6 January 2021 — Craig Murray
2 January 2021 — The Grayzone
Bellingcat has attacked defense attorneys and smeared witnesses in the trial over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Is it being used by Western intelligence services to steer the case in a particular direction?
(This report was originally published at Eric van de Beek’s personal website.)
6 January 2021 — The Dissenter
“As far as Mr. Assange is concerned, this case has not been won,” Judge Vanessa Baraitser declared. She said the United States government “must be allowed to challenge [her] decision.”
A British district judge denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a hearing in which the prosecution argued he had helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “flee justice” and would abscond if released from the Belmarsh high-security prison.
4 January 2021 — New Eastern Outlook
Using the conditions of the most recent coronavirus lockdown, the German government’s agriculture minister has made a stealth decision, without open debate, to re-instate a banned class of systemic insecticides known as neonicotinoids. The German move follows a similar move by the French Macron government and puts the entire food security of the EU in serious danger. Ironically, or maybe not, the move comes at a time when food security worldwide is in grave stress owing to consequences of the global COVID lockdowns that have disrupted huge parts of the global food chains.
4 January 2021 — Good Law Project
Under cover of Christmas, with less than a day for scrutiny, and with No Deal as the only alternative, Parliament passed the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020. The process was described by the venerable Hansard Society as “an abdication of Parliament’s constitutional responsibilities to deliver proper scrutiny of the executive and the law” and a “farce”.
5 January 2021 — The Dossier
The ruling class is leveraging a massively overstated reinfection risk to continue sweeping up rights.
You’re not supposed to know that the chances of being infected with COVID-19 twice are so astronomically low that it’s only worth discussing if you also believe it’s important to warn the world about the dangers of falling into a sinkhole the moment you step outside your front door.