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This Week in the New Normal #36

Our successor to This Week in the Guardian, This Week in the New Normal is our weekly chart of the progress of autocracy, authoritarianism and economic restructuring around the world. 1. …is a recession good for the planet? Technically from last week, but more than worthy of note, the Independent headlines that: Europe and China …

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AUDIO: Kit Knightly on Jerm Warfare with Jeremy Nell

Following up their discussion of fake binaries on the Jerm Warfare podcast, Kit Knightly joins Jeremy Nell on his TNTRadio show to talk something lighter – movies. Have we seen a decline in the standard of mainstream films? How has the rise of “virtue marketing” impacted the end product? Are movies simply just an establishment …

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The Dutch Farmers’ Protest and the War on Food

Kit Knightly This week, tens of thousands of farmers have gathered from all across the Netherlands to protest government policies which will reduce the number of livestock in the country by up to a third. In a typical example of media weasel-wording, the press reports on this all headline something like “Dutch farmers protest emissions …

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To the Police State, We’re All Criminals Until We Prove Otherwise

John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead “In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught.”Hunter S. Thompson The burden of proof has been reversed. No longer are we presumed innocent. Now we’re presumed guilty unless we can prove our innocence beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Rarely, are …

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Scottish Parliament votes to make Covid “emergency powers” permanent

Kit Knightly Yesterday, Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) voted to make some the emergency measures – initially instated to “combat the pandemic” – permanent features of Scottish law. Originally passed in March 2020, the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act established all sorts of powers never before claimed by the devolved parliament. Now it is rebranded as …

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WATCH: Kit Knightly on fake binaries and great movies

OffG editor Kit Knightly sits down with Jerm, host of the Jerm Warfare podcast, to discuss fake binaries – what they are, and how they are used by the establishment to control the public conversation. They also talk Covid, Ukraine, OffG’s origin story, great movies and much more. Audio-only version: Kit will be live with …

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They’re coming for your backyard chickens…

Kit Knightly Since the “bird flu outbreak” first hit the headlines OffG has been predicting how the inevitable agenda would unfold. The first impact was as obvious as it was predictable – the price of chicken and eggs went up, this was just another front in the war on food. The second planned impact was …

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Anatomy of a Philanthropath: Dreams of Democide & Dictatorship

Margaret Anna Audio Version New Feature! “Tyranny is a habit which may be developed until at last it becomes a disease. I declare that the noblest nature can become so hardened and bestial that nothing distinguishes it from that of a wild animal. Blood and power intoxicate; they help to develop callousness and debauchery. The …

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WATCH: Fairy Tales and Children’s Stories – #SolutionsWatch

In this edition of #SolutionsWatch, James talks to Frode Burdal Klevstul about his new self-published book, Bill Goats and the Forest. They discuss the power of narrative in helping children (and adults) to understand world events in their proper context and we talk about the process of conceptualizing, writing and self-publishing a book. Sources, shownotes …

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This Week in the New Normal #35

Our successor to This Week in the Guardian, This Week in the New Normal is our weekly chart of the progress of autocracy, authoritarianism and economic restructuring around the world. 1. “Progressive” Calls for Legal Assisted Suicide Progressive Magazine has an article this week calling euthanasia a “civil rights issue”. Also this week, a review …

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