Statewatch News 18 June (Issue 12/21, also available as a PDF)

18 June 2021 — Statewatch

Statewatch News 18 June (Issue 12/21, also available as a PDF)

Global call to ban public biometric surveillance

As public and private sector institutions push ahead with the development and deployment of remote biometric surveillance systems – currently best-exemplified by facial recognition technology – opposition is increasing.

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The Imperialists Intensify Colonial Genocide In Reaction To The Rise Of Liberation Movements

18 June 2021 — See You 2020

Israel’s siege on Gaza, where new airstrikes are being launched following last month’s unprecedentedly destructive bombing campaign and just two days into Israel’s new government, is the latest stage in a global intensification of colonial warfare. As much as CIA propagandists try to deflect from the pro-Washington bloc’s crimes within this war by fabricating accounts of a Chinese “Uyghur genocide,” this war’s perpetrators are to be found within the Anglo-American imperialist sphere, and within the genocidal right-wing regimes that U.S. imperialism props up.

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Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word?

18 June 2021 — TK News by Matt Taibbi

At the worst possible moment, Internet censorship has driven scientific debate itself underground

On December 8, 2020, when most of America was consumed with what The Guardian called Donald Trump’s “desperate, mendacious, frenzied and sometimes farcical” attempt to remain president, the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the “Medical Response to Covid-19.” One of the witnesses, a pulmonologist from Milwaukee’s St. Luke’s Aurora Medical Center named Dr. Pierre Kory, insisted he had great news.

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£1m council fines for covid offences such as ‘mingling’

18 June 2021 — Manifesto Club

A new Manifesto Club report is out today, which includes the first ever data on councils’ enforcement of Covid penalties.

Councils issued over £1m in fines to restaurants and pubs for offences such as customers ‘mingling’, tables less than 2m apart, and allowing non-household groups to sit together.

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‘That Is Actually Bollocks’: 20 Propaganda Horrors From 20 Years of Media Lens – Part 2

18 June 2021 — Origin: Media Lens

11. The BBC On The Saintly Motives For Waging War On Iraq And Libya

In focusing on the grim future in April, US vice president, Kamala Harris, surely revealed far more than she intended about the grim past:

‘For years and generations, wars have been fought over oil. In a short matter of time, they will be fought over water.’

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The Double Deformation

18 June 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Capital vs Nature and Humanity

Economic exploitation is only one aspect of capitalism. The crisis of humanity and the crisis of the earth system are inseparable

Michael A. Lebowitz is professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His books include The Socialist Imperative, The Contradictions of Real Socialism, and Between Capitalism and Community, all published by Monthly Review Press. This article is excerpted, with permission, from “Know Your Enemy: How to Defeat Capitalism,” published this month in LINKS: International Journal of Socialist Renewal.

by Michael A. Lebowitz

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