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Propaganda 101

Acknowledgement To get this out of the way I want to start with an acknowledgement to a book  I re-read recently called “Trust Us We’re Experts” by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, published 2002 - eISBN: 978-1-101-14406-0. The whole book is excellent, and an eye-opener for anyone interested in how large groups of people can be manipulated by propaganda and what it can lead to. The last Chapter (11) is titled “Questioning
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Debunking All The Assange Smears

Have you ever noticed how whenever someone inconveniences the dominant western power structure, the entire political/media class rapidly becomes very, very interested in letting us know how evil and disgusting that person is? It’s true of the leader of every nation which refuses to allow itself to be absorbed into the blob of the US-centralized power alliance, it’s true of anti-establishment political candidates, and it’s true of WikiLeaks founder Julian
Censorship
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The Professor, the Journalist and Censorship

A conversation between a Dutch Professor, Cees Hamelin, a former UN advisor to Kofi Annan and Journalist Karel Beckman from the Cafe Weltschmerz, a very thoughtful Dutch news website. The subject matter is based on the fact that YouTube (aka Google aka Alphabet) saw fit to ban two Cafe Weltschmerz video programs. Here they discuss the reasons and ramifications of this censorship, from both a scientific as well as a
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Electoral Politics Does Not Work

❖   It says a lot that AOC wasn't even able to vote against an Israeli apartheid measure that everyone already knew would pass regardless of her vote. I mean, how far gone is your progressive revolution if you're not even allowed to have a perfectly safe performative "no" vote?...If even the illusion of opposition is banned? ❖   People say, "Why pick on AOC when other lawmakers are way worse?" They're
Flat Earth
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Conspiracy Theories: Facts, Fiction and Ridiculousness

I've always been a realist, when it comes to science, religion and especially when it comes to stories of UFO abductions and ghost encounters. Other than your most obvious conspiracy laden assassinations of JFK, RFK, and MLK when variations of other tales have been brought to my attention over the years, like the Sandy Hook school shooting was staged, along with the 1969 moon landing, I've always politely listened with
Faked Fake News
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Faked Fake News

INTRODUCTION We started the Dangerous Globe in 2016 in a world still blissfully still unaware of the delights of “Fake News” or Kelly Anne Conway’s ludicrous ‘Alternative Truths’. We were just as unaware of Brexit, Novichok, Trump, Skripal, Covid, Johnson or even Kelly Anne Conway herself come to that. 2 Ex-Pat Brits, based in the Netherlands, with a bit of computing power, a smattering of European Languages, and a strong
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United we stand

If Twitter is to be believed the future of the left in the U.K. is in the hands of the 1.4 million members of Unite the Union. Current General Secretary Len McCluskey, a staunch supporter of Jeremy Corbyn and a major figure on the U.K. left stands down shortly and the new General Secretary will be announced on August 26th. In April 2017 McCluskey had retained his leadership of the
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There’s Only One News Story

There’s Only One News Story, Repeating Over And Over Again Doing daily commentary on world power dynamics feels a lot like staring up at the sky watching clouds. Sometimes you see a three-legged pony up there, sometimes a gargoyle, sometimes a laughing baby, but really you’re only ever watching tiny water droplets being moved around by atmospheric winds. They can take on any number of different shapes, but no matter
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Free The Press

So this week was World Press Freedom Day. Were you celebrating? If you were you probably either own or work for a media corporation or, like so many people, you accept what the press tells you uncritically. Perhaps it simply passed you by as you were far too busy concentrating on the various elections taking place this week. In this article I’m going to concentrate mainly on the U.K. press.