Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right underpinning all civil liberties. But in reality, we seem to have lost it in many parts of the world. Ban Ki-moon writes:
Some journalists risk intimidation, detention and even their lives, simply for exercising their right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas
This goes not only for journalists, apparently. Even expressions of art are affected. Recently, cartoonist Michael Leunig in Australia lost his job because he published a cartoon on Instagram. The cartoon was critical against mandatory vaccination. Now the cartoon seems to have been removed from Instagram too, but you can still see it elsewhere.
Or perhaps “New law against journalism” is a more correct description? The Swedish government is apparently ashamed of it already. Read Oisín Cantwell’s article in Swedish.
and still no real justice in sight for the crimes related to 9/11.
We can all read, for example on the website of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, that some still fight for justice. This is of course very important, but at the same time, we must face the truth: We don’t have a real justice system in many countries, especially when it comes to certain cases like this.
Contributing to the problem is that real journalism is so hard to find these days. Instead, many people, including many journalists, are like parrots repeating the official narrative or keep quiet about the inconsistencies in that narrative and facts that speak against it. A weird society has emerged, where many can be afraid of being called “conspiracy theorist” or even loosing their job, if they are open with what they really think.
Also, many forget the anthrax letters in connection to the 9/11 attacks. If you need to refresh your memory, you can use the search function on Accoun’s website to find some things we have written about that.
Resolution 2361 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe urges member States and the EU to:
7.3.1 ensure that citizens are informed that the vaccination is not mandatory and that no one is under political, social or other pressure to be vaccinated if they do not wish to do so;
7.3.2 ensure that no one is discriminated against for not having been vaccinated, due to possible health risks or not wanting to be vaccinated;
However, in reality, the opposite is often happening.
Note also the words about “fair and equitable global allocation” (in 7.2.6). Thus, even if the vaccines are safe, efficient and essential against Covid-19, it is in-efficent to roll out vaccination to non-risk groups before all vulnerable groups in the world have been vaccinated. So why are many countries anyway vaccinating children (believed to be least at risk)? Is it a corrupt system we are seeing? The Council of Europe seems to be aware of the risk, because they also urge member States and the EU to “communicate transparently the contents of contracts with vaccine producers and make them publicly available for parliamentary and public scrutiny” (in 7.3.5).
The journalist Patrik Paulov reminds us about Sweden’s dirty role in Syria. Read part 1 and part 2 in a series of two articles, published in Morning Star. Especially the case at end of part 2 is very revealing. We have written about this case before on Accoun. Interestingly, other articles about this case can be found in Swedish, but they often don’t seem to give the whole picture, If Swedish media prefers to cover up the role of the Swedish state than expose it, one can understand why the prospects for Sweden are probably not bright. Accountability is important for society to improve. Without accountability, we cannot expect a good development.