Archiv: extreme bullsh*t

01.12.2022 - 21:35 [ Alec Karakatsanis / Nitter ]

THREAD. A New York Times article on Eric Adams‘ fascist and illegal plan to arrest „homeless people“ who cops „deem“ to be „mentally ill“ is astonishing for what is missing


Nor does the article contain a single mention of universal access to preventative health care, of the massive divestment in our society from mental health care, or of the root causes of mental illness.

01.12.2022 - 21:27 [ Reuters ]

Amid homeless crisis, New York to step up forced hospitalization of mentally ill


Adams, speaking from City Hall, said the city had a „moral obligation“ to help New Yorkers struggling to meet their own basic needs because of mental illness, even if those people resisted intervention.

The Democratic mayor has made addressing the city’s homelessness crisis a top goal of his administration since taking office in January.

01.12.2022 - 19:59 [ ]

Schumer pledges to keep senators in Washington until rail deal is done

“The Senate cannot leave until we get the job done, and Democrats will keep working with Republicans to find a path forward that everyone can support,” he announced on the Senate floor.

The Democratic leader began the so-called Rule 14 process on Wednesday evening to put a House-passed bill to avert the rail strike on the Senate calendar.

01.12.2022 - 19:40 [ White House ]

Statement from President Joe Biden on House Action to Avert Rail Shutdown


This overwhelming bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives makes clear that Democrats and Republicans agree that a rail shutdown would be devastating to our economy and families across the country. The Senate must now act urgently. Without the certainty of a final vote to avoid a shutdown this week, railroads will begin to halt the movement of critical materials like chemicals to clean our drinking water as soon as this weekend.

01.12.2022 - 19:34 [ Steve Morris / Nitter ]

Rail workers: A single day of sick leave please CNN’s coverage today:


01.12.2022 - 19:27 [ Democracy Now ]

House Passes Bill to Block Rail Strike at Urging of President Biden

The House has passed legislation to block a nationwide rail strike by imposing a contract that has been rejected by unions representing the majority of freight rail workers.

30.11.2022 - 07:01 [ Visegrád 24 / Nitter ]

Asked about Poland’s idea to send German Patriot systems to Ukraine, Germany’s Defence Minister Lambrecht said the air defense system can only be transferred to Ukraine if all members approve. NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg says that it isn’t the case & it’s Germany’s choice


26.11.2022 - 08:36 [ Radio Polen - ]

NATO-Chef: Sowohl Polen als auch Ukraine brauchen Patriot-Raketen

Luftabwehrsysteme seien sowohl in Polen als auch in der Ukraine notwendig, sagte NATO-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg am Freitag in Interview für den US-Nachrichtensender CNN.

26.11.2022 - 08:31 [ junge Welt ]

Die Bundesregierung hält an ihrem Angebot fest, dem #NATO-Partner Polen »Patriot«-Luftabwehrsysteme zur Verfügung zu stellen. Man spreche innerhalb der Regierung auch über den polnischen Vorschlag, »Patriot«-Systeme lieber an die #Ukraine zu übergeben.

14.11.2022 - 12:24 [ ]

Weltbevölkerung: Acht-Milliarden-Marke wird geknackt

Für die erste Milliarde brauchte die Menschheit Hunderttausende Jahre. Dann ging es immer schneller. Wohl ab morgen leben acht Milliarden Menschen auf der Erde. Ein Ende des Wachstums ist vorerst nicht in Sicht.

02.10.2022 - 15:41 [ Times of Israel ]

Elections panel blocks Balad party’s run for Knesset, against AG’s advice

Balad and several of its lawmakers have been disqualified by past elections panels, and have so far won every appeal to the High Court to be reinstated. The party is expected to make a similar appeal to return to November’s contest following Thursday’s disqualification.

Earlier on Thursday, Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara released a letter to the committee stating that there was no basis for disqualifying either Balad or the Islamist Ra’am party. The panel ultimately cleared Ra’am’s path to the ballot box, dismissing petitions that alleged the party supported terrorist organizations.

02.10.2022 - 15:33 [ Times of Israel ]

Israel: Balad banned from election run, Ra’am qualifies


Despite appeals filed alleging that Ra’am „supports terrorism,“ the vote to allow their running passed 14-0, with representatives from Likud, the Religious Zionist Party, Yesh Atid, and Labor not present.
Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz of the National Unity Party ruled on Thursday that all of his party representatives on the election committee will vote to disqualify Balad from running for parliament.

11.09.2022 - 17:57 [ ]

So deaktivieren Sie alte TLS-Protokolle in Windows und Browsern


Es gibt Internetprotokolle die vor ein paar Jahren sehr notwendig waren, um navigieren zu können, aber mit der Zeit unsicher und obsolet geworden sind. Dies geschieht mit den Protokollen SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0 und TLS 1.1. Nach und nach haben die meisten Browser sie verworfen, aber einige sind immer noch standardmäßig in aktiviert Windows. In diesem Artikel erklären wir, wie wir sie sowohl in Browsern als auch im System selbst deaktivieren können.

17.08.2022 - 07:28 [ ]

Scholz weist Abbas’ Holocaust-Vorwurf gegen Israel zurück

Scholz hatte auf der Pressekonferenz überdies erklärt, dass sich Deutschland derzeit nicht für die volle Anerkennung eines palästinensischen Staates einsetzen werde. Deutschland unterstütze zwar weiterhin eine Zwei-Staaten-Lösung. Es sei aber „nicht die Zeit“, am derzeitigen Status etwas zu ändern. Die palästinensische Autonomiebehörde habe derzeit einen Beobachterstatus bei der UNO. Weitergehende Schritte müssten auf einer Verhandlungslösung mit Israel aufbauen, so Scholz.

13.07.2022 - 10:53 [ Newsweek ]

Uvalde Mayor Condemns ‚Chicken‘ Media for Releasing School Shooting Video

Mayor Don McLaughlin criticized The Austin American-Statesman and ABC affiliate KVUE at a meeting of the city council on Tuesday for releasing school surveillance video from the shooting.

McLaughlin told the meeting: „I want to go on the record. The way that video was released today was one of the most chicken things I’ve ever seen.

Another member of the city council said that it was „chickensh*t.“

30.05.2022 - 15:54 [ ZDF ]

100 Milliarden für Bundeswehr : Union und Ampel bei Sondervermögen einig

Die Bundesregierung verständigte sich am Sonntagabend mit der Union auf eine Grundgesetzänderung. Damit gilt die Schuldenbremse nicht für das Sondervermögen, das entgegen bisherigen Forderungen der Grünen allein der Bundeswehr zugutekommen soll.

Mit dem Geld soll über fünf Jahre der reguläre Verteidigungsetat von rund 50 Milliarden Euro aufgestockt werden.

25.05.2022 - 18:53 [ ]

Gesetze sollen online verkündet werden

Damit das neue Bundesgesetzblatt tatsächlich im Internet erscheinen kann, muss das Grundgesetz geändert werden. Es schreibt die Verkündung eines neuen Gesetzes im Bundesgesetzblatt vor.

14.05.2022 - 13:50 [ ITV News / Youtube ]

Israeli police beat mourners at Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral | ITV News

Israeli police attacked a funeral procession for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, beating mourners with batons and causing them to almost drop the coffin.

Thousands of mourners, some hoisting Palestinian flags and chanting “Palestine, Palestine,” attended the funeral for the Palestinian-American reporter, who witnesses say was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday while covering a military raid in the occupied West Bank.

The mourners tried to march with the coffin on foot out of a hospital to a Catholic church in the nearby Old City.

30.04.2022 - 18:17 [ ]

So deaktivieren Sie alte TLS-Protokolle in Windows und Browsern


Es gibt Internetprotokolle die vor ein paar Jahren sehr notwendig waren, um navigieren zu können, aber mit der Zeit unsicher und obsolet geworden sind. Dies geschieht mit den Protokollen SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0 und TLS 1.1. Nach und nach haben die meisten Browser sie verworfen, aber einige sind immer noch standardmäßig in aktiviert Windows. In diesem Artikel erklären wir, wie wir sie sowohl in Browsern als auch im System selbst deaktivieren können.

21.04.2022 - 17:05 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

Under Zelensky’s watch, Ukraine’s SBU has partnered with neo-Nazis from Azov and C14 to hunt down left-wing activists This is from video posted by Azov members during the SBU’s torture & kidnapping of leftist Alexander Matjuschenko in Dnipro – targeted for his political view

21.04.2022 - 16:58 [ Max Blumenthal, Esha Krishnaswamy / Consortium News ]

Zelensky’s Hardline Internal Purge

In a March 19 executive order, Zelensky invoked martial law to ban 11 opposition parties. The outlawed parties consisted of the entire left-wing, socialist or anti-NATO spectrum in Ukraine.

They included the For Life Party, the Left Opposition, the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, the Socialist Party of Ukraine, Union of Left Forces, Socialists, the Party of Shariy, Ours, State, Opposition Bloc and the Volodymyr Saldo Bloc.

Openly fascist and pro-Nazi parties like the Azov National Corps were left untouched by the presidential decree, however.

“The activities of those politicians aimed at d

20.04.2022 - 07:55 [ New York Times ]

Europe Reluctantly Readies Russian Oil Embargo

Officials are drafting a phased import ban on Russian oil products, but the measure won’t be floated until after the second round of the French elections at the earliest.

15.04.2022 - 17:10 [ ]

Neues Zensur-Gesetz in Österreich in Kraft

Auf Betreiben der EU, die als „Sanktionsmaßnahmen“ gegen Russland „Russia Today“ oder „Sputnik“ in der Europäischen Union verboten hat. Österreich hat den „Feindsender-Paragraf“ nun wie von Brüssel erwünscht umgesetzt.

Zuständig für die Durchsetzung ist die KommAustria. Das Gesetz gilt nicht nur im Rundfunkbereich, sondern auch online. Wer also – auch als Privatperson – in sozialen Medien Inhalte von RT oder Sputnik teilt, dem drohen Geldstrafen von bis zu 50.000 Euro.

26.03.2022 - 10:36 [ Olivia Dalton / Twitter ]

During today’s #UN Security Council meeting on North Korea’s ballistic missile launches, @USAmbUN Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that the United States will be introducing a Chapter VII Security Council resolution to update and strengthen the sanctions regime.

24.03.2022 - 19:50 [ ]

Seoul, Washington react sternly to provocative North Korean ICBM firing

Pyongyang’s show of force, the 12th this year, means an end to its self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and a long-range missile testing.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that it detected the launch from the Sunan airfield in Pyongyang at 2:34 p.m. and the missile flew some 1,080 kilometers at a top altitude of over 6,200 km.

24.03.2022 - 19:34 [ ]

Nordkorea feuerte offenbar Interkontinentalrakete ab – Südkoreas Streitkräfte reagieren mit Raketentests

Südkoreas Vereinigter Generalstab (JCS) teilte mit, dass der Abschuss vom Sunan-Flugplatz in Pjöngjang um 14.34 Uhr bemerkt worden sei. Die Rakete sei 1.080 Kilometer weit geflogen und habe eine Höhe von 6.200 Kilometern erreicht.

Nach Einschätzung des JCS sei die Rakete offenbar in einem steilen Winkel abgeschossen worden und nach Angaben eines weiteren Militärbeamten 70 Minuten lang in der Luft gewesen.

21.02.2022 - 20:06 [ Washington Post ]

Kremlin says Moscow will see two Ukrainian regions as independent, a potential pretext for war

The Kremlin announced Monday that Moscow will recognize the independence of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine, a move that Russia could use to justify an attack in those areas.

03.02.2022 - 18:20 [ BBC ]

Biden questions if US midterm elections will be ‚legit‘

(20 January)

„I’m not saying it’s going to be legit,“ Mr Biden said when asked about the possibility of fraud in the forthcoming elections that will decide the balance of power in Washington.

„The increase in the prospect of being illegitimate is in direct proportion to us not being able to get these reforms passed,“ the Democratic president continued.

Members of his own party quickly pushed back against the suggestion.

29.01.2022 - 13:17 [ ]

Postenschacher und ORF-Umbau: Das Geheimpapier von Türkis-Blau

Seit wenigen Tagen ist es Teil eines Ermittlungsakts der Wirtschafts- und Korruptionsstaatsanwaltschaft (WKStA).

Nach Recherchen von profil und ORF (auf Grundlage einer legalen Akteneinsicht durch verfahrensbeteiligte Personen außerhalb der Justiz und der Exekutive) war der amtierende Klubdirektor der FPÖ Norbert Nemeth vergangenen Montag bei der WKStA geladen. Er sagte als Zeuge im WKStA-Verfahren gegen Sebastian Kurz wegen vermuteter Falschaussagen vor dem „Ibiza“-Untersuchungsausschuss 2020 aus.

29.01.2022 - 13:06 [ ]

Die Geheimpapiere der Koalitionen

Erster und wohl wichtigster Punkt des Sideletters sind genaue Regelungen zu Postenvergaben in der Republik. Bereits Ende 2017 war klar, dass die neue Bundesregierung beim Verfassungsgerichtshof (VfGH) nachbesetzen kann. Und so wurde ein genaues Procedere festgelegt, parteipolitische Punzierungen der Höchstrichter inklusive.

25.01.2022 - 16:16 [ Haaretz ]

In Netanyahu Corruption Case, the ‚System‘ Is Also Trying to Sidestep Trial

In nearly every discussion these days about a possible plea bargain with the defendant Benjamin Netanyahu, supporters of a compromise repeat the same main argument: The deal with the former prime minister is necessary in order to undermine his attack on the justice system. This argument was made most prominently by former Supreme Court President Aharon Barak, who explained that he supported the deal because it would “take the sting out of the demolition of the court system.”

17.01.2022 - 14:59 [ thePost; ]

BREAKING: After outcry, FBI admits ‘the Jewish community was targeted’ in synagogue hostage taking

The FBI released a new statement Sunday night, attempting to walk back their previous comments that the hostage taking at a Texas synagogue, on the Jewish Sabbath, during services „…was not specifically related to the Jewish community.“
In the new statement, the FBI said, „This is a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted, and is being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force.“

17.01.2022 - 14:49 [ Fox News ]

‚Corrupt‘ FBI should be ‚eliminated‘ for statement on Texas synagogue hostage taker: Critics

The suspected hostage taker died at the scene. The hostages were released without injury.

The FBI was ripped on social media for the statement that the hostage taker had no direct demands related to the Jewish community, including calling for the FBI to be „defunded and eliminated.“

17.01.2022 - 05:50 [ ]

FBI identifies hostage-taker at Colleyville, Texas synagogue

Two law enforcement officials told CNN earlier Saturday that investigators believe the hostage taker may have been motivated by a desire to release Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year sentence at a facility in Texas. She was convicted in 2010 on seven charges, including attempted murder and armed assault on US officers in Afghanistan.

„We do believe from our engaging with this subject that he was singularly focused on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community, but we’ll continue to work to find motive,“ DeSarno said.

17.01.2022 - 04:25 [ Haaretz ]

‚Slim‘ Chances to Reach Netanyahu Plea Deal Before Attorney General Retires

Since negotiations for a plea bargain were first made public, Mendelblit has been harshly criticized by Justice Ministry officials and the legal team that manages Netanyahu’s corruption cases, which will be required to negotiate with the former prime minister’s defense attorneys on the wording of the amended indictment. Sources close to the attorney general also believe that he will have a difficult time converting those who oppose the deal in the time he has left.

17.01.2022 - 04:18 [ Times of Israel ]

Most Israelis oppose plea deal in Netanyahu trial, polls find

Talks on a possible plea deal for Netanyahu in his criminal trial have progressed in recent weeks, with a potential solution found to the major sticking point left between his team and state prosecutors, Hebrew-language media reports said over the weekend. Netanyahu has been resisting a deal primarily due to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s demand that his actions be designated as carrying “moral turpitude” — legally barring him from public service for seven years.

17.01.2022 - 04:14 [ ]

Netanyahu in talks to reach plea bargain in corruption trial

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is set to retire at the end of January. With with no permanent successor yet determined, it’s unclear if a new attorney general would offer the same deal if Netanyahu does not accept it within the next two weeks.

Mandelblit could see a plea bargain as favorable to end Netanyahu’s attacks on the justice system.

14.01.2022 - 21:41 [ Washington Post ]

The frightening philosophy driving the Supreme Court’s new vaccine mandate rulings

At current pace, sometime in late April we will pass a grim milestone: 1 million Americans dead from covid-19. If we get lucky and the omicron wave abates, that millionth death may not come until later in the spring, or the summer. But it will come, and soon.

Keep that in mind as you consider the latest news from the Supreme Court. On Thursday, by a 6-to-3 vote along party lines (and no, I won’t pretend the justices have no relevant party affiliations), they struck down the Biden administration’s mandate that large employers were supposed to require that their employees either be vaccinated or receive regular tests for covid-19.

14.01.2022 - 21:34 [ New York Times ]

Blocking a Mandate, the Supreme Court ‘Sided With Covid-19’

To be clear, the legal resistance on display at the Supreme Court is not about vaccine efficacy or the idiosyncratic nuances of administrative law. It is to support Republican efforts everywhere to damage President Biden politically at the cost of suffering and death for millions of Americans.

Shame, shame on the Supreme Court.

07.01.2022 - 09:44 [ New York Times ]

Women’s Periods May Be Late After Coronavirus Vaccination, Study Suggests

A study published on Thursday found that women’s menstrual cycles did indeed change following vaccination against the coronavirus. The authors reported that women who were inoculated had slightly longer menstrual cycles after receiving the vaccine than those who were not vaccinated.

Their periods themselves, which came almost a day later on average, were not prolonged, however, and the effect was transient, with cycle lengths bouncing back to normal within one or two months.

07.01.2022 - 09:23 [ ]

US-Studie: CoV-Impfung verzögert Periode bei Frauen leicht

Laut der gestern in dem Fachjournal „Obstetrics & Gynecology“ veröffentlichten Studie setzte bei geimpften Frauen die Blutung etwa einen Tag später ein als bei ungeimpften Frauen.

Die Dauer der Monatsblutung wurde demnach jedoch nicht beeinflusst. Den Forschern zufolge sind die Auswirkungen der Impfung auf die Periode gering und voraussichtlich nur vorübergehend.

03.01.2022 - 17:26 [ Guerrilla Reporters / Twitter ]

Uncut: Amsterdam policedog incident. 2022-01-02 +++ Amsterdam +++

#2januariamsterdam #klaarmetrutte #wef #eindelockdownnu #Museumplein #StopQR #HoldTheLine #NoThankYou #NoVaccinePassport #coronaprotest #COVID19

22.11.2021 - 12:21 [ ]

Die Gesellschaft muss sich spalten!

Die Trampler bringen Antisemitismus mit und Rechtsextremismus, allgemeine Wissenschafts- und Verfassungsfeindlichkeit. Sie infizieren die Zweifelnden mit ihrem Hass, sie suchen sich die Schwächsten dafür aus und gründen dafür Schulen und Lerngruppen. Und die auf Verständnis konditionierte Mehrheit übersieht das Extreme, weil an der Stelle der Extremen ja mal ein Zweifler stand.

10.11.2021 - 06:53 [ ]

Biden official tells businesses to ignore court order on vaccine mandate

Former FDA commissioner and Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb shared some thoughts via his Twitter account over the weekend about a federal court temporarily pausing the implementation of the Biden vaccine mandate.

09.11.2021 - 06:17 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Ich halte es gar nicht aus… – ein Interview mit Mathias Richling …

AS: Sie beschreiben „den Deutschen als einen Menschen, der mit dem Grundcharakterzug eines konservativen Unterwerfungsbedürfnisses ausgestattet ist“. Ist Ihnen das in der Corona-Krise erst richtig bewusst geworden oder haben Sie schon früher solche Ausprägungen festgestellt?

MR: Das habe ich wirklich schon sehr viel früher festgestellt. Wenn Sie jemals den „Untertan“ von Heinrich Mann gelesen haben, bekommen Sie für diese deutsch-typischen Ausprägungen auch eine Sensibilität und merken rasch, dass bestimmte Grundzüge im Verhalten der Deutschen durchaus genetisch verankert zu sein scheinen

30.10.2021 - 06:33 [ ZDF ]

Corona-Impfungen in den USA – FDA lässt Biontech/Pfizer für Kinder zu

Der Impfstoff von Biontech/Pfizer ist in den USA nun auch für Kinder zwischen fünf und elf Jahren zugelassen. Das hat die FDA bekanntgegeben.

11.10.2021 - 03:12 [ ]

Transformation: The collective psychology of coronavirus

(17 March 2020)

All this makes me think about the stuff I’ve been working on over the last couple of years in the Collective Psychology Project (CPP), which I set up in 2018 – and in particular the importance of whether we respond to perceived threats by going into fight-or-flight or tend-and-befriend mode.

Fight-or-flight – or more accurately, fight / flight / freeze – is a natural reaction to threat or feelings of overwhelm. But it’s not particularly helpful in the face of a collective threat like coronavirus. It’s a primal response, not a considered one. It focuses on the interests of the individual, not the collective.

03.09.2021 - 11:55 [ ]

Auckland mayor: Frustration at suppression on details on LynnMall terrorist

It’s been revealed the perpetrator had been in court last month for planning an attack.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff told Heather du Plessis-Allan he is frustrated about the details not able to be revealed just yet due to suppression that even the Prime Minister has to adhere by.

17.08.2021 - 08:48 [ ]

Pentagon spokesman insists the Kabul airport chaos was NOT a failure – after US used helicopters to herd away Afghans and stowaways fell to their deaths off planes

– Pentagon spokesman John Kirby insisted Monday that the Kabul airport chaos earlier in the day did not constitute a failure
– American troops killed two armed Afghan nationals on the airfield who had stormed to try to get on planes
– Three fell to their deaths after climbing onto the fuselage of a C-17 jet in the desperate hope of holding on as the plane took off
– The bloodied bodies of another three Afghan nationals were left on the runway after the plane took off

07.07.2021 - 07:01 [ ]

Three arrested after tv crime journalist Peter R de Vries is shot

He is currently spokesman for a key witness in a major gangland killing trial and had been threatened. According to some reports, he had refused to have personal security.

07.07.2021 - 05:50 [ ]

Germany could lift all Covid-19 restrictions in August: FM

Berlin, July 7 – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday said that he supported the lifting of all Covid-19 restrictions once a vaccine has been offered to everyone in the country.

When this is achieved, there is „no longer a legal or political justification for any kind of restriction,“ Maas told the German Press Agency on Tuesday, adding that he expected this to happen during August.

07.07.2021 - 05:48 [ ]

STEPHEN GLOVER: As he risks millions of people being stuck at home, Sajid Javid has made a mockery of his entire strategy

Until now, that is. Yesterday afternoon the new broom that is Mr Javid suddenly looked alarmingly like his unlamented predecessor. His announcement that self-isolation rules are going to be dropped for the double-jabbed and under-18s was of course extremely welcome.

But why on earth has this long-overdue change been deferred until August 16, which is four weeks after so-called Freedom Day on July 19?

07.07.2021 - 05:42 [ ]

Isolation rules ‘slam the brakes’ on freedom: Isolation rules ‘slam the brakes’ on freedom

The Government has been accused of delaying „Freedom Day“ after revealing that fully vaccinated people will still have to follow self-isolation rules until August 16.

07.07.2021 - 05:39 [ Andrew Walker #FBPE #Rejoin / Twitter ]

Do ministers get issued with random crap generators?

If it were safe, why delay implementation by five weeks, if not safe presumably no one will notice, given all the extra cases about to be unleashed

07.07.2021 - 05:32 [ ]

Furious businesses accuse ministers of ‚carnage‘ that could tip them over the brink after Sajid Javid delays axing of self-isolation rules for double-jabbed and children until AUGUST 16 – dooming around 4.6m people a WEEK to house arrest

Furious businesses accused ministers of causing ‚carnage‘ that could tip them over the brink today after Sajid Javid revealed the requirement for the double-jabbed to self-isolate will not be dropped until August 16.

The Health Secretary announced the rules on what people must do when they are ‚pinged‘ for contact with an infected individual will stay in place for weeks after so-called ‚Freedom Day‘ – despite rising alarm at the chaos and misery being inflicted.

29.06.2021 - 13:10 [ Haaretz ]

‘The State’s Right’: Top Court Refuses to Rule on Israeli Sale of Spy Tech to Russia

Israel’s defense exports, including the sale of offensive cyber technologies to foreign countries, and the policy that governs them is beyond the jurisdiction of Israeli courts, the Supreme Court ruled Sunday. The court’s justices refused to hear a petition filed by human right activists against the director of Israel’s Defense Ministry and Cellebrite, the digital forensics company, for the sale of phone-hacking tech to Russia.

17.06.2021 - 17:49 [ ]

Corona-News-Ticker: Maskenpflicht an Hamburger Schulen bleibt

Nach den Sommerferien solle es ab dem 5. August an allen Hamburger Schulen vollen Präsenzunterricht unter Beibehaltung der bislang geltenden Sicherheitsmaßnahmen geben, kündigte die Schulbehörde heute an.

12.06.2021 - 14:18 [ ]

Deepcut’s new scandal: how a mystery death has reopened a 20-year-old wound

Between 1995 and 2002 four recruits – the so-called ‘Deepcut Four’ – were found shot dead in separate incidents at the former Army training camp in Surrey. Sean Benton, 20; Cheryl James, 18; Geoff Gray, 17, and James Collinson, also 17, were all on guard duty at the time of their deaths. In each case, the army concluded that the young soldiers had taken their own lives.

It was a conclusion that their grieving families could never accept…

07.06.2021 - 14:53 [ Times of Israel ]

Likud MK says Bennett, Sa’ar like ‘suicide bombers’ facing ‘death sentence’

Asked by the anchor if she was not going too far, Golan replied, “No, and I’ll tell you why… They’re like terrorists who don’t believe in anything anymore, who go out on their suicide mission, and even if they know it’s their death sentence, they don’t care because they’re Shiites.”

07.06.2021 - 14:00 [ Haaretz ]

Evangelical ex-Trump Adviser Says Lapid-Bennett Bloc Seeks to ‚Crucify‘ Netanyahu, Blames Jews for Holocaust

“I will use every bit of my energy and power to destroy them before they destroy the nation,” Evans pledged, claiming that while God had chosen Netanyahu, he had not “heard God choose any of these fools.”

28.05.2021 - 17:24 [ ]

EMA: Grünes Licht für Impfung von Kindern ab zwölf

Der CoV-Impfstoff von Biontech und Pfizer kann auch Kindern ab zwölf Jahren verabreicht werden. Das entschied die Europäische Arzneimittelbehörde (EMA) am Freitag. Österreichs Kinder und Jugendliche ab zwölf sollen großteils bis Ende August geimpft werden.

25.05.2021 - 07:01 [ CNN ]

Detained Belarusian dissident appears in video as fury mounts over ‚hijacking‘ of Ryanair flight

„The attitude of the [Interior Ministry] employees towards me has been as correct as possible and in compliance with the law,“ Protasevich says in the video, which was posted Monday evening to a pro-government social media channel.
„I continue to cooperate with the investigation and have confessed to organizing mass riots in the city of Minsk,“ he also says. His supporters believe the video was made under duress.

24.05.2021 - 08:30 [ ZDF ]

Erzwungene Notlandung in Minsk – Belarus nimmt Exil-Oppositionellen fest

Nach der Notlandung in Minsk sei bei einer Überprüfung des Flugzeugs keine Bombe gefunden worden, berichtete der Oppositionskanal Nexta. Daraufhin seien „alle Passagiere zu einer weiteren Sicherheitskontrolle geschickt“ worden – unter ihnen auch Protassewitsch. „Er wurde festgenommen.“

Protassewitsch sei schon in Athen vor dem Einstieg ins Flugzeug verfolgt worden, hieß es. Lukaschenko habe mit einem Verstoß gegen alle Gesetze ein Flugzeug „gekapert“, kritisierte der Kanal.

24.05.2021 - 08:22 [ ]

Blinken condemns ’shocking act‘ of Belarus forcing plane carrying opposition journalist to land

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday condemned the forced landing of a Ryanair flight by Belarus and the arrest of an opposition journalist on board, calling it a „shocking act“ that endangered the lives of U.S. citizens and everyone else on board.

In a statement, Blinked vowed that the U.S. would respond with its allies in the region, and called for the „immediate release“ of journalist Raman Protasevich, who according to reports, was detained by Belarusian security forces after the flight landed.

22.05.2021 - 13:15 [ Keller Wade ‏ / Twitter ]

Jewish man attacked in a ‚gang assault‘ in New York City speaks out … Via @CNN

14.05.2021 - 14:20 [ ]

Impfkritische Notärztin fristlos entlassen: „Den Dreck nicht weiter verimpfen“

Laut dem Bericht der Kronen Zeitung ist das Arbeitsverhältnis der Notärztin »nach Bekanntwerden dieses Vorfalls mit sofortiger Wirkung durch Entlassung beendet« worden. Dabei beruft sich die Krone auf die AUVA, den Betreiber des Krankenhauses. Die habe geschildert, dass die Ärztin bereits in der Vergangenheit mehrfach »negativ aufgefallen« sei. So habe sie laut dem ORF etwa Verschwörungstheorien zu Covid-19 im Internet verbreitet.

14.05.2021 - 14:15 [ ]

Experte erklärt: Warum Impfverweigerern die Kündigung droht

Jenen Personen, die sich nicht gegen das Coronavirus impfen lassen wollen, droht im schlimmsten Fall die Kündigung am Arbeitsplatz. Zwar müssten vorher noch weitere Maßnahmen zur Vermeidung einer Ansteckung erfolgen, im Endeffekt sei dies jedoch die letzte Konsequenz, erklärt Arbeitsrechtsexperte Franz Marhold.

08.05.2021 - 07:45 [ FAZ Topthemen / Twitter ]

Viel spricht dafür, dass Geimpfte das Virus kaum noch verbreiten können. Macht es dabei einen Unterschied, welcher Impfstoff verabreicht wurde? Es fehlt an Daten.


26.04.2021 - 06:25 [ CNN ]

Fully vaccinated Americans will be able to vacation in the EU this summer, European Commission president tells New York Times

Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates about 28% of Americans are now fully vaccinated — meaning it has been two weeks since their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or a week since their Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine.

25.04.2021 - 20:05 [ ]

EU concluding deal for 1.8 billion more BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine doses

Read more on „Deutsche Welle“

25.04.2021 - 20:04 [ ]

Brits in their 30s set to be offered Covid vaccines ‘within DAYS after 40m Pfizer jabs deal’

And government sources have told the paper they hope to roughly double the UK’s original order of 40 million jabs.

If negotiations are successful, the extra stock could be used for those in their twenties, who are to be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab amid blood clot fears.

08.04.2021 - 11:13 [ ]

USA wollen Gespräche über Olympiaboykott in Peking 2022


Das US-Außenministerium will mit Verbündeten über einen möglichen Boykott der Olympischen Winterspiele 2022 in Peking sprechen. Auf die Nachfrage, ob sich die USA bereits in Gesprächen befinden, um einen gemeinsamen Boykott in Betracht zu ziehen oder zu planen, sagte Sprecher Ned Price auf einer Pressekonferenz gestern: „Das ist etwas, das wir sicherlich diskutieren wollen.“

28.03.2021 - 09:42 [ ]

Polizei löst illegale Partys mit 25 Personen auf

Alle Personen wurden angezeigt.

Gegen 21.30 Uhr hatte die Polizei in Sankt Martin im Mühlkreis einen Hinweis bekommen, dass in einer Garage in Sankt Peter am Wimberg eine Feier im Gange sei. Als die Beamten zur angegebenen Adresse kamen, trafen sie 14 Personen an, die an einer Geburtstagsfeier teilnahmen.

28.03.2021 - 09:36 [ ]

Regierung will Razzien bei Behörden einschränken

Die betroffenen Behörden können einer Sicherstellung außerdem widersprechen, wenn vertrauliche Daten betroffen sind, die von ausländischen Behörden oder internationalen Organisationen übermittelt wurden. Widerspruch ist außerdem möglich, wenn eine gesetzliche Verschwiegenheitspflicht gegenüber der Justiz besteht oder wenn der Weitergabe „überwiegende öffentliche Interessen“ entgegenstehen.

In den Erläuterungen wird betont, dass Durchsuchung und Sicherstellung bei Behörden nur zulässig sein sollen, wenn sich die Ermittlungen gegen jenen „Organwalter“ richten, der die Amtshilfe leisten müsste.

27.03.2021 - 16:22 [ Frank Stoltze, KPCC 89.3FM Public Radio / Twitter ]

Take a close look at this video. An #LAPD officer points a „less than lethal“ rifle directly at this journalist. There appears to be no immediate threat anywhere. Earlier @JamesQueallyLAT is arrested, now another reporter faces the barrel of a gun. @pressfreedom @ACLU_SoCal

27.03.2021 - 12:38 [ ]

France claims UK will struggle to source second Covid jabs

“The UK is proud to have vaccinated many people with the first dose, but they will have a problem with the second dose,” Le Drian said. “And we are fully vaccinated with two doses, not one. Today we have the same number of fully vaccinated people in France and the United Kingdom.

27.03.2021 - 10:52 [ ]

Bundesverfassungsgericht: EU-Corona-Hilfen vorläufig gestoppt

Der Bundespräsident darf das beschlossene Gesetz nicht ausfertigen, denn in Karlsruhe liegt ein Eilantrag gegen die deutsche Beteiligung vor. Bis das Gericht darüber entschieden hat, sollen keine Fakten geschaffen werden.

Eine Begründung für den Beschluss veröffentlichte das Bundesverfassungsgericht zunächst nicht.

24.03.2021 - 15:12 [ ]

6 ways HTTP/3 benefits security (and 7 serious concerns)

(29 Jun 2020)

HTTP3, the third official version of hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), will not use the transmission control protocol (TCP) as did its predecessors. Instead, it uses the quick UDP internet connections (QUIC) protocol developed by Google in 2012.

24.03.2021 - 15:08 [ Jake Miller / ]

h2c Smuggling: Request Smuggling Via HTTP/2 Cleartext (h2c)

(Sep 8, 2020)

The revival of HTTP request smuggling has led to devastating vulnerabilities in our modern application deployments. An HTTP request smuggled past the validation of an edge server can lead to serious consequences, including forged internal headers, access to internal management endpoints, and a variety of opportunities for privilege escalation.

HTTP/2 (or HTTP/3) is a promising solution to the issues we’ve faced with request smuggling, but support for HTTP/1.1 isn’t going away anytime soon. In the meantime, we’re still in for more surprises from our good friend HTTP/1.1.

In this post, I demonstrate how upgrading HTTP/1.1 connections to lesser-known HTTP/2 over cleartext (h2c) connections can allow a bypass of reverse proxy access controls, and lead to long-lived, unrestricted HTTP traffic directly to back-end servers.

21.03.2021 - 13:26 [ ]

AstraZeneca cuts EU vaccine delivery targets again


But the 180 million doses expected in the second quarter are now also in jeopardy, since half of these doses were planned to be sourced from the global supply chain.

21.03.2021 - 13:14 [ ]

Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco ‚told of delay in Covid jabs from India‘

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has told Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco that further supplies of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be delayed because of surging demand at home and work on capacity expansion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

27.02.2021 - 09:19 [ Radio Prague ]

Government declares new state of emergency

The lower house on Friday rejected a proposal to extend the ongoing state of emergency due to the fact that it had been called at the request of regional governors and was thereby legally questionable.

27.02.2021 - 09:13 [ ]

Tschechische Regierung erklärt erneut Notstand

Für den neuen Notstand ist keine Zustimmung des Abgeordnetenhauses nötig, weil es sich im juristischen Sinne nicht um Fortsetzung bzw. Verlängerung des bisherigen, bis zum morgigen Samstag geltenden Notstands handelt. Dieser wurde vor zwei Wochen aufgrund eines Gesuches der Regionen bzw. ihrer Kreishauptleute beschlossen, nachdem zuvor das Parlament eine Verlängerung des Notstands abgelehnt hatte. Daher handelt es sich nun um einen neuen Notstand, den die Regierung für 30 Tage verhängen kann.

26.02.2021 - 03:25 [ ZDF ]

EU-Videogipfel – Merkel: EU-Impfpass noch im Frühjahr

Die EU will bis zum Sommer einen europaweit gültigen Impfausweis einführen, um Urlaubsreisen zu ermöglichen. Wie Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) am Donnerstag nach einer Videoschalte der Staats- und Regierungschefs sagte, benötigt die EU-Kommission „etwa drei Monate“, um die technischen Voraussetzungen für das digitale Dokument zu schaffen.

25.02.2021 - 08:07 [ New York Times ]

As Israel Reopens, ‘Whoever Does Not Get Vaccinated Will Be Left Behind’


New government and business initiatives are moving in the direction of a two-tier system for the vaccinated and unvaccinated, raising legal, moral and ethical questions.

24.02.2021 - 21:46 [ ]

Kurz: Grüner EU-Pass für „Geimpfte, Getestete, Genesene“

„Wir brauchen innerhalb der Europäischen Union die Reisefreiheit wieder zurück“, sagte Kurz. Ein EU-weit geltender Grüner Pass könne „eine gute Basis dafür darstellen, dass wir ordentlich durch den Sommer kommen“.

Israel habe bereits ein ähnliches System, insofern „erwarte“ er sich, „dass wir das auch in Europa umsetzen“. Technisch sei es leicht machbar.

24.02.2021 - 13:04 [ Haaretz ]

Coronavirus Live: Knesset Passes Law Allowing Disclosing Identities of Unvaccinated to Authorities

The Knesset approved in a third and final vote a law allowing disclosing personal details of Israelis who have not been vaccinated.

The information will be given to local authorities, the Education Ministry and officials in the Welfare Ministr

23.02.2021 - 11:15 [ ]

Covid: vaccinated Israelis to enjoy bars and hotels with ‘green pass’


Israel is preparing itself to be split in half from next week, with the government creating a new privileged tier in society: the vaccinated.

23.02.2021 - 11:05 [ ]

Der Corona-Impfpass kommt – via Israel

Israel ist damit der erste Staat, der einen Corona-Impfpass einführt und damit Geimpften und Genesenen Vorteile gewährt. Auch wenn dieser Schritt in den Mitgliedsstaaten der Europäischen Union umstritten ist, zeichnet sich auch dort eine entsprechende Entwicklung ab.

Nach Angaben des israelischen Gesundheitsministers Juli Edelstein können ab sofort mehr als 3,2 Millionen Bürger des Landes Vorteile genießen.

23.02.2021 - 10:43 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Reopens, With More COVID Rules Relaxed: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Green Pass venues include houses of worship, cultural events, gyms, hotels and swimming pools. To enter, those eligible to do so will be required to present valid ID and a so-called Green Pass, vaccination certificate, or official document stating they had the virus and recovered, as relevant.

22.02.2021 - 06:54 [ Haaretz ]

Kahanist Netanyahu Ally Invokes Hitler in Israeli Election Ad, Draws Ire

It shows candidates from across the political spectrum would form a coalition with the Joint List alliance of majority-Arab parties, revoke the law of return, change Independence Day to Nakba Day, make Yasser Arafat a national hero, and institute a national day of support for Hamas. It drew particular condemnation for showing Labor Party candidate Ibtisam Mara’ana sending an image of Adolf Hitler with a heart icon.

17.02.2021 - 09:00 [ ]

European Rights Court Backs Germany Over Afghan Air Strike Case

The Strasbourg-based ECHR rejected a complaint by Abdul Hanan, an Afghan man who lost two sons in the air strike, that Germany failed to conduct an effective investigation into the tragedy.

The plaintiff also alleged that no „effective domestic remedy“ to that had been available in Germany.

17.02.2021 - 08:39 [ ]

Menschenrechtsgerichtshof: Deutschland im Kundus-Verfahren entlastet

2009 befahl ein deutscher Oberst den Luftangriff auf einen Tanklastzug nahe Kundus in Afghanistan. Mehr als 100 Menschen starben. Die Ermittlungen wurden eingestellt – seien aber ausreichend gewesen, urteilt nun der Europäische Menschengerichtshof.

14.02.2021 - 23:23 [ Radio Prague ]

Government declares new state of emergency

Although the lower house refused to extend the state of emergency it in a vote on Thursday, the government acted in response to a request from the governors of the country’s 14 regions who argued that a state of danger would not give them adequate powers to enforce the necessary restrictions needed to keep the coronavirus epidemic in check.

14.02.2021 - 23:10 [ Radio Prague ]

Regierung verlängert auf Antrag der Kreishauptmänner Notstand um 14 Tage

Wie Premier Andrej Babiš (Partei Ano) am Samstag erklärte, stehe diese Entscheidung einer Analyse im Kabinett zufolge im Einklang mit der Verfassung. Nach Meinung mehrerer Rechtsanwälte und von Senatschef Miloš Vystrčil (ODS) würden damit jedoch die Verfassung wie auch das Abgeordnetenhaus umgangen.

14.02.2021 - 23:07 [ ]

Tschechien verhängt erneut für 14 Tage Notstand

Mit ihrer Entscheidung stellt sich die Regierung gegen den Willen des Parlaments, das eine Verlängerung des seit Oktober geltenden Notstands am Donnerstag abgelehnt hatte. Die Entscheidung könnte vor dem Verfassungsgericht landen. Der Präsident des Senats, Milos Vystrcil, hatte ausdrücklich davor gewarnt, „die Kontrolltätigkeit des Parlaments auszuhöhlen“.

12.02.2021 - 07:15 [ ]

Belgian plant blamed for AstraZeneca vaccine shortage says it met all deliveries


AstraZeneca subcontracted the plant — previously owned by Novasep — to produce the drug substance of its vaccine. Volanti would not say how many doses the plant was contracted to provide. He said the plant sends its drug substance to an Italian company to be put into vials and packaged for distribution.

AstraZeneca declined to comment on Thermo Fisher’s remarks, according to Reuters.

12.02.2021 - 07:11 [ Jasmine the European Cat / Twitter ]

But the Oxford/AstraZeneca team, which uses more traditional viral vector technology, says that while it can make a new formulation in days, it takes much longer to produce.


12.02.2021 - 07:07 [ ]

AstraZeneca says vaccine against new Covid variants may take six months

AstraZeneca has said it could take between six and nine months to produce Covid-19 vaccines that are effective against new variants of the coronavirus, and begin administering them to the public.

12.02.2021 - 02:11 [ ]

Powerful ‚Covid O‘ Cabinet committee is set to consider plans for ‚vaccine passports‘ tomorrow amid hopes they could save summer holidays

The critical ‚Covid O‘ Cabinet sub-committee is expected to look at proposals for assembling a system that could loosen restrictions on international travel.

However, there are not expected to be any final decisions – and no date has been mooted for when the arrangements might come into force.

09.02.2021 - 21:03 [ Jasmine the European Cat / Twitter ]

But the Oxford/AstraZeneca team, which uses more traditional viral vector technology, says that while it can make a new formulation in days, it takes much longer to produce.

It expects to have a vaccine designed to address the variant discovered in South Africa ready by autumn.

09.02.2021 - 20:57 [ ]

How can Covid vaccines be tweaked to tackle new variants?

Production BioNTech has said it can produce a fresh vaccine within six weeks of a decision being made. But the Oxford/AstraZeneca team, which uses more traditional viral vector technology, says that while it can make a new formulation in days, it takes much longer to produce

02.02.2021 - 08:02 [ ]

Elon Musk says Neuralink implanted a chip in a monkey’s brain, and now he ‚can play video games using his mind‘

Neuralink has been testing neural interfaces on animals for years. In a video released last year, Neuralink demonstrated its work on a pig named Gertrude.

02.02.2021 - 08:00 [ ]

Elon Musk says there’s a chance his AI-brain-chip company will be putting implants in humans within a year

(May 7, 2020)

Elon Musk says the brain implant his company Neuralink is working on could potentially be ready to be put inside a patient within a year.
Musk made similar claims in 2019, saying that he hoped to have an implant in a patient by the end of 2020.

01.02.2021 - 21:30 [ ]

Elon Musk says he has ‘totally happy’ monkey with brain chip so it can play video games using its mind

Elon Musk has revealed that his Neuralink startup has implanted a wireless chip into a monkey’s brain in order to allow it to play video games.

The technology billionaire, who also heads SpaceX and Tesla, said the monkey “looks totally happy” and that Neuralink’s facilities meet US regulatory requirements.

31.01.2021 - 03:21 [ Arab News ]

Saudi Arabia must be involved in fresh talks on Iran deal, says Macron


Saudi Arabia and the UAE have said that Gulf states must be part of any JCPOA negotiations this time, and that the talks must also address Iran’s ballistic-missile program and its support for proxies across the Middle East.

Macron stressed the need to avoid repeating what he called the mistake of excluding other countries in the region from discussions when the 2015 deal was negotiated, according to Al Arabiya.

31.01.2021 - 03:18 [ Arab News ]

Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron


The crown prince and president reviewed relations between the Kingdom and France and opportunities for joint cooperation during the call.

27.01.2021 - 12:38 [ ]

AstraZeneca cancels steering board meeting with EU

The cancellation follows an explosive interview with AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot on Tuesday night, in which he insisted the company didn’t have a contractual obligation but rather a „best effort“ to supply the EU with its vaccine.

Instead of the meeting, the company will respond in writing to Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides‘ demand for more information, the Commission official said. AstraZeneca did not immediately confirm this plan.

27.01.2021 - 12:22 [ RND / Twitter ]

Der Pharmakonzern #Astrazeneca hat sich aus einem geplanten Treffen mit der EU zu Verzögerungen bei der Lieferung von #Corona-Impfstoffen zurückgezogen.

27.01.2021 - 02:34 [ ]

Is the U.S. Holdup of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine Justified?

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has advantages that make it an attractive possibility. It can be stored at normal refrigeration temperatures, and its price is low relative to its competitors. Public health experts have long targeted it as ideal for use in lower and moderate-income countries because of these features.

The problem is that its U.S. Phase III trial was delayed because of an adverse event investigation in the fall, and the data from the international trials used by the U.K. government are difficult to interpret due to unplanned modifications to dosing levels.

26.01.2021 - 19:38 [ ]

Begrenzte Zulassung laut EMA grundsätzlich möglich

Die EU-Arzneimittelagentur (EMA) schließt nicht aus, dass der Coronavirus-Impfstoff von AstraZeneca in Europa nur für eine bestimmte Altersgruppe zugelassen wird. „Ich werde der Entscheidung nicht vorgreifen“, sagte EMA-Chefin Emer Cooke heute in einer Anhörung im Europaparlament. Eine begrenzte Zulassung sei aber grundsätzlich möglich. Das werde genau geprüft.

15.01.2021 - 05:18 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Trump Orders Military Shift to Spur Israeli-Arab Cooperation Against Iran

President Trump has ordered that the major U.S. military command for the Middle East be expanded to include Israel, in a last-minute reorganization of the American defense structure that pro-Israel groups have long advocated to encourage cooperation against Iran, U.S. officials said Thursday.

15.01.2021 - 05:15 [ Gordon Lubold, White House, national security reporter @WSJ / Twitter ]

NEW: Trump ordered the Pentagon to reorganize its command structure and put Israel in US CENTCOM, in a nod to Israel’s long wishes and another last minute policy decision it will be hard for Biden to undo.

Exclusive with @mgordonwsj and me

12.01.2021 - 14:28 [ New York Times ]

China’s ‘King of Vaccines,’ a partner to AstraZeneca, is plagued by scandal.

(Dec. 7, 2020)

Kangtai will be the exclusive manufacturer in mainland China for the vaccine made by AstraZeneca, and the companies could work together on deals for other countries. Kangtai is also in early trials for its own candidate.

11.01.2021 - 08:14 [ ]

No 10 considers a tougher lockdown ‚with curfews, exercise limits, compulsory masks outside, no support bubbles and nurseries shut‘ if Covid cases keep rising‘ – amid suggestion ‚people may only be allowed to leave home ONCE a week‘

– The Cabinet Office refused to deny that the draconian new laws were incoming after UK’s streets were busy
– They instead pointed to Matt Hancock’s vague statement on rules earlier today: ‚Follow the rules we’ve got‘
– Hancock refused to speculate when asked if harsher measures coming, such as curfews and closing nurseries
– Whitehall source said potential changes included introducing ban on people leaving their homes more than once a week

06.01.2021 - 22:07 [ Tayler Hansen / Twitter ]

A young woman was just shot in the neck right besides me in the Capitol Building

06.01.2021 - 22:05 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

#StopTheSteaI protesters say a young woman was shot in the neck while inside the US Capitol. This appears to be her. They are amped up right now.

06.01.2021 - 22:02 [ Daniel Dale / Twitter ]

CNN’s @PamelaBrownCNN reports a woman is in critical condition after being shot in the chest on Capitol grounds. She says we don’t yet know what happened.

06.01.2021 - 21:32 [ Zak Hudak / Twitter ]

Inside House chamber right now

05.01.2021 - 17:19 [ Korea Broadcasting System ]

Iran beschlagnahmt südkoreanischen Öltanker

Die iranischen Revolutionsgarden begründeten die Tanker-Festsetzung in der Straße von Hormus mit wiederholten Verstößen gegen Umweltschutzgesetze.

04.01.2021 - 17:59 [ ]

Document:Senior spy appointed to lead UK’s joint biosecurity centre


Clare Gardiner, head of cyber resilience and strategy at the UK National Cyber Security Centre — a branch of signals intelligence agency GCHQ — will become the centre’s first director-general, responsible for advising ministers on the “alert level” for the virus; which is similar to assessing the terror threat.

Ms Gardiner’s role at the NCSC involves advising businesses and public organisations on how to improve their cyber defences, and she will return to this post after her secondment at the centre. But her research background in epidemiology and medical statistics make her well-suited to the role, according to one person familiar with her appointment.

She will report to Dido Harding, who is in charge of the NHS test and trace service.

The decision to put a security official in charge is likely to cause consternation among public health experts, who have questioned whether the template of a terror analysis centre is appropriate for managing a viral pandemic,

04.01.2021 - 17:48 [ Nick Eardley / Twitter ]

NEW: Sources have told the BBC the Covid threat level – decided by the Joint Biosecurity Centre, which includes the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers – is being moved up to 5, the highest level. This is different from tiers

04.01.2021 - 10:48 [ ]

Pelosi bleibt Vorsitzende im US-Repräsentantenhaus

Die 80-Jährige wurde gestern bei der konstituierenden Sitzung der Kongresskammer mit knapper Mehrheit für zwei weitere Jahre im Amt bestätigt.

04.01.2021 - 10:34 [ ]

Pelosi wins Speakership for fourth time in dramatic vote

Heading into the vote, there were also open questions surrounding the intentions of several incoming progressive lawmakers — including Cori Bush (D-Mo.) and Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) — who had knocked off Democratic incumbents in the primaries and had declined to forecast how they’d vote in the Speaker’s race.

In the end, however, those newcomers declined to go after Pelosi, citing a need for Democrats to unite heading into the new Congress.

27.12.2020 - 05:22 [ / Twitter ]

How many willing to bet that this case is part of pharma wars to sabotage Oxford vaccine?


27.12.2020 - 05:20 [ Sean / Twitter ]

Can I ask why the Oxford vaccine approval is taking so long? It only took 23 days for Pfizers, we are nearly at day 30 and still no sign of approval!


27.12.2020 - 05:05 [ ]

Millions to receive Oxford coronavirus vaccine from Jan 4

The Government is aiming for two million people to receive their first dose of either the Oxford vaccine or the Pfizer jab within a fortnight as part of a major ramping up of the inoculation programme.

23.12.2020 - 18:19 [ ]

Trump pardons Blackwater contractors jailed for massacre of Iraq civilians

Also quoted in the memorandum was David Boslego, a retired US army colonel, who said the massacre was “a grossly excessive use of force” and “grossly inappropriate for an entity whose only job was to provide personal protection to somebody in an armoured vehicle”.

16.12.2020 - 19:33 [ Bundesverfassungsgericht ]

Erfolglose Verfassungsbeschwerde gegen die Versagung von Amtshaftungsansprüchen wegen eines Auslandseinsatzes der Bundeswehr


Ob in einem bewaffneten Konflikt eine Amtspflichtverletzung deutscher Soldaten vorliegt, bemisst sich nach der Verfassung, dem Soldatengesetz und vor allem den gewaltbegrenzenden Regeln des humanitären Völkerrechts. Nicht jede Tötung einer Zivilperson im Rahmen kriegerischer Auseinandersetzungen stellt auch einen Verstoß hiergegen dar. Ein solcher ist nach dem Urteil nicht deshalb gegeben, weil vor dem Befehl zum Bombenabwurf nicht habe ausgeschlossen werden können, dass sich im Zielgebiet auch Zivilisten aufhielten. Der Oberst i. G. der Bundeswehr habe bei Erteilung des Angriffsbefehls die ihm zur Verfügung stehenden Erkenntnisquellen ausgeschöpft, bei der notwendigen ex ante-Betrachtung eine gültige Prognoseentscheidung getroffen und somit keine Amtspflichtverletzung begangen. Diese Würdigung ist nachvollziehbar und verstößt jedenfalls nicht gegen das Willkürverbot des Art. 3 Abs. 1 GG.

16.12.2020 - 18:04 [ ]

Bundesverfassungsgericht: Keine Entschädigung für Kundus-Opfer

Mehr als elf Jahre nach dem verheerenden Luftangriff im afghanischen Kundus hat das Bundesverfassungsgericht in Karlsruhe die Schadenersatzklage von Hinterbliebenden abgewiesen. Das Völkerrecht sehe individuelle Schadensersatzzahlungen nicht vor, nur Staaten könnten Reparationszahlungen verlangen, begründeten die Richter das Urteil (AZ: 2 BvR 477/17). Außerdem habe der damals kommandierende Bundeswehr-Generalstaboffizier Georg Klein seine Amtspflichten nicht verletzt.

03.12.2020 - 19:54 [ ]

Why is the Pfizer vaccine so difficult to transport? Light, temperatures above -70C and movement ALL speed up the chemical reactions that destroy fragile mRNA — meaning care homes have been sidelined

The approval of Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday was hailed as the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel that could finally revert Britain back to pre-pandemic normality.

But the breakthrough jab — shown to be 95 per cent effective at blocking Covid-19 infection — has thrown up a series of logistical hurdles that make getting the vaccine to those who need it most challenging, including care homes.

03.12.2020 - 19:43 [ Ramón Goeden / Twitter ]

Immer mehr Infizierte in Heimen: Warum kann Berlin die Alten nicht schützen? – Berlin – Tagesspiegel

03.12.2020 - 19:32 [ ]

Revealed: Up to a QUARTER of official Covid-19 ‚admissions‘ may be patients who caught the virus IN HOSPITAL, data shows

– Government data shows there were 1,230 coronavirus patients needing NHS treatment every day in England
– But only 938 of these were from ‚the community‘, meaning they definitely caught the virus in day-to-day life

02.12.2020 - 15:19 [ / Twitter ]

How many willing to bet that this case is part of pharma wars to sabotage Oxford vaccine?


02.12.2020 - 15:13 [ ]

UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which licenses drugs in the U.K., recommended the vaccine could be used after it reviewed the results of clinical trials that showed the vaccine was 95% effective overall — and that it also offered significant protection for older people, among those most at risk of dying from the disease.

01.12.2020 - 18:06 [ ]

Auto rast in Fußgängerzone: Tote und Verletzte in Trierer Innenstadt

In Trier ist ein Auto in die Fußgängerzone gerast. Nach ersten Erkenntnissen der Polizei starben dabei mindestens zwei Menschen. Der Fahrer wurde festgenommen. Die Hintergründe sind noch unklar.

25.11.2020 - 11:05 [ Haaretz ]

Next Stage of Netanyahu’s Corruption Trial Delayed Until February

The prime minister’s lawyers had also previously argued that the trial should be delayed due to coronavirus health restrictions, saying that it would be difficult to see whether a masked witness was „telling the truth.“

21.11.2020 - 13:52 [ Rationalgalerie ]

Querdenker und Reichsbürger: Wie man eine Bewegung beschädigt

Was König Peter der Erste auf seiner Website formuliert, hätte Ballweg und seine Umgebung warnen müssen: „Auch die Natur arbeitet auf hierarchische Weise. Sie kennt keine ‚Demokratie‘. Wie könnte denn der Mensch meinen, daß er sich mit einer Demokratie an der Schöpfung ausrichten könnte? Es ist wider der Natur, also unnatürlich, und kann somit keinen dauerhaften Bestand haben“. Das ist so nahe am biologistischen Faschismus, dass kein Demokrat mit solchem Dreck zu tun haben darf.

21.11.2020 - 13:48 [ ]

Treffen mit „Reichsbürgern“: „Querdenker“ im „Königreich“

Am vergangenen Wochenende organisierte Fitzek im thüringischen Saalfeld eine Veranstaltung für Gegner der Corona-Maßnahmen. Unter den Teilnehmern: führende Protagonisten der „Querdenken“-Bewegung, so auch der Kopf von „Querdenken 711“, Michael Ballweg. Dies ist bemerkenswert, da sich Ballweg offiziell von der „Reichsbürgern“ distanziert, wenn auch nicht unbedingt glaubhaft. So hat nach „Tagesspiegel“ -Recherchen der Pressesprecher von „Querdenken 711“, Stephan Bergmann, mehrfach deren Thesen geteilt.

12.11.2020 - 12:00 [ ]

Anti-Terror-Pläne: Opposition skeptisch bis zurückhalten

Vorgesehen ist unter anderem, dass potenzielle terroristische Gefährder in den Maßnahmenvollzug kommen und damit bis zur Deradikalisierung eingesperrt werden können. (..)

Zudem soll ein „explizites strafrechtliches Verbot des politischen Islam in Österreich“ kommen, so Integrationsministerin Susanne Raab (ÖVP). Wie genau dieses ausgestaltet werden soll, ließ sie offen.

03.11.2020 - 19:35 [ ]

Innenminister Karl Nehammer: Bisher kein Hinweis auf einen zweiten Täter

Innenminister Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) ist am frühen Dienstagnachmittag mit dem Generaldirektor für die öffentliche Sicherheit, Franz Ruf, und dem Wiener Polizeipräsidenten Gerhard Pürstl im Innenministerium vor die Medien getreten.

03.11.2020 - 19:27 [ ABC News ]

Authorities in Vienna now believe shooter who killed 4 likely acted alone

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said at a Tuesday press conference that the suspect was shot dead by police about nine minutes after the first emergency call reached authorities.

31.10.2020 - 21:18 [ BBC ]

‚Stay at home‘ from Thursday, says PM in new England lockdown

During the news conference, it was explained that the number of hospital admissions is rising rapidly.

Scientists have made a projection to see how the number of daily admissions would rise over the next six weeks.

As shown by the graph below, the number would surpass the figures of the first wave.

31.10.2020 - 12:04 [ ]

Three facts No 10’s experts got wrong: DR MIKE YEADON says claims that the majority of the population is susceptible to Covid, that only 7% are infected so far and virus death rate is 1% are all false

While Boris Johnson will be the person announcing that catastrophic decision, the measures are being dictated by a small group of scientists who, in my view, have repeatedly got things terribly wrong.

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) has made three incorrect assumptions which have had, and continue to have, disastrous consequences for people’s lives and the economy.

31.10.2020 - 12:00 [ ]

The data ‚forcing Boris into lockdown‘: SAGE releases papers showing scientists sounded alarm two weeks ago and UK is headed for ‚worse than worst case scenario‘ including 85,000 deaths – as 52,000 catch virus every day

– SAGE said on October 14 that number of infections and hospital admissions were breaching worst case
– Warned that modelling suggested up to 74,000 people a day could be becoming infected in England
– Separate data from Office for National Statistics found almost 52,000 people were catching virus every day

31.10.2020 - 10:00 [ Bild / Twitter ]

Antisemitismus-Vorwürfe: Labour suspendiert Ex-Parteichef Corbyn


28.10.2020 - 03:17 [ ]

The Election That Could Break America

The Interregnum comprises 79 days, carefully bounded by law. Among them are “the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December,” this year December 14, when the electors meet in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to cast their ballots for president; “the 3d day of January,” when the newly elected Congress is seated; and “the sixth day of January,” when the House and Senate meet jointly for a formal count of the electoral vote. In most modern elections these have been pro forma milestones, irrelevant to the outcome. This year, they may not be.

“Our Constitution does not secure the peaceful transition of power, but rather presupposes it,” the legal scholar Lawrence Douglas wrote in a recent book titled simply Will He Go?

26.10.2020 - 08:15 [ NYC Protest Updates 2020 / Twitter ]

The procession described in this @nytimes article is NOT the „Jews for Trump“ caravan, which stayed in Brooklyn. The group that engaged in brawls in Times Square had no specific religious affiliation. This needs to be corrected ASAP.

26.10.2020 - 08:08 [ New York Times ]

Fights Erupt During ‘Jews for Trump’ Rally in Manhattan

According to the police, the pro-Trump caravan passed through Times Square, where it converged with a group of anti-Trump protesters who had marched from Brooklyn. The cars in the convoy were then blocked by counterprotesters, and some drivers got out of their cars to confront the anti-Trump demonstrators.

26.10.2020 - 08:05 [ Fox News ]

Family describes horror as violent maskless rioters throw rocks, attack ‚Jews for Trump‘ convoy

A member of the family told Fox News that the unprovoked attack happened while the family was driving down 5th Ave with the car windows down and Trump flags displayed.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous fearing his family could be targeted, said a car pulled up next to them and unleashed pepper spray into their vehicle.

17.10.2020 - 17:23 [ ]

„Apartments in ruins“ – 3 civilians wounded in latest Azeri bombardment of Stepanakert City

Artsakh’s Human Rights Defender Artak Beglaryan released a video on his social media account showing the consequences of the night bombing. “This is the consequences of Azerbaijan’s deliberate strikes with 6 heavy missiles at the peaceful settlements of Stepanakert,” he said, posting the images of the ruins.

17.10.2020 - 16:12 [ ]

Azerbaijan-Georgia overhead power line damaged due to Armenian missile attack on Ganja

However, the missiles aimed at the power plants in Mingachevir were destroyed in the air, the strike in the direction of Ganja resulted in an accident on the Samukh-Gardabani 500-kilovolt overhead power line of international importance.

17.10.2020 - 16:03 [ ]

Legitimate military targets located in the Azerbaijani city of Ganja

Legitimate military targets located in the Azerbaijani city of Ganja:

17.10.2020 - 16:01 [ ]

Aserbaidschan: Zwölf Tote bei Raketenangriff auf Wohngebiet

Bei einem Raketenangriff auf die aserbaidschanische Stadt Gandscha sind zwölf Zivilisten und Zivilistinnen getötet und mehr als 40 weitere Menschen verletzt worden. Mehrere Häuserreihen in einem Wohnviertel der 300.000 Einwohner zählenden Stadt seien bei dem Angriff heute zerstört worden, teilte die aserbaidschanische Generalstaatsanwaltschaft mit.

12.10.2020 - 11:30 [ ]

BED TO WORSE: New 3-tier lockdown rules: Boris Johnson to ban overnight stays and non-essential travel in Covid hotspots

OVERNIGHT stays will be forbidden in northern virus hotspots for four weeks, Boris Johnson will announce today.

As well as the bed ban, residents can only leave the highest risk regions for essential travel such as work, education or health reasons, and must return that day.

11.10.2020 - 02:40 [ ]

PM ‘betraying his red wall voters’ over lockdown cash

Burnham told the Observer that by offering to pay only two-thirds of the wages of people hit by new closures – as opposed to the 80% which applied nationally under the original furlough scheme – ministers would be punishing people in the north in a way that was completely unacceptable.

Burnham said the Conservatives were betraying the people in so-called “red wall” seats who they had persuaded to vote Tory at the general election last December with pledges to “level up” the country.

11.10.2020 - 02:30 [ ]

Millions will be ordered not to leave their local areas in new Covid clampdown

Millions of people will be asked not to travel outside their local areas and could be banned from mixing with other households, even outdoors, amid fears that some hospitals in the North-West could be overwhelmed within days.

This weekend, Downing Street was briefing mayors and council leaders on the planned three-tier „Local Covid Alert Levels“ system of restrictions for England, expected to be announced by Boris Johnson on Monday.

10.10.2020 - 12:32 [ ABC News ]

Ohio county says nearly 50,000 voters received wrong ballots

With about 240,000 ballots mailed, that meant one in five voters received a wrong ballot. The error happened Saturday afternoon when someone changed a setting on a machine that places absentee ballots into mailing envelopes, Franklin County elections officials said Thursday.

09.10.2020 - 20:00 [ ]

Zoned Coronavirus Shutdown Of Parts Of Brooklyn And Queens Is Now In Effect. Here’s What We Know

The maps were drafted in consultation with health experts including former city health commissioner and Centers for Disease Control director Dr. Tom Frieden, Dr. Noam Ross of EcoHealth Alliance, and Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota.

09.10.2020 - 19:40 [ ]

Corona in Großstädten: Wie die Bundeswehr helfen soll

Wollen die Großstädte auf die Hilfe der Truppe zurückgreifen, gilt das mittlerweile eingespielte Verfahren: Es wird ein sogenannter Amtshilfeantrag gestellt. Die Bundeswehr prüft dann, ob sie ihn erfüllen kann oder nicht.

Schon das vergangene Jahr sei, heißt es aus dem Verteidigungsministerium, mit Waldbränden und Schneekatastrophen anspruchsvoll gewesen. Doch die Corona-Krise stellt all das in den Schatten.

09.10.2020 - 19:37 [ ]

Nach Gespräch mit Bürgermeistern: Merkel kündigt neue Corona-Maßnahmen an

An dem Gespräch mit Merkel nahmen die Oberbürgermeister und Bürgermeister von Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, München, Frankfurt am Main, Köln, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen, Leipzig und Stuttgart teil.

09.10.2020 - 11:31 [ Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) ]


Washington, D.C. (October 8, 2020) – In order to protect the health and safety of all involved with the second presidential debate, scheduled for October 15, 2020, The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced the following today:

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which the candidates would participate from separate remote locations.

07.10.2020 - 20:13 [ ]

Länder verlangen negative Corona-Tests

Dem Beschluss zufolge will sich die Mehrheit der Länder an die Regelung halten. Bremen, Berlin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen und Thüringen allerdings legten dazu eigene Protokollerklärungen vor.

05.10.2020 - 22:19 [ Madrid No Frills ]

Selective confinement reawakens Vallekas’ ancient spirit of resistance

In contrast, in non-restricted areas, people are free to travel to different neighbourhoods and continue their regular activities. The selective confinement has left many people feeling disappointed and confused. “In the end, it’s a little absurd […] every day, people in the neighbourhood have to leave their neighbourhoods and take public transport to go to do their work in other neighbourhoods that are not confined,” explains Miguel, a local to Vallekas.

05.10.2020 - 22:15 [ Alexis Lahorra / Twitter ]

Honoured to have written an article for @madridnofrills about what’s been going on in Vallekas and in Madrid, Spain, during these past few weeks.

#Madrid #Spain #Vallecas #Vallekas

05.10.2020 - 21:06 [ ]

Neue Welle an Verschärfungen: Weltweit hat Corona Städte fest im Griff

Das Coronavirus hat die Welt weiterhin fest im Griff. Vor allem in den großen Städten sind die Infektionen in den vergangenen Tagen massiv angestiegen. Sowohl New York als auch Paris schlagen Alarm, in Italien wird eine landesweite Maskenpflicht im Freien geplant.

05.10.2020 - 20:55 [ New York Times ]

Cuomo Won’t Approve Closing of Businesses in 9 Hard-Hit N.Y.C. Areas

Indeed, the governor also announced that the state would take over supervision of enforcement of mask and social-distancing rules in the hot spot clusters, presumably putting the State Police in charge of New York City Police Department officers.

05.10.2020 - 20:49 [ ]

New York governor moves to close yeshivas – and possibly synagogues

That deadline is a day earlier than Mayor Bill de Blasio had set — and equally irrelevant for the hundreds of Jewish schools in the areas, most of which are closed right now because of the Sukkot holiday.

Cuomo also announced that he would take over efforts to enforce social distancing and mask mandates in New York City areas with rising cases, many of which are home to significant Orthodox populations.

05.10.2020 - 20:38 [ Jewish Deplorable / Twitter ]

BREAKING: Cuomo sides with de Blasio’s plan to shut down schools in primarily Jewish areas, threatens to ban religious gatherings

05.10.2020 - 16:06 [ ]

NYC To Close Businesses In Parts Of Brooklyn And Queens As Virus Takes Hold Again

After initially leading the nation in positive coronavirus tests, New York City was able to get the virus under control earlier this year through strong messaging on the importance of social distancing and the widespread closures of businesses. But in recent weeks, city officials and residents had been watching the numbers tick back up, particularly in Orthodox Jewish areas.

05.10.2020 - 15:56 [ CBS News ]

New York City looking to close some areas seeing coronavirus surge

Over the past two weeks, the number of new cases of the virus has been rising in pockets of the city, predominantly in neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens that are home to the city’s large Orthodox Jewish population.

05.10.2020 - 15:38 [ Spiked ]

The revolt against lockdown

Meanwhile, protests have raged again in Madrid, following the imposition of localised measures on particular districts that protesters say are punishing the poor. Comments made by Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the president of the Madrid region, suggesting ‘the way of life of immigrants’ was partly to blame for the rises in cases, have also sparked a fierce backlash.

A manifesto signed by various neighbourhood groups denounces the new measures as racist and classist, arguing that they single out the ‘individual behaviours’ of poorer residents for scorn when in all neighbourhoods rules are being broken.

03.10.2020 - 19:22 [ Berliner Morgenpost / Twitter ]

Corona in Berlin: Dilek Kalayci fordert wegen steigender Infektionen Alkoholverbot

03.10.2020 - 19:12 [ ]

Extending COVID emergency not abuse of power – Conte

Conte said the government would consult with parliament over extending the emergency until January 31.

03.10.2020 - 18:50 [ ]

Italien setzt Polizei und Heer bei Kontrollen ein

Seit heute gilt in der mittelitalienischen Region Latium mit der Hauptstadt Rom eine Maskenpflicht auch im Freien. Auch das Heer soll dafür sorgen, dass die Maskenpflicht eingehalten wird, teilte das Innenministerium mit.

03.10.2020 - 18:46 [ ]

‚Hi, this is the army‘: In Spain, troops tackle track-and-trace

At the headquarters of Spain’s armed forces in central Madrid is a room with a sign on the door reading „Epidemiological surveillance department“.

Inside, a team of around a dozen people, headsets on, are working 12 hours a day, seven days a week, each making between 70 and 80 daily calls to identify those who’ve been in touch with someone who’s tested positive for COVID.

„I’m a contact tracer for the region of Madrid, I got your number from someone who has tested positive. Firstly, where are you right now?“ says one, using a phrase that will be repeated throughout the day.

03.10.2020 - 18:39 [ ABC News ]

Madrid starts partial virus lockdown amid political dispute

Spain’s national government ordered two weeks of new restrictions that started at 10 p.m. Friday (2000 GMT) despite reluctance from regional officials.

The measures prohibit all nonessential trips in and out of the capital and nine of its suburbs — affecting around 4.8 million people.

03.10.2020 - 18:36 [ ]

Fatale Corona Situation in Madrid: Militär überwacht Ausgangssperre gegen Arme


Vorne mit dabei ist wieder Spanien und hier allen voran Madrid. Hier wurden nun erneut Ausgangssperren verhängt. Diese gelten natürlich wie immer nicht für den Arbeitsweg und vor allem nur in bestimmten und zwar den ärmeren Vierteln der Hauptstadt. „Ausgangssperre nur für Arme“ titelt unser Spanienkorrespondent Ralf Streck bei Telepolis.

30.09.2020 - 23:20 [ Haaretz ]

A Body Blow to Democracy

It’s important to be precise: In practice, this legislation does not limit demonstrations, it bans them. The proposed restrictions are so draconian that they amount to a prohibition. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is attempting, in the most cynical fashion, to exploit the coronavirus and the restrictions needed to fight its spread in order to undermine fundamental democratic rights and to suppress the dissent against him and his incorrigible government.

30.09.2020 - 23:07 [ The Jerusalem Post / Twitter ]

The High Court of Justice has given little help to the #protest movement against Prime Minister Benjamin #Netanyahu, slow-walking their petition to strike down new corona-era limits on demonstrations. @jeremybob1 reports.

30.09.2020 - 23:05 [ Times of Israel ]

High Court says it won’t block a coronavirus law limiting protests, for now

Justice Neal Hendel has given the government a week — until October 7 — to respond to the Movement for Quality Government’s petition, according to an update by the plaintiffs on their Twitter account.

27.09.2020 - 18:49 [ Elke lopez reccio / Twitter ]


27.09.2020 - 18:44 [ Arganzuela 27 / Twitter ]

¡Vallekas puerto en guerra! ¡Madrid siempre antifascista!

27.09.2020 - 18:40 [ @xthetrinchox / Twitter ]

Madrid… Spain. The ghetto! They close some poor neighborhoods like Vallecas

27.09.2020 - 18:37 [ ORF,at ]

Proteste gegen CoV-Auflagen in Madrid

In einer höchst umstrittenen Entscheidung hatte die Regionalregierung am 21. September strikte CoV-Auflagen für die rund 850.000 Bewohner von ärmeren Stadtvierteln vor allem im Süden der Hauptstadtregion verhängt. Von Montag an gelten die Auflagen für weitere 167.000 Einwohner, sodass insgesamt mehr als eine Million Menschen betroffen sind.

27.09.2020 - 16:34 [ Hurriyet (Türkei) ]

Turkey to support Azerbaijan with all its means against Armenia’s attacks

Turkey has strongly condemned and reacted to Armenia’s military offensive against civilian targets on Azerbaijani territories, pledging full support with all its means to its regional ally in using its right to self-defense.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed Ankara’s full support to Baku in a phone conversation with Azeri President İlham Aliyev.

25.09.2020 - 15:26 [ MCMLXIII / Twitter ]

Weiter geht’s ? Müller (SPD) bezieht sich dabei vor allem auf Feiern im öffentlichen Raum und erwägt auch Alkoholverbote. Müller schließt nicht aus, für die Innenstadtbezirke Mitte, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg und Neukölln „besondere Maßnahmen“ zu treffen.

25.09.2020 - 15:12 [ Tagesspiegel / Twitter ]

„Ich gehe davon aus, dass wir wieder Einschränkungen vornehmen müssen“, sagt der @RegBerlin zu den steigenden Infektionszahlen in #Berlin. Er erwäge ein #Alkoholverbot wie in #München.

25.09.2020 - 15:06 [ ]

Maskenpflicht, Alkoholverbot, Sperrzeiten – @Markus_Soeder über einen anderen Umgang mit öffentlichen Plätzen in München.


25.09.2020 - 15:01 [ ]

London Faces Local Lockdown After Being Placed On Coronavirus Watchlist

“Ministers simply have to get a grip. It’s vital that testing capacity is increased immediately in London and focused in the areas it is needed most.

25.09.2020 - 14:57 [ ]

The Latest: Lockdowns imposed in several British cities

The council leader in the northern England city of Leeds says people will be barred from meeting members of other households indoors or in backyards. The measure affects more than 750,000 people.

In Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli in Wales, households will be banned from mixing indoors.

Meanwhile London, home to almost 9 million people, is being labelled an „area of concern.“

25.09.2020 - 14:50 [ Reuters ]

Madrid authorities extends partial lockdown in the region

The regional government of the Spanish capital Madrid extended a partial lockdown from Monday to 45 health areas of the region, affecting more than one million people,

25.09.2020 - 14:47 [ ]

Spanish government wants partial Madrid city lockdown, local authorities differ

The Madrid region authorities have ordered a lockdown in 45 areas, mainly the poorest ones, where the contagion rate is above 1000 cases per 100,000 people.

25.09.2020 - 14:20 [ ]

Madrid riegelt acht weitere Stadtteile ab

Madrids Regionalpräsidentin Isabel Diaz Ayuso hatte Anfang der Woche die Armee zur Hilfe bei der Eindämmung des Virus gerufen. Am vergangenen Wochenende war es wegen der Abriegelungen zu Protesten gekommen.

24.09.2020 - 10:06 [ ]

Warum das Recht auf Sterbehilfe so heftig umstritten ist

Die Höchstrichter sollen entscheiden, ob die Paragrafen 77 und 78 des Strafrechts – „Tötung auf Verlangen“ und „Mitwirkung am Selbstmord“ – der Verfassung widersprechen. Die Bestimmungen verbieten, was anderswo in Europa längst erlaubt ist: Sterbehilfe.

23.09.2020 - 03:31 [ ]

Army could be used to help police enforce coronavirus laws, warns Boris Johnson

Today’s fresh plan includes:

– A 10pm curfew for all pubs across England – and they will be made to offer table service by law.
– There will be a significant cap on the number of guests allowed at weddings.
– But businesses and schools will be able to stay open as No10 attempts to stave off a second lockdown.
– A dramatic increase in enforcement measures to make sure people are obeying the Rule of Six.
– More fines could be slapped on those flouting the rules with on-the-spot closures for venues that fail to follow the rules.
– Facemasks will be made compulsory for staff in hospitality and close contact places – and taxis too