Or rather, the War Machine is Back! Joe Biden picked up where Obama left and vowed to continue the endless war in Afghanistan, and after only 36 days in office, he ordered the first U.S. air strikes against alleged Iranian-linked fighters in Syria. A nation it invaded and is illegally occupying, because of attacks on “US locations” in Iraq, another nation the US invaded and is illegally occupying. This attack is justified on the basis that the fighters were “Iranian-linked,” a claim that is both entirely without evidence and irrelevant to the justification of deadly military force. Yes, America is certainly back on its devastating war track!
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Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly fifty books both novels and non-fiction works — as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems. In his most famous novel Brave New World (1932) and his final novel Island (1962), he presented his vision of dystopia and utopia, respectively.
George Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism and mass surveillance. As a writer, Orwell produced literary criticism and poetry, fiction and polemical journalism; and is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).
Terence McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants. He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including visionary experiences, plant-based entheogens, shamanism, metaphysics, alchemy, language, philosophy, culture, technology, environmentalism, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness.
When Donald Trump vowed to ‘drain the swamp’ he never imagined that his favourite social media platform, Twitter, would turn against him and thus help ousting him from office. The quote derives from a leaked internal video by a Twitter whistleblower and reads in full:
“We know we are focused on one account right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration.” (Source: Sputnik International)
Other major social media platforms having banned or restricted Donald Trump’s activities include Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitch and Shopify.
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Stumbled upon this iconic photo from 1937 and started wondering whether it also (to a certain degree) reflects today’s polarised America. What do you think?
Empire Files: Abby Martin presents a breakdown of Biden’s new defense cabinet and what it means for war & peace. Who is Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Avril Haines, Lloyd Austin and Linda Thomas-Greenfield?
A very informative presentation by Professor Sucharit Bhakdi at a medical conference in Budapest, September 2020.
Freddie Sayers talks to eminent epidemiologists Dr Sunetra Gupta, Dr Jay Bhattacharya and Dr. Martin Kulldorff, who met in Massachusetts to sign a declaration calling for a different global response to the pandemic.
The Declaration was written from a global public health and humanitarian perspective, with special concerns about how the current COVID-19 strategies are forcing our children, the working class and the poor to carry the heaviest burden. The response to the pandemic in many countries around the world, focused on lockdowns, contact tracing and isolation, imposes enormous unnecessary health costs on people. In the long run, it will lead to higher COVID and non-COVID mortality than the focused protection plan we call for in the Declaration.
View and sign the Declaration here: Great Barrington Declaration
Professor Sucharit Bhakdi is a Thai-German specialist in microbiology and co-author of CORONA — False Alarm?: Facts and Figures.
No other topic dominates our attention as much as Coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global deluge of contradictory opinions, fake news, and politically controlled information. Differing views on the dangers posed by the pandemic have led to deep division and confusion, within governments, society, and even among friends and family.
In Corona, False Alarm?, award-winning researchers Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Karina Reiss give clarity to these confusing and stressful times. They offer analysis of whether radical protective measures―including lockdown, social distancing, and mandatory masking―have been justified, and what the ramifications have been for society, the economy, and public health.
Corona, False Alarm? provides you with sound information and substantiated facts―and encourages you to form your own opinion on the Corona crisis.
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One of Henry Ford’s first cars ran entirely on Hemp ethanol and the body was constructed from Hemp plastic, which was 10x stronger than steel.
Industrial Hemp is one of the most versatile plants known to man. Hemp fiber is used in the production of paper, textiles, rope, sails, clothing, plastics, insulation, dry wall, fiber board and other construction materials; while Hempseed oil is used as a lubricant and base for paints and varnishes, as well as in cooking and beauty products. (Source: Veterans Today)