Though the chapters in this newsletter interrelate, they are divided into four sections.
- Food, Farming & Ecocide
- Ukraine/China Conflicts
To give you a taste of the 3 sections following Food, Farming & Ecocide, I have added one powerful story from each immediately below the RfRF video.
Rooting for Real Farms Video Series
Chef Nic Day believes that the taste of the pork tells the story of the animal’s life – what it was fed, whether it had fresh air and exercise living outside or whether it had been crammed in a factory farm on a concrete slatted floor, overcrowded, bored, stressed and unhealthy, requiring routine antibiotics just to keep it alive. That’s why he only sources pork from high welfare farmers like Alastair Butler (Blythburgh Free Range Pork) who keeps slow grown, outdoor, free range pigs on his farm in Suffolk.
Alastair Butler says, ”Truly free range pigs have close to 80 times the space of a commercially reared British pig, along with the ability to root and dig in the soil. This natural environment reduces boredom and stress, enhancing the quality of the meat.”
We need to reconnect with, and support, our traditional high welfare farmers, or we risk losing them forever. Please give this video a like and a share:
Watch; Mislav Kolakusic, Croatian lawyer and Independent MEP; Mrs Von der Leyen, President of the EUC, known as Mrs 4.5 billion doses.
‘Today, 10 of us MEPs asked her the following question: When will she present to us, MEP and EU citizens, whom she supposedly represents, the communication she had with Pfizer during the procurement of 4.5 billion doses of vaccines at a time when there is absolutely no proof of the effectiveness and especially not of the harmfulness of that product? Imagine, 4 and a half billion doses for 450 million people. Based on that calculation, each child, newly born, should receive ten doses of something that no one in the world, except maybe 2 or 3, know what it contains. This is about secrets; protected patents. Don’t think that any government or European agency knows exactly what is in that product? Nobody knows that. Nobody tells you that. They approved that vaccine, that pharmaceutical product, just based on the statements of the pharmaceutical companies. They did not get to see any medical research. To date no medical research has been handed over to the MEPs or the covid committee or the European Medical Agency – to anyone! How is that possible? We are talking about corruption here. The procurement of 4.5 billion products with the intention of injecting them without anyone knowing what is inside is surely the biggest corruption affair in the history of mankind, not only in the history of the EU!’
Watch; Prof. Jeff Sachs says “Here we are near the brink of nuclear war… because the United States just can’t keep its goddamn nose out of anyone’s backyard”. Sachs is right. The MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX runs the show in Washington, D.C. Steve Hanke; 27/10/2022
Read; Daily Mail; ‘This is playing with fire – it could spark a lab-generated pandemic‘: Experts slam Boston lab where scientists have created a new deadly Omicron strain with an 80% kill rate in mice; 28 October 2022
‘Researchers added Omicron’s spike protein to the original Wuhan Covid strain. Omicron’s spike is highly mutated which made it the most infectious variant ever. Omicron is also far less deadly, causing mild disease in most affected animals. Study intended to discover if spike protein determines deadliness of infection; 8 in 10 mice infected with the lab-created strain died at Boston University lab. This compares with a 100% fatality rate in mice infected with the Wuhan strain’
Listen to; Is Boston University the new Wuhan? Researchers there have skipped the required NIH framework for dangerous pathogens to create a chimeric SARS virus strain on American soil. The Highwire with Del Bigtree and Jefferey Jaxen; October 24, 2022
Food, Farming & Ecocide
In November 2022, Egypt hosts the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27)
The COP negotiators only use carbon-based metrics to guide investment decisions and set priorities for public policy, so are excluding the myriad of other negative impacts from burning fossil fuels on the earth’s ecosystems and cycles. Fossil fuel based industrial farming has caused a far larger ecological collapse including; biodiversity loss, impoverished soils from petro based fertiliser and pesticides, animal abuse, disrupted and polluted water cycles, acid rain, wars to ensure access to plentiful cheap resources, plastic packaging waste etc etc.
If the Western governments and their corporate paymasters were serious about reducing CO2 they would not allow industry to simply buy its way out of reducing its carbon footprint by purchasing carbon off-sets from a trader who then pays another party to sequester their carbon footprint.
Also in farming, governments would stem the R&D subsidies and money from the financial casino pouring into energy and resource intensive factory farming, vertical farming, AI, drones, satellite monitoring, chemical intensive GMO seed monocultures, lab meat and highly processed plant based meat substitutes.
Instead, they would facilitate extensive agro-ecological farming that is decentralised, uses alternative technology, like small-scale localised renewable energy, and pasture fed livestock where CO2 is sequestered by the pasture they graze.
This could be achieved if taxes were shifted from labour to things we need to reduce like resource extraction, energy-intensive production, chemical inputs, long food chains and waste. Thereby local people could start to earn a fair living on the land working in symbiosis with nature to supply decentralised, local, regional and national markets, and thus reducing transport costs and waste and so reduce CO2 emissions.
How can we trust governments’ and CEO’s NetZero CO2 rhetoric when billionaire advocates, like Bill Gates, push energy intensive industrial farming (falsely labelled the green revolution) on the world and so undermine food sovereignty and security. They are replacing human powered small machine, minimal input, decentralised farming practices that produce diverse food varieties with traditional seeds sold in local markets, with industrially produced commodities for export.
The majority of farmers have been forced into industrial production to compete with economies of scale. Now, in the name of NetZero, in the UK, they are subsidised to leave farming to make way for youngsters who might adopt more ‘innovative’ practices. Or they are forced to reduce the number of animals and fertilizer use, at such a speed, they face bankruptcy as monopoly supermarkets fail to pay a fair price and source cheaper from abroad.
In the UK, farmers are being squeezed out as landlords earn more from re-wilding to collect offsets and from housing development, than providing food. If there’s no interest in renewing tenancies to farmers, who is going to feed us?
A pig skyscraper, not to see the views, to live the good life, but for hundreds of thousands of pigs, raised in a concrete jungle, for their flesh.
— gruntvegan (@gruntvegan) November 3, 2022
Perhaps the UK elite have plans to build highrise factory farms for livestock as in China where pigs, that should graze on pasture and pannage in the woods, will need warming and cooling in resource and energy intensive torture chambers. They are not exactly NetZero or in keeping with the British countryside but perhaps no more hideously unnatural than vertical farms and fertile fields full of solar panels. The Dutch farmers found evidence that compulsorily purchased land is to be used to build a new mega city to house cheap labour immigrants fleeing wars we have instigated.
The jury is out as to how much our use of fossil fuel causes climate change compared to natural weather patterns. Similarly, I have really no idea if it’s true that CO2 doesn’t rise much above ground level so couldn’t cause the greenhouse effect!
Yes, reduce our contribution to climate change, but it cannot be at the expense of our small independent businesses, not least our precious farmers, who cannot compete against the economies of scale enjoyed by corporations who are free-riding off the NetZero narrative.
In the race for business opportunities, half truths and lies abound. Massive renewable energy infrastructure like solar and wind fail to internalise the true cost of excavating the raw materials, building, erecting, transporting the energy and decommissioning after their short life span. Though championing CO2 reduction credentials, polluting businesses like fracking, GM crops and, dare I say it, battery vehicles, are in reality jumping on the CO2 bandwagon to greenwash their reputations and collect the R&D subsidies and equity investment.
Has the very real need to reduce our excessive dependence on a polluting source of energy been weaponised to subordinate, survey and control us?
Are politicians and corporations using our sense of duty, allegedly to prevent climate change, by imposing measures that deprive people of their freedoms, their businesses and possessions? As Klaus Schwab says “you will own nothing and be happy”. Schwab describes his Great Reset’s 4th Revolution as;
“a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.”
‘Schwab identifies a set of emerging technologies that are driving this change, including Artificial Intelligence (see AI robot Ai-Da gives evidence to a House of Lords inquiry – 1hr 9mins in), robotics, Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing.’
One thing most of us agree on is that the world has gone mad; democracy is a charade, our politicians coerce us into having experimental vaccines, they fuel proxy wars with nuclear superpowers, and refuse to listen to their own public consultation result that was overwhelmingly opposed to the bill that will lift the ban on GM seeds and allow genetically modified animals and Frankenstein GMO food to enter the food chain without labels.
Next minute they will be forcing us to have transhuman brain implants, ban all real meat and ban our reading or messaging any information deemed to counter the authorities narrative.
Read below to understand if NetZero’s carbon metric is going to help or hinder our road towards living in symbiosis with nature.
Read; What is Missing from the Climate Debate 7 Nov 2022
Dr. Vandana Shiva
“The destabilisation of the Earth’s climate systems is the consequence of violating the ecological processes and cycles of the earth, violating the Rights of the Earth, Rights of Indigenous People, and the Rights of Future Generations.
Fossil fuels have driven how we grow our food and produce our clothing over the past century. Energy slaves have been used to displace the creative work of farmers who care for the land and craftspeople in creating beauty and culture.
A fossil-fuel-free food system is a health imperative for the planet and the human community.
The polluters are trying to use the crisis they have created, to make profits from pollution through tricks like “net-zero”, increase the violence against the planet with geoengineering, and continue the violence against the earth and our bodies through ultra processed lab food.
Our ecological duty is to stop the harm, and prevent the greenwashing to regenerate the Living Earth, her ecosystems, our Seed Freedom and Food Freedom through Earth Democracy.”
Watch; Camila Moreno: A Radical View of Climate Negotiations 10-2019;
Brazilian researcher and activist Dr. Camila Moreno, who has attended almost all the major climate conferences in the last decade, is a researcher at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and the author of Carbon Metrics and the New Colonial Equations. She offers a rare glimpse into the internal workings of the multilateral negotiations, neoliberal climate policies and “green capitalism”. She explains how the narrow focus on carbon is turning climate itself into a tradable commodity for profit, and how the “decarbonization” agenda is linked to technocracy and increased surveillance.
We are left with greater clarity, and a stark choice between a human future and a high-tech dystopia.
See her talk with Helena Norberg-Hodge; COP, carbon and high-tech: who is setting the agenda? 26-10-2021
Also read or listen to her talk; CARBON METRICS CAN CLOUD THE CHANGES WE ACTUALLY NEED; October 24, 2016
‘Until recently terms like “carbon accounting,” “carbon footprint” and “carbon offsetting” would have raised some quizzical eyebrows among the general public. Today, such carbon-based metrics are everywhere, but are they helpful or unhelpful in motivating the necessary action on climate change?
Although the case for metrics may seem incontrovertible, what is measured is always a political choice, and such choices favor certain interests and approaches over others. In that sense the trajectory of global environmental policy over the last 30 years is a history of forgotten alternatives. Our worry is that transformational approaches will be ignored if carbon-based metrics become the only indicators that are used to guide investment decisions and set priorities for public policy. How so?
At the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, a ‘silver bullet’ was found to tackle climate change: reducing CO2 emissions. Accordingly, the goal was to make cars and household appliances, power plants and entire industries more efficient. This ‘end of pipe’ approach (by which contaminants are removed at the end of a process) deflected political attention away from the causes of climate change and allowed policy makers to deal only with the symptoms in the form of emissions.
Secondly, a decision was made to express climate change in units of calculation known as ‘CO2 equivalents.’ CO2, methane, and other greenhouse gases such as nitrous oxide have very different qualities when it comes to their warming potential or the number of years they remain in the atmosphere. They also appear in specific natural surroundings, and interact with local ecosystems and economies in different ways. Expressing all of these different qualities and potential impacts in one standard number reduces a very complex problem to something that policy makers feel they can deal with through a single solution, policy, instrument and target.’
A third wrong turn was to offset emissions from the burning of fossil fuels against those from biological processes involving land, plants and animals. Paddy fields and cows were turned into emissions sources, and tropical forests and bogs into emissions sinks. By the time of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, ‘more flexibility’ had become the watchword of the day, and trading in emissions certificates (or permits to pollute) the preferred policy option. But such trading has since been used by industrialized nations to dodge some of their own domestic CO2 reduction commitments in exchange for financial contributions to cuts beyond their borders. In this process, policy-makers were steered towards an even more carbon-centered worldview.’
Watch; Farmer Protests – This Is Impossible To Ignore; Are they Climate Change deniers or Great Reset resisters; Russell Brand; 11 Nov 2022
The takeover is happening – as farmers across New Zealand protest government plans to tax them for the gases that farm animals release. Are we seeing yet another example of government bankrupting farmers under the guise of saving the planet?
‘As stated on the WEF (World Economic Forum = The Great Reset) website, the UN’s global road map, sets out milestones the world must reach to achieve NetZero emissions by 2050. Also a goalset at COP 26. So there you go. A UN global roadmap on the WEF website. Now, I’m not talking about conspiracy theory stuff here. I’m saying when they get together with the big tech giants and the big corporate folk and the state officials, they set an agenda that infiltrates democratic policy. But NetZero is not the same as zero emissions. That’s an interesting revelation.
NetZero is not the same as zero emissions. While the latter is what all companies should be aiming for in order to meet our climate goals. The former simply makes it look like you’ve achieved the latter through the use of account tricks.’
‘The problem is that there’s very little regulation or standardisation as to what constitutes a carbon negative activity. I noticed that when it comes to regulating farmers, they come up with very stringent, strict, unavoidable undemocratic regulations. But when it comes to regulating big business, just do what you can you guys,’
‘Just look at the global picture. Why are farmers in New Zealand protesting? Why are they protesting in the Netherlands? Why are they out in Canada? Look at what’s happened in Sri Lanka and look what’s happened in India? You know this is a global problem. Don’t forget, ….. you’ll need a farmer once, twice, or three times, every single day, however or wherever you live. You’ll need a farmer and if we don’t support the industry that’s producing the food to feed the people affordably and, hopefully, sustainably, seasonally and in an environmentally and regenerative way, we’re in trouble and we are sleepwalking into food shortages across the world’.
Watch and read; Welsh Egg Producer explains how the supermarket rejects a percentage of his eggs based purely on minor aesthetic grounds and yet blames farmers for food waste. If supermarkets dont pay a fair price to farmers, they won’t produce eggs and the shelves will be empty. If there is any chance of buying direct from your local farmer via a box scheme or local shop, you will have a more secure source of food, the farmer might get a fairer price and hopefully, the bird a better life.
Farmers are going out of business because the globalists have devised a flawed market. The Indians fought and won a long hard battle to keep the price guarantee negotiated between the farmers and the government that ensures that their costs are covered. We need to introduce this guaranteed price protection if farmers are to survive the supermarket stranglehold. These monopolies compete to have the cheapest food so won’t pay more to their producers.
Listen to; Farming Today; 9 Nov 2022
Presenter; ‘The president of the National Farmer’s Union has warned parliament that big rises in the cost of growing crops and rearing livestock are not being reflected in the prices they’re getting. So many will reduce the amount they plant or the number of animals they keep.
Minette Batters, President of NFU; All our intentions survey work looking to the future, to 2023, what farmers are planning, shows contraction, particularly for growers (horticulture). We’re seeing huge contraction in the protected (under cover) crop sector; Tomatoes, cucumbers, lowest levels since records began in 1985, but also field veg, a lot of that driven by access to labour – massive contraction there. Livestock, the figures are quite stark; 75% are saying they will be using a lot less nitrogen fertilisers – there’ll be impact there. Obviously, volume of milk is down to. I don’t think there is any sector that is not being massively impacted. But I think for horticulture, pigs and poultry, those are extreme.’
Chicken farmer, Ewen Humphries (33,000 free-range hens); ‘So when you go into a supermarket now, you might see that there is a bit of an egg shortage. Supermarkets are gonna tell you this is because of avian flu, which, to be fair, there has been a lot of cases of avian flu. But you want to know the real reason why there’s an egg shortage? It’s because the supermarkets won’t pay the farmers for the eggs. So the supermarkets have upped their price for you, the consumer, but they haven’t filtered that price increase down to us, the farmers.
So our cost of producing these eggs has skyrocketed. Feed, electric, the price of new birds, that’s gone up, but our price of eggs has stayed the same, so we physically can’t afford to produce these eggs.
Presenter; ‘Andrew Opie, from the British Retail Consortium, told the EFRA committee, supermarkets are having to compete hard on price.’
Andrew Opie; ‘It really is consumers that are driving this market and consumers haven’t faced into these type of problems for a long, long time. And it’s really interesting that probably for the first time, after decades of deflation in food prices, consumers are really alive to prices now. I mean, they are following prices, they are shopping around, they are using their purchasing power to put pressure on the retailers, manufacturers, everybody in the supply chain because it’s so difficult for them at the moment.’
Finally, the mainstream media acknowledges that Avian Flu comes from intensive bird farms. END THEM NOW.
Every day now, two or three new premises have been testing positive for bird flu and their flocks are culled.
“Certainly the answer is not to blame the wild birds. We know this disease came out of intensive poultry production and it would be just crazy to say that it’s the wild bird’s fault.”
“It’s now clear that this highly pathogenic strain of bird flu is now permanently present, endemic in our wildlife. And that changes everything and means it’s a disease that we can no longer afford to ignore.
Can culling up poultry flocks remain an ethical or sustainable way to control a virus?
“They’re working on how Bird Flu has changed and developing better vaccines for poultry, but nothing can help those in the wild, except perhaps acknowledgement that the way we farm has consequences.”
Instead of learning from our mistakes, profit hungry corporations are replacing one toxic agriculture system with another while paying lobbyists to conceal that it is all a big experiment – ……like the Covid 19 vaccine;
Why the Genetic Technology Bill will cost farmers and businesses dearly By Roger Kerr, CEO, Organic Farmers & Growers; 7 November 2022
‘As the Genetic Technology Bill progresses unhindered to the House of Lords, there seems to be a serious disconnect from the significant implications of this troubling legislation. As currently drafted, the bill removes any labelling and traceability requirements for a hypothetical sub-class of GMO, the so-called ‘precision bred organisms’.’
‘The Regulatory Policy Committee points to the costs involved. It argues the bill has failed to consider the impact of creating a new class of GMO, including the detrimental consequences for a wide range of businesses – in particular small and medium-sized food enterprises. It has also failed to acknowledge and assess the impacts on competition, trade, innovation, consumers or the environment. Let us be clear, on the back of the challenges of Brexit, Covid and the cost of living crisis, this will add significant cost and bureaucracy for the UK food industry.’
The solution to factory farms like Hogwood featured in this Netflix documentary doesn’t have to be to give up meat. Instead we could eat less but better meat where the sentient being has had a contented life on pasture and should be killed on the farm (out of sight of companions) to avoid the stress in a lorry to slaughter.
A ‘Profound Awakening’ Is Underway in the Unlikeliest of Places; Charles Eisenstein; 10/11/22
‘The degradation of the planet is profound, but what farmers in the (US) heartland demonstrate is that even the most degraded land carries miraculous potential to heal’.
Many European distributors and supermarket chains, mainly German and Austrian, are mobilising. They require that all GMOs, transgenic or derived from new genetic modification techniques, be properly labelled.
Read; Supermarkets in the UK urged to say no to GMO deregulation; Sustain; 11 Oct 2022
More than 60 organisations sign a letter calling on retailers to take action.
‘The letter (sent to companies including Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Lidl, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Tesco) calls on businesses to:
Join the existing coalition of European retailers advocating for the continued regulation and labeling of all GM food under existing GMO regulations.
Refrain from giving any explicit or tacit support for government plans to remove labeling and traceability and therefore hide GMOs in the food supply chain. Re-affirm and update existing GM policies in relation to own brands so that they explicitly prohibit gene edited products, in light of consumer attitudes.’
Read; ‘Search for the holy grain’: lost Welsh crops offer hope for future varieties; The Guardian; 28 Oct 2022.
‘According to Katie Hastings, regional coordinator for the Gaia Foundation’s UK Seed Sovereignty Programme, the changing fortunes of black oats in Wales are representative of a wider homogenisation in farming, which has seen crop diversity fall by as much as 75%. “People are going more towards monocultures now – they don’t have mixed farms like they used to. Farmers have all livestock, whereas the mixed farms of the past would have had some vegetables, some grains and some animals,” she says.
Miles and Hastings founded Llafur Ni in 2018 and the organisation now has about 30 small-scale growers and farmers. They hope that together they can share land, knowledge and seeds to rediversify and strengthen the once rich supplies of unique Welsh cereals that populated the country’s farms and fields.’
“Each farm in each region would have had different varieties and different cereals because they would save their own seeds every year; over time, seeds adapt to their region and locality. Now, fewer people are growing grains and there is way less diversity in what they’re growing.”
“Mr. President and colleagues, Ursula Von der Leyen must immediately and unconditionally resign from her position as president of the European Commission, due to the fact that her actions are currently criminally investigated by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. E P P O just announced a few days ago that it is investigating the way the contracts were signed between the European Commission and the producers of vaccines.
And this is what the court of auditors just stated in the report released a few days ago, and I quote, The commission has signed up to November 20, 2021, 71 billion euros worth of contracts on behalf of the member states to purchase up to 4.6 billion Covid 19 vaccine doses. That means that she purchased 10 doses of vaccines for every EU citizen based on contracts that were never released to the public.
This, (shows heavily redacted paper) is how the contracts that she signed with these pharmaceutical companies were released to the public. How is this possible in the European Union that is called to be transparent with the ways of using people’s money? So I’m asking again and calling again for immediate and unconditional resignation. Thank you”.
Ursula Von der Leyen of the European Commission is identified as a criminal:
Tweet; VdL is married to Heiko VdL, Director of US biotech company Orgenesis, which specialises in cell and gene therapies, which happens to be owned by Pfizer, which happens to have made a lot of money clinching secret contracts with the EU oligarchy
She’s basically a high-level crook.
VdL is married to Heiko VdL, Director of US biotech company Orgenesis, which specializes in cell and gene therapies, which happens to be owned by Pfizer, which happens to have made a lot of money clinching secret contracts with the EU oligarchy
She’s basically a high-level crook pic.twitter.com/CrXtKYbrPs
— AZ 🛰🌏🌍🌎 (@AZgeopolitics) October 22, 2022
Listen; Uncovering Medical Malfeasance with Dr Meryl Nass; Robert F. Kennedy Jr.; The Defender Podcast:
Robert Kennedy; ‘Dr. Meryl Nass, my hero, who earned her BS in biology from MIT and her MD from the University of Mississippi in 1980, where her husband was a faculty member. She is a board certified internist in Maine, known for her expertise in Anthrax, Bioterrorism, anthrax vaccine, the Gulf War Syndrome. She identified the first modern use of anthrax as a biological weapon, which occurred in 1978 during the Rhodesian civil war.
She has testified for seven congressional committees on bioterrorism vaccines, the anthrax letters, and Gulf War syndrome. She has consulted for the Director of National Intelligence and the World Bank on the prevention and mitigation of bio terrorism. Her son practices medicine at UVM Burlington. She’s also an extraordinary local physician in the state of Maine but the medical board is trying to take away her license for telling the truth, right, which is now a crime among doctors in this country.’
Dr Meryl Nass; “So the medical board accused me last January of being so far out, that they needed to immediately suspend my license before they had a hearing, before they heard one word out of my mouth, because I was spreading misinformation, prescribing Ivermectin and saying things that did not make people wanna get vaccinated with the covid vaccines. And immediately ordered a neuropsychological examination, which they needed to do in order to immediately suspend me to give me a big black mark in the national doctor database so that I’d never be able to get a job anywhere else, and to be able to put my case, the documents from my case out into the public record.
And so the next day, the Associated Press and everybody else was writing articles about this terrible doctor from Maine, although it wasn’t clear from the articles exactly what I’d done. So what I’d done was answer questions in interviews basically, and give people Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine according to the Maine law.
So for now, almost nine months, I have not had a medical license. My patients have been without a doctor, and the board has been slowly figuring out that all the charges, I don’t know about all, but almost all the charges against me, they aren’t going to be able to prosecute. There is a law in the United States, it’s called the First Amendment, I’m allowed to say whatever I want in public. What California did on Friday was to enact a new law that would criminalize doctors who tell their patients the truth about Ivermectin, Remdesiver, Hydroxychloroquine and covid vaccines.”
Read; Researchers Find Massive Anti-Russian ‘Bot Army’; Peter Cronau; Declassified Australia; Consortium News; November 6, 2022
‘The Adelaide University researchers tried their best to be noncommittal in describing the activities of the fake Twitter accounts, although they had found the vast majority – over 90 percent – were anti-Russian messages. They stated: “Both sides in the Ukrainian conflict use the online information environment to influence geopolitical dynamics and sway public opinion.”
They found the two main participating sides in the propaganda war have their own particular goals and style. “Russian social media pushes narratives around their motivation, and Ukrainian social media aims to foster and maintain external support from Western countries, as well as promote their military efforts while undermining the perception of the Russian military.”’
‘The research shows that fake automated social media “bot” accounts do manipulate public opinion by shaping the discourse, sometimes in very specific ways. The results provide a chilling indication of the very real malign effects that mass social media disinformation campaigns can have on an innocent civilian population.
The researchers report that the overwhelming level of Twitter disinformation that was anti-Russian was from bots “likely [organised] by pro-Ukrainian authorities.”
‘We are all carrying around with us a powerful source of information and news media – and also, most certainly, disinformation that’s coming relentlessly at us from influence operations run by “bad actors” whose aim is to deceive.’
Read; TRUTH COPS; Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation; Ken Klippenstein, Lee Fang; The Intercept; October 31 2022
‘According to a draft copy of Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, DHS’s capstone report outlining the department’s strategy and priorities in the coming years, the department plans to target “inaccurate information” on a wide range of topics, including “the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, racial justice, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the nature of U.S. support to Ukraine.”
‘How disinformation is defined by the government has not been clearly articulated, and the inherently subjective nature of what constitutes disinformation provides a broad opening for DHS officials to make politically motivated determinations about what constitutes dangerous speech.
DHS justifies these goals — which have expanded far beyond its original purview on foreign threats to encompass disinformation originating domestically — by claiming that terrorist threats can be “exacerbated by misinformation and disinformation spread online.” But the laudable goal of protecting Americans from danger has often been used to conceal political maneuvering. In 2004, for instance, DHS officials faced pressure from the George W. Bush administration to heighten the national threat level for terrorism, in a bid to influence voters prior to the election, according to former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge. U.S. officials have routinely lied about an array of issues, from the causes of its wars in Vietnam and Iraq to their more recent obfuscation around the role of the National Institutes of Health in funding the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s coronavirus research.’
Watch; Natali and Clayton Morris cover the above report in Redacted; Oh NO! This is BIGGER than the Snowden leaks, much bigger; 2 Nov 2022
Watch; “Is a ‘Great Reset’ inevitable?” 24th Oct 2022; Together Declaration; a live debate from London with Prof Frank Furedi, Ben Pile, Dr Tara McCormack, Matt Gubba, Guest Videos from Nick Hudson (SA) and Michael Driver (UK);Chaired by Alan Miller
Dr Tara McCormack: “…. the 70s, in the context of rising unemployment transferring of manufacturing away from Europe, there was a europe-wide political shift of which the ‘1979 Thatcher Government was part of, and this was an attempt to manage what was called ‘the crisis of overloaded democracy’ ie; us wretched people making too many demands of our state and this was seen very much to be putting stability in danger, (the stability) we’d had after World War II.”
Alan Miller: “What’s the difference between not having authority and being very authoritarian?”
Prof Frank Furedi: “The reason why you are authoritarian is because you haven’t got authority. Authoritative people and authoritative groups don’t have to force others to do stuff. They can do it because they can inspire, they can convince people to believe in them and that’s why people, who are figures of authority, are so compelling and, in a sense that’s why history shows us that those people are the ones we remember. Authoritarian people are people who rely on force, coercion, finding mechanisms of control, in order to dictate to us very often in such a way that we’re not aware, by kind of doing it from the side. And many of these international institutions that we’re talking about were set up precisely because they needed institutions that could get stuff done without us even noticing it. That’s what’s important about them. But the important thing is not the international organizations but the people that set them up and the people who are parasitically living off them; it’s the Gordon Browns, it’s the Tony Blairs, it’s the David Cameron’s. They’re the ones that dine out on these institutions and they’re the real problem for us because they’re here all the time.’
‘The one thing that we haven’t talked about which is really important and is very much underestimated is the Culture Wars. The reason why the Culture Wars are really really important is because it doesn’t matter what you think about it, the culture wars have the effect of undermining our confidence in ourselves. If we become detached from our community, if we become detached from our nations, if we stop believing in our friends because we are always going to turn towards the experts all the time, then we lose our capacity to change the world. To become more passive we lose our agency and I think the reasons why we have to fight the Cultural Wars is not simply because of the issues that it raises, but because it’s the only way that in the 21st century we can give the people of Britain and Europe in the world, the kind of confidence with which they can begin to find their voice.”
Read; Secret Power: The War on WikiLeaks; November 7, 2022
Owen Bowcott on Italian investigative journalist Stefania Maurizi’s new book documenting attempts to demonise and destroy Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and her seven-year battle to access government information.
‘The blame for unedited documents [with the names of U.S. informants] being inadvertently released online in 2011, Maurizi maintains, lies with others [two Guardian journalists]. Her experience of WikiLeaks, she says, was that they checked and authenticated documents before publication. And it was a WikiLeaks editor, Sarah Harrison, she points out, who rescued Edward Snowden from Hong Kong and the threat of U.S. prosecution.
This book provides fresh insights into a ferociously complex and controversial saga. After more than three years in Belmarsh prison, Assange has lodged an appeal against the decision approving his removal made by the former Home Secretary Priti Patel. The legal and political fight continues.’
Read; ‘They May Deplatform the Truth, But Their Lies And Distortions Will Never Replace It’; Whitney Webb: Children’s Health Defense; 27 Oct 2022
Thankfully, for government agencies seeking to “weaponize” the truth and stamp out dissent, the truth is not as easily manipulated and distorted as they may think.
‘If a journalist reports truthful information that makes the public angry at certain government institutions, are they to be deemed a national security threat….
While such a scenario may seem fantastical to some, one need look no further than the case of Julian Assange, who is currently being treated as a terrorist for publishing factual information that was inconvenient to powerful factions that manage the American empire.
Information warfare, when waged by the powers that be in this country, is a war on the truth. It is a war to replace the truth with a narrative that supports their needs, not ours. It is a war to distort reality and to manipulate the public to support policies that are against their best interests.
While they may frame such measures as necessary to “protect” democracy, the elimination and imminent criminalization of legitimate speech and legitimate journalism is the true threat to democracy, one that should deeply disturb all Americans.
If the national security state controls and enforces the only permissible narratives and the only permitted version of the “truth”, whether for journalists or everyday Americans, they will then also control human perception, and — as a consequence — human behavior.
One could argue that this is the ultimate goal of so much of what we are facing today — total control over human behavior.
Thankfully, for those that seek to “weaponize” the truth and stamp out dissent, the truth is not as easily manipulated and distorted as they may think.
At a visceral level, people gravitate toward the truth. They may succeed in hiding the truth from many or even most of us for a time, but — once it comes out — it spreads like wildfire.’
Watch; How China’s Social Credit System actually works! And it’s much worse than you thought; Matthew Tye from Laowhy86
‘Everyone thinks of China’s social credit system as some sort of Black Mirror episode, while others compare it to the FICO score in the USA. It’s much, much more than that. In fact, I found the documents that highlight how it works, and how it affects the people of China. Not only that, but I have spent a lot of time in the first city (where) it was implemented.
Keep in mind, this is how the social credit system in China works, but it hasn’t been implemented nationwide yet, only in selected areas.’
Read; Australian Children Are at the Forefront of an Experimental New Social Engineering Program; National Times Australia; September 5, 2022
‘In February this year, Anthony Albanese, pledged $6 million towards a new eSmart Digital License program involving Australian schoolchildren aged 10 to 14.’
‘Currently there are over 2,200 eSmart Schools across the country involved in the Foundation’s self-described “behaviour-change initiative”. It is being trialed here first, but the goal is to expand it worldwide. Programs like eSmart are being used to train children’s minds by plugging them into an endless array of technology and wearable tech devices.
With webcam, algorithms, A.I., and eye-tracking data, they are able to capture and analyse children’s human emotions and reactions.The whole thing is directly linked to Digital I.D, QR codes and blockchain.’ Developed by the founder of D.Q Institute, Dr Yuhyun Park, another of Klaus Schwab’s ubiquitous Young Global Leaders, the program uses “AI-based linking and predictive methodology” to customise its “assessment and scoring” tools.
The D.Q Institute is also a member of the Global Coalition for Digital Intelligence, which includes: WEF, OECD, World Bank, IEEE, World Standards Association. All are heavily involved in the ed-tech and digital identity agendas. So are Accenture and Rockefeller Foundation who have partnered with Gavi, Microsoft Fand IDEO to drive ID2020.
All these groups are determined to socially engineer children into becoming “agents of positive change”, who promote “consensus”, views on “sustainability”, and other globalist “values”. The psychological profiling assigned to each child, through programs like eSmart, will follow them into adulthood and be used by governments and others to form decisions about them as adults. Once you understand this, it is easy to see how the ‘Social and Emotional’ obedience agenda is closely tied to the Global Digital Citizen workforce agenda and social credit scores. ‘Cyber-safety’ is just one of many fig-leaves they will use, as they psychologically profile and condition our children into a lifetime of obedience.’
Read; The Tale of Two Greedy Landlords; Catte Black, with illustrations by JR Leach in Off Guardian; 31 Oct 2022
The above tale weaves a clever narrative around how easy it is for us to be duped by the banksters. The cartoon below is along the same lines of how easily we can be duped into fighting each other rather than the cause of our misfortunes; namely the greedy, selfish, power hungry, elite;
Watch; Authoritarianism is at heart of US capitalist ‘liberal democracy’ Ben Norton with historian Aaron Good; Multipolarista; 23 Oct 2022 US Empire and the Deep State series
An analysis of undemocratic dark power and how liberal capitalism and authoritarianism are not opposites; they are inextricably linked together.
Look at Bill Gates and how he’s a monopolist. I mean he’s like the Standard Oil of the personal computer and that’s what he makes all his money (from) and that’s not enough for him so then he wants to have a corporate takeover of education . . . He wants to turn that into a massive rent-seeking stream for himself. He wants to control pharmaceutical vaccine patents – and all these other things to have everybody giving him money for vaccines when they used to give him money for (Microsoft) Windows or for education. He would like everybody that wants to get educated to have to pay some sort of corporation. This is like these guys: this is the oligarchy, they just look for ‘where can we suck up more and more wealth, where, how, can we make society into just a series of everything we want – everything to be a series of rackets that suck money up to us’
And now . . Gates is the biggest (private) landowner in the United States. This is where the Constitution of the United States puts limits on what the government can do – the limits to government power which you could also call limits to public power. There’s very little to limit private power in the United States and that’s the recurring disaster of our system.
Bezos today with the Washington Post and Amazon and Whole Foods and all the other things he’s bought up; he would be part of the oligarchy – and there’s other weird characters that you don’t even really know where to put them. They are these strange money-men that pop up in this system and represent dark power.’
This Is F*cking Concerning; Russell Brand 4 Nov 2022
Is Rishi Sunak, as Britain’s first Hindu Prime Minister, a cause for celebration, or should we instead be wary of his ties to the World Economic Forum and his policies around austerity and surveillance?
The father of Sunak’s wife Akshata Murti is the founder of Infosys, an Indian information technology company that provides services to a host of Fortune 500 companies and banks. Infosys is listed as an official partner of the World Economic Forum, the WEF, which has been accused of seeking to develop the technological infrastructure to implement a global social credit score system. . . . I think that it’s a form of new technocracy that will find itself ultimately expressed in the form of technological dictatorship where the data does the thinking for you. ‘Sorry we cannot permit you to travel’, ‘Oh it seems you’re responsible for wrong-think, I’m afraid that you will not be permitted to travel’. Infosys President, Mohit Joshi, has penned articles . . . in favour of digital banking which provides the technological framework for the social credit score system the WEF has come under scrutiny for attempting to effectuate across the world. There’s a deliberate definitive tie between Rishi Sunak and the WEF in the form of Infosys owned by his wife’s father. That’s before we get to Rishi Sunak’s financial life and financial history. Experts say Sunak has not been transparent with his finances and his hedge fund background raises questions about his commitment to fighting tax avoidance.’
Read; Are Evil-Doers Running the World? Or Is It More Complicated Than That? Charles Eisenstein; The New Agora | Nov 5, 2022
‘I do not doubt that ruthless, corrupt and even psychopathic individuals rise to power in our system and exploit every opportunity available. It would be wonderful if we could solve the world’s problems by simply rooting those people out. But if we don’t understand their enabling conditions, and the unconscious social and psychic forces they exploit, then victory will endure only until a new crop of psychopaths rises to replace the old. We can easily make sense of the world if it is evil people who are the ones administering an evil system.
A system of lies must be run by liars. A system that kills people must be run by the murderous. A system that exploits must be run by the greedy, and one that tolerates suffering must be run by the callous. In an evil system, we should expect to find evil people in its leading institutions. Right?
It can be disorienting when direct evidence fails to meet the expectation that evil deeds are done by evil people. A great example came up last week in the Substack column of Steve Kirsch, a zealous partisan of the COVID-19 vaccine opposition movement. He was taken aback to hear from an informant at the CDC that virtually everyone in that organization are true believers in the safety, efficacy and necessity of the mRNA vaccines. Not cynical liars, but righteous true believers. Kirsch was surprised because from his vantage point, it is inconceivable that any honest, responsible person could promote the vaccines. The harms are so widespread, the research so flimsy, the failure so obvious — how could anyone promote them to the public in good faith?’
If the unipolar world of US hegemony represented citizens’ needs, perhaps the world would be united behind the US and EU’s proxy war in Ukraine. However, the neocons’ world is rotten to the core and countries that have sanctioned Russia represent only 16% of the world’s population, so the majority of the world is supporting Russia and a multipolar world.
Read; Chris Hedges: Destroyers of US Democracy; November 7, 2022
‘The bipartisan project of dismantling U.S. democracy, which took place over the last few decades on behalf of corporations and the rich, has left only the outward shell of democracy.
The courts, legislative bodies, the executive branch and the media, including public broadcasting, are captive to corporate power. There is no institution left that can be considered authentically democratic. The corporate coup d’état is over. They won. Americans lost.
The wreckage of this neoliberal project is appalling: endless and futile wars to enrich a military-industrial-complex that bleeds the U.S. Treasury of half of all discretionary spending; deindustrialization that has turned U.S. cities into decayed ruins; the slashing and privatization of social programs, including education, utility services and health care — which saw over one million Americans account for one-fifth of global deaths from Covid, although the U.S. has 4 percent of the world’s population; draconian forms of social control embodied in militarized police, functioning as lethal armies of occupation in poor urban areas; the largest prison system in the world; a virtual tax boycott by the richest individuals and corporations; money-saturated elections that perpetuate our system of legalized bribery; and the most intrusive state surveillance of the citizenry in U.S. history.’
Read and Listen; Blame the Managers of Empire; Caitlin Johnstone: November 9, 2022
If there is a hot war between the U.S. and a major power, it will be the result of the U.S. choosing escalation over de-escalation, brinkmanship over detente — not just once but over and over again.
Antiwar’s Dave DeCamp reports: “The commander that oversees US nuclear forces delivered an ominous warning at a naval conference last week by calling the war in Ukraine a ‘warmup’ for the ‘big one’ that is to come. ‘This Ukraine crisis that we’re in right now, this is just the warmup, said Navy Adm. Charles Richard, the commander of US Strategic command. ‘The big one is coming. And it isn’t going to be very long before we’re going to get tested in ways that we haven’t been tested [in] a long time.’
Richard’s warning came after the US released its new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which reaffirms that the US doctrine allows for the first use of nuclear weapons. The review says that the purpose of the US nuclear arsenal is to ‘deter strategic attacks, assure allies and partners, and achieve US objectives if deterrence fails.’”
My heart sinks every time I hear people say that Putin is evil, that the war was unprovoked and that we are fighting Russia to protect the Ukrainians. It seems that everyone has swallowed NATOs propaganda for this war, has forgotten the lies that past wars were fought over, and that many wars are fought without informing the public at all.
Read; NEW REPORT SHEDS LIGHT ON PENTAGON’S SECRET WARS PLAYBOOK; The Intercept; Nick Turse; November 3, 2022.
“THE UNITED STATES has fought more than a dozen “secret wars” over the last two decades, according to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law. Through a combination of ground combat, airstrikes, and operations by U.S. proxy forces, these conflicts have raged from Africa to the Middle East to Asia, often completely unknown to the American people and with minimal congressional oversight.”
“This proliferation of secret war is a relatively recent phenomenon, and it is undemocratic and dangerous,” wrote Katherine Yon Ebright, counsel in the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. “The conduct of undisclosed hostilities in unreported countries contravenes our constitutional design. It invites military escalation that is unforeseeable to the public, to Congress, and even to the diplomats charged with managing U.S. foreign relations.”’
“These clandestine conflicts have been enabled by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, enacted in the wake of the September 11 attacks, as well as the covert action statute, which allows secret, unattributed operations, primarily conducted by the CIA. The United States has also relied on a set of obscure security cooperation authorities that The Intercept has previously investigated, including in an exposé earlier this year that revealed the existence of unreported U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen. Ebright documents so-called 127e programs, known by their legal designation, in those countries and 12 others: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, and Tunisia, as well as a country in the Asia-Pacific region that has not yet been publicly identified.”
While most Western citizens were not immediately affected the last 2 decades of war our governments initiated, funded and our arms industry has profited from, the Ukrainian war is exacerbating bad governance to the degree that grassroots pressure is mounting to stop the funding.
Watch; Widespread Protests Show Support for Ukraine is Evaporating in Europe Amid Economic Crisis; Firstpost; 10 Nov 2022
‘Recently, thousands of protestors took to the streets of Italy. Their demand was simple – the government needs to stop giving Ukraine financial and military aid. On Wednesday, thousands of protestors also demonstrated in Greece and Belgium. Romania, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Italy, the United Kingdom – all these countries are at the receiving end of citizens’ wrath.
From France to UK, Mass Protests Bring Europe to a Standstill; Europe Energy Crisis; Firstpost; 11 Nov 2022
‘France was struck with fresh protests on Thursday over rising costs of living and the state of the economy. What’s happening in France is really happening all over Europe. Name any European country, and they’re all facing protests. On Wednesday, for example, thousands of people held a nationwide strike in Greece and Belgium. The protests even turned violent in some parts’.
Serbia wants NOTHING to do with the WEF’s plan and NATO is pis*ed; Redacted; 9 November 2022
Watch; European Union Warns Serbia Not to Support Russia – Germany Warns Serbia of Consequences; Firstpost; 02 November 2022
Watch; MBS & BRICS, the most dangerous pivot in history; The Duran 8 Nov 2022
China’s Xi Jinping will be meeting with Saudi Arabia’s MBS (Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud). ….Saudi Arabia is pivoting towards the East towards BRICS, towards the SCO, towards what Lavrov calls a Fair World Order and not only Saudi Arabia, a lot of other countries seem to be pivoting; Turkey, Iran. And we have a lot of strange reports coming out of the collective West about tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia and all of these reports seem to be coming just out of the collective West like they’re trying to stir up some sort of controversy or conflict between the two out of the fear that all of these countries are pivoting towards this new architecture, this new financial and Global architecture and so you have Xi Jinping meeting with MBS.
Watch; UK’s Ukraine bet creates 50 billion pound fiscal hole; The Duran; 10 Nov 2022
‘Britain is starting to walk away from Ukraine. It’s not what the political class wants and I should say that over the last couple of days criticism of Sunak has been growing. He had a huge surge of support when he first became Prime Minister because basically he wasn’t Liz Truss. But you can start to get a sense in Britain of enormous unease about the way things are going forward with Sunak; that he’s going to have to increase taxes, cut spending, cut support for Ukraine, cut defense spending, to carry out cuts and overseas aid which, you know, overseas aid isn’t just charity, it’s the way that Britain buys influence in many parts of the world. So there’s a sense that Britain is retreating and British newspapers are now filled with articles about Britain being in a sense of spiraling decline.’
Is the Chancellor Betraying the US Emperor? The New Germany-China “Connection”; Peter Koenig; Global Research, November 09, 2022
‘Finally, prompted by German industrialists, Europe may see the US for what it is. Officials in the Biden Administration are attempting to raise issues about the Sino-German trade, claiming that China wants to separate Europe from the US. Talks about “sanctions” are already emerging. But sanctioning Europe and China — where would it leave the US? Alone and isolated.
Therefore, Washington is thinking twice before applying their usual weapon of mass destruction, sanctioning “misbehaving” partners.
Chancellor Scholz apparently made it clear that the visit to China is the right decision. Washington, NATO and Brussels won’t be able to decouple Germany from China. No way should the United States be able to intervene and interfere.’
The hope that the Republicans winning the midterms might have dampened NATO’s proxy war were dashed by the Democrats allegedly tampering with the voting machines
More Thoughts on the Stolen 2022 Election; By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts; Global Research News, November 11, 2022
An update on the war in Ukraine from The Duran;
Watch; Freeze this conflict or escalate w/Garland Nixon; 11 Nov 2022
Watch; Clare Daly: Has the war in Ukraine been a blow to multilateralism? 10 Nov 2022
Watch; Why is NO ONE stopping this? NATO readies MASSIVE attack, Putin sounds alarm; Redacted; 3 Nov 2022
‘American troops are in fact on the ground in Ukraine, according to several U.S. media reports. A Pentagon official says that U.S. troops are “monitoring NATO arms deliveries.” That’s a fairly vague description of what we were assured would not happen. We talk about this major mission-creep with Col. Douglas MacGregor.’
Watch: Nord Stream Sabotage, Russia & Ukraine; Nov 5 2022; Richard Medhurst interviews Scott Ritter, military analyst, former weapons inspector at the United Nations and intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Watch; Did the UK Destroy Nord Stream Pipelines? Russia Makes Serious Claim; Firstpost; 31 Oct 2022
‘On September 26, when the Nord Stream pipelines were blown up, Russia’s biggest leverage against Europe was snatched away. Russia’s army has accused the UK of being “involved” in explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines. The claims came tumbling out along with accusations of the same British unit leading a massive drone attack on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol
Watch; Russia foils a terrorist attack in Kherson as Putin withdraws troops; Redacted with Clayton Morris; 10 Nov 2022
‘At least nine people have been detained in the Kherson region on charges of attempted terrorist attacks. These men were part of the Ukrainian SBU, a known terrorist organization, according to the U.S. State Department. Is this normal warfare or something darker? We speak to independent journalist George Eliason’.
Watch; Dennis Kucinich: where are the pro-peace Democrats? Aron Maté; TheGrayzone; 29 Oct 2022
Dennis Kucinich, Former Congressmember (D-Ohio) and former Mayor of Cleveland, who led Congressional opposition to the Iraq war, reacts to the Congressional Progressive Caucus retracting a letter calling for diplomacy with Russia. “If we don’t believe in diplomacy,” Kucinich asks, “then where do we go as a country?”
Watch; How to End the War in Ukraine: Matt Duss and Ray McGovern Debate U.S. Policy on Russia, NATO & More; Democracy Now! 2 Nov 2022
‘As the U.S. pours billions in military aid into Ukraine, we host a debate on the Biden administration’s response to the war and U.S. policy toward Russia amid increasing calls among progressives for a diplomatic end to the conflict. We speak to former Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy adviser, Matt Duss, now a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst who specialized in the Soviet Union. “Everyone understands that at some point there will need to be a negotiation to bring this war to a close, but I think the tension within the progressive community comes to when and how that diplomacy actually takes place,” says Duss. McGovern stresses that U.S. policymakers must understand Russia’s motivations, saying Russia sees the eastward expansion of NATO as threatening its core interests akin to how the United States viewed the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960s. “We need to go back and figure out how this all started in order to figure out how to end it,” says McGovern.’
Putin’s three hour speech and responses to questions from international delegates is directed to his global supporters. MSM censor his speeches depriving us of the tools to objectively understand both sides of the war narrative and so equip us to push for conflict resolution and peace:
And here, from The Duran, is an appraisal of that speech:
Watch; SCOTT RITTER: A ‘Dangerous, Bloody & Dirty Game’ November 3, 2022
Vladimir Putin’s address at the Valdai Club last week, coming on the heels of the Biden administration’s release of its National Security Strategy, shows how the battle lines have been drawn.
‘Russia and China believe the problems confronting the world come from pressures brought on by the collective West, led by the United States. This point was emphasized by Putin in his Valdai address.
“It can be said,” Putin noted, “that in recent years, and especially in recent months, this West has taken a number of steps toward escalation. Strictly speaking, it always relies on escalation; that is not new. These are the instigation of the war in Ukraine, the provocations around Taiwan, and the destabilization of global food and energy markets.”
According to Putin, there is little that can be done to avoid this escalation, since the root of the problem is the very nature of the West. He said:
“The Western model of globalization, neocolonial at its core, was also built on standardization, on financial and technological monopolism, and on the erasure of all differences. The task was clear: to strengthen the unconditional domination of the West in the world economy and politics, and to this end to put at its service the natural and financial resources, the intellectual, human, and economic capacities of the entire planet, under the guise of the so-called new global interdependence.”
There can be no longer any concept of cooperation between Russia and the West, Putin said, because the American-dominated West steadfastly adheres to the supremacy of its own values and systems, at the exclusion of all others.
Putin took aim at this exclusivity. “Western ideologists and politicians,” he said, “have been telling the whole world for many years: There is no alternative to democracy. However, they talk about the Western, so-called liberal model of democracy. They reject all other variants and forms of democracy with contempt and – I would like to emphasize this – arrogance.”
Moreover, Putin noted, “The arrogant pursuit of world domination, of dictating or maintaining leadership by dictation, is leading to the decline of the international authority of the leaders of the Western world, including the United States.”’
Watch; Pathetic progressives retract Ukraine negotiations letter; The Grayzone; 26 Oct 2022
The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate are joined by journalists Wyatt Reed and Alex Rubinstein to discuss the pathetic capitulation of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to pro-proxy war pressure just hours after releasing a letter calling for direct negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.
Watch; Europe Pledges Billions in Aid To Ukraine Despite Dark Corruption Past; Firstpost; 24 Oct 2022
‘Europe has pledged €18 billion in 2023 to help Ukraine rebuild and fight Russian offensives. European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen said that half of Ukraine’s financial requirements would be met by the bloc, while the rest would be made by the US and “other financial institutions”. All of this is at a time when Ukraine’s corruption-stained past has come to haunt it again.’
Politicians prefer pain and profits over peace:
Watch; “Promoting Stability or Fueling Conflict?”: Biden’s U.S. Arms Sales Boom. Ukraine to Saudi Arabia; Democracy Now; 24 Oct 2022;
‘We speak with national security expert William Hartung about the Biden administration’s unprecedented military spending on Ukraine and the impact of U.S. arms sales on national and global security. Despite Biden’s campaign promises to curb arms sales, Hartung says the administration has followed an “outmoded ideology” that necessitates the U.S. to achieve global military dominance through weapons sales. “There’s a lot of money at stake and it shapes policy in ways that are detrimental to human rights and peace and stability,” says Hartung, who also details the influence of the weapons lobby on government policy.’
‘As Russia escalates attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine following the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines and the Ukrainian attack on the Kerch bridge, diplomacy is nowhere to be found. Scholar and author Richard Sakwa on the latest in the Ukraine crisis.
“The human losses are appalling,” Sakwa says. “And yet, the language of peace cannot find an adequate expression.”
Guest: Richard Sakwa. Emeritus Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent. His books include “Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands” and his latest, “Deception: Russiagate and the New Cold War.”’
Watch; Chris Hedges “The Greatest Evil is War” 29 Oct 2022
Chris Hedges returned to The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on October 21, 2022 to speak on the subject of his latest book, titled “The Greatest Evil is War” (Seven Stories Press). This unflinching indictment of the horror and obscenity of war draws from experience and interviews for a book that looks at the hidden costs of war, what it does to individuals, families, communities, and nations.
Watch; On the ground in Donbass under Ukrainian fire; The Grayzone; 29 Oct 2022
Journalist Wyatt Reed joins Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters and The Grayzone‘s Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate to describe his experiences reporting from the front lines of Donbass, where he was nearly hit by Ukrainian artillery fire, documented the rocketing of schools with US weapons, and interviewed residents who had endured eight years of Ukrainian attacks.
In the UK and EU politicians are questioning the safety of the Covid 19 vaccines.
Read and listen; Data shows a strong correlation between vaccine uptake and excess deaths, says MP; Exposé; November 2, 2022
During the Parliamentary debate on 24 October, Mr. Bridgen MP’s speech concluded:
“What is the Government’s analysis of the excess deaths that we are suffering in this country, across Europe and in the Americas? Even a casual glance at the data shows a strong correlation between vaccine uptake and the excess deaths in those regions. Surely we must have an investigation. Tens of thousands more people than expected are dying. This is really important, and if we do not get it right, no one will believe us, and trust in politicians, in medicine and in our medical system will be lost.”
You can read the transcript of Mr. Bridgen’s speech in Hansard HERE. Sir Christopher spoke before Mr. Bridgen and you can read the transcript of his speech by scrolling up the same page of Hansard.
The debate continued after his speech and about half an hour later while Dr. Caroline Johnson was responding, Mr Bridgen asked: “Is the Minister aware that excess deaths run somewhere – there are two different sets of figures – between 18,000 and 25,000 this year alone?”
Watch; Enormous Danger – UN Agenda 2030 With Dr. Michael Yeadon; Children’s Health Defense; OCT 31, 2022
A scientific researcher and former vice president at Pfizer, Michael Yeadon, Ph.D., shares shocking information on the UN Agenda 2030 and what potential threats it poses to individuals and families, globally. What is their plan concerning currency and digitization, travel and mandates, healthcare and diet?
‘I think the evidence is very strong from independent researchers. So this is not me saying this, I’m looking at their work that there never was a viral pandemic of a novel pathogen, and that the deaths that we saw, I’m afraid were medical malpractice at best and murder at worst. So, basically we were lied to from the beginning.
I don’t believe there’s been a novel cause of illness and death, significant illness and death, other than our government’s responses to the fake pandemic. Now, I know that’s quite shocking. It’s quite uncommon for full-on research scientists, like me, to say things like that because they sound like conspiracy theory. But I’m telling you, I have been nothing in my career except saying things as I see them. So I don’t sugar coat things because they’re unpopular and I won’t bore you with it.
People can go and look up a researcher called Dennis Rancourt. He had a recent interview with On Germ Warfare, a very popular podcast. And at the end of it, if you’ve listened carefully, you will be in no doubt that you’ll be where I am now.
And why shouldn’t it be a lie? They lied to us about absolutely everything. They lied to us about the magnitude of the public health emergency, which never existed. They lied to us about the necessity of having measures like lockdowns, mass testing, social distancing, masks, and it goes on and on. Every single one of those was known to be ineffective in interrupting transmission of some respiratory illness. It’s been tested and they don’t work. So now I’ve told you they’ve lied about the public health emergency.
They’ve lied about the necessity and usefulness of the measures, and I’m afraid back to my absolute wheelhouse, they lied to you about the design, research and development and approval and use of the so-called vaccines. So, that’s the backdrop. And I didn’t get there in one leap. I started my journey when Boris Johnson said, ‘I must, I have to tell you, you must stay at home’. That was the moment I knew we’d lost the country. And then noticing lots of other countries were doing the same.
I thought, my God, we are in danger of losing the free world. And so that’s what I’ve got.
If you look into who might be influencing this stuff, I’m personally not that interested in who the perpetrators are, I just call them the perpetrators. Other people call them Mr. Global or globalists or WEF or whatever it is. I mean, I’m not gonna do anything different if I’m told that it’s one group of individuals or another; I don’t really care. But I will say some people have made themselves very visible on the scene, like Bill Gates, and some that’ve been highly involved but are quite invisible, like Jeremy Farrah of the Welcome Trust and numerous scientific advisors to various governments. These people are clever people. And as I’ve said in the past, they know what I know. I’m pretty much their contemporaries. And so I knew they were lying to us and they’ve done nothing but lie to us.’
Watch; Are Vaccines Driving Virus Mutation?; Dr Syed Haider talks to Geert Vanden Bossche, DMV, PhD, independent virologist and vaccine expert, formerly employed at GAVI and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Children’s Health Defence; 6 Nov 2022
Read; Something weird is happening with newborn deaths and miscarriages…;The Freedom Corner with Peter Sweden and Peter Imanuelsen
‘This year has been very strange. We are seeing a higher excess mortality rate this year than during the pandemic years. Meanwhile the birth rates have fallen off a cliff.
As you will know from my previous articles, this is not happening in just one country, it is happening all over the world all at the same time. There has to be some kind of common factor, because this is not normal. Now we are seeing something very worrisome where babies are suddenly dying at much higher rates than normal. What is going on here?
The Scottish government launched an investigation as neonatal deaths, that is babies under 4 weeks old, have seen dramatic spikes.’
Watch; Groundbreaking European Parliament Hearing that appears to have triggered a global awakening to the worldwide political injustices in the name of Covid-19 safety. Del Bigtree with Jefferey Jaxen; High Wire; October 24th, 2022.
‘The cat is out of the bag. It was a gigantic lie. What they told us that, uh, these vaccines would prevent you catching this virus or would prevent transmission.
Well, none of that was true as it turns out. And based on that lie, all of the mandates, all of the lockdowns, all of the non-pharmaceutical measures as wearing mask, stay at home curfews, all of that was based on that gigantic lie. And yet they will not acknowledge it. No, they just go ahead with whatever they want to do with us.
They would like to increase vaccine confidence by debunking mis- and dis-information. Well, who is spreading the myth and the disinformation? It is EU commission. It is the pharmaceutical companies. It is governments, especially in the western democracies. They are the ones spreading the mis and the disinformation.
They are the ones telling people lies for what? So their pharmaceutical companies make profits and profits and profits and the risks. Well, guess what? You, the taxpayers, you will be left with the risks. And then of course they want to target and that they specifically say that target hard to reach population groups. Well, I guess in that instance, they’re actually talking about me.
Yes, I am in a hard to target, hard to reach population group because I saw through their lies from the get-go, I’m still unvaccinated and I will remain unvaccinated. I will not inject a poisonous substance into my body point blank. So go ahead and try to target me. Good luck with that. Then of course they go on with the gas lighting labeling vaccine hesitancy.
This is what they call it: as anti-western and anti-eu.’
‘And whenever I think they could not possibly come up with yet another atrocity to inflict on people, they sure as heck prove me wrong. The EU commission proposes now the prioritized administration of the update injection for the vulnerable groups. And then they list who these vulnerable groups are, and they start by saying people aged 60 years and older individuals with underlying conditions, no problem there.
But then they list another group and you really need to brace yourselves with that one. The vulnerable group among those who should be given priority to take this update vaccine are pregnant women. I have never heard anything more despicable than that because the point is this, they do not know what this vaccine does to the unborn child.
They simply have no clue. And yet now they’re pushing it on pregnant people and keep in mind; there has been a drop in birthright. We don’t know why that happened. You would expect the opposite of that. I mean, people were locked down. Remember what happened when they had a blackout in New York in the seventies. Nine months later, they were like babies left and right, but not this time. People were locked up for months in their homes, nothing: drop in birth rate. Interesting question. And these are the questions that we should be asking. So just to give you an update on that, they will continue to try, they will continue to push whatever their end goal is.’
The reason behind the EU ordering 10 doses of experimental jabs for every European can only be to comply with Big Pharma and their colleagues in the WHO, who have captured politicians and the mainstream media, and have an interest in another alleged pandemic. Rishi Sunak has admitted that lockdowns were a mistake. So maybe he will resist his bankster friends’ desire to lock us down until once again we are forced to choose between our freedom and our health while they make more billions from this scam.
Read; Will You Survive the ‘Tripledemic’?; Dr. Joseph Mercola; Global Research News; November 07, 2022 STORY AT-A-GLANCE
According to mainstream media, hospitalizations for respiratory infections are on the rise and “experts” warn of a potential “tripledemic” this winter, as COVID, seasonal influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are all in circulation
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a 1% increase in new admissions of patients with confirmed COVID-19. Maine — which has one of the nation’s highest COVID jab rates — has the most COVID hospitalizations. RSV cases are also unseasonably high
“Health experts” are now calling for voluntary indoor masking again, even though all the evidence garnered over the past three years confirms that face masks cannot prevent viral infection and spread.
The first-ever RSV vaccines are now in the pipeline, directed at pregnant women, newborns and seniors. Some of them are based on mRNA technology
No vaccine for RSV has ever been successfully developed before, because the vaccines had a persistent tendency to cause worse disease, a phenomenon known as antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE)
There is no question that SARS CoV 2 (causing Covid-19) is man made. Here’s the evidence…’
Read or listen; CONFIRMED – COVID is Man-Made & Fauci, Bill Gates, Daszak & Moderna are responsible; THE EXPOSÉ; OCTOBER 23, 2022
‘The US government funded Peter Daszak’s ECO Health Alliance to the tune of $61,491,183 to make new coronaviruses that are infectious to humans. It also directly or indirectly funding (sic) the Wuhan Institute of Virology to the tune of $7.4 million dollars to make new coronaviruses that are infectious to humans. Meanwhile the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded Ralph Baric to the tune of $46,958,414 to make new coronaviruses that are infectious to humans.
This totals more than $114 million in the period from 2000 to 2020 to make new coronaviruses which are infectious to humans.
Watch; Peruvian Court Names Bill Gates, Rockefeller & Soros as Criminal Elite Responsible for Covid-19; October 27th, 2022.
‘The court said there is no way they could have predicted the pandemic so accurately (Event 201) without having detailed knowledge beforehand.
“It’s all very suspicious because in this drill at the John Hopkins University, they had even planned how they were going to count the number of people and how they were going to handle the media.”’
Read; “Judicial Negligence” and Constitutional Rights: COVID Restrictions Imposed by Trudeau Government, Violating the Rights of Canadians; Global Research News; Oct 31 2022
Read; ‘Arbitrary and capricious’: Judge strikes down NYC vaccine mandate, workers entitled to back pay; Yudi Sherman; October 25, 2022
The vaccination mandate for City employees was not just about safety and public health; it was about compliance.
Watch; The Lab Leak Deception; ReasonTV; 3 Nov 2022;
Public officials concealed their conflicts of interest and role in funding research that may have caused the pandemic, says health reporter Emily Kopp.
‘U.S. Right to Know is devoting significant resources to its “COVID-19 Origins” research with the mission of “investigating the origins of Covid-19, the risks of gain-of-function research and mishaps at Biolabs where pathogens of pandemic potentials are stored and manipulated.”
Kopp has assembled a comprehensive timeline that lays out substantial evidence that Fauci, Collins, and a number of influential scientists misled the public. Whether or not the lab leak theory is correct, it’s now clear that these public officials concealed their conflicts of interest with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and minimized their own roles in providing government funding for unsupervised gain-of-function research that may have led to the pandemic.
“It seems to me like the status quo is more or less continuing unabated,” says Kopp. “I don’t think that experiments are actually slowing, and I think they might actually be accelerating.”’
Read; Dr. Paul Marik and Dr. Pierre Kory – Post Vaccine Protocols; Soc Fri Ria Vanstaden; @childcovidvaccineinjuriesuk; Oct 29, 2022
Many people ask for treatments and protocols they can take after covid injections.
Please take a look at this Post-Vaccine Treatment Protocol created by Dr. Kory and Dr. Marik and share with anyone who may need some help.
Read; “Shrink the World’s Population”: Secret 2009 Meeting of Billionaires “Good Club”
Is Worldwide Depopulation Part of the Billionaire’s “Great Reset”; Prof Michel Chossudovsky; Global Research, October 15, 2022
The media reports on the May 5, 2009, secret gathering focussed on the commitment of “The Good Club” to “slowing down” the growth of the World’s population.
“Shrink the World Population” (the Wall Street Journal Title) goes beyond Planned Parenthood which consists in “Reducing the Growth of World Population”. It consists in “Depopulation”, namely reducing the absolute size of the World’s Population, which ultimately requires reducing the rate of birth (which would include reduced fertility) coupled with a significant increase in the death rate.’
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