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From Gaza to Hungary: War, Censorship, and Legal Battles

From the escalating conflict in Gaza to Hungary’s defiance against the EU, the world’s political chessboard is in flux. Meanwhile, media censorship, the profitability of war, and pandemic politics continue to shape our global narrative.

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The Biden administration’s approach to the escalating conflict in Gaza has raised eyebrows, with concerns that the situation could broaden into a wider regional conflict. The administration has endorsed Israel’s goal of eradicating Hamas, a task recognized as unachievable, and has yet to engage in diplomacy or negotiations with the group. Meanwhile, South Africa has accused Israel of genocide and war crimes, a claim dismissed by the US State Department as baseless, despite evidence suggesting otherwise. The population of Gaza continues to suffer, with over 80% experiencing famine, while the US has not conducted a formal assessment of whether Israel is violating international humanitarian law.

In Europe, Hungary’s opposition to sending billions of euros to Ukraine has exposed the EU’s subservience to the US and NATO. Despite Hungary blocking the package, the EU plans to send it anyway using alternative mechanisms. The EU suspended funding to Hungary over concerns about democratic backsliding, but now it is using those funds to pressure Hungary into supporting Ukraine. The US has turned up pressure on Hungary over its reluctance to toe the line against Russia, with a proposed law in Hungary aiming to monitor risks of political interference and punish banned foreign financing for parties or groups running for election.

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history, and Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs have both expressed concerns about the profitability of war for financiers and industrialists, and its disastrous impact on citizens. Sachs points out that the $1.5 trillion spent on military each year benefits the military-industrial complex and Washington insiders, while impoverishing and endangering America and the world. Despite the costly failures, the same individuals have remained in charge of US foreign policy for decades.

CNN has admitted to following a protocol that allows Israeli censors to influence its coverage of the occupied Palestinian territories. Critics argue that the IDF’s approach to censoring media outlets is a way for Israel to control and intimidate news. A CNN staffer revealed that every line of reporting related to Israel-Palestine must seek approval from the Jerusalem bureau, resulting in a bias towards Israel’s narratives.

Evolutionary biologist Bret Weinstein joined Tucker Carlson to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry, and global governance. They raised concerns about the World Health Organization’s pandemic preparedness plan, warning of potential overreach and loss of national sovereignty.

Finally, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to hear a case regarding Donald Trump’s eligibility for Colorado’s primary ballot. The case, Robert v. Austin, questions the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the Armed Services, the authority of the court of appeals to dismiss service members’ appeals, and the government’s ability to force citizens to receive an experimental gene modifying injection. Todd Callender, a lawyer with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, has been leading the legal team in this case. He argues that the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a medical Martial Law that suspends parts of the Constitution and constitutional rights.

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Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Public Health Response to COVID-19

Ultimately, truth is the bedrock of liberty and deception is how liberty is taken from us.

Source | Submitted by bcoop

Bret Weinstein and Tucker Discuss COVID Vaccine, WHO's Authoritarian Plans For Humanity

I call the force that we’re up against Goliath. Goliath made a terrible mistake and made it most egregiously during COVID, which is it took all of the competent people, all of the courageous people, and it shoved them out of the institutions where they were hanging on. And it created in so doing, the Dream Team. It created every player you could possibly want on your team to fight some historic battle against a terrible evil.

Source | Submitted by pinecarr

CNN Admits to Following Israeli Censorship Protocol in Coverage of Occupied Palestinian Territories

The policy of running stories about Israel or the Palestinians past the Jerusalem bureau has been in place for years,” the spokesperson told the outlet. “It is simply down to the fact that there are many unique and complex local nuances that warrant extra scrutiny to make sure our reporting is as precise and accurate as possible.

Source | Submitted by aaronmckeon

US Foreign Policy: A Costly Racket

The $1.5 trillion in military outlays each year is the scam that keeps on giving—to the military-industrial complex and the Washington insiders—even as it impoverishes and endangers America and the world.

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

Hungary's Opposition to EU Aid Package Exposes Cracks in Bloc's Unity

The EU plans to send it anyway ‘using various cumbersome alternative mechanisms that don’t require Hungary’s approval.’

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

Biden Administration Faces Criticism for Lack of Response to Gaza Conflict

The Biden Administration acknowledged it conducted no formal assessment of whether Israel is violating international humanitarian law in its war against Hamas, fueling intense criticism as President Biden shows no signs of wanting to change approach.

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

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