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Lies America’s News-Media Tell

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Lies America’s News-Media Tell
by Eric Zuesse
Posted March 27, 2019

media acts as cheerleader for more warsHere are America’s recent targets for regime-change (against which have been used economic sanctions, invasion, and enormous destruction) — and all of them are nations that never invaded nor threatened to invade America:

Iraq 2003, Libya 2011, Syria 2011-2018, Yemen 2015-now, Ukraine 2014, and Venezuela 2017-now.

Because all of these were and are aggressive wars by the US against nations that never invaded nor threatened to invade the US, they all ought to be subject to mega-criminal prosecutions as was done by the US, Britain, and USSR, against Germany at the Nuremberg Tribunals after World War II. That was merely victors’ ‘justice’, applied by the US, Britain and USSR, but this would instead be actual international justice, the first instance of such in all of world history. It’s desperately needed — especially now. More…

The Facts: The US has meddled in foreign elections, overthrown elected leaders, assassinated leaders, imposed harsh sanctions, and militarily invaded many countries.

Reflect On: How would the world be better place if the leaders of aggressive nations were forced to stand trial in an international court?

It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD

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It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD
by Matt Taibbi
Posted March 27, 2019

media manipulationThe Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it.

Nobody wants to hear this, but news that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is headed home without issuing new charges is a death-blow for the reputation of the American news media.

As a purely journalistic failure, however, WMD was a pimple compared to Russiagate. The sheer scale of the errors and exaggerations this time around dwarfs the last mess. Worse, it’s led to most journalists accepting a radical change in mission. We’ve become sides-choosers, obliterating the concept of the press as an independent institution whose primary role is sorting fact and fiction. More…

The Facts:
The reputation of the main stream media has been even further damaged by the fact that the Mueller report has no indictments. It proves that their Russiagate stories were not properly vetted.

Reflect On:
How were people being manipulated by the media both on weapons of mass destruction and now on Russiagate? Perhaps it is time to read, but not accept everything just because it is in writing?

5G – The Harmful Effects of a New Technology

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5G – The Harmful Effects of a New Technology
by Jon Rappoport
Posted March 21, 2019

5G is dangerous to your healthGovernments are promoting it as if the future of humanity depends on it. It MUST BE implemented. When governments and corporations see technological daylight up the road—and big money—they run toward it joined at the hip. Consequences be damned. And now, 5G.

Thousands of studies link low-level wireless radio frequency radiation exposures to a long list of adverse biological effects, including:

DNA single and double strand breaks, oxidative damage, disruption of cell metabolism, increased blood brain barrier permeability, melatonin reduction, disruption to brain glucose metabolism, generation of stress proteins. More…

The Facts:
There are now thousands of studies linking low-level wireless radio frequency radiation exposures to a long list of adverse biological effects and health effects.

Reflect On:
What will be the health and environmental consequences of allowing this technology to spread? What can you do to limit governments and corporations from profitting from this damaging radiation?

Popular apps caught secretly sending health data and more to Facebook

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Popular apps caught secretly sending health data and more to Facebook
by Michael Potuck
Posted March 19, 2019

FaceBook is spying on youA new investigative report from The Wall Street Journal today looks into the controversial practice of popular third-party iOS and Android apps sending very personal user data to Facebook. In some cases, this happened immediately after an app recorded new data, even if the user wasn’t logged into Facebook or wasn’t a Facebook user at all. Notably, the report highlights that Apple and Google don’t require apps to divulge all the partners that user data is shared with.

What the investigative report discovered was that Facebook purchases this personal data from apps, and in many cases has access to it as soon as new data is recorded. Further, this happens even when users aren’t logged in to Facebook or don’t even have an account. Some of the example’s include heart rate app, Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor, Flo a period and ovulation tracker, and Realtor.com’s app. More…

YouTube Will Stop Recommending Videos Of 9/11 ‘Conspiracy Theories’ To Users

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YouTube Will Stop Recommending Videos Of 9/11 ‘Conspiracy Theories’ To Users
by Richard Enos
Posted March 12, 2019

YouTube now censoring alternative viewpointsHeartwarming, isn’t it? Social media giants like YouTube are willing to sacrifice advertising profits in order to ensure that their cherished viewers are deterred from seeing content that YouTube deems dangerous and potentially damaging to their viewers’ mental and emotional health. They’re doing this even though these viewers have demonstrated that they want to see this content. It’s just like having a Big Brother around to help steer us onto the straight and narrow path, isn’t it?

While there is no denying that it was a ‘historic event,’ what is implied by this phrase is that 9/11 has an established, well-proven historical account based on the government’s explanation of what happened and supported by the ‘official’ report cobbled together by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For YouTube, this report is seen as the authoritative ‘last word’ on what happened in New York City on September 11th, 2001. More…

The Facts:
YouTube has decided to change its algorithm for recommending videos by excluding certain videos such as those they feel ‘make blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.’

Reflect On:
Can we see through the deception and come to know the truth about mainstream media’s efforts to promote a false narrative and create within us a disempowering perception about our world?

The Media Is Lying About Construction At North Korea Launch Facility

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The Media Is Lying About Construction At North Korea Launch Facility
by William Craddick
Posted March 11, 2019

media lies about North Korean activitiesIn the aftermath of the Hanoi Summit, President Trump has been barraged with attempts to undermine his confidence in the good faith of Kim Jong Un and his intentions to deal fairly with the United States in the negotiation process concerning denuclearization and de-escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. One of the primary causes of concern has been a series of reports from NBC News claiming that “commercial” satellite footage shows that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been engaging in fresh construction at their Sohae Launch Facility in preparation for an alleged missile launch or test.

Not only is the use of the term “commercial” misleading in nature, but analysis of the photos indicates that the activity at the Sohae facility is related to deconstruction. The reports are driven by a number of entities with connections to the Central Intelligence Agency and a number of other special interests which call into credibility both the veracity of the reports and the journalistic integrity of NBC News. More…

The Facts:
It is a well known fact that the main stream media outlets have “journalists” that work for the alphabet agencies. Now these same media outlets are blatantly lying about North Korean activities.

Reflect On:
Consider these facts the next time you hear something on the news that instills a sense of fear in you. Who would benefit from more fear? What is the deeper agenda?

How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela

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How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela
by Alan MacLeod
Posted March 8, 2019

another US sponsored overthrow of an elected governmentThe latest extraordinary chapter in the bizarre world of Venezuelan politics is playing out before our eyes. After winning the 2018 presidential elections, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated in January, only for the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó — a man whom, at the time, less than 20 percent of the country had even heard of — to declare himself President.

I’ve previously cataloged how the media has been quick to echo the idea that Maduro is completely illegitimate and has been eager to position America’s stance towards Venezuelan politics as one of a neutral arbiter.

Why do mainstream media outlets, who resist Trump at home, neatly align themselves with his administration’s Venezuela policy? And why has there so little criticism of what is essentially an ongoing U.S.-backed coup attempt? More…

The Facts:
The United States has overthrown 68 governments. The media was complicit in these coups either by supporting them or by their silence.

Reflect On:
Consider the facts the next time you read an article critical of an elected leader and ask yourself what the underlying agenda of the published article may be. Consider who owns the media outlet and what their roles may be in preserving this type of violence against other nations.

Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

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Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America
by Adam H. Johnson
Posted February 25, 2019

another coup supported by New York TimesThe New York Times continued its long, predictable tradition of backing U.S. coups in Latin America by publishing an editorial praising Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. This will be the 10th such coup the paper has backed since the creation of the CIA over 70 years ago.

A survey of The New York Times archives shows the Times editorial board has supported 10 out of 12 American-backed coups in Latin America, with two editorials—those involving the 1983 Grenada invasion and the 2009 Honduras coup—ranging from ambiguous to reluctant opposition. The survey can be viewed here. More…

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