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international / health / disability issues / news report Saturday September 26, 2020 23:55 by 1 of indy
This was originally published on Sept 5th and is republished in full here. Source link given below. So far it has been signed by 394 medical doctors, 1,340 medically trained health professionals.

We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, wish to express our serious concern about the evolution of the situation in the recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We call on politicians to be independently and critically informed in the decision-making process and in the compulsory implementation of corona-measures. We ask for an open debate, where all experts are represented without any form of censorship. After the initial panic surrounding covid-19, the objective facts now show a completely different picture – there is no medical justification for any emergency policy anymore.

The current crisis management has become totally disproportionate and causes more damage than it does any good.

We call for an end to all measures and ask for an immediate restoration of our normal democratic governance and legal structures and of all our civil liberties

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international / economics and finance / press release Friday September 25, 2020 21:38 by Zach Conti
The G7 supports a process for debt cancellation for vulnerable countries, they announced this morning after Treasury convened a special Finance Ministers meeting. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Thursday September 24, 2020 19:55 by Zach Conti
A high-level United Nations panel report says global policies are needed to prevent trillions of dollars escaping developing countries through tax abuse and corruption. The UN group includes former heads of state, past central bank governors, business leaders and prominent academics. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / news report Thursday September 24, 2020 18:41 by 1 of indy

It has been revealed that the UK's chief scientific advisor who also chairs the government’s expert advisory panel on vaccines has according to reports (in the Telegraph) has over 43,000 shares in GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – a multinational pharmaceutical company. The shares are estimated to be worth £600,000

This is the same person who is pushing for the vaccine and currently promoting fear around the current rise in "cases" trying to imply there is a second wave when these are just detections and not cases of where people previously had Covid and other related diseases

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international / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday September 22, 2020 23:40 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
At the Berlin Festival for Freedom and Peace this important presentation from German doctors on the Covid-19 scam was given and makes specific reference to the draconian situation in Melbourne, Australia.

The scam is the biggest crime of the century and it is the fourth time in history

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday September 20, 2020 19:50 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file

The US drive to extradite and prosecute Julian Assange poses a grave threat to journalists everywhere, but the publisher’s opponents have placed politics over principle, and even their own interests, said whistleblower Ed Snowden.

Due to the success of the smear campaign against Assange over the years Snowden has to speak defensively of him as per quotes below

“I think a lot of it comes down to people forgetting what principles are and why they're important,” Snowden said in an interview with Joe Rogan on Tuesday. “You can hate Julian Assange, you can think he's a puppet of Russia, you can think he's the worst person on Earth – a reincarnation of Hitler or Stalin – and still realize that convicting him harms you.”

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international / economics and finance / press release Friday September 18, 2020 20:06 by Zachary Conti
The Federal Emergency Management Administration will award $13 billion in Puerto Rico disaster aid to rebuild the power grid and education facilities, announced the White House. The announcement comes near the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria slamming the island, taking 3000 lives and causing more than $100 billion in damage. read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Thursday September 17, 2020 00:00 by 1 of indy   text 1 comment (last - friday september 18, 2020 15:09)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
The latest data for the number of Covid-19 cases per million is rising for the UK, Spain and France but is NOT for Sweden, Germany or Italy so far. However the death rate per million for even the countries with rising cases remains flat and low. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday September 15, 2020 22:21 by Justin Morahan
A Democratic support group for Kamala Harris wrote from information@democrats.senatemajority.com an unsolicited e-mail to the author of this article The reply is published below:

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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday September 12, 2020 23:55 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file

This report from back in March 2020 is about the war crimes committed by the Australian SAS operating inside Afghanistan. Apparently there are there to bring peace and democracy but instead happily terrorize the nation. It is no coincidence that we see draconian and heavy handed police tactics during the Covid crisis from this same Australian government since the current situation simply unmasks something in the power elite that Afghanis clearly have taken the brunt of for many years

The graphic footage, filmed by body cameras worn by the elite troops and broadcast on national television, must lead to the soldiers being tried for murder.

Australians always look forward to celebrating Anzac Day, but this year it will be different because a pall of shame has fallen over our armed forces thanks to a jaw-dropping TV expose aired this week that showed elite Aussie soldiers murdering Afghan civilians in cold blood when they were supposed to be protecting them from the Taliban.

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international / health / disability issues / other press Friday September 11, 2020 20:18 by 1 of indy

No matter how much good faith one tries to put into vaccines, it seems bad news about them keeps popping up. The mainstream would want us to just ignore these facts on the ground and keep the faith and don't question. The trouble is that when you scratch the surface, just like with the Covid situation, you quickly discover it is all not how we are led to believe by big pharma and their many shrills.

This really should be one of the biggest public health scandals of the decade, but instead it's given little attention -mainly because of the high-profile nature of the people and organisations involved.

The United Nations has been forced to admit that a major international vaccine initiative is actually causing a deadly outbreak of the very disease it was supposed to wipe-out.

While international organisations like the World Health Organization (WHO) will regularly boast about 'eradicating polio' with vaccines—the opposite seems to be the case, with vaccines causing the deaths of scores of young people living in Africa.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday September 11, 2020 14:34 by court observer   image 2 images   video 1 video file
This short film titled: The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange produced by Juan Passarelli is now available for viewing. This is an excellent 36 minute film giving the backstory of political show trial of the courageous Julian Assange at Old Bailey. It's give context to the whole affair -something you would never get in the state or corporate media Also there are details of an online event on Sunday 13th Sept to celebrate the courage of Julian Assange read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday September 10, 2020 13:26 by 1 of indy

It's really sad that there is no criticism of the Covid restrictions in the UK & Ireland in either the mainstream press & media or within the political establishments of both countries. It appears the population has quite willingly accepted these totalitarian measures. However, there is at least one or two journalists who have a backbone and have not sold their souls to the system.

As usual their pieces appear not in the mainstream media but in the much maligned Russia Today website where irony of ironies it is the home of what was formerly one of the worst totalitarian systems in the 20th century.

The piece is by Guy Birchall and this is what he has to say:

The latest crazy edict from Boris Johnson’s government is that only six people can meet up in private homes. There is no logic to this whatsoever, and it perfectly sums up their shambolic handling of the entire coronavirus crisis.

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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday September 10, 2020 06:55 by Jason Phelan
Antifa and Black Lives Matter are now forever interconnected with the NBL, the NFL, NASCAR, ESPN, Goodyear, Gillette, A&E, CBS, Netflix, BBC, CNN, Buzz feed, Vice, Yahoo. This is a condensed list of some of the bigger players. Counter culture indeed. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday September 09, 2020 23:45 by vi
The same Gates Foundation which is behind every aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic from financing much of the WHO budget, to investing in favored vaccine-makers like Moderna, is engaged in a major project in Africa which is destroying traditional small farmer production of essential food crops in favor of monoculture crops and introduction of expensive chemical fertilizers and GMO seeds that are bankrupting small farmers. The project, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is directly connected with key global institutions behind the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday September 09, 2020 21:20 by 1 of indy
This article is by a journalist who has decided to come clean about the sort of pressures put on him on how to report on the Covid scare. The pro-lockdown cheerleaders in the mainstream media have been following No.10’s orders and wrongly branding all lockdown sceptics as nutty conspiracy theorists – but the tide is turning. More and more people are coming round to realise lockdown has been a major mistake. Yet newspapers and TV, here in the UK at least, are still loyally hounding down dissenters and tarring each one as some sort of lunatic who needs, well, locking up. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Friday September 04, 2020 11:32 by 1 of indy

Are we surprised by this headline from this report written by Peter Andrews an Irish science journalist and writer based in London?

It has been revealed that the standard tests being used in the US to diagnose Covid-19 cases are far too sensitive, with the vast majority of people marked down as being positive actually turning out to be negative

We can be absolutely sure it is the same case here and everywhere else.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday September 03, 2020 22:56 by 1 of indy   image 4 images
This report and analysis on the Berlin anti-restrictions protest last Sat 29th Aug explains how the entire mainstream media set out to discredit the protests and imply they were all Nazis and how a staged event on the steps of the Reichstag was carried out to feed this narrative. It exposes the lies and manipulations of the German government and press and the sheer dishonesty that has been evidence by all governments throughout the Covid plandemic. The report was written by CJ Hopkins read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday September 02, 2020 23:55 by Melburnians   text 2 comments (last - saturday september 05, 2020 00:41)   image 1 image
The people of Melbourne are fed up with the police state lockdown and are calling for a Freedom Day' protest on Sat Sept 5th Melbourne's unnecessary lockdown is not due to end until Sept 13th but the despot in charge may change his mind on a whimp and keep it going longer. read full story / add a comment
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