Sunday, October 20, 2019

Barcelona mayhem: Clashes with police as ‘half a million’ pro-independence supporters rally amid general strike (PHOTO, VIDEO)

from RT:

A huge crowd with Catalan flags has paralyzed central Barcelona as people from all across the region protested the harsh prison sentences for pro-independence leaders by the Spanish court and called for parting ways with Madrid.

The police estimated that at least 525,000 turned up in the center of Barcelona, local media cited law enforcement.

“Independence,”“The streets will be ours” and “Freedom to political prisoners” were among the chants heard at the massive gathering.

Antifa Radicals Threaten to “Bring Out the Guillotine” if Church Shows Jordan Peterson Documentary

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by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

Screenings in Toronto and Brooklyn already cancelled.

Antifa leftists are threatening to “bring out the guillotine” if a church shows a documentary about best-selling author Jordan Peterson.

Showings of the documentary in Brooklyn and Toronto were already cancelled after theaters complained they were fearful of “getting in trouble.”

The precise nature of that “trouble” was revealed when the film’s co-creator, Maziar Ghaderi, received a text from a pastor who had received threats after agreeing to screen the film in his church.

WeStupid Everywhere

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by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

There are plenty of people who think the WeWork saga is a singular thing and not systemic.

They couldn’t be more wrong.

How do you wind up with $47 billion in lease commitments with only $2.5 billion in cash on hand, NO actual hard assets and zero guaranteed income on a forward basis?

There’s only one way: Either you lied to the people you signed the leases with or they were terminally stupid and driven by a mad scramble for money that doesn’t exist.

One of those is criminal fraud at a grand scale.

Still Think There’s No Inflation? Check Out All The Affluent Renters

by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:

Generally speaking, if you can afford to buy a decent house you do it. Owning is viewed by most people to be both simpler (no worries about your landlord selling a rental out from under you) and a better financial deal. And of course there’s the status of home ownership. When you rent, people wonder why you can’t afford to buy. When you own, they view you as a higher class of neighbor.

Peace Expert George W Bush Says ‘Isolationism’ Is Dangerous To Peace

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by Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone:

Humanity was treated to an important lecture on peace at a recent event for the NIR School of the Heart by none other than Ellen Degeneres BFF and world-renowned peace expert George W Bush.

“I don’t think the Iranians believe a peaceful Middle East is in their national interest,” said the former president according to The Washington Post‘s Josh Rogin, whose brief Twitter thread on the subject appears to be the only record of Bush’s speech anywhere online.

“An isolationist United States is destabilizing around the world,” Bush said during the speech in what according to Rogin was a shot at the sitting president. “We are becoming isolationist and that’s dangerous for the sake of peace.”

Snowden Says Don’t Use WiFi — Here’s Why

by Naomi Brockwell, Activist Post:

Snowden said this:

I wouldn’t use WiFi at home, because global maps of every wireless access point’s unique ID—including yours—are free and constantly updated. I would use ethernet; yes, ethernet on a phone.

Using ethernet on your phone? I explain why you shouldn’t turn your WiFi router on, and why you shouldn’t turn your phone into a hotspot. It’s shocking how unsafe it makes your location.

Caught In Trade War Crosshairs? 2 Americans In English-Teaching Business In China Arrested On “Bogus” Charges

from Silver Doctors:

The arrests come on what appears to be a broader crackdown on foreign teachers working in China…

from Zero Hedge

In a report that probably sent a chill down the spine of all Americans working or living in mainland China, two Americans who run an English-teaching business in China have been arrested and detained on “bogus” charges, according to a statement published on their company’s Facebook page.

Jacob Harlan, a father of five, and Alyssa Petersen, were arrested in Jiangsu province last month, according to Hong Kong Free Press.

Just like #PodestaEmails? Project Veritas says Twitter throttling #ExposeCNN

from RT:

Though the recordings from inside CNN by Project Veritas are generating lots of interest, the hashtag is not auto-completing or showing up as trending on Twitter. But if it really is being throttled, it wouldn’t be the first time.

The conservative gadflies at Veritas, best known for making undercover videos of mainstream media figures saying things they’d rather keep private, have released a flurry of videos from inside CNN since Monday with the help of a whistleblower technician who worked for the network. The recordings purport to show CNN as being obsessed with resisting President Donald Trump.

Welcome to the USSR: the United States of Suppression and Repression

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

We’re all against “fake news,” right? Until your content is deemed “fake news” in a “fake news” indictment without any evidence, trial or recourse.

When propaganda is cleverly engineered, people don’t even recognize it as propaganda: welcome to the USSR, the United States of Suppression and Repression. The propaganda in the U.S. has reached such a high state that the majority of people accept it as “pravda” (truth), even as their limbic system’s BS detector is sensing there is a great disturbance in the Force.