Bulletin N° 872
The Truman Show
The Truman Show Deleted Scene – “Growing Suspicious”
A 1998 American science fiction comedy drama film directed by Peter Weir, produced by Scott Rudin, Andrew Niccol, Edward S. Feldman, and Adam Schroeder, and written by Niccol. It depicts the awakening from a lifetime of alienation.
Subject : The Capitalist Conspiracy, Part 8 : Neoliberalism is breaking the back of Social Democracy and resolving ‘Zeno’s Paradoxes’.
December 29, 2019
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
Toward the end of his book, Tragedy & Hope 101 : The Illusion of Justice, Freedom and Democracy (2016), Joseph Plummer submits historic case studies, as evidence to support his claims: 1) that there exists a secret political “Network” whose members believe they have a right to rule society; 2) that by controlling policy and public perception, they have the ability to rule; and 3) that because of their power within the political system, their crimes are rarely exposed and never properly punished.(p.125)
Plummer refers to the use of secret operations under the direction of the Third Reich as prototypes for U.S. secret operations that have been used throughout the world since the Second World War.
Adolf Hitler’s Operation Himmler provides a good example. It consisted of a series of false-flag operations, each designed to create the appearance of Polish aggression against Germany. One way the Nazis achieved this was by taking prisoners from concentration camps, dressing them in German uniforms, and then killing them on the Polish frontier. These ‘dead Germans’ were later used by Hitler as a justification for attacking Poland in 1939.
. . .
While false flags are commonly used as a pretext for war, they can also be used by leaders to justify silencing dissent, suspending civil liberties, and seizing additional power. Again, we can turn to Adolf Hitler for an example. Prior to the German election of March 5, 1933, the Nazi Party had done all it could to weaken and disrupt opposing political parties, but despite their best efforts, it appeared as if the Nazis would still face stiff competition at the polls. Here, Quigley describes how they dealt with this problem:
Under circumstances which are still mysterious, a plot was worked out to burn the Reichstag building and blame the Communists. . . After the building was set on fire. . . the government at once arrested four Communists, including the party leader in the Reichstag. The day following the fire Hindenburg, the president of Germany signed a decree suspending all civil liberties and giving the government power to invade any personal privacy, including the right to search private homes or confiscate property. At once all Communists members of the Reichstag, as well as thousands of others, were arrested. . . The true story of the Reichstag fire was kept secret only with difficulty. Several persons who knew the truth. . . were murdered in March and April to prevent their circulation the true story. Most of the Nazis who were in on the plot were murdered by Goring during the ‘blood purge’ of June 30, 1934.
Both Operation Himmler and the plot to burn the Reichstag provide straightforward examples of false-flag operations, but other variations do exist. For instance, sometimes the act of aggression and subsequent casualties are completely fabricated.(pp. 163-165)
The first case study he examines occurred during the Kennedy administration, in 1962. Operation Northwood was the code name of the proposed False Flag operation against the Cuban government that originated within the U.S. Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, under General Lyman L. Lemnitzer (1899-1988), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and later promoted to Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. The proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency or other U.S. government operatives to commit acts of terrorism against military targets and give the appearance of terrorism against American citizens, blaming them on the Cuban government, and using it to justify a war against Cuba. This document was presented by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (1916-2009) on 13 March 1962 as a preliminary submission for planning purposes. The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended that both the covert and overt aspects of any such operation be assigned to them. (Plummer, pp.125-132; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyman_Lemnitzer.)
At the end of this section, Plummer comments,
When I first read Operation Northwoods, I was still . . . terribly naïve.
. . .
It was as if deception, murder, and even treason were all acceptable just so long as the crimes were committed at the behest of the most powerful members of society. It didn’t look anything like the ‘justice, freedom, and democracy’ that I learned about in school. And as I dug deeper, it only got worse . . .much worse.(p.131)
Plummer goes on to describe the secret paramilitary organization that was organized at the end of WW II. Known as NATO’s “stay-behind army,” this motley group of former Fascists, mercenaries, and religious anti-Communists were recruited by the U.S. military and the CIA to engage in assassinations, sabotage, and other strategic terrorist activities beginning at the time of the reconstruction of the European political economies.
In 1998, Daniele Ganser was looking for a PhD research topic, and, against the advice of his friends and professors, he decided to tackle the gigantic task of unraveling ‘Operation Gladio.’ Beginning with a single document that proved the CIA and NATO created a secret terrorist army in Italy, he embarked on a four-year investigation that uncovered an additional fifteen secret armies in NATO countries and four more that were created in neutral countries.(p.132)
Gladio’s network of secret armies engaged in ‘unorthodox warfare’ under NATO command. They operated not only in all sixteen NATO countries during the Cold War, but also within the neutral counties of Sweden, Finland, Austria, and Switzerland. The existence of these armies was kept hidden from all but a handful of government personnel within each country. Ganser writes:
The secret armies were equipped by the CIA and the MI6 with machine guns, explosives, munitions and high-tech communication equipment. . . Leading officers of the secret network trained together with US Green Berets. . . and the British SAS Special Forces. . . The secret armies, as the secondary sources now available suggest, were involved in a whole series of terrorist operations and human rights violations that they wrongly blamed on the Communists in order to discredit the left at the polls. The operations always aimed at spreading maximum fear among the population and ranged from bomb massacres in trains and market squares (Italy), the use of systematic torture of opponents on the regime (Turkey), the support for right-wing coups d’états (Greece and Turkey), to the smashing of opposition groups (Portugal and Spain).
Though these secret armies were allegedly created to protect the Western European democracies from Soviet invasion, they were instead used to interfere with the democratic process whenever the electorate threatened to vote contrary to the Network’s desires. This dual policy (claiming to protect national sovereignty and democracy, while simultaneously working to undermine it) was apparently outlined in a secret NATO document dating back to 1949. The document stated that before a nation could join NATO, it had to agree to remain aligned with the ‘West’ regardless of what the electorate of the nation wanted. Another top-secret NATO document went further. If the citizens within a nation became so fed up with their puppet NATO leadership that they rose up against it, the US military would come in and suppress the uprising, even if that meant acting without the consent of the national government itself.
There are many very disturbing things about Operation Gladio, but perhaps the most disturbing is that the CIA and NATO managed to keep it secret for so long. Despite a long list of murders and atrocities committed by the armies, and by ruthless regimes that the armies supported, both the operation and its architects remained hidden for more than forty years. It wasn’t until 1990 that the first on-the-record government disclosure was made, and not because of a desire to come clean, but because former denials could no longer stand. If not for the efforts of an inquisitive Italian judge named Felice Casson, Gladio might never have been exposed.(pp.169-171)
Plummer introduces his section on Operation Gladio with a quote from the former Gladio-linked terrorist,Vincenzo Vinciguerra:
‘You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. . . to force these people. . . to turn to the State to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the State cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened.’(p.166)
Concerning public credulity, Plummer comments in a footnote why during the Cold War the blaming the Communists for crimes committed against the general population was so easily believed.: “Confirmation bias would kick in, and the individual would experience the psychological rewards of having their world view confirmed.”
‘Confirmation bias’ refers to people’s propensity to accept information that supports what they already believe, especially if their belief is deeply entrenched and emotionally charged.(p.166)
One recurrent theme in Plummer’s study is that the Elite Network has consistently pursued their strategy of dissolving national sovereignty around the world while at the same time professing to support democracy and self-determination.
By manipulating the election of 1912, the Network brought Woodrow Wilson to power and effectively gained control of the ‘diplomatic machinery’ of the United States. If . . . the ultimate aim was to maneuver the United States into a war capable of altering ‘the life of an entire people,’ the Network was well on its way. All it needed now was the war itself, and, as luck would have it, Europe as already a powder keg that was primed and ready to explode. Henry Kissinger explains the political climate that preceded World War I this way:
The astonishing aspect of the First World War is . . . that it took so long for it to happen. . . The statesmen of all the major countries had helped to construct [a] diplomatic doomsday mechanism.
The unholy mix of general political alliances and hair-trigger military strategies guaranteed a vast bloodletting . . . . Foreign policy. . . now consisted of gambling on a single throw of the dice. A more mindless and technocratic approach to war would have been difficult to imagine.
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With the carnage of World War I as a backdrop and with the father of propaganda, Edward Bernays, at his side, Wilson began stirring support for the League of Nations that he’d been writing about since at least 1887. Following ‘his’ plan, the world would be led into a new and peaceful era where all nations, great and small, would be protected from unjust aggression and violation of their sovereignty. Touting American principles, Wilson declared in May 1916:
We believe these fundamental things: First, that every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live. . . . Second, that the small states of the world have a right to enjoy the same respect for their sovereignty and for their territorial integrity that great and powerful nations expect and insist upon. And, third, that the world has a right to be free from every disturbance of its peace that has its origin in aggression and disregard of the rights of peoples and nations.
This lofty rhetoric, coupled with the outrage of a recent ‘surprise’ attack on the ‘passenger liner’ Lusitania, allowed the Network to steadily move the United States toward entering the European conflict. As it had done with the Federal Reserve System and income tax, the Network skillfully manipulated public opinion until it overcame the nations’ strong antiwar sentiment. World War I, the people were assured, was ‘a war that would end all wars.’ It would ‘make the world safe for democracy’ and lead mankind into a new era of respect for the rights of man. It was the duty of every liberty-loving citizen of the United States to support it, because no moral human could possibly oppose such ends.
Of course, if the utopian carrot wasn’t enough, the Network also had a stick in its back pocket that it used to great effect. One week after a German torpedo sunk the Lusitania, killing nearly all Americans onboard, Professor Knock informs us:
Americans barely had the chance to digest this assault [when] the British government released an official report on German atrocities, bearing the name . . . of Viscount James Bryce, the esteemed former Ambassador to the United State. [Bryce was a member of what Quigley referred to as the second generation of the Network’s ‘Cecil Bloc.’] The crescendo of a systematic propaganda campaign to overcome American neutrality, this document catalogued in the most lurid detail some 1,200 alleged acts of barbarism and cruelty committed by German soldiers, primarily against Belgians – including the crucifixion and decapitation of prisoners of war, the gang rape and sexual mutilation of women, the hacking off of children’s fingers for souvenirs, and the bayoneting of infants. Although much of it was later proved to be fictional . . . Germany would never fully recover from the revulsion that swept the United States.
This carrot-and-stick propaganda campaign produced the desired result. The United States eventually entered the war, ands a constitutional abomination known as the Espionage Act was used to silence any remaining skeptics and dissenters. (Apparently, making the world ‘safe for democracy’ meant demonizing and jailing US citizens who continued to voice their opposition. Opposition disrupted the campaign to establish ‘patriotic conformity,’ and so it could not be tolerated.) But the skeptics and dissenters were inevitably vindicated. At the war’s end, the reality of power politics reared its ugly head.
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After World War I, The Federal Reserve began artificially inflating the US dollar supply. Quigley informs us that this was done, in large part, to allow gold to be drained from the United States (for Britain’s benefit) without triggering a corresponding reduction in the number of US dollars in circulation. The newly printed Fed money flowed into the stock market inflated the bubble of the Roaring Twenties, and inevitably led to the stock market crash on 1929 and the economic devastation of the Great Depression. (This too helped to ‘alter the life of an entire people.’)
Making economic matters worse, Britain went off the gold standard completely in 1931, and this predictably intensified the depletion of US gold. (Nations that could no longer redeem their paper receipts for gold in Britain now turned to the United States.) Since the US was ‘the only gold standard country with gold coins still circulating,’ gold poured out of the country. Additionally, concerned US citizens began redeeming large quantities of their dollars for gold too, and ‘the US banking system began to collapse.’
This pressure on the banking system continued until 1933 when the Network convinced President Roosevelt (FDR) to confiscate US citizens’ gold and hand it over to the Federal Reserve. By making it illegal for the US citizens to redeem their dollars in gold, the Federal Reserve (in cooperation with policy makers within the federal government) could now begin printing ever-larger piles of debt money while increasing their own power in the process.
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If the Network always seeks to trap nations in debt (it does), then a review of the growth in US federal debt should be instructive (and it is). In the twenty years prior to Wilson’s election, the amount of debt the federal government owed increased by just $1.3billion. In the twenty years after Wilson’s election, the amount of debt the federal government owed increased by nearly $20 billion. (This massive increase in debt occurred despite the additional revenue provided by the 1913 personal income tax.) But even this $20 billion increase was just a drop in the bucket; fast forward to just after FDR’s presidency, and the federal debt had increased by more than $240 billion. And in 2012, it had increased by more than $16,000 billion.
This information on government debt is vitally important because it plays a major role in the Network’s destruction of national sovereignty. Financial warfare is essential, and the basic recipe for conquering a nation financially can be summed up in two simple steps:
1. Create shortfalls in government revenue. (Either by increasing the amount of money a government spends, decreasing the amount of money a government collects, or both.)
2. Create loans out of thin air to ‘help’ the ‘leaders’ cover their spending shortfalls without correcting the underlying financial imbalance.
As payments on mounting debt create greater and greater shortfalls, and as annual spending continues to increase unabated, larger and more frequent loans become necessary to bridge the gap. This accelerates the rate at which the national debt grows and, before long, even powerful nations will find themselves utterly dependent on a constant flow of newly borrowed funds to cover their expenses.
Once a nation has been trapped in this way, the Network can simply adjust the financial spigot according to the level at which its desires are being met. If a government wants to maintain vital services, social order, and ultimately its own power, it will do what the Network wants (regardless of the will of the people). If the government refuses, the flow of money will be cut and won’t be restored until ‘more acceptable’ leaders assume control. And as we’ll cover in the next chapter, ‘acceptable’ has nothing to do with how the new leaders treat the citizens that live beneath them.(pp.132-140)
Plummer concludes his discussion on the Network’s century-long quest for ‘global governance’ with a summary and an update of the secret machinations of the global Elite.
For those versed in the cynical ways of the Network, the pretexts offered for circumventing constitutional limitations in favor of embracing Network-directed ‘global governance’ will surely make the blood boil. Here are just a few:
1. ‘Managing the global economy’ (a pretext for further consolidation and control of the world’s monetary system);
2. The recently rebranded ‘climate change’ (a pretext for funding the Network’s global government and for centralizing control over the one thing no nation can survive without: energy;
3. ‘Preventing and responding to violent conflict’ (‘violent conflict’ is often caused by the Network itself and then used as a pretext for intervention and interference with national sovereignty).
However, the pretext that jumps out the most, the one that actually mocks the reader’s intelligence, is the ‘struggle against al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations.’
The Network has funded, trained, and armed terrorist in pursuit of its global objectives for decades. This fact can be easily verified by researching any number of historical events. Whether it’s Operation Ajax in 1953, or Operation Cyclone in 1979, or Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s, or Libya and Syria in 2011 and 2013, respectively . . . in each case the terrorists found aid and comfort by turning to the West.(p.161)
The 15 + items below provide information which invites readers to carefully evaluate the Network of political and economic relationships which constitute the social matrix in which we live. This consciousness, we can only hope, will elevate public discussions about our existence in this period of capitalist collapse. What follows is largely up to us . . . .
honoraire de l'Université Grenoble-Alpes
Ancien Directeur de 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
Neoliberal Economics Destroyed the Economy and the Middle Class
by Paul Craig Roberts
“We Are the Ones Who Will Awaken the Dawn”
by Vijay Prashad
Today's Economic Update: “Global Debt”
Dec 2019 video
with Richard Wolff
In Today's EU, Prof. Wolff talks about global debt incurred by corporations, governments and households has tripled in the last 20 years. This unprecedented explosion of debt has been the result of low interest rates and stagnant wages and incomes. The capitalist system has failed to provide people with incomes, wealth and securities they need so they have resorted to endless borrowing to bridge the gap.
Leading Marxist Scholar David Harvey on Trump, Wall Street, and Debt Peonage
Jan. 2018 audio
with Jeremy Scahill
How The Deep State Sunk The Democratic Party
by Moon Of Alabama
The Impending Ruling Class Mental Breakdown and Riot
by Glen Ford
Germany warned crumbing economy could be sucked into ‘zombification’ indefinitely
How the United States Created Vladimir Putin
with Vladimir Pozner
Five key points from Russian president Vladimir Putin's four-hour news conference
by Marthew Erhet
For those who find themselves with excess time this holiday season which they would prefer not to squander with idleness or Netflix binges, then I’d like to offer this serving of Frank Capra films to uplift the soul.
Frank Capra (1897-1991) stands as one of the most brilliant directors/producers of the 20th Century, and sadly also one of the least understood- known at best for the film It’s a Wonderful Life played every year as a Christmas tradition, or Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
Unbeknownst to even many film connoisseurs today, Capra was not only a pre-eminent cultural warrior who took every opportunity to expose fascist movements during the 1930’s and 1940’s but also fought to provide a positive principled understanding of the divinity mankind’s higher nature in all his works. When asked to put into words what motivated him to create movies he said:
“My films must let every man, woman, and child know that God loves them, that I love them, and that peace and salvation will become a reality only when they all learn to love each other”
During World War II, Capra’s Why We Fight series was one of the most important educational tools used to shape the hearts and minds of the American population towards the strategic nature and purpose of the war against the fascist machine which had received much of its support from financiers in the Anglo-American establishment. In America, these groups were masquerading as “patriots” under the American Liberty League promoting America’s neutrality in that conflict. It was an open secret that these groups preferred to let Hitler and Mussolini usher in a new order which they saw as a wonderful opportunity to rule the world, and it was to these groups that FDR declared famously “they who seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order”. The President knew of what he spoke as he had declared open war on these American fascists from 1932 onward.
NSA has been ‘lying to the courts all along,’ says whistleblower, as judges give warrantless surveillance the thumbs-up
with William Binney
The National Security Agency can gather the data of US citizens without a warrant - as long as it gathers this data by mistake, a court has ruled. However, this suits the agency just fine, whistleblower William Binney told RT.
with Matt Taibbi
“Geoengineering”: Everyone Must See This Before it is Deleted!
with Roselyn Peterson
In this 1-hour plus video exclusive, Rosalind Peterson of California Sky-watch exposes how Chem-trails are being sprayed in our skies as part of a clandestine NASA-military program to Geo-engineer the environment, and how this project is poisoning not only our air but also our water and food supply.
“It Will Be The End Of Energy” | “THEY Won't Tell You This…”
Climate and the Money Trail
by F. William Engdahl
The hidden truth behind the Climate Debate at COP25, Madrid.
Climate. Now who wudda thought. The very mega-corporations and mega-billionaires behind the globalization of the world economy over recent decades, whose pursuit of shareholder value and cost reduction who have wreaked so much damage to our environment both in the industrial world and in the under-developed economies of Africa, Asia, Latin America, are the leading backers of the “grassroots” decarbonization movement from Sweden to Germany to the USA and beyond.
Is it pangs of guilty conscience, or could it be a deeper agenda of the financialization of the very air we breathe and more?
Whatever one may believe about the dangers of CO2 and risks of global warming creating a global catastrophe of 1.5 to 2 degree Celsius average temperature rise in the next roughly 12 years, it is worth noting who is promoting the current flood of propaganda and climate activism.
Several years before Al Gore and others decided to use a young Swedish school girl to be the poster child for climate action urgency, or in the USA the call of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a complete reorganization of the economy around a Green New Deal, the giants of finance began devising schemes for steering hundreds of billions of future funds to investments in often worthless “climate” companies.
‘My grandma is old environmental pig’: German broadcaster in hot water over brazen children’s song
A climate change double whammy in the US Corn Belt
by Marie Denoia Aronsohn
by Marie Denoia Aronsohn
Elizabeth Warren Wants Green Bombs, not a Green New Deal
by Danny Haiphong
How to Save the World from Financialization
with Grace Blakeley
“The Crimes of Capitalism”
with David Harvey
How White Collar Criminals Get Away with Murder
with William K. Black
The Pentagon Budget Still Rising, 40 Years Later
by William D. Hartung
Prof. Richard Wolff on the Most Under-reported Econ Stories of 2019
Documenting Iran-U.S. Relations, 1978-2015
China, Russia and Iran begin joint naval drills
"Iraqi president's resignation could lead to Arab Spring 2.0 - Michael Maloof"
with Michael Maloof
Iraq's President Barham Salih has offered to resign rather than appoint a prime minister reportedly backed by Iran. Meanwhile Turkey's President Erdogan is now sending troops to Libya, at the request from the endangered government in Tripoli. Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof helps In Question untangle the story.
Clash at UN Security Council over cross-border aid for Syria
Turkey to send Syrian
rebel mercenary fighters to battle Haftar in Libya
by Ragip Soylu in Ankara
Roger Waters on Julian Assange:
“UK's National Security State Doesn't Care About the Law!”
Assange: Concerns over use of embassy surveillance in extradition proceedings - ARTICLE 19
Growing demands for Australian government to intervene in defence of Assange
Doctors Issue Urgent Australian Appeal to Save Julian Assange
Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped
Yellow Vests & brass necks: How the brutality in France continues to be invisible
by George Galloway
Strikers have turned France into a real-life national version of Godard's "Weekend"
Commuters walk out of a train at the Gare Saint Lazare station in Paris. Credit: AP
The only way to get the government's attention—and compliance—
is to scare them, and to keep them scared, of those they are supposed
France: RSF and 13 journalists file complaint about French police violence | RSF
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and 13 journalists who were the victims of police violence while covering France’s “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) protests between November 2018 and May 2019 – when an unprecedented number of journalists were injured by police – filed a joint complaint at the public prosecutor’s office in Paris today.
RT’s crew ATTACKED for filming as Yellow Vests & anti-pension reform marches
end in clashes (VIDEOS)
Anti-government Yellow Vests and anti-pension rallies have simultaneously descended upon the streets of the French capital, promptly escalating into clashes with police who responded with tear gas and baton charges.
This weekend appeared to be particularly heated in Paris, as two different groups of protesters joined efforts in defying the policies of the country’s government. Although the protests were calm most of the day as RT’s Charlotte Dubenskij reported, violence broke out in some parts of the city.
The protesters tried to erect barricades in the streets, set objects on fire and pelted law enforcement with various objects. The police, in turn, responded with generous usage of tear gas which engulfed the streets with a thick blanket, footage from the scene shows.
Anti-government Yellow Vests and anti-pension rallies have simultaneously descended upon the streets of the French capital, promptly escalating into clashes with police who responded with tear gas and baton charges.
‘Yellow Vests’ protesters take to the streets of Paris
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ICC wants to open 'war crimes' investigation in West Bank and Gaza - BBC News
Updated: Israeli Missile Kills A Palestinain In Gaza– IMEMC News
The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil
by Agha Hussain and Whitney Webb
The War on Truth: How Israel’s Social Media Trolls Conquered Facebook
Corbyn was ‘smeared’, Johnson is a ‘buffoon’: Roger Waters says information war won big in UK elections (VIDEO)
with Roger Waters
Boris Johnson’s victory over Labour illustrates the power of propaganda, Roger Waters told RT. The Pink Floyd frontman urged people around the world to rise up against the establishment before it’s too late.
Propaganda and the Defeat of Jeremy Corbyn
by Margaret Kimberley
The Dirty War On The NHS
by John Pilger & Afshin Rattansi
Pilger investigates the long and often secret campaign to dismantle Britain's pioneering National Health Service and privatise it off 'by stealth'. Visit the film's website at www.thedirtywaronnhs.com
is a must watch Documentary
Going Underground speak to legendary journalist and filmmaker John Pilger about his film ‘The Dirty War on the NHS.’ He discusses the issue of the film not being allowed to air during the general election, and questions the role of OFCOM as a regulator. He also speaks about the negative impact of management consultants, how the Health and Social Care Act of 2012 opened the door to NHS privatization, how privatization causes money to be wasted in the NHS despite more funding promises, and the reality of the private healthcare system in the US. Pilger also discusses RAM volunteering in America, the 2019 UK general election, the reason why Brexit has been taken over by the extreme right since 2016, anti-Semitism allegations against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, allegations of BBC bias against Labour in the election, and more!
The old playbook
by Raymond Nat Truner
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by Larry Romanoff
The new playbook for voter suppression
by Andrew Cockburn
Chris Hedges On Corporate Control Of The World
Chris Hedges Addresses the corrupt oligarchy that runs and controls everything. He describes what America really is, an empire in decline and near death.
ROBERT PARRY: An Apology & Explanation, Two Years On
Daniel Ellsberg: "The Doomsday Machine"
With recent news stories about big red buttons and a blockbuster movie (The Post) about the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg's story is very timely. He's the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, and his book is an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day. Framed as a memoir--a chronicle of madness in which Ellsberg acknowledges participating--this gripping tale reads like a thriller and offers feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing "doomsday machine" and avoid nuclear catastrophe. The Doomsday Machine is thus a real-life Dr. Strangelove story and an ultimately hopeful--and powerfully important--book about not just our country, but the future of the world.
News From Underground
From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Subject: [MCM] In one more propaganda master-stroke, the Times blacks out resistance to 5G in Europe
From this NYTimes story datelined Brussels, we learn of Huawei's (i.e., China's)
"charm offensive" as it seeks to take the lead in building 5G networks throughout
Europe—an "offensive" that "seems to be working," despite the likelihood that
China's tight grip on those networks will threaten "national security." The piece
quotes experts fretting over Trump's inattention to that danger, over-focused, as
he is, on his trade war with China.
Although the piece reads as a propaganda sally against China (and Trump), it
actually suits China's mission of constructing Europe's 5G infrastructure, since
it blacks out the gravest threat posed by 5G: not its facilitation of a super-state's
surveillance capabilities (although that danger is quite real, whichever super-state
is finally in control), but its catastrophic impact on the health of every single
European living in the continent's "smart cities"—a danger very clear to countless
Europeans, as the New York Times would have us all not know.
Is it possible that Matina Stevis-Gridneff, the Times's Brussels correspondent,
somehow hasn't heard that Brussels banned 5G last spring, due to health concerns
—the first major city to do so, with Geneva then doing the same?
The faithful readers of the Times, and "our free press" in general, have no way of
knowing that opposition to 5G is spreading throughout Europe—and the US, too,
for that matter—since such grass-roots activism threatens to impede the 5G "rollout,"
for which "our free press," and especially the New York Times, is serving as one
mammoth propaganda mill (and Google, naturally, is part of it as well).
Why has the Times blacked out that inconvenient datum about Brussels?
As I pointed out last May, the Times' effusive 5G coverage has, in large
part, been driven by the Times' business partnership with Verizon, and
the related financial interest of Carlos Slim, who made his billions in the
cell phone racket throughout South America, and who owns more of the
New York Times than any other single shareholder. While there surely is,
as well, a (what we might call) US "deep state" interest in the use of 5G
to variously manage all the rest of us, the Times' commercial motivation
is overt, and a huge blot (one of many) on its fabled journalistic record.
Some day—perhaps before, or soon after, its long-overdue collapse—that
"great" newspaper will be universally perceived as having been the worst
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Blocked in U.S., Huawei Touts ‘Shared Values’ to Compete in Europe
The Chinese tech giant is spending millions of dollars on a charm offensive in Brussels, hoping for a leading role in building 5G networks. It seems to be working.
The Huawei Cyber Security Transparency Center in Brussels.Credit...Yves Herman/Reuters
By Matina Stevis-Gridneff
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In Washington, Huawei is treated like a grave security risk over concerns that Chinese intelligence agencies could use the company’s technology to infiltrate the systems of foreign customers. Yet in Brussels, the European Union’s de facto capital, the company is waging a multifaceted charm offensive, partly by exploiting European distrust toward the Trump administration — and, for now, it is working.