Glyphosate: EU assessment report excludes most of the scientific literature from its analysis

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 — GMWatch

Roundup bottle

92% of toxicity studies judged irrelevant or unreliable by preliminary European report.

By Claire Robinson

The preliminary EU report on glyphosate prepared by the Dutch, Hungarian, French and Swedish regulatory agencies fails to take account of the vast majority of recent studies published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, according to a report by the association Générations Futures.

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New Big Data Study of 145 Countries Show COVID Vaccines Makes Things Worse (Cases and Deaths)

Monday, 10 January 2022 — — Global Research

I missed this study. So did the mainstream media for some reason. But this study is yet another independent analysis that is difficult to refute: we have been misled by the CDC, FDA, and NIH.

The next time you see you county health officer, President Biden, or Boris Johnson why not ask them if they can find a mistake in this study by Kyle A. Beattie entitled Worldwide Bayesian Causal Impact Analysis of Vaccine Administration on Deaths and Cases Associated with COVID-19: A BigData Analysis of 145 Countries (the PDF version is here).

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Kazakhstan News Links 10 January 2022

Monday, 10 January 2022 • 20:30 — The New Dark Age

US-Russian Negotiations On Security Guarantees Ended In Geneva (Video)

Putin and CSTO leaders meet to discuss Kazakhstan

Why the Kazakhstan Crisis Is a Much Bigger Deal than Western Media Is Letting On
https://www.globalresearch.ca/why-kazakhstan-crisis-much-bigger-deal-than-western-media-letting-on/5766731

There Was an Attempted Coup in Kazakhstan, but It Wasn’t by President Tokayev. Long Planned “Color Revolution”
https://www.globalresearch.ca/attempted-coup-kazakhstan-but-wasnt-president-tokayev/5766700

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What War With Russia Would Look Like

Monday, 10 January, 2022 — Consortium News

Wendy Sherman thinks her aim in talks with Russian officials starting Monday is to lecture them on the cost of hubris. Instead she’s set to lead the U.S., NATO, and Europe down a path of ruin, warns Scott Ritter. 

Ahead of the formal talks, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Sunday in Geneva and told him Washington “would welcome genuine progress through diplomacy.” (Russian Mission in Geneva)

By Scott Ritter
Special to Consortium News

If ever a critical diplomatic negotiation was doomed to fail from the start, the discussions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine and Russian security guarantees is it.

The two sides can’t even agree on an agenda.

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From Summits to Boycotts – America’s Waning Influence

Sunday, 9 January 2022 — New Atlas

(Brian Berletic – NEO) – In recent months the US has attempted to flex its geopolitical might on the global stage in regards to China.

First, the US attempted to trigger a widespread diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic games. After announcing no US diplomats would attend the games in Beijing, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada followed. New Zealand would notify Beijing it would not send any diplomats “mostly to do with Covid,” Bloomberg would report.
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The Mauling of Novak Djokovic

Monday, 10 January 2022 — SouthFront

Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark

[Breaking: Apparently, the Australian govt has released Djokovic from ‘detention’ to play the Australian Open, though the govt could still cancel his visa. B]

Rarely can the treatment of a grand sporting figure by officialdom have caused such consternation.  Novak Djokovic, the tennis World Number One, has always had a tendency to get under skin and constitution, creating a large following of admirers and detractors.  But his current treatment by Australian authorities, and his subsequent detention as an unlawful arrival despite being granted a visa to participate in the Australian Open, had the hallmarks of oppression and incompetent vulgarity.  In time, it may well also prove to have been another example of provincial opportunism and crass stupidity.

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, January 2022

9 January 2022 — Climate & Capitalism

Start the new year with seven new books for red-greens and green-reds


Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly Climate & Capitalism feature, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.


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Watch: Blinken, Stoltenberg unleash unprecedented diktat, ultimatum at Russia following NATO FM meeting

Friday, 7 January 2022 — Anti-Bellum

Author: Rick Rozoff

Videos and text: Blinken, Stoltenberg unleash unprecedented diktat, ultimatum to Russia following NATO FM meeting

Below are videos of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at their respective press briefings following the virtual meeting of NATO’s thirty foreign policy chiefs on January 7, preceded by the transcript of Blinken’s comments. They provide a clear indication of what to expect from the upcoming NATO-Russia Council and Biden-Putin discussions.

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Kazakhstan News Links 8-9 January 2022

Sunday, 9 January 2022 • 16:00 — The New Dark Age

Kazakh Security Council adopts draconian measures against jihadists

Kazakhstan and Europe’s Anti-lockdown Protests — A Contrast in Reactions
https://www.globalresearch.ca/kazakhstan-europe-anti-lockdown-protests-contrast-reactions/5766654

Kazakhstan: Eyewitnesses Say Unrest Is Being Coordinated
https://www.globalresearch.ca/kazakhstan-eyewitnesses-say-unrest-being-coordinated/5766643

Kazakhstan Calming Down – The West Getting Mad
https://southfront.org/kazakhstan-calming-down-the-west-getting-mad/

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Kazakhstan turns into graveyard for US diplomacy

Sunday, 9 January 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

A Pentagon-funded bio-lab near Almaty, Kazakhstan, has become focus of attention for its research on “dangerous pathogens”

The Kazakh Ministry of Health issued an innocuous disclaimer today denying social media reports about the seizure of a “military biological lab near Almaty by unidentified people.”

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CSTO in Kazakhstan annoys U.S.

Saturday, 8 January 2022 — Indian Punchline

Gen. Andrey Serdyukov, commander of Russian Airborne Troops, will lead the CSTO peacekeeping forces in Kazakhstan

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Press Availability at Washington on Friday was largely devoted to Ukraine and the forthcoming strategic stability talks with Russia. But in response to a carefully planted question at the fag-end of the interaction, Blinken reflected bitterly on the deployment of Russian troops to Kazakhstan.

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Is Israel’s Operation Persia Underway?

Wednesday, 29 December 2021 — Internationalist 360°

Germán Gorraiz López

The successive Israeli military offensives against Gaza and the West Bank have always been protected by the “vortex of silence” of the main world mass media controlled by the transnational Israeli lobby, a theory formulated by the German political scientist Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann in her book “The Vortex of Silence. Public Opinion: Our Social Skin” (1977). This thesis would symbolize “the formula of cognitive overlapping that institutes censorship through a deliberate and suffocating accumulation of messages of a single signature”, thus producing a spiral process or positive feedback loop and the consequent manipulation of world public opinion by the transnational Israeli lobby (Israel’s right to defend itself).

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Sir Tony Blair: Bloody Knight of the Realm

Thursday, 6 January 2022 — Global Research

Awards and honours bestowed by States or private committees, republican or monarchical, are bound to be corrupted by considerations of hypocrisy, racketeering and general, chummy disposition.  From the Nobel Peace Prize to the range of eccentric and esoteric orders bestowed each year in Britain by Her Majesty, diddling and manipulating is never far behind.  You are bestowed such things as a reminder of your worth to the establishment rather than your unique contribution to the good quotient of humanity.  Flip many a peace prize over and you are bound to find the smouldering remains of a war criminal’s legacy.

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Probing the depths of the CIA’s misdeeds in Africa

Saturday, 8 January 2022 — Africa is a Country

The CIA committed many crimes in the early days of post-independence Africa. But is it fair to call their interference “recolonization”?

Woman walks by the rather large vibrant mural dedicated to Patrice Lumumba, political leader who brought freedom to the Congo, in L.A.’s Leimert Park. Photo credit Joey Zanotti via Flickr CC BY 2.0.

In 1958, a year after it achieved independence from colonial rule, Ghana hosted a conference of African leaders, the first such gathering to ever take place on the continent. At the invitation of Ghana’s newly elected prime minister, Kwame Nkrumah, more than 300 leaders from 28 territories across Africa attended, including Patrice Lumumba of the still-Belgian Congo and Frantz Fanon, who was then living in still-French Algeria. It was a time of unlimited potential for a group of people determined to chart a new course for their homelands. But the host wanted his guests not to forget the dangers ahead of them. “Do not let us also forget that colonialism and imperialism may come to us yet in a different guise—not necessarily from Europe.”

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Beyond the Capitalist Paradigm of Destruction: Generative Chaos

Wednesday, 5 January 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Leonardo Boff

I believe that this leap, with our participation, especially the victims of the exploitation of capitalism, can occur and would be within the possibilities of the history of the universe and the Earth: from the current destructive chaos, we can move on to generative chaos of a new way of being and inhabiting planet Earth.

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William I. Robinson: The Global Police State, Capitalism and 21st Century Fascism

Friday, 7 January 2022 — 

George Floyd Protest in Washington, DC - May 30Image by Geoff Livingston via Flickr

Originally posted Oct. 27, 2020 | goingundergroundRT on Oct 26, 2020

We speak to William Robinson, author of The Global Police State. He discusses how capitalism’s crises have fuelled the rise of the global police state, the drastic inequality and poverty that has become a theme of modern capitalism which necessitates the global police state, whether there is class warfare on the poor, the growing industry of militarism and oppression and much more!

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Living in Epoch-Defining Times: Food, Agriculture and the New World Order

Thursday, 6 January 2022 — Global Research

Farmerless farms manned by driverless machines, monitored by drones and doused with chemicals to produce commodity crops from patented genetically engineered seeds for industrial ‘biomatter’ to be processed and constituted into something resembling food. Data platforms, private equity firms, e-commerce giants and AI-controlled farming systems.