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The Silence on Wall Street’s Dark Pools Is Deafening

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The Silence on Wall Street’s Dark Pools Is Deafening
By Pam Martens
Posted February 11, 2019

In 2014 Citigroup Had Six Separate Trading Venues, Including Dark PoolsIt is destined to go down as one of the greatest journalistic and regulatory failures of our time – the lack of serious attention by investigative business reporters and the U.S. Department of Justice to the glaring fact that the largest Wall Street banks continue to trade their own and each other’s bank stocks in their own Dark Pools.

Dark Pools function as unregulated stock exchanges inside the bowels of the largest Wall Street banks. Making the situation even more dicey, some of the big banks own more than one Dark Pool, raising the possibility that there could be cross-trading between those pools to artificially inflate or depress stock prices. More…

The Facts:
The large banks are profiting while living in a legal environment of impunity despite repeated violations of the law. This happens regardless of which political party is in power.

Reflect On:
Consider why and how this is allowed. What are the root causes of this impunity and who benefits from it?

Another ‘ag-gag’ law struck down as a First Amendment violation, yet several states still have them in place

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Another ‘ag-gag’ law struck down as a First Amendment violation, yet several states still have them in place
by Camille Fassett
Posted February 8, 2019

humanity, at its finestDespite a long history of journalists going undercover to investigate and shed light on secretive industries like the animal agriculture industry, several states have statutes—commonly known as ‘ag gag’ laws—that criminalize reporting on animal abuse at farms. Last Wednesday, a federal judge ruled Iowa’s such law unconstitutional on the grounds that it violates the First Amendment.

The decision was welcome. The ostensible function of ag-gag laws is to protect the animal agriculture industry from public scrutiny, and state lawmakers have barely hid the fact that they have no problem trampling on press freedom rights to pass them.

Just before Iowa’s statute—which threatened undercover journalists or activists who reported on farm activities with up to a year in jail—became law in 2012, several high profile farm investigations put Iowa’s animal agriculture industry in the spotlight. At one farm, a 2011 undercover investigation revealed reports of workers throwing piglets onto the floor. Another investigation exposed farm workers beating pigs with rods, kicking them, and sticking clothespins in their faces. More…

Journalist Arrested at Police Press Conference for Not Being Mainstream

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Journalist Arrested at Police Press Conference for Not Being Mainstream
by Matt Agorist
Posted February 5, 2019

police arresting 'unapproved' journalist at public press conferenceA rather disturbing situation unfolded in Las Vegas on Wednesday as two independent journalists—attempting to exercise their First Amendment right of the press—were arrested and cited for trespassing. Joey Lankowski, Kelly Patterson, and Ronald Mecklosky were at the Las Vegas police station attempting to cover a press conference about one of their officers shooting at a man for holding a cane.

According to the the Police Department’s public information office, Lankowski was removed because he was not credentialed by them. To be clear, you do not need a press “credential” to take pictures or cover events in public places. Where Lankowski and the others were, is a public space.

However, because the police department gets to pick and choose the people who ask them questions, Lankowski was arrested. More…

The Facts:
Independent journalists have been thrown out of LVMPD press conferences for simply questioning the official narrative on the Vegas shooting and actually catching them in lies. The LVMPD believes it it has right to remove those who question their stories from public press conferences.

Reflect On:
How does this sort of behaviour align with an officer’s oath to uphold the consitution? If this practice does not result in some consequence for the LVMPD, will it spread to other cities?

FBI given access to database of at-home DNA testing company

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FBI given access to database of at-home DNA testing company
by Mikael Thalen
Posted February 3, 2019

Family Tree DNA gives FBI access to customer's DNAOne of the country’s largest at-home DNA testing companies has given the FBI access to its genealogy database, BuzzFeed News reports. The company, Family Tree DNA, says the decision is intended to help law enforcement officials investigating violent crimes.

Natalie Ram, an assistant law professor at the University of Baltimore who specializes in bioethics and criminal justice, also noted how such databases can violate an individual’s privacy even if they have never uploaded their DNA.

“We are nearing a de-facto national DNA database,” Ram said. “We don’t choose our genetic relatives, and I cannot sever my genetic relation to them. There’s nothing voluntary about that.” More…

15 Quotes by Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts that Show Why Ideas are So Dangerous to the State

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15 Quotes by Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts that Show Why Ideas are So Dangerous to the State
by Isaac Davis
Posted January 30, 2019

imprisoned for life for thought crimesYou see, the state is control by force of violence. The lives so many of us enjoy are in effect curated by the laws, regulations and whims of the state, and so long as we don’t think too deeply about the possibility of a stateless world with a truly free economy, Uncle Sam (or Uncle Joe, or Chariman Mao, or whomever) is happy to let us graze in his wide pastures. Should we stray to far, we can expect to be severely beaten as an example to others who might be considering the same.

The internet’s first successful global black market was Silk Road, a website founded by ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ the web pseudonym of Ross Ulbricht.

Currently 34 years-old, Ross is serving a double life sentence plus 40 years in federal prison as a political prisoner of the United States. At its root, his crime is that he created a place where people around the world could engage in trade with each other without the oversight of the state. It was an experiment in true privacy and voluntary association that worked so well the state shut it down and inhumanely punished Ross for thinking outside of the statist matrix. More…

The Facts:
Currently 34 years-old, Ross is serving a double life sentence plus 40 years in federal prison as a political prisoner of the United States.

Reflect On:
How can we consider ourselves a free people when the state can come down so heavily on someone for committing a thought crime?

MH17 Turnabout: Ukraine’s Guilt Now Proven

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MH17 Turnabout: Ukraine’s Guilt Now Proven
by Eric Zuesse
Posted January 24, 2019

Ukraine is guilty of shooting down a civilian aircraftFinally, a clear and convincing — and unrefuted — case can now be presented to the public, as to precisely whom the guilty party was, that downed the MH17 Malaysian airliner over Ukraine on 17 July 2014, and why it was done. The complete case, which will be fully documented here, displays unequivocally who needed the MH17 murders (of 298 persons) to be perpetrated. This mass-murder was done for one leader’s very pressing obsession. For him, it simply had to be done, and done at that precise time.

This article will start by demonstrating the most important thing, and will demonstrate it by means of links to the most conclusive evidence of all. Most readers who click onto the links here will be shocked. What will shock them is the evidence, because it has not been published in The West (except summarized in less than a half-dozen obscure news-media — and, even there, generally not documented, such as it is here). More…

The Facts:
A government installed by western powers downs a civilian aircraft, murdering 298 people for self serving interests.

Reflect On:
Why is the western main stream media not reporting these facts, and who is benefiting from this.

Israel: Ethnic Cleansing, Land Theft, Apartheid and Jim Crow

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Israel: Ethnic Cleansing, Land Theft, Apartheid and Jim Crow
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Posted January 16, 2019

Israel using white phosphorus munitions against unarmed civiliansIn recent weeks, racism against Palestinian people and the expansion of apartheid-Jim Crow policies have escalated. The Israeli lobby and its supporters attacked freedom of speech in the United States, showing how far they will go to prevent the US public from being aware of their behavior.

If more people in the US become aware of the truth about Israel’s genocidal policies, the economic lifeline and political protection of the United States will disappear. Israel could be forced to make significant changes that recognize the human rights and self-determination of Palestinians. More…

Venezuela’s gold in limbo amid tug-of-war at the Bank of England

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Venezuela’s gold in limbo amid tug-of-war at the Bank of England
by Ronan Manly
Posted January 15, 2019

Bank mof EnglandIn early November news was placed into the British media (Reuters and The Times) revealing that the Bank of England in London, one of the world’s largest custodians of gold bars on behalf of other central banks, was refusing to allow the withdrawal and repatriation of 14 tonnes of gold belonging to Venezuela’s central bank, the Banco Central de Venezuela (BCV).

According to these media reports, the delays / refusals by the Bank of England to allow the Venezuelan gold repatriation ranged from excuses about the prohibitive cost of transport insurance to concerns about future money laundering. More…

Think about this: if central banks can steal the money of sovereign nations, do you think they will have any moral problems stealing YOUR money?

 

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same puppet master pulling strings on both sides

Mainstream American liberals think they’re clear-eyed because they can see the propaganda strings being pulled by Fox and Donald Trump, and mainstream American conservatives think they’re clear-eyed because they can see the propaganda strings being pulled by MSNBC and the Democrats, but the propaganda strings on both trace back to the same puppet master. And seeing that is just the beginning.

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discover your infinite worth

You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.

Deepak Chopra

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main stream media propaganda

It is obvious that the US government is destroying Assange to signal to journalists the consequences of publishing information. It is therefore also obvious that any journalist who fails to use whatever platform they have to speak out against Assange’s persecution has no intention of ever publishing anything that the US government doesn’t want published. Their silence on or support for what is being done to this man can and should be taken as an admission that they are nothing other than state propagandists.

Caitlin Johnstone

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Britian's Orwellian tactics against Julian Assange

It’s quite fitting that the – imperially pre-determined – judicial fate of Julian Assange is being played out in Britain, the home of George Orwell.

Pepe Escobar

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