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 State Of The City reports 
 Do You Buy The Myth? Like 9/11, The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Divided The Whole World In Two
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 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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 Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd) 
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Second hour International News Followed By Investigative reports:

US Supreme Court rules half of Oklahoma is Native American land - In a joint statement, the Five Tribes of Oklahoma - Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole and Muscogee Nation - welcomed the ruling. They pledged to work with federal and state authorities to agree shared jurisdiction over the land. "The Nations and the state are committed to implementing a framework of shared jurisdiction that will preserve sovereign interests and rights to self-government while affirming jurisdictional understandings, procedures, laws and regulations that support public safety, our economy and private property rights," the statement said...

Is today's Thanksgiving based on a Massacre of Pequot Indians? - In 1637 near present day Groton, Connecticut, over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe had gathered for their annual Green Corn Festival which is our Thanksgiving celebration. In the predawn hours the sleeping Indians were surrounded by English and Dutch mercenaries who ordered them to come outside. Those who came out were shot or clubbed to death while the terrified women and children who huddled inside the longhouse were burned alive. The next day the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared "A Day Of Thanksgiving" because 700 unarmed men, women and children had been murdered. Cheered by their "victory", the brave colonists and their Indian allies attacked village after village. Women and children over 14 were sold into slavery while the rest were murdered. Boats loaded with a many as 500 slaves regularly left the ports of New England. Bounties were paid for Indian scalps to encourage as many deaths as possible. Following an especially successful raid against the Pequot in what is now Stamford, Connecticut, the churches announced a second day of "thanksgiving" to celebrate victory over the heathen savages. During the feasting, the hacked off heads of Natives were kicked through the streets like soccer balls. Even the friendly Wampanoag did not escape the madness. Their chief was beheaded, and his head impaled on a pole in Plymouth, Massachusetts -- where it remained on display for 24 years.

Donald Trump’s Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore.

UN Special Rapporteur On Extrajudicial Assassinations Agnes Callamard on Press TV, discussing the drone killing of Solemeini and Iraqi officials. UN rapporteur : US drone killing of Iran's General Soleimani sets dangerous precedent - A senior UN human rights investigator says the United States’ assassination of top Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad was an “unlawful” killing in violation of the international law. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said on Monday that the US has failed to provide sufficient evidence of an ongoing or imminent attack against its interests to justify the January drone strike on General Soleimani's convoy as it left Baghdad airport. “Absent an actual imminent threat to life, the course of action taken by the US was unlawful," Callamard wrote in a report. The drone attack “violated the UN Charter”, Callamard added, calling for accountability for targeted killings by armed drones and for greater regulation of the weapons. "The world is at a critical time, and possible tipping point, when it comes to the use of drones. ... The Security Council is missing in action; the international community, willingly or not, stands largely silent," Callamard, an independent investigator, told Reuters...

Russia's Lavrov saying we’re getting closer to nuclear war - The presidents of Russia and the United States should jointly declare that the use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told an international forum, the Primakov Readings, on Tuesday. "From a political perspective, it’s of principal importance that Russia and the US calm the rest of the world and pass a joint statement at a high level that there can be no victory in a nuclear war and therefore it is unacceptable and inadmissible," Lavrov said. Lavrov recalled that the leaders of the US and the Soviet Union had earlier made such statements. "We do not understand why they cannot reconfirm this position now. Our proposal is being considered by the US side," Russia’s top diplomat said...

Carrie Lamb on the new NSL law in Hong Kong.

‘The Real Story’ on BBC World Service – hospitals closed in Lebanon.

Melvin Bragg’s ‘In Our Time’ show podcast from 2014 – Dr Mark Woolmer from Durham University discusses who the Phoenicians were. The Greek historian Herodotus wrote about a people from the Levant who were accomplished sailors and traders, and who taught the Greeks their alphabet. He called them the Phoenicians, the Greek word for purple, although it is not known what they called themselves. By about 700 BC they were trading all over the Mediterranean, taking Egyptian and Syrian goods as far as Spain and North Africa. Although they were hugely influential in the ancient world, they left few records of their own;

Interview with Philip Beale, former Royal Navy officer, who researched the Phoenicians, built a replica Phoenician galley trading ship in 2008, sailed it round Africa and then, in late 2019, from Morocco to the Caribbean in 29 days: history of the Phoenicians; famous Ra expedition in a reed-built Egyptian ship to the Americas across the Atlantic in 1971 by Thor Heyerdahl after previous 1940s Kon-Tiki expedition in the Pacific; evidence the Phoenicians made it across the Atlantic to the Americas;  

With 300 settlements down the Eastern Atlantic coasts, did the ancient Phoenicians beat Christopher Columbus and John Cabot to North Americas by 3,000 years? Nicotine and Cocaine found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Similar alphabets to the Phoenicians found in South America, same with Scandinavian runes. Ancient Phoenician DNA found in modern Cherokee indian tribe. Phoenician visits to the Americas taught in Haitian and Mexican schools until the 1970s. Carthaginian coins found in the Azores on the way BACK from the Americas. - Replica Phoenician ship, Phoenicia, arrived into the Dominican Republic on 31st December 2019, after 39 days at sea. Having departed Tunisia on 29.09.19, the success of the Expedition reinforces the notion that the Phoenicians had the capability and skill to sail to the Americas. The Phoenicia has since moved north to the USA for a stay in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The expedition aims to prove that the Phoenicians could have reached the Americas 2000 years before Christopher Columbus.  - Phoenicians Before Columbus Facebook page - 

Who reached America first – Columbus or the Phoenicians? - A replica Phoenician vessel made in Syria is sailing the Atlantic to prove the ancient civilisation did it 2,000 years before Columbus - Describing Columbus - who landed in the Americas in 1492 - as a “war criminal”, Beale said historical sources point to the Vikings (under Leif Erikson) having arrived in North America around 1000AD, followed, a few centuries later, by mediaeval Basque fishermen. Legends say Irish monk St Brendan also made the voyage in a leather boat; and that 14th-century emperor of Mali Abubakari II abdicated to set sail across the Atlantic in 1311. “The Phoenicians assembled one of the biggest fleets and almost certainly sailed to America. There doesn’t appear to be any record of ships returning but there are stories of African cultures being found in the jungles of Brazil so maybe they landed on the shores but couldn’t get back,” he said. - Writer and film-maker Lindsay McCauley travelled to Tunisia from Australia. While researching a book about Mayan architecture, he has drawn parallels between measurement systems used by the Mayans, the ancient Israelites and ancient Egyptians. “I can think of no other way for that measurement system to reach Mexico other than via a Phoenician ship, so this expedition is a crucial part of my research.”...

The vicious slaughter and genocidal crimes of 'war criminal Christopher Columbus - A young, Catholic priest named Bartolomé de las Casas transcribed Columbus’ journals and later wrote about the violence he had witnessed. The fact that such crimes could potentially go unnoticed by future generations was deeply troubling to him. He expanded upon the extent of Columbus’s reign of terror within his multi-volume book entitled the "History of the Indies": "There were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over 3,000,000 people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it." Such words offer the reader a firsthand account of the state-sponsored genocide that the Spanish Empire had financed through Columbus. Clearly, the intent of the Spanish Empire was to eradicate the islands of indigenous people through slavery and violence. In doing so they had further established their already dominant political/economic standing within Europe. In a matter of years, Columbus and his men decimated the indigenous people of the Caribbean islands....

Danish nod gives Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline fresh traction - The Danish Energy Agency has greenlighted the use of Russian ships that could speed up execution of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. US sanctions, however, may still put a dampener on the project. - When the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) this week authorized the use of Russian ships able to lay the final part of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, advocates of the delayed project rejoiced. The move paves the way for the pipeline to reach its destination in Lubmin near Greifswald on Germany's Baltic coast before the end of this year. But US sanctions and technical issues could still upset the best laid of plans. Some 1,230 kilometers (775 miles) in length, Nord Stream 2 is set to run from Russia's Ust-Luga, but is now on hold 160 kilometers off the German coast after US sanctions came into force before Christmas seeing Swiss-Dutch company Allseas to withdraw its ships. The €10 billion ($11 billion) pipeline would double Russia's direct export capacity to Germany as a first entry point to the EU to 110 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year. It is strongly opposed by Poland and Ukraine in Europe and the US...

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