Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/2/2021

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of downtown Melbourne today to protest Victoria’s vaccine mandate. They were confronted by police, and more than a hundred were arrested. Meanwhile, New York City restaurants claim to have suffered a loss of 40% to 60% of their customers due to the mayor’s mandate for vaccine passports.

In other news, the migrant-rescue NGO Doctors Without Borders has demanded that the refugee reception facilities on the Italian island of Lampedusa be expanded to accommodate the recent increase in migrant arrivals.

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Financial Crisis
» Fed Vice Chair Clarida Traded Millions One Day Before Powell Emergency Pandemic Statement
» Key Inflation Gauge Watched by the Federal Reserve Hits Another 30-Year High
» Venezuela Subtracts Six Zeros From Currency, Second Overhaul in Three Years
 
USA
» Anti-Mask Student Org Protests Mask Mandates
» Antifa Riot Outside Justice Center in Portland
» Arizona Supreme Court to Weigh in on Vaccine Mandates, Critical Race Theory in Schools
» Billionaire George Soros Donates $500,000 to Campaign Against Austin Police Staffing Proposition
» Court Rules Twitter, Facebook, And Google Share No Responsibility for Pulse Nightclub Shooting
» Dave Portnoy Talks to Tucker Carlson About Big Tech’s Efforts to Silence Him
» Dr. Ron Paul Further Embraces Odysee After Continuous YouTube Censorship
» Federal Judge Rules Washington, DC is Liable for Post-Heller Wrongful Firearm Arrests
» Inspector General Audit Finds “Widespread” Problems With FBI’s FISA Applications
» Judge Rules Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office Violated First Amendment by Ordering Student to Delete Instagram Post
» Louisiana’s Largest Hospital System Will Fine Employees With Unvaccinated Spouses $200 a Month if They Don’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine by End of Month
» Middle School Eliminates ‘F’ Grade to Combat ‘Systemic Racism’
» New York City Restaurants Suffer 40 to 60 Percent Losses Under De Blasio’s Vaccine Mandate
» Newport News Shipbuilding Employees Protest Vaccine Mandate Friday
» Portland’s Cultural Council Will Not Replace Statues of Teddy Roosevelt, Lincoln Knocked Down by Antifa
» Rep. Adam Schiff Says YouTube’s Ban of Vaccine Skepticism Doesn’t Go Far Enough
» Trump Asks Judge to Force Twitter to Lift Ban
» ‘We Are Living in a War Zone’: Atlanta’s Richest Suburb Edges Closer to Divorcing Itself From Crime-Ridden City as Bill Goes Up for Vote Next Year
» White House Pushes US Airlines to Mandate Vaccines for Staff by December 8
» Woke’s Most Poisonous Twist Yet: The Return of Segregation as One American University Hires 82 Diversity Officers —costing £7.5million
 
Canada
» 15,000 Quebec Healthcare Workers Face Suspension Without Pay for Being Unvaccinated
 
Europe and the EU
» 15,000 People in Romania Protest COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
» Europe’s Rising Energy Prices Will Force Factory Closures: Kemp
» Far-Left Antifa Extremists Threaten to Kill 53 Populist German Politicians
» France: Chechen Teen Allegedly Stabbed by Brother for ‘Living European’, Raped by Father
» French Govt Considering Extending Vaccine Passport to July 2022
» Get the Jab or Get a New Job, UK Health Secretary Tells Care Home Staff
» Half a Million French Seniors Live Almost Totally Isolated From Others
» Italy: Anti-Green Pass Cop Faces Disciplinary Procedure
» Opposition Wants to Make it More Difficult for Poland to Leave EU
» UK: Hammer Attacker Assaults Four People in Popular London Shopping District
» UK: Now Eco Mob Target Private Jets: Small Group of XR Activists Block All Major Entrances to Farnborough Airport in Protest Against Emissions
» UK: Police Criticised for Telling Women to Run if Feeling Threatened by Cop, Plurality Want Met Chief to Resign
 
South Asia
» India’s Ivermectin Blackout: The Secret Revealed
 
Australia — Pacific
» “We’ve Been Locked Up for Almost 50 Days” — 1000s Rally Against Auckland Lockdown as Public Opposition Grows
» Hundreds of Demonstrators Swarm Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens to Protest Dan Andrew’s Vaccine Mandate — But Police Move in to Scatter the Crowd and Make Arrests
» More Than 100 Furious Protesters Arrested as Anti-Vaccination Chanters Block Traffic
» More Than 100 Arrested at Anti-Vax Protest
» Stubborn Mark McGowan Vows to Keep WA’s Hard Border Until State Reaches 90% Vaccination Target — But Only 47% of the Population is Double-Jabbed
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Cops Go After Cape Town Restaurants, Clubs Caught Flouting Lockdown Regulations
» COVID-19: Police to Probe Flouting of Regulations as Hundreds Protest Vaccine Passports in Cape Town
 
Immigration
» Belarus Government Using Migrants to Blackmail Europe, Says Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
» Greece Rejects EU Proposal for Border Monitors
» Italian Vessel Rescues 65 From Migrant Boat Fleeing Libya
» Italy: NGO Demands Expansion of Reception Facilities on Island Inundated by Migrants
» Poland: President Prolongs Emergency Laws on Belarus Border
» Revealed: TikTok Star Gabriel Salazar, 19, Was ‘Smuggling Illegal Immigrants From Mexico’ In His Chevrolet Camaro Muscle Car When Cops Tried to Pull Him Over: All Four Men Died in Fiery Crash When He Lost Control of Vehicle
 
Culture Wars
» ‘Diversity Spaces’: Germany Reserves Parking Spots for LGBT Community and Migrants
 

Fed Vice Chair Clarida Traded Millions One Day Before Powell Emergency Pandemic Statement

Earlier this week, with Fed hawks suddenly dropping like flies following the resignations of Boston and Dallas Fed presidents, Rosengren and Kaplan, amid a public outcry over their recently-revealed daytrading activities which benefited them as a direct result of monetary policy decisions they were explicitly and directly involved in, we joked that if the Fed wants to get rid of all the hawks, they just need to leak the trading records of Kansas City Fed president Esther George, widely viewed as the most vocal hawk among all FOMC members.

Well, it may not be George (yet) but overnight the government ethics office published forms which showed that none other than the (centrist) Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida may be the next to “retire” (perhaps he too is on a kidney transplant list) following the revelation that he was trading in and out of millions in securities on February 27, 2020 just one day before Fed Chair Powell issued an (extremely bullish) emergency statement hinting at possible policy action as the pandemic worsened.

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Key Inflation Gauge Watched by the Federal Reserve Hits Another 30-Year High

Inflation ran at a fresh 30-year high in August as supply chain disruptions and extraordinarily high demand fueled ongoing price pressures, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

The core personal consumption expenditures price index, which excludes food and energy costs and is the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation, increased 0.3% for the month and was up 3.6% from a year ago. The monthly gain was slightly higher than the 0.2% Dow Jones estimate and the annual forecast of 3.5%.

That’s the highest since May 1991 and reflective of inflationary pressures that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said earlier this week he finds “frustrating.”

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Venezuela Subtracts Six Zeros From Currency, Second Overhaul in Three Years

CARACAS, Oct 1 (Reuters) — Venezuela on Friday launched its second monetary overhaul in three years by cutting six zeros from the bolivar currency in response to hyperinflation, simplifying accounting but doing little to ease the South American nation’s economic crisis.

The plan seeks to makes accounting more straightforward at businesses and banks, where systems can no longer handle the huge figures. Venezuela’s year-on-year inflation is 1,743%, according to the Venezuelan Finance Observatory. A minimum wage salary is barely $2.50 per month.

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Anti-Mask Student Org Protests Mask Mandates

A group of 15 Unmask UW members congregated at Library Mall on Friday to protest university mask mandates.

“Unmask UW” is an anonymous organization comprised of University of Wisconsin-Madison students actively fighting against the university’s mask mandate, which went into effect on Aug. 5.

“Even if masks did work, a little bit, it’s not about the science, it’s just about our own freedom — the never-ending COVID restrictions need to go away,” said Unmask UW founder Lane Whitten.

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Antifa Riot Outside Justice Center in Portland

Members of Portland’s antifa movement started a riot Friday night outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland. The riot followed a grand jury declining to indict an officer over the shooting of a man who brandished a replica pistol at police. As a result, antifa blocked off the street and started a fire.

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Arizona Supreme Court to Weigh in on Vaccine Mandates, Critical Race Theory in Schools

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) — The Arizona Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over several issues pertaining to schools next month.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether school districts can impose vaccine mandates or teach Critical Race Theory. The next hearing is slated for Nov. 2.

State Attorney General Mark Brnovich said both have “no place” in public schools.

“I am pleased the Arizona Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction in the case because Arizonans deserve clarity as soon as possible,” Brnovich said in a tweet.

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Billionaire George Soros Donates $500,000 to Campaign Against Austin Police Staffing Proposition

The billionaire benefactor of progressive causes across the country, George Soros, has waded into the political fight over Austin’s police staffing — pumping a half-million dollars into a campaign to defeat Proposition A.

Among other reforms, Proposition A would establish a minimum staffing level for the Austin Police Department (APD) of 2 officers per 1,000. Earlier this summer, APD was floating around 1.2 officers per 1,000 residents. From current staffing levels, it’d require the hiring of roughly 500 officers.

APD is suffering not only from a dearth in approved positions compared with its staffing level two years ago, but also from rampant attrition within its ranks, averaging 15 to 20 departures per month this year.

According to the Austin American-Statesman’s Ryan Autullo, the Open Society Policy Center, one of Soros’ advocacy arms, gave $500,000 to Equity Austin which opposes Proposition A.

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Court Rules Twitter, Facebook, And Google Share No Responsibility for Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Google, Twitter, and Facebook are not accountable to the victims of the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub since it was not an act of international terrorism, a court has decided. The tech companies were judged not liable for involvement in the mass shooting on June 12, 2016, even though they were instrumental in providing the shooter with access to ISIS propaganda online, which was later determined to have motivated the act.

A three-judge panel dismissed the case filed by victims and families of victims in the shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people and injured scores more at the gay club. There were two arguments raised by the plaintiffs as the federal appeals court upheld the ruling.

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Dave Portnoy Talks to Tucker Carlson About Big Tech’s Efforts to Silence Him

Fox News Host Tucker Carlson invited Barstool President Dave Portnoy on his show Friday night. The two discussed Portnoy’s allegations that big tech is shadow banning his accounts.

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Dr. Ron Paul Further Embraces Odysee After Continuous YouTube Censorship

Former congressman Dr. Ron Paul has embraced video platform Odysee after experiencing continued censorship on YouTube.

In fact, the Ron Paul Institute has announced that this year’s Washington Conference will be streaming on Odysee exclusively for a limited time.

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Federal Judge Rules Washington, DC is Liable for Post-Heller Wrongful Firearm Arrests

Dick Heller is probably laughing to himself today. Late yesterday, US District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that Washington, D.C. is liable for six wrongful arrests made in the years after the D.C. vs Heller Supreme Court decision was handed down. The individuals in question were arrested between 2012 and 2014 for carrying handguns in public.

The city, which had the strictest gun control laws in the nation, didn’t like the Court’s ruling and enacted new restrictions on carrying firearms in the capital.

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Inspector General Audit Finds “Widespread” Problems With FBI’s FISA Applications

Authored by Jack Phillips and Ken Silva via The Epoch Times

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a report (pdf) on Sept. 30 on the FBI’s applications to surveil U.S. citizens, finding “widespread” failure that “raises serious questions” and criticizing agents for not fixing flaws spotted in previous audits.

The inspector general (IG) reviewed about 7,000 applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants—the same used to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in 2016—and found that the agency had failed to follow key rules, the Woods Procedures, in the program. In December 2019 review, Horowitz discovered 17 significant errors and omissions in the FISA surveillance application targeting Page.

The most recent audit of the agency’s Woods Procedures—rules that the FBI follows to ensure that FISA applications are “scrupulously accurate”—found sweeping “non-compliance” that “raises serious questions about the adequacy and execution of the supervisory review process in place at the time of the applications we reviewed,” Horowitz said, stating that the FBI’s quality-control officials apparently missed these problems.

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Judge Rules Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office Violated First Amendment by Ordering Student to Delete Instagram Post

A district court in Wisconsin ruled that a sheriff violated the First Amendment by sending an officer to intimidate a teenager into deleting Instagram posts her school did not like.

In 2020, Amyiah Cohoon, a student in Wisconsin, sued her local sheriff and one of his deputies for intimidating her into deleting several Instagram posts.

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Louisiana’s Largest Hospital System Will Fine Employees With Unvaccinated Spouses $200 a Month if They Don’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine by End of Month

Louisiana’s largest health system is ratcheting up the pressure to get people vaccinated against COVID-19 and will start fining employees hundreds of dollars each month if they are married to someone who is unvaccinated.

Ochsner Health has told its workers it will charge them a monthly premium of $200 if a spouse or domestic partner covered under an Ochsner health plan have not been vaccinated.

Ochsner has said all employees must be vaccinated by October 29 to keep their jobs.

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Middle School Eliminates ‘F’ Grade to Combat ‘Systemic Racism’

A Minnesota middle school is eliminating the failing “F” grade. As explained in a YouTubevideo posted by Sunrise Park Middle School, the 2021-22 school year does not include 0-49.9 percentiles for students. Instead, Associate Principal Norman Bell elaborated that students will be encouraged to retake quizzes, according to Fox News.

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New York City Restaurants Suffer 40 to 60 Percent Losses Under De Blasio’s Vaccine Mandate

New York City restaurateurs are speaking out against the city’s proof of vaccine requirements for in-person dining, which has disadvantaged local businesses.

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Newport News Shipbuilding Employees Protest Vaccine Mandate Friday

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Workers rallied outside Newport News Shipbuilding Friday afternoon to protest the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

This comes a day after Huntington Ingalls said all workers need to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8.

Huntington Ingalls COO Chris Kastner notified employees in a memo on Wednesday, days after company president Mike Petters told employees of the Dec. 8 deadline.

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Portland’s Cultural Council Will Not Replace Statues of Teddy Roosevelt, Lincoln Knocked Down by Antifa

Last October, Portland’s Antifa announced what they called an Indigenous People’s Day of Rage (in place of Columbus Day). The day of rage was intended from the start to include “direct action” which is anarchist code for smashing things. The group was true to its word. They tore down statues of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, smashed the entrance to the Oregon Historical Society, and damaged a bunch of retail outlets. They even smashed windows at a Portland State University police office. Police declared it a riot.

But for all the destruction, there was very little video of the mob in action. That’s because the organizers were very explicit about everyone turning off their phones and not recording the acts of vandalism.

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Rep. Adam Schiff Says YouTube’s Ban of Vaccine Skepticism Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Rep. Adam Schiff praised YouTube’s decision to ban all vaccine skepticism but said it was not the “end of our fight against misinformation.”

On Wednesday afternoon, YouTube announced that it will ban all vaccine skepticism to stop the spread of what it says is misinformation. The ban not only applies to COVID vaccines but also any other vaccines that pharmaceutical companies produce.

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Trump Asks Judge to Force Twitter to Lift Ban

Former President Trump is asking a Florida federal judge to force Twitter to restore his account.

Trump’s attorneys on Friday filed a motion for preliminary injunction against Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey. The filing states that Twitter had been “coerced” into banning Trump.

“Coerced by members of the United States Congress, operating under an unconstitutional immunity granted by a permissive federal statute, and acting directly with federal officials, Defendant is censoring Plaintiff, a former President of the United States,” the filing reads.

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‘We Are Living in a War Zone’: Atlanta’s Richest Suburb Edges Closer to Divorcing Itself From Crime-Ridden City as Bill Goes Up for Vote Next Year

Atlanta’s wealthiest suburb is edging closer to separating itself from the city as it introduces a bill to Georgia’s legislature that goes up for a vote next year.

With rising crime rates in Atlanta, Bill White, the CEO of Buckhead City Committee (BCC), is pushing for the suburb where the average house price costs $1.4 million, to ‘divorce’ itself from Atlanta.

‘We are living in a war zone in Buckhead,’ White told Bloomberg Businessweek. ‘Shootings and killings, it just never ends.’

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White House Pushes US Airlines to Mandate Vaccines for Staff by December 8

The White House is pushing US airlines to mandate vaccines for their staff and set a deadline for December 8, 2021. According to Reuters, White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeffrey Zients spoke to the chief executives of multiple airlines. Such airlines include American Airlines, Delta and Southwest.

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Woke’s Most Poisonous Twist Yet: The Return of Segregation as One American University Hires 82 Diversity Officers —costing £7.5million

As parting shots go, it packed quite a punch. But then it had been coming for some time.

In an open letter announcing his resignation from Portland State University in Oregon, assistant philosophy professor Peter Boghossian condemned his former employer as a ‘social justice factory, whose only inputs were race, gender and victimhood and whose only outputs were grievance and division’.

What had once been a bastion of free inquiry was gripped by ‘a culture of offence where students are too afraid to speak openly and honestly’.

His broadside echoed right across the United States.

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15,000 Quebec Healthcare Workers Face Suspension Without Pay for Being Unvaccinated

As COVID case counts continue to climb, the province of Quebec is dealing with the ramifications of its healthcare policy aims: on the one hand, needing to retain and increase staff to deal with the pandemic strain on the system and its plan to mandate vaccines for healthcare workers.

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15,000 People in Romania Protest COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

Roughly 15,000 people in the Romanian capital protested on Saturday against recent measures announced by the government aimed at curbing further spread of COVID-19, Reuters reported.

Reuters cited local media that reported the estimated number of protesters at the event.

People could be heard shouting “Down with the government” and “freedom, freedom without certificates” in Bucharest as residents gathered, many of whom were not wearing facial coverings, to protest the mitigation measures.

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Europe’s Rising Energy Prices Will Force Factory Closures: Kemp

By John Kemp

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) — Europe’s increasingly expensive gas and electricity prices are sending a strong signal to manufacturers to consider…

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Far-Left Antifa Extremists Threaten to Kill 53 Populist German Politicians

Antifa far-left extremists have called for the murder of 53 members of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), publishing their home addresses on a well-known far-left web platform.

The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) confirmed the existence of the posts, which were made on Indymedia, the far-left web platform which has been used in the past to post credit for far-left attacks and other calls for violence against the AfD.

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France: Chechen Teen Allegedly Stabbed by Brother for ‘Living European’, Raped by Father

A Chechen teen girl was allegedly stabbed by her older brother for acting too European and was also raped by her father.

In mid-February 2017 in Gorges, Loire-Atlantique in western France, a 16-year-old Chechen boy was arrested for stabbing his 15-year-old sister after he had accused her of “living European” and “not respecting the culture of his country”.

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French Govt Considering Extending Vaccine Passport to July 2022

The French government will bring forward a bill to extend the coronavirus passport system, known as the Health Pass, to July 31st, 2022.

The draft law will be presented to the Council of Ministers on October 13th and is believed to be in preparation for a potential rise in the number of coronavirus cases during the presidential campaign, which is scheduled for April of next year. The French parliament had initially set November 15th as the deadline for the end of the Health Pass.

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Get the Jab or Get a New Job, UK Health Secretary Tells Care Home Staff

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has told unvaccinated care home staff to “get vaccinated” or “go and get another job” as the deadline for care staff to be double vaccinated against the Chinese coronavirus approaches.

British MPs in the House of Commons voted in July to make vaccination a condition of employment for staff in Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes. Staff must have had their first shot by September 16th to have their second by November 11th, in order to fulfil the legal requirement. The government had estimated during the summer that as many as 40,000 carers could be unvaccinated by the time the law comes into force.

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Half a Million French Seniors Live Almost Totally Isolated From Others

A study has revealed that more than half a million French seniors live in a state of “social death” and almost never interact with other people, a trend that has increased during the coronavirus pandemic.

The report, published by the association Les Petits Frères des Pauvres (the Little Brothers of the Poor) on Thursday, states that the coronavirus health restrictions and lockdowns have “accelerated the elderly who had a fragile relational fabric into intense isolation”.

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Italy: Anti-Green Pass Cop Faces Disciplinary Procedure

Schilirò said vaccine passport goes against Constitution at demo

(ANSA) — ROME, SEP 27 — A senior Italian policewoman is facing disciplinary procedures after taking part in a demonstration in Rome’s Piazza San Giovanni square on Saturday against the government’s Green Pass vaccine passport.

Nunzia Alessandra Schilirò said she took part in the demo as “a free citizen” and addressed the crowd, saying the Green Pass contravened the Italian Constitution.

The Green Pass, which shows that a person is vaccinated for COVID-19, has recovered from the coronavirus or has tested negative in the last few days, is obligatory to do many things in Italy, including to go to work as of October 15.

Saturday’s demo was only the latest in a series against the Green Pass to have taken place in many parts of Italy.

Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese said Sunday that Schilirò’s comments were “extremely serious” adding that she was following the case personally with Police Chief Lamberto Giannini.

Schilirò said that “I will keep going, with or with a uniform, for the love of my country”. (ANSA).

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Opposition Wants to Make it More Difficult for Poland to Leave EU

Poland’s main opposition grouping has filed a proposal for a constitutional change that would makes it possible for the country to leave the EU only with the backing of a two-thirds majority in parliament or through a referendum.

Under the current rules, a simple majority vote in the lower house of parliament, along with the president’s official notification to Brussels, is needed to take Poland out of the EU.

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UK: Hammer Attacker Assaults Four People in Popular London Shopping District

London police have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after allegedly attacking three women and a man with a hammer.

The incident happened late on Friday night in the popular shopping district of Regent Street in the West End of London.

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UK: Now Eco Mob Target Private Jets: Small Group of XR Activists Block All Major Entrances to Farnborough Airport in Protest Against Emissions

Extinction Rebellion activists claim to have blocked all major entrances to a private airport in protest against emissions from private jets.

A stretched limousine was parked outside of the gates to Farnborough Airport in Hampshire as part of the protest.

The protesters, including a former airline pilot, are raising awareness of the emissions caused by private flights.

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UK: Police Criticised for Telling Women to Run if Feeling Threatened by Cop, Plurality Want Met Chief to Resign

London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has been criticised for issuing guidance to women advising them that if they feel in danger during an interaction with a lone, plainclothes police officer that they should run or flag down a bus. The advice was issued after it was revealed Met officer Wayne Couzens had pretended to be enforcing lockdown laws when he kidnapped Sarah Everard, before raping and murdering her.

During the sentencing hearing on Wednesday, the Old Bailey heard that Couzens, not in uniform and driving a rented car, had shown Miss Everard his police ID before handcuffing her and placing her in the vehicle during a fake arrest on the night of March 3rd while pretending to enforce coronavirus laws.

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India’s Ivermectin Blackout: The Secret Revealed

Authored by Justus R, Hope via TheDesertReview.com

On May 7, 2021, during the peak of India’s Delta Surge, The World Health Organization reported, “Uttar Pradesh (is) going the last mile to stop COVID-19.”

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“We’ve Been Locked Up for Almost 50 Days” — 1000s Rally Against Auckland Lockdown as Public Opposition Grows

As Australia finally begins to scale back some of its least-popular lockdown rules in the face of growth opposition by the public and the business community, anti-lockdown demonstrations in New Zealand are ramping up once again.

A large group of demonstrators gathered at a large park in Auckland on Saturday to protest ongoing COVID lockdown measures in the tiny Antipodean nation of roughly 5MM, many arriving with a procession of motorbikes lead by a local church leader.

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Hundreds of Demonstrators Swarm Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens to Protest Dan Andrew’s Vaccine Mandate — But Police Move in to Scatter the Crowd and Make Arrests

About 200 protesters have gathered in Melbourne’s CBD to rally against the vaccine mandate. Early reports suggest police have already made at least 12 arrests as tensions mount.

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More Than 100 Furious Protesters Arrested as Anti-Vaccination Chanters Block Traffic

Police arrested 109 people and fined 108 on Saturday as angry protesters again blocked Melbourne traffic and chanted in the CBD.

Victoria Police spokeswoman Belinda Batty said police would continue to respond to the ongoing protests that have been a fixture of the city for two weeks.

“Victoria Police will continue to have a highly visible presence to maintain public safety, and to ensure any protest activity that breaches the CHO directions does not impact on the broader community’s right to go about their daily lives,” she said.

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More Than 100 Arrested at Anti-Vax Protest

Melbourne is set to once again be stormed by protesters marching against lockdowns and workplace vaccination mandates.

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Stubborn Mark McGowan Vows to Keep WA’s Hard Border Until State Reaches 90% Vaccination Target — But Only 47% of the Population is Double-Jabbed

Mr McGowan has refused to bend under pressure from the federal government to reopen the border to states like New South Wales and Victoria by Christmas.

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Cops Go After Cape Town Restaurants, Clubs Caught Flouting Lockdown Regulations

Cape Town police are investigating at least two clubs in the city centre for flouting Covid-19 curfew regulations and have confirmed that admission of guilt fines has been issued to the establishments “more than once”.

Long Street — the hub of the city’s nightlife — was abuzz with people and vehicles as revellers partied well past the Alert Level 2 curfew — 23:00 — with apparent impunity on Heritage Day last week.

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COVID-19: Police to Probe Flouting of Regulations as Hundreds Protest Vaccine Passports in Cape Town

Western Cape police have opened a case in terms of the Disaster Management Act after hundreds of anti-vaxxers gathered in Sea Point to protest the possibility of a vaccine passport.

Members of the Cape Independence Party had joined the protest in support.

On Saturday morning, the large crowd was seen carrying placards denouncing inoculation and chanting “shame on you” at law enforcement officers.

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Belarus Government Using Migrants to Blackmail Europe, Says Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

The Belarus government is using migrants to blackmail Europe according to the head of the country’s opposition, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.

In an interview with Euronews Greece in Athens, where she was appearing at the Athens Democracy Forum, she explained how Belarusian authorities are putting pressure on European borders.

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Greece Rejects EU Proposal for Border Monitors

ATHENS — Greece has rejected a request by the European Union to set up an independent process to monitor border controls and illegal migration.

The Greek snub is said to have infuriated Brussels, which has been extremely critical of Athens for its alleged illegal practice of migrant pushbacks. The rejection could imperil millions of dollars in financial support that Greece needs to boost its capabilities in fending off illegal migration. That is especially true as Europe braces for a wave of Afghan migrants streaming to the West after the Taliban takeover.

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Italian Vessel Rescues 65 From Migrant Boat Fleeing Libya

ABOARD THE SEABIRD (AP) — An Italian offshore supply vessel on Saturday rescued 65 migrants, including women and children, fleeing Libya to Europe on a crowded, wooden boat.

The migrant boat was drifting after its engine stopped working and was spotted by the Seabird, an NGO monitoring aircraft flying over the central Mediterranean. Those on board were not wearing life vests and were eventually rescued in international waters by the Asso Ventinove supply vessel near the Bouri oilfield following a request to do so from the Seabird. An Associated Press journalist flying with Seabird witnessed the rescue.

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Italy: NGO Demands Expansion of Reception Facilities on Island Inundated by Migrants

The pro-migrant NGO Doctors Without Borders has called for an expansion of reception facilities on the Italian island of Lampedusa, which has been inundated by new migrant arrivals for months.

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) has stated that the island cannot deal with the thousands of migrants arriving by sea and claims it has assisted around 11,000 new arrivals in just two months.

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Poland: President Prolongs Emergency Laws on Belarus Border

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday signed an act prolonging a state of emergency in several areas near Poland’s border with Belarus for another 60 days, the president’s office announced.

On September 2, Poland introduced emergency laws in areas close to its border with Belarus in the face of repeated attempts by migrants, mostly from the Middle East, to enter its territory from the neighbouring country.

Poland has accused Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko regime of facilitating the crossing attempts in an attempt to destabilise the country and the EU.

The act extending the emergency laws was voted through the Polish Sejm (lower house) on Thursday.

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Revealed: TikTok Star Gabriel Salazar, 19, Was ‘Smuggling Illegal Immigrants From Mexico’ In His Chevrolet Camaro Muscle Car When Cops Tried to Pull Him Over: All Four Men Died in Fiery Crash When He Lost Control of Vehicle

TikTok star Gabriel Salazar, 19, was driving three undocumented immigrants from Mexico during the night of his fatal, high-speed police chase in Texas in what the local sheriff’s office is calling a suspected smuggling case.

All four occupants were killed after Salazar crashed into multiple trees along Highway 83 in La Pryor, Texas — about 50 miles from the Mexican border — and the car flipped over and caught fire.

Salazar and Luiz Jimenez Mora, 41, Jose Molina-Lara, 23, and Sergio Espinoza-Flores, 36, were all killed at the scene, police said.

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‘Diversity Spaces’: Germany Reserves Parking Spots for LGBT Community and Migrants

A car park in Germany decided to show its support to the LGBTQ community and migrants by painting a rainbow flag on one of its walls and reserving specific parking spots.

The authorities claim that they reserved parking spots specially for the LGBT drivers and migrants as they have a “special need for protection and security in public spaces,” a local councillor explained.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/2/2021

  1. Meanwhile, in our own country, the formerly great USA- the latest batch of verminous savages from Afghanistan are being allowed to just walk off the bases where they had been deposited after the fall of that country.

    For some barbarians, the best 4 star treatment is simply not enough. They obviously need to find that perfect accommodation for their special cultural needs.

    Our Demo-Marxist rulers assure us that nothing could possibly go wrong.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/10/02/a-giant-can-of-worms-afghans-are-walking-off-u-s-bases-no-one-knows-where-they-are-n1521216

  2. In NYC Vaxxtards won’t go out in public let alone eat at restaurants. The UnVaxxed want to dine at restaurants and enjoy gatherings but are prohibited. Not sure how the hell NYC
    restaurant owners will stay in business.

    • Restaurant owners are not doing well at all in NYC.

      They really don’t want to have to be cops on top of everything else.

      Estimates are that business is down 40-60%. In Westchester county, the suburbs, venues are trying to push masks and vax papers and it isn’t working. People just go somewhere else.

      • I’ve quite enjoyed the scenes from France and Canada where citizens show up with their own food and set up picnics on the sidewalk adjacent to the cafes and restaurants.

        This is the kind of peaceful non-compliance that drives the evil controllers insane.

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