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10 Female Revolutionaries That You Won’t Hear About In History Class

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Working at Collective Evolution, your interests have to be quite diverse. But one common theme here is a strong desire to change the human experience for the better, create a  world where everybody can thrive and break down the barriers that prevent us from doing so. There are many ways to do this, from creating awareness on important/sensitive issues, to more action based projects that can help others, all the way to making changes in your own life.

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I came across this idea from an article making its way around the web at wizzpast. Since it had a pretty good reach, I decided to change up the list a bit and pick some new people, as it is a big one to provide more diversity on.

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One thing that’s common to come across are “revolutionary” type figures that have sparked great changes throughout human history and have had a lasting impact on global consciousness. Names that come to mind are Ghandi, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Che Guevara, Nelson Mandela and more. We see them in literature everywhere, in textbooks and more. There’s nothing wrong with this, it’s great, but why are the names that come to mind always male revolutionaries when there have been female figures who’ve accomplished and made  just as much of an impact, if not more?

It’s not a hard question to answer, it’s because for a very long time, Earth has been dominated by males, they’ve held positions of power, and suppressed, ridiculed and controlled the role of the female gender. It’s no different from racism, or the many other examples of inequality that still exist in our world today.

One common theme here, is that all of these people felt the deep urge to “fight” for equality and raise awareness on some very important issues. The movement that these women sparked, and continue to be (some) involved in has now grown so much so that today, it’s massive. The desire for global change, equality, and a world where everybody can thrive is possible. Nobody on this planet should suffer, and nobody has to. We have a lot of work to do to create a new world, and to break down the barriers that prevent us from achieving it.  The small steps the human race has taken over the decades continue to increase exponentially, we are now leaping and running as we move forward through 2015 and beyond. Exciting times are ahead as human beings are waking up, and awareness, new information and change is occurring on multiple levels, and in multiple fields.

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Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician and chair of Women Journalists Without Chains. An organization that works towards the development of effective community-based media partnership; promotes knowledge; fights corruption: triumph; rights and freedoms. She is all about a peaceful approach to bringing about change, and is also the first Arab women to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She is considered to be one of the most powerful women of the past century, and is Yemen’s most active activist. She has been fighting to end a dictatorship that presents itself as a democracy. This is a common theme here at CE, on our side of the pond, we try to create awareness regarding politicians, how they are two wings of the same bird and the flight path doesn’t change. We live with the illusion of democracy, where corporations dictate government policy and laws that go against the will of the majority. You can learn and read more about Tawakkol Karman here

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Kathleen Neal Cleaver an American law professor, that is known for her involvement in the Black Panther Party, a revolutionary nationalist and socialist organization fighting for equality, standing up against injustice, police brutality and much more for approximately two decades – starting in the 1960’s. She has spent her entire life fighting the struggle against human rights, and that’s why she is such an important figure. She and other women, such as Angela Davis, made up around 2/3 of the Party at one point, despite the notion that the BPP was overwhelmingly masculine. She has accomplished so much and has sparked wide spread global change on so many different levels. You can learn more about her here.

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Nwanyeruwa Ojim was a woman like Rosa Parks. A Nigerian woman who refused to see the colonial (British) government “take over,” influence, brainwash, force their ideals and dictate how other human beings should live. She gathered a very significant amount, approximately 25,000  women from Eastern Nigeria at the time in protest. Her resistance alone sparked what was known as “the woman’s war” in 1929. You can read and learn more about her here, from the book titled “The Feminization of Development Processes in Africa: Current and Future.”

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Phoolan Devi, known in India as the “Bandit Queen” and one of the nations most infamous “outlaws,” she comes from a very dark past. Being the victim of a non consensual marriage, and several sexual abductions. She was responsible for a string of robberies across the nation targeting the “upper class” of the caste system that comes out of India. In 1981 she was responsible for the murder of more than 20 men in a “high-caste” village where her former “husband” was also killed. She was sentenced to prison for a decade, and when she was released she became a member of parliament. Her opposition to the caste system in India is what made her such a giant symbol of hope, although many do not agree with the extreme actions she took, it is something I personally cannot comment on given the fact that I cannot even begin to imagine what was sparked within her having gone through what she had. In 2001 she was killed by a group of “high caste” men. You can read more about her here

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Asmaa Mahfouz is an Egyptian activist and was a key player in sparking the Egyptian Revolution. You can watch the video I am referring to here. The video went viral, where she urged people to protest the “corrupt government” of Hosni Mubarak by rallying in Tahrir Square on January 25th. You can learn more about her story here.

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Emmeline Pankhurst was a leading women’s rights activist who led the movement to win the right for women to vote (suffragette movement). She’s considered to be one of the most important people of the 20th century. She was arrested numerous times for her activism, and although she faced a lot of hardships, she never quit in her quest of equality. She was also a strong advocate of public revolt. You can learn more about her here, but a simple Google search would also suffice.

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Mary Wollstonecraft, in the 18th century was a strong advocate for women’s rights. Can you imagine the backlash she must have received? Although we still live in a male dominated society today, it was pretty ridiculous in the 18th century. She was a strong defender of women’s rights, fighting for others to realize that they should be equal to men. She expressed that women were brought up to be “empty-headed play things,” and she felt that society was morally bankrupt. She is one of the earliest known rebellious women, and definitely one that was not able to be brainwashed. People like her, and the rest on this list serve as an inspiration to all of us, and they would smile knowing that many more souls like them exist on the planet today in great numbers. I often think how lonely these people must have felt. You can learn a little more about her here.

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Leymah Gbowee helped organize and lead what is known as the the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia’s president and warlords. She even held a sex strike. As a result of her actions, she emerged as an international leader/activist who changed history, she’s a symbol for women taking control of their political destiny around the world. She helped bring an end to the second Liberian war in 2003.

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Rachel Carson was a major player in the environmentalist movement today, and she sparked the entire movement in the 1960’s with her book Silent Spring. She was a writer, biologist, environmentalist and ecologist. The book documented the dangers of pesticides and herbicides, something that we are STILL trying to create awareness about today. She showed what toxic chemicals in water and on land and the presence of DDT can to do humans and animals. We create a lot awareness regarding herbicides and pesticides today, this is why I chose her as one of my 10. She also had access to a lot of classified material after the second world war, which also drew my attention to her. She is a well known figure, and a simple Google search will tell you a lot more about her.

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Dr Byram Bridle Speaks For 100 Colleagues Afraid To Share Science About COVID Vaccine Concerns

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    Dr Byram Bridle and two other physicians spoke at a news conference on Parliament Hill about their experience being censored or harassed as a result of sharing their medical opinions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Do we as citizens truly want our scientists and physicians to be silenced and censored?

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Why are scientists and experts in this field scared to share concerning science regarding COVID vaccines? Just ask Byram Bridle, a viral immunologist from the University of Guelph who recently released a detailed, in-depth report regarding safety concerns about the COVID vaccines. The report was released to act as a guide for parents when it comes to deciding whether or not their child should be vaccinated against COVID-19. Bridle published the paper on behalf of one hundred other scientists and doctors who part of the Canadian COVID Care Alliance, but who are afraid to ‘come out’ publicly and share their concerns.

Bridle has stated about the Alliance,

In fact the reason that we (Canadian COVID Care Alliance) exist is sad. We exist because we’re like minded in the sense that we all want to be able to speak openly and freely about the scientist and medicine underpinning COVID-19, and we don’t feel safe to do it  anywhere else other than within our own private group, where we feel safe.

Below is our detailed report on the news conference held on Parliament Hill on June 17th, 2021. It was organized by Canadian MP Derek Sloan who has received hundreds of concerned communications from Canadian citizens about the censorship of scientists. Bridle and two other physicians spoke at the conference.

A recent article published in the British Medical Journal by journalist Laurie Clarke has highlighted the fact that Facebook has already removed at least 16 million pieces of content from its platform and added warnings to approximately 167 million others. YouTube has removed nearly 1 million videos related to, according to them, “dangerous or misleading covid-19 medical information.”

The more important questions to ask are: who is deciding what’s misleading? Who decides what’s false?

Some of the most renowned scientists and expert in this field have been subjected to this “fact-checking,” and they’ve been outspoken about how much of this fact-checking is flat out censorship. You decide.

To note: HealthFeedback.org, a fact checker, has attempted to refute some of Bridle’s claims. You can read more about them here.

 

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Study Finds Many Uninfected Adults Still Have Strong Pre-Existing Antibody Protection Against COVID

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    A study published in March 2021 suggests that the majority of healthy adults in British Columbia, Canada, have immunity from COVID-19 despite the fact that some of them have never been infected with it.

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    Why has the power of naturally acquired immunity not been recognized and focused on more deeply? Why is the only focus on vaccination?

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A study published in March 2021 suggested that  the majority of healthy Adults in British Columbia have evidence of pre-existing or naturally acquired immunity to COVID-19.  They found this to be the case even in individuals who haven’t been infected, and could be explained by the fact that coronaviruses that already circle the globe, prior to COVID-19, may provide protection from the novel virus.  They explain,

There are 4 circulating coronaviruses predating COVID-19 that cause up to 30% of seasonal upper respiratory tract infections (8). The spike proteins of β-coronaviruses HKU1 and OC43 exhibit approximately 40% sequence similarity, whereas the α-coronaviruses NL63 and 229E exhibit approximately 30% structural similarity with SARS-CoV-2 (9). The common occurrence of circulating coronaviruses year after year and their structural similarity with SARS-CoV-2 raises the possibility that the former may stimulate cross-reactive responses toward SARS-CoV-2 and that this heterotopic immunity may impact clinical susceptibility to COVID-19 and/or modulate responses to the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (10, 11)….In conclusion, this study reveals common preexisting, broadly reactive SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in uninfected adults. These findings warrant larger studies to understand how these antibodies affect the severity of COVID-19, as well as the quality and longevity of responses to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

We are living in a world where anything “natural” seems to be shunned by a large portion of the medical community, and defined as “pseudoscientific”, when in fact, research suggests the opposite.

Natural immunity is quite robust. Dr. Suneel Dhang, an internal medical physician in the United States explains,

I’m not aware of any vaccine out there which will ever give you more immunity than if you’re naturally recovered from the illness itself…If you’ve naturally recovered from it, my understanding as a doctor level scientist is that those antibodies will always be better than a vaccine, and if you know any differently, please let me know.

A number of studies have now been published demonstrating that infection from COVID will provide a person with long lasting antibodies. Several studies have demonstrated that individuals with prior infection not only have these antibodies, but that they also developed robust levels of B cells and T cells (necessary for fighting off the virus) and these cells may persist in the body for a very long time. How long? It could be decades, or even a lifetime.

Individuals with infection from SARS, for example, still have a robust level of antibodies nearly two decades later. Research has also found that even a mild COVID infection can provide very strong protection that could last a lifetime.

Last fall there were reports that antibodies wane quickly after infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and mainstream media interpreted that to mean that immunity was not long-lived. But that’s a misrepresentation of the data. It’s normal for antibody levels to go down after acute infection, but they don’t go down to zero; they plateau. Here, we found antibody-producing cells in people 11 months after first symptoms. These cells will live and produce antibodies for the rest of people’s lives. That’s strong evidence for long-lasting immunity. –  Ali Ellebedy, PhD, associate professor of pathology & immunology, of medicine and micro-biology. (source)

This science and research completely opposes what we were hearing early on in the pandemic, that prior infection, and infection from other coronaviruses may only provide protection for a few months or even a couple of years. It turns out that it’s probably a lot longer.

When infected with SARS-CoV-2, most people clear this virus from their body by mounting a robust, long-lasting immune response that targets multiple components of the virus1. These people will be protected from re-infection with the same variant of SARS-CoV-2 and, due to the breadth of a natural immune response, will also likely have some degree of protection against emerging new variants of SARS-CoV-2. Indeed, most people who have naturally acquired immunity should not be at risk of developing severe disease. – Dr. Byram Bridle, Viral Immunologist, University of Guelph. (source)

How does this compare to vaccine induced immunity? We don’t know as there is not enough data to say yet.

Dr. Ozlem Tureci, co-founder and CMO of BioNTech, the company that developed a COVID vaccine with Pfizer told CNBC that people will likely need a third shot of its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. She also believes people will need one every year. Judging by this belief, vaccine induced immunity will continually wane and those who choose to go the vaccine route may have to continue with inoculations.

The scientific consensus of the number of people infected around the world is well over what testing has claimed. Currently, we’re nearly at 200,000,000 cases, but that number is most likely well over a billion globally. This is why the survival rate for healthy people under the age of 60 is nearly one hundred percent.

These infection numbers are important because it represents a globe closing in on herd immunity. My question is, what effect does the vaccine have on those who have already had an infection? What does this do to natural protection one gets from infection?

Another important question to ask is, why has the topic of naturally acquired immunity been given absolutely zero attention within the mainstream? Why are they pushing the idea that we can’t go back to completely normal until every single person has had a vaccine if that doesn’t match what the science is saying?

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Pfizer & Moderna Fail To Respond To British Medical Journal About COVID Vaccine Safety Concerns

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    Associate Editor of the British Medical Journal Dr. Peter Doshi explains that both Pfizer and Moderna did not respond to questions about why bio-distribution studies were not conducted prior to the rollout of their COVID vaccines.

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    Are these vaccines actually safe and effective? Why are so many people within the mainstream completely unaware of certain safety concerns and issues being raised with COVID vaccines?

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An article published in the British Medical Journal by Dr. Peter Doshi titled “Covid-19 Vaccines: In The Rush for Regulatory Approval, Do We Need More Data?” raises concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and one of them is the bio-distribution of the vaccine.  This refers to the examination and study of where the vaccine and its ingredients go once injected into the body. Having sped up the approval process of these vaccines, it has been claimed that no compromises in the process of examining their safety were made. But the fact that no study for tracking the distribution of the vaccine within the human body was conducted for any of the authorized vaccines, we cannot say this is true.

Dr. Doshi points out that such bio-distribution studies are a standard practice of drug safety testing but “are usually not required for vaccines.” This in itself is concerning. Research regarding the bio-distribution of aluminum containing vaccines, for example, have raised concerns about injected aluminum crossing the blood brain barrier and being distributed throughout the body where it can be detected years after injection. This is important, because vaccines are a different method of delivery than say, ingested aluminum, which the body does a great job of getting rid of through digestion.

Bio-distribution studies weren’t performed for COVID vaccines because data from past studies performed with related, and “mostly unapproved compounds that use the same platform technology” were used to bypass them.

Dr. Doshi points out that,

“Pfizer and Moderna did not respond to The BMJ’s questions regarding why no biodistribution studies were conducted on their novel mRNA products, and none of the companies, nor the FDA, would say whether new biodistribution studies will be required prior to licensure.”

In his article, Dr. Doshi also references a report that Pfizer provided to the Japanese government. In the report there is a table containing lipid nanoparticle bio-distribution data.

This table shows where their surrogate “vaccine” (i.e. represented in the laboratory test by little bubbles of surrogate fat containing an analytical detection marker) ended up in the body of immunized rats, used in the laboratory as surrogates for humans…I would like to highlight some observations. First…a lot of the surrogate vaccine dose remained at the injection site, as one would expect. Remarkably, however, most of the vaccine dose had gone elsewhere….50-75% of the vaccine dose failed to remain at the site of injection. The big question is, where did it go? Looking at the other tissues shows some of the paces it went and accumulated…The surrogate vaccine was circulating in the blood. There is also evidence that a substantial amount of the vaccine went to places like the spleen, liver, ovaries, adrenal glands, and bone marrow. The vaccine went to other places as well, such as testes, lungs, intestines, kidneys, thyroid glands, pituitary gland, uterus, etc. The surrogate vaccine tested in a laboratory setting was widely distributed throughout the laboratory animal’s bodies. – Dr. Byram W. Bridle, Viral Immunologist, University of Guelph.

The above quote comes from a detailed report Bridle recently released for COVID-19: “A Vaccine Guide For Parents.” One of his main concerns is that the spike protein that our cells manufacture after injection enter into the bloodstream, and that the spike protein itself isn’t harmless. He goes into a detailed explanation in the report cited above.

According to him,

This information is incredibly important because recent data have come to light that the spike protein is “biologically active.” This means that the spike protein is not just an antigen that is recognized the immune system as being foreign. It means that the spike protein, itself, can interact with receptors throughout the body, called ACE2 receptors, potentially causing undesirable effects such as damage to the heart and cardiovascular system, blood clots, bleeding, and neurological effects.

Again, the report is quite detailed and you can access it here if you’re interested. Bridle is not the only one raising these concerns. He, like many other professionals out there, have been subjected to “fact checking” via Facebook third party fact checkers. Here’s a response from PolitiFact regarding Bridle’s claims and the science he points to.

PolitiFact claims that there is no evidence that the spike protein is ‘a toxin.’ They cite opinions from the CDC and other researchers claiming that no evidence has yet emerged stating the spike protein is dangerous. But they are not actually addressing the cited science Bridle is pointing to, they are merely saying everything he is saying is wrong.

This type of baseless ‘fact checking’ has been a problem during the entire pandemic. A recent article published in the British Medical Journal by journalist Laurie Clarke has highlighted the fact that Facebook has already removed at least 16 million pieces of content from its platform and added warnings to approximately 167 million others. YouTube has removed nearly 1 million videos related to, according to them, “dangerous or misleading covid-19 medical information.”

The article explains why fact-checking scientists has been nothing short of censorship of both evidence and educated opinion. This has happened numerous times throughout the pandemic with multiple renowned scientists. I recently wrote about a couple of examples here, and here, if you’d like to dig deeper.

It’s telling when science, evidence and opinions of experts are censored and subjected to ridicule throughout a global event like this. One has to ask: what is the motivation? Does a clear headed society seek to censor?

Any narrative that questions what we are receiving from government, health authorities, and mainstream media have been completely unacknowledged.  Effectively dividing the public on important issues.

Once again, this begs the question, why? You would think it a time like this discussion and evidence would be shared openly and transparently, instead, we’ve seen the exact opposite.

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