Bulletin N° 906
The Corbett Report Podcast
4-Part Series Bill Gates
Subject: The Private Profit Motive: Enemy of the People ?
May 27, 2020
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
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.
the billionaires and their vast army of recruits; they existed before
capitalism, and now they are more powerful than ever . . . .
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.
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:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2020
Subject: the real reason for reopeninghe press.
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.
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
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 GreatGameIndiaearlier, 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
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.
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
By CHRIS JEWERS FOR MAILONLINE and AFP
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
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.
From: Mark Crispin Miller Sent: Tuesday, May 19,
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?
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 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1931
(Published 13 May 2020)
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
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
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.
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
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
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Subject: Two wars with one naval interception?
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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 :
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.
2. SOIGNER, PRENDRE SOIN, SECRET MEDICAL
-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
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
Masques, lavage 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)
pour la fabrication des masques : notamment tutoriels de www.stop-postillons.fr
*conseils pour la désinfection des masques en tissu, voire médicaux
3. SANTE, SOCIETE , DECONFINEMENT et TRAVAIL
- 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
-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.
4. TRAITEMENTS, RECHERCHES
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.
5. IDEES A PARTAGER
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 Illouz. TRIBUNE. 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.
6. ACTIONS A RELAYER, PETITIONS A SIGNER
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 !
7. POEMES ET AUTRES ACTES POETIQUES
Ariane Mnouchkine (extraits de l’interview dans Télérama)
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
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
Au 17 avril
Au 11 avril
Au 2 avril
Au 26 mars
Au 20 mars
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
by Itay Stern
From: Agence Media Palestine
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Agence Media Palestine
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020
Subject: [PUB]Israël doit relâcher les enfants palestiniens, affirment les Nations Unies
Chinese ambassador to Israel
found dead at home
“Medical Martial Law 2020”
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
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.
From: Mark Crispin Miller
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.
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
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
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
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).
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
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.)
“THEY BLOCKED EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS”
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.
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.
'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: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:36 AM
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
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: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:49 AM
Subject: [MCM] The US lockdown policy was born under Bush/Cheney
They weren't Trump, so it's okay.
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: