5 June 2023 | Statistics Norway wanted to obtain detailed data on individual citizens’ food purchases by combining supermarket receipts and payment data. The data protection authority has now banned this. This is a setback for those working to enable governments to improve the behaviour of their citizens by recording and manipulating their purchasing patterns.
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Compulsory vaccination forever – WHO adopts digital EU Covid certificate as global standard
5 June 2023 | In June, the legal basis for the digital EU Covid certificates expires. These allow proof of vaccinations or tests which are required for travel or participation in social activites. The WHO is now adopting this digital infrastructure as a permanent model for global travel. Thus, the requirment for anyone wishing to travel to follow up-to-date WHO vaccination recommendations will become a permanent feature. The WHO will be able to activate it any time, if given the new powers foreseen in the pandemic treaty and the reformed International Health Regulations.
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The class of 2023 of the Young Global Leaders will make the world a better place – this time for sure
21 April 2023 | The class of 2023 of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders are placing a greater emphasis on a sense of purpose and on having a positive impact on society and the environment than their predecessors, according to their leader. They will make the world a better place in the long term, he is sure. A look at this motley elite force allows a fairly safe judgement as to whether this will really come to pass this time around.
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The WHO/pharma health dicatorship is taking shape
11 December 2022 | Government representatives have agreed to negotiate a first draft of a binding WHO pandemic treaty on the basis of a “conceptual zero draft” that is already available. It has obligations to constantly check for any possibly new virus, to give subsidies to pharma and to stockpile vaccines, support for medical patents and the right for the WHO to rule over pandemic responses via expert teams, sent into affected countries.
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Paypal claims the right to loot accounts and to censor – more so in Europe than in the US
2 November 2022 | In early October, the leading Internet payment provider Paypal announced that from 3 November it would take $2,500 from the accounts of customers who it thinks spread misinformation. After negative customer reactions, Paypal abandoned this plan. However, social media commentary has it that the new policy was secretly rolled out, nevertheless. An investigation into the issue reveals a raft of confusing and inconsistent clauses in the terms and conditions of Paypal and significant differences in how customers in the US and in Europe are treated.
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The Pope justifies the means: The first two years of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican
23 October 2022 | The Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican turns two. After his famous verdict “This economy kills,” Pope Francis seems to now be offering big capitalists a spiritual platform for polishing their public image. Unless, the commitments that corporate CEOs post on this platform are seriously intended to make the world a better place? Let’s take a look.
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Why the World Economic Forum loves Greta: Binding CO2-limits for happy citizens who own nothing
5 October 2022 | “Your CO2 limit for the month has been reached, unfortunately we can no longer sell you meat and tropical fruits. How about locally grown potatoes and vegetables?” You could be getting messages of this kind in the near future from the payment app on your personal monitoring device (aka smartphone) when you enter a supermarket towards the end of the month – at least if the corporate lobby World Economic Forum has its way.
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