Prime Minister Netanyahu has been in crying wolf for the last three decades about Iran, especially when he attacks the historic … Continue reading

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Israel’s humiliation of the Palestinians risks opening the door to ISIS in Gaza and the West Bank – Abdel Bari Atwan

Ronan L Tynan Israel’s failure to make peace with the Palestinians risked opening the door to ISIS or Islamic State in Gaza and the West Bank the well known Middle East commentator and journalist Abdel Bari Atwan warned this week at Chatham House … Continue reading

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My Magna Carta Moment: Gao Yu and the LSE taking money from the Chinese government

Ronan L Tynan The Magna Carta has come to represent the rule of law, curbs on state power and the civil liberties and human rights we enjoy today. But Wednesday night (June 10, 2015) at the launch of a book that … Continue reading

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Veteran Chinese Journalist & Grandmother Gao Yu 71 Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison – Her Crime: Journalism

Ronan L Tynan Today is World Press Freedom Day and after filming an interview about 71 year old veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu with her friend Shao Jiang, a human rights defender and Beijing Student Leader in 1989, we have … Continue reading

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