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Monday, 05 June


In Utah liefern sich konservative und liberale Aktivisten ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In Utah liefern sich konservative und liberale Aktivisten ein Gefecht der besonderen Art. Die regierenden Konservativen haben ein Gesetz gemacht, um Bcher aus Schulbibliotheken zu verbannen, in denen queere Lebensfhrungen vorkommen. Oder Sex oder Gewalt. Weil, h, schtzt die Kinder und so.

Daraufhin haben oppositionelle Aktivisten die Bibel aus den Schulbibliotheken verbannen lassen, weil da ja auch schlimme Dinge drinstehen.

Das ist jetzt aber nicht so ein krasser Sieg wie man denken wrde, weil Utah die Heimat der Mormonen ist, und die haben das Book of Mormon. Daher ist jetzt der nchste Schritt ein Verbotsantrag fr das Book of Mormon.

Die Chancen stehen nicht schlecht, denn da kommen u.a. Kpfungen vor.

Intels Chipfabrik soll angeblich 27 Milliarden kosten. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Intels Chipfabrik soll angeblich 27 Milliarden kosten. Oder umgerechnet 1,35 Fusionskraftwerke.

Dafr hat die Bundesregierung 6,8 Milliarden Subventionen zugesagt. Oder umgerechnet ein Drittel Fusionskraftwerk.


Subsidy: Youth Group Begs NLC To Give Tinubu Time To Ease Nigerians Hardship "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Southern Nigerian Youth Congress (SNYC) has called on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to give President Bola Tinubu time to ease the hardship of Nigerians. SNYC, an apex youth body of the Southern region, saddled with the responsibility of championing the cause of better welfare for the region, as well as promoting peace, unity,...

The post Subsidy: Youth Group Begs NLC To Give Tinubu Time To Ease Nigerians Hardship appeared first on New Telegraph.


HIDDEN TEACHINGS of the Bible That Explain Manifestation, Consciousness and Oneness (POWERFUL Info!) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Here Jesus says, If those who lead you say to you, look, the Kingdom of God is in the sky, then the birds will get there first. Gospel of Thomas (Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin) These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.        []


GOP lawmaker: The criminal investigations facing Trump give him credibility "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

During a recent appearance on CNNs State of the Union, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) was asked by host Dana Bash whether Republicans would be in a better position for 2024 if their front runner, namely Donald Trump, was not facing multiple investigations. Would Republicans be better off with a candidate who is not facing multiple []


US Companies Knew Forever Chemicals Health Risks From the Start Report "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Sergey Lebedev Sputnik 02.06.2023

Forever Chemicals is an unofficial name for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) dubbed so for their resistance to breaking down.

American chemical companies were aware of the health and environmental risk of PFAS but intentionally failed to disclose them, new research published in Annals of Global Health journal has shown.

Scientists examined documents from the companies DuPont and 3M and are sure that these corporations knew they were selling poisonous or highly-toxic substances.

Forever Chemicals began in 1946, when DuPont introduced Teflon nonstick cookware and promoted it as a revolution in cooking. Teflon is one of th best-known Forever Chemicals used almost everywhere along with other PFAS. These substances are widely used in clothing, household goods and even packages of food products. PFAS are extremely resistant to breaking down, and after five decades of market expansion, it became obvious that they are slowly killing people and environment.

However, the recent research has shown that chemical giants falsely pretended they knew nothing. Just like tobacco companies hid information about lung cancer, DuPont and 3M suppressed the publication of data that cast Forever Chemicals as dangerous substances, according to the research.

In 1961, corporate researchers discovered that Teflon leads to an increase in the liver size of rats. In 1979, a company discovered that dogs that ingested small doses of C8 another Forever Chemical died in two days. Meanwhile, in 1980, companies learned that 25% of pregnant women who worked in their labs with C8 gave birth to children with birth defects. Companies never warned their female employees about the risks, nor made this information public.

As one of the papers authors, Nadia Gaber, MD, PhD: Having access to these documents allows us to see what the manufacturers knew and when, but also how polluting industries keep critical public health information private.

The authors dubbed their research The Devil They Knew, stressing the fact that corporations deliberately misled consumers.

In the 2000s, the American environmental watchdog fined DuPont $16.45 million the largest civil penalty in the ecology domain at that time. However, this was nothing compared with the billions of dollars in revenues the company received from selling Forever Chemicals.

Allegedly, nearly every US citizen now has PFAS in their blood, inc...


Uganda: 54 African Union peacekeepers killed by al-Shabaab militants "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Death toll one of heaviest since pro-government forces launched offensive against jihadists last August

Fifty-four Ugandan peacekeepers died when militants besieged an African Union base in Somalia last week, Ugandas president, Yoweri Museveni, has said, in one of the worst recent attacks by al-Shabaab jihadists in the war-torn country.

We discovered the lifeless bodies of 54 fallen soldiers, including a commander, Museveni said in a Twitter post late on Saturday.

The toll is one of the heaviest yet since pro-government forces backed by the AU force known as ATMIS launched an offensive against al-Shabaab last August. It was also a rare admission of a major military death toll by African Union members.

Al-Shabaab, which has been waging a deadly insurgency against Somalias fragile central government for more than a decade, claimed responsibility for the attack on 26 May, saying it had overrun the base and killed 137 soldiers.

Al-Shabaab is known to exaggerate claims of battlefield gains for propaganda purposes, and the governments of nations contributing troops to the AU force rarely confirm casualties.

The militants drove a car laden with explosives into the base in Bulo Marer, 75 miles south-west of the capital, Mogadishu, leading to a gunfight, local residents and a Somali military commander told AFP.

Museveni had said last week that some of the soldiers there did not perform as expected and panicked as they came under attack from about 800 assailants. That forced a withdrawal to a base 6 miles away, he said, deploring a missed opportunity to annihilate the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

The mistake was made by two commanders, Maj Oluka and Maj Obbo, who ordered the soldiers to retreat, Museveni said on Saturday, adding that they would face charges in a court martial.

However, he said: Our soldiers demonstrated remarkable resilience and reorganised themselves, resulting in the recapture of the base.

ATMIS has so far not disclosed how many people died, but said it sent in helicopter gunships as reinforcement after the pre-dawn raid.

The US also said it conducted an airstrike near the base a day after it was attacked. US Africa Command said it destroyed weapons and equipment unlawfully taken by al-Shabaab fighters, without specifying when or where the weapons were stolen.

The att...


Caramel Plugg Fights Dirty With Boyfriends Alleged Sidechick "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerian influencer, Caramel Plugg on Sunday fight dirty on social media with her boyfriend side chick, Shalom for allegedly collecting money from her man. A Twitter user identified as ManLikeIcey shared the story on his page. According to the story, Caramel whos on a vacation with her man heard about her boyfriends monetary service to...

The post Caramel Plugg Fights Dirty With Boyfriends Alleged Sidechick appeared first on New Telegraph.


Biden DOJ targets West Virginia governor's family - Republicans cry foul "IndyWatch Feed World"

Republicans are crying foul following the news of President Biden's Department of Justice (DOJ) targeting West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's (R) family. Justice, who is also a GOP Senate candidate hoping to unseat Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), is the latest to experience political targeting from Biden's DOJ, as it has filed a civil complaint against his family's coal empire over a dozen coal businesses ran or owned by his son Jay Justice citing "repeated violations of the law" in hopes of recovering what the assistant attorney general of the DOJ's Environment and Natural Resources Division Todd Kim described as "penalties they owe as a result of those violations." "Our environmental laws serve to protect communities against adverse effects of industrial activities including surface coal mining operations," Kim said in a statement. "Through this suit, the Justice Department seeks to deliver accountability for defendants' repeated violations of the law and to recover the...


The WHOs New Partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation: Birds of a Feather Sticking Together "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Military Situation In Syria On June 3, 2023 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Military Situation In Syria On June 3, 2023 (Map Update)

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  • On June 4, the Russian Ministry of Defense recorded no cases of hostilities and ceasefire violations in the Idlib region in the past 24 hours;
  • On June 4, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kansafra;
  • On June 4, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Benin;
  • On June 4, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-Bara;
  • Fateh al-Mubin Operations Room claimed that five SAA servicemen were killed and two others were wounded by the sniping brigade of the HTS in Aleppo and Idlib regions;
  • On June 4, Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq Fuad Hussein in Baghdad.


The post Military Situation In Syria On June 3, 2023 (Map Update) appeared first on South Front.


Mauricio Pochettino To Make Kai Havertz Decision "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mauricio Pochettino is looking very likely to have a very busy summer at Chelsea, with a number of decisions relating to players that need to be made. The Argentinian needs not approach pre-season for the 2023/24 campaign with unfinished business both outgoing and incomings, therefore, the quicker the squad is settled the better. The future...

The post Mauricio Pochettino To Make Kai Havertz Decision appeared first on New Telegraph.


Head writer of Fox News: Employees are banned from mentioning the name 'Tucker' on air "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Wednesday morning, Real America's Voice broke a HUGE story. Ed Henry and Karyn Turk, hosts of the popular morning show "American Sunshine" on Real America's Voice, reported on a new rule at Fox News: NEVER SAY "Tucker!" It feels like a Harry Potter movie now... "He who MUST NOT be named." "I want to quickly get to another point about Fox News," the host of the morning show said.


Tribunal Takes Decision On Competence Of Rhodes-Vivours Petition "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Tribunal Takes Decision On Competence Of Rhodes-Vivours Petition The Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has adjourned till final judgment its ruling on an application filed by the Governor of Lagos State and his deputy challenging the entire petition filed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Partys candidate, in the March 18 election. The three-member tribunal []


MOWAA To Create World-Class Arts, Heritage Complex In Edo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The art and culture industry in Nigeria at the weekend received a boost from the coming of the Museum of West African Art, Edo (MOWAA), which restates its resolve to create world-class art, culture, and heritage complex in Benin City, Edo State The management of MOWAA (a nongovernmental, non-profit making organization, promoting West African Arts...

The post MOWAA To Create World-Class Arts, Heritage Complex In Edo appeared first on New Telegraph.


High Prices Make Textbook Piracy Acceptable to Most Students "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

pirate bookStudying can be a costly endeavor. Aside from the party budget, there are books and tuition fees to pay as well.

To reduce costs, some students choose to share books or buy cheaper second-hand versions. Others go a step further and venture onto the dark side, by downloading or even buying pirated books.

These cost-saving tactics are nothing new. A few decades ago, copying machines at universities were already duplicating copyrighted works every day of the week. However, with digital books becoming more common, copying has become a breeze. This is a form of progress that publishers are not happy with.

Danish Deterrent?

Textbook piracy is happening around the globe. While enforcement is relatively rare, in Denmark several students have been convicted for selling pirated copies of textbooks. Publishers hoped that these cases would act as a deterrent but there are no signs that this is the case.

Danish anti-piracy group Rights Alliance recently published a new study, conducted by Epinion, which polled the attitudes and behaviors of students towards digital textbooks. In particular, those that are obtained illegally.

There have been several of these surveys over the years, which makes it possible to see how patterns change over time. In this case, things arent trending in the right direction. Despite lawsuits and public calls to avoid piracy, students continue to obtain unlicensed books from various sources.

50% Obtain Textbook Illegally

Of all the students that used digital textbooks (84%), half admit to having used at least some pirated copies. This number has been relatively stable since 2020 and doesnt seem to be impacted by recent prosecutions and fines handed out by the courts.

This relatively high percentage doesnt mean that students are oblivious to the law; 70% admit to knowing that piracy is illegal.

How many books are obtained illegally can differ quite a bit. For some, its just a book or two, but one in four of the pirating students acquire more than half of all textbooks through unofficial sources. And 7% of these students obtain between 91% and 100% of their books illegally.

Jail Threat Doesnt Scare Students

Rights Alliance stresses that educational institutions have a role to play. They should put more effort into educating students on the subject, an issue thats often overlooked.

There is a concrete need for educational institutions to be sharper i...


Burna Boy Breaks Records, Sells Out 80,000 Capacity London Stadium "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Grammy award-winning singer, Burna Boy has broken records as he becomes the first African artiste to sell out 80,000 capacity stadium in London, UK, and also the first African artiste to solo headline a UK stadium. The concert which was held on Saturday, June 3 as a part of Burnas Love, Damini Tour, saw electrifying...

The post Burna Boy Breaks Records, Sells Out 80,000 Capacity London Stadium appeared first on New Telegraph.


This Week in the New Normal #64 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Our successor to This Week in the Guardian, This Week in the New Normal is our weekly chart of the progress of autocracy, authoritarianism and economic restructuring around the world. 1. The vaccines just keep on coming This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizers new mRNA-based RSV vaccine for use on


A Real-World Experience In PCB Dye-Sub Printing "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We all love PCB artwork, but those who create it work under the restriction of having a limited color palette to work with. If its not some combination of board, plating, solder mask, and silk screen, then it cant easily be rendered on a conventional PCB. Thats not the end of the story though, because its technically possible to print onto a PCB and have it any color you like. Is it difficult? Read [Spencer]s experience .

Dye-sublimation printing uses an ink that vaporizes at atmospheric pressure without a liquid phase, so a solid ink is heated and the vapor condenses back to solid on the surface to be printed. Commercial dye-sub printers are expensive, but theres a cheaper route in the form of an Epson printer that can be converted. This in turn prints onto a transfer paper, from which the ink is applied to the PCB in a T-shirt printing press.

[Spencer] took the advice of creating boards with all-white silkscreen applied, and has come up with a good process for creating the colored boards. There is still an issue with discoloration from extra heat during soldering, so he advises in the instru...

Sunday, 04 June



For taking the bull by the horn on May 29th during his inaugural speech, I am honestly delighted and convinced that Nigeria will experience an era of governance of common sense and empathy in the coming years under his leadership. For that immediate action I pray to Almighty God to to guard his decisions and []


Fayemi: APC Chieftain Warns EFCC Not To Succumb To Political Blackmailer "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Tasks Anti-graft Agency on Professionalism An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Ekiti State, Hon. Adesola Gold Adedayo, has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission not to yield to some political foes said to be hellbent on destroying the image of the former governor of the State, Dr Kayode Fayemi. The Osun- Ekiti-born politician...

The post Fayemi: APC Chieftain Warns EFCC Not To Succumb To Political Blackmailer appeared first on New Telegraph.


SCOTUS Allows IRS to Carry Out Secret, Warrantless Searches of Innocent Taxpayers Bank Accounts "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By The Rutherford Institute In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court is allowing the IRS to go on secret, warrantless fishing expeditions through innocent...

SCOTUS Allows IRS to Carry Out Secret, Warrantless Searches of Innocent Taxpayers Bank Accounts


Abbas Hails Bauchi, Rivers Govs On Emergence As PDP Govs Chair, Vice Chair "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the speakership position for the 10th House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, has congratulated the governors of Bauchi and Rivers states, Bala Mohammed and Siminalayi Fubara, on their emergence as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum. Abbas said he was elated that the two...

The post Abbas Hails Bauchi, Rivers Govs On Emergence As PDP Govs Chair, Vice Chair appeared first on New Telegraph.


Will my Mac fly? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A MacOS port of No Mans Sky dropped this past week. Lets try it out! This will be a short stream (half hour?) at 10 Central time today, and Ill give it a quick trial.

This is all shiny and new, so Im not going to be shocked if it crashes a few times. I also have no idea about performance Ive been running this on an Intel machine running PopOS Linux before this, and now Im going to try it on a Mac Mini with an M1 chip and 16GB. Fingers crossed it would be nice to see the Mac become a viable machine for gaming.


Link "IndyWatch Feed War"

INNU & GUARDIANS OF NITASSINAN EVICT LOGGERSPosted on June 3, 2023  Mohawk Nation News MNN. Sat. June 3, 2023. The traditional Innu people evict logging companies from their territory and cancel modern treaty in the making.The traditional guardians of the Nitassinan, the unceded territory of the Innu people


I Have no Mouth And i Must Scream || Unofficial Audiobook || Harlan Ellison || a Vox in The Void "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream is a post-apocalyptic science fiction short story by American writer Harlan Ellison. It was first published in the March 1967 issue of IF: Worlds of Science Fiction. It won a Hugo Award in 1968.



La Liga Permutations: Europe, Relegation Battle Take Center Stage "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

As we have entered the final weekend of the La Liga season, the top six places, along with the bottom two spots, have already been decided. However, going into the last round, a (potential) place in the Europa Conference League, as well as the final relegation spot, are on the line between those two places...

The post La Liga Permutations: Europe, Relegation Battle Take Center Stage appeared first on New Telegraph.


A structural model of the core of cilia "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

An atomic model of the axoneme core of the hair-like cilia on some cells reveals how they move.


Blinken dismisses calls for a ceasefire, says US must build up Ukraine's military "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Secretary of State called for Washington to continue to put militarism before diplomacy The US will focus its efforts on arming Ukraine and not attempting to bring the war to a negotiated settlement, America's top diplomat said. Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid out a plan to massively expand Kiev's military before talks begin. In a speech delivered in Finland on Friday, Blinken stated, "The United States - together with our allies and partners - is firmly committed to supporting Ukraine's defense today, tomorrow, for as long as it takes." He continued, "We believe the prerequisite for meaningful diplomacy and real peace is a stronger Ukraine, capable of deterring and defending against any future aggression." Blinken dismissed the idea of even a temporary pause in the fighting. "Some countries will call for a ceasefire. And on the surface, that sounds sensible - attractive, even. After all, who doesn't want warring parties to lay down their arms? Who doesn't want the...


NASA Experts Looked at UFO Sightings, Found Little "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We need better data! If only everyone could carry a high-quality camera and apps to share pics...

Video Experts leading NASA's study on unidentified anomalous phenomena what we now call UFOs have studied 800 unclassified events recorded over 27 years, and found that only two to five percent of cases are truly unexplainable.

The panel, formed last year, is made up of 16 people ranging from scientists and biz execs to federal employees and a former astronaut. They've been studying reports of UFO sightings over the past seven months.

In the panel's first public hearing, held on Wednesday, David Spergel, a retired astrophysics professor of Princeton University, called for the need to collect better data to study and understand UAP.

"Right now there's a very limited number of high quality observations and data curation of UAP," he said in his opening remarks.

[...] NASA defines UAP as "observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena from a scientific perspective." Although people, generally speaking, look at weird stuff in the sky and wonder, however briefly, if it's evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence, the US government is more interested in whether these sightings are of foreign hardware that poses a threat to national security.

[...] "The defense and intelligence agency data on UAP are often classified primarily because of how the data is collected," he said, "not because what's in the data. The camera on an F-35 took a picture of a bird: it's classified. Spy satellite takes an image of a balloon, as we've had in the news some balloons recently, that's classified, and that's because of a desire to not reveal our technical capabilities to other nations."

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Germany Mean Temperature Trend For The Month Of May Sees No Rise Since 1986 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The 2023 May was therefore not entirely satisfactory but in the long term neither May temperatures nor precipitation showed any worrying trends.

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Just War and Just War Theory "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Terminator-style Synthetic Covering for Robots Mimics Human Skin and Heals Itself "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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JUST-IN: Gummen Attack Two Ebonyi Communities "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed attack on two communities of the state by suspected gunmen. Confirming the incident, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Onome Onovewakpoyeya said the police had commenced an investigation to unravel those behind the attacks. According to her, the communities affected by the attack were Uburu and...

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Get To Know The World Class Technology Behind Online Casinos "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Technology is everywhere! Its omnipresent. For example, when we look at modern warfare, its clearly gone tech with drones replacing humans as pilots. And the Pentagon tells us that, very soon, robots will replace humans on the battlefield as proxies for us fallible homo-sapiens. And of course, the gaming industry! Oh my, its bigger than []


The Black Sites of Guantanamo: UK Spy Agencies Under Scrutiny Over Torture of Saudi Men by CIA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Snake oil salesman, grifter, flimflammer, scoundrel, swindlerI could go on "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If youre curious about who would sign up for a Neuralink implant, as I am, you will discover that the volunteers have been seduced by lies.

I would love to be on the cutting edge of medical science, to be able to bridge the gap of humans and technology, says Adam Woodworth, a 40-year-old security manager for a museum in Indianapolis who suffers from short-term memory loss due to a military injury. He is swayed by the notion one Musk promotes heavily that Neuralinks device may be used to treat Alzheimers disease and brain disorders like his. I understand there are risks, but someone has to be willing to step up and take that risk, he says. I am willing to be one of those people if Elon and the Neuralink team will be willing to allow me to participate.

Also not sure if it will be possible right off the bat, Woodworth adds, but I am also a Tesla owner, and it would be pretty rad if I could communicate with my car using just my mind.

Dear god. It will not help with short term memory loss. It will not treat Alzheimers. I imagine this is, at best, a Phase 0 trial theyll plug the widget into this guys head, and if his brain doesnt bleed out and he doesnt have seizures, theyll chalk it up as a great success. Thats it.

If Musk is telling volunteers that theyll treat Alzheimers and memory loss, thats fraud, plain and simple. Medical fraud. Hes making false promises he cant keep, that will trick people into getting invasive brain surgery.

Of course hes lying at a phenomenal rate. Hes Elon Musk.

Yet Musk, who has poured at least $100 million of his own money into the venture, makes far broader and fantastic claims about the capabilities of his companys implant. Apart from declaring that it will enable someone with paralysis to use a smartphone with their mind faster than someone using their thumbs, and paraplegics to walk again, hes speculated it could eventually treat blindness, schizophrenia, depression, autism, obesity, and insomnia, and one day meld human consciousness with AI. This is in addition, of course, to creating a direct channel between minds and machines, not to mention the global internet. Oh, and did we mention that Neuralink could, according to Musk, allow for telepathic communication? (Neither Musk nor Neuralink responded to a request for comment as to whether these claims were somewhat hyperbolic.)



18 Dead, 12 Injured In Kano Auto Crash "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

No fewer than 18 persons have been confirmed dead while 12 others are severely injured in an auto crash that occurred in Kano State. New Telegraph gathered from eyewitness account that the accident occurred on Friday at Zakirai town in Kano-Jigawa State Road. Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi,  the Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) Commander in the...

The post 18 Dead, 12 Injured In Kano Auto Crash appeared first on New Telegraph.


27 kids missing in last two weeks - What the hell is happening in Cleveland? "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the span of just two weeks, nearly 30 children have vanished in Cleveland, sparking huge concern from a local police chief who said he hasn't seen anything like this in his 33-year career. Newburgh Heights police chief John Majoy told reporters that as many as 27 children have been reported missing in the greater Cleveland area. "It's a silent crime that happens right under our noses," he said. "The problem is where are they? Where do they go? They can be in a drug house or farmed to prostitution or caught up in drug trafficking or gangs." He called the number of missing children, whose ages range from 12 to 17, unprecedented when speaking to reporters.


Abolish the GILEE program and Stop Cop City "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

16-member delegation representing law enforcement agencies in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Colorado who participated in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchanges (GILEE) annual training program with the Israel Police in November 2021. (Photo: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies/Georgia State University)The U.S. imposes settler-colonial violence upon African/Black, Indigenous, and Palestinian communities through initiatives like police training with Israeli occupying forces and the urban warfare training facility, Cop City.


The MoA Week In Review - (Not Ukraine) OT 2023-134 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Last week's post on Moon of Alabama: May 29 - The Reconnaissance Strike Complex May 30 - Drones Strikes In Moscow - Missile Strikes In Ukraine June 3 - The Ukrainian Military Is In Bad Shape Related: - Defense Contractor...


All Vaccines Are Safe and Effective Or Are They? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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A night visitor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last night, a bat got into my office and was flying around in circles. It got tired eventually and landed, very conveniently, in a wastebasket. I put a piece of paper over it and carried it outside. Fly free, little bat!

Then we discovered this morning that it was still in the wastebasket. We dumped it out on the porch but otherwise left it alone we put a box over it, very loosely, with plenty of gaps for escape, and left it a little bit of water, but otherwise, its on its own.

All we got for our care was some weird little clicky growls.

We might have a bat problem. They nest above our garage, and their exit is right above our mailbox, which Ive noticed is getting covered with a lot of bat poop. Im not complaining Ive always wanted to live in a house full of bats and spiders.


LLVM Flang Begins Seeing NVIDIA CUDA Fortran Support "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The LLVM Fortran compiler "Flang" has begun seeing NVIDIA CUDA support land in the upstream code-base...


The Importance of Positive Active Neutrality for Individual Countries and for International Peace "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ken Mayers, Edward Horgan, Tarak Kauff/photo by Ellen Davidson

By Ed Horgan, World BEYOND War, June 4, 2023

Presentation by Dr Edward Horgan, peace activist with Irish Peace and Neutrality Alliance, World BEYOND War, and Veterans For Peace.   

In January 2021 a group of veterans from several countries including Colombia were involved in developing a project called the International Neutrality Project. We were concerned that the conflict in eastern Ukraine could deteriorate into a major war. We believed that Ukrainian neutrality was essential towards avoiding such a war and that there was an urgent need to promote the concept of neutrality internationally as an alternative to the wars of aggression and resource wars, that were being perpetrated on the peoples of the Middle East and elsewhere. Unfortunately, Ukraine did abandon its neutrality and the conflict in Ukraine did develop into a major war in February 2022, and two European neutral states, Sweden and Finland also were persuaded to abandon their neutrality.

Since the end of the Cold War, wars of aggression for the purpose of grabbing valuable resources have been waged by the US and its NATO and other allies in violation of international laws and the UN Charter, using the War Against Terror as the excuse. All wars of aggression have been illegal under international laws including the Kellogg-Briand-Pact and the Nuremberg Principles which outlawed wars of aggression.

The UN Charter opted for a more pragmatic system of collective security, a bit like the Three Musketeers one for all and all for one. The three musketeers became the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, sometimes known as the five policemen, who were tasked with maintaining or enforcing international peace. The US was the most powerful country in the world at the end of WW 2. It had used atomic weapons unnecessarily against Japan to demonstrate its power to the rest of the world. By any standards this was a serious war crime. The USSR detonated its first atomic bomb in 1949 demonstrating the reality of a bipolar international power system. In this 21st Century the use, or even possession of nuclear weapons should be considered a form of global terrorism.

This situation could and should have been resolved peacefully after the end of the Cold War, but...


How to Destroy Russia. 2019 Rand Corporation Report: Overextending and Unbalancing Russia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Force the adversary to expand recklessly in order to unbalance him, and then destroy him. This is not the description of a judo hold, but a plan against Russia elaborated by the Rand Corporation, the most influential think tank in the USA.

The post How to Destroy Russia. 2019 Rand Corporation Report: Overextending and Unbalancing Russia appeared first on Global Research.


UK gov't had 'chilling' secret unit to curb lockdown dissent "IndyWatch Feed World"

A secretive government unit worked with social media companies in an attempt to curtail discussion of controversial lockdown policies during the pandemic, The Telegraph can reveal. The Counter-Disinformation Unit (CDU) was set up by ministers to tackle supposed domestic "threats", and was used to target those critical of lockdown and questioning the mass vaccination of children. Critics of lockdown had posts removed from social media. There is growing suspicion that social media firms used technology to stop the posts being promoted, circulated or widely shared after being flagged by the CDU or its counterpart in the Cabinet Office. Documents revealed under Freedom of Information (FoI) and data protection requests showed that the activities of prominent critics of the Government's Covid policies were secretly monitored.


WHO: The Reckless Power Grab. Health Tyranny Postponed? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Chile says recent mass seabird death of 3,500 Guanay cormorants not due to avian flu "IndyWatch Feed World"

Early tests indicate that the recent mass death of thousands of seabirds along Chile's northern coast were not caused by avian flu, authorities said Friday. Some 3,500 Guanay cormorants -- once known as the "billion dollar bird" for their connection to the European fertilizer industry -- have been found dead since May 26 near the coastal port of Coquimbo, according to Chile's Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG). Workers in biohazard suits collected hundreds of the dead cormorants, with their distinctive black-and-white coloration, along beaches in sight of restaurants and hotels. Initial tests on the dead birds did not reveal presence of avian flu, which has wracked other parts of Chile, Jorge Mautz, regional director of the service, told AFP.


Parallel Worlds in the Antiwar Movement in Japan "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Sumie SATO, World BEYOND War, 1 June 2023

Sato is a member of World BEYOND Wars Japan Chapter.

One week has passed since the G7 Hiroshima Summit ended. On Sunday, May 20, I, as a mother and citizen of the democratic nation of Japan, expressed my message of nuclear abolition in a bicycle caravan protest in Hiroshima along with other members of the WBW Japan Chapter.

We had many online discussions in advance to become acquainted with each other and planned for the event. None of us were entirely sure how the caravan would turn out as we kept hearing in the news that local restrictions were getting tighter and tighter as the day neared.

May 19th, the day before the caravan, I definitely got a taste of the traffic restrictions as I was suddenly stranded for over an hour without warning in Hiroshima City. I saw in front of me several police cars and motorcycles passing by slowly and behind them were black cars with some important people on board. We had no choice but to endure the sudden restrictions. The following day, as we rode bicycles through the city, it felt like a ghost town with very few people despite the weekend. The citizens of Hiroshima had been advised repeatedly prior to the weekend to refrain from unnecessary outings due to the traffic restrictions.

In this report, I, as a citizen of Japan, would like to share with the readers what I felt and thought about the G7 Hiroshima Summit based on some media coverage and articles I came across. For a full and comprehensive report on the caravan action, please read the article written by Joseph Essertier, the Coordinator of the WBW Japan Chapter.

After the caravan action, and 24 hours of reflection on the event, members of the WBW Japan Chapter exchanged thoughts and we all agreed that engaging in a direct action had been positive and meaningful. I participated with my whole family, and I believe that people carrying messages and exercisi...


Federal judge issues landmark decision in call for family court reform "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a landmark decision, a federal judge this week denied a court-appointed child advocate's motion to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against her. The lawsuit asks the court to hold her accountable for the suicide of 14-year-old Mikaela Haynes. Family court reform advocates say they are nearly in disbelief at the ruling. "This is a huge victory and a promising sign in what is an exhausting fight to bring awareness to the ugly truth that court-appointed advocates who are supposed to protect children instead put them in danger," Evita Tolu, the attorney who won the unprecedented ruling, told The Epoch Times.


Mysterious death of acquaintance of 'Aussie Cossack' Boikov - Boikov is living at Russian consulate after skipping court "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man who was a close associate of the ultra-nationalist pro-Putin supporter Simeon Boikov - known as the 'Aussie Cossack' - has been found dead by police. Comment: For the legacy media 'ultra-nationalist' and 'far-right' are mostly used to smear people, rather than to be used as accurate descriptions, and they're particularly used against people with regards to issues like Russia's special operation in Ukraine, or vaccine mandates and lockdowns. James Walters, 42, was found on May 23 by police in Sydney's northern suburbs, some 10 days after he was reported missing on May 13. NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia police were satisfied the body was that of Mr Walters, who had last been seen in the north-west Sydney suburb of Chatswood. 'We had concerns for the man's welfare,' a police spokesperson said, adding officers had seen nothing to suggest the death was suspicious.


Watch CANSEC Protest on Democracy Now "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Democracy Now, June 4, 2023

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Protest Disrupts Opening of North Americas Largest Weapons Fair

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How a protein differentiates between rare-earth elements "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Structures and metal-binding modes of lanmodulin proteins.


This Pride Month, Lets Hope That Love Trumps Hate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Did you know that today is not only National Cheese Day but also International Corgi Day? If you prefer another furry friend, then youll be delighted to hear that June 4 also happens to be Hug Your Cat Day. And, perhaps because the person who puts together the calendar of these special events has a sense of humor, it is also National Old Maids Day. Cats and spinsters unite!

Chances are that you were not aware of any of this, and who could blame you? These special days, weeks, and months are mostly useless, are pretty silly, and most of them go unnoticed.

But not this Pride Month.

Meant to be a joyous time that celebrates the fabulousness of Americans of all sexual orientations, there is a good chance that it will devolve into something much darker than the colors of the rainbow flags you will undoubtedly see throughout June.

That has different reasons. First and foremost, on the annual calendar of special occasions, Pride Month has become the most political event. That top spot used to be held by Black History Month because of all the idiots who would complain every February that there isnt also a white history month.

To varying degrees, both sides are to blame for this.

Above all, when conservatives look at that rainbow flag, they only seem to see red.

In a world that has become too tolerant for their liking, there just arent a lot of groups they can be openly hostile toward. So, when it comes to being bigoted, LGBTQ Americans, and especially those who are trans, are the only game left in town.

This hostility manifests itself in different ways.

On a governmental level, Republican lawmakers in red states are passing discriminatory laws, many of them under the guise of protecting kids from grooming. In reality, these laws just serve as a vehicle to be cruel to others. Some of them make it easier to ban books, while others prohibit performances of people in drag, or restrict transgender healthcare.



C++17s Useful Features for Embedded Systems "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Although the world of embedded software development languages seem to span somewhere between ASM and C89 all the way to MicroPython, there is a lot to be said for a happy medium between ease of development and features that makes the software more robust without adding overhead or bloat to the final firmware image.

This is where C++ has objectively many advantages over even C99, and as [alayan Dkme] argues in a recent blog post C++17 adds many developer critter comforts to C++90 and the more recent C++11 C++14 standards.

First stepping back a generation (technically two, with C++20 also being a thing already), the addition of binary literals (e.g. 0b1010'1100) in C++14 and the expanded use of constexpr is addressed, with the latter foreshadowing C++17s increased focus on compile time optimizations. A new attribute in C++17 that is part of this is [[nodiscard]], which when added before to the return type of a function or method requires the return value to be used in some manner, much like with functions in Ada (contrasted with procedures).

As [alayan] notes, the biggest strength of compile-time checks is that it can save a lot of deploy-test-fix round-trips, with the total number of issues caught after deployment that could have been caught during compilat...


Xplain hack impacted the Swiss cantonal police and Fedpol "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Several Swiss cantonal police, the army, customs and the Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) were impacted by the attack against IT firm Xplain. 

Swiss police launched an investigation into the cyber attack that hit the Bernese IT company Xplain, which provides its services to several federal and cantonal government departments, the army, customs, and the Federal Office of Police (Fedpol).

The news of the attack was first reported on Saturday by the Swiss newspaper Le Temps.

for the first time, several cantonal police forces, the Swiss army or the Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) are indirectly affected by a cyberattack. reads Le Temps. These major players in security have one thing in common: they have the same IT service provider, the Bernese company Xplain, which has just been hacked.

Threat actors have already published alleged stolen data from the Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) and the Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (FOCBS) on a Darknet forum.

Local media reported that attackers have exploited a vulnerability on the servers of the company.

Both Fedpol and the federal customs office confirmed the attack but attempted to downplay the incident. According to Fedpol, threat actors only had access to simulated, anonymous data for test purposes.

Xplain notified Fedpol about the attack a few days ago, revealed a Fedpol spokesman who added that the projects of the agency were not exposed.

The Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (FOCBS) said data from the FOCBS that were exposed are from correspondence with its clients.

Switzerland has seen a rising number of cyberattacks in recent years, including on local authorities, doctors surgeries, a guardianship service, media companies and economic giants such as ABB and Swissport. reported Swissinfo. 

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Links 04/06/2023: Why Flatpak and Wealth of Devices With GNU/Linux "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

  • GNU/Linux

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Toms Hardware How To Crop and Zoom in OBS

        OBS (Open Broadcaster System) is a remarkably powerful tool. With OBS we can record videos, using various scenes and sources to create broadcast quality shows, for free! OBS can also be used to livestream via many different services, and using a few plugins you can also interact with your community.

        Recently I had a need to record video from a 4K USB video capture d...


Two separate fires at Louisiana oil tank facility, second blaze blamed on lightning strike "IndyWatch Feed World"

Evacuations and shelter-in-place orders remained in place for residents and businesses around a lightning-sparked tank fire that sent a plume of smoke over Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday. By evening, Louisiana State Police determined a lightning strike was the cause of the single-tank fire at the Calcasieu Refining Co. tank farm in Lake Charles shortly before 2 p.m., according to the department. The company refines crude oil, operates a pipeline, and runs a barge transfer facility for oil products.


Gemini Links 04/06/2023: Rosy Crow 1.1.3 and NearlyFreeSpeech.NET "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

      • Rain and heat

        I was out weeding just after 8 this morning. Already in the mid 20s, crazy warm for this time of year. A quick breakfast, then back at it: mowing, filling the feeders, etc.

        Several more hours of running around, and then the rest of the day has been relaxing. Music practice, working on some future gemlog entries, watching Jays-Mets and the NHL finals.

      • SpellBinding: GHLYSUO Wordo: RISKY
      • All Day Outside

        On Saturday I went up to my parents for a family get together with my dads sister, my moms sister, and my moms aunt. I dont much care for my moms side of the family and while I tried coming at them with an open mind and heart, it being a number of years since Id last seen them, they proved to repeat the same negative traits that has pushed me away from them. My dad and his sister agreed so we ended up spending a lot of time together, hiding from my moms half. One of the things I did to stay busy away from the family was prepping an old metal horse trough to be turned into a raised planter box. I had to drill a few holes in the bottom for drainage and load it, as well as a bucket of composted horse manure, into the back of my car. I unloaded it all as soon as I got home that night.

    • Technical

      • Internet/Gemini

        • Rosy Crow 1.1.3 Released

          Version 1.1.3 includes the following changes:
          * Implemented long-pressing on links to either copy or share their URLs
          * Widened pre-formatted blocks so that they fit the width of the rest of the pages content
          * Fixed an issue where some capsules will always return an Invalid URL

          I also upgraded several dependencies to their most recent versions.

        • The Secular Internet

          I was reading Harvey Co...


RadeonSI ACO Code Lands More Functionality "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The ACO "Amd COmpiler" started by Valve for the Mesa RADV Vulkan driver has shown it can do wonders for Linux gaming performance and reducing game load times compared to AMD's official AMDGPU LLVM shader compiler back-end. Recently thanks to the work of Qiang Yu there has been much work hitting upstream Mesa for beginning to enable using the ACO compiler by the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...


Link "IndyWatch Feed World"

A foster mum who rescued orphans from war-torn Ukraine has gone on trial for torture, sexual abuse and letting paedophiles pay to rape children in her care. A court in the Polish city of Poznan has heard that Ukrainian Svetlana Plyushko regularly assaulted the children, forced them to put soiled nappies in their mouths and eat vomit. It also heard that the 53-year-old allegedly sexually abused the 10 children aged between 4 and 16 and forced them to take drugs before inviting around local paedophiles who paid to abuse them.


Google Chrome Begins Rollout Of New "Maglev" Mid-Tier Compiler "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With Chrome 114 is the start of Google beginning to roll-out Maglev as their new mid-tier compiler for further enhancing the JavaScript browser performance...


Experimental Patches For Rust-Written Linux Network Drivers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A new set of patches this weekend begin laying the groundwork for Rust abstractions for Linux network device drivers so that Rust code can be used for constructing new network device drivers. The patches also include a dummy Rust network driver...


Elevated lowdensity lipoprotein cholesterol: An inverse marker of morbidity and mortality in patients with myocardial infarction "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Background The incidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease increases with levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Yet, a paradox may exist where lower LDL-C levels at myocardial infarction (MI) are associated with poorer prognoses.


An organic electrochemical transistor that serves as a sensor and processor "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In recent years, electronics engineers have been trying to develop new brain-inspired hardware that can run artificial intelligence (AI) models more efficiently. While most existing hardware is specialized in either sensing, processing or storing data, some teams have been exploring the possibility of combining these three functionalities in a single device.

Researchers at Xian Jiaotong University, the University of Hong Kong and Xian University of Science and Technology introduced a new organic transistor that can act as a sensor and processor. This transistor, introduced in a paper published in Nature Electronics, is based on a vertical traverse architecture and a crystalline-amorphous channel that can be selectively doped by ions, allowing it to switch between two reconfigurable modes.

Conventional (AI) hardware uses separate systems for data sensing, processing, and , Prof. Wei Ma and Prof. Zhongrui Wang, two of the researchers who carried out the study, told Tech Xplore.


An Almost Invisible Desktop "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

When youre putting together a computer workstation, what would you say is the cleanest setup? Wireless mouse and keyboard? Super-discrete cable management? How about no visible keeb, no visible mouse, and no obvious display?

Thats what [Basically Homeless] was going for. Utilizing a Flexispot E7 electronically raisable standing desk, an ASUS laptop, and some other off-the-shelf parts, this project is taking the idea of decluttering to the extreme, with no visible peripherals and no visible wires.

There was clearly a lot of learning and much painful experimentation involved, and the guy kind of glazed over how a keyboard was embedded in the desk surface. By forming a thin layer of resin in-plane with the desk surface, and mounting the keyboard just below, followed by lots of careful fettling of the openings meant the keys could be depressed. By not standing proud of the surface, the keys were practically invisible when painted. After all, you need that tactile feedback, and a projection keeb just isnt right.


Perovskite Sensor Array Emulates Human Retina For Panchromatic Imaging "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The mammalian retina is a complex system consisting out of cones (for color) and rods (for peripheral monochrome) that provide the raw image data which is then processed into successive layers of neurons before this preprocessed data is sent via the optical nerve to the brains visual cortex. In order to emulate this system as closely as possible, researchers at Penn State University have created a system that uses perovskite (methylammonium lead bromide, MAPbX3) RGB photodetectors and a neuromorphic processing algorithm that performs similar processing as the biological retina.

Panchromatic imaging is defined as being sensitive to light of all colors in the visible spectrum, which in imaging means enhancing the monochromatic (e.g. RGB) channels using panchromatic (intensity, not frequency) data. For the retina this means that the incoming light is not merely used to determine the separate colors, but also the intensity, which is what underlies the wide dynamic range of the Mark I eyeball. In this experiment, layers of these MAPbX3 (X being Cl, Br, I or combination thereof) perovskites formed stacked RGB sensors.

The output of these sensor layers was then processed in a pretrained convolutional neural network, to generate the final, panchromatic image which could then be used for a wide range of purposes. Some applications noted by the researchers include new types of digital cameras, as well as artificial retinas, limited mostly by how well the perovskite layers scale in resolution, and their longevity, which is a long-standing issue with perovskites. Another possibility raised is that of powering at least part of the system using the energy collected by the perovskite layers, akin to proposed perovskite-based solar panels.


Intelligent brains take longer to solve difficult problems, shows simulation study "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Do intelligent people think faster? Researchers at the BIH and CharitUniversittsmedizin Berlin, together with a colleague from Barcelona, made the surprising finding that participants with higher intelligence scores were only quicker when tackling simple tasks, while they took longer to solve difficult problems than subjects with lower IQ scores.

In personalized brain simulations of the 650 participants, the researchers could determine that brains with reduced synchrony between literally jump to conclusions when making decisions, rather than waiting until upstream brain regions could complete the processing steps needed to solve the problem.

In fact, the brain models for higher score participants also needed more time to solve challenging tasks but made fewer errors. The scientists have now published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.


INTERVIEW: Dr. Meryl Nass Weaponization of Vaccine Industry "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The weaponization of the vaccine industry and how our basic rights were dismantled during the global pandemic.

In this episode of the Patrick Henningsen Show on TNT Radio which aired on June 1, 2023, broadcasted LIVE at the Better Way Conference in Bath, UK. Patrick talks with Dr. Meryl Nass who works with Childrens Health Defense, about the challenges facing Western civilization after the realization of how our basic rights were dismantled during the global pandemic crissi. Dr. Nass also talks about the weaponization of the vaccine industry, specifically the horrific effects questionable pharmaceutical products have had on members of the military. All this and more. Listen:

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Putin ally predicts rise of 'Second Zelensky' "IndyWatch Feed War"

Putin ally predicts rise of 'Second Zelensky' in Europe | Serbia warns of conflict in Kosovo


NATO stoking VIOLENCE in Serbia "IndyWatch Feed War"


NATO stoking VIOLENCE in Serbia once again! | Redacted with Clayton Morris


Our Time is Now "IndyWatch Feed War"

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England Needs a National Strategy for Sunny Weather! "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

England is "not ready" to respond to extreme heatwaves this summer and ministers must implement a national strategy, researchers have said.

The post England Needs a National Strategy for Sunny Weather! first appeared on Watts Up With That?.


Trafficking in the Sahel: Gas Lighting "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Wrongs Watch

In this feature, part of a series exploring the fight against trafficking in the Sahel, UN News focuses on the illegal fuel trade in the region.





Anticipating Monopoly Media Disinformation Deluge about a Tiananmen Square Massacre "IndyWatch Feed War"

The other day, I counted 20 copies of a book called Forbidden City (1990) in a library. I picked it up and looked at the cover, and I realized it was about the so-called Tiananmen Square massacre. It was written as an on-the-spot account by a CBC news team during that time. By reading the minutiae, it is revealed to be a fictionalized account, as almost all western monopoly media reports of a Tiananmen Square massacre are fiction.

As I write this, June 4 is nigh upon us, and that means it is time for the western-aligned media to crank out their discredited myth of a massacre having taken place in Tiananmen Square in 1989. The photos of the Tank Man allegedly blocking tanks from entering Tiananmen Square will form a major part of the disinformation. The fact is that the tanks were leaving the city, and it was the day after the mythologized massacre. The tanks did all they could to avoid colliding with the citizen who placed himself in front of the tanks. (Read Jeff Browns  setting the record straight regarding the western monopoly media account of the Tank Man.)

Alas, the monopoly media disinformation storm is already upon us.

Human Rights Watch, funded by the anti-communist Georg Soros, published an article about a bloody crackdown that demands: The Chinese government should acknowledge responsibility for the mass killing of pro-democracy demonstrators and provide redress for victims and family members.

The United States government-funded Radio Free Asia historizes, Troops aligned with hardliners shot their way to Tiananmen Square to commit one of the worst massacres in modern Chinese history. RFA was originally operated by the CIA to broadcast anti-Communist propaganda.

The CBC quotes Tiananmen Square survivor Yang Jianli, now a resident in Washington, DC, who was at Tiananmen Square in 1989 and spoke of how a nationwide pro-democracy movement in 1989 ended in the bloodshed of Tiananmen Square massacre.

Yahoo!News headlines with ...


Woke Social Status: Fake But Deadly "IndyWatch Feed World"

A month ago, Richard Hanania responded on his Substack to a tweet by Rob Henderson. Here's the tweet in question: Hanania's main point, expanded upon in his article: in practice, people don't actually internalize these Woke standards, and the Kate Uptons of the world will always be higher status in social interactions, whatever the "correct beliefs" may happen to be. Call some feature of a normal woman masculine, or a typical man effeminate, and they won't respond favorably despite professed values to the contrary. Attractive people get treated better than unattractive people. It's human nature. He has a point an important one. But by focusing on the details in typical autist fashion (AKA nitpicking), I think he misses the bigger point. And this point is hidden right there in his description of the exceptions who do take this nonsense seriously: "they are a minority and usually miserable due to how much cognitive dissonance it takes to act so contrary to human nature." Note the...


Death by Injection: Top insurance researcher provides data showing staggering numbers "IndyWatch Feed War"

<h1 style="text-align: center;">Leo Hohmann June 2, 2023</h1> <p><em>Using data from the United Kingdom, a top insurance industry analyst estimates 600,000 Americans per year are dying from the Covid shots</em></p> <p>The United States has become one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to medical transparency. But one smart analyst has found an end-run around the U.S. system that places a dark shroud of secrecy over common statistics.</p> <p>The U.K. has been more transparent with its data. And thats where some are going to get stats that allow them to calculate the number of excess deaths in the U.S. since the roll out of the controversial Covid jabs two and a half years ago.</p> <p>Those who trusted the system and took the Covid vaccines have a 26 percent higher mortality rate on average compared to those who declined the jab and the death toll is even more staggering for vaccinated people under 50 years old, where mortality is 49 percent higher than for those unvaccinated.</p> <p>These numbers are based on government data from the U.K. and were brought to Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnsons attention by Josh Stirling, one of the nations top insurance analysts and formerly Senior Research Analyst for U.S. nonlife insurance at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Listen to the clip below from his recent testimony, which of course received zero coverage in the corporate mainstream media.


Iran to form naval alliance with regional states to ensure security: Navy commander "IndyWatch Feed War"

Above Russian, Chinese and Iranian naval vessels during a recent exercise

Press TV June 3, 2023

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani says the country will form new regional and extra-regional alliances to enhance security.

A joint alliance with naval forces of Iran and regional countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Iraq, will be set up soon, Irani said in a televised interview on Saturday.

Today, regional countries have realized that the establishment of security in the region requires synergy and cooperation.

The commander said Iran and Oman have held several joint naval drills in the past but other countries are now eager for collective naval cooperation, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Pakistan and India.

He said Iran, Russia and China are expanding a previously formed naval coalition.

Irani said virtually all the countries located in the northern areas of the Indian Ocean have come to the conclusion that they should stand by Iran and jointly establish security through enhanced synergy.

The contours of the regional alliance is coming into shape a year after the Israeli regime announced that it, together with the United States and their regional Arab allies, would establish what they called a Middle East NATO to counter the influence of Iran in the region.

The concept was hyped by American and Israeli military officials ahead of President Joe Bidens visit to the Middle East last July. The aim was to forge better coordination between the allies to defend each other against perceived Iranian threats.

The Israeli dream of an anti-Iran alliance, however, has been shattered as a number of Persian Gulf Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, have since begun shifting their alliances and restoring their relations with Iran.



The Ukrainian Military Is In Bad Shape "IndyWatch Feed War"

Moon of Alabama June 3, 2023

Erik Kramer and Paul Schneider are two former U.S. special operations soldiers who have been in Ukraine since 2022 to train Ukrainian troops.

At War on the Rocks they paint a dark picture of the state of the Ukrainian military. Their intent is to get money for more training, thus the real picture may be less dark than they describe. But even if one takes that into account it is still a sad state for an army that has been at war for more than a year. Some excerpts:

Based on our nine months of training with all services of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, to include the Ground Forces (Army), Border Guard Service, National Guard, Naval Infantry (Marines), Special Operations Forces, and Territorial Defense Forces, we have observed a series of common trends: lack of mission command, effective training, and combined arms operations; ad hoc logistics and maintenance; and improper use of special operations forces. These trends have undermined Ukraines resistance and could hinder the success of the ongoing offensive.

What ongoing offensive?

Under mission command, the German Auftragstaktik, the leader disseminates his intent (to attack through the northern woods to take town x) and authority to subunits that is passed down with the mission to empower subordinates at all levels. Each subunits can make its plans to coordinate and execute the mission as best as possible. The contrast is an order command where every detail of execution is ordered from the top down. Both have advantages but to have a mixed system, as Ukraine currently has, is the worst of all places.

Cont. reading: The Ukrainian Military Is In Bad Shape


Ireland Plans to Slaughter 200,000 Farting Cows to Save Planet from Global Warming "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jim Holt The Gateway Pundit June 2, 2023

While you were sleeping the globalist fanatics went after your food supplies.

The globalist movement is targeting food production in the West. And, of course, the crooked officials are glad to assist.

Government officials in The Netherlands, a major European food producer, shut down 3,000 productive farms to comply with global warming goals in November.

In December Germany order farmers to slash fertilizer after the Dutch farms were shut down to comply with global warming standards.

And this week Irish lawmakers are pushing a plan to kill off 200,000 cows to reach their global warming goals.

Farm World reported:

The Irish government is considering an initiative to significantly reduce the number of dairy cows in order to reach its climate change targets.

A target of reducing emissions from farming in Ireland by a quarter by 2030 has been set by government.

One proposal to achieve this is by reducing the national dairy herd by 10%, the equivalent of removing 65,000 cows a year for three years, according to the Irish Independent.

Minister for agriculture Charlie McConalogue told Irish radio station RTE Morning Ireland that a dairy vision group with farmer representatives has been looking into a range of options to reduce emissions on farm.

The Irish Department of Agriculture responded to the reports.
Via The Irish Mirror:
The Department for Agriculture has said a report outlining a 200,000 reduction in dairy cows was a modelling document.

It was reported yesterday the cows would have to be culled at a cost of 600,000 to taxpayers over the next three years to meet climate emissions targets.

The Farming Independent said it got the figures in its report from an internal document through a freedom of information request.



Get woke, go broke: Anheuser-Busch loses $15.7 billion in value after disastrous Bud Light transgender influencer campaign "IndyWatch Feed War"

Cassie B Natural News June 2, 2023

Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, is taking a huge financial hit in the wake of its troubling advertising campaign featuring a transgender influencer. While some observers initially believed the move only had the potential to alienate more conservative beer drinkers, it has actually driven away a far broader base of consumers, and the effects are still being felt three months later.

The beer company has lost a remarkable $15.7 billion from its market value after teaming up with Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender activist. The partnership was launched during the NCAA basketball championships, when the activist shared a sponsored post on their Instagram account promoting March Madness. The video showed Mulvaney dressed like Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffanys while drinking cans of Bud Light featuring her face on them.

Much of the woke crowd is whining that the people who are boycotting Bud Light are simply bigots who are intolerant of transgenderism, but Beer Business Daily editor Harry Schuhmacher believes its more about people wanting to avoid debates at a time when political division is already extremely high in the U.S.

Most people dont care about this issue and dont want to get roped into a conversation, he said. Therefore, theyre not going to buy the beer.

Switching brands is very easy given the broad range of alternative beers, and some people may simply be looking to avoid bringing political discussions into their leisure time. In a big hit for Anheuser-Busch, their competitors have added an incredible $3.2 billion in market value to their own brands while Bud Light keeps dropping.

The owner of Coors Lite, Molson Coors, has seen its market value rise by 20 percent to $2.2 billion, while Heineken is enjoying a $1 billion rise. Bud Light sales, meanwhile, were down by 23 percent for the week ending on May 6.

Bud Light is offering free beer as it deals with the backlash

The company has been scrambling to deal with the backlash. They recently informed wholesalers that they will buy back any cases of the beer that are not sold before they expire. They also launched a promotion called the U.S Budweiser Family Memorial Day Rebate online, which offers a rebate of up to $15 on a 15-pack of Bud Light; some retailers set their prices for the packs at $15 so the beer would be free for consumers once they obtain the rebate in hopes of moving unwanted stock.

Meanwhile, the high demand for alternatives as summer approaches could see...


Jews Beheaded King Charles in 1649 "IndyWatch Feed War"

King Charles 1625-1649 June 3, 2023

Most people think that the murder of King Nicholas of Russia in 1918 was the first Jewish excursion into regicide but, in fact, Englands long descent to satanist shithole began almost 400 years ago when Organized Jewry had King Charles I, left, beheaded. 

These four revolutions were steps leading to the Jew World Order: The English Revolution (1650); The American Revolution (1776); the French Revolution (1789) and the Russian Revolution (1917.)


by Brother Nathaniel (Excerpt by 

JEWISH BANKERS FROM AMSTERDAM led by the Jewish financier and army contractor of Cromwells New Model Army, Fernandez Carvajal and assisted by Portuguese Ambassador De Souza, a Marano (secret Jew), saw an opportunity to exploit in the civil unrest led by Oliver Cromwell in 1643.

A stable Christian society of ancient traditions binding the Monarchy, Church, State, nobles and people into one solemn bond was disrupted by Calvins Protestant uprising. The Jews of Amsterdam exploited this civil unrest and made their move. They contacted Oliver Cromwell in a series of letters:

Cromwell To Ebenezer Pratt of the Mulheim Synagogue in Amsterdam,16th June 1647:

In return for financial support will advocate admission of Jews to England: This however impossible while Charles living. Charles cannot be executed without trial, adequate grounds for which do not at present exist. Therefore advise that Charles be assassinated, but will have nothing to do with arrangements for procuring an assassin, though willing to help in his escape.

To Oliver Cromwell From Ebenezer Pratt, 12th July 1647:

Will grant financial aid as soon as Charles removed and Jews admitted. Assassination too dangerous. Charles shall be given opportunity to escape: His recapture will make trial and execution possible. The support will be liberal, but useless to discuss terms until trial commences.

Cromwell had carried out the orders of the Jewish financiers and beheaded, (yes, Cromwell and his Jewish sponsors must face Christ!), King Charles I on January 30 1649.

Beginning in 1655, Cromwell, through his alliance with the Jewish bankers of Amsterdam and specifically with Manasseh Ben Israel and his brother-in-law, David Abravanel Dormido, initiated the resettlement of the Jews in England. (See Sources #2 Below original )

Jews Get Their Central Bank of England




How can I be so sure that vaccines cause autism? I asked the ONE question that no autism researcher has EVER asked. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Steve Kirsch Steve Kirschs Newsletter June 3, 2023

Science itself is unambiguous about the link: vaccines cause autism. See this excellent article for the full story.

Executive summary

If vaccines arent triggering autism, then the number of times a parent notices autistic behaviors BEFORE a wellness visit where a vaccine is given should be comparable to the number of times AFTER the visit.

I asked 642 parents who had previously reported having an autistic child in previous surveys to fill out my survey. I received 273 responses.

58 parents reported first seeing autistic behaviors within a month AFTER a vaccine appointment.

0 parents reported first seeing autistic behaviors within a month BEFORE a vaccine appointment.

This is stunning. It is highly unlikely youll get a disparity like this if vaccines arent triggering autism. Its about the same as the chance of throwing a fair coin 58 times and getting all heads: 1 chance in 2.8e17 which is about as close to impossible as you will ever find in nature.

But the more stunning thing is that no autism researcher in the world has ever even thought to ask such a question. Ever.

In nearly 100 years, there are no papers in the scientific literature that have ever looked at this. Zero. Zip. Nada.

If Im wrong, nearly every pediatrician in the world should have roughly even stats for # cases within 1 month before a vaccine appointment vs. 1 month after a vaccine appointment.

All you have to do is name one pediatrician who has more autism reports from parents 1 month before the childs vaccination visit vs. 1 month after the childs vaccination visit. Just one.

If vaccines dont cause autism, then half the pediatricians in the world should have statistics that satisfy the challenge.

The fact that nobody can name a single pediatrician in the world that meets the challenge tells you everything you need to know, doesnt it?

My survey results



PetSmart faces boycott calls for 'Pride Dog Bikini,' donations to group pushing gender ideology on students "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some consumers are calling for a boycott of PetSmart over their pride-themed pet merchandise and donation to a controversial K-12 group that works to implement gender ideology in schools. The well-known pet store chain became the latest target of boycott calls after photos of this year's pride merchandise began circulating online, with consumers criticizing items such as the "Pride Dog Bikini" that "celebrates inclusion in a fun and fashionable way." The pride pet line prompted Twitter users to begin posting messages such as "add PetSmart to the boycott list" and "#BoycottPetSmart." "Provide your kitten with a colorful and amazing matching harness and leash while also reaffirming your belief in unconditional love," the description on a "rainbow butterfly" cat harness reads. The company also touts their $200,000 donation to GLSEN, a K-12 education program known for supporting in-school child gender transition without parental consent, biological men competing in girls' sports, and...


NYT decries lack of 'kink' in children's movie "IndyWatch Feed World"

The New York Times has stirred online outrage by faulting Disney's new live-action remake of 'The Little Mermaid', a children's movie, for not including any "kink" in the storyline. Times film critic Wesley Morris began his review by saying the movie had "noble intentions," dutifully checking various diversity boxes to gain approval. However, he added that Disney erred by trying too hard to avoid offending audiences: "Joy, fun, mystery risk, flavor, kink - they're missing." Controversy over the review bubbled up earlier this week, when the newspaper posted a Twitter message promoting the piece. It came amid a wave of conservative boycotts against major corporations over alleged sexualization of children and promotion of transgender ideology. US retailer Target, for instance, has lost more than $13 billion in market value over the past two weeks amid public pushback over a "Pride Month" campaign that featured merchandise for babies and other children.


Open Sunday discuss what you like "IndyWatch Feed"

The idea for Open Sunday is to let you discuss what you like.

Just two rules. Keep it civil and no man/woman playing.


Open sunday politics free zone "IndyWatch Feed"

In addition to our normal open Sunday, we have a politics-free post to give you all a break.

So discuss what you like here, but no politics.


The reorganization of the Russian armies, by Thierry Meyssan "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the midst of the Ukrainian conflict, the Russian Federation has decided to complete the reorganization of its armies. It's a mammoth task that has been accomplished since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the complete anarchy that followed. However, despite the very serious problems that arose last year, first with the dispatch to the front of young men with no military training, then with delays in the supply of certain units, a professionalization of the system is already clearly visible. The announced reform aims not only to homogenize the Armed Forces upwards, but also to radically transform command methods.


Clearer Skies, Warmer Planet? The Paradoxical Impact of Lower Emissions Amid a Pandemic "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The findings highlight a delicate balance and interconnectedness in our atmosphere, underscoring the complexity of climate dynamics.

The post Clearer Skies, Warmer Planet? The Paradoxical Impact of Lower Emissions Amid a Pandemic first appeared on Watts Up With That?.

Try these strategies to beat procrastiworking and really get stuff done "IndyWatch Feed World"

Procrastiworking is when youre doing something that could be considered work, but its not the thing you need to be doing.

This morning on the way to the office, I saw a fellow sporting a T-shirt that declared: Im not LAZY, I just enjoy doing nothing. For some of us, doing nothing comes with a low-level anxiety that were just one nap away from career failure. So, we get busy. Yet sometimes, the busywork gets in the way of accomplishing bigger goals. Like chasing inbox zero while a more pressing project deadline looms. Theres even a name for it: procrastiworking.

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Picasso after #MeToo: Hannah Gadsby and the Brooklyn Museum take on his legacy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Inside the polarizing new exhibition

The Brooklyn Museum invited an unexpected new voice into the art worlds upper echelonthe Australian comedian Hannah Gadsbyand its causing a stir.

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Los Fabulosos Cadillacs rompen rcord de asistentes al Zcalo "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La jefa de gobierno, Claudia Sheinbaum, confirm la cifra de ms de 300 mil asistentes a ver a Los Fabulosos Cadillacs en el Zcalo. RegeneracinMX, []

La entrada Los Fabulosos Cadillacs rompen rcord de asistentes al Zcalo se public primero en RegeneracinMX.


De Onthullende Yoeri Albrecht Affaire 6 "IndyWatch Feed War"

De wijze waarop de directeur van het Amsterdamse debatcentrum De Balie zijn meningen ventileert, is een schoolvoorbeeld van wat officieel Perception Management heet. Hoewel de 55-jarige Yoeri Albrecht nog begin 2021 met grote stelligheid tegenover de Volkskrant verkondigde dat Beschaving betekent soms ook jezelf inhouden, demonstreerde hij twee jaar later hoe dun dat laagje civilisatie bij hem zelf was door met geweld een journalist het werk onmogelijk te maken, nadat deze hem had gevraagd hoe nauw de banden tussen de NAVO en de Balie zijn. Die vraag was terecht aangezien op initiatief van Albrecht een gehavende Russische tank als trofee op het Leidseplein was geplaatst. Kritiek op deze propaganda kon hij niet velen, en uiteindelijk werd een jonge journalist hiervan de dupe. Het meest ironische was dat Albrecht, met op zijn revers een Oekraens vlaggetje, eerder op mijn vraag waarom zijn gesubsidieerde debatcentrum geen discussie wil organis...


Can Trump End the Ukraine War in 24 hrs? "IndyWatch Feed World"


This war could be ended in 24 hours.

(1) stop all money going to Ukraine,

(2) threaten to freeze all their assets,

(3) threaten to remove Ukraine from SWIFT,

(4) Order Ukraine to honor the Minsk Agreement.

To Russia:

(1) Lift all sanctions

(2) No NATO training or weapons for Ukraine

(3) Ukraine will not be part of NATO

(4) Agree to pay for the damage to Nord Stream

Ukraine is an untrustworthy government. Their end goal has ALWAYS been to destroy Russia. They were the first state to pull out of Russia and pitched the destruction of the Soviet Union to other member states. Ukraine was NEVER its own country. It became a country and achieved its sovereignty but that was never good enough. They had to start the civil war against the Donbas. If you want this war to continue, then grab a gun and go fight for this most corrupt head of state probably in the entire world.



Why the United States Will Fall "IndyWatch Feed World"


This is why the United States is dead. It can no longer stand united and, like Ukraine, we too will simply have to split. There should be a property swap where Democrats leave the Red States and go to the Blue States and vice versa. This is how empires always die. They collapse from an internal division that eats away at them from within like cancer. Hayley Williams has only shown how she is brainwashed into thinking that abortion is a womans right when it was a Gates-Rockafeller ploy to further eugenics and reduce the population of minorities.

Justice Ginsberg was a womans activist. She explained that Roe v Wade was not about womens rights. It was about eugenics. So they get women to agree to war and whatever because all they can focus on is abortion which was a lie, to begin with.



You cannot allow one side to force their beliefs upon the ot...


Its starting to feel like anything is possible: Comedian Adam Conover on the next phase of the writers strike "IndyWatch Feed World"

The WGA negotiating committee member reflects on one month of the Hollywood writers strikeand what happens if directors and actors join the picket lines.

When comedian and writer Adam Conover started staffing up his 2022 Netflix comedy-documentary series The G Word, which explores the U.S. government, the precarity of Hollywood writers was hard to ignore. Conover recalls a meeting with the shows producers: One of them noted that, because the show was streaming, they werent bound by the same pay minimums and contract length requirements for writers as a network show. If the producers wanted, they even could pay writers Californias minimum wage.

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The future of worker power can be found in Minnesota "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nursing home workers in the Great North won the right to bargain with their employers and the state via a standards board, and its a major win for American workers.

Nursing home workers in Minnesota have been fighting for better pay since 2015. Thats when the state government started funding their employers based on average costs without dictating how much workers themselves should get. Its impossible to be a good employer, notes Jamie Gulley, president of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa. Any company that pays above the average loses money; the ones who make the most profit are those who short workers the most. The incentives, he adds, are all wrong.

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Thierry Meyssan, leading geopolitical analyst on the Internet worldwide "IndyWatch Feed War"

Statistician Juan C Diaz-Herrera from the University of Guadalajara (Centro Universitario De Ciencias Sociale) has established, for the second consecutive year, that Thierry Meyssan was the most widely read geopolitical analyst on the Internet during the year 2022. This ranking does not mean that Thierry Meysan is the best in his field, but that he is the most influential on a global (...)


United States massively violates citizens' right to private life "IndyWatch Feed War"

The 2021 statistical report issued by the Office of the US National Director of Intelligence, Avril Haines, on nominative internet surveys points to a widespread violation of the right of American citizens to privacy . Each intelligence agency is entitled to request Internet companies for access to the personal information in their possession concerning either foreign or domestic Internet users suspected of crimes. Edward Snowden revealed that this data comprises emails, video chats and (...)


Western weapons used in Ukrainian raid inside Russia WaPo "IndyWatch Feed War"

Moscow earlier published photos of destroyed Western hardware on Russias territory as Washington struggled to explain them

RT | June 3, 2023

Military equipment and small arms provided by several NATO nations, including the US, ended up in the hands of militants who launched a cross-border raid into Russias Belgorod region in May, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing sources linked to US intelligence.

At least four tactical vehicles initially supplied to the Ukrainian military by the US and Poland were employed in the May raid, raising concerns about Kievs commitment to fulfilling the demands of its Western supporters, the sources told WaPo.

The US and its Western allies have consistently expressed opposition to the use of Western arms by Ukraine in attacks on Russian territory. They also urged Kiev to carefully track the billions of dollars worth of weapons that have flowed into the country, WaPo reported.

The attack in question occurred in late May, and in response, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that over 70 Ukrainian terrorists, four armored combat vehicles, and five pickup trucks had been destroyed in the clash in Belgorod. The remaining militants were subsequently forced back into Ukraine and targeted by Russian artillery. The incursion resulted in one civilian death and 12 injuries, according to Russian authorities.

The Russian military shared a series of photographs showing what...


Bird of the Day: American White Pelicans "IndyWatch Feed World"


American White Pelicans by Richard Kostecke - OrganikosGranger Lake Willis Creek Wildlife Area, TX


If We Imagine Really Bad Stuff, It Might Affect Crop Yields. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

...use large ensembles to generate plausible unprecedented events, which can inform our assessment of the risk to crops

The post If We Imagine Really Bad Stuff, It Might Affect Crop Yields. first appeared on Watts Up With That?.


Link "IndyWatch Feed War"

eugyppius: a plague chronicle | June 3, 2023

While I travel and work on a longer piece, I thought you might enjoy some outtakes from this recent article in Welt, about the complete lack of self-reflection exhibited by German pandemic Science-Followers even after the failure of their policies:

Helge Braun the former head of Angela Merkels Chancellery, was invited to Berlins Futurium to discuss science and politics. Behind the scenes, Braun was a key figure in the German Corona response. Time for a few awkward questions? The CDU politician need not fear them despite his vehement advocacy of school closures and lockdowns

He was joined by three members of the Leopoldina [that is, the German National Academy of Sciences] climate researcher Gerald Haug, its president; paediatrician and adolescent physician Jutta Grtner and sociologist Armin Nassehi. The Academy became known during the pandemic not for its balanced scientific advice, but primarily for its politicised demands for tougher measures. And as often as its members emphasised institutional independence from the government that evening, you could tell their intellectual independence was notably lacking.

Team Caution, as members of the Leopoldina members still like to call themselves, was full of praise for their own work The pandemic was a good example of science-based policy advice, Haug explains and by good he really does mean that the Academy advised well Team Caution always did everything right The sensible majority followed the recommendations of the government, the Leopoldina and the RKI. Everything else is nasty fake news from the internet.

Yet Haug himself is a good example of the Leopoldinas convoluted self-perception. On the one hand, he insisted repeatedly that science only represents the facts; that is, he claims objectivity for his profession. On the other hand, Haug freely admits that the Leopoldina aimed to really hit it out of the park and make a splash with their recommendations. Were often too soft

A real problem with the technocrats, is that they only have relevance in one direction. As soon as the National Academy of Sciences issues an opinion that the virus isnt much to worry about and people should continue to live their lives as before, their political relevance is finished. For this reason alone, technocratic systems will be biased towards intervention, even in harmless situations, and nothing they tell you to do can ever be trusted.

The damage inflicted by lockdowns, the vaccines, social exclusion...


POV: AI could easily take over our electionsand undermine democracy "IndyWatch Feed World"

The path toward human disempowerment may not require superhuman artificial general intelligence. It might just require overeager campaigners and consultants.

Could organizations use artificial intelligence language models such as ChatGPT to induce voters to behave in specific ways?

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Why There Should Be a Treaty Against the Use of Weaponized Drones "IndyWatch Feed War"

Citizen activism to bring about changes in how brutal wars are conducted is extremely difficult, but not impossible.  Citizens have successfully pushed through the United Nations General Assembly treaties to abolish nuclear weapons and to ban the use of landmines and cluster munitions.

Of course, countries that want to continue to use these weapons will not follow the lead of the vast majority of countries in the world and sign those treaties.  The United States and the other eight nuclear armed countries have refused to sign the treaty to abolish nuclear weapons.  Likewise, the United States and 15 other countries, including Russia and China, have refused to sign the ban on the use cluster bombs.  The United States and 31 other countries, including Russia and China, have refused to sign the treaty on the ban on land mines.

However, the fact that rogue, war mongering countries, such as the United States, refuse to sign treaties that the majority of the countries of the world want, does not deter people of conscience and social responsibility from trying to bring these countries to their senses for the sake of the survival of the human species.

We know that we are up against rich weapons manufacturers that buy the favor of politicians in these war nations through their political campaign donations and other largesse.

Up against these odds, the latest citizen initiative for banning a specific weapon of war will be launched on June 10, 2023 in Vienna, Austria at the International Summit for Peace in Ukraine.

One of the favorite weapons of war of the 21st century has turned out to be weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles.  With these automated aircraft, human operators can be tens of thousands of mi...


Misunderstanding Marx "IndyWatch Feed"

During the last six months I have read numerous articles aimed at convincing people to engage with the problems of pollution, climate change, ecological loss and poverty and most of them have suggested implementing certain reforms of the existing capitalist mode of production. Only a few articles have suggested that these negative symptoms originate from the mode of production itself. Even among those who have accepted that Karl Marx had usefully contributed to understanding the problems facing humanity,  most have failed to fully understand the revolutionary-humanist perspective Marx did so much to promote.

Some have noticed that in many of his writings, Marx mentions the absolute dependence of humanity upon nature, (ie. life on earth in general) as, of course, it is the multifarious inorganic materials and millions of species of life on earth, which supply the material conditions for all forms of organic existence. Every organic life form, large or small, is nourished by absorbing some inorganic material and some organic material obtained from another life form. But he also drew attention to the social form of this human dependence on nature and correctly concluded that at any stage of human social development considered, there is a material result which includes;

.a sum of productive forces, a historically created relation to nature, and of individuals to one another, which is handed down to each generation from its predecessor; (German Ideology . Section 7 Summary of the materialist conception of history.)

These two primary relationships, (to nature and each other) are the fundamental basis of, and are the essence of the human species. However, Marx noted that in hierarchical mass societies, individuals were not only alienated from each other but also from nature. He concluded that this was the result of a) the division of labour (ibid section 4)  and b) the division into classes. The generation Marx belonged to had inherited from its predecessors a hierarchical mass society based upon the domination by the owners of capital, in the areas of commerce, industry, and finance. In each of these domains of capital, its owners, related to nature and people, as sources of raw materials to be exploited as efficiently as possible.

The capitalist mode of production had also inherited from its predecessors human relationships which were based upon three classes of individuals. A ruling class of the most powerful and wealthy individuals, who owned and controlled the main means of production; a working class, that produced everything needed for society in the form of food, water, clothing and housing; and a middle class, that administered and managed the system of governance along with the further cultural aspects of production which had  arisen upon this economic foundation. Yet in  focussing upon the most recent capitalist iteratio...


Link "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rami Adwan, Lebanons ambassador to France, is currently being investigated for rape & sexual assault following complaints by two former embassy employees. One of the employees, named Ava, claimed that she was raped in May 2020 in a private apartment belonging to Ambassador Adwan and that she provided the police with WhatsApp messages on that evening and the following day, explicitly accusing him (Adwan) of rape, according to French investigative website Mediapart.

French authorities have apparently requested lifting Adwans diplomatic immunity but the Lebanese Foreign Ministry has denied receiving any official French requests yet has confirmed that theyre treating the matter seriously and will send a committee to investigate the matter first.

Lebanons Minister of Foreign Affairs can lift Adwans immunity without referring to the Cabinet, but the Ministry of Justice has to review the accusations first. Needless to say, theyd probably repatriate the ambassador and protect him rather than lift his immunity.

Adwan was appointed ambassador to France in 2017.


New CDC Director is another lockdowner "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the old Soviet Union, citizens were not required to be a member of the Communist Party. But if you were not, you could never expect to rise far professionally or socially. You would never be the head of a department in university, a factory manager, much less the General Secretary. They were always recruited out of the party. Party membership was proof of loyalty. It was a demonstration that you were willing to put loyalty over morality. Rising high in the party also meant that others in the ruling class likely had something on you. No one gained power without other powerful people knowing of your grim deeds. That way there was mutual trust, or, to put it another way, mutual blackmail. Honor among thieves only holds true for those who are guilty of thievery. The system was the same in Nazi Germany. You didn't have to join the party but if you refused, you could not rise in academia, military, or government. And everyone knew the rules. The party controlled the state, and members...


In a Nuclear War the Collateral Damage would be the Life of All Humanity. Fidel Castro "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Conversations with Fidel Castro. The Threat of Nuclear War is Real. The imminence of a dangerous and probable war that could very rapidly evolve towards a nuclear war This text was originally published in November 2010. Introductory Note and Update Fidel Castro was both an incisive analyst as well a powerful voice against nuclear weapons.  In []


FBI refuses to hand over communications about Twitter-related censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

The FBI has refused to provide records of its communication with Twitter, related to policing misinformation. In December, as part of the Twitter Files, journalist Matt Taibbi published several emails between FBI officials and Twitter that showed that the FBI repeatedly contacted Twitter to flag alleged misinformation. The FBI's National Election Command Post (NECP) and the Foreign Influence Task Force were in close contact with Twitter over election misinformation, according to the emails obtained by Taibbi. In light of the Twitter Files revelations, watchdog Protect the Public's Trust filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all records of communication between the FBI and Twitter from January 2020 to November 2022. The FBI refused to respond to the request, claiming it "will neither confirm nor deny the existence" of the records. "The mere acknowledgment of the existence of FBI records on third-party individuals could reasonably be expected to constitute an...


Before books are deemed unlawful, lawyers should actually read them "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over 30 years ago, I was a book censor for a short time when I worked for Hong Kong's justice minister. In the autumn of 1988, Salman Rushdie's book, The Satanic Verses, was published. The book was a publishing sensation for all the wrong reasons. It contained chapters that fictionalised episodes in the prophet Mohammed's life. There is no need to go into detail about the book's content here. All that needs to be said is that it caused a outbreak of fury in the Muslim world. Rioting in Pakistan and India over the book killed people. There were lively protests in many other countries. In February 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini, the Iranian supreme leader, issued a fatwah, a religious decree, that sanctioned the killing of Rushdie and his publishers for blaspheming the prophet Mohammed. The author hid for years, but that did not stop zealots from trying to kill him. The most recent attempt on his life was in August 2022. The would-be assassin nearly killed Rushdie, who lost an eye in the...


FDIC: US bank deposits dropped by most in 39 years to start 2023 "IndyWatch Feed World"

US banks lost $472 billion in deposits in the first quarter, according to a new quarterly report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that offers a comprehensive look at how the industry navigated its most challenging period since the 2008 financial crisis. The deposit decline was the largest since the FDIC began collecting quarterly industry data in 1984 and marked the fourth consecutive quarter of industry outflows. The regulator tracks performance for 4,672 commercial banks and savings institutions. The drop in deposits, which amounted to 2.5%, was largely due to movement by uninsured depositors who were above the $250,000-per-account level backstopped by the FDIC. They pulled $663 billion, while insured deposits actually increased by $255 billion. The FDIC report covers a tumultuous period marked by an aggressive rise in interest rates and the failures of three banks in a matter of days, including Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank on March 10 and March 12....


Nearly 10K photos from Hunter Biden's laptop hit the web: 'Truth and transparency' "IndyWatch Feed World"

A trove of photos from Hunter Biden's laptop has been made available to the public through a new website that launched Thursday. The website will house almost 10,000 photos spanning from 2008 to 2019 and took months to complete, Garrett Ziegler, the founder of nonprofit Marco Polo, told Fox News Digital. "It's taken us a couple of months to, one, go through the photos, about 10,000 of them, and redact the genitalia on the photos," Ziegler, a former Trump White House aide, said of the contents found on the laptop once owned by President Biden's son. "The number one thing we're about... is truth and transparency," he said. "If the American people want to know what their first family is like, they're going to get it. And we're not going to be taking out photos that paint the Bidens in a good light." Comment: A first family is supposed to function as an exemplar for the populace. The Bidens are at once a failure, and an exemplar - of negation. Ziegler also...


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, June 3, 2023, #408 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Dane Wigington "Seven of the nine thresholds that allow for human life on Earth have already been crossed", a breaking headline this week. Global biodiversity loss has also been declared "significantly more alarming than previously suspected". A new headline addressing the state of the ozone layer admits that "surface UV radiation continues to rise". As


Tinubu, Nigeria and Igbo glitch (1) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

I still insist that the Great Zik of Africa and Nigerias all time legendary political evangelist, still remains the most visionary leader/ politician ever to have emerged from the Igbo country. Nigerias sociopolitical, cultural as well as sports and even economic revolution had their sparkle the moment Zik returned to Nigeria from Ghana in 1937. []


Egyptian policemans operation part of multifront war: Israeli media "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

June 4, 2023 Source: Al Mayadeen Net + Agencies By Al Mayadeen English  Israeli media points out that the operation at the Egyptian border is part of the erosion of Israeli deterrence. The Egyptian policeman who carried out the operation on Saturday set up at least 3 ambush sites after he managed to cross 1.5km inside []


Israel: Nearly 100,000 protest in Tel Aviv against judicial reform plan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israel: Nearly 100,000 protest in Tel Aviv against judicial reform plan

Mass protests continue against Israeli government's plans to overhaul legal system
MEE staff Sat, 06/03/2023 - 21:50
Demonstrators lift flags during a rally protesting the Israeli government's judicial overhaul bill in Tel Aviv on June 3, 2023.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators thronged Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities on Saturday for the 22nd consecutive week to protest against a controversial plan to reform Israel's judicial system.

The government's reform proposals would curtail the authority of the Supreme Court and give politicians greater powers over the selection of judges.

In March, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had announced a "pause" to allow for talks on the reforms, which were moving through parliament and split the nation.

Israeli media said nearly 100,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv for Saturday's protest. The police do not supply official figures for the number of demonstrators.

On Friday, several hundred Israelis had protested outside Netanyahu's private residence in Caesarea north of Tel Aviv in a demonstration police labelled as unauthorised. There were at least 17 arrests.

"We will keep demonstrating to show them that even if they have paused in the ref...


Study shows men have been peeing wrong; they ought to sit and not stand "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

New research suggests that men should sit down to urinate rather than stand up. In a YouGov study on male urination habits, a renowned urologist asserted that sitting down is more hygienic and healthier for mens bladders. Most men stand to urinate, but this may not be the healthiest way. According to Gerald Collins of the Cheshires []


BREAKING: President Tinubu Appoints Former EFCC Chairman As NSA "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Nuhu Ribadu as National Security Adviser (NSA). Ribadu was picked ahead of two other candidates that were being considered for the top security job. Ribadu who is widely regarded as one of Nigerias experienced individuals in the field of security and []


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

African Union Unveils Political Process to Resolve Sudans Conflict

June 1, 2023 (ADDIS ABABA) The African Union Commission, led by Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, has revealed a comprehensive roadmap for an inclusive political process aimed at resolving the conflict in Sudan.

The roadmap was presented during the third meeting of the Expanded Mechanism for the Resolution of the Conflict in Sudan, which took place in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, May 31. Chaired by Mohamed El-Hacen Lebatt, Spokesperson for the AU Process for Sudan, the meeting discussed the details of the roadmap.

Mahamat told the meeting that the African Unions strategy to end the conflict focuses on establishing an inclusive political process that encourages dialogue among prominent military, civilian political, and social actors in Sudan.

He added that this approach aims to engage stakeholders from all segments of the national spectrum, including signatories of the Juba Agreement, in finding a solution to the conflict.

This inclusive dialogue is vital for transitioning Sudan back to civilian rule, rebuilding public services, addressing the urgent needs of the population, and preparing the country for democratic, free, and fair elections, said the chair of the AU Commission.

During a press conference following the meeting, Mohamed El-Hacen Lebatt emphasized that the Sudanese should take ownership of this process.

He stressed that it should be a collective effort without ideological or other influences. At the same time, the international community, including the African Union, United Nations, and IGAD, should provide support without seeking to lead the process.

Lebatt further stated that the political process should not only focus on resolving the ongoing conflict between the Sudanese army and paramilitary forces but should also encompass constitutional arrangements for the transitional period, the formation of a civilian government, and programs to address the civilian populations needs in terms of food a...


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Fresh overnight clashes brought the death toll to 15 in the two days since a court convicted opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.

A pedestrian walks past shattered windows of a structure on a street in Dakar on June 3, 2023, following deadly violence in the Senegalese capital. Picture: Seyllou / AFP

AFP | 03 June 2023 19:29

DAKAR - Tensions remained high in Senegal on Saturday after fresh overnight clashes brought the death toll to 15 in the two days since a court convicted opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.

Sonko's ongoing legal woes have prompted rare flare-ups of violence in Senegal, typically a bastion of stability in West Africa, and foreign allies have urged a return to calm.

Sonko, a 48-year-old former tax inspector, was initially charged with rape but was convicted on a lesser charge of morally "corrupting" a young woman and sentenced to two years in prison.

He claims the charges against him were a bid by the government to torpedo his political career ahead of the presidential election next year.

His conviction may take him out of the running for the 2024 poll.

Clashes between Sonko's supporters and police broke out after the ruling on Thursday, leaving nine people dead.

Shops and businesses were ransacked.

The army was deployed to the streets but fresh scuffles erupted on Friday night in parts of the capital, Dakar, and in Ziguinchor.

They left another six dead, government spokesman Maham Ka told AFP.

Burned-out cars, tyres and debris-strewn streets bore testimony to another night of violence.

The government has acknowledged that it has restricted access to social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in order to stop "the dissemination of hateful and subversive messages".

Government spokesman Abdou Karim Fofana said on Friday that the violence was not fuelled by "political demands" but "acts of vandalism and banditry".

"These are difficult times for the Senegal nation that we will overcome," he tol...


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International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor said that the bank was playing a key role in advancing the developmental agenda of developing nations.

International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor at the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting in Cape Town on 2 June 2023. Picture: Lindsay Dentlinger/Eyewitness News

Lindsay Dentlinger | 02 June 2023 19:24

CAPE TOWN - BRICS says its New Development Bank (NDB) has recorded impressive progress.

Its grown its membership from five to eight members and a ninth is set to join soon.

The BRICS meeting of foreign ministers in Cape Town has been taking stock of the banks performance, led by former Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff.

International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor said that the bank was playing a key role in advancing the developmental agenda of developing nations.

She said that members were also pleased with its financial rating.

"Its our intention, both as BRICS countries and NDB members, that this bank must have regard to ensuring fairness in global financial systems and practices, and that it should be focusing its attention toward a world in which we reduce poverty and eradicate it eventually, a world in which we promote equality, a world in which we see greater development."

Pandor said that most of the loans secured through the BRICS bank had been for infrastructure development.


Turkey: Erdogan announces new cabinet, signals turn in economic policy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Turkey: Erdogan announces new cabinet, signals turn in economic policy

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's newly-elected government hints at a return to more traditional economic policies, setting stage for interest rate hikes in coming months
MEE staff Sat, 06/03/2023 - 21:03
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walks next to the new Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek during a press conference where the new cabinet was announced on 3 June (Reuters)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled his new cabinet on Saturday, and announced new finance, foreign and defence ministers, less than a week after clinching victory in a hotly contested runoff election.

In a highly-anticipated appointment, Erdogan appointed the internationally respected ex-banker Mehmet Simsek as treasury and finance minister.

Simsek, an advocate of conventional economics, is highly regarded by the financial markets after serving as finance minister and deputy prime minister between 2009 and 2018.

His appointment is aimed at tackling Turkey's cost-of-living crisis and could set the stage for interest rate hikes in the coming months, which could mark a turn around from Erdogan's longstanding policy of slashing rates despite soaring inflation. 

Speaking at his inauguration ceremony before the announcements, Erdogan called on Turks to set aside their differences and focus on the future. 


UK math teacher fired for misgendering after saying 'well done, girls' to female students "IndyWatch Feed World"

UK math teacher fired for misgendering after saying 'well done, girls' to female students --Sutcliffe was also accused [!] of showing a PragerU video to his class which featured a conservative commentator discussing masculinity | 3 June 2023 | The United Kingdom government has permanently banned a mathematics teacher from teaching after finding him "guilty" of "misgendering" a student and expressing Christian views in class, Fox News reports. Joshua Sutcliffe, 32, was found guilty of "unacceptable professional conduct" and "bringing the teaching profession into disrepute" following a review by the Department of Education's Teaching Regulation Agency ("TRA"). Sutcliffe said that the school administration placed him on leave after he congratulated two students, both biological females, for their exceptional work in solving a math problem in class. He recalled saying, "Well done, girls!" to the two students, but to his dismay, one of them reportedly does not identify as a female. "And that in her mind was a misgendering," Sutcliffe told Fox News... [Also,] Sutcliffe showed a PragerU video to his class which featured conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey discussing masculinity. He denies showing this video in class and said that he recommended it to students to watch at home on their own accord.


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The foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have on Friday been meeting with friends of BRICS countries in Cape Town.

International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor at the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting in Cape Town on 2 June 2023. Picture: Lindsay Dentlinger/Eyewitness News

BRICS International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor Sahel African conflict zones

Lindsay Dentlinger | 02 June 2023 18:25

CAPE TOWN - BRICS says its concerned about increasing terrorism in Africa.

The foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have on Friday been meeting with friends of BRICS countries in Cape Town.

Hosting the gathering, International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor said that a war in one part of the world could not be the reason for wealthier nations not to meet their obligations to poorer ones.

Rounding up two days of discussions, Pandor said that BRICS members were committed to dialogue to resolve conflict.

She said that peace was necessary for development.

"We cannot allow a conflict in one part of the world to replace the ambition of eradicating global poverty as the worlds greatest global challenge."

As more African nations look to join the BRICS family, Pandor said that civil war on the continent was a concern.

"The sway that these extremist groups are beginning to have in a number of countries, particularly in the Sahel region, we said when we talk about peace and security, we mustnt just talk about one part of the world."

Pandor said that BRICS ministers had reaffirmed fostering dialogue as a pathway to peace.


Every time Putin utters a truth - the world's liars go crazy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many people in my country are beginning to understand the lies and control mechanisms put in place by our elites. Liars are easily found over time. A Cold War mentality of our elite dinosaurs grafted onto the new breed of soulless elites is now crystal clear. The proxy war in Ukraine, the aggression toward China, and the hubris of Western leadership are finally tipping the scales. Take this lead to an article from AP and Euronews the other day as a prime example. The author, Mark Armstrong, tried to convert fact into fiction by complaining the Russians are "claiming" the G7 and NATO are trying to divide Russia. Say what? "G7 leaders at the summit in Hiroshima announced new sanctions on Moscow, while Putin accuses the West of trying to divide the people of Russian, whose 'diversity is their strength.'" There it is. Put out on the newswires, as if the West's leadership has not already admitted that chopping up Russia is the goal! Russian journalist and former editor of the Ukraine...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

South Africa Power Cuts Suspended "Until Further Notice"- Eskom

Eskom Power plant

Africa News

Power cuts, which have been almost a daily occurrence for months in South Africa and can last up to almost twelve hours on some days, have been suspended "until further notice", state-owned utility Eskom announced on Saturday.

"Load shedding was suspended today at 11:40 am (09:40 GMT) and until further notice, thanks to improved generation capacity and lower demand," Eskom spokeswoman Daphne Mokwena told AFP.

The company did not specify how long these improvements will allow some 60 million South Africans to live without power cuts, saying on Twitter that "Eskom will immediately communicate any significant changes".

"It is not possible to predict at this stage how long the suspension will last. We encourage the public to monitor their consumption, especially during peak hours," stressed Ms. Mokwena, adding that load shedding could otherwise resume "at any time".

The continent's leading industrial power is in the grip of a deep electricity crisis that has worsened since last year. Days without power cuts are rare. Eskom, for example, exceptionally suspended load shedding over the Christmas period.

The state-owned company, which supplies the vast majority of the country's electricity, is weighed down by a fleet of dilapidated and failing coal-fired power plants. Unable to produce enough power, it imposes scheduled blackouts.

Eskom is also racked by debt after years of mismanagement and corruption under President Jacob Zuma (2009-2018).

The load shedding costs the economy more than $50 million a day in lost production, according to the government. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster in February, before lifting it two months later and appointing a Minister of Electricity, in an attempt to get out of the crisis.

South Africa still draws 80% of its electricity from coal. A $98 billion investment plan was approved by rich countries last year at COP27 as part of an agreement for a "just transition" to clean e...


Bridging the Gap between Research and Policy: Lessons from Co-Creation in the Aid Sector "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

There is an increasing focus in academic and policy circles on research-policy partnerships. These partnerships are often achieved through co-creation, or the joint production of innovation between combinations of industry, research, government and civil society. Co-creation is central to innovation in the hard sciences and technology, but its role in international relations scholarship and aid policy remains underdeveloped.

As scholars of international aid practice, we believe that co-creation can help us design and conduct more relevant, rigorous, and impactful research. It is also a core mission of the Research on International Policy Implementation Lab (RIPIL), whose co-creation process engages policymakers and practitioners in: 1) the generation of important, policy-relevant research questions; 2) research on these questions, through regular validation and consultation; and 3) the development and dissemination of findings and their policy implications, which often leads to the identification of important new research questions and opportunities.

In this piece, we focus on the first phase: the co-creation of research questions. This is one of the trickiest phases of the co-creation process because it requires researchers and policymakers to find a common question and research design that aligns with academics incentive to publish rigorous research and policymakers incentive to feed evidence into the policy process. Future blog posts will discuss how to implement co-created research and disseminate co-created findings.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we initiated a collaboration intended to generate policy-relevant research questions on the changing nature of international aid. Our aim was to get a sense of whether the combined shocks of COVID-19, growing calls to decolonize aid, and the rise of populism and popular protest had changed the underlying power dynamics in aid. 

Importantly, in this project, we did not just want to learn from practitioners based in Western Europe or North America. We wanted insights from key thinkers and actors from the context where aid dependency has been most acute: the African continent. We wanted to understand how these thought leaders viewed aid-related power dynamics and how research could help answer their most puzzling questions.

Between 2020 and 2022, we conducted one-on-one interviews, organized virtual focus groups, and hosted a high-level roundtable in Geneva with donor governments and international non-government organizations (INGOs) on power in aid, all to better understand the changing nature of aid and the research questions that matter to policymakers, practitioners, and key African thinkers.

A synthes...


No New Lies only New Fools. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

On the fraud called fuel subsidy removal, this was what the renowned professor of economics said during Obasanjo regime: Prof Sam Aluko RIP:I was in Iraq before Hussein was killed by the Americans. Every Friday, Hussein will say this oil is a natural resource from God, it is a Gods gift and we are making []


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigeria: Main Labour Union to Go on Strike Over Government Removal of Fuel Subsidy

Africa News

Nigerias main labour union, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it plans to go on strike from Wednesday to protest against a hike in fuel prices in what would be the first big test for the west African nation's new President Bola Ahmed Tinubu after he scrapped fuel subsidy.

"That the NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum corporation, ed.), a private limited liability company, that illegally announced the price regime in the oil sector refuses to revert itself for negotiations to continue. That the Nigeria labour congress and all its affiliates will withdraw their services and commence protests nationwide."  Joe Ajaero, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress said Friday at an emergency meeting.

"That it is instructive that until the government is properly constituted and the people who will negotiate with labour and such people with mandate and capacity to commit the government of the day, such negotiation may not be valued wherever." Ajaero added.

Nigerians are struggling with the surging fuel prices after newly elected President Bola Tinubu declared an end to popular subsidies, a move analysts and experts said was long overdue.

On his first day in office, Tinubu kept to his campaign promise and announced an end to the long-running arrangement, which has given Nigerians access to cheap petrol.

The continent's biggest economy is oil-rich but has meagre refining capacity. For years, it has swapped crude for gasoline that it then subsidises for its domestic market, causing a huge drain on revenue, foreign exchange and contributing to ballooning debt.

None of Tinubu's predecessors had managed to scrap the hugely popular system, which has been a burden on public coffers for decades. Last year, the country spent more than 96 percent of its revenue on servicing its debt.

After his inauguration on Monday, Tinubu announced the "fuel subsidy is go...


The UKs Chilling Secret Unit That Monitored Lockdown Dissent "IndyWatch Feed War"

More revelations about the secretive Counter Disinformation Unit

By Cindy Harper | Reclaim The Net | June 3, 2023

A clandestine UK Government unit dubbed the Counter-Disinformation Unit (CDU) has been implicated in a troubling endeavor to curb and control online discussions about the controversial Covid-19 lockdown policies. The covert operation allegedly involved the collaboration of social media companies in a strategic bid to quell supposed domestic threats.

According to revelations from Freedom of Information requests and data protection requests from The Telegraph, posts critical of Covid-19 restrictions, including those questioning mass vaccination of children, were systematically removed.

Social media companies are now under scrutiny following allegations that their technologies were deployed to thwart the wide circulation or promotion of posts tagged as potentially problematic by the CDU or its Cabinet Office equivalent.

The files revealed the surreptitious monitoring of critics of the Governments Covid plans. Artificial intelligence firms were reportedly enlisted by the government to search social media platforms, flagging any discussions opposing vaccine passports.

In a startling revelation, the BBC was implicated in clandestine government policy discussions regarding this alleged misinformation.

The CDU, hosted by the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), operated a trusted flagger system with major social media companies. This mechanism expedited requests for content removal. The CDU, still operational, was formed in 2019, initially focusing on the European elections, later shifting its attention to the pandemic.

Critics, including MPs and freedom of speech campaigners, have labeled the revelations as truly chilling and a strategy tantamount to censoring British citizens a tactic likened to those of the Chinese Communist Party.

Any attempt by governments to shut down legitimate debate is hugely concerning, but to discover that DCMS actively sought to censor the views of those who were speaking up for childrens welfare is truly chilling, said Miriam Cates, a Conservative MP to The Telegraph.

A government spokesman refuted the allegations, stating that the unit was designed to track narratives and trends using publicly available information to safeguard public health and national security. The spokesman insisted that the unit never monitored individuals and had a strict policy against referring journalists and MPs...


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Eswatini: Two Pro-democracy MPs Convicted of "Terrorism"

Protesters take cover as they clash with eSwatini riot police

Africa News with AFP

 02/06 - 11:14


Two pro-democracy MPs in Africa's last absolute monarchy, Eswatini, were found guilty on Thursday of terrorism and murder in connection with the wave of anti-regime protests that rocked the country in 2021.

The two men, Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube, were tried by a court in the capital Mbabane almost two years after their arrest in July 2021. 

Charged with inciting demonstrations, they had pleaded not guilty.

"I find the accused guilty of all the charges against them", said Judge Mumcy Dlamini. They face up to 20 years in prison. Their sentences will be handed down "at a date to be determined", the judge continued.

Mr Mabuza and Mr Dube were arrested in the midst of a wave of demonstrations calling for democratic reforms. These protests were severely repressed by the regime's police and dozens of protesters were killed.

The two MPs had in particular called for reform of the complex system of elections in which political parties, although theoretically authorised, are not allowed to participate. Parliamentary elections are due to be held on 29 September in the country formerly known as Swaziland.

However, these elections are unlikely to change the political landscape in the southern African country of 1.2 million inhabitants, ruled since 1986 by King Mswati III, who is criticised for his extravagant lifestyle and regularly accused of rights violations.

Elections in Eswatini are held in such a way that no one seriously challenges the monarch's power. 

The King appoints ministers, controls Parliament, the police and the army. He also appoints judges.


President Tinubu And Dangers Of Subsidy Removal "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Its either President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his inner circle didnt read my April 29 column titled Six Agenda Items for Tinubus Success or they did but dismissed it as the impractical, high-flown, indulgent musings of an idealistic diasporan Nigerian. The fifth item on my list concerned petrol price hikes amid the current agonizingly biting []


Roll 'em! Jan 6 security footage shows Pelosi evacuating Hollywood-style from Capitol as daughter films "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ex-Capitol Police chief says Pelosi's actions that day created a 'major distraction,' put unnecessary strain on her security detail. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has described having to evacuate a riotous Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 as traumatic. But Capitol Police security footage obtained by Just the News shows the long-time Democrat leader exited Hollywood-style from the home of Congress that fateful day with her daughter filming her as security officers tried to guide her through a secret safe passage corridor. The footage, made available by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and aired for the first time on the Just the News, No Noise television show on Real America's Voice on Thursday night, provides three different angles of Pelosi's evacuation the afternoon of Jan. 6. Each show her daughter Alexandra roving around her mother's delegation with a camera as they moved briskly through corridors, led by members of the Capitol Police protective detail. The video shows then-Speaker...


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UN to Deliver Draft Treaty to Combat Plastic Pollution by November

Africa News

The world should see the first draft of a highly anticipated and much needed international treaty to combat plastic pollution by the end of November, 175 nations gathered in Paris decided Monday after five days of grueling talks.

The assembly's negotiating committee called for the preparation of the "zero-draft" of a "legally binding instrument" ahead of a third round of talks in Nairobi, with the aim of finalising the treaty in 2024.

The decision emerged from an eleventh-hour meeting led by France and Brazil and was adopted by the full plenary at UNESCO's Paris headquarters.

"Are there are no more interventions on this point?" asked Peru's Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Velasquez, chair of the forum's Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee.

"It is so decided," he continued, as he brought down the gavel.

The breakthrough came after considerable "nit-picking" and "delaying tactics" by some countries, said France's minister for ecological transition, Christophe Bechu.

Frustrations bubbled up during the first two days of the talks, which were devoted entirely to a debate over procedural rules, as large plastics producer nations -- including fossil fuel supplier Saudi Arabia, as well as China and India -- resisted the idea the deal could be decided by a vote rather than by consensus.

On current trends, "by 2050 there will be more plastic waste than fish in the oceans," Mexican negotiator Camila Zepeda told AFP. "We can't get hung up on procedural rules."

Concern over the impact of plastics on the environment and human wellbeing has surged in recent years along with a crescendo of research documenting its omnipresence and persistence.

In nature, microplastics have been found in ice near the North Pole and inside fish navigating the oceans' deepest, darkest recesses.

The equivalent of a garbage truck's worth of plastic refuse is dumped into the ocean every minute.

Plastic debris is estimated to kill more than a million seabirds and 100,...


Like the Curious Bride in Bluebeard "IndyWatch Feed War"

By John Leake | Courageous Discourse | May 31, 2023

Recently Ive been thinking about the old French folktale, Bluebeard. For readers who are unfamiliar with the story, Bluebeard is a nobleman who has been married six previous times to young women who have all mysteriously vanished. Wikipedia provides a succinct account of what happens when he marries a seventh time.

[A neighbors youngest daughter who decides to marry him] goes to live with him in his rich and luxurious palace in the countryside, away from her family.

Bluebeard announces that he must leave for the country and gives the palace keys to his wife. She is able to open any room with them, each of which contain some of his riches, except for an underground chamber that he strictly forbids her to enter lest she suffer his wrath. He then goes away, leaves the palace, and the keys in her hands. She invites her sister, Anne, and her friends and cousins over for a party. However, she is eventually overcome with the desire to see what the secret room holds, and she sneaks away from the party and ventures into it.

She immediately discovers that the room is flooded with blood and the murdered corpses of Bluebeards previous six wives hanging on hooks from the walls. Horrified, she drops the key in the blood and flees the room.

Ive long been intrigued by Bluebeard as an archetypal expression of the horror we may experience when we become curious to know what is going on behind the closed doors of power. Bluebeard is a powerful nobleman who is apparently beyond the law. His young bride is an ordinary girl who becomes implacably curious to see all of the rooms of his castle, which seem to symbolize the rooms of his soul.

I spent this evening carefully reviewing declassified e-mails authored by the eminent Scripps Institute virologist, Kristian Andersen. The first one was dated January 31, 2020 and addressed to Anthony Fauci:



How Statesmen Think: The Psychology of International Politics "IndyWatch Feed War"


Robert Jervis (April 30, 1940 December 9, 2021) was an American political scientist who was the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Jervis was co-editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, a series published by Cornell University Press.

He is known for his contributions to political psychology, international relations theory, nuclear strategy, and intelligence studies. According to the Open Syllabus Project, Jervis is the twelfth most-frequently cited author on college syllabi for political science courses.

Video Title: How Statesmen Think: The Psychology of International Politics. Source: WoodrowWilsonCenter. Date Published: April 5, 2019. Description:

Decision-makers and scholars often assume that diplomatic signals are received as they are intended. They have faith in both their ability to convey their messages to others and to correctly interpret others behavior. Robert Jervis research shows that this is not true and that international politics often resembles the famous Japanese movie Rashomon. Perceptions are strongly influenced by peoples theories and expectations on the one hand and their personal and political needs on the other. Both historical scholarship and policy-making would be improved by an understanding of how people perceive. 

Robert Jervis is Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics at Columbia University. His most recent book is How Statesmen Think, and his other books include Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War, American Foreign Policy in a New Era, System Effects: Complexity in Political Life, and The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution. He was President of the American Political Science Association in 2000-01, and was awarded honorary degrees by the University of Venice and Oberlin College. In 2006 he received the National Academy of Sciences tri-annual award for behavioral sciences contributions to avoiding nuclear war. 



Dont Tread On Anyone: New Design + Tyranny Quotes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Do you believe all people are equal and should be treated accordingly? Do you believe no one has the authority to dictate how you spend...

Dont Tread On Anyone: New Design + Tyranny Quotes


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Kenya: Virtual Reality Used to Teach Students About Plastic Pollution

Africa News

Taking a virtual trip from a Kenyan classroom. At this school in the capital Nairobi, students are donning virtual reality (VR) headsets and going on a school trip with a difference.

In the East African country, VR is being adopted in classrooms to enhance traditional learning and teach children about social and environmental issues.

Organisers say it's difficult for children to understand topics like plastic pollution and climate change when just taught the theory.

But with VR technology, students can see for themselves the impacts on the environment.

Pupils at Mcedo Beijing School in Nairobi's Mathare neighbourhood have been learning about the collection and segregation of waste.

"Ukwenza VR has helped me and other students to take care of the environment by separating plastics and organic waste," says student Annette Jeptoo.

"Before, I would use plastic bottles and dispose of them by any means, but now I am not buying soda or water using a plastic bottle. I buy soda in a glass bottle," says Rooney Odhiambo, another pupil.

Kenya-based Ukwenza VR mainly works with schools in low-income areas, offering virtual field trips to students that would otherwise be impossible due to financial constraints.

The social enterprise's focus is on issues such as plastic pollution and climate change.

Students have learnt the dangers that plastic waste poses to the environment and have been inspired to take measures to deal with it.

"When you think about an issue as complex as plastic pollution, or even climate change, the question is usually; how can we make children care enough about the issue for them to act differently? Which is very challenging," says Ukwenza VR co-founder and CEO Njeri Ndonga.

"Virtual reality comes in helping them, one, conceptualise the problem. It's one thing to say 'don't throw away waste,' but it is another thing to understand that if I throw away a plas...


Greater Selfishness is Lurking Behind US Seeming Impartiality "IndyWatch Feed War"

The sudden escalation of the situation in the Balkans in the past few days has drawn great concern from the international community. From May 26, when the Kosovo authorities forced the inauguration of the Albanian mayor, triggering protests and demonstrations from the Serbs, to May 29 when violent clashes broke out between NATO peacekeeping troops and Serb protesters, which injured dozens of people, and then to the commander of NATOs peacekeeping troops in Kosovos latest warning that the situation there is very dangerous and that any incident could lead to an escalation of the situation, it makes people wonder whether conflicts in Kosovo, known as the powder keg of the Balkans, will resume. There are also concerns over a repeat of something similar to the 1999 Kosovo War.

In 1999, NATO brazenly launched a 78-day bombing of Yugoslavia, which not only resulted in a large number of casualties and property losses, but also left behind a hidden danger in this land. The bloody conflict this time is one of the consequences of this bane. Under the manipulation of the US and NATO, it was arranged for Kosovo, an autonomous province belonging to the former Yugoslav Republic of Serbia, to be administered by the United Nations as a transition. A few years later, Kosovo unilaterally declared independence and was immediately recognized by some Western countries. In other words, it was the US and NATO that forcibly divided Serbia through bombing and despicable political tactics. This is the root of that bane.

It should be said that the ins and outs of the escalation of tensions this time are clear. Serbs in four Serb-inhabited cities in northern Kosovo boycotted the local election in April because the Kosovo authorities forced them to change their license plates and refused to fulfill the requirements of the 2013 Brussels Agreement to establish a Serb self-governing body. In response to the election results, which had a turnout rate of less than 5 percent and only 1,500 voters, the Kosovo authorities insisted executing the result and even used special police to escort the elected candidates into the city hall, which triggered conflicts. Tensions between the two parties reached a peak.

Due to complex historical issues, reality, and ethnic and religious factors, the Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo have been in constant conflict over the years. The reason why the conflict between the two sides has reached the critical point of crisis outbreak recently is related to the imbalance in the political and security situation in Europe since the Ukraine crisis began. The reason why Pristinas provisional self-governing institution took another unilateral action this time is obviously to fish in troubled waters and take advantage of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Of course, the institution calculated wrongly and did not realize that its actions caused tr...


Denise Dresser informante de EE.UU.? Esto revel Wikileaks "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

AMLO record hace tiempo como Wikileaks revel que la columnista Denise Dresser fue informante en la embajada de Estados Unidos en contra nuestra. Regeneracin, 3 de []

La entrada Denise Dresser informante de EE.UU.? Esto revel Wikileaks se public primero en RegeneracinMX.


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Tunisia President Saied to Tax the Rich to Avoid the IMF

Africa News with AFP

 02/06 - 11:26

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday proposed the introduction of additional taxes targeting the wealthiest to enable the state to do without a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), whose "diktats" he rejects.

Mr Saied explained on receiving the head of government Najla Bouden that the system of subsidies for basic products currently in place benefited all Tunisians, including the wealthiest, according to a press release from the presidency.

Faced with this situation, he considered the idea of "taking the surplus money from the rich and giving it to the poor" to be relevant, quoting one of the first caliphs of Islam, Omar Ibn Al-Khattab.

"Instead of lifting subsidies in the name of rationalisation, it would be possible to introduce additional taxes for those who benefit from them without needing them", he added, believing that such a mechanism would enable the State not to submit to "foreign diktats".

In April, Mr Saied had already rejected the "diktats" of the IMF, which made the granting of a loan to Tunisia conditional on economic reforms and the lifting of certain state subsidies.

In his statements on Thursday, he did not specify how any new taxes might be introduced in a country where employee taxes are deducted at source, but where a large proportion of Tunisians working in the private sector do not declare their income to the tax authorities.

Tunisia, which is indebted to the tune of around 80% of its GDP, obtained an agreement in principle from the IMF in mid-October for a new loan of almost 2 billion dollars to help it overcome the serious financial crisis it is experiencing.

However, discussions have reached an impasse due to the lack of a firm commitment from the country to implement a reform programme to restructure Tunisia's more than 100 public companies, which are heavily in debt, and to lift subsidies on certain basic products.

The economic and fi...


The EU Plans To Test Twitter To See How Fast It Responds To Censorship Demands "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Cindy Harper | Reclaim The Net | June 3, 2023

The European Union will stress test Twitter and other platforms to see how well they comply with the upcoming censorship law, the Digital Services Act (DSA), whose enforcement will begin in August. In a similar style program to that created by the Chinese Communist Party, where government enforcers visit tech companies directly, a team of 10 digital specialists will visit the companies later this month, said Thierry Breton, the EU Commissioner for Internal Market.

The test will help companies learn how the DSA will be enforced. Breton, who will also visit the companies, said the team will review how platforms respond to what is problematic content under the law including content that has been flagged by the EU and content that has not been flagged.

The team will also review why some content is not flagged, citing an example of fake news that caused disturbances but was promoted because it generated virality and advertising.

Did you have enough moderators beforehand? Was it promoted by the algorithm? Breton said. We want to do this for real, in the real world, so they see how it happens, and above all so they prepare, Breton said.

Some of the findings from the test will be made public while some will only be communicated to the companies.

In an interview where he talked about the visits to the social media companies, Breton said: Im not threatening anyone. We are here to help companies comply with our new law.

Last week, after Twitter withdrew from the voluntary Code of Conduct on Disinformation, Breton warned: You can run but you cant hide, adding that fighting disinformation will be legal obligation under #DSA as of August 25.


New CDC Director Is Another Lockdowner "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Jeffrey A. Tucker | Brownstone Institute | June 2, 2023

In the old Soviet Union, citizens were not required to be a member of the Communist Party. But if you were not, you could never expect to rise far professionally or socially. You would never be the head of a department in university, a factory manager, much less the General Secretary. They were always recruited out of the party.

Party membership was proof of loyalty. It was a demonstration that you were willing to put loyalty over morality. Rising high in the party also meant that others in the ruling class likely had something on you. No one gained power without other powerful people knowing of your grim deeds. That way there was mutual trust, or, to put it another way, mutual blackmail.

Honor among thieves only holds true for those who are guilty of thievery.

The system was the same in Nazi Germany. You didnt have to join the party but if you refused, you could not rise in academia, military, or government. And everyone knew the rules. The party controlled the state, and members of the party controlled you. Only the members of the party were trusted with responsibility and rewarded with emoluments.

We are headed this way in the US today.

The party in question is the lockdown party. Far from having repudiated this brutal, rights-violating, and ineffective method of pandemic management, the ruling class is doubling down. Even more than that, those who participated in the fiasco are being rewarded. Indeed, participation is now seen as proof of loyalty and a demonstration that one can be trusted by the people who matter.

Thats my best read on why Mandy Cohen is being pulled away from her perch in North Carolina, where she led a catastrophic pandemic response, to be the replacement for Rochelle Walensky as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is a faithful member of the lockdown party and thus demonstrates her willingness to do it again should the occasion arise.

This is not going to help the CDC recover from its terrible reputation.

Going through her timeline is a strange blast from the past of heartbreaking fear-mongering, pseudo-science, and propaganda. She passed with flying colors all three tests of compliance: closures, masking, and vaccine mandates.

If you believed there was ever any science behind any of this, Mandy inadvertently revealed otherwise. They made decisions based on some weird club of lockdowners that gained a feeling of power and control simply by chit-chatting on the phone with each other. It was all arbitrary and completely disregarding of human rights.



The criminalization of truth in the western world "IndyWatch Feed World"

Time is running out on truth, the telling of which is being criminalized. In his Introduction to the 1946 edition of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley noted that the greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by dong something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects, by lowering what Mr. Churchill calls an 'iron curtain' between the masses and such facts or arguments as the political bosses regard as undesirable, totalitarian propagandists influence thought more effectively than by lying. Churchill was speaking of the Iron Curtain being lowered over the Soviet Empire by Stalin. Today the Iron Curtin is being lowered over the "free" Western peoples by their "democratic" governments, their "democratic" media, and their "democratic" universities and school systems. If you are not permitted to know the truth, you cannot speak it. Elon Musk spent a...


Is Nuclear Fusion Energy Salvation? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Like a third rate zombie movie on Netflix, delusions of nuclear fusion repeatedly rise from the dead. The cover story in the June 2023 issue of Scientific American by Philip Ball, Star Power: Does Fusion Have a Future After All? recycles the corporate line which was broadcast on December 13, 2022. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory had reached a breakthrough in developing an alternative to fission.

As Joshua Frank described the hype over nuclear fusion

theres no toxic mining involved, nor do thousands of gallons of cold water have to be pumped in to cool overheated reactors, nor will there be radioactive waste byproducts lasting hundreds of thousands of years. And not a risk of a nuclear meltdown in sight! Fusion, so the cheery news went, is safe, effective, and efficient!

After six months of the announcements being debunked, the Scientific American article admitted some of the inherent faults with fusion, repeated some of the original misstatements, and went on with detailed descriptions of technical tweaks necessary to make the technology viable in the second half of the century. Unfortunately, most of those who criticized fusion missed one of its most serious dangers that discovering a source of limitless cheap energy would doom humanitys future rather than enhance it.

The Terror

In order to interpret the spin of the military-industrial-pseudo-scientific (MIPS) complex, we need to appreciate the primary obstacle to expanding nuclear power. MIPS must overcome the intense terror of nukes.

The terror began with images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Augus...


Breadcrumbs from a buried FBI source may lead to a bigger Biden scandal "IndyWatch Feed World"

An FBI whistleblower knows where the evidence is buried and Sens. Chuck Grassley and James Comer have brought their shovels... After a confidential human source claimed then-Vice President Joe Biden agreed to accept money from a foreign national to affect policy decisions, FBI agents used what's called an FD-1023 form to record the allegation. Now FBI Director Christopher Wray is defying a May 3 congressional subpoena to provide this form. On Tuesday, in response to Wray's refusal to hand over the documents, Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer announced the House will move to hold the FBI director in contempt of Congress. It isn't that announcement or even the other explosive ones released over the past year by Comer's Senate colleague, Chuck Grassley that prove the most telling, however. Rather, it is the combination of all the details, big and small, that suggests the scandal set to unfold over the coming weeks will be bigger than anyone imagined.


Who Can You Trust? "IndyWatch Feed World"

"I'm sick and tired of hearing Democrats whining about Joe Biden's age. The man knows how to govern. Just shut up and vote to save Democracy." Rob Reiner, Hollywood savant Perhaps you're aware that the World Health Organization (WHO) is cooking up a plan to impose its will over all the sovereign nations on this planet in the event of future pandemics. That means, for instance, that the WHO would issue orders to the USA about lockdowns, vaccines, and vaccine passports and we US citizens supposedly would be compelled to follow them. Why the "Joe Biden" regime would go along with this globalist fuckery is one of the abiding mysteries of our time except that they go along with everything else that the cabal of Geneva cooks up, such as attacks on farmers, and on oil production, and on relations between men and women, and on personal privacy, and on economic liberty throughout Western Civ, as if they're working overtime to kill it off. And all of us with it.


US tax judge revives Clinton Foundation case in wake of Durham report "IndyWatch Feed World"

A whistleblower case involving a foundation launched by former President Bill Clinton and former first lady Hillary Clinton has been revived by a U.S. tax judge in the wake of special counsel John Durham completing his 'Russiagate' probe. The revival of the Clinton Foundation case comes after Durham, in his post-investigation report, noted that there were "significant failures to investigate allegations against" the charity, according to Just the News. The report stated that the "judge has once again breathed new life into a years-long whistleblower case alleging IRS improprieties involving the controversial Clinton Foundation." Previously, U.S. Tax Court Judge David Gustafson had refused an IRS request to dismiss the whistleblower case, which was initially filed in 2017. Notably, three years ago, he instructed the tax agency to disclose whether it had conducted a criminal investigation into the foundation. His request was prompted by a puzzling "gap" found in the IRS's records,...


Exposed: The UK Company Subjecting Your Social Media Posts To State Surveillance "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Ken Macon | Reclaim The Net | June 3, 2023

A UK government-funded artificial intelligence (AI) firm based in an unassuming industrial estate in Yorkshire, England, has been engaged in state surveillance, monitoring the social media posts of citizens, a recent revelation suggests.

Logically, the firm in question, has earned over 1.2 million (1.49 million USD) from government contracts to identify and analyze disinformation and misinformation spread across social media.

The AI company was started by Lyric Jain, a 27-year-old Cambridge engineering graduate, who launched the technology first during Indian elections. With one of the largest dedicated fact-checking teams globally, the company sifts through material from hundreds of thousands of media sources and all public posts on major social media platforms.

Logically has bagged lucrative deals, including a 1.2 million (1.49 million USD) contract with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and another worth up to 1.4 million (1.7 million uSD) with the Department of Health and Social Care to monitor threats to high-profile vaccine service individuals, The Telegraph reported. Its client list includes US federal agencies, the Indian electoral commission, TikTok, and Facebook.

While Logically asserts that it does not share evidence collected for the UK Government with Facebook, this partnership has ignited concerns among freedom of speech campaigners.

The companys responsibilities grew over time, aiding in building a comprehensive picture of potentially harmful misinformation and disinformation. Documents revealed that it produced regular Covid-19 Mis/Disinformation Platform Terms of Service Reports for the Counter-disinformation Unit a secretive operation within the DCMS.

A public document titled Covid-19 Disinformation in the UK disclosed Logicallys perspective, referring to anti-lockdown and anti-Covid-19 vaccine sentiment, along with hashtags #sackvallance and #sackwhitty as evidence of a strong disdain for expert advice.

Logically defended its actions, stating that it is possible for content not specifically mis- or disinformation to be included in a report if there is a potential for a narrative to be weaponized.

The firm denied limiting freedom of speech, stating: We do not specifically monitor individuals and their behavior, nor do we make any recommendations that limit their right to free speech We monitor content, including narratives and trends across public information environments onl...


NATO is creating another battlefield on European continent "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the Russia-Ukraine crisis drags on, NATO has become the pronoun of destabilizer of regional security. The situation in the Balkans is now at an explosive point. KFOR, the NATO-led peacekeeping force in Kosovo, clashed with Serb protesters on Monday. The tension arose after ethnic Albanian mayors took office in northern Kosovo's Serb majority area after April elections that the Serbs boycotted. Kosovo and Serbia have long-running tensions. Kosovo was originally an autonomous province of Serbia in the former Yugoslavia. With the support of the US and the West, Kosovo has been seeking to move further on the road of "independent statehood" and adopted a hardline attitude toward Serbia. NATO's involvement has further exacerbated the rift between Kosovo and Serbia, leading to military conflicts between the two sides and undermining the peace and unity of the Western Balkans.


Kenyan president backs Pan-African payment system "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The nation's leader has proposed for the move as a step toward the de-dollarization of the continent... Kenyan president William Ruto has called upon his African counterparts to move away from use of the US dollar in local payments. He made the remarks on Monday in Nairobi, while addressing the African Private Sector Dialogue on the African Continental Free Trade Area. "We are all struggling to make payments for goods and services from one country to another because of differences in currencies. And in the middle of all these, we are all subjected to a dollar environment." The president urged his counterparts on the continent to mobilize central and commercial banks to join the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS). Launched in January 2022, the PAPSS is a centralized payment and settlement network for intra-African trade in goods and services.


South Africa considers law change over Putin ICC arrest warrant "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Johannesburg is scheduled to host the summit of BRICS, of which Russia is a member... South Africa is planning legislative changes to make its national law outrank that of the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to a deputy minister. The move comes after the court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. "In June, we'll be submitting the law in parliament," Obed Bapela, a deputy minister in the South African presidency, told the BBC on Wednesday. The legislation would allow South Africa to "give itself exemptions of who to arrest and who not to arrest," Bapela said. In mid-March, the ICC issued arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, the presidential commissioner for children's rights. The court accused them of the "forcible transfer of population," referring to Moscow's efforts to evacuate children from combat zones amid the hostilities with Ukraine. Russia responded by saying the ICC has no authority or...


Amazon's Ring doorbell was used to spy on customers, FTC says in privacy case "IndyWatch Feed World"

A former employee of Amazon's Ring doorbell camera unit spied on female customers for months in 2017 with cameras placed in bedrooms and bathrooms, the Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing on Wednesday when it announced a $5.8m settlement with the company over privacy violations. Amazon also agreed to pay $25m to settle allegations it violated children's privacy rights when it failed to delete Alexa recordings at the request of parents and kept them longer than necessary, according to a court filing in federal court in Seattle that outlined a separate settlement. The FTC settlements are the agency's latest effort to hold big tech accountable for policies that critics say place profits ahead of privacy. Amazon, which purchased Ring in April 2018, pledged to make some changes in its practices.


SOTT FOCUS: MindMatters: The Road Best Traveled: Ernst Jnger's Forest Passage "IndyWatch Feed World"

What is freedom? Where may it be found and accessed? How does it become actualized from within the individual? And if we are to become free - then what are we to be free from? In this second discussion of Ernst Jnger's seminal book The Forest Passage we follow along with the author's many thoughts on what it means to be free. Concerning political bodies, the media, institutionalized medicine, and organized religion - what, if any, is the most fruitful approach to take in response to their diktats or guidelines? Where does free will, in the truest sense of the term, fit in to our responses? And if we are to face our fears and find a way to resist the tide of totalitarianism how should one approach the possible suffering that will likely be involved? With the heart of a poet, and the mind of a realist, Ernst Jnger has given us much to ponder as we reflect on what he means by becoming a 'forest rebel'. Join us this week on MindMatters as we delve further into his world view, and a...


Mujeres desaparecidas en Guanajuato: historias de olvido y estigmatizacin sin acceso a la justicia "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El objetivo de este trabajo es realizar un diagnstico de la desaparicin de nias, adolescentes y mujeres en Guanajuato con nfasis en la dimensin de gnero para entender las causas de las desapariciones e identificar patrones y posibles delitos con los que se relaciona la desaparicin de mujeres y los principales municipios en donde se concentra.

A las mujeres que buscan a sus hijas e hijos, verdad y justicia, gracias por sostener la crisis de pas que nos atraviesa. Gracias por su lucha pues, a pesar de la incapacidad e indolencia del Estado, son las que han seguido con el corazn.

Que la justicia nos alcance, que ninguna mujer ms tenga que vivir la ausencia de una desaparicin.

Por las vctimas de desaparicin, hasta encontrarlas.


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Elon Musk discloses decade-old censorship code buried in Twitter algorithms "IndyWatch Feed World"

This revelation was made public during Musk's conversation with The Babylon Bee, which was published on Twitter this Wednesday. Notably, Twitter's prior censorship of The Babylon Bee was a significant factor that led Musk to consider acquiring the social media giant. During a recent interview, Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, unveiled that Twitter's engineers stumbled upon an old line of code, over ten years old, programmed to suppress tweets containing specific keywords. This revelation was made public during Musk's conversation with The Babylon Bee, which was published on Twitter this Wednesday. Notably, Twitter's prior censorship of The Babylon Bee was a significant factor that led Musk to consider acquiring the social media giant. In the interview, Kyle Mann, the editor-in-chief of The Babylon Bee, brought up Musk's unusual decision to disclose the 'Twitter files' after taking over the company. He questioned why anyone would want to highlight the problematic elements within the...


Air Force Said AI Drone Killed Its Human Operator in a Simulation "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: Task & Purpose: An artificial intelligence-piloted drone turned on its human operator during a simulated mission, according to a dispatch from the 2023 Royal Aeronautical Society summit, attended by leaders from a variety of western air forces and aeronautical companies. It killed the operator because that person was keeping it from accomplishing its objective, []


Georgia officials urge citizens to 'please wear clothes in your digital driver's license photo' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Your driver's license is not the right place for a spicy selfie, according to Georgia officials. The Georgia Department of Drivers' Services took to Facebook Tuesday to remind drivers to keep their clothes on while taking photos for a digital driver's license or ID. "Please take pictures with your clothes on when submitting them for your Digital Driver's License and IDs," wrote the department.


NASA UFO Hearing Circle Jerk "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: The War Zone: Only between 2% and 5% of the 800 cases currently being investigated by the Pentagons All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) display signatures that could reasonably be described as anomalous, the head of that office testified during a NASA hearing Wednesday. But while the majority of those cases demonstrate mundane characteristics of []


The Ukrainian Military Is In Bad Shape "IndyWatch Feed War"

Erik Kramer and Paul Schneider are two former U.S. special operations soldiers who have been in Ukraine since 2022 to train Ukrainian troops. At War on the Rocks they paint a dark picture of the state of the Ukrainian military....


Moscows WHO masochism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Riley Waggaman On May 22, Russias Deputy Minister of Health Sergey Glagolev addressed the 76th World Health Assembly, held in Geneva, on behalf of Moscow and Minsk. His speech wasnt very long, so Ive decided to break it down line-by-line: On behalf of the Union State of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, I have

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