The War on Media Comes Home – Activist Post

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13-01-20 05:27:00,

By Jon Rappoport

“Instead of scurrying into a corner and wailing about what media are doing to us, one should charge straight ahead and kick them in the electrodes.” Marshall McLuhan, 1960.

For the past 35 years, I’ve been pointing out “flaws” in major media presentations of the news. Specific lies, specific omissions, specific strategies intended to keep the public from knowing the truth about a variety of life and death matters.

The word “media” comes from the Latin, meaning “middle.” And “middle” suggests there are two ends. The media are between two ends. What are they?

Well, when you back up a few steps from The News, you see that elite anchors and their colleagues are interposed between EVENTS and THE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THESE EVENTS. The anchors and reporters are the eyes, ears, and mouths for the population. This, at best, is a highly precarious set-up.

Why would anyone in his right mind place blind faith in these newspeople? The answer is simple. No one who gives that faith is in his right mind. He has surrendered his mind.

Surrendered it to the need for authority. “You have to trust somebody.” This is the rube and yokel factor. “The man behind the news desk looks good. He speaks well. He seems sure of himself. He represents a large successful organization. Therefore, he wouldn’t lie. Truth is his job description. If he’s lying, then what else about reality might be a lie? I’m not looking for a sinkhole to fall into. I want to keep my balance. The anchor helps me do that. I have to maintain a basic trust in my fellow man. It’s part of my religion…”

Then there is a psychological need for The One. More-than-one takes a person into a realm of uncertainty, and who wants that? “You mean I have to choose? I have to make distinctions? Forget it. Give me Lester Holt. Give me the anchor who looks the cleanest. Give me the one friend above all others. I have the one God, so I want the one anchor.”

But here’s the trick. No one who places his blind faith in the one anchor wants to admit that this is what he’s doing.

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Tired of media’s Pentagon spin? Lee Camp outlines 6 things you aren’t being told about the US assassination of Soleimani (VIDEO)

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09-01-20 01:07:00,

Media outlets have omitted aspects about the US assassination of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani that don’t fit Washington’s narrative, comedian Lee Camp has argued. He’s debunked the Pentagon spin so you don’t have to.

The host of Redacted Tonight has listed six things about the highly controversial killing that the media has either ignored completely or under-reported, including the not-so-convenient fact that Soleimani had come to Baghdad to hold de-escalation talks with Saudi Arabia – before being killed by a US drone.

And what about the fact that the US carried out this strike without the permission of its democratic ‘ally’, Iraq, or the completely unsubstantiated accusation that Soleimani’s assassination was justified because he was plotting against the United States?

Camp tears into the media’s uncritical and all-too-familiar narrative, and asks: Do we really want to enter into a war that would likely kill millions of people, only to find out it was all based on lies – again?

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Is Social Media The New Tobacco?

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28-12-19 05:19:00,

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

If we set out to design a highly addictive platform that optimized the most toxic, destructive aspects of human nature, we’d eventually come up with social media.

Social problems arise when initially harmless addictions explode in popularity, and economic problems arise when the long-term costs of the addictions start adding up. Political problems arise when the addictions are so immensely profitable that the companies skimming the profits can buy political influence to protect their toxic products from scrutiny and regulation.

That describes both the tobacco industry before its political protection was stripped away and social media today, as the social media giants hasten to buy political influence to protect their immensely profitable monopolies from scrutiny and regulation.

It’s difficult to measure the full costs of addictions because our system focuses on price discovery at the point of purchase, meaning that absent any regulatory measuring of long-term consequences, the cost of a pack of cigarettes is based not on the long-term costs but solely on the cost of producing and packaging the tobacco into cigarettes, and the enterprise side: marketing, overhead and profit.

(I address the consequences of what we don’t measure in my latest book, Will You Be Richer or Poorer?)

To take tobacco as an example, the full costs of smoking two packs of cigarettes a day for 20 years is not limited to the cost of the cigarettes: 365 days/year X 20 years X 2 packs (14,600) X cost per pack ($5 each) $73,000.

The full costs might total over $1 million in treatments for lung cancer and heart disease, and the reduction in life span and productivity of the smoker. (The emotional losses of those who lose a loved one to a painful early death is difficult to assign an economic value but it is very real.)

If the full costs of the nicotine addiction were included at the point of purchase, each pack of cigarettes would cost about $70 ($1,000,000 / 14,600). Very few people could afford a habit that costs $140 per day ($51,000 per year).

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Media’s Deafening Silence On Latest WikiLeaks Drops Is Its Own Scandal

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28-12-19 10:04:00,

This is getting really, really, really weird.

WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) adding even more material to the mountain of evidence that we’ve been lied to about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria last year which resulted in airstrikes upon that nation from the US, UK and France.

This new WikiLeaks drop includes an email from the OPCW Chief of Cabinet Sebastien Braha (who is reportedly so detested by organisation inspectors that they code named him “Voldemort”) throwing a fit over the Ian Henderson Engineering Assessment which found that the Douma incident was likely a staged event. Braha is seen ordering OPCW staff to “remove all traces, if any, of its delivery/storage/whatever” from the organisation’s secure registry.

Minutes from an OPCW meeting with toxicologists specialized in chemical weapons: “the experts were conclusive in their statements that there was
no correlation between symptoms and chlorine exposure”.https://t.co/j5Jgjiz8UY pic.twitter.com/vgPaTtsdQN

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 27, 2019

The drop also includes the minutes from an OPCW toxicology meeting with “three Toxicologists/Clinical pharmacologists, one bioanalytical and toxicological chemist”, all four of whom are specialists in chemical weapons analysis.

“With respect to the consistency of the observed and reported symptoms of the alleged victims with possible exposure to chlorine gas or similar, the experts were conclusive in their statements that there was no correlation between symptoms and chlorine exposure,” the document reads.

According to the leaked minutes from the toxicology meeting, the chief expert offered “the possibility of the event being a propaganda exercise” as one potential explanation for the Douma incident. The other OPCW experts agreed that the key “take-away message” from the meeting was “that the symptoms observed were inconsistent with exposure to chlorine and no other obvious candidate chemical causing the symptoms could be identified”.

Like all the other many, many, many, many different leaks which have been hemorrhaging from the OPCW about the Douma incident, none of the important information contained in these publications was included in any of the OPCW’s public reports on the matter.

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Social Media and Social Control: How Silicon Valley Serves the US State Department – Activist Post

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25-12-19 06:50:00,

By Morgan Artyukhina

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is in the spotlight for “dining with far-right figures,” and their influence over the information that appears in your feed is apparent. However, Facebook isn’t the only Silicon Valley firm that’s masquerading as nonpartisan as it curates the “facts” you see in ads, posts, or searches: Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and others are deeply wedded to the U.S. security state and the billionaires it upholds.

Walter Lippmann’s groundbreaking 1922 study of the news media, “Public Opinion,” begins with a chapter titled, “The World Outside and the Pictures in our Heads,” in which he presents the media as a bottleneck through which information about the world beyond the perception of our senses must pass. Aside from the question of which stories get passed through that bottleneck, which information about an event that survives the crucible of condensation into an article, news bulletin or wire is determined by the biases of the writer and editor. In turn, control over that information bottleneck gives the controller incredible power to shape the consciousness of readers about “the world outside” – the “manufacturing of consent,” as Lippmann originally described it.

The depth of information about the world made available by the internet seems to remove the bottleneck about which Lippmann fretted — indeed, a generation of techie evangelists tried to present it in just such a manner — but the truth is that it only further obscured both the bottlenecks and the crucibles that distill information for our consumption.

The media giants that control our access to information, from search engines like Google to social media like Facebook, have turned themselves into portals to the world and present themselves as impartial in that role. However, behind a facade of separateness, strong connecting links bind the tech giants to the oligarchy and security state on which they rely, giving the interests of the elite determinative influence over which information we access.

This article will expose and discuss some of the many ways this shady web of influence and oversight operates.

The revolving door between these tech companies and intelligence agencies, think tanks, defense contractors and security companies is constantly revolving, especially at the higher echelons of important departments,

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Me, Myself and Media 54 – FFF: Fit For Front | KenFM.de

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23-12-19 05:16:00,

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„Der Kopf ist rund, damit das Denken die Richtung wechseln kann!“

Was läuft falsch in der sogenannten Informationsgesellschaft? Immer mehr Menschen haben zu Recht das Gefühl, den immer perverseren Entwicklungen da draußen ohnmächtig ausgesetzt zu sein. Sie fühlen sich wie Opfer, ohne die Täter erkennen zu können. Wie auch? Umstellt von gesichtslosen Bürokratien gibt es nur noch Taten, aber keine Täter. Angebliche „Sachzwänge“ und permanente „Wir-schaffen-das“-Rhetorik haben die demokratische Teilhabe in diesem Land zu einer Farce verkommen lassen.

Parallel dazu hält man uns im Minutentakt mit verzerrten Nachrichten auf dem Laufenden, ohne dass wir als Gesellschaft dabei vorankämen.

Wir werden Zeugen, wie unser Land beginnt, sich zunehmend zu atomisieren. Zudem steht der Frieden auf dem eurasischen Kontinent auf dem Spiel.

Der Brexit ist der Beginn neuer Kriege, die von Wall Street und City of London als politisches Werkzeug der „Teile-und-Herrsche-Politik“ angesehen werden. Speziell Deutschland soll hier zum Aufmarschgebiet gegen den russischen Nachbarn missbraucht werden. Das alles ist kein Zufall, sondern hat Methode. Wenn der längst global agierende Geldadel, eine obszön reiche und verschwindend kleine Minderheit, auf diesem Planeten die Kontrolle über uns behalten will, ist er darauf angewiesen, Eurasien zu kontrollieren. Je mehr Angst wir vor unseren Nachbarn und der Zukunft haben, desto einfacher ist es für die Spitze der Macht-Pyramide uns gegeneinander auszuspielen. Die Schlüsselrolle bei diesem perfiden Treiben spielen „unsere“ Massenmedien. Wem gehören und gehorchen sie wirklich? Welche Interessen verkaufen sie uns? Fakt ist, die sogenannte Freie Presse ist immer, wenn es um das Herbeischreiben neuer Feindbilder geht, eine Massenvernichtungswaffe. Sie vernichtet täglich das, was wir den gesunden Menschenverstand nennen, indem sie uns rund um Uhr mit Nachrichten bombardiert, die vorsätzlich vollkommen aus dem Kontext gerissen wurden. Wir sollen orientierungslos gesendet werden.

Das Ziel der Medienkrise ist aufgegangen, sie hat sich zu einer Gesellschaftskrise entwickelt, bei der sich immer radikalere Gruppen in immer kleineren Meinungsblasen verbarrikadiert haben. Das alles ist Teil von klassischen Kriegsvorbereitungen. Die „Operation Spaltpilz“ läuft und zeigt Wirkung. Wir reden als Bürger nicht mehr mit, sondern nur noch übereinander, und immer größere Teile der Bevölkerung haben aufgehört,

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Why Western Media Ignore OPCW Scandal

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21-12-19 08:27:00,

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The credibility of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is on the line after a series of devastating leaks from whistleblowers has shown that the UN body distorted an alleged CW incident in Syria in 2018. The distortion by the OPCW of the incident suggests that senior directors at the organization were pressured into doing so by Western governments.

This has grave implications because the United States, Britain and France launched over 100 air strikes against Syria following the CW incident near Damascus in April 2018. The Western powers rushed to blame the Syrian government forces, alleging the use of banned weapons against civilians. This was in spite of objections by Russia at the time and in spite of evidence from independent investigators that the CW incident was a provocation staged by anti-government militants.

Subsequent reports by the OPCW later in 2018 and 2019 distort the incident in such a way as to indict the Syrian government and retrospectively exculpate the Western powers over their “retaliatory” strikes.

However, the whistleblower site Wikileaks has released more internal communications provided by 20 OPCW experts who protest that senior officials at the organization’s headquarters in The Hague engaged in “doctoring” their field reports from Syria.

Copies of the doctored OPCW reports are seen to have suppressed important evidence casting doubt on the official Western narrative claiming that the Syrian government was to blame. That indicates the OPCW was engaged in a cover-up to retrospectively “justify” the air strikes by Western powers. This is a colossal scandal which implies the US, Britain and France wrongly attacked Syria and are therefore guilty of aggression. Yet, despite the gravity of the scandal, Western media have, by and large, ignored it. Indicating that these media are subordinated by their governments’ agenda on Syria, rather than exposing the truth as independent journalistic services.

An honorable exception is Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson who has given prominence to the scandal on US national TV. So too has veteran British journalist Peter Hitchens who has helped expose the debacle in the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

Apart from those sources, the mainstream Western media have looked away.

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Is Western Media Credible Anymore?

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13-12-19 08:52:00,

Authored by Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan for The Saker Blog,

Western media is spreading fake news and fabricating stories with evil intentions. Western Media is biased and creating unrest and chaos in various parts of the world. Media is being used by the Western world to coerce, influence and achieve their ill-political motives. Unfortunately, Western Media is already dominating and controlling public opinion throughout the world.

Let me give you a particular example of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). BBC reported that the Saddam Hussain regime in Iraq possesses Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). America along with its allies attacked Iraq, destroyed Iraq, killed millions of people, damaged Infrastructure, Power Houses, Telecommunication, Hospitals, Schools, Churches, Mosques, Roads, Industry, Oil Wells, Refineries, etc. Finally noticed that there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Later on, the British Prime Minister of that time, acknowledged that the BBC news was not accurate, and information about WMD was not correct. But after damaging a country totally and harming millions of people, pushing Iraq into stone ages, one’s mere apology may not be accepted and may not be forgiven by humanity, irreversible damage to Iraq may never be forgotten by the history.

It is worth mentioning, Iraq was a very stable, oil-rich, and total welfare state under President Saddam Hussain. Education, health care was free of cost to its citizens, plenty of food, variety of food was available abundantly. Electricity was available in all parts of the country in abundance sufficiently. Fuel and items of daily use were available everywhere conveniently. The society was very much stable, satisfied and living a comfortable life. All factions of the society were enjoying harmony and was a tolerant society. It might be possible a few exceptionally politicians opposing the ruling party “Bath” or President Saddam Hussain, were victimized. They might be few in numbers or two digits only. But the vast majority of the nation was comfortable with the rulers.

But after the US war on Iraq, today, people of Iraq are facing a shortage of food, fuel, electricity, medicines, and items of daily life. No free education and health care are provided by the government. The society is extremely polarized, intolerance and factionist are very much common.

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De media zijn onafhankelijk – wie gelooft het nog? | Stichting Vaccin Vrij

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21-11-19 06:08:00,

Voor de oplettende lezer is het geen nieuws dat de reguliere media een spreekbuis zijn geworden van de belangen van multinationals. Het is zo belangrijk dat we u nadrukkelijk nogmaals willen wijzen op de volgende, trieste realiteit van de reguliere media: Er zijn geen (hoofd)redacties meer. Er is enkel nog de ‘groep’.

Het komt neer op het volgende:

 
2018: “De Vlaamse uitgevers de Persgroep en het Mediahuis hebben ruim 85 procent van de Nederlandse dagbladen in handen. Deze positie konden ze bereiken door staatssteun van de Belgische overheid. Jaarlijks levert die ze een voordeel van 32 miljoen op.” – Follow the Money1

2017: “Bijna alle betaalde Nederlandse kranten – 80 procent – zijn in handen van twee Belgische bedrijven: Mediahuis en De Persgroep.” – Volkskrant2

Dit houdt in: “dat journalisten niet werken voor titels of individuele producten maar wel voor “de groep”. Die beslist dan waar artikelen en video’s worden gepubliceerd. Een gewaagde strategie die nieuw is voor de sector. Vraag is hoe groot de maakbaarheid van de betrokken journalisten is.”3

Journalisten worden “centraal aangestuurd”. Dit is een gevaarlijke situatie gezien het feit dat de Europese Unie de organisatie is die centraal stuurt – of liever gezegd de duizenden lobbyisten die in Brussel werkzaam zijn. Het Global Vaccin Action Plan (GVAP) staat wat ons betreft gelijk aan een globale overname door de farmaceutische industrie, die neerkomt op een grove mensenrechtenschending. Het GVAP is ontwikkeld onder leiding van onder andere de Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF en de WHO, en haar plannen zijn duidelijk. In de ‘decade of vaccines’ – het tienjarenplan dat is opgezet met als doel om “elk kind ter wereld te vaccineren” – wordt met behulp van miljardeninvesteringen door onder andere Bill Gates strak georganiseerd en zonder pardon over ons uitgerold.

De website van de WHO windt er geen doekjes om

 
“Partnerorganisaties, overheden en autoriteiten; medici, academici, vaccinproducenten, de media, en particuliere belanghebbenden, zijn een commitment aangegaan om de doelen van het GVAP – het verhogen van de vaccinatiegraad tot 95% door verplicht vaccineren en het monddood maken van elke redelijke weerstand hiertegen – te bewerkstelligen.” 4

Het gaat niet over veiligheid (er is geen bewijs dat vaccineren veilig is),

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Media Support for the CIA Coup in Bolivia – Global Research

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14-11-19 10:56:00,

Without establishment media support, US planned aggression, color revolutions, old-fashioned coups, and other hostile to peace, equity and justice actions wouldn’t get out of the starting gate.

Propaganda support is crucial, manipulating the public mind. Media operate as gatekeepers, proliferating the official narrative, suppressing vital hard truths essential for everyone to know.

Orwell called it “reality control,” substituting managed news misinformation and disinformation for truth-telling.

Discussing the coup in Bolivia, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) said the following:

Bolivian “(a)rmy generals appearing on television to demand the resignation and arrest of an elected civilian head of state seems like a textbook example of a coup,” adding:

“And yet that is certainly not how corporate media are presenting the weekend’s events in Bolivia. No establishment outlet framed the action as a coup,” concealing reality, exclusively reporting state-approved propaganda, saying the following:

NYT: An “infuriated population” was angry about “election fraud” — ignoring Bolivia’s free, fair and open process, Evo Morales elected and reelected four times.

Fox News falsely called his government a “full-blown dictatorship” — ignoring Bolivian democratic rule under his leadership.

When establishment media refer to a “coup,” Morales and his government are falsely accused of the made-in-the-USA plot to topple him.

FAIR: “The New York Times did not hide its approval at events, presenting Morales as a power-hungry despot who had finally ‘lost his grip on power,’ ” adding:

Removing him from office marked “the end of tyranny.”

CNN highlighted the Big Lie of “election fraud,” proving again why it’s the most distrusted name in so-called television news.

Across the board, establishment media suppressed how Morales was “forced (from office) at gunpoint by the military,” FAIR stressed.

CBS News falsely said Morales resigned over “election fraud and protests.”

FAIR: “Delegitimizing foreign elections where the ‘wrong’ person wins, of course, is a favorite pastime of corporate media.”

FAIR: “No mainstream outlet warned its readers (or viewers) that the OAS is a Cold War organization, explicitly set up to halt the spread of leftist governments.”

USAID earlier said the organization “promotes US interests in the Western hemisphere,

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Media – code rood wat betreft jullie geloofwaardigheid! – Stichting Vaccin Vrij

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17-10-19 07:48:00,

boze vrouw met armen over elkaar

Jullie hebben (weer) verzuimd ons te berichten over:

 
• Het gebrek aan wetenschappelijk onderzoek dat vaccins veilig zijn

• Het gebrek aan wetenschappelijk onderzoek over het gelijktijdig toedienen van meerdere RVP-vaccins

• Het ontbreken van veiligheidsnormen wat betreft de hoeveelheden chemische stoffen die we ‘veilig’ in kunnen spuiten

• Nationale ziekte-, en sterftecijfers die de burger gerust kunnen stellen

• Het EVAP, en alle andere politieke afspraken die achter de rug van de burger om in Brussel worden genomen en onze keuzevrijheid en vrijheid van meningsuiting inperken

• De winsten die gemaakt worden door de farmaceutische industrie

• De rechtszaken die tegen de farmaceutische industrie zijn aangespannen wegens fraude en corruptie

• Voortschrijdend wetenschappelijk onderzoek dat de gevaren van vaccins onderbouwt

Om maar eens wat te noemen…

 

 

Jullie hebben je (weer) niet gehouden aan het principe van hoor en wederhoor

 
• Bezorgde ouders, die om weloverwogen redenen vaccins weigeren worden niet gehoord, of als ‘gekkies’ weggezet

• Ouders met kinderen en volwassenen die vaccinatieschade hebben opgelopen worden jaar in jaar uit genegeerd, buitengesloten en als ‘niet belangrijk’ beschouwd bij de besluitneming. Getuige de Lareb rapportages gaat het om meer dan 100 gevallen per jaar die als ‘ernstig’ worden beschouwd (volgens de internationale criteria die door het Lareb worden gehanteerd). Het betreft slachtoffers die niet serieus worden genomen en, vaak intensieve en langdurige nazorg nodig hebben.

 

 

Jullie zijn slechts een spreekbuis voor de gevestigde orde?

 
• Objectieve informatie heeft plaatsgemaakt voor ongefundeerde meningen

• De berichtgeving dient slechts de belangen van de gevestigde orde

• Objectieve onderzoeksjournalistiek is uitgestorven?

 

 

In het nieuws oktober 2019 in de eerste twee weken van oktober:

 
In een periode waarin dat de politiek bezig is met een beleid dat gebaseerd is op ‘maatregelen’ uit een door lobbyisten beïnvloed Brussel is dit alles waar jullie de burger over kunnen informeren?

 
15 oktober

Bij ‘rood scenario’ verplicht inenten
https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/10/15/bij-rood-scenario-verplicht-inenten-a3976852

Van de Kamer mogen crèches niet-gevaccineerde kinderen straks weigeren
https://www.trouw.nl/politiek/van-de-kamer-mogen-creches-niet-gevaccineerde-kinderen-straks-weigeren~bedf8269/

14 oktober

Lokale uitbraak van mazelen op Urk is voorbij
https://denoordoostpolder.nl/artikel/1053428/lokale-uitbraak-van-mazelen-op-urk-is-voorbij.html

11 oktober

RIVM wil kabinet niet adviseren over verplichte vaccinatie
https://www.parool.nl/nederland/rivm-wil-kabinet-niet-adviseren-over-verplichte-vaccinatie~b51eef98/

10 oktober

Lopend Vuur: Je kinderen niet laten vaccineren is asociaal
https://www.rtvnoord.nl/nieuws/214369/Lopend-Vuur-Je-kinderen-niet-laten-vaccineren-is-asociaal

Mevrouw,

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Me, Myself and Media 53 – Toxisches Klima! | KenFM.de

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30-09-19 01:35:00,

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„Teile und Herrsche“ ist die bewährteste Methode der Eliten, um die eigene Machtbasis stabil zu halten. Solange es den üblichen Verdächtigen gelingt, die Masse dazu zu bringen, sich selber an die Gurgel zu gehen, kann man sich lässig zurücklehnen und die Puppen tanzen lassen. Die meisten von uns sind Puppen – ohne das zu wissen.

Die Fäden, an denen man uns tanzen lässt, sind aus Wut und Verzweiflung gestrickt. Solange uns der Überblick fehlt, erkennen wir nicht das Labyrinth, in dem wir uns auf der Suche nach der echten Freiheit gegenseitig immer wieder begegnen und attackieren. Der dabei aufgestaute Frust braucht ein Ventil, um nicht das ganze Macht-System zu gefährden und so springen wir bereitwillig über jedes Stöckchen, das von den Kontrolleuren der Macht über deren Vasallen hingehalten wird. Die Rede ist von Massenmedien, PR und Werbeagenturen, Think-Tanks, NGO´s und Stiftungen. Alle zusammen sind Teil einer rund um die Uhr arbeitenden Gehirnwaschzentrale, deren primäres Ziel sich nicht ändert.

Es gilt die wahren Schuldigen unsichtbar zu machen und stattdessen immer wieder frische Feindbilder zu kreieren, auf die die Masse dann bereitwillig eindreschen kann. Nach dem bösen Russen, dem undurchsichtige Moslem, dem fiesen Chinesen sind alle jene unter Feuer zu nehmen, die sich nicht für eine global eingeführte CO2-Steuer einsetzen. Der aktuelle Befehl der Massenmedien an uns, das Wahlvolk, lautet jetzt: Klima retten! Konkret: Geh gefälligst auf die Straße und fordere von uns, den Mächtigen, die Einführung einer CO2-Steuer, die vor allem von den unteren Schichten bezahlt werden wird, während die Reichen und Schönen die entstehenden Kosten von der Steuer absetzen werden.

Was mit den eingenommenen Milliarden dann tatsächlich geschieht, lässt sich erahnen. Im Klimaschutz wird das Geld mit an Sicherheit grenzender Wahrscheinlichkeit nicht landen. Eher in der Aufrüstung der NATO. Diese Zweckentfremdung wäre nicht neu, sondern wurde nach der Einführung des Solidaritätsbeitrages schon einmal erfolgreich angewendet. Den Bürgern wurde erzählt, die neue Steuer sei für den Aufbau Ost-Deutschlands, doch in Wahrheit flossen die gesammelten Milliarden in den Irak-Krieg. Bekannt?

Klimaschutz ist nötig, nur ist das Klima ja kein Solist, sondern Teil der Umwelt,

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Mainstream Media Coverage Of Climate Engineering, What Is The Agenda?

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21-09-19 09:40:00,

Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org

Imagine the whole of academia pretending the ongoing geoengineering operations we see in our skies are not really there. Imagine the vast majority of populations blindly accepting the official denial of climate engineering, and thus completely ignoring what they can easily see occurring with their own eyes.

Mainstream media (CNBC) has recently produced a video on the critical issue of climate engineering. Not surprisingly, there are a numerous deceptions woven into the video message, starting with the title itself.

 “Why Bill Gates Is Funding Solar Geoengineering Research”

Bill Gates is nothing more than a prop in the elaborate power structure disinformation campaign on the climate engineering issue. Though Gates may in fact be contributing to the “SCoPEx” climate engineering experiment, the experiment itself is also nothing more than an orchestrated distraction from the ongoing global climate engineering operations that have been deployed for approximately 74 years (over a decade longer than Bill Gates has even been alive).

New released CNBC video on geoengineering:

Inarguable footage of a geoengineering jet aircraft spray dispersion is revealed in the 2 minute video below.

The CNBC video deceptions continue:

#1 The video states that climate engineering “could” cause a long list of downstream consequences.

There is no “could, may, or might”, the consequences of the ongoing global climate engineering assault are far beyond incalculable already, and continue to manifest by the day. Of course, the CNBC video makes no mention of the complete contamination of the biosphere (and thus the air we breath) from the highly toxic climate engineering fallout).

#2 That over two thirds of the population would support the use of goengineering.

Such a conclusion is completely deceptive. Survey questions, which completely omit the most relevant facts regarding the true danger and devastation that climate engineering is already causing, cannot be considered an accurate measure of public opinion. Of over 1500 scientists surveyed, NONE were willing to deny the ongoing climate engineering reality on the record (including Professor Alan Robock who was featured in the new CNBC geoengineering disinformation video).

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Western Media Portrays Hong Kong Hooligans as Heroes. But Are They? – Global Research

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11-09-19 12:46:00,

Whenever Hong Kong protesters are destroying public property, there are no cameras of Western media outlets in sight. But when police decide to intervene, protecting their city, Western media crusaders emerge in full force.

On Sunday, huge US flags were waving in the air. A massive demonstration, consisting of mainly young people, was moving up from the old British-built downtown area of the city towards the US Consulate General, often erroneously called the “embassy.”

The temperature was well over 30 degrees Celsius, but the number of ‘protesters’ kept growing. Many of the main arteries in Hong Kong were entirely blocked.

Western media were there in full force, wearing yellow fluorescent vests, their ‘Press’ insignia, helmets and masks. They mingled with the crowd, filming US flags, clearly enjoying the show.

President Trump, Please Liberate Hong Kong,” I read on several posters.

Liberate from whom?” I asked a cluster of protesters, all of them in ninja outfits, metal bars in their hands, black scarves covering their faces.

Several of them replied, mumbling something incomprehensible. One girl shouted defiantly:

From Beijing!

But Hong Kong is China, isn’t it?” I asked. “How could it be liberated from itself?

No! Hong Kong is Hong Kong!” came a ready-made reply.

Nearby, I spotted British Union Jack, with old colonial-era Hong Kong coat of arms.

The big demonstration was clearly treasonous. Its members delivered a petition to the US consulate general, demanding that the US Congress pass legislation that would require its government to monitor and decide whether Hong Kong is ‘autonomous enough’ from the PRC, and whether it should then qualify for US trade and economic benefits.

All over the downtown area, hundreds of ‘ninjas’ were shouting pro-Western slogans. Here British-era HK flags were being waved, alongside the US flags.

I approached a young couple among the protesters, who were resting on a bench:

Do your friends realize how brutal, undemocratic and oppressive was British rule?

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Media Dead Silent As Award-Winning Journalist Crumbles The Myths Surrounding Julian Assange

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10-09-19 02:56:00,

By Arjun Walia

  • The Facts: Award-winning Australian Mark Davis explains the smear campaign mainstream media is using against Assange. Journalist Greg Bean compares his work to the time that the printing press was invented, putting ‘information’ in the hands of the people.
  • Reflect On: The arrest of Julian Assange and censorship of independent media networks goes to show how information threatens the global elite, and not “national security.” It threatens immoral government and corporate actions/interests.

Mark Davis, a well-known award-winning Australian investigative journalist, best known for his work on Dateline, has said that it’s the journalists from The Guardian and New York Times who should be in jail, not Julian Assange. Obviously, mainstream media has completely ignored this in fear of undermining their smear campaign that’s been running against Julian Assange for years, making him out to be a criminal when in fact he’s the complete opposite.

You can watch Davis’ speech about Assange below.

JFK warned the citizenry about “an announced need for increased security” that would be “seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.” Today, this is known as “national security,” and it’s a term used to justify unethical and enormous amounts of secrecy that do not protect the public, but protect those in power and their corporate, financial and political interests.

These corporate and political interests were exactly what Julian Assange was threatening. As a result, “national security” was used to justify his capture, and the mainstream media machine was used to slander his image and portray him as a criminal.

Mainstream media has a huge influence over the minds of the masses. Although it’s weakening, it’s been used as a massive brainwashing tool since its inception. This is evident by the slew of documents showing the close relationship mainstream media has with government agencies, like the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The latest example I wrote about was whistleblower William Arkin. Arkin is a longtime, well-known military and war reporter who is best known for his groundbreaking,

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‘Nothing!’ Media refuse to cover Roger Waters concert in support of Julian Assange

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03-09-19 04:47:00,

If most rockstars performed one of their iconic hits outside the British Home Office, the media would lap it up. Not so, if the star is Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters and he sings for jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Mainstream media completely ignored Waters’ performance outside the British interior ministry office on Monday evening. A search of the ProQuest newspaper database found “nothing” from any UK newspaper on the event, media fairness website Media Lens tweeted.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters performed ‘Wish You Were Here’ in support of Julian Assange yesterday.

ProQuest newspaper database finds *two* mentions in global media: in Asian News International, New Delhi, and Prensa Latina, Havana.

It finds NOTHING in any UK newspaper!

— Media Lens (@medialens) September 3, 2019

A Google News search finds coverage from the World Socialist Web Site, the Irish Examiner, Ecuador-based Telesur, and some Turkish outlets, as well as RT and Sputnik – but nothing from any major British newspaper or broadcaster.

The event was heavily promoted on Twitter by WikiLeaks and Roger Waters himself – so it appears that the lack of coverage by UK media was a conscious decision rather than an oversight.

Also on rt.com
WATCH Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters jam ‘Wish You Were Here’ at Assange demo outside UK Home Office

The silence did not go unnoticed by Assange supporters on social media.

“If Roger Waters were to open his guitar case and sing on any street corner in the world, this would be major cultural news on mainstream media,” one wrote.

Another tweeter cited the lack of coverage in the Guardian as “more evidence that it’s just a propaganda mouthpiece for British Intelligence.”

A search for blueticks on twitter finds no UK journalist commenting on this. But it’s not silence – it’s journalists defending the state, indicating to them “I’m on your side, not Assange’s, I’m reliable”, even as their *own profession* is under major attack. It’s chilling. https://t.co/84MrgiMYZj

— Mark Curtis (@markcurtis30) September 3, 2019

Labour’s Chris Williamson tweeted that he was the “only MP” in attendance at the demonstration,

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Me, Myself and Media 52 – Hochverrat mit vier Buchstaben | KenFM.de

27-08-19 08:22:00,

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Als Willy Brandt sich in den frühen 70er Jahren dafür entschied, eine eigenständige Ost-Politik zu wagen, wurde das in Washington nicht nur mit Argwohn beobachtet. Für das Pentagon galt der deutsche Bundeskanzler Brandt seither als unberechenbar und „Brandt-gefährlich“. Brandt gefährdete mit seiner authentischen Friedens- und Entspannungspolitik das Geschäftsmodell des Militärisch-Industriellen-Komplexes. Brandt suchte und fand den Frieden, der später unter Kohl in der Wiedervereinigung mündete, während sich das Pentagon bis heute vor allem darauf versteht, den Krieg in alle Welt zu tragen.

Derartige „Pannen“ dürfen aus er Sicht der US-Eliten nie wieder passieren und so wird heute jede Form von autarker deutscher Friedenspolitik sabotiert oder im Keim erstickt.

Jüngstes Beispiel ist der Versuch, die Bundesrepublik Deutschland daran zu hindern, zusammen mit Partnern aus der EU den von den USA gebrochenen UN-Atom-Deal mit dem Iran zu retten. Stichwort INSTEX. Diese besonders vom Außenministerium unter Heiko Maas vorangetriebene unabhängige Handelsplattform, deren Ziel es ist, den Handel zwischen EU und Iran trotz der US-Sanktionen weiter zu betreiben, wurde in diesen Tagen massiv beschädigt, als es der BILD-Zeitung gelang, den vom Auswärtigen Amt vorgestellten Präsidenten von INSTEX zu verhindern. Der langjährige Orient-Botschafter der BRD, Bernd Erbel, zog sich, nachdem die BILD ihn als INSTEX-Präsidenten unter Feuer genommen hat, sang und klanglos zurück. Offiziell hieß es dazu auf der Bundespressekonferenz: Die Top-Kraft Erbel hätte aus „privaten Gründen“ diesen überraschenden Rückzieher gemacht.

Glauben wir das?

Wer sich die Mühe macht und die Anti-Erbel-Kampagne der BILD-Zeitung recherchiert, stößt unmittelbar auf die Story hinter der Story. Die Bild-Zeitung als ein Blatt, das sich gerne als Anwalt des kleinen deutschen Arbeiters darstellt, versteht sich, wenn es darauf ankommt, eher als verlängerter Arm des Staates Israel und reagiert, wenn das von ihr verlangt wird. Konkret, die BILD selber wurde erst von der Israel-Lobby auf ein Erbel-Interview bei KenFM aufmerksam gemacht, bei dem der Diplomat a. D. es gewagt hatte, freundlich über die Republik Iran zu sprechen. Da läuteten in Jerusalem die Alarmglocken und man versuchte alles, um Erbel bei INSTEX zu verhindern, mit dem Ziel,

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Mass Media’s Phony Freakout Over Bernie’s WaPo Criticism Is Backfiring

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17-08-19 08:48:00,

After days of ridiculous, hysterical garment rending by mass media talking heads in response to Senator Bernie Sanders’ utterly undeniable assertion that The Washington Post has displayed unfair bias against his campaign, people with extensive experience in the mainstream press who are fed up with the lies are beginning to push back. Hard.

Former MSNBC producer Jeff Cohen has published an article in Salon titled “Memo to mainstream journalists: Can the phony outrage; Bernie is right about bias”. Cohen details his experience with the way corporate media outlets keep a uniform pro-establishment narrative running throughout all their coverage without their staff having to be directly told to to do this by their supervisors (though sometimes that happens, too). He writes as follows:

“It happens because of groupthink. It happens because top editors and producers know — without being told — which issues and sources are off limits. No orders need be given, for example, for rank-and-file journalists to understand that the business of the corporate boss or top advertisers is off-limits, short of criminal indictments.

“No memo is needed to achieve the narrowness of perspective — selecting all the usual experts from all the usual think tanks to say all the usual things. Think Tom Friedman. Or Barry McCaffrey. Or Neera Tanden. Or any of the elite club members who’ve been proven to be absurdly wrong time and again about national or global affairs.”

Cohen’s exposé follows the phenomenal segment recently aired on The Hill‘s show Rising, in which former MSNBC star Krystal Ball and her co-host Saagar Enjati both detailed their experience with the way access journalism, financial incentives, prestige incentives and peer pressure were used to push them each toward protecting establishment narratives in their respective mainstream media careers. Ball said at one point she was literally called into the office and forbidden from doing any critical Hillary Clinton coverage without prior approval in the lead-up to the 2016 election, saying that in mainstream journalism jobs “you are aware of what you’re going to be rewarded for and what you’re going to be punished for,

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Media Spin Makes David Gareja Monastery a “Flashpoint for False Flag” | New Eastern Outlook

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07-08-19 10:31:00,

DG

Both history and borders are not constant. They are often in flux, especially if conflicts can serve some not so hidden agendas.

On 30th July, the self-described “independent” outlet OC media, which also happens to be funded by the Open Society Foundation, released an article stating that only Moscow benefits from rising Tbilisi-Baku tensions, referring to the recent flare up in David Gareja between Azerbaijan and Georgia.

The article begins with an alarmist tone, claiming that there is hateful rhetoric on both sides, and that only the Russian government can benefit from this. But first some background is required on the current disputed area around a 6th Century Monastery, which is on the border between the two countries and is known as the David Gareja Monastery in Georgia and Keşiş Dağ (Priest Mountain) or Keşikçidağ Dağ (Guardian Mountain) in Azerbaijan.

The rightful ownership of this monastery was rarely discussed either during or after the Soviet Union. Not until recently did it become a heated issue, taken advantage of by all sides. Even now it is only fringe nationalist groups and people looking to score political points who are discussing it, but the OC media article makes clear that this will not continue to be the case – foreign contenders have also entered the ring, with far more sinister proposals.

But what do these contenders have which will prove their unsubstantiated claims? No historic reference is given to the root of the problem, which lies in the former USSR , when this disputed territory was split between the Georgian and Azerbaijani SSRs, then ceded to Azerbaijan by Sergo Orjonikidze, who was later killed in Stalin’s purges, as a way of laying ticking time bombs.

Both Georgia and Azerbaijan have things to gain from this dispute. When the article states that ONLY Russia can benefit from it, this gives the impression that this article is shifting blame to another side to hide its own agenda. But it won’t remain hidden fort long, based on what we know.

Now is the future

The only thing the authors can cite in support of their rabid claims of rising tensions in the area is a mere two articles on the above-mentioned OC media site.

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Media Propaganda Creates “Know-Nothing Americans”. Majority In Favor of War – Global Research

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30-07-19 08:45:00,

Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed citizens on planet earth — despite around 80% of US households having Internet access, making it easy to stay informed with minimal effort.

Manipulated by the power of state-sponsored and go-along establishment media propaganda, Americans are ignorant about geopolitical and other major issues affecting their lives and welfare.

It’s why both right wings of the US war party get away with ravaging one country after another — while the FBI and police nationwide operate with impunity as enforcers for powerful interests, grievously breaching the rights of ordinary people.

Reality is clear. The US already is a police state because of repressive laws overwhelmingly passed by Congress, supported by the executive and federal courts.

Based on events post-9/11 at home and abroad, things in the US are heading toward full-blown tyranny and ruin.

Perhaps it’s another major state-sponsored false flag away, wrongfully blamed on elements having nothing to do with it, followed by martial law and suspension of the Constitution on the phony pretext of sacrificing fundamental rights for greater security, losing both in the process.

Polls consistently show Americans are out-of-touch with reality.

Earlier polls showed most Americans favor war on North Korea if diplomacy fails. Other polls showed around half of Americans believe war on Iran is coming.

Both countries are viewed as threats to the US despite their nonbelligerent agendas. Iran hasn’t attacked another country in centuries.

Nor has North Korea throughout its entire post-WW II history — while the US wages forever wars against invented enemies, its ruling class hostile to world peace.

Annual Gallup polls since 1989 showed from 79 – 87% of Americans view Iran as “mostly (or) very unfavorabl(y).” Throughout this period, they viewed the Islamic Republic from 5 to 17% favorably.

North Korean nukes, ballistic missiles, and other weapons are solely for defense — to deter the legitimate threat of US aggression.

Iran’s nuclear program has no military component, repeatedly confirmed by nuclear watchdog IAEA monitors.

Since joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) nearly half a century ago, Iran fully complied with its provisions.

According to Nukewatch co-director John LaForge,

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Mainstream Media Coverage of LED Lights That Blind, Fry, and Spy On Us

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20-07-19 05:38:00,

By B.N. Frank

Many are promoting LED lights as “environmentally-friendly” because they supposedly use less energy.  In fact, some environmentalists are really ticked off at the Trump administration because they want to exempt some of these bulbs from “green” standards.

Unfortunately, just because these LED bulbs supposedly use less energy to operate doesn’t mean they are harmless – biologically or environmentally.  There’s too much research that says they aren’t and warnings from the American Medical Association and other health experts have been covered extensively by the Mainstream Media (see 1, 2) and other credible sources over the years (see 1, 2, 3).  Their surveillance capabilities have been reported as well.

Activist Post regularly reports about issues associated with LED light bulbs used for street lights, vehicle headlights, and everything else.  For more information visit our archives.

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Social Media, Not Video Games, Linked To Teen Depression

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18-07-19 07:01:00,

The use of social media has been linked to an increase in depressive symptoms in teenagers, according to researchers at Montreal’s Sainte-Justine Hospital, according to the CBC

In a new study led by University of Montreal psychiatry professor Patricia Conrod, adolescents were studied over a four-year period to investigate the relationship between depression and various forms of screen time. 

Patricia Conrod, left, is a professor of psychiatry at Université de Montréal. She worked on the study with Elroy Boers, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal. (Kate McKenna/CBC)

“What we found over and over was that the effects of social media were much larger than any of the other effects for the other types of digital screen time,” said Conrod. 

The researchers studied the behaviour of over 3,800 young people from 2012 until 2018. They recruited adolescents from 31 Montreal schools and followed their behaviour from Grade 7 until Grade 11.

The teenagers self-reported the number of hours per week that they consumed social media (such as Facebook and Instagram), video games and television.

Conrod and her team found an increase in depressive symptoms when the adolescents were consuming social media and television. –CBC

The study was published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal on Monday. 

Unsurprising to some, the study found that all forms of screen time are bad, but that consuming social media was the most harmful. Conrod and her colleague, Elroy Boers, found that being active on platforms like Instagram – where teens can compare their dismal, boring lives to those of glitzy ‘influencers,’ cause the most depression. 

“It exposes young people to images that promote upward social comparison and makes them feel bad about themselves,” said Conrod. “These sort of echo chambers — these reinforcing spirals — also continually expose them to things that promote or reinforce their depression, and that’s why it’s particularly toxic for depression.” 

The researchers also observed whether the additional screen time was taking away from things generally known to reduce depression, such as exercise and fun interacting with other human beings, but found no link. 

‘A good pastime’

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Media Intrigue: Spying on Julian Assange – Global Research

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17-07-19 01:15:00,

History’s scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite.  

To see images of an exhausted and world-weary Julian Assange attempting to dodge the all-eye surveillance operation that he would complain about is to wade in the insensibility of it all. 

But it could hardly have surprised those who have watched WikiLeaks’ battles with the Security Establishment over the years.

Assange is not merely an exceptional figure but a figure of the exception.  Despite being granted asylum status by an Ecuadorean regime that would subsequently change heart with a change of brooms, he was never permitted to exercise all his freedoms associated with such a grant.  There was always a sense of contingency and qualification, the impending cul-de-sac in London’s Ecuadorean embassy. 

Between December 2017 and March 2018, dozens of meetings between Assange, his legal representatives, and visitors, were recorded in daily confidential reports written by an assigned security team and submitted to David Morales, formerly of special ops of the marine corps of the Spanish Navy.  The very idea of legal professional privilege, a fetish in the Anglo-American legal system, was not so much deemed non-existent as ignored altogether.

The security firm tasked with this smeared-in-the-gutter mission was Spanish outfit UC Global SL, whose task became all the more urgent once Ecuador’s Lenín Moreno came to power in May 2017.  The mood had changed from the days when Rafael Correa had been accommodating, one at the crest of what was termed the Latin American Pink Tide.  Under Moreno, Assange was no longer the wunderkind poking the eye of the US imperium with cheery backing.  He had become, instead, a tenant of immense irritation and inconvenience, a threat to the shift in politics taking place in Ecuador.  According to El País,

“The security employees at the embassy had a daily job to do: to monitor Assange’s every move, record his conversations, and take note of his moods.”

The revelations of the surveillance operation on Assange had had their natural effect on the establishment journalists who continue taking the mother’s milk of conspiracy and intrigue in libelling the publisher.  CNN’s Marshall Cohen, Kay Guerrero and Arturo Torres seemed delighted in finding their éminence grise with his fingers in the pie,

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If You Use Social Media You Support the Gestapo Police State – PaulCraigRoberts.org

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14-07-19 10:03:00,

If You Use Social Media You Support the Gestapo Police State

Paul Craig Roberts

Americans, being an insouciant people, are unaware and unconcerned that their addiction to social media supports the Gestapo Police State.   Both Twitter and Facebook are mechanisms by which the police state imposes censorship on Americans and casts aside the First Amendment.  Social media is also used to isolate truth-tellers and to disappear dissidents who expose the official lies used to control people by controlling the explanations that they receive.

The latest strike against freedom is by the fascist organization Twitter which has just suspended the support account for WikiLeaks founder, and Washington victim, Julian Assange.  

The suspension of the WikiLeaks account tells you all you need to know about the fascist excrement that runs Twitter.  Pitty the poor people who work for Twitter or have any investment interest in it and those addicted to its use.  The entirety of their integrity has been taken away from them by the servants of the police state that run the company.  Every employee and investor and user has been made complicit in Washington’s gestapo isolation of a truth-teller in order to more easily falsely prosecute Assange.  How is it possible that any decent person would work for, or invest in, or use the product of, such a nazi piece of shit company?  It is the insouciant American people themselves who are creating the Gestapo Police State.

https://www.rt.com/news/464082-waters-twitter-unity4j-suspended/ 

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/07/12/top-assange-defense-account-deleted-by-twitter/ 

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Social Media: So wird im Netz manipuliert

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11-07-19 09:07:00,

Gerettete Flüchtlinge der «Sea Watch 3»: Der rot umrandete Ausschnitt wird auf Facebook verbreitet © Screenshot und Bearbeitung: Correctiv

Der Beitrag auf der Facebook-Seite «Befreiter Blick» vom 1. Juli 2019. (Screenshot und Schwärzung: Correctiv)

Das Originalbild aus dem Video von Notizie.it auf dem Portal «Dailymotion» zeigt, dass auch Frauen unter den Geretteten sind. (Screenshot Correctiv)


Alice Echtermann, Correctiv / 11. Jul 2019 –

Das Foto zeigt Menschen auf der «Sea-Watch 3» – aber der Bildausschnitt führt in die Irre.

Die Facebook-Seite «Befreiter Blick» verbreitet ein Foto, das die geretteten Menschen an Bord des Schiffes «Sea-Watch 3» zeigen soll. Auf dem Bild ist eine Gruppe Männer zu sehen. Es wurde mehr als 2800 Mal geteilt. 

Der Beitrag auf der Facebook-Seite «Befreiter Blick» vom 1. Juli 2019. (Screenshot und Schwärzung: Correctiv)

Der Kommentar der Seite «Befreiter Blick» dazu lautet: «Hier eine Aufnahme der kürzlich ‘geretteten’ Frauen und Kinder von der SeaWatch3…». Da der Bildausschnitt nur Männer zeigt, wird mit dem Satz impliziert, es seien gar keine Frauen oder Kinder an Bord des Schiffes gewesen.

Doch das stimmt nach Angaben von «Sea-Watch» nicht. Das Originalbild stützt die Darstellung der Organisation. Laut «Sea-Watch» wurden am 12. Juni insgesamt 53 Menschen vor der Küste Libyens aufgenommen, «unter ihnen 9 Frauen, 39 Männer, 2 Kleinkinder und 3 unbegleitete Minderjährige». Einige «besonders schutzbedürftige Personen» durften an Land gehen noch bevor die «Sea Watch 3» im Hafen der sizilianischen Insel Lampedusa anlegte. Medien wie Spiegel Online berichten von 13 Menschen, darunter «Frauen, Kranke und Kinder», die vorzeitig an Land gebracht wurden. In Lampedusa verliessen Medienberichten zufolge etwa 40 Menschen das Schiff.

Bildausschnitt taucht auf ungarischer Webseite auf

Eine Bilder-Rückwärtssuche führt zunächst zur ungarischen Webseite Vadhajtasok. Dort wird in einem Artikel vom 1. Juli über die Kapitänin Carola Rackete berichtet. Und es ist der gleiche Bildausschnitt zu sehen, der auf Facebook verbreitet wird. Darunter steht: «’Hungrige, arme Flüchtlinge’ auf dem Schiff Sea-Watch 3». Die Worte «hungrig, arm» sind in Anführungszeichen gesetzt, womit wohl angedeutet werden soll, die abgebildeten Menschen seien eben dies nicht.

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National media outlets told the story of David Briscoe surviving the Santa Fe shooting. He wasn’t there. | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

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04-07-19 06:38:00,

A man who claimed he was a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High during the 2018 shooting told a harrowing story of survival. But the school district says he never worked there.

by Alex Samuels July 1, 201912 AM

A middle school served as a reunion point for parents and students after a gunman killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School in 2018.
Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

In the immediate aftermath of the May 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School, a man who said he witnessed the carnage seemed to turn up everywhere.

The man calling himself David Briscoe appeared in Time as a substitute teacher seemingly in the wrong place at the wrong time; CNN described his heroism as he ordered his students to “get down” and kept them protected until police came; The Wall Street Journal relayed the blood-curdling screams he heard from students in the hallway.

In April, nearly a year after the shooting, he told a strikingly similar story to The Texas Tribune. But after investigating some of his claims, the Tribune did not publish his account of the shooting — because it appears his entire story was an elaborate hoax.

In a roughly 31-minute interview with the Tribune, David Briscoe told his tale: When the first shots rang out — “it was very, very loud” — he said he directed his classroom of nearly a dozen students in the remedial English course he was teaching to muffle their screams with their hands.

He barricaded the doors. Turned off the lights.

He said he could never return to the Houston-area school where 10 died and another 13 were injured last spring. “Just knowing that there’s blood on the walls where you walk at … I don’t think I could go back,” he said, so after he and his students were rescued by law enforcement, he said he quit teaching altogether and moved to Florida, three months after he took the job at Santa Fe High.

But according to the school district, he was never there.

Lindsey Campbell, a spokeswoman for Santa Fe Independent School District, said it had no record of anyone named David Briscoe being employed by the district in any capacity and that the district is confident no one by that name was on campus the day of the shooting last year.

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Media verzwijgen liever 100 miljoen dollar #vaccinatieschade #BMR – De Lange Mars Plus

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28-06-19 09:40:00,

Media en politiek in Nederland praten liever niet over de schade die vaccinaties kunnen veroorzaken. Ieder moet hier meedoen en daarom vindt hier eenzijdig positieve berichtgeving plaats. In de VS hebben zij echter een heus fonds opgericht voor slachtoffers van vaccinatieschade waaruit al miljarden zijn uitgekeerd aan slachtoffers. In België is een vereniging die mensen helpt bij negatieve gevolgen van vaccinaties.

Verenigde Staten

Volgens een persbericht van MCT Law Advocaten in Florida is er een schikking van 101 miljoen dollar voor compensatie voor een kind dat schade heeft opgelopen na inenting met het BMR vaccin.

De een jaar oude baby kan al lopen en klimmen wanneer het in 2013 inentingen krijgt met BMR tegen bof, mazelen en rode hond, eentje tegen Hepatitis A, met het HIB vaccin, met Prevnar (tegen longontsteking), en Varicella (waterpokken).

Die avond merkt de moeder dat de baby geïrriteerd en koortsig is. Een arts schrijft het kind medicatie voor. Na een aantal dagen krijgt het aanvallen en een hartstilstand waaraan de baby ernstig hersenletsel, encefalopathie, verslechtering van het corticale zicht, lage spierspanning en truncale hypotonie en nierfalen overhoudt. Na maanden van behandeling in het ziekenhuis gaat het uiteindelijk naar huis, maar haar beperkingen vereisen gespecialiseerde medische zorg en supervisie voor de rest van haar leven.

Het bedrag van 101 miljoen dollar is bedoeld om de voortdurende medische zorg te kunnen betalen. Het gezin ontvangt een bedrag van 1 miljoen om de directe medische kosten te bekostigen.

In 1986 heeft de Amerikaanse federale regering een Nationaal Vaccinatie Schade Compensatie Programma ingesteld. (NVICP).  Dit om mensen te compenseren die ernstige reacties op de vaccinaties krijgen. Het fonds heeft daarvoor 3,75 miljard dollar in kas. Het fonds heeft tot op heden 4 miljard dollar aan vaccinatie schade uitgekeerd. Om een claim te kunnen indienen moet de aandoening meer dan 6 maanden duren nadat de vaccinatie is gegeven of resulteren in een ziekenhuisopname en chirurgische ingreep of leiden tot overlijden. Sinds 1988 zijn 20.018 claims ingediend bij het ‘vaccinatiehof’ van het NVICP.

De meeste Amerikanen zijn echter niet bekend met dit speciale hof.

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Rusland-China: de top die de media negeerde, door Manlio Dinucci

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18-06-19 12:34:00,

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Op 5 juni zoemde de mediaprojectoren in op tegen president Trump en de Europese leiders van de NAVO, die, ter gelegenheid van de verjaardag van D-Day, in Portsmouth ’vrede, vrijheid en democratie in Europa’ vierden, en zwoeren ’hen te verdedigen op op elk moment, waar ze ook worden bedreigd “. De verwijzing naar Rusland is duidelijk.

De belangrijkste media hebben het ofwel genegeerd, of enigszins sarcastisch verschoven naar de tweede zone, de ontmoeting die plaatsvond op dezelfde dag in Moskou tussen de presidenten van Rusland en China. Vladimir Poetin en Xi Jinping, voor hun dertigste bijeenkomst in zes jaar, onthouden zich van het presenteren van retorische concepten, maar merkten een reeks feiten op.

De uitwisselingen tussen de twee landen, die vorig jaar meer dan 100 miljard dollar bedroegen, worden nu uitgebreid met ongeveer 30 nieuwe Chinese projecten voor investeringen in Rusland, met name in de energiesector, voor een totaal van 22 miljard dollar.

Rusland is de grootste olie-exporteur naar China geworden en bereidt zich voor hetzelfde te doen voor aardgas: de grootste oostelijke gaspijplijn opent in december, gevolgd door een andere vanuit Siberië, plus twee enorme locaties voor de export van vloeibaar aardgas.

Het Amerikaanse plan om Rusland te isoleren door middel van sancties, ook toegepast door de EU, in combinatie met het stopzetten van de Russische energie-export naar Europa, zal daarom nutteloos worden.

De Russisch-Chinese samenwerking zal niet beperkt blijven tot de energiesector. Gezamenlijke projecten zijn gestart in de ruimtevaart en andere hightechsectoren. De communicatieroutes tussen de twee landen (spoor, weg, rivier en zee) worden sterk ontwikkeld. Culturele uitwisselingen en toeristenstromen breiden ook snel uit.

Dit is een grootschalige samenwerking, waarvan de strategische visie wordt aangegeven door twee besluiten die aan het einde van de vergadering zijn aangekondigd:
- de ondertekening van een intergouvernementele overeenkomst om het gebruik van nationale valuta’s (de roebel en de yan) uit te breiden tot commerciële beurzen en financiële transacties, als een alternatief voor de nog steeds dominante dollar;
- de intensivering van de inspanningen om de Nieuwe Zijderoute, gepropageerd door China, en de Euraziatische Economische Unie (EAEU), gepromoot door Rusland, te integreren met het “doel om in de toekomst een groter Euraziatisch partnerschap te creëren”.

Het feit dat dit doel niet alleen economisch is,

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How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us on Trump and Bolton’s March to War with Iran – Global Research

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03-06-19 07:26:00,

The Trump administration and its allies are slow-walking the United States into war with Iran, and, with a few notable exceptions, mainstream U.S. media is helping them.

Much of this assistance has been overt. Just like during the run-up to the Iraq war, outlets like CNN, NBC, and the New York Times have in recent weeks simply parroted without scrutiny claims from Bolton and other administration officials of a dire Iranian threat based on intelligence no one has seen (these claims would in turn compel officials within the U.S. intelligence community to tell reporters that the intelligence in question shows nothing new or that it was being blown out of proportion).

But the media is also failing us in other, less overt ways, namely by quoting and promoting those pushing for regime change and/or war and presenting them as, at best, neutral “experts,” or at worst, proponents of a “strong” or “tough” U.S. policy vis-a-vis Iran.

In a story earlier this week about how President Trump is showing signs of souring on Bolton, particularly because of Bolton’s quest for war with Iran, the Times gave Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) CEO Mark Dubowitz prominent billing to praise Bolton as the one giving Trump the “diplomatic space for him to go back and forth between a very hard-line position and holding talks.”

Except the reality is that Dubowitz has no interest in the U.S. holding talks with Iran. In fact, over the past decade or so, he’s essentially been the titular head of the pro-regime change/Iran war movement that worked to prevent President Obama from reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran, and subsequently pushed to destroy it.

Dubowitz himself has called for regime change in Iran and the organization he runs, FDD, has been underwritten by right-wing billionaire funders Bernie “I think Iran is the devil” Marcus, and Sheldon Adelson, who’s on record calling for the U.S. to nuke Iran. FDD has also been the leader in promoting the false narrative that Iran is in league with al-Qaeda,

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The Western Media is Key to Syria Deceptions

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30-05-19 08:18:00,

By any reckoning, the claim made this week by al-Qaeda-linked fighters that they were targeted with chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Idlib province — their final holdout in Syria — should have been treated by the western media with a high degree of scepticism.

That the US and other western governments enthusiastically picked up those claims should not have made them any more credible.

Scepticism was all the more warranted from the media given that no physical evidence has yet been produced to corroborate the jihadists’ claims. And the media should have been warier still given that the Syrian government was already poised to defeat these al-Qaeda groups without resort to chemical weapons — and without provoking the predictable ire (yet again) of the west.

But most of all scepticism was required because these latest claims arrive just as we have learnt that the last supposed major chemical attack — which took place in April 2018 and was, as ever, blamed by all western sources on Syria’s president, Bashar Assad — was very possibly staged, a false-flag operation by those very al-Qaeda groups now claiming the Syrian government has attacked them once again.

Addicted to incompetence

Most astounding in this week’s coverage of the claims made by al-Qaeda groups is the fact that the western media continues to refuse to learn any lessons, develop any critical distance from the sources it relies on, even as those sources are shown to have repeatedly deceived it.

This was true after the failure to find WMD in Iraq, and it has been confirmed after the the international community’s monitoring body on chemical weapons, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), was exposed this month as deeply dishonest.

It is bad enough that our governments and our expert institutions deceive and lie to us. But it is even worse that we have a corporate media addicted — at the most charitable interpretation — to its own incompetence. The evidence demonstrating that grows stronger by the day.

Unprovoked attack

In March the OPCW produced a report into a chemical weapons attack the Syrian government allegedly carried out in Douma in April last year. Several dozen civilians, many of them children,

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