Political

Strong Cities Network

The Strong Cities Network is being advertised as the best thing since sliced bread but what exactly is it?  “The Strong Cities Network is the first ever global network of mayors, policymakers and practitioners united in building social cohesion and resilience to counter violent extremism in all its forms.”

Sounds great in theory but in practice it is nothing more than a global takedown of our rights and freedoms. Those protesting are being viewed as extremists, in fact that was the term used by Dan Andrews the 48th Premier of Victoria Australia which incensed construction workers who had gathered outside to protest the mandatory vaccine. The use of word extremists to describe protesters is a deliberate act on the part of both media and governments around the world as it brings an ‘us and them’ mentality to  compliant citizens who will blame those fighting for the very freedoms they so readily gave away and will champion those who are, as they see it, bringing law and order back to the cities.

How does the Strong Cities Network work? “We connect cities, towns and regions around the world to share their local best practice on an international scale and collaborate at the subnational level to prevent violent extremism and the conditions in which extremism and radicalisation can take hold in communities.” This is just the next step of post 911 where the public cowered in fear of being blown apart, while those who actually carried out the September 11 bombing of the twin-towers which also saw the Pentagon hit, not to mention United Airlines flight 93 which was shot down and landed in a field in Pennsylvania.  Only no actual wreckage was found, just a huge crater, which bamboozled, especially for those of us in Scotland who saw a plane come down on the town of Lockerbie in December 1988, the wreckage of which was found in many different locations. ”The Strong Cities Network is made up of member cities in every major global region, each with specific lessons, practice or challenges surrounding violent extremism. We work with mayors and local political leaders and frontline practitioners spanning multiple sectors in each member city. We also work closely with civil society groups and partner organisations in many areas.” This is sounding more and more like some sort of police state being brought in under the guise of violent extremism. “We believe that local communities are uniquely placed to counter violent extremism and create stronger and safer cities. We serve as a platform for communities, CVE professionals and local political leaders to connect with their counterparts around the world and learn from the breadth one another’s experience. Our programming spans training, research, project implementation and capacity-building, and learning resources aimed at enriching understanding of – and enabling more effective local responses to – the challenge of violent extremism.” In other words, they will give incentives for neighbours to become informants, with some sort of hotline where they can report anyone who does not comply with the demands of their government, or those who are actively attending marches and rallies.

How many cities have suffered violent extremism? I can name a handful, therefore why they would need a global response is beyond me. This sounds like an authoritarian police state will be imposed on the public which will be rolled out by a number of agencies who are there for our protection. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a European Union type police state where all agencies will have the authority to spy on the public. Laws will be brought in to tackle the new form of extremism, that of the protester standing up for their rights and freedoms. The Health Pass is just the first in a long line of draconian measures planned for humanity.

“In sourcing and sharing best practice in local CVE, the Strong Cities Network does not aim to create a ‘blueprint’ for local strategies. We are characterised by the diversity of our membership and the various forms of violent extremism present in each city. Our priority is to help cities identify where there is leading local practice, assess what factors can support good practice in a given context, and adapt and improve upon their own strategy design and implementation with a full appreciation of the specificity of one context to another.” This has gone from being a war on terrorism to an all-out war against the people. Those exercising their human rights will be deemed a terrorist and dealt with accordingly. This should terrify everyone, especially as governments like to silence dissenters. 

“SD is a global counter-extremism organisation dedicated to powering solutions to extremism and polarisation in ways that are practical, affordable, effective, and scalable.  For 10 years, ISD has responded to the rising challenge of extremist movements and the ideologies that underpin them, delivering cutting-edge programmes built from world-leading expertise in communications and technology, grassroots networks, knowledge and research, and policy advice.” There are extremists out there, of course there are, however, there  are laws in place to deal with those who are programmed to kill. This has agenda 21/30 written all over it. “Alongside its flagship programmes across education, research and communications and grassroots networks, ISD provides strategic advice to over 15 governments and 100 cities worldwide, allowing the facilitation and exchange of best practice between policymakers and practitioners to coordinate counter-extremism programmes. ISD also provides high-level strategic advice to the tech sector to harmonise efforts with governments and civil society.” In other words just more unelected bureaucrats interference in government and initiating policy to curtail public freedoms. Soon we will not be able to walk the streets without some drone following our every move. All brought in under the pretence of the Counter Terrorism Act. “As an independent organisation, ISD is able to coordinate government, private, academic, and civil society sectors that are often at odds with each other. Instead, we help synergise their efforts and ensure each of them plays an appropriate and effective role in fighting extremism” In other words, play nice and do what you are told. “The short and long-term strategic objectives of the Strong Cities Network are developed in close collaboration with the Strong Cities Network International Steering Committee, made up of member cities and strategic partners. Setting an annual course for the network’s activities, engagement and objectives, the SCN International Steering Committee ensures that city leaderships and the needs of members are at the core of what we do.” 

Does this sound like they have the best interests of the public at heart? This sounds more like the law enforcing arm of the UN Agenda 21/30 where they plan to bring in even more draconian laws to curtail the freedom to protest. As previously stated, the media and governments around the world are deeming those protesting to be extremists or domestic terrorists. Using language to divide and rule which is the usual tactic used. There are a list of the strong cities who have signed up. Below are just a few:

United Kingdom

Birmingham, Derry/Londonderry, Leicester, London, Luton, Manchester.
(Note there are none from the Scotland and Wales) at the moment.

United States of America

Anaheim, Atlanta, Aurora, Chattanooga, Denver, Los Angeles, Louisville, Montgomery County, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego.

Canada

Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa.

Australia

Victoria

Europe

Antwerp – Belgium
Liege – Belgium
Vilvoorde – Belgium
Augsburg – Germany
Berlin – Germany
Dresden – Germany
Dusseldorf – Germany
Berin – Switzerland
Biel/Bielnne – Switzerland
Bordeaux – France
Montreuil – France
Paris – France
Sarcelles – France
Fuenlabrada – Spain
Malaga – Spain
Palermo – Italy
The Hague – The Netherlands

Scandinavia 

Aarhus – Denmark
Copenhagen – Denmark
Gentofte – Denmark
Guldborgsund – Denmark
Viborg – Denmark
Kristiansand – Norway
Oslo – Norway
Stalkholm – Sweden

There are many, many more cities signed up to this, far too many to mention. 

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