Bulletin N° 948
COVID-19: THE e-BOOK (in 9 chapters)
« The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d’État and the ‘Great Reset’ »
by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
From the Preface :
The fear campaign has served as an instrument of disinformation.
In the course of the last eleven months starting in early January,
I have analyzed almost on a daily basis the timeline and evolution of the Covid crisis.
From the very outset in January 2020,
people were led to believe and accept the existence of a rapidly progressing and dangerous epidemic.
Media lies sustained the image of a killer virus which initially contributed to destabilizing US-China trade and disrupting air travel.
And then in February “V- the Virus” (which incidentally is similar to seasonal influenza) was held responsible for triggering the most serious financial crisis in World history.
And then on March 11, a lockdown was imposed on 193 member states on the United Nations, leading to the “closure” of national economies Worldwide.
Starting in October, a “second wave” was announced. “The pandemic is not over”.
The fear campaign prevails.
And people are now led to believe that the corona vaccine sponsored by their governments is the “solution”.
And that “normality” will be restored once the entire population of the planet has been vaccinated.
_ Michel Chossudovsky
Subject: « Artificial Stupidity » : A ruling-class move for checkmate–game-over in 2021.
New Year’s Eve 2020
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
Reading Joel Kovel’s last book, Overcoming Zionism (2007), is by any account a chilling experience. It is the story of an ideological mindset which includes bankers who want to starve you, doctors who don’t want to save you, teachers who don’t want to educate you, pharmaceutical companies that seek to destroy you, etc., etc., etc…. The “super-human/sub-human” paradigm which is at the core of this ideology is as terrifying as it is disgusting. In the last anlaysis, it is the ideology of the 1%, a universal equal-opportunity rationalization for the exercise of force and abuse, without accountability, not limited to a single ethnic group, or religion, or nationality. And like all ideologies, it conceals more than it reveals. It also performs the dialectical function of all ideologies, of indicating the exact opposite of what it professes.
Kovel’s book is a must read in these dark times. It is the work of a committed Marxist Humanist, whose unfailing compassion and powers of empathy have allowed him to cut through the prevalent mental fog that exists and help emancipate those of us still caught up in the entanglement of deceit and ill-will that neutralizes us and orients us toward scapegoats; using the time-tested, cynical political ploy of “divide and rule” to preserve the political power of the 1%.
The 21 + items below include articles and essays that reflect the unstable state of world capitalism and ruling-class maneuvers to remain in power at all costs in the midst of a democratic upsurge across the planet. As we can see, this struggle is not one sided, and the outcome is not a foredrawn conclusion.
The Year 2021 will soon be upon us, and the contradictions continue to proliferate . . . .
Happy New Year !
Professeur honoraire de
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
#ForceTheVote Town Hall
Chris Hedges at the Community Church of Boston,
Hosted by Joe Ramsey
with Catherine Austin Fitts
Dec. 23, 2020
This sit down interview with Catherine covers the spectrum of the current situation we find ourselves in. The interview was done as apart of a full length documentary under production called Planet Lockdown and released in advance for those interested in learning more. The site for the film is PlanetLockdownFlim.com
The Future of Vaccines
with James Corbett
Dec. 23, 2020
by Tyler Durden
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Subject: [MCM] WEF to unveil its "Great Reset Initiative" next month, at Davos 2021 (so get ready to stop eating meat, in favor of "alternatives" like algae, fungus, bugs and weeds)
World Economic Forum Admits Davos 2021 will Reveal
“Great Reset Initiative”
by Domi Good – Dec 22, 2020
The World Economic Forum unveiled a preview for its Davos 2021 Agenda.
The meeting of the world’s political and corporate elites next month will be a digital event due to Covid concerns.
Many on the right were mocked for saying the “Great Reset” was a part of a larger conspiracy to impose worldwide tyranny.
The globalists are openly admitting they are using Covid-19 as a vehicle to usher in a Marxist takeover of the world yet conservatives who sound the alarm are mocked as “conspiracy theorists.”
— World Economic Forum (@wef) October 20, 2020
The globalists are using Covid-19 as a pretext for a worldwide takeover.
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that no institution or individual alone can address the economic, environmental, social and technological challenges of our complex, interdependent world. The pandemic itself will not transform the world, but it has accelerated systemic changes that were apparent before its inception. The fault lines that emerged in 2020 now appear as critical crossroads in 2021. The time to rebuild trust and to make crucial choices is fast approaching as the need to reset priorities and the urgency to reform systems grow stronger around the world.
The Davos Agenda will also mark the launch of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset Initiative and begin the preparation of the Special Annual Meeting in the spring.
Recently, the global elitists at the WEF told the public to start eating weeds, algae, bugs and fungus instead of animal products.
The strange diet plan comes from a recent virtual event hosted by the WEF, called Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good. The WEF highlighted 5 main reasons that you should start grazing on some weeds:
1) They’re easy to grow
2) They can be rich in nutrients
3) We need to diversify our diets
4) They know more about the soil than we do
5) They taste great
Many have scrutinized the WEF for attempting to further economic globalization and to make the planet one giant third-world country. They also research and publish ways to eliminate real meat from American diets and replace it with “alternatives.”
In that research, the World Economic Forum recommended making people eat fungus instead of beef, crickets instead of pork, and algae in place of chicken.
The World Economic Forum in a November of 2017 blog post told people to envision a world taken over by technocrats.
“Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better.”
— World Economic Forum (@wef) November 10, 2017
It's Long Past Time For CDC To Clean-Up The COVID-19
by Stacey Lennox
Some of us have been questioning the COVID-19 death counts reported by the CDC through the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) for some time.
Of course, CNN and the corporate media love the likely elevated counts to push their narrative. Lockdown Inc. loves them to justify their destruction of lives and livelihoods. A report from the Freedom Foundation, a Washington State think tank, explains why. The foundation’s original analysis of deaths in the state found the number may have been inflated by as much as 13% . . . .
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020
Subject: [MCM] 3% of C-vax recipients suffer adverse effects
From a friend:
The chart below from the CDC's own website indicates as of December 18th, 112,807 Americans have been vaccinated with 3,150 "health impacts." That's about 3 %. The CDC chart defines "health impacts" as "unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health care professional."
Subject: [MCM] WHO redefines "herd immunity" as vaccine-dependent
So there was no such thing as herd immunity prior to the discovery of vaccines? And all those pandemics that have ended without
vaccinations ended how?
This is beyond alarming.
The McIntyre Report
Assange tape throws Justice Department's indictment out of the window
with Kristinn Hrafnsson
The Julian Assange Pardon Drive
by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The odds are stacked against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher who faces the grimmest of prospects come January 4. On that day, the unsympathetic judicial head of District Judge Vanessa Baraitser will reveal her decision on the Old Bailey proceedings that took place between September and October this year. Despite Assange’s team being able to marshal an impressive, even astonishing array of sources and witnesses demolishing the prosecution’s case for extradition to the United States, power can be blindly vengeful.
Such blindness is much in evidence in a co-authored contribution to The Daily Signal from this month. The authors are insipidly predictable: national security and technology types with comic strip names (Charles “Cully” Stimson; Klon Kitchen) and rule of law advocates who seemingly campaign against their own brief (John G. Malcolm). Having not bothered to read the evidence submitted at the extradition trial, the authors are obedient to a fictitious record. This includes allegations that WikiLeaks harmed US diplomatic relations; the stubborn libel that Assange’s actions, far from exposing US atrocities, led to a loss of life; and the disruption of essential “intelligence sources and methods”. (Accountability can be expensive.)
Julian Assange supporters outnumber his critics. Who are they?
From: NYC Free Assange
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Subject: Sun., Jan 3, Stand with Us for Julian Assange at the UK Consulate
Glenn Greenwald: Media's WORST Failures Of 2020
by The Hill
Mass Media Propaganda Is Enemy #1
by Caitlin Johnstone
The United States of Narcissism
with Chris Hedges
Capitalism's Awful Solutions
to its Crises
with Richard Wolff
COVID Relief Bill is a
with Jimmy Dore
“Blow Torching The Economy” COVID Relief Bill is Disaster for America
with Jimmy Dore
Lessons From A Crisis Year 2020
with Richard Wolff
Dec. 21, 2020
This week's show features a survey of the major economic events of 2020 that were poorly covered by mainstream media: the twin crises of viral pandemic/capitalist crash; protesting right-wing regimes (France, US, India, Poland); how the US Census Survey reveals the extent of US suffering; how Federal Reserve policies, intended to combat Covid-19 and economic crash, worsened income/wealth inequality; and the correction of poor unemployment data during a massive jobless crisis.
Podcast: Chris Hedges on the Collapse of US Empire, Liberal Suicide and the Rise of Fascism
by Mnar Muhawesh Adley
Chris Hedges joins MintCast to discuss the decline of US empire, the breakdown of society, the rise of militarized Christian fascism, and the discredited liberal class among other hard-hitting topics.
The Unspoken Premise Of Modern Capitalism Is That The World Will Be Saved By Greedy Tech Oligarchs
by Caitlin Johnstone
Debate with John Bolton & Yanis Varoufakis: “Is Global Stability A Pipe Dream?”
The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing To Do With Trump
by Glenn Greenwald
by Glenn Greenwald
Developers of Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Tied to UK Eugenics Movement
by Jeremy Loffredo and Whitney Webb
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Subject: [MCM] Why Bill and Boris bonded? Both are offspring of fanatical eugenicists
Boris’s father, Stanley Johnson has been writing books promoting depopulation for almost fifty years now; starting with ‘Life without Birth: A Journey Through the Third World in Search of the Population Explosion’ published all the way back in 1970.
He’s also a former employee of the World Bank and the European Commission; two of the most prominent promoters of ‘Carbon’ taxation; which would increase the cost of both food and fuel, exponentially. Resolving, they hope, the ‘population issue’.
Stanley was Head of Prevention of Pollution Division at the European Commission (1973 to 1979) and Conservative MEP for Wight and Hampshire East (1979 to 1984).
His first wife (Boris’ mother) Charlotte Johnson Wahl “made her name as a professional portrait painter” for Crispin Tickell; the UN spook who first convinced Margret Thatcher to introduce the concept of CO2 driven ‘climate change’ into mainstream British politics in a speech she gave to the Royal Society, in September 1988.
Sir Crispin is a direct descendent of Thomas Henry Huxley (known as Darwin’s bulldog), one of the first promoters of Darwinism and Eugenics (leading to Government sterilisation policies all over the world).
Some "astonishingly prescient" reading by Stanley Johnson, published in 1982:
Warning: Covid Vaccines!
Huge Risks, Huge Injuries
– Huge Compensations?
by Peter Koenig
Did you know that the US Government since 1988 paid as of 1 December 2020 more than 4.4 billion dollars to vaccine-injury victims? – It’s your money – Taxpayers Money. This is Health Services and Service Administration Vaccine Injury Compensation Data
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), was set up in 1988, to compensate for the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34) which was signed into law by US President Ronald Reagan, as part of a larger health bill on November 14, 1986.
Under NCVIA nobody can sue a vaccine producing pharma-company or laboratory for injuries and / or death caused by a vaccine. NCVIA’s purpose was to eliminate the potential financial liability of vaccine manufacturers due to vaccine injury and death. The official explanation for the NCVIA is “to ensure a stable market supply of vaccines, and to provide cost-effective arbitration for vaccine injury claims.”
US Intel Agencies Played Unsettling Role in Classified and “9/11-like” Coronavirus Response Plan
by Whitney Webb
Google & Oracle To Monitor Americans Who Get Warp Speed’s Covid-19 Vaccine For Up To Two Years
Decline of US Empire, Liberal Class Suicide & Fascism
with Chris Hedges
Kicking People Out Of Their Homes During a Pandemic Economic Crisis
with Jimmy Dore
Why Capitalist Inequality Matters
with Richard Wolff
"Why #ForceTheVote? Now or Never For America"
with Joimmy Dore
2020 in Review:
“Media and the Left”
with Matt Taibbi
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Subject: [MCM] More psychotic blindness on "the left": "What happened to the global uprisings of a decade ago?" asked Consortium News, as if the globe had not locked down THIS year....
I had to read this piece twice, and pinch myself, to make sure this isn't a hallucination, but an article in Consortium News. It's not satiric, but a deadly serious lament as to the vanished mass ferment of 2010.
What about the "global uprisings" last year—a year that FAIR looked back on, last December, as "the year of the protest"? The year that saw the Yellow Vests, and mass protests in Lebanon, Gaza, Chile, Haiti, Ecuador, and elsewhere all over Latin America (the continent rocked by an unprecedented wave of feminist protests in particular)? There also was the Bernie movement here. All those protests were blacked out or played down by "our free press," which focused only on Hong Kong (as FAIR rightly noted) and Greta's multitudes (as FAIR, believing in their righteousness, did not observe).
So what happened to all those "uprisings"? Three guesses. And—still more important—what about the massive protests going on right now? 250 million Indian farmers and workers—the biggest protest in the history of the planet—and huge outpourings in the streets of the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark and elsewhere? According to Vishay Prashad (who evidently slept through that gigantic and protracted demo in his own country a few weeks ago), those "uprisings" either aren't uprisings, or don't meet with his approval.
That he would disapprove of those uprisings—and that Consortium News would feature his myopic article—is, sadly, no surprise, inasmuch as that once-great outlet ran a piece last April, by the UN Secretary-General, dismissing concerns about vaccine safety and the lockdowns' dangerous consequences—including heightened mass surveillance—as "conspiracy theory." That capitulation by Consortium News is all too typical of the "left" press today, which maintains its a tight, now-dated focus on neoliberal economics, Western foreign policy, the non-progressive make-up of the incoming Biden apparat, the threat posed by "the right," etc. (the same old same old that we get from Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Naomi Klein, Caitlin Johnstone, Chris Hedges and so many others), as if 2020 were 2010, or 2019, and not this unprecedented, "COVID-related" Year from Hell, which calls on all of us who really are progressive—that is, who love humanity, and believe profoundly in democracy—to face up to what's really happening all around us, ask why, and tell it like it is, and so help stop it.
What Happened to the Global Uprisings of a Decade Ago?
December 22, 2020
Ten years have slipped by since a man named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, begins Vijay Prashad.
French protest in support of Mohamed Bouazizi, “the Hero of Tunisia,” Jan. 15, 2011. (Antoine Walter, CC BY-SA 2.0, Flickr & Wikimedia Commons)
A decade has now slipped by since a man named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on Dec. 17, 2010.
Bouazizi, a street vendor, took this extreme step after policemen harassed him for trying to survive. Not long after, thousands of people in this small Tunisian town gathered in the street to express their anger. Their outburst spread to the capital city, Tunis, where trade unions, social organizations, political parties and civic groups marched into the avenues to overthrow the government of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Demonstrations in Tunisia inspired similar outbreaks around the Mediterranean Sea from Egypt to Spain, the chant of Cairo’s Tahrir Square — ash-sha’b yurid isqat an-nizam (“the people want to overthrow the regime”) — redolent with the emotion of hundreds of millions.
People poured into the streets, their sentiment captured by the Spanish term indignados: indignant, or outraged. They came to say that their hopes were being crushed by forces both visible and invisible. The billionaires of their own societies and their cozy relationship with the state — despite the global downturn spurred by the credit crisis of 2007-08 — were easy to see.
Meanwhile, the forces of finance capital that had eroded the capacity of their governments (if they were favorable to the people) to provide humane policies were much harder to see, but no less devastating in their consequences.
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The sentiment that fueled the slogan overthrow the regime was shared widely by large majorities of people who had become dulled by the futility of voting for evils and lesser evils; these people were now seeking something beyond the horizon of the election games which seemed to bring so little change. Politicians ran for elections saying one thing, and then did the exact opposite when they took charge.
In the United Kingdom, for instance, the student protests that broke out in November-December 2010 were against the betrayal by the Liberal Democrats of their pledge not to raise fees; regardless of who they voted for, the outcome was that the people suffered.
“Greece, France: now here too!,” chanted the students in the U.K. They could have added Chile, where the students (known as los pingüinos, or “the penguins”) took to the streets against the education cuts; their protests would pick up again in May 2011 and last almost two years in el invierno estudiantil chileno, the “Chilean Student Winter.”
U.K. student protesters mount traffic lights in central London, Dec. 9, 2010. (bobaliciouslondon, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)
In September 2011, the Occupy Movement in the United States would join this wave of global outrage, emerging out of the gross failure of the U.S. government to address mass evictions spurred by the mortgage calamity that morphed into the credit crisis of 2007-08. “The only way to experience the American Dream,” someone wrote on the walls of Wall Street, “is while sleeping.”
Overthrow the regime was the slogan because faith in the establishment had weakened; more was demanded of life than what was on offer from the neoliberal governments and the central bankers. But the point of the protests was not simply to overthrow the government alone, since there was widespread recognition that this was not a problem of the governments: it was a deeper problem about the kind of political possibilities that remained open to human society.
A generation or more had experienced austerity cuts by governments of different kinds, even social democratic governments that were told that the rights of the wealthy bondholders – for instance – were far more important than the rights of the totality of the citizens. It was bewilderment at the failure of what appeared to be progressive governments, such as the Syriza coalition in Greece later in 2015, to deliver on their basic promise of no more austerity that spurred this kind of attitude.
This area of downtown Bangkok was occupied by “Red Shirt” protesters between April 3, 2010, and May 19, 2010, when the Thai military violently ended it. (Takeaway, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons)
The uprising had a truly global character. A million people in Red Shirts in Bangkok on March 14, 2010, took to the streets against a state of the military, the monarchy and the monied sections; in Spain, half a million indignados marched in the streets of Madrid on October 15, 2011.
The Financial Times ran an influential article calling it “the year of global indignation,” with one of its leading commentators writing that the revolt pitted “an internationally-connected elite against ordinary citizens who feel excluded from the benefits of economic growth, and angered by corruption.”
“‘The only way to experience the American Dream,’ someone wrote on the walls of Wall Street, ‘is while sleeping.'”
A report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) from October 2008 showed that between the 1980s and the 2000s, inequality rose in each of the 20 richest countries in the world who are members of the OECD. The situation in the developing world was catastrophic; a report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from 2008 showed that the share of national consumption by the poorest fifth of the population in developing regions had declined to 3.9 percent from 4.6 percent between 1990 and 2004.
This was gravest in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa, where the poorest fifth accounted for merely 3 percent of national consumption or income.
Whatever funds had been gathered to help the banks stave off a serious crisis in 2008 did not translate into any income redistribution for the billions of people who saw their lives become increasingly precarious. This was the major spur for the uprisings of that period.
A Sign of Hope
Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff receiving presidential sash from Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Jan. 1, 2011. (Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom, Agência Brasil, CC BY 3.0 br, Wikimedia Commons)
It is important to point out that in all these statistics there was a hopeful sign. In March 2011, Alicia Bárcena, the head of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), wrote that despite the high levels of income inequality, poverty rates in the region had dropped due to the social policies of some of the governments in the region.
Bárcena had in mind the social democratic governments such as in Brazil under President Lula da Silva, with schemes such as the Bolsa Familia, and left governments such as in Bolivia under President Evo Morales and Venezuela under President Hugo Chávez. The indignant in these parts of the world had entered government and were driving a different agenda for themselves.
How swiftly the wealthy turned from the language of “democracy promotion” to the language of law and order, sending in the police and the F-16s to clear out public plazas and to threaten countries with bombardment and with coup d’états.
The Arab Spring, which drew its name from the 1848 revolts across Europe, quickly turned cold as the West encouraged a hot war between regional powers (Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey) with the epicentres in Libya and Syria. The destruction of the Libyan state by the 2011 NATO attack sidelined the African Union, suspended all talk of the Afrique as a currency to substitute for the French Franc and the U.S. dollar, and drew in a massive French and U.S. military intervention along the Sahel region from Mali to Niger.
Lockdowns Do Not Control The Coronavirus: The Evidence
The use of universal lockdowns in the event of the appearance of a new pathogen has no precedent. It has been a science experiment in real time, with most of the human population used as lab rats. The costs are legion.
The question is whether lockdowns worked to control the virus in a way that is scientifically verifiable. Based on the following studies, the answer is no and for a variety of reasons: bad data, no correlations, no causal demonstration, anomalous exceptions, and so on. There is no relationship between lockdowns (or whatever else people want to call them to mask their true nature) and virus control.
Altmetric – RETRACTED: Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis
by The Lancet
RT raises issues corporate controlled media doesn't want raised
with Chris Hedges
DNC's Election Interference – “NEW Revelations! Bernie, Buttigieg,
Iowa Caucus Shenanigans: “DNC Knew App Would Glitch”
“United States to Imperial America: Our Hidden Empire”
with Abby Martin and Professor Daniel Immerwahr
Agenda 2021: Resist the U.S./EU/NATO Axis of Domination
by Ajamu Baraka
CIA-Backed Afghan Death Squads Massacred Children Inside Religious Schools in Campaign of Terror
with Amy Goodman and Andrew Quilty
A shocking exposé in The Intercept reveals CIA-backed death squads in Afghanistan have killed children as young as 8 years old in a series of night raids, many targeting madrassas, Islamic religious schools. In December 2018, one of the death squads attacked a madrassa in Wardak province, killing 12 boys, of whom the youngest was 9 years old. The United States played key roles in many of the raids, from picking targets to ferrying Afghan forces to the sites to providing lethal airpower during the raids. The Intercept reports this was part of a campaign of terror orchestrated by the Trump administration that included massacres, executions, mutilation, forced disappearances, attacks on medical facilities, and airstrikes targeting structures known to house civilians. "These militias … were established in the very early days of the Afghan War by CIA officers, many of whom had been brought back into the fold after the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001 who had previously been working in Afghanistan during the 1980s," says reporter Andrew Quilty. "This network of militias was set up and appear to be entirely under the control of the CIA but made up entirely of Afghan soldiers."
Hamas says 'barbaric' Israeli strike damaged children's hospital in Gaza
From: Agence Media
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020
Subject: [PUB]Un message retentissant de Bethléem: mettre fin à l'occupation
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Hundreds of Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes in Sheikh Jarrah Dec 28, 2020 photo en PJ
In the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning, hundreds of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian homes, businesses and vehicles in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
This is a neighborhood that has been designated by Israeli authorities as an area to be colonized by Israeli settlers, and the past several years have seen numerous violent assaults against Palestinians and Palestinian property, as Israeli colonizers move in and force out the indigenous Palestinian inhabitants.
The Sunday morning attacks took place around Road 1 in Sheikh Jarrah.
The settlers, protected by Israeli police, threw stones at Palestinian vehicles, then proceeded to attack Palestinian homes and pedestrians.
In addition, local sources reported that Israeli settlers threw rocks at Palestinian vehicles traveling on Route 60, north of Ramallah in the West Bank.
No casualties were reported in either of the two incidents.
By IMEMC News
Press Release: Al Mezan condemns Israel’s military attacks on Gaza and calls for urgent international intervention to protect civilians and their properties Dec 27, 2020 photo en PJ ِAl-Mezan Center For Human Rights: Israel carried out a series of airstrikes in the early hours of Saturday, 26 December 2020, targeting multiple areas in the Gaza Strip. Three Palestinians, including a six-year-old girl, were injured, and several public and private properties were damaged in the attacks.
Al Mezan’s field data shows that at around 12:40 am on Saturday, Israeli warplanes fired five missiles at a vacant land in the vicinity of the al-Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza City. Imad Khamis al-Hadad, 32, Hani Mahdi Hajaj, 55, and six-year-old Yasmin Mohamed al-Ashqar sustained injuries due to the attack. The airstrike also caused damages to the power grid and public building in the area, including, al-Durrah Children’s Hospital, a rehabilitation facility for people with disabilities run by the Ministry of Social Development, a primary school, and the Ministry of Education’s Pedagogical Training Center, as well as a number of private enterprises (Al-Yazji Company for Beverages, Al-Ramlawi Plastic Fabrication Company, and Al-Sawafiri Carpentry).
Shortly thereafter, the Israeli forces stationed at the perimeter fence fired arterially shells at a Palestinian security outpost in the Middle Gaza district before targeting it again with a drone missile. In addition, Israeli warplanes fired six missiles into an empty land to the east of the Bureij refugee camp. No casualties were reported in either attack.
Al Mezan strongly condemns Israel’s military attacks and warns against the resumption of hostilities especially amid the continued inaction of the international community and unprecedented deterioration of socioeconomic conditions in Gaza due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Accordingly, Al Mezan calls on the international community, particularly the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, to take prompt action in order to prevent any further military escalation and to ensure the protection of civilians and civilian objects. The international community must also exert pressure on Israel to lift the closure and blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip, and ensure accountability of perpetrators of serious human rights violations in Gaza.
By IMEMC News
Israeli minister orders jails not to vaccinate Palestinian security prisoners
by MEE and agencies
by Aaron Maté
Mass Starvation Looms as Yemen's Currency Nears Historic Freefall
by Ahmed Abdulkareem
Biden and the systems managers of empire are returning to power
by Chris Hedges
Israeli ambassador made anti-Semitic video
by Asa Winstanley
After Trump leaves, US and Israeli aggression against Iran remains
by Aaron Maté
It is time for the one state solution to go mainstream
by Awad Abdelfattah and Jeff Halper
Israel’s Genocide in Gaza Goes Uninterrupted, But Is Europe Finally Taking Notice?
by Miko Peled
Under Guise of Green Energy, Israel Entrenches Itself in Golan Heights
by Jessica Buxbaum
Palestine in Pictures: November 2020
by The Electronic Intifada
Abby Martin Sues Georgia Over Israel Loyalty Oath Law
[Full Press Conference & Interviews]"
with Abby Martin
Purdue Pharma Owners Were Wary Of Lawsuits Before Moving $10 Billion From Company
by Tyler Durden
The Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma LP, have been front and center in the nation's opioid crisis over the last decade. The crisis has taken over 450,000 lives since 1999 and prescription drugs like OxyContin and fentanyl have been the culprit in many cases.
Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, has been in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings that resulted from a legal onslaught which culminated in an $8 billion settlement with the DOJ and criminal charges for misconduct relating to opioids. The Sackler family paid $225 million to settle civil claims.
New documents that have been made available during bankruptcy proceedings show the family had discussed the potential for litigation exposure as early as 2007, which Reuters noted was a full decade before the company stopped making significant financial transfers from the company totaling $10 billion - a move lawyers for creditors may allege was to shield assets. The company now faces roughly 3,000 legal actions.
From: National Security Archive
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 2:09 PM
To: Francis Feeley
Subject: Intelligence and Vietnam (II): Return of The Top Secret 1969 State Department Study
INR study re-released on appeal under FOIA restores redacted text and hundreds of pages of referencesINR was highly attuned to Chinese aid to North Vietnam; first in US government to recognize significance of the Buddhist crisis in the South
“Something Strange Is Happening To Hollywood”
Meet the pseudo-left imperialists fighting against universal healthcare
by Dan Cohen
When Austerity’s Chickens Came Home to Roost in the U.S., Bernie and “the Squad” were Unprepared
by Danny Haiphong
The Planet’s Problem from Hell: Samantha Power
by Ann Garrison
The theory of change that depicts the likes of Bernie Sanders and AOC as the leaders of the class struggle has failed to materialize in reality.
You Can’t Shame the Shameless Black Misleadership Class
by Glen Ford
Biden’s Victory Was Hardly a Win for “Democracy.” It Was Another Win for the 1%.
BAR Book Forum: Yelena Bailey’s “How the Streets Were Made”
by Roberta Sirvent
Another "Pre-Crime" AI System Claims It Can Predict Who Will Share Disinformation Before It's Published
by Tyler Durden
We previously have covered the many weighty claims made by the progenitors of A.I. algorithms who claim that their technology can stop crime before it happens. Similar predictive A.I. is increasingly being used to stop the spread of misinformation, disinformation and general “fake news” by analyzing trends in behavior and language used across social media.
However, as we’ve also covered, these systems have more often that not failed quite spectacularly, as many artificial intelligence experts and mathematicians have highlighted. One expert in particular — Uri Gal, Associate Professor in Business Information Systems, at the University of Sydney, Australia — noted that from what he has seen so far, these systems are “no better at telling the future than a crystal ball.”
US War Machine Masquerading as Country
by Finian Cunningham
The late and not-so-great Republican Senator John McCain once provocatively described Russia as “a giant gas station masquerading as a country”.
Mitt Romney, the former presidential candidate and fellow Republican Senator, was quoted in US media over the weekend channeling McCain’s contemptuous description of Russia.
Russophobia among the American political class has become hysterical over the past week since prominent media outlets reported on an alleged massive cyber-attack attributed to Russian agents.
For any objective reader, such “reports” (more accurately “propaganda”) are ludicrous. There is no evidence to support the lurid claims of Russian hacking. The “story” – as in countless other “stories” in the past about alleged Russian malfeasance, from election interference to bounty-hunters killing US troops in Afghanistan – relies on anonymous sources, innuendo and gullible journalists.
It’s so obviously a psychological operation orchestrated by the US military-intelligence nexus which is facilitated by hacks at the New York Times and other major outlets who are in the pocket of the CIA.
The Pavlovian response among the American politicians is a classic demonstration of ideological conditioning. Republicans and Democrats are accusing Russia of committing act of war from the alleged cyber-assault. They are hence braying for a “cyber-retaliation” against Russia.
The New Film “Seven”:
Scientific Study of WTC Building 7
by Kevin Ryan
AE911Truth’s new documentary about Dr. Leroy Hulsey’s groundbreaking new study on WTC7
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Alison McDowell explains what the "Internet of Bodies" is all about. If the plutocrats have their way, our bodies are going to be commoditized for their wealth. As Alison says, AI control is settler colonization down to humanity's very cells. With data the new oil and financial markets based on futures and derivatives of our bodies, the tracking of our bodies and behavior will become their new wealth creation.
Catherine Austin Fitts gives the brilliant abstract big picture. Alison McDowell provides the shocking, dangerous details of The Great Reset Capitalist New World Order blockchain.
Both interviews below are really excellent and extremely informative.
Kevin Jenkins of Urban Global Health Alliance interviews Alison McDowell – December 29, 2020 – 2 hours
Gary Null interviews Alison McDowell – December 23, 2020 – 1 hour
What’s Not Being Said About the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine. "Human Guinea Pigs"?
by F. William Engdahl
Masking the COVID-19 Virus in this ‘Pandemic’
by Global Research News
Mass-Vaxxing of US Military Forces for COVID
by Stephen Lendman
The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
by Peter Koenig
10 Facts From the UK Government Pfizer Vaccine Guidance that Promote “Vaccine Hesitancy”
by Jonny Vedmore
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Victoires collectives en 2020
Cet espoir improbable, ce nouveau récit, c’est vous qui le ferez surgir en 2021
Noam Chomsky: "Fight the Class Struggle or Get it in the Neck"
interview by David Barsamian