Russell Brand rants about 'surveillance robots' and NATO expansion in new conspiracy theory-laden Rumble video after he begged fans to support him financially by signing up to £48 a year subscription for social media site

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Russell Brand tonight ranted about ‘surveillance robots’ and NATO expansion in his latest conspiracy theory-leaden Rumble video as the under-fire comedian faces a police probe into alleged sex crimes.

In the 90-minute live stream, the star took aim at the introduction of surveillance robots in New York City, which he branded ‘tyranny on wheels’, and claimed that NATO had provoked Vladimir Putin’s barbaric and lawless invasion of Ukraine in February last year.

It came just a day he begged fans to splash out £48 a year and subscribe to his Rumble channel after YouTube demonetised his videos in the wake of the scandal which has seen him losing the backing of publishers, agents and seen his stand-up tour postponed.

Brand began his latest video by thanking his fans for their ‘ongoing support’, adding he was ‘incredibly moved by it’.

He quickly got into the topic of the video, which was titled ‘Wait What?! Surveillance Robots Are HERE’, as he ranted against world governments and plans by the New York City Police Department to introduce robots in the subway system.

In his latest video released today, Russell Brand railed against 'surveillance robots' and NATO expansion

In his latest video released today, Russell Brand railed against ‘surveillance robots’ and NATO expansion

The comedian continues to deny allegations of sexual assault made against him by multiple women. Pictured: Brand at BBC Radio 2 in 2014

The comedian continues to deny allegations of sexual assault made against him by multiple women. Pictured: Brand at BBC Radio 2 in 2014

He said: ‘If you can shut down dissent what is there to stop this great trajectory towards technocracy? A cadre of experts with absolute totalitarian power. 

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‘And just to demonstrate to you that this is not just hyperbole and panic, New York City are introducing friendly, lovable, cuddly surveillance robots – for your convenience and safety. 

‘When you’re in Manhattan, you might think sweet Manhattan, what a glorious city it is, around every corner a scene from Goodfellas. Well, not now it ain’t. 

‘Now it’s a surveillance robot spying on you, just for now spying on you. Who knows what they’ll be doing in a couple of months or years?’

He later goes on to brand it ‘tyranny on wheels’ and attacked the media for not questioning the narrative put out by the NYPD and the local government.

The comedian, who has been outspoken on the ongoing war in Ukraine, then turned to the conflict and attacked NATO expansion.

He said: ‘NATO just admitted that they were warned that continued expansion would lead to Ukrainian invasion, they did it anyway!

‘Why are the mainstream media not covering the fact that NATO have acknowledged that they new that their actions and expansion would lead to this war? Why are we continually told this was an egregious unprovoked attack?  What is the truth behind this war and why is it that when someone publicly says the quiet part out loud the legacy media still doesn’t cover it?’

His latest video, which has been viewed around 300,000 times since it was released today, came after he released an episode pleading with his fans to back him financially. 

Brand, pictured here leaving the Troubadour Wembley Park theatre on September 16, has had his videos on YouTube demonetised

Brand, pictured here leaving the Troubadour Wembley Park theatre on September 16, has had his videos on YouTube demonetised

The remaining shows of Brand's Bipolarisation tour were postponed and the Metropolitan Police said they had received a report of an alleged sexual assault in the wake of media allegations about the comedian and actor

The remaining shows of Brand’s Bipolarisation tour were postponed and the Metropolitan Police said they had received a report of an alleged sexual assault in the wake of media allegations about the comedian and actor

He said: ‘If you’re watching this on YouTube or anywhere else, eventually you’re going to have to click the link in the description and join us over in Rumble and if you can become a supporter it’s the only way that you can back our independent voice at a time where it’s obviously being challenged.’

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He added in another part of the stream: ‘You now know that I have been demonetised on YouTube… fully well aware that the government wrote to social media platforms to demand that I be further censored.’

It’s thought the under-fire comic was referring to a letter written by Dame Caroline Dinenage, chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, who called on Rumble to cut off the comedian’s revenue like YouTube.

However, Rumble stood by him with boss Chris Pavlovski saying in a statement: ‘Although it may be politically and socially easier for Rumble to join a cancel culture mob, doing so would be a violation of our company’s values and mission.

‘We emphatically reject the UK parliament’s demands.’

Brand’s return to live-streaming came just minutes after the Metropolitan Police announced it was launching an investigation after a number of ‘non recent’ sexual offence allegations were made against the comedian.

The comic-turned-political activist was accused earlier this month of multiple offences following an investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches and The Sunday Times.

In his latest video Brand questioned why the media were not challenging narratives in the Ukraine war

In his latest video Brand questioned why the media were not challenging narratives in the Ukraine war

On Saturday Brand, who has vehemently denied all the allegations against him, thanked his supporters for ‘questioning’ the allegations of rape and sexual assault made against him.

On Monday however, the Met said it had received allegations of offences in London and elsewhere in the country and would investigate these, while offering specialist support to all women who made them.

The investigation is being carried out by detectives in the Met’s Central Specialist Crime Command, led by Detective Superintendent Andy Furphy.

Supt Furphy said: ‘We continue to encourage anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a sexual offence, no matter how long ago it was, to contact us.

‘We understand it can feel like a difficult step to take and I want to reassure that we have a team of specialist officers available to advise and support.’

A Met spokesman added: ‘There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

‘Anyone who wants to report an offence to the police should contact us on 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.’

It came as Brand kept his promise to come back onto his Rumble show by publishing a video at 5.05pm on Monday evening.

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He had promised to investigate the BBC’s ‘Trust News Initiative’ previously, without explaining why.

Ahead of the episode, he tweeted on X: ‘Are we being silenced? The battle for free speech – streaming now on Rumble.’

Brand opened the programme and said he was going to be talking about the attacks on free speech.

He claimed: ‘We are going to be telling you the truth.’

‘We are going to be talking about the State and the legacy media’s war on free speech,’ he continued.

‘And in particular, how that has affected me this week.

‘We are going to continue to do on this channel what we’ve always done [which is] tell you the truth as best we can.’

Throughout his live stream, called The Battle for Free Speech, he made only oblique references to the ‘events of the past week’ that saw him accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse.

Waving his arms about, Brand also railed against the ‘corporatist state and global media’.

He went on to urge his 1.6million followers on the channel to fund him – with some in the comments pledging their support.

On Friday he had put up a three minute video announcing his imminent return, describing the the past week as ‘extraordinary and distressing’.

The seven days he was referencing saw him accused of rape and sexual assault by four women – allegations he vehemently denies. 




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