Khaled Barakat calls on government to remove PFLP, Hezbollah from terrorist list

Khaled Barakat, a Canadian national based in Vancouver, BC, is a member of the political bureau of the Palestinian Front for the Liberalization of Palestine (PFLP). In 2003 The PFLP was designated by Canada as a terrorist organization.

According to No One Is Illegal, “Khaled Barakat was a founder of the No One Is Illegal network and movement in Vancouver”, “a member of No One Is Illegal” and “an active leader in social movements in Vancouver and across Canada.” He is also affiliated also with Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and joined arms in anti-Israeli protests with activists of Canada Palestine Association and Independent Jewish Voices. In 2019 Barakat was subjected to a political ban and excluded from Germany.

The following are excerpts from a report published by The Middle East Media Research Institute:

Khaled Barakat, who is also the leader of the Samidoun organization, said in a June 3, 2022 speech at the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) Assembly in Ottawa:

“We challenge the Canadian government and we say: Why are you listing, for example, the Popular Front on your terrorist list? What has the PFLP actually done against Canada and Canada’s interests, or [did it] commit any kind of crimes against Canadians here or abroad? Zero, nothing.

“But Israel has killed Canadians in Lebanon in 2006. An entire Canadian family was wiped out, but they didn’t care because they are brown, they are Lebanese, they are not ‘real Canadians.’

“The same thing [happened] in Gaza, Israel killed Palestinian Canadians in Gaza — Canada didn’t care — but yet Hamas is on the terrorist list.

“We have to be honest with ourselves even when we talk to the enemy, and say: ‘Look, you are making a big mistake by listing these organizations on your so-called ‘terrorist list.’ Why is the Communist Party in the Philippines on your terrorist list? Why are you listing Hizbullah on your terrorist list? We have to ask these questions and mobilize in order to erase this shameful list called the terrorist list. It has to be abolished… That’s the only way we can…

“Because, look, we are not going to shy away and say that we don’t support the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance. I mean, so Trudeau could like us… F*ck Trudeau!

“We Support Our Resistance In Lebanon, Palestine, And Yemen Against Saudi Aggression”; Armed Struggle Is The Only Way To Achieve Our Rights

“We support our resistance in Lebanon, Palestine, and Yemen against Saudi aggression.


“Palestinian identity is not about blood or biological identity, it is about resistance.


“The Palestinian resistance [factions] are manufacturing missiles today. Because that is the only way they left us, to have a strong resistance. Those who don’t want us to have an armed struggle can please tell us how we can achieve our right, when we couldn’t achieve it by any other means possible.”

Anti-Communists Sue Netflix for Defamation

“A defamation suit against Netflix from the head of a Cuban exile organization accuses the streamer of distributing propaganda for Cuba by portraying him as a terrorist and drug trafficker in Olivier Assayas’ political spy thriller Wasp Network,” wrote the Hollywood Reporter this week.  “The Film is an obvious attempt to rewrite and whitewash history in favor of the communist Cuban regime and is factually inaccurate,” the complaint states.  “Brothers to the Rescue leader Jose Basulto alleges Netflix and Assayas falsely depicted him as a puppet of the United States and traitor to Cuba while romanticizing the criminal activity conducted by Fidel Castro’s regime.

“The defamation action is the second from a Cuban exile arguing that the movie falsely maligns Cuban exiles as terrorists and otherwise unsavory characters. Ana Martinez sued in 2020 over her character, played as a promiscuous “party girl” by Ana de Armas, in the movie.”

The film was filmed partly in Cuba itself, you see, and as the suit explains: “Cuba’s communist party requires the ‘script, storyboard or synopsis of the project’ to be submitted and expressly states that any project that paints Cuba in a negative light will be denied a permit,” the complaint reads. “Thus, filming the true and accurate story was never even a possibility.”

Of course this submission policy is standard operating procedure for Soviet-style totalitarian regimes. Problem is, many people nowadays forget that Cuba qualifies as one with bells on. The identical policy no do doubt applied to Stephen Soderbergh’s “Che.”  But nobody in Hollywood seemed to bat an eye at such interference with “artistic integrity.” In fact, “Che” leading man and producer of Benicio Del Toro publicly thanked the Stalinist Castro regime for their unstinting help with producing the film, as was revealed right here at Frontpage.

Earlier, Robert Redford was required to give a secret private screening of his now famous Motorcycle Diaries to Fidel Castro and Che Guevara’s widow before releasing the film. Only after the approval by these two Stalinists was the movie released by this adamant proponent of artistic freedom. 

Naturally a film full of malicious lies about Cuban exiles and jointly produced by KGB-tutored Stalinist apparatchiks got a rousing thumbs-up from the New York Times. “Olivier Assayas’s latest picture, “Wasp Network” (streaming on Netflix), looks like his most conventional work,” read the film review by The New York Times upon its release in 2020.  “But it also pushes this theme to a dizzying, eventually exhilarating, extreme…There are times in which “Wasp Network” feels like a John le Carré tale drenched in Miami sun, or even a serious-minded “Top Gun” variant….(the movie) is based on the nonfiction book “The Last Soldiers of the Cold War” by Fernando Morais…”            

The movie Wasp Network is based on the nonfiction book “The Last Soldiers of the Cold War” by Fernando Morais. Among the Brazilian Morais’ more noteworthy proclamations: 

“Fidel Castro was the greatest leader of the 20th Century! A blessing for the world!” How could The New York Times possibly pan a movie with such credentials?

In brief, the movie glorifies KGB-trained Cuban spies who—as the Morais book tells it—infiltrated Miami in a desperate attempt to thwart terrorism by Cuban exiles. The innocent and beneficent Castro regime had no choice, you see, considering its sole historic rationale is providing free health care, while somehow surviving a diabolical U.S. “blockade.”

In fact, Castro’s KGB-trained terrorists (members of “The Wasp Network”) were convicted by U.S. Federal jury of everything from espionage to conspiracy to commit murder, and these convictions were upheld all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here’s what happened: 

On September 14, 1998, the FBI uncovered a Castro spy ring in Miami and arrested 10 of them. Four others managed to scoot back to Cuba. These became known as the “Wasp Network,” or “The Cuban Five” in Castroite parlance. According to the FBI’s affidavit, the 26 charges against the convicted Castro-spies championed in the movie were: 

•Gathering intelligence against the Boca Chica Air Naval Station in Key West, the McDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Homestead, Fla. 

•Compiling the names, home addresses and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command’s top officers, along with those of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica. 

•Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command. 

•Sending letter bombs to Cuban-Americans. 

•Spying on McDill Air Force Base, the U.S. armed forces’ worldwide headquarters for fighting “low-intensity” conflicts. 

•Locating entry points into Florida for smuggling explosives. 

The Wasp Network also infiltrated the Cuban-exile group Brothers to the Rescue (portrayed in the movie as drug-runners and terrorists.) In fact, these Cuban exiles flew unarmed planes to rescue Cuban rafters in the Florida straits, also known as “the cemetery without crosses.” The estimates of the number of Cubans dying horribly in the “cemetery without crosses” run from 30-55,000. Brothers to The Rescue risked their lives almost daily, flying over the straits, alerting and guiding the Coast Guard to any balseros, and saving thousands of these desperate people from joining that terrible tally. (Prior to Castroism, by the way, Cuba was swamped with more immigrants per-capita than the U.S., including during the Ellis Island years.) So you can imagine how the Cuban exodus embarrasses the Castro regime and its huge network of (unregistered) propaganda agents in the U.S.

By February of 1996, Brothers to The Rescue had flown 1,800 of these humanitarian missions and helped rescue 4,200 men, women and children. That month members of the Wasp Network passed to Castro the flight plan for one of the Brothers’ humanitarian flights over the Cemetery Without Crosses. 

With this info in hand, Castro’s Top Guns jumped into their MiGs took off and valiantly blasted apart (in international air space) the lumbering and utterly defenseless Cessnas. Four members of the humanitarian flights were thus murdered in cold blood by communist spies glorified in the movies. Three of these murdered men were U.S. citizens, the other a legal U.S. resident. Again, these murdered Americans are the ones portrayed as “terrorists” by the movie hailed by The New York Times. 

In fact, the propaganda qualities of the film were blatantly obvious even to reviewers who– unlike your humble servant—lack an anti-communist “axe to grind.” To wit:  

“It’s unusual for a Western film to present spies for Fidel Castro as the heroes. And that novelty, alas, is one of the few selling points of “Wasp Network.” (Alonso Duralde, movie reviewer for Movieline, MSNBC, Salon, The Wrap, among others.) 

 “The Cuban regime opened all the doors for us” (to shoot the movie) said Director Olivier Assayas, who lived in Havana for half a year to make the movie. “It was extraordinary because it was the first time that the Cubans opened the doors to have a filmmaker explore their contemporary political history.” (Untrue–totalitarian Cuba’s doors were opened wide for Benicio Del Toro and Steven Soderbergh to make their propaganda film “Che.”)

It must be quite an honor for director Assayas to get the enthusiastic backing and cooperation for his film of the Stalinist regime that jailed, tortured and exiled the most filmmakers in the modern history of the Western Hemisphere–and criminalized artistic freedom.

As mentioned earlier, the suit sites Stalinist Cuba’s own regulations expressly stating “that any project that paints Cuba in a negative light will be denied a permit,” to film in the country. In this case the regulation applies to a movie production company.  But those knowledgeable about Cuba who watch (usually in rage and amazement) “reporting” from Cuba by the likes of CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, etc. know it also applies to “news” networks.

The Google Cult’s Sex Abuse and Mandatory Abortions

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

When Texas intervened to protect vulnerable children against transgender child mutilation, Google was one of the companies to sign a letter warning that preventing child abuse was “against the values of our companies.”

A recent lawsuit provides a small insight into just what the Big Tech giant’s “values” might be.

Recently a former Google employer filed a lawsuit accusing the company of discrimination.

“I was fired from my team there in February of 2021 because I raised alarm about a cult within Google, a group called the Fellowship of Friends. The group is well-documented: There are allegations of child abuse, human trafficking, forced abortions, and rape within the group,” Kevin Lloyd, a former video producer, blogged.

“The cult’s members dominate my former team at Google through favoritism and cronyism, not to mention direct payments back to the cult.”

When Lloyd complained, he was told to keep quiet or lose his job, and then he was finally fired.

Like so many California establishment figures, from Nancy Pelosi to Governor Newsom, the Fellowship of Friends has its own winery. But it also has a deeply troubling history that includes allegations of sex trafficking and forced abortions.

From Jim Jones to Scientology, cults have been a cultural feature of leftist life in California.

Former Gov. Jerry Brown, along with Harvey Milk, also accused of preying on underage minors, former Vice President Walter Mondale, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and former Mayor Willie Brown, who gave Kamala Harris her start in politics, were all fans of Jim Jones.

The murderous Marxist cult was able to operate for so long because it was protected by the highest echelons of California Democrats.

Rep. Karen Bass, now running for mayor, was disqualified as Biden’s presidential pick over her support for Scientology and for lying about it.

The Fellowship of Friends is a good deal more obscure, but it fits neatly into the mold of California cults that promise enlightenment through the teachings of a guru. What it actually offers, according to former members, is something much more troubling.

A journalist covering the cult described being told about “sex rituals” in which its leader, Robert Earl Burton, would allegedly “attempt to have sex with 100 followers in a day.”

San Francisco Chronicle story discussed allegations of “Eastern European ex-members who said they received religious visas to come out to California, only to learn when they arrived that sex with Burton was an unwritten part of the deal.”

Burton’s preference was for young men whom he included in his “male harem”.

In a seeming foreshadowing of the transgender movement, the cult leader reportedly believed that he was a “goddess in a man’s body” and allegedly “made it almost necessary for all men & young men to perform sexual favors for him.”

One lawsuit filed by a man who was 17 years old when he joined the leftist cult mentioned the cult leader boasting that “one hundred boys would not be enough.”

Another former cult member describes being pressured to join the cult leader’s “male harem” and then ordered to abort the baby he had conceived with his high school sweetheart.

Still another described hearing that Burton, the cult leader, had “asked married women not to have kids and if they already did to give them away”, while a cult figure was “persuading pregnant women to have an abortion ‘to follow the will of the Teacher”‘.

A former member described her husband being told “that we had missed an opportunity to oppose our Catholic upbringing by not having an abortion.”

Google is denying any connection to the cult and its abuses, but Lloyd describes a troubling atmosphere in the company.

When he brought up the issue with his manager, he was told, “Let’s go off campus.”

Google, like Facebook and other Big Tech companies, is notorious for the cult-like surveillance of employees on its compounds or campuses. Some workers have reported that their personal phones were wiped when they fell afoul of the Big Tech giant. Others worry that the monopoly, which is behind the Android mobile operating system, can spy on them through their devices.

Lloyd’s manager told him that he was “horrified” by the cult’s foothold in Google, but that “complaining could lead not only to the loss of his job” and that the department’s cult figure was a “powerful guy”.

The former Google employee “heard of new members regularly being added” and “saw how existing members excelled, further boosting the status of the Fellowship of Friends within our department. Conversely, it seemed the Fellowship members who were on the outs with the group were made to leave.”

Google had become a cult.

“Why are you telling me this?” HR people told Lloyd. “Don’t tell me this.”

“Google knows about this problem,” Lloyd concluded. “Managers know full well that a destructive cult, a group credibly alleged to be involved in the sexual abuse of possibly hundreds of followers, including children, has significant influence over an important team within the company. Yet they turn a blind eye.”

Google covertly removed its old motto, “Don’t be evil”, from its corporate code of conduct. If the allegations are true, its corporate conduct shows why that’s no longer on the books.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Burton formed his cult “while living in a Volkswagen bus in Berkeley” by “convincing a circle of followers that he possessed the powers of a superior being.”

Followers were told that only Burton and those who served him are actually “immortal conscious beings” while the rest of us are the “walking dead” who needed to cut ties with their families.

It’s not hard to see why this mindset would take root inside Silicon Valley Big Tech companies where technocratic arrogance and megalomaniacal delusions of grandeur have convinced some that they represent a cultural master race destined to dominate the economy and the planet.

Much like Burton, Big Tech companies seek out young men, thoroughly exploit them, taking over their waking lives, and then drop them when they get too old. During this heady period, Googlers are immersed in cult-like attitudes, frantic shows of cultural virtue signaling, and outbursts of hate against outsiders, especially Republicans and conservatives.

At the Fellowship of Friends, cult members were banned from saying, “I”, instead being forced to say, “It wants a cup of coffee.”

This dehumanization is what Big Tech companies are inflicting on America and on the world.

In its letter denouncing Texas for protecting children from abuse by men who, like Burton, believe that there is a “goddess” in their bodies, Google claimed that Texas violated its “values”.

These are Google’s values.

CDC Investigates Rare Disease in Florida Dubbed as ‘One of the Worst Outbreaks Among Gay and Bisexual Men in U.S. History’

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Wednesday that the agency continued collaborating with the Florida Department of Health to investigate a rare disease outbreak among gay and bisexual men.

In a press release, the CDC said they are assisting with the meningococcal disease outbreak investigation in Florida that spread among homosexual males, including those with HIV.

According to the agency, this is one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history.

So far, at least 24 cases and 7 deaths among homosexuals  have recently been reported in the ‘Sunshine State.’

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“In response to this outbreak, CDC is recommending gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men get a meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) if they live in Florida, or talk with their healthcare provider about getting vaccinated if they are traveling to Florida. CDC is also emphasizing the importance of routine MenACWY vaccination for people with HIV,” CDC said in a statement.

CDC is now urging homosexuals to get a MenACWY vaccine if they reside in Florida or by contacting their doctor’s office, pharmacy, community health center, or local health department or their healthcare provider about the vaccination if traveling to Florida.

Child Sex Abuse Doll Creator Offers Pedophile “Packages” in Africa

A Dutch national responsible for manufacturing toddler- and baby-like sex dolls he claims are “therapeutic” for pedophiles has called for self-identified “minor-attracted people” to join him in an unnamed location in Africa for the purposes of having their sick desires “protected.”

Bram Joosten, a native of Bennekom, Netherlands, recently advertised “protection services” in a video titled “How to be safe and happy as a pedophile.”

In the promotional video, posted June 14 to a website owned by Joosten called Doll Orphanage, Joosten encourages pedophiles to relocate to Africa in order to “start a new life where you as a MAP can be safe, content and happy.”

Joosten was previously located in Ukraine, but explains in the video he moved to a nation in Africa after experiencing backlash for his pedophilic activities.

Adult Male Takes First Place Against 13-Year-Old Girl in Women’s Skateboarding Event

Netizens are expressing outrage after an adult man beat out a 13-year-old girl for first place in a women’s skateboarding competition held today in New York.

Ricci Tres, also known as Ricci And Tres, took top spot in the women’s division of The Boardr Open today held in New York City, taking home a $500 prize for a first place win.

Tres, a 29-year-old trans-identified male, came in first place against 13-year-old Shiloh Catori. Of the 6 competitors, 4 were under the age of 17, with the youngest being 10-year-old Juri Iikura.

Alcohol And Crime: Five males shot, two dead as bullets fly at Oshawa bar

Two males are dead and three others injured after a late-night shooting inside an Oshawa bar.

The incident happened around 12:45 a.m. inside The BLVD Restaurant and Bar in a small plaza at Simcoe St. N. and Niagara Dr.

“One male was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. A second male was transported to a Toronto critical care hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” said Duty Insp. Craig McCabe with Durham Regional Police. “Three other males were transported to local hospitals. They have since been treated and released with non-life-threatening conditions.”

Police are looking for whoever was behind the shooting.

As of late Saturday afternoon, they had not released any suspect description.

Homicide detectives canvassed the area for evidence, video, or witness accounts.

“Right now we’re really hoping people will call in and provide any dashcam video, or any witnesses, anyone in the bar last night,” Insp. McCabe said. “If they can call in and speak to our homicide bureau and let them know what you saw.”

The plaza was sealed off by yellow police tape on Saturday — including a gas station metres away.

Someone left two small bouquets of flowers beside a hydro pole on the sidewalk not far from the front door of The BLVD Restaurant.

“When I got here this morning I said ‘what the hell is going on?’” said local resident Javad Bashriran, who said The BLVD opened across from his building about five or six years ago.

“This bar — as soon as it re-opened after the pandemic — every single Friday, Saturday and Sunday police are here,” Bashriran claimed.

As he waited to retrieve his car trapped behind the police perimeter around the gas station parking lot, Bashriran also said there was a shooting last winter involving the same location.

According to a report, a shooting happened in the restaurant parking lot in November 2021. Durham cops at the time said two groups of people got into a fight and a man was shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

“I want to move,” said Javad’s friend Melanie. “It’s a rough crowd that goes through there.”

The owners of a neighbouring Indian restaurant that opened just three weeks ago said they closed at 10:30 p.m. Saturday — before the shooting incident.

“This morning I got a call from my friend that there was a shooting in the plaza,” said Maitray Patel, who owns Chaalo Oshawa, next to The BLVD.

His business partner, Yesh Patel, confirmed what other locals said about a prior incident.

“It happened as well a couple of months earlier. But no one got dead at that time,” he said.

They described the area as mostly populated by students who attend nearby Durham College.

“Every Friday, Saturday this place is usually pretty busy with students,” said Bryce Higham, who lives across the street from the plaza.

He said he did not hear any gunshots.

“I was asleep at that time because I usually wake up at five in the morning,” he said.

On Saturday afternoon investigators continued to take images at the plaza.

“I can’t say if it’s targeted or not,” said Insp. McCabe.  “We’re still going over what we have from inside the bar. It was contained within the establishment. So I can’t say if it’s targeted or not.”

Republican lawmakers introduce bill allowing adults to sue doctors who perform ‘sex-change’ surgeries

Two Republican congressmen have introduced legislation that would allow adults who underwent body mutilating gender-transition surgeries as minors to sue the doctors who operated on them. The bill also includes a 30-year statute of limitations. 

Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., introduced the Protecting Minors from Medical Malpractice Act on Wednesday. The legislation subjects medical practitioners who perform “a gender-transition procedure on an individual who is less than 18 years of age” to liability if the minor who had the cosmetic surgery or multiple surgeries experiences “physical, psychological, emotional, or physiological harms” from the surgery or “related treatment.” 

Minors who believe they were harmed by a gender-transition procedure have 30 years from their 18th birthday to file a civil action against a medical practitioner by seeking “declaratory or injunctive relief,” “compensatory damages,” “punitive damages” and “attorney’s fees and costs.” The bill makes an exception for surgeries performed on individuals with disorders of sexual development, chromosomal anomalies sometimes referred to as intersex conditions.

Additionally, the measure calls for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to withhold federal funding from any state requiring medical providers to perform gender-transition procedures.

Iranians Increasingly Oppose the Theocratic Dictatorship

The 1979 Iranian revolution was a repudiation of the Pahlavi dynasty’s self-serving economic policies and brutal repression of dissent. It was never intended to establish a theocratic dictatorship in place of a secular one.

Most of the factions involved in that revolution, such as the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), envisioned a democratic future for the country. But despite their support from the vast majority of Iranian citizens, they were not ultimately able to prevent Ruhollah Khomeini from co-opting the revolution to establish a system of absolute clerical rule, with himself at its head.

Now, Khomeini’s successor is overseeing efforts to stave off a renewed push for democratic governance by insisting that opposition to the theocratic dictatorship is tantamount to endorsement of the very monarchy that was rejected by virtually all Iranians more than four decades ago.

In July 2018, sensing that large-scale unrest was looming, the state-run newspaper Jomhuri Eslami published an article that said organized opposition groups were “sending some people to the parliament with unprecedented slogans of ‘Reza Shah, your soul be blessed’.” But later reports by independent media revealed that the regime anticipated these slogans precisely because their own agents were behind them. In July 2019, a Telegram channel, belonging to a prominent Iranian Teachers’ Union activist Hashem Khastar, published a personal account of interactions with agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) amid nationwide protests calling for increases to teacher salaries and the release of previously imprisoned activists. Khastar described one agent as expressly asking why the union doesn’t collaborate with the Pahlavi family, and then concluded, “The government is trying to direct activists to the monarchist camp and send many informants among them to support the prince, insult the regime, and curse the MEK.”

Khastar’s statement came approximately 19 months after the first in an ongoing series of nationwide uprisings which revealed the depth of popular support for regime change in Tehran. At the end of 2017, a protest began in the city of Mashhad over the state of the Iranian economy, then began spreading rapidly while also taking on an increasingly political tone. By early January 2018, the movement encompassed well over 100 cities and towns, with each of them providing an outlet for unusually provocative slogans including “death to the dictator”. At the height of that uprising, Khamenei delivered a speech which acknowledged that the MEK had played a leading role in promoting those slogans and facilitating the constituent protests. 

Fear of such organized Resistance motivated the regime to meet the next major uprising, in with repression greater than anything the country had seen since the 1980s, when the system was still struggling to solidify its power structure. With protests erupting spontaneously in nearly 200 localities in November 2019, authorities opened fire on crowds of protesters, killing more than 1,500 before initiating a campaign of systematic torture that was later detailed in an Amnesty International report title “Trampling Humanity”.

In the period between the two uprisings, Tehran also set its sights directly on the organized resistance. In June 2018, an Iranian diplomat acting on orders from the regime’s Supreme National Security Council provided two Iranian-Belgian operatives with a powerful explosive device and directed them to detonate it as near as possible to the stage where Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI’s designated leader for a future transitional government, would be speaking to a gathering of roughly 100,000 Iranian expatriates near Paris.

The 2018 bomb plot was thwarted by European law enforcement, but it went a long way toward revealing the depth of Tehran’s concern about the organized opposition. In the ensuing four years, however, the regime has sought to downplay that concern in public, while also doubling down on its prior strategy of portraying anti-government protests as having a sentiment toward instead of being driven by the “Resistance Units”, affiliated with the MEK. Toward that end, government-linked social media accounts have been found to post manipulated videos of recent demonstrations, with dubbed audio featuring the very slogans the MOIS had instructed its agents to promote after infiltrating crowds of protesters. In most cases, the deception has been promptly exposed, often by the same activists who were present in the actual protests. Indeed, many of those protests clearly feature slogans that condemn the Shah right alongside the current clerical leadership.“Down with tyranny, be it the mullahs’ or the Shah’s” has proven to be a common chant in recent years’ nationwide uprisings, which number at least nine. 

Several of those uprisings emerged even after the regime’s mass killing in November 2019, one of them only two months afterward. Today, with the public reeling from social crises including food price increases of as much as 1,200 percent, the patterns of public unrest are arguably more unmistakable than ever.

If the international community pays due attention to that pattern, it will no doubt recognize that the geographically and demographically diverse participants are all calling for freedom and democracy. Tehran would have its adversaries believe that the only likely outcome of regime change is either a return to monarchy or devolution into factional feuding. 

But the reality is that there is a viable alternative calling for fair elections, secular governance, and safeguards on the rights of all citizens. Iran’s solution is looking forward not backward and Iranians are the first who have realized this reality.

According to Vice News, national parks are hotbeds of White racism

Vice News is a leftist outlet, partially owned by The Walt Disney Company and Soros Fund Management.  A recent Vice article about the National Park System gives an insight into just how deep in the weeds leftist publications must go to find “fresh” new content to keep their more fanatic readers happy.  That’s how we get a fiery article informing readers that the national parks are hotbeds of White nationalist racism.  The funny thing is that, to the extent racism is tied into the National Park System, much of it came from the forerunners to today’s Democrats and Progressives.

The article’s title and subtitle make the premise clear: “White Nationalists Want to Reclaim Nature as a Safe Space for Racists: White supremacy groups have deep roots in the U.S. wilderness and recreation movements, going all the way back to the creation of the National Park System.”

The author, Tess Owen, really, really hates Republicans and sees White nationalists behind every bush and tree.  She’s published a string of articles bearing such titles as “The GOP Paved the Way for the Far-Right to Terrorize Pride This Year,” “Arrested Patriot Front Brothers Have Ties to Apocalyptic Christian Nationalist Church,” and “They Love Jesus, Bon Iver, and Incels.  Inside America’s New Ultranationalist Youth Movement.”

That same red-hot hatred burns in the article about the national parks.  These are the opening paragraphs:

BREAKING: Two year long investigation charges Chambersburg Drag Queen with 25 counts of Child Pornography, more charges

23 June 2022- A 26 year old man is in custody in Franklin County Prison after allegedly uploading and sharing at least 135 videos and pictures of child pornography. Brice Patric Ryschon Williams of Chambersburg is charged with 25 counts of felony class 2 child pornography and 18 counts of criminal use of a communications facility. His bail was set to $100,000, which he was unable to post.

The investigation into child pornography uploaded to the Dropbox web platform started in May of 2020 when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children submitted a tip to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section. That tip from the 18th of May reported that 76 sexually explicit child pornography files were uploaded to Dropbox around May 2, 2020. The email address associated with the account was listed belonging to Anastasia Diamond, or Ana D. Inspection of the files determined that at least 49 of the 76 files appear to depict children under the age of 18 performing sexual acts. After a preliminary search of the IP address of the uploaded determined their ISP to be Comcast, a subpoena was issued to the ISP. 

That subpoena determined that the suspect’s login IP address was at a home on Oxford Court in Chambersburg, PA as well as the subscriber’s name. Emails of the subscribers were also listed, including one that presumably belonged to Brice Williams.

Subsequent subpoenas on the Ana D email address to Google regarding their Gmail account yielded IP addresses and recovery emails.

In July of 2020, NCMEC submitted another tip to the AG’s office that 10 more sexually explicit child porn files were uploaded by the same user as before, Ana D. Inspection of these files confirmed that at least 9 of the 10 files depicted child pornography. 

On September 17, 2020 a search warrant was issued to Dropbox for the suspected account. Shortly after the warrant was issued another file of child pornography was uploaded to the service.

On October 23, 2020, the search warrant for the Dropbox account yielded 135 files, including the files previously tipped to the AG’s office. In December of 2020, two more files of child pornography were uploaded to the same Dropbox with investigators confirming the validity of one.

The investigation continued into 2021, where Special Agent Travis Nye received updated intelligence for the home suspected of uploading the child porn in Chambersburg. One of the residents of the home, Brice Williams, was allegedly performing as a drag queen using the stage name of Anastasia Diamond. That name matched the name associated with the Ana D email address as well as the recovery email address being consistent with Brice Williams’ name.

On June 22, 2022, Special Agent Nye was able to obtain a search warrant for the Chambersburg home associated with the Dropbox uploads. That warrant was executed the next day at 6:43am. An adult that wasn’t Brice Williams answered the door but told police that Brice was indeed in the home. After finding Brice, he was escorted out of the home while the rest of the warrant was carried out.

After being read his Miranda Warnings, Williams said he had numerous addresses, including the Anastasia Diamond Gmail account. He also told police his phone number, which matched the Ana D recovery phone number. Brice then told authorities all of his electronic devices and that nobody else in the home used them.

More interviews of Williams at his home saw Brice allegedly saying that he had never uploaded, downloaded, or sought out child pornography. Upon revealing that Police received multiple tips that his Dropbox contained child pornography, Williams allegedly continued to deny that he uploaded child porn.

After finding the defendant’s phone, authorities were able to find at least 25 videos of child pornography on the phone, as well as more on an old phone. Special Agent Nye notes that 25 is just a small sample of the number of sexually explicit files on Williams’ phone.

After finding his devices, SA Nye confronted Brice with more information. Williams then admitted that he had searched for, possessed, and shared child pornography. He then told police that he first saw child pornography in 2014 on a messaging app and that he eventually started uploading the files to cloud storage apps to send and receive more files and links with other people online.

Brice Patric Ryschon Williams is being held on $100,000 bail at Franklin County Corrections. His preliminary hearing is set for July 5, 2022.

Sources: Complaint/Incident Number: CPC-20-0094, Docket Number: MJ-39304-CR-0000129-2022

Scraggle Daggle Tat’yana Gatson charged with murder in attempted robbery

A Florida lady has been charged with homicide after a person she lured right into a theft try on a relationship app fatally shot her brother in self-defense, in line with a report.

Tat’yana Mekeva Gatson, 23, of Tampa Bay, offered herself as a 22-year-old lady named “Jada” on the BLK relationship app and linked with an unidentified male on Could 31, the Tampa Bay Instances reported.

Police said she invited him to satisfy her on the Kains Palms Flats the place her brother was mendacity in wait to rob him.

After he arrived, Gatson’s masked sibling, Jermon Kennard, 18, threatened him with a knife and demanded cash.

The would-be victim then pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot Kennard within the head and chest, the outlet said.

Kennard was taken to a close-by hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless.

States that promote giving kids puberty blockers, trans hormones have higher suicide rates: study

WASHINGTON — A new study is challenging the oft-repeated claim among trans activists that unless children suffering from gender dysphoria are given puberty blockers and pursue a chemical gender transition, they are likely to die by suicide. 

In a report released Monday by the Heritage Foundation’s Jay Greene, a senior research fellow at the Center for Education Policy, the scholar explained that contrary to the Biden administration and LGBT activists’ assertions that so-called “gender-affirming” care is necessary healthcare for trans-identifying youth and that it prevents them from killing themselves, prescribing cross-sex hormones to children and teens without their parents’ consent actually increases suicide rates. 

Greene’s empirical analysis found that in states where it was easier for youth to access what is euphemistically referred to as gender-affirmative care, there was a spike in suicides relative to states where it’s harder to access such experimental treatments, finding a 14% increase in youth suicides. 

Speaking at a Tuesday presentation at the Heritage Foundation, Greene explained that existing research on youth suicide rates among those suffering from gender confusion is thin, methodologically flawed, and has led to false assumptions being pushed on parents who are told their children will die if they are not chemically castrated or their bodies mutilated. 

In response to a question from The Christian Post, Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, shared how parents navigate the fear-inducing claim that their children are bound to “commit suicide” unless they undergo an experimental cross-sex hormonal regimen. She stressed that the claims of transgender activists lose their strength once parents start to learn more about what has been happening across the culture.

“Hope can overcome fear,” she said, noting that when parents are first told that their children will kill themselves if they’re not allowed to transition, they are psychologically paralyzed and then learn about the policies in the schools and elsewhere in law that reinforce their children’s confusion. 

She added that when parents start digging into this issue and begin seeing that there are alternative paths to helping their gender-confused children with underlying mental health issues that often accompany the adoption of a trans identity, such as depression or autism spectrum disorder, they are empowered to confront the fear-inducing claims. 

“What I’ve noticed is that parents spend maybe the first year or so, when their child is embracing this identity, just petrified — really, really afraid. And then they switch to anger. Because as they look around, as they learn more, they realize that this is a social contagion,” she said.