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PRESS RELEASE: 8th October “TellTheTruthMSM – Human Chain For Assange”‘ at the Beehive, NZ Parliament (Free Assange NZ + Candles 4 Assange)

From Free Assange NZ + Candles 4 Assange

The ‘Assange precedent’ means state powers will be able to rip foreign journalists from their country to silence them, and as a result, journalists have become too frightened to tell the truth.

Thousands of people have now pledged to surround the British parliament building this Saturday, October 8th, by forming a ‘Human Chain’ that will extend across the Thames river, along a portion of the south bank and back. The action, led by the “Don’t Extradite Assange” Campaign, includes many institutions, human rights groups, lawyers and concerned doctors calling for the immediate release of journalist, Julian Assange.
There are solidarity events in 18 cities worldwide including Washington DC, where there is an action at the Department of Justice, as well as events in Melbourne, Canberra, Byron
Bay, Bendigo, Ottawa, Victoria, Toronto, Paris, Hamburg, Berlin, Pretoria, Tulsa, San Francisco, Denver, Seattle, Mexico, Rio and our very own Wellington.

Many who refer to corporate media for their world news, will be surprised that the fate of one man could muster such worldwide passion and support, when so many other serious issues dominate the airwaves, but they fail to understand that the legal precedent being set here, will guarantee our young generation has no ability to hold power to account, and journalism will be entirely replaced with stenography, if it hasn’t already.

Whatever issue your passion is directed to in these current times, without a functioning fourth estate, without journalists willing to report news that conflicts with a government’s
preferred narrative, we have effectively already enslaved and neutered our civilisation. There will be very little hope for your pet topic, unless your “elected officials” feel exactly
the same way as you do on the issue.

Consider Jacinda Ardern’s United Nations speech this week, condemned widely around the world, where she called to regulate free speech as a ‘weapon of war’! In response journalist Glen Greenwald wrote: “This is the face of authoritarianism – even though it looks different than you were taught to expect. And it’s the mindset of tyrants everywhere. This is someone so inebriated by her sense of righteousness and superiority that she views dissent as an evil too dangerous to allow”.

California’s Legislature on Monday approved a dangerous bill that would allow regulators to punish doctors for spreading “false information about Covid-19 vaccinations and
treatments”, but considering the fact-checkers are largely funded by the industry that stands to benefit financially, can we be sure the medical specialists are indeed spreading
false information?

Free press is essential to the proper working of a democratic society. Julian Assange has been publicly tortured and smeared for more than a decade which has undoubtedly caused a “chilling effect” on investigative journalism in the West. Senior CIA officials during the Trump administration discussed abducting and even assassinating Assange, according to both a US report and a Spanish court case, yet British “Justice” have
agreed to send a journalist to the very state that made this threat, despite the fact he never worked there. Are we prepared to allow any state to rip foreign journalists from
their countries to silence them? How about Saudi Arabia?

The US government is attempting to use the 1917 espionage act in order to imprison Assange for a 175 year sentence to turn him into an example yet, Julian published accurate material that was wholly in the public interest and has won numerous international journalism awards for his work. Indeed, this is the first time a journalist has ever been charged under the Espionage Act.

This Saturday, 8th October, there is a New Zealand-based solidarity action for Assange “TellTheTruthMSM – Human Chain For Assange”‘ at the Beehive, NZ Parliament Lawn at 12 Noon. There will be information exchange, open mic for speeches, music and we will display #YellowRibbons4Assange around the grounds to spread awareness. Details for events around the world can be found at “Candles4Assange” on Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram as well as a website of the same name.

Alex Hills
Free Assange NZ + Candles 4 Assange

Germany’s ‘new normal’ – only those with official “vax pass” or proof of a neg PCR test can eat at restaurants, shop at “non-essential” stores, or go to bars or cinema

From off-guardian.org

Greetings from “New Normal” Germany!
CJ Hopkins

On April 1, 1933, shortly after Hitler was appointed chancellor, the Nazis staged a boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany. Members of the Storm Troopers (“die Sturmabteilung,” or the “Storm Department,” as I like to think of them) stood around outside of Jewish-owned stores with Gothic-lettered placards reading “Germans! Defend yourselves! Do not buy from Jews!”

The boycott itself was a total disaster — most Germans ignored it and just went on with their lives — but it was the beginning of the official persecution of the Jews and totalitarianism in Nazi Germany.

Last week, here in “New Normal” Germany, the government (which, it goes without saying, bears no resemblance to the Nazi regime, or any other totalitarian regime) implemented a social-segregation system that bans anyone who refuses to publicly conform to the official “New Normal” ideology from participating in German society.

From now on, only those who have an official “vaccination pass” or proof of a negative PCR test are allowed to sit down and eat at restaurants, shop at “non-essential” stores, or go to bars, or the cinema, or wherever.

Of course, there is absolutely no valid comparison to be made between these two events, or between Nazi Germany and “New Normal” Germany, nor would I ever imply that there was. 

That would be illegal in “New Normal” Germany, as it would be considered “relativizing the Holocaust,” not to mention being “anti-democratic and/or delegitimizing the state in a way that endangers security,” or whatever. Plus, it’s not like there are SA goons standing outside shops and restaurants with signs reading “Germans! Defend yourselves! Don’t sell to the Unvaccinated and Untested!” 

It’s just that it’s now illegal to do that, i.e., sell anything to those of us whom the media and the government have systematically stigmatized as “Covid deniers” because we haven’t converted to the new official ideology and submitted to being “vaccinated” or “tested.”

Protesting the new official ideology is also illegal in “New Normal” Germany. 

OK, I think I should probably rephrase that. I certainly don’t want to misinform anyone. Protesting the “New Normal” isn’t outlawed per se. You’re totally allowed to apply for a permit to protest against the “Covid restrictions” on the condition that everyone taking part in your protest wears a medical-looking N95 mask and maintains a distance of 1.5 meters from every other medical-masked protester…which is kind of like permitting anti-racism protests as long as the protesters all wear Ku Klux Klan robes and perform a choreographed karaoke of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama.

Who says the Germans don’t have a sense of humor?

I don’t mean to single out the Germans. There is nothing inherently totalitarian, or fascist, or robotically authoritarian and hyper-conformist about the Germans, as a people.

The fact that the vast majority of Germans clicked their heels and started mindlessly following orders, like they did in Nazi Germany, the moment the “New Normal” was introduced last year doesn’t mean that all Germans are fascists by nature. Most Americans did the same thing. So did the British, the Australians, the Spanish, the French, the Canadians, and a long list of others. It’s just that, well, I happen to live here, so I’ve watched as Germany has been transformed into “New Normal Germany” up close and personal, and it has definitely made an impression on me.

The ease with which the German authorities implemented the new official ideology, and how fanatically it has been embraced by the majority of Germans, came as something of a shock. I had naively believed that, in light of their history, the Germans would be among the first to recognize a nascent totalitarian movement predicated on textbook Goebbelsian Big Lies (i.e., manipulated Covid “case” and “death” statistics), and would resist it en masse, or at least take a moment to question the lies their leaders were hysterically barking at them.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Here we are, over a year later, and waiters and shop clerks are “checking papers” to enforce compliance with the new official ideology. (And, yes, the “New Normal” is an official ideology. When you strip away the illusion of an apocalyptic plague, there isn’t any other description for it).

Perfectly healthy, medical-masked people are lining up in the streets to be experimentally “vaccinated.” Lockdown-bankrupted shops and restaurants have been converted into walk-in “PCR-test stations.” The government is debating mandatory “vaccination” of children in kindergartenGoon squads are arresting octogenarians for picnicking on the sidewalk without permission. And so on. At this point, I’m just sitting here waiting for the news that mass “disinfection camps” are being set up to solve the “Unvaccinated Question.”

Whoops…there I go again, “relativizing the Holocaust.” I really need to stop doing that. 

The Germans take this stuff very seriously, especially with Israel under relentless attack by the desperately impoverished people it has locked inside an enormous walled ghetto, and is self-defensively ethnically cleansing.

But, seriously, there is no similarity whatsoever between Nazi Germany and “New Normal” Germany. 

Sure, both systems suspended the constitution, declared a national “state of emergency” enabling the government to rule by decree, inundated the masses with insane propaganda and manipulated “scientific facts,” outlawed protests, criminalized dissent, implemented a variety of public rituals, and symbols, and a social segregation system, to enforce compliance with their official ideologies, and demonized anyone who refused to comply…but, other than that, there’s no similarity, and anyone who suggests there is is a dangerous social-deviant extremist who probably needs to be quarantined somewhere, or perhaps dealt with in some other “special” way.

Plus, the two ideologies are completely different. One was a fanatical totalitarian ideology based on imaginary racial superiority and the other is a fanatical totalitarian ideology based on an imaginary “apocalyptic plague” … so what the hell am I even talking about? 

On top of which, no swastikas, right? No swastikas, no totalitarianism! And nobody’s mass-murdering the Jews, that I know of, and that’s the critical thing, after all!

So, never mind. Just ignore all that crazy stuff I just told you about “New Normal” Germany. Don’t worry about “New Normal” America, either. Or “New Normal” Great Britain. Or “New Normal” wherever.

Get experimentally “vaccinated.” Experimentally “vaccinate” your kids. Prove your loyalty to the Reich … sorry, I meant to global capitalism. Ignore those reports of people dying and suffering horrible adverse effects

Wear your mask. Wear it forever. God knows what other viruses are out there, just waiting to defile your bodily fluids and cause you to experience a flu-like illness, or cut you down in the prime of your seventies or eighties … and, Jesus, I almost forgot “long Covid.” That in itself is certainly enough to justify radically restructuring society so that it resembles an upscale hospital theme park staffed by paranoid, smiley-faced fascists in fanciful designer Hazmat suits.

Oh, and keep your “vaccination papers” in order. You never know when you’re going to have to show them to some official at the airport, or a shop, or restaurant, or to your boss, or your landlord, or the police, or your bank, or your ISP, or your Tinder date … or some other “New Normal” authority figure.

I mean, you don’t want to be mistaken for a “Covid denier,” or an “anti-vaxxer,” or a “conspiracy theorist,” or some other type of ideological deviant, and be banished from society, do you?

SOURCE

https://off-guardian.org/2021/05/26/greetings-from-new-normal-germany/

“The Seven-Step Path from Pandemic to Totalitarianism” (we are at step 6)

As if it was planned in advance, billions of people around the globe are being forced step by rapid step into a radically different way of life, one that involves far less personal, physical and financial freedom and agency.

Here is the template for rolling this out.

LINK: https://off-guardian.org/2020/04/23/the-seven-step-path-from-pandemic-to-totalitarianism/

Photo: off-guardian.org

Who will fact check the fact checkers? (Corbett)

corbettreport 474K subscribers SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=36846 We’ve all come across online fact checkers that purport to warn us away from independent media sites under the guise of protecting us from fake news. But who is behind these fact check sites? How do they operate? And if these ham-fisted attempts at soft censorship aren’t the solution to online misinformation, what is? Join James for this week’s important edition of The Corbett Report podcast, where we explore the murky world of information gatekeeping and ask “Who will fact check the fact checkers?”

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