‘Honest mistakes’: How the US and Israel justify the targeting and killing of civilians

16 November 2021 — Jonathan Cook

The states that claim they kill innocents ‘by accident’ or ‘unintentionally’, or because ‘the terrorists shield behind them’, are also the ones that keep killing innocents

Middle East Eye – 16 November 2021

An “honest mistake” is buying your partner the wrong perfume or copying someone into an email chain by accident. It is not firing a drone missile at a car, killing 10 civilians – and doing so when a small child was clearly visible moments earlier.

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COP26 News Links 16 November 2021

16 November 2021 — The New Dark Age

COP26: India ends up as fall guy

COP26: ‘Walking Inches When We Must Move Miles’

‘Standing with Your Feet in the Water’: COP26 Struggles to Succeed

COP26 and Pope Francis’ “Greening of Christianity”

The Woody Biomass Blunder

Gasbagging In Glasgow: COP26 And Phasing Down Coal

Gasbagging in Glasgow: COP26 and Phasing Down Coal

BBC ‘News’ Coverage

It looks like a last fling from the British State Broadasting Corporation. ‘Move along, nothing new to see here.’

Greta Thunberg: ‘COP26 even watered down the blah, blah, blah’

Australian War Propaganda Keeps Getting Crazier

16 November 2021 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

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60 Minutes Australia has churned out yet another fearmongering war propaganda pieceon China, this one so ham-fisted in its call to beef up military spending that it goes so far as to run a brazen advertisement for an actual Australian weapons manufacturer disguised as news reporting.

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Why have we doctors been silent?

15 November 2021 — Aletho News

By Lucie Wilk | TCW Defending Freedom | November 15, 2021

AS an NHS hospital doctor, I have had a front-row seat as the drama of the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded. It has been a year and a half of confusion, frustration and anger for me as I’ve watched our profession drawn into complicity with what I anticipate will be regarded as one of the most egregious public health disasters in history.

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COP26: India ends up as fall guy

16 November 2021 — Indian Punchline

A coal mine in Dhanbad, India

Greta Thurnberg, the famous Swedish climate change activist, summed up that the deal reached at COP26 at Glasgow on Saturday was “very, very vague” with several loopholes. She told the media in Glasgow that the pact only “succeeded in watering down the blah, blah, blah”.

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UK Crony Capitalism: They want to keep this secret

16 November 2021 — Goodlaw Project

A leaked document has revealed which Conservative MPs and Peers funnelled companies through a ‘VIP lane’ for lucrative PPE contracts, without competition. A staggering £1.6 billion worth of contracts were awarded as a result of referrals from just ten politicians at the heart of the Conservative party. The leaked list of the 47 companies in the VIP lane, first seen by Politico, can be found here.

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