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The Trews Behind Politics – A Brand New Political Alternative?

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In October 2013, Essex-born comedian and actor Russell Brand was offered the role of guest editor for Britain’s highly-regarded current affairs and politics magazine, New Statesman. In his article here,  he argued that voting for any established political party is a waste of time, and claimed that if we want meaningful realistic and rapid societal change, we need much more than voting – we need a revolution.

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Brand’s article aroused considerable media attention, including intense criticism from Rupert Murdoch’s right-wing media empire. More importantly, it granted him an interview with Jeremy Paxman on BBC Newsnight (here), which catapulted Russell Brand’s political views into the public domain.

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In the aftermath of the Paxman interview, people all around the world started calling for Brand to help place political power back in the hands of the multitude. As one man put it during Brand’s Newsnight follow-up interview with The Huffington Post UK (here): “You have, whether you like it or not, become a political leader of sorts. Are you here to stay… are you going to use that celebrity for the positive, and actually turn the dark arts into something good?”

3 months later, Brand’s YouTube channel The Trews was born.

1 1/2 years and 1 million+ YouTube subscribers later, Russell Brand has become the second most influential political figure in the UK, after the current British Prime Minister, David Cameron. The influence Brand now possesses on a global scale has become so significant that Fox News has him on their “most wanted” rant list (just one example here), and UK Labour leader, Ed Miliband, as head of the opposition to the Conservative Party, volunteered himself to be interviewed on The Trews (interview here) just days before the upcoming UK general election.

Despite the indisputable impact that Russell Brand’s views on voting have had on politics, the ubiquitous argument made about politics today remains conservative – that voting for an established party is the only way to effect positive change.

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Brand’s response to this was to do something truly unprecedented. With the help of director Michael Winterbottom, Brand rushed the release of a documentary in cinemas across the UK that clearly outlined the injustice of ever-increasing austerity for everyone throughout Britain, Europe, and the USA, citing examples such as the £131 billion paid out by UK tax payers, and the $30 trillion paid out by US tax payers, to bail out the bankers and keep corruption within current financial systems afloat.

Not only that, immediately following the first screenings of the documentary on April 21st, Brand broadcast a live event to everyone in the 200 cinemas nationwide, calling for people to get involved in a new restructuring of society in the interest of the masses. I was there, and for me, such an action seems revolutionary in and of itself.

Or at least it would have been if Russell Brand had not received such heavy criticism for his demeanor during the live event. With his head lolling back distractedly during the interview, he openly called for director Michael Winterbottom to join him at the front for questions because he was feeling “aggro.” I could see why he was feeling so frustrated, though. Despite making it clear in the film that what we need to do is collectively unite for change, everyone in the audience, from the average Joe to Brian May from Queen, seemed to keep asking the same question: “What do you want us to do now, Russell?”

It has long been my belief that for us to collectively evolve, we, as members of the human race have an obligation to take responsibility for our actions and their global implications. We cannot just meditate and eat vegetarian food and think things will change, but rather we have to find our own personal way to directly get involved in positive societal change for the betterment of all.

In other words, there is an activist in every true Buddha – and the pattern of many to expect the real change to come from someone else must be very frustrating for someone like Brand, who is authentically trying his best to set an example for others on how to be the change – not be the change for them.

On Friday, April 17th I happened to catch a single party political broadcast by a group of people calling themselves TUSC, or the “Trade Union and Socialist Coalition.” This group is not proposing the creation of a new political party within the current political structure, but instead is forming a coalition of working people from all walks of life interested in offering an alternative to the established parties and a way to vote “none of the above” in the upcoming parliamentary election.

I felt a passionate compulsion to bring all these ideas together in order to propose a sought-after answer to the persistent question: what does Russell Brand actually mean when he says do not vote for the established political parties?

I looked through recent footage from Russell Brand’s YouTube channel to formulate a linear narrative that answers this question, and ultimately explores the deeper political message – what is the alternative?

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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