MH17: Trial by Media 6 June 2020

6 June 2020 — 21st Century Wire

Press Event: ‘MH17: Trial by Media’ in The Hague

live press conference ‘MH17 – Trial by Media’ will take place in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 6, 2020, in advance of the new sittings of the trial in absentia of three Russians and one Ukrainian in Amsterdam, beginning on June 8.

Yana Erlashova from Bonanza Media, will present new and important information on the case, while the panel of experts from the field of journalism, communications, political science and civil investigations will share their own insights and discuss the role which the media has played in the extreme politicization of public discourse on the downing of MH17 and subsequent public investigations.

Special panel guests will include Professor Kees van der PijlProfessor Cees Hamelink, Dutch independent journalist Eriс van de Beek, German civil investigator and journalist Billy Six.

Event begins top of the hour at 18.00 – 21.00 (local Dutch time)

WATCH PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE HERE

A Joint Enterprise: How the UK and the US co-operate on drone warfare

6 June 2020 — Drone Warfare

Peter Burt

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A new report published today by Drone Wars UK investigates the co-operation between the UK and the US in relation to armed drone operations. While the UK insist its armed drone programme is separate and independent to that of the US, our report, ‘Joint Enterprise: An overview of US-UK co-operation on armed drone operations’, argues that close historic ties, shared use of infrastructure and tightly integrated operations show that that the two programmes amount to a joint enterprise, with arguably joint liability.

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Retraction of two “scientific” Covid-19 articles

6 June 2020 — Voltaire Network

On 5 June 2020, The Lancet withdrew an article it had published on May 22 [1], followed an hour later by the New England Journal of Medicine’s retraction of a similar article appeared on 1 May [2].

These two articles [3] [4] had been spotlighted by a high-profile media coverage orchestrated by the US-based Gilead Sciences laboratory. They purported to prove that certain drugs were ineffective for Covid-19, thus clearing the way for their own drugs.

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Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

5 June 2020 — Grayzone

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

By Matt Kennard

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USA: Returning to normal?

6 June 2020 — Michael Roberts Blog

The recent release of the US jobs data for May, which apparently showed a reduction in the unemployment rate from April, sparked a sharp rally in the US stock market. And if you were to follow the stock markets of the major economies, you would think that the world economy was racing back to normal as the lockdowns imposed by most governments to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic are relaxed and even ended.

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US Professor: ‘There’s no scientific proof social distancing prevents spread of COVID-19’

4 June 2020 — 

Since the beginning of the COVID crisis, government officials and mainstream media pundits have hung their entire ‘lockdown’ logic on the newly dubbed practice of “social distancing,” but how do we know such extreme measures are actually working?

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