A closer look at Ben Nimmo and the Atlantic Council’s underhanded tactics against a UK citizen tired of government warmongering

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For the past few months, Ben Nimmo, the head of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Labs has had his eye on one Twitter account in particular and he has relentlessly framed that account as being that of an influential “Russian bot” that is linked to the Kremlin. This post will reveal that the Atlantic Council’s Ben Nimmo has displayed utter incompetency and a shameful display of research (or lack thereof), considering his position as head of DFR Lab, and considering the large amount of money that the Atlantic Council receives and spends on supposedly ‘countering’ disinfo (to be read as acting as “Thought Police”) for the global elitist establishment.

A quick look at the Twitter feed of Ben Nimmo and The Atlantic Council’s DFR provides screenshots highlighting the dates and times that Ben Nimmo was focused on the account Ian56.

Link to Ben Nimmo’s Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/benimmo

Images from link – Note in the first Tweet he celebrates Twitter taking Ian56’s account offline.

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Note the ridiculous colorful graph in the retweet below. These types of colorful, meaningless, undecipherable graphics are constantly used by DFR Labs to paint a picture of supposed Russian troll activity. The account he retweets is very likely simply another newly created DFR Labs account. Doing such is a common and obvious psyop technique. I will provide other examples of these ridiculous colorful meaningless graphs at the conclusion of this post. It is my opinion that the Russian ‘trolls’ Ben Nimmo and the Atlantic Council refer to are, in actuality, simply concerned citizens of mainly western countries expressing their opinions and dissatisfaction regarding western imperialism and the crimes of the global elite, as well as their acolytes in top tier positions within government and corrupted mainstream media, these ‘Russian trolls’ are actually well-intentioned western citizens such as Ian56.

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Example of Ben Nimmo citing Ian56 as a pro-Kremlin troll – DFR report:

https://medium.com/dfrlab/trolltracker-kremlin-supporters-strike-back-d994f001d743

Screenshots from link:

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Additional images show Ben Nimmo’s focus on Ian56:

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Due to Ben Nimmo and The Atlantic Council’s allegations, on Friday April 20th, 2018 the owner of the account Ian56 decided to reveal himself to Sky News UK and revealed that not only is he NOT a Russian bot, but instead he is actually a concerned UK citizen who is upset with the war crimes of his own government and the murderous global elitists within it.

That Sky News interview is here:

Note in the interview above that both Sky News TV presenters first try to frame up the ‘Russian bot narrative’ for the public audience for the first 3 minutes and then, when questioning Ian, they attempt to discredit him through his past posts that are not related to the issue at hand. Note they also state that Ian has been “identified by the government”. This statement in particular should be of serious concern to all British citizens as it implies that the Atlantic Council is acting on behalf of the UK government to identify UK citizens that do not adhere to the ‘official’ government line on matters related to foreign policy and global warmongering that benefits a select few elitists within the power structure. Thus, freedom of speech is in very serious danger of being cut off if official government affiliated organizations such as the Atlantic Council are allowed to “police thought” on the Internet and go after (dox) or shut down (via Twitter/Facebook/You Tube) concerned UK citizens that question ‘official’ government narratives that are clearly dubious and nefarious in nature. Up is down and down is up these days as people like Ian are castigated and censored while terrorists still have all their social media sites up and running. The terrorists are being given a free pass by western governments and the Atlantic Council. If one takes a look at the Atlantic Councils DFR Labs Twitter feed they will see that there is never any mention of any terrorists in Syria these days. They have simply forgotten about them. This could only be intentional omission. This is the Atlantic Council after all. What happened to the terrorists?

What we are seeing is Big Brother watching in the real world. Up is down and down is up. This is what George Orwell warned of in his classic dystopian novel “1984”. The enemy has been switched from EastAsia to Eurasia without the public realizing it. Four years of anti-Russia propaganda will do that to ya. Metaphorically, Ian is Winston Smith from the novel while The Atlantic Council and Ben Nimmo are the deceptive “Thought Police” holding the keys to Room 101 which is controlled by the British government. Ian is all of us who are concerned about what the soulless, corrupt, murderous top tier people in government are doing with our tax money. If Ian is raked over the coals and silenced by Twitter (which is also colluding with the government) for simply wanting to stop war then we all are in the same undemocratic new fascism boat. We are all in danger of being shut down for speaking truth to power. We all are Ian. And yes Twitter did shut down Ian’s account and silence him as all this went down this past week. There is no way to prove why Twitter did such, but it is highly likely that they acted upon information provided by The Atlantic Council and its incompetent employees. Ben Nimmo’s tweet shows he celebrated Ian’s account being locked. Ian’s account is now back up and running, but this occurred only after he revealed who he was to Twitter and Sky News UK. He has a right to privacy and to speak his mind just like all of us do. Who is to say what is allowed? Gatekeepers like Ben Nimmo? I think not.

Who does Ben Nimmo think he is? The arbiter of truth? I think not.

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More images from Ian’s Twitter account related to how he felt about the Sky News interview:

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The Guardian UK is still rolling with the misinformation on Ian and PartisanGirl from Australia at the time of this posting with no corrections made in regards to their publicly presented misinformation.

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On April 2nd, 2018 the CarrCenter Harvard in Washington D.C. held a two day Disinfo Symposium that featured Ben Nimmo and a number of his disinfo graphs and associates. Yours truly was even featured on one of the graphs as a Kremlin troll disinfo agent even though I am a USMC veteran and naturalized American citizen originally from the UK. 21st Century Wire was also featured along with my site in the same graph. Patrick Henningsen is an American living in the UK who runs 21st Century Wire and thus, he is also not a Russian bot (whatever a Russian bot is? Note these terms they bandy about have no real solid contextual meaning. They are purposely left ambiguous by them in order to blanket label dissenters to government policies). It just goes to show that anyone can end up on their radar if they simply tell the truth about what is really going on……me, Patrick, Ian, Vanessa Beeley, Eva Bartlett, Piers Robinson, Tim Hayward, Partisan Girl…….the list goes on. My focus has been on exposing terrorists and their supporters in OUR governments. That is what concerns me, and it is definitely of concern to me that Ben Nimmo and his Atlantic Council associates have decided that true patriots like me and Ian and the aforementioned truth revealers are now targets for character assassination by government orgs and their complicit media associates.

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Note also Bloomberg and New Yorker anti-Russia propagandist Masha Gessen at podium in image directly above.

Link to CarrCenter@Harvard Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/CarrCenter/status/981202200058847232

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Link to Tweet above (with Twitter links to ‘official’ disinfo outlets mentioned)….

https://twitter.com/WhiteHelmetsEXP/status/987347553686642688

Now lets look at what the Atlantic Council’s “Thought Police” are trying to keep off the public radar. This is what they don’t want people to know about the White Helmets who are actually terrorists disguised as rescuers.

Huge Cache of White Helmets Exposed Links All In One Massive Volume For Sharing and Red Pilling – Over 400 Images in 22 Files

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https://steemit.com/news/@clarityofsignal/huge-cache-of-white-helmets-exposed-links-all-in-one-massive-volume-for-sharing-and-red-pilling-over-400-images-in-22-files

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd has recently came out and said what many of us have known all along and told the world about the fact the White Helmets are terrorists posing as rescuers of children in Syria. The genie has been let out of the bottle. What the Atlantic Council is participating in is damage control and obfuscation of these unpleasant highly revealing truths.

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Link to Roger Waters White Helmets speech from Barcelona. HD version:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/81ibVmvxOTK5/

Now lets look at the connections between Atlantic Council players that provide propaganda and disseminate info that helps facilitate the White Helmets ruse upon the general public.

Revealing the Links Between Brown Moses, Bellingcat, PropOrNot and the Atlantic Council in Relation to Psy Ops for Syria and Ukraine

https://steemit.com/news/@clarityofsignal/revealing-the-links-between-brown-moses-bellingcat-propornot-and-the-atlantic-council-in-relation-to-false-flags-psy-ops-for

Incriminating Video: European Endowment for Democracy Pledges Grant to SMART News Agency (FSA Promoters) in Syria in 2014 – Link also provides extensive evidence that the western supported Free Syrian Army is made up of terrorists groups that are affiliated with al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in Syria) and ISIS.

https://steemit.com/syria/@clarityofsignal/exb3ftw7

This link exposes some of the lead White Helmet terrorists and their info agents, including Mouaz Moustafa who met with John McCain and introduced him to Syrian jihadists.

https://steemit.com/news/@clarityofsignal/revealing-the-white-helmets-terrorist-networks-main-operatives-and-facebook-links

Now back to Ben Nimmo and his Tweets…..

As of Saturday April 21st, DFRLab’s Twitter account has not made a peep about Ben Nimmo’s major mistake made regarding Ian56. No apology has been forthcoming. I guess that one is going to just be swept under the rug.

https://twitter.com/DFRLab

Now for some more examples of the colorful graphs and misinfo that simply confuse and prove absolutely nothing. Here also are images with some incriminating material that clearly shows that The Atlantic Council provides info that props up the White Helmets in Syria. Between the White Helmets images I will provide more links with extensive evidence showing clearly that they are indeed terrorists.

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Massive White Helmets Photo Cache Proves Hollywood Gave Oscar to Terrorist Group

https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/02/27/massive-white-helmets-photo-cache-proves-hollywood-gave-oscar-to-terrorist-group/

“Now You See Me” – Over 100 White Helmet Self-Posted Facebook Images Expose Fake Humanitarian Group as FSA Terrorists Linked with Al-Qaeda

https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/05/01/now-you-see-me-over-100-white-helmet-self-posted-facebook-images-expose-fake-humanitarian-group-as-fsa-terrorists-in-bed-with-al-qaeda/

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Direct Terrorist Collusion: Over One Dozen Videos Capture White Helmets Working Side-By-Side With Terrorist Groups in Syria

https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/05/08/direct-jihadist-collusion-over-one-dozen-videos-capture-white-helmets-working-side-by-side-with-terrorist-groups/

Additional images from DFRLabs show Atlantic Council/ Deep State connections –

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Tweets below reveal how anytime British politicians are criticized during elections or at other times, the old ‘Russian trolls’ trope is rolled out by Ben Nimmo and his Atlantic Council disinfo associates. The meme of labeling everyone who disagrees with UK, EU and US (western) government policies as a Russian troll grew old, tired and stale back in 2016, but apparently no one told Ben Nimmo or The Atlantic Council. The irony of calling everyone who disagrees with government actions a Russian troll is that doing such leads to the labeled person waking up to the fact that its all lies, an excuse to cover up for western governments nefarious doings, particularly when it comes to support for terrorist groups operating in Syria, which is now being more and more fully revealed. It must be considered that the use of this pathetic technique now and in the future constantly removes and/or negates the ability of western citizens to openly criticize their own governments for criminal acts. Thus, we can clearly see the modus operandi for such labeling of concerned citizens by certain parties affiliated with said corrupted governments. In a sense, it is a perpetual false flag being conducted against concerned western citizens who are against wars that enrich a select few global elitists and their proxies. Ironically, these citizens are actually being forced (through government taxation) to pay to be censored, propagandized and intentionally misled. The people that are conducting this perpetual false labeling and obfuscation of truth are not actually patriots. They are deceivers working against the best interests of the 99% of the general public held hostage to this insanity. Those that are being falsely labeled and silenced are the real patriots. Hence the actual reason for the You Tube/Google/Deep State censorship now. People are waking up to the lies and the Deep State is trying to keep that massive public wake up from happening. They are trying to put a lid on it and keep it beneath the surface of overall public perception.

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Wikispooks link on the Atlantic Council, plus screenshot:

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Atlantic_Council_of_the_United_Kingdom

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Wikipedia link for the description of who is actually behind the Atlantic Council.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Council

Screenshot from link:

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Caveat: All information above, and my opinion derived from such, was acquired through postings conducted online by the individuals mentioned within the material and other researchers. I leave it up to diligent citizens to judge for themselves the validity of the aforementioned material and my opinions related to such, as is their right. This information is posted as a public service. Sometimes true patriotism requires dissent and revealing that which the powers that be would prefer remain in the shadows. I subscribe to the philosophy of USMC General Smedley Butler and believe war is a racket, a rich man’s trick. I am a Marine Corps vet (1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Mar Div) who loves America and hopes to help save lives of innocent people and my brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces during this time of wars of deception and false flags (White Helmets). I believe my posts here at Steemit and my Clarity of Signal WordPress site are very important for humanity right now and recommend people get red pilled and research these issues thoroughly themselves. I reserve my right to free speech and my opinion based on all the above information which is easily accessible online (Imagine if the mainstream media bothered to do the same when it comes to real reporting and research).

DFR Labs has previously equated my Clarity of Signal account with the alt-right movement (a false term concocted to divide and obfuscate, like so many others) when I revealed unpleasant truths about the Ukraine War and particularly the Azov Battalion’s Nazi leanings. That post of theirs is here. It is notable that that narrative they were pushing fell apart. My personal response to their misreporting is provided at the link. I hope more people see this and concerned US, UK and EU citizens pick up the flag and do what I am doing and what Ian56 is doing, and what so many other truth revealers are doing. Now is the time for humanity to move past these wars for profit and hegemony, and instead work together towards a better world for all of us and not just the corrupt, murderous, warmongering global elite. I believe that is what Ian56 set out to do and in that respect I want to salute him as a true patriot and bringer of truth in an age of propaganda, false flags and deception conducted by western governments. The man deserves accolades, not the BS that the pathetic Ben Nimmo and the Atlantic Council chose to throw at him.

https://medium.com/dfrlab/kremlin-and-alt-right-share-nazi-narrative-2df4af60c749

For real America………for real countries……for real people…….for all humanity………for truth………..Peace.

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Link to Ian’s statement submitted to Sky News UK regarding why he is not a Russian bot.

http://ian56.blogspot.com/2018/04/sky-statement-why-im-not-russian-bot.html

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DISGUSTING: Study finds that animal vaccines have no safeguards against contamination and contribute to serious pet diseases like cancer


Image: DISGUSTING: Study finds that animal vaccines have no safeguards against contamination and contribute to serious pet diseases like cancer

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Most of us are incredibly attached to our pets. As such, we do everything we can to prevent them from getting ill, including getting them vaccinated at the intervals recommended on the schedules we receive from their veterinarians. What we might not realize, however, is that in getting them vaccinated we may be exposing them to very dangerous retroviruses, some of which have been linked to cancer and other fatal animal diseases.

A study recently published in the journal Biologicals, entitled “Endogenous retroviruses as potential hazards for vaccines,” warns that the way in which animal vaccines are manufactured leaves them vulnerable to contamination by retroviruses which are present in the master seed stock of the cells used in their production.

The manufacture of both human and animal vaccines is dependent on the use of live human and animal cells as seed stock. Unfortunately, as noted by GreenMedInfo, many of these cells are contaminated with endogenous retroviruses (ERVs). When animal vaccines that have been created using contaminated cells are injected into our furry friends, these illnesses can be handed over along with the vaccine’s “normal” contents.

The study, which was conducted by researchers from the department of cell biology at Kyoto University in Japan, found that the risks associated with such vaccines have largely been ignored, leaving our pets vulnerable to serious diseases, including feline leukemia, the primary cancer diagnosed in cats. (Related: Read about other possible dangers for your feline friends at PetHealth.news)

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Feline leukemia is of particular concern to cat lovers, as it affects between 2 and 3 percent of all cats in the United States, and up to 30 percent of cats who are already battling other illnesses.

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine notes:

Cats persistently infected with [Feline Leukemia Virus] FeLV serve as sources of infection for other cats. The virus is shed in saliva, nasal secretions, urine, feces, and milk of infected cats. Cat-to-cat transfer of the virus may occur from a bite wound, during mutual grooming, and (rarely) through the shared use of litter boxes and feeding dishes. Transmission can also take place from an infected mother cat to her kittens, either before they are born or while they are nursing.

And now, the Kyoto University study has confirmed that another possible avenue of infection is through the very vaccines we give our cats to prevent them from getting sick.

So, what exactly are retroviruses, and why are they so difficult to fight off?

A YouTube video by the Sci Show, entitled “Retroviruses: Microbial supervillains” explains that while our bodies (and those of our animal friends) can produce antibodies that recognize and destroy cells infected with viruses before they get too out of hand, retroviruses operate in a completely different way – a way that the body does not identify and therefore does not fight off effectively:

[Retroviruses] get their supervillain status because of an enzyme called reverse transcriptase, which reads the virus’s RNA and turns it into DNA, which then makes its way into the cell’s DNA and attaches itself. Once the retroviral DNA is in the cell’s DNA, the cell just starts copying the new DNA along with its own. After the retroviral DNA infects the cell it can lie dormant for a while before it activates itself. On top of that, these viruses are reproduced a ton, so it provides lots of opportunities for mutation. All of this makes it incredibly difficult for the immune system to fight them off.

Purposely injecting these dangerous retroviruses into our pets just doesn’t make much sense, does it? So, if you really love your best friend, keep him healthy through his diet and exercise and skip the vaccinations. (Related: Pet vaccines are costly, toxic and dangerous – no wonder pets die early now.)

Sources include:

GreenMedInfo.com

NCBI.NLM.NIH.gov

MedicalDaily.com

Vet.Cornell.edu

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The emergence of a Christian United Front against the war in Syria

At the initiative of the Patriarch of Moscow, Cyril the First (Orthodox) and in collaboration with Pope Francis of Rome (Catholic), an alliance in opposition to the war in Syria is in the process of being welded between the following patriarchs: Bartholomew the First of Constantinople, Theophile III of Jerusalem, Theodor II of Alexandria and John X of Antioch.

The initiative follows the Joint Declaration made by the Greek Orthodox, the Syrian Orthodox and the Greek – Melkite Catholics of Antioch and the entire Orient on the bombings in Syria. This declaration was published in Damascus, the capital of Syria on 14 April.

A Statement Issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic”, Voltaire Network, 16 April 2018.

Source Article from http://www.voltairenet.org/article200856.html

DNC Just Filed a Lawsuit Against WikiLeaks and Russia for Causing Hillary to Lose 2016 Election

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Washington, DC — (ZH) The Washington Post reports that The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.

The lawsuit alleges that in addition to the Russian Federation, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0, top Trump campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr, Roger Stone, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and pretty much everyone else who has been mentioned in the same paragraph as Trump….

… conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there.

DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement…

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign,”

“This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: the campaign of a nominee for President of the United Statesin league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency,”

The lawsuit asserts that the Russian hacking campaign – combined with Trump associates’ contacts with Russia and the campaign’s public cheerleading of the hacks – amounted to an illegal conspiracy to interfere in the election that caused serious damage to the Democratic Party.

We look forward to Trump’s tweeted response to this farce; we also look forward to the Democrats collecting millions of dollars in damages from Putin.

As a reminder, the president has repeatedly rejected any collusion or improper activity by his campaign. This week, he referred again in a tweet to the “phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems).”

The Washington Post  notes that the lawsuit echoes a similar legal tactic that the Democratic Party used during the Watergate scandal.

In 1972, the DNC filed suit against then President Richard Nixon’s reelection committee seeking $1 million in damages for the break-in at Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building.

The suit was denounced at the time by Nixon’s attorney general, John Mitchell, who called it a case of “sheer demagoguery” by the DNC. But the civil action brought by former DNC chair Lawrence F. O’Brien was ultimately successful, yielding a $750,000 settlement from the Nixon campaign that was reached on the day in 1974 that Nixon left office.

The suit filed today seeks millions of dollars in compensation to offset damage it claims the party suffered from the hacks. The DNC argues that the cyberattack undermined its ability to communicate with voters, collect donations and operate effectively as its employees faced personal harassment and, in some cases, death threats.

As a reminder, Senate investigators and prosecutors for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III are still investigating whether Trump associates coordinated with the Russian efforts. Last month, House Intelligence Committee Republicans said they found no evidence that President Trump and his affiliates colluded with Russian officials to sway the election or that the Kremlin sought to help him — a conclusion rejected by the panel’s Democrats.

On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein told Trump that he wasn’t the target of the Mueller probe.

Meanwhile, as Glenn Greenwald summarized it:

18 months after their crushing defeat at the hands of a game show host, the Democrats have still published no public autopsy about why they lost or have collapsed at all levels. They did, though, just file a lawsuit blaming Russia & WL for their loss

Another hot take makes sense in the context of the the Dems’ growing fundraising gap:

And if someone still thinks this is some elaborate prank, here is the actual lawsuit:

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Protesters rally against Modi during May visit, as rape cases rock India

Demonstrators waved placards adorned with the faces of victims and rallied outside parliament and Downing Street, where Modi is set to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Protesters held signs reading “Modi go home” and “We stand against Modi’s agenda of hate and greed.”

The protest was instigated after two particularly brutal rapes were reported in India. In the unconnected cases, police officers and a politician are respectively under investigation. The incidents have led to widespread protests across India.

An eight-year-old Muslim girl from the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir was kidnapped, drugged and raped repeatedly at a Hindu temple, during an ordeal that lasted several days and culminated in her murder.

Six men – two of whom are police officers – have appeared in court over the attack. Another two officers are facing charges of attempting to destroy evidence. A violent protest in defense of the accused, organized by the right-wing group the ‘Hindu Ekta Manch’ broke out. The demonstrations involved several of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers.

The other case saw a state lawmaker from BJP accused of raping a teenager. No action had been taken against the politician until the female victim threatened to set herself of fire earlier this month. The victim’s father died soon afterwards as a result of injuries he sustained while he was in police custody.

India has seen a huge increase in the number of recorded rapes, with 2016’s figures marking a 60 percent increase from the level in 2012. Some 40 percent of India’s rape victims are children.

Following the outrage, Modi has vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice, regardless of who they are.

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French police use tear gas & water cannons against thousands of eco-camp protesters

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Activists clashed with police for a sixth day in western France. Law enforcement officials used tear gas and water cannons against crowds protesting the demolition of their ‘eco-camp’ on the site of an abandoned airport.

Saturday’s demonstration drew nearly 7,000 people in support of occupants of the ZAD (French abbreviation for ‘Zone to Defend’) anarchist commune, France 24 reported.

The rally erupted into open confrontation after the protesters, holding banners reading ‘Stop violence,’ attempted to storm barricades erected by law enforcement officials. Riot police fired tear gas in response to rocks and stun grenades being thrown at them. The windows of several shops were smashed and trash bins were set on fire.

Twelve protesters were arrested and nine police officers wounded, Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said in a statement, denouncing what he described as “unspeakable violence.”

According to a medical team set up at the activists’ camp, “since the beginning of the week, at least 148 people have been taken care of,” including those who suffered injuries from stun grenades or developed neurological disorders (vertigo, headaches).

Around 2,500 enforcement officials were mobilized for evictions in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, 20km from Nantes, on Monday. Up to several hundred activists occupied the 1,650-hectare site, once reserved for a proposed airport, calling it their ‘Zone a Defendre.’ Environmental activists have actively protested against the construction of the airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes since 2008.

Throughout the week, Molotov cocktails and stun grenades were hurled through clouds of tear gas as Zadists clashed with police. RT’s Charlotte Dubenskij and a Ruptly crew were caught up in the action during a standoff between police and eco-squatters on Monday. Dubenskij said at times it felt like the “sky was raining tear gas.”

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CBS Hypes Tiny ‘Backlash’ Against Chattanooga Student’s Gun-Toting ‘Graduation Photo’

A one-sided Wednesday report at CBS News tried to convince readers that University of Tennessee-Chattanooga student Brenna Spencer’s “I don’t take normal graduation photos” tweet picturing her with a firearm generated significant “backlash.”

To create a false impression, the network cited critical tweets from two users with a combined eight Twitter followers, ignoring far more significant support Spencer received, including two Second Amendment-supporting women with a combined 160,000 followers.

CBS’s unbylined April 11 story only headlined “backlash”:

Woman’s gun-toting “graduation photo” sparks backlash online

A University of Tennessee-Chattanooga senior’s graduation photo has generated controversy on social media. In the photo, Brenna Spencer is seen wearing a bright pink “Women for Trump” T-shirt with white jeans. A black handgun is tucked into her waistband.

Spencer shared the photo on Twitter Saturday and captioned the post: “I don’t take normal college graduation photos.”

Some of her followers praised the photo.

CBS took four days to post about Spencer’s April 7 tweet:

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Of four supportive tweets it presented, CBS inexcusably chose one containing two F-bombs. It ignored Spencer’s hundreds of non-profane supporters, including at least two who included accompanying photos (h/t Twitchy):

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The message Cleveland’s Alana Mastrangelo included deserves to be quoted:

ABC News called the police on my friend, Brenna Spencer (probably hoping to get a better story).

Here I am in solidarity with Brenna, also carrying in public. We will NOT allow for Leftist intimidation tactics to hinder our inalienable #2A rights.

It is indeed true that ABC News reported Monday that it contacted the Chattanooga Police Department in the belief/hope that Spencer might have violated the law. She didn’t.

Building its case for “backlash,” CBS cited three critical tweets.

The Daily Caller’s Joe Simonson observed that one critic had “a single follower.” Thursday, Fox News contributor Stephen Miller noted that “Two of the three accounts CBS uses to prove online outrage have a combined twitter following of 8 people.” The third had just over 1,300 at the time of today’s post. The two tweets with accompanying photos above came from accounts with a combined 160,000 followers.

The press rarely acknowledges evidence that support for Second Amendment rights is greater among millennials than among older adults and seniors:

  • In July 2016, NBC News reported that “An October 2015 Gallup poll found that 50 percent of 18-29-year-olds support stricter gun laws compared to 57 percent of those 30-49, 56 percent among those 50-64, and 55 percent among those 65 and older.”
  • A 2017 Pew Research Center poll … (found that) Millennials did differ from their elders in two categories of gun control: Banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. They’re actually less supportive of those bans …”
  • The UK Guardian reported in November that “Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials.” The Guardian tried to blame video games.

In a November 2015 column, the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell called millennials’ support for gun rights “mysterious.”

Rampell, and many others in the media, need to get out more.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

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