The Sound of His Approaching Step Wakes Me and I See My Land’s Deprivation: The Thirty-Seventh Newsletter (2021)

16 September 2021 — Tricontinental

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Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

On Wednesday, 8 September, party workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s ruling political party, attacked three buildings in the Melarmath area of Agartala (Tripura). These attacks targeted the offices of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the communist newspaper Daily Deshar Katha, and two private media houses Pratibadi Kalam and PN-24. The violence took place in broad daylight as the police stood by and watched. Across Tripura, fifty-four other offices of the communists were attacked.

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How US Media Misrepresent the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s Laboratories and Safety Protocols

15 September 2021 — MintPress News

Editor’s Note | We recognize that COVID-19 coverage can inflame passions and is prone to controversy. In the past, MintPress News has published varying viewpoints on the topic (including ones that stand in contrast to those represented in the following article). We strive to provide well-researched articles representing a diversity of views to our readers in the interest of fostering healthy discussion in the public interest.

WUHAN, CHINA — While many people have already criticized the lack of evidence and scientific basis for the hypothesis that the Covid-19 pandemic originated from a laboratory, both critics and proponents of the lab-leak theory appear to have uncritically accepted false or unproven premises regarding work done at the laboratory most often implicated in these speculations, the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).

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Vaccine passports have already set us on a slippery slope

10 September 2021 — Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch Team

The steady march towards medical ID cards is on, after the Scottish Parliament voted in favour of vaccine passports this week. In Westminster, the Government is set to follow suit but won’t even commit to giving MPs a vote on the matter – as though votes in the House of Commons are now gifts from ministers. Meanwhile, the Welsh government will make a decision on the matter next week.

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How Covid passes urged a football fan to make a stand against his own sport

13 September 2021 — Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch Team

My name is Leon* and I work in the public sector. I would like to share my experience surrounding the use of Covid passports for entering sports venues, in particular Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Leicester City on 15th May 2021.

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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-18

15 September 2021 — Indian Punchline

Pentagon claimed its “righteous strike” by a Reaper drone on Aug. 28 in Kabul killed an ISIS terrorist who turned out to be an aid worker. Attack killed 10, including 7 children, in a residential block.

18. India’s ‘over-the-horizon’ dilemma

In England, they’d plan a park, build it but wouldn’t complete it until they could observe  for a while the foot tracks of walkers, before deciding where to lay the pathways for optimal utility.

The Blinken Administration and Modi Govt apparently think they don’t have that luxury when it comes to Afghanistan. That is the troubling signal out of the Congressional hearing on Monday in Washington with Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

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Afghanistan News Links 14-15 September 2021

15 September 2021 — The New Dark Age

Why the Taliban Had to Change. “Regime Change” Pre-negotiated with Washington?

Taliban Central Bank Seized $12,4 Million From Former Top Afghan Officials, Including Ex Vice President

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Black Agenda Report 16 September 2021

16 September 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Glen Ford Memorial Gathering

The memorial service for Glen Ford will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time. The event will be live streamed on Youtube.

20 Years of Post-9/11 Amnesia

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
Memories of the last 20 years are rarely focused on increased state violence and repression in the post-9/11 world. The damage has largely been forgotten.
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U.S. “human rights” propagandists cover tracks of Uyghur terror

12 September, 2021 — See You in 2020 

Faced with the shift towards a multi-polar world, one where China is increasingly enabled to act as a benevolent facilitator of Global South economic development and international peace, the U.S. empire is seeking to sabotage the game of geopolitics. To throw ever more parts of the globe into anarchy, or at least a state of crisis, so that there isn’t a stable globe for the new multi-polar order to develop within.

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Vaccine passports – we’re on the front foot..

14 September 2021 — Big Brother Watch

Health Secretary Sajid Javid rightly ruled them out during today’s Covid-19 update, saying:

“It is not something that we are implementing… The evidence [for vaccine passports] is not there and I hope it will never be”

BUT as these words came tumbling out of his mouth, the Government’s Covid Autumn and Winter Plan was published outlining a ‘plan B’ of contingency measures in the event of the loosely phrased scenario of ‘unsustainable pressure on the NHS.’

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Afghanistan News Links 13-14 September 2021

14 September 2021 • 16:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

In Video: Taliban Glad To Find Ballistic Missiles In Panjshir, But They Are Likely Useless

In Video: Millions Of Cash & Gold Bars Allegedly Found In House Of Former Afghan’s VP Saleh

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John Pilger: ‘The Invasion of Afghanistan Was a Fraud’

13 September 2021 — Internationalist 360°

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John Pilger is one of the world’s most acclaimed investigative journalists and documentary filmmakers. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including an Emmy and a BAFTA. He has contributed to various international publications and news services, including The Guardian, The New York Times, BBC World Service, and Al Jazeera. Mr. Pilger has directed more than 60 documentaries capturing some of the important events of 20th and 21st centuries. In 2003, he directed Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror. In this interview, he talks about the present political developments in Afghanistan, the war on terror, and the history of the Taliban. The following are edited excerpts from the interview. —The Hindu

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