Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/8/2022

A Liberal MP in Quebec named Joel Lightbound spoke out at a press conference against Prime Minister Trudeau’s divisive COVID policies. After his remarks caused an uproar, Mr. Lightbound resigned his leadership position in the party.

Meanwhile, the premiers of both Alberta and Saskatchewan have announced an end to vax mandates and other Corona restrictions.

In other news, protesters on the Greek island of Lesbos set fire to earth-moving equipment that was being used to construct a new camp for migrants.

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Financial Crisis
» Brace Yourself: Grocery Prices Are About to Go Through the Roof — Again
 
USA
» “Ditch the Misinformers” — Neil Young Attacks Spotify CEO, Big Banks in Latest Open Letter
» Air Force Ordered to Pay More Than $230m in Sutherland Springs Church Shooting
» Alaska Freedom Convoy Rolls on in Support of Canadian Truckers
» Bills Introduced in Kentucky General Assembly Over Teaching of Critical Race Theory
» Bombshell Email Reveals Plan to Arrest Maskless Students in Loudoun County
» Clown Show Must Go on: Stelter Says People Who Claim CNN Has No Credibility Are Not Watching CNN
» GOP Rep Says Capitol Police ‘Illegally’ Investigated His Office, Staffer ‘Caught Them in the Act’
» Man Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend 30 Times in Surprise: ‘I Just Couldn’t Stand Her Anymore’
» Pfizer Quietly Adds Language Warning That ‘Unfavorable Pre-Clinical, Clinical or Safety Data’ May Impact Business
» Protest in Pittsford Over State’s Mask Mandate in Schools
» Roanoke Man Charged With Being an Accessory in Downtown Blacksburg Shooting, Police Say
» Rumble Offers Joe Rogan $100 Million to Bring His Podcast to the Platform
» Students Walkout After Mask Ultimatum From School Principal
» Suspect Charged With Accessory to Murder After Blacksburg Shooting
» Trump Tells Joe Rogan to “Stop Apologizing”
» Twin Cities Restaurant Owners Lose Up to 40% of Business After Vaccine Passport Introduction
» Unsealed Court Docs Reveal Google Geofence Warrants Used in Kenosha
» Violent Crime Reaches 14-Year High in Seattle: Report
» Virginia Senate Democrats Join Republicans in Passing Amendment Barring School Mask Mandates
» Virginia Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Youngkin’s Executive Order Lifting Mask Mandate in Schools
 
Canada
» Alberta to Scrap Vaccine Passport Program, Announces Path to Lifting ‘Almost All’ Restrictions
» Breaking: Liberal MP Resigns as Chair of Quebec Caucus After Calling Trudeau’s Words ‘Divisive’
» Breaking: Trudeau Says Canada Needs Mandates ‘To Avoid Further Restrictions’ In Response to Calls for Freedom
» Breaking: Saskatchewan Drops Masks Mandate, Vaccine Passports
» British Music Legend Morrissey Shows Support for Canadian Truckers Fighting for Freedom
» Canada’s Online Censorship Bill is Back
» Candice Bergen Demands Trudeau Sit Down to Discuss End to COVID Restrictions
» Charges Will be Laid in Alberta Border Blockade, RCMP Deputy Commissioner Says
» Eight-Year-Old Child With Sensory Issues Excluded From School Over Masking
» Exclusive — Ezra Levant: Freedom Convoy is Canada’s ‘Most Important Political’ Event ‘In My Lifetime’
» Exclusive Video— Canadian Veteran at Ottawa Protest: ‘I Didn’t Serve’ to be ‘Bullied’ By PM Who ‘Ran Away Like a Chicken’
» Exclusive Video — Ottawa Activist Asks Trudeau to Leave Undisclosed Location: ‘Come and Say These Things to Our Face’
» Far-Left Activist Identified as Suspect in Canada Protest Hit-and-Run
» GiveSendGo Founder Slams ‘Authoritarian Style’ of GoFundMe and Big Tech
» Jordan Peterson Adds Canadian Dates to Tour
» La Crete, Alberta Declared COVID-Free Without Ever Bringing in Restrictions
» Left-Wing Causes in Canada Show Plenty of US Funding and Resources
» Milk River Joins Coutts in Convoy Blockade
» Ottawa City Council Wants $1,000 Fine for Honking
» Ottawa Police Concerned About Truckers’ Kids Being at Protest, Will Rely on Guidance From Children’s Aid
» Ottawa Police Not Subject to Vaccine Mandate But Truckers They’re Arresting Are
» Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson Implores All Crowdfunding Platforms to Ban Freedom Convoy
» Pierre Poilievre Hopes to be the New Conservative Leader — and Freedom Convoy Supporters Rejoice
» Police Doing Their Best to “De-Escalate” Protest Without Leading to Violence, Mayor Says
» Police Raid: Pastor Artur’s Family Reacts to Latest Arrest at His Home
» Protests Against Vaccine Mandates in Yorkton Tuesday
» Quebec Liberal MP Speaks Out Against Trudeau, Defends Freedom Convoy
» Quebec Gym-Owner Launches Charter Challenge to Keep Gyms Open
» Raw: Freedom Convoy Protest in Toronto’s Downtown
» Religious Leaders of Quebec Ask Government to Remove Vaccine Passports for Religious Services
» Top Canadian Official Pushes Back Against GOP Support for ‘Freedom Truck Convoy’
» Truckers Are Insurrectionists ‘Trying to Overthrow’ The Trudeau Government, Says Ottawa City Councillor
» Warmington: Arrested 78-Year-Old Great-Grandfather ‘Meant No Harm’ By Honking
 
Europe and the EU
» Austrians Being Stopped Randomly by Authorities and Forced to Prove They Are Vaccinated
» Czech President Commits to Approving Government’s Amended Pandemic Law
» Dutch Doctor Praises ‘Brilliant Speech’ By Reiner Füllmich
» France: Armed Suspect Yelling ‘Allah Akbar’ Injures Elderly, Disabled Victims During Rampage
» Freedom Convoy Started by Truckers Spreads to Finland
» Germany: Pro-Mask Mob Beat and Hospitalise Girl Without Mask in Berlin
» Italy: ‘Most COVID Deaths Are Vaccinated People’
» Police Provide Young Criminals With ‘Cozy’ Room and Flat-Screen TV in One Swedish Town
» Pressure Grows on Germany’s Interior Minister After Revelations She Wrote for Extremist Antifa Magazine
» Spanish Populist Leader: Increase Births to Combat Demographic Decline
» UK Government to Investigate Critical Race Theory Lessons in Brighton Schools
» UK Wants to Ban Speech That is “Knowingly False, “ Could Cause “Non-Trivial” “Emotional Harm”
» UK: Farage Warns Boris ‘Partygate’ Nothing Compared to Greater Scandal of Tory Failure to Govern Conservatively
» UK: Nadine Dorries is Killing Comedy
 
Middle East
» Iranian Husband Carries Severed Head of 17-Year-Old Wife Through Streets After ‘Honor Killing’
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Divorced From Reality’: Australian Court Rejects Facebook Claim That it Doesn’t Collect Data in Country
» Google’s Partnership With News Corp Will Help the Big Tech Giant Shape Journalism
» New Zealand’s Capital Sees Its Own Convoy Protest Against COVID-19 Restrictions
» ‘On My Own Terms’: Why Vaccine Mandate Protesters Are in Canberra
 
Immigration
» 40 Czech Police Deployed to Hungary to Help Protect Serbian Border
» Denmark Continues Its Strict Immigration Policies, And Danes Are Supportive
» Greek Protesters Torch Equipment at Island Migrant Camp
» Nearly 7 in 10 French Women Want to Ban Social Benefits for Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Watch: Jesse Watters Interviews Seattle’s Naia Okami Who Identifies as Transgender and a Wolf
 

Brace Yourself: Grocery Prices Are About to Go Through the Roof — Again

Sick of sticker shock at the supermarket? Don’t expect relief any time soon.

That’s the word from mighty Goldman Sachs, which said in a report to clients that grocery prices will rise by as much as 6% this year — on top of a similar increase last year.

“The stage has been set for further substantial increases in retail food prices this year,” the investment bank’s economists wrote in the report.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

“Ditch the Misinformers” — Neil Young Attacks Spotify CEO, Big Banks in Latest Open Letter

One day after Spotify CEO Daniel Ek penned a memo to Spotify employees explaining that “silencing Joe Rogan” isn’t the answer, musician Neil Young hit back with another open letter of his own, this one urging Spotify employees to quit over the platform’s spreading of “misinformation” — while also urging Americans to withdraw their money from the biggest US banks over their financing of fossil fuels.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Air Force Ordered to Pay More Than $230m in Sutherland Springs Church Shooting

The U.S. Air Force must pay more than $230 million in damages to survivors and victims’ families of a 2017 Texas church massacre for failing to flag a conviction that might have kept the gunman from legally buying the weapon used in the shooting, a federal judge ruled Monday.

More than two dozen people were killed when Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire during a Sunday service at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. Kelley, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after being shot and chased by two men who heard the gunfire at the church, had served in the Air Force before the attack.

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez had ruled in July that the Air Force was “60% liable” for the attack because it failed to submit Kelley’s assault conviction during his time in the Air Force to a national database.

A South Texas church began a fresh chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history…

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Alaska Freedom Convoy Rolls on in Support of Canadian Truckers

Truckers traveled from Anchorage to Eagle River, Alaska, over the weekend in support of a massive truck convoy in Ottawa, Canada, to protest coronavirus vaccine mandates in order to conduct cross-border business.

More than 100 truck drivers took part in the Alaskan convoy, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Bills Introduced in Kentucky General Assembly Over Teaching of Critical Race Theory

FRANFORT, KY (WCHS) — Debate over how to teach students about their country’s history and race relations has now reached the Kentucky General Assembly.

Two bills before the Kentucky General Assembly would keep concepts like critical race theory from being taught in schools. House Bill 14 and House Bill 18 would ensure that no public school or public charter school offers any classroom instruction or discussion that promotes designed concepts related to race, sex and religion.

“What I want my kids to be taught is just authentic facts as far as history goes,” Missy Willis, a parent, said.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Bombshell Email Reveals Plan to Arrest Maskless Students in Loudoun County

School mask mandates have recently been lifted in New Jersey and in Delaware. Massachusetts is also considering lifting its mandate.

But in Loudoun County, Va., students who attempt to enter school maskless could face arrest. According to a leaked email, a security official for Loudoun County Public Schools coached principals on obtaining a warrant to arrest students who attempted to enter school maskless.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Clown Show Must Go on: Stelter Says People Who Claim CNN Has No Credibility Are Not Watching CNN

Amid a raft of sexual scandals, resignations, firings and a monumental loss of viewership at the network, CNN head potato Brian Stelter continues to complain that it is false to claim CNN has no journalistic credibility.

Stelter complained that Jeff Zucker’s departure as CNN CEO was “shocking,” adding “CNN was not built by just one man, not by only Ted Turner and it was not led only by Jeff Zucker.”

He continued, “CNN is so much bigger than any single individual. It is about teams and teams of people, thousands of individuals who make up CNN.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Rep Says Capitol Police ‘Illegally’ Investigated His Office, Staffer ‘Caught Them in the Act’

Texas Republican Rep. Troy Nehls said Tuesday that the United States Capitol Police “illegally” entered his office as part of an alleged investigation and that one of his staffers caught them in the act.

Nehls accused Capitol Police officers of illegally entering his office twice during Thanksgiving week last year, during which they allegedly photographed sensitive legislative items.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Man Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend 30 Times in Surprise: ‘I Just Couldn’t Stand Her Anymore’

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Police in Surprise say they arrested a man after he stabbed his girlfriend multiple times during an argument over homework.

According to court documents, 27-year-old Raymond Maltos was arrested on Feb. 6 after he called police saying that his girlfriend was bleeding and “had sustained approximately thirty stab wounds” at a home near Waddell Road and Bullard Avenue.

“Communications inquired if he was the one who had stabbed [the victim] which he responded, ‘They’ll see,’“ read a portion of the court documents…

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Pfizer Quietly Adds Language Warning That ‘Unfavorable Pre-Clinical, Clinical or Safety Data’ May Impact Business

Two weeks ago, the FDA begged a Texas judge to delay production on the first monthly batch of 55,000 pages of Covid-19 vaccine data submitted to the agency by Pfizer. Originally, the agency was set to produce just 500 pages-per-month.

Now, Pfizer — which just forecast $54 billion in Covid-related sales in 2022, appears to be anticipating some bad news, as evidenced by several redline changes in their Q4 earnings releases.

As Rubicon Capital’s Kelly Brown notes on Twitter, the changes center around disclosures of unfavorable safety data.

For example, in Q4 they added: “or further information regarding the quality of pre-clinical, clinical or safety data, including by audit or inspection.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Protest in Pittsford Over State’s Mask Mandate in Schools

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WROC) — Approximately 50 people gathered in Pittsford Tuesday afternoon to protest against the state’s mask mandate for schools.

The demonstration is taking place near the corner of South Main Street and State Street.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Roanoke Man Charged With Being an Accessory in Downtown Blacksburg Shooting, Police Say

28-year-old Jalen Mykal Pierce was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Blacksburg Police Department made its second arrest in Friday night’s deadly shooting at the Melody Hookah Lounge.

Police said Jalen Mykal Pierce, 28, of Roanoke, was charged with being an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder for his role in the shooting.

Pierce was taken before the Roanoke City Magistrate where he was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

This comes after another Roanoke man, 24-year-old Jamel Flint, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Blacksburg Police Department at 540-443-1400. You can remain anonymous by calling the Blacksburg Police Tip Line at 540-961-1819 or by emailing ciu@blacksburg.gov.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Rumble Offers Joe Rogan $100 Million to Bring His Podcast to the Platform

Video sharing platform Rumble has offered the world’s biggest podcaster Joe Rogan $100 million over four years to bring all of his old and new episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) podcast to the platform and promised that there will be “no censorship” of his content.

“We stand with you, your guests, and your legion of fans in desire for a real conversation,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski said. “How about you bring all your shows to Rumble, both old and new, with no censorship, for 100 million bucks over four years? This is our chance to save the world. And yes, this is totally legit.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Students Walkout After Mask Ultimatum From School Principal

Students at two Chicago area high schools protested their district’s mask mandate for the second day in a row Tuesday after staging a walkout on Monday in response to an ultimatum from school leadership to either wear a mask or leave class, according to reports.

Maskless students at Vernon Hills High School (VHHS) and Libertyville High School (LHS) walked out of school in protest of the administrators’ insistence that they wear masks for class, according to local reports. On Friday, a Sangamon County Circuit Court judge issued a temporary restraining order against Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s school mask requirement.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Suspect Charged With Accessory to Murder After Blacksburg Shooting

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) — Jalen Mykal Pierce, 28 of Roanoke, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder for his alleged involvement with the fatal shooting at Melody Hookah Lounge in Blacksburg Friday night.

According to Blacksburg Police, Pierce was taken in front of the Roanoke City Magistrate and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Roanoke City Police, the ATF and other agencies aided Blacksburg Police in bringing the charge against Pierce.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Tells Joe Rogan to “Stop Apologizing”

Donald Trump has told Joe Rogan that he needs to “stop apologizing” to the mob trying to get him cancelled over contrived “misinformation” and n-word controversies.

The former president made the comments after Rogan posted a video asserting he wasn’t racist in response to a series of edited together clips over the course of 12 years when he used the n-word.

“Joe Rogan is an interesting and popular guy, but he’s got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs and lunatics,” Trump stated.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Twin Cities Restaurant Owners Lose Up to 40% of Business After Vaccine Passport Introduction

Restaurant owners in Minneapolis and St. Paul have noted a drop in business by up to 40% after the cities’ vaccine mandate came into effect.

Last month, the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul (the twin cities) joined the growing list of mayors that have enforced vaccine passports for public and entertainment venues like restaurants, night clubs, and bars.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Unsealed Court Docs Reveal Google Geofence Warrants Used in Kenosha

Unsealed court documents in a federal court revealed that the FBI sent Google a geofence warrant in an effort to catch the suspects of an attempted arson of a police union building in Seattle. The attempted arson was part of the riots following the shooting of Jacob Blake by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

A day after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, and amid protests all over the country, two people hurled Molotov cocktails at the back entrance of Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) headquarters. The attempted arson allegedly caused minimum damage.

As part of the investigation, the Seattle Police officers offered $1,000 in reward for tips. Later, the FBI offered $20,000 for information that could break the case.

Geofence warrants are highly controversial as, due to most people using Google, the data of anyone that is in an area at a given time, including innocent people, gets handed over to police.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Violent Crime Reaches 14-Year High in Seattle: Report

The Seattle Police Department released a 2021 crime report which showed that violent crime throughout the city reached a 14-year high, a 20 percent increase from the previous year, as the progressive “Defund the Police” movement continues to drain resources from local law enforcement.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Virginia Senate Democrats Join Republicans in Passing Amendment Barring School Mask Mandates

Virginia Senate Democrats joined Republicans on Tuesday in passing an amendment that would give parents the right to choose whether their children will wear masks at school, The Washington Post reports.

Ten of the 21 Democrats in the state Senate voted for the amendment, which was initially brought forward by Virginia Sen. Chap Petersen (D).

The vote follows criticism from Democrats over Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order, signed on his first day in office, that made masks optional in schools.

Petersen said he agrees with Youngkin’s conclusion that masks should be optional in schools but that the decision should be made by the legislature rather than by executive order.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Virginia Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Youngkin’s Executive Order Lifting Mask Mandate in Schools

The Supreme Court of Virginia dismissed a legal challenge Monday attempting to block Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order lifting the mask mandate previously placed on schools by former Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

“We dismiss the petition because the relief requested does not lie against any of the respondents … Save for Governor Youngkin and the School Board, the initial petition and the proposed amended petition do not allege a source of any relevant duty incumbent on any of the other respondents,” the court ruled.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Alberta to Scrap Vaccine Passport Program, Announces Path to Lifting ‘Almost All’ Restrictions

Update (2013ET): And just like that, the honkening may be coming to an end — as Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced on Tuesday that he’s ending the province’s vaccine passport system.

The program will end by midnight tonight, according to Kenney.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Liberal MP Resigns as Chair of Quebec Caucus After Calling Trudeau’s Words ‘Divisive’

The Liberal MP who called the prime minister’s pandemic response “divisive” and accused it of having become “politicized” has resigned from his position as the chair of the Quebec caucus for the Liberal Party.

Joel Lightbound, who on Tuesday held a press conference where he called for a review of vaccine mandates, passports, and travel bans, made the announcement via Twitter, just hours after the explosive conference.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Trudeau Says Canada Needs Mandates ‘To Avoid Further Restrictions’ In Response to Calls for Freedom

Justin Trudeau responded to the press conference held by a Liberal MP in which he criticized the lack of a clear way out of COVID restrictions, as well as the divisive rhetoric used by members of his party.

Trudeau said that he understood the frustration with restrictions, but said that mandates were necessary to avoid future restrictions.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Saskatchewan Drops Masks Mandate, Vaccine Passports

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced on Tuesday that the province will no longer require COVID-19 passports.

Passports will be dropped on Monday, where as the mask mandate will expire at the end of February.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

British Music Legend Morrissey Shows Support for Canadian Truckers Fighting for Freedom

Rock legend Morrissey showed support for the Canadian truckers and their Freedom Convoy on Monday when he posted on his website a video showing protestors entering the city of Ottawa on horseback.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Canada’s Online Censorship Bill is Back

The Liberal Canadian government is resurrecting its online censorship bill that many were pleased died last year.

The new Bill — now called Bill C-11 — is aimed at regulating online platforms.

The purpose of Bill C-11 is to update the Broadcasting Act which was passed in 1991 before the internet was mainstream.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Candice Bergen Demands Trudeau Sit Down to Discuss End to COVID Restrictions

In both an open letter and in the House of Commons, Conservative interim leader Candice Bergen has told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau she wants a meeting with party leaders to discuss ending COVID-19 restrictions.

“It is time to depoliticize the response to the pandemic,” wrote Bergen in a letter to Trudeau on Monday. “Canadians across the country have come together, made sacrifices and done what is necessary to keep their families safe.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Charges Will be Laid in Alberta Border Blockade, RCMP Deputy Commissioner Says

Protesters at a southern Alberta border blockade could face jail time, depending on the charges RCMP choose to lay, the province’s acting justice minister says.

Sonya Savage told reporters Tuesday that charges are at the discretion of the RCMP to determine how laws will be enforced.

She says protesters participating in the blockade at Coutts, Alta., could face charges or actions under any number of laws, including the Canada Criminal Code, the provincial Traffic Safety Act and the Critical Infrastructure Defence Act. The recently created Critical Infrastructure Defence Act carries the possibility of jail time.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Eight-Year-Old Child With Sensory Issues Excluded From School Over Masking

Kids only get one childhood. This may seem like a self-evident sentiment, but it is apparently one that politicians, health-bureaucrats and schools boards alike have forgotten.

As though it wasn’t bad enough that students have missed tons of class time and extracurricular activities, and a great deal of the associated socialization that comes with it, but when they are permitted to gather, they are distanced and masked in a way that will undoubtedly have an impact on their development. All of this is made so much worse by the fact that youth have such minimal adverse outcomes if and when they do get sick with Covid-19.

Dan Phair reached out to us because his eight-year-old daughter has been excluded from her in school education entirely because she is unable to wear a mask. The Phairs did everything by the book to ensure their daughter, who has sensory issues and cannot have anything on her face, did not miss out on school. They had a doctor’s note outlining their daughter’s medical exemption and managed to get through 2021 without issue, but when 2022 rolled around the school insisted that the 2021 doctor’s note was no longer valid and that a new note had to be acquired.

Unfortunately, Alberta Health Services has created an environment of fear for doctors.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive — Ezra Levant: Freedom Convoy is Canada’s ‘Most Important Political’ Event ‘In My Lifetime’

Ezra Levant, founder and owner of Rebel News, described the ongoing Freedom Convoy in Canada as the most significant political event he had observed in his lifetime across the Great White North.

“This past ten days is the most freedom-oriented public expression of national identity I’ve ever seen in this country,” Levant declared on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak. “The word ‘freedom,’ people of all racial and religious backgrounds, new Canadians, old-stock Canadians, all saying it together. Whether they’re vaxxed or unvaxxed, people are saying, ‘Enough.’“

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive Video— Canadian Veteran at Ottawa Protest: ‘I Didn’t Serve’ to be ‘Bullied’ By PM Who ‘Ran Away Like a Chicken’

Darryl, a Canadian military veteran, told Breitbart News on Saturday in Ottawa, ON, that he did not serve his country to be mistreated by a prime minister fleeing his own people.

“I didn’t serve this country to be bullied by a prime minister that ran away like a chicken,” Darryl, a retired corporal from the Canadian Army who served in Afghanistan, said while supporting the Freedom Convoy demonstration in Ottawa, Ontario.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive Video — Ottawa Activist Asks Trudeau to Leave Undisclosed Location: ‘Come and Say These Things to Our Face’

“We dare you, Trudeau, to come and speak to us to our faces,” Wendy, an activist on Parliament Hill, told Breitbart News on Saturday in Ottawa, Ontario, amid the Freedom Convoy demonstration.

Wendy came to support the demonstration in the nation’s capital from Peterborough, ON, approximately 300 kilometers southwest of Ottawa. Breitbart News invited her response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s repeated denigration of Canadians opposed to his policies as engaging in “racist, misogynistic attacks.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Far-Left Activist Identified as Suspect in Canada Protest Hit-and-Run

Winnipeg police have identified far-left activist David Alexander Zegarac as the driver accused of running down four anti-mandate protestors on Friday.

Zegarac, 42, was arrested Friday at around 10:30 p.m. after a Jeep struck a group of four protesters at Winnipeg’s Memorial Boulevard at around 9:30 p.m. that evening. Authorities temporarily hospitalized one of the injured protestors, while three others suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

GiveSendGo Founder Slams ‘Authoritarian Style’ of GoFundMe and Big Tech

Following the shut down of GoFundMe’s fundraising page for the Canadian Freedom Convoy, GiveSendGo founder and CEO Jacob Wells blasted the crowdfunding platform and big tech for their “authoritarian” hold on their platform’s content.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Jordan Peterson Adds Canadian Dates to Tour

Former professor Jordan Peterson, a controversial author and YouTube personality, has added several new dates to his international tour.

Live Nation announced Tuesday that the Beyond Order tour, which will take Peterson throughout the United States and Europe, has now added 10 new Canadian dates.

Peterson will do 52 cities in North America and a further 16 dates in Scandinavia, the Balkans, and the U.K.

Peterson is a psychologist, YouTube personality, author, and former university professor.

He became well known a few years ago for his conservative cultural and political views; Peterson’s thoughts on gender identity were made public on YouTube in 2016, when he spoke out against gender-neutral pronouns and Bill C-16.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

La Crete, Alberta Declared COVID-Free Without Ever Bringing in Restrictions

The pandemic is over in little La Crete Alberta, a northern town with a 14-hour round trip from the capital city of Edmonton. It’s over because La Crete never let the coronavirus — or the government in Edmonton — decide how the residents live their lives.

La Crete, population 3,500 on a good day, never forced anyone to abide by restrictions. Wear a mask or don’t. Restrict capacity in your church or don’t. Vax card your customers before a burger or don’t.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Left-Wing Causes in Canada Show Plenty of US Funding and Resources

The legacy media and Liberal politicians have used the spurious allegation that the Freedom Convoy has received funding from the US as a pretense to crack down on the grassroots movement.

Trumped-up claims by Ottawa officials that the peaceful protest has become an occupation convinced online funding platform GoFundMe to freeze the convoy’s fundraiser, which had at the time garnered over $10 million in donations.

Claims that the US was funding the movement were based on speculations by Ottawa Police Service chief Peter Sloly during an interview.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Milk River Joins Coutts in Convoy Blockade

Over the past week, the normally non-newsworthy, very small town of Coutts, Alberta has become a well-known name among anyone following along with the truckers convoy. Now, just a 20-minute drive northwest of Coutts, another rural Alberta town is making news.

Milk River, a community with a population of less than 1,000 people, recently became the site of another major event within the Freedom Convoy protests.

When Rebel reporter Adam Soos learned that a blockade had begun in Milk River, he quickly headed to the site so that he could provide on-the-ground, honest coverage.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Ottawa City Council Wants $1,000 Fine for Honking

The Ottawa city council is drawing up a long list of protest requests to the province of Ontario in an attempt to deal with the ongoing Freedom Convoy protesters who have settled in Canada’s capital city.

Thousands of truck drivers and even more of their supporters took to the streets to honk their horns and ground most commercial traffic to a halt to protest against the government’s vaccine mandates.

In a special Monday meeting about the demonstration, the city council drew requests from the city’s heads of government, including the Ottawa Police Service, which requested 1,800 more police officers and civilian experts to aid the city from across the country, CBC reported.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Ottawa Police Concerned About Truckers’ Kids Being at Protest, Will Rely on Guidance From Children’s Aid

Ottawa authorities are having a difficult time ending the trucker protests because minors are in the equation, per the city’s deputy police chief at Tuesday’s presser.

“Ottawa Police Deputy Chief Steve Bell says 25 percent of trucks camped out at Ottawa protests have children living in them.” relays Glen McGregor of CTV.

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Ottawa Police Not Subject to Vaccine Mandate But Truckers They’re Arresting Are

The Ottawa Police Department has been cracking down and arresting peaceful protesters partaking in the massive anti-mandate Freedom Convoy outside of Parliament Hill but officers within the department are not required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.

According to CTV News, Ottawa police officers are given the option to undergo daily rapid COVID tests if they choose not to get vaccinated, a luxury that working class Canadian truckers don’t have.

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson Implores All Crowdfunding Platforms to Ban Freedom Convoy

On Friday, GoFundMe shut down the Canadian Trucker Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser, which was crowdfunding for the ongoing protests by truckers in Canada’s capital, Ottawa.

Both the mayor and police were pleased with the decision and admitted sending GoFundMe the request to takedown the fundraising page, which had raised more than $10 million.

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Pierre Poilievre Hopes to be the New Conservative Leader — and Freedom Convoy Supporters Rejoice

Recently, Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre announced that he would indeed seek the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. The announcement came in the wake of former leader, Erin “Flipper” O’Toole, being ousted by his caucus (For our money, that was the best palace coup to occur since Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown was frogmarched out of Queen’s Park back in January 2018.)

Surely, the axing of O’Toole and the decision by Poilievre to run for the top job can be directly linked to the Freedom Convoy protest taking place in Ottawa. So much for those detractors who claim this demonstration on Parliament Hill has not resulted in any tangible results.

And get this: 100% of respondents we interviewed were happy to see O’Toole get the axe while 100% were happy to see Poilievre run for the top job at the CPC.

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Police Doing Their Best to “De-Escalate” Protest Without Leading to Violence, Mayor Says

Should the protest on Huron Church Road ramp up for any reason in the days to come, Windsor police have reached out to counterparts in other jurisdictions for assistance should it be needed, said Chief Pam Mizuno on Tuesday.

“There is always that possibility and we are preparing with our partners for that possibility,” she said.

There was no “disorderly conduct” that occurred Tuesday as of 3:30 p.m. among protesters who continued to block Huron Church Road in both directions and access to the Ambassador Bridge — North America’s busiest trade crossing.

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Police Raid: Pastor Artur’s Family Reacts to Latest Arrest at His Home

An unexpected raid by the Calgary Police to the house of defiant pastor Artur Pawlowski marks the fifth arrest within a year. The police allege that he has committed the offence of mischief under $5,000 by participating at the Milk River protest, in support of the Coutts protesters who are blocking the border with their trucks to compel Alberta’s premier Jason Kenny and Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau to abolish all segregation mandates based on COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Protests Against Vaccine Mandates in Yorkton Tuesday

As protests against vaccine mandates and public health measures continue in Ottawa and across the nation, a large group gathered in Yorkton Tuesday, in solidarity.

One of the organizers, John Graff, says the protests won’t stop until the mandates end, noting the world is watching, and Canada’s system is in the spotlight.

He says that the ongoing protests across the country are not made up of a “small, fringe minority” adding that the ongoing protests across the nation are a sign of not only frustration, but desperation, that a growing number of Canadians see a “free Canada disappearing.”

Graff says today’s gathering in Yorkton, and similar events in other east central communities, are in support of two area businesses which are in court today, charged with disobeying provincial public health orders.

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Quebec Liberal MP Speaks Out Against Trudeau, Defends Freedom Convoy

A Liberal MP is speaking out against his own government’s pandemic policies and how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has dismissed the concerns of the Truckers for Freedom convoy.

During a press conference on Tuesday, the Liberal MP for Louis-Hébert Joel Lightbound said while hate symbols such as Nazi and confederate flags have no place in Canada, the concerns of the freedom convoy are legitimate.

“I have enough respect for my fellow Canadians not to engage in these easy, absurd labels,” Lightbound said, referring to how the Trudeau government has painted the entire convoy movement as violent and racist.

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Quebec Gym-Owner Launches Charter Challenge to Keep Gyms Open

A defiant Quebec gym forced to shut its doors by a court order in January has launched a Charter challenge to try and keep Canadian gyms from being closed again.

Shane Miller, owner of CrossFit 819 in Gatineau, told True North he doesn’t believe the lockdowns will stop until people put a stop to them.

“What I’m hoping is that we raise enough awareness and we mount a successful Charter challenge and we win and we make it that gyms are made essential.”

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Raw: Freedom Convoy Protest in Toronto’s Downtown

Rebel News reporter Tamara Ugolini was reporting live in downtown Toronto where protesters gathered to support the convoy for freedom movement currently underway.

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Religious Leaders of Quebec Ask Government to Remove Vaccine Passports for Religious Services

The government of the Canadian province of Quebec imposed a vaccine passport mandate on places of worship. A group representing leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities has asked the government to lift that mandate.

Places of worship were allowed to reopen for the first time since December. However, they are now required to demand proof of vaccination from congregants.

The Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops expressed their support for the measure. However, the Table interreligieuse de concertation du Québec said some members “express deep discomfort with the imposition of the vaccine passport at the entrance to these essential places, whose mission involves unconditional reception.”

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Top Canadian Official Pushes Back Against GOP Support for ‘Freedom Truck Convoy’

Canada’s public safety minister is warning about U.S. politicians meddling in his country’s domestic affairs — becoming the most recent Canadian official to reject support from some prominent Republicans for truckers camped out in downtown Ottawa in protest of COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

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Truckers Are Insurrectionists ‘Trying to Overthrow’ The Trudeau Government, Says Ottawa City Councillor

Ottawa City Councillor Diane Deans told CBC’s Power and Politics that the freedom convoy in downtown Ottawa are “well-polished professional people” that are executing a plan out of “the Trump playbook” to cause an “insurrection” against the Trudeau government.

The very level-headed councillor made the comments after former bank of Canada governor Mark Carney called the protest seditious.

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Warmington: Arrested 78-Year-Old Great-Grandfather ‘Meant No Harm’ By Honking

The 78-year-old great-grandfather arrested and handcuffed by Ottawa Police after honking his horn in support for a protesting trucker said he was not a protester and was not looking for any trouble.

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Austrians Being Stopped Randomly by Authorities and Forced to Prove They Are Vaccinated

After Austria became the first European country to mandate COVID vaccines for the ENTIRETY of its population, details have emerged on how the government plans to enforce the measure.

Reports note that citizens will be stopped randomly in the street and pulled over in their vehicles and forced to comply with vaccine status checks by the ‘authorities.’

If, heaven forbid, a person is found to be unvaccinated they will be fined on the spot, with the penalty increasing for each violation.

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Czech President Commits to Approving Government’s Amended Pandemic Law

Czech President Milos Zeman will sign a new version of the pandemic law which the Chamber of Deputies recently approved, according to reports.

The government has defended the need for the legislation by introducing possible additional anti-coronavirus measures. The bill is now heading to the Senate with President Zeman promising to sign it if it passes.

“I will sign the law, but only after the amendments,” he told media on Sunday.

Regarding the original version, there were concerns expressed that the pandemic law would apply indefinitely and there were question as to why the quarantine of individuals could only be declared by text message.

In Sunday’s interview, Zeman also commented on the protests against the amendment, where the mock-up gallows emerged, accompanied by the inscription: “All traitors and their minions will end up on the gallows.”

The police concluded the gallows protest was not a criminal offense but did ask the creator to remove it. According to Zeman, the police should have been more strict and called for the demonstrators to be punished by imprisonment.

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Dutch Doctor Praises ‘Brilliant Speech’ By Reiner Füllmich

A Dutch doctor has lauded the recent speech by Reiner Füllmich against The Great Reset: “Never before have I seen a better-constructed and more knowledgeable plan of attack.” On Saturday, the German lawyer and initiator delivered his opening blow.

An international coalition of lawyers and judges, called the Peoples’ Court of Public Opinion led by Füllmich, convened a hearing in Germany to prosecute the crimes against humanity perpetrated by governments against their own people. Globalists used the Covid-19 pandemic as the pretext to take over governments and indictments against Bill Gates, WHO boss Tedros, BlackRock and Pfizer, among others, have been drafted.

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France: Armed Suspect Yelling ‘Allah Akbar’ Injures Elderly, Disabled Victims During Rampage

Three people were hospitalized after a being attacked by a male suspect carrying a wrench and Koran and yelling Islamic slogans, according to reports.

The rampage unfolded at around 11 a.m. on Saturday morning in Le Mans, the capital of the Sarthe department in northwestern France.

A couple in their late 60s called police to report that a younger man had attacked them randomly in the street.

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Freedom Convoy Started by Truckers Spreads to Finland

Finland’s capital city of Helsinki is the latest to see their own “Freedom Convoy” against COVID-19 mandates as protesters shut down major thoroughfares throughout the city.

Reports from news outlets and posts on social media show hundreds, potentially thousands of Finnish citizens protesting COVID-19 restrictions, fuel prices and demanding the resignation of the government.

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Germany: Pro-Mask Mob Beat and Hospitalise Girl Without Mask in Berlin

Six adults attacked a 17-year-old girl in Berlin for not wearing a face-covering on a tram, beating her so hard she had to be taken to a hospital, reports state.

The attack took place on Saturday evening after the girl reportedly refused to wear a mask on a tram in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg.

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Italy: ‘Most COVID Deaths Are Vaccinated People’

The Italian microbiologist Andrea Crisanti contradicted the official narrative that the unvaccinated are more likely to die from Covid than the vaccinated. He also criticized the lack of transparency of data from clinical vaccination studies.

The fake news that mainly unvaccinated people die from Covid has once again been debunked in Italy. The Italian microbiologist Andrea Crisanti did not mince his words in a recent television program.

Over the last few months, Crisanti has revealed more and more information about the political management of the Covid crisis as well as the international development of the pandemic, reported Byoblu.

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Police Provide Young Criminals With ‘Cozy’ Room and Flat-Screen TV in One Swedish Town

For young people detained in the Swedish town of Umeå, custody has gotten a lot “cozier.” Teenagers suspected of committing a crime are now being placed in a “softer” room, complete with a sofa and flat-screen television, Nyheter Idag reported referring to the SVT network.

Umeå police have set up a new room in the detention center for young people between the ages of 15 and 17 who are suspected of committing a crime or have been detained for other reasons.

In a photo of the new room, an armchair, a coffee table and a flat-screen television are seen on the wall.

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Pressure Grows on Germany’s Interior Minister After Revelations She Wrote for Extremist Antifa Magazine

German Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) continues to be under pressure because of her guest article in a left-wing extremist “Antifa” magazine.

After Junge Freiheit made the case public on Wednesday and also asked the Federal Ministry of the Interior for a statement, the Bild newspaper took up the story on the weekend. The CDU interior expert Christoph de Vries spoke of a highly explosive scandal.

“How should the employees of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, whose job it is to defend the free-democratic basic order, feel when their top employer gets in touch with enemies of the constitution?” de Vries asked.

“A federal interior minister who wrote a guest article for a left-wing extremist newspaper six months ago has completely disqualified herself for her position,” CDU member of the Bundestag, Matthias Hauer, tweeted.

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Spanish Populist Leader: Increase Births to Combat Demographic Decline

The leader of Spain’s populist party VOX has advocated a policy to increase the country’s birth rate to counter demographic decline while slamming opponents for advocating for mass migration as a solution.

VOX leader Santiago Abascal addressed a crowd in the Plaza Concilio de Trento in Salamanca at a rally ahead of the regional elections in Castile and León set to be held this Sunday, stating that his formula to stop the demographic decline of Spain was to increase the national birth rate.

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UK Government to Investigate Critical Race Theory Lessons in Brighton Schools

The UK’s Department of Education is set to investigate Brighton and Hove city council after reports surfaced that up to 300 educators in the area are teaching “concerning” CRT-style race theories.

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has announced that officials from the Department of Education will be investigating Brighton Council following reports of illegal, and potentially racist content being taught by up to 300 teachers in Brighton schools.

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UK Wants to Ban Speech That is “Knowingly False, “ Could Cause “Non-Trivial” “Emotional Harm”

The UK government has confirmed that the recommendations made by the Law Commission regarding the proposed controversial Online Safety Bill, that, among other things, criminalize communications sending “knowingly false information” have been added to the updated piece of upcoming legislation.

The bill is being presented as an effort to improve anti-harassment regulation online, but critics are consistently warning that many of its provisions, very often because of overly broad language that is open to interpretation, might have the consequence of harming freedom of speech in the country.

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UK: Farage Warns Boris ‘Partygate’ Nothing Compared to Greater Scandal of Tory Failure to Govern Conservatively

Soaring taxes, cuddling up to Communist China, and treating voters’ concerns on mass migration with utter contempt are major areas of reckoning that even if Boris Johnson’s government survives the so-called ‘Partygate’ scandals are far deeper problems for the Conservatives.

“Metropolitan liberal” and “self-confessed Sinophile” Boris Johnson personally holds views that are quintessentially London in their outlook but alienate voters in the rest of the country, particularly the formerly industrial and newly Conservative voting ‘red wall’ areas, Brexit leader Nigel Farage has warned.

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UK: Nadine Dorries is Killing Comedy

The UK’s War on Comedy is picking up the pace and is, with the latest controversy involving comedian Jimmy Carr and his joke about the Romani people (“Gypsies”) and the Holocaust, revealing a flurry of outrage and arbitrary judgement as to what is and isn’t comedy, — all alongside good old hypocrisy.

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Iranian Husband Carries Severed Head of 17-Year-Old Wife Through Streets After ‘Honor Killing’

Over the weekend, an Iranian man was filmed carrying the severed head of his 17-year-old wife through the streets upon decapitating her in an “honor killing” after the teenager fled the country to Turkey. The unnamed man was reported to have beheaded his wife, Mona Heydari, in Ahvaz on Saturday before he was filmed carrying her head through the streets, according to the Daily Mail.

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‘Divorced From Reality’: Australian Court Rejects Facebook Claim That it Doesn’t Collect Data in Country

An Australian court has rejected an appeal from Facebook attempting to overturn a ruling relating to the company’s infamous Cambridge Analytica scandal. The judge called Facebook’s argument that it doesn’t collect data on Australian users “divorced from reality,” saying: “It is not an outlier activity. It is one of the things ‘which makes Facebook work.’“

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Google’s Partnership With News Corp Will Help the Big Tech Giant Shape Journalism

Journalism academics have warned about the partnership between Google and News Corp to fund the Digital News Academy at the University of Melbourne.

The academics warned the partnership would allow Google to shape journalism curriculums.

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New Zealand’s Capital Sees Its Own Convoy Protest Against COVID-19 Restrictions

Hundreds of people protesting vaccine and mask mandates drove in convoy to New Zealand’s capital on Tuesday and converged outside Parliament as lawmakers reconvened after a summer break.

The mostly unmasked protesters had driven from around the country, and their vehicles clogged the central streets of Wellington for hours as they got out to meet and speak on Parliament’s forecourt.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern elected not to meet with them as she delivered a speech to lawmakers outlining her priorities for the year.

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‘On My Own Terms’: Why Vaccine Mandate Protesters Are in Canberra

Bundaberg’s Richelle Evergreen received her Bachelor of Education in the mail this week but as far as she’s concerned it’s just a fancy piece of paper that cost thousands of dollars and close to six years of part-time study.

Ms Evergreen is one of the 5 per cent of Australians who have decided to abstain from getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and is therefore unable to teach in Queensland.

Ms Evergreen travelled to Canberra on Wednesday to protest against COVID-19 mandates as part of the Convoy To Canberra. She said she’s lost the support of her family over her decision to not get vaccinated against COVID-19, and views the protest as her way of standing up to “segregation” in Australia. While there’s an array of people with a range of beliefs, Ms Evergreen said they’re all united in wanting to end compulsory vaccination.

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40 Czech Police Deployed to Hungary to Help Protect Serbian Border

As part of the border police cooperation of the Visegrad nations, another 40 Czech police officers were deployed to Hungary on Sunday to help man its border with Serbia.

Jeno Szilassi-Horvath, deputy chief of police of Csongrad-Csanad county, said that the Czech police are providing tangible assistance to the border guard. During their two-month service, members of the previous contingent assisted Hungarian police in the arrests of more than 6,000 migrants in 777 cases of attempted crossings.

Last year, Hungarian authorities took action against 49,000 migrants in Hungary’s southern Csongrad-Csanad county, according to Szilassi-Horvath. This year, that number has already exceeded 8,200 in January alone.

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Denmark Continues Its Strict Immigration Policies, And Danes Are Supportive

EU immigration and border control are on the agenda of the European interior ministers’ meeting in the French town of Tourcoing, and Denmark already wants to be the winner in the fight against immigration in Europe.

As a part of these efforts, Danes have particularly revoked residence permits for many of the Syrian migrants who arrived in the country.

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Greek Protesters Torch Equipment at Island Migrant Camp

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Four people have been arrested on the Greek island of Lesbos after violence broke out during a protest against plans to build a new migrant camp, authorities said Tuesday.

Following a peaceful march to the site in heavy rain Monday, a small group of protesters set fire to earth-moving machinery being used by a contractor who has started work on the 87.5 million-euro ($100 million) project.

A police statement Tuesday said the four suspects face charges including attempted grievous bodily harm, arson and property destruction. It said another six people who allegedly participated in the violence have been identified.

The site at Plati, 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of the island’s capital, Mytilene, is due to be completed by September and house up to 3,000 migrants and asylum-seekers.

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Nearly 7 in 10 French Women Want to Ban Social Benefits for Migrants

A survey of French women has revealed that 69 per cent would like to see the government end social security benefits for new migrants.

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Watch: Jesse Watters Interviews Seattle’s Naia Okami Who Identifies as Transgender and a Wolf

Primetime Fox News host Jesse Watters interviewed a trans-identified person from Seattle on Monday who spiritually and psychologically identifies additionally as a British Columbia Wolf.

Naia Okami expressed to Watters that despite being human, Okami roams the woods immersed in wolf spirituality. “It’s not really a process to become a wolf,” Okami told Watters. “It’s more of a spiritual thing.”

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/8/2022

  1. Judge yourself this German statement :
    ..” Germany has a crucial role to play in the stabilization of Central and Eastern Europe as safe, democratic and open space. It needs the US as a close security partner, as Germany is unable to deter Russia alone, and other European partners lack means and credibility “..
    Yeah..Old Bismarck doctrine.
    We in CEE,and EE know so well and know where it lead..
    F..O Nazi !!..take care for your Germanistan..You have NO role to ” stabilize ” anything in Europe accept your own, German ” s….t stable “..
    https://twitter.com/ulrichspeck

    • This government is despicable communist rats !!, they importing this 7th. Century savages like is no tomorrow, , Germany is destroying whole Europe big time, this morons who people vote are traitors!!,

      • Pay attention to crafted language used by Schulz : EC & EE existing Countries ( some more 1000 years) refering to as a ” open space “.
        Rhetoric used by Israel regarding Palestine..and simmilar what Putin was saying week ago about ” disputed Teritories” in CE , EE
        2)..”European partners lack means and credibility “..it was about Poland and Hungary..
        3) ..”stabilization of Central and Eastern Europe “..
        by Germany..
        CE is most stable politicly ,cultral and socially region in whole Europe..!! M…R…F…S
        $)”Safe and Democratic”..
        CE ist most safe and Democratic part of entire World..but according to German need ” stabilization” to be ” safe” and “democratic”..
        Pure IV Reich semantics !!

    • You haven’t a clue of Bismark’s Doctrine where Russia was concerned. So I will help you out, the Doctrine states that one should never get in a war with Russia and to keep Russia out of any war in Europe between nations and to stay on good terms with the Russians. Don’t worry about the Germans, soon, as things go south the military will step in, just like they will in France and do what they always do when invaded.

  2. In Eltham today where a young 20 years old boy , named Bartek Slusarczyk was stabbed and killed yesterday in broad daylight buying milk in corner-store..
    You Brits are killing our Polish kids..!! We Poles know well who you are !! and you will not hide from us when Day of Reckoning will come !!…You will pay dearly for Teheran 1943 and Yalta 1945

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