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Gilets Jaunes: Catalyst for a Global Movement?

By Gilbert Mercier – France is at a crossroad. A fairly benign bread-and-butter protest has turned into a major popular dissent putting in question France’s political system. It is new, unheard of, and because we live in the digital age, with immediate communication, the world is not only watching, but there is a contagious factor to it, which in the Anglo-Saxon world is called “Yellow Vests Movement”. In what could be a healthy contagion of a social yellow fever of dissent, this polymorphic movement has already spread to 25 countries and counting. In the immediate vicinity of France, of course, in countries such as Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, but also while not clearly identified as Gilets Jaunes chapters in…

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Gilets Jaunes Referendum by Initiative of Citizens (RIC): Push to Revive a Democracy

By Gilbert Mercier   The illusion of democracy The Gilets Jaunes movement took most observers and so-called experts in France and worldwide entirely by surprise, but it was actually completely predictable. The crisis simmered below the radars of France’s politicians, media, as well as those who considered themselves the enlightened figures of the intelligentsia for 50 years. By their sometimes raucous revolt, the Gilets Jaunes understand that the current democratic process is a farce, and that democracy itself has become an illusion. France is hardly an exception but more the rule in a system where citizens are not truly represented or even heard: a corrupt and opaque system, where most politicians are in the back pockets of  global corporate interests…

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Are the Gilets Jaunes Today’s Sans-Culottes?

By Gilbert Mercier “Pour le peuple, il y a toujours la misère!” Anonymous Gilet Jaune From the Island of La Reunion to the Napoleonic symbol that is the Arc de Triomphe, through big and small towns, as well as the usually bucolic countryside in France, there is something special in the air: the smell of fires on barricades, the smoke of tear gas, the anger built upon decades of inequality, injustice and despair for most. Among the Gilets Jaunes, many understand intuitively that the current democratic process is dead, and therefore the only option is the occupation of streets and roads. History usually moves at a snail’s pace, but sometimes a series of events abruptly push societies to a breakdown,…

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Assange’s integrity remains unwavering in the face of heightened threats to his health, safety and freedom

  What is the Assange case all about? By Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli . It is about the situation of the publisher of an important news outlet, where the information “goal is justice, the method is transparency”. A recently published story in Newsweek, headed “Prosecuting Assange is Essential for Restoring our National Security”, carries a noteworthy statement by its author, a former officer in the US Intelligence apparatus. He declares: “I was constantly reminded that my job was … not to think about the larger questions of who he was and why he mattered.” [i] The above – although it refers to another person – reveals an utter misconception among people, perhaps the majority among main-stream media readers, about what…

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How UK’s Integrity [disinformation] Initiative backfires?

By Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Professor Emeritus, Swedish Doctors for Human Rights (SWEDHR) chair.   ………………………………………. Editor’s Note: Sputnik International asked SWEDHR chairman his opinion around the issue “How will the revelation of the UK Integrity Initiative project’s existence affect UK’s relationship with Europe and particularly with Russia? Excerpts of the interview statements has been published in “UK’s Integrity Initiative Revelation May Lead To Improvement Of Russia-EU Relations – NGO“, and in [Spanish] “¿Cómo las filtraciones de Anonymous afectarán las relaciones entre la UE y Rusia?“. Following, Prof. Ferrada de Noli’s comment in full text. / Dr. Lena Oske, MD, Associate Editor at The Indicter Magazine. –––ooOoo–––   First, I regard these revelations as very important, and I believe that its…

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The detention of Julian Assange and his forced isolation from the world

  By Stefania Maurizi . They are destroying him slowly. They are doing it through an indefinite detention which has been going on for the last eight years with no end in sight. Julian Assange has become one of the most widely known icons of freedom of the press and the struggle against state secrecy. Recently, his detention in the Ecuadorian embassy in London has been joined by isolation, strict rules and various forms of pressure which seem to have no other purpose than to break him down. A grip meant to destroy his physical and mental ability to resist until he either breaks down or he steps out of the Ecuadorian embassy,  unleashing the beginning of his own end. …

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Con Bautista van Schouwen

New book release by Libertarian Books, the publisher of The Indicter Magazine. Con Bautista van Schouwen – Marcello Ferrada de Noli Read the book in full text here: http://libertarianbooks.se/con-bautista-van-schouwen-marcello-ferrada-de-noli/   Link to the book, full text [Spanish text]:   The young Chilean doctor Bautista van Schouwen Vasey was a revolutionary of Dutch descent and Saxon heritage – and whom the history of Latin American martyrs would welcome into his arms as a hero of the anti-fascist resistance, and of the Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR) in particular. After information given to the military by a Catholic priest, van Schouwen was taken prisoner by Pinochet’s Military Intelligence forces on December 13, 1973, cruelly mistreated at a torture centre in Santiago,…

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The Global Rise of Fascism: Capitalism End Game?

By Gilbert Mercier   It is everywhere. In a few years, it has metastasized like a cancer, on all continents. Its fervent proponents and ill-informed supporters call it populism or nationalism. In the Italy, Germany, or Spain of the 1930s, however, this ideology of exclusion and fear, defined by a hatred of the other, together with a tyrannical executive power, was called by its proper name: fascism. Mussolini in Italy, Hitler in Germany and Franco in Spain were the bloodthirsty tenors of capitalism’s symphony orchestra, singing the deadly opera quietly conducted by the military-industrial complex. When the fascism-induced collective psychosis was put to an end in 1945 by Russia and the Western allies, between 68 and 80 million people had…

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“Personal testimony by a revolutionary professor on the (U.S. engineered) military coup in Chile”

By Profesor Med Dr, Anders Rommelsjö. It’s high time to spread this unique report by my friend and colleague Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Professor Emeritus who, as well as myself, was working at the Department of Public Health Science at The Karolinska Institute– Sweden’s medical university. He is the founder and chairman of SWEDHR, Swedish Doctors for Human Rights, where I am Vice President. He is also the founder and chief editor of the Indicter. Now, one month has passed since September 11 -anniversary of the US-supported Chilean military coup led by General Pinochet– but the article (originally published in the Lotta Continua series “Ferrada de Noli VS. Pinochet“) is as current today as it has been during the well…

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