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Part One – News Review and Investigative Reports.
Joe Anderson – Liverpool’s Labour Mayor infighting in Liverpool – The Labour Party may well have done what some observers considered impossible, to unite the various bands of the Liverpool Party’s often fractious rainbow. The selection race to be Labour’s candidate for Liverpool Mayor was sparked by the sitting mayor, Joe Anderson, being arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery and witness intimidation. Labour started the process to select a new mayoral candidate, and a panel shortlisted three local women for the race. Indeed, all three took part in two hustings for city members. So far, so good, you might think. Suddenly however, on the day ballots were expected to drop, the contest was abruptly suspended. The three shortlisted candidates had to attend second interviews last Friday, and the selection panel met again on Monday evening. The all-women shortlist, former deputy mayor Ann O’Byrne, acting mayor Wendy Simon and Lord Mayor Anna Rothery have half a century’s experience as councillors between them. Then came the bombshell. Astonishingly, Labour List editor Sienna Rodgers has revealed that the candidates only discovered from her tweet that: “After careful consideration, Labour is reopening the selection for Liverpool Mayor.”
Labour Party Bristol West ballot rigging by regional office – region-run shambles sees mixed-up ballots and 100+ members deprived of votes but chaos all happens to favour Labour right Matthew Hollinshead · Bristol West CLP (one of the largest in the UK) 12 Feb 2021 Executive Committee ballot irregularities: – the meeting was broadcast and chaired by regional office despite a valid sitting committee able to do so being in place. – candidates could not speak – members could not speak – questions asked of the chair (inc points of order etc) were visible only to the unelected chair. – the meeting took 6 hours. – a candidate for secretary was disqualified for arrears, dispite the rule book clearly stating they were still eligible. – final counted-ballots were not distributed until 5 hours after the start of registration for the meeting. – more than 100 out of 543 in the meeting & eligible to vote did not vote – likely because they gave up on getting a ballot. – many people who were eligible simply never got a ballot. – some people got two ballots – some people got different ballots – some ballots had both candidates against a single tick box – BY SKWAWKBOX (SW) 12Feb2021 – Clean sweep for Labour right challenged by both factions; right-wing treasurer candidate declared winner despite name being against same online ballot check-box as left-winger = Bristol West constituency Labour party (CLP) held its long-delayed annual general meeting (AGM) last night. Many members believe the original AGM was delayed by the partys regional office because too many left-wingers had registered to attend the Zoom session. The CLP has also seen officers suspended for daring to allow discussion of a motion expressing solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn. – The new meeting, run directly by regional party representatives, was a deeply-troubling shambles that lasted more than six hours instead of the usual two one in which all the chaos happened to favour the right-wing slate of candidates, despite the long left-leaning history of the CLP. – The right won a clean sweep of the officer positions at the Zoom meeting with the rights treasurer candidate being declared the winner even though she appeared on the ballot with the same check-box for both her and the left-wing candidate:
Israel lobby target Bristol Prof. David Miller. Israel politics and history of Israel since the Balfour Declaration. David Miller on the present day threat to journalism with treatment of Julian Assange as an example. We must resist Israels war on British universities. David Miller The Electronic Intifada 20 February 2021. Earlier this month, the newly elected secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, Zara Mohammed, was set upon by two of the most energetic Zionist campaigners in British public life (Laura Marks and BBC presenter Emma Barnett) within days of taking up her position. This month American commentator Nathan J. Robinson revealed how The Guardian fired him as a columnist for a mere tweet referencing US military aid to Israel. At the same time, the celebrated film director Ken Loach was smeared by Israel lobby groups such as the Board of Deputies of British Jews, who attempted to prevent him speaking to students at the Oxford college where he studied. And this week, Israels lobby in Britain has trained its guns on me. In doing so, it is reviving its two-year campaign to have me sacked from the University of Bristol, where I teach political sociology, and in particular about corporate and state power, lobbying tactics and Islamophobia. I established the UKs lobbying watchdog, Spinwatch, which has spent 15 years tracking the nefarious effects of the fossil fuel lobby, the pharmaceutical lobby, the tobacco lobby, as well as state lobbies that promote Islamophobia, such as those of Israel and the United Arab Emirates. And it is this exposure of Zionist Islamophobia that most terrifies Israels fanatical advocates, particularly as the Israel lobby repositions itself from defending against accusations of Israeli war crimes to an offensive designed to rebrand Zionism absurdly and ahistorically as a Jewish liberation movement. Israels lobby is busily stealing the language of Black liberation to justify ethnic cleansing, racism and apartheid. Fake anti-racism. Israel and its apologists internationally are particularly sensitive to their ideological Islamophobia coming under scrutiny now. Thats because in recent years, they have shifted their strategy from relying on dry diplomatic talking points about the delineation of Israels borders or defending the Zionist terrorism that led to Israels establishment to talking almost exclusively about feelings and identity. Criticism of Zionism or Israel hurts their feelings, makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable in this space. A newer fad is to dispute the idea that white European Jews are white at all. And of course, there’s the time-honoured tactic of smearing any critic of Israel or Zionism as an anti-Semite or a self-hating Jew on the basis that Zionism is somehow a facet of Jewish identity rather than a racist, modern political ideology with secular origins premised on ethnic cleansing and anti-Arab racism. The purpose of all this is to give cover to Zionist activists, allowing them to present themselves as part of a benighted ethnic minority facing racism when criticised and to mobilise those who would never previously have come out as Zionists to do so, all the while feeling virtuous about it despite the bloodshed they would be advocating. Given the size of Britain’s Israel lobby and the extent to which it has already penetrated public institutions, this naturally has the effect of minimising and sidelining genuine concerns about anti-Black racism and Islamophobia as well as shouting down the ways in which the state of Israel is deeply engaged in promoting both of those types of racism. That’s the point of the anti-Semitism smear tactic, not just an incidental consequence.
Boris’s road map out of lockdown. Banking system shaky. Boris, Whitty and Vallance dismiss Tory and business fury at ultra-cautious lockdown ‘roadmap’ saying the country wants ‘certainty not urgency’ – with shops, salons and drinks outside from April 12 but no foreign travel before mid-MAY or hugs until June Boris Johnson has announced England’s roadmap out of lockdown prioritising ‘certainty over urgency’ Priorities are to get all children back in school and allowing two people to meet outdoors from March 8 A further expansion on gatherings reinstating the Rule of Six is due from March 29 along with outdoor sports Social distancing rules will stay in place until at least June 21 meaning no huge for grandparents for months International travel will remain off limits until at least May 17 although staycations possible from April 12 Tories and business chiefs have urged Mr Johnson to ‘be bold’ and go faster in easing the harsh lockdown
Mark Harper MP, from Forest of Dean, the Covid Research Group, on West Country Debate, with Kerry McCarthy MP – discussing vaccine passports and lifting lockdown earlier.
Prince Phillip in hospital with infection – vaccine related? Eugenics.
Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to weaken Russia, leaked docs reveal. A year later, the FCO’s CDMD division outlined a program to run through 2022 at a cost of $8.3 million to the British taxpayer. It aimed to establish new outlets and support preexisting media operations “to counter Russia’s efforts to sow disunity” and “increase resilience to hostile Kremlin messaging in the Baltic states.” New leaked documents show Reuters and the BBCs involvement in covert UK FCO programs to effect attitudinal change and weaken the Russian states influence, alongside intel contractors and Bellingcat. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have sponsored Reuters and the BBC to conduct a series of covert programs aimed at promoting regime change inside Russia and undermining its government across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to a series of leaked documents. The leaked materials show the Thomson Reuters Foundation and BBC Media Action participating in a covert information warfare campaign aimed at countering Russia. Working through a shadowy department within the UK FCO known as the Counter Disinformation & Media Development (CDMD), the media organizations operated alongside a collection of intelligence contractors in a secret entity known simply as the Consortium. Through training programs of Russian journalists overseen by Reuters, the British Foreign Office sought to produce an attitudinal change in the participants, promoting a positive impact on their perception of the UK. These revelations show that when MPs were railing about Russia, British agents were using the BBC and Reuters to deploy precisely the same tactics that politicians and media commentators were accusing Russia of using, Chris Williamson, a former UK Labour MP who attempted to apply public scrutiny to the CDMDs covert activities and was stonewalled on national security grounds, told The Grayzone. The BBC and Reuters portray themselves as an unimpeachable, impartial, and authoritative source of world news, Williamson continued, but both are now hugely compromised by these disclosures. Double standards like this just bring establishment politicians and corporate media hacks into further disrepute. Thomson Reuters Foundation spokesperson Jenny Vereker implicitly confirmed the authenticity of the leaked documents in an emailed response to questions from The Grayzone. However, she contended, The inference that the Thomson Reuters Foundation was engaged in secret activities is inaccurate and misrepresents our work in the public interest. We have for decades openly supported a free press and have worked to help journalists globally to develop the skills needed to report with independence. The tranche of leaked files closely resemble UK FCO-related documented released between 2018 and 2020 by a hacking collective calling itself Anonymous. The same source has claimed credit for obtaining the latest round of documents. The Grayzone reported in October 2020 on leaked materials released by Anonymous which exposed a massive propaganda campaign funded by the UK FCO to cultivate support for regime change in Syria. Soon after, the Foreign Office claimed its computer systems had been penetrated by hackers, thus confirming their authenticity. The new leaks illustrate in alarming detail how Reuters and the BBC two of the largest and most distinguished news organizations in the world attempted to answer the British foreign ministrys call for help in improving its ability to respond and to promote our message across Russia, and to counter the Russian governments narrative. Among the UK FCOs stated goals, according to the director of the CDMD, was to weaken the Russian States influence on its near neighbours. Reuters and the BBC solicited multimillion-dollar contracts to advance the British states interventionist aims, promising to cultivate Russian journalists through FCO-funded tours and training sessions, establish influence networks in and around Russia, and promote pro-NATO narratives in Russian-speaking regions. In several proposals to the British Foreign Office, Reuters boasted of a global influence network of 15,000 journalists and staff, including 400 inside Russia. The UK FCO projects were carried out covertly, and in partnership with purportedly independent, high-profile online media outfits including Bellingcat, Meduza, and the Pussy Riot-founded Mediazona. Bellingcats participation apparently included a UK FCO intervention in North Macedonias 2019 elections on behalf of the pro-NATO candidate.
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Part Two – Covid-19 Scamdemic Casedemic latest and investigations Yale and Uyghur Concentration Camps
Guest: Alex Krainer, Market Analyst based in Monaco, and author of ‘The Grand Deception: The Truth About Bill Browder, The Magnitsky Act, and Anti-Russian Sanctions’. What lockdown is like in Monaco and Alex’s stance on Covid 19. Louis Gosset Junior, actor, famous for ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’, describes how Ivermectin helped him recover from Covid 19. History of pathogens leading to political authoritarianism. Is Covid 19 a cover for bringing in a new political system?
Bristol mayor Marvin Rees gives CIA Puppet Alexei Navalny, who he met at Yale, a character reference on Sky TV. But Amnesty International then drop Navalny as a prisoner of conscience for being an unashamed racist. Amnesty International rescinds Alexey Navalny’s prisoner of conscience status due to past “hate speech” comments The human rights organisation Amnesty International has rescinded its decision to grant “prisoner of conscience” status to jailed anti-corruption activist and opposition politician Alexei Navalny due to his previous racist remarks and “hate speech” that he has refused to recant when challenged after rising to prominence. Amnesty said that the opposition politician’s past statements deriding migrants from Central Asia and the North Caucasus constitute hate speech. Famously at the start of his public career Navalny made a video where he likened immigrants from countries on Russia’s southern border to “cockroaches” and recommended “squashing them.” When he ran for the office of Moscow mayor, part of his platform was to expel all illegal immigrants from the Caucasus from the capital. Navalny was also expelled from the liberal opposition Yabloko Party for his extreme right-wing views and for attending the Russian March annual event that is attended by extreme right-wing advocates. The founder of Yabloko gave a TV interview shortly after Navalny was arrested, and rather than supporting him, as the leading member of the “non-systemic opposition,” denounced Navalny, likening him to the fascists. Navalny fits the strict definition of prisoner of conscience, which is someone that is jailed on the grounds of holding political views that are unacceptable to the government, Amnesty has caused controversy amongst those opposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime for withdrawing its support for Navalny. However, Navalny has always refused to recant or apologise for these views, which are widely held amongst Russian nationalists and which form the backbone of this domestic base. When interviewed by the Guardian a few years later he was explicitly asked to refute these views and refused. Amnesty’s Russia and Eurasia media manager Alexander Artemyev confirmed the decision to withdraw its prisoner of conscience status to the independent Mediazona on February 23, after American journalist Aaron Maté first reported the news from Amnesty’s UK division.
Alex Krainer breaks down today’s Russophobia: History of Alexei Navalny working with Bill Browder, known for The Hermitage Effect, a systematic privatisation fraud in post Communist Russia. Navalny working with Western Secret Services? Claire Daley MEP in European Parliament, from Independence for Change Party – Navalny, Assange, and geopolitical anti Russian sentiment. Bill Browder and The Magnitsky Act. Whoever controls Eurasia controls the World. Halford Mackinder’s Heartland theory – Having the reputation of having been the world’s first geo-strategist and writing more than a century ago, it would be surprising were Halford’s ideas to retain much validity. However, it is evident that they still resonate as prophesies to be self-fulfilled by later generations, who might be tempted to place more reliance on them than a modern-day appreciation of the situation could justify. Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski are among those who recognised the significance of the Heartland theory. In a nutshell, Halford’s argument was that the ‘World Island’ centre of the world, the ‘Heartland’ lay in that vast expanse of defensible territory somewhere East of the Ural Mountains and North of the Himalayas and that whoever controlled that vast area controlled a pivot from which world domination could be levered. The argument went on that Western Europeans, rather than backward Russians should control the Heartland – but preferably not Germany. It might be argued that not only Hitler’s ‘Drang nach Osten,’ but the whole post-Cold War drive of American foreign policy, to take back Eastern Europe from the retreating Soviet empire, was influenced by Halford’s Heartland theory. Certainly, a Google search on ‘Halford Mackinder influence American foreign policy’ comes up with a wealth of proposals. This is a 2008 abstract taken from one such. Abstract: In a 1990 document for National Security Strategy, the first Bush Administration noted that “for most of the century, the United States has deemed it a vital interest to prevent any power or group of powers from dominating the Eurasian landmass.” This statement is closely aligned to the geopolitical paradigm of Halford Mackinder’s “Heartland Theory,” which states that the power that controls Central Asiathe great pivotwould eventually emerge as the most powerful state in international politics. This paper reassesses the theory in the context of today’s foreign policy by examining U.S, Russian, China, and European Union policy towards Central Asia. The purpose of the paper is to analytically determine the extent to which the theory is still influential in contemporary world politics. The paper is thus formulated around a fundamental question: to what extent is the Heartland theory influential in the current foreign policy of the four great powers U.S, E.U, Russia and China? The paper ends by concluding that there is substantial evidence of Mackinderian philosophy in the discourse of geopolitics in Central Asia.
Reuters BBC Secret £Multi-Million Propaganda Programme To Discredit Russia: The Grey Zone – regime change Russia leak. Syrian officials convicted of torture in Germany. Ukraine coup and court case. Grey Zone – regime change in Syria – Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to “weaken Russia,” leaked docs reveal – New leaked documents show Reuters’ and the BBC’s involvement in covert UK FCO programs to effect “attitudinal change” and “weaken the Russian state’s influence,” alongside intel contractors and Bellingcat. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have sponsored Reuters and the BBC to conduct a series of covert programs aimed at promoting regime change inside Russia and undermining its government across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to a series of leaked documents. The leaked materials show the Thomson Reuters Foundation and BBC Media Action participating in a covert information warfare campaign aimed at countering Russia. Working through a shadowy department within the UK FCO known as the Counter Disinformation & Media Development (CDMD), the media organizations operated alongside a collection of intelligence contractors in a secret entity known simply as “the Consortium.” Through training programs of Russian journalists overseen by Reuters, the British Foreign Office sought to produce an “attitudinal change in the participants,” promoting a “positive impact” on their “perception of the UK.” “These revelations show that when MPs were railing about Russia, British agents were using the BBC and Reuters to deploy precisely the same tactics that politicians and media commentators were accusing Russia of using,” Chris Williamson, a former UK Labour MP who attempted to apply public scrutiny to the CDMD’s covert activities and was stonewalled on national security grounds, told The Grayzone.
Our guest Alex Krainer’s book about Bill Browder, Sergei Magnitsky, Hermitage Capital Hedge Fund and what became the opening shot in the new cold war: Grand Deception: The Truth About Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act, and Anti-Russian Sanctions – In 2015, Bill Browder published Red Notice – purportedly a true story about his experience in Russia between 1996 and 2005. Upon closer scrutiny however, his story doesn’t add up and demonstrably fails to stand up in a court of law. Nonetheless, on the dubious strength of that story, Browder has been able to lobby the U.S. Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act in 2012 which needlessly damaged the relations between the U.S. and Russia. Where he failed in courts of law, however, his campaign of relentless demonization of Russia and of Vladimir Putin has been successful in the court of public opinion in the West. As humanity finds itself on the precipice of yet another great war, what we need are bridges of mutual understanding and constructive engagement, not demonization. This book’s modest hope is to contribute to the construction of those bridges. – “I consider [this] book as a must read for any person trying to understand modern Russia and where the new Cold War with Russia came from. … Krainer offers us the truth and truly shows us how deep the rabbit hole goes. … Get the book, read it, and then give it to your friends. This is one of the most important books to have come out in the recent years (and an excellent read too!).” The Saker “True to form, Alex brings to life the shenanigans and the deception of those who have gone out of their way to stay in the shadows, in this gripping true-life-detective non-fiction thriller.” Daniel Estulin, author of The True Story of the Bilderberg Group “Krainer’s book is an indispensable contribution to understanding the connection between the looting of Russia during the disastrous ‘shock therapy’ of the Yeltsin years, and the dangerous anti-Russian provocations of today. His insight into the duplicitous role of Bill Browder provides compelling evidence of how unscrupulous greed can lead to much larger crimes.” Harley Schlanger, Schiller Institute “If there were a competition for the most significant contribution to steer mass anti-Russian hysteria leading to the new Cold war, Bill Browder would certainly qualify for a prize. The sad irony is that he achieved this dubious result using the money stolen from Russia. This is why Alex Krainer’s book is extremely important not only for the process of digging out the truth from the avalanches of lies but for the process of restoring normal Russia-West relations for the benefits of both sides.” Edward Lozansky, President of the American University in Moscow “[Grand Deception] is a courageous act in this world of profound slander. Like a ray of light, it breaks through the thick layers of lies that have for years been accumulated by people driven by fear to stand trial for their actions. … a breath of fresh air that everyone in the West needs. Otherwise there will be trouble.” Natalia Veselnitskaya, lawyer “[Grand Deception] will be very influential and pivotal in the process of exposing one of the century’s biggest hoaxes.” Andrei Nekrasov, writer and director of The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes
Yale University was behind the 1919/20 rise to prominence in China of mass murderer and communist party chief Chairman Mao – he murdered five million political prisoners every year from 1958 to 1962 in his ‘great leap forward’ making him, by far, history’s worst mass murderer. ‘Yale group spurs Mao’s emergence’. Communist leaders educated in West. William F. Buckley was not the only Yale figure connected with the Presidential trip to China. Without Yale’s support, Mao Tse Tung may never have risen from obscurity to command China. Jonathan Spence, professor of Chinese history, was the first to discover Mao-Tse-Tung’s connection with Yale. The professor noted, “In 1919, Mao, aged 26, was in Changsa, having finished his middle school education. He visited Peking and while there received his…serious introduction to communist theory in Li Ta-chao’s Marxist Study Group. “Now, if he wanted to develop a reputation in socialist circles, he had to find a forum to propagate his views… At this crucial point the student union of Yale-in-China invited Mao to take over the editorship of their journal.” Mao accepted the position and changed the format of the student magazine: it would now deal with social criticism and current problems and focus on “thought reorientation.”…. Mao travelled to Peking and studied Marxist theory. In Shanghai he met Ch’en Tu-hsiu (who later became the leader of the Chinese Communist Party). Mao was told to form an area branch of the Communist party, but he had neither funds nor a meeting place. “Once again Yale stepped in,” recalled Spence. “The medical college of Yale-in-China agreed to rent him three rooms, which Mao named his “culture bookshop.” Business boomed and Mao was able to ring up high sales on such Chinese titles as “An Introduction to Marx’s Capital”, “A Study of the New Russia” and “The Soviet System in China”. “Mao’s reputation grew, and from this base he was able to organise seven branch stores,” continued the professor of Chinese history. “The profits generated were used to finance the socialist youth corps and the communist party.” Professor Spence further noted that because of the success of the bookstore, Mao was chosen as one of the delegates to the First Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai in 1921. From there it was only a small step to becoming one of the founders of the communist movement in his country. Yale-in-China now supports the New Asia College, part of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is maintained on donations and is actively hoping to interest the undergraduate community in its affairs.”
Prof. Anthony Sutton on the Skull and Bones ‘Brotherhood of Death’ and their temple known as ‘The Tomb’ at Yale University. America’s Secret Establishment, by Antony G. Sutton First part of this book, Sutton lays out ten memorandums that tells the history of “The Order,” the official establishment history, hypotheses and method, the devil theory of history. He jumps to the Council of Foreign Relations and how the order relates to this organization and the Trilateral Commission and similar organizations., then back to different old line members of The Order and their memberships over the years, such as The Whitney Family, Taft Family, Bundy Family, Lord Family, Pillsbury Family (Flour milling), Harriman Family (Railroads), Rockefeller Family ( Standard Oil), Stimson Family, Perkins Family, Payne Family (Standard Oil), Davison Family (J.P. Morgan), Weyerhaeuser Family ( Lumber) etc… Next, Sutton list the organizations “The Order” has penetrated: The White House Executive Branch, Legislatures Political, Law, Foundations “Think Tanks” Policy Groups, Education, Media, Publishing, Banking: Federal Reserve System, Churches, Business, Industry, Commerce. The second part of the book is how The Order influences Education. How “The Order” came to control Yale University. Sutton list the names of members of “The Order” and the date initiated and their position at Yale from 1882-1909. In this second part he also writes about the Illuminati connection, and the Leipzip connection. Some of the important men that influenced education were, William Maximilian Wundt, G. Stanley Hall, Daniel Gilman, Andrew D. White, Richard Ely, William Welch and of course the “Father of American Education”, John Dewey. We learn that Dewey’s education is not child centered but state centered, because for the Hegelian, “social ends” are always State ends. On page 98-100, is a list of the members of “The Order,” in education. The third part of Sutton’s book is how “The Order,” creates War and Revolution. This part was the most interesting to me. Not that education was not interesting, but I had read “Dumbing Down of America,” by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt so I was educated on how our education system had been captured by the Hegelian thinkers. The most important piece I took away from this section is: The Order cannot be described as “right” or “left,” secular or religious, Marxist or Capitalist. The Order, and its objectives, is all of these and none of these. In Hegelian philosophy the conflict of political right and political left, or thesis and antithesis in Hegelian terms, is essential to the forward movement of history and historical change itself. Conflict between thesis and antithesis brings about a synthesis, i.e., a new historical situation. Mr. Sutton argues that the current world situation has been deliberately created by the elitist power more or less by manipulation of “right” and “left” elements. His argument is that the most powerful of all world elites has during the past 100 years or so developed both right and left elements to bring about a NEW WORLD ORDER. After reading this book I think most will agree that the idea to create a right and left came from the Hegelians such as Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Heinrich Heine, Max Stirner and Moses Hess, in order to control the sheep and create a conflict. The clash of opposites must in the Hegelian system bring about a society neither capitalist nor communist. Moreover, in the Hegelian scheme of events, this new synthesis will reflect the concept of the State as God and the individual as totally subordinate to an all-powerful State. What then is the function of a Congress or Parliament for Hegelians?
PMQs Ed Davey – atrocity of Uyghurs in forced labour camps in China. Interview with Rahima Mahmut, campaigner for Uyghurs, and translator in the recent award winning documentary ‘Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag’ – she discusses WHO ARE THE UYGHURS? Uyghurs (or Uighurs, Uygurs) are ethnically and culturally a Turkic people living in the areas of Central Asia commonly known as East Turkistan. Today, Uyghurs practice a moderate form of Islam and lead predominantly secular lives. There are an estimated 20 million Uyghurs living in East Turkistan and abroad, though Chinese sources put the number at 11.65 million. WHERE IS EAST TURKISTAN? East Turkistan, situated in the heart of Asia and lying on the fabled ancient Silk Road, is the historical homeland of the Turkic-speaking Uyghurs and other Central Asian peoples. East Turkistan has effectively been occupied by China since 1949. East Turkistan neighbours nine countries – Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Tibet & China. WHAT IS THE UYGHUR CONFLICT? Under decades of repressive rule, the existence of the Uyghur nation is under threat as the Chinese government continues to carry out deliberate policies opposing centuries-old tradition, culture & religion. Human rights violations remain pervasive including persecution on cultural and religious grounds, arbitrary arrests and the silencing of peaceful dissent.
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