This is a chronology not based on the date the information was published but based on the date I received it.
Those who accuse this site of hyperbole would have thought that even suggesting the possibility of half of what’s happening today just over a year ago was hyperbolic and paranoid. The sleep of subversive reason is spawning an epidemic of monsters.
It should be clear that I am not in accord with the ideological aspects of the content of many of the articles I link to. And, as with all information about Covid, articles have to be filtered through a critical vigilance that I personally have sometimes not invariably exercised in relation to various articles, at least at the time of putting them up. I put them up because they seem to offer alternative sober perspectives on what’s happening.
I should also add that there may well be some inconsistency and contradictory information here. That’s because it’s extremely difficult to sift what is valid, what is speculation and what is manipulation. However, it seems more worthwhile trying to put forward some of what appears to be the more pertinent criticisms of what’s going on than remain silent before the overwhelming propaganda machine and wait a few years in order to be “correct” but too late. “The path toward simplicity is the most complex of all, and here in particular it seemed best not to tear away from the commonplace the tangle of roots which enable us to transplant it into another region, where we can cultivate it to our own profit. ” – here
Syria: regime uses WHO vaccination campaign to hunt down opponents
“In northeastern Syria, controlled by the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces, the WHO’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign is being conducted in collaboration with the Damascus regime. A threat to the thousands of displaced people hunted down by Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
Raqqa (Syria) – On 15 June, Ismael goes to work in a medical centre in the town of Al Mansoura, east of Raqqa. The 36-year-old is a member of an NGO set up in this centre to provide care for the most vulnerable people in this area of north-eastern Syria, controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – an alliance between Kurds and Arabs – where 2.5 million people live, including many families who have fled Bashar al-Assad’s bloody repression.
That day, a Syrian medical team supervised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) was on site to vaccinate medical staff and people over 55 years old. “They offered to vaccinate me too,” says Ismael. “I was very happy to be able to get a first dose, given the very complicated health situation in north-eastern Syria. I thought I’d get the jackpot to protect myself and my family.
Without any fear, Ismael rolls up the right sleeve of his shirt so that the nurse can prick him and inject him with the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. A few minutes later, the medical team gives him two certificates: one is signed by the Syrian Democratic Forces, the second by the Syrian Ministry of Health and bears the regime’s seal: a golden falcon, its wings spread, encircling the flag with two green stars.
This symbol makes the thousands of Syrians who decided to rise up against Bashar al-Assad ten years ago tremble. “But no one had explained this to me before,” Ismael says with annoyance.
“At first, when I found myself with this certificate from the regime in my hand, I didn’t really realise. Then I asked this medical team who they were working for. They admitted that they were not from the WHO, but employed by the Syrian Ministry of Health, with which the UN agency has a partnership. Before the vaccine, they recorded a lot of details on a computer: my name, my address, my number. I also said how many children I had. This regime terrifies us. Having given all this information to Bashar al-Assad, it scares me a lot”, confides the father.
Since then, he has been afraid to use his phone for fear of being bugged or having his data hacked. “I have always been an opponent of the regime. Honestly, I would never have agreed to be vaccinated if I had known that Assad was involved in this. Really, I’d rather be vaccinated by the devil than have a dose that comes through Bashar and his gang.”
Last spring, the WHO allocated 203,000 doses of AstraZenaca vaccine to Syria, which has been fragmented after ten years of relentless war. About 17,000 were sent to the SDF-controlled northeast.
According to the latest figures, across Syria, nearly 26,000 cases of Covid-19 have been reported and 1,930 people have died after contracting the virus. These figures are far from the reality in a country where the hospital system has been shattered by war and, more recently, economic collapse.
The first WHO vaccination campaign was launched in June, the second at the beginning of August, always on the same model: the vaccinated people all receive a certificate from the Damascus regime after having communicated information about their personal situation beforehand.
Contacted by email, the WHO confirms this partnership with the Syrian authorities. “The Covid-19 vaccination campaign is coordinated and administered by the Ministry of Health of the Syrian Arab Republic. It includes distribution, conversation, certification and vaccination cards,” says the Geneva-based organisation.
All those injecting the vaccine in Raqqa or Deir Ez-Zor are sent and paid by the Syrian Ministry of Health.
While many countries have closed their embassies in Damascus and severed all ties with Bashar al-Assad’s regime, all UN agencies, including the WHO, continue to cooperate with the Damascus regime, the only government in Syria recognised by the international community to date. The country has been a member of the WHO Executive Board since the spring of 2021, and will remain so until 2024. Its representative is the regime’s Minister of Health.
What will happen to the information gathered during this campaign? To this question, which is essential for the safety of thousands of Syrians, the WHO ignores it: “Vaccination certificates and cards are issued to people after they have been injected. WHO has no information to confirm or not that the data collected through the cards and the vaccination certificates are sent to Damascus.
This non-response adds to the total lack of clarity in the vaccination centres opened in the heart of the SDF-controlled area. “All the people who inject the vaccine in Raqqa or Deir Ez-Zor are sent and paid by the Syrian Ministry of Health. I saw them arrive,” says Mohamed, a doctor in a hospital in the Deir Ez-Zor area. The SDF are just there to supervise the campaign, but they print and then hand out the vaccination cards from the Syrian Ministry of Health.
You can’t separate the Ministry of Health from the system set up by the regime. They are all complicit.
The doctor finally agreed to be vaccinated, but he took a risk by giving information about his precise location: since 2011, the Syrian regime has been conducting a merciless crackdown on medical personnel based outside the territories it controls.
Mohamed is aware of this, but he has chosen to protect his family and the patients he sees every day. The Syrian Ministry of Health staff who came to vaccinate us only accepted official identity papers, where our place of residence is indicated. They wanted to know where we lived. For me, this is not a vaccination campaign, it’s an information gathering. The Syrian secret services have long been able to go anywhere in the country to arrest or kill people. This is known. But here, we are helping them to collect information on civilians, who are just asking to be protected against this virus!
The Syrian Ministry of Health, which signs the vaccination cards and certificates, is one of the branches of the Damascus regime’s repressive apparatus.
Samer Aldeyaei is the co-founder of the Free Syria Lawyers Association (FSLA). He and his teams have been investigating crimes committed by Bashar al-Assad’s men since the start of the revolution in 2011. “You can’t separate this ministry from the system set up by the regime. They are all accomplices,” said the Syrian lawyer.
“This ministry has been linked to the secret services since the beginning. For example, it was the ministry that transmitted to Bashar al-Assad’s security forces the names of Syrians injured and hospitalised during the first demonstrations. Officials of this institution also falsify autopsy reports of prisoners who died under torture in Damascus. They write that they died of a heart attack, or some other illness, without ever referring to the marks left by torture on the bodies,” adds Samer Aldeyaei.
Last spring, a photo of an ambulance taken in Hamah made the rounds on social networks: the vehicle is covered at the front with a portrait of Bashar al-Assad. On the side, in blue, is written “WHO” in blue. The picture triggered a wave of indignation in the Syrian opposition.
On 9 August, Ismael again came across one of the ministry’s medical teams, sent to his town near Raqqa for the second part of the vaccination campaign.
When I explained to them that I had torn up the certificate with the regime’s seal and thrown it in a bin, I asked them if I could still have the second dose,” explains the father. But they refused and yelled at me, explaining that the Damascus regime was the only one that could vaccinate me. So Ismael went home without the second dose, which is essential to protect him from the virus.”
Already, back in April 2020, the WHO effectively collaborated in the Syrian regime’s brutal policies towards the Kurds – see this.
Australia: extraordinary report (maybe fake) of 2 kids dying after 24,000 children are herded into stadium for vaccine…or maybe it’s this horror that happened (kids fall into coma)
The way the first one is written makes it sound dubious. Not sure if the 2 refer to the same incidents and the first has got its facts wrong. Update 2/9: in fact this may well be fake news, but it’s not entirely certain. Dominant attacks on this story say that the kids did not die, but they don’t seem to deny that they fell into a coma (see this).
From Australia’s Herald Sun (apparently at least, though nowadays it’s easy to fake these things, and I haven’t the time or energy to check this out)
France: strikes against Health Passport in libraries of 4 cities
More totalitarian censorship
Detailed article on mRNA vaccines, their relationship to eugenics and many other contradictions in their use and justifications
How technically the vaccines are not classified as “gene therapy” even though they are
“In EU, there is one exclusion criterion that explicitly vetoed a product from being classified as a gene therapy: those products aimed at the treatment or prophylaxis of infectious diseases. These products would be classified as vaccines, even if the product meets all of the necessary criteria to be considered an advanced therapy (European Medicines Agency, 2015). For instance, a modified vaccinia virus ankara (MVA) into which two genes have been placed for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer is classified as a GTMP (Gene Therapy Medicinal Product), but if these genes lead to foreign protein expression for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease, the product will not be considered an advanced therapy, but a vaccine (European Medicines Agency, 2016b; Draper and Heeney, 2010). The same principle applies to non-viral vectored products such as most plasmid DNA- or RNA-based products. For instance, Trimix is a mixture of mRNAs encoding for antigen presenting cell activation molecules. If this mixture of mRNAs is combined with tumor-associated antigens for the treatment of melanoma, the therapy is classified as a GTMP, but if these mRNA are combined with mRNA encoding for HIV antigens, the therapy will be considered a vaccine (European Medicines Agency, 2016b). In the US, it is not specifically mentioned as an exclusion criterion, but prophylaxis or therapeutic vaccines for infectious diseases have their own guidances for development, and these products are typically reviewed by the CBER/Office of Vaccines Research and Review (OVRR) and not by the OTAT (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007). Therefore, the criterion for excluding a product from being classified as a GTMP in both regions is directly related to the indications of the product.”
Greece, Athens: clashes on demo against mRNA vaccine programme
UK, London: large demo against vaccination passports
France: anti-Health Passport demos throughout country…Montpellier: victory for antifas – fascists from the Ligue du Midi decide not to participate in demos after previous clashes
More on this latter here.
” “Freedom alone can be neo-liberalism. Freedom does not come without solidarity. The real problem today is solidarity. Social justice! Tax justice! Climate justice! The rest follows from that! : these few sentences resounded very loudly on Saturday, at the beginning of the seventh Montpellier rally against the health pass. These few sentences were pronounced by a Yellow Vest from Gignac, among the speeches preceding the demonstration. …If diverse and open speeches were heard on Saturday 28 August in Montpellier, this went hand in hand with the lifting of a debt weighing heavily on the movement: the ousting of its leader until then, Christophe Derouch, and his companions from the Ligue du Midi, a group with ultra-violent methods, on openly fascist, identitarian, racist, sexist and homophobic ideological bases. Directly neo-Nazi formations distinguished themselves again on Saturday. The anti-fascists had to disperse them again, more clearly victorious than ever. …no tolerance can be conceded to the violent presence of fascist militants practising aggression and intimidation within a social movement (and even less at the head of this movement). …And from history, it is already time to draw some lessons. At least submit them to debate. For example, the illusion that a movement will win through sheer force of conviction in numbers. Numbers alone do not frighten the powers that be, but the power of initiative, the strength and audacity of actions, the refusal that they be ritualised, repetitive, only ordered and predictable in every respect. This also requires open, contradictory, direct discussion, which broadens the meaning of the struggle, sharpens the political sense, and does not submit to the monologue of self-proclaimed leaders. Even if they are not victorious in their announced objective, social movements grow through the richness of their experience and the maturation of their awareness. This happens through debate…”
Chez @PascalPraud @MartinBlachier : l’idée qu’il faut vacciner tout le monde et ça fera disparaître la circulation virale s’éloigne… ça ne sert à rien de s’exciter à vacciner enfants et ados.. il faut que la vaccination se fasse pour une protection individuelle..
Via @CNEWS pic.twitter.com/ne5Tbu62QP
— Mouâd Boutaour Kandil (@boutaour) August 25, 2021
A word on the use of fear by the state
Page 49 of France’s Senate report (2009_2010) of the Commission of Inquiry into the role of pharmaceutical companies in the government’s management of swine flu (H1N1) says “The communication and lobbying strategy adopted by the ESWI, as it appears in particular in the debates of the working group meeting on 23 January 2009 in Brussels, underlines the link between the population’s fear and the marketing of pre-pandemic vaccines. When asked “what would be the benefit of such a pre-pandemic vaccine?” one of the participants, Jonathan Van Tan, Professor of Health Protection at the University of Nottingham, replied: “It depends on when you give it and how scared the population is when you give it.” This observation was made a few months before the outbreak of the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic.”
No official autopsies for those who die shortly after being vaccinated
McKinsey, consulting firm that advises Macron on its Covid strategy, involved in corrupt advice that led to nearly ½ million deaths in USA
“…The prestigious consulting firm McKinsey has agreed to pay 573 million dollars to settle lawsuits launched by US states that accused it of contributing to the opioid crisis through its advice to pharmaceutical groups including Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of Oxycontin…The terms of the agreement, announced Thursday by New York prosecutor Letitia James, indicate that McKinsey has neither acknowledged nor denied the facts of the case, a position that allows the group to avoid third parties to use the compromise to attack it in turn in court….”McKinsey’s cynical and deliberate marketing tactics helped fuel the opioid crisis by helping Purdue Pharma target doctors they knew were over-prescribing opioids” …McKinsey advised Purdue Pharma, which pleaded guilty last year in the case, to help boost sales, according to New York State. It recommended that the drug company focus on the high dosages considered most lucrative, according to court documents produced by the plaintiffs….In addition to the financial penalty, McKinsey also agreed to future restrictions on the scope of its business: the firm will no longer advise any firm on the development, manufacture, promotion, marketing, sale or use of an opiate or any narcotic…Nearly half a million Americans died from overdoses caused by both prescribed and illegally sold opioids between 1999 and 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
Just to remind you:
The son of the President of the Constitutional Council (the mass murderer Laurent Fabius, famous for knowingly allowing HIV contaminated blood to be given to haemophiliacs in the 1980s, when over 1000 died) is a director of McKinsey.
Portugal, Lisbon: youths throw bottles and stones at cops closing down bars in enforcement of Covid rules
“Several youths threw stones and bottles at Public Security Police (PSP) officers on Friday night in Cais do Sodré, Lisbon, due to an enforcement operation regarding rules imposed to close bars due to the Covid-19 pandemic… there were “light injuries to police officers” and “damage to police material”… the injured police officers “did not require treatment”. “After the closure of all establishments, the police tried to prevent gatherings between groups of hundreds of people in Cais Sodré, having been met with the throwing of paving stones and glass bottles, and to stop these disorderly and violent behaviours, the police proceeded to disperse people, using coercive means of low lethal potential, including the firing of two less lethal ammunition,” the entity said. …Regarding the rules in force, this authority also states that it will have “special attention” to the following:
“The prohibition of consumption of alcoholic beverages on public roads;
The mandatory use of masks in the public thoroughfare whenever it is not possible to comply with the recommended physical distance;
The advice not to concentrate people in the public thoroughfare and legitimacy of the security forces and services, to disperse concentrations of more than 15 people.””
Israel: researchers find immunity acquired via infection from Covid-19 is superior to immunity from Pfizer vaccine
US: Delta airline imposes $200 extra health insurance contribution per month on its non-vaccinated wage slaves
France, Loire-Atlantique: following demonstration and blockade on 21/8/21, Health Passports no longer obligatory in shopping centres
3 French texts about the Health Passport which are more or less ok:
Tract PASS SANITAIRE 21 août 2021
Interesting analysis comparing, amongst other things on the development of totalitarianism in the UK, the Third Reich with the current situation – written at the end of August 2020
Long, not exactly written within a consistent revolutionary perspective but definitely worth reading, even if at times rather hyperbolic.
An Italian has his QR code tattooed on his arm
Self-managed Auschwitz..? Health Passports Macht Frei.
US, Texas: massive nursing shortage in Houston after hospitals fire 150 unvaccinated workers
UK, London: anti-mRNA vaccine protesters occupy ITV news and Channel 4 news
In typical Orwellian Newspeak these protesters are caricatured, in what is now an automatic put-down, in this Guardian article as conspiracy theorists and “anti-vaxxers”. The article offers no evidence of this so I cannot say whether this has the remotest truth to it or not. See Part 1 of this.
Spain, Basque Country (San Sebastien): 5th night of riots against Covid restrictions
“Violence increases in Donostia with smashing of shop windows, robberies and burning of containers. At least ten people have been arrested and three police officers have been injured in a new night of altercations in the Old Part and the Centre…
Zara shop window in the city centre completely broken after the riots
…. The fifth night of riots and arrests in the Old Town and Downtown have resulted in ten people arrested….several acts of vandalism and even robberies have been committed in some of the most important shops in the commercial area of San Sebastian, such as Zara. The police forces that ensure compliance with covid-19 health regulations in front of the covid-19 have come up against the youths, who have met the Basque police by throwing of “all kinds of objects”…they have also dragged containers across the roads, burning some of them, in the main streets of the city centre and have broken shop windows in the same area..This increase in violence has resulted in three police officers being injured. But the images of the videos that are circulating on social networks go much further. Young people using fences to break the window of one of the main shops in the centre of Donostia and, once they have achieved their objective, they enter to take various fashion items, taking advantage of all the chaos…After recalling that incidents involving people who “refuse to comply with the regulations” in the face of the pandemic and confront the police have occurred this summer in other parts of the Basque Country and other regions of Spain, he stated that, with the data currently available, it cannot be said that the events that have taken place in the capital of Gipuzkoa over the last week “are the result of a planned, perfectly coordinated strategy of urban guerrilla actions, of a clear and undeniable social or political design”…”
Australia, Queensland: vaccination compulsory for “essential workers”
Canada, Toronto: hospital workers told they’ll be fired if they don’t get vaccinated
Down with routine ritualised demos! Leaflet distributed on 21st August in Montpellier, France.
Clashes with fascists in Montpellier
Ligue du Midi thugs forced out of the demo after having tried to lead it. A lot of plastic bottles thrown from both sides. Officially, nationally 175,503 people were on the demos throughout France. Double that to get closer to the real figure. A lot of crap of course (eg “the forces of order with us”). A lot of shouts of “Liberty!” without anybody trying to define it outside of the limits of an already unfree system even before this suffocating Covid-inspired development of capital. See the above leaflet – Down with routine ritualised demos! – I wrote.
In Paris, the media concentrate on the demo lead by Phillipot, a politician of the extreme Right – but there were 3 other demos there – including 2 Yellow Vest demos (one official – ie the authorities were announced of it beforehand, the other a wild demo trying to go to bourgeois areas).
GPs in France have now been told they’ll be suspended if they don’t get vaccinated.
Australia: clashes in Sydney & Melbourne over “health” measures
Guadeloupe (French overseas territory): prisoners offered sentence reduction if they agree to be vaccinated
Apparently they had to backtrack on this, though there are parts of the world where I’ve heard this happening (e.g. here).
New Zealand: just 31 cases and this becomes a pretext to extend lockdown and to put this in the headlines
Am I missing something here, or is this just a blatant pretext to take a massive sledgehammer to crack a very tiny nut? And to make it out as something significant. In 2003 about 200 people died each week from flu in New Zealand. I somehow doubt that The Guardian deemed it worthy of comment. And the 31 people mentioned today are just cases (or at least deemed to be cases – though the PCR test is not reliable, and besides, many of these cases are likely to be asymptomatic, so something that wouldn’t be registered if it had been flu). NZ’s state has an ideology of wanting zero cases, and will continue to apply heavy measures until they achieve this – ie for eternity, because this is as unlikely as eradicating the flu (and it seems that, though the Delta variant is a great deal more contagious than the “normal” Covid, it’s probably as much as 15 time less severe than the original Covid and less severe than seasonal flu). In a world that is truly upside down, the insignificant becomes significant and the significant (like Colombia’s uprising) is ignored.
Critique of the glorification of “Science”, comparing attitudes to GMO products and those towards vaccines
“There are strong similarities between the issue of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in agriculture and the COVID ‘pandemic’ in terms of the framing of debates in both fields: a type of ‘the science is decided’ mentality and a smearing of critics in an attempt to demonise and close down debate.
Some years ago, Robert T Fraley, Monsanto’s former vice president and chief technology officer, asked on Twitter:
Why do people doubt science?”
Accompanying his question was a link to an article that implied people who are suspicious of vaccines, GMOs, climate change or fluoridated water are confused, adhere to “conspiracy theories”, are motivated by ideology or are simply misinformed.
But science is not the giver of ‘absolute truth’. That in itself should allow us to develop a healthy scepticism towards it. Scientific knowledge is built on shaky stilts that rest on shifting foundations.
Science historian Thomas Kuhn wrote about the revolutionary paradigm shifts in scientific thought, whereby established theoretical
perspectives can reinforce prevailing paradigms and serve as a barrier to the advancement of knowledge, until the weight of evidence and pressure from proponents of a new theoretical outlook is overwhelming.
The old faith then gives way and the new ‘truth’ changes.
The manufacture of scientific knowledge involves a process driven by various sociological, methodological and epistemological conflicts and compromises, both inside the laboratory and beyond.
Why do people doubt science?
Not because they are ill-informed or have read Kuhn or some sociology journal, but because they can see how science is used, corrupted and manipulated by powerful corporations and governments to serve their own ends.
Take US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, for instance. He once called for “sound science” to underpin food trade that involves GMOs. Despite what Vilsack would have us believe – that there are no concerns about GMOs – many studies show that they present risks to human health and are having serious environmental, social and economic consequences.
“Sound science” and the GMO agritech sector are too often perfect strangers. The industry carries out inadequate, short-term studies and conceals the data produced by its research under the guise of ‘commercial confidentiality’, while independent research highlights the dangers of its products.
It has in the past also engaged in fakery in India, bribery in Indonesia and smears and intimidation against those who challenge its interests as well as the distortion and the censorship of scientific findings that undermine its agenda.
In the US, policymakers released GM food onto the commercial market without proper long-term tests, citing the belief that it is “substantially equivalent” to ordinary food. But foreign genes are being inserted into organisms that studies show make them substantially non-equivalent.
“Substantial equivalence” is a trade strategy on behalf of the GMO sector that neatly serves to bypass science by removing its GMOs from the type of scrutiny usually applied to potentially toxic or harmful substances.
Ultimately, it is not science itself that people have doubts about but “science” that is pressed into the service of immensely powerful private corporations and regulatory bodies that are effectively co-opted and adopt a ‘don’t look, don’t find approach’ to studies and products.”…
The ‘technological salvation’ argument being put forward in favour of the vaccines is also present with GMOs: the technology is needed to ‘feed the hungry’ or ‘save dying children’. When an argument cannot be won using rational debate and science, we usually see the emotional blackmail fallback position and ad hominins against critics.
Whether it is GMO crop technology or COVID vaccines, we are seeing a huge unscientific experiment using people as human guinea pigs to rake in massive profits.
In the case of the vaccines, there is also a wider agenda involving a ‘great reset’ of the economy and labour’s relationship to an increasingly authoritarian state whose role is to produce the conditions that will subordinate ordinary people to the ‘new normal’ required by private capital: mass surveillance, worklessness and the eradication of civil and political rights in favour of technocratic rule. In fact, genetically engineered food and crops are an integral part of this reset.”
It should be pointed out that GMOs reduce fertility, reduce natural immunity and vastly destroy biodiversity. And that’s on top of the fact that the pesticides that they encourage use of are highly carcenogenic.
Fully vaccinated adults can harbour virus levels as high as unvaccinated
So what else is new? This has been revealed time and again over the last 6 weeks and suddenly they think it worthy of headlines.
Evaluation of Strategies to Fight COVID-19: The French Paradigm
Haven’t yet read most of this but it may be of interest. It focuses mainly on a comparison between Paris and Marseille. Should be pointed out that Raoult, despite certainly treating far more people having Covid than other hospitals in the first 6 months or so of Covid, is being pushed out of his position (link to the usual type of conformist rubbishy mainstream article referring to very dubious trials of hydroxychloraquine, many financed by Gilead, the producer of the truly toxic and expensive remdesivir).
France, Pau: a hundred or so anti-Health Passport demonstrators have sit-in in hospital
This took place on Monday 16/8/21.
France, near Toulouse: all 3,500 of the vaccines at a vaccination centre destroyed as centre is vandalised
Happened on the night of 16-17th August. Seems like this is happening quite a lot all over the place. One TV programme said that there’s been 1 attack per day since the middle of July, just after the “Health” Passport was announced by Macron. For instance, this one over last weekend.
Greece: against mandatory vaccination & its crusaders
UK: article from February about conspiracies: “Cui Bono? – the Covid19 conspiracy”
A long article. But this quote alone is interesting:
“We know now that Government strategies for responding to a viral epidemic that had been in place for years were abandoned in favour of the historically unprecedented policy of national lockdown.
- We know that Government contracts for the campaign of propaganda worth £119 million were signed with PR firms 3 weeks before the first lockdown.
- We know that, in April 2020, the Cabinet Office approved over £216 million for advertising on what it called the ‘COVID-19 Campaign 20/21’.
- We know that the criteria for attributing deaths to COVID-19 were changed back in March to exaggerate the official number of fatalities.
- We know that 95 per cent of the deaths attributed to the disease are of people with pre-existing health conditions like cancer, dementia, heart disease or diabetes.
- We know that 84 per cent are over 70 years of age, and that the average age of those whose deaths are attributed to COVID-19 is the average age of death in the UK.
- We know that, a year into this so-called ‘pandemic’, just over 600 patients under the age of 60 without a pre-existing health condition have had their deaths in English hospitals attributed to COVID-19.
- We know that, in April last year, the World Health Organisation issued instructions to medical practitioners that, if COVID-19 is merely the ‘suspected’ or ‘probable’ or ‘assumed’ cause of death, it must always be recorded as the ‘underlying cause’ on death certificates, whether this is ‘considered medically correct or not.’
- We know that the WHO’s recommendations on the use of face masks by the public changed in June following political lobbying by the governments of, among other countries, the UK, and that even then it was primarily to encourage compliance with other restrictions on our rights and freedoms.
- We know that the first and only randomised control trial of the effectiveness of face masks in stopping coronavirus transmission, which was rejected by several leading medical journals, when finally published reported that the benefits were ‘not statistically significant’.
- We know that, for a long time, the UK Government deliberately exaggerated the number of so-called ‘COVID-19 deaths’ by including anyone who has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, no matter how long afterwards they died and of what illness.
- We know that, even now, anyone who tests positive within 28 days of their death is still recorded as a ‘COVID death’.
- We know that, since August 2020, anyone who tests positive within 60 days of their death is also recorded as a ‘COVID death’.
- We know that, according to the WHO, 30 per cent of infections, even in high GDP countries like the UK, are contracted in intensive care units, meaning anyone dying in a UK hospital has an equivalent chance of being designated a ‘COVID death’.
- We know that, even with the withdrawal of medical care for nearly 68 million people for the best part of a year, the age-adjusted mortality rate in 2020 was the highest in only 12 years, and that the population fatality rate from the coronavirus ‘epidemic’ is equivalent to a bad season of influenza.*
- We know that, as even these inaccurately identified deaths have fallen, the Government has turned to the promotion of RT-PCR tests for the virus that, according to its own advisors at SAGE, have a false-positive rate higher than the percentage of the UK population testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 with these tests.
- We know that between 20 and 80 per cent of infections with SARS-CoV-2 are asymptomatic, and therefore calling them ‘cases’ is medically inaccurate.
- We know from a study of nearly 10 million residents in Wuhan, the epicentre of the infection in China, that asymptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is statistically non-existent.
- We have known for the past 55 years that at least four coronaviruses circulate freely in UK on a seasonal basis, providing prior immunity to SARS-CoV-2 in around 30 per cent of the population before it reached these shores.
- We know that any RT-PCR test reliant on encoding the spike protein unique to coronaviruses can incorrectly detect as SARS-CoV-2 anyone having a common cold from other coronaviruses at the time of sampling or carrying traces of dead and therefore non-infectious virus.
- We know that, despite this, the governments of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are using these meaningless statistics to impose tiered lockdowns across the UK, in further violation of our human rights and civil liberties.
- We know that this is being done under legislation that only authorises such actions when justified by medical evidence that has not been produced for Parliament but merely alluded to in press conferences.
- We know that the predictions of escalating infections and increased numbers of deaths by senior medical figures employed by the Government have been shown time and again to be wildly inaccurate fabrications based on predictive models challenged by the most eminent scientists around the world.
- We know that, as of publication, 351 coronavirus-justified Statutory Instruments have been made into law without a draft being presented to Parliament in advance for debate, without medical or other proof being provided of their justification or proportionality, and without an assessment being made of their impact, and that every one of these pieces of legislation requiring it has been rubber stamped in retrospect by virtual sittings of that Parliament.
- We know that £22 billion of public monies has been awarded in coronavirus-justified contracts without prior competitive tender to privately-owned companies with financial links to members of Parliament, the Government and their business colleagues.
- We know that more and more of the functions of the state are being outsourced to private companies unaccountable to the public that provides the money with which they are paid.
- We know that the coronavirus-justified restrictions imposed on the UK population since March 2020 have cost the country £280 billion, the equivalent of £4,112 for every man, woman and child in the UK.
- We know that, in contrast, the wealth of the world’s 2,200-plus billionaires increased by 20 per cent and US$1.9 trillion in 2020, more than in any previous year in history.
- We know that, by the end of 2020, the number of people in low to middle-income countries facing acute food insecurity will double to 265 million as a result of coronavirus-justified restrictions.
- We know that, under the cloak of this crisis, the Government and its financial partners have massively expanded the surveillance, monitoring and control of UK citizens through regulations, programmes and technologies that are implementing the UK biosecurity state.
- We know that, at the peak of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in April, more than 40 per cent of acute care beds in NHS hospitals were unoccupied.
- We know there is strong evidence that, at a conservative estimate, at least half the 80,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in 2020 were caused by lockdown restrictions that denied UK citizens emergency, elective, social and community care in order to free up hospital beds for an epidemic that was never in danger of arriving.
- We know that the renewal of lockdown over the winter of 2020-2021 is killing thousands more.
- We know that this lockdown was decided back in July, before the manufactured rise in so-called ‘cases’ consequent upon a huge rise in RT-PCR tests producing an even greater rise in false positives.
- We know that over the next five years, hundreds of thousands more people in the UK will fall into poverty, unemployment, bankruptcy and despair that will shorten their lives by many tens of thousands of years because of restrictions justified by these manufactured figures.
- We know that, although the GDP of the UK is rising slowly back to pre-crisis levels, the restrictions that continue to be imposed on the population are redistributing wealth from the public purse into the pockets of the rich and the powerful on a scale never before seen even in the UK.
- We know that the mental health of millions of UK citizens is being deliberately and systematically attacked through Government-funded campaigns of terrorism, fearmongering and lies designed to reduce the population to compliance, obedience, resignation and despair.
- We know that self-harming and thoughts of suicide, particularly among British children, are increasing.
- We know that the fines for the newly-created crimes of not wearing a mask, meeting friends or leaving our home without permission have been raised and will continue to be raised to levels sufficient to financially ruin anyone who disobeys Government regulations.
- We know that non-compliance with certain coronavirus-justified Regulations can now be punished with up to 10 years in prison.
- We know that the Government has looked at the legal barriers to making vaccination compulsory for a disease with a fatality rate of 0.23 per cent across the population and 0.05 per cent for those under 70, and has not ruled out making taking such a vaccine a condition of access to public life.
- We know that UK police forces are being given more power with reduced accountability to enforce these regulations with increased brutality and greater impunity from prosecution.
- We know that the legal profession, the media, the press, academia, the medical profession, the pharmaceutical industry, the financial and banking sector, the passenger transport industry, the civil service, the security services, the armed forces and every other public institution are collaborating in affecting the revolution of the UK into a biosecurity state.
- We know that this state is being implemented through the private sector as much as through the public sector, with the information technology industry, the healthcare industry, the education industry, the tourism industry, the hospitality industry and the retail industry all being compelled by coronavirus-justified regulations to enforce compliance with the technologies and programmes of the biosecurity state as a condition of using their services.
- We know that these technologies will not stop there, but under the guise of monitoring and protecting our biosecurity, not only from SARS-CoV-2 but from any other virus designated a threat to public health in the future, are penetrating and influencing every aspect of our private life, biological existence and social behaviour.”
It also says this (and remember – this was written in February): “If I risk looking into the future, I’d imagine a system of social credit based on that in China will be implemented on the back of some form of Universal Basic Income. This will essentially be an extension of our current benefits system of Universal Credit, but which will be tied to digital currency and whose ‘awarding’ will be additionally contingent upon our compliance with every demand and requirement of the UK biosecurity state. This will include tracking our every movement, interaction and contact through QR-codes; regularly updating our health status into a centralised data base; annual vaccination made either compulsory or a condition of returning to work; regularly submitting biometric samples for testing; carrying digital health passports at all times in order to access public services like travel, medical care and welfare benefits; the automation and regulation of the home as a quarantine block; mandatory mask-wearing in all public places; payment with blockchain currency programmed with conditions of use and traceable to the behaviour and health status of the user; and, of course, obedient acceptance of whatever new ‘rethink, reskill, reboot’ job the state assigns the millions of unemployed and impoverished workers granted a Universal Basic Income. In case we’re not clear what that will involve, it won’t mean a career in cyber-security, as the Government’s ill-advised propaganda campaign by the National Cyber Security Centre tried to suggest last year with a spectacular lack of success. A more representative job would be a worker operating in tandem with mobile robots to locate, retrieve, sort and package pharmaceutical products in one of Amazon’s new warehouses.”
*SF: This needs to be more nuanced, as officially there have been possibly 5 times more deaths from Covid than from the flu epidemic of 2017-18. I emphasise “officially”. And I suspect that, even taking into account the deaths falsely attirubuted to Covid and other aspects of manipulation mentioned here, there have been considerably more deaths than from flu. However, severe flu symptoms are usually treated with anti-virals – not at all recommended or offered to those suffering from Covid, who were (and still are) told to go home, take paracetomol (dangerous to take as it attacks symptoms but weaken the body’s ability to fight the virus) and only go to hospital as a last resort (ie when they’re almost on the point of dying). Whether these policies were deliberate or not it certainly helped terrify people to have films of loads of people dying in hospital.
France: Pfizer vaccine only 42% effective against Delta variant
France: official figures say there were 214,845 demonstrators against the Health Passport throughout the country
Probably a lot more – say 429,691½.
The more transmissible Delta variant makes the goal of herd immunity probably impossible
Certainly the pharmaceutical industry hopes so. But many doctors say that the Delta variety, though far more contagious, is far less lethal, less so than seasonal flu. Some compare it’s infectiousness and dangerousness with Chickenpox, which kills about 4200 people each year throughout the world. Compared with almost every other danger, this is very low on the list.
Report comparing Iceland with Gibraltar, Malta and Israel
“Achieving herd immunity through general vaccination is out of reach. Iceland’s chief epidemiologist, Þórólfur Guðnason, was blunt on Sunday night in drawing the consequences of the spectacular outbreak of Delta infections in his country, which is among the most highly vaccinated in the world: 93% of the population over 16 years old is fully vaccinated. In July, the daily flow of infections was almost 0.1% of the population, one of the highest rates in the world. Þórólfur Guðnason believes that the ability of vaccines to prevent re-infection of inoculated people is far too low and that people should be allowed to become naturally infected in order to achieve herd immunity in the long run. At the same time, vulnerable groups should be carefully monitored, as vaccines protect them from severe forms of the disease. Iceland would then be the first country to change its tune among Western countries determined to vaccinate everyone willingly or unwillingly in order to “move on”. But other countries and territories are casting doubt on the ability of vaccines to stop the spread of the Delta variant. Gibraltar, where 99% of the population has been fully vaccinated for two months, and Malta (82%) suffered an atypical wave of infections in July. In less than ten days, the flow of infected people increased by a hundredfold, but there was no increase in severe cases. This wave, the seventh in the case of Malta, fell back as quickly as it came in these two countries, but not in Iceland. The vaccine, in this case almost exclusively from Pfizer, seems to have done its job of protecting against severe forms, since the flow of deaths, which was almost zero, did not increase in these three countries. In Gibraltar, no one has even been hospitalised for Covid since January. There are no very convincing scientific explanations for either the rise or the fall. It is difficult to imagine a seasonal factor for a phenomenon that lasts barely four weeks. Could a sudden influx of tourists during June have been responsible? If so, the wave would not have subsided in Malta and Gibraltar. In addition, tourists had to be vaccinated, or undergo a recent PCR test and quarantine.
The situation is equally disturbing in a more demographically significant country, Israel. The flow of infection there has increased threefold between mid-July and today. This fifth wave, which shows no sign of abating, has prompted the authorities to re-impose the wearing of masks outdoors and to recommend teleworking from this Monday. The authorities and health experts have also been preparing people’s minds for a reconfinement for several weeks, while Israel is, after Iceland and the United Arab Emirates, among the countries in the world where the proportion of adults vaccinated is the highest (80%, or even 92% for the population at risk, over 60 years). While it is normal, given the size of the population, for the vaccinated to be in the majority among people hospitalised, their high proportion among adults in emergency care (72% of the 260 cases recorded) raises questions. On the other hand, this country of nine million inhabitants has only twenty serious cases of under-fifties, of which only one was vaccinated. And the daily flow of deaths remains blocked at… one.”
Australia: armed police patrols and checkpoints in clampdown on those who defy lockdown, already over 7 weeks long in some cities
“Restrictions will be tightened in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, which is entering its eighth week of containment, authorities said on Saturday, calling it “the most worrying day since the pandemic began”. Australia, long spared by the pandemic, has been hit by a surge in infections, driven by the Delta variant, which threatens its “zero Covid” strategy. More than 10 million people in the country are confined, particularly in the country’s two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, as well as the capital, Canberra. From Monday, people who fail to comply with the draconian restrictions will face heavy fines, as measures taken so far have failed to stop the spread of the epidemic…The containment measures have also been extended to the entire state of New South Wales for the first time this year. They came into effect on Saturday afternoon for a minimum of seven days. Police patrols and checkpoints will be stepped up, while hundreds of military personnel will be tasked with ensuring strict compliance with the containment.”
France: man who put up poster with Macron as Hitler to be prosecuted
A German contact writes to me about Ivermectin:
A good start to read on the whole topic is the text “the drug that cracked covid” from the journalist Michael Capuzzo. Even though the writing and how the facts are presented is quite “American” nevertheless you will get some understanding of … Ivermectin therapy and why it isn’t known more broadly.
Here as text:
Here as pdf:
On this site all studies on Ivermectin are collected:
If you ask, who is it doing on that website, in their FAQ they write:
Who is @CovidAnalysis?
We are PhD researchers, scientists, people who hope to make a contribution, even if it is only very minor. You can find our research in journals like Science and Nature. We have little interest in adding to our publication lists, being in the news, or being on TV (we have done all of these things before but feel there are more important things in life now).
Why should we trust @CovidAnalysis?
There is no need to. We provide organization and analysis, but all sources are public and you can easily verify everything. For the meta-analyses, all data required to reproduce the analysis is contained in the appendix, with direct links to the original source papers.
If you are interested in individual studies on Ivermectin the youtuber/nurse (who is quite pro-measures and vaccine) has done several videos on single studies:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=campell+ivermetin (and in the meantime he seems a bit concerned that most of this videos which are merely a presentation of the content of actual studies get fact-checked and censored on Facebook for example).
SF writes: re. Youtube censorship – in France even non-political videos of empty cafes (empty due to the compulsory Health Passport) in the Champs Elysees are taken off Youtube after a few hours. At the same time videos of problems hospitals have with the Health Passport get censored, problems such as an old man needing chemotherapy being harassed by hospital staff because he didn’t have the passport or a test. Also happening in France is that families of people dying in hospitals are being denied access to their parents or whatever because they don’t have the Health Passport.
Lithuania, Vilnius: serious anti-lockdown riots
France: 198 demos against the Health Passport…clashes in 3 cities
Officially there were 237,000 demonstrators, 33,000 more than the official figure for the previous Saturday. But the figures are obviously manipulated – sometimes I’ve seen figures that were 10% of the actual number. Of course, it’s hard to know how many there were – but the official figure for Montpellier was 8,000, whereas there were probably closer to 13,000. Numbers are not enough, of course. And there was a lot of bullshit on these demos, surprise surprise. Fortunately some people in Montpellier managed to confront Action Francaise (fascist-cum-royalist organisation), forcing them to lose their stupid national flags and some other equipment. Also people singing the Marseillaise were almost drowned out by people singing the Internationale.
Dealing with the new (ab)normal – a situation report
A balanced anarchist assessment of some of the contradictions of the moment.
France: dictatorship of the bourgeoisie decides that its dictatorship is democratic and constitutional
Surprise surprise – the Constitutional Council has decided that its “Health” Passport is constituional and democratic! Well , that decides it then. Let’s all give up, go home and rest in peace. The President of the Constitutional Council is the mass murderer Laurent Fabius, famous for knowingly allowing HIV contaminated blood to be given to haemophiliacs in the 1980s. Over 1000 died. His son is a director of McKinsey, an organisation giving Macron advice about the vaccination strategy (as well as other aspects of his political strategy). 4 of the 8 other members of this Council were appointed by Macron, the others appointed under Hollande and Sarkozy during their previous presidencies (including a previous Chirac-appointed Prime Minister, Alain Juppé, previously convicted for corruption ). Democracy moves in mysterious ways.
France: indefinite strike of health workers against obligatory vaccination …also firemen
For a critique of the CGT (with an appendix on Sud) see this.
France, Nantes: an indication of the misery permitted by increasing fascist participation in the anti Health Passport demos (31st July)
Provisional text from a friend:
👉 Since Macron’s announcements on 12 July – formalising the move to a dictatorship of the bourgeoisie under the pretext of health – hundreds of thousands of people have been regularly mobilising in the streets to oppose the health passport and compulsory anti-covid vaccination.
👉 A part of the far right is taking advantage of the opportunity to take to the streets and try to recuperate the protest for its own benefit – while sometimes trying to commit abuses on other demonstrators in the very heart of the processions. In Montpellier, Rennes and elsewhere, nationalist identitarians, royalists and other inbreds marched last Saturday – sometimes discreetly in small groups, sometimes openly.
👉 The far right has no place in the street. Those who, in all their components, have denounced for decades the “laxity” of successive governments and hypothetical “red judges” now claim to regret living in a dictatorship? Those who count in their ranks many police officers and gendarmes (without even mentioning the countless informers) who have repressed without qualm the Yellow Vest movement and the one against the pension reform claim to have had a sudden revelation and claim to now side with Freedom?
👉 In reality, the fash are the useful idiots of successive French governments: as their traditional security agenda was taken up & implemented by the UMP [Sarkozy’s former party], PS [Socialist Party], LREM [Macron’s party], the far-right have pushed its liberticidal proposals ever further, conveniently allowing the governing parties to continue to pass for “moderates”.
👉 Moreover, the presence of anti-Semites, racists and other Dupont-Lajoie [reference to film – “The Common Man” – about a café owner] escaped from the Café du Commerce in the processions of the past weeks – even if it was a very small minority – offers a golden opportunity for the government to try to discredit the mobilization against the sanitary dictatorship by presenting it as the work of “extremists”… If the Patriots, the UPR, DLF [right-wing political rackets], did not exist, LREM would be necessary to invent them.
👉 Banking on the disappearance of collective intelligence, the fash shamelessly pretend to oppose today’s Macronist crimes in the name of ancient crimes (Nazism, Fascism, Petainism, Francoism…). Fighting an authoritarianism in the name of other authoritarianisms is a fatal impasse in which opponents of the health passport must not engage.
👉 Following the example of the setbacks suffered in its ranks in Nantes and Toulouse last weekend, the far right has just realised that ambiguity can only be overcome to its detriment. This necessary political clarification must continue.
➡️➡️ The “nation” is a cage invented by the bourgeoisie! Down with all the extreme right-wingers! FASCISTS – OUT OF OUR LIVES, OUT OF OUR STRUGGLES!
France, Marseille: woman to be treated for cerebral thrombosis and epilepsy for the rest of her life after vaccine
France: build-up of pressure from base of unions, launching possible national strike of hospital workers against compulsory vaccinations starting 4th August…More here
“In Marseille, the APHM represents 13,000 employees. The Edouard Toulouse hospital has 1077 employees. The two organisations (at least their Sud Santé union) have joined forces for this movement. According to Kader Benayed, deputy departmental secretary of Sud Santé, “The rate of absenteeism has been high since the vote on the law obliging healthcare workers to be vaccinated: departures, notice of departure, unpaid leave, sick leave…”. Sud santé has filed an unlimited strike notice from 4 August at the APHM, and from 9 August for Edouard Toulouse. Two rallies are planned for Thursday 5 August at 11am. One at the North Hospital, the other in front of the Timone. This movement is based on eight demands (extracts):
The systematic declaration of work-related accidents for the Covid-19 disease
Non-suspension of hospital workers who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 and respect for the laws and constitutions regarding the decision of each worker to be vaccinated against Covid-19
The respect of the free choice of each agent to be vaccinated without constraint or threat of dismissal. Each non-vaccinated agent will continue, as since the beginning of the crisis, to carry out his or her duties with the appropriate protective equipment, while respecting the social distancing
The possibility to choose which vaccine will be inoculated and when, if the agent so chooses
Protection of personal data and respect for medical confidentiality regarding the vaccination status of employees
Working conditions that respect our physical and psychological health without aggravating suffering at work with a diversion of our public service missions at the service of citizens, whatever their vaccination status
Non-discrimination of patients: we refuse to sort them at the entrance of our public health establishment
The respect of the public service mission accessible to all without any distinction”
Obviously criticisable, but I’ll leave it at that for the moment.
Israel: nasty details of Pfizer trials for 12-15-year-olds and those 16 and over
[Posted by Yaffa Shir Raz – member of the newly formed “Professional
Ethics Front”, 30 July 2021]
Revealed: Pfizer publishes results from a 6-month follow-up trial:
44,165 participants aged 16 and over, and 2,264 aged 12-15, divided into
two groups –
Vaccinated vs. placebo:
Death: 15 vs. 14
Death from Covid 19: 1 vs. 2
Cardiac arrest: 4 vs. 1
No doubt- unprecedented efficiency! Hurry and get your third dose today!
These findings, by the way, you will not find in the abstract, which only subtly mentions that there is a “declining trend in efficiency.” To find the table shown here you will need to dig into the appendix (p. 12).
[Posted by Yaffa Shir Raz – member of the newly formed “Professional
Ethics Front”, 31 July 2021]
The amount of manipulation revealed in clinical trials of the miracle shot has already become a joke – only it’s a macabre joke, and it’s at our expense.
After yesterday we saw how in the new trial, which followed for 6 months the study population that received the Pfizer injection, compared to the
placebo group – the table with the data indicating zero mortality prevention was well buried – so that only with a deaf watchmaker’s glasses it can be found on page 12 in the appendices, It turns out that this was only the more innocent manipulation.
Because as some smart people here have rightly remarked – right after the trial Pfizer offered the participants in the placebo group the miracle shot, for ethical reasons of course, so as not to leave them exposed to the deadly virus that has only 99.98 percent survival.
In doing so, as Dr. Peter Dushi from the BMJ wrote, Pfizer actually blocked the way for real follow-up trial, which would make it possible to examine the differences between the trial group and the placebo group – because there is no more placebo, and of course no more blindness (when neither the researchers nor Subjects know who received what) – a critical condition for clinical trials, particularly in stage 3, to prevent foreign influences.
So how could they possibly compare the research group to the placebo group?
Well, it turns out that in the chapter on side effects, the researchers added a note, which says that during the blindness period, 15 participants who received the injection and 14 who received the placebo died. But – during the open-label period, that is, the period in which the researchers and the subjects already knew who received what, and the placebo subjects actually went on to receive the injection – another 5 participants died. And guess what? It turns out that these five participants actually received the injection – three of them received the injection during the blinds period and the other two were originally in the study group, but were later injected as well.
Meaning – in fact 20 people who received the shot died, compared to 14 in the placebo group.
The amazing thing is that at the end of this paragraph, the authors refer to Table S4 – the same table from page 12 in the appendix I posted here yesterday – but this table, as you can see, lists only 15 deaths in the injected group. So where did these 5 go?
Although the authors claim that none of these five deaths were considered by the investigators to be related to the injection – what justification do they have for removing them from the table?
Australia: Forced transfer by the police to Covid-hotels of those staying near “verified Covid cases”
The South Australian county government, Adelaide, has passed legislation
in the past year (and even added regulations last week) that allow
police to evict civilians from their homes and transfer them to a
guarded, fenced-off Covid-hotel because they were near persons tested
Until last week, the hotel policy was valid only for Australians
returning from abroad, who are required to stay in the hotel and pay an
Australian $ 3000 for their stay until two negative tests are received.
As of this week, the hotel policy has also become legal for those who
are in the vicinity of verified Covid cases.
And so, last Sunday. After two ‘positives’, a brother and a sister, were
found in a local winery (South Australia is famous for its wineries),
all visitors to the same winery were gathered from their homes by the
police and taken to hotels (or ‘medi-hotel’ according to the local
terminology). Although they have been found to be negative in the tests,
they are still quarantined until further negative results are obtained.
No one asks them, or allows them isolation at home. That’s the law from
Imagine that you are going on a family visit to the winery during the
weekend with your family, and a report on a verified Covid case in that
place is enough for the police to come to your home later, take you out
of your house, load you into a bus of those being taken to quarantine
and transfer you to quarantine in a guarded and fenced-off “hotel”.
This slippery slope, which was legally approved this week, allows the
police to remove family members from their homes, separate them and
transfer them to a medi-hotel (children of verified Covid cases,
separation between spouses, etc.), all because one of the family members
In practice, two verified cases were found on Sunday at the same winery.
As a result, one hundred (100!) people found themselves being
transferred from their homes to a secured facility, a medi-hotel,
because they visited the same winery that day.
Legislation similar to quarantine in hotels has also been approved in
the county state of New South Wales, with Sydney as its capital.
This news story passed quietly in Australia. South Australia, which had
been closed for a week, had already canceled it, but the “detainees” who
visited the winery were still quarantined in a Medi-hotel and awaiting a
And what if next the police evict people from their homes and separate
family members regardless of “verified cases” but according to other
Does this sound far away to you, because it’s in Adelaide and has
nothing to do with our lives? As an Australian Israeli, all my life I
have thought that Australia is the safest place in the world. I can’t
believe to what a degree of loss of individual liberties they have
reached here on the continent and at such a great speed. You think this
cannot happen in the Holy Land? Suddenly there is a knock on the door
and the police under the auspices of the law and medical regulations
will not be able to take you out of the house and transfer you to a
France: clashes in 6 towns on large mid-summer anti-health passport demos (31st July)…clashes in La Reunion (French overseas territory)…Martinique (French overseas territory): vaccination centre torched during overnight riots against Covid-imposed curfew (31st-1st)
“It was a night of burning bins, organised looting, and five cars set on fire…For several days now, an appeal has been circulating on social networks. A group of individuals, to protest against the reinforcement of the restrictive measures, and in particular the curfew, launched the idea of a parade on Saturday 31 July in the evening. A demonstration organised despite the curfew-related ban on movement. At around 10pm, clashes broke out when the wild demo arrived on Maurice Bishop Avenue, not far from the CMA-CGM premises. The police used tear gas to disperse the crowd…Several businesses were set on fire: a pharmacy, the Sainte-Thérèse vaccination centre of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) and five cars set on fire…”
It seems worth pointing out that a few years back the French government imposed 11 compulsory vaccinations on the newly-born throughout France and its territories, 3 of which the WHO deemed quite dangerous, and this without opposition (probably due to the lack of much knowledge of the fact). The take-up of the 1st dose of the vaccine in Martinique is just 20%. Plus they have suffered from a high level of carcenogenic pesticides, which apparently tends to make them suspicious of chemicals in general. Resistance to the curfew and compulsory vaccination in a part of France that is particularly impoverished and treated like a colony is a minimum affirmation of humanity.
See also this in French: Sortons de l’impasse sanitaire !
Germany, Berlin: clashes, man dies, 500-600 arrests on anti-Covid rules demo…after Berlin court bans anti-lockdown protests
This is presented by the media as a right-wing demo, though it’s very unlikely that only the right were involved.
The following is a leaflet, 1000 copies of which were distributed on a demo in Berlin on 13th March, directed against the new regime that was and is being introduced with what the authors call “the royal flu” (a joke based on the word “Corona”) . Translated from this: http://magazinredaktion.tk/corona53.php
Against the dictation of fear. The plague is the state.
If the world was already horrible before Corona, it has darkened now completely. With the royal flu, the caste consisting of politics, media and science has realized the dream of every ruler: to exercise absolute social control without having to take immediate violent action. In essence, the state wants to prevent people from physically meeting each other at all. Therefore, it is necessary to come together and, already by doing so, to carry protest against the measures into the streets and all other places. Wherever the hygiene dictate is resisted, the contact ban is circumvented and the viral fear is rejected, the Corona totality breaks open. To hell with the expert committees, journocops and political apparatchniks, who want to establish the state of emergency permanently and thus consolidate their power!
However, the lockdown policy can only be enforced so smoothly because a large mass of people still prissily comply with the most absurd regulations or even voluntarily go beyond it. Many people want the restrictions on freedom because they are doomed to survive as a superfluous appendage of an overarching social machinery anyway. Saving lives by wearing masks and observing hygiene rules is more tempting to believe than facing the bitter reality that in this world it is not the individual who counts. Loneliness and isolation, by which many are now crushed, have been massively intensified by the state of emergency, but have their origin not in a disease, but in the capitalist mode of production, which demands the separation of people from each other. Before Covid, competition and resentment were already the determining mode, but since a flu virus was turned into a plague, everyone can blithely act out their hostilities and fears and is even congratulated by the state for doing so. It is not the virus that threatens life, but the conditions in which it is hyped up to a global catastrophe – and it is these conditions themselves that must be fought, along with the Corona policy.
In order to get any possibility at all that people associate themselves in the direction of freedom, first of all the mass hysteria must be countered and the prohibitions overturned. Where people no longer physically meet, look at and grasp each other, there is no freedom, but only the mute, digital compulsion. But even if the measures were to be seriously withdrawn once again, the panic inside people would not disappear in the end: as long as we live in capitalism, everyone must fear for their individual future, if they are granted a halfway decent existence at all.
The many who (can) hide behind a mask or in front of a laptop at home out of sheer fear have made their peace with this society. They have shown that they will let themselves be given any injection and swallow any pill, no matter how bitter. Beginning with the further dismantling of the welfare state and the health care system, to the command order for digitalisation, to the disenfranchisement through climate regulations: every further anti-life agenda can now be safely put into practice by the state and its agents. Enough is enough – not just with the Corona spectacle.
Down with the Covid regime! For the association of free people!
“…overthrow all relations in which man is a debased, enslaved, forsaken, despicable being….. “ – Marx
Querdenken caricatured as “covid denialist” and put under political surveillance by German state.
Greetings from “New Normal” Germany! – Comparison between the unvaccinated and the Jews in Germany in the 30s. A contact writes about this text that it “is more or less accurate – apart from the small but significant fact that in Germany today, a “Covid denier,” an “anti-vaxxer,” a “conspiracy theorist,” or whatever dissidents to the “new normal” are called, can always decide to give up his or her critical attitude and adapt to the habits of the rest of society and is thenceforth safe from being persecuted – while the Jews in Hitler’s Germany didn’t have such a choice.”
SF: Similar attitudes might well develop in France and elsewhere. Already they’re developing in Israel – I have 2 Israeli friends who were stuck there for 5 months before being able to return to Europe where they live, and the heavy mentality from their families was unbearable. And I myself was accused on a UK-based forum (libcom) of contributing to endangering the lives of 10s of 1000s of people because
I questioned the efficacy of masks. And then had a link to this taken off as it was deemed Covid denialist and conspiracy theorist (thus proving the validity of what was critiqued in that text). Glorious times.
“The criminalisation of dissent” – on this repressive measure in Germany and elsewhere.
Querdenken means “lateral thinking”.
From a contact:
Re the Querdenken-movement: I don’t think that these people are exclusively right wing. I think, it is a confused mixture of people of different political orientations. A couple of friends of mine attended the Querdenken-demo in Berlin on March 13. They distributed 1.000 copies of an improvised leaflet, had some good discussions and made some contacts. …they there filmed and denounced by some so called antifascists who observed the demo and in fact, did the job of informers for the state.
A group of leftists called “freie Linke”, who oppose the lockdown measures, attended the big Querdenken-demo of 20.000 people in Kassel on March 20. In their report, they write:
“As with the other anti-lockdown demonstrations, the participants came from the middle of society. Any right-wingers were not to be seen on the Schwanenwiese. I even have the impression that the people in Kassel came more from the left spectrum of society than at other demos. This was evident not only from the habitus, but also from the many rainbow flags. That the event was a Nazi demo is, in view of the speakers and participants, an absurd lie of the neoliberal Antifa.”
On the other hand, the same group reports that two of their members were physically attacked by nazis on this demo later on. Thus, fascists are definitely present on these events, but as far as I can judge, they do not make up the majority of the participants and it is possible for leftists and revolutionary critics of society to act in this milieu – though it is risky.
…In Dortmund, some anarchists and leftists started an initiative for a solidarity network to help people who are in trouble due to corona or the anti-corona measures – buying food for old or sick people, supporting people who lost their jobs or have nobody to look after their children. They formed a telegram group which spread very quickly and put leaflets on the walls of several neighbourhoods, but there have been only very few actual requests for help up to now. Meanwhile, the local football ultras (“apolitical”, but somewhat left-leaning in Dortmund) started their own solidarity network, too.
Interesting reflections on Delta variant from French doctor
Points out that the current wave provoked by the delta variant, 15 times less lethal than the original form of Covid, is “less deadly than seasonal flu”.
Israel, Jerusalem: director of hospital says that 90% of those hospitalised for Covid are over 70 and have been vaccinated
The guy says that “ the vaccine dissipates in front of our eyes… Dr. Kobi Habib said that there is a significant jump in the number of difficult patients, who are hospitalized in the hospital he runs….Dr. Habib said that he opened another corona ward at the hospital after the first one began to fill up: “The jump is significant, something that has not happened to us for several weeks. …Hospitals are still far from collapsing, but the situation is getting worse. The infection rate today is above 1.3, which means that if nothing is done now, the situation will continue to get worse“. At the same time he declares total support for the vaccine. Of course, without knowing exact figures comparing with figures for previous hospitalisations (90% of 100 is clearly different from 90% of 1000), this doesn’t say an enormous amount other than the vast limits of the vaccine.i
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