According to Global Witness more than 227 people were assassinated in 2020 who were engaging to protect nature and/or their base of live/living. The numbers are higher in reality because the data can not be collected correctly in countries with infringement of press freedom an civil liberties. According to Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) it were 331. Global Witness demonstrates that since the Paris Agreement there were four environmental defenders murdered each week. The numbers are on the rise and are now according to GW twice the number of 2013. WPLC says that 70% of the people killed were involved in in indigenous and land rights. Indigenous people are according to GW affected with a third of all killings right above the average as they only pose 5% of all global inhabitants. The deadliest countries were Columbia with 65 people being killed – since the end of the FARC the numbers have risen even more – Mexico with 30 people being killed, the Philippines with 29 and Brazil with 20 people officially counted.
According to Yahoo News the CIA had plans to kidnap Assange and bring him to the US where he would face trial. Under the Trump administration it was even thought to assassinate Julian Assange or other WikiLeaks members, more or less as vengance to the disclosure of the Vault 7 material, though some intelligence officials argue that this would have been illegal. The CIA sees Wikileaks as a non government intelligence agency and not as a news outlet. In deed Wikileaks helped Edward Snowden to get from Hong Kong to Russia. Pompeo also claimed that Wikileaks would have encouraged its followers to find jobs at the CIA. Wikileaks has gone from a target of collection to a target of disruption – as apparently also the author of elstel.org. This included paralyzing Wikileaks's digital infrastructure, disrupting its communications, provoking internal disputes within the organization by planting damaging information, and stealing WikiLeaks members’ electronic devices, according to three former officials. The author of this web page has previously reported about deleted emails and a stolen gpg card for elstel.org; not yet about stolen and returned safety copies of the DualSat solver and about people being threatened. Actions like this seem to be taken without proper justification: We reported in our last message that it would not have been possible to sue Assange without invented allegations because the New York Times published almost the same key material for the concerned cases. As it now turned out that there were plans to assassinate Assange this should stop his extradition to the US given reasonable assumptions about the independence of the justice system. The Russians had even plans to sneak Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy and to bring him to Russia. The plans seem to have been thwarted by Western Intelligence even before a gunfight, a car crashing into that one of Assange or a forced halting of his plane before taking off – as all of what has been thought of to block him from getting to Russia. “A former U.S. national security official confirmed that U.S. intelligence had access to video and audio feeds of Assange within the embassy but declined to specify how it acquired them.”
From 31 October to 12 November 2021 the most important climate talks of the COP 26 since the Paris Agreement will take place in Glasgow, Scotland. Call on the US government to use its power as a financial regulator to reign in banks, insurance companies and asset managers and to use its power over the FED to stop climate chaos. They could restrict banks and other financial institutions from directly owning fossil-fuel or deforestation-causing commodities or businesses. They need to require investment advisors and fiduciaries to implement their clients’ value green choices, they need to include climate and financial stability conditions in Treasury- or Fed-backed emergency or stimulus initiatives. They could incorporate climate into stress tests and scenario analyses, green public lending and make sure pension funds divest to become fossil free. Neither could all the harmful tar sand pipeline projects move forward without financial backing guaranteed by the state. It is about all and nothing! You can read more about it at stopthemoneypipeline.com, as well as about Biden´s last and futurely demanded executive orders for finance. Also sign the demand directly addressed to president Joe Biden.
A̅tea has been tested for verifying an XMPP/Jabber certificate. It turned out that --show-cert/--faaite-cert was not correctly implemented for non-RSA certificates: parse_pubkey tried to free a structure that was previously never allocated. The certificate serial is now not only printed as hex but also as decimal like it is displayed by the Gajim messenger. free_pubkey has been added to avoid a memory leak on certificate printout/display.
Today I have also noticed that my gpg-card used to sign the SHA512SUMS file has likely been stolen. If you have read point 6 of the epilogue of my master thesis as suggested in my previous rss message then you do already know that encrypting or signing with gpg does add no security in case of messages from/to elstel.org. I have still published a revocation for the key.