XR: Oppressive policing = costly challenges

31 August 2021 — Extinction/Rebellion

[I’m not a member of XR and I have problems with XR’s apolitical position on how to go about making radical change in the way we live but where I am with them all the way, is in the right to protest. If I don’t defend XR’s right to protest, I’ll be next in line. The tactics being used by the Met Police are outrageous, especially ‘pre-emptive’ policing and the violence being used against XR activists. This way lies the police state. WB]

As we enter week 2 of the Impossible Rebellion the police continue to act as private security for the government, protecting the interests of wealthy industry over the safety of its citizens. The Met have done their best to shut down each and every demonstration during the Impossible Rebellion, sometimes before rebels have had any opportunity to exercise their human right to protest.

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Scandal Behind the FDA Fake Approval of Pfizer Jab

30 August 2021 — Origin: New Eastern Outlook

Author: F. William Engdahl

The US Government regulator for drugs, the Food and Drug Administration, has just announced that it has voted full approval for the mRNA genetic vaccine of Pfizer and BioNTech, or did they? This supposed new status is being used by the Biden Administration and many states and companies to impose mandatory vaccinations. The notoriously conflicted Biden covid adviser, Tony Fauci of the NIAID, using that ruling, is calling for national mandatory vaccination for the country. What is not being revealed is the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interest between the FDA and the major drug companies, including Pfizer, that stand behind the rushed approval. And it’s not full approval for Pfizer’s jab, only for BioNTech’s legally different vaccine.

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Robbing the Soil, 2: ‘Systematic theft of communal property’

30 August 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Origins of Capitalist Agriculture

“The expropriation of the mass of the people from the soil forms the basis of the capitalist mode of production.” (Karl Marx)

Tenants harvest the landlord’s grain


Part One: Commons and classes before capitalism
Part Two: ‘Systematic theft of communal property’


by Ian Angus

“The ground of the parish is gotten up into a few men’s hands, yea sometimes into the tenure of one or two or three, whereby the rest are compelled either to be hired servants unto the other or else to beg their bread in misery from door to door.” (William Harrison, 1577)[1]

In 1549, tens of thousands of English peasants fought — and thousands died — to halt and reverse the spread of capitalist farming that was destroying their way of life. The largest action, known as Kett’s Rebellion, has been called “the greatest practical utopian project of Tudor England and the greatest anticapitalist rising in English history.”[2]

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Afghanistan News Links 30-31 August 2021

31 August 2021 • 16:45 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Let’s Take The Profit Out Of Wars
https://popularresistance.org/lets-take-the-profit-out-of-wars/

The Shadow of Afghanistan Affects the Taiwan Problem
https://journal-neo.org/2021/08/31/the-shadow-of-afghanistan-affects-the-taiwan-problem/

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A Message to the EU: Address the Real Public Health Crisis by Banning Glyphosate (Part One)

30 August, 2021 — The New Dark Age

by Colin Todhunter

The herbicide glyphosate – the most widely used herbicide on the planet – is authorised for use in the EU until December 2022. The EU is currently assessing whether its licence should be renewed.

Environmentalist and campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to the head of the Pesticides Unit at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Jose Tarazona.

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US-China relations at crossroads

30 August 2021 — Indian Punchline

In two phone calls past fortnight, Chinese Councilor & FM Wang Yi (L) told US counterpart Antony Blinken (R) that coordination over Afghanistan would depend on US policies towards Beijing

The Biden Administration, in dire straits over Afghanistan, is pursuing China for help. There have been two phone calls to Chinese State Councilor and FM Wang Yi from US Secretary of state Antony Blinken since August 16 alone.

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Afghanistan News Links 29-30 August 2021

30 August 2021 • 16:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Chris Hedges: The Empire Does Not Forgive
https://www.mintpressnews.com/chris-hedges-afghanistan-empire-does-not-forgive/278346/

Did the US Support the Growth of ISIS-K in Afghanistan?
https://www.mintpressnews.com/did-the-us-support-the-growth-of-isis-k-in-afghanistan/278339/

Viral Infographic Reveals the Shocking Amount of Military Hardware Biden Handed to the Taliban

Military Contractor CACI Says Afghanistan Withdrawal Is Hurting Its Profits. It’s Funding a Pro-War Think Tank.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/military-contractor-caci-says-afghanistan-withdrawal-hurting-profits-funding-pro-war-think-tank/5754350

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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-10

29 August 2021 —  Indian Punchline

Sirajuddin Haqqani, specially designated global terrorist under US law, carrying a reward of $5 million for information leading to his arrest, tipped as as Afghanistan’s prime minister (File photo)

10. Taliban has a package deal with US. Coast is clear for new government in Kabul.

The US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed today in an interview with CBS “Face the Nation” the evolving relationship between Washington and the Afghan Taliban. Three things emerge.

First, Sullivan disclosed that “over-the-horizon strikes” against the ISIS-K from outside Afghanistan will continue but he ruled out any return to combat missions.

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India reaches out to Russia to break out of regional isolation over Afghanistan

28 August 2021 — Indian Punchline

Russia 1 768x512Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov flanked by Taliban officials attending a conference on Afghanistan, Moscow, November 2018

The Indian establishment media hyped up Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 24 in a desperate attempt to distract attention from Delhi’s abject isolation over the Afghanistan situation.

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