1 December 2021 — crowd Funder
Let’s stop Covid passes across the UK
It has been an extraordinary, and very testing, few weeks.
- Covid passports have proven a gateway to ever more draconian policies.
- Today, the EU Commission President said that mandatory vaccines must be considered across the EU.
- Yesterday, Greece announced a monthly fine for over-60s of EU100, in perpetuity, if they are not vaccinated against Covid.
- Austria has already used Covid passports to enforce a lockdown for unvaccinated people – and is making vaccinations mandatory from February.
1 December 2021 — Indian Punchline
President Vladimir Putin remarked on Sino-Russian partnership at ‘Russia Calling! Investment Forum’, Moscow, Nov 30, 2021
The Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times has disclosed, citing [a] high-level “source”, that Beijing had no intentions to invite US and Western politicians to the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 4-20. This followed the US President Joe Biden’s innuendo that he’s considering a diplomatic boycott of the Games.
30 November 2021 — Upward Vision
On November 28, 2021 over 1.3 million Swiss citizens voted to reject a new Swiss law that allows the Swiss government to impose a vaccine certificate on the population. Beginning in March, 2021, only hours after the enactment of the law, efforts started to demand a national referendum. Two hundred thousand signatures later, the world’s first direct national referendum on vaccine passports was scheduled for a vote.
23 November 2021 — OurNHS
Patients are being refused treatment, discharged too early and pushed towards private referrals, openDemocracy’s largest-ever reader survey has found
Both patients and staff have reported an increasing reliance on the private sector to plug NHS gaps | Nick Moore / Alamy Stock Photo
One in five patients has been told by a doctor or another NHS professional that they would have to go private to get the treatment or test they need. That’s just one of the shocking results from a survey of nearly 7,000 openDemocracy readers – backed up by separate polling commissioned by openDemocracy.