IRR News (6 – 20 May 2020)

21 May 2020 — Institute of Race Relations – Weekly Digest – Against Racism, for Social Justice

Dangerous ‘race’ thinking is on the rise, warns black health activist Wayne Farah, in a think-piece for IRR News this week, that warns that the New Right and the ‘race realists’ are attempting to use public inquiries into Covid-19 excess deaths as a battlefield for the normalisation of scientific and cultural racism. Whether we be community activists or health care professionals, NHS managers or trades unionists, we need to tackle these retrogressive arguments head on. What is really needed is an independent investigation into the extent to which racism today is the hidden public health crisis, he argues.

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The Bouficha Appeal Against the Preparations for War: The Twenty-First Newsletter (2020)

21 May 2020 — Tricontinental

ChittaprosadChittaprosad (India), Call for Peace, 1952.

 Dear Friends,

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

On 23 March, the UN Secretary General António Guterres called for a ceasefire. ‘The fury of the virus’, he said, ‘illustrates the folly of war’. In a recent report, the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) wrote that the ‘call for a global ceasefire has not had the desired result’. From Afghanistan to Yemen, the war drums continue to beat, and the hideousness of war continues to define social life.

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COVID Coercion: Boris Johnson’s Psychological Attack on the UK Public

14 May 2020 — UKColumn

[Must Read!]

by Mike Robinson

Coercion: the practice of forcing another party to act in an involuntary manner by use of threats or force.

Over the course of the Covid-19 ‘crisis’, scientific advice to the UK Government has been co-ordinated by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). SAGE is co-chaired by Sir Patrick Vallance (the Government Chief Science Advisor) and Professor Chris Whitty (the Chief Medical Officer).

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The Warp Speed Push for Coronavirus Vaccines

19 May 2020 — Global Research

The US White House has appointed a coronavirus “Vaccine Czar” from Big Pharma to oversee something dubbed Operation Warp Speed. The goal is to create and produce 300 million doses of a new vaccine to supposedly immunize the entire US population by year-end against COVID-19. To be sure that Big Pharma companies give their all to the medical Manhattan Project, they have been fully indemnified by the US government against liabilities should vaccine recipients die or develop serious disease as a result of the rushed vaccine. The FDA and NIH have waived standard pre-testing on animals in the situation. The US military, according to recent remarks by the US President, is being trained to administer the yet-to-be unveiled vaccine in record time. Surely nothing could go wrong here?

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‘Flying blind’: Scientists warn harmful biologic, health effects from 5G wireless radiation

18 April 2020 — Nation of Change

Scientists and doctors are urging the governments to put “safety guidelines” in place to protect the health of the people, not the industry.

New 5G cellular wireless technology is already rolling out in some states. But as a country, there is little to no research on the health effects of the new technology. As one United States’ senator put it, we are “flying blindly” and a group of scientists agreed calling for an immediate moratorium on the installation of 5G until proper research on the health effects are conducted.

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The US is using wheat as a weapon of war in Syria

19 May 2020 — Mideast Discourse

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator

Apache helicopters of the US occupation forces flew low Sunday morning, according to residents of the Adla village, in the Shaddadi countryside, south of Hasaka, as they dropped ‘thermal balloons’, an incendiary weapon, causing the wheat fields to explode into flames while the hot dry winds fanned the raging fire.

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How Does the U.S. Rally Support for Wars That Kill Millions of Innocent People Worldwide?

21 May 2020 — American Herald Tribune

New Book Identifies the Paradigm Underpinning U.S. Decisions to Enter War, Past and Present, and the Narrative Used by Government and Media to Garner Widespread Buy-In

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Propaganda, Lies and False Flags: How the U.S. Justifies its Wars Releases June 2020 (Red Pill Press)

Campaigns against Native Americans. The War of 1812. World War I, World War II, Iraq and Afghanistan… The United States has been at war for the vast majority of its history.

These wars have killed millions of innocent men, women and children around the world. Yet more often than not they have been based on weak evidence, questionable motives, and outright lies. Why, then, do large portions of the public staunchly support the US troops?  Why are so many Americans satisfied with the U.S. bombings of Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Middle Eastern countries, knowing that this is creating starvation and refugee crises of catastrophic proportions?

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Statewatch News Online: 21 May 2020: New analysis: reinforcement of Frontex runs into legal problems

21 May 2020 — Statewatch

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New analysis: reinforcement of Frontex runs into legal problems

An internal Frontex report published today by Statewatch highlights a series of issues in implementing the agency’s new legislation, including uncertain legal terminology and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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