Web Research Links for the Week of 6/14/20

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“Dangerous Precedent”: US High Court Sides With Corporate Giants Nestlé and Cargill in Child Slavery Case – by Julia Conley – https://www.activistpost.com/2021/06/dangerous-precedent-us-high-court-sides-with-corporate-giants-nestle-and-cargill-in-child-slavery-case.html – “Human rights advocates Thursday denounced a Supreme Court decision in favor of the U.S. corporate giants Nestlé USA and Cargill, which were sued more than a decade ago by six men who say the two companies were complicit in child trafficking and profited when the men were enslaved on cocoa farms as children… The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 against the plaintiffs, saying they had not proven the companies’ activities in the U.S. were sufficiently tied to the alleged child trafficking. The companies had argued that they could not be sued in the U.S. for activities that took place in West Africa… Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general under the Obama administration, represented the two companies and also argued that they could not be sued for complicity in child trafficking because they are corporations, not individuals… Writing at Slate last December, Mark Joseph Stern called Katyal’s position “radical” and “extreme,” detailing the nine justices’ skepticism about his defense of the companies—but the court ultimately sided with him… The plaintiffs, who are from Mali and say they are survivors of child trafficking and slavery in Côte d’Ivoire, filed their lawsuit under the Alien Tort Statute, an 18th century law which allows federal courts to hear civil actions filed by foreigners regarding offenses ‘committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States’.”

Canadian Political Leader Arrested for Attending Small Anti-Lockdown Protest—Days After Trudeau Attended Massive Ontario Gathering – by Patrick Carroll – https://www.activistpost.com/2021/06/canadian-political-leader-arrested-for-attending-small-anti-lockdown-protest-days-after-trudeau-attended-massive-ontario-gathering.html – Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC), was arrested last Friday after speaking at an anti-lockdown protest in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba. He was arrested for violating provincial health orders, which prohibit indoor and outdoor gatherings on both public and private property and mandate 14 days of self-isolation for anyone entering the province… The arrest was hardly a surprise. Before his trip, he received a letter from the Manitoba Department of Health informing him that attending the planned rallies would be illegal. He also received two citations at a different rally earlier that day, and the officer issuing the ticket warned him that he could be arrested if he continued attending rallies… Undeterred, Bernier continued with his plans. Upon arriving in St-Pierre-Joly, a town of about 1,000, Bernier addressed those who had gathered to hear him speak. There were less than a dozen people in attendance. The whole event was outdoors and physically distanced… Shortly after the protest, his truck was pulled over and he was arrested on the spot. “Do you have anything on you that’s going to hurt me?” the arresting officer asks… ‘No. Nothing that will hurt you,’ Bernier replies. ‘Only my words. Only my philosophy. Only what I believe in’.”

 Why the U.S. Regime’s Regulatory Power Is a Standing Threat to America – by Jacob G. Hornberger – https://www.activistpost.com/2021/06/why-the-regimes-regulatory-power-is-a-standing-threat-to-america.html – “Whenever some foreign regime that is independent of the U.S. Empire goes after dissenters, U.S. officials trot out the First Amendment to show how different the United States is. Here, people are free to criticize government officials without fear of being put in jail or otherwise punished for exercising their free speech rights, they proudly point out…. However, what goes unexplained in such pious proclamations is why so many leading executives in big American companies remain silent when it comes to America’s foreign wars, foreign interventions, coups, alliances with dictators, torture, mass secret surveillance, indefinite detention, denial of due process, Gitmo, state-sponsored assassinations, and other dark-side activities of the U.S. national-security establishment… The reason is that every one of those executives knows that federal officials are able to retaliate against them in indirect ways for criticizing their policies and operations. Such indirect methods of retaliation can consist of IRS audits, regulatory harassment, denial of applications for mergers and acquisitions, non-renewal of radio and television licenses, and even the threat of disclosure of personal secrets acquired through secret surveillance of emails and telephone records.”

Texas Governor Vetoes Legislature’s Funding Over Democrat Walkout – by Ivan Pentchouko – https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/texas-governor-vetoes-legislatures-funding-over-democrat-walkout_3865285.html – “Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott on June 18 vetoed part of a bill funding the state’s legislature in response to a walkout staged by Democrats last month to block the passage of an election reform bill… Texas Tribune reported on the veto. The portion of the state budget bill vetoed by Abbott funds the salaries of lawmakers, staffers, and legislative agencies… ‘Funding should not be provided for those who quit their job early, leaving their state with unfinished business and exposing taxpayers to higher costs for an additional legislative session,’ Abbott said in a statement, according to the Tribune… Abbott issued the veto in response to the walkout by Democrats last month which broke quorum and blocked the passage of an election overhaul bill and bail legislation, both of which he flagged as priorities… Texas Democrats abandoned the floor of the state’s House on the night of May 30 in a move reportedly orchestrated by State Rep. Chris Turner, chair of the House Democratic Caucus. According to several media outlets, Turner had sent a text message informing other Democrats to “leave the chamber discreetly” ahead of the midnight deadline for the two bills’ passage.”

The ‘Defund the Police’ Movement Has a Broader Agenda and Its Not to Stop the Killing of Black People: Brandon Tatum – by Masooma Haq and Jan Jekielek – https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/the-defund-the-police-movement-has-a-broader-agenda-and-its-not-to-stop-the-killing-of-black-people-brandon-tatum_3864676.html –  ” ‘Defund the police’ has become a popular phrase among leftist activists, gaining momentum during a rash of Black Lives Matter protests and riots last summer following the police-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020… According to former Arizona police officer Brandon Tatum, author of the upcoming book, “Beaten Black and Blue: Being a Black Cop in an America Under Siege,” there is a broader agenda behind the “Defund the Police” movement… ‘I believe it’s an agenda to completely destroy and dismantle local police departments so that the government can have control of law enforcement in this country and push a nationwide agenda,’ Tatum told Jan Jekielek, host of EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program… Tatum explained that if law enforcement is federalized and there are unconstitutional mandates or restrictions, such as those involving vaccines or guns, the federal government will be able to enforce those directives more easily… It is this agenda, he said, that ‘is really the cause of a lot of turmoil that we see in law enforcement and the crime rate that we see spiking around the country.’.. Tatum, who grew up in an inner-city in Texas, said the real issue for the black community is the homicide rates in the inner cities, where black people are primarily being killed by other black people… ‘You know, police brutality is a small fraction of the drama, chaos, and confusion that goes on in the inner city. So, if they are pushing this as is as if it’s a pandemic or epidemic, then they are already being deceptive from the beginning,’ he said… Having a strong father growing up, Tatum knows how important fathers are to children, especially in black communities… ‘You need a dad,’ he said. ‘I don’t care what nobody says, I don’t care what any psychologists want to put out there and make up a myth on—you need your father. And the reason why I’m here today is because I had a strong Father’.”

Another Toxic COVID Vaccine Coming – by Stephen Lendman – https://www.globalresearch.ca/another-toxic-covid-vaccine-coming/5747775 –  ‘There’s nothing remotely safe and effective about four entries into the covid mass-jabbing sweepstakes… When taken as directed, they risk irreversible harm, shortened lifespans, and death near-or-longer-term… They increase the likelihood of contracting the viral illness they’re supposed to protect against, but don’t — because they’re not designed for this purpose, just the opposite… They also greatly increase the risk of contracting any or a combination of other serious diseases — another one of its diabolical aims… All covid vaccines are designed to harm health, not protect and preserve it… We’ve been lied to and mass deceived by US/Western dark forces, their public health handmaidens — like charlatan Fauci — Pharma profiteers, and their press agent media… Novavax is the latest toxic covid vaccine that’s heading for availability ahead, a company press release on Monday, saying the following: ‘Its ‘recombinant nanoparticle protein-based (covid) vaccine…is one step closer to’ becoming available in the West and elsewhere, adding: ‘The company intends to file for regulatory authorizations in the third quarter.’.. US emergency use authorization — when no emergency exists — may not be sought until September.”

When is enough, enough? – by captaindaretofly – https://dailyexpose.co.uk/2021/06/15/when-is-enough-enough/– “Surprise, surprise: The UK is being held captive once again in “one last heave” in the apparent battle against the Coronavirus. Boris Johnson announced on Monday night that the planned June 21st ‘Freedom Day’ would be delayed by another 4 weeks – being pushed back to July 19th – due to the Indian variant, which is now being called the ‘delta mutation.’.. We have seen over the past year with the lockdown, the British public following the “rules” set by the government, WHO, and so-called health experts, being told that we must socially distance, mask up, and stay indoors. Hands, face, space has been plastered all over the news, adverts, and it has become a cultish mantra that no one stops to question – for questioning the science and stepping out of line will leave you vulnerable to verbal assault from the self-titled ‘SS’: The public who have taken it upon themselves to police on behalf of the justice system… Time and time again, we have watched as the government taunt us with the freedom carrot, dangling it before us, patting us on the head, promising us that if we behave and be good, we can sit in slightly larger bubbles and eat indoors once again. Only for our leaders to shove us back into our cage and tell us it’s in our best interests that we wait a little bit longer before we can go into non-essential shops again.”

Tech Companies Are Training AI to Read Your Lips – by Todd Feathers – https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvzvdw/tech-companies-are-training-ai-to-read-your-lips – “Because of his recent surgery, the man featured in this marketing video can’t vocalize. So a doctor holds up a smartphone and records the patient as he mouths a short phrase. An app called SRAVI analyzes the lip movements and in about two seconds returns its interpretation—’I need suction.’.. It seems like a simple interaction, and in some respects, SRAVI (Speech Recognition App for the Voice Impaired) is still pretty simplistic. It can only recognize a few dozen phrases, and it does that with about 90 percent accuracy. But the app, which is made by the Irish startup Liopa, represents a massive breakthrough in the field of visual speech recognition (VSR), which involves training AI to read lips without any audio input. It will likely be the first lip-reading AI app available for public purchase…Researchers have been working for decades to teach computers to lip-read, but it’s proven a challenging task even with the advances in deep learning systems that have helped crack other landmark problems. The research has been driven by a wide array of possible commercial applications—from surveillance tools to silent communication apps and improved virtual assistant performance.”

Boris Johnson Pushes Great Reset Agenda at G7 Summit – by captaindaretofly – https://dailyexpose.co.uk/2021/06/14/boris-johnson-pushes-great-reset-agenda-at-g7-summit/ – “The G7 Summit is an organisation of the world’s largest “advanced” economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US. Leaders of member countries meet to discuss current events, form agreements, and plan for the future. The main topic of conversation at the summit this year was Covid recovery, including ‘a stronger global health system that can protect us all from future pandemics.’.. This year, the G7 Summit was hosted by the United Kingdom, whereby the talks were held at the Carbis Bay Hotel near St Ives, Cornwall. The meeting took place from Friday 11 to Sunday 13th June… During his introductory remarks at the roundtable with world leaders, Boris Johnson said: ‘I think the inequalities may be entrenched. We need to make sure as we recover, we level up across our societies and we build back better.’.. ‘And I actually think we have a huge opportunity to do that because as G7, we are united in our vision for a cleaner, greener world, a solution to the problems of climate change.’.. ‘And in those ideas, in those technologies, which we are all addressing together, I think there is the potential to generate many many millions of high-wage, high-skilled jobs and I think that is what the people of our countries now want us to focus on’.”

Water Wars: Manufactured Drought to Cause Food Shortages, Climate Totalitarianism (17 min) – by Christian Westbrook, Ice Age Farmer

Is a “Climate Lockdown” on the Horizon? – by Kit Knightly – https://www.globalresearch.ca/is-a-climate-lockdown-on-the-horizon/5747555 – “THE REPORT’S AUTHOR AND BACKERS – The report, titled “Avoiding a climate lockdown”, was written by Mariana Mazzucato, a professor of economics at University College London, and head of something called the Council on the Economics of Health for All, a division of the World Health Organization… It was first published in October 2020 by Project Syndicate, a non-profit media organization that is (predictably) funded through grants from the Open society Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many, many others… After that, it was picked up and republished by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which describes itself as ‘a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.’… The WBCSD’s membership is essentially every major company in the world, including Chevron, BP, Bayer, Walmart, Google and Microsoft. Over 200 members totalling well over 8 TRILLION dollars in annual revenue… In short: an economist who works for the WHO has written a report concerning “climate lockdowns”, which has been published by both a Gates+Soros backed NGO AND a group representing almost every bank, oil company and tech giant on the planet… Whatever it says, it clearly has the approval of the people who run the world.”

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