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Big Brother – Opening the Door to Total Financial Control

31st October 2022 - People and Power - Ido Dijkstra ‘Big Brother’-wet van Kaag opent deur naar totale financiële controle. The Dutch cabinet is the first in Europe to submit a bill that obliges banks to monitor all transactions above 100 euros of all Dutch citizens. Minister of Finance Sigrid Kaag (Party - D66) believes this is necessary in the context of combating money laundering. Critics call the law a far-reaching
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The Rule of the Uber-Rich Means Tyranny or Revolution

Art by Mr. Fish / Truthdig We are reposting this from Greanville Post, a marvellous piece by Chris Hedges written for Truthdig in 2018, and more relevant today than it was back then in our opinion At the age of 10 I was sent as a scholarship student to a boarding school for the uber-rich in Massachusetts. I lived among the wealthiest Americans for the next eight years. I listened
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The Most Powerful Weapon the West Gave Ukraine

Another excellent look at what people are not thinking about from Caitin Johnstone. Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix It's pretty wild how the US is sending weapons and armored vehicles to Haiti to help quash the exact sort of uprising it's been actively trying to create in places like Iran, Venezuela, Cuba and Hong Kong. ❖ The Pentagon is seeking sweeping new powers in preparation for a war with China,
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Giorgia on our mind

From the pen of Pepe Escobar, Columnist, Editor -at - Large and independent geopolitical analyst, via the Greanville Post   Pepe Escobar ably sorts out fact and fiction in the rise of the new "Fascist" Italian PM It’s tempting to interpret the Italian electoral results this past Sunday as voters merrily hurling a bowl of lush papardelle with wild boar ragu over the collective bland faces of the toxic unelected Euro-oligarchy sitting in
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When Freedom of Speech Can Cross the Line

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they may not want to hear." A simple yet immensely meaningful quote from an English student Alexander Butcher. My retort to such a statement is when does certain speech go too far, or can our first amendment rights ever cross the line? ( Orwellfoundation.com) Being a writer and independent podcaster I'm a staunch believer in freedom
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We’ve Been Lied To Our Whole Lives About Everything That Matters

Caitlins Newsletter Jul 25 2022 You can also go direct to Caitlins Newsletter with the above link and listen to a reading of this article   We've Been Lied To Our Whole Lives About Everything That Matters Stories about protagonists who've been misguided their whole lives about something very important have been emerging in our culture for generations, and they continue to delight audiences in the box office to this
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Surveillance Capitalism and It’s Effect on the Citizens of the World

In an age where the right to privacy continues to be relegated to an antiquated notion, whether it's governments spying on it's citizens or corporations watching your every move, our lives seem forever compromised. Surveillance Capitalism is defined as: An economic system centered around the capture and commodification of personal data for purpose of profit. Google and You Tube are two of the most egregious examples of this ever growing,
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January 6th: Portrait of an American Travesty

The January 6th insurrection was an American travesty and the pinnacle of Trumpism. The vile, xenophobic, reactionary effects Donald Trump and his policies had on these Far-Right hooligans came to a deadly, super-violent head that day. The riots were responsible for seven deaths, including Capitol Hill Police officers and Trump supporters. The footage of Capitol Hill Police so grossly outnumbered by the flag waiving rabble seemed too have a heavier