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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday December 01, 2020 23:26 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
This important breaking news will most likely be completely ignored by the Irish Government because they are in a power grab like all the other Covid lockdown countries and facts are of no relevance to them. The story is by a real journalist -Peter Andrews who is an Irish science journalist and writer based in London and is from www.rt.com

A peer review of the paper on which most Covid testing is based has comprehensively debunked the science behind it, finding major flaws. They conclude it’s utterly unsuitable as a means for diagnosis – and the fall-out is immense.

Last week, I reported on a landmark ruling from Portugal, where a court had ruled against a governmental health authority that had illegally confined four people to a hotel this summer. They had done so because one of the people had tested positive for Covid in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test – but the court had found the test fundamentally flawed and basically inadmissible. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday November 28, 2020 01:25 by AE   image 4 images
The summer of 2020 has witnessed the phased mandating of face coverings for all UK citizens (sick or healthy) in some community settings. In England, masks became compulsory on public transport (from 15th June), in shops and supermarkets (from 24th July) and in communal spaces for schools located within local lockdown areas, for Year-7 pupils and older, (announced on 25th August for a September implementation). This creeping coercion has resulted in widespread compliance, face coverings becoming the most blatant sign that life has changed since the advent of coronavirus. read full story / add a comment
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national / politics / elections / news report Thursday November 26, 2020 17:43 by Cascarino's Sock   image 1 image
In 1912 James Connolly proposed the motion to form a political wing of the Labour movement at the Irish Transport and General Workers Union annual conference. Two years before this he had stated his firm belief that the Irish free themselves when they realise ‘the truth that the capitalist system is the most foreign thing in Ireland.’ Every time Labour has entered government with a civil war party, they have both compromised and neglected these ideals.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday November 25, 2020 22:03 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   video 2 video files
In this interview, Vera explains how eugenics came to Nazi Germany from the U.S., and is still around today. She discusses the dangers of vaccines, and answers the question: Who bears the responsibility if your child is injured? She urges parents need to rebel against mandated vaccines. She compares this rebellion to Martin Luther King Jr.’s rebellion for Blacks. She discusses how foster children from 1985 to 2005 were used for HIV research, and the topic of medical kidnapping.

She warns that America is at a crossroads, and that if people do not stop blindly obeying authority, that the U.S. will very soon be just like Nazi Germany was in WWII, as she sees the same things happening here in the U.S. now. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday November 25, 2020 11:33 by free free   image 1 image
The Irish Freedom Party is hosting a rally at Custom House Quay in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 28th November 2020 starting 2pm - Professor Dolores Cahill will be among the speakers. It will not be a march , just a rally. read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Sunday November 22, 2020 21:20 by gr   text 1 comment (last - friday november 27, 2020 14:15)   image 3 images
Most Western elites are telegraphing the message that we will be forced to cover our humanity with cheap face masks indefinitely. They are mandating that even two-year-olds must wear masks. The long-term effects on the lungs, emotional and behavioral problems, and development of infants and toddlers is enormous. For such an unconstitutional invasion of personal liberty, they are responsible to show us some amazing degree of effectiveness of this cultish ritual. In fact, the data show the opposite. read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Friday November 20, 2020 22:11 by 1 of indy   image 1 image

A Portuguese appeals court has ruled that PCR tests are unreliable and that it is unlawful to quarantine people based solely on a PCR test.

The court stated, the test’s reliability depends on the number of cycles used and the viral load present. Citing Jaafar et al. 2020, the court concludes that:

if someone is tested by PCR as positive when a threshold of 35 cycles or higher is used (as is the rule in most laboratories in Europe and the US), the probability that said person is infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97%.

The court further notes that the cycle threshold used for the PCR tests currently being made in Portugal is unknown.

The threshold cycles used in PCR tests in India is between 37 and 40, which makes the reliability of the PCR test less than 3% and the false positive rate as high as 97%.

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international / health / disability issues / other press Friday November 20, 2020 21:43 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Top pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson told government officials in Alberta during a zoom conference call that the current coronavirus crisis is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.” Hodkinson’s comments were made during a discussion involving the Community and Public Services Committee and the clip was subsequently uploaded to YouTube. read full story / add a comment
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national / irish social forum / news report Wednesday November 18, 2020 23:15 by hfi   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Tonight (Tues 17th Nov) on #TheHealthyDebate our presenter Lindie Naughton will be joined by neuro-linguistic programming Master Coach and Trainer, Sara Haboubi, to talk about how specific words and phrases have shaped the Covid-19 narrative. Dr Pat Morrissey, GP, will join from Limerick to talk through how Covid-19 has affected his patients and Dr Kevin Corbett, PhD. will dial in from the UK to discuss the known failings of PCR testing and its use as a diagnostic tool. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday November 18, 2020 22:03 by Whitney Webb   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 01, 2020 20:18)   image 1 image
Independent journalist Whitney Webb, writing for Unlimited Hangout, reports that intelligence agencies in the UK and US are now targeting websites that promote “vaccine hesitancy.”

British and American state intelligence agencies are “weaponizing truth” to quash vaccine hesitancy as both nations prepare for mass inoculations, in a recently announced “cyber war” to be commanded by AI-powered arbiters of truth against information sources that challenge official narratives.

In just the past week, the national-security states of the United States and United Kingdom have discreetly let it be known that the cyber tools and online tactics previously designed for use in the post-9/11 “war on terror” are now being repurposed for use against information sources promoting “vaccine hesitancy” and information related to Covid-19 that runs counter to their state narratives. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / other press Monday November 16, 2020 10:00 by T   text 1 comment (last - monday november 16, 2020 11:11)   image 1 image   1 attached file
From the Independent on Sat

A group of GPs and other medical professionals who are calling for an end to lockdown and questioning Nphet's health advice are demanding an urgent meeting with the Government.

A group consisting of mainly GPs - including former Fianna Fáil minister Jim McDaid and the Mater Hospital's infectious disease expert Professor Jack Lambert - has signed a "white paper" questioning what it calls Ireland's "outdated" public health strategies in response to Covid-19. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday November 14, 2020 23:46 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
All it takes is for people to stand up. No wonder, then, that news like this must be blacked out.

GENOVA, WEF Occupied ITALY. Day 18 of anti lockdown protests in the Big Lockdown House. Protesters lay siege to local administration building. Police remove helmets in solidarity. When the Police & Army take protesters side it's Game Over for lockdown. read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / other press Thursday November 12, 2020 21:25 by 1 of indy   image 1 image

Apparently beating out several competitors that earlier in the year were considered favorites to get the first COVID vaccine to market for distribution in the United States, dark horse favorite Pfizer Inc. seems to be the clear winner, announcing this week that their COVID vaccine is “90% effective,” and that hundreds of millions of doses would be distributed before the end of 2020, pending an FDA emergency use authorization (EUA).

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national / irish social forum / news report Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:01 by hfi   image 1 image   video 1 video file

TheIrishInquiry @IrishInquiry Tuesday evening LIVE at 9pm - the first episode of The Healthy Debate with @HealthFreedomIE


!In the sea of misinformation, we need courage, we need the truth, we need #TheHealthyDebate. Tomorrow we talk about the role of the media in reporting the #COVID19 situation in #Ireland

If you missed the show don’t fret. We have the replays available:

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:59 by 1 of indy   image 2 images

More than 20,000 people demonstrated Saturday in eastern Germany against government-imposed restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus after a court rejected the city of Leipzig’s attempt to move the protest away from a central square, police said.

By the city’s calculations, only 5,000 people could gather in Augustusplatz plaza and keep 1.5 meters (5 feet) away from one another. With protest organizers saying they expected at least 16,000 participants, administrators had sought to have the demonstration moved to a larger location outside the city’s center.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday November 10, 2020 20:35 by vi   image 2 images
As thousands of people in the UK this past weekend protested new COVID lockdowns, the British Army is planning on rolling out a massive new COVID testing initiative in the city of Liverpool this week, seeking to test a half million people in a program that will be rolled out to the entire nation if successful.

As part of that initiative, a letter was sent out to the parents of children attending Broadgreen International School, letting them know that their child would be tested by the military even without their consent. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday November 08, 2020 00:39 by T   image 2 images

One characteristic feature of the Covid-19 hoax particularly noticeable has been the complete obedience and compliance of young people. This is all upside down. The youth are supposed to be the rebellious one to defy authority. They and students especially have quite often historically been the source of many revolutionary acts. They should be out pushing the envelope and exerting their independence. Instead they have been sheepish and scared which is not a good omen for their own futures. It would seem though that that flame has not been totally extinguished and is still showing life at least in Manchester as reported here

Students angered by fences put up around their halls of residence have pulled down the barriers in protest.

The fences were erected on Thursday at the University of Manchester’s Fallowfield campus as a “security measure” to “help avoid the mixing of households”.

But the measure – which was not explained to residents until after the fences went up – caused unrest among students, who protested on Thursday evening and pulled the barriers down.

The university subsequently issued an apology and said the fences would be removed on Friday.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Saturday November 07, 2020 23:06 by 1 of indy   image 3 images
Press Release from Dept of Foreign Affairs

"I am deeply dismayed to learn of the demolition by Israeli authorities on 3 November of more than 70 structures, belonging to 11 Palestinian families in the community of Humsa Al Bqai’a* in the northern Jordan Valley. These demolitions include residential, livelihood and sanitation facilities." read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 03, 2020 22:37 by Peter Koenig   image 1 image   video 1 video file

We, The People, are concerned about worldwide media reporting about covid.

Are you, Western Media Moguls, realizing that there is hardly anything else on your programs other than covid? – Covid is at the center of everything. Covid discussions appear every hour on the hour, in the news and in between the news.

Covid reporting is non-stop alarming and fearmongering.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday October 30, 2020 21:20 by 1 of indy   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Tens of thousands, and perhaps now even hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses, and many other medical professionals worldwide are taking action to combat the misinformation being propagated by governments and government-controlled media that continue to publish false propaganda regarding COVID.

The vast majority of medical professionals worldwide now seem to agree that the COVID “pandemic” and the government actions still being implemented in response to COVID are causing much more harm than COVID itself.

Almost all of these doctors and medical professionals now seem to agree that COVID is no worse than a typical flu season, and the main test being used to supposedly test for COVID, the PCR Test, is not reliable. read full story / add a comment
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