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A guide to understanding the hoax of the Century

Thirteen ways of looking at disinformation   by Jacob Siegel   Part 4 - Why Do We Need All This Data About People? The American doctrine of counterinsurgency (COIN) warfare famously calls for “winning hearts and minds.” The idea is that victory against insurgent groups depends on gaining the support of the local population, which cannot be accomplished by brute force alone. In places like Vietnam and Iraq, support was secured through a combination of nation-building and appealing to locals by providing them with goods they were presumed to value: money and jobs, for instance, or stability. Because cultural values vary and what is prized by an Afghan villager may appear worthless to a Swedish accountant, successful counterinsurgents must learn what makes the native population tick. To win over a mind, first you have to get inside it to understand its wants and fears. When that fails, there is another approach in the modern military arsenal to take its place: counterterrorism. Where coun

BRICS is adding members, planning new currency to challenge US dollar

Geopolitical Economy Report Foreign ministers from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) met to discuss expanding the Global South-led bloc and creating a new global reserve currency to challenge the US dollar.  

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του system failure   Στο ενδιάμεσο πριν από τις επαναληπτικές εκλογές της 25ης Ιουνίου, εμφανίστηκαν στελέχη του καθεστώτος Μητσοτάκη που προσπάθησαν να πείσουν για την αξία του κουπονιού στα τρόφιμα και ότι αυτό δήθεν ευνοεί τα πιο φτωχά εισοδήματα. Με χονδροειδείς υπεραπλουστεύσεις, οι Σκέρτσος, Θεοχάρης επιχείρησαν μέσα από τα σόσιαλ μίντια να υπεραμυνθούν της συγκεκριμένης πολιτικής, ισχυριζόμενοι ότι ωφελούνται τα πιο φτωχά νοικοκυριά. Έστω ότι μειώνουμε ΦΠΑ κατά 7 μονάδες (και δεν πάει στην τσέπη μεσαζόντων) Κατανάλωση s/m €520/μήνα X -7%=€36,4 όφελος Κατανάλωση s/m €1000/μήνα X -7%=€70 όφελος Κατανάλωση s/m €1500/μήνα X -7%=€105 όφελος Ποιος ωφελείται περισσότερο; Η υψηλή ή η χαμηλή κατανάλωση; — Akis Skertsos (@askertsos) June 4, 2023 Η πιο απλή απόδειξη πως το μεγαλύτερο μέρος των εσόδων των έμμεσων φόρων έρχονται από την ανώτερη τάξη είναι η εξής: ο ΦΠΑ στα τρόφιμα είναι €2,8 δις. Το market pass που έχει διευρυμένα κριτήρια & αγγίζει και τη μεσαία τάξη κόστισε €600

A sweetheart deal for the Sacklers: billionaires get immunity from civil lawsuits over opioid crisis

Democracy Now!  A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that members of the Sackler family can receive immunity from all current and future civil litigation related to their role in creating and fueling the opioid epidemic.    The billionaire Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, maker of the highly addictive opioid OxyContin. The legal shield could lead to a settlement in the range of $6 billion for thousands of plaintiffs, including states, local governments and tribes.    Opioid overdoses have killed over 500,000 people in the U.S. over the past two decades, according to the CDC.    Ed Bisch, founder of the group Relatives Against Purdue Pharma, whose 18-year-old son, Eddie, died of an OxyContin-related overdose in 2001, says drug company executives responsible for the opioid crisis should be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. And in Mexico City, Christopher Glazek is the investigative reporter who was the first to publicly report how the Sackler family had significantly profited from

Debt ceiling hypocrisy: US boosts military budget while restricting food stamps for poor

Geopolitical Economy Report   US politicians from both parties agree: the deficit doesn't really matter. In their bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling, Biden and Republicans agreed to boost military spending to $885 billion, while making it more difficult for poor struggling families to receive food stamps and welfare.   

Bombshell filing: 9/11 hijackers were CIA recruits

At least two 9/11 hijackers had been recruited into a joint CIA-Saudi intelligence operation that was covered up at the highest level, according to an explosive new court filing. by Kit Klarenberg Part 5 - Alec Station operatives fail upwards   Alec Station’s tireless efforts to protect its Al Qaeda assets raises the obvious question of whether Hazmi and Mihdhar, and possibly other hijackers, were in effect working for the CIA on the day of 9/11. The real motives behind the CIA’s stonewalling may never be known. But it appears abundantly clear that Alec Station did not want the FBI to know about or interfere in its secret intelligence operation. If the unit’s recruitment of Hazmi and Mihdhar was purely dedicated to information gathering, rather than operational direction, it is incomprehensible that the FBI had not been apprised of it, and was instead actively misdirected. Several FBI sources consulted by Canestraro speculated that the CIA’s desperation to penetrate Al Qaeda prompted i

The Grayzone debates National Endowment for Democracy VP on group's CIA ties

The Grayzone The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) contacted The Grayzone to dispute our characterization of their organization as a CIA cutout. Listen to the highly revealing conversation that ensued with the NED’s communications director.  

Neo-Nazis attack Russia with US weapons

The Grayzone   The Grayzone 's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss the attack on Russia's Belgorod region by a band of Russian neo-Nazis opposed to the government in Moscow, and how the extremist raiding party showed up with US weapons and Ukrainian government support.

Free Julian Assange: Noam Chomsky, Dan Ellsberg & Jeremy Corbyn lead call at Belmarsh tribunal

Democracy Now!   Former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and famed linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky joined others earlier this year calling on President Biden to drop charges against Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder has been languishing for over four years in the harsh Belmarsh prison in London while appealing extradition to the United States. If he is extradited, tried and convicted, Assange faces up to 175 years in jail for violating the U.S. Espionage Act for publishing documents that exposed U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Belmarsh Tribunal at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in January was organized by the Progressive International and the Wau Holland Foundation.