No letup in Israeli attacks on Gaza fishers

27 April 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Tamara Nassar

Men and boys parse through fish on the seaportPalestinians prepare fish for sale at the Gaza seaport, 27 February. Ashraf Amra APA images

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed a lot of activities, but not Israel’s attacks on Palestinian fishers.

Israeli warships have increased their assaults in recent months, causing injuries to fishers and damage to boats.

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The real reason why the gov’t is offering £60,000 to bereaved families of COVID19 medics

28 April 2020 — True Publica

The real reason why the gov't is offering £60,000 to bereaved families of COVID19 medics

On March 20th TruePublica published the story about the UK government that ran a national pandemic flu exercise back in 2016. It was codenamed Exercise Cygnus. The report of its findings was not made publicly available as part of the general antipathy towards the NHS in general by the Conservative party. The then chief medical officer Sally Davies, commented on what she had learnt from it in December 2016.

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Why It’s Ugly To Criticize Trump For Dodging The Vietnam Draft

28 April 2020 — Caitlin Johnson

By Caitlin Johnstone

There’s a popular tweet going around saying “Do you know what the 58,220 American Dead from the Vietnam War will have in common with the 58,220 American dead expected this midweek? Donald Trump refused to fight for either one of them.”

The tweet has thousands of shares and made it to the front page of Reddit today. Liberals love it.

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Pandemic Delays: Postponing the Assange Extradition Hearing

28 April 2020 — Counter Currents

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“Mr Assange will be facing a David and Goliath battle with his hands tied behind his back.”

Edward Fitzgerald QC, lawyer for Julian Assange, April 27, 2020

Julian Assange must have had time amidst cramped and hostile surrounds, paper work, pleas and applications, to ponder what circle of Dante’s Hell he finds himself in.  Ailing but still battling, the WikiLeaks publisher, through his lawyers, made another vicarious appearance at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday to delay the next stage of extradition proceedings slated for May 18.  He would have appeared via video link, but medical advice suggested it would be unsafe for him to do so at Belmarsh prison.

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Covid-19 and The Red Dawn Emails

28 April 2020 — The Voltaire Network

by Thierry Meyssan

The Covid-19 outbreak has so far killed more than 200,000 people and frightened billions more into panic. A panic that deprives most of them of any critical sense and pushes them to make or approve stupid political decisions. A group of personalities, Red Dawn, whose correspondence was revealed by Kaiser Health News and the New York Times website, managed to impose an apocalyptic ideology: China would have declared war on us and we could only protect ourselves by confining all civilians.

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How the poor die in New York

21 April 2020 — Red Flag

Jasmine Duff

Van Dyke I is a series of 22 hulking brick apartment blocks in Brownsville, the poorest part of Brooklyn, New York. At least 10 people have died there from COVID-19, including a mother and son whose bodies were discovered only after neighbours reported the smell to city officials. There are no tributes to them, no obituaries. “So many people have died this week. It’s enough”, Lisa Kenner, president of the Van Dyke I resident association, told Politico.

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What Will Happen with a Rushed COVID-19 Vaccine? Selected Stories

27 April 2020 — Global Research

The Dengvaxia Disaster Was Twenty Years in the Making—What Will Happen with a Rushed COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Children’s Health Defense, April 27, 2020

For several weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates have been beating the drum about a COVID-19 vaccine, seeking to keep the world’s coronavirus optics focused on a medical intervention that Gates acknowledges to be risky enough to require indemnification against lawsuits. The two are casting a COVID-19 vaccine—which they speculate could be ready in as little as 18 months—as the passport for a return to “normalcy.” The two opinion leaders’ gambit seems to be backfiring among people savvy enough to understand that Fauci’s and Gates’ organizations, pocketbooks and agendas are driving the rush for an indemnified vaccine. Other Americans may be too distracted by the historically unprecedented lockdown, however, to think through the safety issues raised by a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
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Coronavirus Fact-Check #4: “Why are so many healthcare workers dying?”

27 April 2020 — Off Guardian

Media reports paint a picture of healthcare workers being hit very hard by the pandemic, but the statistics suggest otherwise

The deaths of doctors, nurses and other medical workers has been a major talking point since the pandemic began.

It started in Italy, where a website was set up listing the deaths of doctors who “died on the frontlines”.

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Statewatch: States of Control the dark side of pandemic politics: Webinar 29 April

27 April 2020 — Statewatch News (10/20)

e-mail: office@statewatch.org

Dear Statewatchers,

We hope you and your loved ones are well in these turbulent times.

This Wednesday, our friends at the Transnational Institute will be hosting a webinar to examine the repressive measures taken by states across the globe to address the coronavirus pandemic. The event starts at 16:00 Central European Time this Wednesday, 29 April. Statewatch is co-sponsoring the event, for which you can register online here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P9UVgQNnTUq0McSZqoqUTw
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Yes, the UK’s weekly death toll during Covid-19 is high

26 April 2020 — RT

But it’s been worse in the past and we didn’t shut down the economy then

By Peter Andrews, Irish science journalist and writer based in London. He has a background in the life sciences, and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in genetics

The death statistics being used by supporters of a prolonged lockdown, whatever the costs to our jobs, businesses and health, need careful and sober analysis. They raise more questions than they answer.

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Covid-19 has a grandma, grandpa and great grandpa. Where are they? By M.K. Bhadrakumar

21 April 2020 — Indian Punchline

The 76-day Covid-19 shutdown in Wuhan, China, was lifted on April 7, 2020.

The search for the genesis of Covid-19 is developing into an epic story. Thanks to the insinuations by the US President Donald Trump — ‘China virus’, ‘Wuhan virus’, etc. — that were explosive in their political and strategic content, Beijing is now more determined than ever to get to the bottom of the story.

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