- Sabotage! Rebels in France attack 5G
- The Great Resist gathers pace!
- Review of 2021: The fog lifts
- Taking the land back from the machines
- Voltairine de Cleyre: an organic radical inspiration
Rebels in France have declared war on the infrastructure of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
An ever-expanding resistance movement has been sabotaging the widely-hated 5G network.
Says a three-part report on the Reporterre website: “Relay antennae are being torched, fibre-optic cables cut, pylons unbolted. During the night, people burn construction machinery, attack masts with disc cutters or destroy electrical equipment with sledgehammers”.
Vehicles belonging to telecommunications businesses have also been set on fire in at least 140 attacks since the start of the Covid repression, with the cost to the industry running into tens of millions of euros.
Says the report: “This is a movement which is advancing underground, out of the spotlight, a deep revolt spreading across France”.
Pascaline, a resistance fighter interviewed by Reporterre, says she has been forced into action by a sense of urgency: “We are living in a crossroads period. If we do nothing now, this industry will have permanently taken hold”.
Pascaline says her fellow saboteurs have a wide range of backgrounds, with Gilets Jaunes and anarchists fighting alongside Christians who are equally opposed to the fascistic New Normal grid being built with 5G.
With protests against the Great Reset ignored, smeared and repressed by the French state, dissidents have been forced to express themselves more directly.
Texts have been circulating calling for the creation of a new movement of “concrete, and not just symbolic, resistance”.
Resistance fighter Léon told Reporterre: “We have been pushed towards sabotage by very practical reasons. Since the Gilets Jaunes, the state has tightened the screws and it is harder and harder to push back against power on the streets”.
Given the Covid restrictions, it was also impossible to build a mass mobilisation against 5G, he said, even though the majority of the population are opposed.
As the report notes, the sabotage movement amounts to “a refusal to live in a hyperconnected society” and “full-on resistance to the digitalisation of the world”.
Another saboteur, Margot, says that a web-like prison of cables and masts is being constructed.
“We are told about all the joys of a digital society which in reality only worsens exploitation, surveillance and environmental disaster”.
The telecommunications business is, of course, alarmed by the biggest wave of sabotage in France since the massive struggle against GM crops 20 years ago.
Orange boss Stéphane Richard has even spoken of the need to avoid “an Afghanistan of mobile phone networks, where we will have to fight mast by mast, community by community, to try and install 5G”.
As the saboteurs point out, masts are the nerve centres for the economic flow of the new technocapitalism. Rebel websites talk variously of “umbilical cords” and “Achilles’ heels”.
The revolution is never televised and the mainstream media have been largely avoiding any mention of what is happening, for fear that it will spread even further.
When the saboteurs’ existence is recognised, they are depicted as cranks and “conspiracy theorists”.
Notes Léon: “Conspiracy theory has always been a rhetorical tool to delegitimise a movement. We saw that with the Gilet Jaunes. After they have played the homophobia, anti-semitism and racism cards, conspiracy theory has become the new catchword of power.
“The authorities are trying pass the saboteurs off as lone wolves, as isolated individuals. In fact we are part of a collective initiative across France and Europe”.
Needless to say, the panicked system is also ramping up its traditional rhetoric of repression, using the term “terrorist” to smear all resistance to its technofascist coup.
But can it really do anything to stop what has now become a powerful wave of revolt?
Pascaline explains: “We are targeting this infrastructure because it belongs to the digital industry but also because it is vulnerable.
“There are tens of thousands of masts in the country within an ever-denser network and the authorities are struggling to monitor them”.
Admits Vincent Cuvillier, boss of Ofitem (the body representing the operators of mobile phone infrastructure in France): “It isn’t realistic today to say that we are going to install 66,000 video-surveillance cameras on all the masts. And let’s be clear: anyone who wants to enter and destroy an isolated site could do so”.
Since the very start, the Covid narrative has been a tissue of lies.
This has extended to the political sphere, with outrageous Orwellian reversals of the truth.
While many people who identify with the “right” have been repeating the bizarre claim that corporate schemers like Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates and Ronald Cohen are all in fact “communists”, their counterparts on the “left” have concluded that everyone opposing the fascism of the Great Reset must obviously be… a fascist!
This latter fabrication, which was rolled out everywhere across the world in an obviously co-ordinated manner, is today looking increasingly threadbare.
Comrades reporting on the big December 18 freedom protest in London noted that although there are often “a few alt-right people skulking about” at such events, opinions always stretch “across the political spectrum and in the case of the many ordinary people turning up, sit outside of it”.
The photo essay from The Stirrer adds: “There were anti-vaxxers marching alongside the double and in some cases, the triple jabbed. There were army veterans marching alongside ravers from the 80s and 90s. There were white working class people marching alongside black and Asian working class people”.
A similar honesty emerged on the anarchist site It’s Going Down concerning the confrontations in Rotterdam in November, which saw Dutch police firing their guns into the crowd.
Commented the site editors: “Some out-of-touch ‘leftists’ have tried to dismiss these riots because they coincided with and/or overtook a protest called by the right wing against new government restrictions. However, something like last night’s youth uprising against police cannot be so simply reduced”.
Their on-the-spot correspondent wrote: “The discontent is broadening, especially now that the state is imposing more and stricter repression to control the spread of the virus.
“Anyone who isn’t pissed about what is happening is not paying attention. The fascists are abusing these frustrations, and that should not be a surprise to anyone, but discrediting all participants as ‘fascist’ is a cheap approach that prevents serious analysis.
“Yesterday’s happenings were much more than a pandemic protest. It was a widespread revolt against the police that was joined by masses of youth coming out, youth who had little to do with the protests but had every reason to seize the moment and fight back. To claim that last night happenings were ‘a fascist riot’ is simply a lie.
“As we’ve had to endure an increasingly corrupt and shameless government, more and more people are coming to the realization that the state does not care for them. They are realizing that the police and all the state’s other institutions only fight for the most privileged. They aren’t there for us, they never were and never will be”.
He concludes: “The amount of self-proclaimed leftists cheering on the police violence from last night is repulsive and utterly hypocritical”.
There has been another massive wave of protests pretty much everywhere since our last Acorn was published, notably in Germany.
The Spanish state’s Great Reset repression has also met with huge protests, such as those in Barcelona, Valencia and San Sebastian.
In the rebellious French colony of Guadeloupe, singing protesters invaded the main government building.
The worldwide Great Resist is in full swing now and nothing is going to stop it!
While 2020 was a year of shock, fear, outrage and anger against the Blitzkrieg declared on humanity under the Great Reset, 2021 had a slightly different flavour.
Those previous elements were still present of course, often renewed and amplified by the latest lies and impositions of the global mafia.
But there was also an increasing sense of clarity, a feeling that certain long-held hunches were being confirmed, certain long-identified pieces in the jigsaw fitting together to provide an illuminating overview, that the fog was finally lifting on the sordid reality of the contemporary world.
Here we look back at how that process was reflected on our website throughout the year.
January 7. We announce the publication of Enemies of the Modern World, a triptych of novellas by Paul Cudenec addressing current issues in fictional form. It can be bought commercially as a printed book or downloaded for free from our site.
January 9. We publish Shapers of slavery: the plan, the first article of a five-part series about the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. We explain: “Schwab’s Great Reset is not just rhetoric: he and his corporate accomplices have been busy, for many years, building up massive networks of collaborators to spring their heist”.
January 10. The second part, Shapers of slavery: the leadership, goes live. We point out that, far from being a “Community”, the Global Shapers is an entirely top-down organisation and the identity of its leaders “is very illuminating regarding the agenda and interests lying behind this worldwide anti-democratic conspiracy”.
January 11. We publish part three of our investigation, Shapers of slavery: the empire. We zoom in on the personnel and activities of six diverse Global Shaper hubs and discover a world of social impact investment, human and natural “capital”, blockchain, robotics, AI, equity funds and pharmaceutical businesses, a world of exponential profit and exploitation hidden behind a rhetoric of “inclusivity”, “sustainability” and “systemic change”.
January 12. Part four of the series, Shapers of slavery: the virus, goes online. “As we have previously explained, Schwab and his accomplices are using the Covid-19 crisis to bypass democratic accountability, to override opposition, to accelerate their totalitarian technocratic agenda and to impose it on the rest of humankind against our will. It was therefore to be expected that Covid-19 would take a prominent place in the activities of the Global Shapers Community”.
January 13. We conclude our investigation with Shapers of Slavery: the awakening: “The big advantage we have over the billionaire transhumanist-technocrats is that we far outnumber them, even though they have hired an army of ‘influencers’ to work for them. People of the world, awake and arise!”
January 27. We publish Ronald Cohen, impact capitalism and the Great Reset, exposing the activities of a friend of Tony Blair and Bill Clinton described by the WEF as “a preeminent international philanthropist”. We reveal that Cohen is a member of the UNDP’s Global Steering Group for Impact Investment which says it aims to “accelerate investment towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030” and boasts that its “transformational impact” will involve “opening up $12 trillion in market opportunities”.
February 10. In Controlling the left: the impact edgenda we investigate The Edge Fund, follow the money and conclude that “proponents of identity politics act as agents of influence for the impact industry, as their ad reps, their marketing staff, their PR division, their security wing”.
February 16. The Acorn 63 comes out. “As the Great Reset agenda becomes more widely noticed and understood, resistance is growing, albeit largely under the radar of corporate media subservient to the dictatorship”. The bulletin also features an interview with artist Jordan Henderson and profile of anti-industrialist thinker Georges Bernanos.
February 27. Marion, an anarchist since 1982, calls for Anarchism not State Socialism. She writes: “Anarchism equals no government; this includes no leaders, rulers, laws or prisons, and a stateless society. I think it is unwise to associate anarchism with communism or socialism… I would advocate a social system that protects the freedom of the individual but without the use of money”.
March 16. In Impactor Alert!, Paul Cudenec draws on the groundbreaking research and analysis of Alison McDowell to describe and denounce impact capitalism, the driving force of the Great Reset. “Impact ‘social philanthropy’ is a business based on a new economic model. A deceptive business that does not really want to eliminate poverty and misery but to mine them endlessly. Broken people and broken lives spell endless profits for the impact parasites”.
March 27. The Acorn 64 comes out. As well as reporting on latest worldwide freedom protests, we condemn so-called comrades who have shunned and smeared resistance to the Great Reset. “For real rebels, real freedom-fighters, real anarchists, this fake left has now clearly identified itself as our enemy and its Covid-reinforcing activists have been revealed as nothing other than the shocktroops of the New Fascist global dictatorship. Authentic revolt will come neither from left nor right, but from below!”.
March 29. We present a short overview of the Great Reset, also available as a printable pdf, entitled What are they trying to do to us? Here we again stress the key role of impact investment, through which hedge fund speculators aim to profit by gambling on people’s lives, transformed into financial “products” via the imposition of digital identities.
April 4. A guest post by Roger Copple looks at Ways to Counter the Total Enslavement of the World. He warns: “There will be dark days ahead as we move into a pharmaceutical dictatorship characterized by more surveillance and contact tracing, technocracy, transhumanism, artificial intelligence and robots. We are falling deeper and deeper into a technocratic trap that is leading to a literal hell on earth”.
April 22. In Divide, rule and profit: the intersectional impact racket, we investigate the way in which the “intersectional” ideology adopted by much of today’s left is enthusiastically promoted by impact capitalists. This divisive “identity politics” approach effectively packages people’s lives as “problems” for which “solutions” can be sold and speculated upon by impact capitalists.
May 5. The Acorn 65 comes out. We highlight ten things we have all learned during the Covid Coup, including: “The system will stop at nothing to hold on to its power and, if possible, increase its levels of control and exploitation. It has no scruples. No lie is too outrageous, no hypocrisy too nauseating, no human sacrifice too great”. We also expose Naomi Klein as a Great Reset collaborator and explore the ideas of William Morris.
May 11. We reaffirm our deep desire For nature and freedom. “Our love of nature means that we will need to bring down the all-devouring industrial machine that the Great Reset is intended to strengthen and expand. There could never have been the threat of a Fourth Industrial Revolution without the prior existence of the First, Second and Third Industrial Revolutions (in fact Repressions) which paved the way by progressively conditioning us for lives of New Normal slavery”.
May 17. We publish a review of a new book by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Max Wilbert, which we entitle Sombre truths behind Bright Green Lies. We comment: “Whenever real greens talk about ending industrial society, people always want to know what we imagine could replace it. The answer is not difficult. We need to go back to living the way we did for hundreds of thousands of years before we started on the slippery slope to where we are now. This is not turning the clock back, but moving forward in a direction inspired by what we know was previously possible. We need to reclaim the revolutionary wisdom of the past”.
May 28. Paul Cudenec draws on the writing of Otto Gross to discuss the psychology of freedom and resistance in The healthy ones, the fighters. He writes: “The freedom, and thus health, of any community depends on the freedom of the individuals who make it up. A society in which too many have repressed their inner nature is no longer a healthy living social organism, but instead has become clogged up and diseased”.
June 1. The Acorn 66 comes out, in which we have another stab at explaining the complex menace posed by impact investment. “Impact capitalists very much depend on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030) to advance their parasitical plan. These provide the framework which officially defines their activities as ‘doing good’ and thus deserving of huge amounts of public money”.
June 10. Fascism: Three Brief Insights laments “our society’s worrying general blindness concerning what fascism was, historically, and what it has evolved into today”. It adds: “The new breed of fascists, who currently hold the reins of power almost everywhere, have worked hard for decades to brew up this fog of confusion”. The insights are inspired by the writing of Gershom Scholem, Johann Chapoutot and Antony C. Sutton.
June 15. We publish A maze of political lies, exploring the way that the vital energy of various political movements is so often betrayed. This first takes the form of diverting it into a dead-end which only reinforces the system. There is then a second stage in which that degraded version is itself used to discredit the original healthy impulse.
June 17. A follow-up article, Unleashing the spirit of life. “Millions upon millions of people will always have the potential to overcome the few thousands who channel the poisonous energy of the negative ‘something’. And millions upon millions of us, inspired and guided in that fight by the light of truth and unencumbered by the fear of death, would be simply unstoppable”.
June 21. We publish Culture’s Silent Exiles, in which Rahul Goswami describes and condemns the way in which folk culture worldwide is being crushed by “the gigantic ‘development’ industry” represented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He writes: “There is no place in a cultural industry view for the traditional knowledge systems that give a non-monetary value to a basket, that give a ritual value to a silken shawl, that give children delight in the form of puppet theatre, that fulfil a cosmological tradition when unleavened bread is baked for a feast day”.
July 6. The Acorn 67 comes out. We report on the latest in a series of enormous protests in London, with hundreds of thousands of ordinary people taking to the streets to clearly state their opposition to the New Normal tyranny. We also warn that “the threat of transhumanism has become so real because of the failure of the myopic left even to identify, let alone challenge, the danger, and its gullible swallowing of politically-correct industrialist spin”.
July 10. We publish a new e-book by Paul Cudenec, Fascism Rebranded: Exposing the Great Reset. This features not only the widely-shared Klaus Schwab and his Great Fascist Reset but also a number of articles explaining in some detail why “fascist” is an appropriate label to apply to what is happening, despite all the protestations to the contrary. The pdf is available free here.
July 15. Two days after the announcement of the “pass sanitaire” in France, thousands started to take to the streets to protest. Liberté! Résistance! A photo-report from France focuses on an emergency demo in Montpellier.
July 18. In France rises up against the new fascism, we report on the vast wave of protest erupting across France in response to the dictatorial edict. “Even the jab itself is not really the issue any more, with those who have already had it joining in the protests against the totalitarian laws due to come into place on August 1”.
August 1. Our report on a Historic Day of Resistance in France focuses on an enormous protest in the Alpine town of Annecy on Saturday July 31. We note: “The mainstream media are desperately trying to minimise the numbers, write off the protesters as minority ‘conspiracy theorists’ and pretend nothing important is happening… Crucial days lie ahead, not just for France but for the whole of humankind”.
August 29. Paul Cudenec places the anti-pass resistance in the context of recent French history and illustrates his piece with a photo diary of protests he has attended across the country during the summer months. “Tumultuous days lie ahead, that is for sure. I have a hunch that the French resistance will prevail“.
September 23. The Acorn 68 comes out. As part of a round-up of the latest freedom protests across the world, we note that “the Covid narrative is rapidly collapsing, as people realise that the ‘pandemic’ was cover for something else entirely and that the ‘vaccines’ are, at the very least, ineffective”. It also features articles on “green” imperialism in Africa, the Gilets Jaunes movement in France and organic radical thinker Ananada Coomaraswamy.
October 9. Fascist Smears: What they tell us focuses on Alexander Reid Ross, a propagandist who has sought to discredit authentic resistance to the fascistic system by smearing it as being itself somehow “fascist”. We note: “The system always tries to pretend that no future is possible other than the one it has lined up for us. Stating the obvious truth that this is not so, and proposing another vision of how we might live, is a powerful and necessary basis for meaningful resistance”.
October 20. We ask Who’s behind the fake-left vaccine gang? and explore the role of the Dutch-based Transnational Institute (TNI), financed by various “philanthropic funds” such as the Rockefeller Foundation and the Open Society Foundation. “TNI is in fact the European offshoot of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, a high-profile ‘think tank’ initially funded by the Sears heir, Philip M. Stern, and banker, James Warburg”.
November 22. The Acorn 69 comes out. “When a group of ruthless sociopaths have all the power that money can buy, they don’t even have to pretend to be ‘democratic’ any more”, we warn. We also report on the flames of revolt against the Great Reset across the world and seek contemporary inspiration from Ernst Jünger’s remarkable 1951 book The Forest Passage. And we highlight the work of investigative journalist Cory Morningstar.
December 21. We publish Activating the power of life, a winter solstice reflection from Paul Cudenec. “This is what we need above all in 2022: a red-hot hurricane of vibrant life-force which will tear into the machineries and mentalities of tyranny, rip them apart, reduce them to rubble and ashes, and clear the ground for a calm and verdant future grown in the fertile soil of nature and freedom”.
December 28. The Acorn 70 comes out, featuring a review of the Winter Oak year which concludes with the following full stop.
The modernisation, that’s to say the industrialisation, of agriculture has been one of the most devastating aspects of the unfolding disaster they call “progress”.
People’s health has been adversely affected by eating over-processed food containing too much fat, salt or sugar, causing diabetes, obesity and cancer.
At the same time soils have been degraded, biodiversity wrecked, water and air polluted.
Now, under the ultra-industrialist Great Reset, a bid is being made to force the world’s remaining peasant farmers off the land and to herd us all into lives of digital slavery, locked down in smart cities and made to eat factory-manufactured fake food.
But, of course, there is resistance, and radical networks aiming to take humankind in a positive and healthy direction are emerging.
In France, one such group is L’Atelier Paysan, which wants to reverse the alarming drift away from the land by encouraging a million people to return to the soil over the next ten years.
This co-op works mainly on a kind of intermediate technology, designing and making horse- and human-powered low-tech agricultural equipment.
Forced to put their activities on hold during Covid lockdown, several members got together to write a manifesto for rural autonomy entitled Reprendre la Terre aux machines (Taking the land back from the machines), which has been now been published as a book by Seuil.
We have here translated part of a review of the book by Joce of the Episode Cévenol zine.
Most of those working in agriculture today are simply cogs in the agro-food machine, producing raw materials for the processing industry and its distribution networks, with no real control over their tools of production.
This is the result of the “modernisation” of agriculture which began in the 19th century, accelerated after the Second World War and is still happening today.
This modernisation is the fruit of Western civilization’s ideal of progress and of the dominant classes’ contempt for small farmers and for working the land. “Progress” made it possible to do away with repugnant agriculture labour and to “civilise” the peasants.
But modernisation also responds to capitalism’s need to produce cheap food so as to free up a greater proportion of household income for the purchase of consumer goods produced by industry.
L’Atelier Paysan describe several “padlocks” which allow this modernisation to continue on its path despite its negative effects.
Firstly there is a politico-economic padlock, with international free trade agreements and the single European market set up in the 1990s. These agreements allow agricultural and food products to circulate freely, thus bringing down prices and wiping out producers in countries where work is better paid and protected.
France, which was self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables at the start of the 1990s, now only produces half of what it consumes, while Spain has established itself as a major exporter of agricultural products.
Another padlock well described by l’Atelier Paysan is the weight of the FNSEA, the main farmers’ union. The FNSEA has a presence throughout the agricultural world: in professional institutions; insurance, banks, training schemes, etc. For as long as anyone can remember, it has been helping the state to organise the modernisation of agriculture, thus profiting its leaders, who are very much part of capitalist agriculture.
And even while its approach is leading to the closure of more than 200 farms every week, it poses at the very same time as the protector of agricultural networks and identity, notably against the “attacks” of those who seek to change the agricultural model.
According to l’Atelier Paysan, this imposture works because of farmers’ difficulty in recognising that everything they have been made to do for decades was a mistake. The union thus plays on the fear that a change in the agricultural model could threaten the “modern” agricultural practices to which the farmers have dedicated their lives.
The book also picks apart the technological padlock, by showing that “technology is not neutral: it is a force for the transformation of the world, both physical and social; it is the bearer of the logic of separation and domination, of the loss of savoir-faire and autonomy”.
Technology shapes landscapes and lives. Thus the tractor, a source of enormous gains in productivity, encourages farmers to increase the size of fields and dig up hedgerows for its convenience. Machines also power the debt spiral, allowing farmers to keep on modernising to avoid going bust but imprisoning them in the need for profitability to pay off their loans.
The latest in our series of profiles from the orgrad website.
“Perpetual and unconquerable protest against the dictates of Authority”
Voltairine de Cleyre (1866-1912) was a free-thinking poet and feminist who sought to express and develop what has been described as “an innate and organic American anarchism”. (1)
She defined anarchism as “freedom to the soul as to the body, – in every aspiration, every growth” (2) and argued that human beings had a “natural tendency to break all the bonds which seek to control thought”. (3)
This tendency manifested itself as the spirit of freedom, a collective energy which surged forth in individuals.
De Cleyre wrote in her essay ‘In Defense of Emma Goldman and the Right of Expropriation’: “The spirit which animates Emma Goldman is the only one which will emancipate the slave from his tyranny – the spirit which is willing to dare and suffer”. (4)
She therefore had little time for the materialist dogma propagated by much of the left, which regarded any talk of spirit as absurd and “mystical”.
She declared in ‘The Dominant Idea’: “It is thus that the so-called Materialist Conception of History, the modern Socialists, and a positive majority of Anarchists would have us look upon the world of ideas – shifting, unreal reflections, having naught to do in the determination of man’s life, but so many mirror appearances of certain material relations, wholly powerless to act upon the course of material things.
“I think this unqualified determinism of the material is a great and lamentable error in our modern progressive movement”. (5)
This insight even led de Cleyre to defend the philosophical outlook of the Middle Ages. She asked: “Must we, because the Middle Age was dark and blind and brutal, throw away the one good thing it wrought into the fibre of Man, that the inside of a human being was worth more than the outside? that to conceive a higher thing than oneself and live toward that is the only way of living worthily?” (6)
The medieval sense of ethics and inner value had been rejected by the modern industrial age “and so the cancer goes on rotting away the moral fibre, and the man becomes a lump, a squash, a piece of slippery slime taking all shapes and losing all shapes, according to what particular hole or corner he wishes to glide into – a disgusting embodiment of the moral bankruptcy begotten by Thing-Worship”. (7)
De Cleyre shared Gustav Landauer’s equation of anarchy with life itself and explained that this was why the revolutionary struggle would never end: “It will go on because Life cries to live, and Property denies its freedom to live; and Life will not submit. And should not submit”. (8)
This revolutionary life force, the spirit of revolt, could only become real and active when it found expression in the words and deeds of individuals, she stressed.
“Individuality is a thing that cannot be killed. Quietly it may be, but just as certainly, silently, perhaps, as the growth of a blade of grass, it offers its perpetual and unconquerable protest against the dictates of Authority”. (9)
She said the malign Dominant Idea stifling the human spirit could only be challenged if individuals had the courage and determination to resist its power and were able to source, and remain true to, a sense of justice that came from within themselves.
If they could do that, they could end their days in the knowledge that they had done what had to be done, she said: “At the end of life you may close your eyes, stating: ‘I have not been dominated by the Dominant Idea of my Age; I have chosen mine own allegiance and served it”. (10)
1. Barry Pateman, The Voltairine de Cleyre reader, ed. by A.J. Brigati (Oakland/Edinburgh, AK Press, 2004), p. i.
2. Voltairine de Cleyre, ‘Anarchism’, Selected Works, Project Gutenberg.
3. Voltairine de Cleyre, ‘The Drama of the Nineteenth Century’, The Voltairine de Cleyre reader, p. 133.
4. Voltairine de Cleyre, ‘In Defense of Emma Goldman and the Right of Expropriation’, The Voltairine de Cleyre reader, p. 7.
5. Voltairine de Cleyre, ‘The Dominant Idea’, The Voltairine de Cleyre reader, p. 36.
6. De Cleyre, ‘The Dominant Idea’, The Voltairine de Cleyre reader, p. 42.
7. De Cleyre, ‘The Dominant Idea’, The Voltairine de Cleyre reader, p. 43.
8. Voltairine de Cleyre, ‘Direct Action’, The Voltairine de Cleyre reader, p. 61.
9. Voltairine de Cleyre, ‘The Economic Tendency of Freethought’, The Voltairine de Cleyre reader, p. 63.
10. De Cleyre, ‘The Dominant Idea’, The Voltairine de Cleyre reader, p. 45.
“A flawed and exploitative idea has emerged: the plan to turn 30 per cent of the world’s surface into Protected Areas by 2030 (30×30). This idea, being pushed by the IUCN, has been greenwashed, whitewashed and sold to the world, alongside ‘nature-based solutions’ (NBS), as a way to solve climate change”. This important warning on “conservation” imperialism comes from Pranab Doley, an Indigenous activist from the Mising people in India.
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Hopeful signs have emerged from Austria that the Covid narrative is finally crumbling. A number of Green Party representatives in Styria, including organic farmer Otto Knaus (pictured), have signed an internal letter stating their opposition to vaccine mandates. Challenging their national party’s authoritarian pro-Pharma stance, the rebels note: “We at the grassroots see how many voters are currently turning away from the Greens in disappointment”.
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Technology has always been a tool to divide us, but a new device on the market takes this a step further by enabling so-called social distancing. “Vibration tags” from Advanced Microwave Engineering (AME) measure the distance between people and vibrate in warning if they get too close. There is also an “anti-gatherings” function. We are eagerly looking forward to an updated model which might usefully deliver sharp electric shocks to anyone getting too close to another human being…
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“The Narrative does not make sense until we understand that we are watching a new, radical form of techno-authoritarianism unfold before our eyes. It is not an accident, and it is not temporary”. So writes Paul Kingsnorth as part of an excellent three-part analysis of the Great Reset.
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“One of the main aims of the Covid Narrative is to normalise a transhumanist agenda”. This is the warning from Cassandra’s Box, who points out, for instance, that masks reinforce that agenda by reducing our humanity and normalising expressionless robots faces. She adds: “The mask also helps to inculcate and normalise the fear of nature and biology – a key precursor for the success of transhumanist ideology”. In other words, naturaphobia.
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“The government is beginning to create a new normal, one where they can control and divide society where they see fit; one where they are setting the building blocks on a path to a digitalised surveillance system where your vaccination status will be only a small sample of what they have on you”. Rory Edens explains why we should oppose vaccine passports in a December 27 piece in The Boar, the University of Warwick’s student-run newspaper.
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More than an hour of diverse musical resistance to the Great Reset has been compiled by the In This Together site. Artists include Lukas Lion, Sevad, Van Morrison, Ian Brown and Guydence.
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“Unfortunately, our secret state has only one response to internal dissent or the possibility of public revelation of its own errors: smash, crush, smear, destroy, frame, cover-up and lie”. Robin Ramsay, Politics and Paranoia
(For many more like this, see the Winter Oak quotes for the day blog)
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