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Politicians, Trump allies, Nobel winners, and more send formal letter to Trump urging pardon for Assange

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Politicians, celebrities, journalists, Nobel Peace prize winners as well as current and former heads of state sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The letter was included with Assange's formal pardon request that was sent to the White House in December.

Among the signatories are Roger Stone and Dinesh D'Souza, who both received pardons from President Trump themselves.

The letter explained that President Trump could put a "defining stamp on your presidential legacy by pardoning Julian Assange or stopping his extradition."
"The US prosecution of Assange is unprecedented: he faces 175 years in prison for the same publications for which he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This prosecution threatens the constitutional protections that Americans hold dear. By offering a pardon, to put a stop to the prosecution of Assange, your presidency will be remembered for having saved First Amendment protections for all Americans," the letter stated.
The people who signed on to the statement represent nearly every corner of the globe — and the political spectrum.

Comment: The Independent adds:
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, [Pamela] Anderson claimed that she had access to Trump, and was trying to persuade him to extend a pardon to Assange.

"I know that I am in his ear," she said. "I know he is debating and we will see what happens. He has until midday on the 20th and I hope he makes that decision because I think that could add a positive to his legacy.

"I think that he is obviously against fake news and WikiLeaks is anti-fake news. It would be a perfect way to go out."

The US authorities allege that by publishing tens of thousands of classified documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars back in 2010, WikiLeaks and Assange placed lives in danger.

Trump is reportedly set to pardon more than 100 people before he leaves office on 20 January.

When Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid voiced scepticism that Trump would be willing to extend a pardon to Assange, Anderson responded: "I have been supporting him for a very long time and freedom of speech is really important.

"I think this would be a monumental position that Trump could take, that would help with human rights and the rights of a free press because it is a very dangerous situation if we don't have a free press."



Arrow Up

Biden elevates Harvey Weinstein's former PR guru to senior WH role

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Anita Dunn • Harvey Weinstein
President-elect Joe Biden is elevating to a senior White House role a former public relations guru to disgraced Hollywood mogul and sex offender Harvey Weinstein.

On Friday, Biden's transition team announced that Anita Dunn, a top member of his 2020 campaign, would be joining the White House as senior adviser to the president. Dunn, who previously served as the chief strategist and White House communications director for President Barack Obama, is considered one of the architects of Biden's political comeback after early stumbles in the race for the Democrat nomination last year.

The president-elect's transition team said in a statement announcing the appointment:
"Anita Dunn brings decades of experience managing and winning political and advocacy campaigns and advising our nation's leaders at the highest levels of government."
While the exact nature of her role remains unclear, it is likely that Dunn will have wide latitude in helping craft the administration's messaging around domestic and foreign policy issues. Dunn's background in politics, having worked for Obama and former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, is likely to be a benefit for her new White House post. Her private sector professional experience, however, may be another matter.

Comment: Apparently Dunn passed the 'sniff' test.


Biohazard

Israel confirms Pfizer jab 'less effective than thought', India warns vulnerable AGAINST getting AstraZeneca version

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An Israeli medical worker prepares a dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv on 17 January.
Israel's coronavirus tsar has warned that a single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may be providing less protection than originally hoped, as the country reported a record 10,000 new Covid infections on Monday.

In remarks reported by Army Radio, Nachman Ash said a single dose appeared "less effective than we had thought", and also lower than Pfizer had suggested.


Comment: It's having an effect, albeit perhaps not the intended effected: HUNDREDS of Israelis get infected with Covid-19 after receiving Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine


By contrast, those who had received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine had a six- to 12-fold increase in antibodies, according to data released by Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer on Monday.

Comment: RT reports that at least 2 people have died in India - and the roll out has only just begun! - it's also warning against certain vulnerable groups against getting it, which is darkly ironic considering it was the vulnerable groups who were used in the months long sales pitch as part of the reason for ramming the experimental vaccines through emergency authorization as well as for the lockdown extensions:
On Sunday, a 52-year-old hospital worker in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh died a day after receiving the injection. The man's son told local media that he believed his father died from side effects of the vaccine. He said his father had a "bit of pneumonia, cough and cold" before taking the shot, but "started feeling worse" after the injection. The man later complained of congestion and chest pain and was rushed to the hospital, where he was declared dead.

However, government officials claim that the individual succumbed to cardiac arrest, stress
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ing that the fatality was "not related to the Covid-19 vaccination." An autopsy revealed that the victim suffered from blood clots and had pockets of pus in his lungs.


Notably these side effects are similar to those that killed a 'perfectly healthy' doctor in the US who had the Moderna vaccine.


The patient had been administered the Covishield vaccine and was kept in an observation room for 30 minutes after taking the shot, where he did not report any side effects, health officials claim.


This demonstrates that the devastating side effects could take days, even months, to be fully realized.


A second death was reported in Bellary in Karnataka. The 43-year-old male was vaccinated on Saturday and died on Monday. The government says the man suffered from cardiopulmonary failure. It's unclear which drug he was given. India granted emergency approval to two variants of the Covid-19 vaccine earlier this month: Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Covishield, a jab based on the AstraZeneca/Oxford formula and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.

The two individuals were among seven reported cases involving severe adverse reactions to the drug following the start of a nationwide immunization drive on Saturday, according to India Today.

On Monday, Bharat Biotech issued a fact sheet which advised against taking the vaccine if a person suffers from "any allergies" or is immunocompromised.

The document also said that people with fevers or bleeding disorders should not take the jab.

India hopes to vaccinate 300 million people by August, beginning with 30 million doctors, nurses and other frontline workers. New Delhi has hailed the immunization drive, billed as the largest in the world, as a public health triumph, but lawmakers and watchdogs have accused the government of rushing approval for the two jabs. India's indigenous jab Covaxin had not yet completed phase three trials, and there have also been transparency issues surrounding Covishield.
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Brick Wall

The 'New York Times' covers up B'Tselem verdict, that Israel is an 'apartheid regime'

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Last week, Israel's leading human rights group, B'Tselem, declared for the first time that Israel is an apartheid regime, a move that sent shock waves around the globe. But so far neither the New York Times or Washington Post have reported on it.

Liberal Zionists open the New York Times these days with shivers of anxiety. Last week, Israel's leading human rights group, B'Tselem, declared for the first time that Israel is an apartheid regime, a move that sent shock waves around the globe.

Liberal Zionists know that if the "apartheid" designation spreads even more widely, they will have some public squirming to do — such as explaining why they continue to oppose the worldwide campaign for Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS).

But so far in the New York Times: not a word. Liberal Zionists have nothing to fear yet from the Washington Post either. Nearly a week has passed, but neither the Post, nor the Times, has published a single word about B'Tselem's announcement in either news reports by their own correspondents or in opinion columns.

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Document

Newly declassified transcripts shed further light on FBI's farcical failure in Russiagate hoax

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FBI headquarters building is seen in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2018
The just-published transcripts of interviews carried out by US lawmakers scrutinising the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane probe reveal the incompetence, bias, and dishonesty that marred the investigation from the very start.

On January 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee declassified a number of interviews conducted over the course of 2020 with assorted officials conducted during its investigation of the origins and aftermath of Crossfire Hurricane, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe into potential collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Kremlin.

In an accompanying statement, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, Committee Chair, said the material furthered his contention that Crossfire Hurricane was "a massive system failure" on the part of senior FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials, who were "either grossly incompetent or knowingly allowed tremendous misdeeds."

Vader

Beware the experts who want lockdowns to go on forever

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The Jacob Javits Center is being used as a vaccination hub.
Now that the COVID-19 vaccines are here, it's time to celebrate the beginning of the end of this plague, right? Not so fast. The media and expert classes seem determined to make permanent the pandemic's abnormal way of life.

In December, a New York Times piece, "Here's Why Vaccinated People Still Need to Wear a Mask," kicked off the perma-gloom. Vaccinated people will still need to wear masks, because those with high viral loads could be "even worse spreaders," the paper quoted Dr. Yvonne Maldonado of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

"Even worse spreaders!"That's horrible. It's also horribly misleading. I know this, because I read the rest of the article.

The fear arises from studies on monkeys, which found that some vaccinated monkeys didn't get sick but still carried the novel coronavirus in their noses.

Comment: With Biden's corrupt administration, the massive propaganda, needless and harsh lockdowns, PCR tests, masks, and vaccination will dramatically increase. It is one of the reasons why they wanted Trump out of the White House: he wasn't on board with the 'new normal.'

The real results from all these fascistic inhuman measures are the big number of unnecessary deaths of old and chronically ill people, a young population with severe psychological problems, destroyed local private businesses, and a wrecked economy. Lockdowns can't stop any virus, but can and do severely impact normal human life.

Even if it completely stops now, the damage has been done and we are yet to see the full consequences of these fascistic measures. But as it looks it won't stop and will probably intensify even more.

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Pirates

UK Labour Party hires former Israeli spy that worked on cyberwarfare

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Unit 8200 veteran Assaf Kaplan.
The UK Labour Party has hired a former Israeli spy to help manage its social media, The Electronic Intifada can reveal.

Assaf Kaplan will work in the office of Labour leader Keir Starmer, a source with knowledge of the hire said.

Kaplan was in Israeli military intelligence for nearly five years, an officer in Unit 8200, its cyberwarfare branch.

Unit 8200 specializes in spying, hacking and encryption. It carries out blackmail, mass surveillance and systematic discrimination against Palestinians.

In 2014, a group of whistleblowers detailed how the unit spies on Palestinian civilians living under Israeli military occupation.

Comment: It certainly draws into question the recent, and baseless, antisemitism hysteria that was used to undermine and eventually remove populist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and serious contender in the UK election, as well as the overall influence foreign interference is having on British politics: And check out SOTT radio's: Update from the author:




Telephone

Hillary Clinton: Trump's phone records should be checked to see if he called Putin during Capitol riot

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that President Donald Trump's phone records should be checked to see if he called Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Capitol riot.

Rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol earlier this month, committing acts of vandalism and postponing the certification process as members of Congress were forced to evacuate the building. During a podcast interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Clinton suggested that Trump was in cahoots with Putin during the riot.

"I would love to see his phone records, to see whether he was talking to Putin the day that the insurgents invaded our capitol," Clinton, who lost the presidential race against Trump in 2016, said. "But we all know that not just him, his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy."

Comment:

These people are unhinged. They should have realized by now that the "PUTIN DID IT!" trope is so 2019. Time to let it go, ladies.

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Stormtrooper

German quarantine breakers to be held in refugee camps, detention centers

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A normally busy street in the Saxony region of Germany is empty due to coronavirus lockdowns
Germans who repeatedly refuse to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 will be held in detention centers — and even under police guard, according to reports.

Officials in the state of Saxony — which is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks in the European nation — have already approved plans to hold quarantine-breakers in a fenced-off section of a refugee camp, the Telegraph said.

Another state, Brandenburg, also plans to use a section of a refugee camp.

In Schleswig-Holstein, repeat offenders will be kept in a special area in a juvenile detention center, the report said, citing Germany's Welt newspaper.

Cow Skull

All roads lead to Moscow? MSM & readers play old tune amid reports that FBI is probing foreign-traced transfer in Capitol riot

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Supporters of Donald Trump clash with police at the west entrance of the Capitol on January 6.
The FBI is reportedly investigating a theory that a foreign government funded the Capitol riot, with US media strongly implying - as usual - the Kremlin has to be somehow involved. The reported facts, however, tell another story.

The latest excuse for people seeking to blame what happened at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on malign foreign powers came from NBC News on Sunday. The FBI, it reported citing anonymous sources in the agency, is "investigating whether foreign governments, organizations or individuals provided financial support" to the mob of Trump supporters who stormed the seat of the US legislature.

Part of the investigation focuses on "payments of $500,000 in bitcoin" sent "to key figures and groups in the alt-right before the riot," the report said, before explaining how separately US law enforcement agencies warned that "Russian, Iranian, and Chinese influence actors have seized the opportunity to amplify narratives in furtherance of their policy interest amid the presidential transition."

The bitcoin payment in question was reported on January 14 by the blog Chinanalysis and first highlighted by Yahoo News. The cryptocurrency amount of 28.15 BTC, which was worth around $522,000 at the time of its transfer on December 8, was sent to 22 separate addresses, with almost half of it going to Nick Fuentes.

Comment: The demonization of Bitcoin, Trump supporters, Trump himself, and Russia - All in one fell swoop!

Unitl one scratches the surface of the narrative that is.