Captagon, Syrië en de media

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07-08-20 07:16:00,

Het verhaal van de recordvangst van 14 ton aan captagon eind juni door de Italiaanse politie in de havenstad Salerno blijkt in de Westerse media voor beroering te blijven zorgen. Deze week kwam de zogenaamde kwaliteitskrant The Washington Post op het verhaal terug (1)

Spionnen

En ook nu weer wees men zoals eerder Guy Van Vlierden in Het Laatste Nieuws en zusterkrant De Morgen richting Hezbollah. Men verwees dus niet naar de Syrische regering zoals het Duitse weekblad Der Spiegel en Jorn De Cock in De Standaard dat wat later deden.

Maar The Washington Post, een Amerikaanse topkrant zijnde, vergat er in haar verhaal bij te zeggen dat volgens de Italiaanse politie het hier om drugs ging afkomstig van ISIS.  Wat de lezers dan maar onthouden werd. Hen correct informeren is niet wat de WP interesseert. (2)

Neen, niet  ISIS maar dus de Libanese groep Hezbollah was volgens de auteurs van het artikel betrokken bij die handel. En waarop baseerde de krant zich? Wel heel simpel, dat waren: ‘Intelligence officials’ (spionnen), ‘investigators’ en ‘US officials’.

Wat in de praktijk wel eens om een en dezelfde persoon zou kunnen gaan, vermoedelijk dus iemand van de CIA of de Drug Enforcement Administration, de in drughandel gespecialiseerde Amerikaanse overheidsorganisatie. .

De vondst van 14 ton captagon in de Italiaanse havenstad Salerno heeft enkelen in de westerse alliantie tegen Syrië op het idee gebracht om een nieuwe lastercampagne tegen dat land en zijn inwoners op te zetten. Ze maakten echter alleen zichzelf uiterst verdacht. Nepnieuws zouden sommigen zeggen.

Maar omdat men natuurlijk ook wel eens een naam moest kleven op al die ‘boeiende’ informatie haalde men ook een zekere Matthew Levitt (3) boven, een ex-FBI man die in het verleden Hezbollah linkte aan de drugsproductie in Libanon en daar dus zijn verhaal aan toevoegde. Harde bewijzen moet men hier zeker niet zoeken. Ook de Washington Post is hier dus bezig geweest met het witwassen van ISIS. Geen verbazing.

Syrische oorlog

Maar wat is hier echt aan de hand? Volgens de beschikbare gegevens van de UNDOC, de VN-organisatie die de drughandel opvolgt, is de voornaamste markt voor captagon Saoedi-Arabië en is de drugproductie vooral een zaak van inderdaad Syrië maar dan vooral in het gebied waar die jihadisten opereren.

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Trust in News Media Continues to Plummet – #NewWorldNextWeek

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06-08-20 03:09:00,

Welcome back to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: State Attorneys General Urge U.S. to Let Other Firms Make Gilead COVID-19 Drug
https://bit.ly/3a0IJR5

Red Flags Soar As Big Pharma Will Be Exempt From COVID-19 Vaccine Liability Claims
https://bit.ly/30xicrq

AstraZeneca To Be Exempt From Coronavirus Vaccine Liability Claims In Most Countries
https://bit.ly/3iiEbsd

Fort Detrick, Gilead & the 9/11 Anthrax Attacks: All Roads Lead to Dark Winter
https://bit.ly/2C7B9HO

Story #2: Patreon’s Ban of Comic Owen Benjamin Could Cost Them $20 Million
https://bit.ly/3khhdDp

PDF: Patreon’s Injunction Against Owen Benjamin Backers Denied
https://bit.ly/2PpOUEE

Story’ #3: “Sobering” Report Shows Hardening Attitudes Against Media
https://bit.ly/3gAGaaH

PDF: “PERCEIVED ACCURACY AND BIAS IN THE NEWS MEDIA – A GALLUP/KNIGHT FOUNDATION SURVEY”
https://kng.ht/2Xs8F2T

Ariana Pekary: Why I’m Leaving MSNBC – “This Cancer Stokes National Division”
https://bit.ly/3kk3Pyj

WHO Issues Sobering Warning, Saying There May Never Be a Coronavirus Vaccine That Works Properly
https://bit.ly/31lnyFq

Nicholas Sandmann Settles $250M Lawsuit with Washington Post
https://bit.ly/31mlTiN

Neo-Nazis, Others Hold Massive Berlin Protest Against Virus Restrictions
https://bit.ly/3kcUlFj

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Hoe De Media De 2e Golf Creëert En De Werkelijke Cijfers Van Het RIVM | Stichting Vaccin Vrij

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06-08-20 06:31:00,

Bekijk deze video en zie voor jezelf een aantal berichten in de media en hoe dit totaal niet klopt met de cijfers van het RIVM.

De berichten in de media zouden je zomaar zorgen kunnen baren. Franse grenzen staan op het punt van sluiten, lakse Nederlanders worden teruggestuurd aan de Griekse grens, bijna 100 nieuwe brandhaarden en ga zo maar door.

En ondertussen is het, gelukkig maar, rustig op de IC’s en laten de cijfers van het RIVM iets heel anders zien.

In deze video een korte samenvatting van slechts een paar berichten, afgezet tegen de statistieken van het RIVM.

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Media Deems Cashless Society a “Conspiracy Theory” After Admonishing Cash Use – Activist Post

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05-08-20 03:43:00,

By Gavin Wax

Before there was a coin shortage, cash was under attack in the media and portrayed as a COVID-19 hazard. Now news outlets are making sure everyone knows only to think of a looming cashless society as a “conspiracy theory.”

At the height of anxiety over the coronavirus, CNN berated the American people for using cash. “Do NOT take a bunch of cash out of the bank” rang one headline, and “Dirty money: The case against using cash during the coronavirus outbreak” read another.

CBS News similarly ran an anti-cash story at the time, as did other mainstream networks, but more recent stories feign concern about the growing suspicion of an impending digital coup against paper and coined money.

It’s always funny how the media manipulates emotions, giving us something to be outraged about one day and trying to calm us down the next day if we’re outraged about the wrong thing.

Americans should be concerned about moves away from cash, and there is nothing wrong about questioning who would benefit and who would lose in a cashless society. If that makes you a conspiracy theorist in the eyes of the average journalist, who cares.

It was just last year that Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said, “We want a cashless society.”

Big banks and financial institutions would reap obvious benefits, beyond saving on the costs of transacting in coins and paper as well as transporting them. They would have that much more data to collect in bulk on their customers.

In the era of Cancel Culture, other more nightmarish consequences are stunningly easy to fathom. The difference between being banned from social platforms and financial platforms is a matter of degree, and the latter is already happening.

There is no downside to a cashless society for its fiercest proponents. They aren’t worried about finding an under-the-table side hustle or working for tips. They aren’t kids trying to mow a lawn or who are otherwise priced out or regulated out of the market by minimum wage and child labor laws.

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Media Grossly Underestimates Massive Turnout at Berlin’s “End of the Pandemic” Protest – Global Research

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04-08-20 07:43:00,

Heiliger Strohsack! CNN sure seems to have trouble with its estimates. First, they confuse a regular cold and flu season with the bubonic plague. Then they confuse a massive protest as being merely a “large crowd of far-right groups gathered for a ‘sit-in’ at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate on Saturday to protest against the German government’s coronavirus restrictions.”

The protestors referred to themselves as “The Second Wave.” And, you need only take a look at the following photo to see it was a tidal wave. For comparison purposes, the upper photo is from a 2001 “love parade” held in the same location (which The Guardian reports averages 1.5 million people). The lower photo is of the corona protest on Saturday. I was never good at guessing how many jelly beans were in the jar, so please decide for yourself:

Sure looks like more than the 17,000 the CNN estimates, wouldn’t you agree?

Called the “Day of Freedom: The End of the Pandemic,” clearly this protest was more than just a large gathering consisting of “anti-vaccine groups and some far-right and neo-Nazi organizations.”

“Organizers said up to 1.3 million people took part,” says the Guardian, “a figure that police denied.”

A friend in Germany, however, tells me that “police were reporting around 800,000.”

The Guardian was a little more generous than the CNN, estimating 20,000 protesters. Both media sources must have trouble counting, so busy filling their articles with admonishments about the “participants’ failure to wear face coverings or keep a 1.5-metre distance from each other.” They are sure missing the point. That’s exactly what they are protesting against: using unproven methods to stop an unproven pandemic.

Scanning the news, it seems most German politicians decried the protestors for spreading COVID-19 by congregating (in a group certainly larger than five) to protest their own government. However, Tino Chrupalla, a co-chair of the Alternative for German party, told The Guardian: “I followed the demonstration, which was peaceful. The people went on to the streets to defend their basic rights and their civil liberties,

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When Corporate Power Is Your Real Government, Corporate Media Is State Media

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31-07-20 02:55:00,

The New York Times published an astonishingly horrible article the other day titled “Latin America Is Facing a ‘Decline of Democracy’ Under the Pandemic” accusing governments like Venezuela and Nicaragua of exploiting Covid-19 to quash opposition and oppress democracy.

The article sources its jarringly propagandistic claims in multiple US government-funded narrative management operations like the Wilson Center and the National Endowment for Democracy-sponsored Freedom House, the extensively plutocrat-funded Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the United States Naval Academy.

The crown jewel of this piece of State Department stenography reads as follows:

“Adding to these challenges, democracy in Latin America has also lost a champion in the United States, which had played an important role in promoting democracy after the end of the Cold War by financing good governance programs and calling out authoritarian abuses.”

Whoa, nelly.

I wanted to laugh but it isn’t funny that the New York Times thinks it’s okay to publish such a blatantly false statement. pic.twitter.com/cBlcf4aq1l

— Esha (@eshaLegal) July 30, 2020

The fact that America’s most widely regarded newspaper feels perfectly comfortable making such a spectacularly in-your-face lie on behalf of the US government tells you everything you need to know about what the mass media in America really are and what they do.

The United States has never at any time been a champion of democracy in Latin America, before or since the Cold War. It has intervened hundreds of times in the continent’s affairs throughout history with everything from murderous corporate colonialism to deadly CIA regime change operations to overt military invasions. It is currently trying to orchestrate a coup in Venezuela after failing to stage one during the Bush administration, it’s pushing regime change in Nicaragua, and The New York Times itself admitted this year that it was wrong to promote the false US government narrative of electoral shenanigans in Bolivia’s presidential race last year, a narrative which facilitated a bloody fascist coup.

This is propaganda.

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After 23 Years of Media Warfare Against Venezuela, the US Says it Will Start a Media War – Global Research

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25-07-20 08:41:00,

After 23 years of unremitting media warfare against Venezuela, the United States announces that it will start a media war against Venezuela. It’s cynical, it’s tragic, it’s even comical. Since 1997, when Commander Hugo Chávez Frías began to emerge in the polls as a presidential option, and until today, the United States has led the most violent media initiatives to influence Venezuelan politics and change the course that through elections the (Venezuelan) people have taken. A brief account of the main episodes of this communications war would clarify how old and stubborn this strategy is.

The serial genocide perpetretor Elliott Abrams (mastermind of massacres and attacks in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, let it be known) was in charge of delivering this “news” more than two decades later.

Journalistic reports say that “the United States is preparing a new strategy against Venezuela in which it will use the media as part of its pressure campaign against Maduro.”

Abrams, also instigator of United States’ wars and invasions in this century, explained that Washington plans the launch of media actions on radio, television and internet, in order to penetrate Venezuelan territory.

Abrams spoke at an online conference sponsored by the Hudson Institute, one of Washington’s most influential think tanks, entities that, as Canadian professor Rodrigue Tremblay says, “provide political reports on various topics to government officials, usually from a very conservative viewpoint.”

23 years of war

The first movements of the US media war in Venezuela were against the powerful political movement that took the electoral course in 1997. When the then political establishment realized that its lifeboat, the candidacy of the former Miss Universe Irene Sáez, began to deflate, and that Chávez’s popularity grew rapidly, almost the entire media industry in Venezuela lined up behind desperate moves by the right to avoid a debacle.

Washington was a leading part of those alignments, through frequent diplomatic interference and through the unified action of the American media of the time, which was key for news networks such as CNN and Fox NewsThen, when Chávez was in power, almost all of the media apparatus tried in vain to prevent the convocation of a National Constituent Assembly and,

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Media Mask-Mania, Or COVID-19 Groupthink

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20-07-20 12:41:00,

Authored by Michael Lesher via Off-Guardian.org,

I never thought I’d see the day when publicly wearing a muzzle would constitute a proof of virtue in the same country whose government, less than twenty years ago, rationalized the bloody invasion of Afghanistan as a way of saving women from veiling their faces.

But then, I never thought I’d hear American liberals proudly denounce supporters of the US Constitution as a “death cult,” nor that I’d actually start to find Donald Trump sounding almost reasonable.

But at least there’s one thing we can all be sure about: “mainstream” news media, busily cheerleading for the death of freedom, will continue to gush with absurdities, self-contradictions and victim-shaming memes in their propaganda war to Keep America Gagged. The Bill of Rights (in case you haven’t noticed) is history; today, we demonstrate our patriotism by creeping around hiding our faces. Dissenters need not apply.

If you think I’m exaggerating, I suspect you haven’t been paying attention. Recently I had the poor judgment to turn on National Public Radio for about an hour, under the impression that I was going to learn something about the day’s news.

I could have saved myself the trouble. During the hour in question, I learned nothing at all about the presidential election campaign (now in its final months), nothing about the tens of millions of my fellow citizens whose jobs have been snatched away by government fiat, nothing about climate change, nuclear arms buildups, international refugees or growing worldwide poverty – nothing even about the intensification of air and water pollution authorized by recent federal regulation, although pollution kills an estimated 100,000 Americans every year.

No – for a solid hour, I heard the following: that COVID19 – in reality, at most, a moderately serious flu virus – is the worst medical threat the United States has ever faced; that this “deadly” virus (the word “deadly” was repeated obsessively, even though the disease is fatal in a tiny percentage of cases) has been empowered by a conspiracy of Republican politicians serving the arch-demon Donald Trump; that recent data showing the rapid decline in deaths attributable to the virus may have been faked,

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As Long As Mass Media Propaganda Exists, Democracy Is A Sham

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09-07-20 04:08:00,

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll has reportedly found that a majority of Americans believe the completely discredited narrative that the Russian government paid Taliban-linked fighters to kill the occupying forces of the US and its allies in Afghanistan.

“A majority of Americans believe that Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last year amid negotiations to end the war, and more than half want to respond with new economic sanctions against Moscow, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday,” Reuters reports.

“Overall, 60% of Americans said they found reports of Russian bounties on American soldiers to be ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ believable, while 21% said they were not credible and the rest were unsure,” says Reuters.

Most Americans believe Russia targeted U.S. soldiers, want sanctions in response, Reuters/Ipsos poll shows https://t.co/NWvdxquRMK pic.twitter.com/t18vMlEovx

— Reuters (@Reuters) July 8, 2020

Those 21 percent are objectively correct: the story is not credible, and it’s not even close. Gareth Porter shows in The Grayzone how the “Bountygate” narrative is so utterly baseless that even US intelligence agencies have dismissed it, Joe Lauria of Consortium News explains how it doesn’t make any sense on its face, and FAIR’s Alan MacLeod breaks down the appalling journalistic malpractice that went into circulating this incredibly thinly sourced story to the mainstream public.

The story advances no solid facts or verified information. What it does advance is pre-existing imperialist agendas like remaining in Afghanistan, killing the last of the remaining nuclear deals with Moscow, and manufacturing public support for new Russia sanctions.

And yet a majority of people believed it, and still believe it. The narrative that Russia paid Taliban fighters to kill occupying forces is now regarded as an established fact in many key circles, despite being backed by literally zero facts.

If people were as objective and adept at critical thinking as we tend to believe we are, the mass media’s unconscionable facilitation of a brazen cold war psyop would by itself have killed off all public trust in the institution of mass news reporting. But people are not as objective and adept at critical thinking as we tend to believe we are.

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The Media Sabotage of Hydroxychloroquine Use for COVID-19: Doctors Worldwide Protest the Disaster – Global Research

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03-07-20 06:23:00,

Introduction

A dangerous, life-threatening sequence of events has unfolded since The Lancet’s fraudulent[i] hydroxychlorquine (HCQ) article appeared May 22, followed by headlines demonizing this ancient anti-malarial drug – aka quinine, aka chloroquine, and known to antiquity as the “sacred bark”.[ii]

The false news that 96,032 hospitalized patients on six continents were at risk for lethal heart rhythms sent shock waves throughout the world. Immediately, many randomized control trials (RCT’s) at the World Health Organization and elsewhere were suspended until the Lancet article was finally retracted two weeks later, June 5.

But the damage was done. The WHO had ordered countries to stop using it, and European Union countries had banned its use (outside clinical trials) for Covid-19 treatment.  Clinical trials themselves, such as the NAID trial announced by the US National Institutes of Health on May 14,[iii] were cancelled.  A hostile press frightened people from re-entering clinical trials that might have cleared it for use.

Worst of all, newly symptomatic people who had formerly benefitted from early outpatient treatment were now progressing to Phase 2 of the disease, during which the dangerous immune system “cytokine” storm[iv] often leads to hospitalization and death.

On May 27, less than a week into this disaster, a top world epidemiology journal, the American Journal of Epidemiology, issued an urgent call from award-winning Yale Professor, Harvey Risch: “Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis.”

The abstract reads:

“Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been widely misrepresented in both clinical reports and public media, and outpatient trials results are not expected until September. Early outpatient illness is very different than later hospitalized florid disease and the treatments differ. Evidence about use of hydroxychloroquine alone, or of hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin in inpatients, is irrelevant concerning efficacy of the pair in early high-risk outpatient disease. Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy…These medications need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.”(author’s bolding)[v]

A Google News search reveals the astonishing truth that the corporate media, with the exception of Fox News,[vi] did not report this article.

Is the media interested in a cure for Covid-19? 

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The Media Is Lying About the ‘Second Wave’ – Global Research

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30-06-20 02:21:00,

For months, the Washington Post and the rest of the mainstream media kept a morbid Covid-19 “death count” on their front pages and at the top of their news broadcasts. The coronavirus outbreak was all about the number of dead. The narrative was intended to boost governors like Cuomo in New York and Whitmer in Michigan, who turned their states authoritarian under the false notion that destroying people’s jobs, freedom, and lives would somehow keep a virus from doing what viruses always do: spread through a population until eventually losing strength and dying out.

The “death count” was always the headline.

But then all of a sudden early in June the mainstream media did a George Orwell and lectured us that it is all about “cases” and has always been all about “cases.” Death, and especially infection fatality rate, were irrelevant. Why? Because from the peak in April, deaths had decreased by 90 percent and were continuing to crash. That was not terrifying enough so the media pretended this good news did not exist.

With massive increases in testing, the “case” numbers climbed. This is not rocket science: the more people you test the more “cases” you discover.

Unfortunately our mainstream media is only interested in pushing the “party line.” So the good news that millions more have been exposed while the fatality rate continues to decline – meaning the virus is getting weaker – is buried under hysterical false reporting of “new cases.”

Unfortunately many governors, including our own here in Texas, are incapable of resisting the endless lies of the mainstream media. They are putting Americans again through the nightmare of forced business closures, mandated face masks, and restrictions of Constitutional liberties based on false propaganda.

In Texas the “second wave” propaganda has gotten so bad that the leaders of the four major hospitals in Houston took the extraordinary step late last week of holding a joint press conference to clarify that the scare stories of Houston hospitals being overwhelmed with Covid cases are simply untrue. Dr. Marc Boom of Houston Methodist said the reporting on hospital capacity is misleading. He said, “quite frankly, we’re concerned that there is a level of alarm in the community that is unwarranted right now.”

In fact,

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Media Begging For A “Second Wave”

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22-06-20 10:57:00,

Authored by Thomas Price, M.D. & C.L. Gray, M.D. via RealClearPolitics.com,

The media is churning out countless alarmist stories each day about the threat of COVID-19 and the dangers of societal reopening. “Risk of new lockdown rises with fear of second COVID-19 wave,” writes Reuters, as one example of the genre.

These stories generally incite, rather than inform. They cherry-pick facts and lack context. Only when the COVID picture is viewed in perspective are people able to make wise decisions about their actions. It should be safe for society to continue broadly reopening while directing resources to specific at-risk populations, such as nursing homes and prisons, which are more vulnerable.

The media has focused on increasing numbers of positive tests and hospitalizations in parts of the country to imply reopening is reckless.

“Confirmed coronavirus cases have risen by double-digit percentages in 16 U.S. states that have gradually loosened restrictions since Memorial Day,” says Marketwatch.

Yet this perspective omits several essential facts.

First, testing capacity has dramatically increased. The U.S. has tested 3.4 million people over the last week — about 40% more than the weekly numbers one month ago. It’s no surprise that positive cases have increased in some areas along with testing, especially since numerous antibody studies suggest that the disease is far more widespread than initially thought. We are witnessing a new infectious disease, and these case count ebbs and flows are to be expected.  

In a country as vast and varied as the U.S., there will likely be COVID hotspots somewhere. Yet focusing on these in national news gives the impression that the country, or even individual states, are in far more danger than in reality. Even with a significant increase in testing, the number of new positive tests nationally has remained flattened as society has reopened.

Topline case counts overlook where outbreaks are occurring. Nearly half of COVID deaths have occurred in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. A sizeable portion of Arizona cases has occurred on Indian reservations. We’d prefer that at-risk populations didn’t bear the brunt of this disease,

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Me, Myself and Media 57 – And the winner is…Bill Gates! | KenFM.de

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23-05-20 06:00:00,

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Die Macht der Eliten des 20. Jahrhunderts wurde in der analogen Welt realisiert. Man wurde reich und damit einflussreich, indem man die Märkte mit Konsumgütern überschwemmte. Das 21. Jahrhundert wird von den Pionieren der digitalen Welt beherrscht. Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon und Microsoft übernehmen aktuell das Ruder. Ihr Credo: Daten sind das neue Gold, aber auch nur, wenn man durch sie die Kontrolle über die analoge Welt übernimmt. Da kein digitaler Player sich den ganzen Kuchen einverleiben kann, konzentrieren sich die Großen auf einzelne Sektoren. Bill Gates, der Gründer von Microsoft, aktuelles Privatvermögen über 90 Milliarden Dollar, hat sich mit seiner Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation schon vor Jahren auf das Thema „Gesundheit“ spezialisiert. Gates setzt dabei auf Impfstoffe. Er hält an allen namhaften Pharma-Konzernen oder Impfstoff-Herstellern riesige Aktienpakete oder aber ist als finanzieller Unterstützer an diversen Forschungseinrichtungen beteiligt.

Auch bei der WHO gilt Gates als heimlicher Chef. Die WHO wird zu 80% über den privaten Sektor finanziert, also auch die Pharma-Branche und Bill Gates ist innerhalb der WHO der größte Einzelspender. Wenn die WHO eine Impflicht empfiehlt, wenn sie auf einen Covid-19-Impfstoff besteht, hat Bill Gates erheblichen Anteil an dieser Forderung, denn die WHO ist von Gates-Leuten durchsetzt. Aber auch an der Spitzte der EU beeinflussen Mitarbeiter, die direkt von Gates kommen, die Entscheidungen der Europäischen Kommission. Gates ist überall. Im Kanzleramt sowieso.

In der 57. Ausgabe von MMM fordern wir einen Corona-Untersuchungsausschuss und das aus einem simplen Grund. Wir können nachweisen, dass das Kanzleramt von einer korrupten Pharma-Clique gekapert wurde, deren Ziel es ist, die weltweiten Standards für Gesundheit zu diktieren, um so einen digitalen Kontrollstaat zu errichten. RKI, Drosten, Merkel & Co sind nur Figuren, die man benutzt, um eine perfide Agenda durchzudrücken.

Die Medien habe sich zu Komplizen dieser Politik degradieren lassen und greifen jeden an, der z.B. darauf hinweist, dass das Grundgesetz in weiten Teilen in den Lockdown geschickt wurde. Was wir uns nach dieser Sendung wünschen ist eindeutig: Es müssen juristische Schritte gegen diejenigen in die Wege geleitet werden, die dieses Komplott,

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US media schtum on Assange’s plight despite 3 years of ‘flamboyant devotion’ to protecting press freedom – Greenwald

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23-04-20 04:44:00,

Award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald has criticized the US media for its deafening silence on the ongoing persecution of Julian Assange, despite the years it has spent railing against the Trump administration.

Founder of The Intercept and a long-time Assange supporter, Greenwald despaired at the apparent double standards and performative hyperbole of the US media establishment, which has long played up perceived persecution at the hands of US President Donald Trump.  

And yet, journalists across the news media spectrum have been largely unwilling to openly defend the WikiLeaks founder, who faces extradition and judgement in the US courts.

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“The US media spent 3 years flamboyantly proclaiming their devotion to protect press freedoms, yet now ignore what is, by far, the greatest Trump-era threat posed to a free press: the Trump DoJ’s [Department of Justice’s] prosecution and attempted extradition of Julian Assange,” Greenwald tweeted

He then singled out the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Executive Editor at The Washington Post Marty Baron as among the few voices in US media daring to raise their heads above the parapet and cry foul over the attempted extradition of Assange from the UK to the US, for exposing gross abuses of power and potential war crimes by the US military in its so-called ‘War on Terror’ in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.  

Responding to claims that Assange had “offended Hillary” and that this was why he had been abandoned by the US media establishment, Greenwald responded that it was, in fact, Jeff Sessions and Mike Pompeo that were behind Assange’s ongoing persecution, neither of whom could be considered a friend to Hillary Clinton. 

The people behind Assange’s prosecution – Jeff Sessions & Mike Pompeo – hate Hillary. This has nothing to do with that (except they knew liberals would be on their side for that reason). This is about punishing him for 2010 publications exposing US war crimes & other corruption.

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 23, 2020

Theorizing as to the apparent indifference to Assange’s plight,

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This is how UK media covers Britain’s Covid-19 response & that is how it covers Russia’s (is this FAIR journalism?)

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19-04-20 12:50:00,

As humanity faces a common enemy in the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK media is zooming in on the usual foe – the Russians, whose pandemic measures are portrayed as tyrannical and ineffective, even when they’re the same as Britain’s.

With global coronavirus cases nearing 2.3 million and deaths passing 157,000, government responses to the pandemic have been evaluated by the world’s press. However, not every government has been judged equally, and when we look at how the British media treats Russia’s response, the tone is biased.

Lockdown: Russians under Putin’s thumb, Brits embrace ‘community spirit’

Late last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his country’s 147 million citizens to “stay at home and not travel.” Putin’s directive fell short of a full lockdown, however, and stricter orders have since been applied on a regional basis, with Moscow’s among the harshest.

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Covid-19 compensation: Busybody police waste precious resources on meaningless tasks

The UK press saw totalitarianism on the horizon, with the BBC accusing Putin of “using the pandemic to tighten control.” The British Broadcaster reported that the lockdown measures have left ordinary Russians “confused and wary.”

Not in Britain. When Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a legally binding lockdown in late March, the only criticism leveled at the PM was that the draconian measures may have come too late. Though emergency legislation passed since then grants healthcare workers the power to detain “potentially infectious persons” for as long as they see fit, and though police officers across the country have eagerly played the petty tyrant, the British people are quite happy with the ‘new normal’, or so the story goes.

Amid a crackdown on everything from dog walking to sunbathing, “community spirit is making a comeback,” the Telegraph reported on Thursday. British columnists cheered on the resurgence of the “blitz spirit,” and the media reported that the public would be completely happy living under lockdown until July.

Enforcement: Russians get ‘cybergulag’, Brits get smart monitoring

When Moscow’s city government trialled an app to monitor the movements of coronavirus patients last month, the Guardian described this privacy-invading technology as a move toward a “Cybergulag,” quoting an opposition politician.

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Western Media Focusses On Big Pharma’s Search for a Coronavirus Vaccine While Suppressing Coverage of High Dose Intravenus Vitamin C to Save Lives in China – Global Research

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27-03-20 08:21:00,

Not a day passes without some hyped up media story of how big-pharma is racing to the rescue of humanity with its search for a coronavirus vaccine. There are over 40 companies now searching for a vaccine. Collectively they are spending huge sums of money supported by lavish amounts of tax payer cash. Estimates of how soon a vaccine can be produced vary wildly but most estimates agree that it is unlikely to happen this year. It goes without saying that the first to market with a usable vaccine stands to make billions of dollars.

The mainstream media, scientific and political establishments are completely under the spell of big pharma. Governments reassure the public that they’re doing everything in their power to protect them with a variety of measures. These range from mass lock downs and trillion dollar bailouts for big business to limited amounts of helicopter money for the citizens of wealthier countries.

Regardless of where you live if you have to go to hospital with symptoms of the coronavirus the key question facing you is: will you be able to leave walking out front door or will you end up being wheeled out the basement back door?

The mainstream media in cahoots with governments and the medical establishment are suppressing any news regarding the use of a cheap, safe and easy to produce treatment for coronavirus patients. Maybe its because this treatment is being used in Chinese hospitals to save lives. Let’s face it there has been no let up in Cold War 2.0 during the current pandemic.

Dr. Andrew W. Saul, Editor in chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, sums up the Western big pharma approach nicely when he says:

“Medical orthodoxy obsessively focuses on searching for a vaccine and/or drug for coronavirus COVID-19). While they are looking for what would be fabulously profitable approaches, we have with vitamin C an existing, plausible, clinically demonstrated method to treat what coronavirus patients die from: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or pneumonia.’’

On 17 March a group of Chinese physicians held a video conference to discuss the use of high dose intravenous vitamin C for patients with moderate to severe cases of corona virus. The keynote speaker at this meeting was Dr.

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US Media Defends Al Qaeda in Syria | New Eastern Outlook

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26-03-20 11:52:00,

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When is a terrorist group not a terrorist group? Apparently when US foreign policy requires it not to be. This is precisely the case regarding Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch – Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) – the most recent rebrand of Jabhat Al Nusra – which currently occupies the northern Syrian governorate of Idlib.

The US corporate media has recently attempted to generate public sympathy for HTS – as well as animosity toward Syrian, Russian, and Iranian forces seeking to liberate the supposedly one million people trapped under the terrorist organization’s rule.

Another factor behind US media support for HTS is the necessity to explain why NATO member Turkey is providing direct military and material support for a US-designated terrorist organization, and why the US itself is in turn providing Turkey support to do so.

Articles have appeared in Newsweek – for example – framing Russian opposition to negotiations with HTS as negative – and echoing US State Department efforts to support the terrorist organization despite it appearing on Washington’s official Foreign Terrorist Organization designation list.

The article titled, “Russia Warns Against Any U.S. Talks with Militant Group It’s Bombing in Syria,” is actually referring to Al Qaeda’s HTS front when it refers to the “militant group” Russia is bombing in Syria.

Newsweek places Russian statements regarding the US designation of HTS as a terrorist organization in quotes as if to question the veracity of the claim.

However, a visit to the US State Department’s own website reveals a 2018 statement titled, “Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of al-Nusrah Front,” which openly admits:

The Department of State has amended the designation of al-Nusrah Front – an al-Qa’ida affiliate in Syria – to include Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and other aliases. These aliases have been added to al-Nusrah Front’s designations as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224.

In January 2017, al-Nusrah Front launched the creation of HTS as a vehicle to advance its position in the Syrian uprising and to further its own goals as an al-Qa’ida affiliate.

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Media Watch: Groundbreaking UN Torture Report Shunned by Mainstream – Activist Post

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25-03-20 07:52:00,

By Janet Phelan

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, has issued a report which gives official acknowledgement—possibly for the first time—to aspects of a torture program that has been launched covertly in the US and elsewhere.

But you wouldn’t know it if you read mainstream media. There has been not a word concerning Melzer’s report in the Associated Press, Reuters, the NY Times, the Washington Post, ad nauseum.

The report, entitled “Torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” deals primarily with delineating the differences and commonalities between physical and psychological torture. In so doing, the report devotes a section to what Melzer is calling “cyber torture.” Melzer writes:

State, corporate actors and organized criminals not only have the capacity to conduct cyber operations inflicting severe suffering on countless individuals, but may well decide to do so for any of the purposes of torture.

In a nod to the multiplicity of reports that the SR recently received claiming gang stalking and electronic torture, the report goes on to state that “cybertechnologies can also be used …through intimidation, harassment, surveillance, public shaming and defamation.” The report also expresses concern that cybertechnology may be employed to torture through ….” medical implants, and, conceivably nano- or neurotechnological devices.”

However, this reporter could locate only two established news outlets which even covered the SR’s report, The Guardian  and Al Jazeera. At the time of this writing, the large human rights NGOs, which generally include addressing torture as part of their mandate — Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, Physicians for Human Rights, Center for Victims of Torture — have not given any acknowledgment to the SR’s report on their websites or in press releases. Nor did they respond to requests for comment on the report.

The use of electronic and internet-based devices for the purposes of harassment and worse of ordinary citizens has exploded in the last decade or so. While a few local TV networks have ventured into new territory by running some segments on this phenomenon, this has largely been seen as the dominion of “tin foil hats.” A couple examples of rare TV coverage follow:

When the NY Times covered this issue,

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Me, Myself and Media 56 – Shutdown oder shut up? | KenFM.de

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23-03-20 11:22:00,

DIE EINZIGE LOYALITÄT, DIE IHR HABEN SOLLTET, IST JENE FÜR DIE EINFACHEN MENSCHEN IM IRAN, IM IRAK UND IN DER WEITEREN REGION

So Hawzhin Azeez ‘an die vermeintlichen Anti-Imperialisten im Westen’ wie der «Friedensbewegung und deren Medien (wie KenFM usw.) und Gefolgschaft. Und dies gilt auch über den Nahen und Mittleren Osten hinaus und nun auch bei uns in Westeuropa.

Doch anstelle von konkreter, verbindlicher Loyalität und Solidarität schlägt man sich mit schönen Worten, unverbindlichen, unkonkreten geostrategischen und wirtschaftlichen Theorien, Hypothesen, Analysen, Spekulationen und dergleichen herum.

Meine Aufforderungen die verbrecherischen Sanktionen unserer Regierungen welche sehr viele Menschenleben kosten, wie jene gegen die syrische Bevölkerung, zu verweigern und stattdessen die Bevölkerung konkret zu unterstützen (Siehe Titel) werden jeweils bei KenFM mit eisigem Schweigen beantwortet (Man kann sich dazu nicht einmal zu einem ‘Like’ aufraffen!). Dies, obwohl unter anderen die syrische Bevölkerung Unterstützung, also Solidarität, nötiger hätte denn je. Ebenso nicht beantwortet und mit keinerlei ‘Likes’ unterstütz bleiben meine Hinweise betr. Emigranten- Muslim/Islam-Feindlichkeit welche auch Menschenleben kosten und viel Unheil anrichten. Es ist ganz so, als ob dies alles nicht existieren würde. Dies bei KenFM!

Von Loyalität und Solidarität will man offensichtlich so wenig wissen wie von Menschenrechten. Sei es mit den Syrern, mit den französischen ‘Gilets jaunes’ und Generalstreikenden, sei es mit den italienischen ‘Sardinen’ und ähnlichen, oder gar mit den Muslimen im eigenen Land.

Dazu Markus Heizmann in «Zur Anatomie des Imperialismus»: «Solidarität ist internationale Solidarität oder es ist keine Solidarität. Staaten und Gemeinschaften die vom Imperialismus und seinen Vasallen angegriffen werden, sind auf unsere Solidarität angewiesen. Solidarität ist Zärtlichkeit der Völker!»

Verweigerung der Aufnahme von Flüchtlingen, Emigranten sei es durch die Regierung, sei es durch die EU wird befürwortet, unterstützt. Artikel, Kommentare mit subtiler Fremden-, Flüchtling-, Emigranten-, Muslimfeindlichkeit erzielen hohe Zustimmung, Besucherzahlen und ‘Likes’. Dies von der weit überwiegenden Mehrheit bei den Medien der «Friedensbewegung» die sich dazu noch als Minderheit und Opfer hinstellt und selbstbemitleidet.

Die offizielle Version von 9/11 wird abgelehnt, doch das von unseren Regierungen und Geheimdiensten dazu vorgegebene Feindbild Muslime/Islam wird gehorsamst, unterwürfigst übernommen und gepflegt obwohl Muslime mit 9/11 nicht das Geringste zu tun haben.

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Ongekende media oorlog achter nieuws over #corona virus –

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28-02-20 07:50:00,

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We zijn de afgelopen periode overspoeld met nieuws over het corona virus. Een panel van deskundigen verklaarde gisteren tijdens een special van de NOS over het virus dat er geen reden tot paniek is. De grote vraag die onbeantwoord blijft is, hoe het komt dat desondanks een wereldwijde media hysterie over het virus is uitgebroken? Met name in de VS woedt een media oorlog op ongekende schaal met veel kritische media kanalen die uit de lucht zijn gehaald. Wat vertelt de NOS ons niet?

Er is een tijdelijke restraining order in California waarmee opdracht is gegeven om sites met “Corona virus conspiracy theories” uit de lucht te halen.
Hierop zijn Infowars, Natural News, Zerohedge (tijdelijk) verwijderd van Twitter, Facebook en You Tube. Bovenstaande video is verspreid via banned.video.
De doodzonde die deze sites hebben begaan is met ander dan gewenst nieuws te komen. Zo melden zij onder andere dat het corona virus door de mens is gemaakt in China als biologisch wapen. Volgens deze media is de waarheid het eerste slachtoffer van corona.

Wil je desondanks toch op de hoogte blijven via de onafhankelijke Amerikaanse media, dan kan je kijken op
https://brighteon.com
https://open.tube
https://banned.video

Wat heeft het corona virus met vaccinaties te maken?

Nog opmerkelijker is wat Del Bigtree meldt in gesprek met het Canadese onafhankelijke nieuwsmedium Press for Truth. Dit is overigens wel via YouTube te ontvangen, wat dan weer lijkt te kloppen met de mededeling van de hierboven genoemde Amerikaanse sites die verwijderd zijn van enkele sociale media platforms.

Bigtree, ex medische talkshow host bij CBS en vaccin expert, maakt drie opvallende opmerkingen.

Volgens Del Bigtree is de meest gevaarlijke trend van het moment in de VS dat mensen de mond gesnoerd worden wanneer zij zich op een andere manier uitlaten over het virus dan de officiële regeringsversie. Het enige nieuws over het corona virus mag van het CDC komen, het Amerikaanse Centrum voor ziekte beheersing en preventie. De rest moet gecensureerd worden en blijkbaar is de censurering in volle gang.

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OSCE media freedom rep calls on UK not to extradite Assange due to ‘excessive’ US prison sentence

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23-02-20 04:46:00,

The UK should not extradite Julian Assange, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has argued, because he faces an excessive prison sentence in the US and his publications were in the public interest.

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Desir expressed concern over Assange’s upcoming extradition hearing at London’s Woolwich Crown Court on Monday. He called on UK authorities to refuse to hand over Assange to Washington, citing the “disproportionate prison sentence, up to a total of 175 years, that he could potentially face if extradited and convicted.”

Desir argued that WikiLeaks has provided “important investigative reports and news reporting” and Assange’s extradition would have a “chilling effect” on freedom of expression and media freedom. Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act over the publication of leaked documents that revealed possible war crimes by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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John Pilger: Julian Assange must be freed, not betrayed

Activists and watchdog groups have expressed concern about Assange’s treatment at the hands of UK authorities as he awaits his fate. His detention at HM Prison Belmarsh – which at one point involved solitary confinement and other excessive measures – has been repeatedly criticized as inhumane and bordering on torture.

On Saturday, thousands of people protested near the British Parliament against Assange’s looming extradition. The rally was attended by Assange’s father Richard, as well as WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, and rock musician and co-founder of Pink Floyd Roger Waters.

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Govt wants ‘what looks like a free press’, not ‘dissidents’: Eno, Westwood & others speak about fighting for Assange’s freedom

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The CIA and the Media – Global Research

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18-02-20 07:48:00,

After leaving The Washington Post in 1977, Carl Bernstein spent six months looking at the relationship of the CIA and the press during the Cold War years. His 25,000-word cover story, published in Rolling Stone on October 20, 1977, is reprinted below.

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In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America’s leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do so by the newspapers that printed his column. He went at the request of the CIA.

Alsop is one of more than 400 American journalists who in the past twenty‑five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters. Some of these journalists’ relationships with the Agency were tacit; some were explicit. There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services—from simple intelligence gathering to serving as go‑betweens with spies in Communist countries. Reporters shared their notebooks with the CIA. Editors shared their staffs. Some of the journalists were Pulitzer Prize winners, distinguished reporters who considered themselves ambassadors without‑portfolio for their country. Most were less exalted: foreign correspondents who found that their association with the Agency helped their work; stringers and freelancers who were as interested in the derring‑do of the spy business as in filing articles; and, the smallest category, full‑time CIA employees masquerading as journalists abroad. In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.

The history of the CIA’s involvement with the American press continues to be shrouded by an official policy of obfuscation and deception for the following principal reasons:

  • The use of journalists has been among the most productive means of intelligence‑gathering employed by the CIA. Although the Agency has cut back sharply on the use of reporters since 1973 primarily as a result of pressure from the media), some journalist‑operatives are still posted abroad.
  • Further investigation into the matter, CIA officials say, would inevitably reveal a series of embarrassing relationships in the 1950s and 1960s with some of the most powerful organizations and individuals in American journalism.

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Me, Myself and Media 55 – Simulierte Demokratie | KenFM.de

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16-02-20 08:15:00,

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Tabubruch Demokratie!

Bis zum Gau von Thüringen galt die Regierungsform Demokratie offiziell als Herrschaft des Volkes. Wahr ist, das Volk hat nichts zu sagen und wurde seit 1949 durch die sogenannte Repräsentative Demokratie an der Nase herumgeführt.

Anders als in der Schweiz, kann der deutsche Wähler nicht direkt die Personen in politische Ämter wählen, von denen er dann über Jahre beherrscht wird, stattdessen wählt der Deutsche Parteien.

Was diese Parteien nach der Wahl mit der abgegebenen Wählerstimme tun oder lassen, kann der Wähler nur noch passiv beobachten. Korrigieren kann er nichts, auch nicht, wenn die Partei Null ihres Parteiprogramms umsetzt, für das man sie seinerzeit gewählt hatte. Die Parteiendemokratie hat in Wahrheit nur ein Ziel, sie soll den Bürger soweit es geht von der Macht fernhalten. Begründet wird das damit, dass Parteien besser wüssten, was zu tun sei und dass auch innerhalb des Parteien-Apparates demokratische Prozesse verbindlich wären. Ohne absolute Mehrheiten käme keine Partei umhin, mit der politischen Konkurrenz zu koalieren, um eine Regierung zu bilden. Das wäre der Garant dafür, dass auch in der Parteiendemokratie der Wille der Mehrheit des Volkes umgesetzt würde, denn nur mit der Mehrheit z.B. innerhalb der Landtage, ließe sich eine Regierung bilden. Soweit die Theorie.

Seit Thüringen wissen wir, dass auch diese Theorie nur gilt, wenn es den etablierten Parteien oder dem Kanzleramt passt. Wenn nicht, muss die Wahl, so Merkel, „rückgängig“ gemacht werden.

Warum? Weil nicht sein kann, was nicht sein darf. In Thüringen wurde der FDP-Kandidat Kemmerich mit den Stimmen von CDU, FDP und AfD zum offiziellen Nachfolger des Rot-Rot-Grünen Vorgängers Bodo Ramelow gewählt. Er hatte zwar nur eine Stimme mehr, aber das spielte in der Repräsentativen Demokratie nie eine Rolle.

Seit Thüringen ist das anders. Wenn diese Stimme von der „falschen“ Partei kommt, ist die Wahl „ungültig“ und alle sprechen von Tabubruch. Auch wenn einem das Zustandekommen des neuen Ministerpräsidenten nicht gefällt, die Wahl war juristisch einwandfrei und der Tabubruch besteht nicht darin, die Stimmen der AfD gebraucht zu haben, um Ramelow abzulösen, sondern in der Tatsache,

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How Government And Media Are Prepping America For A Failed 2020 Election

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02-02-20 08:41:00,

Authored by Whitney Webb via MintPressNews.com,

As World War II drew to a close in Europe, British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote that “neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.”

Though numerous examples in the post-World War II era have proven Russell’s point, perhaps one of the best examples was the U.S. public’s willingness to swallow lie after lie about Saddam Hussein’s Iraq due to the climate of fear that followed the September 11 attacks. Those lies, propagated by dubious intelligence, government officials and a compliant media, resulted in catastrophes – large and small, both abroad and at home.

Today, an analogous narrative is being crafted by many of the same players – both in media and government – yet it has avoided scrutiny, even from independent media.

Over the past several months and with a renewed zeal in just the last few weeks, anonymous intelligence officials, dubious “experts” and establishment media outlets have crafted a narrative about the coming “chaos” of the 2020 election, months before it takes place. Per that narrative, certain state actors will use specific technologies to target the “American mind” in order to undermine the coming presidential election. The narrative holds that those efforts will be so successful that the U.S. will never recover as a democracy.

Though these anonymous government sources and their stenographers have already named the countries who will be responsible and the technologies they will use, they also admit that no evidence yet exists to back up these claims, meaning they are — at best — pure speculation.

Headlines such as “Hackers Are Coming for the 2020 Election — And We’re Not Ready,” “Basically Every US National Security Leader Is Warning About Foreign Interference In The 2020 Election,” and “U.S. intel agencies: Russia and China plotting to interfere in 2020 election” have become increasingly common, despite no available evidence, as have warnings that the American public is defenseless against the old scourge of “fake news” and the new scourge of “deep fakes.” Some media reports have gone so far to say that actual foreign meddling isn’t even necessary as merely the fear of foreign meddling could be enough to upend the American political system beyond repair.

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Social Media Networks Vow to CENSOR “Misinformation” About Coronavirus – Activist Post

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01-02-20 05:13:00,

By Daisy Luther

Yesterday, social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, and search engine Google announced their intentions to censor – um, crack down on – so-called “misinformation” about the coronavirus that is spreading across the globe.

Before we get started here, admittedly, there’s some absolutely terrible advice out there about preventing or curing coronavirus. There are some really wild stories about the origin of the virus which may or may not be true. But the issue here is that social media networks are setting themselves up as the arbiters of truth, making it seem as though the rest of us are incapable of separating good information from bad information.

Facebook is taking action.

Kang-Xing Jin, Facebook’s head of health, wrote:

Our global network of third-party fact-checkers are continuing their work reviewing content and debunking false claims that are spreading related to the coronavirus. When they rate information as false, we limit its spread on Facebook and Instagram and show people accurate information from these partners. We also send notifications to people who already shared or are trying to share this content to alert them that it’s been fact-checked.

We will also start to remove content with false claims or conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations and local health authorities that could cause harm to people who believe them. We are doing this as an extension of our existing policies to remove content that could cause physical harm. We’re focusing on claims that are designed to discourage treatment or taking appropriate precautions. This includes claims related to false cures or prevention methods — like drinking bleach cures the coronavirus — or claims that create confusion about health resources that are available. We will also block or restrict hashtags used to spread misinformation on Instagram, and are conducting proactive sweeps to find and remove as much of this content as we can. (source)

So, don’t worry, friends. “Independent fact-checkers” from the Ministry of Truth will protect you from conspiracy theories and false claims.

Maarten Schenk from Lead Stories, a fact-checking organization working with Facebook, scoffed at some of the “conspiracy theories” he’s seen in a comment to CNN.

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Part 22: The Role of the Media — Act II

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27-01-20 08:37:00,

fingerprint shure 500Editor’s Note: Frances Shure, M.A., L.P.C., here resumes her series of articles for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth that address a defining issue of our time: “Why Do Good People Become Silent — or Worse — About 9/11?” Each installment of this series has been a synthesis of academic research and clinical observations on the subject.

DISCLAIMER: Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is dedicated to researching and disseminating scientific information about the destruction of three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, and does not speculate as to the identity or motives of the perpetrators. In this series of articles, any reference to names or motives of the attackers, made by either the author or the individuals she quotes, is a personal opinion and not the viewpoint of AE911Truth.

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In the last installment of this series, Part 21, “The Role of the Media: Act 1 – Whatever Happened to Investigative Journalists?” I summarized the stories of four “witnesses” — three award-winning investigative journalists whose essays appeared in Kristina Borjesson’s 2002 anthology, Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press, plus FBI whistleblower-turned-independent-journalist Sibel Edmonds. In that piece, I let each journalist take the witness stand, so to speak. One by one, they revealed the insurmountable hurdles they faced in their efforts to inform the public of the facts buried under the rubble of official lies about the most newsworthy events of our time.

My conclusion from their witness testimony was that censorship is caused by two intertwined influences: (1) the powerful people who sit in the highest seats of our society’s mainstream institutions and (2) the corporate structure itself. Of the latter, I wrote:

Our global media have become subsidiaries of massive corporate conglomerates that do business in many other industries, including the manufacture of weapons for the military. These mega-corporations, in turn, contribute huge sums of money to members of Congress as well as enormous research grants to universities. In his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex.1 But he surely knew that, in reality, the U.S. is saddled with the military-industrial-congressional-academic-media complex that is working overtime to achieve its own narrow goals,

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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
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— 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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