Reader’s Links for October 18, 2020

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

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  1. Tens of thousands rally to demand Pakistan PM Khan resign
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-politics-protests/tens-of-thousands-rally-to-demand-pakistan-pm-khan-resign-idUSKBN2730S5

    “Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied on Sunday in the city of Karachi as part of a campaign to oust Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, who they accuse of being installed by the military in a rigged 2018 election.

    Nine major opposition parties formed a joint platform called the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) last month to begin a nationwide agitation against the government.

    “You’ve snatched jobs from people. You have snatched two-time a day food from the people,” said opposition leader Maryam Nawaz about Khan while addressing the rally, which drew growing crowds in the second such gathering in three days.

    She is the daughter and political heir of the former three-time premier Nawaz Sharif.

    “Our farmers have hunger in their homes… our youth is disappointed,” said another opposition leader, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

    The protests come as the country’s economy – which had already tanked before the global pandemic – struggles with double digit inflation and negative growth, which Khan’s opponents blame on his government.

    Khan’s two-year tenure has also seen mounting censorship and a crackdown on dissent, critics and opposition leaders.

    “Inflation has broken the back of poor citizens forcing many to beg to feed their children,” said Faqeer Baloch, 63, at the Karachi rally.

    “It is high time that this government should go now,” he said as the crowd chanted, “Go Imran go!”

    The next general election is scheduled for 2023.

    The rally in Karachi followed a protest by the alliance in eastern Gujranwala city on Friday, which was the biggest demonstration against Khan since he took office.

    Speaking via video link from London to the Gujranwala gathering, Sharif accused army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa of rigging the 2018 elections and orchestrating his ouster in 2017 in what he said were trumped up charges aided by judiciary.

    Maryam said her party was not anti-military, but, “If you say that we will respect those who would crush the ballots under their boots, that’s not going to happen.”

    The military, which denies meddling in politics or electoral wrongdoing, has yet to respond specifically to Sharif’s accusations.

    Khan, who came to power on an anti-graft platform and denies the army helped him win, has defended the military.”

  2. Saudi Arabia: Food waste hits SR400 billion annually
    https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-arabia-food-waste-hits-sr400-billion-annually-1.74631235

    “Food waste in Saudi Arabia is worth over SR400 billion annually, a state food security company has estimated.

    The holy region of Mecca has taken the lead in food waste, followed by the Eastern Region and the capital Riyadh, the Saudi Company for Agricultural Investment and Animal Production (SALIC) added on its Twitter account.

    Rice tops the list of the squandered food items with 31 per cent, followed by bread with 25 per cent, poultry with 16 per cent, fish with 14.5 per cent and dates with 5.5 per cent, the firm added in a breakdown.

    SALIC is owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund.”

  3. Police Arrest 4 for Irregular Migration in Dakhla, Southern Morocco
    https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2020/10/322969/police-arrest-4-for-irregular-migration-in-dakhla-southern-morocco/

    “Police in Dakhla, southern Morocco arrested on Sunday four suspects for their alleged involvement in a network active in the organization of irregular migration and human trafficking.

    Police arrested the four suspects aged between 17 and 46, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) reported.

    Preliminary investigations determined the suspects were involved in the organization of an irregular migration operation by sea that security services aborted this morning.

    During the operation, police arrested two would-be migrants aged 20 and 32.

    Police seized a traditional boat linked to a tow vehicle, two outboard motors, and several jerry cans containing 60 liters of fuel.

    Police put the suspects in custody for further investigation…”

  4. PD8 Of Faizabad City Falls Under Taliban Influence
    https://www.khaama.com/badakhshan-pd8-of-faizabad-city-falls-under-the-taliban-influence-8776554/

    “Security officials in Badakhshan say Taliban fighters have taken control over parts of Faizabad city, the provincial capital, after days of heavy fighting.

    Badakhshan police spokesman Sanaullah Rouhani said security forces had retreated from the eighth district of Faizabad after several days of fierce fighting with the Taliban.

    Rouhani added security forces had made a tactical retreat to prevent civilian casualties and that efforts are underway to retake the area from Taliban control.

    According to the spokesman for provincial Police HQ, 29 Taliban fighters were killed and 64 others including three Afghan security forces were wounded in the fighting.

    Seven security forces were killed and three wounded during skirmish.

    The northeastern province of Badakhshan is one of the provinces where Taliban fighters have a large presence and activity; the militants are reportedly smuggling natural resources of the province to cover their war expenses.

    Meanwhile, local officials in Kandahar province say Taliban attacks on Shurabak and Takht-e-Pul districts in the province have been repelled by Afghan security forces.

    Kandahar police spokesman Jamal Barakzai told the media that 28 Taliban fighters had been killed and 20 others wounded in the clashes.”

    • Hanging Man TRUMP TOWER Demands Video ( Full Video )

      Man attempting to get his word out or commit suicide makes his demand alive on social media ! This is the young man hanging from Trump Tower, Chicago, right now.

      He claims to be from BLM.

      He has an Eastern European accent.

      The internet sleuths believe his name is Eddil Eliev, which is a common last name from the Azerbaijan region.

      He’s still dangling there as of this posting. Hopefully he is bluffing, or they hit him with a tranquilizer dart, and pull him up.

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