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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday October 28, 2020 16:28 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   video 1 video file
There is trouble brewing in lots of countries as people are reaching their limits with these lockdowns and restrictions and this came to the surface in Rome, Italy yesterday as police unleashed a range of riot control weapons against the masses protesting.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday October 21, 2020 23:50 by gripter
By now, readers will be familiar with the single strongest argument against Ireland’s impending level five lockdown: Cases are rising, yes, but hospitalisations, and deaths, remain low, notwithstanding the thirteen fatalities reported yesterday. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday October 13, 2020 14:24 by foody   image 1 image
Parisian restaurant and bar workers have taken to the streets carrying a mock coffin, an expression of their anger at new Covid-19 restrictions, which they say will kill off the whole industry. At a rally organized by the local trade association in the French capital on Thursday, the protesters staged the mock funeral procession with the words “Bars – restaurants – clubs” written on the coffin.Others held up a sign “Restaurant industry 1686-2020, RIP,” referring to the year when the first café-type business was opened in Paris. Some of the protesters have been seen brandishing smoke flares. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday October 07, 2020 22:53 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
This is an extract of a piece by Peter Andrews, Irish science journalist and writer based in London -writing today for rt.com

More than 7,000 top scientists and doctors have signed a declaration known as "The Great Barrington Declaration" calling for politicians to reconsider their entire approach to Covid, and to adopt a herd immunity strategy. Why didn’t this happen seven months ago?

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday October 07, 2020 21:55 by hfi
Given the expectation that the public must accept what restrictions the State imposes, the basis of these decisions are not the exclusive preserve of experts and advisers or even of elected officials. None of these officials was elected with the prospect of severe restriction of personal liberty in view. Yet this power has been arrogated by these officials on the basis of advice of a dire public health emergency, the predictions of which proved wholly exaggerated. It is insufficient at this stage to claim “emergency.” The emergency has passed. The harm has proved far less than advertised. Deaths are few. Yet “recommendations” are still being promulgated, and severe restrictions are again being proposed. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 30, 2020 21:58 by Sean Crudden
The current debacle in education over Leaving Cert results is a stark example of lack of thought about the fundamentals of human rights. Should high marks in an exam entitle one child to a place in some coveted university course while denying it to another child who has lower marks. Put another way does high intelligence give a student more entitlements. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday September 22, 2020 23:05 by 1 of indy   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 23, 2020 15:52)
This excellent report the Irish Sentinel exposes another propagandist pushing the Covid-19 narrative and slices through the constant 24 x 7 bullshit propaganda ....

Ciaran O’Connor, writing for the Journal.ie, claims to be a researcher and investigator with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, (propaganda) a London-based think tank that works towards powering solutions to extremism, disinformation, and polarisation. (By lying about them)

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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 / 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:

[Note: Kamala Harris is the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election. ] read full story / add a comment
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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
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday September 10, 2020 20:18 by foie
EU Court scuttles planned fracked gas terminal permission

‘Far reaching’ EU Court ruling on Shannon LNG terminal welcomed

The European Court of Justice has advised the Irish High Court that the 2018 extension by An Bord Pleanála to the 2008 planning permission for the construction of a proposed €500m fracked gas terminal on the south bank of the River Shannon estuary must be considered as a new permit for the purposes of the Habitats Directive and must be subject to a new Assessment under the Habitats Directive.

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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 / 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
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday September 04, 2020 17:30 by 1 of indy

The country must be in a state of shock now that some sanity in the Covid-19 situation has broken out. The Irish Times of all places has actually published an article with this headline. It is unheard of:

Covid-19: Doctors call for ‘utterly meaningless’ daily figures to be dropped

We have known for some time that many doctors know the whole thing on reporting daily cases (as well as previously locking up the healthy and forcing them to wear masks), for a diseases that about 95% of the time only kills those who are very ill already, is a total farce. However mainly due to watching their backs, careers, being social ostracised or downright cowardice, have been afraid to speak out. Now, at long last the first tentative steps have been taken. Perhaps because they realize the entire medical establishment is rapidly losing all credibility because it has gone along with this farce and most people are obeying the rules just because everyone else does. And this brings us to this historic announcement today:

A number of doctors have called for an end to the daily Covid-19 figures, describing them as a “self-perpetuating cycle of misery”. ..“causing huge anxiety” and is “utterly meaningless”.

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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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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday September 02, 2020 22:31 by 1 of indy   text 5 comments (last - saturday october 10, 2020 01:02)   image 15 images   video 2 video files
Join us on Sat 3rd Oct at the rally at the Customs House, Dublin to protest against Oppressive Government Restrictions and Mandates and reject the new abnormal. Governments everywhere have made a grab for total power and are imposing Orwellian conditions over us since this Covid thing started last March. Governments are not in the habit of giving up power and must be challenged. Most people are just going along with the rules thinking that somehow it is all going to be lifted. It is not. It will only be lifted if the public show they don't accept them. It is time to stop sitting on the fence and getting up to make a difference. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday September 02, 2020 13:07 by 1 of indy   image 1 image

Governments everywhere have turned into police states, and politicians and especially the people behind the scenes pulling the strings, are not going to loosen up as demonstrated in this latest news from Aussie reported widely but taken from rt.com in this case..

‘Full-blown fascism’: PREGNANT Aussie woman handcuffed & charged with inciting anti-lockdown event on Facebook

Australian law enforcers have arrested an expectant mother for allegedly planning a protest against the Covid-19 lockdown in the state of Victoria, drawing ire and accusations of thought policing online.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday August 31, 2020 22:47 by 1 of indy

This opinion piece is republished here by Gary D. Barnett from Lew Rockwell and in a broad way outlines what is in store in the months ahead and while he is mainly referring to the US, really it is true for all the countries. We have to consider that this Covid pandemic fraud (yes the virus exists and people have died but no more than from a typical flu year) was carried out as part of a larger plan.

Because Covid lockdowns and restrictions are global and the global economy itself was intentionally wrecked, along with getting billions of people to accept basically house arrest and unheard of job destruction, one therefore has to accept the global character of the fraud and the type of power brokers behind the scenes who have the means, power and influence to carry out the widespread changes we have seen. And if anyone thinks this is just a virus scare and it will soon go away, they will be in for a rude awakening but by the time the changes will have been made and it will be too late. If you value your life and that of your children, you better wake up out of the denial because deep down you know it's true anyhow, because this is the moment in time when people need to get a backbone for once in their life.

The political system both in power and in opposition in almost every country is completely bought into the hoax and offers zero questioning or push back on the new abnormal. None of them will accept what is staring us all in the face and that is a global totalitarian technological police state and there is very likely an agenda to reduce the population massively so as to preserve remaining resources.That part may take 10 years to ramp down in a controlled way through induced sickness and sterlization via "faulty" vaccines

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday August 30, 2020 20:59 by Anthony Ravlich
In my view, distrust of the UN is the reason America opposed economic, social, and cultural rights as promoted by Bernie Sanders and as included in ethical human rights. read full story / add a comment
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