Bulletin N° 1060
Directed by Joel Schumacher, written by Ebbe Roe Smith, and staring Michael Douglas
A middle-aged man dealing with both unemployment and divorce, William Foster (Michael Douglas) is having a bad day.
When his car breaks down on a Los Angeles highway, he leaves his vehicle and begins a trek across the city to attend his daughter's
birthday party. As he makes his way through the urban landscape, William's frustration and bitterness become more evident,
resulting in violent encounters with various people, including a vengeful gang and a dutiful veteran cop (Robert Duvall).
Subject: Corporate culture … tunnel vision … telescoping ‘the revolution’ from above.
September 29, 2022
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
It is widely held that our educational system is faulty and not designed to prepare us for a life in the future. We have been taught to look at the world as if through a rearview mirror and are unable to anticipate the turns ahead of us. Those who have not studied history, as Howard Zinn was fond of pointing out, “are living as if they were born yesterday.” They see no patterns of behavior which might instruct them about the present and future possibilities. The perception of context of missing, and consequently we have failed to learn how to mentally frame the events that engulf us each day. We are reduced to the state of an infant, crying to be taken care of until we have grown apathetic, resigned to a routine of frequent abuses. This state of mental alienation is all but ubiquitous – a human condition that Mark Ames has called, “our inner slave.”
We continue our presentation of Going Postal (2005), by Mark Ames.
After discussing the paucity of 19th-century slave revolts and describing several dozen instances of office shootings across the nation since Joseph Wesbecker’s infamous massacre of fellow postal workers in Louisville, Kentucky on September 14, 1989, the author recounts in the third part of this book the real cause of these rage killings, in a chapter titled “Ragenomics,” Section 5, “Let Them Eat Prozac” :
Why don’t they get new jobs if they’re unhappy – or go on Prozac?
--Susan Sheybani, Bush election campaign official, July 29, 2004
There is a socioeconomic context for these shooting sprees;
The rare murder is new. It appeared under Reagan, during his cultural economic revolution, and it expanded in his aftermath. Reaganomics has ruled America ever since. For all the Right’s hysterical attacks on Clinton as a left-winger, the fact is that it was Clinton who administered a lethal injection to the welfare system with his Orwellian-named Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. Under Clinton, Wall Street flourished with grater deregulation, globalization accelerated as never before, downsizings soared, and the anti-union, pro-shareholder corporate culture that Reagan launched went from being a radical experiment to a way of life. By the time George W. Bush took office, the cultural-economic transformation had become so deeply entrenched that what once would have been considered extreme and unacceptable was cheered and praised, even by those who suffered. The change was radical and traumatic, so much so that historians may look back at this time and wonder why there weren’t more murders and rebellions, just as it is shocking today to consider how few slave rebellions there were.
Rather than looking outside of the office world for an explanation for these shooting sprees – rather than blaming violent films, gun proliferation, the breakup of the family, the lack of God, or a fear-mongering media – why not consider the changes within America’s corporate culture itself? We avoid this topic in mainstream discourse, and there are powerful reasons for self-censorship: if the workplace is responsible, then that means every working American is potentially in peril, living in unbearable circumstances, yet too deluded, or too beaten-down, to recognize it.
Under Reagan, corporations transformed form providers of stability for employees and their families to fear-juiced stress engines. Reagan’s legacy to America and modern man is not the victory of the Cold War, where he simply got lucky; it is instead one of the most shocking wealth transfers in the history of the world, all under the propaganda diversion of ‘making America competitive’ and ‘unleashing the creative energies of the American worker.’ New corporate heroes like General Electric’s Jack Welch spoke of ‘unlimited juice’ to squeeze from his employees – and wring the rinds did he. While work became increasingly stressful and time consuming with fewer rewards for the majority, capital was sucked from the middle and lower classes of working America and deposited into the offshore accounts of the very highest layer of the executive and shareholder class. As the Economic Policy Institute reported, ‘What income growth there was over the 1979-1989 period was driven primarily by more work at lower wages.’
People’s memories are short and America’s propaganda is so powerful that most, even the greatest losers of this appropriation, have forgotten that a profound change occurred, which we now take for granted. We have been conditioned to react skeptically, even hostilely, to criticisms of our current corporate values, values which form the foundation of everyday life today. What’s more appalling is that huge numbers of those left behind in the wealth transfer genuflected to the new plutocratic class celebrating the most vicious of the uber-CEOs. This craven CEO-worshiping is still going on today – middle Americans drag themselves home after work in order to gather around the television and watch billionaire ass-hole Donald Trump deliver his ‘Your fired!’ line to some desperate, stressed-out Smithers-abee. Entertainment is no longer about joy or escape. It’s about reliving life at the office, even if you just left the office fifteen minutes ago. It is about fetishizing the stress. It’s as though the conditioning worked too well. This worship of the new plutocrats is reminiscent of medieval peasant adulation of the royalty that stomped on them. Indeed, serfdom is a good analogy considering the kind of neofeudal divisions that arose in the wake of Reaganomics.
. . .
The grim facts about the transformation of corporate America, and this massive wealth transfer’s effect on the American landscape, are undeniable. Exposing this used to be confined to the left-wing press, allowing the gullible, team-playing Middle Americans to safely dismiss what went on right before their eyes. Yet in the last few years, more mainstream books like White Collar Sweatshop, Nickel and Dimed, and Working Poor have, to one degree or another, attempted to reposition the centrist discourse.
One problem is that most left-wingers still reflectively focus their energies, and sympathies, on the plight of the industrial proletariat, a long-declining species in America. We all know how they got screwed under Reagan. We remember how the blue-collar unions were broken in the rust belt and beyond, and how the manufacturing industry was forced into a false choice between breaking its unions or shutting the plants down and shifting production overseas. In fact once given free reign under Reagan, corporations did both – they had their cake and ate it, first braking their unions and then shutting down their plants and moving them overseas to cheaper climes. Since 1980, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States has fallen by about 25 percent, to 14.4 million from 19.3 million, while the overall population has grown by 70 million in that same period. The government has also quite literally legislated grater poverty for its worst-off workers. According to the Census Bureau, in 1981, when Ronald Reagan took office, a worker’s annual earnings at minimum wage put him at 98.2 of the official poverty line; by the time Reagan left office in 1989, minimum wage brought that same worker’s annual salary to just 70.4 percent of the poverty line. The reason is simple: Reagan didn’t raise the minimum wage once during his term. In 1981, the minimum wage was $3.35, and in 1989, after the great wealth boom we’ve been led to believe benefited every living American, the minimum wage was –drum roll, maestro - $3.35! In the sixties, the minimum wage was raised seven times; in the seventies, it was raised six times. But over Reagan’s dead body would the poor get another red cent, and he even took a chuck of that red cent away. To put this into modern terms, 1981’s $3.35 would be worth $6.53 in 2001 dollars, while 1989’s $3.35 would be worth only $4.78. In real dollar terms, Reagan actually slashed the poorest American’s earnings by 27 percent, during the same period Wall Street and the plutocrats saw their earning soar by triple-digit percentages! With tax cuts thrown in as sweeteners! As of the summer of 2005, the minimum wage has not been raised for nine years, and Bush has been resisting the call because, you see, it would be ‘bad for business’.
All of this would not have been a big problem for a majority of the country. Middle-class Americans bought into the argument that what was bad for the working class was good for America (i.e., the middle class), under the false assumption that the same dark capitalist force that sucked the juice out of blue-collar Americans would never dare sink its fangs into the white-collar world.
But it did. And now a new and no-less-brutal dialectic has developed as the working class has declined one that divided increasingly desperate middle-class Americans from the increasingly fatter executive/shareholder class, which has been admiringly labeled by the obsequious American press the ‘mega-rich.’
. . .
Since President George W. Bush came to office, hourly wages actually declined in 2003, so the majority of workers lucky enough to have found new jobs actually get paid less than what they made in their previous jobs. According to a study by Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, the proportion of middle-income families who would be considered ‘house poor’ – who spend over 40 percent of their income on mortgage payments – has doubled since 1975.
By contrast, CEO compensation has skyrocketed. Between 1990 and 2000, CEO pay skyrocketed by 571 percent, while the average worker’s paycheck in the same period grew only 34 percent. Not only did their pay soar, but their pay relative to their average workers also widened dramatically, even recklessly. In 1978, CEOs earned just under 30 times their average worker’s pay; by 1995, that figure rose to 115 times, and by 2001, CEOs of large corporations earned 531 times their average worker’s salaries. One leading economist, Robert Frank, found that the top one percent captured 70 percent of all the earnings growth since the mid-1970s. The beneficiaries aren’t just the CEOs – they’re the shareholders, the real new feudal aristocracy. In just the period since Bush took office until the middle of 2004, for example, corporate profits grew 40 percent while real wages barely registered a 0.3 percent blip. And the Congressional Budget Office estimated last year  that more than half of all corporate profits go directly into the pockets of the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans.
‘We’re back to serfs and royalty in the Middle Ages,’ says Edward Lawler, professor of management at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
. . .
So while most middle-class Americans’ incomes fell and their workload turned into work-overload, executives hogged almost the entire windfall for themselves. All that was missing from this neo-feudal picture was the introduction of the tithe, and a lot of dung.
In 1999 alone, the average CEO’s pay soared 37 percent, led by Michael Eisner’s obscene $576 million compensation that year, while the average worker’s salary increased only 2.7 percent, leading John Cavanagh, director for the Institute for Policy Studies, to declare on the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ‘This year we almost fell out of our chairs . . . . The economy is doing well, but one group is benefiting enormously, another not at all – in a sense, the emergence of two Americas.’ The ‘we fell out of our chairs’ line is a testament to the success and power of America’s propaganda – this bifurcation had been going on for twenty years, yet it even shocked the very people whose lives were dedicated to studying it.
Another change was that compensation was no longer linked to performance and output. Instead, pay increase was decided upon according to what might be defined as a ‘class’ bias – the rich robbing the middle-class to make the rich into the mega-rich. So while workers may have worked more for less pay under the constant threat of being downsized, even those CEOs with the most disastrous track records were still able to rake in obscene remuneration packages and set themselves up for life.(pp.87-91)
We will follow Ames’ discussion in this book where he develops the problematic of “class collaboration” in the dire context of class warfare and “enslavement.”
The 21 + items below reflect the increasing number of discussions in Anglophone social media pointing to a growing democratic resistance to the established plutocracy which has waged war on humanity for the sake of their private profits. Together these open discussions represent a social movement that is appearing around the world in response to aggressive ruling-class propaganda in support of capitalist “globalization” and the toxic war economy that is threatening to reduce and eventually destroy the entire world, as we know it.
Francis McCollum Feeley
Professeur honoraire de l'Université
Ancien Directeur des Researches
Université de Paris-Nanterre
Director of The Center for the Advanced Study
of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego
“Proof Gmail Is Censoring Your Inbox, Make This 'Switch' Today"
by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Google isn't just censoring information via its search engine - while about 50% of our subscribers are using Gmail accounts, the delivery rate is HALF of email providers like this one. Switch today, before your opinions start being used against you.
What Was COVID-19?
by Emanuel Pastreich
“Bill Gates Lying”
by Armstrong Economics
FLASHBACK: How Bill Gates Monopolized Global Health (2020)
with James Corbett
Denis Rancourt Interview - Data Proves COVID-19 Is Actually An Illusion
by Ryan Cristián and Denis Rancourt
“The Road Ahead: Building a Worldwide Movement Against ‘Corona Tyranny’”
by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
How Billionaires Become Billionaires
by Prof. James Petras
America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country.
In this essay we will discuss the socio-economic roots of inequalities and the relation between the concentration of wealth and the downward mobility of the working and salaried classes.
Record excess deaths in Europe
with Dr. John Campbell
French cycling pro has stroke at 32; German footballer Boetius has testicular cancer (the 4th member of his team to get it just this season); Italian rapper Livio Cori felled by "mysterious illness"
Italian singer Blanco, 19, halts concert (due to chest pains), 8 "vaxxidents" in Germany, 6 more in Italy and 1 in Belgium also are among this week's "NON-fatals" throughout Europe
1.4 Million Adverse Events After COVID Vaccines Reported to VAERS, Canadian Woman Dies 7 Minutes After Bivalent Booster Shot
by Megan Redshaw
“47 Members of Congress Urge Pentagon to Revoke Military’s COVID Vaccine Mandate”
“The vaccine provides negligible benefit to the young, fit members of our Armed Forces, and the mandate’s imposition is clearly affecting the Department’s ability to sustain combat formations and recruit future talent,” the Congress members wrote in a Sept. 15 letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.+
Asked about a woman who died instantly after her "vaccination" in that very drug store, pharmacist replies, "We're not commenting on that"
Pharmacists all over the "democracies" today are like the lower SS men at Auschwitz, with "safe and effective" serving the same purpose as "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will make you free")
Child Health Defense TV – September 21, 2022
“Paul Offit Advises Against Boosters, Pfizer + Cancer Reports Revealed, The Death of Rich Farver — The Cell Tower Connection + More”
by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Dear Friends, Sorry to Announce a Genocide: Dr. Naomi Wolf on the Pfizer “Confidential Report”
by Naomi Wolf
“I’ve been silent for some weeks. Forgive me.
The truth is: I’ve been rendered almost speechless — or the literary equivalent of that — because recently I’ve had the unenviable task of trying to announce to the world that indeed, a genocide — or what I’ve called, clumsily but urgently, a “baby die-off” — is underway.
The WarRoom/DailyClout Pfizer Documents Research Volunteers, a group of 3000 highly credentialled doctors, RNs, biostatisticians, medical fraud investigators, lab clinicians and research scientists, have been turning out report after report, as you may know, to tell the world what is in the 55,000 internal Pfizer documents which the FDA had asked a court to keep under wraps for 75 years.
By court order, these documents were forcibly disclosed. And our experts are serving humanity by reading through these documents and explaining them in lay terms. You can find all of the Volunteers’ reports on DailyClout.io.
The lies revealed are stunning.”
Why did I invent the mRNA vax tech?
with Robert W Malone
The mRNA Platform Was Always The Plan, MSM's Whiplash COVID Narrative & Your Bioengineered Future
by Ryan Cristián
Biden Uses Executive Order To Institutionalize Eugenics, Transhumanism
by Patrick Wood
Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies as determined by the Secretary, shall submit a report assessing how to use biotechnology and biomanufacturing to achieve medical breakthroughs, reduce the overall burden of disease, and improve health outcomes.
So, are the societal goals to submit reports? Well, that is what it says except that the reports are directed toward “health, climate change and energy, food and agricultural innovation, resilient supply chains, and cross-cutting scientific advances.”
The real goal is in the introduction to the EO, and it should set your hair on fire:
We need to develop genetic engineering technologies and techniques to be able to write circuitry for cells and predictably program biology in the same way in which we write software and program computers; unlock the power of biological data, including through computing tools and artificial intelligence; and advance the science of scale-up production while reducing the obstacles for commercialization so that innovative technologies and products can reach markets faster.
On top of this, your taxpayer dollars are going to pay for your transmogrification because Federal investment is specified to flood into “key research and development areas of biotechnology and biomanufacturing.”
Do they know what those “key R&D areas” are? No. Section 3(v) ties the unknown goals to societal goals and commands the Director of the National Science Foundation to
“submit a report identifying high-priority fundamental and use-inspired basic research goals to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing and to address the societal goals identified in this section.”
Oh, and to address those recursive societal goals while you are at it.
Now, all this genetic modification has full government support, truckloads of taxpayer money but you might imagine that there are not enough highly trained workers capable of holding jobs in the biotechnology sector. No problem. Enter Section 7, Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Workforce. Section 7(a) states,
The United States Government shall expand training and education opportunities for all Americans in biotechnology and biomanufacturing.
Remembering that this EO is a “whole-of-government” initiative, it’s no surprise that,
To support this objective, within 200 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Education, the APDP, the Director of OSTP, and the Director of NSF shall produce and make publicly available a plan to coordinate and use relevant Federal education and training programs, while also recommending new efforts to promote multi-disciplinary education programs.
There is something for everyone here, including international entities. Section 12 orders the Department of State to engage “international partners” of all types to “enhance cooperation, including joint research projects and expert exchanges, on biotechnology R&D, especially in genomics and to “work to promote the open sharing of scientific data, including genetic sequence data.”
Presumably, this does not mean that the Wuhan Institute of Virology is now our legal partner, does it?
Now, for those who are a little skeptical about what I am suggesting here, let’s just rip the veil off in this closing observation:
The term “key R&D areas” includes fundamental R&D of emerging biotechnologies, including engineering biology; predictive engineering of complex biological systems, including the designing, building, testing, and modeling of entire living cells, cell components, or cellular systems; quantitative and theory-driven multi-disciplinary research to maximize convergence with other enabling technologies; and regulatory science, including the development of new information, criteria, tools, models, and approaches to inform and assist regulatory decision-making. These R&D priorities should be coupled with advances in predictive modeling, data analytics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, high-performance and other advanced computing systems, metrology and data-driven standards, and other non-life science enabling technologies. Section 13(i)
The term “life sciences” means all sciences that study or use living organisms, viruses, or their products, including all disciplines of biology and all applications of the biological sciences (including biotechnology, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and pharmaceutical and biomedical research and techniques), but excluding scientific studies associated with radioactive materials or toxic chemicals that are not of biological origin or synthetic analogues of toxins. Section 13(p)
In sum, Biden’s National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative is a complete capitulation of our government to Big Pharma, the biotechnology industry and the entire transhuman cabal that wants to create Humanity 2.0 by changing our genetic structure. Unfortunately, this is nothing more than a continuation and expansion of the eugenics movement from the 1930s and it should be recognized as such before tossing it back into the flames of hades where it belongs.
Read the entire Executive Order here.
“HUMAN 2.0”? A WAKE-UP CALL TO THE WORLD
with Dr. Carrie Madej
Reckless Bivalent Push & How The US Gov's Unaccountable Psychological Operations Define Your Reality
with Ryan Cristián
In memory of those who ‘died suddenly’ in the United States and worldwide, September 12-September 19
by Mark Crispin Miller
Doctors in Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Ireland, Germany (4, + a nurse), Denmark and Italy (4); drownings in France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, Italy (5) & Indonesia; & more
In memory of those who ‘died suddenly’ in the United States and worldwide, September 19-September 26
by Mark Crispin Miller
Musicians in the US, Canada, Mexico, Uruguay, Ireland, Holland, Greece & Italy; "vaxxidents" in the US, Mexico (8), Chile, Argentina, Holland, Germany (10), Italy (7), Russia & the Philippines; & more
Though ‘dying suddenly’ all over Germany—and even faced with freezing and starvation—those people STILL know how to follow orders!
by Mark Crispin Miller
Thus they are an inspiration to ‘good Germans’ everywhere, from London to Jakarta, Berkeley to Toronto, Tel Aviv to Rio de Janeiro, Melbourne to Beijing
Life Expectancy: The US and Cuba in the Time of Covid
by Don Fitz
The profitmaking health care system in the U.S. does not correlate with good outcomes. Socialist Cuba struggles under U.S. sanctions, yet it now outperforms the U.S. in life expectancy.
Recent data shows that between 2019 and 2021, life expectancy (LE) in the US plunged almost three years while for Cuba it edged up 0.2 years. Yet, in 1960, the year after its revolution, Cuba had a LE of 64.2 years, lower by 5.6 years than that in the US (69.8 years). As I document in Cuban Health Care , the island quickly caught up to the US and, from 1970 through 2016, the two countries were nip and tuck, with some years Cuba and other years the US, having a longer LE. But neither country was ever as much as one year of LE ahead of the other.
This continued through the beginning of Covid, which sharply changed the pattern. LE in the US suddenly dropped behind that in Cuba. Bernd Debusmann Jr.of BBC News wrote , LE in the US fell “to the lowest level seen since 1996. Government data showed LE at birth now stands at 76.1 compared to 79 in 2019. That is the steepest two-year decline in a century.” From 2019 to 2020 , “LE declined in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
How could a country with all the problems of Cuba, actually have LE almost three years greater than the US? There were enormous differences between the way the countries responded to Covid.
Human Biomass Now Reality, Bivalent Jab Outpaced By New Variants & Vaxed Red Cross Blood Donations
by Ryan Cristián
The Defender – September 26
Children’s Health Defense – News & Views
“CDC Has 4 Days to Release Data on COVID Vaccine Injuries Collected via V-safe App, Court Rules”
by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
US Launched 251 Military Interventions Since 1991, and 469 Since 1798
by Benjamin Norton
From NATO to AUKUS: The West Has Nukes Everywhere
by Binoy Kampmark
In Vienna, China’s permanent mission to the United Nations has been rather exercised of late. Members of the mission have been particularly irate with the International Atomic Energy Agency and its Director General, Rafael Grossi, who addressed the IAEA’s Board of Governors on September 12.
Grossi was building on a confidential report by the IAEA which had been circulated the previous week concerning the role of nuclear propulsion technology for submarines to be supplied to Australia under the AUKUS security pact.
When the AUKUS announcement was made in September last year, its significance shook security establishments in the Indo-Pacific. It was also no less remarkable, and troubling, for signalling the transfer of otherwise rationed nuclear technology to a third country. As was rightly observed at the time by Ian Stewart, executive director of the James Martin Center in Washington, such “cooperation may be used by non-nuclear states as more ammunition in support of a narrative that the weapons states lack good faith in their commitments to disarmament.”
Russia and NATO Tried to Wage War on the Cheap in Ukraine, But Could Now be Heading for Total War
by Patrick Cockburn
President Vladimir Putin has been trying to wage war on the cheap in Ukraine for seven months, with disastrous results for Russia. He is now ordering a partial military mobilisation that will take time to implement and may at best only create a stalemate between Russian and Ukrainian forces.
The successful Ukrainian offensive around Kharkiv has fuelled hopes in Kyiv and the West that Russia will lose the war comprehensively and Mr Putin will be overthrown by a putsch in Moscow. Both possibilities exist, but it is more likely that the war will go on and on without producing a victor, as has happened so often in recent military conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.
Ukraine: US Launches a Fascist Government, and World War Three?
2014; Arseniy Yatsenyuk (right), Nuland (centre) leader of the Neo-Nazi Svoboda party. Oleh Tyahnybok (right)
by Felicity Arbuthnot
On March 5, Ukraine’s Putsch “Prime Minister” Arseniy Yatsenyuk, arbitrarily sacked three senior Defence Ministry politicians, Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Oleynik, with Deputy Defense Ministers Vladimir Mozharovskiy and Arturo Francisco Babenko.
According to Itar-Tass (6th March 2014) they had drawn Yatsenyuk’s ire by expressing:
“sharp criticism over giving the Right Sector militants the status of regular military units.”
A contact of the publication stated that one of the three had also:
“told Yatsenyuk that actions of today’s Kiev authorities in overtures with radical nationalist organizations would destroy national unity” and that it was simply: “harmful to involve the state military agency in such dangerous games.” Their stand resulted in “management reshuffles” – in the country in which Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has stated that the US has invested $5 Billion: “in the development of democratic institutions and skills in promoting civil society and a good form of government.”(1)
Russia FM rejects Western accusations on Ukraine at Security Council:
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Watch "Referendum day, Peskov issues warning. Zelensky running out of road, what next?"
with Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris
US ‘Nuclear Primacy’ and ‘Blitzkrieg Nuclear War’: Russia Responds to America’s Plan to Win World War III
by Eric Zuesse
The U.S. Government no longer designs nuclear weapons to prevent World War III, but instead to win World War III.
Whereas both the Soviet Union and the United States used to design their strategy and weapons so as to prevent a Third World War so that neither side would win but both sides (and much of the world) would be destroyed as thousands of nuclear warheads would suddenly be exploding during a nuclear war which would be completed within around an hour or so, the U.S. Government has gradually shifted away from such a “M.A.D.” or “mutually assured destruction” meta-strategy, and been replacing it with the “Nuclear Primacy” U.S. meta-strategy, in which Russia will be totally destroyed but the U.S. will emerge afterward as being sufficiently strong so as to hold unchallengeable sway over the entire planet (which hegemony has been the actual goal of the U.S. Government ever since 25 July 1945).
On 3 May 2017, I headlined “America’s Top Scientists Confirm: U.S. Goal Now Is to Conquer Russia”, and linked to a report that had recently been issued by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, about “revolutionary new technologies that will vastly increase the targeting capability of the US ballistic missile arsenal.
This increase in capability is astonishing — boosting the overall killing power of existing US ballistic missile forces by a factor of roughly three — and it creates exactly what one would expect to see, if a nuclear-armed state were planning to have the capacity to fight and win a nuclear war by disarming enemies with a surprise first strike.”
I pointed out there that this new technology, called the “super-fuse”, was exactly in accord with the replacement of M.A.D. by Nuclear Primacy. After all, though the proponents of “Nuclear Primacy” didn’t say that this phrase related ONLY to America’s “Primacy” in a U.S.-v.-Russia nuclear war, the context always was clear that this was the intention, and that the phrase meant the exact opposite of (and strongly opposed) any conceivable nuclear “primacy” for Russia.
So, “Nuclear Primacy” — a phrase that was introduced in 2006 in the most prestigious scholarly journals, and subsequently adhered-to by all U.S. foreign policies though never explicitly stated (and never publicly advocated) by the U.S. Government — is, in actuality, the new U.S. meta-strategy, the one that now exists.
Other new U.S. military technologies also were discussed in that Bulletin of Atomic Scientists article: for example:
“Because of improvements in the killing power of US submarine-launched ballistic missiles, those submarines now patrol with more than three times the number of warheads needed to destroy the entire fleet of Russian land-based missiles in their silos.”
Of course, if this is true, then Russians were in a terrifying situation, at least as recently as 2017.
Russia’s response to this challenge had actually started even earlier, by no later than U.S. President Barack Obama’s having grabbed control over the Government of Ukraine in February 2014. (And in this video is shown that video’s full smoking gun of his coup, and here is the transcript and explanation of that crucial smoking gun.) Ukraine is the country that has the nearest foreign border to The Kremlin in Moscow — only 353 miles from Moscow, a mere five minutes of missile-flight-time, away, from the Ukrainian city of Sumy. Ukraine’s having the border with the closest proximity to Russia’s central command (The Kremlin) is the main reason why Obama grabbed it (in accord with his Nuclear-Primacy policies).
Compare that 353 miles to the 1,131 miles from Washington DC that Cuba is and that terrified JFK so much during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis as to have made him willing to launch nuclear war against the Soviet Union if Khrushchev wouldn’t remove the missile sites that the Soviet Union was attempting to build in Cuba. Cuba is over three times farther away from DC than Ukraine is from The Kremlin, and the missiles at that time were far slower than they are today, but when America’s NATO finally rejected, on 7 January 2022, Russia’s demand that Ukraine NEVER be allowed to join NATO, what alternative did Russia have left, other than to reverse Obama’s coup of Ukraine and to do it as soon as possible?
In preparation for Russia’s “Special Military Operation,” Russia has been introducing new weapons systems that are specifically designed to prevent “Nuclear Primacy.” Among the main ones is the Sarmat ICBM, which is vastly the world’s most terrifying weapon, because it will be virtually impossible to detect and track, carrying dozens of precision-targeted huge nuclear bombs, unstoppable by any existing technology, and having a range of 18,000 kilometers or over 11,000 miles, which would cover the entire U.S. empire.
Just a few Sarmats could destroy the entire U.S. empire, all of the U.S. and its vassal-nations (self-described as being ‘democracies’ and ‘independent nations’ — neither of which is true).
A Princeton University group of scholars has produced their estimate of how a WW III would proceed, which they label as “Plan A”, and their video-summary of it was posted to youtube on 6 September 2019. As-of now, it has had nearly 4 million views, and five thousand viewer-comments.
“Manipulating the Weather is Part of the Military Arsenal, It should be Part of the Climate Discussion”
by Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Elze van Hamelen
Despite the existence of an extensive literature on weather modification techniques for military purposes, the subject is considered taboo. “The U.S. military states in its documents that it can influence the weather, and both the UN and the EU were concerned about this issue,” explains Canadian emeritus professor Michel Chossudovsky in an interview with De Andere Krant.
“Weather modification techniques should at least be part of the discussion on climate change.” The 1977 UN ‘ENMOD’ convention, on the prohibition of applying weather modification techniques for military purposes, provides a starting point for this.
Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, is the author of thirteen books, including “The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order,” “Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War,” and “The Globalization of War, America’s Long War against Humanity. He is the founder of the Center for Research on Globalization, and editor-in-chief of the highly informative site www.globalresearch.ca. Over the years, he has published several articles that demonstrate, using documents from the US government, EU and UN, that the application of weather modification techniques is not an urban legend.
VIDEO: The Privatization of Nuclear War, Towards a World War III Scenario: Michel Chossudovsky
with James Corbett and Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Dangerous Crossroads: America’s Plan to Wage Nuclear War against Non-Nuclear States
by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Successive US administrations have contemplated the use of nuclear weapons directed against both nuclear as well as non-nuclear states.
This article focusses on nuclear war against “non-nuclear states”.
In 2001, The Pentagon under the presidency of George W. Bush had envisaged a new generation of bunker buster tactical nuclear weapons for use in the Middle East and Central Asia against “non-nuclear states”:
“Military officials and leaders of America’s nuclear weapon laboratories [had] urged the US to develop a new generation of precision low-yield nuclear weapons… which could be used in conventional conflicts with third-world nations.” (Federation of American Scientists, 2001, emphasis added)
Waging Nuclear War against Non-Nuclear States. “Top Secret Document”
As revealed by William Arkin in early 2002 prior to the release of the historic 2001 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) , later approved by the U.S. Congress:
“Point of No Return”
with Alex Christoforou, Alexander Mercouris, and Garland Nixon
Q & A: “Point of no return”
with Alex Christoforou, and Alexander Mercouris
Citizen’s Brain Is the Battlefield in 21st-century Warfare
by Elze van Hamelen
NATO has added to the traditional domains of warfare – land, sea, air, space and cyberspace – a new one: “the cognitive domain.” This is not just about imposing certain ideas or behaviors, as in traditional propaganda and psy-ops, but about modifying cognition – influencing the process by which we ourselves arrive at ideas, insights, beliefs, choices and behaviors. The target is not primarily an enemy army, but the citizen. Winning the war is no longer determined by moving a border on a map, but by ideological conversion of the target.
“Cognitive warfare is one of the most debated topics within Nato,” researcher François du Cluzel told a panel discussion on Oct. 5, 2021. He wrote a foundational paper “Cognitive Warfare” for the Nato-affiliated think tank Innovation Hub in 2020. Although cognitive warfare overlaps with information warfare, classical propaganda and psychological operations, du Cluzel points out that cognitive warfare goes much further. In information warfare, one “only” tries to control the supply of information. Psychological operations involve influencing perceptions, beliefs and behavior. The goal of cognitive warfare is “to turn everyone into a weapon,” and “the goal is not to attack what individuals think, but how they think.” Du Cluzel: “It is a war against our cognition – the way our brains process information and turn it into knowledge. It directly targets the brain”. Cognitive warfare is about “hacking the individual,” allowing the brain to be “programmed.”
To achieve this, almost every domain of knowledge imaginable is applied: psychology, linguistics, neurobiology, logic, sociology, anthropology, behavioral sciences, “and more.” “Social engineering always begins with an understanding of the environment and the target; the goal is to understand the psychology of the target population,” du Cluzel writes. The basis remains traditional propaganda and disinformation techniques, enhanced by current technology and advances in knowledge. “Behavior, meanwhile, can be predicted and calculated to such an extent,” according to du Cluzel, “that AI-driven behavioral science ‘behavioral economics’ should be classified as a hard science rather than soft science.”
Because almost everyone is active on the Internet and social media, individuals are no longer passive recipients of propaganda; with today’s technology, they actively participate in its creation and dissemination. Knowledge of how to manipulate these processes “is easily turned into a weapon.” Du Cluzel cites the Cambridge Analytica scandal as an example. Through voluntarily submitted personal data to Facebook, detailed individual psychological profiles had been created of a large population. Normally such information is used for personalized advertising, but in the case of Cambridge Analytica it was used to bombard doubting voters with personalized propaganda. Cognitive warfare “exploits the weaknesses of the human brain,” recognizing the importance of the role of emotions in driving cognition. Cyberpsychology, which seeks to understand the interaction between humans, machines and AI (artificial intelligence) will be increasingly important here.
Other promising technologies that could be used are neuroscience and technologies, or “NeuroS/T,” and “NBIC” – nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, cognitive science, “including developments in genetic engineering. NeuroS/T can be pharmacological agents, brain-machine couplings, as well as psychologically disturbing information. Influencing the nervous system with knowledge or technology can produce changes in memory, learning ability, sleep cycles, self-control, mood, self-perception, decisiveness, confidence and empathy, and fitness and vigor. Du Cluzel writes, “The potential of NeuroS/T’ to create insight and the capacity to influence cognition, emotions and behavior of individuals is of particular interest to security and intelligence agencies, and military and war initiatives.”
The Great Reset, Big Tech + ‘Woke’ Capitalism
with Dr. Michael Rectenwald
Ever wonder what words like totalitarianism, globalism, carbon allowance, deindustrialization, the Great Reset and stakeholder capitalism mean and the impact they have on our lives and futures? Join guest Dr. Michael Rectenwald in today’s “Good Morning CHD” as he defines and describes the implications of these concepts. Viewers, don’t miss this critical episode!
Ukrainian ‘Hit List’ Publishes Names and Addresses of Alleged ‘Russian Propagandists:’ Turns Out to be Based Not in Ukraine But in Langley VA Where CIA Headquarters Is Located
by Jeremy Kuzmarov
The fatwah list includes such “traitors” as writers Chris Hedges and Glenn Greenwald, political scientist John Mearsheimer, Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), former presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, conservative military analyst Edward Luttwak who was placed on the list for suggesting that referendums should be held in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions concerning their relations to Ukraine, and Henry Kissinger, who is worried about the prospects of a war between the U.S. and Russia.
What's the WEF Up to NOW? - Questions For Corbett
with James Corbett
UHC2030: The United Nations’ Global Public-Private Partnership For Healthcare
by IAIN DAVIS
In our continuing series exploring sustainable development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we turn our attention to SDG 3 which promises to “ensure healthy lives.” Once again, when we scrutinise this promise it is empty. Through the 2030 Agenda for Universal Health Coverage (UHC2030) it seems that debt-based neocolonialism and oppressive global governance by a global public-private partnership are the real goals.
COP27 to be Held in Egypt amid Global Challenges
by Abayomi Azikiwe
The Main Driver Behind Pakistan’s Floods Has a Familiar Name
by Juan Cole
"Green" Energy is a Scam. It Isn't MEANT to Work.
by James Corbett
When Green Turns Brown – And Nobody Notices
by Peter Koenig
Amidst the Biden Administration’s Forever-Wars Policy in Africa, BAP Launches a Month of Action Against AFRICOM (U.S. Africa Command)
The U.S. Instigates Conflict in the Horn of Africa
by Margaret Kimberley
Julian Assange's father, John Shipton, speaks out
with Chris Hedges
Clockwork Orange: The Intimately Related Impunities of Fascist Floridians Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis
by Paul Street
Impunity feeds on itself. The more a transgressor gets away with the more he feels emboldened to transgress again. And the more he transgresses without punishment the more others in the same mold feel free to transgress.
It Still Walks Free
Take the cases of the orange-hued fascist maniac and QAnon backer Donald “Take Down the Metal Detectors Cuz the Guys with AR-15s Don’t Want to Hurt Me” Trump and Florida’s mini-Trump governor Ron DeSantis.
A remotely functioning democracy would have jailed Trump for fraud and/or sexual assault years ago, long before he tried to subvert and cancel the 2020 presidential election and absconded to his private Florida estate with boxes of classified government documents.
After decades of epic transgression, the orange-hued ogre has yet to be indicted once. Far from rotting in a jail cell where he belongs, he’s the Republican Party’s intraparty kingmaker and 2024 presidential front-runner.
Three-fourths of the Trump his party’s base believes his preposterous Big Hitlerian Lie about the 2020 election. He has fraudulently raised tens of millions of dollars through this grand deception.
He has Republican election-deniers running for office in the coming general election in 27 states. This rogue roster includes people vying for state-level positions in charge of election supervision and certification, candidates ready to use those offices (governor, attorney general, secretary of state) to nullify statewide popular votes if necessary to ensure Trump’s victory in battleground states in 2024-25.
Trump has recently openly identified with the neo-Nazi QAnon cult and joined his fellow white supremacist Lindsey Graham in warning that prosecuting Trump would cause civil unrest. The claim is intended to send the following message to the Department of Justice and the Fulton County District Attorney: “Try to impose the rule of law on our Demented Dear Leader and our thugs will act to impose the rule of force on you!” That’s pretty damn…well, fascist.
A young and inexperienced right-wing (Federalist Society) District Court judge Trump and his party cynically installed after the 2020 election (Aileen Cannon) has just issued two preposterous orders that have thrown a significant monkey wrench into the federal investigation of his document theft crime(s). The Appeals Court to which the Department of Justice is appealing this openly ridiculous, partisan ruling is stocked with Trump appointees. So is the next and last judicial body up – the US Supreme Court. (See my update below)
The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales
by Ed Rampell
Abigail Disney, who proclaims that “Class traitors are my patron saint,” is probably the Magic Kingdom’s most disloyal royal. As the grandniece of Walt Disney and granddaughter of Roy Disney, Abigail was born into true show business royalty. But increasingly dismayed by the Walt Disney Company’s contemporary unfair business and labor practices, she became a dissenting heiress, who decided to speak out against inequality and injustice at Disneyland and beyond.
To do so, by 2006 Abigail parlayed her inheritance – in terms of both treasure and storytelling panache – into making films that stand up for the underdog. To do so Abigail co-created Level Forward and Fork Films, to make anti-racist, pro-gender equity, gun neutral, progressive pictures. The ensuing nonfiction and fiction productions have scored accolades, including co-winning Emmy Awards for 2012’s The Invisible War, about sexual abuse in the U.S. armed forces, and 2015’s The Armor of Light, about guns and abortion.
Class Warfare Grinds On
by Eve Ottenberg
The business of America is said to be business. But that is not the business of America’s tens of millions of workers. Their business is getting paid fairly and not working 100 hours per week. Their business is having an occasional day off and paid sick leave. Their business is getting treated decently on the job. And when these things don’t happen, the business of the many millions of blue collar and part-time workers is to strike. Lately they’ve done quite a bit of that.
Take Starbucks baristas. They’ve been organizing like mad for months, so much so that management decided to snarl their labor activism by withholding raises from union workers. Starbucks did so illegally, the National Labor Relations Board alleged. “More than 230 locations have voted to join the Starbucks Workers United union since late 2021,” according to the Washington Post August 25. Management struck back. It even fetched its former boss, billionaire Howard “Union Buster” Schultz out of retirement to become interim ceo and chief strategist for the company’s anti-labor counter-assault.
Schultz was the guy who memorably proclaimed back in April that his companies were being “assaulted” by unions. He thus let the management cat out of the bag: oligarchs regard unions as basically criminal enterprises, therefore justifying their scorched earth approach to labor. Fortunately, this view is wildly out of line with most Americans’ sentiments. According to Gallup on August 30, 71 percent of Americans approve of labor unions, the highest approval rate since 1965. Which just goes to prove my personal conviction that oligarchs are a peculiar, insular bunch, wrapped in their cocoons of excess riches and utterly out of touch with the wisdom and decency of most normal, ordinary people.
Starbucks denied the charges in the NLRB complaint: “We’ve been clear in that we are following NLRB rules when it comes to unilaterally giving benefits,” a company spokesman emailed the Post. Meanwhile the NLRB response delighted union activists, specifically “that a billionaire ceo must apologize to employees for abusing them and violating their rights as well as making them whole,” a lead organizer told the Post.
No question Schultz was caught red-handed. After all, back in May he announced pay raises only for non-union employees. That’s called union busting. Then in August, the raises went into effect. But what else would you expect from a fabulously rich oligarch like Schultz, notable for heading Hillary Clinton’s 2016 list to lead the labor department, if she attained the white house? Just more proof, if it was needed, that the Clintons’ base is the aristocracy and the extremely affluent financial sector – not us proles who traditionally voted Democratic, but now gravitate to third parties and in their absence may not vote at all.
The Labour Files
An investigation based on the largest leak of documents in British political history. The Labour Files examines thousands of internal documents, emails and social media messages to reveal how senior officials in one of the two parties of government in the UK ran a coup by stealth against the elected leader of the party. The program will show how officials set about silencing, excluding and expelling its own members in a ruthless campaign to destroy the chances of Jeremy Corbyn becoming Britain’s prime minister. Candidates for key political roles were blocked and constituency groups suspended as the party’s central office sought to control the elected leadership.
Cops tried to confiscate his phone without a warrant, things turned ugly when he refused
with Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
Exposing the Merchants of Death
by John Gilroy
The U.S. Corporate Elite Is Killing Democracy and the Planet: We Need a United Multicultural, Multiracial Working-Class Progressive Front Now!
by John Lawrence
PayPal Goes on Rampage Closing Out Accounts
by Jorgen Soby
Two Powerful Unions Have Come Together to Fight the Right’s Attack on Higher Ed
by Eleanor J. Bader
Chris Hedges: Strike! Strike! Strike!
by Chris Hedge
What Do Americans Care About? Not a Cold War With Russia and China
by Katrina vanden Heuvel
Americans' top security concerns include safety at home and protecting jobs.
CovertAction Bulletin: Whistleblower Exposes Apple’s Toxic Waste Cover-up, Secret Police Intimidation & Government Ties
by Rachel Hu and Chris Garaffa
News from Underground by Mark Crispin Miller
“Anti-EU protests sweeping Europe and Africa! (Can they blame Russia for this, too?)”
by Mark Crispin Miller
And another question: Will “’he left’ also call those protestors “fascists,” as they’ve done with the Canadian truckers, and, lately, the Italian people? Are all those Ugandan demonstrators also “white supremacists”?
That may seem like a stretch; but “woke” will find a way! Not that it matters, as (what now calls itself) “the left” has brought new meaning to the word irrelevance.
(While marveling at all that righteous protest, let’s stay mindful of the ever-present possibility that They will change the subject by starting World War III—unless that’s now too dangerous for Them.)
Celia Farber takes us on a global tour of those new hot stops:
Multipolar World Order – Part 1
Colombian President Calls for an End to the War on Drugs in Historic UN Address
Ed Curtin on Perspective with Jesse Zurawell
with Jesse Zurawell and Ed Curtin
Don Quixote…de la Left!
by Jordan Henderson
CHD-TV – September 24, 2022
Children’s Health Defense – Live, Video, Audio
POLITICO Pushes for WHO Power Grab
by Robert Malone
Looking behind propaganda headlines to find motive and purpose
30th PAN AMERICAN SANITARY CONFERENCE: WHO Pandemic Treaty + More: Sept 26 — 30
The Conference is the supreme governing authority of the Organization and meets every five years to determine its general policies.
Deafening Silences: propaganda through censorship, smearing and coercion
by Dr. Piers Robinson
Who Controls the News Controls the World
with James Corbett
Brainwashed for War With Russia
by Ray McGovern
‘An Informed Life Radio’: Real Stories, Real Healing, Real Hope
with Bernadette Pajer
Without Culture, Freedom Is Impossible
by Vijay Prashad
Dr. Naomi Wolf and the Big Tech/Government Censorship Machine
with Dr. Naomi Wolf and Kristina Borjesson
Shell’s $6 Billion ‘Cracker’ Plant Part of ‘Ponzi Scheme for Natural Gas,’ Critic Says
by Paul K. Haeder
Supporters of Shell’s Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex allege it will revive the region’s economy, but critics say it will pollute the environment and harm human health — especially children’s health.
Bill Gates’ ‘Magic Seeds’ Won’t Solve World Hunger But ‘Create Ecological Disaster’
by Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D.
Dr. Mercola's Censored Library (Private Membership)
“Health Officials Admit Bill Gates Runs the World
In a report published in Politico, US and European officials and global health specialists admitted that Bill Gates is running the global COVID response.”
by Dr. Joseph Mercola
How the U.S. Supreme Court Unleashed a Corporate Criminal Takeover of This Country |
by Thom Hartmann
The Cult of Positive Thinking
by Sonali Kolhatkar
DOJ Admits It Has No Idea How Many People Die in Law Enforcement Custody
by Ethan Corey
Thousands of deaths in jails, prisons, and police custody have gone uncounted in recent years. Now the DOJ is calling for changes to federal law.
It Doesn’t Trickle Down
by Kate Pickett
It is a feeling of outrage, with a strong sense of déjà-vu. From the vantage point in the United Kingdom — where inequality and social injustice are in particularly sharp focus — we’re on the brink of yet another social and economic crisis. Even more so than in the rest of Europe, energy prices, and the cost of living are rocketing.
But what is happening at the top? What are our leaders doing? Why are some people, yet again, making eye-watering financial gains while others face destitution and a real fear of being cold and hungry this winter?
The image springs to mind of Nero fiddling while Rome burns — a depraved, corrupt, and wildly unpopular emperor, blithely playing music while the populace suffers and failing through inertia to provide any leadership in a crisis. On a wider canvas, it encapsulates the inadequacies of so many political leaders over recent years, from the global financial crisis to the pandemic, in the face of the climate emergency and now the spiralling cost of living.
Biden Issues Executive Order to Begin Transhuman Nightmare
with James Corbett
The Pentagon Is Waging War on Planet Earth
by Stan Cox
What does it mean, in climate terms, for the U.S., no matter the administration, to pour ever more taxpayer dollars into the Pentagon and the rest of the national security state?
Military Whistleblower Challenges Pentagon’s Warrantless Purchase of Internet Data
by Kevin Gosztola
Suppress, Silence, Skew and Censor
by Robert Malone, MD
Propaganda, skewed study results and psyops, what could go wrong?
Kim Iversen: WEF Is Marching Us Toward a Life of Passive Obedience
by Kim Iversen
Political commentator Kim Iversen, on a recent episode of “The Kim Iversen Show,” dissected “Welcome To 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Better,” an article written in 2016 by World Economic Forum contributor Ida Auken.
by Joshua Frank
Kiev’s Foiled Attack Against a Russia-Turkey Pipeline
by Andrew Korybko
Mark Ames on Ukraine
with Katie Halper and Mark Ames
The Chris Hedges Report: Ukraine and the crisis of media censorship
with Chris Hedges
A Push for Peace in Ukraine
by Marcy Winograd
On Sunday, U.S. President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin “Dont, Don’t, Don’t” use nuclear weapons in retaliation for battlefield losses in Ukraine.
While Putin dismissed Biden’s worries as unfounded, the specter of nuclear Armageddon drove U.S. anti-war activists last week to the streets in a September Week of Action organized by the Peace in Ukraine Coalition.
Demanding a “Ceasefire now!” activists hosted anti-war events in D.C., San Francisco, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Madison, Boston, Rockville, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Pedro, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
The Peace in Ukraine Coalition — CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace, Democratic Socialists of America, Massachusetts Peace Action, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-U.S. and other organizations — mobilized for negotiations, not escalation in what CODEPINK describes as a proxy war threatening a direct war between the two most heavily armed nuclear nations, the United States and Russia.
With Biden asking Congress for another $13.7 billion for Ukraine, $7.2 billion for weapons and military training, activists delivered letters to their House and U.S. Senate representatives, some letters simply urging a ceasefire, others pushing for a no vote on the next weapons request folded into a $47 billion Covid relief bill.
That bill, called a continuing resolution, must be voted on in one form or another by Sept. 30 to avoid a federal government shutdown.
If the resolution passes with Biden’s request, military analysts say it would bring this year’s total for Ukraine to $67 billion. The amount allotted for weapons, military training and intelligence could surpass $40 billion, four times the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency during an existential climate crisis of wildfires, droughts, storms and rising sea levels.
Text of Putin’s Speech on Ukraine
by Vladimir Putin
The topic of my speech is the situation in the Donbass and the course of a special military operation to liberate it from the neo-Nazi regime that seized power in Ukraine in 2014 as a result of an armed coup.
Today I appeal to you, to all citizens of our country, to people of different generations, ages and nationalities, to the people of our great Motherland, to all who are united by great historical Russia, to the soldiers and officers, volunteers who are now fighting on the front lines, are on the combat post, to our brothers and sisters – residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, and other areas liberated from the neo-Nazi regime.
It will be about the necessary, urgent steps to protect the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Russia, about supporting the desire and will of our compatriots to determine their own future and about the aggressive policy of part of the Western elites, who are striving with all their might to maintain their dominance, and for this they are trying to block, to suppress any sovereign independent centers of development in order to continue to crudely impose their will on other countries and peoples, to plant their pseudo-values.
The purpose of this West is to weaken, divide and ultimately destroy our country. They are already directly saying that in 1991 they were able to split the Soviet Union, and now the time has come for Russia itself, that it should disintegrate into many mortally hostile regions and regions.
And they have been planning such plans for a long time. They encouraged gangs of international terrorists in the Caucasus, promoted the offensive infrastructure of NATO close to our borders. They made total Russophobia their weapon, including for decades they purposefully cultivated hatred for Russia, primarily in Ukraine, for which they were preparing the fate of an anti-Russian foothold, and the Ukrainian people themselves were turned into cannon fodder and pushed to war with our country, unleashing it, this war , back in 2014, using the armed forces against the civilian population, organizing genocide, blockade, terror against people who refused to recognize the power that arose in Ukraine as a result of a coup.
And after the current Kyiv regime actually publicly refused a peaceful solution to the problem of Donbass and, moreover, announced its claims to nuclear weapons, it became absolutely clear that a new, yet another, as it had happened twice before, large-scale attack on the Donbass was inevitable. And then, just as inevitably, an attack on the Russian Crimea would follow – on Russia.
In this regard, the decision on a pre-emptive military operation was absolutely necessary and the only possible one. Its main goals – the liberation of the entire territory of Donbass – have been and remain unchanged.
WATCH: Lavrov Clashes With Western Foreign Ministers, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s response
At a contentious debate at the U.N. Security Council Thursday, Russian FM Sergei Lavrov pointedly gave Russia’s little-heard point of view in the West, and Western foreign ministers responded harshly.
Russia Vows 'Full Protection' For Any Annexed Territory As Nuclear Threat Grows
by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times
How the War Changed Overnight
by Joe Lauria
From Russia’s perspective, the war in Ukraine until now has been a “special military operation” intended to defend the self-declared independent republics of Luhansk and Donetsk.
For eight years Moscow had rebuffed entreaties from Donbass to recognize those republics. Now Russia is prepared to absorb them as part of the Russian Federation itself, along with the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.
On Wednesday in Moscow President Vladimir Putin announced that referenda to decide whether to join Russia would be held in those four places from this Friday until next Wednesday. After that, the Russian Duma must decide whether to accept the results and formally annex those territories into Russia.
All that is expected to happen, and once it does the game on the battlefield will change dramatically. From Russia’s point of view, it will no longer be assisting the militia of independent republics with Russian regular units against attacks by Ukraine. It will now be defending Russian territory, against attacks by Ukraine. [The Russian Ministry of Defense said it was mobilizing 300,000 reservists and other soldiers with combat experience.]
Putin did not threaten offensive nuclear war as his remarks in the West are being spun, but warned Russia would defend its own territory with nuclear weapons if necessary. It isn’t known what level of Ukrainian attack against what Russia would now consider its own territory would be needed to bring about such a response.
But the nuclear warning will surely have Pentagon planners for Ukrainian troops thinking twice about whether to launch major offensives to recapture Ukrainian territory from Russia.
Russia Prepares Knock Out, Ukraine Stalls; Rumours, Saudi Deal Giving Donbass, Kherson to Russia
with Alexander Mercouris
“In the Terrain of Word War III”
by Patrick Lawrence
Noam Chomsky: "The War in Ukraine Has Entered a New Phase”
by C.J. Polychroniou,
“Reaping the Whirlwind”
by Scott Ritter
Putin’s order to begin partial mobilization of Russian military forces continues a confrontation between Russia and a U.S.-led coalition of Western nations that began at the end of the Cold War.
Conditioned for War with Russia
by Ray McGovern
Thanks to Establishment media, the sorcerer apprentices advising President Joe Biden — I refer to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Advisor Jacob Sullivan and China specialist Kurt Campbell – will have no trouble rallying Americans for the widest war in 77 years, starting in Ukraine, and maybe spreading to China. And, shockingly, under false pretenses.
Most Americans are oblivious to the reality that Western media are owned and operated by the same corporations that make massive profits by helping to stoke small wars and then peddling the necessary weapons.
Corporate leaders and Ivy-mantled elites, educated to believe in U.S. “exceptionalism,” find the lucre and the luster too lucrative to be able to think straight. They deceive themselves into thinking that (a) the U.S. cannot lose a war; (b) escalation can be calibrated and wider war can be limited to Europe; and (c) China can be expected to just sit on the sidelines. The attitude, consciously or unconsciously, “Not to worry. And, in any case, the lucre and luster are worth the risk.”
The media also know they can always trot out died-in-the-wool Russophobes to “explain,” for example, why the Russians are “almost genetically driven” to do evil (James Clapper, former national intelligence director and now hired savant on CNN); or Fiona Hill (former national intelligence officer for Russia), who insists “Putin wants to evict the United States from Europe … As he might put it: “Goodbye, America. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”
Absent a miraculous appearance of clearer heads with a less benighted attitude toward the core interests of Russia in Ukraine, and China in Taiwan, historians who survive to record the war now on our doorstep will describe it as the result of hubris and stupidity run amok. Objective historians may even note that one of their colleagues – Professor John Mearsheimer – got it right from the start, when he explained in the autumn 2014 issue of Foreign Affairs “Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault.”
Appointment in Samarkand
by Patrick Lawrence
Western coverage of last week’s summit in Uzbekistan brings us face-to-face with the extent to which Americans are not supposed to see the world turning.
Defensive West Smears Samarkand Summit
by Joe Lauria
At its peril, the West continues to dismiss a movement of most of the world seeking to break free of U.S. global domination which has dramatically accelerated since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
While Western media pushes the line that the whole world is standing with Ukraine and against Russia, the reality is quite different. In fact most of the world has not joined in the Western sanctions against Moscow. The result has been the emergence of an economic, financial and commercial system that is increasingly able to exist without the West.
The Shanghai Cooperation Council (SCO)’s summit in the Uzbek capital of Samarkand last Thursday and Friday was a world historical event for the forces creating this separate world representing the majority of humanity.
Major economic deals were concluded and Beijing and Moscow further strengthened their budding alliance. In what should be a worrying sign for Washington, many of its Middle East allies, which have also rejected U.S. pressure to sanction Russia, have applied to join the SCO.
Covert Pro-Western Info Op
by Peter Cronau
A covert online propaganda operation said to be the world’s largest promoting “pro-Western narratives” has been found to be operating primarily out of the United States, targeting Russia, China and Iran.
“We believe this activity represents the most extensive case of covert pro-Western IO [Information Operation] on social media to be reviewed and analysed by open-source researchers to date,” say the researchers from Stanford University and internet research firm, Graphika.
The researchers found most of the Information Operation “likely originated in the United States.” From there it ran a massive, interconnected web of automated “bot” accounts on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.
The covert operation to influence online audiences has been using “deceptive tactics to promote pro-Western narratives,” while “opposing countries including Russia, China and Iran.”
“The accounts heavily criticized Russia in particular for the deaths of innocent civilians and other atrocities its soldiers committed in pursuit of the Kremlin’s ‘imperial ambitions’ following its invasion of Ukraine in February this year,” the report says.
Declassified Australia is publishing here a detailed analysis of the remarkable report by Stanford University’s Internet Observatory (SIO) and network analysis firm Graphika, released on Aug. 24.
This report is all the more surprising because SIO and Graphika have deep connections to the U.S. national security state and to information campaigns against U.S.-designated enemies Russia, China and Iran.
SIO’s director, Alex Stamos, for example, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institute and on the advisory board of NATO’s Collective Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. He was chief security officer at Facebook where he led the company’s investigation into alleged Russian manipulation of the 2016 U.S. election.
Graphika’s director of investigations, Ben Nimmo, is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, was a consultant to the U.K.’s Integrity Initiative propaganda unit, previously worked as press officer for NATO and is now intelligence chief at Meta (which owns Facebook and Instagram). There he produced a report that attempted to link Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to a Russian influence operation prior to the 2019 U.K. general election.
Ironically titled “Unheard Voice: Evaluating five years of pro-Western covert influence operations,” the report has been studiously ignored by almost all in the Western establishment media since its release last month. Despite the scale and targeting of the propaganda operation, the spectacular revelations have received only scant attention like this slight mention in The Sydney Morning Herald.
John Pilger’s 2014 Warning About Ukraine
Glen Ford's Ukrainian Crystal Ball
with Glen Ford
Ukrainian Army War Crimes Include Shelling of Ambulences, Firetrucks, and Rescue Workers in the Donbass Republics—Similar to Israelis and U.S. Backed Terrorists in Syria
by Eva Bartlet
Inside Putin’s Mobilization
by Eric Draitser
US-NATO Intent to Damage Russia-China Relations?
by Uriel Araujo
China’s Position Regarding Ukraine: A ‘Challenge’ to the US-NATO Alliance?
by Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman
Zelensky quietly deletes photo of his bodyguard’s pro-Hitler patch
by Alexander Rubinstein
Zelensky and NATO plan to transform post-war Ukraine into ‘a big Israel’
by Alexander Rubinstein
The NATO-backed Atlantic Council has proposed apartheid Israel as a blueprint for a hyper-militarized Ukraine. The paper was authored by Obama’s former ambassador to Tel Aviv, now an Israeli spy-tech consultant.
Just forty days after Russia’s military campaign began inside Ukraine, Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky told reporters that in the future, his country would be like “a big Israel.” The following day, one of Israel’s top promoters in the Democratic Party published an op-ed in NATO’s official think tank exploring how that could be executed.
Zelensky made his prediction while speaking to reporters on April 5, rejecting the idea that Kiev would remain neutral in future conflicts between NATO, the European Union, and Russia. According to Zelensky, his country would never be like Switzerland (which coincidentally abandoned its Napoleon-era tradition of nonalignment by sanctioning Russia in response to its February invasion).
“We cannot talk about ‘Switzerland of the future,’” the president informed reporters. “But we will definitely become a ‘big Israel’ with its own face.”
For those wondering what a “big Israel” would actually look like, Zelensky quickly elaborated on his disturbing prophecy.
“We will not be surprised that we will have representatives of the Armed Forces or the National Guard in all institutions, supermarkets, cinemas — there will be people with weapons,” Ukraine’s president said, predicting a bleak existence for his citizens. “I am sure that our security issue will be number one in the next ten years.”
Though the web post was based on comments Zelensky made to reporters, the president’s office mysteriously excised a section of his remarks in which he declared a future Ukraine would not be “absolutely liberal, European.” Instead, along with his vision for a heavily militarized Ukraine, the post emphasized Zelensky’s readiness to join NATO “already tomorrow.”
For NATO’s power brokers, however, Zelensky’s intimated willingness to join the military alliance was perhaps the least remarkable aspect of his statement. Instead, within 48 hours of his comments, the Atlantic Council – NATO’s semi-official think tank in Washington – published a “road map” exploring how to transform Ukraine into “a big Israel.”
The Israel Files: Wikileaks Docs Show Top Hollywood Producers Working with Israel to Defend its War Crimes
by Alan MacLeod
Marvel Heads Revealed to be Closely Connected to Israeli Intelligence
by Jessica Buxbaum
Despite What Media Claim, New IDF Chief of Staff is a Particularly Gruesome War Criminal
by Miko Peled
Defending Palestinian Civil Society. Understanding Canada's Role
with Michael Welch, Michael Lynk, and Bianca Mugyenyi
A talk hosted by Canadian Foreign Policy Institute.
Laith Marouf and the Struggle to Defend Palestine
with Margaret Kimberley and Laith Marouf
Europe's First Cold Snap Begins This Week Amid Worsening Energy Crisis
by Tyler Durden
Europe is plagued with an energy crisis, and the cold season is coming ahead of schedule.
The stability of the EU's natural gas reserves now depends on a mild winter. But new weather forecasts for next week indicate that "Arctic chill will blow across western Europe through next week will be the first test of how willing people are to delay switching on the heating in a bid to save energy and ease household budgets," according to Bloomberg.
Forecaster Maxar WeatherDesk said temperatures in London would sink 5 degrees Celsius below average, falling as low as 6.5 degrees Celsius overnight on Sept. 27. In Frankfurt, Germany, temperatures will fall 3.5 degrees Celsius below normal levels on the 28th, while France and Spain will see temperatures 3-4 degrees lower than the seasonal norm.
"It will turn even colder early next week as a plunge of Arctic air surges southwards, and a strong northerly wind will accentuate the chilly feel," according to the UK's Met Office.
How an obscure intelligence-linked party fixed a second Brexit referendum and torpedoed Corbyn
by Kit Klarenberg
The pro-EU Renew party emerged from out of nowhere at the height of “Corbynmania,” pushing for a second Brexit referendum that led to the Labour leader’s demise. The intelligence backgrounds of Renew’s founders were kept under wraps – until now.
When Britain’s little-remembered Renew Party officially launched in the heart of Westminster in February of 2018, its founders addressed a room of mostly empty chairs. The party’s youthful and little-known co-founder, Chris Coghlan, announced a bold pro-EU agenda centered on forcing a second Brexit referendum.
Founded in the midst of a surge in popular support for the Labour Party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, Renew arrived on the electoral scene at a time when the British establishment feared a genuine left-wing takeover of 10 Downing Street. While its launch initially attracted mockery from the press, with The Sunday Times describing it as a “damp squib,” Renew eventually played a decisive but hitherto unacknowledged role in Corbyn’s downfall.
During the 2017 General Election, Corbyn won significant support on a manifesto endorsing Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. But by 2019, a not insignificant component of the party’s platform was convening a second referendum on London’s EU membership, which set him and the party he led up for a historic defeat.
His reversal was at odds with the electorate’s majority will, and a great many of Labour’s working class supporters. As such, in December 2019, Britons elected effusively pro-Brexit former mayor of London, Boris Johnson, while Labour suffered its most crushing defeat since 1935. Corbyn resigned as party chief the very next day.
While Corbyn’s support for a Brexit do-over during the 2019 General Election is typically viewed as a well-meaning but dangerously misguided political miscalculation, a closer look at the origins of the campaign for a second referendum reveals a far more sinister plot.
Indeed, calls for a second referendum did not originate from the British grassroots, but rather from the obscure Renew. As this investigation will reveal, Renew was established by operatives with deep, cohering ties to Britain’s military and intelligence establishment, including a long-standing psychological warfare specialist.
Elizabeth II: Faithful Representative of Slavery, Genocide and British Imperialism
by Richard S. Dunn
How Covert British Information Wars Target Russia, Threatening Civilians and Journalists
by Kit Klarenberg
In late July, a shocking interview with a captured Azov Battalion fighter began circulating online.
In the clip, the prisoner-of-war claimed that Oleksiy Arestovych, once a key advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, had, prior to the war, ordered his Neo-Nazi regiment (among other military units) to carry out and film “brutal murders” of captured Russian soldiers in service of an “information campaign.”
The purpose of this effort, the Azov fighter claimed, was to transmit the grisly footage to Russia in order to stoke anti-war sentiment among the population, and thus protests and upheaval.
Incendiary confessions and allegations emanating from prisoners-of-war should always be treated with intense skepticism. The likelihood they will be made under significant duress, and/or result from extensive coaching, is invariably high. Nonetheless, there are sound reasons not to reflexively discount the nameless combatant’s testimony.
While you would barely know it from Western media reporting, countless Russian soldiers have been tortured and killed in the most savage ways imaginable post-capture, each and every horrifying incident representing a grave war crime. There are numerous reports of prisoners being burnt with blowtorches and/or having their eyes gouged out before execution, and even those kept alive are frequently shot in their kneecaps to cripple them for life. Accompanying clips are voluminous, and have traveled widely.
As such, questions can only abound over whether this is a matter of dedicated strategy for Kiev, rather than the isolated, vengeful actions of individual soldiers or units, particularly given numerous officials have made dire public threats about the fate that awaits Russians should they participate in the war. For example, a senior battlefield doctor told Ukrainian state media in late March he had ordered his staff to castrate captives, as they were “cockroaches”.
Arestovych has also over the years made numerous deeply concerning comments endorsing ISIS, in particular the terror group’s “cruelty for show,” which he believes to be a “wise strategy.”
“They are acting very correctly…Those methods, the world needs them, even though this means terrorism, medieval levels of cruelty, burning people alive, shooting them or cutting off their heads. This is absolutely the way of the future,” he said in one TV interview.
Even more compellingly, leaked documents reviewed by MintPress show covert plans to “achieve influence” with Russians and turn them against the war and their government have been drawn up by a shadowy British intelligence contractor, led by an individual intimately tied to a previous clandestine effort aimed at achieving the same end, using atrocity propaganda from the Syrian crisis, in which Ukraine was also central.
As we shall see, there is no reason to believe this effort will be anything but counterproductive, and in the process put the liberty if not lives of Russians at significant risk, while emboldening the Kremlin significantly, and furthering its informational objectives.
How Western Intelligence Agents Trafficked Teens into ISIS’ Hands, with Sally Letts
News from Underground by Mark Crispin Miller
Here's how the New York Times reported Mussolini's rise to power 100 years ago
The Times is HORRIFIED by Giorgia Meloni's victory, screaming that it harks back to the swift ascent of Mussolini—which, back then, THRILLED the New York Times
Here’s how the Times (along with all the rest of “our free press”) has framed the news from Italy—in a story using the words “fascism” or “fascist” 27 times:
Giorgia Meloni Wins Voting in Italy, in Breakthrough for Europe’s Hard Right
September 25, 2022
ROME — Italy turned a page of European history on Sunday by electing a hard-right coalition led by Giorgia Meloni, whose long record of bashing the European Union, international bankers and migrants has sown concern about the nation’s reliability in the Western alliance.
Results released early Monday showed that Ms. Meloni, the leader of the nationalist Brothers of Italy, a party descended from the remnants of fascism, had led a right-wing coalition to a majority in Parliament, defeating a fractured left and a resurgent anti-establishment movement.
It will still be weeks before the new Italian Parliament is seated and a new government is formed, leaving plenty of time for political machinations and horse trading in a coalition with major differences. But Ms. Meloni’s strong showing, with about 26 percent of the vote, the highest of any single party, makes her the prohibitive favorite to become the country’s first female prime minister.
While she is a strong supporter of Ukraine, her coalition partners deeply admire Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, and have criticized sanctions against Russia.
Here’s how the Times reported Mussolini’s victory 100 years ago:
MUSSOLINI, HOPE OF YOUTH, ITALY'S 'MAN OF TOMORROW'
- HARD WORK HIS CREED -
Scholar and Editor, Self Taught, Is Premier at Thirty-Eight
ONCE A SOCIALIST LEADER
Spectre of a Bolshevik Government Led Him to Organize Fascisti and Upset Cabinet.
By Alice Rohe
November 5, 1922
EVERYTHING is possible in Italy. The speaker was Benite [sic] Mussolini, the new Italian Premier; the place was Rome; the time— just the other day. Since then his words have become reality. He has been swept into the seats of the mighty on that overpowering wave of Fascismo. Just as Fascismo is a political phenomenon without parallel in history, so is Mussolini a leader without precedent. He is the political phenomenon of modern Italy, risen like a flame from the ashes of her cumbersome, confusing, parasite-covered bureaucratic régime.
To interview Benito Mussolini is not only to interview Italy’s “Man of the Hour,” but Italy’s “Man of Tomorrow.” He is that person, to the lack of whom Italy has long attributed her political misfortune—a strong man.
Mussolini has brought into the Italian situation that which it has lacked, and his achievements are proof of which discipline and organization, guided by an indomitable will, personal fearlessness, profound learning, straight thinking, [and] direct action can do.
For the full half-page article, including an adulatory photo of Il Duce:
Italian Election and COVID - Update
by Robert W Malone MD, MS
Ground truth and Archbishop Vigano's analysis
Meloni wins. Italy must prepare to take on Ursula and EU
with Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris
Meloni's Right-Wing Alliance Wins Clear Majority In Italian Elections
First Sweden, now Italy.
Europe's unelected authoritarian ruler, Ursula von der Leyen, is not going to be happy: according to early exit polls out of Italy's national election, the right-wing bloc of Giorgia Meloni - which the ultra-left wing press just can't stop comparing to Mussolini - is set for a historic, if largely expected, victory and a clear majority (if, however, not a super-majority) which will propel Meloni to the top of the Italian government as the country's next prime minister, ushering in a historic right-wing shift for a country that - like Sweden until two weeks ago - has traditionally been very left-wing.
Meloni's Brothers of Italy party, which won just 4% of the vote during the last national election in 2018, won the biggest share of the vote in Sunday’s parliamentary elections with around 22.5%-26.5% of the vote according to an exit poll released by Italian national broadcaster Rai. She is now set to become prime minister but would require approval from junior partners in her coalition to assume the role.
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Murder on Embassy Row—46 Years On: Remembering the Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt
by Jeremy Kuzmarov
The Legacy of Shinzo Abe: Road to Self-Destructive Harakiri. Holy War 2.0
by Prof. Joseph H. Chung
“#No5GNearSchools — Keep Cell Towers Away From Schools and Demand 5G Safety Studies”
by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Dutch Farmers Resisting the Toxic Transition
by Colin Todhunter
Defamation of Giorgia Meloni Refuted
(English Version, World Congress of Families 2019 Speech)
by Robert W Malone MD, MS
The video above is of a fantastic speech that was given by new (incoming) Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni to the World Congress of Families in 2019. In this video, I am providing a voiceover, because (of course) she presents in Italian.
In my opinion, the importance of this speech is that it really puts the lie to the mainstream media storyline that Meloni and her Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d''Italia) are fascists. The words I am speaking in the video are an English translation of her words, and although I endorse many aspects of her platform, the views being presented are not necessarily mine. In particular, I agree with many of the points which she made (particularly about personal responsibility as well as the importance of family and children), but not all.
Once again, as we have seen in so many other situations, the corporate media has pushed a reactive narrative regarding Meloni and Brothers of Italy which is quite twisted, and does not represent the actual reality of their political position. This recent hyperventilation from The Atlantic is typical, titled “The Return of Fascism in Italy”.
In the speech highlighted here, Meloni is demonstrating the oratorial skill of a seasoned Italian politician (which she absolutely is). The backstory to this truth is that she is operating within a very constrained “Overton window” of political speech, in which she is unable to deviate from the established reality of Italy now having become a sort of vassal state (economically speaking) to the EU overlords in Brussels.
In many ways, her positions are very consistent with the many Catholics who are not aligned with the current Pope. As many have noted, her only political freedom to differentiate herself and her party from other Italian political parties involves the cultural positions which she takes. Italy is completely financially dependent on Brussels now, which in large part demonstrates the consequences of a nation state loosing control of its own currency.
A more realistic and nuanced, less stereotyped analysis of the political reality within which Giorgia Meloni and the Brothers of Italy operate can be found in this article by Thomas Fazi, published in the UK-based online journal “UnHerd”, entitled Giorgia Meloni is no radical: Italian voters know she won't change anything. Bottom line: if there is Fascism going on here, it is based in Brussels with the EU leadership, not in Rome with Meloni and the Brothers of Italy.
Pandemics: The consistency of Giorgia Meloni
by Robert W Malone MD, MS
Guest Editorial from Dr. Renato Cristin, professor of Philosophy at the University of Trieste (Italy).
Freedom Cells 2.0
with James Corbett and Derrick Broze
CHDTV - September 28, 2022
“Exclusive Interview With Aseem Malhotra, M.D., Boosters, Big Wins + More”
by Robert F. Kennedy, JR.
FDA is using the COVID-19 Vaccines as a ‘Platform Technology’ for mRNA Vaccine Trials.
by Robert W Malone MD, MS
This shows shocking idiocy and malfeasance on the part of the FDA, as well as complete regulatory capture.
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“Ditch Google and Gmail Before It’s Too Late”
by Dr. Mercola
Google isn't just censoring information via its search engine - while about 50% of our subscribers are using Gmail accounts, the delivery rate is HALF of email providers like this one.