UPDATE 10. August 2020: Mohammed Hersi’s take on the controversy over Nairobi National Park
UPDATE 19. April 2020: After a public outcry, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) extended the deadline for public comments to the proposed management plan, which includes the building of a hotel deep inside the full protection zone. The deadline was earlier given on extremely short notice for today - typically for cases where the government of Kenya just wants to push something through. A meeting with the minister in charge, Cabinet Secretary Mr. Najib Balala, could not be held due to coronavirus excuses, but is scheduled for the near future. KWS appears once again as being at least a great part of the problem of persistent wildlife decline in Kenya and not as the steadfast guardian of wildlife in Kenya - as it is thought to be.
PROLOGUE:Are the apparently unabated successors of the colonial settler government in Kenya now totally destroying what is based on a still valid treaty of international law with the Indigenous Maasai people and the sealed dedication to maintain the National Park in perpetuity solely for wildlife protection? Any further attempt to chew away parts of the wildlife protection area must be squashed.
Hotel in Nairobi National Park a bad idea
Conservation experts and activists are questioning why, 70 years since the park was set up, anyone would now want to radically change its status quo.
The proposal by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to put up a multimillion-shilling hotel in the Nairobi National Park is a baffling development.
One would have expected the KWS, as the custodian of the country’s wildlife heritage and an agent of conservation, to be in the front line in opposing any encroachment on this vital resource.
As the world celebrates the International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples today, it is a dull moment for those living in Kenya.
Local forest indigenous groups say while courts have come to their protection, marginalisation continues with long-standing unimplemented court rulings, evictions and ethnic clashes amid a raging global pandemic.
“But we have nothing to celebrate because of continued marginalisation and empty promises. The indigenous communities have won big in both local and international courts while fighting for their rights but the ruling in their favour against the government remain empty years later,” said Joseph Towett, chairperson of the Ogiek Supreme Council of Elders.
UPDATE 08. August 2020: Brazil - Bolsonaro Praises Dictatorship At National Celebration
UPDATE 27. July 2020: Brazilian President Bolsonaro is indicted for crimes against humanity and genocide at the International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague.
Analysis: 2020 Amazon deforestation up 20% over 2019
BY WHRC - 07. July 2020
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has risen 20% over the same point last year and is up significantly over the decade average, warns a new 2020 Amazon Deforestation and Fire Outlook from scientists at Woods Hole Research Center and IPAM Amazônia.
The loss of more than 3,300 square kilometers (nearly 1,300 square miles) of forest from January through June this year represents an area the size of Rhode Island.
That means deforestation has committed at least 115 million metric tons of carbon to the atmosphere, equivalent to the annual emissions of 25 million vehicles, or the annual carbon emissions of the entire state of North Carolina.
With parts of the Amazon now experiencing drought conditions, the data is an ominous sign for the fires, intentionally set to clear land for farming and ranching, that plague the region in August and September.
UPDATE 08. August 2020: James Corbett on Derailing the Gates Agenda
ICYMI: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Under Investigation & WHY THE BILL GATES GLOBAL HEALTH EMPIRE PROMISES MORE EMPIRE AND LESS PUBLIC HEALTH - Behind a veil of corporate media PR, the Gates Foundation has served as a vehicle for Western capital while exploiting the Global South as a human laboratory. The coronavirus pandemic is likely to intensify this disturbing agenda.
Welcome. If you’re reading these words, then it’s likely that you’re here because of the #ExposeBillGates global day of action.
Perhaps you’re here out of curiosity. Perhaps you came here to argue with crazy conspiracy theorists. Perhaps you already know about the #ExposeBillGates movement but just want to learn more.
Whatever your motivations for clicking on this link, I promise you this article is not clickbait. This is not a put-on or satire or a trendy internet listicle. The #ExposeBillGates movement is deadly serious, and it aims to alert the public to the real dangers of the world that are coming into view: a world of lockdowns and quarantines, masks and vaccines, checkpoints and immunity passports, cashless payments and biometric IDs.
So, wie es aussieht, wird man sich daran gewöhnen müssen, dass der Ausnahmezustand zu einer permanenten Einrichtung werden wird. Die Gründe dafür sind zahlreich. Da ist zum einen das, was gegenwärtig als Pandemie bezeichnet wird und dafür gesorgt hat, dass der Normalbetrieb im eigenen Wirkungskreis ebenso beeinträchtigt ist wie der internationale Reise- und Transportverkehr. Dann folgen die ökonomischen Krisen, die teils abhängig, teils unabhängig von der beschriebenen Pandemie viele Volkswirtschaften erschüttern.
Massenproteste als Routine
Manche Länder stehen bereits lange am Abgrund, wie zum Beispiel Argentinien, andere, wie Brasilien und die USA, trifft es besonders wegen der Pandemie und wiederum andere, wie zum Beispiel die Bundesrepublik, stehen vor dramatischen Verschiebungen innerhalb des sozialen Gefüges.
In Frankreich wie in den USA sind Massenproteste zur Routine geworden, und in beiden Ländern existieren heftige Debatten über die Frage, welche Form des Ausnahmezustandes der angemessene ist, um das Amalgam des Protestes, das sich gebildet hat, irgendwie in den Griff zu bekommen. Denn so vielfältig die Ursachen für die verschiedenen Formen des Ausnahmezustandes auch sind, genauso heterogen sind Träger wie Formen des Widerstandes.
PROLOGUE: While the world is mesmerized by the so-called Corona-Pandemic, two really serious killer-diseases soar: Tuberculosis and Malaria. Around 435,000 people - mostly children - die from Malaria each year. Malaria killed around 445,000 people around the world in 2016. While the in Rwanda found resistance of the Malaria-causing plasmodia falciparum in mosquitoes to synthetic Artemesinin as cure is worrisome, the good news is that whole-plant, natural Artemesin still works. However, if the Kenyan research into a naturally occurring fungus that prevents the Anopheles mosquito from getting infected by the plasmodia in the first place and therefore the mosquito bite could no longer cause Malaria in humans, it would be a dramatic game changer, that also would make all the other, often highly dangerous experiments - like genetically engineered mosquitoes, genetically engineered fungi or vaccines against Malaria etc. - absolutely obsolete and the world a much safer place. STOP ANY RELEASE OF GM MOSQUITOES INTO THE WILD - NOW!
Dangerous genetic engineering NO LONGER NECESSARY, if Kenyan natural anti-plasmodium fungus succeeds.
Malaria in Africa: Parasite 'resistant to artemisinin'
By BBC - 06. August 2020
A drug-resistant strain of the parasite that causes malaria has been identified by scientists in Rwanda.
The study, published in Nature, found the parasites were able to resist treatment by artemisinin - a frontline drug in the fight against the disease.
This is the first time scientists have observed the resistance to the drug artemisinin in Africa.
The researchers warns that this "would pose a major public health threat" in the continent.
UPDATE 06. August 2020: Mining billionaire denies any link to online abuse aimed at an investigative consortium’s report on money-laundering and grand corruption
UPDATE 25. July 2020: Many more people of the Bantu speaking ethnicities of the Bembe, Lega, Nyindu, Vira and Fuliru people have been killed in a new aggression by allegedly Rwanda-backed groups under Col. Makanika. The pictures and videos of the killed, brutally mutilated, shot and decapitated people we received are far too horrific to publish, but were forwarded to the ICC. The situation has all characteritics of a genocide, but neither the national army (FARDC) nor the United Nations peacekeepers (MONUSCO) intervened. Actually MONUSCO peacekeepers stayed at the now attacked villages a few days before, but then suddenly withdrew and allowed the massacre to happen without any attempt to stop it, though their base is in Mikenge (Mi'enge) not far from the epicentre of this massacre in and around Kipupu (Epùpù).
PROLOGUE:Next time you look at your mobile phone - think about its hidden cost from these blood-stained resource wars. Black Lives Matter also in DR Congo. At least 350 civilians and a chief were killed, while the world is mesmerized by watching Corona-News.
Deadly attack reported from Kipupu in South Kivu
By ENP Local Staff - 18. July 2020
EXCLUSIVE - South Kivu - Heavy fighting was reported on Thursday (July 16th) in and around the town of Kipupu, in the Itombwe sector, in the highlands of Mwenga territory in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
According to local sources, at around 4 o'clock in the morning fighters from the Gumino group and its allies, including Burundian FNL Nzabampema rebels attacked from four axes, before taking Kipupu, the capital of the Itombwe sector, into a stranglehold.
Provisional assessment reports speak of 343/363 or 400 civilians being killed, including a widely respected custormary Chief.
SARS-CoV-2 mutation rate remains low. Across Europe and Italy, the most widespread is strain G, while the L strain from Wuhan is gradually disappearing. These mutations, however, do not impinge on the process of developing effective vaccines.
The virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, presents at least six strains. Despite its mutations, the virus shows little variability, and this is good news for the researchers working on a viable vaccine.
These are the results of the most extensive study ever carried out on SARS-CoV-2 sequencing. Researchers at the University of Bologna drew from the analysis of 48,635 coronavirus genomes, which were isolated by researchers in labs all over the world. This study was published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. It was then possible for researchers to map the spread and the mutations of the virus during its journey to all continents.
This coming August the National Veterans for Peace (VFP) Convention was to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Trinity bomb test in New Mexico. The theme of the convention was to be “Human Rights over Nuclear Might.” A demonstration was planned for the nuclear weapons lab in nearby Los Alamos.
Veterans for Peace set sail for Japan last year in their sailboat, the Golden Rule, to be present for the 75th anniversary. The Golden Rule is the same boat that a group of Quakers tried to sail to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean to protest US nuclear testing in 1958. However, the Coast Guard intervened, and the crew spent 60 days in jail. Several years ago VFP obtained the boat, restored it, and began sailing up and down the West Coast to draw support and educate for nuclear abolition.
Come All on 29. 08. 2020 to Berlin (We Come Again!)
BERLIN INVITES EUROPE - Celebrating Freedom & Peace in Truthfulness
22. August 2020 - 14h UTC Europewide Action to END ALL CORONA MEASURES
Huge success of FREEDOM DAY BERLIN 2020
It was also a day of Peace and Truthfulness
- Protesters: WE WILL COME BACK!
Fake Mainstream Media in the U.S. woke up to a huge surprise, but then lied about the numbers of demonstrators like they lie about corona figures. Already in the morning there were over 250,000 marchers according to official police reports, while U.S. lamestream report figures as low as 15,000, and the figure rose over lunchtime to up to 1,300,000.
UPDATE 01. AUGUST 2020 - 21h20: Nightfall, but demonstations continue into the night at various locations! Chant: Dictatorship, Dictatorship, Dictatorship!
UPDATE 01. AUGUST 2020 - 20h40: Police arrest journalists and camera-people. Protests and proclamations continue also at centre stage area.
UPDATE 01. AUGUST 2020 - 19h24: Police brutality launched even against elderly ladies.
UPDATE 01. AUGUST 2020 - 18h49: Police threatens demonstrators with detention as well as legal consequences and even attacks the media. Police units harass even accredited journalists. Demonstrators have grouped also away from the central stage area like in the Berlin Tiergarten zone - a large park.
UPDATE 01. AUGUST 2020 - 18h40: Berlin Police spokesman declares via loudspeaker again that the demonstration had been officially stopped by state powers and threatens the demonstrators with arrest. The participants shall leave towards Charlottenburg. Demonstrators chant: JOIN US! Individual demonstrators that remain seated are carried away by police 10-men units and transported away.
UPDATE: 01. August 2020 - 18h20: Police unit leaves the stage, where they cut the electricity, under protester's booing and loud chants: JOIN US! But centre stage remains cordoned off.
UPDATE: 01. August 2020 - 18h07: Police cordons off and occupies the stage, but protesters don't leave.
UPDATE: 01. August 2020 - 17h07: The two official LIVESTREAMS were CUT - by the dictatorship! Alternative third see below. Demonstrators shout: SHAME ON YOU ! WE ARE MORE! RESISTANCE!
UPDATE: 01. August 2020 - 16h52: Police spokesman tells the participants that the police declares the event to be over and orders the people to go home. Protesters shout FREEDOM and "We will stay here!"
+++ BREAKING 16h00 MEZ: Government wants to dissolve the peaceful demonstration. The organizers informed the protesters at 16h during the on-going peaceful event that the police will now to stop the event. Lying mainstream media DER SPIEGEL reported already shortly after 12h and the FOCUS around 15h that the demonstration had been dissolved - a prefabricated lie by the corrupt government media bought by Bill Gates. 1,3 million participants now (16h15) say: We will not get dispersed ! We will not leave - we will stay here steadfast! +++
See the LIVESTREAM and the Truth! All space between Brandenburger Tor and the Siegessäule is filled with people. Calculated to be around 1.3 million.
WE ARE THE PEOPLE AND DON'T TOLERATE DICTATORSHIP !
GIGANTIC Anti-Corona Protest-March - Berlin / GERMANY - 8km long
ALREADY ALMOST 1,300,000 PEOPLE PROTEST IN THE CAPITAL OF GERMANY. SEE LIVESTREAM
WE ARE MANY !
PEACE & FREEDOM & TRUTH & LOVE !!!
We make history ! Continental Movement for Freedom
Assange appears in court, as lawyers warn case may be delayed by new US indictment
By Thomas Scripps - 28. July 2020
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s case management hearing yesterday continued the travesty of legal due process to which he has been subjected for more than a decade.
The journalist and publisher is fighting extradition to the United States, where he faces politically motivated frame-up charges of espionage with a combined potential sentence of 175 years. He has not attended hearings via videolink for the last three months on the advice of doctors, due to his fragile state of health and the threat of exposure to coronavirus.
PROLOGUE: Defending nature must be finally equipped with means and measures internationally that truly provide effective protection for the defenders, and the serious crime of Ecocide must immediately become enshrined in international and national legislation with severe punishments for the corporate or individual culprits.
5 deadly countries for environmental defenders
A new report reveals a spike in the murder of global land defenders, especially in Latin America. The failure to combat climate change is forcing the most vulnerable to the frontlines, and to pay with their lives.
By Start Braun - 28. July 2020
Environmental activists are being murdered in ever-increasing numbers. According to a new report by London-based NGO, Global Witness, 212 land and environmental defenders were killed in 2019 alone, a 30% rise from the 164 killed in 2018. Around 40% were indigenous people and traditional land owners.
More than two-thirds of killings took place in Latin America, with Colombia topping the list with 64 murders due to the failure to implement the 2016 peace agreement with FARC and protect farmers transitioning from coca to cocoa and coffee to reduce cocaine production.
Open Letter to PM Justin Trudeau and the Canadian Government
By Mustefa Ebro - 27. July 2020
As a political refugee I was persecuted, tortured and expelled from university, not for any crime but for my political views and for being an Oromo, the largest ethnicity and nation in what resembles Ethiopia. A few of my friends were killed in front of me by live ammunition fired at us while peacefully protesting. We had to jump over our best friend's dead bodies to escape the hailstorm of bullets. Just by grace and luck I survived.
Along with a close friend, I embarked on an uncertain and dangerous journey. We paid smugglers to leave Ethiopia and to flee to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. There, we lived an extremely difficult refugee life for 15 months in hiding, since under the influence of Ethiopia UNHCR mistreats Oromo refugees even if they have become recognized refugees.
While endlessly waiting to be processed, we were persistently persecuted by Ethiopian agents, who work together with corrupt officers of the Kenyan government and tried to catch us. Other Oromo refugees, who were kidnapped from Nairobi, ended in the dungeons of the regime back in Ethiopia or were killed either directly in Nairobi or at the refugee camps, if not after illegal deportation (refoulement) in Ethiopia.
At last we were helped by a German ecologist and scholar, who knew us as students and environmental activists, since we had gone from our university to extinguish the forest fires in the Bale Mountains - set by the regime to flush out the Oromo Liberation Force (OLF) - the Oromo defence force and freedom fighters even recognized by the USA. He then pushed UNHCR to finally facilitate our resettlement to Canada and spoke with the Canadian High Commissioner on our behalf.
Back then, as a young refugee, I dreamed only of two things: to escape that living hell my homeland had become and to forget my past.
PROLOGUE: What specialists like Prof. Dr. Francis Boyle, who drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush, and we among others have been saying since the beginning of the COVID-19 travesty, comes now out into the open: SARS-CoV-2 IS A SYNTHETIC NANO-BIO-CHEMICAL AGENT AND A BIO-WEAPON. WHY ARE GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD, WHO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON IN REALITY, NOT INFORMING THEIR PEOPLE HONESTLY, PROHIBIT INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (like in Italy), BUT INSTEAD ARE HELPING TO COVER UP, RUIN THEIR ECONOMIES AND TORTURE THEIR CITIZENS??? IN ADDITION A GENOME-CHANGING VACCINE SHALL BE FORCED INTO INNOCENT HUMANS AND A TOTALITARIAN SURVEILLANCE SCAM IS IMPLEMENTED. THE NOW ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL ON THE PANDEMIC WILL ALSO HAVE TO TAKE THE NUREMBERG CODE INTO CONSIDERATION AND DRAG GOVERNMENT OFFICALS INTO THE STAND.
Sign the Demand for an Immediate Global Ban on Gain-of-Function ‘Biomedical’ and ‘Biodefense Research’!
Corporate Media and Big Tech Trying to Stop Judy Mikovits Interview Exposing Dr. Fauci from Airing this Weekend
UPDATE 26. July 2020
Sinclair Broadcasting was apparently pressured to not air this. This is what they announced via their Twitter account:
After further review, we have decided to delay this episode’s airing. We will spend the coming days bringing together other viewpoints and provide additional context. All stations have been notified not to air this and will instead be re-airing last week’s episode in its place.
UPDATE 25. July 2020: In a first incident since months more than 20 IDPs (internally displaced people who had returned to their farms in Darfur) were attacked and killed.
UPDATE 20. July 2020: Toppled and jailed former president Omar al Bashir was again brought to court in Khartoum, after he had hearlier been convicted for corruption. This time he has to face charges for the bloody coup by which he gained power in Sudan. But his 20 years of warcrimes and crimes against humanity - like in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and the whole of South Sudan - will later be tried at the ICC in the Hague, it was signalled.
Inside the Forgotten War in Darfur, Where the Killing Never Stopped
As the first outside journalists to access the last rebel stronghold in Jebel Marra in five years, we found that millions are still trapped in vast makeshift camps, and the area is awash in guns.
DARFUR, Sudan — The jagged peaks of the Jebel Marra mountains rise suddenly out of an endless stretch of desert in western Sudan’s Darfur region. Rows of orange trees are tucked into the valleys, next to half-destroyed villages. Across the mountain range, small bases are flanked by heavy weaponry. Rebel soldiers, many of whom came here to fight against the government nearly 20 years ago, man their posts.
Today civilians here live in relative safety after decades of war, but these mountaintop villages are completely cut off from the rest of Sudanese society. To many, trauma from decades of bombs dropped on them by their own government is compounded by their total isolation.