Monday, May 20, 2019

US and EU politicians use Charlie Hebdo attack to call for more Internet surveillance

Millions worldwide have expressed their support for victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack by Islamic extremists, which left 12 dead. The tragic shooting has since become a referendum on people’s inalienable right to freely express themselves, a sentiment epitomized by the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (“I am Charlie”). But while world leaders...

The US Is Preparing to Oust President Evo Morales

US intelligence agencies have ramped up their operations intended to remove Bolivian President Evo Morales from office. All options are on the table, including assassination. Barack Obama, who sees the weakening of Latin America’s “hostile bloc of populist states” as one of his administration’s foreign-policy victories, intends to buoy...

US Senators Call to Counter Russian, Chinese Propaganda

U.S. Senators Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, and Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, have introduced a bill aimed at countering propaganda from Russia, China and other countries. According to its sponsors, the legislation — called the "Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act” — is aimed at improving the ability of...

New York voting fiasco just the warm-up for the November game

Buckle up, America. The voting demolition derby that was the New York primary on Tuesday was merely the crash test for the coming voting wreckage in November: a carefully planned pile up. First, live from New York... Francesca Rheannon, whom you may know as the host of Writers’ Voice radio, did...

Donald Trump Ran on Protecting Social Security But Transition Team Includes Privatizers

Donald Trump campaigned on protecting Social Security. At the Miami GOP presidential debate in March, he said he would “do everything within my power not to touch Social Security, to leave it the way it is; to make this country rich again.” In August, his campaign told CNNMoney that “We will not...
video

Google’s Jigsaw: Undermining Alternative Media

In this premier episode of The Geopolitical Report with Kurt Nimmo, we examine Google’s Jigsaw, an emerging technology that will be used on the internet to counter speech and ideas considered “extremist” by the global elite. Initially beta tested on radical Islamists, we demonstrate how Google and its partners...

Dangerous New Group Think for War with Syria/Russia

Official Washington has a new 'group think' that is even more dangerous than the one that led to the Iraq War. This one calls for U.S. escalation of conflicts against Syria and nuclear-armed Russia. Not since the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has Official Washington’s political/punditry class clamored...

Trump Prepares to Takeover Fed

In Donald Trump's first four years as president, he will not only choose three judges for the Supreme Court, he’ll also pick five of the seven members on the Fed Board of Governors. It would be impossible to overstate the effect this is going to have on the nation’s...

A World War has Begun: Break the Silence

I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, “Where is that?” If I offer a clue by referring to “Bikini”, they say, “You mean the swimsuit.” Few seem...

A transcript of Donald Trump’s meeting with The Washington Post editorial board

FREDERICK RYAN JR., WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHER: Mr. Trump, welcome to the Washington Post. Thank you for making time to meet with our editorial board. DONALD TRUMP: New building. Yes this is very nice. Good luck with it. RYAN: Thank you... We’ve heard you’re going to be announcing your foreign policy team...

New Filing in Voter Rights Lawsuit Exposes Serious Flaws at DMV Providing Voters With...

Erroneous Denials and Bureaucratic Bumbling Taking the Franchise Away From Legal Voters. MADISON, Wis. — A new filing in a lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute and other voter rights advocates exposes serious flaws at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the process for providing Wisconsinites with the ID...

U.N. Refugee Chief: Western Leaders Stir Up Hatred for the Stranger, for the Immigrant

In 2011, as the world focused on Egypt’s revolution and looming foreign military strikes in Libya, Syria was but a burgeoning bit of unrest in an otherwise chaotic Middle East. Five years later, the ongoing civil war between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the rebels seeking to oust him...

Error 451 is the new HTTP code for online censorship

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the body responsible for overseeing the internet's technical standards, has approved HTTP 451, "an HTTP Status Code to Report Legal Obstacles". The new status code will show viewers when a web page is being blocked for legal reasons. Although the IETF's steering group initially...

Federal judge overturns restrictions on early, weekend voting in Wisconsin

Restrictions on early and weekend voting implemented by Wisconsin Republicans over the last five years are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge James Peterson found a series of other voting changes signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker to be unconstitutional, but did not overturn the state's...

The GOP’s Attack on Voting Rights Was the Most Under-Covered Story of 2016

There were 25 debates during the presidential primaries and general election and not a single question about the attack on voting rights, even though this was the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. Fourteen states had new voting restrictions in...

Trump’s Fascism Picks Up Where Obama’s Leaves Off

Donald Trump wants to deport three million illegal immigrants, and he’s willing to split up families to do it. Expect resistance: street protests, networks of safe houses, American citizens willing to risk prison to hide undocumented workers. Barack Obama deported two million — more than any other president. Thousands of...

Google Is Not What It Seems

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt shares a joke with Hillary Clinton during a special "fireside chat" with Google staff. The talk was held on 21 Jul 2014 at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange describes the...

Trump Reverses Obama’s Mortgage Fee Cuts on First Day

Soon after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, his administration undid one of Barack Obama's last-minute economic-policy actions: a mortgage-fee cut under a government program that’s popular with first-time home buyers and low-income borrowers. The new administration on Friday said it’s canceling a reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s...

Donald Trump’s Idea to Cut National Debt: Get Creditors to Accept Less

After assuring Americans he is not running for president “to make things unstable for the country,” the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, suggested that he might reduce the national debt by persuading creditors to accept something less than full payment. Asked on Thursday whether the United States needed to...

With Trump’s election, is stimulus spending back on Washington’s agenda?

Has John Maynard Keynes just won a ticket back to the White House? Keynes was the British economist who advocated government deficit spending to stimulate moribund economies. And that seems to be the principle undergirding the $1-trillion infrastructure construction plan that President-elect Donald Trump proposed shortly before election day. Trump...

Donald Trump Hopes to Abolish Intelligence Chief Position, Reverse CIA Reforms

Donald Trump's national security team is discussing plans to dismantle the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the organization that was created in response to the 9/11 attacks, according to an adviser to the president-elect and a former senior intelligence official. The news comes as the current director...

Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites

Over the last week, two of the world’s biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome. On Monday, those companies responded by making it clear that they would not tolerate such misinformation by taking pointed aim at...

Like a double dose of Dubya: Donald Trump’s presidency will be like the George...

The Trump White House already resembles a far more extreme version of the disastrous Bush administration. In yet another post-election example of wish fulfillment, there are rumors circulating that president-elect Donald Trump won’t actually stay in office all four years because he won’t want to do the job. After Trump...

Inside the invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump

The American journalist, Edward Bernays, is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psycho-analysis, it was Bernays who coined the term "public relations" as a euphemism for spin and its deceptions. In 1929, he persuaded feminists to promote cigarettes for women...

Citigroup chose Obama’s 2008 cabinet, WikiLeaks document reveals

One month before the presidential election of 2008, the giant Wall Street bank Citigroup submitted to the Obama campaign a list of its preferred candidates for cabinet positions in an Obama administration. This list corresponds almost exactly to the eventual composition of Barack Obama’s cabinet. The memorandum, revealed by WikiLeaks...
video

Why Ohio has purged at least 200,000 from the voter rolls

CHRIS BURY: Larry Harmon, a lifelong Ohioan who has lived in the same house near Akron for 16 years, never gave his voting registration a second thought. LARRY HARMON: I’ve been voting since 1976. A couple of times I didn’t vote. If I felt I wasn’t up on the issues...

Hillary the Hawk: A History

From Haiti to Syria, the Democratic candidate’s long record suggests she’s looking forward to being a war president on day one. Whoever is elected on Nov. 8 will be a war president on day one, with the power and autonomy to undertake destabilizing shows of force, drone strikes, special operations...

The Cyber-War on Wikileaks

When the ruling class is in panic, their first reaction is to hide the panic. They react out of cynicism: when their masks are revealed, instead of running around naked, they usually point the finger at the mask they wear. These days the whole world could witness a postmodern version of...

Did Republicans Rig the Election?

Fred Leidel was born in 1916, before women got the right to vote. At 99 years old, he biked to the polls in Madison, Wisconsin, on Election Day. He designed propeller blades for airplanes during World War II and was an engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin. Everyone...

Energy and American Power

Energy is a profoundly important aspect of U.S. national security and foreign policy: the availability of reliable, affordable energy is essential to economic strength at home, which is the foundation of U.S. leadership in the world. Scarce resources have driven both commerce and conflict since time immemorial -- and...

Article Filter Options