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May 27, 2020

Grenoble, France



Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,


Several years ago, when teaching an undergraduate class on “Capitalist Mass Media”, I introduced the course with a pithy quote from Michael Parenti: “The corporate media do not tell you what to think; they tell you what to think about.”  Today, we see not much has changed. The agenda of what we can legitimately think about has widened considerably and is more easily discussed, but nevertheless, sever taboos are still in place, and to think beyond the proscribed limits is not without risk of sanctions. The proverbial “carrot  and  stick” still prevail to guide our thinking.


The Marxist scholar David Harvey touches on this modality of creating cultural hegemony in his articles found in  Anti-Capitalist Chronicles:

“The Evolutionary Concept of Totality”


Published May 14, 2020

(Audio, 29min)

In this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the totality of our capitalist economy. He contends that totality is not something that pre-exists, that can be uncovered through investigation. Rather it is something that is created through human activities and therefore is constantly evolving.


“Anti-Capitalist Politics in the Time of Covid-19”


Published March 19, 2020

(Audio, 34 min)

In this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the factors and conditions that enables COVID-19 to become a pandemic and the ramifications for the economy and for social life.



by David Harvey

When trying to interpret, understand, and analyze the daily flow of news, I tend to locate what is happening against the background of two distinctive but intersecting models of how capitalism works. The first level is a mapping of the internal contradictions of the circulation and accumulation of capital as money value flows in search of profit through the different “moments” (as Marx calls them) of production, realization (consumption), distribution, and reinvestment. This is a model of the capitalist economy as a spiral of endless expansion and growth. It gets pretty complicated as it gets elaborated through, for example, the lenses of geopolitical rivalries, uneven geographical developments, financial institutions, state policies, technological reconfigurations and the ever-changing web of divisions of labor and of social relations.

I envision this model as embedded, however, in a broader context of social reproduction (in households and communities), in an ongoing and ever-evolving metabolic relation to nature (including the “second nature” of urbanization and the built environment) and all manner of cultural, scientific (knowledge-based), religious, and contingent social formations that human populations typically create across space and time. These latter “moments” incorporate the active expression of human wants, needs, and desires, the lust for knowledge and meaning and the evolving quest for fulfillment against a background of changing institutional arrangements, political contestations, ideological confrontations, losses, defeats, frustrations, and alienations, all worked out in a world of marked geographical, cultural, social, and political diversity. This second model constitutes, as it were, my working understanding of global capitalism as a distinctive social formation, whereas the first is about the contradictions within the economic engine that powers this social formation along certain pathways of its historical and geographical evolution.  


In my own study, America’s Concentration Camps during World War II, Social Science and the Japanese American Internment (New Orleans, 1999), I attempt to demonstrate how the management of Japanese immigrants and Americans of Japanese descent in the United States in the 1940s was an exercise in social engineering , with but a limited success.

The stated objective of the United States government was “to Americanize” this ethnic minority living on the West Coast of the United States and ultimately to “pacify” the enemy population of Japan after the war, during the post-war reconstruction. Among the social scientists recruited to achieve this end was Dorothy Swain Thompson, who was on the faculty of rural sociology at UC-Berkeley? She was the wife of the famous Chicago School sociologist, W.I. Thompson, who had led the multi-volume study, entitled The Polish Peasant in Europe and America (New York, 1918) at the start of the century.

Dr. Dorothy Thomas served as Director of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS) between February 1942 and December 1945. Based on her expertise in demography and statistics, she led a team of 35 social scientists, but refused to provide them with any theoretical framework with which to conduct their observations. She insisted that her fieldworkers had the “unique opportunity” to create “a socio-historic record on the spot and at the time the events were occurring;  In her words:

… the purpose of the study … is to collect, organize, and analyze ‘relevant’ data on (a) the nature of the restrictions that were imposed on the group; (b) how the persons affected behaved under these restrictions and after the restrictions were removed.(cited on p.201)

In an unpublished proposal to study the Japanese American evacuees, dated May 1, 1942, and submitted to the Rockefeller Foundation with a request for $14,000 for the first year of the study, Thompson disclaimed any humanitarian motives:

This research project is in no way connected with the interests of the [UC-Berkeley] administration or of individual faculty members in the welfare  of the Japanese  group as a whole or of the students of Japanese ancestry.(cited on p.198)

The science of the day, in the first half of the 20th century, still revolved around the notion of “objectivity,” with scant concern for less “hard headed” sentiments like feelings, identity, self-worth, etc. -- none of which could be easily quantified. The myths of “objectivity” and ‘individualism” dominated the realm of scientific thought, and secured it under the control of a vigilant ruling class, whose interests it was always suppose to serve. All successful scientists were committed to this end, and particularly those working in the field of social science. Thus, the science of social control naturally received priority support, while the science of revolutionary change was largely denied existence.


This bias soon assumed the status of the notorious Stalinist axiom: Eliminate the person, and you eliminate the problem! People were to be “loyal” until death do they part…. Any concern about economic inequality and political injustice were outside the realm of science. Instead, a pragmatic individualism dictated that it was incumbent upon each person to learn to adjust to the status quo, and in time of war this was enforced by martial law. Before this experiment was over, thousands of young Japanese American men had forfeited their lives in a de facto all-Nisei “suicide battalion,” officially named the  All-Nesei 442nd Regimental Combat Team, under the command of the Caucasian officer, Colonel Charles W. Pence. “In seven major campaigns this Regiment suffered 9,486 casualties, which was more than 300% of its original strength. Six hundred Nisei were killed in combat. General Mark W. Clark, head of the Fifth Army in Italy commanded some 5,000 Nisei.” He reported after the war:

General George C. Marshall had given me instructions that as soon as I put them [the all-Nisei regiment] into combat, to give him an immediate report on their capacity for fighting, their loyalty; and about it, I was utterly amazed. They were willing to give their lives readily, and I gave a glowing report to General Marshall and said: if you got any more send them to me.(p.271)

The young American soldiers of Japanese ancestry were literally dying to prove their "loyalty" and that of their families and friends who remained incarcerated in concentration camps across North America. The success of this experiment is seen in the fact that until recently, these soldiers were considered "war heroes" by their families in America. They had willingly paid “the ultimate price” to prove their unconditional “loyalty” to the United States of America.

Today, we have experienced a “paradigm shift,” and the importance of individual adjustment to the status quo has ceded its place to a new scientific concern for systemic social change. This was first embodied in the 1960s, during the Vietnam War, when a growing social movement in the United States manifested itself in a call for “Science for the People.” In France a similar movement took shape around a journal called :  ImpaScience (a play on words which expressed the growing impatience with unnecessary obstacles to scientific development).


This notion that culture constitutes an indispensible matrix in which scientific work can be done is described in Catherine Nixey’s provocative book, The Darkening Age, The Christian Destruction of the Classical World (New York, 2017). In this book, she describes the pre-Christian cultures of polytheistic toleration as a stable milieu for learning and spreading scientific knowledge.

The old laissez-faire Roman ways, in which the worship of one god might simply be added to the worship of all the others, were, preachers told their congregations, no longer acceptable. Worship a different god, they explained, and you were not merely being different. You were demonic. Demons, said the clerics, dwelt in the minds of those who practiced the old religions. Those who criticized Christianity, warned the Christian apologist Tertullian, were not speaking with a free mind. Instead , they were attacking the Christians because they were under the control of Satan and his foot soldiers. The ‘battle ground’ of these fearsome troops was nothing other than ‘your minds, which have been attuned to him by his secret insulations.’ Demons were able to ‘take possession of men’s souls and block up their hearts’ and so stop them believing in Christ.(p.21)

Christianity seems to exhibit an intuitive grasp of the notion that total power required cultural hegemony. And its imposition was attempted on others as well as among themselves, the self-professed Christians.

Christian observers would look on the tolerance of their non-Christian neighbors with astonishment. Augustine later marveled at the fact that the pagans were able to worship many different gods without discord, while the Christians, who worshipped just the one, splintered into countless warring factions. Indeed, many pagans like Celsus seemed to actively praise plurality. To the Christians, this was anathema. Christ was the way, the truth and the light, and everything else was not merely wrong but plunged the believer into a demonic darkness. To allow someone to continue in an alternative form of worship or a heretical form or Christianity was not to allow religious freedom; it was to allow Satan to thrive.

     Augustine, despite being impressed by the harmony of his neighbors, was not willing to extend such tolerance himself. It was, he concluded, the duty of a good Christian to convert heretics – by force, if necessary. This was a theme to which he returned again and again. For better a little compulsion in this life than eternal damnation in the next. People could not always be trusted to know what was good for them. The good and caring Christian would therefore remove the means of sinning form the uncertain reach of the sinner. ‘For in most cases we server others best by not giving, and would injure them by giving, what they desire,’ he explained.(pp.48-49)

In Chapter 8, “How To Destroy A Demon”, Nixey describes the Christian destruction of temples,  the vandalizing of statues, and the terrorizing of citizens in Carthage in the 420s.

At the end of the fourth century, the orator Libanius looked out and described in despair what he observed. He and other worshippers of the old gods saw, he said, their temples ‘in ruins, their ritual banned, their alters overturned, their sacrifices suppressed, their priests sent packing and their property divide up between a crew of rascals.’(p.129)

In the following chapter, Chapter 9, Nixey delivers a gruesome description of the destruction of cultural genocide in Alexandria in the second decade of the fifth century. This metroposlis on the Nile Delta dates back to its founding, by Alexander the Great, in 331 BC . By the time Rome gained control of Egypt in 30 B.C., Alexandria had become an intellectual center without precedent. Scholars from all over the world were attracted to the conditions of life here, and, according to the author, after the conversion of the emperor Constantine in 312 A.D., Christians began their attacks on pagan culture and eventually moved in to destroy the non-Christian culture of Alexandria, as one more barrier to the expansion of their dogma. The Temple of Serapis and the legendary library at Alexandria were obvious targets.

     It was a library of awesome ambition – and size. The number of scrolls that kit held is contested, but estimates of the collection give an idea of its extent – and they are astonishing. One puts the library’s holdings at an implausibly high 700,000 volumes by the first century B.C. Nonsense, probably, but there were perhaps as many as 500,000 scrolls by the third century B.C. Certainly there were so many that, for the first time, a system of categorizing the scrolls had to be invented to keep track of them all.

     This was easily the greatest library that the world had ever seen – or that it would see for centuries. The famous later monastic libraries were paltry by comparison: the earlier ones usually held around only twenty books, and even the major libraries of the twelfth century contained no more than five hundred or so – and naturally such collections were heavily weighted towards Christian texts. It took well over a millennium for any other collection to come close to what Alexandria had achieved in terms of volume, and longer still before any other library demonstrated such intellectual omnivorousness. By 1338, the library of the Sorbonne in Paris, the richest in the Christian world, offered a theoretical 1,728 works for loan – 300 of which, as its registers noted, it had already manages to lose.

     It wasn’t only books that Alexandria collected, but intellectual. Scholars here were treated with reverence and to some marvelous facilities. . . .

     Some of the most brilliant mends of the classical period flocked there to write, read, study, eat those free meals and, of course, to bicker. ‘In populous Egypt,’ one vinegary observer wrote, ‘many cloistered bookworms are fed, arguing endlessly in the chicken-coop of the Muses.’(pp.139-140)

These scholars had included the brilliant mathematician and physicist Archimedes; Eratosthenes, the first to calculate the circumference of the earth; the poet Callimachus; the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, who proposed the first heliocentric model of the solar system; the renown physician Galen of Pergamon; Euclid, "father of geometry", and the mathematician Theon whose commentaries on Euclid are considered today as the foundation of the study of plane geometry.

Nixey recounts, at the end of Chapter 9, the murder of Theon’s daughter, Hypatia (360-415), herself a philosopher and mathematician who lived at the center of Alexandria’s intellectual life at the beginning the fifth century.


After razing Serapis the Christians had gone on a victorious rampage through the city and its 2,500 shrines, temples and religious sites. Busts of Serapis that had (much like the Virgin Mary in Italian villages today) previously stood in streets, wall niches and above doorways had been removed – ‘cleansed.’ The Christians had ‘so cut and filed [them] away that not even a trace or mention of [Serapis] or any other demon remained anywhere. In their place everyone painted the sign of the Lord’s cross on doorposts, entrances, walls and columns.’ Later, with bolder finality, crosses were carved in.

     The city’s intellectual life had suffered. The final remnants of the Great Library had gone, vanishing along with the temple. Many of Alexandria’s intellectuals had gone too, fleeing to Rome, or elsewhere in Italy, or anywhere they could to get away from this frightening city.(p.141)

     On day in March AD 415, Hypatia set out from her home to go for her daily ride through the city. Suddenly, she found her way blocked by a ‘multitude of believers in God.’ They ordered her to get down from her chariot. Knowing what had recently happened to her friend Orestes she must have realized as she climbed down that her situation was a serious one. She cannot possibly have realized quite how serious.

     As soon as she stood on the street, the parabalani (‘the restless ones’), under the guidance of a Church magistrate called Peter – ‘a perfect believer in all respects in Jesus Christ’ – surged round and seized ‘the pagan woman.’ They then dragged Alexandria’s greatest living mathematician through the streets to a church. Once inside, they ripped the clothes from her body and, using broken pieces of pottery as blades, flayed her skin from her flesh. Some say that, while she still gasped for breath, they gouged out her eyes. Once she was dead, they tore her body into pieces and threw what was left of the ‘luminous child of reason’ onto a pyre and burned her.(p.146)


Catherine Nixey’s book, The Darkening Age, can be read as a story of cultural genocide, in the quest for cultural hegemony -- the organic extension and growth of social inequality. Some might say that we have again arrived at this moment in history where unimaginably privileged fanatics impose their half-baked ideas on society, at an extreme cost to the rest of us.

Beware of the billionaires and their vast army of recruits; they existed before capitalism, and now they are more powerful than ever . . . .   As always, the enemy is inequality.


The 24+items below reflect a diversity of views on the dynamics which are shaping our society in this time of multiple crises. Of equal importance in the media is that which is said, and that which is not said; and, of course, that which is prohibited from being published and distributed. In the articles and essays below, we can clearly see the radical critique of the capitalist system and the search for a new economic order, but there are other concerns expressed, as well: the possible existence of a hierarchy of social classes without capitalism is one; another is the desire to construct a society without social class divisions. As we observe the unfolding of events around us, different needs and new potentials become increasingly obvious.


Only informed public discussions can improve our vision, and empower us to think differently and to choose our destinies more carefully.






Francis Feeley  

Professeur honoraire de l'Université Grenoble-Alpes
Ancien Directeur de Researches
Université de Paris-Nanterre
Director of The Center for the Advanced Study
of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego


Indict and Punish the Perpetrators of Covid Mass Death


by Glen Ford



From: Robert Reich [mailto:robert@inequalitymedia.org]
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2020
Subject: the real reason for reopeninghe

ure to reopen the economy is coming from businesses that want to return to profitability, and from Trump, who wants to run for re-election in an economy that appears to be recovering.


Most of Europe and all 50 US states are in various stages of “reopening.” But why, exactly?

The pandemic is still with us. After the first tentative steps to ease the lockdown in Germany – the most successful large European country in halting the spread of the virus, thanks to massive testing – the disease has shown signs of spreading faster.

At least Germany is opening slowly and carefully, as is the rest of the EU.

By contrast, the US – with the highest number of deaths and most haphazard response to Covid-19 of any advanced nation – is opening chaotically, each state on its own. Some are lifting restrictions overnight.

Researchers expect the reopenings to cause thousands of additional deaths.

Experts warn that Dallas, Houston, Florida’s Gold Coast, the entire state of Alabama and several other places in the south that have rapidly reopened their economies are in danger of a second wave of coronavirus infections over the next four weeks.

Last Monday, Ford reopened its large North American assembly plants. On Tuesday, it closed and reopened its Chicago Assembly plant twice in less than 24 hours, after two workers tested positive for Covid-19. On Wednesday, Ford temporarily shut its Dearborn, Michigan truck plant after an employee tested positive, then promptly resumed operations.

So why “reopen” so abruptly, when Covid-19 continues to claim lives?

The main reason given is to get the economy moving again. But this begs the question of why an economy exists in the first place, other than to promote the wellbeing of people within it.

Both Ford plants are vital to the company’s profitability, and that profitability is important to jobs in the midwest. But surely the wellbeing of Ford workers, their families, the people of Chicago and Dearborn and others are more important.

A related argument is that workers are clamoring to return to their jobs. But polls suggest otherwise. Americans whose jobs require them to leave home express trepidation about doing so: 60% fear exposing their families to Covid-19.

Many Americans must return to work because they need the money, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Rich economies can support their people for years if necessary. During the Second World War, America shut down most of its economy for nearly four years.

The obstacle right now is a lack of political will to provide such support, at least until testing and tracing provide reasonable assurance the pandemic is contained.

Although nearly half of all US households report lost employment income since mid-March, extra jobless benefits enacted by Congress are only starting to trickle out now. Trump and the Republican Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, refuse to extend them beyond July 31st.

Meanwhile, states are denying benefits to anyone whose company has called them back.

Finally, Trump and his enablers argue that reopening is a matter of “freedom.” He has called on citizens to “liberate” their states from public-health restrictions. Fox News personalities have decried what they call denials of “basic freedoms.”

But the supposed “freedom” to work is a cruel joke when people are forced to choose between putting food on the table or risking their lives. It’s the same perverse ideology that put workers in harm’s way in the dawn of the industrial age, when robber barons demanded workers be “free” to work in dangerous factories 12 hours a day.

In truth, there is no good reason to reopen when the pandemic is still raging: not getting the economy moving again, or workers clamoring to return to work, or the cost of extended income support, or because workers should be “free” to endanger themselves.

Let’s be clear. The pressure to reopen the economy is coming from businesses that want to return to profitability, and from Trump, who wants to run for re-election in an economy that appears to be recovering.

Neither is reason enough.

 Stay Safe,

Robert Reich 





Exposed: CIA used Sheldon Adelson's firm to spy on Julian Assange


with Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté



New NYPD press officer co-wrote The Intercept Russiagate story that landed source in prison


by Ben Norton

The Intercept published a story that landed Reality Winner in prison, burning its third source. That article was co-authored by Richard Esposito, an embedded police reporter who is now the NYPD’s top spokesperson.


Guccifer 2.0’s Hidden Agenda


 by Tim Leonard


American Exceptionalism and the American Left’s China Double Standard


by Danny Haiphong





“Stay Alive, Stay at Home, Organize”: Rev. Barber Sets June 20 for Poor


People’s Digital March on DC


with Rev. Dr. William Barber



A Just Reopening Prioritizes People Over Profits


with Jaisal Noor and Sarah Lazare



Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network


by Barton Gellman


What Impact Has Coronavirus Had On Policing?


with Jacqueline Luqman




Wall Street Is Profiting From Police Brutality


with Kat from Irate Productions



Inside America's Cash-Hungry Plainclothes Police Units


with Laura Shark



“Diarrhea, Dehydration, Hunger, Exhaustion”: India’s Rural Poor Suffer


Most Under Lockdown


with P. Sainath



Swiss Propaganda Research on covid-19 - WA Achievers



Bad Vibes in the Pan-depression


with John Titus*



*(“BestEvidence” seeks to chronicle major financial forces and legal changes behind America's last days as a sovereign republic, as the rule of law is destroyed and the American people are disenfranchised and looted in broad daylight. In contrast to mass media outlets that rely without exception on propaganda (comprising innuendo, spin, emotion, cropped or partial data sets, agenda-driven conclusions, “expert” opinions from people with undisclosed financial interests, ad hominem attacks—all erected on a divide-and-conquer left-right platform), BestEvidence will present issues based on facts and source data.


The Pan-depression continues apace, assisted by data-immune “doctors” and chatty central bankers who don't have the decency to wear a bag over their heads--or even a mask--when they say we need to shovel trillions to "the wrong people." Check six, folks, we're just getting started and it's ugly already.


Italian Politician Demands Bill Gates' Arrest For Crimes Against Humanity


by GreatGameIndia


Days after it was revealed in an intercepted human intelligence report that Bill Gates offered $10 million bribe for a forced Coronavirus vaccination program in Nigeria, now an Italian politician has demanded the arrest of Bill Gates in the Italian parliament. Sara Cunial, the Member of Parliament for Rome denounced Bill Gates as a “vaccine criminal” and urged the Italian President to hand him over to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. She also exposed Bill Gates’ agenda in India and Africa, along with the plans to chip the human race through the digital identification program ID2020.

As reported by GreatGameIndia

 earlier, in 2015 it was the Italians who exposed secret Chinese biological experiments with Coronavirus. The video, which was broadcast in November, 2015, showed how Chinese scientists were doing biological experiments on a SARS connected virus believed to be Coronavirus, derived from bats and mice, asking whether it was worth the risk in order to be able to modify the virus for compatibility with human organisms.


How Will COVID-19 Change the World? Historian Frank Snowden on Epidemics


From the Black Death to Now


with Frank Snowden



We Need a Collective Response to the Collective Dilemma of Coronavirus


by David Harvey


Hegemonic Policing: The COVID-19 Law Enforcement Strategy


 (Audio, 20:14)


Ecosocialism with Victor Wallis


with Chris Hedges






The Online Double-bind


by Edward Curtin


The trap was set at least twenty-five years ago and the mice jumped at the smell of the cheese. I am referring to the introduction of the computer as a mass necessity and the Internet that followed. I was slow to enter the trap, “forced” finally in 2007 by the college where I was teaching.


Up to that point, I was just a member of The Lead Pencil Club, whose motto was “a speed bump on the information superhighway” and whose membership list numbered twenty-three and a half people worldwide. When I slowly and reluctantly reached for the cheese the trap snapped, not on my neck to finish me, but on my head that was half in and half out.


The out part kept thinking . . . .


What follows are that half-head’s musings on why I didn’t follow my intuition, the whole damn sorry situation we are all in, and what we might do to spring the trap and run free. I don’t like this trapped feeling. And, by the way, the cheese was American, which is not exactly real cheese.


In 1960 the sociologist C. Wright Mills said that there was far too much information for people to assimilate and make sense of and that lucid summations were needed. He was echoing Thoreau who in 1854 said:


“If you are acquainted with the principle, what do you care

for a myriad instances and applications?”


Mills said people needed to develop what he called the sociological imagination that would allow them to condense and simplify news and to connect personal and social matters within historical and structural contexts.


Identity Politics and Elite Capture | Black Agenda Report


by  Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò


Neoliberalism, Intervention and Anti-Blackness: A Webinar* Presentation


by Ajamu Baraka


Episode 379 – Bill Gates and the Population Control Grid


with James Corbett



The takeover of public health that we have documented in How Bill Gates Monopolized Global Health and the remarkably brazen push to vaccinate everyone on the planet that we have documented in Bill Gates’ Plan to Vaccinate the World was not, at base, about money. The unimaginable wealth that Gates has accrued is now being used to purchase something much more useful: control. Control not just of the global health bodies that can coordinate a worldwide vaccination program, or the governments that will mandate such an unprecedented campaign, but control over the global population itself.

For those with limited bandwidth, CLICK HERE to download a smaller, lower file size version of this episode.





WATCH: UK Chief Medic confirms (again) covid19 harmless to vast majority


by Catte Black


From the beginning of this crisis we have been pointing out that there are two mutually contradictory messages at the heart of the covid19 rollout, and, just as Orwell describes in 1984, a major point of the exercise seems to be to get people to believe both at the same time.


News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020
Subject: [MCM] Germany's waking up



Fury in Germany as thousands join protests across country over lockdown measures and a vaccine plan by Bill Gates as Angela Merkel's popularity falls



PUBLISHED: 05:36 EDT, 16 May 2020 | UPDATED: 17:55 EDT, 16 May 2020


·                     Thousands of protesters have gathered in Stuttgart, Munich and Berlin

·                     What started off as small protests against lockdown measures have grown

·                     Dissent against measures has been forming online along with wild conspiracies 

·                     A tombstone was placed in front of Chancellor Angela Merkel's electoral offices

·                     The Bundesliga will begin playing matches today for the first time in two months


·                     Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19



Prophetic? EU once paid for a comic book that showed how it BOTCHED


response to PANDEMIC (yet took all the credit anyway)



A pandemic has claimed a million lives despite a vaccine sent from the future, yet EU officials are patting themselves on the back for a good job and mull even more bureaucracy. That is how a comic book published by the EU ends.

While there is no shortage of epidemic fiction out there, some titles are more obscure than others. The comic book “Infected” by French writer Jean-David Morvan is not an international bestseller, yet it surely stands out. For one, despite being released in 2012, it features some of the hot-button elements of the real Covid-19 pandemic we are living through today. And it was also published by the EU, so you may guess who the ultimate “good guys” in it are.

In a nutshell, the comic is about a man who travels from the future to our time to prevent a devastating global infection with the help of a hot Chinese assistant to the UN’s top epidemic expert.

The reader witnesses bewildering events at a Chinese P4 biosafety level lab, an attempt to steal the cure and sell it to the Big Pharma, a scene of an animal-to-human virus transmission at a crowded Asian wet market, and even a self-congratulatory session at the EU Parliament building in Brussels.

In the fictional reality the authorities stop the killer virus in just six weeks after unrolling mass production of serum and vaccine from samples brought by the time-traveling man – and before that, the pandemic is notably “out of control.” At the end of the book, the bureaucrats declare losing less than a million lives as a job well done. The US Secretary of State and UN Secretary General readily agree via a video link, while China, Russia and others have, seemingly, not been invited.



News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Subject: [MCM] From Germany, a bit of video reveals the awful truth


Watch this brief video, from May 14, of Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President 

of Germany, visiting a COVID-19 treatment center—a full-blown temporary 

hospital, set up on the grounds of Berlin's biggest trade show center. 


We see Steinmeier toward the end of his official visit, with everybody

duly masked, and standing far apart—until that formal moment ends, and Steinmeier casually takes off his mask, and hands it to an ungloved aide, as others move into the frame, not "distancing."   




Now watch this segment from a Houston TV news report, to see exactly what a real COVID-19 treatment facility looks like—i.e., nothing like that impromptu stage-set in Berlin. (It's also worth noting that that COVID-19 ward in Houston has a "perfect" success rate, as the staff there treats its patients with hydroxychloroquine, along with "a cocktail of vitamins, steroids and blood thinners"—and, apparently, no ventilators.)




In short, now that "the coronavirus" has already peaked, we need to combat the strategic terror over it, and the lethal policies based squarely on that fear; and to hold the drivers of that fear—including "our free press"—accountable.




I Wear My Face Mask in the Car From Media Bear







Paul Allen on Gates, Microsoft


with Lesley Stahl


April 18, 2011


Lesley Stahl speaks to Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen in his first interview about his upcoming book in which he criticizes his Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates.


 “Bill Gates Planned COVID-19 Pandemic via Deep-state 'Circular Cabal',”


says ‘Disgraced’ Dr. Mikovits


by Lucas Cacioli


In the viral clip from Plandemic, Mikovits insists that her research was buried and she even goes as far as saying that wearing a mask actually activates the coronavirus. She alleges that Dr. Fauci, who is the face of the Trump administration's outbreak containment efforts, has censored her warnings to the public. Unfortunately, a little fuel was added to this fire when Trump himself began to publicly question the origins and spread of COVID-19, suggesting it was man-made.

But how does Bill Gates, and his philanthropic foundation, fit into all of this?



News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2020 6:18 AM

Subject: [MCM] "Staggering number" of extra deaths in England/Wales are NOT due to COVID-19. (Guess what's caused them.)



Covid-19: “Staggering number” of extra deaths in community is not explained by covid-19

BMJ 2020; 369 doihttps://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1931 

(Published 13 May 2020)




Shaun Griffin

Author affiliations


Only a third of the excess deaths seen in the community in England and Wales can be explained by covid-19, new data have shown.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data,1 which cover deaths in hospitals, care homes, private homes, hospices, and elsewhere, show that 6035 people died as a result of suspected or confirmed covid-19 infection in England and Wales in the week ending 1 May 2020 (where deaths were registered up to 9 May), a decline of 2202 from the previous week.


Although the number of deaths in care homes has fallen for the second week in a row, more covid related deaths are being reported in care homes than in hospitals and are tailing off more slowly.


However, David Spiegelhalter, chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge, said that covid-19 did not explain the high number of deaths taking place in the community.


At a briefing hosted by the Science Media Centre on 12 May he explained that, over the past five weeks, care homes and other community settings had had to deal with a “staggering burden” of 30 000 more deaths than would normally be expected, as patients were moved out of hospitals that were anticipating high demand for beds.


Of those 30 000, only 10 000 have had covid-19 specified on the death certificate. While Spiegelhalter acknowledged that some of these “excess deaths” might be the result of underdiagnosis, “the huge number of unexplained extra deaths in homes and care homes is extraordinary. When we look back . . . this rise in non-covid extra deaths outside the hospital is something I hope will be given really severe attention.”


He added that many of these deaths would be among people “who may well have lived longer if they had managed to get to hospital.”


Click on the link for the rest: https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1931




Subject: [MCM] We demand that the Gates Foundation be investigated, thoroughly and publicly, for crimes against humanity (PETITION)


Please sign, and send it far and wide:





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As we look at events surrounding the "COVID-19 pandemic," various questions remain unanswered. On Oct. 18th of 2019, only weeks prior to ground zero being declared in Wuhan, China, two major events took place. One is "Event 201," the other is the "Military World Games," held in none other than Wuhan. Since then a worldwide push for vaccines & biometric tracking has been initiated.

At the forefront of this is Bill Gates, who has publicly stated his interest in "reducing population growth" by 10-15%, by means of vaccination. Gates, UNICEF & WHO have already been credibly accused of intentionally sterilizing Kenyan children through the use of a hidden HCG antigen in tetanus vaccines.

Congress & all other governing bodies are derelict in duty until a thorough and public inquiry is complete.


The Morning Report : “The Origin Story Continues to Evolve”


with J.C., an academic [neuro]biologist turned bike-seat science journalist who moved to Pittsburgh in 2016.






A Circle in the Darkness: Post-War Europe



by  Patrick Lawrence


Paris Uprising May '68


with Chris Hedges and Mitch Abidor, author of “May Made Me, an oral history”



The Radical Imagination: Imagining 1968: Music in the Cafes At Night,


Revolution in the Air


with Jim Bredos and Mitch Abidor







Putin’s Call For A New System and the 1944 Battle Of Bretton Woods



by Matthew Ehret


As today’s world teeters on the brink of a financial collapse greater than anything the world experienced in either 1923 Weimar or the 1929 Great depression, a serious discussion has been initiated by leaders of Russia and China regarding the terms of the new system which must inevitably replace the currently dying neo-liberal order.

Most recently, Vladimir Putin re-initiated his January 16, 2020 call for a new emergency economic conference to deal with the looming disaster based upon a live session with representatives of the five nuclear powers of the UN Security Council.

While Putin’s commitment for this new system is premised upon multi-polar principles of cooperation and respect of national sovereignty, the financial oligarchy and broader deep state structures infesting the western nations who have initiated this crisis over the course of decades of globalization have called for their own version of a new system.

This new system as we have seen promoted by the likes of the Bank of England and leading technocrats over the past year, is based upon an anti-Nation State, unipolar system which typically goes by the term “Green New Deal”. In other words, this is a system ruled by a technocratic elite managing the reduction of world population through the monetization of carbon reduction practices under a Global Government.

No matter how you look at it, a new system will be created out of the ashes of the currently dying world order. The question is only: Will it benefit the oligarchy or the people?

In order to inform the necessary decision making going into this emergency conference, it is useful to revisit the last such emergency conference that defined the terms of a world economic architecture in July 1944 so that similar mistakes that were then made by anti-imperialist forces are not made once more.


De-Dollarization–Toward the End of the U.S. Monetary Hegemony?


with Michael Hudson



Beyond FDR: A New Agenda for the Left


with Richard Wolff




News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller

Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020
Subject: [MCM] After Cuomo ordered NY nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients, state officials changed reporting rules to undercount the deaths in those facilities


What with that order, and his strict limitations on prescriptions of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, we might consider henceforth calling Andrew Cuomo "Gov. Death."




Report: New York Admits Undercounting Nursing Home Deaths After 'Quietly Changing Reporting Rules'













by Chris Menahan
May. 15, 2020


New York officials moved to quietly change reporting rules to undercount nursing home deaths after Governor Andrew Cuomo's disastrous decision ordering them to take in coronavirus patients came to light, according to a new report.





Scientific American: Flu Deaths Are 'Substantially' Overestimated to 'Encourage Vaccination'





Report: New York Admits Undercounting Nursing Home Deaths After 'Quietly Changing Reporting Rules'




Surveillance Videos Show Ahmaud Arbery Trespassed Into Man's Home Before Shooting [UPDATED]




NYT Panics After Instagram Influencers With Millions Of Followers Start Going Down The Rabbit Hole





Gunman With Scoped Rifle Kills Elderly Couple Visiting Son's Grave, Media Yawns






American people: Be vigilant



CGTN is funded in whole or in part by the Chinese government.

Do you remember the moment former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell wielded the infamous "test tube full of washing powder" as justification for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003? That moment seems to be looming again, concerning COVID-19. While the death toll skyrockets, the U.S. administration has been lashing out at China. What's driving their efforts? What's the ultimate goal? In this edition of Getting to the Point, CGTN anchor Liu Xin talks to the American people.


Founder of The Grayzone disputes conspiracy theories targeting China


with Max Blumenthal


CGTN is funded in whole or in part by the Chinese government.


Max Blumenthal, Founder of The Grayzone, an independent news website, said that there is no evidence supporting the conspiracy theories saying that Wuhan lab is the origin of coronavirus.


How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus


conspiracy theory


by Max Blumenthal and Ajit Singh


A conspiracy theory about Covid-19 escaping from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology is the Trump administration’s Iraqi WMD. And the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin is playing the role of Judith Miller.


With US deaths from Covid-related complications peaking above 30,000, allies of President Donald Trump are taking their anti-China public relations blitz to new heights of absurdity, hoping to legitimize a conspiracy theory blaming a Chinese biological research lab for engineering the novel coronavirus

The theory points to the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the culprit behind the pandemic, either through an accidental leak caused by unsafe research on bat coronaviruses or deliberately, by manufacturing a biological weapon. First deployed in January by the right-wing Washington Times, the conspiracy was dismissed and discredited at the time by journalists and scientists. 

With an apparent cue this April from a Trump administration desperate to shift the blame for its feckless coronavirus response, Fox News and the Washington Post have fished the story out of the right-wing’s political wet market and polished it off for public consumption.

Though neither outlet published a single piece of concrete evidence to support their claims, the story has gained traction among even fervently anti-Trump elements of the political establishment.


China has ‘doubled down’ on its retaliation against Australia


with Chris Kenny



Conflicts w/ India, US, Hong Kong: Is China on the brink?


 with George Galloway




Iran media warn US against any move on fuel shipment to Venezuela



Eyeing Iran, US warns to stay 100 metres away from its warships



From: ariel@codepink [mailto:info@codepink.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Subject: Two wars with one naval interception?




Iranian trading ships are en route to Venezuela, but the Trump administration threatened to take “measures” against them and has several warships in the Caribbean. If the US Navy intercepts the ships, it would be a blatant act of piracy and could start wars with two countries! Tell Defense Secretary Mark Esper that the U.S. has no business interfering in peaceful trade between Iran and Venezuela!


The Trump administration is saber rattling, again. Five Iranian trade ships are on their way to Venezuela as the two countries are engaging in trade in order to overcome the brutal sanctions imposed by the U.S. Unfortunately, senior administration officials have called this trade “unwelcome” and threatened to take “measures” in response, an ominous warning given that the US Navy is already deployed in the Caribbean and has threatened to shoot down Iranian ships in the seas outside their own country.

Both Iran and Venezuela are subject to what Trump calls “maximum pressure.”  Now the Trump administration could start a war or deadly military actions against both countries if it intercepts the trade ships. 

The U.S. has no business interfering in peaceful trade between two countries.

Sign this petition telling Defense Secretary Mark Esper not to intercept the ships, as it would be seen as an act of piracy and could lead to war! 

It’s no secret why Venezuela and Iran are trading: the U.S. sanctions. The people, economies and health sectors of both countries have been devastated by sanctions, and the U.S. is targeting businesses that trade with either. That leaves them little choice but to trade with each other. Iran is sending oil refinery technicians and gasoline to Venezuela in exchange for gold. Iran faces a cash deficit and Venezuela has a fuel shortage (after the Trump administration abruptly cut it off from purchasing chemicals needed to make gas last month), so it’s trade that makes sense for both, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

There’s nothing alarming or nefarious about a gasoline for gold trade, but the Trump administration is doing everything it can to criminalize something countries do on a daily basis. Venezuela noted that any action against the ships would be a violation of international law, while Iran warned of a “quick and decisive response” should the ships be confronted — a potentially catastrophic situation.

Tell Defense Secretary Mark Esper that Iran and Venezuela should be able to trade in peace. Gold and gasoline are not worth starting a war over!

Iran and Venezuela have a lot in common: they’re both nations that have opposed U.S. hegemony and have faced U.S. regime change efforts for decades. At CODEPINK we stand in solidarity with the Iranian and Venezuelan peoples as they confront sanctions and threats of war. The U.S. government should fight Covid-19, not Iran or Venezuela!

For friendship and mutual respect,
Ariel, Leonardo and the entire CODEPINK team: Ann, Asia, Carley, Caty, Cody, Emily, Jodie, Kelsey, Leila, Makena, Mary, Medea, Michelle, Nancy, Paki, Teri, and Yousef 

P.S. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores will take part in a Building the Peace Movement Teach-in, where we’ll discuss both Iran and Venezuela. Please join us! Click here for more details. 

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Five Things That Are Revealed By Democrats’ Rehabilitation Of Bush



by Caitlin Johnstone


The Bizarre Billionaire that Backed Bannon and Made Trump President




Freedomrider: Obamagate is Real


Freedomrider: Obamagate is Real


by Margaret Kimberley


Economic Outlook: Prolonged Recession Warning From The Fed, Markets









Le Collectif Outils du soin

partage sa nouvelle Newsletter N° 9


au 16 Mai 2020

pour les soignants, les soignés, leur entourage et tous les citoyens

n’hésitez à partager, diffuser……..



Au sommaire de ce numéro :
1. Actu-Info
2. Soigner, prendre soin et secret médical
3. Santé, société, déconfinement et travail

4. Traitements, recherches

5. Idées à partager
6. Actions à relayer, pétitions à signer
7. Poèmes et autres actes poétiques





- « Covid-19 : les infos du jour ", veille documentaire quotidienne

par Jessica Guibert, médecin généraliste d’un centre de santé communautaire à Echirolles (Isère).Depuis le 20 Mars elle partage le résultat de ses recherches quotidiennes d’informations médicales et scientifiques.





-Coronavirus : est-ce que je dois aller me faire dépister ?

 Fiche élaborée par le Syndicat de la Médecine Générale dans le but d’expliquer les avantages et les risques du dépistage du coronavirus par rt-PCR tel qu’il est proposé à partir du 13 mai.


Les éléments suivants pourront venir alimenter les échanges entre patient·e·s et soignant·e·s pour que chacun·e puisse prendre la décision qui lui semble la plus appropriée.



Lettre ouverte pour une Sécurité sociale éthique même en cas de crise sanitaire

 du Syndicat de la Médecine Générale 15 mai 2020

Aux dirigeant.e.s et décideur.se.s de la Caisse nationale d’Assurance maladie

La CNAM a montré depuis quelques années qu’elle s’éloignait de plus en plus de l’idée d’équité initiale et de solidarité issue de la mutualisation ; elle montre maintenant, au cours de cette crise sanitaire, qu’elle n’a plus cure non plus de l’éthique.
Créer des bases de données en traçant et fichant des malades et leur entourage n’est pas éthique ; d’autant plus que la protection de ces données est insuffisante, qu’il s’agisse d’informations médicales ou personnelles. Ceci va à l’encontre du secret médical et du respect des libertés de chaque individu……



Contribution extérieure (dite «porte étroite») auprès du Conseil Constitutionnel sur la saisine n° 2020-800 DC du 9 mai 2020, produite par plusieurs associations de juristes, L’Association de Défense des Libertés Constitutionnelles (ADELICO), la Ligue des droits de l’Homme (LDH), le Syndicat des avocats de France (SAF) et le Syndicat de la magistrature (SM)

leurs  reserves devant  les atteintes aux libertés dans les modalités du dépistage


des extraits  de cette contribution dans l’article suivant


Les agents de la Sécurité Sociale ne sont pas  unanimes pour participer aux brigades du Covid . Un certain nombre s’y opposent fermement, car ils considèrent que cette mission de traçage de la population va à l'encontre du secret professionnel et du secret médical et des missions de la Sécurité sociale .[. ..] Leurs syndicats les appellent à refuser de participer à ces brigades. http://www.sante.cgt.fr/Totale-opposition-a-la-mise-en-place-des-brigades-covid19

Masqueslavage des mains, distanciation physique  restent  indispensables  pour soi et pour les autres pendant le déconfinement

Pour les masques, on peut se reporter à la précédente newsletter :

*Conseils pour délivrance de masque en pharmacie (circulaire DGS)

*conseils pour la fabrication des masques : notamment tutoriels de www.stop-postillons.fr
*conseils pour la désinfection des masques en tissu, voire médicaux





- kit COVID-19 : Santé au travail

élaboré par des inspecteurs du travail en lien avec la CGT du 76 (protection, droit d’alerte…)

1 quelles mesures de protection pour les travailleurs et travailleuses (risque-masque-décontamination)

Obligation de consulter CSE/CHSTsur les équipements de protections individuelles

Le droit d’alerte su CSE et des CHSCT de la fonction publique

2 Le droit d’alerte du CSE et des CHSCT de la fonction publique

3 le droit d’alerte et des exemples concrets li au coronavirus

4 l’action judiciaire en référé du CSE /CHSCT pour imposer des mesures de prevention

: http://ouvalacgt.over-blog.com/2020/05/kit-covid-19-sante-au-travail.html


-Les critères officiels de vulnérabilité vis-à-vis du covid-19, qui ouvrent donc droit au chômage selon un décret du 5 mai : (et qui peuvent permettre si la personne le souhaite d’insister pour  prolonger un télétravail)

La vulnérabilité mentionnée au I de l'article 20 de la loi du 25 avril 2020 susvisée répond à l'un des critères suivants :
1° Etre âgé de 65 ans et plus ;
2° Avoir des antécédents (ATCD) cardiovasculaires : hypertension artérielle compliquée (avec complications cardiaques, rénales et vasculo-cérébrales), ATCD d'accident vasculaire cérébral ou de coronaropathie, de chirurgie cardiaque, insuffisance cardiaque stade NYHA III ou IV ;
3° Avoir un diabète non équilibré ou présentant des complications ;
4° Présenter une pathologie chronique respiratoire susceptible de décompenser lors d'une infection virale : (broncho pneumopathie obstructive, asthme sévère, fibrose pulmonaire, syndrome d'apnées du sommeil, mucoviscidose notamment) ;
5° Présenter une insuffisance rénale chronique dialysée ;
6° Etre atteint de cancer évolutif sous traitement (hors hormonothérapie) ;
7° Présenter une obésité (indice de masse corporelle (IMC) > 30 kgm2) ;
8° Etre atteint d'une immunodépression congénitale ou acquise :
- médicamenteuse : chimiothérapie anti cancéreuse, traitement immunosuppresseur, biothérapie et/ou corticothérapie à dose immunosuppressive ;
- infection à VIH non contrôlée ou avec des CD4 < 200/mm3 ;
- consécutive à une greffe d'organe solide ou de cellules souches hématopoïétiques ;
- liée à une hémopathie maligne en cours de traitement ;
9° Etre atteint de cirrhose au stade B du score de Child Pugh au moins
10° Présenter un syndrome drépanocytaire majeur ou ayant un antécédent de splénectomie ;
11° Etre au troisième trimestre de la grossesse.


- Suivi médical et Affection Longue Durée (ALD)Les personnes victimes du covid-19 doivent bénéficier d’un suivi médical régulier et d’une prise charge au même titre qu’une Affection Longue Durée (ALD). Chez certains patients atteint Covid-19 des complications peuvent laisser des traces, respiratoires, neurologiques qui devraient être prises à 100  °/° http://www.indecosa.cgt.fr/pages/communique-de-presse-coronavirus-et-affection-longue-duree 


-Santé des migrants : l'asile en période de Covid Dans cette période, les demandeurs d’asile rencontrent des difficultés supplémentaires ( couverture sociale, titres de séjour) , les associations  donnent des informations sur les droits https://www.gisti.org/spip.php?article6373

Dégradation de la santé des personnes en situation de précarité et multiplication des zones de non-droit : préoccupations d’ Assos Santé et du Collectif Alerte. À chaque étape de la crise sanitaire du COVID-19, leurs conditions de vie, déjà difficiles, se détériorent encore davantage avec des conséquences souvent dramatiques pour leur santé.



Sanofi voulait garder son futur vaccin pour les USA . Le PDG de Sanofi, laboratoire pharmaceutique français, faisait valoir le financement prépondérant des Etats-Unis pour prévoir de fournir son futur vaccin contre le covid-19 en priorité aux américains. Le président de Sanofi france a été obligé de le désavouer dans la journée.




Texte de Giorgio Agamben : Une question

paru dans lundimatin#239, le 20 avril 2020

Considérant le désastre qui frappe son pays, l'Italie, le philosophe Giorgio Agamben énonce les effets terribles de mesures politiques sans précédent, amenant un basculement historique que la peur de la mort semble occulter. Le réquisitoire invoque une responsabilité collective et une démission de l’autorité morale laissant saper les fondements d’une culture et ruiner le socle démocratique. https://lundi.am/Une-question



Entretien avec Mireille Delmas Marty, professeur de droit . Elle alerte sur les changements de civilisations lorsque le droit bafoue ce qui fonde l humanite, le respect dû aux  morts. Elle parle sur France inter dans l’Heure bleue

À l'heure de bouleversements inédits où la condition de l'être humain est ébranlée, il est nécessaire de repenser le droit. https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/l-heure-bleue/l-heure-bleue-12-mai-2020


Depuis les ténèbres, qu’avons-nous appris ?, par Eva IllouzTRIBUNE. A l’issue de deux mois de confinement, la sociologue franco-israélienne dresse pour « l’Obs » un premier bilan, en 7 leçons éclairantes, d’une crise mondiale sans précédent dans l’histoire humaine.



Covid-19: non à la mise en danger des travailleurs, enseignants, enfants au nom du profit!

Alors qu'un grand nombre de salariés a repris le chemin du travail, un large collectif de personnalités syndicales, politiques et intellectuelles appellent « à la mobilisation citoyenne, syndicale, associative, politique », pour le droit des salariés au dépistage et le rétablissement complet de la responsabilité pénale des employeurs. « La vie, la santé, la dignité ne se négocient pas! »

Le Corre Gérald, Inspecteur du travail, responsable Santé Travail UD CGT 76
Thébaud-Mony Annie, Sociologue  - Association Henri Pézerat


Pour signer l’appel : « COVID 19, Non à la mise en danger » http://chng.it/qLy42dHMQ9


Vidéo d'annonce de la création du Conseil National de la Nouvelle Résistance par cinq membres de son secrétariat :

Gilles Perret, Katell Gouëllo, Gérard Mordillat, Denis Robert, Florent Massot



N'hésitez pas à partager pour qu'adviennent Les Jours Heureux !


Ariane Mnouchkine  (extraits de l’interview dans Télérama)

La directrice du Théâtre du Soleil milite pour que l’art vivant, essentiel à la société, ne soit pas oublié. Terrassée par le Covid-19, elle s’est réveillée dans une France confinée où les théâtres étaient à l’arrêt, artistes et intermittents sans travail, salles de représentation fermées. Cette crise historique, elle la traverse en artiste et en citoyenne. Dès que possible, elle reprendra les répétitions avec ses comédiens. Et avec eux transformera sa colère en une œuvre éclairante.
Réclusion des aînés, mensonges, infantilisation… aujourd’hui, Ariane Mnouchkine ne cache pas son indignation face aux couacs du pouvoir :

« En nous répétant, soir après soir, contre tout bon sens, que les masques étaient inutiles voire dangereux, ils nous ont, soir après soir, désinformés et, littéralement, désarmés.(…) Alors qu’il eût fallu nous appeler à porter systématiquement le masque, quitte, puisqu’il n’y en avait pas, à en fabriquer nous-mêmes. Je suis de celles et ceux qui pensent que son usage systématique, dès les premières alertes, aurait, au minimum, raccourci le confinement mortifère que nous subissons.(..)

Pendant un an, ils restent sourds aux cris d’alarme des soignantes et soignants qui défilent dans la rue. Aujourd’hui, ils leur disent : vous êtes des héros. Dans le même temps, ils nous grondent de ne pas respecter le confinement alors que 90 % des gens le respectent et que ceux qui ne le font pas vivent souvent dans des conditions inhumaines. (…)

Lorsque Emmanuel Macron susurre : « Nous allons protéger nos aînés », j’ai envie de lui crier : je ne vous demande pas de me protéger, je vous demande juste de ne pas m’enlever les moyens de le faire. Un masque, du gel, des tests sérologiques ! (…)On ne peut pas faire confiance à des gens qui, pas une seconde, ne nous ont fait confiance »




Prenons bien soin de nous, des autres et de la société

Bien chaleureusement
Le Collectif Outils du soin


PS Ceci est la 9 ème newsletter envoyée depuis le début du confinement. Voici le lien avec les 8 premières : Newsletter Outils du soin-Covid

Au 8 Mai


Au 3 Mai

Au 26 Avril
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Au 26 mars
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Israel fears economic crisis, annexation could cause Palestinian street to


explode – Palestinians


by Yaniv Kubovitch


Comprendre la prochaine decision de la CEDH : L’appel citoyen au boycott des


produits israeliens face a la Convention Europeenne des Droits del’Homme


par Antoine Quéré


“We used gay-friendly Eurovision to hide the truth, that we’re a racist and


conservative country”


by Itay Stern



From: Agence Media Palestine [mailto:agencemediapalestine=gmail.com@mlsend.com] On Behalf Of Agence Media Palestine
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020
Subject: [PUB]Israël doit relâcher les enfants palestiniens, affirment les Nations Unies







Israël doit relâcher les enfants palestiniens, affirment les Nations Unies






Des responsables des Nations Unies appellent Israël à relâcher immédiatement tous les enfants palestiniens.

Israël a mis en prison d’autres enfants palestiniens y compris pendant la pandémie de coronavirus.

Fin mars, 194 enfants palestiniens étaient emprisonnés dans les prisons israéliennes. Il y en a encore actuellement plus de 180.

« C’est plus élevé que le nombre mensuel moyen d’enfants détenus en 2019 », ont dit les responsables onusiens.

« De ce total, la grande majorité des enfants n’a pas été condamnée pour un délit quelconque, ils sont retenus en détention préventive ».

Lire la suite de cet article en date du 13 mai sur le site de l'Agence.




La normalisation avec Israël, une autre façon de piétiner les droits des Palestiniens






"Dans le rapport de force profondément déséquilibré du moment, la normalisation implique de piétiner les peuples et les conditions vitales pour eux-mêmes et pour une véritable paix entre eux : la justice, l’égalité, le respect de leurs droits. Mais de Sissi en Égypte à Bin Salman en Arabie Saoudite, alliés de la France qui leur livre des armes, seules les directions de ces dictatures semblent être des interlocuteurs valables. Les intellectuels arabes cités par la tribune sont des alliés de ces pouvoirs, quand ils n’en font pas partie.

Tout le monde veut la paix, c’est bien connu. Cette normalisation, que le texte veut identifier à la paix, n’a pourtant rien à voir avec elle. A cette normalisation les signataires de la tribune opposent un « virus de la haine, une culture de la haine », bien évidemment attribués aux peuples… arabes.  Le dialogue avant la paix – ou plus précisément à la place de la paix – est une stratégie bien connue."

Lire cette réponse publiée sur Contretemps.eu et relayée sur le blog Médiapart de l'Agence Média Palestine de Michèle Sibony et Maxime Benatouil, membres de la Coordination nationale de l’UJFP à la tribune anti-palestinienne publiée dans le Point appelant à soutenir les entrepreneurs et intellectuels arabes qui œuvrent à la normalisation avec Israël.

Sur ce sujet également, le communiqué de l'UJFP.

A lire également sur le site de l'Agence, cet article en date du 12 mai dernier: 

La distanciation sociale n’est pas possible dans les camps de réfugiés de Gaza

Et ce billet du journaliste Ali Abunimah d'Electronic Intifada publié ce jour:

L’UE « loin » des sanctions contre Israël, selon le chef de la politique étrangère européenne





Levez le siège: Plus de 350 artistes appellent à mettre fin au siège de Gaza par Israël lors de la crise de coronavirus




Plus de 350 artistes de plusieurs pays ont signé cet appel pour demander la levée du blocus de Gaza.

Nous relayons ici leur puissante tribune:

Levez le siège: Plus de 350 artistes appellent à mettre fin au siège de Gaza par Israël lors de la crise de coronavirus

"Dans ces temps de crise internationale, nous devons défendre la justice, la paix, la liberté et des droits égaux pour tous, indépendamment des identités ou des croyances. Même si nous restons confiné-e-s à la maison, notre responsabilité éthique ne devrait pas l’être. »"

Voir aussi cette REVUE DE PRESSE suite à leur appel.




Se souvenir de la Nakba grâce à la littérature palestinienne




"Se rappeler la Nakba de 1948 est par conséquent un acte de protestation et de résistance. C’est affirmer que les Palestiniens ne permettront pas que leur histoire soit oubliée ou leurs souvenirs effacés. Pourtant, la mémoire doit être façonnée sous une forme que le public peut accueillir, et les récits de fiction littéraire et les récits vécus ont donné aux Palestiniens l’opportunité d’entrer dans la mémoire collective du monde. La leçon apprise de la littérature palestinienne à la période du coronavirus est encore plus essentielle : grâce aux activités d’écriture et de lecture, la littérature permet aux souvenirs d’être partagés, transmis et reçus. La littérature accroît l’action résistante du travail de la mémoire et crée un sensation de communauté grâce au récit des souvenirs."

Lire la suite de cet article sur le site de l'Agence.

A lire aussi sur le site de l'Agence, le film 3000 nuits que vous pouvez voir librement et sous-titré en français jusqu'à mercredi prochain:

Cinéma palestinien : « 3000 NUITS » de Mai MASRI proposé cette semaine par le Palestine Film Institute

A découvrir aussi sur le site de l'Agence,  ce beau clip produit pendant le confinement "Rêves et montagnes" de l’association Al Kamandjati.

Voir également cette recette par la cheffe palestinienne Nadia Tommalieh du dessert sucré Qatayef, traduite en français sur la page youtube de l'Agence.


Chinese ambassador to Israel


found dead at home






“Medical Martial Law 2020”

(Episode 373)


with James Corbett



Coronavirus: “What are we doing to our children?”


with Vernon Coleman



Coronavirus: “Why did YouTube ban my video?”


with Vernon Coleman






Guess Who's Growing Your Meat? - #NewWorldNextWeek


wih James Corbett



“Capitalism & US to blame for COVID-19 spike”


with George Galloway



 “What Comes After Capitalism”


with Yanis Varoufakis



Future of the Federal Reserve


with Ron Paul



Trump's Executive Orders


with Richard Wolff






“Heal Faster Than You Injure”


 with Zach Bush, MD



The System Failed the Test


by James McWilliams




The Best Monologue EVER: Zach Bush, MD | Rich Roll Podcast


with Zach Bush



A triple board certified physician, master healer & consciousness, Zach Bush, MD is a triple board certified physician and one of the most compelling medical minds currently working to improve our understanding of human and environmental health.





Gilets jaunes : L’abbé Francis Michel, qui avait chanté


« Macron tête de con », renvoyé par l’Église



Coronavirus: China set to push economic policy to new limits as


National People’s Congress begins






News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller

Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Subject: [MCM] What's really epidemic now is CENSORSHIP. (So what does "social media," and "our free press," want people NOT to know?)


Last night, epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski appeared on Laura Ingram's show on Fox, to talk about YouTube's having taken down the video of his first interview in the series "Perspectives on the Pandemic," after racking up more than 1.5 million views. The interview with Ingram is itself worth watching:




By the time he appeared on Ingram's show, YouTube was still featuring Prof. Wittkowski's second interview in the "Perspectives" series—and then yanked that one, too. So neither of them is available on YouTube; and, as of this evening, neither is the series' second interview with Dr. John Ioannidis, in which he explained his recent seroprevalence study

in Santa Clara County, demonstrating that the death rate from COVID-19 is actually far lower than the New York Times et al. have millions of us thinking. (Despite Wittkowski's willingness to go on Ingram's show, neither he nor Dr. Ioannidis is "on the right," or  seems much interested in politics at all.)


Now, anyone who wants to see the interviews that YouTube has deleted, or any of the other interviews in that invaluable series (as well as the much-censored documentary Vaxxed), may do so  here




By now it should be obvious to anyone whose eyes are open, and who's still capable of rational thought, that YouTube—along with Google*, Facebook and Twitter—allows "free speech" to dissidents as long as they don't reach too many people. Thus YouTube took down Wittkowski's second video last night because his interview on Fox would certainly have grown the number of those interested in watching it. (By the time he spoke to Ingram and her audience, that video had drawn roughly 313,000 views.) In short, no one capable of powerfully contradicting the Official Narrative on COVID-19, 

or any other urgent topic, will ever be allowed into the bully pulpit maintained by "our free press," most "social media," and the state/corporate powers controlling them.


This has been the case for quite a while; and yet such censorship has never been as flagrant, or as sweeping, as it is today, in order to protect a global propaganda drive that's easily the most ambitious—and, if we don't counter it, will be the most catastrophic—in world history. 


To put it simply, this is war; and since the truth will finally bring us peace, and set us free, we must do everything we can, use every means available, to tell it.




* You can check out Google's covert involvement in the censorship by doing a search on "Knut Wittkowski Laura Ingram," which brings up not that show itself, but a long list of virulent attacks on it and him. 





News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller

Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Subject: [MCM] New Zealand's government bans the sale of books, EVEN ONLINE, as "non-essential"


New Zealand government bans books as 'non-essential'


Under the onerous orders of Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand has banned the sale of books, deeming them non-essential items.


by Ian Miles CheongMontreal, QC


Under the onerous orders of Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand has banned the sale of books, deeming them non-essential items.


2 Mins Reading :

Besides video games and Netflix, books are the only things any of us have left to keep us sane besides conversations with our significant others on Facetime. Yes, there’s plenty to do—plenty of options to fill the time in between trips to the grocery store and reading news about the Chinese coronavirus, and books fill a void that otherwise goes unfilled, leaving only anxiety to take its place.


Books are essential in lockdown, but the New Zealand government doesn’t think so. Under the onerous orders of Jacinda Ardern, a leader praised for her ability to lead the country through this global struggle under the auspices of “sympathy, love, and integrity” according to The Guardian, New Zealand has banned the sale of books as non-essential items.


Instead, the premier advises New Zealanders to keep a diary to help with contact tracing, as if they don’t have enough on their minds already that they need to log their every move and rack their brains with anxiety with fears that they might be infected, or worse—infected someone they care about.


Under some of the toughest coronavirus restrictions that would make Michigan’s Dolores Umbridge-like governor look like a kindly grandmother in a Disney movie, Ardern’s government has banned all non-essential shopping and online delivery, and it has done so since 26 March. That’s a long time to go without entertainment.





From: alan haber [mailto:megiddo@umich.edu]
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020
Subject: GLOBAL TEACH-IN. Tuesday May 26, 10AM -to about 2pm. EDT "Democratize the Crisis"


What have we learned and what are the possibilities and the new system we need?  After the Ann Arbor Earth Day Week, a Global Teach-in with a 20 country perspective and opportunity for local focus. 


Part 1. 10:00 AM  to about 11:30AM.  Global speeches and panels and questions

link through live stream on: www.globalteachin.com, or: www.facebook.com/globalteachin/live


Part 2.  beginning after Part 1. Local meeting for people in Ann Arbor Great Lakes area

local link  about 11:30 to about 12:30.   PeaceTable.org.  Events



Part 3. Return to Global. Teach-in, about 12:30 to 1:30.  2 minute reports from each participating Country and locality in the United States.    www.globalteachin.com live stream, or www.facebook.com/globalteachin/live


Possible local check-in after Teach-in Part 3,  for local follow up:  1:30-2PM.   




 For Immediate Release: invitation.  Ann Arbor/Great Lakes contact  Alan Haber 734 657 8083 

The global coronavirus pandemic, leading to about 300,000 deaths, with more than 4 million cases, has led to a global political mobilization. On May 26, 2020, activists, citizens and scholars from 20 countries in over 25 locations will convene “The Global Teach-In 2020: Democratize the Crisis.”  The event combines seminars and a global town meeting to identify problems and propose solutions for strengthening democratic institutions.  The health, economic, political and informational challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic will be examined.   

The Global Teach-In will examine how the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the limits of current systems used to manage land, agricultural, human and medical  resources. Land Grabs promote greater intermingling of human beings and wild animals, and thus exposure to killer viruses.  A lack of adequate informational channels has limited accurate health information. The global recession  has led to a renewed focus on how to create and anchor jobs locally or convert workforces rapidly from exposed service work to critical areas related to health and safety.  When and if things “get back to normal,” the looming environmental crisis promises even greater challenges. For these reasons, the Global Teach-In will profile key themes such as the need for and design requirements of a Green New Deal, media accountability and political democracy,  cooperative development and local systems to promote sustainable innovation.

Key speakers include: Esty Dinur (Host, WORT Radio, Madison), Karen Baker-Fletcher (Professor of Systematic Theology, Southern Methodist University),  David Graeber (London School of Economics Professor and author), Hillary Wainwright (green conversion champion, co-editor at Red Pepper) and Dario Padovan (Turin University Associate Professor and environmental activist).  Global Teach-In leaders include: Swedish ethnic inclusion champion Natassia Fry (Kompis Sverige); Anna Gregis(Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management, University of Turin, Italy); Alan Haber (former Students for a Democratic Society President in the USA); Alhassan Pereira Ibrahim (Centre for Democracy & Development, Nigeria) and cooperative developer Sizwe Mkwanazi (Africa Cooperatives Institute of South Africa); and Fridays for Future activists Iqbal Badruddin in Pakistan, Nina Py Brozovich in Bolivia, Precious Kalombwana in Zambia and Richard Matley in Ghana.  The event will be broadcast by the Pacifica radio network in the U.S.  

Jonathan Michael Feldman (based at the Dept. of Economic History & International Relations, Stockholm University), the principal convenor, organized the 2009 national Swedish Green New deal conference (broadcast by Swedish Television, SVT) and the earlier 2012 Global Teach-In.


Time: The (Tuesday) May 26, 2020 Global Teach-In will be held on 10:00 Eastern Daylight Time and 16:00 Central European Time.  

Event sponsors include:  Commons.fi (Finland), Demokratisk Omställning (Sweden), Goliathwatch (Germany), the Stockholm Centre for International Social and Economic Reconstruction (Sweden) and the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management, University of Turin (Italy).

For more information, contact: globalteachin@gmail.com (email @globalteachin (Twitter), www.globalteachin.com (website). Steaming on:  https://www.facebook.com/globalteachin/live   




How Arab States Take on Coronavirus: Morocco as a Case Study


by Mohammed Issam Laaroussi


The Shifting Geopolitics of Coronavirus and the Demise of Neoliberalism


by Mohammed Cherkaoui





News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2020
Subject: [MCM] Del Bigtree debates Alan Dershowitz on mandatory vaccinations


This very civil and enlightening back-and-forth begins at around 31:00, after a must-see report by Jefferey Jaxen, on the two experimental COVID vaccines now being tested by Moderna and the Oxford Vaccine Group (both funded by Bill Gates). As Jaxen explains in detail, the findings so far are disastrous. 


(As "The Highwire" is, by far, the best show out there on the truth about

vaccines, and the urgent fight for vaccine safety, please consider making a 

donation to Del's Informed Consent Action Network [ICAN], to help keep 

their great work going.) 








with Del Bigtree










BIOTERRORBIBLE.COM: To date, there have been 5 published bio-terror war-games that shed light on possible future bio-terror attack scenarios. Based on these elaborate war-games, it can only be concluded that a bio-terror attack is in the cards and may be played in a last ditch effort to regain political, economic and militarial control of society.


Operation Dark Winter ~ Cough-911 Round 2 Examined!


May 16, 2020


Operation Dark Winter was the code name for a senior-level bio-terrorist attack simulation conducted from June 22–23, 2001. It was designed to carry out a mock version of a covert and widespread smallpox attack on the United States.




News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Subject: [MCM] "We'll delete anything that contradicts the WHO on COVID-19," says YouTube CEO

In short, GooTube = WHO's Ministry of Truth.


YouTube CEO: "We’ll delete anything that contradicts World Health Organization on COVID-19"

'Anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy,' Susan Wojcicki insisted, garnering alarm from one U.S. senator.

Wed Apr 22, 2020 - 11:10 am EST

April 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, announced that all content contradicting the Word Health Organization (WHO) on the coronavirus pandemic will be removed from the video platform.
During a CNN interview last Sunday, Wojcicki explained there was “a 75 percent increase in the news coming from authoritative sources since the beginning of 2020. So, we have seen a lot of demand there.”
“But then we also talk about removing information that is problematic,” she continued. “Of course, anything that is medically unsubstantiated. So people saying, like, take vitamin C, you know, take turmeric, like, those are — will cure you. Those are the examples of things that would be a violation of our policy.”  



And more illustrations of “ruling class solidarity” . . . .

From: newsfromunderground@googlegroups.com [mailto:newsfromunderground@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:36 AM
To: newsfromunderground
Subject: [MCM] Just last quarter, Bill/Melinda Gates invested heavily in Apple, Amazon and Google


Thus Father Teresa has made countless millions more off everybody's misery and fear.


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested in Apple, Amazon, and Google
last quarter

by Theron Mohamed

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust placed big bets on technology titans in the first quarter, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
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From: newsfromunderground@googlegroups.com [mailto:newsfromunderground@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:49 AM
To: newsfromunderground
Subject: [MCM] The US lockdown policy was born under Bush/Cheney

They weren't Trump, so it's okay.



Made in USA: The 2006 Origins of the Lockdown Policy

by Jeffrey A. Tucker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Regarding the findings below, it’s important to note that the Gilead Sciences who developed the controversial drug Tamiflu and licensed it to Roche Pharmaceuticals – was previously headed by President Bush’s Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who owned substantial shares in the drugs firm alongside former U.S. Secretary of State, George Schultz, both of who profited from US and its allies stockpiling the drug ahead of the 2005 H1N5 Avian Flu and 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu outbreaks.

Now begins the grand effort, on display in thousands of articles and news broadcasts daily, somehow to normalize the lockdown and all its destruction of the last two months. We didn’t lock down almost the entire country in 1968/69, 1957, or 1949-1952, or even during 1918. But in a terrifying few days in March 2020, it happened to all of us, causing an avalanche of social, cultural, and economic destruction that will ring through the ages. 
There was nothing normal about it all. We’ll be trying to figure out what happened to us for decades hence.
How did a temporary plan to preserve hospital capacity turn into two-to-three months of near-universal house arrest that ended up causing worker furloughs at 256 hospitals, a stoppage of international travel, a 40% job loss among people earning less than $40K per year, devastation of every economic sector, mass confusion and demoralization, a complete ignoring of all fundamental rights and liberties, not to mention the mass confiscation of private property with forced closures of millions of businesses?
Whatever the answer, it’s got to be a bizarre tale. What’s truly surprising is just how recent the theory behind lockdown and forced distancing actually is. So far as anyone can tell, the intellectual machinery that made this mess was invented 14 years ago, and not by epidemiologists but by computer-simulation modelers. It was adopted not by experienced doctors – they warned ferociously against it – but by politicians.
Let’s start with the phrase social distancing, which has mutated into forced human separation. The first I had heard it was in the 2011 movie Contagion. The first time it appeared in the New York Times was February 12, 2006:
If the avian flu goes pandemic while Tamiflu and vaccines are still in short supply, experts say, the only protection most Americans will have is “social distancing,” which is the new politically correct way of saying “quarantine.”
But distancing also encompasses less drastic measures, like wearing face masks, staying out of elevators — and the [elbow] bump. Such stratagems, those experts say, will rewrite the ways we interact, at least during the weeks when the waves of influenza are washing over us.
Maybe you don’t remember that the avian flu of 2006 didn’t amount to much. It’s true, despite all the extreme warnings about its lethality, H5N1 didn’t turn into much at all. What it did do, however, was send the existing president, George W. Bush, to the library to read about the 1918 flu and its catastrophic results. He asked for some experts to submit some plans to him about what to do when the real thing comes along.
The New York Times (April 22, 2020) tells the story from there: