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University Study Laments “Just The Facts” Aren’t Enough To Convince Women Of GMO Safety

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze A recent series of focus groups conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide is now demonstrating two things clearly: first, that Big Ag is growing increasingly desperate in its attempts to convince average consumers to … Continue reading

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Nationalist Propaganda has Many Progressives Demonizing ‘The Russians’

Neocon and neoliberal war propaganda, as exhibited in the Washington Post, New York Times, etc., “has turned much of the liberal/progressive community” in the US “into a pro-New Cold War constituency willing to engage in a new breed of McCarthyism”, … Continue reading

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Amnesty International “Human Slaughterhouse” Report Lacks Evidence, Credibility, Reeks Of State Department Propaganda

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com In yet another act of “convenient” timing, Amnesty International has released a bombshell report alleging the execution by hanging of 13,000 Syrian prisoners by the Syrian government from 2011-2015. The report, “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings … Continue reading

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From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle

By David Martin. Originally published at DCDave.com. A Review Most people who have done any reading at all on the assassination of John F. Kennedy have heard of Joseph A. Milteer. He is the right-wing activist who was recorded on … Continue reading

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On Email Hacking Allegations, West Establishment says Trust Torturers, Distrust Torture-Whistleblowers

British mainstream paper the Daily Mail reported that former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, says he can attest firsthand that the Clinton/Podesta materials handed to Wikileaks were leaked from a Washington insider, not stolen by Russia. But the Daily … Continue reading

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Alleged U.S., Russian Cooperation Called Into Question – Is Trump Also Hostile To Assad?

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post After only a few days in office and a mysterious drone strike in Yemen, many are wondering just what President Donald Trump’s policy on Syria might be. After all, throughout the campaign, Trump hinted around at … Continue reading

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BBC Journalist Admits MSM ‘Journalist’ Bilal Abdul Kareem ‘Works With al-Qaeda’

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com Ever since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the Western corporate media has cited various “activists” inside the country which conveniently all reported back towing the desired propaganda of the State Department. But the … Continue reading

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COMMON SENSE – 2017 (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I explored Thomas Paine’s critical role in the creation of our nation. His Common Sense pamphlets inspired the common people to uncommon acts of courage and heroic feats of valor; leading to the great … Continue reading

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Trump has Opportunity to End Obama/Clinton Weapons Sales to Anti-Woman Tyrants

I attended the women’s rights rally in Portland, Oregon, today to support women worldwide and urge Trump to end Obama and Hillary Clinton’s record weapons deals with the most repressive state for women in the world, the totalitarian dictatorship of … Continue reading

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Veteran U.S. Intelligence Officials Call for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof

MEMORANDUM FOR: President Barack Obama FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: A Key Issue That Still Needs to be Resolved As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office Friday, a pall hangs over his upcoming presidency amid … Continue reading

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COMMON SENSE – 2017

“Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.” – John Adams Thomas Paine was born in 1737 in Britain. His first thirty seven years of life were pretty much … Continue reading

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Some Election Interference is More Equal Than Others – How Ukraine Meddled on Behalf of Clinton

Submitted by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, A couple of days ago, Politico published a fascinating piece describing how factions associated with the current Ukrainian government apparently interfered in the U.S. election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The findings … Continue reading

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Grand Mufti Of Syria Discusses Secularism In Syria – Human Beings Live In States, No Countries Based On Religion

Aaron Hendel, Gail Malone, Grand Mufti Hassan and Janice Kortkamp Brandon Turbeville Activist Post  BrandonTurbeville.com While most Americans are force fed propaganda and misinformation about virtually every country outside their own borders (including the country in which they live) Syria … Continue reading

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“I Did Give Donald Trump a Golden Shower … He Liked It Very Much”

Buzzfeed reports that a former British intelligence official said that Russia is blackmailing Donald Trump with evidence of his sexual peccadilloes, including liking “golden showers”. The story has gone viral, and CNN notes that intelligence officials say the reports might … Continue reading

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​The Democrats’ Conspiracy Theory

By Joe Giambrone, Political Film Blog. Democrats and their apologists have proven to be far more pathetic than previously witnessed. A quasi-fascist nationalism has erupted, and the blind rush to conflate Donald Trump with Russia has expanded the envelope of delusion. … Continue reading

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The Same Officials Who Pushed the Iraq War Are Now Stirring Up Anti-Russia Hysteria

The main U.S. intelligence official pushing claims that Russia hacked the Democratic party is James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence. But Clapper was responsible for a lot of the bogus intelligence which led to the Iraq war.  Newsweek reported … Continue reading

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US Corporate Press Selectively Publicizes Disagreements between CIA, President

The US corporate press was abuzz with front page, top stories today about the disagreement between incoming president Trump and some figures from the CIA and other intelligence agencies regarding the leaking of facts about Hillary Clinton, which some in … Continue reading

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U.S., MSM Claims Of Russian Hacking Lack One Important Ingredient . . . Evidence

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post As 2016 comes to a close and, with it, the final 20 days of the dreadful Obama administration, a madness has gripped much of the country that has been concocted, promoted, and drilled into the American … Continue reading

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A BIASED 2017 FORECAST (PART ONE)

“The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained.” – Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to see a live one … Continue reading

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More “Fake News” Photos “From Aleppo” Proven False, Poorly Executed Propaganda

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post The Fake News just keeps on coming as the NATO imperialists realize they are losing control in Syria and their plans to destroy the secular and democratically-elected government of Bashar al-Assad. From “Russia did it!!!” (whatever … Continue reading

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Another Kirby Epic Fail!: Caleb Maupin Rips State Dept Propaganda To Shreds At Press Conference

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post If failing at propaganda was a contest, John Kirby would be one of the finalists for first place. Indeed, Kirby’s obvious narcissism and unbridled arrogance when dealing with the usually subservient press is apparent every time … Continue reading

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The Same Idiots Who Pushed the Iraq War Are Now Stirring Up Hysteria About Russia

The propaganda about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction was one of the most blatant examples of “fake news” in American history. Now, many of the same idiots who pushed the Iraq war lies are stirring up hysteria about Russia. … Continue reading

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Fakest News: The Iraq War

Majority Are Still Falling for Fake News A new poll from YouGov shows that most Americans still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction at the start of the Iraq war:That’s stunning, given that President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, … Continue reading

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7 Times The MSM Got Its Ass Kicked In Debates In 2016

Brandon Turbeville BrandonTurbeville.com With the recent hysteria in the mainstream media over so-called “fake news” and “Russian propaganda,” it is clear that the Western corporate press is lashing out wildly at the threat of the alternative media. Every time the … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media is Now Whining About the “Fake News” Hysteria It Created

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, After coming under attack, the alternative media successfully appropriated and reassigned the now ubiquitous term “fake news” to a variety of disingenuous mainstream media outlets. The corporate media is not too happy about this, … Continue reading

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What The Russian Hacking Report DOESN’T Say

Today, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI released a report alleging Russian hacking. The report itself is only five and a half pages long in large print (with another 7 pages for future security recommendations). It’s important to note … Continue reading

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History Shows How Rare and Valuable Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press Are

The Founding Fathers protected freedom of speech and freedom of the press as the most important liberties. They are protected in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  And as discussed below, the Founders recognized that the ability to speak … Continue reading

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7 Times The MSM Got Destroyed In A Debate In 2016

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post BrandonTurbeville.com With the recent hysteria in the mainstream media over so-called “fake news” and “Russian propaganda,” it is clear that the Western corporate press is lashing out wildly at the threat of the alternative media. Every … Continue reading

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

I stopped trying to predict markets back in 2008 when the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, Wall Street bankers, and their propaganda peddling media mouthpieces colluded to rig the markets to benefit the elite establishment players while screwing average Americans. I … Continue reading

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Russia Hacking the Election the Inside Story

In the last few articles, I described a soft coup. There is a strong inform and influence operation against the American people still going on. The big question today is whether Russia had any influence on the election. In a … Continue reading

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Journalist Eva Bartlett DESTROYS Mainstream Journalist Over Syria, Aleppo

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post Having spent a number of months on the ground in Syria, travelling all across the country and, specifically, Aleppo, journalist Eva Bartlett has finally returned to the Western world with yet another round of firsthand knowledge … Continue reading

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MSM Fake News Claims Civilians Committing Mass Suicide In East Aleppo After Syrian Army Victory

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post If anyone needs an example of just why the mainstream corporate media is becoming more and more irrelevant by the day, one need only look at the coverage of the liberation of Aleppo to see why … Continue reading

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Americans Aren’t Buying the Claim that Russia Hacked the Election

A new Morning Consult/Politico poll finds that Americans aren’t convinced that Russia hacked the election: This is not entirely surprising, given the extremely weak evidence of Russian hacking by anonymous CIA “intelligence officials” (air quotes) … and the CIA’s less-than-stellar … Continue reading

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The Hacking Evidence Against Russia Is Extremely Weak

Last week, German security officials said that Russia hacked secret German communications and provided them to Wikileaks (English translation). But now, German officials say that the communications were likely leaked from an insider within the German parliament, the Bundestag (English … Continue reading

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The Real Problem: At Least 6 In 10 Americans Read Headlines … and NOTHING ELSE

Slate pointed out in 2013: I asked Josh Schwartz, a data scientist at the traffic analysis firm Chartbeat, to look at how people scroll through Slate articles. Schwartz also did a similar analysis for other sites that use Chartbeat and … Continue reading

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US Gov’t, Oligarchs Behind Planned Fake News Flagging on Facebook

Facebook is adding a new feature wherein a group that the Washington Post calls an ‘independent third party fact checker’ will decide whether stories are real or fake, and flag ones the group decides are fake. WaPo leaves out of … Continue reading

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Happy Bill of Rights Day … Are There Any Left?

Today is Bill of Rights Day in America. Happy Bill of Rights Day! This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on … Continue reading

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The Russian Bear Uses a Keyboard

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at CraigMurray.org.uk. I am about twenty four hours behind on debunking the “evidence” of Russian hacking of … Continue reading

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1943 Gov’t Film Offers Sharp Contrast with Current US Elite Attitude toward Russia

The film The Battle of Russia, produced in 1943 by the US War Department (which was renamed the Defense Department in 1949), illustrates a respectful and favorable US elite view of Russian history, the Soviet/Russian people, and Stalin for defeating … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Media is Asking for a Government Bailout Via Censorship

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The current controversy is different. Many people in Washington are irate over Wikileaks — not because the email were untrue but because they proved what many had long suspected . . . … Continue reading

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Big Media’s Contra-Cocaine Cover-up

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Amid the mainstream U.S. media’s current self-righteous frenzy against “fake … Continue reading

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‘Then We Will Fight in the Shade’ – A Guide to Winning the Media Wars

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War The ongoing battle between … Continue reading

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How War Propaganda Keeps on Killing

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A key reason why American foreign debacles have been particularly … Continue reading

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NYT, WaPo Fake News Still Bringing Real Guns to Iraq, Killing Thousands

Fake news propagated by the US government and collaborating organizations such as the New York Times and Washington Post helped create an environment in which the US was able to illegally invade Iraq in 2003, killing at least one million … Continue reading

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Putin May Be An Authoritarian Asshole … But Americans Should ALSO Criticize Stupid U.S. Policy

In launching the Iraq war and the war on terror, George Bush said “you’re either with us or against us.” We now know that the entire justification for the Iraq War was false from the get-go.  And Saddam Hussein – … Continue reading

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Declining Washington Post Desperately Attacks More Popular News Site

There’s something interesting about the Washington Post’s false smear of 200 news sites as being “Russian propaganda”. Specifically, the Post actually attacked a more popular news source … In July of this year, the Washington Post had 369,476,000 combined pageviews … Continue reading

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American Alternative Media Threatens Defamation Lawsuit Against Washington Post for Red Baiting

Yves Smith – who runs the respected liberal website Naked Capitalism – has retained a top gun lawyer to sue the Washington Post for defamation unless it retracts its smear piece calling alternative media sites “Russian propaganda.” Smith has also … Continue reading

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CARRIER AND THE SLIPPERY SLOPE

“Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences.” – Donald Trump The reaction to Trump’s deal to keep 1,100 Carrier jobs in Indiana has ranged from outrage to adoration. There are so many layers to this … Continue reading

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American Expert: PropOrNot Is Propaganda

The anonymous website PropOrNot.com claims that they have analyzed alternative media websites and identified 200 sites which act as useful idiots for Russian-government propaganda. The Washington Post and many other mainstream media have trumpeted PropOrNot as evidence of a vast … Continue reading

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Are US Corporate-Media Businesses ‘Independent’?

Professor Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history.  His work continues to be prominently taught in classes at top US universities like Yale.  He teaches classes on US government at MIT, and has written some 100 … Continue reading

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