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18.09.2021 - 16:38 [ Copenhagen Post - phpost.dk ]

Copenhagen ranked fourth on world’s best cities list

From Underdog up to the top

In the previous Time Out Magazine ranking from 2019, Copenhagen didn’t even crack the top 48.

18.09.2021 - 16:34 [ Al Jazeera ]

Denmark returns to pre-pandemic life with a huge pop concert

About 52,000 people flocked to Copenhagen’s Parken stadium a day after Denmark abolished coronavirus restrictions.

18.09.2021 - 15:50 [ TogetherDeclaration.org ]

together: Sign the Declaration

In the UK, we enjoy many hard-won liberties and rights, all fought for and defended by our ancestors. These rights are not only fundamental to our understanding of democracy, they are rights we believe all humans should have.

Some of us are lucky enough to have been born with these rights, but others have experienced the perils of segregation, suppression, and surveillance first hand.

However with vaccine passports in the picture and digital IDs under consideration, some of our hard-won rights are now under serious threat.

18.09.2021 - 15:43 [ Resistance GB / Youtube ]

London 18th September Worldwide Freedom Rally l Anti Lockdown/Apartheid Protest l Camden

Live from Android using Streamlabs!

18.09.2021 - 15:38 [ cde.new ]

Photo Story – Worldwide Rally for Freedom in Melbourne

Victoria Police clash with Protesters during ‘The Worldwide Rally for Freedom’ in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 September 2021. The Worldwide Rally for Freedom is a purported day of rallies for ‘freedom’ across many countries, which is also labelled ‘World Wide Demonstration 4.0’

18.09.2021 - 15:08 [ End_Share #silversqueeze / Twitter ]

Contrary to world opinion, Australia is not I repeat not a nation of sheep. This is Perth on World Freedom Day. Retweet because algorithms are blocking.

18.09.2021 - 13:01 [ ZDF ]

Erfolgloser Auslandseinsatz – Sollte die Bundeswehr auch aus Mali abziehen?

Seit acht Jahren ist die Bundeswehr in Mali im Einsatz. Frieden gibt es weiter nicht, das Militär putschte mehrfach. Das neueste Problem: Russische Söldner. Lohnt sich der Einsatz?

18.09.2021 - 12:06 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Die GDL hat gezeigt, wozu Gewerkschaften eigentlich da sind

Denn die im Gesamtkonzern größere Eisenbahn- und Verkehrsgewerkschaft (EVG), die zum DGB gehört, hatte bereits im September 2020 einen „Sanierungstarifvertrag“ mit der DB abgeschlossen, der unter anderem eine Nullrunde für 2021, die Kürzung der Betriebsrenten und eine Laufzeit von 40 Monaten vorsieht. Die GDL hatte die Zustimmung verweigert, die folgenden Tarifverhandlungen und ein Schlichtungsverfahren blieben ohne Ergebnis, weil die DB zu keinerlei Zugeständnissen bereit war, auf einer Übernahme des EVG-Abschlusses beharrte und generell die Tarifmächtigkeit der GDL einschränken wollte. Weselsky nahm den Fehdehandschuh auf und bereitete seine Gewerkschaft auf eine massive Auseinandersetzung vor. Begleitet von einer erfolgreichen Kampagne zur Mitgliedergewinnung in bisher nicht von der GDL vertretenen Berufsgruppen wie z.B. Fahrdienstleiter und Werkstattmitarbeiter.

16.09.2021 - 18:28 [ Washington Post ]

Natural immunity to covid is powerful. Policymakers seem afraid to say so.

More than 15 studies have demonstrated the power of immunity acquired by previously having the virus. A 700,000-person study from Israel two weeks ago found that those who had experienced prior infections were 27 times less likely to get a second symptomatic covid infection than those who were vaccinated.

14.09.2021 - 18:35 [ Axios.com ]

Top Democrat threatens to subpoena Biden officials as Blinken testifies on Afghanistan

The committee’s chair, the hawkish New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez, pulled no punches in his opening statement, threatening to subpoena Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other Biden officials who decline to voluntarily appear before the committee.

„Mr. Secretary, the execution of the U.S. withdrawal was clearly and fatally flawed,“ Menendez told Blinken.

11.09.2021 - 13:40 [ Newsweek ]

The Vaccine Mandate Assault on the Common Good

Progressives, whose various echo chambers have led them to believe COVID is a modern-day apocalypse despite a 98 to 99 percent (at least) survival rate, predictably march in lockstep against bans on vaccine mandates. (It is perhaps the only time progressives defend private enterprise against public regulation, broadly speaking.) But those on the Right have divided over the question of what role, if any, the state should play in regulating private-sector vaccine mandate promulgation and enforcement.

11.09.2021 - 13:34 [ Ekaterina Quehl / Reitschuster.de ]

Abschied von Berlin: Ich fühle mich von meiner zweiten Heimat verraten

Dass Besuch von Freibad und Kino keine Freude und Entspannung mehr bringen kann, scheint mir heute das geringste Übel Berlins. Diese Stadt verwandelt sich in ein Ort des Hasses, der Hetze und der Spaltung. Wasserwerfer gegen friedliche Demonstranten, Polizeigewalt, Quälerei der Kinder durch Maskenpflicht in Schulen, Teilung der Gesellschaft in Ungeimpfte und Geimpfte, ein ängstliches und aggressives Miteinander und ein unendlicher Gehorsam der Mehrheit – Berlin ist nicht mehr die Stadt, von der man denken könnte, sie habe die friedliche Revolution von 1989 zustande gebracht. Vielmehr – Berlin ist gerade dabei, sich selbst zu verraten und all das, wofür die Menschen dort auf die Straßen gingen.

11.09.2021 - 12:24 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Folgen von 9/11: Mit Sicherheit weniger Freiheit?

Die Folgen der verheerenden Terroranschläge in den USA vom 11. September 2001 waren und sind weitreichend. Im Bereich der inneren Sicherheit erhielten Polizei und Geheimdienste im Kampf gegen den Terror in den vergangenen 20 Jahren immer neue Befugnisse. Auf weitere Anschläge auch in Europa folgte regelmäßig der Ruf nach schärferen Gesetzen. Dabei werde nicht ausreichend überprüft, kritisieren Datenschützer und Bürgerrechtlerinnen, ob die vielen Gesetzesverschärfungen überhaupt nötig waren und ob die Balance zwischen Freiheits- und Sicherheitsinteressen noch gewahrt sei.

11.09.2021 - 11:55 [ Tagesschau.de ]

9/11-Jahrestag: Westen hat die falschen Schlüsse gezogen

Der Westen habe aus den Terroranschlägen vom 11. September 2001 falsche Lehren gezogen, meint Torsten Teichmann. Mit dem „Krieg gegen den Terror“ seien letztendlich Freiheit und Werte beschädigt worden.

10.09.2021 - 14:53 [ Norbert Häring ]

ID2020 promoters Gates and Rockefeller Foundations funded WHO’s guideline on digital immunization passes

I have long argued that the increasingly obsessive division of people into vaccinated and unvaccinated, and the proof requirements introduced for this purpose in the form of benefits for the former and harassment of the latter, serve to pave the way for universal digital identity proofs, which people will have to provide in the near future at every turn.

10.09.2021 - 13:54 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

I’m having a hard time believing that the ACLU — just out of the blue — decided to reverse its long-time civil libertarian position *against* vaccine mandates by announcing, just days before Biden imposed them, that they now favor them. Coincidences that extreme are . . . rare.

10.09.2021 - 10:34 [ Fox News ]

Republicans explode with fury over Biden vaccine mandate: ‚Absolutely unconstitutional‘

Republican members of Congress and state governors were appalled by news Thursday that President Joe Biden will force employers with more than 100 workers to require coronavirus vaccinations or test employees weekly, vowing to block the new policy and terming it unconstitutional.

The mandate, which is expected to affect as many as 100 million Americans in an array of jobs, including health care, directly impacts the private sector.

08.09.2021 - 17:40 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The ACLU, Prior to COVID, Denounced Mandates and Coercive Measures to Fight Pandemics

If you were surprised to see the ACLU heralding the civil liberties imperatives of „vaccine mandates” and „vaccine requirements” — whereby the government coerces adults to inject medicine into their own bodies that they do not want — the New York Times op-ed which the group promoted, written by two of its senior lawyers, was even more extreme. The article begins with this rhetorical question: “Do vaccine mandates violate civil liberties?” Noting that „some who have refused vaccination claim as much,” the ACLU lawyers say: “we disagree.” The op-ed then examines various civil liberties objections to mandates and state coercion — little things like, you know, bodily autonomy and freedom to choose — and the ACLU officials then invoke one authoritarian cliche after the next (“these rights are not absolute“) to sweep aside such civil liberties concerns:

08.09.2021 - 17:11 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

9/11 und Corona: Die Virus-Politik ist der neue „Krieg gegen den Terror“

Harte Zeiten, harte Pflichten: Ist der „Krisenmodus“ erst einmal installiert, dann herrschen Emotionen statt Fakten, Religion statt Ratio – wo gehobelt wird, da fallen schließlich Späne. Innerhalb dieses Propaganda-Nebels können die Verhältnisse geformt werden. Das Beispiel 9/11 zeigt: Auf Panik-Kampagnen aufgebaute Repressionen haben eine lange Lebensdauer – die nach 2001 von Propagandisten und Politikern vorangetriebenen „Anti-Terror-Gesetze“ sind zum großen Teil bis heute in Kraft. Das sollte eigentlich eine Lehre sein – doch die wird in den medialen Wind geschlagen.

07.09.2021 - 04:26 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

Ben Rhodes‘ Book Proves Obama Officials‘ Lies, and His Own, About Edward Snowden and Russia

The memoir of Rhodes, now appropriately an MSNBC contributor, is an incredibly self-serving homage to himself that repeatedly attempts to demonstrate his own importance and accomplishments. The passage about Rhodes’ conduct regarding Snowden is very much aligned with those goals. While repeatedly emphasizing how traumatic the Snowden revelations were for the Obama administrations, Rhodes boasts of the crucial role he played in preventing Snowden from leaving Russia as the NSA whistleblower was desperately attempting to do so — exactly the opposite of what people like Rhodes and Hillary Clinton were telling the public about Snowden.

It is really beyond words how willing these people are to lie.

05.09.2021 - 20:56 [ Charlotte, Moeder en levensgenieter / Twitter ]

Rutte rot op!!! Duidelijk taal vanuit Amsterdam #5septemberAmsterdam #oprutte #DeTeringMetDeRegering

05.09.2021 - 20:54 [ Kees71 / Twitter ]

Demonstratie tegen de coronapas nu in #Amsterdam.

05.09.2021 - 20:51 [ Terrence Daniels / Youtube ]

Huge demonstration in #Amsterdam against health restrictions & introduction of a health pass

Huge demonstration currently in the streets of #Amsterdam against health restrictions and the possible introduction of a health pass in the Netherlands.

05.09.2021 - 20:39 [ Craig Kelly MP, Party Leader • United Australia Party / Twitter ]

• 30,000 members in 10 Days • The United Australia Party is well on way to being Australia’s biggest political party UNITED WE STAND as a major political force Freedom over Fear Liberty over Lockdowns Choice over Coercion Come & JOIN us

05.09.2021 - 17:28 [ Nicole Elisei / Twitter ]

#France Toulon #liberté 4/09/2021

05.09.2021 - 17:13 [ Alain / Twitter ]

Grenoble #Manifs4septembre

05.09.2021 - 17:08 [ Mario Lebon / Twitter ]

Annecy #Manifs4septembre

05.09.2021 - 16:45 [ Syndicat France Police - Policiers en colère / Twitter ]

Estimation de la participation aux rassemblements du 4 septembre 2021 : 500.000 manifestants à 15h30

05.09.2021 - 16:43 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Protest in Frankreich: Landesweit Demos gegen Corona-Regeln

Laut Innenministerium gingen am Samstag mehr als 140.000 Menschen auf die Straße, mehr als 18.000 davon in Paris.

Die Teilnehmerzahlen gingen in den vergangenen Wochen jedoch immer mehr zurück: Im Juli und August waren an mehreren Samstagen noch jeweils mehr als 200.000 Menschen auf die Straße gegangen.

05.09.2021 - 16:36 [ ClickOInfos / Twitter ]

France: Des centaines de manifestants à Cherbourg contre le Pass-Sanitaire. #France #Manifs4septembre

05.09.2021 - 16:18 [ Marianne / Twitter ]

Strasbourg. #Manifs4septembre #manifestation4septembre #NonAuPassDeLaHonte

05.09.2021 - 16:02 [ Slk / Twitter ]

Toulouse I.M.P.R.E.S.S.I.O.N.N.A.N.T #Manifs4septembre

#manifestation4septembre
#NonAuPassDeLaHonte

05.09.2021 - 15:49 [ @Callystor / Twitter ]

Impressionnant clapping anti-#PassSanitaire à #Rouen. Quelle ambiance ! Comme un mélange de résignation et d’essoufflement. #manifestation4septembre #Manifs4septembre #France

via @AnonymeCitoyen

05.09.2021 - 15:38 [ VCHAN2021 / Twitter ]

Angers 15h38 #Manifs4septembre

05.09.2021 - 15:31 [ Alain / Twitter ]

Bourges #Manifs4septembre

05.09.2021 - 15:26 [ Ever & Forever Bzh / Twitter ]

Brest #Manifs4septembre #AntiPassSanitaire

05.09.2021 - 15:22 [ Alain / Twitter ]

Nice #Manifs4septembre

05.09.2021 - 15:15 [ BBR06 / Twitter ]

MARSEILLE ITS AMAZING #Manifs4septembre

05.09.2021 - 14:54 [ Alain / Twitter ]

Hendaye #Manifs4septembre

05.09.2021 - 14:48 [ Ever & Forever Bzh / Twitter ]

Rennes #Manifs4septembre #AntiPassSanitaire

(Sept 4, 2021)

05.09.2021 - 14:42 [ sofia / Twitter ]

In Paris, an estimated 425.000 protesters have joined the demonstration against the mandatory sanitary pass. More than 200 protests are planned across France. #Manifs4septembre

Sept 4, 2021

265k views

05.09.2021 - 14:13 [ Gilets Jaunes Internationale / Youtube ]

Gilets Jaunes – Live aus Frankreich 04.09.2021 – Non Pass Sanitaire

5,612 views
Streamed live on Sep 4, 2021

05.09.2021 - 14:08 [ AFP Deutschland / Youtube ]

Neue Proteste in Frankreich gegen Corona-Regeln | AFP

1,162 views
Sep 4, 2021

In Frankreich haben den achten Samstag in Folge zahlreiche Menschen gegen die Corona-Regeln protestiert, vor allm gegen den sogenannten Gesundheitspass. Insgesamt rechneten die Behörden im Vorfeld landesweit mit bis zu 170.000 Teilnehmern.

05.09.2021 - 14:04 [ dpa / Youtube ]

Erneut Corona-Proteste in Frankreich

2 views
Sep 4, 2021

05.09.2021 - 13:41 [ Boris Reitschuster ]

Unfassbar: Spahn entlarvt Corona-Politik und Medien schweigen es tot

„Wenn wir geimpfte Menschen auch genauso testen, wie ungeimpfte, dann hört diese Pandemie nie auf.“ Damit zerstört der Minister regelrecht seinen eigenen Corona-Kurs – mit einem einzigen Satz. Man muss ihn einfach nur logisch zu Ende denken. Das große Glück des Ministers ist aber, dass dies offenbar zumindest in den großen Medien offenbar kaum jemand tut.

Die Sprengkraft seiner Aussage ist so gewaltig, dass sich ihr auch die heftigsten Verfechter der harten Corona-Politik der Bundesregierung nicht entziehen können – wenn sie nicht verdrängen. Denn nach offizieller Lesart sind ja Geimpfte kaum noch gefährdet.

04.09.2021 - 20:16 [ YogaDNS.com ]

Pools and Relays

DNS Servers and DNS relays can be combined into a pool. If you assign such a pool to a rule, YogaDNS will use a random DNS server from this pool to make a resolution. This will improve the redundancy and distribute the load.

Another scenario for the pools is the use of DNS relays (a.k.a. Anonymized DNS). In this case, a pool should contain relay(s) and DNSCrypt server(s). YogaDNS will forward queries over the relay(s) to the DNSCrypt server(s), and, thus, the queries will be anonymized. If a pool contains more than one server or relay, a random server or relay will be used for each query.

To create a pool, open Configuration->DNS Servers via the menu or the toolbar icon.

04.09.2021 - 20:15 [ YogaDNS.com ]

The Most Advanced DNS Client for Windows

YogaDNS automatically intercepts DNS requests at the system level and allows you to process them over user-defined DNS servers using modern protocols and flexible rules.

04.09.2021 - 20:10 [ DNS.sb ]

How to set DoT on Windows 10

1. Download YogaDNS

You can download and install the latest version here (opens new window).

2. Set an empty configuration

3. Set DNS.SB DoT Server

Click DNS Servers, then click Add…

Choose Type to DNS over TLS, set IP address and optional port: to 185.222.222.222

Under DNS over TLS options, set Hostname to dot.sb

Click OK

04.09.2021 - 20:06 [ DNS.sb ]

How to set DNS over TLS on Android

1. Go to Settings and open Network & internet

2. Press Advanced

3. Press Private DNS

4. Select Private DNS provider hostname and input our hostname dot.sb

5. Press Save

04.09.2021 - 20:04 [ DNS.sb ]

How to set DNS over TLS on Linux

For modern Linux distributions, we recommend using systemd-resolved
#
1. Enable systemd-resolved

systemctl start systemd-resolved
#
2. Open /etc/systemd/resolved.conf

vim /etc/systemd/resolved.conf

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04.09.2021 - 19:59 [ SimpleDNScrypt.org ]

Simple DNSCrypt

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

04.09.2021 - 19:57 [ privacy-handbuch.de ]

DNS-Server

Folgende zensur-freien und vertrauenswürdigen DNS-Server mit No-Logging Policy, DNSSEC Validierung und Anti-Spoofing Schutz (Testseite) kann man als Alternative zu den Default DNS-Servern der Provider für diejenigen empfehlen, die wechseln möchten:

04.09.2021 - 19:49 [ der-windows-papst.de ]

DNS over TLS FritzBox aktivieren

DoT ist letztlich nur ein weiterer Schritt die Privatsphäre zu schützen. Diese Technik verschlüsselt nur die Strecke vom heimischen Router bis hin zum Resolver des Anbieters.

04.09.2021 - 19:45 [ vpn-anbieter-vergleich-test.de ]

Kostenlose DNS Server und Dienste (Übersicht & Liste, alle DNS)

Wir haben mehr als 50 DNS Server Anbieter getestet und stellen Dir diese Informationen detailliert zur Verfügung. Beachte auch unsere Tips und Hilfe bei der Verwendung.

03.09.2021 - 20:53 [ Boris Reitschuster ]

„Vierte Welle der Ungeimpften“ – Volksverdummung mit Inzidenzzahlen: Wie dreist mit Zahlen manipuliert wird

Selbst ein Grundschulkind sollte verstehen, dass Positiv-Zahlen wenig aussagekräftig sind, wenn ich Ungeimpfte ständig zum Testen zwinge und Geimpfte kaum getestet werden. Natürlich werde ich bei denen, die ich ständig teste, mehr positive Tests erhalten.

02.09.2021 - 13:28 [ Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivführer ]

PHOENIX-Tagesgespräch

(01.09.2021)

Zehntausend Eisenbahner gehen in der Streik, weil der Arbeitgeber sie endlich vernünftig entlohnen und die Betriebsrenten wieder in Kraft setzen muss. Doch die DB bewegt sich nicht, sondern setzt auf Tricksen und Täuschen. Im PHOENIX-Tagesgespräch äußert sich der GDL-Bundesvorsitzende zum DB-Tarifkonflikt.

01.09.2021 - 09:43 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden on the End of the War in Afghanistan

My fellow Americans, the war in Afghanistan is now over. I’m the fourth President who has faced the issue of whether and when to end this war. When I was running for President, I made a commitment to the American people that I would end this war. And today, I’ve honored that commitment. It was time to be honest with the American people again. We no longer had a clear purpose in an open-ended mission in Afghanistan.

After 20 years of war in Afghanistan, I refused to send another generation of America’s sons and daughters to fight a war that should have ended long ago.

After more than $2 trillion spent in Afghanistan — a cost that researchers at Brown University estimated would be over $300 million a day for 20 years in Afghanistan — for two decades — yes, the American people should hear this: $300 million a day for two decades.

01.09.2021 - 09:34 [ USA Today ]

My fellow Americans, the war is over

After the last flight carrying United States forces departed Afghanistan on Monday, the country entered a new era as the 20-year war with the U.S. came to a close. In an address to the nation on Tuesday, a defiant President Biden defended both his decision to end military operations and his handling of the evacuation that left some Americans behind. „I was not going to extend this forever war and I was not extending a forever exit,“ Biden said. „My fellow Americans, the war in Afghanistan is now over.“

31.08.2021 - 18:46 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

This is a very smart and insightful article on why groupthink is so pervasive among corporate journalists — especially those online — and why both the miserable economics and miserable culture of the media corporations where they work require conformity and herd behavior:

31.08.2021 - 18:35 [ Ross Barkan / Substack ]

The Problem With Media

This is the tragedy. The local news die-off is real and lasting. Whole regions of the country now lack reliable news. The suffering is not always obvious because it is more about absence than outright destruction. Today’s 28-year-old living in an exurb doesn’t understand how much coverage of a town meeting, a county executive’s office, or a public school they would’ve read 20 or 30 years ago. They merely see nothing and learn to live with it. Many of the remaining small newspapers hardly function at all; they are living ghosts printing wire copy.

31.08.2021 - 17:48 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Afghanistan collapse reveals Beltway media’s loyalty to permanent war state

Biden’s popular and long overdue withdrawal from Afghanistan triggered a big media meltdown that exposed its de facto merger with the military.

31.08.2021 - 10:59 [ White House ]

Statement by President Joe Biden

I want to thank our commanders and the men and women serving under them for their execution of the dangerous retrograde from Afghanistan as scheduled – in the early morning hours of August 31, Kabul time – with no further loss of American lives. The past 17 days have seen our troops execute the largest airlift in US history, evacuating over 120,000 US citizens, citizens of our allies, and Afghan allies of the United States. They have done it with unmatched courage, professionalism, and resolve. Now, our 20-year military presence in Afghanistan has ended.

31.08.2021 - 07:28 [ Washington Post ]

America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan ends as last U.S. military cargo plane lumbers into the sky over Kabul

The United States ended its longest war in history, and its 20-year presence in Afghanistan, as the last U.S. aircraft took off at one minute before midnight from Kabul airport Monday carrying all remaining American troops and diplomats.

28.08.2021 - 16:14 [ Londonist.com ]

Fantastic Festivals In London: Autumn 2021

GREENWICH + DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: The ever-creative (and, even better, free!) GDIF returns, with family-friendly outdoor events including a recreation of the Northern Lights, a riverside fire garden, and a giant birdcage roaming the streets at dusk, with video projections of birds released onto the streets. Greenwich and surrounds, 27 August-11 September

YAM CARNIVAL … … … … …

28.08.2021 - 16:00 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Warm and sunny weather forecast for Reading and Leeds festivals over Bank Holiday Weekend

Music fans are returning to Reading and Leeds for the first time in two years after last year’s festivals were cancelled

27.08.2021 - 17:41 [ Glenn Greenwald / Rumble ]

Permanent War Advocates Exploit the Kabul Bombing to Demand More War

Glenn Greenwald analyzes the reactions to the horrific terror attack in Kabul this morning, and debunks the propagandistic talking points used by Deep State operatives and their media allies to push the US into indefinite war.

27.08.2021 - 17:29 [ Cato Institute / Twitter ]

The War on Terror was an ill‐​defined campaign that eroded safeguards built into U.S. institutions, enhanced execute power, & gave federal agencies license to engage in torture & other crimes. “Reign of Terror” author @attackerman joins the @CatoPodcast …

27.08.2021 - 17:04 [ Matt Taibbi / Twitter ]

Chait overlooks that the negative press for Biden this week is passing through the same loophole that allowed Trump to be praised by CNN when he bombed Syria – the overriding constant in American corporate media is fealty to the Pentagon.

27.08.2021 - 16:51 [ The Post Millennial / Twitter ]

Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald weighs in on the media’s response to the Afghanistan withdrawal: “That is the political party to which the media is most loyal when it comes to foreign affairs … it’s the military, and the CIA.”

27.08.2021 - 04:24 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden on the Terror Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport

Q And you said that you still — a few days ago, you said you squarely stand by your decision to pull out.

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, I do. Because look at it this way, folks — and I’m going to — I have another meeting, for real. But imagine where we’d be if I had indicated, on May the 1st, I was not going to renegotiate an evacuation date; we were going to stay there.

I’d have only one alternative: Pour thousands of more troops back into Afghanistan to fight a war that we had already won, relative — is why the reason we went in the first place.

I have never been of the view that we should be sacrificing American lives to try to establish a democratic government in Afghanistan — a country that has never once in its entire history been a united country, and is made up — and I don’t mean this in a derogatory — made up of different tribes who have never, ever, ever gotten along with one another.

And so, as I said before — and this is the last comment I’ll make, but we’ll have more chance to talk about this, unfortunately, beyond, because we’re not out yet — if Osama bin Laden, as well as al Qaeda, had chosen to launch an attack — when they left Saudi Arabia — out of Yemen, would we have ever gone to Afghanistan? Even though the Taliban completely controlled Afghanistan at the time, would we have ever gone?

I know it’s not fair to ask you questions. It’s rhetorical. But raise your hand if you think we should have gone and given up thousands of lives and tens of thousands of wounded.

Our interest in going was to prevent al Qaeda from reemerging — first to get bin Laden, wipe out al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and prevent that from happening again.

As I’ve said 100 times: Terrorism has metastasized around the world; we have greater threats coming out of other countries a heck of a lot closer to the United States.

We don’t have military encampments there; we don’t keep people there. We have over-the-horizon capability to keep them from going after us.

Ladies and gentlemen, it was time to end a 20-year war.

27.08.2021 - 04:12 [ Fox News ]

Biden warns ISIS-K after Kabul terror attacks, but sticks to Aug. 31 Afghanistan withdrawal deadline

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pressuring Biden not to withdraw until evacuations were complete

24.08.2021 - 18:46 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Biden hält an Abzug bis 31. August fest

„Es sind heute keine neuen Daten über das bekannte Datum des 31.8. genannt worden vom Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika“, sagte Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel nach einem virtuellen G7-Gipfel zu Afghanistan. Sie betonte, dass auch Deutschland die Evakuierungen ohne die USA nicht fortsetzen könne.

24.08.2021 - 18:32 [ CNN ]

Biden decides to keep August 31 deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan as evacuations accelerate

President Joe Biden has decided, in consultation with his national security team, to stick with the August 31 deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, according to a senior administration official.

23.08.2021 - 13:52 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Verschwörungstheorien – ein Entgiftungskurs in drei Gängen. Teil III: „Neue“ Normalität und „neuer“ Antifaschismus.

Viele Fortschrittliche und Linke akzeptieren die Corona-Maßnahmen, den Lockdown, auch und gerade in seiner absurden Dichotomie. Sie halten ein, machen mit, sie werden gelegentlich sogar zu Hilfspolizisten, wenn sie zum Beispiel ein Verbot der Querdenkerdemonstrationen fordern, da diese nicht die AHA-Regeln einhalten. Dass sie auf diese Weise in der Tat „staatlicher als der Staat“ agieren, bedarf keiner gedanklichen Verrenkung. Dass die Querdenker dabei und damit auf die Grundrechte und Schutzrechte verweisen, die sie verletzt sehen, die sie verteidigen wollen, macht die Linke rasend. Nicht, weil das absurd ist, sondern weil sie der Linken den Spiegel vorhalten, in den sie nicht hineinschauen will: Wie kann man als Linke die Verteidigung der Schutz- und Grundrechte so dermaßen aufgeben!

23.08.2021 - 13:45 [ Barbara Lee, represents CA's new 13th Congressional District / Twitter ]

I’ve never regretted my NO vote, even with all the death threats. I knew it would be used to establish the framework for forever wars, and that’s not something members of Congress should ever tolerate.

23.08.2021 - 13:11 [ francesca fiorentini / Twitter ]

So revealing that all it takes for the entire media establishment to turn against an otherwise safe centrist Washington insider President is for him to end war. Truly a tail that wags the dog situation, or the corporations & weapons manufacturers that sign the checks

23.08.2021 - 13:08 [ southpaw, writer, lawyer / Twitter ]

It took me while to understand that part of the press corps is grieving, not for the dead, but for the war.

23.08.2021 - 12:57 [ Judd Legum / Twitter ]

1. I took at look at the media coverage of Afghanistan. Lots of experts criticizing Biden’s decision to withdraw. But they are the SAME PEOPLE who responsible for two decades of failure in Afghanistan. Supporters of withdrawal almost entirely absent.

23.08.2021 - 12:43 [ Mehdi Hasan, @mehdihasanshow on @MSNBC and NBC's @peacockTV / Twitter ]

61% of Americans think the war in Afghanistan was not worth it. Forget Trump voters in diners, I think it’s pretty clear that U.S. politicians and pundits are out of touch with the American electorate as a whole.

23.08.2021 - 12:19 [ Jamaal Bowman Congressman for #NY16 / Twitter ]

President Biden made the tough and right decision to end the military occupation in Afghanistan. Blair’s language invokes tropes against Muslims, disrespects @POTUS and pretends to care about Afghans when this is really about Western Imperialism for him.

21.08.2021 - 15:53 [ theAtlantic.com ]

This War Needed to End

The attacks of 9/11 were an enormous crime; they caused enormous human suffering. But they did not change the world. Bush’s words later that evening changed the world—when he said that he would answer this crime with a determination to “win the war against terrorism,” taking the world to war. Lee understood that danger, and her moral conscience, backed by the moral movement against war that took shape within hours of the attacks themselves, led her to stand up and reject war as an answer.

21.08.2021 - 15:35 [ Secular Talk / Twitter ]

Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is the most brave thing any US President has done in my lifetime

change my mind

21.08.2021 - 14:51 [ Krystal Ball, Author of bestselling book: The Populist’s Guide to 2020 / Twitter ]

There are a million articles out right now with leaks from intel ghouls insisting that they tried to warn Biden that the Afghan Army would crumble immediately. This would suggest those articles should all be safely discarded as propaganda and bullshit.

21.08.2021 - 14:00 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

The world’s dumbest fucking people (Media Matters liberals) are expressing bewilderment at my statement that CIA influences corporate media outlets like CNN (even though CNN employs former top CIA officials). If you don’t understand this basic fact about the US, you know nothing.

21.08.2021 - 13:42 [ The Post Millennial / Twitter ]

Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald talks to Tucker Carlson about the way the media and others have turned on Biden following the Afghanistan withdrawal

21.08.2021 - 11:28 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden on Evacuations in Afghanistan

Now, Justin Sink of Bloomberg.

Q Thank you, Mr. President. You just said that you would keep a laser-focus on counterterrorism efforts and that you don’t see as great of a threat of terrorism from Afghanistan as other parts of the world. But if you and your administration so badly misassessed how quickly the Taliban would sweep through Afghanistan and we no longer have an embassy there from which to run intelligence operations, how can you at all be confident of your assessment of the risk of terrorism and the ability of the U.S. to conduct over-the-horizon missions to keep it in check? Can you tell Americans that they’re safe and will remain safe from terror attacks in Afghanistan?

THE PRESIDENT: I think you’re comparing apples and oranges. One question was whether or not the Afghan forces we trained up would stay and fight in their own civil war they had going on.

No one — I shouldn’t say “no one” — the consensus was that it was highly unlikely that in 11 days they’d collapse and fall, and the leader of Afghanistan would flee the country.

19.08.2021 - 12:00 [ Achse des Guten ]

Der große Sprung durch die Hintertür

Auf dem Weg hin zu einer autoritären Demokratiesimulation ist Deutschland in den 16 Merkeljahren beträchtlich weit vorangekommen. Die vielen Alleingänge der Kanzlerin unter Umgehung der parlamentarischen Gewaltenteilung – sei es der Atomausstieg, die Offenhaltung der Grenzen, die Corona-Politik – haben die Deutschen ganz offenbar an eine Art der sowjetaffinen Kanzlerherrschaft gewöhnt, die keiner parlamentarischen Kontrolle mehr bedarf und ganz geschmeidig auch ohne demokratischen Diskurs vonstatten gehen kann. Auch wenn sich die Deutschen auf Langsamkeit und Stabilität etwas einbilden und meinen, aus der Geschichte gelernt zu haben, so scheinen sie doch weiterhin in der Mehrheit dazu bereit, einem Führer zu folgen – es muss halt nur ein moralisch guter sein.

19.08.2021 - 11:53 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Habecks „Tritt in den Hintern“ zeugt von Charakterlosigkeit und Regierungsunfähigkeit

Einschüchterung von Minderheiten, Meinungsmache, Hetze gegen Minderheiten im Windschatten einer veröffentlichten Meinung, die eine solch billige Rhetorik zum Heimspiel macht und dabei ganz nebenbei angebliche Werte ihrer Partei verrät:

– Demokratie, Selbst- und Mitbestimmung
– Pluralismus
– Gleichbehandlung
– Vielfalt in Weltbild, Religion, Kultur, Beruf, Lebensentwürfen
– Körperliche Unversehrtheit als Schutzrecht gegenüber dem Staat
– Friedvolles Miteinander in und zwischen den Staaten, gewaltfreie Lösung von Konflikten
– Einhaltung des Vorsorgeprinzips, Bewahrung naturwüchsiger Ökosysteme und Technikfolgenabschätzung

Wenn diese nur unter Vorbehalt gelten, sind sie nichtig, das sollte Ihnen bekannt sein?

19.08.2021 - 11:42 [ Ekaterina Quehl / Reitschuster.de ]

50 Shades of Hetze – Die neudeutsche Kunst des Diffamierens

Dennoch war ich verblüfft, dass im Deutschen innerhalb kürzester Zeit so viele neue Wortschöpfungen für einen einzigen Begriff entstehen konnten. Ich spreche von Kritikern und Kritik. Und da es sich in den letzten Monaten überwiegend um Kritiker handelt, die die Angemessenheit der Regierungsmaßnahmen zur Bekämpfung der Corona-Pandemie oder die Notwendigkeit der Impfpflicht mit eher weniger erforschten Impfstoffen infrage stellen, sind diese neuen Wörter entsprechend konnotiert.

Hier sind nur einige, um die ich meinen passiven Wortschatz im Laufe der letzten 18 Monate erweitern musste.

18.08.2021 - 14:16 [ Alexander McCoy / Twitter ]

A great way for Senate Democrats who are very mad about Afghanistan to stick it to Joe Biden would be for them to repeal the 2001 AUMF!

18.08.2021 - 13:15 [ The Washington Post / Twitter ]

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) faced death threats, insults and hate mail after she voted against a broad authorization used to carry out the war in Afghanistan. The House vote was 240 to 1. The Senate vote was 98 to 0.

18.08.2021 - 11:40 [ Veterans for Peace ]

VFP Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Veterans For Peace has previously condemned the U.S. „forever wars“ against „terror“ and called for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and other places in the world. We unequivocally believe that war is not the answer to any problem and that there is no military solution in Afghanistan.

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was shameful and poorly executed. We have left too many behind. It was only after veteran and media outcry over leaving dedicated translators and their families, people who risked their lives for us that the U.S. decided, too late, to include them in our withdrawal. Many Afghans have been blocked by callus immigration policy and „Muslim Bans“ from seeking safety in the United States, from the destabilization in Afghanistan that the U.S. created. Caring for refugees and civilians fleeing from conflict is basic decency, and the United States fails to act with the urgency required to protect people. Casual disregard for Afghan lives continues on all levels.

18.08.2021 - 11:29 [ Council on Foreign Relations - cfr.org ]

Biden Was Right

The ineffectiveness and collapse of Afghanistan’s military and governing institutions largely substantiates Biden’s skepticism that US-led efforts to prop up the government in Kabul would ever enable it to stand on its own feet. The international community has spent nearly 20 years, many thousands of lives, and trillions of dollars to do good by Afghanistan – taking down al-Qaeda; beating back the Taliban; supporting, advising, training, and equipping the Afghan military; bolstering governing institutions; and investing in the country’s civil society.

18.08.2021 - 11:25 [ Ambassador David Robinson (Ret.) / the Hill ]

Humiliating as it may be, leaving Afghanistan is still the right decision

Biden deserves credit for facing the facts and doing the right thing. His recent predecessors either were dissuaded from taking the same step by egregiously wrong military and foreign policy advice or else blanched at being labeled the president who lost a war. Biden will take the hit, but the simple truth is that we have not so much abandoned Afghanistan as Afghanistan has abandoned us, or more precisely, never joined us in the first place.

18.08.2021 - 10:45 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The U.S. Government Lied For Two Decades About Afghanistan

That is particularly true given how heavily the U.S. had Afghanistan under every conceivable kind of electronic surveillance for more than a decade. A significant portion of the archive provided to me by Edward Snowden detailed the extensive surveillance the NSA had imposed on all of Afghanistan. In accordance with the guidelines he required, we never published most of those documents about U.S. surveillance in Afghanistan on the ground that it could endanger people without adding to the public interest, but some of the reporting gave a glimpse into just how comprehensively monitored the country was by U.S. security services.

17.08.2021 - 15:13 [ MSNBC / Twitter ]

„How many more generations of America’s daughters and sons would you have me send to fight Afghanistan’s civil war when Afghan troops will not?“ President Biden says. „I’m clear on my answer. I will not repeat the mistakes we’ve made in the past.“

17.08.2021 - 07:32 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden on Afghanistan

So I’m left again to ask of those who argue that we should stay: How many more generations of America’s daughters and sons would you have me send to fight Afghans — Afghanistan’s civil war when Afghan troops will not? How many more lives — American lives — is it worth? How many endless rows of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery?

I’m clear on my answer: I will not repeat the mistakes we’ve made in the past — the mistake of staying and fighting indefinitely in a conflict that is not in the national interest of the United States, of doubling down on a civil war in a foreign country, of attempting to remake a country through the endless military deployments of U.S. forces.

Those are the mistakes we cannot continue to repeat, because we have significant vital interests in the world that we cannot afford to ignore.

17.08.2021 - 07:23 [ Yahoo.news ]

Biden Defends Afghanistan Exit

Natalie Brand explains why President Joe Biden stands squarely behind his decision to leave Afghanistan after 20 years

16.08.2021 - 16:34 [ Michael Landon, Veteran, 12 tours Afghanistan / Twitter ]

Twitter Afghans friends. Many of you have been afraid to follow us for fear of retribution by @ashrafghani & his gang of thieves. He’s fled so fear no more. We’ll be working w/ Dept. of Treasury to freeze assets of all his aides & hold them accountable.Please send us your input.

16.08.2021 - 15:33 [ ]

Diesmal die Generäle zur Rechenschaft ziehen

Der Druck, der auf Obama lastete, war so deutlich, dass ich, als er seine Entscheidung, die Truppen in Afghanistan aufzustocken, bekannt gab, schrieb: „Willkommen in Vietnam, Mr. President“.

16.08.2021 - 10:59 [ Husain Haqqani / Twitter ]

According to this report, Taliban bought out local Afghan army commanders. Where did the massive cash come from & how did U.S. intel miss info about its flows?

16.08.2021 - 10:50 [ Washington Post ]

Afghanistan’s military collapse: Illicit deals and mass desertions

(15.08.2021)

The deals, initially offered early last year, were often described by Afghan officials as cease-fires, but Taliban leaders were in fact offering money in exchange for government forces to hand over their weapons, according to an Afghan officer and a U.S. official.

Over the next year and a half, the meetings advanced to the district level and then rapidly on to provincial capitals, culminating in a breathtaking series of negotiated surrenders by government forces, according to interviews with more than a dozen Afghan officers, police, special operations troops and other soldiers.

16.08.2021 - 10:31 [ Afghan War Raw Footage / Twitter ]

I’ll say it again, there is too much misinformation about #Afganistan right now Follow @paykhar on @AfgEye for clarity, daily livestreams on the ongoing crisis

(14.08.2021)

16.08.2021 - 09:25 [ Fox News ]

Intelligence agencies‘ credibility in question amid Taliban takeover

Aug. 16, 2021 – 5:36 – Rep. Mike Waltz R-Fla., tells ‚The Next Revolution‘ that ‚the intelligence has been crystal clear‘

14.08.2021 - 16:00 [ Consortium News ]

Undefinable: No Ideology & Belonging to No Camp

Criticizing either side does not put you in the camp of the other.

The survival of journalism depends on fighting under no flag and being free of ideology. We depend on readers who understand our mission and the dwindling space we occupy.

12.08.2021 - 15:31 [ Ehden Biber - senseofawareness.com ]

PfizerLeak – What If the Pfizer Contracts Were Declared Illegal?

These clauses raises up the following urgent questions:

1) Does a government, which is the executive branch in democracy, have the right to make an obligation to restrict the legislative branch (the parliament), as well as restrict the Judiciary branch of democracy (courts)?

2) Can a government make an obligation to foreign entities that they will have a right to oversight and vet the decisions of the legislative branch (the parliament), as well as decide whether or not the decisions of the Judiciary branch of democracy (courts) are valid or not?

3) Does these contracts represent a danger to democracy, especially as they were done in secrecy?

12.08.2021 - 10:50 [ Achse des Guten ]

Warum ist der Impfstoff klinisch nicht wirksam?

In keiner Studie ist es Pfizer/BioNTech (oder Moderna, AstraZeneca und Johnson&Johnson) gelungen, irgendeine Wirksamkeit der Impfung gegen den Tod an COVID oder eine klinisch relevante Wirksamkeit gegen schwere Verläufe zu zeigen. Im Folgenden zeige ich anhand der neuesten Pfizer-Studie noch einmal Schritt für Schritt, warum das so ist.

12.08.2021 - 09:05 [ Off-Guardian.org ]

Covid Vaccines: The “LEAKED” Pfizer Contract

(29.07.2021)

Since it was posted by Ehden, other “contracts” have leaked, which contain similar language and clauses. But, as these aren’t 100% proven genuine either, it would be wrong to use them to corroborate each other.

Stronger evidence can be found on the website of the Israeli Ministry of Health, where they have a (heavily redacted) copy of their “REAL-WORLD EPIDEMIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE COLLABORATION AGREEMENT” with Pfizer (we downloaded a copy of that too, just in case.)

These two documents do have some strong similarities.

12.08.2021 - 08:53 [ Ehden Biber - senseofawareness.com ]

מגה סקופ: הסודות בחוזים החשאיים של פייזר נחשפים (PFIZERLEAK)

07/08/2021 by Ehden Biber

אני עומד לחשוף לפניכם את הסודות הכי גדולים שהמדינה שלכם מסתירה מכם, המוסתרים בחוזה שלהם עם פייזר. מה שאתם עומדים לקרוא לא פורסם בשום כלי תקשורת ישראלי, ולכן החשיבות שלו היא ענקית.

שלום,

-PFIZERLEAK

12.08.2021 - 08:47 [ Ehden Biber - senseofawareness.com ]

We need to talk about PfizerLeak – Why I’ve committed a career suicide by posting leaked documents online?

(04.08.2021)

If you haven’t heard about the #PfizerLeak, I congratulate you for listening only to mainstream media. So for those who have no idea what’s going on, here is a brief summary:

11.08.2021 - 14:01 [ GoGo.al ]

EKSKLUZIVE- Kontrata sekrete e qeverisë me “Pfizer” për vaksinat

(January 19, 2021)

Kontrata e shumëpërfolur ndërmjet qeverisë shqiptare dhe korporatës farmaceutike “Pfizer” është siguruar ekskluzivisht nga “Gogo.al”.

11.08.2021 - 12:18 [ ZDF ]

Streik der Lokführer – GDL-Chef fordert neues Angebot der Bahn

Der GDL-Vorsitzende betonte, dass eine Rückkehr an den Verhandlungstisch erst dann komme, wenn Bahn-Personalvorstand Martin Seiler lerne, dass im Tarifgeschäft gescheiterte Verhandlungen auch wirklich gescheiterte Verhandlungen seien und er die Situation nur dann ändere, wenn er ein verbessertes Angebot mache.

11.08.2021 - 11:50 [ Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivführer ]

Mutig, stark und solidarisch in den Arbeitskampf!

Jetzt gilt es: 95 Prozent Zustimmung für Arbeitskampfmaßnahmen in der Urabstimmung sind eine gute Voraussetzung, dem DB-Management die Rote Karte zu zeigen. Gemeinsam treten wir mutig, stark und solidarisch für unsere berechtigten Forderungen ein.

11.08.2021 - 11:45 [ Gewrkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivführer ]

Urabstimmung Deutsche Bahn: 95 Prozent für Arbeitskampf

(10.08.2021)

Die Mitglieder der Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivführer (GDL) haben mit großer Mehrheit für einen Arbeitskampf bei der Deutschen Bahn gestimmt. In einer geheimen Briefwahl votierten satte 95 Prozent bei der Urabstimmung mit JA. Die Wahlbeteiligung lag bei rund 70 Prozent.

10.08.2021 - 13:32 [ Donna Laframboise / nofrakkingconsensus.com ]

How Big Tech Erases History: My New Paper

It’s time to switch to ProtonMail, and to private text messaging services such as Signal. It’s time to abandon YouTube for video platforms such as Rumble.

We can depart of our own accord, in a dignified manner. Or we can wait to be cancelled by these malignant corporations.

09.08.2021 - 09:38 [ Eva, Director of Cybersecurity @EFF / Twitter ]

Apple distributed this internal memo this morning, dismissing their critics as „the screeching voices of the minority.“ I will never stop screeching about the importance of privacy, security, or civil liberties. And neither should you.

(06.08.2021)

09.08.2021 - 06:42 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

Apple’s Plan to „Think Different“ About Encryption Opens a Backdoor to Your Private Life

(05.08.2021)

To say that we are disappointed by Apple’s plans is an understatement. Apple has historically been a champion of end-to-end encryption, for all of the same reasons that EFF has articulated time and time again. Apple’s compromise on end-to-end encryption may appease government agencies in the U.S. and abroad, but it is a shocking about-face for users who have relied on the company’s leadership in privacy and security.

There are two main features that the company is planning to install in every Apple device. One is a scanning feature that will scan all photos as they get uploaded into iCloud Photos to see if they match a photo in the database of known child sexual abuse material (CSAM) maintained by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The other feature scans all iMessage images sent or received by child accounts—that is, accounts designated as owned by a minor—for sexually explicit material, and if the child is young enough, notifies the parent when these images are sent or received. This feature can be turned on or off by parents.

09.08.2021 - 06:37 [ Eva, Director of Cybersecurity @EFF / Twitter ]

Louder, for the people in the back: it’s impossible to build a client-side scanning system that can only be used for sexually explicit images sent or received by children.

(05.08.2021)

08.08.2021 - 19:33 [ .953mnc.com ]

Senator Todd Young urging Congress to repeal Authorizations for Use of Military Force

An example is President Trump’s citing of the 2002 AUMF, as a “secondary authority” according to Young, in order to carry out an attack in Iraq that resulted in the death of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani in January of 2020.

Young believes these military attacks, though warranted, show that the 2002 AUMF is being abused in order to carry out acts of war without the consent of Congress.

06.08.2021 - 15:15 [ Tehran Times ]

EU’s Enrique Mora holds talks with Araqchi in Tehran

TEHRAN – European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora, who has visited Tehran to attend the inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi as the new Iranian president, held talks on Wednesday with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, who led the Iranian team in six rounds of nuclear talks in Vienna.

Mora has been leading the nuclear talks in Vienna between Iran, the European Union, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the United States with the aim of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA.

06.08.2021 - 10:23 [ PeoplesParty.org ]

People’s Party National Organizing Committee: Election, Membership and Procedures

Over the past four years, thousands of people across the country have come together in a historic movement to build a major new political party free of corporate money. Now we’re incredibly proud to have reached a major milestone in the growth and development of the People’s Party: the formation of a representative National Organizing Committee charged with forming the rules for the People’s Party National Committee.

The National Organizing Committee is an interim representative body that will be seated prior to the formation of the National Committee. Once elected, the National Committee will take the place of the National Coordinators’ Circle as the leadership body of the National People’s Party.

04.08.2021 - 13:29 [ The People’s Party / Twitter ]

Nina’s unfortunate loss is further proof that working with the Democrats is a dead end road for folks seeking to challenge the status quo. Democrats will spend millions of dollars (at a time like this!) and pull out all the stops to undermine candidates fighting for the people.

04.08.2021 - 13:02 [ Forbes Breaking News / Youtube ]

JUST IN: Nina Turner Vows To Continue Progressive Journey After Losing Ohio Congressional Primary

Nina Turner gives a passionate election night speech following her loss in the special Congressional primary in Ohio’s 11th District.

04.08.2021 - 12:48 [ Krystal Ball ]

Thank you @ninaturner for your fearlessness and your unrelenting commitment to truth telling. These are the qualities that make you powerful and there is no super pac that can change that.

04.08.2021 - 12:18 [ Secular Talk / Twitter ]

Nina lost for a very simple reason. In the closing stretch THIS happened: „Democratic Majority for Israel, a hybrid PAC/super PAC that has spent $1.2 million on ads supporting Brown and opposing Turner“ – & the ads viciously lied about her. The lies stuck

01.08.2021 - 12:00 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Spare us from the mental torture of crazy travel rules

It sometimes seems as if someone wants to punish us for wanting to live normally again.

31.07.2021 - 20:16 [ US Senator Ted Cruz ]

Sen. Cruz Fights to Block the American Government from Establishing COVID Vaccine Passports

(28.07.2021)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today participated in a committee markup on three bills, one of which seeks to create a fund for global health initiatives. Sen. Cruz introduced two amendments to prevent the federal government from creating a vaccine passport system and vaccine database to track Americans based on their vaccination status. Read excerpts of his remarks below.

30.07.2021 - 17:08 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

I refuse to be imprisoned by an incompetent Government invoking bogus science

The „amber plus“ regime for those returning from France is on one level a trivial detail, hardly newsworthy when set against the magnificent fiasco of the British pingdemic.

Yet nothing quite so illustrates the bureaucratic incoherence of Britain’s post-vaccination policy as this lunatic quarantine rule for travellers.

Furthermore, it is slightly alarming to see the authorities deploy the coercive power of the state so breezily, in such a random fashion, and in violation of the known scientific data. Bad habits are being formed.

30.07.2021 - 16:12 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Schon wieder: Gute Demos, schlechte Demos

Demos von Kritikern der Corona-Politik werden in Berlin und anderen Städten schon wieder verboten, während andere Massenveranstaltungen stattfinden dürfen. Das ist kein „Infektionsschutz“, das ist Zensur politischer Standpunkte. Die Demo-Verbote offenbaren aber auch die inhaltliche Panik der Lockdown-Verteidiger: Wer Argumente hat, muss keine Demos verbieten.

30.07.2021 - 16:04 [ Achse des Guten ]

Machtexzess ohne Ende: Die Politik leidet an „Long Covid“

Die Politik berauscht sich seit Corona an einem Machtgewinn wie selten zuvor. Doch Macht wird nicht einfach zurückgegeben, sie muss entrissen werden.

30.07.2021 - 09:06 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

More than FIFTY Tory MPs are ready to vote against ‚misguided‘ Covid passports after Government is accused of introducing them ‚by stealth‘ by quietly updating NHS app – as Dominic Raab says they ‚make sense‘ for returning to the office

– Many Tory MPs are ‚horrified‘ by proposals to introduce mandatory passports
– They say it will create a ‚two-class society‘ and plan to block the plans
– Britons with both Covid-19 jabs can now add vaccine certificate to Apple Wallet
– ‚Get your NHS Covid Pass‘ section of the NHS App leads to ‚domestic‘ or ‚travel‘
– ‚Domestic‘ section will display name, date of birth and QR code confirming jabs
– ‚Travel‘ section has same information along with nine extra details for each dose
– Lib Dems: Government has ‚introduced Covid ID Cards by stealth onto phones‘

30.07.2021 - 08:44 [ Senior Editor @EpochTimes / Twitter ]

„Even if we disagree on issues like abortion rights or green energy…there’s a much bigger fight we have to unite for,“ says feminist author & journalist #NaomiWolf. The West is losing freedom of speech, assembly & even „rights to our bodies,“ Wolf says.

30.07.2021 - 08:11 [ Fox News ]

Dozens of House Republicans, staffers march maskless to Senate floor to protest mask mandate

Dozens of House Republicans and their staffers marched maskless out of the House to the Senate floor in protest of the new mask mandate for the lower chamber.

The lawmakers and their staffers traveled across the Capitol on Thursday to protest the fact that Capitol Police have instructed officers to arrest staffers and visitors who don’t wear masks and refuse to leave the House.

30.07.2021 - 08:07 [ Fox News ]

Conservative reaction pours in after Dem mayors, governors impose new mask mandates: ‚Kiss my mask‘

Democratic leaders around the country are facing criticism and blowback after they rushed to reimpose unpopular mask mandates following updated coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC said this week that even vaccinated individuals in areas deemed as high-risk should return to wearing masks indoors – prompting the new wave in face-covering requirements.

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29.07.2021 - 09:14 [ corona-blog.net ]

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29.07.2021 - 09:08 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Die Corona-Heuchelei – In den Worten der großen Medien

Die Mediensammlung „Corona – Selbst Verstehen“ folgt einem interessanten Ansatz: Hier werden Meldungen und Artikel zur Corona-Politik ausschließlich aus großen und etablierten Medien zusammengefasst und in zum Teil entlarvender Weise miteinander kombiniert. Zudem werden auch Artikel aus der Vor-Corona-Zeit (etwa zur WHO, Bill Gates oder zur Schweinegrippe) präsentiert, was den massiven Umschwung im Tenor der Berichterstattung großer deutscher Medien seit März 2020 deutlich macht.

28.07.2021 - 12:35 [ Amnesty International ]

Joint open letter by civil society organizations and independent experts calling on states to implement an immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer and use of surveillance technology

The investigation has so far also identified at least 180 journalists in 20 countries who were selected for potential targeting with NSO spyware between 2016 to June 2021. Deeply concerning details that have emerged include evidence that family members of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi were targeted with Pegasus software before and after his murder in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by Saudi operatives,despite repeated denials from NSO Group that its products were used to target Khashoggi or his family members.

The revelations are only a tip of the iceberg.

28.07.2021 - 12:27 [ Digitalcourage.de ]

Digitalcourage und 145 weitere Organisationen fordern ein sofortiges Moratorium für Überwachungstechnologien

Digitalcourage und 145 weitere Organisationen fordern ein sofortiges Moratorium für Überwachungstechnologien. Als Reaktion auf die Veröffentlichungen des „Pegasus-Projekt“ ist jetzt die Politik gefordert, den Schutz von Bürgerinnen und Bürgern in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Daher müssen staatliche Genehmigungen für Verkauf und Export solcher Technologien umgehend ausgesetzt werden, mindestens bis Regulierungen zum Schutz der Menschenrechte umgesetzt wurden.

Die Berichterstattung der letzten Woche zum Pegasus-Projekt hat bestätigt, wie gefährlich die Entwicklung, der Vertrieb und die Nutzung von Überwachungstechnologien für Demokratie und Menschenrechte ist. Der Einsatz von Staatstrojanern, wie der Pegasus-Software, ist eine Gefahr für Demokratie und Menschenrechte. Durch die Installation derartiger Software können Dritte die vollständige Kontrolle über das Gerät übernehmen und so z.B. Nachrichten auf einem Smartphone mitlesen oder Mikrofon und Kamera aus der Ferne einschalten. Daher haben sich über 145 Organisationen und 28 Expert.innen zusammengetan und einen offenen Brief verfasst, welcher nun von Amnesty International veröffentlicht wurde.

28.07.2021 - 11:55 [ CrowdJustice.com ]

Julian Assange’s High Court fight against extradition

Why are we raising funds?

Undertaking the next step in the legal process and defending Julian in the High Court will be expensive, even though Julian’s legal team continues to work for low remuneration and have contributed much of their time pro bono. We cannot do it alone and we need your support.

The significance of Julian’s case

It was the Trump administration who charged Julian under the Espionage Act for exposing war crimes and human rights abuses in 2010 and 2011.

The decision to indict him was a political act motivated by malice. Julian exposed the killing of unarmed civilians and the torture of innocent people. For that the people who are driving this want to bury Julian in the deepest, darkest corner of the US prison system for the rest of his life. Julian faces a potential sentence of 175 years.

28.07.2021 - 10:54 [ Anonymous / Haaretz ]

I Worked at Israeli Phone Hacking Firm Cellebrite. They Lied to Us

I would like to address the issue of supervising phone hacking technology that is being exported by NSO Group and Cellebrite. As a former Cellebrite employee, I can say from personal experience that the company does nothing to prevent the abuse of its products by customers. It knowingly sells products and services to users of dubious repute, belonging to autocratic regimes.

27.07.2021 - 07:34 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Lawmakers Call for Punitive Measures Against Israeli NSO Over Spyware Allegations

Finally, the four House Democrats call to „investigate and assess the possible targeting of American journalists, aid works, diplomats and others’ with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, determine whether America’s national security was harmed, and take steps to protect all Americans, including federal employees, from the threat posed by the growing mercenary spyware industry.“

27.07.2021 - 04:13 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

FBI Using the Same Fear Tactic From the First War on Terror: Orchestrating its Own Terrorism Plots

Questioning the FBI’s role in 1/6 was maligned by corporate media as deranged. But only ignorance about the FBI or a desire to deceive could produce such a reaction.

26.07.2021 - 11:07 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Is this a right-wing message or a left-wing message that I’m expressing here, or does it show the worthlessness of those labels when it comes to the dangers posed by the permanent, secret US security state?

26.07.2021 - 04:35 [ Achse des Guten ]

Warum sterben Geimpfte an COVID?

Ein Nachweis der Wirksamkeit der Impfung gegen den Tod an COVID ist kausal unmöglich, da die Menschen daran sterben, dass das Immunsystem, über das die Impfung wirkt, nicht mehr funktioniert.

23.07.2021 - 06:49 [ ORF.at ]

EU erhielt die zwölfte Cybersicherheitsorganisation

(04.07.2021)

Ein aktuelles, schlagendes Beispiel dafür ist die Neufassung der deutschen Cybersicherheitsstrategie. In Deutschland ist es Teil dieser Strategie, gewisse neuentdeckte Software-Sicherheitslücken für Polizei – und Geheimdienste offenzuhalten, die deutsche Cyberbehörde ZiTis soll die zugehörige Trojaner-Schadsoftware für mehrere Dutzend deutsche Bundes- Landesbehörden entwickeln.

23.07.2021 - 06:44 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Spähsoftware: Merkel fordert Verkaufslimit für „Pegasus“

Merkel erklärte, der Verkauf der Software müsse an restriktive Bedingungen geknüpft werden. So solle sie nicht an Länder geliefert werden, „in den eine gerichtliche Überwachung von solchen Angriffen vielleicht nicht gesichert ist“.

22.07.2021 - 13:49 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Vom NSU-VS- bis zum Amri-Komplex – Interview mit Thomas Moser

Gerade in Berlin könnte man annehmen, dass es der amtierenden Regierungskoalition aus Linken, SPD und Grünen am Herzen läge, die Macht des Parlaments zu stärken. Warum macht man das nicht?

Weil man sich dann mit den Sicherheitsbehörden und der Exekutive anlegen müsste.

22.07.2021 - 06:37 [ CommonDreams.org ]

Senators Introduce Legislation to Curb Endless US Wars, Lethal Arms Sales

(20.07.2021)

The measure would also sunset 180 days after enactment all existing AUMFs, including the 2001 AUMF passed in the wake of the September 11 attacks and upon which every consecutive administration has leaned to justify military actions in regions around the world.

Instead of the current default approval of arms sales barring a passage of a resolution of disapproval by veto-proof majorities of the House and Senate, the proposal directs Congress to proactively approve certain sales topping $14 million including those of air to ground munitions.

21.07.2021 - 18:46 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s NSO and Pegasus Are a Clear and Present Danger to Democracy Around the World

After 12 years of Benjamin Netanyahu’s tenure as prime minister, in which human rights activists and Knesset members were smeared as supporters of terrorism, critical journalists deemed enemies of the people and left-wing voters as traitors, why would the Israeli public, which had grown accustomed to view dissident voices as enemies, care about what happens to journalists in Azerbaijan, India or Hungary?

21.07.2021 - 14:51 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

FinFisher: Wir verklagen das BKA auf den Staatstrojaner-Vertrag

Schon bei der letzten Klage schrieben wir: „Die Kontrolle dieses hochsensiblen Instruments darf nicht Behörden und zwielichtigen Firmen überlassen werden.“

21.07.2021 - 06:40 [ 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!“

19.07.2021 - 17:58 [ Microsoft ]

Fighting cyberweapons built by private businesses

(15.07.2021)

We believe Sourgum is an Israel-based private sector offensive actor or PSOA. Citizen Lab has identified the group as a company called Candiru. Sourgum generally sells cyberweapons that enable its customers, often government agencies around the world, to hack into their targets’ computers, phones, network infrastructure and internet-connected devices. These agencies then choose who to target and run the actual operations themselves.

19.07.2021 - 17:14 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Coalition party demands answers from Gantz on NSO spyware

Head of left-wing Meretz, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, to meet with defense minister this week, with fellow lawmaker calling on Israel to halt company’s exports, likening it to ‚exporting weaponry‘

19.07.2021 - 16:05 [ Jacobin ]

Were Haiti’s Capitalists Behind the Assassination of President Moïse?

(09.07.2021)

Haitian president Jovenel Moïse was assassinated this week by alleged mercenaries. In an interview with Jacobin, the English language editor of Haiti Liberté says he suspects that some of Haiti’s richest families hired the attackers to preempt a potential revolution — and possibly even trigger US military intervention.

19.07.2021 - 15:52 [ Amerika21.de ]

Stecken Haitis Kapitalisten hinter der Ermordung von Präsident Jovenel Moïse?

„Reginald Boulos ist einer der reichsten Männer Haitis und derjenige, der am meisten mit Moïse verfeindet ist. Ich glaube, er ist aus dem Land geflohen. Gegen ihn lag ein Haftbefehl vor, was ihn auch motiviert haben könnte, eine Söldnereinheit zu unterstützen, um Moïse zu töten. Vielleicht war jedoch mehr Geld nötig, als eine Familie allein aufbringen konnte. Es könnten mehrere Familien beteiligt gewesen sein. So wie es bei früheren Putschen passiert ist, wie etwa dem gegen den ehemaligen Präsidenten Jean-Bertrand Aristide ‒ damals wurde in der Bourgeoisie eine Sammlung gemacht, und sie bekamen Zehntausende Dollar zusammen, um den Putsch 1991 zu unterstützen.“

19.07.2021 - 08:07 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Spionagesoftware „Pegasus“: Darf’s ein bisschen mehr sein?

Ein Jahr zuvor, im Oktober 2017, wurde NSO schon beim Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) in Wiesbaden vorstellig. Ebenso gab es Gespräche mit dem BND und dem Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz. Mit den Cyberexperten vom bayerischen Landeskriminalamt (LKA) trafen sich die Vertreter der israelischen Firma im Jahr 2019 sogar gleich zwei Mal. Bei einer weiteren Vorführung im September 2019 im Innenministerium in München war sogar Minister Joachim Herrmann anwesend, wie ein Sprecher mitteilte.

Die deutschen Sicherheitsexperten waren sehr beeindruckt von der Technologie von NSO, berichten Teilnehmer der Produktvorführungen.

18.07.2021 - 18:28 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

DAN HODGES: Pushmi-pullyu Boris promised us freedom… So get ready for the next lockdown

‚I hope that the roadmap is irreversible,‘ Boris told the nation on Monday. ‚We’ve always said that we hope that it will be irreversible – but in order to have an irreversible roadmap, we also said it’s got to be a cautious approach.‘

That’s not what he’s always said.

16.07.2021 - 16:18 [ off-guardian.org ]

On The Psychology Of The Conspiracy Denier

We know, without question, that politicians lie and hide their connections and that corporations routinely display utter contempt for moral norms – that corruption surrounds us.

We know that revolving doors between the corporate and political spheres, the lobbying system, corrupt regulators, the media and judiciary mean that wrongdoing is practically never brought to any semblance of genuine justice.

We know that the press makes noise about these matters occasionally but never pursues them with true vigour.

We know that in the intelligence services and law enforcement wrongdoing on a breathtaking scale is commonplace and that, again, justice is never forthcoming.

We know that governments repeatedly ignore or trample on the rights of the people, and actively abuse and mistreat the people. None of this is controversial.

So exactly what is it that conspiracy deniers refuse to acknowledge with such fervour, righteousness and condescension?

16.07.2021 - 16:08 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Verschwörungsleugner: Aggressive Naivität oder gezielte Propaganda

„Der Streitpunkt liegt hier nur in der Frage des Umfangs. Jemand, der wirklich neugierig auf die Pläne mächtiger Soziopathen ist, wird den Umfang seiner Neugier nicht auf z.B. einen Konzern oder eine Nation beschränken. Warum sollten sie? Eine solche Person geht davon aus, dass die gleichen Muster, die sich vor Ort zeigen, wahrscheinlich auch ganz oben in der Nahrungskette der Macht zu finden sind. Aber der Verschwörungsleugner besteht darauf, dass dies absurd ist.“
(…)

Meiner Ansicht nach ist dies der Grund, warum sich Verschwörungsleugner an die völlig unlogische Fantasie klammern und sie aggressiv verteidigen können, dass irgendwie – oberhalb einer bestimmten, nicht definierten Ebene der gesellschaftlichen Hierarchie – Korruption, Betrug, Bösartigkeit und Narzissmus auf mysteriöse Weise verdampfen.“

16.07.2021 - 06:21 [ Right2Know - r2k.org ]

R2K Statement: Stern action must be taken against the instigators!

We understand that former State Security agents and some senior ANC leaders are being investigated as possible instigators to the mayhem, as was admitted by State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo. The Minister also told South Africans that the intelligence services knew that something would happen, but law enforcement responses to the unrest prove or paint a completely different reality.

We know that this country’s intelligence services are in shambles because both President Ramaphosa and the minister failed to implement the recommendations of the High-Level Review Panel on the State Security Agency to clean up the spooks. We did mention that these rogue securocrats are a threat to our democracy and they must be dealt with accordingly.

16.07.2021 - 06:17 [ iol.co.za ]

Right2Know: Name and shame State Security agents involved in looting and violence

Johannesburg – Civil society organisation, Right2Know has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of State Security Ayanda Dlodlo to name and shame some of the State Security Agency’s (SSA) agents who fuelled the violent and destructive protests in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

The campaign which initially erupted under the guise of Free Jacob Zuma campaign turned ugly when hundreds of protesters blocked national roads in KwaZulu-Natal and set alight trucks and vehicles belonging to private individuals.

16.07.2021 - 06:00 [ DailyMaverick.co.za ]

Confessions of a dangerous mind, a ‘divinely inspired’ Zuma spy Thulani Dlomo

Shortly after taking his oath of office, Zuma signed a proclamation that bypassed Parliament and collapsed five of South Africa’s agencies into the State Security Agency (SSA).

The door was thus kicked open for the creation of an unlawful, parallel, secret security state, funded by public money — much of which remains unaccounted for — and which served Zuma’s personal and political interests for more than a decade.

16.07.2021 - 05:49 [ Jani Allan / RT.com ]

The row raging over a corrupt former president’s jailing shows that South Africa is heading down a sad and familiar path

South Africa’s highest court last week ordered the imprisonment of the country’s former president Jacob Zuma for 15 months for contempt of court. The decision stems from Zuma’s refusal to appear at a commission to answer questions about his alleged involvement in corruption during his time as president between 2009 and 2018.

On Saturday, however, the constitutional court agreed to hear Zuma’s urgent appeal on July 12 to rescind its order to sentence him to jail. If the court is gelded, the human rights so dearly won defeating apartheid will be lost.

14.07.2021 - 19:04 [ ORF.at ]

VfGH in Polen beurteilt EuGH-Anordnung als nicht bindend

Das Verfassungsgericht in Warschau urteilte heute, die Anwendung einstweiliger Verfügungen des Europäischen Gerichtshofs (EuGH), die sich auf das Gerichtssystem des Landes beziehen, sei nicht mit Polens Verfassung vereinbar.

14.07.2021 - 08:29 [ Lireo.com ]

Is It Time to Consider ClassicPress, Alternative to WordPress?

(March 31, 2021 )

ClassicPress is under active development, has the familiar WordPress interface many longtime WordPress users know, and releases regular security updates.

In addition, they have active community forums and a Slack channel.

14.07.2021 - 07:04 [ CalgaryHerald.com ]

U.S. officials say vaccinated don’t need booster right now

HHS officials had a briefing from Pfizer on Monday regarding their latest, preliminary data on vaccinations and will continue to discuss when and if booster shots will be needed in the future, the spokesperson said.

Pfizer said it planned to publish “more definitive data” in a peer-reviewed journal.

14.07.2021 - 06:54 [ theGuardian.com ]

Pfizer pushes for US booster shots as WHO says greed is driving vaccine disparities

Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the chief WHO scientist, said: “At this point … there is no scientific evidence to suggest that boosters are definitely needed.”

Swaminathan said the WHO would make recommendations on booster shots “based on the science and data, not on individual companies declaring that the vaccines should now be administered as a booster dose”.

14.07.2021 - 06:48 [ Blick.ch ]

Dritte Auffrischungsimpfung gilt als fragwürdig: WHO wirft Impfstoff-Herstellern Gier vor

Der US-Pharmakonzern Pfizer hat am Montag eine Genehmigung für dritten Dosen seines Covid-19-Impfstoffs beantragt. Das erntete scharfe Kritik von der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO). Deren Vorsitzender Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (56) warf dem Pharmamulti Gier vor. Impfstoff-Hersteller sollten weniger wohlhabende Länder bevorzugen, statt fragwürdige Auffrischungsimpfungen in reichen, bereits gut durchgeimpften Ländern anzustreben.

13.07.2021 - 16:58 [ Reitschuster.de ]

Rette sich, wer kann! Auf dem Weg in die „alternativlose“ Diktatur?

Was noch vor historisch kurzer Zeit auch angesichts der deutschen Geschichte unmöglich schien, offenbart sich inzwischen tagtäglich deutlicher: Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland ist auf dem besten oder vielmehr schlechtesten Weg in die dritte Diktatur.

12.07.2021 - 20:23 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Brandenburg: Juristische Ohrfeige für Polizei und Innenminister wegen Ermittlungen gegen unsere Quellen

Der ehemalige Brandenburger Polizeipräsident hat Strafanzeige wegen unserer Berichterstattung gestellt, der damalige SPD-Innenminister gab grünes Licht. Wir hatten Dokumente über die Kennzeichen-Scanner veröffentlicht. Die Ermittler wollten sogar den staatlichen IT-Dienstleister durchsuchen.

12.07.2021 - 08:01 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Prince William consoles England in dressing room telling team ‚hold your heads high‘

He also revealed that the Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football Association, had been to see the players after the match and was full of praise.

The England manager said: „At the moment the players are, understandably, really quiet.

„The Duke (of Cambridge) has been down to see them in the dressing room and has rightly thanked them for what they’ve done and been fulsome in his praise.“

10.07.2021 - 19:12 [ PeoplesParty.org ]

I ran as a Justice Democrat. Now I’m joining the People’s Party.

My name is Lisa Ring and I’m a two-time former candidate for Congress endorsed by Justice Democrats and Our Revolution. Today I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining the People’s Party as our new development manager.

Like so many of you, I’m fed up with the two-party system and I’m here to do something about it. I believe in the power of the people to transform this country. That’s what led me to activism in my 20s, inspired me to organize the Coast of Georgia for the past seven years, and drove me to run for Congress in GA-01 against a multi-millionaire Republican incumbent. We knocked on more than 50,000 doors and won my primary in 2018. I want to bring what I’ve learned to the People’s Party.

10.07.2021 - 19:10 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

An Ugly War Among Leftist YouTubers Shows Two Common, Toxic Pathologies Plaguing U.S. Politics

While I used my social media platforms to denounce the false accusations voiced by Uygur and Kasparian against Maté, none of this would merit an article or stand-alone commentary if not for the fact that the two weapons they chose — false accusations that someone is a paid Russian agent and exploited sexual harassment accusations — have become extremely commonplace in Democratic Party politics, liberal circles and U.S. politics more broadly. It is long past time — way past time — that these tactics be rejected and scorned by everyone regardless of ideology or personality preferences.

10.07.2021 - 17:44 [ Prof. Dr. Philipp Bagus, Prof. Dr. Antonio Sànchez-Bayón, Dr. José Antonio Peña-Ramos / Achse des Guten ]

Covid-19: Wie Massenhysterie in Wohlfahrtsstaaten entsteht

Hinsichtlich der Covid-19-Krise gibt es mehrere Studien, welche die negativen psychologischen Auswirkungen von staatlich verordneten Lockdowns untersuchen (1) (2) (3) (4). Es gibt auch Studien, die den Beitrag digitaler Medien und des Internets zu Angst (5) (6), emotionaler Ansteckung (7) (8), Angstübertragungen (9) (10) und Nocebo-Effekten (11) (12) untersuchen. Nach unserem Wissen gibt es jedoch keine Studie, die analysiert, wie verschiedene politische Institutionen und der Staat die Entstehung und Ausbreitung von Massenhysterien beeinflussen. Das Zusammenspiel von Medien, Wissenschaft, Politik und Öffentlichkeit ist eine wesentliche Forschungslücke (13). Aufbauend auf der Psychologie im Zusammenhang mit dem Phänomen der kollektiven Panik entwickeln wir eine politische Ökonomie der Massenhysterie.

10.07.2021 - 16:59 [ Express.co.uk ]

If Covid hadn’t been politicised, lockdown would be over, says JUDY FINNIGAN

If the scientists are so unsure that double-jabbed bodies are protected from the worst effects of Covid, ie ICU and death, then what the hell was all the fuss about when they were invented late last year?

Covid is no longer a matter of public health. It’s been politicised. Reputations have been staked. Pompous men are using you and me as pawns. It’s like Brexit. We just want to get on with our lives but the scientists and politicians don’t seem to care about that.

09.07.2021 - 18:12 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Up to 40% of ‚Covid hospital patients‘ infected with Delta variant may have been admitted for a different illness, official figures suggest

Four out of 10 patients hospitalised with the Indian Covid variant in England may have been admitted for something else, MailOnline analysis of official data suggests.

Public Health England’s fortnightly report on the ‚Delta‘ strain showed a total of 1,904 people had spent at least one night in hospital with the mutant virus by June 21.

But the agency admits 739 (39 per cent) of these patients may have gone to hospital for a different condition or injury and tested positive through routine NHS testing.

08.07.2021 - 16:34 [ Spiked ]

Boris, don’t give in to the neurotic middle classes

Let’s be real: some people want to live in lockdown forever because they fear and loathe ordinary people.

08.07.2021 - 08:01 [ Veterans for Peace ]

TAKE ACTION: REPEAL THE AUMF

In 2001 and 2002, the U.S. Congress passed the AUMF: the Authorization for the Use of Military Force. For nearly two decades, the AUMFs have effectively become a blank check for any president, at any time, to wage endless global war without oversight or meaningful national public debate. U.S. counterterrorism operations from post-9/11 wars as a whole have expanded to at least 80 countries around the world, costing an estimated $5.9 trillion. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, injured, surveilled, and displaced, with Black, brown, and Muslim communities disproportionately impacted.

07.07.2021 - 05:48 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

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?

06.07.2021 - 18:19 [ gbnews.uk ]

Covid: GB News poll suggests most will not wear masks after Freedom Day

A GB News poll ran on our Twitter page has revealed the majority of you would not wear a face mask if it was not a legal requirement.

More than 37,000 people cast their vote shortly after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to tear up England’s coronavirus regulations.

06.07.2021 - 18:16 [ Sky News ]

COVID-19: New Health Secretary Sajid Javid says ‚we can’t live in a world where the only thing we are thinking about is COVID‘

The health secretary added that it is „shocking“ to see „all the other health problems that have built up“ during the pandemic.

„Some seven million people have not come forward during the pandemic for help from the NHS with their health problems – seven million people,“ he said.

„Now just think about all the health problems that have been stored up and we need to treat that as a priority too – it cannot just be about COVID.“

05.07.2021 - 17:07 [ theHill.com ]

Marianne Williamson calls on Biden to drop efforts to extradite Assange

Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson told Hill.TV that the Biden administration should drop its efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom.

Williamson said Assange should not be punished for releasing information on WikiLeaks that provided details on „the U.S. war machine.“

05.07.2021 - 17:03 [ Newsweek ]

As You Celebrate Your Freedom, Remember Julian Assange | Opinion

What is it, then, that makes dissidents such a threat? Contrary to common criminals they serve a higher cause. Contrary to terrorists, they inform, empower and mobilize the people. And contrary to parliamentary oppositions, they have no stakes in corrupt institutions and practices that often feed both sides of the political aisle. Governments fear dissidents, because they cannot be owned and controlled. Some imprison, torture and execute them routinely, based on classified evidence and summary trials. Others conceal their oppression behind a veil of due process, crushing them through judicial harassment and defamation.

04.07.2021 - 11:53 [ ORF.at ]

England: Minister kündigt Aufhebung der Maskenpflicht an

Das Ende der Maskenpflicht ist Teil einer weitgehenden Aufhebung von CoV-Maßnahmen am 19. Juli, die die Regierung in den kommenden Tagen bestätigen will. Dazu gehört die Aufhebung aller Kontaktbeschränkungen, aber auch die Wiedereröffnung von Clubs.

04.07.2021 - 11:44 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚The state won’t be telling you what to do‘: Robert Jenrick confirms face masks will no longer be compulsory after ‚freedom day‘ as Sajid Javid goes full speed ahead towards lifting ALL lockdown restrictions on July 19

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that under ‚freedom day‘ plans expected to be signed off by the Cabinet tomorrow:

01.07.2021 - 17:14 [ Reuters / Youtube ]

LIVE: Princess Diana statue installed at Kensington Palace

A statue of Britain’s Princess Diana is installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on what would have been her 60th birthday.

01.07.2021 - 17:13 [ DailyMail,co,uk ]

Reunited for their mother: Prince Harry and William pay tribute to Diana’s ‚love, strength and character‘ as they unveil statue bearing poignant poem ‚The Measure of a Man‘ on what would have been her 60th birthday

Prince Harry and Prince William today set aside their own differences to unveil a statue as a permanent memorial to their beloved mother on what would have been her 60th birthday and declared: ‚Every day, we wish she were still with us‘.

The brothers were pictured standing shoulder-to-shoulder before revealing a statue created in Princess Diana’s honour by Ian Rank-Broadley and placed in the remodelled Sunken Garden, a place of solace and safety for her before she died in 1997.