Macron wants EU to back Belarusians standing up for ‘rights & freedom’. But what about the Yellow Vests at home? Twitter users ask


17-08-20 08:40:00,

The French President called on the EU to throw its weight behind Belarusians demanding that their liberties be respected – but the online community was quick to remind him of fellow Frenchmen rallying for the same cause at home.

Emmanuel Macron tweeted his support for the growing anti-government sentiment in Belarus, writing on Sunday that Brussels must continue “to mobilize alongside the hundreds of thousands of Belarusians who demonstrate peacefully for the respect of their rights, their freedom and their sovereignty.”

SEA of people flows through Minsk as protesters across Belarus march against Lukashenko’s presidential victory (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The demonstrations that caught Macron’s eye have been building since the controversial presidential vote in Belarus, that saw the sitting President Alexander Lukashenko being re-elected for a sixth term. The outcome was rejected by the opposition, who insisted that the vote was rigged.

Notably, the French President’s appeal didn’t receive an overly positive response in the Francophone realm of Twitter. He took quite a bit of heat online for prioritizing grievances of Belarusians over those of the French.

“Haven’t you noticed that in France people also march for the respect of their rights?” one asked

Another used the President’s language, reminding that “the Yellow Vests demonstrated, and still demonstrate peacefully today for the same demands, before you had them knocked down and clubbed.”

Initially motivated by rising fuel prices and unaffordable cost of living, the Yellow Vests evolved into a nationwide grassroots movement for economic and social justice. As it grew, political demands were added, with ‘Macron demission!’ (Macron resign!) becoming one of the slogans frequently heard at the Yellow Vests demonstrations.

Netizens wondered if Brussels will respond to the French rallies in the same manner Macron is calling for now.
“Has the European Union mobilized alongside the hundreds of thousands of Yellow Vests in France who peacefully demonstrated for the respect of their rights, their freedom and their sovereignty?” some asked.

People also pounded Macron’s page with examples of popular unrest in Europe and elsewhere which have attracted little or no attention from the EU. One Twitter user asked the president to express the same support for the people of Cote d’Ivoire,

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CV-1984: U.S. Wants Orwellian Tracking Similar To House Arrest Funded By HR 6666; Israel Wants Microchips For Kids – Activist Post


11-05-20 06:28:00,

By Aaron Kesel

Several U.S. states are exploring using technology to make sure COVID patients are staying home and adhering to social distancing and self-quarantine rules. Meanwhile, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that he wants all kids to get a microchip tracker when they are born, something that would surely drip down to the rest of the population.

A deep dive by Reuters into the issue of using Orwellian technology revealed officials in the states of Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky and West Virginia suggests using GPS-enabled ankle bracelets and smartphone apps to track COVID-19 patients.

“Various ideas being evaluated for tracking those under mandatory quarantine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are right now just that, ideas,” Hawaii’s COVID-19 Joint Information Center said for the Reuters piece published Thursday.

“We don’t want to take away people’s freedoms but at the same time we have a pandemic,” added Amy Hess, Louisville, Kentucky’s chief of public services.

According to Reuters, officials in some states would also use the measures to enforce stay-at-home orders given to arriving air passengers who are forced to abide by a 14-day quarantine.

Ankle bracelet tracking is already in place in Kentucky, Reuters further reports.

Seven people who broke quarantine rules in Louisville, Kentucky were court-ordered to wear GPS-tracking devices manufactured by Colorado-based SCRAM Systems, according to Amy Hess, the city’s chief of public services.

Reuters additionally reports that ankle bracelet supplier Shadowtrack Technologies Inc. President Robert Magaletta, which supplies nearly 250 clients across the criminal justice system, even commented that it has had state and local governments inquire about re-purposing their tools for quarantine enforcement. However, the company wouldn’t name the states that have requested to buy the technology.

That’s not all, a smartphone app maker, E-Cell, said they had recently been approached by a state agency that wanted to adapt its detainee-tracking smartphone app for quarantine enforcement.

Of course there needs to be funding for the Orwellian COVID-19 tracing technology; that’s where House Resolution 6666 comes in, a new bill proposed to fund it all.  The TRACE Act,

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WHO Wants to Separate Families “in a safe and dignified manner” – And Other Insane Weekly News – Activist Post


17-04-20 05:52:00,

By Simon Black, Sovereign Man

For this week’s round-up of articles, we noticed a theme: the most alarming articles are about governments going over-the-top, grabbing powers in the name of stopping the Coronavirus.

Here are some examples that we found absurd, and downright creepy:

WHO officials says next step could be separating families

A World Health Organization official said that the next step in controlling the spread of the virus could involve raiding homes, and separating families.

Here is what the Executive Director at the WHO Health Emergencies Program, Dr. Michael Ryan, said during an interview:

In most parts of the world, due to lockdown, most of the transmission that’s actually happening in many countries now is happening in the household, at family level. In some senses, transmission has been taken off the streets and pushed back into family units. Now we need to go and look in families and find those people who may be sick and remove them, and isolate them, in a safe and dignified manner.

Well that escalated quickly. Now we are talking about raiding homes and seizing family members who are sick.

Where is the limit on government powers during an emergency?

Click here for the video.

Colorado County kicks out everyone who isn’t an official resident

Nonresidents in Gunnison County Colorado could face $5,000 fines and 18 months in prison if they don’t leave.

But it is not just vacation renters and temporary workers who the town has told to take a hike.

“Non-resident homeowners” are also now banned from stepping foot on their own property within county limits.

So even if someone owns a vacation home, or second house in the county, unless it is their official legal residence, the county claims the authority to arrest and imprison homeowners.

Prison. For simply being on your own private property.

Click here for the full story.

China censors research on origins of Coronavirus

Back in February, Chinese scientists were free to publish studies about the coronavirus with normal peer-review standards.

But now,

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US Government Wants To Ban Encryption In The Name Of Protecting Children


05-02-20 09:19:00,

Authored by Aaron Kesel via,

In the name of protecting the children, U.S. lawmakers and the Department of Justice want to ban end-to-end encryption, opening Internet users to a host of attacks on their privacy by not only the government but also malicious hackers.

Attorney General William Barr is claiming he wants to protect the children but his former law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, protected Jeffrey Epstein—one of the most serial child sex traffickers. And it turns out Barr’s own father, Donald Barr, was the headmaster of an elite New York City school that hired college dropout Epstein to teach math and physics.

Last week, Barr expressed at the White House Summit on Human Trafficking that encryption was aiding human traffickers. He said:

We live in a digital age, and like everyone else, human traffickers are relying increasingly on digital communication and the Internet … and more and more, the evidence we rely on to detect and to deal with these predators is digital evidence,” Barr said. “However, increasingly, this evidence is being encrypted.

We all recognize that encryption is important in the commercial world to protect consumers like us from cybercriminals, but now, we’re seeing military-grade encryption being marketed on consumer products like cellphones and social media platforms and messaging services, and that means that we cannot get access to this data.

We just can’t have chatrooms and websites that are involved in grooming children victims or selling trafficked women — sites that are impenetrable to law enforcement—and we have to do something about this.”

Barr has previously said that technology companies using end-to-end advanced encryption and other security measures are effectively turning devices into “law-free zones.”

As we use encryption to improve cybersecurity, we must ensure that we retain society’s ability to gain lawful access to data and communications when needed to respond to criminal activity,” Barr said in his keynote address at the International Conference on Cybersecurity at Fordham University Law School in Manhattan.

Encryption reliably protects consumers’ sensitive data,” Brett Max Kaufman,

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