Anatomy of a counter-insurgency

4 July 2020 — MRonline

A policeman shoots rubber bullets at protesters throwing rocks and water bottles during a demonstration next to the city of Miami Police Department, Saturday, May 30, 2020, downtown in Miami. Protests were held throughout the country over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Efforts to undermine the George Floyd uprising

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Introduction

On May 25, 2020, police in Minneapolis Minnesota murdered George Floyd in cold blood. Responding to allegations of counterfeit money, police arrested Floyd, with one officer kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes, ultimately suffocating him. The killing was captured on video and quickly spread across the internet.

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False Positives: the Prevent counter-extremism policy in healthcare

2 July 2020 —

False Positives: the Prevent counter-extremism policy in healthcare is a new Medact report, written by Medact Research Manager Dr. Hilary Aked.

The report examines the implementation and impacts of the Prevent duty in the NHS, looking at the interaction between the duty and other professional duties. It analyses and gives a breakdown of the figures relating to the number of referrals to Prevent across a number of NHS Trusts, discussing the mental health and racialised implications of the duty. The report concludes with key recommendations to both Government and medical bodies based on the findings.

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Statewatch: Open letter to Secretary-General of International Maritime Organization (IMO)

30 June 2020 — Statewatch

Statewatch News Online, 30 June 2020

e-mail: office@statewatch.org

London, 29 June 2020 – The civil liberties organisation Statewatch has today delivered an open letter [1] with hundreds of signatories to Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of International Maritime Organization (IMO), calling on him to revoke the Libyan maritime search and rescue (SAR) zone [2] in order to prevent the so-called Libyan Coast Guard undertaking ‘pull-backs’ of migrants to Libya, where they face violence, abuse and mistreatment.

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Ten reasons to be concerned about 5G – and it has nothing to do with Covid-19

24 June 2020 — True Publica

By Annelie Fitzgerald and Tom Imber:

5G has nothing to do with the coronavirus Covid-19 but as you’ll see there is a strong case for supporting legal action against it.

  1. 5G and existing wireless technologies use artificial radio-frequency radiation (RFR) that has adverse effects on health.
  2. 5G has not been safety tested.
  3. 5G is being rolled out under obsolete RFR exposure guidelines.
  4. 5G will introduce more RFR into our environment, with the risk of adverse impacts on flora and fauna.
  5. 5G will increase energy consumption.
  6. 5G will usher in a regime of total surveillance.
  7. 5G will create an insatiable need for rare earth elements and more toxic e-waste.
  8. 5G from space is a tragedy of the cosmic commons.
  9. 5G is being imposed on us with no public debate or informed consent.
  10. We don’t need 5G.
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Amazon Unveils Augmented Reality to Enforce Social Distancing in New Norm for Corporate America

19 June 2020 — Mint Press

Amazon has started testing on several social distancing technologies following demands for public safety amid COVID-19 and the intrusive changes will likely have a permanent effect on workers’ rights to privacy.

Should you be one of the dozens of people working minimum ten-hour shifts at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Kent, Washington these days, you might very well be at the vanguard of the “new normal” for American blue collar workplaces.

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Meet Wikipedia’s Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation’s regime-change operative CEO

11 June 2020 — Grayzone
Wikipedia Jimmy Wales Katherine Maher US government

Wikipedia has become a bulletin board for corporate and imperial interests under the watch of its Randian founder, Jimmy Wales, and the veteran US regime-change operative who heads the Wikimedia Foundation, Katherine Maher.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

This is part 2 in a series of investigative reports on the systemic problems with Wikipedia. Read part 1 here: “Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing


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Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing

10 June 2020 — The Grayzone

Wikipedia deprecated The Grayzone censorship

On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedia’s guidelines.

By Ben Norton

This is part 1 in a series of investigative reports on the systemic problems with Wikipedia. Read part 2 here: “Meet Wikipedia’s Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation’s regime-change operative CEO


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