The Avalanche – Snapshot 18 – Aug 2, ’18

“China’s Serious & Breaking Vaccine Scandal: Are Your Vaccines Made In China?” by Catherine Frompovich (Activist Post)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

Please consider this a “public service announcement,” if you will, because the mainstream, lamestream media probably will not report on the growing Chinese vaccine scandal and huge protests against vaccines made and administered in China.

However, as a personal caveat, I feel I must offer this: I’m leery about anything made in China, especially after doing the research for Chapter 13 The China Trade Debacle: Toxic and “Made in China” for my 2009 book, Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick.

“The Silence of the Whores” by Craig Murray (Craig Murray)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

The mainstream media are making almost no effort today to fit Charlie Rowley’s account of his poisoning into the already ludicrous conspiracy theory being peddled by the government and intelligence agencies.

ITV News gamely inserted the phrase “poisoned by a Russian nerve agent” into their exclusive interview with Charlie Rowley, an interview in which they managed to ask no penetrating questions whatsoever, and of which they only broadcast heavily edited parts. Their own website contains this comment by their journalist Rupert Evelyn:

He said it was unopened, the box it was in was sealed, and that they had to use a knife in order to cut through it.

“That raises the question: if it wasn’t used, is this the only Novichok that exists in this city? And was it the same Novichok used to attack Sergei and Yulia Skripal?

But the information about opening the packet with a knife is not in the linked interview. What Rowley does say in the interview is that the box was still sealed in its cellophane. Presumably it was the cellophane he slit open with a knife.

“Not Content with Constant Anti-Scottish Output, the BBC is Extending its Reach to Anti-Scottish Censorship.” by Craig Murray (Craig Murray)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

The BBC’s success in taking down Wings Over Scotland’s YouTube channel – and Youtube’s complacent compliance with the BBC instruction – has a very dodgy foundation in law. Excerpts of copyright material may be published for purposes of “criticism, review or quotation” provided the source is acknowledged. As Wings would only use BBC material for review and criticism – they are hardly repeating it as great news reporting – the BBC’s copyright infringement claim is at best very dubious.

More to the point, this despicable infringement on freedom of speech is appalling behaviour for a state broadcaster. Removal of criticism is the BBC’s only purpose here. The BBC is not protecting a state asset – the old news clips in question have zero commercial value; Wings was not republishing episodes of Dr Who.

“Over 35 Jewish groups worldwide oppose attempts to equate antisemitism with criticism of Israel” by Independent Jewish Voices Canada)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) has joined over 35 Jewish organizations worldwide in a statement condemning global attempts to stifle criticism of Israel. From South Africa to Sweden, New Zealand to Germany and Brazil, this is the first time so many Jewish groups have come together to defend Palestinian human rights advocacy from attack.

The statement condemns a growing trend of legislative campaigns targeting organizations that support Palestinian rights, particularly those affiliated with the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

“How the Guardian aided the anti-semites” by Jonathan Cook (Jonathan Cook)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

Who do you help when you censor a cartoon depicting Israel’s well-documented war crimes against Palestinians – and do so on the grounds that the criticism of Israel is anti-semitic?

The answer is: you help anti-semites…

It was drawn by Steve Bell, probably Britain’s foremost political cartoonist. It shows Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu seated alongside his British counterpart, Theresa May, in Downing Street.

Their cosy alliance is shown being promoted to the cameras at a terrible price to the Palestinians. The diminutive figure of Razan al-Najjar, a young Palestinian medic who was murdered last week in Gaza by an Israeli sniper as she came to the aid of other Palestinians being killed and wounded by other Israeli snipers, serves as a symbol. Burning in the Downing Street hearth between Netanyahu and May, she is the sacrificial victim fuelling their power relationship.

“Russia Wants To Pass Fake News Law That Would Fine Social Networks $793,000” by Aaron Kesel (Activist Post)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

The infamous moniker “fake news” has been pushed since the 2016 election started by the current sitting U.S. President Donald Trump. Lawmakers all over the world are now seeking to trample on human rights in a bid to stop “fake news.”

Russia is the latest to propose draconian legislation to stop the spreading of “fake news.”

“NAFTA critics censored on eve of talks in Washington” by ? (The Council of Canadians)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

The Council of Canadians attempted to purchase ads critical of NAFTA in Reagan National Airport on the eve of talks on the deal in Washington on May 7. However the ad was refused by the airport’s ad managing firm Clear Channel after the airport “checked out” the Council’s website, according to an email from the agency. The ads can be viewed here.

“We had worked with the airport media company to come up with messaging that was non-partisan, and more educational in tone, and it was accepted,” says Sujata Dey, Trade Campaigner with the Council of Canadians. “But after checking our website, they told us that they cannot place our ad. We see this as censorship and clearly unfair.”

“Opinion: Attempted Censorship Of Christine Assange Reveals How Powerful Her Voice Is” by Elizabeth Vos (Disobedient Media)

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

Christine was scheduled to speak on the Unity4J ‘State of the Movement‘ address, which was held yesterday by journalist Suzie Dawson, veteran CIA analyst and Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) co-founder Ray McGovern, filmmaker Vivian Kubrick, and myself. The entire event is available via Youtube. Those who have not yet joined the Unity4J Discord server and would like to do so can sign up at:

Despite strenuous efforts made by Christine and our technical support team for over an hour, we were unable to connect with Christine or bring her onto the panel. She then attempted to send a message to Suzie Dawson, which was intended to be read to the audience of the live event. However, that message too was delayed until the moment the stream ended.

In light of the apparent attempt to silence Christine’s voice, Dawson and I decided to re-start the stream immediately, in order to read the message from Christine that had finally come through. The second stream of the evening which resulted is available in full via Youtube.

“A Loud Whoomping Sound”

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