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The State of Emergency, Coercive Medicine, and Academia

By Maximilian C. Forte | Résistance Scolaire – Québec -Academic Resistance | December 1, 2021

“Two weeks to flatten the curve,” is what we heard across Canada1 just after March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization unilaterally declared a global “pandemic” according to new criteria developed in 2009 that emphasized transmissibility over lethality.2

We are now approaching two years of a crisis that is routinely and deceptively blamed on “Covid”.

Politicians, public health officials, and the mass media have made persistent pronouncements that tended towards the inflation of grim numbers and the exaggeration of threats. … continue

Official Data shows huge increase in cases of Ovarian Cancer, and Deaths of New-Born Babies have hit Critical Levels

THE EXPOSÉ | NOVEMBER 30, 2021

Data available from Public Health Scotland shows that cases of ovarian cancer in 2021 are much higher than the 2017-2019 average, and deaths of new-born babies have reached the upper warning threshold indicating factors beyond random variation may have contributed to the deaths.

With nearly 40,000 menstrual disorders being reported as adverse reactions to the Covid-19 vaccines, scientists warning of potential issues with the formulation of the Covid-19 injections leading to infertility, real-world data showing the rate of miscarriage following Covid-19 vaccination is as high as 82%, and a confidential study showing the Covid-19 vaccine accumulates in the ovaries over time, could the rise in ovarian cancer and deaths of new-born babies have anything to do with the mass roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccines? … continue

Austria Plans Enormous Fines, Incarceration For Vaccine Refusers

Every day brings worse news

eugyppius | December 1, 2021

Short update on the Austrian vaccine mandates, which grow every day more disturbing. Early rumours, that unvaccinated Austrians would face substantial fines or incarceration, have been confirmed by draft legislation leaked to the Austrian press.

The plan is for local authorities to summon the recalcitrant to vaccination appointments. Those who don’t accept these binding invitations will receive a second summons, and further refusal will result in a fine of 3,600 Euros, or four weeks of incarceration. Repeated refusals could result in a doubling of the fine, to 7,200 Euros. Higher fines can also be imposed if the refusal to accept vaccination is deemed to cause “a serious danger to someone’s life or health.”

The law is envisioned to remain in force for at least three years.

Today saw renewed protests across the country.

First Meeting of WHO Body to Discuss New Pandemics Treaty to Be Held on 1 March: Tedros

Sputnik – December 1, 2021

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that the first meeting of the organization’s commission to discuss a new treaty on the COVID-19 pandemic will take place on 1 March 2022, and its final document will be presented in 2024.

“I welcome your commitment to hold the first meeting of the INB [intergovernmental negotiating body] no later than the first of March 2022, and to submit its outcome for consideration to the World Health Assembly in 2024. And I give you my commitment that the Secretariat will support this process,” Tedros said at the end of the WHO assembly special session.

He also expressed his support for the the decision to establish a negotiating body to discuss a WHO convention on the COVID-19 pandemic response.

“I welcome the decision you have adopted today, to establish an intergovernmental negotiating body to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response,” Tedros said.

General who warned about ‘accidental’ war with Russia gets replaced

RT | November 30, 2021

The UK has a new Chief of the Defence Staff, as Admiral Sir Tony Radakin took over the job from the retiring General Sir Nick Carter. The former First Sea Lord will lay out his vision for Her Majesty’s Armed Forces next week.

Radakin officially assumed the post on Tuesday, calling it a “privilege” to lead the Armed Forces in pursuit of British national interests. The government “envisages a strong, secure and confident United Kingdom, actively engaged in the world,” he added. … Full article

NATO shipping weaponry to Russian border – Moscow

By Layla Guest | RT | November 30, 2021

Alarming quantities of weapons are being shuttled by NATO towards the border with Russia, Moscow’s top diplomat has warned, adding that Western states are engaging in provocations that could lead to an actual armed conflict.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that “significant units and armaments from NATO countries, including American and British, are being moved closer to our borders.”

He said that, in neighboring Ukraine, “more and more forces and equipment are being accumulated on the line of contact in the Donbas, supported by an increasing number of Western instructors.”

According to the veteran diplomat, these nations also encourage officials in Kiev to take anti-Russian actions, which he said can easily “turn into military adventures.” … Full article

Israeli occupation forces seize agricultural equipment, vehicles in Ras al-Ahmar

Palestine Information Center – December 1, 2021

JORDAN VALLEY – Israeli occupation forces stormed Ras al-Ahmar hamlet in the northern Jordan Valley and confiscated agricultural equipment and vehicles on Wednesday.

According to local sources, a large number of vehicles carrying Israeli troops and workers from the Israeli army’s civil administration stormed the hamlet at dawn and embarked on seizing tractors, vehicles and water tanks used for agricultural purposes.

Soldiers also broke into and ransacked tents of local residents.

As other Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley, Ras al-Ahmar residents are exposed to repeated acts of harassment and persecution at the hands of Israeli forces in order to force them to leave their areas as a prelude to annexing them for settlement construction.

Zionist Entity Receives $22m from Morocco for Drones: Report

Al-Manar | December 1, 2021

The Zionist entity’s “Israel Aerospace Industries” (IAI) received $22 million in an arms deal with Morocco, amid foreign reports of sales of Harop loitering munitions, known as kamikaze drones.

Moroccan media reported that the country is planning to manufacture drones using Israeli technology, according to The Media Line.

Sources in Morocco told Defense News weekly last month that Tel Aviv intends to sell Rabat drones as part of normalization between the two sides. In September, the Africa Intelligence website reported that a joint venture of kamikaze drone manufacturing in Morocco was being planned.

According to Africa Intelligence, the interest in the drones is the result of an “aggressive sales pitch” by IAI. […]

This comes after Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited Morocco last week, signing a defense memorandum with his Moroccan counterpart, Abdellatif Loudiyi. – Full article

French troops violently disrespect African populations during anti-occupation demonstrations

By Lucas Leiroz | December 1, 2021

Paris has always had Africa as a route for its political and economic expansionism, advancing on the continent and making it part of its international sphere of influence. However, it is possible to see that the African people are increasingly indignant with the constant presence of French military personnel in the region, which has resulted in protests taking to the streets of African cities, clamoring for a change. Now, French forces are seeing such demonstrations as a real threat and treating the population in a violent and disrespectful way, with the sole intention of asserting power and demonstrating the strength of the Paris’ agenda.

In recent days, thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against the French expansionism in many African countries. This week, at least two people died in western Niger due to the brutality of French troops trying to stop a demonstration. During the action of the military convoy that tried to prevent the people from protesting, several shots were fired, leaving, in addition to the fatalities, eighteen injured people – eleven of them seriously wounded. This same convoy had previously performed similar scenes in Burkina Faso, where French military personnel shot at four protesters last week, generating a wave of indignation and revolt on the part of the local population.

According to what has been reported by Agence France-Presse, the convoy has a force of around 100 soldiers and has departed from Côte d’Ivoire and, after circling through Burkina Faso and Niger, is on its way to Mali, where it will be joining a French military base in the Gao region. Apparently, this convoy is making an international tour of the western part of the African continent, acting as a kind of “police force” in the containment of demonstrations, ignoring local authorities and the right of the citizens of these states to demand changes in the security policies that are being implemented in their countries. … continue

France sends military police to Martinique amid vaccine mandate protests

RT | December 1, 2021

France has sent police reinforcements to overseas territory Martinique, after riots broke out in response to a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy for healthcare workers.

Around 70 armed French police officers, known in France as gendarmes, arrived in Martinique on Tuesday to tackle the violent protests, which were marred by arson, looting, and vandalism.

French Minister of Overseas Territories Sebastien Lecornu said in a press conference that “social dialogue is not possible without a sound basis and that sound basis is the re-establishment of freedoms… and our capacity to re-establish order.”

Civil unrest broke out after France imposed a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in Martinique, which has reported low vaccination rates amid high levels of mistrust in the government and faith in natural medicine

As a result of the riots – which included an attack on the residence of France’s most senior official on the island – France revealed on Friday that it would be postponing its vaccine mandate.

Lecornu has blamed Martinique’s vaccine hesitancy on the island’s culture, saying, “I don’t want to stigmatise but the mistrust over vaccines is cultural.”

Protesters, however, say they are unable to trust officials with their health after previous cases of misconduct – 95% of adults in Martinique have traces of a pesticide with links to cancer in their blood after it was consistently sprayed on the island for several decades.

Martinique was colonized by France in 1635 and has remained under French control despite independence efforts.

Ivermectin ordered from India seized in the post by UK Government

TCW Defending Freedom | December 1, 2021

The anti-parasitic drug ivermectin has been hailed by many reputable medical sources as an effective prophylactic and treatment for Covid-19. But it’s still officially banned for use in Britain.

Now it seems the authorities here are going all-out to stop anyone attempting to get hold of ivermectin – which it is not illegal to possess or use – as the worrying case of one TCW Defending Freedom reader graphically illustrates.

He ordered a supply from India, but it was seized in the post by the UK Border Agency, which passed the case on to the watchdog Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

The reader told us: ‘After friends had successfully ordered 1,000 x 12mg ivermectin for 100-150 US dollars including postage from reputable pharmacies in India, I did the same.

‘But the package was intercepted and the MHRA wrote to me asking if I had a valid reason for importing it.’

The letter said the consignment of ivermectin was not authorised under the Human Medicines Regulations 2012, which could lead to an unlimited fine or two years in prison.

‘I explained by email that it was for personal use only and they emailed back to say that was okay and they would release the package.

‘When it did not arrive, I emailed again, only to be told: “The MHRA is currently consulting Government solicitors and will issue a further response as soon as we are in a position to do so.”

‘Having heard nothing more for a month, I have made an official complaint, but have had no human response yet. I’m no drug expert, but I’d be amazed if ivermectin – rated for safety (adverse reactions) with paracetamol and hand sanitiser apparently – is prohibited for any safety reasons. If it was, why did they not tell me in their original letter? … Full article

After Licensing Board Threatens Disciplinary Action, Maine Physician Asks Board to Define COVID ‘Misinformation’

The Defender | November 30, 2021

The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine this month issued a position statement in which it said: “Physicians who generate and spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation are risking disciplinary action by state medical boards, including the suspension or revocation of their medical license.”

In the letter below, Dr. Meryl Nass, a practicing physician in Maine and member of the Children’s Health Defense scientific advisory board, asked the board to define what it means by “misinformation” and “disinformation,” and to clarify what statutory authority the board has to discipline physicians on the basis of undefined transgressions. … continue

Police question Doctor who wrote letters to MP outlining Covid-19 Vaccine concerns

The Exposé • November 29, 2021

An Australian doctor says that he was questioned by police after sending his local MP emails expressing concerns about the Covid-19 vaccines.

The incident took place at the home of Dr Bruce Paix in Adelaide, South Australia. Although police originally said they had come to his house for a firearms check, an officer who was caught on video later admitted that he was there due to emails that Dr Paix had sent to his local MP, Josh Teague of South Australia.

Dr Paix has 32 years of experience and is a former military physician. He has served as a senior doctor in South Australia’s government system, a rescue doctor and also as an anesthesiologist. During his time as a senior military doctor in the Middle East during the MERS outbreak, he managed many health threats.

After educating himself over a long period of time on coronavirus, he concluded that “nothing about the world’s COVID response template makes sense (including in my own state of South Australia) and indeed is likely harmful.”

Dr Paix is particularly concerned about the way that the mainstream media has been censoring reports of adverse reactions caused by the Covid-19 vaccines. He wrote:  “The vaccines, in particular, have numerous valid safety risks, and knowledge of these is being systematically suppressed by governments, professional bodies, and media.” … continue

Putin Takes 2 Doses in 2 Days, Fumbles the Story, and NOBODY Has Any Questions

By Edward Slavsquat | November 29, 2021

Your humble Moscow correspondent recently reported on Vladimir Putin’s mystifying tale about receiving an intranasal COVID vaccine as part of a clinical trial. As you might recall, Russia’s president claimed he inhaled some kind of virus-murdering powder via a syringe. But the drug he allegedly took is actually a liquid nasal spray. No powder was involved. We thought it was funny that Putin said something so insane and made jokes alluding to illicit drug usage.

It’s still funny; but after thinking more about it, and not just typing cocaine jokes, we came to the conclusion that this is a Real Story and if the lamestream media (including Russia’s completely castrated “opposition” press) weren’t such pathetic vax-peddling Big Pharma boot-lickers, it would probably be frontpage news everywhere. It would probably be called Powdergate and it would probably have its own Wikipedia page.

Please, allow us to explain our thought process. … continue

Omicron Variant Sends Pharma Stocks Soaring, as VAERS Data Show 913,000 Reported Adverse Events

By Megan Redshaw | The Defender | November 30, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data late Monday showing a total of 913,268 adverse events following COVID vaccines were reported between Dec. 14, 2020, and Nov. 19, 2021, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S.

The data included a total of 19,249 reports of deaths — an increase of 396 over the previous week — and 143,395 reports of serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period — up 4,269 compared with the previous week. … continue

Arctic River Discharge Growing

By Paul Homewood | Not A Lot Of People Know That | November 30, 2021

AMHERST, Mass. — A civil and environmental engineering researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has, for the first time, assimilated satellite information into on-site river measurements and hydrologic models to calculate the past 35 years of river discharge in the entire pan-Arctic region. The research reveals, with unprecedented accuracy, that the acceleration of water pouring into the Arctic Ocean could be three times higher than previously thought.

The publicly available study, published recently in Nature Communications, is the result of three years of intensive work by research assistant professor Dongmei Feng, the first and corresponding author on the paper. The unprecedented research assimilates 9.18 million river discharge estimates made from 155,710 orbital satellite images into hydrologic model simulations of 486,493 Arctic river reaches from 1984-2018. The project and the paper are called RADR (Remotely-sensed Arctic Discharge Reanalysis) and was funded by NASA and National Science Foundation programs for early career researchers. … continue

Global Sea Ice Area

By Zoe Phin | November 28, 2021

According to many sources (including National Snow and Ice Data Center), global sea ice has been drastically decreasing for a long time. Today I will show you a very legitimate source that will have you question this fact. The data comes from NASA, specifically here, or here. The relevant data variable is called FRSEAICE.

I analyzed monthly data over exactly 40 years, from 1982/10 to 2021/09. Here is my result… continue

Atlantic Hurricane Season 2021

By Paul Homewood | Not A Lot Of People Know That | November 30, 2021

The Atlantic Hurricane season has now officially ended, with a count of seven hurricanes, spot on the 30-year average.

Of these four were major, slightly above the average of three. […]

Finally, globally hurricane activity has been well below average this year, thanks to a quiet typhoon season in the Pacific.

Meanwhile, overall hurricane numbers show no long term trends at all. – Full article

Coral and the Great Global Warming Lie

By Luke Perry • The Daily Sceptic • November 30, 2021

Corals occupy an exalted place in the climate tablets of doom. These photogenic little critters find themselves on the science obit pages on an almost daily basis. In fact, their demise has been grossly exaggerated for political purposes. There may not be too much certitude in climate projections, but at least we can hang our hat on one scientific prediction – the little fellows will be around for another 500 million years.

Their demise of course is projected from the bleaching that occurs when they expel symbiotic algae in reaction to sudden changes in water temperature. The changes occur due to natural weather oscillations, often around the El Nino event. These occur on a regular basis and once localised conditions have been stabilised, the coral usually recovers. Tropical coral grows in temperatures between 24C and 32C and sometimes grows quicker in warmer waters. Cold water coral is also abundant and grows in latitudes up to 65 degrees above and below the equator, often in deep water and at temperatures as low as 4C. The one event all this coral is unlikely to be affected by is climate warming, or cooling, which occurs over a much longer period. … continue

Twitter announces more censorship for sake of ‘public interest’

RT | November 30, 2021

Twitter has updated its policy on personal information to cover videos and photos of private individuals shared without their consent, unless that is done by legacy media, in “public interest,” or other context they approve of.

“Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm. The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities,” Twitter’s Safety division said on Tuesday. … continue

Two Palestinian-owned Homes Demolished in Jerusalem

IMEMC | NOVEMBER 30, 2021

The Israeli occupation authorities demolished a Palestinian-owned home in Silwan town in the occupied city of Jerusalem, Quds News Network reported on Tuesday.

It stated that occupation forces, accompanied by bulldozers, surrounded and invaded the Beer Ayoub neighborhood of Silwan town and proceeded to tear down the home under the pretext of having no Israeli permit to build, rendering the family homeless.

The owner of the home, Mohammad Zaytoon, a married father of three children, refused to self-demolish the home he has lived in for five years.

In addition soldiers assaulted and obstructed the work of journalists attempting to cover the violations.

Furthermore, in the occupied Jerusalem of town Jabal al-Mokabber, Amir Rabay‘a, was forced to demolish his own home after receiving an order from the ‘Israeli municipality’ to avoid paying demolition fees if the municipality destroys the home

Sack teachers who support Palestinian cause, Israel MK says

Israeli Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir who heads the Jewish Power (Otzma Yehudit) party gestures as he's held back during a special session to vote on a new government at the parliament in Jerusalem, on 13 June 2021. [EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images]MEMO | November 30, 2021

Far-right Israeli Member of the Knesset Itamar Ben Gvir has submitted a new bill that would prevent Palestinian teachers in occupied Jerusalem and those in Israel from expressing solidarity with the Palestinian cause, Hebrew sources have revealed.

The Palestinian Information Centre reported Israel’s Channel 7 as saying yesterday: “According to the law, any teacher who is proven to support or aided the Palestinian cause will be expelled.”

This, the station said, was an effort to counter the “increasing cases in which teachers working in schools funded by the Israeli Ministry of Education have expressed their support for actions or organisations working against the occupation.”

The bill includes that “teachers, supervisors, and employees of the Ministry of Education must make a clear pledge not to show any support for any action against Israel, as well as organisations that oppose the entity, and to prevent the publication of any propaganda in schools that supports the Palestinian struggle.”

New law allows for warrantless spying on Australians – where next?

By Kit Klarenberg | RT | November 30, 2021

The Australian Signals Directorate, Canberra’s equivalent of Britain’s GCHQ or the US National Security Agency, will be granted sweeping new powers to spy on Australians for the first time since its November 1947 founding.

The move allows the agency to collect signals intelligence on individuals within the country without a warrant, although allegedly only in situations where there is an “imminent risk to life.” Domestic terror suspects are cited as a key target in the Directorate’s crosshairs, and it will also collect intelligence in conjunction with the Australian Defence Force for military operations, with ministerial authorization. … continue

Northern New England Defies Brandon

el gato malo – bad cattitude – november 30, 2021

the essence of science and scientific credibility is generating a hypothesis, making forward predictions about outcomes, and then testing them to see if you got it right.

it’s really little more than that, but it’s also certainly nothing less.

so let’s take a look at this set of hypotheses and predictions made by the president on august 3rd 2021. … continue

All Confirmed Cases of Omicron in Europe Are People Who Are “Asymptomatic or With Mild Symptoms”

By Paul Joseph Watson | Summit News | November 30, 2021

Out of the 44 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant discovered in Europe, all of them are “asymptomatic or people with mild symptoms,” according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

The ECDC released a statement earlier today declaring, “So far, no severe cases or deaths have been reported among these cases.”

Alarmists have attempted to cite South Africa’s relatively young population (average age 27) in an effort to dismiss findings by health chiefs that cases there have only been “mild.”

However, given that a similar pattern has now been observed on a different continent, that argument is losing credibility.

Numerous countries across the world have imposed new restrictions based on initial warnings that the new variant could be worse than delta, including in England where masks have been made compulsory in numerous public settings. … Full article

Masks Have Made No Meaningful Difference to Delta – Oxford Professor

By Will Jones | The Daily Sceptic | November 2021

Professor Jim Naismith, Director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Professor of Structural Biology at the University of Oxford, has pointed out that, despite England dropping its mask mandate in July while Scotland kept its one in force, there is no evidence of this policy making any difference in the two countries’ infection rates. He writes:

The ONS survey results on prevalence shows that the Scottish and English approach to masking, although formally different since July, has made no meaningful difference to Delta.

In both countries very high levels of prevalence have continued for months.

Thus the new changes announced are unlikely to have much of an impact if Omicron does indeed spread rapidly.

You can see the ONS graphs below for yourself, and he’s right. Yet the Government has re-imposed masks in schools, shops and on public transport, despite there being no evidence that they make any significant impact on the spread of disease.

Greece Mandates Covid Jab For All Over-60’s

By Richie Allen | November 30, 2021

The Greek government announced this morning that covid vaccines will be compulsory for the over-60’s and that those who do not comply will be fined.

According to Reuters:

Greece said on Tuesday it would make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for people aged 60 and over, a drastic step for the country grappling with a new surge in coronavirus cases. Authorities said they would impose a 100 euro ($114) fine on every individual over the age of 60 who was not vaccinated.

The measure would apply each month from Jan. 16 onwards.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Greek Prime Minister, said he struggled with the decision, but it was necessary to protect more than half a million elderly Greeks who had failed to get the jab.

“Its the price to pay for health,” he said.

About 63% of Greece’s around 11 million population is fully vaccinated. While vaccine appointments have picked up in recent weeks, health ministry data shows there are 520,000 people over the age of 60 who have failed to get a jab.

The hits just keep on coming.

Ghislaine Maxwell Is Finally on Trial!

Don’t expect much – the cover-up has already begun!

BY PHILIP GIRALDI • UNZ REVIEW • NOVEMBER 30, 2021

Jeffrey Epstein procurer Ghislaine Maxwell is finally in court going through the juror selection process and opening arguments after a 17 month stay at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Given Epstein’s somewhat suspicious departure from this earth in what may have been a murder rather than a suicide, Maxwell has been jailed under a somewhat more intrusive regime, with constant surveillance and only limited ability to do anything but sit on her concrete bunk and contemplate her future. She has complained frequently about her isolation, abuse by jailers and the terrible food. She was undoubtedly correct about the food. Her offer of as much as $28 million in bail money in return for her freedom while awaiting trial was turned down by the judge who observed that Maxwell had more than fifteen separate bank or investment accounts as well as multiple passports. She suggested that Ghislaine might have much more money and other assets squirreled away outside the United States, making her a flight risk, presumably to flee to Israel which has no extradition agreement with the US.

There is significant back story to consider when examining the Ghislaine Maxwell/Jeffrey Epstein saga. The suspicion that Epstein was working for Israel’s external intelligence agency Mossad or for its military intelligence counterpart is based on considerable evidence and that he was being “protected” has also seemingly been confirmed through both Israeli and American sources. … continue

Rittenhouse verdict puts “broken” Jury system in the establishment crosshairs

By Kit Knightly | OffGuardian | November 30, 2021

“If Kyle Rittenhouse didn’t break the law, we should change the law”

This quote, from late-night TV host Stephen Colbert, is one of the more concerning reactions to Kyle Rittenhouse being found not guilty of murder.

What law, precisely, Mr Colbert would see changed is never specified. The vagueness only makes the sentiment more troubling.

Other responses have been just as dishonest, manipulative and foreboding.

Amber Ruffin, another late-night “comedian”, broke down in (very fake looking) tears. Ranting about the “fucked up” jury, “white people getting away with murder” and the “broken system”. Trying to insert racial issues that don’t apply, and telling lies about the facts of the case… continue

Everything Biden touches turns to ash

By Donald Forbes | TCW Defending Freedom | November 30, 2021

FORTUNE has turned against US Democrats, eroding the tyranny of progressives, the ideological minority who control the Biden administration and swathes of the country’s key institutions such as education, justice and corporate management.

Polls say Americans are changing their minds in droves about cashiering President Trump. A CBS/YouGov poll found a 46 per cent approval rating for Biden. None has him above 50 per cent and some put him below 40. It’s mainly Trump’s base who want him back but many are telling pollsters they want a return to his policies which reinvigorated the economy, kept immigration under control and projected an America-first foreign policy.

The very success of progressives – estimated at a mere 8 per cent of the electorate – in capturing so much of the private as well as the public sector has seeded a growing reaction against their excesses and arrogance.

Firstly there is disillusion with Biden. His ten months in office has been the opposite of his promised return to normality after the turbulence of the Trump years. He has even allowed anonymous White House advisers to trash his own vice president in an effort to force her out and appoint someone who can carry the floundering Biden till 2024. … continue

Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal previously rejected free speech in favor of “healthy public conversation”

By Tom Parker | Reclaim The Net | November 29, 2021

In a far-reaching November 2020 interview, Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal, who was the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the time, rejected free speech protections that are enshrined in the First Amendment of the US Constitution, wished the company had censored QAnon sooner, and touted the company’s approach of censoring content based on “potential for harm.”

“Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment, but our role is to serve a healthy public conversation and our moves are reflective of things that we believe lead to a healthier public conversation,” Agrawal said in response to a question about protecting free speech as a core value and the role of the First Amendment.

He added that the company now focuses “less on thinking about free speech, but thinking about how the times have changed.” … Full article

Democracy Demands Transparency

By Robert E. Wright | American Institute for Economic Research | November 29, 2021

Have you noticed that many Democrats today are not particularly democratic? Oh, they want everyone, and then some, to vote, but that is where their conception of democracy seems to end. President Biden wants to tamp down on conspiracy theories, but this more by surveilling the public than making the government transparent and accountable.

The banner of one of the party’s leading newspapers, the Washington Post, has asserted that since 2017 that “democracy dies in darkness.” But another of its rags, the New York Timesdelayed a story about the Kenosha riots thought troublesome for Democratic Party candidates until after the 2020 election.

What are they going to write when secessionist movements pick up even more momentumAccording to a 2018 Rasmussen study, almost two-in-five Democrats thought civil war was likely within the next five years, i.e., by 2023. That was partly due to hatred/distrust of then-president Donald Trump but also an indication that Democrats are more likely to try to use force to keep a disintegrating nation together. Their paternalistic view of the world compels them to reject federalism in favor of centralized power. You’ll own nothing and accept novel medical treatments and like it, or else.

The key to preventing the further disintegration of our governance is access to information, not voting per se. … continue

Opposition candidate Xiomara Castro claims election victory in Honduras

Press TV – November 29, 2021

Leftist opposition candidate, Xiomara Castro, has claimed victory in Honduras’ presidential election, with preliminary results putting her in pole position against the ruling party candidate.

With 38% of the voting tally complete, the Liberty and Refundation Party (LIBRE) candidate is in the lead with over 53 percent votes. Her main rival, Nasry Asfura of the ruling conservative National Party, currently has nearly 34% of the vote, according to the National Electoral Council (CNE).

If Castro holds on to the lead, she would become the first female president of the Central American country, ending the conservative party’s 12-year stint in power.

“We win! We win!” Castro, 62, told cheering party supporters on Sunday evening. “Today the people have made justice. We have reversed authoritarianism.”

In a brief victory address, Castro vowed to form a government of “reconciliation,” and to strengthen direct democracy with referendums, adding that “there will be no more abuse of power in this country.”

“We can’t stay home. This is our moment. This is the moment to kick out the dictatorship,” said Castro, who is making third bid at the presidency. She is the wife of former President Manuel Zelaya, whose government was toppled by a civilian-military alliance in 2009. … continue

Bristol University: second report exonerates professor in anti-Semitism row

MEMO | November 29, 2021

Professor David Miller has been exonerated of anti-Semitism by a second report into the row, leaked documents uncovered by the Electronic Intifada reveal. Written by a leading British lawyer, the document concludes that “there is no formal case to answer against Professor Miller” and that he had not “exceeded the boundaries of acceptable speech.”

Miller was fired controversially from his job at Bristol University last month following a hostile campaign by pro-Israel “proud” Zionist groups who accused the 57-year-old of anti-Semitism. Their allegation was dismissed by a report which concluded that Miller had “no case to answer”. … Full article

Jerusalem: Israeli court okays demolition of 58 homes in Silwan

Palestine Information Center – November 29, 2021

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – An Israeli court has given the green light to demolish 58 Palestinian homes and displace their residents in Wadi Yasoul neighborhood in the east Jerusalem district of Silwan at the pretext of unlicensed construction.

According to local sources, an Israeli court rejected on Sunday evening an appeal filed by Jerusalemite citizens against the demolition of their homes in Wadi Yasoul.

Under this decision, it became possible for the Israeli municipality in Occupied Jerusalem to raze 58 homes out of 84 threatened with demolition in the neighborhood.

About 60 individuals, including kids, patients and elderlies, would be rendered homeless if the municipality carried out the measure.

1,050 Jerusalemite citizens live in this neighborhood, which is located in the southwest of Silwan.

Since 2004, the Wadi Yasoul residents have been trying to license their homes, but to no avail.

The Israeli occupation authority wants to demolish this neighborhood and displace its residents in order to establish what it calls “the peace forest,” according to local official Khaled Shuweiki.

Soldiers Demolish Well, Injure Many Palestinians, Near Ramallah

IMEMC | NOVEMBER 29, 2021

Israeli soldiers on Monday invaded Ni’lin town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, demolished a well and injured dozens of Palestinians who protested the violation.

Emad al-Khawaja, the mayor of Ni’lin, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the Israeli military bulldozers demolished a well, owned by Fayez al-Khawaja on his own land, under the pretext that it is in a “natural reserve area.”

He added that the soldiers demolished the well just a few days after it was built and was made to hold more than 270 cubic meters of water for irrigation.

Many Palestinians protested the invasion and violation before the soldiers shot six with rubber-coated steel bullets and one who was beaten and struck with the soldiers’ rifles, in addition to dozens who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Sinister seizing of the unjabbed Aborigines

By Paul Collits | TCW Defending Freedom | November 29, 2021

THE Northern Territory of Australia often produces a vague sense of unease due to its climate, desert landscape, remoteness and isolation. You wouldn’t venture far off the main highways. The Territory is also a focal point for the culture wars in view of its large indigenous population, who generally live in remote communities in often abhorrent circumstances. Despite two centuries of policy failure there has been little evidence of new thinking in the centres of power. And, given the poor health generally– putting it very mildly – of the resident Aborigines, and their seeming caution in taking the Covid jab, it is a powder keg. … continue

The English data on vaccines and mortality, revisited

By Alex Berenson | November 28, 2021

Last Saturday morning I posted a short post with a very simple chart – two lines in all.

One line tracked the number of weekly deaths per 100,000 vaccinated people aged 10-59 in England. The other tracked the number of deaths per 100,000 unvaccinated people in England. The chart showed that vaccinated people in this age group were dying overall at a higher rate than unvaccinated people.

I’m never exactly sure which posts will “land” – gain traction and go viral. This chart landed. Hard. … continue

The Ideology of Corona Containment

The system of political beliefs and demands that have grown up around mass containment increasingly resemble a novel, malignant ideological system.

eugyppius | November 29, 2021

Many are fond of comparing Corona containment to fascism or communism, while others detect, behind the scenes, the agenda of the vapid globalists at the World Economic Forum or the United Nations. The broad phenomenon of Corona containment, it seems, can never be about the virus itself – it’s either a recurrent historical evil, or a Trojan horse for the fever dreams of Klaus Schwab. While I’d never dispute anyone’s polemical use of historical analogies, and I understand how hard it is to believe we have endured all of these absurdities because of a virus, I think it’s worth taking Corona containment seriously, as a developing ideology in its own right.

Containment is indeed overtly authoritarian, and perhaps that’s the only point that analogies to communism or fascism are trying to make. Nevertheless, these policies are not rooted in the hard authoritarianism of a Stalin or a Mussolini. Excepting the special case of China – special because it is where all of this came from – there is a markedly reduced enthusiasm for Corona restrictions beyond those places that proclaim themselves bastions of freedom and democracy. Most of the hardest-line Corona regimes are members in good standing of the liberal West, and they prefer the softer, distributed authoritarianism pioneered by liberal democracies. … continue

Whatever You Do, Don’t Think of the Children

By Toby Young • The Daily Sceptic • November 29, 2021

Like most parents across the land, I received a letter from the local council’s Director of Public Health this morning (forwarded by the school in an email) explaining that they have “advised [sic] schools that parents/carers/other visitors are not invited” to nativity plays this year. Not the end of the world in the grand scheme of things, of course – just another depressing example in the long litany of examples of children’s priorities being cast under a bus due to adult panic during the course of this pandemic.

Much more concerning, because of what it said about the mindset of the Director of Public Health in question, was this alarmingly blithe justification for continued restrictions in schools, buried in the body of the letter:

Much as we would all like it to be, the pandemic is not over. Whilst it is clear that the vaccination programme is effective in preventing serious disease and deaths, the vaccine is never going to stop all transmission, and resultant harm, on its own. [Emphasis added]

You couldn’t get a starker admission than this that we long ago moved beyond “flattening the curve” or staving off a dire public health emergency in a once-in-a-lifetime, never-to- be-repeated year. No: we are now in a different place altogether – one in which we must stop transmission “and resultant harm” for its own sake, forever. For how else are we supposed to interpret this statement? On what grounds will parents ever be allowed back into schools to watch nativity plays (or even properly meet their children’s teachers), if the requirement is for “all transmission and resultant harm” to end? We will never be in that position. So in what circumstance does the Director of Public Health envisage there ever will be a return to normal schooling? Ought this not to be made clear to local parents? … continue

Are NHS scaremongers using out-of-date Covid figures?

By Will Jones | TCW Defending Freedom | November 29, 2021

THE Sunday Times has added its authority to the Guardian’s unsubstantiated claims about hospitals being deluged with unvaccinated Covid patients. … continue

Google: New Alternatives

Swiss Policy Research | November 28, 2021

In response to our article on Google Search, we have been made aware of two additional and genuine search engine alternatives:

1) In June 2021, independent US browser developer Brave beta-launched its own search engine, Brave Search, which is creating and using its own search index.

2) British search engine Mojeek, founded in 2004, has also built its own independent search index of currently about 4 billion pages.

In terms of “contrarian results”, it looks like Yandex is currently leading, followed by Mojeek and Bing, and finally Brave. Yet according to a white paper, Brave is planning to introduce customizable filter rules called “goggles”, including a filter for “independent media”.

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Where Can We Go for The Truth Anymore?

By Sandra Friedemann | American Thinker | November 29, 2021

In this messed-up mixed-up world the formerly respected Fourth Estate has devolved into a collection of flat-out liars, brain-dead ideologues and unmitigated ignoramuses. Turn on any of the mainstream media channels or go to any one of hundreds of online outlets and you’ll be swamped in effluent.

The horrific murderous tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin in which a man deliberately and determinedly drove his SUV at a high rate of speed through a parade last week is being called a “parade crash” by the most liberal media outlets.

According to 95% of the media talking heads and their cohort, Kyle Rittenhouse is a ‘murdering white supremacist.’ Laughably, Snopes calls the three convicted felons who attacked Rittenhouse — one a domestic abuser and rapist, another a pedophile, and the third a burglar — ‘victims.’ Snopes goes further saying those three felons were there to ‘peacefully protest.’ Never mind the fires, the looting and property destruction. None of which was discussed in the vast majority of the media during Rittenhouse’s trial or after his acquittal.

Now we have a new variant of COVID-19 which the physician who first encountered and reported it says is “mild.” In a report in the Telegraph, Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a GP for thirty-three years who also chairs the South African Medical Association says, “Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before.”

Mild illness. Zero hospitalizations. No deaths. Yet with this report, we have yet another round of wholesale fear mongering from the press and governments. … continue