Behind the shocking story of a ‘spycop’ who incited firebombing lies one of Britain’s dirtiest secrets

Former construction worker Dave Smith of the Blacklist Support Group provided extensive testimony to the UnderCover Police Inquiry (UCPI) on how ‘spycops’ infiltrated and spied on workers over many years. The testimony included how one ‘spycop’ attempted to incite three of those workers to firebomb an office run by an exiled Italian fascist. But there is far more to this story than meets the eye, with lives lost from terror and a web of intrigue that stretched all across Europe. Incitement Some way through his statement, Smith explained: The Inquiry will hear how, on more than one occasion, [Carlo] Neri incited Core Participants Frank Smith, Dan Gilman and…

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The Spectator’s refusal to apologise for publishing lies about Reni Eddo-Lodge sticks two fingers up at hard working journalists

On 22 October, the Spectator and the Independent published false statements about Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. Both publications uncritically published comments which suggested that Eddo-Lodge wants to promote a racially segregated society. As part of her campaign to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in schools, minister for equalities, Kemi Badenoch MP told the Spectator that antiracist authors such as Eddo-Lodge “want a segregated society”. Following publication of the article, the Independent repeated Badenoch’s comment. According to Eddo-Lodge, she was never contacted by journalists from either publication to respond to the claims made against her. Eddo-Lodge approached both outlets asking…

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Trump Lies About COVID-19 Risks & Vaccine at Debate as Pandemic Is Tied to 300K Excess U.S. Deaths

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 tops 223,000, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met in Nashville, Tennessee, Thursday in the second and final debate of the 2020 campaign. They sparred over the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic, healthcare, climate change, racism and U.S. immigration policy. Thursday’s matchup was originally scheduled to be the third and final debate, but Trump scuttled a second appearance earlier this month after refusing to take part remotely following his hospitalization with COVID-19. Thursday’s debate was moderated by NBC’s Kristen Welker, who began by asking…

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Trump Lies About COVID-19 Risks & Vaccine at Debate as Pandemic Is Tied to 300K Excess U.S. Deaths

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday in the second and final debate of the 2020 campaign. It was a more subdued debate than their first clash, when Trump refused to abide by the rules and interrupted Biden at least 128 times. Thursday’s debate was moderated by NBC’s Kristen Welker, who began by asking the candidates about COVID-19. Biden criticized Trump for repeatedly downplaying the severity of the pandemic, while the president boasted about his handling of the crisis, falsely claiming a vaccine was “ready” to be deployed within weeks. Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the College of Public…

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What Did He Know and When Did He Know It? Lies & Contradictions Abound as Trump Is Treated for COVID

As the White House and President Trump’s medical team issue conflicting statements on Trump’s condition after he was hospitalized for COVID-19, and when he was infected, we speak with Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason. The administration’s lack of transparency “certainly raises questions about the decisions that were made to allow him to travel, for him to decide to travel, and to expose what seems like a lot of people,” Mason says. Source link

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Superspreader-in-Chief: For Months Trump Spread COVID Lies, Now He May Have Spread the Virus Itself

In these times of elections, climate chaos and COVID-19, independent news is more important than ever. You turn to Democracy Now! because you trust that when we're reporting on the pandemic or the uprisings against police brutality—or the climate crisis—our coverage is not brought to you by the fossil fuel, insurance or weapons industries or Big Pharma. We count on YOU to make our work possible. Today, a generous supporter will DOUBLE your new monthly donation to Democracy Now!, meaning your gift will go twice as far. This is a challenging time for us all, but if you're able to make a monthly donation and provide us with…

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