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Israel arrests BDS coordinator in night raid as his children watched

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General coordinator of BDS Mahmoud Nawaja'a
Israeli occupation forces detained the general coordinator of the BDS - boycott, divestment and sanctions - movement in a night raid early Thursday.

At around 3:30 am dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by at least one dog, stormed the home of Mahmoud Nawaja'a near Ramallah, "handcuffing, blindfolding and taking him away from his wife and three young children," the BDS National Committee (BNC) said.

This video released by the BNC shows Nawaja'a, 34, as he is led away blindfolded by armed soldiers:

Arrow Up

The Agora is Growing! Rejoice!

Agora is Growing
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Have you entered a store without the mandated mask affixed to your face?

Visited a friend in violation of a lockdown order?

Frequented a New York bar that didn't offer "substantive" food to go with your beer?

Congratulations! You're a thought criminal!

And here's the best part: There are more thought criminals being born every day!

What am I talking about? The counter-economy, that's what!

As you'll no doubt remember from my previous writing on the subject, counter-economics is not what the Pentagon does to cook its books each year. No, it's both an idea and a practice that was pioneered by Samuel Edward Konkin III, everyone's second favourite Canadian emigre anarchist.

In An Agorist Primer, Konkin explains that "All (non-coercive) human action committed in defiance of the State constitutes the Counter-Economy." That's a deceptively simple definition, so let's tease out some of the nuance here:
  • "Non-coercive" is important because murder, theft, assault, fraud, extortion and other forms of coercion are not part of the counter-economy, but, as Konkin notes, are simply "other forms of statism."
  • "Human action" is important because, as Konkin was at pains to stress, counter-economics is not a dry, dusty theory to be discussed in a philosophy classroom, but an idea that can only be realized in practice.
  • And "in defiance of the State" is important because the purpose of counter-economics is to undermine, and, eventually, shrink the state out of existence.
So, you walk into a store without a mask in defiance of your city's ordinances? Congratulations! You're a practicing counter-economist.


Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Unsealed documents reveal US president Bill Clinton attended Epstein's orgy island with teenage girls

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© Reuters / Lucas Jackson
Court documents released Thursday claim to reveal what life was like inside the world of rich and powerful pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

A federal judge unsealed the trove of records from a now-settled civil defamation case involving chief accuser Virginia Giuffre and Maxwell.

Maxwell, 58, has since been criminally charged after she was arrested July 2 on a six-count indictment accusing her of grooming young girls for sex. She has pleaded not guilty.

Comment: See also:


State Attorney: Tampa teen 'mastermind' of Twitter hack of celebrities gets bond set at $750K

Graham Ivan Clark
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The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office will prosecute Graham Ivan Clark as adult.
A 17-year-old Tampa teen is behind bars facing 30 felony charges for "scamming people across America," Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said Friday.

The teen is among three people facing charges for their alleged roles in the July 15 Twitter hack of prominent Twitter accounts, including that of former President Barack Obama and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

In total, the U.S. Department of Justice says approximately 130 Twitter accounts were hacked.

Warren said Graham Clark, 17, was the "mastermind" behind the hack.


Doctors are not always right. But Twitter, Facebook & Google are pure evil for shutting down alternative voices on Covid

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Can hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) be a treatment option for Covid-19, or should it be banned? You and I may never know, because Google, Twitter and Facebook are censoring science & information on physicians' treatments for the virus.

Earlier this week, the Big Tech giants removed a viral Breitbart video featuring America's Frontline Doctors, who promoted HCQ both as a preventive measure and as a cure for Covid-19. According to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube it was spreading "misinformation on Covid." This was deleted from my Facebook page. How many physicians determined this was misinformation on Covid? People have the right to listen to any qualified opinions from licenced physicians they want.


Is it still about the shoes? Nike's latest ad builds on the company's tradition of slickly-edited propaganda & hypocrisy

Nike ad
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Two screenshots from Nike's "You Can't Stop Us" ad
What have skateboarding Muslims and kneeling quarterbacks got in common? They're all part of the same social justice struggle, according to Nike. Ladies and gentlemen, I regret to inform you that Woke Capitalism is at it again.

Released on Thursday, Nike's 'You Can't Stop Us' ad is simultaneously an editing marvel (its editors reportedly sifted through 4,000 hours of footage to get those split-screens and transitions right) and an unknowing parody of woke culture.

No scene illustrates Woke Capital™'s hunger for all things intersectional than a shot featuring a skateboarding girl in a niqab (is this what you call Radical Islam?) seamlessly morphing into a leather-jacketed transsexual holding a smoking rainbow flag.

Eye 1

People are so spooked by the state-sanctioned Project Fear they believe TENS OF MILLIONS have died from Covid-19

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People wear face masks as they leave a music festival in Saint Etienne de Baigorry, southwestern France, Sunday, July 26, 2020.
The perception of the risks of the Covid-19 crisis are now so exaggerated that it demonstrates how fear has become the only true enduring reality of the pandemic.

The gap between the reality and perception around Covid risks - almost a factor of 100 - shows how state-sanctioned "fake news" - Project Fear - has come to dominate the public imagination and is negatively impacting how we manage the crisis.

A Research Report, "Covid-19 Opinion Tracker, edition", published on 27 July 2020, by Kekst CNC, a global strategic communications company which is part of the Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group, has almost passed the world's media by. Yet it contains one truly remarkable section on the perception versus the reality of impact of Covid-19 on the public.

The report shows that across the five countries in which the survey was conducted, people, without exception, think that the risks from Coronavirus are far more widespread and dangerous than official figures show.

Comment: Such a large undertaking must have a large end goal. It does: the remaking of societies world-wide per the vision of the global elites: Brandon Smith, writing back in 2016, was particularly prescient:

Planning to push the reset button: What will the global economy look like after the 'great reset?'


Multiple bomb blasts in front of jail compound in Afghanistan, 1 killed and 20 injured - officials

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An Afghan man who was injured when militants attacked a prison in Jalalabad on Sunday is carried to hospital.
At least three bombs exploded outside a jail compound in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. Heavy clashes between police and attacking militants followed the blasts with at least one killed and 20 injured.

One major car-bomb explosion was followed by two smaller blasts near the prison complex, provincial council member Sohrab Qaderi said, according to Reuters.

A large police force was deployed to counter the militants, who took up position outside the compound.


Pro-life students arrested for writing 'black preborn lives matter' on sidewalk outside of DC Planned Parenthood

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Pro-life activists were arrested Saturday morning for writing "black preborn lives matter" outside of a D.C. Planned Parenthood.

The chalking was part of an event with Students for Life of America and The Frederick Douglass Foundation where they planned to paint the sidewalk before holding a press conference at 10 a.m.

"I'm gonna tell you now that if you continue chalking you will be placed under arrest for defacing property," a police officer said to the two protesters. As the officers moved in to arrest the two people who were chalking, someone in the crowd said, "you know they do this every Saturday right?"


"Every Saturday, people are here chalking and you are taking somebody, young people, and arresting them because they are simply putting 'black preborn lives matter?' You've gotta be joking," a man said in the video.

The protesters then began chanting "black preborn lives matter!"

Comment: It's not defacing property if you write "Black lives matter."

Black Cat

St. Louis Circuit Attny Kim Gardner globetrots on Soros organization's dime, fails to report trips

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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, the controversial prosecutor who has selectively enforced the laws she prefers, has become the darling of the progressive left. She was elected in 2016 as a reform candidate after the Black Lives Matter movement was born in the wake of the Ferguson riots. Now, an explosive new report says Kim Gardner has taken many lavish trips on the dime of Soros-backed organizations, and may have broken the law by not reporting them.

KMOV4 News 4 reports:
A News 4 investigation has found that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has been flying all around the country and the globe with organizations who want to reform the criminal justice system.

However, it appears she has violated the law, by not reporting the trips.

Sources tell News 4 Gardner is a frequent flyer. At times during her tenure as prosecutor, sources say, she has often been gone from her office a couple of times every month, jetting around on someone else's dime.

Social media snaps show Gardner posing for pictures in Portugal, listening to conversations in New Haven, Connecticut, smiling with other prosecutors in Houston and linking arms in Selma, Alabama.

They are trips she apparently took in 2018 and 2019, but did not disclose on travel reports, as required by law.

Sources tell News 4 that some of the trips were paid for in full, or in part, by an organization called Fair and Just Prosecution, a group that professes to support progressive prosecutors. The organization has repeatedly applauded many of Gardner's actions, including the charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey for brandishing guns in the Central West End last month.

The group is also supporting outspoken prosecutors such as Marilyn Mosby in Baltimore, who has also recently responded to criticism about her travel, and acknowledged she took a number of trips, saying they were properly reported.

Comment: Ms. Garder's behavior in office has been a long-running scandal. KMOV St. Louis offers this report:

A little on the Tides Foundation from the Capital Research Center:
The Tides Foundation is the philanthropic Left's best-kept secret. From Greenpeace to the anti-Israel J Street, there's hardly a left-wing group that hasn't taken Tides money. Using a sophisticated funding model, Tides has grown into the leading platform for laundering away ties between wealthy donors and the radical causes they fund — while generating hundreds of new organizations along the way.

George Soros is financing the group helping Facebook flag 'fake news' stories