Book Launch: “In Defense of Julian Assange” – Defend WikiLeaks

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21-11-19 06:02:00,

Book Launch: “In Defense of Julian Assange”

21 November 2019

“In Defense of Julian Assange”

Today OR Books publishes “In Defense of Julian Assange,” a new essay compilation on the persecution and prosecution of the WikiLeaks founder and publisher.

Edited by author and historian Tariq Ali and civil rights attorney Margaret Kunstler, the book deals with Assange and WikiLeaks’ groundbreaking journalism and its impact, the fight to protect whistleblowers and the public’s right to know, and the threat the US indictment of Assange poses to the freedom of the press.

“In Defense of Julian Assange” features contributions from leading activists, journalists, whistleblowers, and public figures from around the world, including Pamela Anderson, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Chris Hedges, Margaret Kimberly, Matt Taibbi, Ai Wei Wei, and many more.

James C. Goodale, former Vice Chairman and General Counsel of The New York Times, said:

“This book shows why the Julian Assange case is one of the most important press freedom cases of this century or any other century.”

The United States has charged Assange with 17 counts under the Espionage Act and one count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime for the 2010 and 2011 publication of US war reports related to Afghanistan and Iraq and diplomatic cables, which exposed war crimes, previously unreported civilian deaths, and rampant corruption and abuse. These are the first charges ever brought under the Espionage Act, a 1917 law created for spies in World War I, against a journalist for publishing. If convicted, Assange could face at least 175 years in prison.

Julian Assange remains imprisoned in solitary confinement HMP Belmarsh, a maximum-security prison in London, at the behest of the United States as he awaits his extradition trial, scheduled to begin February 25th, 2020.

Barry J. Pollack, representing Assange in the United States, said,

“The unprecedented indictment of Julian Assange attempts to criminalize basic acts of journalism.  The prosecution of a publisher for gathering news from sources, protecting the identity of those sources, and exposing truthful and newsworthy information is inconsistent with the First Amendment and poses a grave threat to journalists everywhere.”

Royalties from book sales go to the Courage Foundation,

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Bitter, Joyless Told-You-Sos: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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21-11-19 10:34:00,

Real change won’t come until people rise up. People won’t rise up as long as they’re successfully propagandized. People will remain successfully propagandized until they evolve minds which can’t be manipulated. Our world will change when our relationship with narrative changes.

It only takes a rudimentary understanding of human psychology to manipulate someone. Bernays was recruited by the US government to study the science of modern propaganda in 1917. This science has been in research and development for over a century. Don’t underestimate its power.

The “Epstein didn’t kill himself” thing is an interesting example of a grassroots, populist narrative control campaign. By that I mean that people wanted it to remain a high-profile feature in the news, and they knew the mass media wouldn’t do that for them, so they’ve collectively forced it into mainstream attention and held it there by sheer collaborative force of will.

If you can come to deeply understand the nature of mental narrative, both in yourself and in the world, you’ll understand the human condition better than pretty much any teacher, preacher, philosophy professor, self-help guru or Himalayan yogi.

Gaining an understanding of what’s going on in the world is a skill, just like any other. Like any other skill you kinda suck at it at first, then you get better with practice. The trick is to keep improving; never stop, either out of frustration or because you think you’re done.

Ignore all the narratives about why things must be as they are, and you simply see things as they are: resources disappearing from the hands of the many into the hands of the few, weapons of war circling the globe, imprisonment, surveillance and censorship. That’s what’s real.

As long as money equals power and power is relative, there will be a plutocratic class with a vested interest in keeping everyone else poor. This is especially true in America, where the empire’s military is centralized. Believing you can get things like living wages and universal healthcare without first toppling the warmongering imperialist plutocracy is like believing you can eat an egg without cracking the shell.

As usual, our only “reward” for being proven right about the bogus Sweden case against Assange is yet another bitter, joyless told-you-so to the establishment loyalists who told us we were nuts.

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Bitter, Joyless Told-You-Sos: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

bitter,-joyless-told-you-sos:-notes-from-the-edge-of-the-narrative-matrix

21-11-19 10:34:00,

Real change won’t come until people rise up. People won’t rise up as long as they’re successfully propagandized. People will remain successfully propagandized until they evolve minds which can’t be manipulated. Our world will change when our relationship with narrative changes.

It only takes a rudimentary understanding of human psychology to manipulate someone. Bernays was recruited by the US government to study the science of modern propaganda in 1917. This science has been in research and development for over a century. Don’t underestimate its power.

The “Epstein didn’t kill himself” thing is an interesting example of a grassroots, populist narrative control campaign. By that I mean that people wanted it to remain a high-profile feature in the news, and they knew the mass media wouldn’t do that for them, so they’ve collectively forced it into mainstream attention and held it there by sheer collaborative force of will.

If you can come to deeply understand the nature of mental narrative, both in yourself and in the world, you’ll understand the human condition better than pretty much any teacher, preacher, philosophy professor, self-help guru or Himalayan yogi.

Gaining an understanding of what’s going on in the world is a skill, just like any other. Like any other skill you kinda suck at it at first, then you get better with practice. The trick is to keep improving; never stop, either out of frustration or because you think you’re done.

Ignore all the narratives about why things must be as they are, and you simply see things as they are: resources disappearing from the hands of the many into the hands of the few, weapons of war circling the globe, imprisonment, surveillance and censorship. That’s what’s real.

As long as money equals power and power is relative, there will be a plutocratic class with a vested interest in keeping everyone else poor. This is especially true in America, where the empire’s military is centralized. Believing you can get things like living wages and universal healthcare without first toppling the warmongering imperialist plutocracy is like believing you can eat an egg without cracking the shell.

As usual, our only “reward” for being proven right about the bogus Sweden case against Assange is yet another bitter, joyless told-you-so to the establishment loyalists who told us we were nuts.

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Video: An Interview with John Shipton, Father of Julian Assange – Global Research

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21-11-19 10:29:00,

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In Bizarre Admission, ECB Warns Its Policies Threaten Financial Stability, Could Lead To A Crash

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21-11-19 09:33:00,

Is the world’s largest hedge fund central bank finally starting to appreciate the devastating consequences of its asset reflating ways?

In some ways it is almost ludicrous to presume that a central bank which at the beginning of the year laughably “found” that its QE has reduced inequality in the eurozone…

The ECB also “found” that QE which has led to record inequality and unprecedented social upheaval has “reduced inequality” https://t.co/fOsAqWaqhf

— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 30, 2019

… may have finally looked in the mirror objectively, and yet on Wednesday, it was the ECB which admitted that historically low eurozone interest rates – which it is solely responsible for – and which are expected to persist into the foreseeable future (and beyond) are causing increased risk-taking that could threaten financial stability.

“While the low interest rate environment supports the overall economy, we also note an increase in risk-taking which could… create financial stability challenges,” ECB vice-president Luis de Guindos said non-ironically in a statement… which to us sounds an awful close to a mea culpa. Then again, we know that central banks never admit responsibility for “increases in risk-taking” so we wonder if he was just trolling everyone.

Or perhaps he isn’t: “Signs of excessive risk-taking” were spotted by the Frankfurt central bank among non-bank financial players like “investment funds, insurance companies and pension funds.” Indeed, many “have increased their exposure to riskier segments of the corporate and sovereign sectors” the central bank said. Of course, it is the ECB’s own policy of negative yields has prompted investors to seek out riskier bets in search of returns.

Curiously, while the ECB’s twice-yearly update to its risk assessment shifted focus from May’s trade war concerns, “downside risks to global and euro area economic growth have increased” in the meantime, it warned. Such dangers included “persistent uncertainty, an escalation in trade protectionism, a no-deal Brexit and weak performance of emerging markets,” notably China, the ECB said.

In another stark admission of reality, the ECB said that an economic downturn – one which is virtually assured for Europe – could crash prices for riskier and less liquid assets as actors like asset managers or hedge funds sell up in a hurry.

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In Bizarre Admission, ECB Warns Its Policies Threaten Financial Stability, Could Lead To A Crash

in-bizarre-admission,-ecb-warns-its-policies-threaten-financial-stability,-could-lead-to-a-crash

21-11-19 09:33:00,

Is the world’s largest hedge fund central bank finally starting to appreciate the devastating consequences of its asset reflating ways?

In some ways it is almost ludicrous to presume that a central bank which at the beginning of the year laughably “found” that its QE has reduced inequality in the eurozone…

The ECB also “found” that QE which has led to record inequality and unprecedented social upheaval has “reduced inequality” https://t.co/fOsAqWaqhf

— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 30, 2019

… may have finally looked in the mirror objectively, and yet on Wednesday, it was the ECB which admitted that historically low eurozone interest rates – which it is solely responsible for – and which are expected to persist into the foreseeable future (and beyond) are causing increased risk-taking that could threaten financial stability.

“While the low interest rate environment supports the overall economy, we also note an increase in risk-taking which could… create financial stability challenges,” ECB vice-president Luis de Guindos said non-ironically in a statement… which to us sounds an awful close to a mea culpa. Then again, we know that central banks never admit responsibility for “increases in risk-taking” so we wonder if he was just trolling everyone.

Or perhaps he isn’t: “Signs of excessive risk-taking” were spotted by the Frankfurt central bank among non-bank financial players like “investment funds, insurance companies and pension funds.” Indeed, many “have increased their exposure to riskier segments of the corporate and sovereign sectors” the central bank said. Of course, it is the ECB’s own policy of negative yields has prompted investors to seek out riskier bets in search of returns.

Curiously, while the ECB’s twice-yearly update to its risk assessment shifted focus from May’s trade war concerns, “downside risks to global and euro area economic growth have increased” in the meantime, it warned. Such dangers included “persistent uncertainty, an escalation in trade protectionism, a no-deal Brexit and weak performance of emerging markets,” notably China, the ECB said.

In another stark admission of reality, the ECB said that an economic downturn – one which is virtually assured for Europe – could crash prices for riskier and less liquid assets as actors like asset managers or hedge funds sell up in a hurry.

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‘Death sentence for telling the truth’: Fashion icon Joe Corré urges immediate action to prevent Assange’s extradition to US

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20-11-19 04:52:00,

Julian Assange is being persecuted for speaking the truth, and the UK public must mobilize to shield him from the ‘death sentence’ awaiting him in the United States, activist and Agent Provocateur co-founder Joe Corré told RT.

The politically-active entrepreneur, and son of another fashion icon Vivienne Westwood, has been an outspoken advocate for Assange. The imprisoned Wikileaks chief is currently battling his extradition to the United States, where he faces 175 years in prison for obtaining and publishing secret documents. Recounting a recent visit he made to Belmarsh prison, Corré told Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi that Assange was being treated in a “horrific way” by the UK justice system. According to Corré, Assange has been separated from all human contact – a “form of torture” that has affected his mental health.

When [Assange] walks out on to the wing [of the prison], they clear the wing of any other prisoners or anybody else, so he never gets to speak to anybody or see anybody. He’s literally marched from one place to the other and kept in solitary confinement.

Assange’s legal battle is “the most important case in our time about press freedom, about whistleblowers, and about holding the powerful to account through the media,” Corré said, adding that “the media, the public, the judiciary, the politicians, should be outraged” over his treatment. Extradition to the United States would be tantamount to a “death sentence,” he argued.

What this has turned into is something that is essentially like saying ‘it’s a crime to expose American war crimes.

He noted that Sweden’s decision to drop its investigation into rape allegations brought against Assange in 2010 proves that the journalist’s decision to seek political asylum was completely justified and based on his understand that he was being unjustly hunted by Washington. The sexual abuse allegations, according to Corré, were a “fabrication and a setup in order to turn public opinion against him.”

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Swedish decision to drop rape probe due to no strong evidence comes too late to help Assange

For his part, the British businessman said that would press the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) to take a stand against Assange’s potential extradition.

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‘Death sentence for telling the truth’: Fashion icon Joe Corré urges immediate action to prevent Assange’s extradition to US

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20-11-19 04:52:00,

Julian Assange is being persecuted for speaking the truth, and the UK public must mobilize to shield him from the ‘death sentence’ awaiting him in the United States, activist and Agent Provocateur co-founder Joe Corré told RT.

The politically-active entrepreneur, and son of another fashion icon Vivienne Westwood, has been an outspoken advocate for Assange. The imprisoned Wikileaks chief is currently battling his extradition to the United States, where he faces 175 years in prison for obtaining and publishing secret documents. Recounting a recent visit he made to Belmarsh prison, Corré told Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi that Assange was being treated in a “horrific way” by the UK justice system. According to Corré, Assange has been separated from all human contact – a “form of torture” that has affected his mental health.

When [Assange] walks out on to the wing [of the prison], they clear the wing of any other prisoners or anybody else, so he never gets to speak to anybody or see anybody. He’s literally marched from one place to the other and kept in solitary confinement.

Assange’s legal battle is “the most important case in our time about press freedom, about whistleblowers, and about holding the powerful to account through the media,” Corré said, adding that “the media, the public, the judiciary, the politicians, should be outraged” over his treatment. Extradition to the United States would be tantamount to a “death sentence,” he argued.

What this has turned into is something that is essentially like saying ‘it’s a crime to expose American war crimes.’

He noted that Sweden’s decision to drop its investigation into rape allegations brought against Assange in 2010 proves that the journalist’s decision to seek political asylum was completely justified and based on his understand that he was being unjustly hunted by Washington. The sexual abuse allegations, according to Corré, were a “fabrication and a setup in order to turn public opinion against him.”

Also on rt.com
Swedish decision to drop rape probe due to no strong evidence comes too late to help Assange

For his part, the British businessman said that would press the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) to take a stand against Assange’s potential extradition.

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Android camera bug let hackers spy on users even if phone is LOCKED & screen is OFF

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20-11-19 02:07:00,

Uncovered by a cybersecurity firm, an appalling flaw could turn Android-powered devices into spying goldmines, allowing hackers to secretly snap photos and record footage with no permission required.

No stranger to security loopholes, Android designers worked hard to bar apps from accessing cameras and mics, unless users give explicit permission by ticking corresponding boxes in the operating system’s properties. But a bombshell report by cybersecurity firm Checkmarx showed how trivial it is to bypass those restrictions.


Pegasus returns? WhatsApp users on alert after Facebook warned of ANOTHER vulnerability exploited by hackers

A “rogue application” found not only on Google’s Pixel smartphones, but also on devices from Samsung and other manufacturers, needed no permissions at all to have the camera take pictures and record videos as well as audio records.

Even worse, a hacker could silence the camera shutter to make recording unnoticeable. Hijacking a device was also possible if the phone is locked or the screen is turned off.

The app allowed attackers to remotely upload stolen images and footage to their own servers, requiring the frequently-given permission to access storage.

Disturbingly enough, the flaw, discovered in July but reported this Wednesday, enabled to hijack a phone’s proximity sensor which activates when the device is held up to a user’s ear or lies face down.

Checkmarx have demonstrated a bogus attack in a video it uploaded to YouTube.

It said that Google fixed eavesdropping weakness by releasing a security patch later in the month; Samsung followed suit, although it wasn’t clear when.

Android’s major rival, Apple’s iOS, isn’t free of malicious bugs either. Several days ago, iPhone users began complaining about the Facebook app that turns the camera on without their permission.

Aside from that, Facebook, which owns WhatsApp messenger, warned earlier in November that a system vulnerability allows hackers to send “a specially crafted MP4 file” to its Android and iOS users.

The bug appears to be similar to the one found out this spring, which was used by hackers to infect devices with malware, disguised as ordinary calls.

It has since been dealt with, but the cyberattacks caused controversy in India because over 20 local lawyers, journalists and human rights campaigners were among the 1,400 users affected by the hacks worldwide.

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NYT’s “Leaked” Chinese Files Story Covers For Terrorism | New Eastern Outlook

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20-11-19 02:05:00,

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The New York Times has once again exposed itself as an organ of US special interests operating under the guise of journalism – contributing to Wall Street and Washington’s ongoing and escalating hybrid war with China with a particularly underhanded piece of war propaganda.

Its article, “‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims,” at face value attempts to bolster allegations made primarily by the United States that China is organizing unwarranted and oppressive “mass detentions” of “Muslims” in China’s western region of Xinjiang.

But just by investigating the quote in the headline alone reveals both the truth behind what is really happening in Xinjiang, why Beijing has reacted the way it has, and that the United States, including its mass media – is deliberately lying about it.

Ten paragraphs into the NYT article, the quote “absolutely no mercy” appears again – only this time it is placed within proper context. It was the response Beijing vowed in the aftermath of a coordinated terrorist attack in 2014 that left 31 people dead at China’s Kunming rail station.

The NYT would write (emphasis added):

President Xi Jinping, the party chief, laid the groundwork for the crackdown in a series of speeches delivered in private to officials during and after a visit to Xinjiang in April 2014, just weeks after Uighur militants stabbed more than 150 people at a train station, killing 31. Mr. Xi called for an all-out “struggle against terrorism, infiltration and separatism” using the “organs of dictatorship,” and showing “absolutely no mercy.”

The NYT – which has actively and eagerly promoted every US war in living memory – would unlikely flinch at the notion of the US showing “absolutely no mercy” against “terrorism, infiltration, and separatist,” yet it demonstrates a particular adversion to it in regards to Beijing just as the prominent newspaper has done regarding Syria and its now 8 year struggle against foreign-funded terrorism.

Despite claiming to have “400 pages of internal Chinese documents” – the most damning allegations made by Washington and indeed the NYT itself – are still left unsubstantiated.

This includes claims that “authorities have corralled as many as a million ethnic Uighurs,

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Now That Assange Is Safely Locked Up, Sweden Drops Its “Investigation”

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20-11-19 09:17:00,

Now that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is safely locked up in Belmarsh prison awaiting a US extradition hearing, Sweden has, for a third time, dropped its rape investigation.

“After conducting a comprehensive assessment of what has emerged during the course of the preliminary investigation I then make the assessment that the evidence is not strong enough to form the basis for filing an indictment,” said deputy chief prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson at a press conference in Stockholm on Tuesday.

This decision comes days after the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer began making noise about the Swedish government’s refusal to answer his questions on the many enormous, glaring plot holes in the investigation which began in 2010. These plot holes include “proactive manipulation of evidence” with the testimony of the alleged victim, a condom provided as evidence that had neither the DNA of Assange nor of the alleged victim on it, complete disregard for confidentiality rules and normal investigative protocol from the earliest moments of the investigation onward, disregard for conflicts of interest, Sweden’s refusal to provide assurance that Assange would not be extradited to the US if he went there to answer questions, statements made by the alleged victims which contradict the allegations, unexplained correspondence between Swedish prosecutors and the FBI, and many others.

#Sweden: FULL PIC of Govt’s disappointing response to my detailed & diligent inquiries of 12 Sept & 28 May, flatly refusing:
– to explain its handling of the #Assange case
– to provide the requested information
– to engage in a constructive dialogue with #SRT@SwedenUN
#Torture pic.twitter.com/iqhPKbWfFi

— Nils Melzer (@NilsMelzer) November 11, 2019

None of which matters anymore. He is caged, and public support for him has been deliberately demolished. The Swedish parody of an “investigation” did its job. Assange took political asylum with the government of Ecuador out of fear of US extradition and was slowly squeezed off from the outside world, his own reputation, and his own physical health while the empire prepared its case against him, keeping him increasingly immobilized, silenced and smeared until he could be forcibly pried from the embassy in April of this year.

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Claire Edwards: The Madness of Putting 53,000 5G Satellites in Space

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20-11-19 09:01:00,

5G – health and environment. 6 challenging lectures, Norway at Litteraturhuset, 26 Oct. 2019

Claire Edwards speaking at a seminar in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday 26 October 2019. Elon Musk has now applied to the Federal Communications Commission for permission to launch a further 30,000 satellites into Earth orbit, bringing the current total to 53,000 (October 2019). With the issues of space debris and weaponization being the two major issues of concern at the UN year after year, this is a mad enterprise, especially when NATO intends to declare space a domain of warfare in December 2019. We stand at the brink of extinction if we do not stop the madness.

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CLAIRE EDWARDS ~ “The 5G Space Weapon, Mind Control Agenda & Kill Grid” [Age Of Truth TV] [HD]

20-11-19 08:58:00,

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An important and informative interview on the topic of 5G and the “International Appeal To STOP 5G on Earth and in Space”. Spokesperson for the Appeal to STOP 5G, CLAIRE EDWARDS is the guest on this eye-opening, in-depth and compelling episode of AGE OF TRUTH TV, interviewed by presenter and investigative reporter, Lucas Alexander.

British/Irish CLAIRE EDWARDS is a former United Nations editor and gave trainings at the United Nations in intercultural writing. She is an author, teacher and international speaker. She has a degree in French Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Intercultural Competence. While working at the UN, for many years she edited all the documents of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Legal, and Scientific and Technical subcommittees (such that she is familiar with space law and the particular issues of concern regarding use of the space orbits).

She is bicultural (English/Irish) and has lived in six different countries (England, France, Czech Republic, Japan, Thailand and Austria) and speaks English, French, Japanese and German, in that order of competence.

She now works full-time on alerting the public to the dangers of wireless technology and the existential threat of the 5G rollout. She has authored eight articles on the different aspects of the 5G rollout, the last one of which dealt with the issue of 5G space satellites and gives presentations on the issue around Europe.

5G is a global agenda, which is pushed by the UN.
She brought the matter of the dangers of electromagnetic radiation to the attention of Antonio Guterres, the Portuguese UN Secretary-General, in May 2018. Despite his being an electrical engineer and physicist, who actually lectured on telecommunications signals early in his career, before he became a politician, he chose to laugh at her concerns about the health of the 4,000 UN staff in Vienna and did nothing about it. It is now almost four years later and the staff continue to be exposed to very high levels of EMR. Many people at the UN Vienna have had breast cancer and heart attacks, some have died prematurely, and many staff suffer from burnout, which is also associated with EMR.

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CLAIRE EDWARDS ~ “The 5G Space Weapon, Mind Control Agenda & Kill Grid” [Age Of Truth TV] [HD]

20-11-19 08:58:00,

PLEASE LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE TO AGE OF TRUTH TV! Support: www.ageoftruth.tv

An important and informative interview on the topic of 5G and the “International Appeal To STOP 5G on Earth and in Space”. Spokesperson for the Appeal to STOP 5G, CLAIRE EDWARDS is the guest on this eye-opening, in-depth and compelling episode of AGE OF TRUTH TV, interviewed by presenter and investigative reporter, Lucas Alexander.

British/Irish CLAIRE EDWARDS is a former United Nations editor and gave trainings at the United Nations in intercultural writing. She is an author, teacher and international speaker. She has a degree in French Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Intercultural Competence. While working at the UN, for many years she edited all the documents of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Legal, and Scientific and Technical subcommittees (such that she is familiar with space law and the particular issues of concern regarding use of the space orbits).

She is bicultural (English/Irish) and has lived in six different countries (England, France, Czech Republic, Japan, Thailand and Austria) and speaks English, French, Japanese and German, in that order of competence.

She now works full-time on alerting the public to the dangers of wireless technology and the existential threat of the 5G rollout. She has authored eight articles on the different aspects of the 5G rollout, the last one of which dealt with the issue of 5G space satellites and gives presentations on the issue around Europe.

5G is a global agenda, which is pushed by the UN.
She brought the matter of the dangers of electromagnetic radiation to the attention of Antonio Guterres, the Portuguese UN Secretary-General, in May 2018. Despite his being an electrical engineer and physicist, who actually lectured on telecommunications signals early in his career, before he became a politician, he chose to laugh at her concerns about the health of the 4,000 UN staff in Vienna and did nothing about it. It is now almost four years later and the staff continue to be exposed to very high levels of EMR. Many people at the UN Vienna have had breast cancer and heart attacks, some have died prematurely, and many staff suffer from burnout, which is also associated with EMR.

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CLAIRE EDWARDS ~ “The 5G Space Weapon, Mind Control Agenda & Kill Grid” [Age Of Truth TV] [HD]

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20-11-19 08:58:00,

PLEASE LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE TO AGE OF TRUTH TV! Support: www.ageoftruth.tv

An important and informative interview on the topic of 5G and the “International Appeal To STOP 5G on Earth and in Space”. Spokesperson for the Appeal to STOP 5G, CLAIRE EDWARDS is the guest on this eye-opening, in-depth and compelling episode of AGE OF TRUTH TV, interviewed by presenter and investigative reporter, Lucas Alexander.

British/Irish CLAIRE EDWARDS is a former United Nations editor and gave trainings at the United Nations in intercultural writing. She is an author, teacher and international speaker. She has a degree in French Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Intercultural Competence. While working at the UN, for many years she edited all the documents of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Legal, and Scientific and Technical subcommittees (such that she is familiar with space law and the particular issues of concern regarding use of the space orbits).

She is bicultural (English/Irish) and has lived in six different countries (England, France, Czech Republic, Japan, Thailand and Austria) and speaks English, French, Japanese and German, in that order of competence.

She now works full-time on alerting the public to the dangers of wireless technology and the existential threat of the 5G rollout. She has authored eight articles on the different aspects of the 5G rollout, the last one of which dealt with the issue of 5G space satellites and gives presentations on the issue around Europe.

5G is a global agenda, which is pushed by the UN.
She brought the matter of the dangers of electromagnetic radiation to the attention of Antonio Guterres, the Portuguese UN Secretary-General, in May 2018. Despite his being an electrical engineer and physicist, who actually lectured on telecommunications signals early in his career, before he became a politician, he chose to laugh at her concerns about the health of the 4,000 UN staff in Vienna and did nothing about it. It is now almost four years later and the staff continue to be exposed to very high levels of EMR. Many people at the UN Vienna have had breast cancer and heart attacks, some have died prematurely, and many staff suffer from burnout, which is also associated with EMR.

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French police use ‘weapons of war’ against protesters: Journalist tells RT how tear gas grenade exploded in his face

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20-11-19 08:39:00,

A French journalist recalled the terrifying moment when an explosive tears-gas grenade hit him at the Yellow Vest protest, telling RT that there was no justification for police employing combat tools.

The weekend marked one year since the Yellow Vest protests picked up in France, with independent journalist Julien being among the many reporters, covering the anniversary rallies in Paris.

It started peacefully, but things quickly got out of hand as the protest apparently got hijacked by a group of demonstrators in black outfits. “It was a real riot. Some scenes resembled urban guerilla warfare,” Julien later recalled.

The rioters were blocking roads, building barricades and throwing bricks and Molotov cocktails at police. Julien remained in the crowd, filming the mayhem around him with a GoPro camera.

At some point, the reporter realized riot police have been whipped into a state of “panic.” They responded with a barrage of tear gas grenades and sting-ball ammunition, fired at the people almost indiscriminately.

What happened next felt like a slow-mo scene from a war movie. One gas grenade landed near Julien, than another went off some three to five meters away from him, releasing thick white smoke into the air.

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“Then, apparently I was hit in the face [with a grenade]. It exploded right in my gasmask and smashed through its protective plexiglass visor. It felt like a strong punch in the nose. And after that I heard the grenade exploding.”

The shock, the pain and the burning were almost unbearable. The reporter instinctively removed his camera and tried running away. But he couldn’t make it more than five meters, helplessly collapsing on the pavement.

Julien’s nose and upper lip were smashed by what he identified as a French-made GLI-F4 explosive tear gas grenade. “I watched this moment frame by frame later. There really was an explosion. The flash is clearly visible in my footage,” he recalled, confessing that the image of that flash is now haunting him and often reappears in front of his eyes.

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UN torture envoy demands ‘full accountability & compensation’ after Sweden drops rape probe against Assange

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19-11-19 09:47:00,

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on torture has called for a “full investigation” into the role Sweden played in driving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange into asylum and eventual custody, after the rape case against him was dropped.

Swedish prosecutors announced on Tuesday that they would drop a dubious rape inquiry against Assange, as oral testimony against the publisher had “weakened,” and corroborating evidence was not strong enough to pursue a case. A Swedish arrest warrant was issued against assange in 2010, and a British court upheld a decision to extradite him in 2012. Threatened with what many saw as a politically motivated extradition, Assange sought refuge in London’s Ecuadorian embassy.

“Today’s collapse of Sweden’s #Assange investigation was inevitable,” rapporteur Nils Melzer tweeted on Tuesday. “Given its gross arbitrariness, there must now be a full investigation, and accountability & compensation for the harm inflicted on #JulianAssange.”

Melzer had previously claimed that Assange was subjected to “psychological torture” and had his due process rights “systematically violated” by the governments of Britain and Sweden. The WikiLeaks founder is still languishing in a maximum security unit at Belmarsh prison, awaiting a hearing on extradition to the US, where he potentially faces 175 years behind bars for publishing leaked military documents.

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In a document tweeted by Melzer, the envoy accuses Sweden of “actively and knowingly” contributing to Assange’s torture, and accuses prosecutors there of working in tandem with Britain’s Crown Prosecutorial Service to keep the case against Assange alive in the face of exculpatory evidence.

With the rape case against him dropped, some commentators have warned that the path to extradition to the US may now be clearer. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson told supporters that their focus should now shift to the most important “threat” that Assange was “warning about for years: the belligerent prosecution of the United States and the threat it poses to the First Amendment.”

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The Truth About World War II Is Beginning To Emerge 74 Years Later – PaulCraigRoberts.org

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19-11-19 09:41:00,

The Truth About World War II Is Beginning To Emerge 74 Years Later

Paul Craig Roberts

“The Lies About World War II” (https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/05/13/the-lies-about-world-war-ii/) is my most popular column of the year. It is a book review of David Irving’s Hitler’s War and Churchill’s War, the first volumn of Irving’s three volume biography of Winston Churchill. A person does not know anything about WW II until he has read these books.

Historians, and even book reviewers, who tell the truth pay a high price. For reasons I provide in my review, generally it is decades after a war before truth about the war can emerge. By then the court historians have fused lies with patriotism and created a pleasing myth about the war, and when emerging truth impinges on that myth, the truth-teller is denounced for making a case for the enemy.

Wars are fought with words as well as with bullets and bombs. The propaganda and demonization of the enemy are extreme. This is especially the case when it is the victors who start the war and have to cover up this fact as well as the war crimes for which they are responsible. When decades later the covered up crimes of the victors are brought to light, truth is up against the explanation that has been controlled for a half century. This makes the truth seem outlandish, and this makes it easy to demonize and even destroy the historian who brought the truth to the surface.

This makes a problem for a reviewer of revisionist history of World War II. If a reviewer gives an honest review, he faces the same demonization as the historian who brought the truth about the war to the surfice.

This happened to me when I reviewed Irving’s books, both of which were researched for decades and completely documented. I was supposed to denounce Irving, in which case my stock would have gone up, but giving him an honest review got me branded “a holocaust denier” by Wikipedia, in my opinion a CIA front created in order to protect the official stories by marginalizing truth-tellers.

I have never studied the holocaust or written anything about it. I simply reported Irving’s assessment based entirely on documented evidence that many Jews were killed,

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Mobile Phone Radiation and the EU’s Phonegate Crisis – Global Research

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19-11-19 05:42:00,

Following the invitation on October 1, 2019 to the European Parliament of Dr Marc Arazi by MEPs Philippe Lamberts, Michèle Rivasi and Klaus Buchner of the Greens/EFA, and the alert issued to parliamentarians and organisations gathered at this event on the Phonegate health and industrial scandal, a written question was tabled by Michèle Rivasi on October 9, 2019 before the European Commission.

We would like to thank her for her support and mobilisation at European level to protect the health of hundreds of millions of mobile phone users.

At the end of 2016, Europe had 745 million mobile subscriptions. What corrective actions will manufacturers and public authorities in the various Member States take to inform their customers and the public? Will existing models be “updated”, with software that will limit their influence? Which ones will be withdrawn from the market? MEP Michèle Rivasi is asking for urgent and precise answers from the European Commission in the management of this new health crisis affecting consumer protection.

Read the press release published by the MEP on 29 October 2019

Press release

Brussels, 29th October 2019

MEP Michele Rivasi

Overexposure of the public to mobile phone radiation: What is Europe doing?

Do you keep your mobile phone with you, in the pocket of a shirt? Or glued to your ear to make a phone call? When worn close to the body, most mobile phones placed on the market before 2016 emit so much radiation that they exceed exposure limits. These are the official conclusions of a set of radiation measures made in France since 2012, which have remained largely confidential so far. In its opinion published on 21 October 2019, the Agence française de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES) recommends that measures be taken to ensure that users are no longer exposed to high levels when phones are worn close to the body. The alert came from France but the issue is also European, says MEP Michèle Rivasi, who has been following the impact of electromagnetic waves on life for more than 20 years.

“We knew that mobile phones “in motion” radiated more than the same phones used “motionless”.

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Federal Reserve: Enemy of Liberty and Prosperity – Global Research

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19-11-19 03:40:00,

Lost in the media’s obsession with the impeachment circus last week was Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony on the state of the economy before the Joint Economic Committee. In his testimony, Chairman Powell warned that when the next recession inevitably occurs, the US Government’s over $23 trillion debt would prevent Congress from increasing spending to revive the economy.

Powell also said that the Fed’s current low interest rate policies would prevent the Fed from using its traditional methods of increasing the money supply and further lowering interest rates to jump-start economic growth in a recession. Hopefully, Powell is correct that when the next recession hits the Federal Reserve and Congress will be unable to “stimulate” the economy with cheap money and new spending.

Interest rates are the price of money and, as with all prices, government manipulation of interest rates distorts the signals regarding market conditions. Artificially low interest rates lead to malinvestment and the creation of bubbles. Recessions are a painful but necessary correction that allows the economy to cleanse itself of these distortions. When the Federal Reserve and Congress try to stimulate the economy, they introduce new distortions, making it impossible for the economy to heal itself. Fiscal and monetary stimulus may temporally create the illusions of prosperity, but in reality they merely create another bubble that will eventually burst starting the boom-and-bust cycle all over again. So, the best thing Congress and the Federal Reserve can do to help the economy recover from a recession is nothing.

Powell is the latest Federal Reserve Chair to warn of the dangers of government debt, which is ironic since the Federal Reserve is the great enabler of deficit spending. Government manipulation of the value of money allows politicians to hide the true costs of their warfare and welfare. This is why throughout history governments have sought the power to dictate what is and is not money and determine the value of the monetary unit. Today’s central bankers are the heirs of the medieval kings who shaved off the edges of gold coins, then ordered the people to pretend that shaved coins were just as valuable as unshaved coins.

Instead of shaving gold coins, today’s central bankers facilitate the growth of government by purchasing government securities in order to keep interest rates—and thus the government’s borrowing costs— low.

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Russia Slams US Backing For Israeli Settlements As “New Dangerous Escalation”

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19-11-19 03:39:00,

Reuters reports that Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday condemned the US move to reverse decades-long official policy which viewed Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as illegal. 

“The Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration’s approach towards Israeli settlements. U.S. public statements on settlement activities in the West Bank have been inconsistent over decades,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday, effectively overturning the State Department’s 41-year-old legal opinion that Israel’s West Bank settlements are illegal.

Russia condemned the drastic policy reversal as a severe blow to the peace process, saying “We consider this Washington’s decision as another step aimed at ruining an international legal basis of the Middle East settlement that will exacerbate tensions in Palestinian-Israeli relations,” according to the foreign ministry statement.

The West Bank Jewish settlement of Ofra, via Reuters.

“We are urging all concerned parties to refrain from any steps that could provoke a new dangerous escalation in the region and impede the creation of conditions for resuming direct Palestinian-Israeli talks,” the statement emphasized.

Russia underscored it still sees as valid and binding the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 which states that “the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State [Palestine-Israel] solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.” 

Armed settlers from the hardline Jewish settlement of Yitzhar, via the AFP

Thus Moscow still views such settlements on Palestinian territory as illegal under international law, a Reuters summary of the Russian statement noted.

The historic policy shift of the Trump administration came after the State Department’s legal office was ordered to conduct a year-long review of the official US policy on the expanding settlements in the West Bank, according to The Jerusalem Post

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Who was Jaber Al-Bakr, the “German”dead “terrorist”? Member of the White Helmets

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19-11-19 01:44:00,

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According to Wikipedia Jaber al-Bakr came from Sasa, in Rif Dimasq, situated around Damascus, the region (Qara) I have visited many times. After the dead of James le Mesurier, the founder of the so-called relief group “the White Helmets” he came into the picture of the Western MSM again.

So far so good, then the contradictions in the story starts already. According to sources he was jailed because of critical sayings about President Bashar al-Assad. Well that is what everyone says who wants asylum in Germany, if you say you are in favor of Bashar al-Assad, or rather the Syrian Arab Republic you will not be granted asylum and labeled as a terrorist in Western Europe.

Then his bio claims he stole 24.000 Euro (a lot of money in Syria) from his father and went to Africa to catch a boat. Why the hell would a Syrian go to Africa? The best option would have been Lebanon or Turkey.

When you digg deeper, the “claims”on Wikipedia and Western media outlets fall apart. They fail to mention that Jabr al-Bakr was a member of the so-called relief Organiztion the White Helmets, HQ in Europa (Amsterdam) and Turkey (Giazantep), where it founder James le Mesurier was found dead.

According to the German Authorities he radicalized in Germany and went to Turkey and to Northern Syria (Idlib), the authority claim, this is all after he arrived by boat to Germany.

In an interview with Reuters, his brother Alaa said he believed imams in Berlin brainwashed Jaber into returning to Syria for jihad. According to his older brother, Jaber explained his trip to Syria earlier that year (2016) by saying that he wanted to volunteer with the White Helmets: “He went to Turkey and spent two months in Syria. He called us and told us ‘I’m volunteering with the White Helmets (emergency teams) in Idlib’. Jaber also mentioned that he was with Ahrar al-Sham in Idlib and doing “humanitarian aid work.”

Most of the photos and videos that have been taken in recent years by the ongoing Syrian war in the news and media of the West,

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Worst deal ever? S. Korea fumes as US tries to raise price tag for hosting American troops by FIVE TIMES

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19-11-19 01:44:00,

A US demand for South Korea to quintuple spending for hosting American troops earned a stiff rebuke from Seoul, to which Washington responded by walking out of “cost-sharing” talks to give Koreans time to “reconsider.”

Some of the US’ closest allies have bowed to pressure and agreed to pay more for the US-provided protection and deterrence, but the price tag is still an issue for Seoul. The US and South Korea found themselves at an impasse when the former demanded that Seoul spend $5 billion each year for hosting 28,500 American personnel on its soil.


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The sum would compensate US troops for their labor, support their families, and fund rotational troop deployment, along with offshore training expenses, according to Yonhap. Previously, Seoul was only asked to pay for its workers hired by US forces, construction activities at American bases, and other minor expenses.

$5 billion is actually five times bigger than one of East Asia’s biggest economies agreed to pay this year. Unsurprisingly, the cost-sharing meeting between American and South Korean negotiators abruptly ended one hour after starting, though it was scheduled to run throughout Tuesday.

South Korea’s chief negotiator Jeong Eun-bo confirmed Seoul and Washington are far apart on the issue, noting there is “a significant difference between the overall proposal from the United States and our position.” Seoul’s foreign ministry was a bit more articulate, signaling that Seoul is unwilling to pay more than it has done “over the last 28 years.”

There’s also a growing irritation at the pressure Washington is piling on Seoul. This Monday, the Korea Times, one of the most-read newspapers, run an angry editorial accusing the Trump administration of putting money before a desire to strengthen ties. 

Coming a day after Seoul and Beijing agreed to “foster bilateral exchanges and cooperation in defense,” the piece warned that US-South Korea alliance may fall apart due to “Washington’s blatantly excessive demand for Seoul to cover the cost of the US military presence.”

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Netherlands Headed For Unprecedented Crisis: Millions Of Retirees Face Pensions Cuts Thanks To The ECB

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19-11-19 08:44:00,

When one thinks of pensions crisis, the state of Illinois – with its woefully underfunded retirement system which issues bonds just to fund its existing pension benefits – usually comes to mind. Which is why it is surprising that the first state that may suffer substantial pension cuts is one that actually has one of the world’s best-funded, and most generous, pension systems.

According to the FT, millions of Dutch pensioners are facing material cuts to their retirement income for the first time next year as the Dutch government scrambles to avert a crisis to the country’s €1.6 trillion pension system. And while a last minute intervention by the government may avoid significant cuts to pensions next year – and a revolt by trade unions –  if only temporarily, the world finds itself transfixed by the problems facing the Dutch retirement system as it provides an early indication of a wider global pensions funding shortfall, not to mention potential mass unrest once retirees across some of the world’s wealthiest nations suddenly finds themselves with facing haircuts to what they previously believed were unalterable retirement incomes.

At the core of the Dutch cash crunch is the ECB’s negative interest rate policy, which has sent bond yields to record negative territory across the eurozone, and crippled returns analysis while pushing up the funding requirements of Dutch pension funds.

Ahead of a parliamentary debate on Thursday on this hot topic issue, the Dutch minister for social affairs and employment, Wouter Koolmees, will write to lawmakers to outline his response to the pension industry’s problems, the FT reported.

In order to offset the ECB’s NIRP policy, Shaktie Rambaran Mishre, chair of the Dutch pension federation which represents 197 pension funds and their members, said that contributions might have to rise by up to 30% over the next few years, an outcome which will lead to outrage among existing working-age employees who will suffer a surge in the pension costs. Absent a dramatic increase in benefits contributions, “as things stand, around 2 million people are facing cuts from next year,” she added.

Predictably, trade unions have already held protests and strikes this year over the potential cuts to pensions and have threatened more action if the government does not step in.

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Conflict of Interest: Julian Assange’s Judge and Her Husband’s Links to the British Military Establishment Exposed by WikiLeaks – Global Research

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19-11-19 08:40:00,

It can also be revealed that Lady Arbuthnot has received gifts and hospitality in relation to her husband, including from a military and cybersecurity company exposed by WikiLeaks. These activities indicate that the chief magistrate’s activities cannot be considered as entirely separate from her husband’s.

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, a former defence minister, is a paid chair of the advisory board of military corporation Thales Group, and was until earlier this year an adviser to arms company Babcock International. Both companies have major contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

The revelations highlight concerns about conflicts of interest. Lady Arbuthnot began presiding over Assange’s legal case in 2017 and ruled this June that a full hearing would begin next February to consider the request for extradition from the UK made by the Trump administration.

British judges are required to declare any potential conflicts of interests to the courts, but it is our understanding that Lady Arbuthnot has not done so.

Lady Arbuthnot has recently appointed a district judge to rule on Assange’s extradition case, but remains the supervising legal figure in the process. According to the UK courts service, the chief magistrate is “responsible for… supporting and guiding district judge colleagues”.

Assange is currently being held in Belmarsh maximum security prison in London in conditions described by UN special rapporteur on torture, Nils Meltzer, as “psychological torture”. If transferred to the US, Assange faces life in prison on espionage charges.

Lady Arbuthnot financially benefited from organisations exposed by WikiLeaks

At a time when Lady Arbuthnot was in her former position as a district judge in Westminster, she personally benefited from funding together with her husband from two sources which were exposed by WikiLeaks in its document releases.

The British parliament’s register of interests shows that in October 2014, Lady Arbuthnot was provided with tickets worth £1,250 to the Chelsea Flower Show in London along with her husband. The tickets were provided by Bechtel Management Company Ltd, part of the major US military corporation, Bechtel, whose contracts with the UK’s Ministry of Defence include a project worth up to £215m to transform its Defence Equipment &

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Are Journalists Creating Drama So They Can Report It? “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” on the “Unfreedom of the Press” – Activist Post

19-11-19 08:38:00,

By B.N. Frank

Broadcast news programming has changed a lot over the past 15-20 years.  News magazine programs like “Dateline” covered more than tragic and twisted crimes.  They also didn’t use marketing slogans like “Don’t Watch Alone.”

Drama sells and, unfortunately, there seems to be no shortage of it being reported by all media sources.  But when is it news and when is it deliberate public manipulation?

From “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson”  – Unfreedom of the Press:

Sharyl: You wrote “the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession, not through government oppression or suppression, but through self-censorship, group think, bias, omission and propaganda.”

Mark Levin: There’s a new doctrine that’s being pushed in journalism school, has been for about 30 years, which is to push what’s called public journalism or community journalism, which is social activism. And so now you have a lot of reporters, Jim Acosta is a perfect example, who create the drama, then report on their own drama that becomes news for five days. President calls that “fake news.” He’s right. There was a professor Boston who used to head the Library of Congress, but he was a historian at the University of Chicago. Wrote a whole book on it, pseudo events. Our news is filled with phony events and filled with propaganda.

Yikes.  No wonder I feel like I’m watching Wag The Dog when I try to catch up on current events.

Image credit: Full Measure

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Are Journalists Creating Drama So They Can Report It? “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” on the “Unfreedom of the Press” – Activist Post

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19-11-19 08:38:00,

By B.N. Frank

Broadcast news programming has changed a lot over the past 15-20 years.  News magazine programs like “Dateline” covered more than tragic and twisted crimes.  They also didn’t use marketing slogans like “Don’t Watch Alone.”

Drama sells and, unfortunately, there seems to be no shortage of it being reported by all media sources.  But when is it news and when is it deliberate public manipulation?

From “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson”  – Unfreedom of the Press:

Sharyl: You wrote “the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession, not through government oppression or suppression, but through self-censorship, group think, bias, omission and propaganda.”

Mark Levin: There’s a new doctrine that’s being pushed in journalism school, has been for about 30 years, which is to push what’s called public journalism or community journalism, which is social activism. And so now you have a lot of reporters, Jim Acosta is a perfect example, who create the drama, then report on their own drama that becomes news for five days. President calls that “fake news.” He’s right. There was a professor Boston who used to head the Library of Congress, but he was a historian at the University of Chicago. Wrote a whole book on it, pseudo events. Our news is filled with phony events and filled with propaganda.

Yikes.  No wonder I feel like I’m watching Wag The Dog when I try to catch up on current events.

Image credit: Full Measure

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The Rise Of Tech Totalitarianism

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19-11-19 08:32:00,

Authored by James Kirkpatrick,

The Wall Street Journal just published a shocking expose, How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results, [by Kirsten Grind, Sam Schechner, Robert McMillan and John West November 15, 2019], revealing not only that Google is exploiting its market power in ways the clearly raise anti-trust questions, but also that it shadow-bans sites that promote “hate or violence” even if “expressed in polite or even academic-sounding language”—i.e. VDARE.com and all immigration patriots. This confirms the terrifying message of Michael Rectenwald’s new book Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom: the combination of Woke Capital and monopoly power is turning America into an open-air prison.

Rectenwald is a liberal academic who was chased out of New York University for dissenting mildly from the “pronoun wars” and the Leftist demand for blanket approval of transgenderism [I was a liberal NY prof, but when I said the left was going too far, colleagues called be a NAZI & treated me like a RUSSIAN SPY, RT, November 12, 2019]. In his book, he shows the Left is consumed by collective hysteria, a theme with which VDARE.com readers are familiar, and also that the ideology of “Corporate Socialism” and the emerging “Internet of Things” is making it impossible to escape from a repressive system.

Rectenwald lays out several terms that encapsulate his ideas—the eponymous Google Archipelago, Big Digital, Corporate Socialism, Google Marxism, etc.

  • The “Google Archipelago” is “the corporate leftist centralized system of Big Digital.”

  • “Big Digital” is the “mega-data services, media, cable, and internet services, social media platforms, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Agents, apps, and the developing Internet of Things” [the increasing ability and dependence of ordinary applications of operating online].

  • “Corporate Socialism” is an economic and political system under which a private monopoly or private oligopolies rather than that state eliminates competition and controls all production.

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture to Address “No Touch Torture” – Or Will He? – Activist Post

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18-11-19 06:45:00,

By Janet Phelan

Dr. Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, recently published a call out for submissions on “Psychological Torture and Ill Treatment.”  In the call out, he refers also to the phenomenon of “no touch torture,” which has been defined as including the use of electronic weapons, such as those which recently were reported as being used to attack diplomats in Cuba and elsewhere.

Dr. Melzer was interviewed multiple times recently concerning the plight of Julian Assange, who is being held in Belmarsh Prison and faces potential extradition to the US, where he is charged with such crimes against humanity as publishing documents indicating that the US has engaged in war crimes. In an article published on June 26, Melzer has stated that “What may look like mere «mudslinging» in public debate, quickly becomes “mobbing” when used against the defenseless, and even “persecution” once the State is involved. Now just add purposefulness and severe suffering, and what you get is full-fledged psychological torture.”

After visiting Assange in prison, the UN reported that

The Special Rapporteur and his medical team visited the imprisoned Wikileaks founder in May and reported that he showed “all the symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture” and demanded immediate measures for the protection of his health and dignity.

Melzer’s subsequent request for submissions on Psychological Torture and Ill Treatment may very well reflect his growing knowledge that Assange is not alone in suffering state sponsored psychological abuse. Others have been forced to take refuge in foreign countries due to the targeting that has been inflicted upon them by the surveillance state. Edward Snowden, Suzie Dawson and other people whose names are not in the common vernacular have sought protection abroad due to the phenomenon of surveillance abuse and targeting.

And this is where things get muddy. In the Concept Notes attached to his call out, Melzer refers to “no touch torture” as an aspect of psychological abuse. In fact, no touch torture has been defined as including the use of unconventional weapons, such as electronics. In a 2015 article in Global Research,

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Bolivia Faces Ethnic Cleansing, Racism and South African-Style Apartheid? – Global Research

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18-11-19 04:17:00,

Post-coup Bolivia is at risk of Croatian-style ethnic cleansing and South African-like apartheid unless the protesters succeed in putting substantial international pressure on the new “authorities” and ensuring that genuinely free and fair elections are held as soon as possible as the most realistic attempt to reverse the recent regime change.

Far From Over

The Hybrid War on Bolivia succeeded in carrying out regime change and could potentially have far-reaching geostrategic consequences, but its most devastating impact might be domestic if the new “authorities” are allowed to carry out their socio-economic agenda. Post-coup Bolivia is at risk of Croatian-style ethnic cleansing and South African-like apartheid unless the protesters succeed in putting substantial international pressure on Jeanine Anez and her military backers in order to ensure that genuinely free and fair elections are held as soon as possible as the most realistic attempt to reverse the recent regime change. “Former” President Morales’ Movement For Socialism (MAS) reached an agreement with the the self-professed “president” on Thursday night to work towards new elections, during which time lawmakers also voted to approve a member of MAS as the new Senate head. Although there are still protests and the death toll continues to rise, the latest political developments are somewhat encouraging, but that doesn’t mean that the Hybrid War itself is over, or even close to it.

A Christian Supremacist As The “Head Of State”

Anez is a Christian supremacist who harbors extremely racist views towards her country’s indigenous population. She wrote in a now-deleted tweet from 14, April, 2013 that “I dream of a Bolivia free of satanic indigenous rites. The city is not for the Indian: they should go to the highlands or the Chaco”. She also dramatically declared herself president while brandishing a gigantic bible and stating that “the bible has returned to the palace“, which was meant to imply that President Morales wasn’t really a Christian like he claimed but a paganist because of his previous support of indigenous religions. It’s also extremely symbolic that her so-called “cabinet” doesn’t include a single indigenous person, and it shouldn’t be forgotten that the capital was convulsed in an orgy of violence against Morales’ many indigenous supporters the night that the coup succeeded.

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25 Times Trump Has Been Dangerously Hawkish On Russia

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18-11-19 04:07:00,

CNN has published a fascinatingly manipulative and falsehood-laden article titled “25 times Trump was soft on Russia“, in which a lot of strained effort is poured into building the case that the US president is suspiciously loyal to the nation against which he has spent his administration escalating dangerous new cold war aggressions.

The items within the CNN article consist mostly of times in which Trump said some words or failed to say other words; “Trump has repeatedly praised Putin”, “Trump refused to say Putin is a killer”, “Trump denied that Russia interfered in 2016”, “Trump made light of Russian hacking”, etc. It also includes the completely false but oft-repeated narrative that “Trump’s team softened the GOP platform on Ukraine”, as well as the utterly ridiculous and thoroughly invalidated claim that “Since intervening in Syria in 2015, the Russian military has focused its airstrikes on anti-government rebels, not ISIS.”

NEW ANALYSIS: We tallied 25 times Trump was SOFT ON RUSSIA. Examples: He praised Putin. Denied Russian meddling. Said Russia can keep Crimea. Reluctant to impose new sanctions. Attacked NATO. Congratulated Putin’s election. Withdrew from Syria. (1/4) https://t.co/3gWqYMjHwS

— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) November 17, 2019

CNN’s 25 items are made up almost entirely of narrative and words; Trump said a nice thing about Putin, Trump said offending things to NATO allies, Trump thought about visiting Putin in Russia, etc. In contrast, the 25 items which I am about to list do not consist of narrative at all, but rather the actual movement of actual concrete objects which can easily lead to an altercation from which there may be no re-emerging. These items show that when you ignore the words and narrative spin and look at what this administration has actually been doing, it’s clear to anyone with a shred of intellectual honesty that, far from being “soft” on Russia, Trump has actually been consistently reckless in the one area where a US president must absolutely always maintain a steady hand. And he’s been doing so with zero resistance from either party.

It would be understandable if you were unaware that Trump has been escalating tensions with Moscow more than any other president since the fall of the Berlin Wall;

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China, USA and the Geopolitics of Lithium | New Eastern Outlook

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18-11-19 01:53:00,

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For several years since the global push to develop mass-scale Electric Vehicles, the element Lithium has come intofocus as a strategic metal. Demand is enormous in China, in the EU and in the USA at present, and securing control over lithium supplies is already developing its own geopolitics not unlike that for the control of oil. 

China Moves to Secure Sources

For China, which has set major targets to become the world’s largest  producer of EVs, developing lithium battery materials is a priority for the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period. Though China has its own lithium reserves, recovery is limited, and China has gone to secure lithium mining rights abroad.

In Australia Chinese companyTalison Lithium, controlled by Tianqi, mines and owns the world’s largest and highest grade spodumene reserves in Greenbushes, Western Australia near Perth.

Talison Lithium Inc. is the world’s largest primary lithium producer. Their Greenbushes site in Australia produces today some 75% of China’s lithium demands and about forty percent of world demand. This as well as other vital Australian raw materials, has made relations with Australia, traditionally a firm US ally, of strategic importance to Beijing. As well, China has become the largest trade partner for Australia.

However China’s growing economic influence in the Pacific around Australia led Prime Minister Scott Morrison to send a warning message to China not to challenge Australia’s strategic backyard region. In late 2017 Australia, with growing concern over expanding Chinese influence in the region, resumed informal cooperation in what is sometimes called the Quad,with USA, India and Japan, reviving an earlier attempt to check Chinese influence in the South Pacific. Australia has also recently stepped up lending to strategic Pacific island nations to counter China’s lending. All this clearly makes it imperative for China to go global to other sites to secure its lithium in order to become the key player in the emerging EV economy over the coming decade.

As development  of electric vehicles became priority in Chinese economic planning, the search for secure lithium turned to Chile,another major source of the lithium. There,China’s Tianqiis amassing a major share of Chile’s SociedadQuimica Y Minera (SQM), one of the world’s largest lithium producers.

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Why Banning Fossil Fuel Investment Is A Huge Mistake

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18-11-19 10:17:00,

Authored by Cyril Widdershoven via Oilprice.com,

Activist global warming strategies have now caused the European Investment Bank to ban its fossil fuel project funding. After more than a year of internal and external lobbying by several EU member states and an ever-growing list of activist NGO and pressure groups, the EIB has decided to cut its financial support for all new fossil fuel projects by 2021. It will also support €1 trillion of investments in climate action and environmental sustainability. This is meant to force European countries to put an end to new gas-fueled power projects and keep in line with the Paris Agreements and EU CO2 emission targets. EIB VP Andrew McDowell stated to the press that the EIB’s new energy lending policy, seen as a landmark decision, has been approved with “overwhelming” support. He reiterated that it will bar investments or financing for most fossil fuel projects, including those that employ the traditional use of natural gas.

There is still a small loophole for fossil fuel projects, as the EIB funding will still be available for projects that can show they can produce one kilowatt-hour of energy while emitting less than 250g of carbon dioxide. New technologies could therefore be the savior in the end for traditional gas-burning power plants.

The significance of this decision by the EIB cannot be understated.

As a major financial institution, a wide range of energy-related projects inside and outside of the EU, such as gas pipeline projects in Central Asia, Turkey and the recent discussions on East Med offshore gas projects, are now being endangered. While various Green Parties and environmental NGOs are celebrating this move as a major victory, it is a victory that comes with some real risks. The decision, which was largely inevitable after that EU finance ministers unanimously agreed to initiate stricter measures to combat climate change, will put more pressure on all parties to phase out gas, oil and coal projects.

Non-EU projects will be hit hardest, as they will have a much more difficult time trying to find enough lending support for new projects. EIB support has always been an important piece of the energy puzzle, with third parties using it as leverage to arrange finance consortia to start up new gas-related projects.

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