(LifeSiteNews) – On Saturday, November 20, activists across the planet will be taking part in a World Wide Rally For Freedom to demonstrate their opposition to COVID-19 lockdowns and related infringements on personal freedom, including mask and vaccine mandates.
The movement, a loose association of individuals “dedicated to emboldening citizens to push back against coronavirus-related restrictions in their countries,” says it stands for five key freedoms: speech, movement, choice, assembly, and health.
“Authoritarian coronavirus restrictions have damaged our lives more than any virus has, and even if the effects of the virus were more damaging, the restrictions to our freedoms would still have been unjust and unlawful,” it says. “Our fundamental freedoms have top priority, and we cannot allow them to become constrained, for the sake of the generations that follow us.”
“As the Freedom Movement develops around the world, a variety of new solutions are rising that will enable people to Take the Power Back,” it continues. “An International Freedom Movement is emerging that is building alternatives to established power structures, and ways of living. People are choosing to leave densely populated areas and forming new communities where they can more effectively govern themselves.”
Thousands of people took to the streets in dozens of countries for events under the same banner over the past year, including in March, May, July, and September. The organizers, World-Wide Demonstration, started in Germany in spring 2020, in the wake of the first wave of worldwide lockdowns.
In April, Simon Fraser University economics professor Douglas Allen published a study declaring it “possible that the lockdown will go down as one of the greatest peacetime policy failures in Canada’s history.” The study, a review of more than 80 research papers on lockdowns across the world, concluded that lockdowns saved 22,333 years’ worth of lost life but caused 6.3 million years of lost life, making the policy’s long-term harm 282 times worse than its benefits.
“There has been no public evidence that either the federal or provincial governments of Canada have considered both the benefit and cost sides of their policy decisions,” Allen said in the study, which found that policymakers’ rosy projections were based in part on flawed assumptions about human behavior. In reality, “[l]ockdown jurisdictions were not able to prevent non-compliance, and non-lockdown jurisdictions benefited from voluntary changes in behavior that mimicked lockdowns.”
Similarly, a growing body of data indicate that the mass vaccination strategy for defeating COVID-19 has failed. The U.S. government considers more than 194 million Americans (58% of the eligible) to be “fully vaccinated” (a moving target given the vaccines’ temporary nature), yet ABC News reported October 6 that more Americans died of COVID-19 this year (353,000) than in all of 2020 (352,000), according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Yet various major governments still want to make vaccination a condition of fully participating in society despite unresolved questions about the vaccines’ safety and necessity
More information on the World Wide Rally for Freedom can be found at the movement’s website