Protest tomorrow at Vancouver City Hall against mandatory masking 8 am to 10 am proposal before council.
Protest tomorrow at Vancouver City Hall against mandatory masking 8 am to 10 am proposal before council.
Brave Laval Cop Resigns After Sharing His Doubts About the Lockdown & Then His Business is Firebombed
Laval police officer resigns after posting the pandemic doesn’t exist
Maxime Ouimet, a 12-year veteran of the force, saw his Terrebonne business firebombed hours after one of his Facebook posts.Author of the article:Paul Cherry • Montreal GazettePublishing date:Oct 10, 2020 • Last Updated 5 days ago • 2 minute read
A Laval police officer has resigned from the force after posting comments on social media denying the existence of the pandemic and calling Premier François Legault a dictator.
Maxime Ouimet, a 12-year veteran, resigned on Friday, Laval police confirmed to the Montreal Gazette on Saturday.
Earlier in the week, the Journal de Montréal revealed Ouimet had been assigned to desk duty following his controversial posts.
In one, he wrote he would never “destroy” a person’s life by issuing a ticket for not respecting public health regulations aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.
“I took him off the road in an urgent way,” Laval police Chief Pierre Brochet told the Journal de Montréal, adding Ouimet had been assigned to desk duty and was the subject of an internal investigation.
Among other things, Ouimet wrote he had been working “since the beginning of the crisis and there is no pandemic.”
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He claimed wearing masks was pointless, and that “emergency rooms are empty.”
“I have been a police officer for 12 years to help, serve and protect the people. I will no longer be a tool of the government to satisfy and establish its dictator,” he posted in French on Tuesday.
“I say no to Premier François Legault. What you are doing is illegal and unconstitutional.”
The Facebook page — titled Policier du peuple pour le peuple (A police officer of the people for the people) — includes a photo of Ouimet wearing his police uniform.
On Thursday, he wrote that his badge “will leave me tomorrow.”
“I can swear to you that 75 per cent of police officers in Quebec have a heart of gold like me. They are formidable colleagues who really put their lives and mental health in peril for citizens every day.”
Hours after Ouimet posted that message, a business he owns in Terrebonne — Académie Beauté Maudite on Des Entreprises Blvd. — was firebombed.
When firefighters arrived, they noticed the salon’s window had been broken. The building’s sprinkler system had been set off and the fire was extinguished.
No one has been arrested in connection with the firebombing that took place sometime after 11 p.m. on Thursday.
Ouimet later confirmed, on a different Facebook page, that someone had tossed a Molotov cocktail inside his salon. He reported his business was heavily damaged by water, and he expressed dismay that his 12 employees would be out of work for weeks.
Ouimet did not reply to a request for an interview.
A CAFE Supporter Challenges Freedom Lovers in the GTA –Time to Put on Your Marching Boots: END THE LOCKDOWN RALLY, Toronto, Saturday, October 24 — Be There
Nobody here is going to accomplish anything politically from behind your computers and hiding at home, especially under current tyrannical rule.
Work on getting your freedoms back first!
It’s time to lace up your boots, get out there, and march!
Faith without works is dead.
Yesterday afternoon, a minimum of 4,000 patriots and freedom fighters (myself included) took over downtown Toronto and marched. Think I’m lying?
Check out this Tweet and look at that crowd: https://twitter.com/intent/like?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1317533226810941440%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_1&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthepostmillennial.com%2Fcrowd-of-4000-protests-lockdowns-in-toronto&tweet_id=1317533226810941440
If you live in Ontario, I expect you out next Saturday, 12PM @ Dundas Square. No excuses!
If you’re outside of Ontario, find a march near you. They’re happening all over the country.
Police State: Be Quite Clear This is the New Normal — Anti-Forced Mask Protesters Banned from B.C. Ferry
Police called after anti-mask protesters cause disturbance on Horseshoe Bay ferry
Ben Bengtson / North Shore News
October 17, 2020 12:17 PM
At least a dozen anti-mask protesters were acting verbally abusive to other ferry travellers who were wearing masks on a voyage from Nanaimo to West Vancouver Saturday morning. file photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Police were called and a ferry sailing was delayed in Horseshoe Bay this morning after anti-mask protesters caused a disturbance onboard a vessel heading from Nanaimo.
The incident occurred partway through the voyage en route from Departure Bay to West Vancouver, according to Deborah Marshall, BC Ferries spokeswoman. article continues below
At least a dozen anti-mask protesters who were aboard the vessel were acting verbally abusive to other customers that were wearing masks, said Marshall.
“We believe that they were travelling over to the protest that’s happening in Vancouver today and they were causing a disturbance on the ferry, so we had to phone the West Vancouver police and they came and attended,” she said.
An event called the B.C. Freedom Mega Rally is slated for today outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, where thousands of people are expected to rally in protest of physical distancing measures, quarantines, travel bans and other restrictions brought in to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The anti-mask protesters were travelling aboard the Queen of Oak Bay. The incident delayed boarding for the vessel’s return trip.
An update issued on the BC Ferries website at 11:22 a.m. advised passengers that the ferry was operating 41 minutes behind schedule due to the earlier incident.
When police arrived on scene after the ferry docked in West Vancouver, they helped keep the peace and make sure there was no escalating situation, according to Cpl. Neil Schafer of the West Vancouver Police Department.
“It came to us as a disturbance. Our members attended, no arrests were made,” said Schafer. “There was no violence, no weapons, nothing of that nature.”
While not much came from the call, Schafer added that police hadn’t seen anything like this previously involving anti-mask individuals. “This was something new, at least in regards to the mask issue.”
While there were no arrests, it’s going to be challenging for the people involved in this morning’s incident to grab a ferry home following the rally, according to Marshall.
“They’re banned from travel,” she said. “We don’t tolerate abuse.”
Leaked Secret Report Shows Travel Restrictions, Forced Vaccinations, Massive Lockdowns, Planned Shortage, Police State is Planned for Canadians as the “Great Reset”
Canadian politician leaks new COVID lockdown plan and ‘Great Reset’ dictatorship – Australia is part of it
Canadians in Toronto, without masks and in defiance of regulations restricting outdoor gatherings to 25 people, demonstrate against COVID lockdowns earlier this month.
POWER-mad state premiers, governors and prime ministers across Australia, the US, the UK, Canada and New Zealand may try to push another Dan Andrews-style second wave virus attack, as part of the Gates-Rockefeller-World Economic Forum push for global vaccination and the Agenda 21 “new normal/new economy”.
Canadian politicians in the loop of “COVID planning” have been told to their horror of a plan for a totalitarian response to an international economic collapse, involving a federal government offer to eliminate all personal debts (mortgages, loans, credit cards, etc) funded by the IMF under “the World Debt Reset program”.
In exchange the individual would forfeit ownership of any and all property and assets forever, and partake in the COVID-19 and COVID-21 vaccination schedule, which would (allegedly) allow individuals unrestricted travel and living, even under a full lock down, through the use of photo ID referred to as Canada’s HealthPass.
The horrific scenario comes from a Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) whistleblower from the party’s Strategic Planning Committee, which is under the control of Canada’s Office of the Prime Minister (PMO).
He says the second wave will be hyped up with testing around the end of November.
The whistleblower warns of a “complete and total secondary lock down much stricter than the first and second rolling phase restrictions”, which is expected to run to the end of December 2020 and early January 2021.
While pressure is mounting in Australia through the courts, at protests and from some media for lockdowns to end, the “deadly virus is stalking you” narrative is being held firmly by Labor, Green, Coalition and LNP parties, the public health bureaucracy and most media in the same ‘Five Eyes’ nations.
This narrative presents the SARS-Cov2 virus or “COVID-19” as something that must be avoided and contained at all cost, despite the widespread immunity and medical studies showing it is lethal for less than 1% (0.06%) of those who are infected.
The Canadian whistleblower’s email has been published by Canadian alt media site The Canadian Report. The deliberate leak of the information is remarkable because it is the equivalent of senior Coalition members doing the same. Canada’s Liberal Party and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau is the equivalent of Greens-Labor and a large segment of green-left feminist Liberal Party MPs.
The Canadian PMO mirrors the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra, which is run by high-powered bureaucrats and “advised” on COVID-19 by the Prime Minister’s National Covid-19 Advisory Commission, which Scott Morrison announced on March 25, just two months into the plandemic.
We might ask why was it necessary for the PM to announce such a high powered commission so early in the piece? Clearly it was part of the process as outlined by the Event 201 players who included commission member Jane Halton, head of the Gates-funded CEPI, to steer the plandemic in their desired direction i.e. the globalist “Great Reset” plan as outlined by the World Economic Forum.
The green-left Guardian reported back on August 11 that Neville Power, the head of Commission, had been approached by “business leaders wanting the government to use the recovery from the pandemic to lock in low-emissions energy”.
According to Power, his organisation was not recommending “a green recovery per se” but had asked the government to underwrite new investment in gas pipelines as part of recommendations from a manufacturing taskforce. But as previously reported by Cairns News, this commission, has been strangely silent on Dan Andrews’ wrecking of the Victorian small business sector.
The whistleblower said he was “not happy doing this but I have to, as a Canadian and more importantly as a parent who wants a better future not only for my children but for other children as well.
“The other reason I am doing this is because roughly 30% of the committee members are not pleased with the direction this will take Canada, but our opinions have been ignored and they plan on moving forward toward their goals. They have also made it very clear that nothing will stop the planned outcomes.”
The road map and aim was set out by the PMO and is as follows (note similarities to Victoria):
Phase in secondary lock down restrictions on a rolling basis, starting
with major metropolitan areas first and expanding outward. Expected by
– Rush the acquisition of (or construction of) isolation facilities across every province and territory. Expected by December 2020.
– Daily new cases of COVID-19 will surge beyond capacity of testing, including increases in COVID related deaths following the same growth curves. Expected by end of November 2020.
– Complete and total secondary lock down (much stricter than the first and second rolling phase restrictions). Expected by end of December 2020 – early January 2021
– Reform and expansion of the unemployment program to be transitioned into the universal basic income program. Expected by Q1 2021.
– Projected COVID-19 mutation and/or co-infection with secondary virus (referred to as COVID-21) leading to a third wave with much higher mortality rate and higher rate of infection. Expected by February 2021.
– Daily new cases of COVID-21 hospitalizations and COVID-19 and COVID-21 related deaths will exceed medical care facilities capacity. Expected Q1–Q2 2021.
– Enhanced lock down restrictions (referred to as Third Lock Down) will be implemented. Full travel restrictions will be imposed (including inter-province and inter-city). Expected Q2 2021.
– Transitioning of individuals into the universal basic income program. Expected mid Q2 2021.
– Projected supply chain break downs, inventory shortages, large economic instability. Expected late Q2 2021.
– Deployment of military personnel into major metropolitan areas as well as all major roadways to establish travel checkpoints. Restrict travel and movement. Provide logistical support to the area. Expected by Q3 2021.
The whistleblower said committee members asked who would become the owner of the forfeited property and assets in that scenario and what would happen to lenders or financial institutions. “We were simply told “the World Debt Reset program will handle all of the details.
“Several committee members also questioned what would happen to individuals if they refused to participate in the World Debt Reset program, or the HealthPass, or the vaccination schedule, and the answer we got was very troubling.
“Essentially we were told it was our duty to make sure we came up with a plan to ensure that would never happen. We were told it was in the individual’s best interest to participate.
“When several committee members pushed relentlessly to get an answer, we were told that those who refused would first live under the lock down restrictions indefinitely. And that over a short period of time as more Canadians transitioned into the debt forgiveness program, the ones who refused to participate would be deemed a public safety risk and would be relocated into isolation facilities.
“Once in those facilities they would be given two options, participate in the debt forgiveness program and be released, or stay indefinitely in the isolation facility under the classification of a serious public health risk and have all their assets seized.”
The whistleblower said the heated discussion “escalated beyond anything I’ve ever witnessed before”.
“In the end it was implied by the PMO that the whole agenda will move forward no matter who agrees with it or not, that it won’t just be Canada but in fact all nations will have similar roadmaps and agendas, that we need to take advantage of the situations before us to promote change on a grander scale for the betterment of everyone.
“The members who were opposed and ones who brought up key issues that would arise from such a thing were completely ignored. Our opinions and concerns were ignored. We were simply told to just do it. All I know is that I don’t like it and I think it’s going to place Canadians into a dark future.”
British Anti-WHO Campaigner & Christian Activist Caroline Targetted & Terrorized by LGBTQ Activists
Let me tell you about my friend Caroline.
Caroline is CitizenGO’s Campaigns Director in the United Kingdom.
She is one of the bravest and fiercest defenders of Christian family values and the sanctity of human life I know.
On top of fighting tirelessly for our shared beliefs, she is a devoted wife and mother of five children.
Our longtime supporters will remember CitizenGO reaching out to you on her behalf when radical LGBT activists were dragging her through expensive and invasive legal battles.
Thanks to a strong response from our friends like you, CitizenGO was able to help Caroline defeat their baseless attack.
But now I have some heartbreaking news.
The gender lobby and LGBT radicals and their cronies have renewed their assault on Caroline in the courts — trying to bankrupt her through a series of false allegations.
And to make matters worse, they are targeting her family — even her little children — online.
With the trial fast approaching, your support for Caroline is as important as ever.
you help CitizenGO defend Caroline AND continue our worldwide campaigns
in defense of family, life and freedom with your generous contribution
I will donate $7I will donate $21I will donate $56I will donate $112I will donate $210OTHER AMOUNT
I want to talk to you about the harassment Caroline has been subjected to by LGBT radicals.
Besides inflicting tremendous emotional and financial distress on Caroline and her family, our enemies have a broader goal for their vile behavior — to shut up or shut down CitizenGO.
They want to halt the effective activism which every CitizenGO campaigner and supporter engages in across the globe. The LGBT radicals own statements admit CitizenGO is that target in addition to Caroline.
That is why it’s critical I have the financial resources to protect Caroline and go on the offensive against the lies and distortions of the LGBT radicals.
You see, they want to silence you and me.
And they want to send a message to discourage anyone who would join us in the fight to save babies from abortion, to save our children from being scandalized by the LGBT agenda, and to defend religious liberty and family values.
First, Caroline’s husband’s computer was hacked. Then her children started being cyber-bullied; one radical even threatened to throw acid on a child.
Even her parents have been doxxed –- meaning their personal information like address and employer was posted to the internet.
Caroline’s entire family has been harassed with prank phone calls, targeted with exposure to disgusting explicit materials, and stalked on social media.
Now on top of it all, Caroline is once again being hauled to court for yet another false lawsuit by the same radical transgender activist who previously tried to have her thrown in jail!
Caroline is facing these attacks because of her crucial role in CitizenGO’s effective activism in the UK and across the globe.
So I can’t sit idly by while she and her family are faced with this wicked persecution.
That’s why, as CitizenGO’s Executive Director, I am working with my team to defend Caroline and put a stop to this harassment.
Right now, my team and I are gathering resources and mobilizing to:
will you chip in today to keep our global, national, and local
campaigns strong as we also fight to defend Caroline and her family?
I will donate $7I will donate $21I will donate $56I will donate $112I will donate $210OTHER AMOUNT
Thanks to our brave activists like Caroline, CitizenGO represents a very real threat to the agenda of the radical gender and LGBT activists and their cronies.
Caroline first drew the ire of the far Left radicals by spearheading CitizenGO’s efforts to save the life of young Alfie Evans.
When CitizenGO gathered hundreds of thousands of worldwide petitions demanding entertainment giant Disney end their radical gender ideology indoctrination of children, Caroline was barred from entry into the U.S. by bureaucrats who were doing the bidding of the LGBT agenda.
More recently, Caroline has led our efforts in the UK as part of CitizenGO’s worldwide campaign to end the United Nations’ global funding of abortion through their World Health Organization.
I can think of few people more worthy of admiration from people who share our values than Caroline.
I know Caroline would hate to see any of our essential campaigns weakened due to our efforts to help her.
The message our enemies want to send all CitizenGO members is “if you take a stand against our radical agenda, you will be punished with the full force of our allies in the government and the media.”
The LGBT radicals and their cronies don’t want more people like Caroline joining CitizenGO and standing up for the values you and I share.
But with your financial support on behalf of our friend Caroline, CitizenGO can send a strong message of our own.
A message that says we are not backing down.
That we won’t be intimidated.
That we will defend our own AND keep fighting for our values.
Please stand with me, with CitizenGO and Caroline today.
Parallels With Children’s Tale That Warns of Mass Deception.
The emperor who gets scammed by a pair of con-artists is a cautionary children’s tale about a swindle which, like all scams, relies upon the psychological manipulation of the target. It is a story in which the swindle permeates down from the king, through his courtiers and into the general population. When the truth is revealed by a boy crying, “Look, the king is as naked as the day that he was born!”, the people snap out of the mass hypnosis.
The Covid1984 psyop is a darker version of the classic fable in which the king (emperor) and his advisors fall prey to a scam. The scam being that only he and his cohorts are capable of appreciating a tailored set of clothes which do not factually exist. In the tale, the swindlers emphasise that only those with intelligence can see the garments.
In the UK’s Covid1984 version of the fable, the lies of the false narrative are peddled by the majority of the 650 members of parliament via press conferences and a compliant media that simply regurgitates the lies. All of it is to the detriment of the people’s psychological health. This is deliberate.
It is psychological manipulation, #GasLighting – whereby the target (the people) is slowly but surely being driven mad by the lies of the psychotic perpetrator (UK ‘gov’ who are under the instruction of the ‘tailors’, those who stitch together the material falsehoods of the narrative that there is a ‘pandemic’).
Matt Hancock, Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty are those courtiers who perpetrate the lies of the shadowy ‘tailors’. Whenever any of those mouthpieces for their globalist masters opens his mouth he ignores the facts and spouts on oblivious to the truth. In a way, it is a form of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NDP), a pathological mental condition that requires a fake narrative, as produced by the mind of the narcissist himself. It is a fake state of mind in which the individual falsely believes his understanding is correct and not open to any kind of healthy debate.
Who are the tailors? In the case of Covid1984, it is a case of following the money. The international banks are behind the lockdown and the masquerade. For the perfect exemplar, the president of Belarusia was apparently subject to a bribe from World Bank, IMF : introduce these measures and you will qualify for a ‘loan’ of over $900m:
Rule Through Law: Nationalist Politicians Are Being Imprisoned for Their Beliefs Across Europe
October 14, 2020 • 900 Words • 71 Co
Multiple European Union states are breaking with post-war liberal conventions and openly imprisoning prominent political opponents and intellectuals for ideological crimes.
The tactic being used by these governments is “rule through law,” as opposed to rule of law. The strategy is commonly deployed in nations like Saudi Arabia against journalists, intellectuals and opposition figures who are targeted for repression first, then selectively prosecuted using often vaguely defined existing laws after.
Earlier today a judge in Athens condemned almost all of Golden Dawn’s elected officials, including sitting European parliament member Ioannis Lagos, to years in prison.
Nikos Michaloliakos, Golden Dawn’s General Secretary, was given 13 years for a RICO-style charge that alleged his patriotic Greek party, which until recently was the third most popular in the country, is a criminal organization.
Michaloliakos was not tied to any specific crime, but prosecutors used editions of his group’s magazine featuring articles about Germany during World War II from the 1980s and 90s to argue that their political ideas were a form of violence in and of themselves.
In a public statement published to the Golden Dawn website Michaloliakos blamed the court’s ruling on Golden Dawn’s sudden electoral rise in 2013, stating “They say we are a criminal Nazi organization. [If that’s true] why did they wait 30 years to charge us?”
He accurately pointed out that Golden Dawn was never accused of being a criminal organization since its founding in the 1980s. It was only after May 2012, when the party achieved 7% of the vote, that the Greek state decided it was time to arrest them in 2013.
Yesterday another nationalist elected official, Marian Kotleba, was sentenced to four years in prison by the Slovak government for handing out checks for 1,488 Euros to poor families in 2017. State prosecutors accused Kotleba, who leads the politically ascendant People’s Party – Our Slovakia, of using 1488 as a secret code for “white power.”
Kotleba’s party holds 17 seats out of 150 in parliament and has been steadily growing. Its existence has put pressure on conservatives to begin speaking to nationalist issues and against corruption, a factor that has upset the nation’s rulers and contributed to last year’s failed attempt to get the People’s Party outlawed. Kotleba plans to appeal the decision.
If the Supreme Court upholds Kotleba’s conviction, he will be permanently banned from running for office and will be the first Slovak parliament member to be imprisoned since the fall of communism.
In France, patriotic intellectual and Yellow Vest activist Hervé Ryssen is now a month into his year and a half jail sentence for “anti-Semitism” that focused on pointing out the scientific impossibilities of the Holocaust narrative.
Ryssen has for years been dragged through the court system by lawyers affiliated with France’s Jewish organizations, such as LICRA. A letter signed by a diverse contingent of French public figures belonging to the nationalist, artistic and Muslim communities expressed outrage at Ryssen becoming a prisoner of conscience.
Veteran Front National leaders Jean Marie Le Pen and Bruno Gollnisch both condemned Ryssen’s incarceration, stating that it revealed that France was becoming a dictatorship where people are viciously punished for crimes of opinion.
Both Gollnisch and Le Pen were expelled from the party by Marine Le Pen, who has now renamed the party National Rally and taken it down a route of social liberalism and Zionism.
Marine Le Pen’s boyfriend and National Rally vice president, Jewish politician Louis Aliot, took to Twitter to attack Ryssen’s defenders, claiming that freedom of speech and “provocation” (hate speech) are not the same. The sentiment was endorsed by Le Pen, who hypocritically defends critics of Islam on free speech grounds.
The leadership of the Spanish nationalist movement — Pedro Chaparro (National Democracy), Manuel Andrino (Spanish Falange), and Pedro Pablo Peña (National Alliance) — are exhausting their final appeal of a prison sentence handed down to them over counter-protesting left-wing Catalan separatists in 2013.
Prosecutors allege that the three leaders were responsible for a confrontation that occurred between members of Madrid’s “antifa” and Spanish patriots.
Last year, Chaparro, Andrino, Peña and others began mending fractures in the large but deeply sectarian Spanish nationalist movement, putting aside differences to found the electoral bloc “ADN: Spanish Identity.”
Catalan language media is eager to see the men behind bars. If their last appeal fails, they will serve years in prison.
“Sending a Message”
The myriad of “human rights” NGOs that complain when Eastern European countries try to block George Soros from influencing their elections are all lauding this Europe-wide crackdown.
A statement published on the conviction of Golden Dawn’s parliamentary bloc by Amnesty International’s European Director, Nils Muižnieks, hailed the decision as a victory against anti-immigration sentiment, “This verdict sends a clear message to political groups with aggressive anti-migrant and anti-human rights agendas in Greece and across Europe that violent and racist criminal activity – whether perpetrated by individuals on the street or members of parliament, will not go unpunished.
On Kotleba’s conviction, multiple liberal NGOs backed by international finance declared the imprisonment of political opponents a triumph for democracy, “We are glad that extremism in Slovakia is finally being punished and addressed with the appropriate attention” the groups commented.
Various Jewish organizations have also celebrated the embrace of hard power by nervous liberal elites currently enduring a worldwide crisis in them and their failing institutions.
While many European nations have hate speech laws, this is the first time in recent memory that liberal democracies have mustered the nerve to begin sentencing elected officials to long prison sentences for their ideas. These acts are highly discrediting to the neo-liberal project and will likely have unforeseen consequences in the future.
The government keep telling us it’s just about saving lives and not quashing dissent: So why was Kerry Cotterill fined $1,652 for lawfully exercising ALONE while holding a sign?
It makes no sense. None of this does.
Kerry was simply out for a walk, all by herself. But because she was carrying this sign, police swarmed her and gave her a massive ticket. What’s that got to do with public health?
Luckily, forward-thinking Kerry caught her whole interaction on camera, proving police are now fining people in Melbourne for criticizing Premier Daniel Andrews.
Kerry’s sign read “toot to boot” with a picture of Daniel Andrews below.
Kerry was cautious to ensure she was following all the overreaching chief health officer’s directives, including not being more than 5km from her home and only exercising for less than an hour, but police still fined her.
The officers claimed it was illegal to protest!
Last time I checked, lawful protest is legal. Especially when abiding by all the health directives.
There’s no way that Kerry can afford the enormous fine and we’re not going to help her pay it. No: we’re going to help her fight it!
We’ve hired a top Melbourne lawyer, Madeleine Smith, who has agreed to take Kerry Cotterill on as a client — and to send us her legal bill. We’re going to crowdfund that for her.
In fact, Madeline believes Kerry’s case is so important with such far-reaching consequences that we’re also taking offensive action in the Supreme Court. Kerry Cotterill is also now a plaintiff in the SaveVictoria.com.au proceedings against the chief health officer.
Can you help us, help her? This is now the fourth “Fight The Fines” case we’ve taken in Australia.
You can see the others at FightTheFines.com.au — and that’s where you can also chip in to help cover the legal fees for Australian citizens being flattened by outrageous fines. And if you have received a fine, too — or know someone who has — that same page has an easy to fill out form for people who need our help. We’ll try to help as many people as we can.
Kerry Cotterill needs our help — let’s be there for her!
More Silicon Valley Mind Control: Questioning Jewish Tribal History Banned from Facebook
Facebook bans Holocaust denial content
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Facebook has explicitly banned Holocaust denial for the first time.
The social network said its new policy prohibits “any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust”.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg wrote that he had “struggled with the tension” between free speech and banning such posts, but that “this is the right balance”.
Two years ago, Mr Zuckerberg said that such posts should not automatically be taken down for “getting it wrong”.
“I’m Jewish and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened,” he told Recode at the time.
“I find it deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong.”
His remarks led to a large public backlash.
But on Monday, as Facebook changed its policies, he wrote that he had changed his mind.
“My own thinking has evolved as I’ve seen data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence, as have our wider policies on hate speech,” he wrote in a public Facebook post.
“Drawing the right lines between what is and isn’t acceptable speech isn’t straightforward, but with the current state of the world, I believe this is the right balance.”
Earlier this year, Facebook banned hate speech involving harmful stereotypes, including anti-Semitic content. But Holocaust denial had not been banned.
Facebook’s vice-president of content policy, Monika Bickert, said the company had made the decision alongside “the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people”.
She said that later this year, searching for the Holocaust – or its denial – on Facebook would direct users to “credible” information.
But she also warned change would not happen overnight, and training its employees and automated systems would take time.
The World Jewish Congress – which had conferred with Facebook on anti-Semitism – welcomed the move.
“Denying the Holocaust, trivializing it, minimizing it, is a tool used to spread hatred and false conspiracies about Jews and other minorities,” the group said in a statement.
But it also noted that it had campaigned for the removal of Holocaust denial content from the platform “for several years”.
Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, tweeted: “This has been years in the making.”
“Having personally engaged with Facebook on the issue, I can attest the ban on Holocaust Denial is a big deal… glad it finally happened.”
This was a bit of a “wait, they don’t do this already?” moment.
Perhaps that’s because Facebook has quite radically shifted its position on removing hate speech and fake news in recent months.
We’re still seeing loopholes from an old moderating regime being closed.
Critics, though, argue this isn’t happening fast enough.
The combined platforms of Facebook and Instagram – which is owned by Facebook – have an extraordinary reach of billions of users worldwide.
That influence has to be used responsibly, and Facebook acknowledges this.
The advertising boycott in July also helped cement the view internally that more had to be done to tackle hate speech.
Mark Zuckerberg’s instincts have always been to champion freedom of speech – the best way to fight bad speech is good speech he’s always said.
But this latest move appears to indicate Facebook now accepts it needs to be more proactive in combating hate speech.