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international / arts and media / news report Thursday October 29, 2020 22:29 by 1 of indy   image 1 image

In surprise move Glenn Greenwald who helped publish NSA Edward Snowden's revelations on widespread mass spying and other activities and who setup the The Intercept with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill in 2014 as a vehicle to publish this material, has resigned from it.

He has been forced out by the editors who tried to stop him from publish his recent articles on the Joe Biden email scandal. They were trying to protect the Joe Biden camp.

He tweeted: The same trends of repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity plaguing the national press generally have engulfed the media outlet I co-founded, culminating in censorship of my own articles.

Greenwald has released a lengthy statement on this issue which we reproduce here.

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international / health / disability issues / news report Wednesday October 28, 2020 22:57 by Guy Crittenden   image 1 image
I happen to know a thing or two about masks and safety.

Why? Because for 25 years I was the editor of an award-winning trade magazine called HazMat Management that covered such topics as pollution prevention and compliance with health & safety laws.

We routinely published articles on masks, gloves, respirators and other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Now let me tell you a few things about that mask you’re wearing. read full story / add a comment
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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 / health / disability issues / other press Friday October 23, 2020 21:36 by 1 of indy   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 27, 2020 22:10)   image 3 images   video 2 video files
Three leading medical journals have refused to publish the results of the first major scientific investigation into the effects of wearing masks on the spread of COVID-19. The authors of the long-awaited “gold-standard” randomised controlled trial have admitted their findings are “controversial” and are keeping them secret until their paper has been peer-reviewed and published. The Danish newspaper Berlingske has the details. read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Wednesday October 21, 2020 22:12 by Gary Null   image 1 image   video 1 video file

In this report written by by Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD of the Progressive Radio Network they discuss the unreported aspects, questions and risks about the many different Covid-19 vaccines that are currently in the works. They present some of the very serious concerns about the technologies of gene based vaccines, voiced by German Professor, Dr Sucharit Bhakdi who held the Microbiology Chair at the University of Mainz in Germany for over 10 years.

If you value your own health and future, it would would be worth your while spending a few minutes reading about what they have to say.

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national / politics / elections / feature Sunday October 18, 2020 00:28 by T   text 6 comments (last - tuesday october 27, 2020 23:15)   image 9 images   video 3 video files   2 attached files

The country is in the grip of Covid-19 fear. The public have been frightened using manipulative figures and by emphasis on case numbers which are meaningless. Many are very concerned and know we face economic ruin and worry about the future. Mental health issues are widespread and critical. People are only reluctantly agreeing to any of this out of fear and want the whole thing to end. The media, politicians, and the medical bureaucrats with conflicts of interest have been criminal in their actions and the Left has attempted to hijack the fear to shamelessly pretend they are protecting workers when they are simply acting as shrills for multi-national Pharmaceutical & vaccine industry and thereby pushing the agenda of the Great Reset promoted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) who are the voice of the global capitalist oligarchy. Not only that anyone with a different opinion is accused as being right-wing and racist and while indeed elements on the right are have taken an position against the official narrative, it is disingenuous and arrogant of the Left to label people as being somehow misled as well as anti-science when the official narrative is being blatantly fraudulent in the way they try to wear the cloak of scientific respectively but instead are tarnishing it's reputation. We have been hearing for the last two or three weeks that cases are rising exponentially and it all seems out of control. It appears the number of deaths is rising and the media seem to be reporting the country's hospital ICU capacity is about to be over run. The government's own figures show this is not actually the case.

As we speak the government cabinet is due to meet to decide whether to put the whole country in lockdown for a massive 6 weeks at Level 5 which is basically a full lockdown. NPHET have been strongly advising for this to happen for the last two or three weeks and when the government refused to put the country in lockdown a week or two ago, NPHET were furious that their minions in the government did not follow their orders. It remains to be seen whether government ministers will like bold children repent and obey NPHET orders.

In this brief report we take the government's or rather the Health Preventive Surveillance Centre, HPSC, figures to show that the impression of out of control Covid and soaring death rate is not actually happening and there is no need for heightened fear or lockdown.

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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
Oklahoma Dr. James Meehan, MD says mask wearing “…is about compliance, it’s not about science…”
national / health / disability issues / news report Friday October 09, 2020 22:17 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   video 2 video files
A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city’s mask mandate is harmful to healthy people,” reports Activist Post. The group includes business owners and two doctors who “are asking the city to immediately repeal the mask mandate which was passed by city council last month.” 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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international / crime and justice / other press Sunday October 04, 2020 23:03 by bruce   image 1 image
An Austrialian MP Craig Kelly in an interview on Sky News Australia has said that medical bureaucrats “violated the very first principle of the hypocritic oath” which is to ‘do no harm’ and engated in engaged in crimes against humanity and they should be taken to the criminal court in the Hague for the role in banning the use of hydroxychloroquine based on faulty evidence and that recent studies show there is no proposition to keep that ban in place. 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
Dr Martin Feeley, clinical director of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group. Covid-19 is “much less severe” than the average annual flu and current “draconian” restrictions are no longer justified
national / health / disability issues / other press Saturday September 12, 2020 19:43 by 1 of indy   image 1 image

For the second time in a week the Irish Times has reported on Covid-19 that did not slavishly follow the government / WHO / Big Pharma narrative and instead on something that makes common sense from a senior HSE doctor. If the Irish Times keep reporting on the actual truth like this, they are in real danger of being delisted from google searches. Nevertheless this little spark of light is to be applauded.

The piece concerns a statement made by Dr Martin Feeley, the clinical director of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, who said "Covid-19 is much less severe” than the average annual flu.

While this is obvious to anyone paying attention to the actual number of deaths it is an unheard of statement in the mainstream media. It is likely the government had an emergency cabinet meeting with the HSE on Zoom to discuss the threat of the actual truth getting out and the public discovering what liars they are and how they have been in the pocket of the corrupt part of the medical establishment, the corrupt WHO and the agenda of the big pharmaceutical companies that stand to make hundreds of billions of dollars/euro through mandatory vaccines for which they will be exempt from all liability

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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Saturday September 12, 2020 19:10 by YV   image 4 images
Today's protest against the Covid-19 restrictions was organised by Yellow Vests Ireland.They marched earlier today from the Custom's House to Government buildings where a large crowd gathered. 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
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national / health / disability issues / news report Thursday September 10, 2020 20:49 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
As reported back in April, Dr Marcus De Brun a GP from Dublin, who resigned from the Irish Medical Council over the mismanagement of Covid-19, was interviewed by Broadsheet. Because of his views, he has been silenced by the mainstream. His crime is that he has dared to criticize the Covid narrative. The 2nd crime is that he has a backbone and principles unlike most of the medical profession. read full story / add a comment
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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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international / crime and justice / news report Wednesday September 02, 2020 23:32 by Mark Brooks   text 1 comment (last - friday september 04, 2020 16:25)   image 5 images
Open letter to @BorisJohnson @10DowningStreet regarding COVID-19 & 'The Great Reset' from Mark Brooks, constituency of Ogmore, Wales, UK. 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
src WikiMedia Commons.  Kang Kek Iew (also Kaing Guek Eav or Duch) before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He was responding to the testimony given by his former subordinate Him Huy who was a Khmer Rouge prison guard.
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday September 02, 2020 21:46 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
This report from rt.com written by George Galloway should not go unnoticed because upon the death of a leading commander of the Khmer Rouge responsible for the genocidal slaughter in Cambodia during the 1970s, he highlights the little known role of the UK and US governments in their support of these people.

The demise of ‘Comrade Duch’, the Khmer Rouge mass murderer and torturer in a Cambodian hospital at the age of 77, was a peaceful end not given to the thousands of his victims back in the days of Year Zero.

The ‘Comrade’, Kaing Guek Eav, was chief jailer at the dastardly Phnom Penh prison Tuol Sleng and personally oversaw the torture and murder of men and women in uncountable numbers.

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