American Thought Leaders: Interim CEO Mark Meckler Talks Relaunch, Data Privacy & Building A New Independent Tech Stack

Rumble — The social media platform Parler is back online, a month after it was removed from the Apple and Google Play store and disconnected from Amazon’s web hosting service, following the Capitol attack.

Joining us today is Parler’s new interim CEO, Mark Meckler.

WHO COVID ‘Investigator’ Is Chinese CDC Adviser Who Accepted CCP Research Grants.

BY NATALIE WINTERS

SEE: https://thenationalpulse.com/news/exc-who-covid-investigator-is-chinese-cdc-advisor-who-accepted-ccp-research-grants/;

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Marion Koopmans, a member of the recent World Health Organization mission to discover the origins of COVID-19 in China, has served as an advisor to the Chinese Communist Party’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention and authored studies funded by Chinese government-backed grants, The National Pulse can reveal.

The World Health Organization (WHO) delegation concluded that it was “extremely unlikely” the virus came from a Chinese Communist Party lab despite reports showing China refused to share all relevant data to the early days of COVID-19.

But Koopman’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party, which resemble a similar relationship to fellow WHO researcher Peter Daszak, call into question the validity of the team’s findings.

A document entitled “Scientific Advisory Group members” from the World Health Organization (WHO) contains Koopman’s professional bio, which reveals she has served as a “member of the scientific advisory board of the Centres for Disease Control of Guangdong China“:

As member of the scientific advisory board of the Centres for Disease control of Guangdong China, she has advised on the building of the laboratory capacity for emerging infectious disease detection in this region, and has ongoing research collaborations trying to unravel emergence and spread of viruses through the animal production chain in this region.

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Koopmans also lists the affiliation on her own LinkedIn.

What’s more, Koopmans has authored scientific research papers and journal articles backed by Chinese Communist Party grants.

A July 2020 study – Exploring utility of genomic epidemiology to trace origins of highly pathogenic influenza A/H7N9 in Guangdong – was “supported by grants from National Key Research and Development Program of China [and] the National Key Research and Development Program of China.”

“We thank the twenty-one collaborating laboratories in Guangdong province that participated in the longitudinal surveillance,” a summary adds.

Another 2017 study focusing on Zika virus was also funded and executed by the Guangdong provincial government, according to a summary:

We thank all of the related laboratory and administrative personnel at Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Jiangmen Center for Disease Control and Prevention for their contribution to the follow-up investigation. The present study was supported by grants from the Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology ProgrammA and the National Key Development Program.

And another Koopman-led 2014 study done alongside Guangdong Provincial CDC researchers on Influenza A(H7N9) was “supported by 12th five-year-major projects of China’s Ministry of Public Health.”Koopmans has also authored a host of studies financially backed by the state-run China Scholarship Council including reports on Norovirus, RotavirusCalcineurin, and migration.

The latest revelations are sure to force a further rowing back by the establishment media of the previously lauded investigative group.

Parler is back online. New logo, new design

Social media platform Parler will be resuming operations under new leadership after a month of being kicked off of its Amazon-based web servers in January.

BY: Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

SEE: https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-parler-back-online;

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Social media platform Parler announced that it will be resuming operations under new leadership after a month of being kicked off of its Amazon-based web servers in January following the January 6 events on Capitol Hill.

Jack Posobiec tweeted that the social media platform will be back online today.

The site has reportedly moved to a new server farm that will allow it to operate without big tech interference. The site also dropped CEO John Matze and will be moving forward with Mark Meckler, at least for the time being.

Meckler confirmed to Just The News that Parler's 20 million users will have full access to the site within the next day, with new users being able to sign up within a week or so.

Meckler's role will include guidance through the app's relaunch while they search for a new and permanent CEO.

 

China: Disinformation, Espionage, and Lies

And the American media plays along.

BY MICHAEL LEDEEN

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/02/china-disinformation-espionage-and-lies-michael-ledeen/;

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Michael Ledeen is a Shillman Fellow of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Just how big is China? Plenty big. It's big enough to hold more than a billion human beings, and it has managed to keep workers employed and to encourage them to save nearly half their annual income. China's performance in the 21st century is most impressive, with large official gains in imports and exports, and most significant numbers are up.

The problem is that China keeps inventing its numbers. For decades, regional and local administrations have lied to the federal government about their performance. This tactic enables regional governments to reduce the taxes they pay to Peking, and also to hide funds they pay overseas agents for espionage work. 

Approximately every ten hours there's a new case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is studying the possibility of opening a new counter-intelligence center to increase the efficiency of their work against the Chinese. Experts who have studied Chinese data have concluded that it is systematically falsified, and a new counter-intelligence center would help sort it all out. Moreover, a new center would enable the American intelligence community to penetrate the network that provides China with its many sources of information.

In recent weeks, leading scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been indicted on charges of smuggling classified information from the United States to China. Professor Gang Chen was arrested in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and charged with wire fraud, lying on his federal income tax return and failing to report a foreign bank account. Prosecutors said he was acting out of loyalty to China, with whom he had collaborated at least since 2012 in a variety of ways, at the same time receiving 19 million dollars' worth of assistance from unreported Chinese sources.

There are several such cases, many of which are as yet uncovered, and the FBI's push for a new anti-Chinese counterintelligence center underlines the seriousness with which the government views the matter. And while they're at it, the bureaucrats could fold several layers of manpower into their new center; Customs, for example, seized 25,000 phony Viagra pills in Los Angeles ports last month, along with tens of thousands of pairs of counterfeit shoes, jewelry, and the standard supply of electronics. And during the past year, roughly 51 percent of anti-virus paraphernalia was sent from China.

Chinese spokespersons gave most of the credit to the United States and called for Washington to open its laboratories at Fort Dietrich, Maryland. This is a replay of Soviet disinformation during the Cold War, and an attempt to suppress criticism of Chinese products. There is widespread refusal within China itself to take the domestic product, with significant numbers of people saying that Chinese leaders should be the first to take the drugs.

But this pushback against Chinese medicine is rarely reported in the Western press, which simply reports official statements critical of American products.

And so American mass media play the Chinese game.

Vaccination and Censorship: The Truth Will Set Us Free – The Vaccine Reaction

On Dec. 22, 2020, a non-profit limited company based in Great Britain that calls itself the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) published a report entitled The Anti-Vaxx Playbook. It contains false and misleading information about the Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination, which was sponsored by the 39-year old U.S. non-profit educational charity the National Vaccine Information Center, and held online in October 2020. Promotion of the CCDH report resulted in the spreading of fake news and misinformation by mainline media outlets in Great Britain and the U.S. NVIC’s pay-for-view digital conference was transparently open to the public and featured presentations by 51 speakers from the U.S. and other countries discussing vaccine science, public health policy and law, informed consent and civil liberties. Dedicated to “Protecting Health and Autonomy in the 21st Century,” the conference was made available on Feb. 2, 2021 for free viewing online.

DR. STEVE TURLEY: Greta Thunberg Faces CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY Probe as India STRIKES BACK Against Big Tech!!!

Greta Thunberg Faces a CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY Probe as the Nation of India STRIKE BACK Against Big Tech! In this video, we’re going to take a look at the international mess the teenage Swedish activist has gotten herself into, how Twitter is finding itself also in hot water, and how the nation of India is part of an international backlash against Big Tech that promises to end Silicon Valley censorship once and for all! You are NOT going to want to miss this!

THE GREAT RESET: Dinesh D’Souza Podcast Ep19

In this episode Dinesh makes the case that the "great reset" is really an effort by the Left globally to create a "new man," by persuasion if possible, by force if necessary. AOC goes full Christine Blasey Ford:what's her motive? Dinesh also explains why Republicans sell out Marjorie Taylor Greene while the Democrats protect Ilhan Omar--who has been described as "ISIS with lipstick"-- at all costs. And newly elected Rep. Lauren Boebert joins Dinesh to talk about why she needs to carry a gun in the nation's capital. Dinesh D'Souza is an author and filmmaker. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he was a senior domestic policy analyst in the Reagan administration. He also served as a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of many bestselling books, including "Illiberal Education," "What's So Great About Christianity," "America: Imagine a World Without Her," "The Roots of Obama's Rage," "Death of a Nation," and "United States of Socialism." His documentary films "2016: Obama's America," "America," "Hillary's America," "Death of a Nation," and "Trump Card" are among the highest-grossing political documentaries of all time. He and his wife Debbie are also executive producers of the acclaimed feature film "Infidel."

America Strikes Back! FLORIDA GovERNOR DeSantis Launches Bold Crackdown Against The Big Tech Cartel

Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, takes up the fight against censorship by Big Tech. Republicans had 4 years in Washington to fight against Big Tech censorship and did nothing, DeSantis is making his mark in the political arena.

America First Governor shows us what real leadership looks like in an era of total corruption and lawlessness.

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/america-strikes-back-gov-desantis-launches-bold-crackdown-against-the-big-tech-cartel/

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Alex Jones breaks down Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ bold measures to hold the Big Tech oligarchs accountable for stripping away Americans’ free speech rights.

SEE: https://banned.video/watch?id=601a038bf3dc2e1edca4746f

SEE: https://banned.video/watch?id=601a01fdf3dc2e1edca43563

While Big Government isn’t doing anything about Big Tech censorship, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is proposing new legislation that actually addresses the problem.

Populist Stock Market Revolt WIPES OUT $12B From Globalist Elites as Nations REBEL Against Big Tech!

★★★ THE POPULIST REVOLT HAS JUST BEGUN ★★★

Populist Stock Market Revolt WIPES OUT $12 BILLION From Globalist Elites as Nations REBEL Against Big Tech! Wow! In this video, we’re going to take a look at what many are calling the GameStop Uprising that effectively pushed back against predatory billionaires, how nationalist-populist governments around the world are actively pushing back against Big Tech oligarchs, and how all of this points to nothing less than the fact that the worldwide populist revolt is just beginning; you are NOT going to want to miss this!

Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says It’s More Effective To Get The Virus And Recover

Shots generated an 'inferior' immune system response in comparison with natural infection

BY STEVE WATSON

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/merck-scraps-covid-vaccines-says-its-more-effective-to-get-the-virus-and-recover/;

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Vaccine manufacturer Merck has abandoned development of two coronavirus vaccines, saying that after extensive research it was concluded that the shots offered less protection than just contracting the virus itself and developing antibodies.

The company announced that the shots V590 and V591 were ‘well tolerated’ by test patients, however they generated an ‘inferior’ immune system response in comparison with natural infection. 

The company stated that instead it will focus on research into therapeutic drugs labeled as MK-7110 and MK-4482.

The drugs aim to protect patients from the damage of an overactive immune response to the virus.

“Interim results from a Phase 3 study showed a greater than 50 percent reduction in the risk of death or respiratory failure in patients hospitalized with moderate to severe COVID-19,” the company’s statement noted of the MK-7110 drug.

Merck is to receive around $356 million from the US government to fast-track production of the potential treatments under Operation Warp Speed.

Chief Marketing Officer Michael Nally recently told Bloomberg that Merck is aiming to produce some 20 million courses of the MK-4482 drug, an oral antiviral which patients will take twice a day for five days.

Alex Jones and Owen Shroyer expose the Covid bioattack cover for the globalist plan to ramp up the posthuman era.

Meanwhile, in related news, German scientists have claimed that the UK Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is less than 8% effective in over 65s, prompting the vaccine developers to hit back, rubbishing the claims.

The German media published the claims, alleging it had been ‘confirmed’ by ‘multiple’ unnamed senior German government sources.

UK government ministers have suggested that the claim could be related to the ongoing dispute over delivery of the vaccine between the European Union and AstraZeneca.

The EU, which is yet to approve the vaccine, has threatened to block exports of shots to Britain, in a move that has been branded ‘spiteful’ by British government sources.

In an effort to make sure its member states get their ‘fair share’ of vaccines, the EU has also threatened to block the delivery of Pfizer vaccines to the UK, demanding that drug companies provide detailed information on when they plan to export Covid jabs to countries outside the bloc.

 

COVID-19: Vaccine Safety-AAPS-Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

COVID-19: Vaccine Safety

SEE: https://aapsonline.org/covid-19-vaccine-safety/;

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Vaccines are being distributed by the millions, but can and should you get one, and where?

Moderna is confident that it can produce 500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 2021—enough to give two doses to 75 percent of the U.S. population. But obviously, not everyone can be vaccinated at once. The first doses are being allocated to healthcare workers, other essential workers, and high-risk persons such as the elderly. Some people feel aggrieved that others are in line before them—unfairly.

The safest place to get a vaccine or other treatment is in a place where the atmosphere is calm, your medical record is accessible, and equipment and trained personnel are immediately available. At least one clinic, with a very large patient base, bought a new freezer—but hasn’t been able to get vaccine.

An unexpected COVID-19 danger you might face currently is at a mass vaccination site. When people are frightened and angry, the last place you want to be is in a crowd or a traffic jam. In Florida, police and National Guard were at one vaccination site. Tempers were frayed. Many had been lined up in their cars for hours and were furious when turned away for lack of an appointment.

People were instructed to wait afterward in the parking lot and sound their horns if they were having a reaction. Apparently, the site was prepared to treat anaphylactic shock, but problems can recur after an initial response. Is there a safe exit path to an emergency room? Are emergency rooms ready?

Questions are swirling around on the internet. Can the time guidelines for the second dose—21 days for Pfizer, 28 days for Moderna—be relaxed so that more people can get partial protection from the first dose, as the UK government proposed? Can you get the second dose with a different vaccine based on availability? The FDA says stick with the schedule that has been tested. If you are a little late for the second shot, officials say get it as soon as you can.

Hundreds of people are showing up at emergency rooms with vaccine reactions, including high fever and severe headache. It can look just like COVID. The vaccine contains no virus, so it can’t infect you, but it takes a week or two for the protection to start, and you might have been infected before you got vaccinated. Most reactions are expected to resolve in a day or two, but if there is a physical injury it would be covered under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP).

There have been a few post-vaccine deaths, e.g. a healthy Miami physician, but Pfizer says they are unrelated. Doctors are urged to counter ”bad reaction anecdotes” with “good reaction” stories.

The virus is reportedly mutating, and the mutant might not be affected by the new monoclonal antibody treatments . Will the vaccine still be effective?

The vaccine is not a magic bullet. Look into immunity-boosting measures and early treatment options that you may need whether you eventually get a vaccine or not. See:

 

Democrats Outsource Political Repression to Corporate Monopolies

Those rights that the government can’t take from you, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will.

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/01/democrats-outsource-political-repression-corporate-daniel-greenfield/;

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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

The repression will be televised. It will go better with Coke, it will promise to clear up your bad breath and make your toilet shine. It will be in the cloud, it will be digitized and monetized.

It will have a trademark, a brand, and it will be outsourced to the private sector.

Democrats love public-private partnerships and they outsourced political repression to the private sector. The Constitution has inconvenient things to say about freedom of speech and so the Democrat government of elected and unelected officials outsourced the problem of censoring and suppressing speech to the handful of Big Tech monopolies of the internet.

That same old document written by old white dead men, not to mention centuries of jurisprudence and tradition, prevents the government from kicking down your door in the middle of the night for wrongthink. But nothing keeps corporations from firing you for wrongthink, for being related to someone who committed wrongthink, or for insufficient political correctness.

The public-private partnership between big government and big monopolies is based on Democrats and corporations doing the dirty work of repressing each other’s opponents.

Corporations can’t write regulations that suppress competition from upstart rivals, and so the government steps in and keeps the marketplace under the control of a few cartels. And the government can’t censor, deplatform, fire, bankrupt, and bar its political opponents from speaking, flying, and doing business. But the monopolies it’s been partnering with can and do.

This political Strangers on a Train arrangement goes much more swimmingly because both the government Guy and the corporate Bruno are eager to take care of each other’s dirty business.

Democrats knock off Amazon’s rivals and Amazon knocks off Republicans. The Washington Post, owned by Amazon CEO Bezos, goes after President Trump. Amazon’s AWS takes out Parler and makes it more likely to get back its $10 billion military cloud contract from Biden.

You know, that contract which Amazon thought it had before President Trump took it away.

Big Tech monopolies like Amazon are also government contractors. Microsoft has 6,860 federal subcontracts, Amazon has 477, Google has 384, Facebook has 172, and that's just in military and law enforcement. And Big Tech employees pour millions into Democrat campaigns.

Google employees gave the Democrats $21 million, Microsoft gave $12 million, Amazon $9 million, and Apple and Facebook $6 million. But that’s just the official cash coming from employees. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent $400 million to buy the 2020 election.

Not to mention the priceless in-kind contribution of Facebook censoring stories about Hunter Biden’s ties to China and the FBI money laundering investigation right before the election.

The monopolies give Democrats cash and get government contracts worth a thousand times more. The corps suppress Republicans and Democrats suppress their corporate competition.

Everyone makes more money and gets more power.

The public-private totalitarian partnership between a one-party state and oligarchs who carry on its propaganda, enrich its officials, and suppress its enemies is a familiar one in China, Russia, Turkey and other hellholes that the Democrats seem bent on using as models for their utopia.

But it’s not just a simple economic ecosystem. Like the Communists and Nazis of Weimar Germany, socialists and monopolies claim to hate each other while secretly allied together.

Democrats let monopolies take over the internet and by extension much of the economy because they can then run against the abuses of “capitalism” and push socialism.  And the monopolies can retort that it’s a choice between them and AOC’s version of socialism.

Pick your poison.

Like the Communists and Nazis of Weimar Germany whose political polarization convinced the public it had to choose between them even while Hitler and Stalin were privately allied against the liberals and moderates behind the scenes, economic polarization brings together socialists and monopolies to ally against the free market and offer a choice of two unpalatable dystopias.

But you don’t actually have to choose because we get both for the inflated price of one.

Google and AOC join together in jumping up and down on the bleeding corpse of the free market while the dumber sort of Republican pretends that they’re two different sides. (Google employees were AOC’s second-biggest donors. Amazon and Apple were the fourth and fifth.)

Americans get an inept kleptocratic government that’s socialist in all but name and a dystopia of cartels. The hybrid system is destroying jobs and the middle class at a record pace. The socialists tax and regulate to keep the competition down and the monopolies offshore jobs.

Those rights that the government can’t take from you, yet, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will.

The public-private totalitarian nightmare is mediated by the media and non-profits which act as the interface between the government and the cartels. The media and the activists tell tech firms, banks, and superstore whom to ban, which rights to eliminate, and how to virtue signal. The industries fund and own the media outlets and organizations that coordinate their activities.

In the wake of the Capitol riot, these middlemen have come up with wonderful ideas like banning conservatives, cutting off corporate political contributions to conservatives, and firing anyone who questions a massively rigged election, which the corps are implementing.

All of this really got underway once it was clear that Democrats would control the Senate.

Big Business was not about to turn up the machine of political repression to eleven on behalf of the Democrats until it was really sure that they would have sole control of the government.

The public-private partnership for tyranny is a balance of power and of terror.

Democrats keep threatening to break up the monopolies because that gives them direct leverage. They don’t really mean it, but as they radicalize into socialism, they will. And then they’ll nationalize the monopolies, toss the Bill of Rights in the trash, and then they won’t need to outsource repressing political dissidents to corporate middlemen for plausible deniability.

The monopolies need some Republicans around to protect them from the socialists. Just not the kind of Republicans who would be bad for business by breaking up monopolies, bringing jobs back from China, restricting immigration, and rebuilding the economy for the middle class.

And the Democrats need to protect themselves from monopolies so powerful that they can erase their opponents, like President Trump, from the marketplace of ideas, a power so dreadful that it has longtime international foes of Trump in the European Union fearful of this Death Star.

The public-private totalitarian partnership is also a rivalry.

America is being consolidated into a handful of monopolies, not only in the tech industry, but in retail, entertainment, medicine, publishing, household brands, and anything you can think of.

These rising monopolies dominate the economy and are the country’s next biggest power bloc.

The biggest power bloc is government. Not so much the government of the people you vote for, but the massive administrative state which writes its own regulations, has its own politics, and runs most of the country without input from elected officials, let alone little people like you.

Some call it the deep state or the administrative state. A better name is just socialism.

The full scope of the beast encompasses not just the official employees, elected and unelected, but the lobbyists, contractors, public universities, government grant recipients, and operatives who have made D.C.’s bedroom counties into some of the wealthiest places in America.

These two blocs are entwined by class, geography, and economic relationships. And by power.

Their partnership allows them to overcome the legal limits of the current system, one in which Comcast or Google can’t directly legislate, and in which the Democrats can’t directly destroy your life by using each other as middlemen to expand the limits of their power over America.

Only America could recreate Soviet political repression and Maoist culture wars using Target, Disney, and Coca-Cola. Your commissar is a diversity consultant at Goodyear, you will be doxxed on Twitter, your life will be destroyed by a paper owned by Amazon’s CEO, and your neighbor will turn you in on an app built into a $1,000 Apple smartphone. Only in America.com.

 

Bio-warfare & Weaponization of Medicine Amid Covid

In this explosive interview with Senior Editor Alex Newman of The New American magazine, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) Dr. Lee Merrit explains her belief that America is currently facing what appears to be: Whether the Communist Chinese released the COVID19 virus on purpose or by accident is impossible to know, but the implications are enormous. When it comes to the new vaccines, Dr. Merrit, a former military doctor who studied biological warfare, goes through previous animal studies on the technology and paints a dire picture. However, even though modern medical schools do not often teach it, there are ways to treat viral infections that are time-tested and effective, she concludes. 

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Google Pledges to Assist Biden Administration Immigration Efforts

BY DENNIS BEHREANDT

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/google-pledges-to-assist-biden-administration-immigration-efforts/;

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Search-giant Google has pledged to back as-yet-unspecified immigration policies and legislation expected from the Biden administration.

According to Reuters, the company also said “it would pay for the application fees of about 500 young immigrants seeking employment under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.”

Joe Biden has promised to propose immigration legislation immediately after taking office.

The statement positioning Google for support of Biden administration immigration policies comes from a blog post by Kent Walker, Google SVP of Global Affairs.

Referring to the COVID pandemic, Walker said Google believes “it’s important that Dreamers have a chance to apply for protection under the program so that they can safeguard their status in the United States. But in the middle of a global pandemic that has led to economic hardship, especially for the many immigrants playing essential roles on the front lines, there is concern that many Dreamers cannot afford to pay the application fee.”

As a result, Google has pledged a significant grant to the group United We Dream.

“We want to do our part, so Google.org is making a $250,000 grant to United We Dream to cover the DACA application fees of over 500 Dreamers,” Walker said. “This grant builds on over $35 million in support that Google.org and Google employees have contributed over the years to support immigrants and refugees worldwide, including more than $1 million from Googlers and Google.org specifically supporting DACA and domestic immigration efforts through employee giving campaigns led by HOLA (Google’s Latino Employee Resource Group).”

United We Dream says in its mission statement that it works to “create welcoming spaces for young people — regardless of immigration status — to support, engage, and empower them to make their voices heard and win!”

The organization claims that it reaches an online audience of over four million and has 400,000 members, operates five “statewide branches” and has “over 100 local groups across 28 states.” 

In 2019, the organization, in a blog post, emphasized its role in supporting passage of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Actin the House of Representatives.

The measure passed the House on June 4, 2019 by a margin of 237-187. Reporting upon passage in the House, at the time CBS News described the legislation as a “sweeping immigration bill” and “an ambitious expansion of a nearly two-decades-long legislative effort that would place millions of young undocumented immigrants and immigrants with temporary status on a pathway to U.S. citizenship.”

Celebrating its work supporting the measure, the organization described the moment of passage: “We filled the chamber with our cheers and claps — in an institution created to keep people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals OUT,” the organization wrote. “We made the House shake with our chant of ‘Si Se Puede!’”

In the same post, the organization called on “all Members of Congress to stop funding ICE and CBP and end their reign of terror. Let’s defund hate.”

The promised Biden administration immigration plan will likely mean increased federal funding for groups such as United We Dream. According to the plan outlined by the Biden campaign, “Humanitarian needs are best met through a network of organizations, such as faith-based shelters, non-governmental aid organizations, legal non-profits, and refugee assistance agencies working together. Biden will dramatically increase U.S. government resources to support migrants awaiting assessment of their asylum claims and to the organizations providing for their needs.”

For its part, Google has pledged to help support passage of Biden administration immigration legislation.

“We need legislation that not only protects Dreamers, but also delivers other much-needed reforms,” said Welker. “We will support efforts by the new Congress and incoming Administration to pass comprehensive immigration reform that improves employment-based visa programs that enhance American competitiveness, gives greater assurance to immigrant workers and employers, and promotes better and more humane immigration processing and border security practices.”

 

Parler Sues Amazon Seeking to Reverse ‘Death Blow’

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/01/11/breaking-parler-sues-amazon-asks-court-to-reverse-illegal-death-blow-n1331525;

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On Monday, Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the company of breaching its contract and violating a century-old antitrust law by promoting Twitter at its competitor’s expense. Amazon had removed Parler from its servers on Monday morning, claiming the conservative social media platform refused to remove posts advocating violence at the Capitol riots last Wednesday.

Due to Amazon’s removal, “Parler will be offline for a financially devastating period,” the lawsuit claims. It alleges that Amazon applied a double standard, breaking its contract with Parler over a small number of posts while preserving its ties with Twitter, where threats of violence reached into the thousands on Friday.

Amazon acted just as conservatives were flocking from Twitter to Parler, following Twitter’s ban of President Donald Trump’s accounts.

“Given the context of Parler’s looming threat to Twitter and the fact that the Twitter ban might not long muzzle the President if he switched to Parler, potentially bringing tens of millions of followers with him, AWS moved to shut down Parler,” the lawsuit alleges.

Oddly, Amazon leaked the story of Parler’s termination to BuzzFeed more than an hour before it bothered to inform Parler itself. BuzzFeed reported that AWS would remove Parler at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Sunday night, in an article published at 6:07 p.m. Pacific on Saturday. Amazon did not email Parler about the termination until 7:19 p.m. Pacific, “meaning AWS leaked the letter to BuzzFeed before sending it to Parler.”

Parler’s contract with AWS stipulated that AWS must give notice 30 days before the termination of a contract.

AWS’s “death blow … could not come at a worse time for Parler—a time when the company is surging with the potential of even more explosive growth in the next few days.”

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Yet “worse than the timing is the result—Parler has tried to find alternative companies to host it and they have fallen through. It has no other options. Without AWS, Parler is finished as it has no way to get online,” the lawsuit notes.

A delay of “even one day” in the court granting a restraining order and forcing Amazon to resurrect Parler’s account “could also sound Parler’s death knell as President Trump and others move on to other platforms. It is no wonder, then, that competitor Twitter’s CEO has heartily endorsed efforts to remove Parler from the public sphere.”

The lawsuit argued that AWS engaged in a clear double standard by attacking Parler. “By pulling the plug on Parler but leaving Twitter alone despite identical conduct by users on both sites, AWS reveals that its expressed reasons for suspending Parler’s account are but pretext,” it claims.

The lawsuit notes that Amazon claimed to find 98 examples of posts that clearly encourage and incite violence on Parler. “However, the day before, on Friday, one of the top trends on Twitter was ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ with over 14,000 tweets. … And earlier last week, a Los Angeles Times columnist observed that Twitter and other social media platforms are partly culpable for the Capital [sic] Hill riot, by allowing rioters to communicate and rile each other up.”

“Yet these equivalent, if not greater, violations of AWS’s terms of service by Twitter have apparently been ignored by AWS,” the lawsuit notes, bitterly.

Parler brings three claims against Amazon. It accuses AWS of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act by “contracting or conspiring to restrain trade or commerce.” It accuses AWS of breach of contract “by not providing thirty days’ notice before terminating its account.” Finally, it accuses Amazon of “tortious interference with a contract or business expectancy.” By terminating Parler’s contract, “AWS will intentionally interfere with the contracts Parler has with millions of its present users, as well as with the users it is projected to gain this week.”

Parler has over 12 million users under contract, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit asks the Washington State district court to issue a temporary restraining order and an order forcing AWS to maintain Parler’s account until further notice from the court. It also seeks treble damages for the egregious attack on Parler’s ability to do business.

The lawsuit appears to be on firm footing, and it seeks an order as soon as possible. Stay tuned for more news on this.

Amazon also faces at least one lawsuit for excluding conservative and Christian nonprofits from its charity program, Amazon Smile, relying on the scandal-plagued far-left smear factory the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC has long pressured Big Tech companies to blacklist conservative organizations that the SPLC falsely smears as “hate groups” and lists along with the Ku Klux Klan. A similar bias may be at work in this situation.

Tyler O’Neil is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow him on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.

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