CNN commentator Van Jones has sparked a backlash for suggesting the cops who beat Tyre Nichols may have been 'driven by racism' - despite them all being black.
The video released on Friday night shows Nichols, 29, crying out for his mother multiple times during the brutal January 7 assault, which took place just a few blocks from his home. He died three days later.
Jones, one of CNN's star liberal commentators, wrote Friday that black people 'are not immune' to the effects of anti-black racism and that the narratives of police violence should never be as simple as 'white cop kills unarmed black man.'
We see the wokeness in movies and television shows. It was prevalent in awards ceremonies. However, according to her words, this black director didn’t get an Oscar and blamed it on Hollywood upholding whiteness.
Those in charge announced the nominees for the 95th Academy Awards on Tuesday. However, the Oscar nominees didn’t include any nominations for the movie “Till.” The film is about Mamie Till-Bradley and her quest for justice after the murder of her 14-year-old son. The critically acclaimed film did not get a nomination in any category for any award.
The decision by the United States and several allies to supply Ukraine with main battle tanks is paving a “direct path” to a full-scale war in Europe, Russia’s deputy envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) warned.
In a statement issued on Thursday concerning the “dangerous policy of the Western Alliance countries to escalate tensions” in Ukraine, deputy OSCE representative Maxim Buyakevich said foreign arms deliveries to Kiev would only prolong the current conflict, or kick off a larger regional war.
“The leaders of the US and their NATO client states have come close to a red line. Their deliberate actions to escalate the military confrontation in Ukraine – provoking the regime into military action against the Russian population using Western heavy weapons and NATO intelligence – is a direct path to a full-blown military conflict in Europe,” he said, arguing that all people on the continent “definitely stand to lose” from such a war.
Drawing on a national database of over four million people, researchers in New Zealand have found a strong association between Pfizer’s mRNA Covid shot and kidney injuries.
In the three weeks after a mRNA jab, the risk of acute kidney injury rose 60 percent, the researchers found. They reported almost 1,800 extra cases – the equivalent of over 100,000 extra cases of kidney injury in the United States.
The finding was posted as a “preprint” in The Lancet’s database on Friday, Jan. 20. It is the third signal from a large government-managed database linking the Pfizer’s mRNA shots to serious side effects in only the last six weeks.
We have confirmation from the highest sources that Russia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) are considering using gold for pan-Asian trade settlements, fully replacing dollars and euros.
In an article written for Vedomosti, a Moscow-based Russian newspaper published on 27 December, Sergey Glazyev, a prominent economic adviser to Vladimir Putin who is heading up the Eurasian Economic Union committee charged with devising a replacement for dollars in trade settlements sent a very clear signal to that effect. It appears he will drop earlier plans to design a new commodity-linked trade currency because it has been superseded.
Furthermore, increasing numbers of nations have joined or have applied to join the SCO as dialog members, including Saudi Arabia and other important Gulf Cooperation Organisation members. The economic benefits of discounted energy, China’s investment capital, and sound money are the ingredients for a new, Asia-wide industrial revolution, while the economies of the western alliance sink under rising prices, rising interest rates, collapsing financial markets, and collapsing currencies.
While it will mark the end of the road for the western alliance and its fiat currencies, Putin must be careful not to take the blame. Now that the alliance is racking up tanks and other equipment for the Ukrainians, they are actively promoting a new battle, with NATO getting almost directly involved. It is that action which will drive up commodity prices, undermine western financial markets, undermine government finances, and ultimately collapse their currencies.
Putin is likely to use NATO’s impetuous action in defence of Ukraine as cover for securing Russia’s future as an Asian superstate, which will be the west’s undoing.
Russia announced it will consider the use of depleted uranium akin to a nuclear attack.
Konstantin Gavrilov, head of the Russian delegation to the Vienna Negotiations on Military Security and Arms Control, said during a plenary meeting of the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation,
“We know that Leopard 2 tanks, as well as Bradley and Marder armored fighting vehicles, can use depleted uranium shells, which can contaminate terrain, just like it happened in Yugoslavia and Iraq,” he said. “If Kiev were to be supplied with such munitions for the use in western heavy military hardware, we would regard it as the use of ‘dirty nuclear bombs’ against Russia, with all the consequences that entails.”
The USG and NATO have stocked depleted beryllium and uranium ammunition in Europe. Bradley Fighting Vehicles, according to the CIA’s propaganda conduit, Voice of America, will soon arrive in Ukraine. The M242 gun mounted on the Bradleys uses Depleted Uranium (DU) ammunition. Additionally, the Challenger tanks the UK is sending use 120 mm sabot rounds surrounded by a jacket of DU.
“DU is used throughout Afghanistan and Iraq, mostly in aircraft, tank, and Bradley Fighting Vehicle ammunition,” reports Iraq Veterans Against the War.
During the Iraq invasion, the USG fired DU rounds into civilian neighborhoods. “Coordinates revealing where US jets and tanks fired nearly 10,000 DU rounds in Iraq during the war in 2003 have been obtained by the Dutch peace group Pax,” The Guardian reported in 2014.
According to [the IKV Pax Christi] report, which is due to be published this week, the data shows that many of the DU rounds were fired in or near populated areas of Iraq, including As Samawah, Nasiriyah and Basrah. At least 1,500 rounds were also aimed at troops, the group says.
On January 23rd, 2023 Bill Gates joined Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove in Australia to talk about global health, pandemic preparedness, food security and climate change.
In the interview, Bill Gates admits that the vaccines are not blocking infection, they don’t stop variants and they have a very short duration. This, after he and his cohorts spent the past three years demanding that we take the vaccine or be ousted from society because the vaccines “stopped the spread” and were “effective”.
Several sources of data emerged in 2021 pointing to a biopharmaceutical public health disaster with the COVID-19 vaccine campaign.
Pfizer recorded 1223 deaths occurring shortly after administration of their product within the first 90 days of use starting December 10, 2020. Pantazatos and Seligmann reported an excess in all-cause mortality from vaccine administration and US census data during 2021 between 146k and 187k, with a midpoint of 166k deaths.
By the end of December, 2021, the CDC VAERS system had reported ~8K with an under-reporting factor of 30, the casualty estimate from that source was 240k. In a recent paper published in BMC Infectious Diseases, Dr. Mark Skidmore used a valid representative survey to learn from population reporting. A total of 22% knew of someone who was seriously injured by the vaccine and the estimate based upon deaths attributed to the vaccine by respondents was 278K deaths.
JESSE WATTERS:The Bidens are all over FBI wiretaps talking to China. The FBI was investigating Patrick Ho, a Chinese bagman who eventually got caught for bribing African leaders and helping Iran evade sanctions. Real nice guy.
What does Ho have to do with the Biden family?
Ho was the VP for the Chinese energy company that was getting the Bidens rich, but Ho was also a spy and Hunter knew he was a spy. Hunter's on tape calling Ho the effing spy chief of China. Ho handed Hunter and Jimmy the Chin millions in dirty Chinese money — consulting fees, that's what they call that. Hunter and the Chin were bribed with Chinese consulting fees.
The FBI knew Ho was an intelligence agent and they were listening to his phone calls and the FBI finally picked him up at JFK, slapped the cuffs on him and booked him right here in Manhattan. So, Ho gets his one phone call. Of all people, Ho calls the Chin and the Chin calls Hunter and Hunter picks up the phone and Ho asks him to be his lawyer. How much? says Hunter. A million bucks, says Ho. Deal, says Hunter.
On Friday, Antifa called for activists to riot in New York City in the wake of five former officers of the Memphis Police Department being charged with the murder of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols.
According to the Daily Mail, the outlet obtained a poster that told Antifa to assemble at various locations throughout NYC and then "Burn It All Down."
The Memphis Police Department said they will release the body cam footage from the incident Friday night at 7pm, EST.
The Daily Mail reports that Antifa has ordered its followers to bring "a list of weapons including rocks, kerosene and pipes." The body cam footage was said to be "worse than Rodney King" the outlet reports and the family's lawyer said it shows Nichols was beaten like a "human pinata."
The campaign video Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) released to announce his 2024 Senate campaign became the subject of an ethics complaint within a single day.
On Thursday, Schiff announced he is running to replace Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) in the Senate in 2024. By Friday, a nonprofit organization called the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) had filed an ethics complaint against Schiff’s very first Senate campaign ad.
In the ad, Schiff featured a variety of news clips from his time in office, including floor footage from his involvement in the February 2020 Senate impeachment trial against then-President Donald Trump.
Our democracy is at great risk. Because GOP leaders care more about power than anything else.
And because our economy isn’t working for millions of hard working Americans.
Following the release of Schiff’s campaign video, FACT sent a complaint to the House Ethics Committee, asking it to “immediately investigate whether Representative Adam Schiff abused official resources for political purposes.”
On Wednesday, Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) asked the Biden administration's judicial nominee, Kristen Clarke, a simple question about the Constitution, only to be met with a long silence and a pause. The question was simple: "Name two rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution."
Clarke, who is the current President and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, was taken off guard and paused in her answer, finally asking for a few moments to consider her response. After some time, she was able to provide a partial answer, citing the First and Fourth Amendments.
According to Senator Kennedy, the question was “not a trick” and was intended to be a way to gauge the nominee’s understanding of the Constitution.
Idaho Governor Brad Little has won a lawsuit against an illegal encampment that had been set up outside of the state Capitol building in Boise. The encampment, which had been set up by a group of individuals who were protesting against racial injustice and police brutality, had been causing disruptions and safety concerns for both state employees and visitors to the Capitol.
According to Fox News, Governor Little had filed the lawsuit in early January, arguing that the encampment was blocking the public from accessing the Capitol and its grounds, and that it posed a health and safety risk to those in the area. In addition, the Governor's office argued that the encampment was causing damage to the Capitol grounds and that the protesters were engaging in activities that were in violation of state laws and regulations.
In response to the lawsuit, the protesters argued that they had a First Amendment right to freedom of speech and assembly, and that the Governor's efforts to remove them were a violation of their rights. However, a judge sided with Governor Little, stating that while the protesters had a right to freedom of speech, they did not have the right to block access to the Capitol or engage in activities that were in violation of state laws.
The embargo is not only harming Cuban healthcare. It is also blocking Americans from life-saving Cuban treatments, Natalia Marques reports.
Scientists in Cuba believe that the breakthroughs they have made in the healthcare and technology sectors should be used to save and improve lives beyond the country’s borders.
This is why the island nation has developed important scientific and medical partnerships with organizations and governments across the globe, including with those in Mexico, Palestine, Angola, Colombia, Iran and Brazil.
However, such collaborations are difficult due to the blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States, which has now been in place for the last six decades.
In a conference, “Building Our Future,” held in Havana in November 2022, which brought together youth from Cuba and the United States, scientists at the Cuban Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM) said during a presentation that the blockade hurts the people of the United States, too.
By lifting the sanctions against Cuba, they argued, the people of the United States could have access to life-saving treatments being developed in Cuba, especially against diseases such as diabetes, which ravage working-class communities each year.
In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Pope Francis said that homosexuality is not a crime. The comments come after posthumous allegations by Pope Benedict that the church was being pushed by a progressive agenda under Francis, and that Catholic seminaries were being used as "gay clubs."
Francis said in the interview that laws criminalizing homosexuality are "unjust," and called on Catholic bishops to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
Tyre Nichols screamed for his mother and Memphis police officers struck him multiple times – including in the face while his hands were restrained – toward the end of the Black man’s deadly encounter with the officers this month, video released by the city shows.
And although paramedics arrive minutes after officers disengage, Nichols appears to be left multiple times on the pavement without assistance before an ambulance comes.
The city on Friday night released body camera and surveillance video of the January 7 traffic stop and beating that led to the 29-year-old’s death in hospital from his injuries three days later. The release comes a day after five Memphis police officers, who also are Black and have been fired, were charged with murder.
Canadians pride themselves on the beauty of their country and the generosity of their people.
And as you pass by rows of sparkling glass towers framed by the snow-capped Rockies and the Pacific waters of the Burrard Inlet, Vancouver is undeniably breathtaking — widely regarded as one of the world’s most ‘desirable’ cities to live in.
But drive down East Hastings Street and all such optimism is dispelled.
For block after block in this downtown neighbourhood has been surrendered to hundreds of desperate drug addicts.
Top George Soros director has frequent Biden White House access, records show
A high-level director at George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) who is tied to a group bankrolled by the billionaire and quietly working with President Biden’s administration on policy has close access to the White House, records show.
Mark Houck, a longtime pro-life activist, is accused of violating the Face Act, a federal law that prohibits physically obstructing or intimidating individuals from accessing reproductive healthcare facilities.
The incident in question took place on a sidewalk outside of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Philadelphia. According to eyewitnesses, Houck and the pro-abortion activist, who has not been named, engaged in a heated argument that escalated into a physical altercation. Houck allegedly grabbed the individual by the arm and pushed them away from the clinic entrance.
The FBI has revealed the results of a month-long campaign designed to thwart an infamous ransomware group known for extorting hospitals, school districts and critical infrastructure. On Thursday, the agency announced that it had worked with law enforcement agencies in Germany and the Netherlands to take control of the servers used by the Hive criminal gang to communicate with its members, thus cutting off its ability to extort its victims.
The group’s dark web site now displays a message in both English and Russian stating: “This hidden site has been seized. The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized this site as part of a coordinated law enforcement action taken against Hive Ransomware.”
Another message indicates that this action was taken by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida and the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice with substantial assistance from Europol.
Cyberattacks on state institutions in the Kaliningrad region and Moscow's energy infrastructure are simulated during NATO exercises that the UK conducts on a regular basis, Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said in an interview with TASS.
"The UK is systematically targeting Russia with their offensive capabilities in the information sphere. Exercises are held on a regular basis, including under the auspices of NATO, to model attacks using information and communication technologies on Russian vital information infrastructure facilities. In particular, attacks on state institutions in the Kaliningrad region and the energy system of Moscow are simulated," he said.
Commenting on The Times reports about UK national cybersecurity forces purposefully recruiting IT specialists who speak Russian, Syromolotov noted there is "nothing surprising" in these attempts.
Some say the U.S. has no interest in Ukraine, or if it does, it is mostly moral, but the U.S. has a vital interest in the war in Ukraine, Javan wrote.
Weakening Russia is only one of its motivations to prolong the war in Ukraine to maintain its control over the politics, economy, and security of Europe.
This is why the U.S. wants a war in Ukraine to the detriment of this eastern European country and the continent as a whole.
Given the special geopolitical situation of Ukraine, dominations over international highways and waterways are as important as a land war for the United States. Therefore, if a country dominates the European continent in such a way that it can take over its human and material resources, it will mean the emergence of a threatening naval force against the U.S.
In order to prevent others from dominating the European peninsula, America has to deal with it before it happens.
Although Russia launched a preemptive war on Ukraine to restrict NATO, even if Russia were to contain Ukraine, western Ukraine would remain a NATO ally.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has dismissed proposals issued this week in Washington by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Under Secretary, Victoria Nuland. Zakharova has confirmed that Russia’s military plan for the Ukraine will not be interrupted or delayed.
“It is not necessary to talk about what will happen if someone does something [in the Ukraine],” Zakharova said. “There is a situation on the ground that we are solving. Everything. This is not a question of guesswork, but of our assessment of what is happening. This is based on the situation on the ground and direct political statements by Western politicians. Given that all negotiations have been terminated by Ukraine, this issue will be resolved on the ground. Under pressure or on its own, Kiev has banned any negotiations with Russia at the government level. So that’s it. The rest is for the military experts.”
Russia has also dismissed German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as the successor of the Nazi Wehrmacht and the puppet of the US Government. Scholz, according to Zakharova, is one of the Germans who “lack[s] the spirit to make the right choice, not to repeat the mistakes of their ancestors, for which the people of Germany, among others, paid a huge price… We remember well what German tanks are. These are machines which have become a symbol, not just of death and deadly ideology, but of hatred of humanity — a global, existential threat to the entire planet… What do they expect in Germany? That armoured vehicles in camouflage cover with iron crosses – symbols of the German armed forces both then and now will pass through our cities and villages? We remember how it ended then. Do they remember in Berlin?.. The day of the decision on the supply of Leopards to Ukraine…is also historic because [it is] the total loss of Germany’s sovereignty. [Olaf] Scholz has forever signed the rejection of an independent German foreign policy. He has abandoned everything that his predecessors had built decades after the Second World War.”
Maria Zakharova delivered a moving and powerful message to Olaf Sholz following his disastrous decision to open old wounds by delivering German Panzers once again to fight Russians.
If you ever doubted the hurt, pain and trauma that is remembered, and still felt and carried by Russian people to this day, just look into Maria Zakharova's eyes as she recounts the words of her Grandmother.