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Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada holds rally outside CBC Toronto demanding it be defunded

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Maxime Bernier addressed a crowd of hundreds who gathered next to the CBC building at Simcoe Park to show their support.
Rebel News was on scene this afternoon as the People's Party of Canada hosted a campaign rally outside the CBC headquarters in downtown Toronto.

People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier addressed a crowd of hundreds who gathered next to the CBC building at Simcoe Park to show their support.

The rally was marketed as a "Defund the CBC" protest, in an effort to shine a light on the party's promise to cut government funding to the state broadcaster.

Comment: Maxime Bernier is making real waves in Canadian politics. Has Justin Trudeau met his match?


USA

Why the US and UK shafted France for Australian nuclear submarines deal

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President Biden announced the nuclear submarine deal on Wednesday during a news conference with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, left, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain.
The United States and Australia went to extraordinary lengths to keep Paris in the dark as they secretly negotiated a plan to build nuclear submarines, scuttling France's largest defense contract and so enraging President Emmanuel Macron that on Friday he ordered the withdrawal of France's ambassadors to both nations.

Mr. Macron's decision was a stunning and unexpected escalation of the breach between Washington and Paris, on a day that the two countries had planned to celebrate an alliance that goes back to the defeat of Britain in the Revolutionary War.

Yet it was driven by France's realization that two of its closest allies have been negotiating secretly for months. According to interviews with American and British officials, the Biden administration had been in talks since soon after President Biden's inauguration about arming the Australian navy with a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines that could patrol areas of the South China Sea and beyond that Beijing is trying to dominate with its own military forces.

But one thing was standing in their way: a $60 billion agreement that called for Australia to buy a dozen far less sophisticated, and far noisier, conventionally-powered submarines from France.

Comment: With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Once again, the preeminence of Anglo-Saxon identity rises above all other considerations.

It's a Big Club, France (and Germany, and other 'Western' nations)... but YOU AINT IN IT!

See The Anglopshere by Srdjan Vucetic to understand why Australia has ALWAYS sided with the US/UK in geopolitics.


Light Sabers

Chinese planes enter Taiwan's air-defense zone just one day after Taipei announced extra $9bn to beef up its military

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File photo
Taipei has reported that 10 Chinese aircraft crossed into its air-defense zone, just one day after Taiwan pledged an extra $9 billion to beef up its military against Beijing.

On Friday, Taiwan's Ministry of Defense issued a statement confirming that 10 planes belonging to China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), including six J-16 and two J-11 fighters, alongside one anti-submarine and one reconnaissance aircraft, had entered the island's southwest air-defense zone.

Comment: See also: US, UK and Australia forge military alliance, intend to antagonize and contain China


Arrow Up

Wildly popular Maxime Bernier is taking the Canadian election by storm

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Canada is edging closer to its federal election on Monday, with Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party and Erin O'Toole's Conservative Party in a tight race for first place. But the once fringe People's Party of Canada has emerged as a potential spoiler, riding a wave of anti-lockdown and vaccine mandate sentiment.

In 2018, after a falling out with his party and amid a backlash over statements he made about immigration and multiculturalism, then member of Parliament Maxime Bernier quit the Conservatives and formed his own federal party.

Mr Bernier, a former Canadian foreign minister, is a populist with a libertarian bent who supporters have nicknamed "Mad Max". He has previously described his upstart party, the People's Party of Canada (PPC), as a coalition of people "disenchanted with traditional politicians".

Comment: See also:


Eye 1

Italy to mandate ALL workers show 'green pass', failure to do so will result in suspension from work, fines for businesses

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School staff in Italy are already required to show a so-called "green pass"
Italy is to make it compulsory for all workers to have a Covid "green pass" - proof of vaccination, a negative test or recovery from the virus.

The measures are a first for Europe and some of the strictest in the world.


Comment: Italy may be 'the first' to enforce these restrictions but the threat is looming over citizens throughout the EU, however there are other countries, like Sweden and Denmark, which are in the process of dropping all restrictions.


Anyone without a pass will reportedly face suspension from work and may have their pay stopped after five days.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Covid-19/11




Chess

Biden adds measles to list of 'quarantinable' diseases after infections among Afghan refugees

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President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order adding measles to a list of communicable diseases that could require quarantine after several Afghan refugees were diagnosed with the highly contagious disease after arriving in the United States.

The action makes measles one of the diseases for which federal health authorities have the authority to issue quarantine orders requiring people who have been diagnosed with measles or exposed to it to self-isolate to protect public health, a White House official said in a statement.

"This action was taken at the request of public health officials, who cited the cases of measles among Afghans who recently arrived in the U.S. as well as several previous outbreaks of measles in recent years," the official added, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The statement did not give details on the nature or length of the quarantine.

Bad Guys

US, UK and Australia forge military alliance, intend to antagonize and contain China

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FILE PHOTO: US President Joe Biden walks to the podium before his remarks on a National Security Initiative virtually with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, inside the East Room at the White House in Washington, US
The US, UK and Australia are setting up a trilateral security partnership aimed at confronting China, which will include helping Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines.

The initiative, called Aukus, was announced jointly by US president Joe Biden and prime ministers Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison, joined virtually by videoconference. They presented it as the next critical step in an old alliance.

Morrison said teams from the three countries would draw up a joint plan over the coming 18 months for assembling the new Australian nuclear-powered submarine fleet, which will be built in Adelaide. The project will make Australia only the seventh country in the world to have submarines propelled by nuclear reactors.

Comment: RT reports that the UK defense minister claims that sidelining the French is not a 'bretrayal':
The agreement comes at the expense of Naval Group, whose 2016 deal with Australia will now be thrown out. It will be the first time the UK and US, both of which have operated nuclear submarines for decades, have shared nuclear technology for military purposes with Canberra.

"I understand France's disappointment on its industrial contract," but this is not a "betrayal," Wallace told the BBC, confirming that he had already spoken with his French counterparts. Naval Group's deal to build diesel-power vessels for Australia was reportedly worth $40 billion.

Wallace said the deal would be worth a considerable amount to the British economy, echoing PM Boris Johnson's talk of "levelling up" during his Wednesday night press conference with US President Joe Biden and Australian PM Scott Morrison.

"There will be a boost for the British defence industry in this collaboration because we have sub-systems that Australia doesn't have that we will be able to offer into that," Wallace told the BBC.


Indeed it will. The average citizen will not see any of the benefits.


On Thursday, French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said the government will look to limit the financial damage to Naval Group following the contract's cancellation and refused to rule out seeking compensation from Australia."We are studying all avenues," Parly told French radio station RFI. The Naval Group contract had been personally backed by French President Emmanuel Macron, although it is understood that complications had arisen in the past few years.

Wallace told Sky News on Thursday that the pact was looking to safeguard against a number of threats, dismissing the notion that it was aimed solely at China. He explained that nuclear submarines were harder to detect and don't need to resurface.


He's probably telling the truth, because the West is actively antagonising Russia, too.


France mulling compensation claim

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FILE PHOTO of Naval Group workers
Hurel said that some 500 Naval Group employees were involved in the "Australia program," adding he did not believe they should foot the bill for the Australian decision, suggesting the cost lies firmly with Canberra.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian didn't hold back, telling FranceInfo: "I am angry and bitter. This isn't done between allies." He added that it was "brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision [which] reminds me a lot of what Mr [Donald] Trump used to do."

The UK, whose military industry stands to gain substantially from the new deal, claimed the move was not a "betrayal" of France, though defense secretary Ben Wallace said he understood why the French would be disappointed.
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Info

Trump voices support for Saturday's pro-Capitol riots rally

Donald Trump
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Comment: What a disingenuous title. "Pro-Capitol riots"? Even if the editors can't accept that the January 6th incident at the Capitol wasn't a riot, surely they can see that Trump obviously doesn't think it was and therefore isn't "pro-riot".


Former President Trump on Thursday expressed solidarity with people facing prosecution in connection to the Capitol insurrection.

The statement was issued ahead of Saturday's rally to protest the treatment of Capitol rioters. Over 600 known federal defendants face charges related to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Rioters committed over 1,000 assaults against police officers, according to prosecutors.

Comment: It seems the mainstream narrative about what happened on January 6th shows no sign of reaching common sense. There's nothing wrong with Trump supporting a rally in support of fair treatment for those who have been prosecuted for what more or less amounts to being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Bullseye

Social Justice and the Emergence of Covid Tyranny

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Signs of incipient totalitarian impulses have been evident since the rise of political correctness.1 Yet, warnings from those who saw the character of contemporary "social justice" went largely unheeded. Nevertheless, even before degenerating into "wokeness," social justice bore the seeds of civilizational decline and the simultaneous rise of social and political tyranny. The weaponization of mostly feigned fragility by snowflake totalitarians has been marshaled to abrogate the rights of those deemed offensive, injurious, and even "dangerous." It also has evinced "paralogistic discourse," or "[d]iscourse that is out of touch with reality, involving illogical, fallacious, unwarranted premises and conclusions."2 Such thinking is characteristic of societal hysteria.3 This weaponization escalated, germinating "cancel culture," the buds from which neo-Stalinist purges have since blossomed.

As I was first to point out, social justice amounts to "practical postmodernism."4 The relativism, subjectivism, and antiobjectivity of postmodern theory, as well as the priority it places on language, have been harnessed by social justice activists and their followers and put to political ends. Social justice ideology claims that "narratives," "my truth," and language trump or produce reality. In terms of transgender ideology, this means that declaring one's gender, or mere (re)naming, supersedes and cancels biology. In terms of critical race theory and the Black Lives Matter movement, it means that personal stories of oppression overwrite evidence, statistics, and the arc of history. Given that appeals to objective criteria are banished, when backed by the requisite power, such claims are necessarily authoritarian. Without objective criteria, there is no court of appeal other than power, and thus such "truths" are deemed incontrovertible.5 The legal ramifications of practical postmodernism have been nothing less than astonishing.

The policies of so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) accelerated the already prevalent upward movement of unqualified persons, those who have achieved important positions thanks to affirmative action and adherence to political ideology. DEI (or DIE) metastasized throughout the culture at large, with signs of the upward mobility of the unqualified seen in government, academia, and the corporate world. On Twitter, the accounts of unremarkable activists and otherwise unaccomplished leftists are granted the official blue checkmark of authority and significance.

Historically, the upward movement of the unqualified has been a harbinger of increasing authoritarianism; the unqualified favor authoritarianism, which protects their unearned status, and authoritarianism selects the unqualified, who become avid loyalists of the authoritarian regime.6 Thus, the upward movement of the unqualified should be taken as a telltale sign.

Comment: For more on Political Ponerology see:


Beaker

A bodyguard of secrets: Novichok secret paralyzes British doctors following German doctors' disclosure

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The leading hospital doctors on Novichok poisoning in Britain and Germany are not allowed by their governments to reveal publicly the medical information they have exchanged with each other.

James Haslam, the chief doctor at Salisbury District Hospital treating Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal for Novichok poisoning in March 2018, and Elspeth Hulse, an anaesthetist at Newcastle upon Tyne hospital and co-author with Haslam of a medical research paper on the Skripal case, refused this week to say if they participated with German doctors in the treatment of Alexei Navalny for Novichok poisoning at Charité Hospital in Berlin in August 2020.