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09:45 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Oxford scientists preparing new vaccine versions to combat emerging Covid strains

A laboratory study found that the 501Y.V2 variant achieved „complete escape“ from monoclonal antibodies, the man-made proteins that act like the antibodies produced by jabs.

Boris Johnson said he was holding „intensive talks“ with scientists about the new variants. The Prime Minister told MPs he was confident that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) was capable of approving new vaccine modifications as quickly as necessary.

20.01.2021 - 06:00 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Angela Merkel’s disastrous legacy is Brexit and a broken EU

‚Mutti‘ is a canny and tactical politician but leaves a trail of wreckage behind her after running Europe’s biggest economy for 16 years

19.01.2021 - 23:00 [ The Columbia Bugle / Twitter ]

Full Tucker Carlson Segment Calling For President Trump To Pardon Julian Assange

„[Trump] can achieve a major victory for the principles that this country was founded on & that make it a good place to live.“

„Make a statement in our defense, defend the Bill of Rights.“

19.01.2021 - 22:55 [ Mick Wallace / Twitter ]

How come @BernieSanders has not used his influence to speak up for Julian #Assange who’s health is deteriorating in a High Security Prison in London ? – Julian’s only crime is exposing the truth about #US War Crimes…

19.01.2021 - 08:03 [ Achse des Guten ]

Herren und Diener. Klassenkampf 2021 (Teil 1)

Der Irrsinn vom Ausmaß einer Seuche hat von Deutschland und der Welt Besitz ergriffen. Das Vehikel ist ein Virus, die eigentliche Pandemie ein hysterischer Rückfall in voraufklärerische Zeiten der Geisterbeschwörung. Nie haben wir im Nachkriegs-Deutschland eine so flächendeckende Abkehr von Standards politischer und medialer Errungenschaften erlebt, die einen Bruch mit den Prinzipien der Aufklärung, der Wissenschaftlichkeit und demokratischer Werte darstellen. Wie konnte es dazu kommen, dass die Angst die Vernunft gefressen hat?

19.01.2021 - 07:54 [ Achse des Guten ]

Corona-Runde: Fakten ohne Fakten schaffen!

Die Corona-Diktatur greift unverhohlen um sich und beginnt unverdrossen, die Mechanismen und Begrifflichkeiten von Diktatoren zu übernehmen. Anders als sie behaupten, ufern die “Zahlen” nicht aus und explodieren exponentiell, sondern gehen kontinuierlich zurück, auch wenn das nicht am Lockdown liegen kann. Nun hat der fürsorgende Staatsrat mit seinen 16 Bezirksvorsitzenden Angst vor der “Mutante“ und macht uns selbige davor. Und das Fernsehen berichtet fürsorglich von den Krankenwagen, die in London und nicht in Berlin vor den Krankenhäusern Schlange stehen.

18.01.2021 - 16:09 [ addictivetips.com ]

How To Use DNSCrypt To Encrypt DNS Traffic On Linux

DNSCrypt is a local program that, when set up correctly on any Linux PC, can lock up all DNS traffic and ensure everything safely goes to the right place.

Most Linux distributions have DNSCrypt in their software sources, so installing it is a breeze. Open up a terminal and enter the commands that correspond to your Linux distribution.

18.01.2021 - 16:00 [ SimpleDNScrypt.org ]

Simple DNSCrypt

Simple DNSCrypt is a simple management tool to configure dscrypt-proxy on windows based systems.

18.01.2021 - 15:57 [ Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ]

DNSSEC Schutz für das Internet

DNSSEC ist ein Protokoll, das gegenwärtig zur Sicherung des Domain-namensystems (DNS), also dem weltweiten Telefonbuch des Internets, implementiert wird. Normale Benutzer rufen Internetserver lieber mithilfe konkreter Bezeichnungen auf (beispielsweise icann.org) – hinter den Kulissen jedoch bildet das DNS jeden Namen auf eine numerische Adresse ab, um die Daten an das korrekte Gerät zu übertragen. DNSSEC ist die Abkürzung für „DNS Security Extensions“, also DNS-Sicherheitserweiterungen. DNSSEC ergänzt das DNS um Sicherheits-funktionen, indem eine Verschlüsselungsmethodik basierend auf öffentlichen Schlüsseln in die DNS-Hierarchie integriert wird. Dadurch entsteht eine einzelne, offene und globale Public-Key-Infrastruktur (PKI) für Domainnamen. Dies ist das Ergebnis einer mehr als zehnjährigen Entwicklung offener Standards innerhalb der Nutzergemeinschaft.

18.01.2021 - 15:20 [ Movement for a People’s Party / Twitter ]

Be a nonconformist.

18.01.2021 - 15:06 [ The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center / Twitter ]

A thread of #MLK speeches and sermons in which he speaks truth to power, shares about his philosophy of nonviolence, and expounds on issues of injustice and what our righteous, rigorous response should be. Relevant. Revelatory. Revolutionary. #MLKDay

18.01.2021 - 14:47 [ Carolina Landsmann / Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Wooing of Arab Voters Unwittingly Sets an Important Precedent

The truth is, it doesn’t make any difference what his motive is. And there’s no need to support him, much less vote for him, to be filled with optimism.

After all, if the wall of the delegitimizing of Arab votes is cracked, that would be enough. If, following Netanyahu, other parties begin wooing Arabs and reserving spots for them on their tickets (see Meretz), that would be enough.

18.01.2021 - 13:32 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Journalisten: Und sie zensieren doch!

Ohne an dieser Stelle in die Details zu gehen: Durch ein Zusammenspiel aus

sozialisationsbedingten Einflüssen bei den einzelnen Journalisten
der sozialen Zusammensetzung der Medien
der vorherrschenden Rekrutierungspraxis
der beruflichen Sozialisation und den Kräfteverhältnissen und Dynamiken innerhalb der Medien

formt sich Tag für Tag aufs Neue eine Zensur, die für jeden, der mit offenen Augen die Berichterstattung verfolgt, erkennbar ist.

18.01.2021 - 13:21 [ Achse des Guten ]

Verschärfte Fakten für den Unlock

Um auf 1.000 Tote am Tag zu kommen, müsste COVID als Todesursache Krebs überholen und etwa so bedeutsam sein wie Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen, nämlich ein Drittel aller Toten verursachen. Doch dafür müsste es auch bei Patienten unter 70, die für die Todesquoten der Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen und Krebsarten relevant sind, eine hohe Letalität aufweisen. Wir wissen jedoch, dass die Letalität bei den über 70-Jährigen bei 1–2 Promille und bei den unter 70-Jährigen zehnmal niedriger oder noch viel niedriger liegt.8520

18.01.2021 - 12:39 [ ORF WIen ]

Wirte sperren aus Protest auf

Für die rund 9.000 Gastronomie Betriebe in Wien ist der verlängerte Lockdown ein harter Schlag. Rund 150 Wirte wollen daher heute mit einer Protestaktion auf ihre prekäre Situation aufmerksam machen und aufsperren – allerdings ohne Gäste zu bewirten.

17.01.2021 - 19:48 [ Robin Monotti / Twitter ]

COVID! COVID! COVID! is simply the new RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! which was the new ASSAD! ASSAD! ASSAD! which was the new GADDAFI! GADDAFI! GADDAFI! which was the new SADDAM! SADDAM! SADDAM! Spot the pattern now?

17.01.2021 - 18:45 [ Robin Monotti / Twitter ]

BOLOGNA, ITALY: Customers escort police out of the #IoApro restaurant under the cries of „Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!“

(16.01.2021)

17.01.2021 - 18:36 [ Robin Monotti / Twitter ]

A very angry Italian opposition MP (@VittorioSgarbi ) backs the #IoApro (#IOpen) movement & calls for an insurrection against government restrictions on businesses, he says „Open up, & don’t worry, in the end we will make them eat their fines“.

(14.01.2021)

The revolution starts tomorrow.

17.01.2021 - 18:08 [ Dr Naomi Wolf / Twitter ]

Part 2 of my 3 part series on how NHS does not manage, own, present its own COVID data, but for-profits such as Amazon, Palantir, Transunion, Boots, Microsoft, Google and G4S do. So they can say anything, profit from ‘lockdown’ .

(…)

17.01.2021 - 17:03 [ BMJ.com ]

Covid-19: the problems with case counting

(03 September 2020)

At the moment it seems that a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) positive result is the only criterion required for a case to be recognised.

“In any other disease we would have a clearly defined specification that would usually involve signs, symptoms, and a test result,” says Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Oxford and the editor of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. “We are moving into a biotech world where the norms of clinical reasoning are going out of the window. A PCR test does not equal covid-19; it should not, but in some definitions it does.”

16.01.2021 - 12:22 [ NetzwerkkritischeRichterundStaatsanwälte.de ]

NETZWERK KRITISCHE RICHTER UND STAATSANWÄLTE

Wir sind ein schnell wachsendes Netzwerk von Richtern und Staatsanwälten*, die das politische Handeln und das Handeln der Gesetzes- und Verordnungsgeber in der Corona-Krise aus rechtsstaatlicher Sicht mit großer Sorge beobachten. Wir setzen uns ein für das Grundgesetz und die freiheitliche demokratische Grundordnung. Dabei vertreten wir unsere private Meinung.

16.01.2021 - 12:00 [ Achse des Guten ]

Die Justiz und Corona: Netzwerk kritischer Richter und Staatsanwälte gegründet

Als gesetzgeberische Instrumente der Einschränkungen fungieren im Wesentlichen die sogenannten Coronaverordnungen der Bundesländer, die von einem Großteil der deutschen Verfassungsrechtler bereits aus formellen Gründen, insbesondere wegen des Verstoßes gegen den Parlamentsvorbehalt und Art. 80 Grundgesetz, für verfassungswidrig gehalten werden. Diese Verordnungen wiederum beruhen – seit den letzten Monaten verstärkt – in erheblichem Umfang auf den Beschlüssen eines in der Verfassung nicht vorgesehenen Gremiums, nämlich der sogenannten Bund-Länder-Konferenz.

Abgesehen von vereinzelt gebliebenen Entscheidungen scheint die Reaktion der deutschen Gerichte bislang erstaunlich. Weniger vorsichtig formuliert: irritierend oder beängstigend zurückhaltend. Bei vielen Betroffenen kommen inzwischen Zweifel an der Wahrnehmung der Funktion als dritte und kontrollierende Gewalt auf.

16.01.2021 - 11:55 [ Achse des Guten ]

Söderteska aktuell: Queen Markus spricht zum Volk

Corona ist mindestens so schlimm wie ein Weltkrieg und 50 Atombomben zusammen. Wir müssen die Inzidenz auf Null bringen, nur bei Null steckt sich keiner mehr an. Null ist die neue Normalität.

15.01.2021 - 19:24 [ Michael Tracey / Twitter ]

I don’t see much of an „insurrection“ or „armed rebellion“ underway at the moment. However, I do see a massive ongoing corporate censorship purge, as well as the overt criminalization of political speech. Odd

15.01.2021 - 18:23 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Consent-Manufacturing For Patriot Act II Continues

As we discussed previously, Biden has often boasted of being the original author of the Patriot Act years before it was rapidly rolled out amid the fear and blind obsequiousness of the aftermath of 9/11. Now in the aftermath of the Capitol riot we are seeing a push to roll out new authoritarian laws around terrorism, this time taking aim at “domestic terror”, which were also in preparation prior to the event used to manufacture support for them.

In a new article for Washington Monthly titled “It’s Time for a Domestic Terrorism Law“, Bill Scher argues against left-wing critics of the coming laws like Glenn Greenwald and Jacobin‘s Luke Savage saying such “knee-jerk reactions” against potential authoritarian abuses fail to address the growing problem. He opens with the acknowledgement that “Joe Biden’s transition team was already working on a domestic terrorism law before the insurrection,” and then he just keeps on writing as though that’s not weird or suspicious in any way.

14.01.2021 - 19:07 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz, We’ll Take It From Here

It’s hard not to feel uncomfortable when we hear Gantz – who gave Netanyahu the government, betraying his voters and his partners – trying to look like someone worried about the future of the “Anyone But Bibi” camp and trying to serve as a strategic adviser.

14.01.2021 - 12:23 [ Achse des Guten ]

Neue Ioannidis-Studie erweist Lockdowns als wirkungslos

(12.01.2021)

Für die Wirksamkeit von Lockdowns zur Eindämmung von Epidemien, die Reduktion von Infektionszahlen und/oder Todesfällen, hat es nie eine Evidenz gegeben. Inzwischen liegen über 20 Studien zur weltweiten Irrelevanz von Lockdowns in Hinblick aufs Infektionsgeschehen vor, welche die pcr-gestützten offiziellen Zahlen dabei nicht in Frage stellen. Zur jüngsten gehört eine Studie der Stanford-University, die am 5. Januar von der Zeitschrift „European Journal of Clinical Investigation“ zur Publikation akzeptiert wurde und an der u.a. John Ioannidis mitgewirkt hat. Sie kommt zum Schluss, dass Stay at home-Pflicht und Geschäftsschließungen keinen signifikanten Effekt auf den Anstieg der Infektionszahlen haben.

14.01.2021 - 12:06 [ Zero Hedge ]

Lockdowns Do Not Control The Coronavirus: The Evidence

(21.12.2020)

Much of the following list has been put together by data engineer Ivor Cummins, who has waged a year-long educational effort to upend intellectual support for lockdowns. AIER has added its own and the summaries. The upshot is that the virus is going to do as viruses do, same as always in the history of infectious disease. We have extremely limited control over them, and that which we do have is bound up with time and place. Fear, panic, and coercion are not ideal strategies for managing viruses. Intelligence and medical therapeutics fare much better.

(These studies are focused only on lockdown and their relationship to virus control. They do not get into the myriad associated issues that have vexed the world such as mask mandates, PCR-testing issues, death misclassification problem, or any particular issues associated with travel restrictions, restaurant closures, and hundreds of other particulars about which whole libraries will be written in the future.)

14.01.2021 - 10:00 [ Neil Clark / Twitter ]

Health Secretary Hancock says he can give no timetable for the lifting of lockdown restrictions even after vaccinations. As I have said on numerous occasions, this only ends when people realise it’s not meant to end.

14.01.2021 - 09:06 [ Spiked ]

The government is terrorising the public

The politics of fear is being used to justify another authoritarian lockdown.

13.01.2021 - 10:11 [ Times of Israel ]

Liberman: US Capitol storming ‘nothing’ compared to what Netanyahu planning if he loses

(09.01.2021)

Yisrael Beytenu chief Avigdor Liberman says the storming of the US Capitol by Trump supporters is “nothing” compared to what he claims Prime Minister Netanyahu is planning if the premier feels he’s lost the elections.

12.01.2021 - 11:43 [ World Association for Christian Communication ]

COVID-19 pandemic and biopolitics in Latin America

(17. AUgust 2020)

At the time of this writing [June 3, 2020], Latin America has become the new epicenter of the pandemic with growing number of reported cases of infections and deaths. Various governments in Latin America (Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil) and the Inter-American Development Bank have deployed digital technologies to control the transmission of the virus and to support testing and tracing. They have collaborated with private companies and universities in setting up mobile applications for geolocalizing and contact-tracing possibly infected people. Expectedly, these actions have raised concerns about the negative impact of massive surveillance.

However, while we recognize the legitimacy of these concerns, the problem in Latin America takes different dimensions than in Europe, North America, and East Asia. For the moment, the governments in the region have significant problems to launch and maintain massive digital surveillance apparatuses.

12.01.2021 - 11:41 [ waccglobal / Twitter ]

Does the #COVID-19 pandemic mark the birth of a new form of #biopolitics? The Latin American case shows important departures from Europe and the U.S., both in the adoption of surveillance technologies and in the types of biopolitical control

11.01.2021 - 20:08 [ Dr Naomi Wolf / Twitter ]

Chart from @nytimes is based on absolute complete b-it. @COVID19Tracking uses unnamed „volunteers‘ to upload data, built by a magazine owned by @Bloomberg , and uses data from a hedge fund information service. 100% corrupted, a way to legally insider trade.

11.01.2021 - 19:50 [ Neil Clark / Twitter ]

Lockdowns only end when we realise they are not meant to end.

11.01.2021 - 09:33 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

It was a *Democratic-controlled* House sub-committee that just a few months ago issued a lengthy report concluding that FB, Amazon, Google & Apple are *monopolies*. That means competition is impossible. Now Dems are happy that it’s used for them:

I’ve been resisting the conclusion that this is Liberals‘ 9/11 because it at first seemed hyperbolic, even though they’re using the same weapons against their critics (if you question all the new powers they want, it means you love the Terrorists).

But this is Liberals‘ 9/11.

11.01.2021 - 09:13 [ Abir Ballan, Master in Public Health| Psychology / Twitter ]

They used a tactical warfare strategy against us. ‚Divide and conquer‘. We fell for it. Now we must become aware of it and fight back. We must reunite. We must find true solidarity to save our world. To free ourselves. To regain our autonomy.

Understand the strategy of your opponent and think of your next move.

We, the people, are the only ones who know what is for our greater good. The people on top who are pulling the strings don’t know what is good for us and don’t care about what is good for us. They only care about their self-interests and what is good for them.

11.01.2021 - 07:55 [ Dr Naomi Wolf / Twitter ]

Oh. My. God. Huge new restrictions in Sweden. It’s looking a lot like a global coup based on/predicated upon medical fascism.

09.01.2021 - 18:18 [ BMJ.com ]

Covid-19: the problems with case counting

(03 September 2020)

At the moment it seems that a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) positive result is the only criterion required for a case to be recognised.

“In any other disease we would have a clearly defined specification that would usually involve signs, symptoms, and a test result,” says Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Oxford and the editor of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. “We are moving into a biotech world where the norms of clinical reasoning are going out of the window. A PCR test does not equal covid-19; it should not, but in some definitions it does.”

09.01.2021 - 18:12 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

The way ‘Covid deaths’ are being counted is a national scandal

(30.05.2020)

Normally, two doctors are needed to certify a death, one of whom has been treating the patient or who knows them and has seen them recently. That has changed. For Covid-19 only, the certification can be made by a single doctor, and there is no requirement for them to have examined, or even met, the patient. A video-link consultation in the four weeks prior to death is now felt to be sufficient for death to be attributed to Covid-19.

09.01.2021 - 18:02 [ Lockdown Resistance Network / Twitter ]

Enough and no more. Never in history have we behaved like this. This is psychological warfare and gaslighting. Whitty and the rest are drunk on power. I’m not complying with this nonsense. I’m not complying with this once great country becoming a totalitarian dictatorship.

09.01.2021 - 17:44 [ ORF.at ]

CoV: 100 Teilnehmer bei untersagter Demo

Die Teilnehmer hielten sich an die entsprechenden Auflagen, weshalb die Exekutive nicht einschritt, sagte Polizeisprecherin Barabara Gass.

09.01.2021 - 15:40 [ Peter Daou / Twitter ]

Honestly, is anyone else seeing through the establishment’s bullshit? After enabling him for four years, passing his bills, giving his goons free rein, praying for him… leaders of both parties suddenly pretend to have an anti-Trump spine two weeks before he’s gone??

09.01.2021 - 15:25 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

In case any of you doubt there is a new War on Terror underway: here’s a former CIA operative and Pentagon official now a member of Congress (a Democrat, needless to say), explicitly saying (on MSNBC, of course) that the new War on Terror is domestic:

09.01.2021 - 15:15 [ CODEPINK / Twitter ]

If you were shocked and horrified by what you saw happening at the Capitol yesterday, just remember the United States has been involved in the violent overthrow of governments in 12 countries in the past 30 years alone.

(07.01.2021)

08.01.2021 - 20:29 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Leserbriefe zu „Regierungslogik: Die Corona-Maßnahmen wirken nicht. Also verlängern wir sie. Und die Tagesschau applaudiert“

„Die Menschen die in den engen Wohnungen unserer Städte leben , die Kinder, die Alten, die Künstler, die Musiker und auch alle Nichtgenannten, (Underdogs) sowie die (früheren) und jetzigen Mitarbeiter/innen der Gastwirte und des Einzelhandels. Auch die, die heute früh wieder zur Arbeit fuhren, bzw. fahren durften – in ihre Büros und an die Fließbänder, teilweise in vollen oder auch halbvollen Bussen und Bahnen – Sehr geehrter Herr Müller, ich sehe niemanden sich öffentlich zu positionieren für eine gerechte Lebensweise. (Der Promillebereich zählt nicht) Alle diese Genannten und Nichtgenannten Bürger dieses Landes genießen ihr Deutschland, ihr Land des Glücks und Lobgesangs, welches stetig wechselhaft, aber niemals aufwärts geht, nur ständig munter runter. Verlässt sie 2021 immer noch der Mut? NEIN, es ist ihre Bundesrepublik Deutschland, ihre eigene immer kleiner werdende Welt, in der Jede und Jeder danach strebt das sich der Mühe doch nie als Wert erweist. Sie bleiben auch im Jahr 2021(oder 3021, 4021 falls die Welt noch existiert) jederzeit gefügige, angepasste, obrigkeitshörige, aufopferungswillige, funktionierende, in ständiger Unterwerfung existierende Untertanen dieses Landes.“

08.01.2021 - 17:02 [ ORF.at ]

CoV-Unterausschuss startete mit Anträgen an Ministerien

Einberufen wurde das Gremium von SPÖ und NEOS. Formell handelt es sich beim „kleinen U-Ausschuss“ um einen Unterausschuss des Rechnungshof-Ausschusses. Einen solchen kann auch die parlamentarische Minderheit einberufen – und dies haben SPÖ und NEOS getan, weil es keinen CoV-Kontrollausschuss gibt.

08.01.2021 - 07:24 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Secret, due-process-free no-fly lists were one of the worst post-9/11 civil liberties abuses — I reported on them often. Stunning to see calls from Congress for people to be put on them revived in this climate. I hope people realize what’s happening:

07.01.2021 - 19:16 [ Dan Cohen / Twitter ]

In this apologist’s binary worldview, opposing police murdering Trump supporters means supporting police murder of Black people. Fuck that. I oppose police murdering civilians of any kind. Consistency isn’t hard.

07.01.2021 - 19:08 [ Caitlin Johnstone / Twitter ]

Maybe it’s because I’m Australian but I think the bar for when it’s okay for a cop to shoot someone, ANYONE, should actually be quite high. Sorry if that freaks you out.

07.01.2021 - 19:02 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

MSM Already Using Capitol Hill Riot To Call For More Internet Censorship

We will likely see many more such articles in the coming days, arguing for increased regulation of internet communication to prevent future incidents like today.

07.01.2021 - 18:48 [ Medea Benjamin, Cofounder of peace group CODEPINK / Twitter ]

We, anti-war activists, have been protesting at the US Capitol for decades, getting arrested over and over again for peaceful speech against violent war. If we had done ANYTHING like this, we’d be dead right now.

07.01.2021 - 10:03 [ Susan Hennessey, CNN National Security and Legal Analyst, Former IC attorney / Twitter ]

But does that just mean 3 people had totally random medical emergencies? Reactions to tear gas? It’s just oddly vague.

07.01.2021 - 09:13 [ Sebastian Gorka DrG / Twitter ]

Who killed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbit in Congress today? I want to know. America must be told.

06.01.2021 - 22:23 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

Imagine if a foreign power recognized this guy as president and you’ll know how Venezuelans feel

06.01.2021 - 22:18 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

Feels a lot like Maidan Square out here with all the right wing muscle. One missing ingredient: chipper Democrats cheering on “pro democracy protesters.”

06.01.2021 - 20:33 [ ORF Wien ]

2.500 bei Demonstration in Wr. Neustadt

Angemeldet war die Demonstration am Mittwochnachmittag in Wr. Neustadt für 1.000 Personen. Diese Zahl wurde mit 2.500 Personen klar überschritten. Sie gingen vom Hauptplatz aus eine Runde von etwa 2,5 Kilometern. Die Polizei begleitete den Demonstrationszug mit einem Großaufgebot von Einsatzkräften, von der Einsatzeinheit Niederösterreich, vom Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung, vom Stadtpolizeikommando Wr. Neustadt sowie mit einigen Kriminalbeamten in Zivilkleidung.

06.01.2021 - 14:05 [ Spiked ]

It’s the pro-lockdown lobby that is spreading fake news

This is the stage of lockdown authoritarianism we have now reached: anyone who questions the lockdown will be branded a liar and a hoodwinker who should be expelled from public life, while the cheerers of lockdown, those self-styled saviours of lives, can say whatever they want with very few repercussions.

05.01.2021 - 18:17 [ Achse des Guten ]

Die wundersame Impf-Chronologie

Spätestens mit RKI-Veröffentlichungen vom 15. April 2020 kann jeder wissen, dass das Infektionsgeschehen in Deutschland seit Mitte März rückläufig und der R-Wert schon lange unter 1 gefallen war, bevor irgendeine Staatsmaßnahme zur Eindämmung hätte entsprechend wirken können.

Erinnern wir uns an die beiden Hauptgründe sowohl für die Herbeiführung des Ausnahmezustandes als auch die Idee, Herdenimmunität durch Massenimpfung zu erzeugen. Erstens: Asymptomatisch Kontaminierte tragen wesentlich zu einem Infektions-, gar Erkrankungsgeschehen bei. Deshalb müssen auch Gesunde zueinander auf Abstand gehen. Zweitens: „SARS-CoV-2 ist so neu, dass praktisch niemand immun dagegen ist.“ (tagesschau.de, 19.3.)

Urheber beider Ideen ist Drosten.

05.01.2021 - 18:01 [ Achse des Guten ]

„Wir wissen, dass Leute mit einer geringen Viruslast nicht infektiös sind“

(22.12.2020)

Olfert Landt, der mit seiner Firma Tib Molbiol 2 Millionen (Drosten-)PCR-Tests pro Woche international verkauft und Co-Autor des von der WHO am 13. Januar (erste Version) bzw. 17. Januar (zweite Version) veröffentlichten Corman-Drosten-PCR-Protokolls ist, sagt der Fuldaer Zeitung allen Ernstes:

„Wir wissen, dass Leute mit einer geringen Viruslast nicht infektiös sind“, sagt Landt. Der Hersteller der PCR-Tests glaubt, dass schätzungsweise die Hälfte aller positiv getesteten Personen nicht infektiös seien. Um gefährlich für Dritte zu sein, müsse man „100-mal mehr Viruslast in sich tragen als die Nachweisgrenze der Tests“.

05.01.2021 - 08:39 [ @shawalzy / Twitter ]

Can’t wait for the ‚Tier 19 Annual Hunger Games‘ where all districts battle it out for visiting Greggs privileges. #lockdownthoughts #lockdown

05.01.2021 - 08:32 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚What I’ll look like when we FINALLY get out of lockdown‘: Brits wearily take to social media to ponder how long it will be before they are free again

– Britons have taken to social media to mock the prospect of a third lockdown
– Boris Johnson unveiled a new set of restrictions in his address to nation last night

04.01.2021 - 11:08 [ Rubikon ]

Die Vertuschungsaktion

(22.12.2020)

Laut Alina Chan, Molekularbiologin am Broad Institute of Harvard und am MIT, kann man die Evolution von SARS-CoV-2 nicht mit der These eines zoonotischen Ursprungs in Einklang bringen, denn das Virus war bereits vollständig für die Mensch-zu-Mensch-Übertragung angepasst, als es zum ersten Mal auftrat.

Die renommierte medizinische Fachzeitschrift „Nature“ erlaubte anscheinend einigen Autoren, ihre Daten heimlich zu ändern, ohne auf diese Korrekturen in den Artikeln hinzuweisen.

Chans Untersuchungen zeigen, dass die Autoren ihre Proben umbenannt, falsch zugeordnet und ein Genomprofil generiert haben, das mit keiner ihrer Proben übereinstimmt. In anderen Papers fehlen Daten.

Das Coronavirus RaTG13, zu 96 Prozent mit SARS-CoV-2 identisch und somit der engste Verwandte, ist in Wirklichkeit btCoV-4991. Dieses Genom wurde schon 2013 in Proben nachgewiesen und 2016 veröffentlicht.

04.01.2021 - 10:55 [ Movement for a People’s Party / Twitter ]

House PROGRESSIVES just reelected Nancy Pelosi. Only corporate Democrats voted against her. #ForceTheVote was our best chance for a House vote on Medicare for all. The Democratic Party cannot be reformed. It’s time for a #PeoplesParty!

04.01.2021 - 08:19 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom and Tyranny

Those who do not seek to meaningfully dissent or subvert power will usually deny — because they do not perceive — that such dissent and subversion are, in fact, rigorously prohibited. They will continue to believe blissfully that the society in which they live guarantees core civic freedoms — of speech, of press, of assembly, of due process — because they have rendered their own speech and activism, if it exists at all, so innocuous that nobody with the capacity to do so would bother to try to curtail it. The observation apocryphally attributed to socialist activist Rosa Luxemburg, imprisoned for her opposition to German involvement in World War I and then summarily executed by the state, expresses it best: “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”

04.01.2021 - 07:56 [ WikiLeaks / Twitter ]

More than 40 Human Rights and Media Organisations oppose the extradition of Julian Assange

@amnesty
@hrw
@ACLU
@RSF_inter
@pressfreedom
@IFJGlobal
@NUJofficial
@guardian
@nytimes
#Assange

04.01.2021 - 07:37 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Operation Hope begins: Half a MILLION Covid-19 jabs will be made available to vulnerable people this week in UK’s biggest EVER mass vaccination drive as health bosses ramp up efforts to beat the pandemic

Elderly and infirm people in Oxford, London, Brighton, Morecambe in Lancashire and Nuneaton in Warwickshire are due to be first to receive the jab.

A total of 530,000 doses will be made available at 540 GP vaccination sites and 101 hospitals this week.

The NHS has ordered 100million doses which it is hoped will free the country from Covid-19.

04.01.2021 - 07:30 [ theSun.co.uk ]

First of 530,000 Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs to be rolled out today in Britain’s war on coronavirus

Hospitals at six NHS trusts across London, Brighton, Oxford, Morecambe and Nuneaton will be the first to give the vaccine.

It will reach more than 500 GP surgeries and community centres by the end of the week — with PM Boris Johnson saying “we are going as fast as we can”.

04.01.2021 - 07:28 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Amazing 7,750 volunteers sign up to The Sun’s Jabs Army appeal in first 48 hours

The Sun joined forces with the NHS and the Royal Voluntary Service to urge readers to volunteer as stewards at the pop-up vaccination centres across the UK. It launched on New Year’s Day.

According to the latest figures, 7,744 have signed up to help, with most of those crediting The Sun.

Catherine Johnstone CBE, chief exec of the Royal Voluntary Service, said: “The response from Sun readers has been incredible.

03.01.2021 - 18:16 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The world must investigate all the mounting evidence Covid leaked from a Wuhan lab, writes IAN BIRRELL

(2 January 2021 | Updated: 12:06 GMT, 3 January 2021)

Now there is growing clamour from experts around the world that no stone should be left unturned during this inquiry – and that it must include one key element of a hunt which has all the hallmarks of a thriller novel.

This centres on a cave filled with bats, a clutch of mysterious deaths, some brilliant scientists carrying out futuristic experiments in a secretive laboratory – and a cover-up of epic proportions that, if proven, would have huge consequences for the Chinese Communist Party and the global practice of science.

03.01.2021 - 18:07 [ ChildrensHealthDefense.org ]

Did Top Medical Journal Help Cover Up Origins of SARS-CoV-2?

(11.09.2020)

– According to Alina Chan, a molecular biologist at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, SARS-CoV-2 did not evolve in a manner you’d expect, had it jumped from an animal to a human. It sprang into action fully evolved for human transmission
– It appears Nature, a top medical journal, has allowed authors to secretly alter data sets in their papers without publishing notices of correction
– Chan’s investigation reveals authors have renamed samples, failed to attribute them properly, and produced a genomic profile that doesn’t match the samples in their paper. Others are missing data
– RaTG13 — the coronavirus that most resembles SARS-CoV-2, being 96% identical — is actually btCoV-4991, a virus found in samples collected in 2013 and published in 2016
– If SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 and the subsequent response to it, came from a lab, then we need to reassess the future of gain-of-function research that allows for the weaponization of viruses

03.01.2021 - 17:53 [ Alina Chan / Twitter / threadreaderapp.com ]

Get ready. This is going to be an important thread. Election season will be over soon and hopefully more people will devote some attention to this… I’m going to walk through a timeline of SARS2-related virus data published in the months after the outbreak. (1/30)

(25 Oct 20)

Since the outbreak in late 2019, events have been unfolding at such a fast pace that it is difficult to keep track of what happened and in what order.

I use visualizations of the timeline to follow key events relating to the search for the animal host of SARS2. (2/30)

Even today, I still hear people saying that SARS-CoV-2 came from pangolins and a Seafood market in Wuhan. I hope this analysis will help to clear things up. It will refresh us on significant early pandemic events and major publications discussing the origins of the virus (3/30).

31.12.2020 - 06:48 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

PROFESSOR ANGUS DALGLEISH: The Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is as close to a miracle as medicine ever gets

Everyone can see what a serious emergency this is. We have to act. Bin the bureaucracy, and get this miracle vaccine to work right now.

30.12.2020 - 17:56 [ BusinessInsider.com ]

2 new members of the progressive ‚Squad‘ won’t say whether they’ll support Nancy Pelosi’s fourth bid for house speaker

(27.12.2020)

Reps.-elect Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman on Sunday declined to state in a CNN interview whether they would support California Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid to be reelected as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

30.12.2020 - 17:51 [ Newsweek ]

Ohio Senator Brown Joins Sanders in Delaying Senate Holiday Over $2K Stimulus Checks

Ohio Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown said Tuesday that he would push for a Senate vote on $2,000 stimulus checks by joining Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’s filibuster on the Senate floor.

30.12.2020 - 10:09 [ UK Department of Health and Social Care / UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency ]

Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine authorised by UK medicines regulator

The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for use.

30.12.2020 - 10:05 [ BBC ]

Covid-19: Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine approved for use in UK

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, with the first doses due to be given on Monday amid rising coronavirus cases.

30.12.2020 - 03:30 [ Katie / Twitter ]

There’s no reason for a progressive to vote to confirm Pelosi as speaker again without concessions. Period. @AOC @AyannaPressley @IlhanMN @RashidaTlaib @PramilaJayapal @RoKhanna do what we elected you to do and force the vote! #ReplacePelosiJan3 #ForceM4ALLVote

30.12.2020 - 03:00 [ Tamburlaine / Twitter ]

You do realize that not only can the Squad #ForceTheVote on M4A, they can even #ReplacePelosiJan3 with *ZERO RISK* of a GOP Speaker? They need 5-8 holdouts. The GOP doesn’t have the votes. And this isn’t being discussed at all. Why?

30.12.2020 - 02:48 [ Healthcare for All - Los Angeles / Twitter ]

House leadership for the FDA. Our demand for life-saving #MedicareForAll will not wait for a “better time” after the pandemic. Healthcare for All – Los Angeles Chapter (HCA-LA) stands with #ForceTheVote. 2/3

30.12.2020 - 02:38 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

This is about life and death for millions of people. The Senate must approve the $2000 for every working class adult.

28.12.2020 - 11:47 [ Cyberscoop.com ]

ACLU sues FBI for information about its encryption-cracking skills

The FBI must be more transparent about its ability to break into people’s mobile devices, the American Civil Liberties Union says, and the group is suing for information about what the feds have in their toolkit.

The ACLU says the bureau should come clean about what its Electronic Device Analysis Unit (EDAU) is using “to unlock and decrypt information that is otherwise securely stored on cell phones.”

28.12.2020 - 10:51 [ Caitlin Johnson ]

Secret, Invisible Evidence Of Russian Hacking Is Not Actually Evidence

Imagine if I really was claiming that the Chinese government is arming Antifa ninja warriors to kill patriotic Americans in the coming Biden Wars. How crazy would you have to be to believe what I was saying without my providing hard, verifiable evidence for my claims?

Now imagine further that this is something I’ve made false claims about many times in the past. If every few years I make a new claim about some naughty government arming Antifa super soldiers in a great communist uprising, which turns out later to have been bogus.

26.12.2020 - 06:53 [ Marcy Winograd / Twitter ]

After CODEPINK Campaign & pressure from others, Torture Defender Mike Morell Bows Out for CIA. Now, we must ask the tough questions of #AvrilHaines, challenge her nomination & put the #drone program on trial!

25.12.2020 - 05:32 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexiteers almost lost everything — now they have almost won everything

It is hard to underestimate how close this country came to throwing away the 2016 referendum result. As deadline after deadline was missed, those who lost the referendum received more and more concessions. From European Court of Justice oversight to commitments to remain chained to the EU’s failed economic model – a virtual colony trapped within the Brussels regulatory orbit. On this side of the Channel, Brexiteers were confronted daily by the scheming of a thoroughly rotten Parliament abetted by a partisan speaker and activist legal establishment.

It is from this context that we must view today.

24.12.2020 - 17:29 [ Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom / Twitter ]

WATCH LIVE: My update on our future partnership with the European Union.

24.12.2020 - 17:24 [ UK Prime Minister / Twitter ]

The United Kingdom has agreed a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union. See what this deal means for you

24.12.2020 - 12:06 [ Heise.de ]

Das sind die wahren Gründe im Streit um bewaffnete Drohnen

Hinter der Aufrüstung von Drohnen steht demnach tatsächlich ein langfristiger internationaler Plan zur Entwicklung autonomer Rüstungsprojekte. Es geht um das „Future Combat Air System“ (FCAS), das Deutschland, Frankreich und Spanien in eine führende Position in der autonomen Kriegsführung bringen soll. Es geht um ein 500-Milliarden-Euro-Vorhaben, um Lobbyismus und um die Aufrüstung bis zum Jahr 2080.

Bisher ist das knapp 100-seitige Parlamentsdokument schlichtweg noch niemandem aufgefallen, obwohl es auf Deutsch übersetzt ist, im Netz steht und Kritikern der autonomen Aufrüstung zahlreiche Argumente liefert.

24.12.2020 - 06:58 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

It’s Not Section 230 President Trump Hates, It’s the First Amendment

(09.12.2020)

Under Section 230, the only party responsible for unlawful speech online is the person who said it, not the website where they posted it, the app they used to share it, or any other third party.

23.12.2020 - 19:21 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Uses New COVID-19 Strain to Scare the Public at the Best Possible Time for Him

(22.12.2020)

The coronavirus pandemic is dangerous enough on its own – but adding the considerations of a prime minister who is a criminal defendant trying to escape justice, the result is systematic disregard for the population

23.12.2020 - 08:31 [ Washington Post ]

Live updates: Trump demands $2,000 stimulus checks; calls long awaited coronavirus relief bill a ‘disgrace’

President Trump derided the recently-passed coronavirus relief bill as a “disgrace” on Tuesday night, calling on Congress to increase stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000 and get rid of “wasteful and unnecessary items.” The move stunned Congress which has been deadlocked for months over the long-awaited stimulus package to address people’s increasingly desperate situations in the midst of a pandemic-fueled economic downturn.

23.12.2020 - 08:27 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Covid-19 catch-22: Regime-change policies come packed with US pandemic relief

The US Congress’ $900 billion Covid-19 relief bill was packaged with $1.4 trillion in omnibus spending that includes tens of billions for war, weapons, and regime change abroad, from anti-Russia and anti-China initiatives to $3.3 billion for Israel’s military.

21.12.2020 - 22:12 [ The Jimmy Dore Show / Youtube ]

Force The Vote is Trending! Pressure Campaign on Politicians Getting Stronger.

(video)

21.12.2020 - 00:12 [ Movement for a People´s Party ]

Dr. Cornel West and Jimmy Dore join the People’s Party Advisory Council, launch MPP organizing campaign to Force The Vote on Medicare for all

Public intellectual and Harvard professor Dr. Cornel West and political comedian Jimmy Dore have joined the People’s Party Advisory Council. Together with the Movement for a People’s Party, they are launching the Force The Vote petition and organizing campaign. The campaign aims to pressure The Squad and House progressives to refuse to vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Speaker until she publicly pledges to bring Medicare for all to the floor of the House for a vote. Nearly 10,000 people signed the petition overnight.

Dore hosted Dr. West on The Jimmy Dore Show Friday evening where they broke the news. “We’re joining forces with the Movement for a People’s Party. We are ForceTheVote.org,” said Dore. “There’s never a wrong time to do the right thing. And now is the time, in the middle of a deadly pandemic. There’s never been a better time to have a Medicare for all vote.”

20.12.2020 - 23:48 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

The Revolutionary Struggle Is A Fight Between Movement And Inertia

(16.12.2020)

The pandemic and a Democrat-controlled House presents a once-in-a-century opportunity to shove hard toward getting Americans the same healthcare rights afforded to everyone else in every major country on earth and forcing all House Democrats who oppose it to expose themselves to their constituents instead of passing the blame to the Republicans. With things getting more and more desperate, waiting for the next once-in-a-century opportunity to even begin pushing is a ridiculous proposition.

19.12.2020 - 21:51 [ @TheBlackFlags1 / Twitter ]

החיסון האמיתי ניתן עכשיו בבלפור:

19.12.2020 - 21:44 [ Haaretz ]

Anti-Netanyahu Protesters Mark Six Months of Weekly Demonstrations

Protesters against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are demonstrating in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and at traffic junctions, bridges and intersections nationwide for the 25th week in a row on Saturday, marking six months since the protest movement began.

14.12.2020 - 15:57 [ KBS.kr ]

Parlament billigt umstrittene Änderung des Geheimdienstgesetzes

Die Revision des Geheimdienstgesetzes bildet den Abschluss eines Reformpakets der Moon Jae-in-Regierung, mit dem die Machtfülle staatlicher Organisationen eingeschränkt werden soll.

12.12.2020 - 17:47 [ Haaretz ]

Anti-Netanyahu Protests Resume for 25th Week in a Row

Protests are slated to be held in front of the prime minister’s Jerusalem and Caesarea residences, as well as in front of Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz’s home in Rosh Ha’ayin

11.12.2020 - 13:57 [ Haaretz ]

Let the Israeli Left Choose Their Own Leaders. Only Then Will They Replace Netanyahu

For now, opinion polls show that the left has no chance of defeating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Lawmakers Amir Peretz and Itzik Shmuli, by crawling into his government, have turned the Labor Party into a historical relic. Both Labor and Meretz have forgone primaries, leaving power in the hands of their leaders. There is no democracy in the parties of Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid either. This leaves Likud, embarrassingly, as the only democratic party.

09.12.2020 - 18:03 [ t-online / Twitter ]

.@The_Rookinator analysiert, wie Ursula @vonderleyen ihren #Brexit-Chefunterhändler entmachtete:

09.12.2020 - 17:55 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

STEPHEN GLOVER: When will Europe get it? Britain is determined to have its sovereignty back, come what may

Supported by other leaders, President Emmanuel Macron wants an independent Britain to obey future EU regulations — and be fined if it doesn’t.

Do they expect Boris Johnson to cave in during the next 24 hours? If so, they are tragically mistaken.

09.12.2020 - 14:02 [ PolskieRadio.pl ]

„Karikatur der Rechtsstaatlichkeit“

Das Ziel sei es, die Auszahlung von EU-Fonds von dem Stand der Rechtsstaatlichkeit im konkreten Land anhängig zu machen. Darüber, ob ein EU-Staat die Prinzipien der Rechtsstaatlichkeit befolge oder nicht, sollen andere Mitglieder der Europäischen Union entscheiden. Dies bedeute, dass diese Prozedur beliebig eingesetzt werden könne. In dem Projekt selbst gebe es keine klaren Kriterien, nach denen man die Rechtsstaatlichkeit messen könnte. Das zeige, dass die Auszahlung von EU-Geldern von rein politischen und nicht rechtlichen Faktoren abhängen würde.

08.12.2020 - 04:25 [ Spiked ]

The Berlin authorities are waging war on Berliners

The other is that too few, until now, are ready to oppose openly the government’s strict new regulations – even in freedom-loving Berlin. Of course, there is a reason for that. For months, those protesting against the lockdowns have been equated with the far right by many media outlets and assorted politicians. This despite a recent study revealing that most participants are not right-wing at all. There have even been calls to have Querdenken, the outfit that has been organising the big anti-lockdown demonstrations, put under observation by Germany’s secret service, the Verfassungsschutz.

As a result, anyone voicing anger over the lockdown risks being discredited as a Covid denier or a right-wing conspiracy theorist. I

08.12.2020 - 04:22 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Anything that poses a threat to the ability of mainstream media corporations and their employees to monopolize discourse and control information — Patreon, Substack, Joe Rogan, WikiLeaks, social media, etc. — they will hate and wage war on to try to either demonize or control.

08.12.2020 - 02:05 [ Achse des Guten ]

Die Propagandisten des permanenten Ausnahme-Zustands

Man muss wohl von einer Pseudomorphose der Demokratie sprechen. Die formalen Strukturen bestehen noch, aber es ist längst ein neuer Geist eingezogen. Und gerade die Aktivisten sehen in der Demokratie ein Auslaufmodell. Das gilt nicht nur für die übergriffigen Klimanotstands-Aktivisten, sondern auch für die Propagandisten des permanenten Ausnahmezustands der Pandemie. Das gilt vor allem aber für den globalen Paternalismus der Davos-Menschen, die mit ihrem “Great Reset” im Schatten von Corona eine Weltrevolution von oben planen.

08.12.2020 - 01:30 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

After the Deep State Sabotaged His Presidential Bid, Bernie Sanders Mocks Those Who Believe it Exists

Also ridiculing „rigged elections“ and „fake news“ — two other weapons used on him — the Vermont Senator’s relationship to the Democratic Party descends from loyal support to abject subservience.

08.12.2020 - 01:10 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

In An Insane World, Revolution Is The Moderate Position

Simply advocating sanity over insanity gets you shoved out of sight and out of mind by the narrative managers responsible for preserving a world order that is stark raving insane from top to bottom. If you oppose the systems exploited by the ruling power establishment which murders, exploits and oppresses people at home and abroad all day every day while destroying the very ecosystem we depend on for survival, then you are branded a lunatic and your wrongthink quarantined so as not to infect the mainstream herd.

This dynamic is made possible by the fact that the powerful are constantly pouring their wealth and influence into manufacturing the collective delusion that madness is sanity and sickness is health.

05.12.2020 - 16:25 [ Noga Tarnopolsky / Twitter ]

🏴 🇮🇱 „Hero of Israel,“ a bronze sculpture by the multidisciplinary artist Itai Zalait, was installed guerrilla-style in front of PM Netanyahu’s official Jerusalem residence, on the 24th weekend of @TheBlackFlags1 protests.

02.12.2020 - 15:54 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

How did Covid REALLY spread around the world? As damning test results show antibodies were in US in December – WEEKS before China raised the alarm – growing global evidence points to a cover-up

– Blood samples unveiled this week show people in California, Oregon and Washington infected in December
– Further tests on blood taken in mid-to-late December and into early January found virus in six more states
– Italy, Brazil and France have all since found traces of the virus before China even acknowledged it existed
– Evidence has emerged in Spain and the UK suggesting that Covid-19 was around before testing was possible
– Claims the virus emerged in a market in Wuhan last winter have crumbled in the face of scientific evidence

29.11.2020 - 15:40 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚This is what happens when we politicians trash ancient liberties‘: MP CHARLES WALKER was left outraged when elderly protester was dragged into a police van outside the Commons

The real villains of the piece are us, the politicians, with our cavalier approach to the trashing of our constituents’ civil liberties. For the past eight months, we have removed these liberties almost without a second thought, relying on the overstretched police to enforce our panoply of new and wretched laws.

I did not vote for these appalling laws but accept that I am part of the political collective that has forced them on our constituents. Merely to suggest that we may be ‘over-cooking the goose’ is to invite the wrath of the ‘high-ups’ in Parliament. It is tantamount to heresy to point out that criminalising parents for seeing their children strikes many as grotesque.

29.11.2020 - 15:15 [ Robin Monotti Graziadei / Twitter ]

LONDON: „Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!“

29.11.2020 - 15:10 [ Le Général, Street journaliste / Twitter ]

„LIBERTE LIBERTE“ à #paris ce soir La bastille

#Violencepolicieres

28.11.2020 - 22:07 [ Rep. Barbara Lee, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Make no mistake: the US is still very close to another devastating war in the Middle East because of Trump’s reckless actions. Congress needs to finally repeal the 2001 and 2002 AUMF and #StopEndlessWar! #NoWarWithIran

(12.01.2020)

28.11.2020 - 19:08 [ CODEPINK / Twitter ]

This is BAD. Israel is trying to incite a war with Iran before Trump leaves office. The whole world, especially @JoeBiden , should condemn the illegal assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Don’t let Israel sabotage #PeaceWithIran!

28.11.2020 - 19:03 [ Medea Benjamin, Cofounder of peace group CODEPINK / Twitter ]

Biden’s silence re the assassination of Iranian scientist is DEAFENING.

27.11.2020 - 17:47 [ Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ]

DNSSEC – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

DNS data for a domain is called a zone. Some organizations operate their own name servers to publish their zones, but usually organizations outsource this function to third parties. There are different types of organizations that host DNS zones on behalf of others, including registrars, registries, web hosting companies, network server providers, just to name a few.

DNS by itself is not secure

DNS was designed in the 1980s when the Internet was much smaller, and security was not a primary consideration in its design. As a result, when a recursive resolver sends a query to an authoritative name server, the resolver has no way to verify the authenticity of the response.

27.11.2020 - 17:36 [ Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ]

DNSSEC Schutz für das Internet

DNSSEC ist ein Protokoll, das gegenwärtig zur Sicherung des Domain-namensystems (DNS), also dem weltweiten Telefonbuch des Internets, implementiert wird. Normale Benutzer rufen Internetserver lieber mithilfe konkreter Bezeichnungen auf (beispielsweise icann.org) – hinter den Kulissen jedoch bildet das DNS jeden Namen auf eine numerische Adresse ab, um die Daten an das korrekte Gerät zu übertragen. DNSSEC ist die Abkürzung für „DNS Security Extensions“, also DNS-Sicherheitserweiterungen. DNSSEC ergänzt das DNS um Sicherheits-funktionen, indem eine Verschlüsselungsmethodik basierend auf öffentlichen Schlüsseln in die DNS-Hierarchie integriert wird. Dadurch entsteht eine einzelne, offene und globale Public-Key-Infrastruktur (PKI) für Domainnamen. Dies ist das Ergebnis einer mehr als zehnjährigen Entwicklung offener Standards innerhalb der Nutzergemeinschaft.

27.11.2020 - 16:28 [ securitymagazine.com ]

Disappearing DNS: DoT and DoH, Where one Letter Makes a Great Difference

(06.02.2020)

Obviously, time will tell if DoT continues to prevail or whether DoH will start to gain ground. As mentioned at the beginning of the article there is a hot debate going on right now about the direction the Internet industry should take. Suffice to say that even nation state authorities are involved in the debate, which speaks to the level and importance of the discussion.

27.11.2020 - 14:49 [ DNSprivacy.org ]

DoT servers

Oct 2020: The list below has been updated to retain only those servers that appear to still be actively maintained

27.11.2020 - 14:38 [ public-dns.info ]

Public DNS Servers by country

Download valid nameservers as CSV | Plaintext

27.11.2020 - 14:36 [ Chip.de ]

DNS-Server einrichten – eine Anleitung

Ihren DNS-Server können Sie ganz leicht einrichten.

27.11.2020 - 14:25 [ dnsleaktest.com ]

DNS leak test

Hello (…)

from (…)

27.11.2020 - 13:59 [ addons.mozilla.org ]

Disable WebRTC

WebRTC leaks your actual IP addresses from behind your VPN, by default.

27.11.2020 - 13:58 [ Browserleaks.com ]

WebRTC Leak Test

To disable RTCPeerConnection and protect IP addresses leakage, go to about:config and toggle media.peerconnection.enabled to false.

To disable Media Devices, toggle media.navigator.enabled as well as media.peerconnection.enabled both to false.

27.11.2020 - 13:55 [ SpyOff.com ]

Turn off WebRtc and surf anonymously

(20.12.2017)

This little practical test proves that a simple script on a web page is sufficient to find out the actual IP address of a user.

27.11.2020 - 13:48 [ addons.mozilla.org ]

uBlock Origin

Finally, an efficient wide-spectrum content blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.

26.11.2020 - 15:00 [ Achse des Guten ]

Coronapolitik: Die Daten werden zur Provokation

Die schlichten Fakten gelten deshalb inzwischen als Provokation. Dr. Gunter Frank berichtete beispielsweise gestern auf Achgut.com in seinem Bericht zur Corona-Lage vom 24.11.2020 über eine Studie der Initiative für Qualitätsmedizin, einem Zusammenschluss von 421 deutschen und schweizerischen Kliniken. Das Ergebnis will so gar nicht zum von der Bundeskanzlerin ausgerufenen Notstand passen: Es gab 2020 weniger stationär behandelte schwere Atemwegsinfektionen als 2019 und zwar inklusive Covid-19.

26.11.2020 - 12:44 [ Verlagsgruppe HCSB / Youtube ]

Anti Corona Demo Hildburghausen 25.11.20

24.11.2020 - 11:30 [ Radio Utopie ]

„Wider jedes System des absoluten Staates“: Aus den Flugblättern der Weißen Rose

(22.02.2018)

„Nichts ist eines Kulturvolkes unwürdiger, als sich ohne Widerstand von einer verantwortungslosen und dunklen Trieben ergebenen Herrscherclique „regieren“ zu lassen. Ist es nicht so, daß sich jeder ehrliche Deutsche heute seiner Regierung schämt, und wer von uns ahnt das Ausmaß der Schmach, die über uns und unsere Kinder kommen wird, wenn einst der Schleier von unseren Augen gefallen ist und die grauenvollsten und jegliches Maß unendlich überschreitenden Verbrechen ans Tageslicht treten?

Wenn das deutsche Volk schon so in seinem tiefsten Wesen korrumpiert und zerfallen ist, daß es, ohne eine Hand zu regen, im leichtsinnigen Vertrauen auf eine fragwürdige Gesetzmäßigkeit der Geschichte das Höchste, das ein Mensch besitzt und das ihn über jede andere Kreatur erhöht, nämlich den freien Willen, preisgibt, die Freiheit des Menschen preisgibt, selbst mit einzugreifen in das Rad der Geschichte und es seiner vernünftigen Entscheidung unterzuordnen – wenn die Deutschen, so jeder Individualität bar, schon so sehr zur geistlosen und feigen Masse geworden sind, dann, ja dann verdienen sie den Untergang.“

„Wenn jeder wartet, bis der andere anfängt, werden die Boten der rächenden Nemesis unaufhaltsam näher und näher rücken, dann wird auch das letzte Opfer sinnlos in den Rachen des unersättlichen Dämons geworfen sein. Daher muß jeder einzelne seiner Verantwortung als Mitglied der christlichen und abendländischen Kultur bewußt in dieser letzten Stunde sich wehren, soviel er kann, arbeiten wider die Geißel der Menschheit, wider den Faschismus und jedes ihm ähnliche System des absoluten Staates.“

„Vergeßt nicht, daß ein jedes Volk diejenige Regierung verdient, die es erträgt!“

24.11.2020 - 11:22 [ Rashida Tlaib, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

So long as he doesn’t suppress my First Amendment right to speak out against Netanyahu’s racist and inhumane policies. The Palestinian people deserve equality and justice.

23.11.2020 - 21:17 [ Movement for a People’s Party ]

Our Coalition

MPP has been on the front lines with game-changing allies as co-sponsors or endorsers of important actions aligned with our platform. We’ve driven convoys to support the Women’s March on the Pentagon and the Poor People’s Campaign, stood on the picket lines with teachers in California, and supported the National Democratic Independent Farm Workers Union’s boycott of Driscolls’ Berries, among many other actions.

Here are a few examples of when MPP has joined forces with powerful allies to create change:

23.11.2020 - 21:10 [ Movement for a People’s Party / Twitter ]

We are so excited to announce that we have an official party name! Party popper White heavy check mark Thousands of you voted using our ranked-choice ballot and the results are in! After four years of movement building, next month we will register in our first state as the People’s Party!!!

23.11.2020 - 21:02 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Surprise! America Is Getting Another Psycho For Secretary Of State

The State Department was meant to be the counterpart to the War Department, focusing on diplomacy and peace. What ended up happening as the US government morphed into a globe-spanning empire dependent on endless violence and aggression is that the State Department wound up focusing more and more on manufacturing interventionist narratives on the world stage to gin up international support for starvation sanctions, proxy wars and war coalitions.

So in practice the US ended up with two war departments: the DoD and the State Department. Which is why you’ve seen the nation’s Secretaries of State becoming more and more jingoistic and psychopathic, to the point where some sort of antisocial personality disorder is almost a job requirement for the position.

23.11.2020 - 16:15 [ University of Oxford ]

Oxford University breakthrough on global COVID-19 vaccine

he University of Oxford, in collaboration with AstraZeneca plc, today announces interim trial data from its Phase III trials that show its candidate coronavirus vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019, is effective at preventing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and offers a high level of protection.

23.11.2020 - 12:14 [ Caitlin Johnstone / Twitter ]

• 0% oppose war • 0% oppose oligarchy • 0% oppose sociopathic intelligence agencies • 0% oppose internet censorship • 0% oppose the drug war • 0% oppose the police state • 0% oppose mass surveillance • 0% oppose the prison-industrial complex • 0% oppose Israeli apartheid

23.11.2020 - 11:41 [ Ro Khanna, Abgeordneter im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Flournoy supported the war in Iraq & Libya, criticized Obama on Syria, and helped craft the surge in Afghanistan. I want to support the President’s picks. But will Flournoy now commit to a full withdrawal from Afghanistan & a ban on arms sales to the Saudis to end the Yemen war?

23.11.2020 - 11:22 [ theGrayzone.com ]

VIDEO: Top Biden advisors Flournoy and Blinken promise smarter, more secretive permanent war policy

Since the 1990s, Flournoy and Blinken have steadily risen through the ranks of the military-industrial complex, shuffling back and forth between the Pentagon and hawkish think-tanks funded by the U.S. government, weapons companies, and oil giants.

Under Bill Clinton, Flournoy was the principal author of the 1996 Quadrinellial Defense Review, the document that outlined the U.S. military’s doctrine of permanent war – what it called “full spectrum dominance.”

18.11.2020 - 11:53 [ Achse des Guten ]

Nach Corona kommt Kambodscha

Natürlich könnte man noch an der einen oder anderen Stellschraube drehen, nur noch kalt duschen, nur noch einmal am Tag essen, den Kühlschrank abschaffen, die Schwiegermutter ihrem Schicksal überlassen, Urlaub auf Balkonien und sich den einen oder anderen Atemzug verkneifen. Zu mehr bräuchte es, fürchte ich, Zwangsmaßnahmen.

Aber seit Corona wissen wir: Da geht schon noch was!

14.11.2020 - 15:59 [ BMJ.com ]

Covid-19: politicisation, “corruption,” and suppression of science

Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. Covid-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health.1 Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement. So too are scientists and health experts. The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency—a time when it is even more important to safeguard science.

The UK’s pandemic response provides at least four examples of suppression of science or scientists. First, the membership, research, and deliberations of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) were initially secret until a press leak forced transparency.

14.11.2020 - 15:42 [ Heise.de ]

Wirklich keine Angst vor Corona-Toten!

Im Grunde liegen hier zwei klassische positivistische Missverständnisse vor: 1. Eine Messung an 300 Proben ermöglicht Aussagen über die gesamte Menschheit. 2. Wenn wir etwas noch nicht entdeckt haben, dann hat es auch nicht existiert: Weil die Medizin den Sars-CoV-2-Virus bis zum Dezember 2019 nicht kannte, bezeichnete sie ihn als neuen Virus. In Wirklichkeit weiß sie nicht, ob er neu war. Aus der Annahme des Neuheitscharakters wurde aber abgeleitet, dass das schnell steigende Muster der Neuinfektionen die Ausbreitung eines neuen Virus beschreibt. Die Gegenthese, dass wir in Wirklichkeit nur das Muster immer stärkeren Testens sehen, erscheint aber mindestens ebenso adäquat.

12.11.2020 - 15:57 [ Craig Murray ]

American Presidents

But Trump has not been defeated by a Bernie Sanders; he has been defeated by a corrupt political hack backed to the hilt by the large majority of the billionaire owned media, financed out of Wall street and with no intention of pursuing anything other than neo-liberal economic policies. It is also the firm re-establishment of the rule of the security state and the military-industrial complex. Trump’s instinctive isolationism made him an enemy of the security state interest which spent a great deal of time in trying to undermine its President.

With Biden we will return to business as usual, and that means war and invasions. Under Trump we have had no new wars started, even if he continued old ones with little control.

12.11.2020 - 15:52 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Biden bedeutet US-amerikanische Normalität: „Krieg und Invasionen“

Der britische Ex-Botschafter Craig Murray warnt vor falschen Hoffnungen auf eine Regentschaft der US-Demokraten. Er kritisiert zwar scharf Donald Trumps „zynische Manipulationen“ – die Niederlage des US-Präsidenten bedeute aber auch „die Wiederherstellung der Herrschaft des militärisch-industriellen Komplexes“. Unter Joe Biden werde „Business As Usual“ einkehren – und das bedeute Krieg.

11.11.2020 - 10:45 [ theHill.com ]

Poll: 85 percent of voters say top priority is to make sure legal votes are counted correctly

Eighty-five percent of registered voters in the Nov. 2-4 survey said every legal vote should be counted correctly.

By contrast, 15 percent said having the results of the election as soon as possible should be the higher priority.

11.11.2020 - 10:08 [ Saagar Enjeti, Host of Rising / Twitter ]

There it is. Confirmation that Esper and his team were fired for thwarting admin efforts to withdraw troops from Afghanistan Its been 20 years there is no „premature withdrawal“

10.11.2020 - 17:39 [ Brian / Twitter ]

Oxford vaccine is not mRNA based its DNA based. This is prolly the best description right now:

10.11.2020 - 17:36 [ Keir Shiels / Twitter ]

This vaccine needs to be kept at below -80 ^C because it uses mRNA. Not suitable for most clinics and GP practices. My money is still on Oxford to produce a more effective and ergonomic one.

07.11.2020 - 15:15 [ Movement for a People’s Party ]

Volunteer: You can make history as we build a party for US.

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07.11.2020 - 15:13 [ Movement for a People’s Party / Twitter ]

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06.11.2020 - 12:37 [ itv.com ]

Angry students pull down security fences erected around halls of residence

The fences were erected on Thursday at the University of Manchester’s Fallowfield campus as a “security measure” to “help avoid the mixing of households”.

06.11.2020 - 12:32 [ BBC ]

New lockdown: Manchester University students pull down campus fences

Students have torn down „prison-like“ fencing erected around their campus on day one of England’s new lockdown.

Those living at the University of Manchester’s Fallowfield halls of residence awoke to find workers putting up „huge metal barriers“.

05.11.2020 - 17:50 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The U.S. Inability To Count Votes is a National Disgrace. And Dangerous.

The richest and most powerful country on earth — whether due to ineptitude, choice or some combination of both — has no ability to perform the simple task of counting votes in a minimally efficient or confidence-inspiring manner. As a result, the credibility of the voting process is severely impaired, and any residual authority the U.S. claims to “spread” democracy to lucky recipients of its benevolence around the world is close to obliterated.

03.11.2020 - 14:10 [ Bundeskanzleramt Österreich - Bundeskanzleramt.gv.at ]

Bundeskanzler Kurz: Terrorismus mit allen Mitteln entgegentreten – Grundwerte und Demokratie gemeinsam verteidigen

„Unser Feind sind niemals Angehörige einer Religionsgemeinschaft oder alle Menschen eines bestimmten Landes, sondern unser Feind sind Extremisten und Terroristen. In unserer freien Gesellschaft darf es keine Toleranz für Intoleranz geben.“ Es gehe hier um keine Auseinandersetzung zwischen Christen und Muslimen oder zwischen Österreichern und Migranten, sondern es sei ein Kampf „zwischen Zivilisation und Barbarei“, zwischen den vielen Menschen, die an den Frieden glauben und jenen wenigen, die sich den Krieg wünschen. „Diesen Kampf werden wir mit aller Entschlossenheit führen“, versicherte der Bundeskanzler.

02.11.2020 - 11:49 [ Greenwald.substack.com ]

The Aftermath Of My Move Back To Independent Journalism

(31.10.2020)

The last twenty-hours have been exhilarating. I had no idea what to expect when I decided to leave The Intercept and move my journalism here, but the outpouring of support — both words of encouragement from readers and those subscribing and supporting my work here — has been beyond what I can describe and it is incredibly gratifying and appreciated. Thank you to everyone who has subscribed and reached out.

02.11.2020 - 11:28 [ Oliver Stone / Twitter ]

(2/3) @ggreenwald & I don’t support the #Republicans, but we’re sick and tired of the irrational #censorship going on in America. This sordid affair is groundbreaking. Never before has there been this kind of 4-year marriage of #DemocraticParty to the intelligence agencies.

02.11.2020 - 11:19 [ Chris Hedges / Twitter ]

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi examine how the press and the major tech platforms function as a propaganda and censorship bureau on behalf of the Democratic Party and the Biden campaign.

01.11.2020 - 17:48 [ RadioSavana / Twitter ]

Proteste a Firenze per lockdown, una manifestante tuona: „Non siamo fascisti, siamo di sinistra e abbiamo votato per quei pezzi di merda del Pd.“

31.10.2020 - 11:10 [ Mark Wood, Socialist / Twitter ]

Labour can never coexist while these centrist bastards remain, we need a new party and leave them to it. And something to remember. If there’s a party on the left threatening success, Tory voters will cling to the Tory Party even more, Starmer will never attract them

31.10.2020 - 11:06 [ Dave Berkeley / Twitter ]

Labour is dead. Time for a new party.

30.10.2020 - 07:38 [ NPR.org ]

‚No Pandemic Exception To The Constitution‘: Court Rejects Minn. Ballot Extension

„The rule of law, as established by the United States Constitution and the Minnesota Legislature, dictates these rules must be followed notwithstanding the Secretary’s instructions to the contrary,“ the assenting judges wrote in explaining their decision.

„There is no pandemic exception to the Constitution.“

27.10.2020 - 13:32 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats would destroy Supreme Court with scheme to pack justices

Litmus tests and the idea to pack the bench would not honor Ginsburg. They would instead destroy the Supreme Court she loved. These moves would obliterate an institution that has over history preserved the stability and continuity of our country. The Supreme Court has performed this vital role based on its legitimacy and authority with Americans that will surely evaporate if Democrats conduct litmus tests or pack the bench.

27.10.2020 - 07:06 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption calls coronavirus curbs tyrannical and a ‚breathtaking‘ infringement of democratic rights

He is to say the methods used by ministers will undo the unity of society and will lead to long-term authoritarian government.

Lord Sumption will say that ministers avoided Parliament through the Public Health Act which let them introduce lockdowns and other measures without the same level of scrutiny by the House of Commons or Lords.

Giving the Cambridge Freshfields annual law lecture, he will accuse the Government of ‚tendentiously‘ presenting guidance as if it was law – such as the two-metre social distancing rule.

27.10.2020 - 06:57 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

FIFTY Northern Tory MPs mount a lockdown revolt: Boris faces a ‚red wall‘ rebellion and demands for an ‚exit map‘ – as eight million people are plunged into toughest coronavirus restrictions with addition of Nottingham and Warrington to Tier 3

A letter to Boris Johnson from the Northern Research Group – a newly-launched alliance of Tory MPs led by ex-Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry – outlines the group’s demands, which include a tailored economic recovery plan for the north.

Mr Berry says that the virus could widen the North-South divide and ’send the North into reverse‘. His group is now calling for Mr Johnson to ‚level-up the North‘ – something the PM claimed he would do following sweeping Conservative gains in the region in the General Election.

27.10.2020 - 06:46 [ Bloomberg ]

Boris Johnson Hit by Lockdown Revolt From More Than 50 Tories

The MPs reminded Johnson of his promises to “level up” disadvantaged parts of the country, which helped persuade voters in former industrial heartlands last December to back his Tories instead of the opposition Labour Party many had supported for decades.

26.10.2020 - 00:49 [ theIntercept.com ]

Last-Minute Progressive Surge Boosts Kara Eastman in Critical Omaha District

Three progressive groups are ramping up their efforts to help Democrat Kara Eastman defeat incumbent Republican Rep. Don Bacon in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, a crucial battleground that also yields its own individual Electoral College vote. Eastman, who’s going up against millions of dollars from the Republican side, represents one of the left’s best chances at flipping a swing district this cycle.

25.10.2020 - 14:40 [ Kara Eastman ]

Eastman Equity Plan: NE District 2

Equity: Ensuring that everyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from, has the same opportunities and capacities to live their own idea of a good life.

25.10.2020 - 14:40 [ Justice Democrats / Twitter ]

Progressive @karaforcongress beat centrist Democrat Brad Ashford in the 2018 NE primary. Eastman THEN beat Ashford’s wife in 2020 by a HUGE margin. Today, Ashford cut a TV ad for the Trump Republican. So much for unity. Send Kara some money if you can!:

25.10.2020 - 14:33 [ Kara Eastman, US House candidate / Twitter ]

Unions are a vital part of our Democracy. Here’s my pledge to Nebraska CD2 unions.

25.10.2020 - 13:52 [ Paula Jean Swearengin, US Senate candidate / Twitter ]

We need Senators with the courage to fight for the Reclaim Act – a piece of legislation that would appropriate millions to revitalizing small towns all over the coal fields. The people of southern WV deserve a fighter, & I will never forget where I came from! #CoalMinersDaughter

25.10.2020 - 13:45 [ JonathanBWilliams, passionate Democratic Socialist / Twitter ]

I didn’t know anyone was running against @SenSchumer .

25.10.2020 - 13:44 [ Kate Tomasello (G) for Congress US Senate / Twitter ]

I know it’s kinda late, but you guys wanna give me a boost?

25.10.2020 - 13:42 [ Reverend Raphael Warnock, running for U.S. Senate / Twitter ]

You should be in control of how you access and use the Internet, not corporations. We need to re-establish net neutrality protections.

25.10.2020 - 13:28 [ WarnockForGeorgia.com ]

VOTE WARNOCK: Fighting for a better Georgia

Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. The family was short on money, but long on faith, love and humor. Raphael and his eleven brothers and sisters were taught the meaning of hard work.
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24.10.2020 - 22:08 [ @TheBlackFlags1 / Twitter ]

*לך!* אנחנו נמשיך לבוא כל שבוע, כמו שבאנו גם בגשם וגם בשרב בחצי השנה האחרונה. עוד לא נולד ארגון הפשע המושחת שירתיע עם שאוהב את מדינתו היהודית והדמוקרטית אהבת נפש, מלהאבק עבורה

24.10.2020 - 21:54 [ Haaretz ]

Anti-Netanyahu Protesters Return to the Streets, Thousands March From Knesset

At about 10:00 P.M., thousands of Jerusalem protesters started another march from the vicinity of the prime minister’s residence. Police tried to stop the march in the Mamila area, but demonstrators broke into a run and bypassed the roadblocks.

Meanwhile, about 1,000 people are taking part in a protest by the Movement for Quality Government at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square for the second week in a row, under the banner of „Corruption is leaping – the state is sinking,“ a play on the Hebrew word for submarine.

23.10.2020 - 04:28 [ Krystal Ball, co-host Rising @hilltvlive / Twitter ]

Joe didn’t answer the q on stimulus. He could easily pressure democrats to take the $1.8 trillion deal on the table and get people help NOW.

#Debates2020

23.10.2020 - 04:17 [ Saagar Enjeti, Host of Rising / Twitter ]

If we’re going to be robbed of our foreign policy debate, can we at least get a question on Afghanistan? You know, the longest war of our history

23.10.2020 - 03:52 [ Jordan / Twitter ]

25 minutes into #Debates2020 , not one mention by moderator or candidates that the $600/week unemployment that was keeping the desperately unemployed afloat expired 3 months ago… Neither candidate asked or reveals plan about additional stimulus to avoid economic depression.

22.10.2020 - 10:19 [ Stanislaw Lem / Heise.de ]

Kreuzwege der Information

(08. Juni 1998)

So haben wir also ein Bild vor uns, das in seinen Extremen eher paradox erscheint. Entweder kommt es einer „kommunikationsdichten“ und gleichzeitig stark individualistischen Gesellschaft, in der eine umfassende „Befriedung“ eintritt, weil keiner jemandem „physisch“ etwas Schlechtes antun kann und der Preis dafür eine tatsächliche Einsamkeit in einem elektronischen Kokon ist. Das Leben wird „virtuell“, „phantomisiert“, sein. Man kann im Louvre, im Himalaja, überall sein; man kann sogar „jeder“ sein (es gibt „Computer- und Netzsüchtige“, die über das Netz ihre eigenen fiktiven Persönlichkeiten – als Tarzan, Mädchen, Kaninchen … – versenden), aber „tatsächlich“ ist man ständig am gleichen Ort. Meines Erachtens ist das eine eher schlechte Science Fiction. Oder aber das Netz verbindet die Menschen nicht, sondern ist in der Macht irgendeines Monopolisten, steht über den Menschen und kann sie von allen Seiten steuern.

20.10.2020 - 22:27 [ Nehemia Shtrasler / Haaretz ]

‚You Really Believe Netanyahu Wants the Coronavirus Pandemic to Last?‘

Let me be clear, I’m not saying that Netanyahu wants people to get sick or die. He wants the pandemic to not disappear. He does not want a return to normal. He wants the emergency period to continue, for chaos to reign, for businesses to open and close like an accordion, and for the Israeli public to cry out to the heavens: Save us, Bibi. Save us like you saved us from the dreaded nuclear threat from Iran. After all, Bibi, the world expert in sowing fear and anxiety, has no equal when it comes to spurring terrified voters to cast their ballots for Likud.

20.10.2020 - 21:16 [ Heise.de ]

Wenn schon die Fakten nicht stimmen

Nur selten lässt sich das so schön dokumentieren wie mit jenem denkwürdigen Tweet des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit vom 14. März: „Achtung Fake News“ stand da zwischen zwei dicken roten Ausrufezeichen, gefolgt von der Meinungsbekundung:

„Es wird behauptet und rasch verbreitet, das Bundesministerium für Gesundheit / die Bundesregierung würde bald massive weitere Einschränkungen des öffentlichen Lebens ankündigen. Das stimmt NICHT! Bitte helfen Sie mit, ihre Verbreitung zu stoppen.

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit“

Vielen Medien, allen voran der ARD-Faktenfinder, nahmen die politische Propaganda als Tatsache und verbreiteten sie so. Zwei Tage später wurden die „Fake News“ Wirklichkeit, die Politik verhängte den Shutdown.

20.10.2020 - 05:26 [ ZDF ]

Selbstverschuldete Untätigkeit der Parlamente

Dass die Parlamente nicht an den Corona-Maßnahmen mitwirken, ist in erster Linie deren eigene Schuld. Beispiel Verordnungen: Nach dem Grundgesetz (Art. 80 IV GG) können Landesparlamente eine Verordnung durch ein Gesetz ersetzen. Das heißt: Die Landesparlamente hätten sehr wohl die Macht, selbst über die Corona-Maßnahmen zu bestimmen.

Und auch der Bundestag könnte aufgrund des Initiativrechts eigene Gesetzesvorschläge einbringen.

19.10.2020 - 04:42 [ Jen Perelman / Twitter ]

Paula Jean Swearengin is grassroots funded. Senator Capito is corporate funded. I support Paula Jean bc #IStandWithWV & hope you will too!

19.10.2020 - 03:43 [ Ryan Knight / Twitter ]

You cannot move Oligarchs left. You cannot move Wall Street left. You cannot move Corporations left. You cannot move the Democrat party who is bought, paid for, and beholden to these powerful special interests left.

19.10.2020 - 03:32 [ Rose McGowan / Twitter ]

My mother won’t speak to me because she’s so deep into the Cult of Democrats. We must destroy the two-party system if we want to free the USA out of cult-like thinking. It is not working for anyone other than the uber-wealthy. ⚔️ @proudsocialist

18.10.2020 - 20:11 [ Achse des GUten ]

Coronifizierte Gesellschaft (1): Staatliche Willkür

Um das zu erkennen, muss man weder staatsfeindlicher Rebell noch hippieesker Impfmuffel oder hobbyvirologischer Bescheidwisser sein; es genügt die Lektüre einer am 10. Juni veröffentlichten Ausarbeitung des wissenschaftlichen Dienstes des Bundestages, die sich mit „verfassungsrechtlichen Fragestellungen“ im Kontext einer „epidemischen Lage von nationaler Tragweite“ beschäftigt. Wer darauf vertraut, dass notfalls der Rechtsstaat eine sich im Ausnahmezustand gemütlich einrichtende Regierung schon in die Schranken weisen werde, wird darin gewarnt: „Fraglich ist, ob der Einwand, dass die materiellen Voraussetzungen einer epidemischen Lage weggefallen sind, gerichtlich zum Erfolg führen kann“, schreiben die Staatswissenschaftler zum Schluss – und hätten obendrein noch Carl Schmitt zitieren können: „Souverän ist, wer über den Ausnahmezustand verfügt“. Denn: „Der Beschluss des Bundestages ist (…) maßgebend, unabhängig davon, ob tatsächlich eine epidemische Lage angenommen werden kann.“

18.10.2020 - 00:34 [ Arena.org.au ]

Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange

(02.10.2020)

Q: Having watched Julian Assange’s trial firsthand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court?

The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have sat in many courts and seldom known such a corruption of due process; this is due revenge. Putting aside the ritual associated with ‘British justice’, at times it has been evocative of a Stalinist show trial. One difference is that in the show trials, the defendant stood in the court proper. In the Assange trial, the defendant was caged behind thick glass, and had to crawl on his knees to a slit in the glass, overseen by his guard, to make contact with his lawyers. His message, whispered barely audibly through face masks, was then passed by post-it the length of the court to where his barristers were arguing the case against his extradition to an American hellhole.

Consider this daily routine of Julian Assange, an Australian on trial for truth-telling journalism…

18.10.2020 - 00:01 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Prozess gegen Julian Assange: Der Racheakt

Die Stimmung war erschütternd. Das sage ich, ohne zu zögern; ich habe bereits in vielen Gerichtssälen gesessen und selten so ein unfaires Verfahren erlebt; das hier ist schlicht ein Racheakt. Wenn man einmal von den Ritualen absieht, welche mit der „britischen Justiz“ verbunden sind, hat es einen bisweilen an einen stalinistischen Schauprozess erinnert.

Ein Unterschied dazu war, dass der Angeklagte in den Schauprozessen im Gerichtssaal stand. Im Assange-Prozess war er hinter dickes Glas gesperrt und musste, unter Aufsicht seines Wächters, auf Knien zu einem Schlitz im Glaskasten krabbeln, um Kontakt zu seinen Anwälten aufzunehmen. Seine Nachricht, die er kaum hörbar durch eine Maske flüsterte, wurde dann mittels kleiner Post-it-Zettelchen quer durch den ganzen Gerichtssaal getragen, dorthin, wo seine Anwälte ihn gegen die Auslieferung in ein amerikanisches Drecksloch verteidigten.

Führen Sie sich einmal folgende tägliche Routine von Julian Assange vor Auge …

17.10.2020 - 22:51 [ ‏Tal Schneider טל שניידר تال شنايدر Diplomatic & Political Correspondent globes.co.il / Twitter ]

Groundbreaking number of demonstrators against PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem tonight, across the street from his house. It is an anti corruption demonstration as he is defendant in bribery, breach of trust trial.

17.10.2020 - 18:28 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Britain is at boiling point: JOHN HUMPHRYS rails at fear replacing reason, ministers who have lost control… and why the public is rising up against the hysterical response to Covid’s second wave

Look, I know it’s easy to find fault with officialdom.

There have always been bossy bureaucrats who justify their existence by making our lives difficult. Always will be.

And if that’s all we have to complain about in this, the nation’s greatest crisis . . . well, we can live with that. Except that it’s not all we have to complain about. And, crucially, this is not the nation’s greatest crisis. Not by a mile.

16.10.2020 - 04:14 [ Ben Reiff / Twitter ]

Stunning action this morning: activists from the Bloc Against Occupation fill TLV’s Rabin Square with the words “DEMOCRACY OR OCCUPATION”. They write: “The problem does not begin or end with Netanyahu. Only when we end the occupation can we start talking about what democracy is”

15.10.2020 - 04:10 [ Jimmy Dore / Twitter ]

Facebook & Twitter are extensions of the Surveillance State & the Intelligence Community. This is straight up 100% censorship and as always , will come back to be used against the left, i mean, it already is being used against the left, you all just don’t notice or care.

15.10.2020 - 03:55 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Once you convince yourself you’re fighting literal Hitler — as many, if not most, DC Democratic operatives (including in media) believe — then anything becomes not just justifiable but mandatory: including censorship. And they’re still going to think this way if they win.

15.10.2020 - 03:50 [ Shant Mesrobian / Twitter ]

It’s stunning to me how people who cry about authoritarianism all day long cannot recognize that same impulse within themselves.

15.10.2020 - 03:41 [ Krystal Ball / Twitter ]

This is completely insane and will 100% come back to bite the left. Censorship always ends up being a tool for preserving the status quo. Mark my words.