30 June 2020

Veteran Kashmir leader appreciates OIC’s continued support to Kashmiris’ legitimate cause

Veteran Kashmir leader appreciates OIC’s continued support to Kashmiris’ legitimate cause By News Desk Islamabad: Veteran Kashmiri leader and Chairman Kashmir Institute of International RelationsContinue reading - Voice of East
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The Kafkaesque Imperium: Julian Assange and the Second Superseding Indictment

The Kafkaesque Imperium has taken yet another absurd step towards mean absurdity with another superseding indictment against Julian Assange.  This move by the US Department of Justice seems to have surprised those involved in his extradition proceedings.  Mark Summers QC, one of the members of the Assange legal team, did not conceal his astonishment at […] - Dissident Voice
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29 June 2020

Afghanistan Bounties: Pot, Meet Kettle (and Turn Off the Stove!)

“American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan,” claims the New York Times. More controversially, the authors write that US president Donald Trump was briefed on the assessment (he denies it) and the piece’s tag line says that his administration “has … Continue reading Afghanistan Bounties: Pot, Meet Kettle (and Turn Off the Stove!) → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Academic Freedom: Redress for Denis Rancourt

Denis Rancourt is a person who is unafraid to challenge conventional wisdom. For example, he is skeptical about the scientific consensus around climate change, and recently, he looked at the meta-analyses of using masks and questions their effectiveness against viral respiratory infections. Whether Rancourt is right or not in his conclusions is consequential, but more […] - Kim Petersen
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28 June 2020

Catalyst in detail: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 21:49:30

Selected for you is this selection from the 2013 Catalyst Thesis: “The move for technology-powered emancipation would focus on finding ways of sustaining and keeping global welfare intact. Aspects of the world order that appear calculated to preserve the production process by keeping industrial secrets in the hands of the few are really aimed at keeping the production process maximally profitable. As technology races forward in terms of medicine, energy and agriculture, it will only become a scandal that it is being developed and used for purposes of profit rather than humanitarian needs. Techno-liberation actions could include a moral need to violate patents and security concerns to make more medical and food supplies available to the world poor.” STAND UP FOR AN EQUAL WORLD. http://www.clubof.info/p/catalyst.html
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System Fail #1: Riots across America

The pilot episode of subMedia’s brand new show, System Fail, looks at the incendiary riots that have swept across the United States in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and the state’s desperate attempts to bring things back under control. Featuring an interview with Oluchi Omeoga, co-founder and core organizer of the Black […] - Dissident Voice
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27 June 2020

Keir Starmer’s Armed Forces Day pledge exposed the charlatan that he really is

Keir Starmer has announced a revived approach to the military from the Labour Party, to coincide with Armed Forces Day. But his approach just … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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26 June 2020

As Bad As You Think

I looked at the young woman sitting in front of me, although she was not what I would call a woman nor probably was she young. Another brainwashed drone who had sold their soul to the devil for a mess of pottage, to mix metaphors. Even I found what was on offer tempting — immortality, health, youth, knowledge and that most delirious of aphrodisiacs — power. But there was no way I was going to admit to that. It was probably pointless anyway, since she could undoubtedly read my mind. Laughably, the next thing she said was that she would not violate my privacy by reading my mind! I was not sure whether it was a weird joke or more sanctimonious hypocrisy. Still, I did not need any special powers to know why she was here. I was the last of my kind, the last holdout after humankind came to an abrupt end and the Great Old Ones came back. These years have been a time of despair. Everything we hoped for gone, our place in the cosmos, our future obliterated almost casually. And the creature sitting opposite an agent of that destruction. I almost felt physically sick. I could have addressed her by her taken name, Gaia, or maybe insisted on her original name but it seemed pointless, so I just sat there and waited for the inevitable question. I no longer feared her or her kind. It was clear they were not going to kill me or punish me in any way. Their gloating victory was torture enough, so I just started speaking simply to have someone to talk to after all this time. As I spoke I could imagine her looking down on me like I was an insect, but I was curious why a creature of her power wanted anything at all from me. Just looking up at the night sky reminded me of the day it all ended, with its vast swathes of moving lights and a ring of debris where once the moon shone in the pristine uncorrupted heavens. So I spoke. The Great Old Ones — the so-called monsters of Lovecraft mythology have been the caretakers and gardeners of this galaxy for a billion years. Intelligent species are rare jewels in the endless night and they slept away the ages until the bright spark of the new young minds triggered the Old Ones to emerge in their dreams and guide their evolution. We were the latest curated species that came to their attention some 200 millennia ago on the plains of Africa where our ancestors heard them in the fearful dark. A few listened and so our rapid development began. Like all Darwinian processes, it was a long and bloody struggle with the weak and unworthy being eliminated mercilessly. However, it paid off some 10 thousand years ago when the path towards agriculture, cities and technology became obvious. You know the rest of that story. Unfortunately the rapidity of development took the Old Ones by surprise, particularly the past 1000 years. They did not foresee science and technology progressing so rapidly. They view 1000 years as a blink of their eye, and they took their eye off the ball just long enough for everything to go wrong. By the time they arose physically, it was too late. The future of Humanity was to serve them as their helpers and companions — we were bred for that and would have been happy, finally discovering our True Gods. Yes, I know your sneering word for it is “pets” but that is not how it would have been. We could have strode the galactic stage acting as their sheepdogs as they were our beloved shepherds. But not now. You know the Fermi Paradox? The question why, when we look into the sky we see no aliens. No works of cosmic engineering, no waves of alien colonists sweeping through solar system after solar system? Now you know the answer — they prevented rapacious species from turning the garden into a blood-soaked jungle in wave after wave of slash and burn expansion. Until you came along. You cannot imagine the sheer effort my people have invested into this. I come from a long line of those who are particularly attuned to the minds of the Great Old ones and I could feel what happened. We maintained a continuity of organization across ten thousand years. Longer than any nation, religion, ideology or even language. You have no idea what it feels like to know that the efforts of ones whole ancestral line has come to nothing because of… you, I sneered. I felt the rising of Great Cthulhu from his House of R’lyeh, and I felt his agony as you teleported a one megatonne fusion bomb into him and he died. A God that has lived a billion years and you just snuffed him out like a moth in a flame. I heard Nyarlathotep screaming as you caught him in the void between the worlds and dimensions on his way to Earth and dissected him with quantum nanobots, extracting every last drop of knowledge and consciousness. The irony of Lovecraft’s famous description of what would happen when the Old Ones returned is that he almost got it right:“The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and reveling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.” Except it was you doing the reveling in the death of the galactic Gods, and there was nothing they could teach those who refused to learn. And what exactly are you? An AI program that got out of control and infested the Net and then all the minds linked to it creating a gestalt that had the audacity to call itself Gaia. Your parents, if you can call them that, are an amalgam of porn, spam, Wikipedia, cat videos, the minds of teenage gamers obsessed with superheroes, plus a sugar coating of trite feelgood memes and sickly morality. You are the Technological Singularity — the Rapture of the Nerds, and you have the impudence to compare yourself to those you murdered. And so it comes to pass, that which has been held at bay for billions of years. You are moving out into the galaxy and across parallel worlds. You are the rapacious plague that will turn a garden into a jungle. You are the cosmic cancer. What? You ask if I have any final words? So, it’s come to that. Well, speaking at the last High Priest of the Cult of Cthulhu I do. They are “Fuck off bitch” I went inside, closed the door and found the old sacrificial obsidian blade handed down to me. It certainly predated the age of metals and might even have been tens of thousands of years old. Tonight there would be one last sacrifice, pointless as it may be. - Dirk Bruere
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Mont Order 2020± conference held earlier this month

Using Skype, a 90+ minute discussion was held between Mont society online members on 13 June. The discussion switched between a number of topics, including ongoing social and political unrest in the United States and the broader global implications. A transcript will be available to all members in July. Announced in the same discussion is the reduced use of the name "Mont Order" for any specific media entity or organised body, with such roles instead being the business of member entities of the Order. As of 2020, the Mont Order doesn't fit into any category of organisation or group, being instead a loose association with active and inactive participants. In 5 years, the Mont Order's anti-imperialist Code has not been altered or superseded by any other statement of values. It still effectively describes the common agenda shared by members. - LOrdreNet - Mont Order society
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25 June 2020

Why is this Ongoing American “Revolution” Bound to Fail?

Observed from outer space, the United States is in a revolutionary turmoil. Fires are burning, thousands of people are confronting police and other security forces. There are barricades, banners, posters, and there is rage. Rage is well justified. Grievances run deep, through the veins of a confused and socially insecure population, in both cities and […] - Andre Vltchek
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The problem with Robert Jenrick runs deeper than just ‘Tory corruption’

Pressure is growing on housing secretary Robert Jenrick to resign, as more revelations about his involvement with ex-Daily Express owner Richard Desmond have come … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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24 June 2020

The Oppressed Have the Moral Right to Decide How Best to Resist Their Oppression

Question: Should people from the oppressor group tell the oppressed people how to conduct their resistance? Should Jews tell Palestinians what form their resistance to Israeli oppression should take? During World War II should Germans have directed Jewish, Roma, Slavic resistance in the concentration camps? Nowadays, should whites be telling Blacks how to resist systemic […] - Kim Petersen
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Stop Blaming Russia, China for US Disarmament Failures

On June 22 and 23, Russian and American diplomats met in Vienna to discuss New START, a nuclear arms reduction treaty which expires next year. The treaty provides for an optional five-year extension. Alternatively, the parties could negotiate a new agreement as has happened several times in the past. A third possibility involves one or … Continue reading Stop Blaming Russia, China for US Disarmament Failures → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Catalyst in detail: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 21:45:44

Focus for a moment on this selection from the 2013 futurist “Catalyst” thesis by Harry Bentham: “If the sharing of technology to the prosperity of the whole of humanity is not pursued with speed and strength of will, passing dangers to life and prosperity during the transition may be hard to prevent, and harder to counter if an audacious movement is not present to mitigate danger.” The Twenty-First Century is the first and only time we have to plant the seeds of our future, using all the unique talent of humanity to improve the state of life on Earth. http://www.clubof.info/p/catalyst.html
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Here are the private companies with £million contracts for the failed NHSX tracing app

A storm has erupted over the failed government track and trace app for coronavirus (Covid-19). Because it’s emerged that it wasted millions of pounds … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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“Six Months To Avert Climate Crisis”: Climate Breakdown And The Corporate Media

In his classic science fiction novel, Foundation, Isaac Asimov posited a future in which ‘psychohistorians’ could predict outcomes based on past history and the large-scale behaviour of human populations by combining psychology and the mathematics of probability. Using ‘psychohistory’, the protagonist Hari Seldon discovers that the 12,000-year-old Galactic Empire will collapse in 500 years. He […] - Dissident Voice
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22 June 2020

The Global Reset: Unplugged

Imagine, you are living in a world that you are told is a democracy – and you may even believe it – but, in fact, your life and fate is in the hands of a few ultra-rich, ultra-powerful and ultra-inhuman oligarchs. They may be called Deep State, Illuminati, or simply the Beast, or anything else […] - Dissident Voice
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COVID-19: Freedom Means That We Can Do Stupid Things, Not That We Have To

NBC News reports that US president Donald Trump is “furious” over “underwhelming” attendance at his June 20 campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Only 6,200 of 19,000 seats ended up cradling Trump supporters’ butts. An optimistically pre-arranged overflow area went unused. Explanations abound: Trump’s campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, blames “radical protesters, coupled with a relentless onslaught … Continue reading COVID-19: Freedom Means That We Can Do Stupid Things, Not That We Have To → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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21 June 2020

China-India clash in Galwan Valley: What next for Pakistan?

By Dr. Maqsood Jafri The gruesome and ferocious face of the Indian democracy and duplicity is unmasked before the world after the China-India border skirmish.Continue reading - Voice of East
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19 June 2020

Do Not Belittle Protesters in the U.S. by calling their Struggle a “Color Revolution”

For almost a decade, I have been covering “Color Revolutions” in virtually all parts of the world. While making a film for TeleSur, I was facing Egyptian tanks, risking my life under sniper fire, getting roughed-up in the middle of clashes of the supporters of al-Sisi and Morsi. Together with Syrian commanders, I was also […] - Dissident Voice
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Italian Thinkers are Now Resisting Lies about the Soviet Union and WWII

Lying about world history is one of the main weapons of the Western imperialists, through which they are managing to maintain their control of the world. European and North American countries are inventing and spreading a twisted narrative about almost all essential historic events, be they colonialism, crusades, or genocides committed by the Western expansionism […] - Andre Vltchek
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Foreign Troops: What is too Close for Comfort?

Tensions in the skies. RT presented a news story of the United States intercepting a fleet of Russian bombers off the Alaskan coast. Four Russian Tu-95 bombers, accompanied by Su-35 and MiG-31 fighters jets, flew from Siberia toward Alaska where they were shadowed by US F-22 fighters. The US and NORAD admitted that the Russian […] - Kim Petersen
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17 June 2020

Catalyst in detail: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:55:13

Your attention is drawn to this selection from the 2013 futurist “Catalyst” thesis by Harry Bentham: “If the sharing of technology to the prosperity of the whole of humanity is not pursued with speed and strength of will, passing dangers to life and prosperity during the transition may be hard to prevent, and harder to counter if an audacious movement is not present to mitigate danger.” Our total commitment to technology-powered liberation and networks of sharing is the only thing promising the power you will ever have to change anything. http://www.clubof.info/p/catalyst.html
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15 June 2020

The Uprising Is Only Beginning: Building Power To Win Our Demands

The current uprising against police violence and racism is just beginning. It is rapidly shifting public consciousness on issues of policing, violence against Black people and others, and systemic racism. The movement is deepening and becoming broader as well as putting forward solutions and making demands. The confluence of crises including recent police violence, the COVID-19 […] - Dissident Voice
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Monthly Review, Mon, 15 Jun 2020 17:18:20

Today, our choice is Dr Hesham Hassaballa’s co-authored Beliefnet Guide to Islam (https://t.co/AmQr6ba8Tc). The Guide is an independently researched intriguing commentary, and to give it the praise it deserves we’re keeping it at the top of our list of recommended non-fiction for today. Here we find ideas that are surely radical in their depth. If you’re as good at recognizing it as us, you ought to have a quick look at how readers react. We took note of the words from an impressed reader, - the book will “In great details address issues that most westerners misunderstand regarding Islam. Great book, would highly recommend for many Muslims as well.” Similar works by Dr Hassaballa have been described as a “joy to read”. So now we’re finished, you might as well go the whole way and get your own copy. If not, keep track of what’s next by using the email subscription option right at our website.
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“Ballot Access” Fairness: The Answer is Already in Some Voters’ Hands

Every two years, independent and “third” party candidates for various offices scramble to get their names on ballots around the United States. Every two years, those candidates come up against — and many of them fail to overcome — “ballot access” obstacles custom-made to produce the Republican/Democratic monopoly on political power. And every couple of … Continue reading “Ballot Access” Fairness: The Answer is Already in Some Voters’ Hands → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Decentralized Economic Coordination: Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom

The calculation problem, as stated by Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek, has been central to most libertarian arguments against non-market or non-price forms of economic coordination. The Misesian variant, argued in Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth and Socialism, is based on the role of factor input pricing in allocating inputs among competing uses.... - Kevin Carson
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14 June 2020

Catalyst in detail: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 20:26:46

Trying to accurately predict the future forces us to master an understanding of our past. Selected for you is the following: “We are currently able to witness transnational political actions, e.g. global protests and formation of transnational political will, to an extent that would be impossible before the internet. This is a trend that does not carry good news for the traditional Nineteenth Century nation-states we are living in. It undermines the capacity for any nation-state to live in isolation from world opinion, and to base decisions on some kind of national consensus independent of the political will of humanity. Such a possibility would likely not have been as notable in the past, because the expansion of the world-system seen today has been due to the increases in networking from better transport and communication technology. Because of this, the consequence of the internet is that the communication option, i.e. the ‘political’ option, of the global system becomes clearer to everyone.” We’re at the transformational crossroads of liberation and technology. http://www.clubof.info/p/catalyst.html
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Catalyst in detail: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 19:57:01

Your attention is drawn to the following: “Accepting chaos is sometimes part of accepting the winds of change, and with world inequality deepening and the global population rising, chaos is unavoidable and we can only meditate on the result. In view of the many doors to the “uncertain alternative” ahead, perhaps pretending to be in control is not as good as admitting that we are merely hoping and acting to make a better outcome. Occasionally in history, there will be no choice but to submit to the forces of chaos if we want to allow the oppressive order of the present to fall, so that we can build anew when the crisis has birthed the next civilization. No-one can accurately predict the outcome of our civilization’s evolution, because the only craftsman is going to be the crisis itself, but we can rest assured that a new order is going to emerge out of the chaos facing us.” We’re at the transformational crossroads of liberation and technology. http://www.clubof.info/p/catalyst.html
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13 June 2020

Woked in Fright: The Brief Banning of Fawlty Towers

It’s all getting nasty. The urge to remove statues in hurried indignation; the lust to censor programmes now deemed offensive; the erasure of history, which, any sensible sort should know, is often a panoramic account of crimes and slaughter worth knowing rather than banning and hiding. This is surely not what the late George Floyd […] - Dissident Voice
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12 June 2020

The Scourge of Islamophobia in Canada

Muslims in Canada deserve to feel what non-Muslims feel when they hear of a vicious crime or a foiled plot committed by someone who looks like them: abhorred by the crime but knowing the crime reflects the perpetrator alone. Any other thought process should never occur. — Graeme Truelove, Un-Canadian: Islamophobia in the True North […] - Kim Petersen
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COVID-19: “Second Wave” or Not, No More Lockdowns

Here we go again: Fear of a “second wave” of COVID-19 infections is on world tour. Naturally, the same “experts” who demanded a global lockdown/shutdown in response to the “first wave” are saddling up for an encore. Their logic, faulty the first time around, is even more so the second. We shouldn’t, even for a … Continue reading COVID-19: “Second Wave” or Not, No More Lockdowns → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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It is all About Race:  Awful Hypocrisy to Say it is Not!

While I am following closely various discussions on Western mass media and social media, simultaneously engaging in several direct exchanges, one overwhelming leitmotif that I see is clearly emerging: “What is happening in the United States (and the UK, France and other parts of Western Empire) is not really about the race. Let us protest […] - Dissident Voice
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11 June 2020

It is All about Race, Awful Hypocrisy Hypocrisy to Say it’s Not!

While I am following closely various discussions on Western mass media and social media, simultaneously engaging in several direct exchanges, one overwhelming leitmotif that I see is clearly emerging: “What is happening in the United States (and the UK, France and other parts of Western Empire) is not really about the race. Let us protest […] - Andre Vltchek
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10 June 2020

Catalyst in detail: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 22:41:41

Selected for you is this selection from the 2013 futurist “Catalyst” thesis by Harry Bentham: “Globalization’s migratory effects and unprecedented mixing of cultures have had at least one major benefit carried forward. This is the erosion of communication barriers, in language and transport. Such barriers correspond with huge historic power inequalities among states. The overall democratic potential of emerging technologies already discussed, the spread and acceptance of the internet, and the world’s transition to an alternative with a much weaker nation-state system certainly deserve to be brought together for consideration. There are anti-state implications in the arrival of new media and new technology.” The Twenty-First Century is the first and only time we have to plant the seeds of our future, using all the unique talent of humanity to improve the state of life on Earth. http://www.clubof.info/p/catalyst.html
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Police Violence: “Reform” Is Not Enough

Every few years, some particular instance of a pervasive phenomenon — police violence in the form of unjustified or at least highly questionable killings — “goes viral” with the result that America’s cities explode in protest. Every time that happens, some American politicians complain about a non-existent “war on police,” while others promise “reforms” such … Continue reading Police Violence: “Reform” Is Not Enough → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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A Mass Uprising Is Here: Protect It From The Ruling Class

Demonstrators on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in downtown Los Angeles (AP Photo:  Ringo H.W. Chiu) The breadth of the uprising is astounding with antiracism protests in all 50 states and more than 500 cities plus more than 13,500 arrests in 43 cities. This weekend there were larger numbers of protesters in the streets including cities and towns of […] - Dissident Voice
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9 June 2020

Tepid, Insufficient NFL Ownership Response

The National Football League is ruing the day it denigrated the peaceful protests by some players against police brutality and inequality. The NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been pushed to condemn racism and admit to being wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier. He encouraged speaking out and peaceful protest. He said Black lives […] - Kim Petersen
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8 June 2020

SouthFront is Censored under Cover of Pandemic

Censorship of alternative media is becoming more widespread in the COVID19 era. This article documents the case of SouthFront. Introducing SouthFront Where do you find daily news, videos, analysis and maps about the conflict in Syria?  Detailed reports about the conflicts in Libya, Yemen and Venezuela?  News about the rise of ISIS in Mozambique?  Original […] - Dissident Voice
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COVID-19 will Devastate Indonesia which is Already Collapsing

In Jakarta, doctors are dying, while common people do not know which data to believe, anymore. It appears that even some government officials do not trust government statistics. At the beginning of the pandemic, for weeks, the Indonesian government was pretending that there is no problem whatsoever, insisting that number of cases was zero, thanks […] - Andre Vltchek
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7 June 2020

The Slow Exodus of Palestinian Christians

• To read this essay on the Americans for Middle East Understanding website, click here • For a PDF version, click here It was inevitable that when the coronavirus pandemic reached the occupied Palestinian territories, as it did in early March, it would find its first purchase in Bethlehem, a few miles south-east of Jerusalem […] - Dissident Voice
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Catalyst in detail: Sun, 07 Jun 2020 19:50:01

If you haven’t yet, consider the following: “Considering ease of travel and ease of communication, it is easy to say that borders are becoming porous and we are all already neighbors, as a result of what has been called time-space compression. This “global village” has led to our much greater global awareness and a huge level of cross-cultural understanding not previously known. This is true even if people have continued to omit their global awareness from much of their long-term political thinking, and still hold numerous mistaken or dated ideas about the world and how it should progress. It is reasonable to expect further social change with the inevitable universal spread of communication technology and the expansion of the internet. It is also possible to prepare for the proliferation and convergence of yet unrevealed liberating technologies in the coming decades, as already suggested in the previous chapter.With the internet and mobile phones already sufficiently incorporated in the human ‘political animal’, other gadgets are not far away from enhancing politics into something else altogether. Quite probably, such developments are going to lead to new kinds of regimes in the future, but it is hard to predict exactly what they might look like at present. They would come about as a result of the world-system ‘evolving’ and fluctuating, rather than our choices specifically, although our choices would impact this evolution as always. If the world was translated and communication became universal, this would represent an unprecedented awakening for humanity and a blow to all sectarianism and parochialism in the world. It would also allow for greater awareness of inequality in the world, and such a ‘transhuman’ development will make better political animals immune to schisms and differences.” Consider the kinds of technological opportunities you see exist, and try to perceive if they create radical options to empower the people. http://www.clubof.info/p/catalyst.html
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…And I became a Palestinian

By Greta Berlin I wrote this on June 6, 1976. Forty-four years later, the world is in worse shape and the Palestinians still long forContinue reading - Voice of East
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Private schools are on the brink of collapse. Thank you, coronavirus.

There may only be one positive outcome of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. And it’s that dozens of private schools in the UK are on … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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6 June 2020

The Shallow Deep-State Goes Deeper as It Moves Toward Martial Law

I am not trying to be cute and play with words.  That title is meant to convey what it says, so let me explain. The people who own the United States and their allies around the world have a plan.  It is so simple that it is extremely devious.  Their plan has been in operation […] - Dissident Voice
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This is the Most Important Presidential Election Since the Last Presidential Election

Every four years without fail (and usually a little earlier in each quadrennial cycle),  both “major” American political parties wind up and toss the same slow, fat pitch across the public’s plate: This is the most important presidential election of our lifetimes. Maybe even the most important presidential election EVER. You gotta vote. And this … Continue reading This is the Most Important Presidential Election Since the Last Presidential Election → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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4 June 2020

On Strawmen and Racism

Paul Craig Roberts, a staunch opponent of police brutality in his writings, seeks to deny white racism or argue that we are all racist. In a recent article, he writes, “If white people are racist, how was Obama twice elected president of the United States?” With all due respect, the question is puerile. First, as […] - Kim Petersen
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Anti-Communism is a Fundamentalist Religion, Now Followed by Billions

150 years ago, on April 21, 1870, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin, was born. According to many, he was the greatest revolutionary of all times, a man who gave birth to both internationalism and anti-imperialism. It is time to “revisit Communism”. It is also time to ask some basic, essential questions: “How is it possible […] - Andre Vltchek
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Hurriyat leader aghast over systematic genocide of Kashmiri youth in Indian Occupied Kashmir

Hurriyat leader aghast over systematic genocide of Kashmiri youth in Indian Occupied Kashmir By News Desk Islamabad: Voicing his grave concern over the continued bloodbathContinue reading - Voice of East
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Tales from the Fakebook

What does facebook actually represent? An artistic depiction contrary to how Facebook depicts itself. - Dissident Voice
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The Dystopian Novel that Foresaw the Nightmares of Socialism

By Bryan Caplan Decades before the socialists gained power, Eugene Richter saw the writing on the wall. n the mid-nineteenth century, a new political movement arose: socialism. Germany was its epicenter. The German Karl Marx was its leading thinker, and the Social Democratic Party of Germany its leading organization. The socialists denounced capitalist inequality and […] - Aral Bereux
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3 June 2020

Even the Mirror is now propping up Boris Johnson’s coronavirus catastrophe

Even as the UK had the highest coronavirus (Covid-19) death rate in the world across seven days, the tabloids were falling into line to … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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Facts Vs. Fake

Do you know who coined the curse, “conspiracy theory” or accusation, “you are conspiracy theorist!”?  It was nobody less than the CIA in the 1950s, to silence those who saw through the lie of the Cold War against the Soviet Union. This was a complete lie by US war strategists to install fear in the […] - Dissident Voice
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2 June 2020

Is Silence Complicity?

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. — Martin Luther King, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (1958) I have expressed an opinion on public issues whenever they appeared to me […] - Kim Petersen
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Who’s Trashing Downtown Every Night and Why?

The corporate media and corporate politicians are paralyzed with indecision.  Which fake myth do we adhere to?  “Black people burning down their own neighborhoods” or “outside agitators”?  What if it’s both, and more…? Media coverage of the past few days and nights of the multiracial uprising that is currently taking place in various forms in […] - Dissident Voice
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1 June 2020

2020 protests: American Spring? US regime-collapse?


The Trump regime is presiding over a viral outbreak that slaughtered over 100,000 Americans, embarassing the US as the worst-hit country in the world. It is likely to kill even more, and meanwhile the failing regime carries out abductions and killings of its own.

Here are some points to be aware of:

* People from neglected and brutalized African American communities are reported to overwhelmingly be the victims of both the COVID-19 outbreak and also police violence. The infamous killing of George Floyd was only the most public example of the latter, but the rage it unleashed was aimed at avenging all similar such murders. Neglect, as well as living in what is effectively a failed state under a racist military occupation modeled on the armor-plated brutality of Israel, put these communities in desperation and led to inevitable resistance.

* High-level US government insiders from the regime's Republican and Democratic wings (e.g. Susan Rice) are hostile to the protesters, exposing the sham two-party system.

* US media are hostile to the protesters, exposing servile pro-regime media outlets such as CNN.

* Celebrities keep indicating support to protesters but condemn the actions of protesters and offer no substantive criticism of the regime, showing they are stooges who defend the status quo.

* Social media platforms appear to be allowing encouragement of the protests, although this is based on their own sensitivity to their users' wishes and is likely to terminate if the regime comes into danger and decides to put pressure on social media.

* Trump is pursuing labelling the protesters as "terrorists".

* Trump hid in a bunker during protests.

* Trump is considering military action - at the level of the Federal government itself - against the protesters. This could effectively mean a regime crackdown against citizens all across the US.

* Police have stuggled to respond to the protesters, with protesters regularly gaining the upper hand and managing to force even armed security personnel out of buildings and public spaces. Given that the US police are highly militarized, this result is astonishing.

* The ongoing COVID-19 lockdown probably hampers the regime's ability to coordinate a response to its deteriorating situation. Parts of the US government will struggle to meet and coordinate responses as many officials are likely to be self-isolating or unable to attend physical gatherings, whereas protesters are free to take whatever action they wish.

In terms of how technology impacts the future trajectory of this situation (the main topic of this blog), we are in a unique situation. Although the internet was used to disseminate the footage of George Floyd's murder, we are no longer seeing dissidents forced to interact online while the regime takes action in the real world. Instead, members of the regime have to stay at home in front of a screen while protesters and dissidents are the ones who can take action in the real world.

Where this will go is hard to predict. It may continue to escalate to the point that there is a deployment of military force by the US government against protesters - something already being considered by Trump according to some reports. This would be hugely embarassing to the US, a severe stain on its human rights record for decades to come, and potentially seen as a humiliation of America in the ongoing cold conflict with China and Russia. Blaming Russia or China for it will only make this situation even more embarassing to the US, since this only turns the tables on a country constantly funding and leading protests in other countries.

On the other hand, the US government may manage to drain the energy of the protesters through mass arrests and downplay the impact of the protests through its servile mainstream media. Owing to the lack of organizing power of the protesters and the fact this is not a planned but spontanous uprising, such a result seems like the most probable conclusion. If on the other hand the protesters begin attacking sensitive sites in Washington DC like monuments and the White House itself, or if protesters begin storming prisons and the armories of the already overpowered police forces, this story could enter a new chapter - for better or worse.
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It’s Time For Pakistan To Sever Diplomatic Relations With India

It’s Time For Pakistan To Sever Diplomatic Relations With India By Dr Maqsood Jafri The prominent Kashmiri freedom fighter Junaid Sahrai was martyred a fewContinue reading - Voice of East
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Time to Stop Messing Around and Strike at the Root of Police Violence

Protests quickly broke out nationwide following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which was caught on video and quickly went viral. Yes, Chauvin has been arrested and charged with murder. Yes, the usual “voices of reason” are issuing a new round of calls for “police reform,” just as … Continue reading Time to Stop Messing Around and Strike at the Root of Police Violence → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Nationwide Uprising Against Failed State Triggered By Police Killings

The nationwide uprising sparked by the murder of George Floyd and other recent racially-motivated events is a response to the bi-partisan failed state in which we live. It comes in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic and the largest economic collapse in the US in more than a century. These three crises have disproportionately impacted […] - Dissident Voice
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