‘For one, the information industry can easily muddy the waters of the understanding, thanks to their arsenal of weapons of mass confusion.’ MY NEWS PUNCH F. DEJAHANG ➜⇢➤01-04-2020 ➽➜⇢➤Mainstream Vs. Alternative Media ALL FOLDERS➜⇢ ➽ ➤ALL PARTS https://www.edocr.com/user/drdejahang02 KEY ➜⇢ MSC➤PHD RESEARCH, (MPhilPhD)➽=ALL Articles for Political Science, Mathematics and Productivity the Student Room BSc, MSc & PhD Project Mangers etc. PPTs in SLIDESHARE International Studies Research Degrees (MPhilPhD) PPT .. http://www.slideshare.net/DrFereidounDejahang/presentations ➜⇢ ➽ ➤The U.S. Is a Failed State, and COVID-19 Proves It The United States’ capitalist and imperialist economy cannot provide a modicum of social welfare to its people and has been in perpetual war with Black Americans and Indigenous Peoples since its formation. U.S. imperialism has a long-standing habit of imposing the most brutal forms of war and torture onto nations under the pretext of so-called humanitarian grounds. Humanitarian intervention and the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) have been used to destroy Libya, Syria, and Somalia and turn them into “failed states.” In many cases, however, these states were declared failures prior to U.S. intervention. Failure in the eyes of U.S. imperialism and its legion of profiteers is defined as any oppressed nation’s refusal to bow down to the economic and political dictates of a foreign imperial power. To be a “failed state” has always been a declaration of war by the U.S. and its imperial allies on the most oppressed and downtrodden nations of the world. What the hubris and racism of American exceptionalism and humanitarianism masks is that the U.S. is an actually existing failed state. COVID-19 has exposed this fact to the masses. https://ahtribune.com/us/americas-collapse/4028-failed-state.html ➜⇢ ➽ ➤A Disaster Is Coming: The Spread of Coronavirus in the Gaza Strip The Palestinian Health Ministry announced on Wednesday evening another seven cases of the coronavirus, taking Gaza’s total confirmed cases to nine; the first two cases of COVID-19 in Gaza had been reported after two Palestinians residents, aged 79 and 63, returned recently to the Gaza Strip from Pakistan through Egypt. They were held in quarantine on their return and then diagnosed with coronavirus. 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The ‘Rukban Camp’ holds 13,500 Syrian civilians, who are displaced, and 6,000 armed Radical Islamic terrorists of Maghawir Al-Thawra and their families. On March 28 the Russian-Syrian Coordination Committee released a statement in Damascus, in which they exposed the US support of the terrorists who control the camp. Under the guise of humanitarian aid, the US has coerced the UN into complicity, as the UN aid trucks are used to deliver not only food and supplies to the suffering civilians but also arms and ammunition to Maghawir Al-Thawra who administer the camp. The US uses the residents of the camp as a reason to remain in illegal occupation of the area, claiming the US troops are protecting the displaced civilians who live at the camp. https://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/syria-crisis/4027-hostages-at-rukban-camp.html ➜⇢ ➽ ➤Students-I Leave It To You To Judge 'Take with a grain of salt' PROF. MARIO CALIGIURI: “THE CORONAVIRUS REPRESENTS THE DEATH OF CAPITALISM AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO REINVENT SOCIETY” Prof. Mario Caligiuri: At the moment, the Italian situation is the most serious in the world, in terms of the number of people infected and dead, even more than in China. The conditions are extremely difficult and in Lombardy they are even tragic. But the truth about the numbers is not told. For example, in China, from February to December 2019, 21 million mobile phones are turned off. I don't know if that means anything. In Italy, according to the High Institute of Health, the percentage of deaths due to coronavirus alone is about 2%. In Russia, the number of infected persons is very low and no deaths have been reported so far. In Japan, the country was quarantined immediately after the official news of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to next year. 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It was لاجئات, which means “female refugees.” But I only understood the meaning when my teacher asked us to memorize the name of our original hometown. It was a shock for me to learn that Gaza isn't where my family was from. Mama told me that we came from a small village named Dayer Sunayed. "Why did we leave, Mama?" I asked. "We are refugees; my grandparents and your great-grandparents on your father’s side were forced to leave by the Israeli occupation," Mama answered. “Oh! I know this word ‘refugee.’ It is written on my school wall," I answered with a laugh. SEE MORE https://wearenotnumbers.org/home/Story/Honey_from_Yad_Mordechai ➜⇢ ➽ ➤How does it feel? There is a virus invader, infecting, killing, widely spreading: With an unknown creator and a diabolical mission: kill the most vulnerable, spreading fear in its wake, and impose a siege on the free. How does it feel, forced to stay at home? Separated from friends and family? Seeing only your own backyard? That has been our life for 14 years. We live in a little strip: just 365 kilometers long. We too can’t leave. Many of us have never even seen a plane (unless you count war planes). Comfort? We don’t really know what that feels like. We’re survivors of three wars and bombs after. - See more at: https://wearenotnumbers.org/home/Story/How_does_it_feel ➜⇢ ➽ ➤Basman Derawi Gaza Basman, 26, was born in Kuwait and lived there for two years before coming to Gaza. A physiotherapist for the Ministry of Health, he graduated from Al-Azhar University in 2010. He thinks of writing as a remedy--a tool that can change the world and be used as resistance. Basman began drafting stories a year ago and is inspired by music, movies and people with special needs. One of his dreams as a Palestinian is to share and show Palestinians' real faces as they struggle and work for their rights. He also loves to read, cook, and play video games and basketball. - See more at: https://wearenotnumbers.org/home/Contributor/Basman_D.. Let's keep singing- This poem was inspired by the videos that have gone viral of Italians singing in solidarity with each other from their balconies while under COVID-19 quarantine, and by Alicia Keyes' song, "We Are Here." As one expert recently said of the penademic: "Containment becomes realistic only when we realize that working together is the only way to protect ourselves and our loved ones." I stand at the balcony singing: We are here. We are here for all of us. That’s why we are here. I close my eyes and imagine a friend at the balcony in the city of Milan. Our souls are brought together so we can love each other: Brother. I see my friends, Pam and Kevin in the USA, at their balconies. Ignore what Trump says. Sing we are here, we are here for all of us. My friends from Switzerland and Germany, Basel and Frankfurt, are singing. Let's talk about our part; my heart touching your heart. Let's talk about living; I’ve had enough of dying. That’s not what we are all about. In dark cells in Palestine and the USA, sit isolated prisoners, alone on death row, wondering if they will be left to die. But they still sing. From Tehran to Canada, China to Africa, We must apologize to Mother Nature and to each other. Politics, guns and power have gotten in the way. But right now it doesn’t make sense. We have forgotten why we are here. - See more at: https://wearenotnumbers.org/home/Story/Lets_keep_sing.. ➜⇢ ➽ ➤Who’s behind COVID-19 pandemic: Are the chickens coming home to roost? By Veterans Today Editor Kevin Barrett for Press TV The question of whether the chickens are coming home to roost was famously posed by Malcolm X. And that was shortly after the JFK assassination. Malcolm X was suggesting that the same forces that the US had deployed to attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro, among others, may have bounced back in a case of blowback and killed President Kennedy. And of course, we know that there’s a certain amount of truth to that. Today we know that the same CIA assassination squads that were unsuccessfully attempting to kill Castro were in fact involved in killing President Kennedy. So Malcolm X’s words were quite precient. Now does that apply to today’s coronavirus situation in which the United States is now about to become the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic according to the World Health Organization? https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/03/28/whos-behind/ Who’s behind COVID-19 pandemic: Are the chickens coming home to roost? – Veterans Today | Military F ➜⇢ ➽ ➤Oh Wow! I'm speechless. This is so ...Warmongers-War Criminals-Trumpsters-Dumpsters,..........Where did the word dumpster come from? From Trumpsters Trumpster Fake Preacher Arrested for Trying to Infect Entire Congregation RT/Moscow: Tampa Bay pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, a religious confidante of President Donald Trump, has been arrested for refusing to obey social distancing orders at his church services. Last month, he vowed to cure coronavirus nationwide. Howard-Browne turned himself in on Monday to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies, who charged him with unlawful assembly and violating public health rules for continuing to hold his theatrical church services in violation of coronavirus-related ordnances. The pastor, who personally “laid hands” on Trump at the White House in 2017 and who vowed earlier this month to keep his church open during the epidemic “because we’re raising up revivalists, not pansies,” posted $500 bail half an hour after he was arrested. Despite being warned by authorities at least once that he would face consequences for flouting the suddenly-ubiquitous new rules, the pastor held not one but two massive services at his The River at Tampa Bay megachurch on Sunday. He even provided bus transportation to the massive facility, where he holds court over the 4,000-odd members of his congregation. https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/03/31/trumpster-fake-preacher-arrested-for-trying-to-infect-entire-congregation/ ➜⇢ ➽ ➤Countries must ensure stateless people can be tested for COVID-19 without fear of arrest, campaigners say By Emma Batha LONDON, March 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of people worldwide will be unable to get healthcare if they fall ill with coronavirus because they have no nationality, potentially exacerbating the spread of the disease, human rights campaigners said on Tuesday. They urged every country to ensure all stateless people on their territory can receive free medical assistance and help to self-isolate without risk of arrest or detention. Campaigners said there was no point in countries taking measures to tackle the spread of COVID-19 among people recognised as citizens, while leaving it to fester elsewhere. "Our healthcare systems are all based on nationality. If you are stateless you are invisible to the state, but you are not invisible to the virus," said Joshua Castellino, executive director of Minority Rights Group International. Some experts estimate there could be about 15 million people worldwide who are not recognised as citizens by any country. https://news.trust.org/item/20200331095206-952tx/ PART 2
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However it gives me some satisfaction that Israeli officials are getting worried that they may be held to account.Members of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet are said to be “profoundly concerned” that the International Criminal Court and may issue secret arrest warrants for Israeli officials it considers suspects as it will launch a war crimes investigation against Israel, within the next 90 days. http://english.pnn.ps/2020/01/12/israeli-cabinet-warns-from-secret-icc-arrest-warrants/?fbclid=IwAR2tf3hyHovA73UW5YkV3T5ZFjjemo2nqsf2cQ2OhNh5pj41OrauHWboVro ➽➜R⇢➤=RESEARCH ➽=ALL Paul Apollonio Trump was conned into this assassination. There would have been NO ONE in the entire country whose assassination would create unification and martyr status more than this man, Solemani. Mossad pointed it out because the OWNER, Rothschild, wants us to fight the war with Iran so he can control their resources just like he controls ours, the UK, France, Germany and most of the countries on the face of the planet. Isn't it funny, every war has one thing in common and the media THEY own never point it out? I wonder why.... ➽➜R⇢95➤=RESEARCH By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Well-informed and established sources at Iraqi Prime minister Adel Abdel Mahdi’s office in Baghdad believe “the US is unwilling to listen to reason, to the Iraqi government or the parliament. It has the intention of bringing war upon itself and transforming Iraq into a battlefield, by refusing to respect the law and withdraw its forces. The US will be faced with strong and legitimate popular armed resistance, even if some Iraqis (in Kurdistan) will break the law and will accept the US presence in their region, though without a heavy price.” https://ejmagnier.com/2020/01/13/iraq-is-the-next-battleground/?fbclid=IwAR3Jhi6gYoqTACuiGwIYr55wf6C5AsLREbc4CS94pYfAEgCec5Wwd0RtLg8 ➽➜R⇢➤=RESEARCH ➽=ALL Barry Grossman 6 hrs • The Times report makes clear that, far from being a spur-of-the-minute decision by Trump, the murder of Suleimani had broad support within the executive branch and the intelligence agencies, which had planned this crime for the past 18 months. The account implicates former National Security Adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and CIA Director Gina Haspel in advocating and plotting the murder. The Times report presents a picture of a criminal state, in which the most flagrant violations of the law are treated as routine. It is a testament to the degree to which US foreign policy has been criminalized after nearly two decades of the “war on terror.” This noramlization of illegality extends to the press. The tone of the Times report is that of an adventure story. There is not a hint of a critcial attitude toward the flagrantly criminal character of the actions it describes. The word "legal," or any variant of it, simply does not appear in the body of the text. The article makes clear that the Trump administration’s motives for murdering Suleimani had nothing to do with a supposedly “imminent” threat, as claimed by White House officials. Rather, the United States wanted to retaliate against Suleimani for a series of US policy setbacks for which the American state held him responsible. The assassination of Qassem Suleimani and the criminalization of US state policy 13 January 2020 On Sunday, the New York Times published a detailed account, based on high-level sources within the US government, of the Trump administration’s decision to murder Iranian Gen. Qassem Suleimani on January 3, 2020. The Times report makes clear that, far from being a spur-of-the-minute decision by Trump, the murder of Suleimani had broad support within the executive branch and the intelligence agencies, which had planned this crime for the past 18 months. The account implicates former National Security Adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and CIA Director Gina Haspel in advocating and plotting the murder. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/13/pers-j13.html?fbclid=IwAR1PNs_4lB87NxQEsQRxc_9qe1GOJjEH9MfX2Gx7WrxZFyimZ241o5Lx6LE
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