Trump admin insider reveals how US military sabotaged peace agreement to prolong Afghanistan war

16 March 2021 — The Grayzone

Appointed in the final days of Trump’s presidency to remove all US troops from Afghanistan, Douglas Macgregor tells The Grayzone how military leadership undermined the withdrawal and pressured Trump to capitulate.

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Retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor (Photo credit: US Army / public domain)

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Digital Trails: How the FBI Is Identifying, Tracking and Rounding Up Dissidents

17 March 2021 — The Rutherford Institute

“Americans deserve the freedom to choose a life without surveillance and the government regulation that would make that possible. While we continue to believe the sentiment, we fear it may soon be obsolete or irrelevant. We deserve that freedom, but the window to achieve it narrows a little more each day. If we don’t act now, with great urgency, it may very well close for good.”—Charlie Warzel and Stuart A. Thompson, New York Times

Databit by databit, we are building our own electronic concentration camps.

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UK Green MP stops motion against bogus anti-Semitism definition

17 March 2021 — The Electronic Intifada

Asa Winstanley

Video of this month’s Green conference shows MP Caroline Lucas calling for the party’s standing orders to be suspended, rather than voting on a motion against the flawed IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.

UK Member of Parliament Caroline Lucas intervened at a biannual conference to stop her Green Party from passing a motion against a misleading definition of anti-Semitism, activists say.

Green activists have accused her of “filibustering” and “cheating,” which she denies.

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FDA Warns Dr. Mercola to Stop Writing About Vitamin D

15 March, 2021 — Mercola

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

Story at-a-glance

  • In the summer of 2020, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) launched a social media campaign to put an end to It now admits it pressured the FDA to issue me a warning letter to stop writing about nutritional products that can lower your risk of respiratory infections such as COVID-19
  • CSPI is a consumer advocacy group bankrolled by billionaires and their corporate ties to Monsanto, the Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Family Fund and Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • CSPI rails against published science demonstrating certain nutrients can boost your immune function and help lower your risk of severe infection, saying it discourages mask wearing, which has no published scientific evidence to back its universal use
  • CSPI has a history of promoting industry science and propaganda, having supported artificial sweeteners, trans fats, GMOs, fake meat and the low-fat myth. They’ve also actively undermined transparency in labeling efforts
  • We have fully addressed the warning letter, and put the FDA on notice that it cannot stop speech it does not like

Are you seriously annoying?

17 March 2021 — Global Justice Now 

The UK government is rushing through new anti-protest laws which could ban protests that are too noisy or annoying – surely the definition of a good protest? The ridiculous and outrageous proposals would “make a dictator blush”, according to one MP, but last night Conservative MPs voted them through their first stage in parliament.

Can you sign this urgent petition to protect our right to protest? 

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Racism in British News Media – The Missing Story

16 March 2021 — This Can’t be Happening

Denial doesn’t end or amend discrimination

by Linn Washington

March in London (2011) against brutality by police in Britain. LBWPhoto

On Saturday October 29, 2011 over 500 people from across England protested near the Parliament building in London. What was startling for me, an American journalist covering that protest against brutality by British police, was not who attended but who was absent.

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UK Crony Capitalism: What have they got to hide?

17 March 2021 — Good Law Project

This week’s Panorama gave us the extraordinary tale of a dog food supplier turned PPE broker bagging herself millions acting as a ‘bridge’ for a Hong Kong supplier. Details of the largest contract – worth £178m – came to light only after the BBC’s probing prompted the Government to publish.

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UK: Democracy Defeated

17 March 2021 — True Publica

Democracy Defeated

As predicted here at TruePublica the landmark government crime bill has passed its first parliamentary hurdle without as much as a murmur. It is yet another example of how democracy is defeated.

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which groups together a range of changes to enforcement and sentencing in England and Wales, passed its second reading by 359 votes to 263.

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