How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics
by Terje Maloy
Posted April 5, 2019
It is one of the most important aspects of our media system – and yet hardly known to the public: most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news agencies based in New York, London and Paris.
The key role played by these agencies means that Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global news agencies as multipliers to spread their messages around the world.
A study of the Syria war coverage by nine leading European newspapers clearly illustrates these issues: 78% of all articles were based in whole or in part on agency reports, yet 0% on investigative research. Moreover, 82% of all opinion pieces and interviews were in favor of the US and NATO intervention, while propaganda was attributed exclusively to the opposite side. More…
The main stream media have been reduced to little more than government spokespeople parroting whatever the government tells them with little to no independent verification of facts.
Consider who benefits from a story that suddenly grabs attention across mutiple media outlets almost simultaneously. Why is this particular story being pushed and for what agenda?
Syria Accuses US Stole 40+ Tons of Its Gold
by Eric Zuesse
Posted April 4, 2019
The Syrian National News Agency headlined on February 26th, “Gold deal between United States and Daesh” (Daesh is ISIS) and reported that. Information from local sources said that US army helicopters have already transported the gold bullions under cover of darkness on Sunday [February 24th], before transporting them to the United States.
The US Government evidently thinks that the public are fools, idiots. America’s allies seem to be constantly amazed at how successful that approach turns out to be.
The US had done the same thing when it took over Ukraine by a brutal coup in February 2014: It grabbed the gold. More…
The United States has stolen gold from both Syria and Ukraine, and no one seems to know where the tons of gold Libya held before the US overthrow of that government has gone.
What sort of world are we creating where a nation uses “might is right” to overthrow sovereign governments and then steal their gold with total impunity? Since Venezuela is the richest nation in South America with its huge oil reserves, consider that US motives in its attempts at regime change may not be what the main stream media puppets are telling us.
When Are We Going to Tackle the For-Profit Monopolies Which Censored RussiaGate Skeptics?
by Charles Hugh Smith
Posted April 4, 2019
The RussiaGate Narrative has been revealed as a Big Con (a.k.a. Nothing-Burger), but what’s dangerously real is the censorship that’s being carried out by the for-profit monopolies Facebook and Google on behalf of the status quo’s Big Con.
This site got a taste of Facebook-Google-Big-Media’s Orwellian Authoritarian-Totalitarian censorship back in 2016 when a shadowy fake-news site called PropOrNot aggregated every major alt-media site that had published anything remotely skeptical of the coronation of Hillary Clinton as president and labeled us all shills for Russian propaganda.
Without any investigation of the perps running the site or their fake-news methodology, The Washington Post (Jeff Bezos’ plaything) saw fit to promote the fake-news on Page One as if it were journalistically legitimate. Why would a newspaper that supposedly values the integrity of its content run with such shameless fake-news propaganda? Because it fit the Post’s own political agenda and biases. More…
Corporations have become the gate keepers of what people hear and they control the narrative.
Why are the big media giants allowed to keep buying up and swallowing smaller outlets? Why are the anti-trust laws not being enforced? Should there be some sort of disincentive built into our system to keep corporations from becoming too big?
A Look Back at How Reforming Wall Street Failed So Miserably Under Obama
By Pam Martens
Posted April 3, 2019
Progressives have every right to harbor a seething contempt toward the Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party. Democrats controlled both houses of Congress in the last two years of George W. Bush’s presidency as Wall Street blew itself up and Congress passed the massive taxpayer bailout of the Wall Street mega banks. (Democrats held fewer than 50 seats in the Senate but they held operational majority since two Independents caucused with them.)
Notwithstanding the economic devastation being experienced at the time, the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation which was signed into law by Obama on July 21, 2010 was a vast document of fluff that failed miserably at reforming Wall Street. The legislation was supposed to rein in derivatives. It did not. It was supposed to eliminate the need for future taxpayer bailouts of the too-big-to-fail banks. It did not. It was supposed to prevent Wall Street investment banks from gambling with the Federally insured deposits they held under their roof. It did not. It was supposed to prevent rating agencies from taking payments from Wall Street banks and then handing out triple A ratings on toxic debt. It did not. More…
Both political parties have been totally captured by the big Wall Street banks and the banks have only become larger and larger, and their derivative holdings have increased siginificantly since the last crisis.
What will be the reaction of the people when the next financial crisis hits and the people find their funds being confiscated by bail ins, as has been outlined in the joint Bank of England/FDIC Joint Paper as seen in the video below?
How to Turn Peace of Mind Into a Habit
By Remez Sasson
Posted April 2, 2019
A state of peace of mind leads to better emotional and physical health, increased energy, stronger mental powers, improved memory, and a better ability to learn and study. It also helps you handle your daily affairs of life in a more efficient manner, eases stress, and enables you to act calmly and in a poised manner in difficult situations.
We live in a world where worries, strain and restlessness abound. You might think that there is nothing to do about it, and therefore, accept this situation as an inevitable evil, but you don’t have to. You can experience inner peace even under stressful conditions and circumstances, but it does not come instantly. It is developed gradually, through training. More…
Media Serve the Governors, Not the Governed
By Joe Lauria
Posted April 1, 2019
In his 1971 opinion in the Pentagon Papers case, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black wrote: “In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government.”
That’s what WikiLeaks and Julian Assange have been doing since 2006: censuring governments with governments’ own words pried from secrecy by WikiLeak’s sources—whistleblowers. In other words, WikiLeaks has been doing the job the U.S. constitution intended the press to do. More…
Our government uses the term “national security” to justify secrecy, surveillance of its citizens, overthrow of governments, and military incursions into sovereign nations. The main stream media has totally failed to live up to its role as a neutral reporter of facts.
With 6 transnational corporations now controlling the vast majority of all media outlets, do you believe that you are receiving unbiased, and full reporting of issues the government and corporations do not want you to know? Is it a coincidence that whistle blowers and outlets like WikiLeaks are being persecuted so harshly?
A Spiritual Teacher is running for President
by Marianne Williamson
Posted March 31, 2019
A principle of personal transformation is that you can’t bring light to the darkness; you have to bring darkness to the light. This means you can’t pretend certain things aren’t happening, when in fact they are. Only when we face our problems squarely in the eye will we be able to deal with them.
I am running for president because I believe America needs to have a deeply honest conversation with itself. There are many things happening that we need to look squarely in the eye.
We need to look at the hard human realties that lay beyond economic statistics. We need to look at the fact that 41 million people go to bed hungry every night in this, the richest country in the world. We need to look at the fact that scientists tell us we have 12 years left to make radical changes in order to stave off the worst consequences of the climate crisis. We need to look at the fact that millions of American children attend school each day in classrooms without adequate school supplies. We need to look at the fact that our government too often makes it easier for the very rich to get richer, yet harder for millions of people to even make it at all. We need to look at the fact that for every thousand dollars we spend preparing for war, we spend only a dollar on efforts to create peace. And the list goes on.
You will not see me distracting your attention from the problems we need to face, glossing over them, or pretending they’re not as bad as they are. This campaign gets real about our problems so we can get serious about solutions. But you will find me reminding you, as I remind you now, that we are going to deal with all of these problems… because we can. Within us all there is infinite wisdom, and our country has the capacity to rise to every challenge that confronts us. More…
The political system is corrupt and needs a total restructuring.
Perhaps it is time to think “out of the box” and look to elect candidates that are completely outside of the system and come from a background of honesty, compassion and spirituality? Perhaps it is time to explore what Marianne stands for by visiting her website to see if her message resonates with you?
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