Queen Elizabeth II is ultimately responsible if the torture of Julian Assange persists or if he dies in her prison.

Barbaric British Decisions

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark - 29. March 2020

“To expose another human being to serious illness, and to the threat of losing their life, is grotesque and quite unnecessary. This is not justice, it is a barbaric decision.”- Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, March 26, 2020

Social distancing is not a word that seems to have reached certain parts of the British legal system.  Granted, it is an odd one, best refashioned as an anti-social act for the sake of preservation.  Marooned in some state of legal obliviousness, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser (image below) had little time for the bail application made by counsel for Julian Assange.  The WikiLeaks publisher had again rubbed the judicial person the wrong way.  Her memory was not unfazed: Assange had absconded in 2012 and had blotted his copy book.  He would not be permitted to it again.

Bob Dylan strikes again

Like a shot ricocheting at Heaven’s Door, Bob Dylan has released a masterpiece dissecting JFK's assassination

Dallas, Texas, location of the scene where John Kennedy was assassinated during an official journey in 1963. Photo: AFP / United States National Archives(larger below)

By Pepe Escobar (*) - 28. March 2020

What spectacular timing. Like a shot ricocheting at Heaven’s Door as a virus pandemic rages and Planet Lockdown is the new normal, Bob Dylan has produced a stunning 17-minute masterpiece dissecting the November 22, 1963, assassination of JFK – releasing it at midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Thursday.

For baby boomers, not to mention obsessive Dylanologists, this is the ultimate sucker punch. Countless eyes will be plunged into swimming pools revisiting all the memories swirling around “the day they blew out the brains of the king / Thousands were watching, no one saw a thing.”  But that’s not all: the Dylanmobile takes us on a magical mystery tour of the 60s and 70s, complete with the Beatles, the Age of Aquarius and the Who’s “Tommy.”

PROLOQUE: How many warnings you need to receive in/an order to understand? Stand up - say NO!!!

COVID-19: MARTIAL LAW, DIGITAL CURRENCY, AND WORLD GOVERNMENT

The tyrannical trait hasn't been taken out of Man's genome and the equations of government.

By KURT NIMMO - 27. March 2020

Is the corporate media-generated hysteria over what appears to be a normal influenza virus happenstance? 

I certainly don’t claim to be a financial wizard. In fact, at best, I have a rudimentary understanding of how the convoluted funny money economy works. However, you don’t need to fully comprehend the ins-and-outs of rigged monetary system to understand we’re in for big trouble and the coronavirus “pandemic” is not only accelerating the fall but will make the outcome far, far worse. 

For more detail on the financial end of this disaster, read Mike Whitney’s Why Washington’s COVID-19 Relief Package Must Be Stopped!

No chance, however. As I write this, Congress passed a pork-laden “stimulus” bill. 

UPDATE 27. March 2020: The U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases. In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,000 deaths — more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, according to data gathered by The New York Times. Other sources like HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE or from this MAP list already 85,749 infected and 1,311 dead in the USA. "Sick Man" America will take many others down while dying. 

Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise You

- but inhumane USA blocks medical and other evacuation flights for stranded Venezuelans back to Venezuela. 

With medical and humanitarian help from Cuba, China and Russia the Venezuelan people also survive the coronavirus onslaught

By Leonardo Flores - ICH - 27. March 2020

Within a few hours of being launched, over 800 Venezuelans in the U.S. registered for an emergency flight from Miami to Caracas through a website run by the Venezuelan government. This flight, offered at no cost, was proposed by President Nicolás Maduro when he learned that 200 Venezuelans were stuck in the United States following his government’s decision to stop commercial flights as a preventative coronavirus measure. The promise of one flight expanded to two or more flights, as it became clear that many Venezuelans in the U.S. wanted to go back to Venezuela, yet the situation remains unresolved due to the U.S. ban on flights to and from the country.

Those who rely solely on the mainstream media might wonder who in their right mind would want to leave the United States for Venezuela. Numerous outlets—including TIME magazine, the Washington PostThe Hill, the Miami Herald, and others—published opinions in the past week describing Venezuela as a chaotic nightmare. These media outlets painted a picture of a coronavirus disaster, of government incompetence and of a nation teetering on the brink of collapse. The reality of Venezuela’s coronavirus response is not covered by the mainstream media at all.

Celebrate Lobo Week with Hope for Mexican Gray Wolves

Mexican Grey Wolf in pine forest. Credit: Rebecca Bose/Wolf Conservation Center

By Craig Miller - 26. March 2020

It’s Lobo Week and we have great news to share: The Mexican gray wolf, one of the world’s rarest land mammals, is making a comeback in the wild!  Earlier this month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its official 2019 Mexican gray wolf population count revealing that 163 individual wolves in 42 packs are in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, up 24% from last year’s count! 

This is an amazing achievement considering that just a few decades ago these rare wolves had been eliminated from the wild and reduced to just a handful of captive individuals. 

Wolves play a key ecological role in keeping ecosystems healthy. They help to keep deer and elk populations in check, which benefits many other plant and animal species while keeping forests diverse and resilient to drought, disease and wildfire.

Frightened Mobs in Peru Burn Hundreds of Bats With Torches as Coronavirus Hysteria Grows

Peruvian authorities urged locals to understand that "bats are not our enemies."

Bats in Peru killed by hysteric mob.

By Elias Marat - 26.

(TMU) — As the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, misinformation in the form of fake news, rumors, and gossip have continued to feed mass hysteria and panic over the deadly disease.

In Peru, this has resulted in locals attempting to fight CoViD-19 by attacking communities of bats despite the fact that the novel virus still hasn’t been decisively proven to have originated from the winged creature.

On Wednesday, the Peruvian government issued a statement warning residents to stop killing bats after authorities were forced to intervene when roughly half a thousand of the flying mammals came under attack by gangs of peasants hoping to exterminate what they believed were carriers of the disease, reports Peruvian network América Noticias.

ALERT-UPDATE 27. March 2020: EPA Suspends Enforcement of Environmental Laws Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus - That's total madness.

Standing Rock Sioux Prevail as Federal Judge Strikes Down DAPL Permits

Flags fly at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in 2016, near Cannonball, North Dakota. Lucas Zhao / CC BY-NC 2.0

DAPL PIPELINE SHUT DOWN

Victory: Decision cites risks of pipeline spills to Standing Rock Sioux First Nation

This validates everything the Sioux have been saying all along about the risk of oil spills to the Indigenous people of Standing Rock. We will continue to see this through until DAPL has finally been shut down. - Jan Hasselman, Attorney, Earthjustice

By EJ - 25. March 2020

A federal court today granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux First Nation to strike down federal permits for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Court found the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act when it affirmed federal permits for the pipeline originally issued in 2016.

PROLOGUE: This issue actually concerns the situation of all Indigenous women and girls the world over.

Canada Is Ignoring the Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous Women

Supporters and mourners walk together in the streets of downtown Saskatoon, SK during the Sisters in Spirit Vigil & March, October 6, 2019.

By Pam Palmater - 25. March 2020

Canada is in a crisis of epic proportions. Both Canadian and Indigenous governments are currently responding to the coronavirus pandemic in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus and save lives. However, Canada was already in a nationwide crisis before COVID-19 turned into a global health emergency.

In June 2019, the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls final report found Canada guilty of both historic and ongoing genocide against Indigenous peoples generally, and Indigenous women and girls specifically. The National Inquiry found that Canada’s colonial structures which targeted Indigenous women and girls, leads directly to their current rates of violence, death and suicide. Canada’s subsequent failure to take urgent steps to end genocide now puts Indigenous women and girls at higher risk of infection and death in this pandemic.

UPDATE 07. April 2020: STORES PULL IVERMECTIN DEWORMER AFTER STUDY SHOWED IT ELIMINATES SARS-CoV-2

UPDATE: 25. March 2020: Why France is hiding the cheap and tested virus cure Hydroxy-Chloroqine

PROLOGUE: The chicken come home to roost. USA set to become the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic and the “Real Sick Man”.

One Gigantic Western Pharma Rip-Off

The medical-pharmaceutical complex is geared up to massively cash in on the new coronavirus.

By Peter Koenig - 24. March 2020

A few days ago, Dr. Tedros, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) repeated what he said already a few weeks ago, that there are about 20 pharmaceutical laboratories throughout the world that are developing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, named COVID-19, also called 2019-nCOV, or SARS-CoV-2.

For the layman, it is just a stronger mutation of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, that broke out in 2002 / 2003, also in China. To be sure, a mutation made in a laboratory. In a US high-security biological warfare laboratory. In other words, both SARS and COVID-19 – among many other bio-war agents – were made in the USA.

UPDATE 27. March 2020:  "I see the world is not waking up." - Indigenous people race into their homelands in the Ecuadorian Amazon forests to escape coronavirus

PROLOGUE: Total Chaos in India, where 1.3 billion people are forced into lockdown. Hugergames are on.

COVID-19 crisis tells world what Indigenous Peoples have been saying for thousands of years

Viktor Saudeinuk is a medicine man in Siberut, Mentawi Islands, Indonesia. His community is a part of a decades-long battle to protect their islands from palm oil companies. Photo provided by nonprofit organization If Not Us Then Who

By Emilee Gilpin - 24. March 2020

“The coronavirus is telling the world what Indigenous Peoples have been saying for thousands of years — if we do not help protect biodiversity and nature, we will face this and even worse threats,” said Levi Sucre Romero, a BriBri Indigenous person from Costa Rica and co-coordinator of the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB).

Romero was one of three Indigenous leaders invited to speak on the panel for an event sponsored by Covering Climate Now, a global partnership of more than 400 news outlets working to increase accurate news coverage on climate change.

“The coronavirus reminds us that the balance of the Earth is in danger, and we need to maintain our delicate balance of diversity,” Sucre Romero said. “More than 25 per cent of medicines come from forests. If we lose our forests, we lose our medicines, too.”

Illegal wildlife trade goes online as China shuts down markets

Online shift increases pressure on China’s tech giants over trade thrust into spotlight by coronavirus outbreak.

Wuhan wet wildlife market got cleaned out, but now the trade continues still underground and online.

By  - 

Shenzhen, China - China’s top e-commerce and express delivery operators are under pressure from the government and wildlife activists to become de facto enforcers of the country’s temporary ban on the trade in wildlife.

The ban was imposed in late January as cases of COVID-19 surged in Wuhan, where the now global pandemic was suspected to have originated in the wildlife trade or from animals trafficked into the country from abroad.

At the same time, however, conservation groups are calling on China to fully overhaul the way it governs the country’s lucrative business in order to give firms more clarity over what to target when they discover any potentially illegal activity. 

UPDATE 02. April 2020: Update on the Secretary-General’s Appeal for a Global Ceasefire

CALL FOR GLOBAL CEASEFIRE!

Secretary-General António Guterres

The head of the UN just called for an immediate global ceasefire - 23. March 2020

"Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith. It attacks all, relentlessly.

Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world.

The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price. They are also at the highest risk of suffering devastating losses from COVID-19.

To Fight This Pandemic, We Need to Take Over the Military's Resources—Not the Other Way Around

Serving the people instead of serving the war machine and military-industrial complex is the higher goal.

By William Barber (*) and Phyllis Bennis - 

We have been critics of the military for a long time. We've been critical of the endless wars the military is sent to fight, and of the inhumane weapons and methods the military uses against people around the world.

Perhaps most of all, we've been critical of the bloated military spending—$738 billion this year—that distorts our nation's priorities. [The 2 billion COVID-19 bailout is comparatively peanuts.]  While 53 cents of every discretionary tax dollar goes to the Pentagon, we're told there's just no money to pay for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, ending college debt, or a new jobs program.

The military has long been the biggest, best-funded institution of our entire government. And right now, while we're struggling against a deadly pandemic, we're not using it for anything close to the right reasonse

UPDATE 24. March 2020: “TRAVEL PAPERS” AND THE PANDEMIC PATRIOT ACT 2.0

RESIST: NOBODY CAN FORCE YOU TO HAVE A MOBILE PHONE - ESPECIALLY NOT A SMARTPHONE !

Italy: Only 12% of “Covid19 deaths” list Covid19 as cause

Report shows up to 88% of Italy’s alleged Covid19 deaths could be misattributed

The way Italy registers deaths explains their increased coronavirus case/fatality ratio, according to one expert and a report from Italy’s National Institute of Health (ISS).

By OffG - 23. March 2020

Citing this report (in English here), Professor Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health said:

The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus […] On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many had two or three,”

This has been reported widely, it was even in The Telegraph, and yet no one seems to be engaging with it.

Our contribution to International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Respect in Diversity creates Stability and Security.

By Lissalina Marwig - 

Persecution on the basis of race is one of the primary criteria for the definition of a refugee under the 1951 Refugee Convention.

It was included in response to the racial atrocities of the Second World War, particularly Axis power war crimes against Jews, Roma, and people of colour.

The stipulation that refugee status should be extended to those fleeing persecution from race still exists in international law today, but sadly so does racial discrimination itself, often in circumstances which are less high-profile than Nazi war crimes. Asylos offers the opportunity to those fleeing racial discrimination anywhere in the world to substantiate their claim with quality information.

PROLOGUE: Be aware: SUDDEN LOSS OF SMELL is a clinical sign that you might have caught COVID-19. - see down below. Get your latest case and country updates from HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE or from this MAP - but beware of the "data" quality.

COVID-19 - Evidence Over Hysteria

Like in every war - the heroes are the medical workers.

By Aaron Ginn - 21. March 2020

After watching the outbreak of COVID-19 for the past two months, I’ve followed the pace of the infection, its severity, and how our world is tackling the virus. While we should be concerned and diligent, the situation has dramatically elevated to a mob-like fear spreading faster than COVID-19 itself.

When 13% of Americans believe they are currently infected with COVID-19 (mathematically impossible), full-on panic is blocking our ability to think clearly and determine how to deploy our resources to stop this virus. Over three-fourths of Americans are scared of what we are doing to our society through law and hysteria, not of infection or spreading COVID-19 to those most vulnerable.

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