Emily Maitlis is no media hero. She simply forgot what she and the BBC are there to do

29 May 2020 — Jonathan Cook

The wrong conclusions are being drawn about Emily Maitlis’s comments on Dominic Cummings on the BBC flagship Newsnight show this week. Her remarks are not evidence of her courage, or that journalists are being gagged, or that the BBC is suddenly capitulating to the government.

Why britain’s covid suffering is a crime against humanity

25 May 2020 — John Pilger

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A rational person would question why Britain has fared so badly in the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a rich country with the sixth largest economy in the world, a proud history of public health and a National Health Service (NHS) arising from the ashes of World War II. This forms the central pillar of the welfare state, providing universal, comprehensive care to all citizens irrespective of ability to pay.

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The co-op that blocked the sale of the .org domain to private equity has a plan to democratise large parts of the internet

29 May 2020 — Coop Exchange

by Leo Sammallahti, Marketing Officer, Coop Exchange

How .org was almost sold to private equity

Around 5% of all websites use the .org domain, with the most popular being Wikipedia. These websites represent around 6% of the top 1000 websites and 7% of the top 100 000 domains. The domain itself has been controlled by ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which is part of the non-profit Internet Society. In 2019 a private equity firm, Ethos capital, approached ICANN with an offer of buying the .org registrar for $1.6 billion.

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Global Capitalism, “World Government” and the Corona Crisis

28 May 2020 — Global Research

 By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.

The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. (President Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 17, 1961)

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The World is being misled concerning the causes and consequences of the corona crisis.

The COVID-19 crisis is marked by a public health “emergency” under WHO auspices which is being used as a pretext and a  justification to triggering a Worldwide process of economic, social and political restructuring.

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‘Doctor’ Bill Gates Is Now President of Planet Earth

28 May 2020 — The Alternative Doctor

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A couple of days ago, I heard from Fort Russ News, that the US Surgeon General (equivalent of the British Chief Medical Officer) Jerome Adams is to officially dump the Bill Gates-CDC-Fauci nonsense predictions and start moving forward with… wait for it: FACTS! Real data, instead of propaganda.

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If You Do Not Feel for Humanity, You Have Forgotten to Be Human: The Twenty-Second Newsletter (2020)

28 May 2020 — Tricontinental

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Dear Friends,

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

The coronavirus continues its contagious march across the planet: almost 350,000 known deaths and over 5.4 million people infected. Meanwhile, in the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan makes its fierce landing, its immense energy tearing a corridor through Bangladesh and India (Odisha and West Bengal). If you do not feel for humanity in this period, you have forgotten to be human.
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Media Smeared Ahmaud Arbery After His Lynching

28 May 2020 — FAIR

JOSHUA CHO

While it took two and a half months for the authorities to finally make arrests in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, corporate media were much quicker to follow the time-honored practice of besmirching victims of racist violence (FAIR.org3/22/17).

First they kill your body. Then they kill your reputation. When white supremacy is the foundation of the US’s mediapoliticallegal and corporate system, victims of racist violence are often killed twice in this way.

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The Lowdown: What’s the limit on care now?

28 May 2020 — The Lowdown

The NHS Support Federation

This week we can reveal that almost a billion pounds worth of debt is weighing down local commissioners as they start to plan care for the next year – with 7 million patients now on growing waiting lists. This week, we also follow-up on the under the radar plans to bring in major NHS changes without proper public scrutiny, look at the mental health services that are crying out for better support and publish a call to nationalise care homes.

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Into the heart of the NHS – an American backed spy programme at the centre of Brexit

28 May 2020 — True Publica

By Rob Woodward: Palantir is a special ops company. It is considered at best as a controversial and highly opaque company that has long sought to sell governments an unmatched power to sift and exploit information of any kind for any purpose. Its billionaire owner Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, through Palantir has worked for years to boost the global dragnet of the NSA and its international partners and was in fact co-created with American spies.

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