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martes, 23 de agosto de 2016

Prisoners strike for September 9th in America's prisons against Incarcerated Manufacturing Corporations

This post is to remind us that there is a prisoners strike planned for September 9th, in America's prisons, and why. Because of the utter appalling conditions, injustice and corruption of the whole prison system this strike demands our support. Caging animals is is seen as wrong, but we still tolerate the caging of humans, why?

           I doubt that the general public are aware that the so called leader of the free world, The Good Ol' US of A, is also the leader in incarcerating its own people. The US leads the world in nuclear power, and in general military power, to quell any resistance to its hegemony from overseas, but it also has a brutal system to quell any resistance by its own people to the tyranny of its savage system of capitalism.

         The American prison system is one big corporate money making machine, which recruits from the poorest and most disadvantaged sections of its communities. The judiciary in America is part and parcel of that corporate recruiting system. Once incorporated into its caged workshops, you are there for years, you lose all rights, and become a slave in one of the largest corporate money making enterprises in America. No union rights, no holidays, no days off, and punishment if you don't work hard enough.

      The U.S. imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid.  
1. The United States has 5% of the world's population, but 25%of the world's prisoners.
2. The total incarcerated population in the U.S. is a staggering2.4 million — a 500% increase over the past 30 years. 
3. One in every 108 adults was in prison or jail in 2012.
4. One in 28 American children has a parent behind bars.  
5. At the end of 2007, 1 in 31 adults was behind bars, on probation or on parole.
6. Currently, 65 million Americans have a criminal record.
7. There are more people behind bars today for a drug offense than there were in 1980 for all offenses combined.
More facts HERE:
         The American corporate world have more or less taken over the prison system and are working it to create massive profits. It has nothing to do with punishment or rehabilitation, it is all to do with increasing the numbers of slaves and maximising the profits.
Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.
Read the full article HERE



Episode 198: This week we bring you another installment of our Which Side: Lectures series. This presentation was given by the Tucson ABC on August 2, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Boing! Anarchist Collective. The Lecture is called: “Prisoner Support for Prison Abolition: National Prison Strike September 2016“.
In this lecture, members of the Tucson Anarchist Black Cross discuss past and present anti-prison struggles in the United States. The aim of the lecture is to provide historical context to mass incarceration, detail past struggles against prisons and policing by prisoners and folks on the outside alike, and to discuss current forms of creative resistance to the U.S. prison system. The conclusion highlights ongoing efforts to coordinate a national prison strike set to begin September 9th of this year, and note how an abolitionist perspective can inform effective prisoner support work. #fsd
You can find out more about Which Side: Lectures and all the other podcasts in the collective by visiting: http://whichsidecollective.org
Help Contribute: Anyone is free to contribute lectures they’ve recorded from events they’ve attended or speeches they have given. We actually encourage it… So please send your audio or video recordings to Lectures@WhichSideCollective.org #fsd
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domingo, 21 de agosto de 2016

ill will editions: FROM FREEWAY SHUTDOWNS TO COP-FREE ZONES

ill will editions: FROM FREEWAY SHUTDOWNS TO COP-FREE ZONES: a... 22.7.2016

ROM FREEWAY SHUTDOWNS TO COP-FREE ZONES: a Reportback and a Proposal

“Beneath the surface of that idea – that truism, black lives matter – is an unsettling challenge. What would it mean to create a world, or at least a space, where that actually was true?” [1]

A Cop-Free Zone in Carbondale

On Friday night a couple dozen folks converged on the local autonomous infoshop in Carbondale, Illinoise, for an illegal dance party in the street. In addition to locals, cars arrived from Bloomington, Chicago, and St. Louis to participate. The plan was to throw an unpermitted street party with free food and loud music, and as things progressed and energy rose, to block off the street and visibly polarize the space against state violence with large handmade banners declaring it a cop-free zone.

The event proceeded more or less as planned: a collective cook-out transitioned into a dance party, furniture was dragged into the streets and fireworks were set off, until banners painted earlier in the evening were finally strung up across the two lanes of the street and the block was taken over. Several police SUV’s circled at a distance but avoided any direct contact for almost the entire evening. By the time they finally approached the block on foot, the party was already being slowly wrapped up and a large contingent of friends and locals had just bounced to go lake swimming. A decision was made not to enforce the blockade, yet after the street was cleared for two minutes and the police left, it was promptly re-blocked with furniture as loud jams continued to sound out into the night for another hour until the last people left.

While this first experiment was modest in its scale and intensity, we think that experimenting with police-free zones has a strong potential for resonance in the current North American context. It is less Carbondale’s specific event and rather the broader proposal that we wish to focus on below.


Sense and Tactics

While recent weeks have seen thousands of people blockading traffic and freeways across the USA, the tactical impulses and the actions attempted in this cycle of anti-police struggle have largely rehashed what we saw in the summer and fall of 2014, without inventing or experimenting with anything all that new.

When we think strategically about tactical issues, it is important to recall that the relationship between sense and gesture is a dynamic and fluid one, one which camps on a shifting soil of forces and events. Sometimes thought falls short of the tactics and gestures that we’re engaging in, and we find ourselves demanding things we already possess, or framing things through terms or oppositions that the movement has already surpassed at a practical level. Other times, thought runs ahead of our tactical repertoire, such that every effort to elaborate a practice that feels appropriate to the affective declension of hostilities and the ideas that folks are thinking about seems to fall short.

Our sense is that our present situation resembles the latter scenario, where thought runs ahead of the gestures we’re seeing. The current cycle exhibits both a rupture in thought (since the 2014 cycle of struggle) as well as an exhaustion at the level of practical methods.

We have the impression that the current tactical menu (freeway blockades and generally-pacified protest marches) actually fall short of what makes sense to people right now. Both on social media, in everyday encounters we’ve had, as well as in recent demonstrationsamong some of the newer Black activist cadres, folks right now seem to be much more interested in talking about the abolition of police than its reform or ‘community control’. We see this as a significant ‘ideological’ development (to speak loosely) that is encouraging, but which has so far failed to have any material consequences at the level of new practices. If we don’t want ‘better policing’ but rather to have police out of our lives, what sorts of experiments can respond to this collective need? What does it mean to give this theoretical and affective destitution of the police a practical face, one that corresponds to our currently low levels of material organization? This is the question that the current cycle of struggle is attempting to ask, and it’s one that calls for a practical answer.

At the same time, a cruel but apparently inexorable logic seems to ensure that virtually irrespective of its initial ‘radicality’, the more a certain tactic gets repeated, the more its impact tends to become purely symbolic.

The Washington Post reports that in some parts of this country over half of the demos in the past two years have blocked freeways. While it once pushed the limits of the thinkable and broke open a new terrain of struggle, the freeway blockade has become a knee-jerk impulse which, for all its historical rationale (highways were often instruments to deepen segregation), is beginning to feel like a flat routine. In Chicago, things reached the point that when the first Alton Sterling demo took place a week and a half ago, the police all-but-invited us to take over the I-94, knowing that at most we’d be out there a few minutes before leaving and going home. Our impression is that the situation isn’t altogether different elsewhere.

The more our methods become calcified and predictable, the more easily they are governed, assimilated, and neutralized. But even more importantly, the more our gestures fail to become worthy of the thought-event of the police’s destitution (i.e. their having been momentarily stripped of any veneer of legitimacy, through the exhibition of the raw violence that it served to conceal). For legitimacy can be stripped without the force of the police being truly deposed. For the latter to happen, we must manage to articulate concrete forms of living in which they exert no force, nor shape the economy of meaning around us. For this to happen, we must do more than abandon any residual reliance upon and faith in the police. We must create open-ended experiments in relating to one another where they aren’t.

Demolitionist Desire

As anyone who has ever spent any time at the massive autonomous territory at Notre-dame-des-landes in Western France (known as the ZAD or the Zone-to-defend) can tell you, the fact that police don’t enter the ZAD shapes the experience of being within it in an essential way. The problem cuts two ways, of course, since the mutilated structures of behavior and association we have internalized as governed subjects do not spontaneously disappear when the police withdraw. Even small experiments such as the one in Carbondale the other night reminded us at certain moments that hostilities within our communities will continue to surface in contexts of reduced state presence. Yet there is no mistaking the feeling one has when navigating a car or bike through the circuitous barricade architecture that marks the outer edges of the ZAD, and feeling the weight of the air change as you pass inside, just knowing that at least for a while, at least here, we needn’t worry about police checkpoints, stop-and-frisks, and all their attendant forms of everyday terror. The feeling is palpable: it feels like an opening of the possible.

In a different context, whose fate is no less uncertain as we write this, dozens of barricades remain in force across the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, as teachers and comrades of all ages push into their second month of frontal insurrection against the State. If the horizon of ‘abolitionism’ in our context remains a question mark at present—if its utility has not been sapped by liberals like Angela Davis and co.—then let it point to the struggle in Oaxaca, which is living abolitionism. For the barricades that dot the map of the region have the potential to rid their territory not only of the pestilence of police and politicians, they carry within them the potential to abolish the economy as well.

To defeat and then depose the police, to abolish the economy—this would the horizon of a superior abolitionism, or better yet, what a friend has elsewhere preferred to call “demolitionist desire”.

But we’re not there yet. We’re nowhere near the level of organized struggle seen in Oaxaca. To propose passing from the highway shutdowns going on now to the highway barricades seen down south would require a quantum leap in our organization that is difficult at present to imagine, if it were even desirable (the highway might, after all, be the least habitable space in the metropolitan fabric).

For now, we propose a diffuse experiment with cop-free-zones in spaces we stand a better chance of holding down and inhabiting, such as blocks in our neighborhoods. The latter presents the incomparable advantage that it can actually conceivably hold and materially be filled with collective life. But for this, a different series of questions must be placed at the forefront of anti-police struggle:

On the one hand, logistical questions—what resources would we need to hold out? who can cook for two dozen, for a hundred? who knows how to effectively circulate info throughout the immediate and remote parts of town? how can we safeguard our need for anonymity, resist the trap of the media spectacle, and still evade the wingnut caricatures thrust upon us by the state? if one such zone were able to be held for a longer duration, how could it propagate itself?

So-called ‘technical’ questions like these cannot be detached from social ones: how will we negotiate the ethical differences between us once the cops ceased to play a role? if we had to defend the zone against police, who on our blocks would we find ourselves standing alongside? The degree of trust and shared vision existing between folks who find themselves positioned differently by police violence will play an important role here. If those most targeted by police lynching have the impression that the white folks aren’t serious about defending the space, if our contingency plans aren’t adjusted appropriately to the degree of organization and the density of bonds between the different crews of folks going into it, then runs the risk of feeling more like a Custeristic provocation of the cops than an experiment in defending a space expressive of a real desire for collective life.

Still, our separation will not be overcome prior to engaging in such experiments. And yet, to tear a block or a whole neighborhood away from the forces of order and begin experimenting with collective forms of life, we actually needn’t share the same experiences of those forces we seek here to exclude (police, prisons, etc.). As was pointed out elsewhere,

“A police-free zone is not a ‘new world’, it is merely the collision of many. Many worlds smaller than that of police order and governance individually, but that perhaps together are capable of defending themselves. Of surviving a collision.”

We need to get away from the exhausted debate around ‘riots versus peaceful marches’, ‘violence and non-violence’, ‘safety versus risk’, etc. Our time is much better spent getting organized in the places where we already live in ways that can make pushing for experimental police-free zones a plausible potentiality. And anyway, from the moment we take hold of such a zone, questions that right now are too-often answered by reference to sterile ideological oppositions, or else by sorting people according to their ‘structural identities’, tend to be reshaped and concretized around the substantial situation in which we face the world together, here and now.

A police-free zone is not a model or a program, it brings no pre-formed utopia into being. It is an opening of the possible that clears a space of encounter, of intense inhabitation, an ‘undercommons’ ripped from the hands of the pacified metropolis, for as long as it can be held down. If the abolition of police is to become more than a slogan, its preparation must begin with small realities.

sábado, 20 de agosto de 2016

'ORGANIZZAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE PER I DESTINI DEL MONDO': IL CLUB DEI POTENTISSIMI CHE CREDONO AGLI ALIENI

'ORGANIZZAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE PER I DESTINI DEL MONDO': IL CLUB DEI POTENTISSIMI CHE CREDONO AGLI ALIENI - Informazione Consapevole
Di Giacomo Amadori

Una volta gli appassionati di Ufo erano considerati dei simpatici picchiatelli. Si armavano di cannocchiale, tenda e generi di prima necessità e si accampavano sulle colline in attesa di incontri ravvicinati del terzo tipo. Un' esperienza riservata a nerd e perdigiorno.
Ma adesso la fede negli Ufo sta coinvolgendo una fetta di classe dirigente trasversale e insospettabile, arruolata in una struttura sovranazionale non governativa che assomiglia molto a lobby e gruppi di pressione potenti e chiacchierati come la Trilaterale e il Bilderberg.

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Il nome è impegnativo: «Organizzazione internazionale per i destini del mondo»; il quartiere generale si trova a Mosca. Ma sono coinvolte nel progetto importanti città come Washington, Londra, Pechino, Tel Aviv e Roma. Ne fanno parte militari, prelati, politici, manager, professionisti già inseriti in altre organizzazioni o legati dall' appartenenza a logge massoniche internazionali o a istituzioni vicine alla Chiesa cattolica.

UFOUFO
Il principale denominatore comune è la fede in un Creatore e la convinzione che nell' Universo ci siano altre forme di intelligenza. Anzi molti dei suoi membri sono convinti che l' umanità sia una specie di prodotto di laboratorio di una civiltà extraterrestre superiore, che da millenni vigilerebbe su di noi.

A sostegno dell' esistenza degli alieni i predicatori del nuovo verbo fanno riferimento anche ai testi sacri e in particolare ad alcuni passi della Bibbia. Per esempio citano le parole di padre Corrado Balducci e di monsignor Gianfranco Basti, teologo e professore di filosofia della natura e della scienza presso la Pontificia università Lateranense, già collaboratore dell' Agenzia spaziale italiana.

In un' intervista tv Basti ha spiegato: «Ci sono ottime probabilità che in altre parti dell' Universo ci siano esseri intelligenti (…) Se prendiamo i primi capitoli della Genesi in cui si parla dei "giganti" da sempre si è ipotizzato che siano esseri extraterrestri con cui l' uomo è entrato in comunicazione nel primo periodo della sua era».

Il rapporto FBI sugli UFOIL RAPPORTO FBI SUGLI UFO
A Mosca si trova il «Centro per le informazioni, analisi e strategie delle situazioni» dipendente dal presidente della Federazione russa. La sede è un futuristico palazzo in periferia, con una grande sala situazione e mappe interattive in cui sono illuminate le aree critiche del pianeta. Al vertice della sezione che si occupa di Ufo c' è l' ex tenente generale in riserva Alexej Savin.

Il portavoce italiano è il lobbista Piergiorgio Bassi, imprenditore nelle pubbliche relazioni con ottime entrature in Vaticano e in politica. Viaggia spesso tra Roma e la Russia e ha favorito le comunicazioni e i rapporti tra gli uomini di Savin e il presidente dell' osservatorio vaticano, l' astronomo gesuita José Luis Funes. Sempre grazie a lui monsignor Basti è stato presso il centro di Mosca.

Bassi, seduto nel suo ufficio romano, sorride di fronte allo scetticismo del cronista: «Ormai la pensa come noi persino uno dei più stretti collaboratori del presidente Usa». In effetti il lobbista romano ha di recente incontrato a Roma John Podesta, ex capo di gabinetto di Bill Clinton, consigliere di Obama e capo della campagna elettorale della Clinton.
JOHN PODESTA HILLARY CLINTONJOHN PODESTA HILLARY CLINTON

Dagospia ha intercettato Bassi e Podesta al ristorante pariolino Pescheria Rossini. Qui avrebbero discusso di affari, ma si sarebbero confrontati anche sui documenti riservati riguardanti la cosiddetta Area 51 e sui segreti riguardanti gli Ufo che in essa sarebbero custoditi. Podesta alla Cnn ha dichiarato: «Hillary Clinton se sarà presidente chiederà che i documenti in possesso del Governo vengano desecretati. Credo che sia un impegno che intende mantenere e io glielo farò presente».

Anche riguardo alle prove sull' esistenza della vita extraterrestre, le parole di Podesta sono state nette: «Sarà il pubblico a giudicare quando quelle in possesso del governo saranno rese pubbliche. Il popolo americano è in grado di affrontare la verità».

JOHN E TONY PODESTAJOHN E TONY PODESTA
In diverse interviste la sua nuova capa, la Clinton, ha confermato che svelerà quanti più dossier possibili sull' argomento. Ma il gruppo sta lavorando affinché già Obama affronti la questione. Nel suo ufficio Bassi ci ricorda che anche l' ex presidente russo Dmitrj Medvedev avrebbe dichiarato: «Insieme con la valigetta con i codici nucleari, al presidente è data una cartella speciale "top secret". Che contiene informazioni sugli alieni che hanno visitato il nostro pianeta…».

Secondo alcuni testimoni Medvedev stava scherzando. Bassi sostiene che fosse serissimo e ci consiglia di guardare due filmati, «Secret dottrina volume 1 e 2», una summa delle teorie dell' organizzazione che descrivono l' evoluzione della terra e della specie umana in chiave aliena. Sullo stesso sito, newsufo.com dell' esperto Roberto Pinotti, è visibile il video russo «Strategia preliminare» in cui vengono contestati i governi occidentali e «i gruppi d' élite che manipolano l' umanità e che si presentano al mondo come i rappresentanti del "Nuovo ordine mondiale"».

alieniALIENI
Infatti l' organizzazione di Savin non solo crede negli Ufo, ma anche nella possibilità di cambiare il destino della Terra. A questo punto Bassi, esperto di questioni massoniche ed esoteriche, ci introduce al «Nuovo paradigma», la visione di un' umanità pronta a rilanciarsi e a eliminare le ingiustizie sociali con l' ausilio di scoperte tecnologiche delle civiltà extraterrestri su energia, sanità e trasporti.

L' espressione incredula del cronista non scoraggia Bassi, che rilancia: «Grazie ai rapporti con gli alieni in Russia riescono a prevedere eventi futuri, come attacchi terroristici, disastri ambientali e rivolgimenti politici». Annuncia violente eruzioni di Etna e Vesuvio per il 2017 e uno scisma nella Chiesa cattolica i cui segnali saranno evidenti nel 2018. «In certe riunioni riservate si parla anche di armi segrete dei governi». Di che cosa si tratta? Il lobbista assume un tono serio: «Stiamo parlando delle armi psicotroniche che venivano usate nella guerra fredda e che possono influenzare il pensiero delle persone a distanza di 12 mila chilometri.

Per questo quando Putin deve prendere una decisione importante si chiude in una stanza a prova di "onde psicotroniche"». Quindi Bassi ci mostra un sito Internet in cui si legge che l' ex generale Savin avrebbe dichiarato ad alcuni giornalisti della Pravda che «ricerche sul paranormale entrarono a far parte delle attività dell' esercito sovietico e del Kgb nel 1983, quando il ministro della Difesa di allora consentì l' addestramento di alcuni soldati per missioni paranormali...».

galassiaGALASSIA


Bassi alcuni anni fa, come rivelò Panorama, si confrontò su questi temi anche con il fondatore del Movimento5 stelle, recentemente scomparso, Gianroberto Casaleggio: «Ma oggi sono molti i politici interessati agli argomenti dell' organizzazione».


jueves, 4 de agosto de 2016

URGENT Call to Support Our Frontlines – Camp of The Sacred Stones, USA

Dakota Access (Enbridge) has given notice to Standing Rock that they plan to start construction on the Missouri River on the morning of Friday August 5th 2016.
The Camp of the Sacred Stones is calling for everyone who is available to come join the frontlines.
Wednesday morning Dakota Access sent a 48 hour construction notice to the Standing Rock tribe. Now is the time to come stand with them. Calling all earth & water defenders! Protect sacred water!
Four tribes are suing but the State will not force the company to stop. In the meantime, while the lawsuits are being addressed, people must stop them to buy time. This is as clear of a purpose for Direct Action as you will ever see. Donate online if you can’t come to the camp but what is really what is needed is bodies to hold the line. This is no different from the Keystone XL which 125,000 people pledged to resist. Where is everyone? Do we need multi-million dollar marketing campaigns to feel the urgency? Contact the camp if you can support in anyway possible.
Stand strong No Dakota Access in Treaty Territory – Camp of the Sacred Stones! Rising up in protection of Unci Maka and the sacred!!

If you are not able to go to the Camp consider organizing an action at a local Enbridge Office or pipeline near you!! We must come together against the Dakota
Access Pipeline !
How to help? Donate. Get your boots on the ground! Get to the CAMP or organize a SOLIDARITY event. Flood their phones with the Call-In Campaign.

CALL IN CAMPAIGN:
Flood their phone lines to let them know where we stand! Once you call please comment on the event and describe any comments you received.
Call the Army Corps of Engineers
Col. John Henderson 402-995-2229
Eileen Williamsion 402-995-2417
Flood their phones & tell them to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline! Share this and spread it far and wide!

viernes, 29 de julio de 2016

NATO Psychological Operations (PSYOP) to Influence Emotions and Sway Public Opinion

Source- NATO Psychological Operations (PSYOP) to Influence Emotions and Sway Public Opinion | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization 27.7.2016
Traslation into spanish- tarcoteca.blogspot

Psychological Operations or PSYOP are planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of organizations, groups, and individuals.
The beginning of interest in post-Cold War information operations can be traced to the UN intervention in Somalia and the Rwanda Genocide. Relatively honest and direct reporting from these war zones meant that the public opinion of Western countries was a factor that had to be considered by the political classes. Hence the  complaining at the time about the so-called “CNN Effect” which forced the politicians to send and/or withdraw troops irrespective of what the elites actually wanted to happen at the time.
The early methods of influencing the public opinion by manipulating the media, though reasonably effective, were not enough. We have seen their strengths and limitations during both wars against Iraq, in which the bulk of the media was effectively co-opted through the process of frequent press briefings (featuring no shortage of videos showing NATO bombs unerringly falling toward their obviously evil targets) and later by “embedding” the mostly male reporters in military units, which naturally had the dual effect of stroking their egos and adopting the military’s point of view.
Still, in spite of all that, it proved impossible to control the narrative, and the public support for the various US and NATO wars collapsed under the pressure of inconvenient news coming even from mainstream media which clearly maintained a degree of independence. But if you fast-forward a decade, to the current wars in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Ukraine, and others, it is clear that something has changed. There is one dominant narrative that is being pushed by literally every mainstream media source, irrespective of their ostensible ideological bent. No matter where you turn, you read or hear about Assad’s “barrel bombs”, Gaddafi’s “massacres”, or “Russian aggression.”
These reports invariably represent a point of view that is not only completely one-sided, but also factually wrong, even on the most basic of issues. How did US and NATO manage to achieve such an amazing discipline within the supposedly free and independent Western media?
There are essentially three parts to the answer:
  • state oversight of the media;
  • co-opting individual reporters;
  • disseminating propaganda through covert means.
The first two are obvious enough and have long been practiced. Media corporations are just that–corporations, subject to variety of laws and regulations whose enforcement can be used to steer individual outlets toward adopting a desired point of view. Individual reporter’s coin of the realm is “access” to privileged information, which may be granted or withheld depending on their effectiveness as government propagandist. The third, the covert dissemination of propaganda, is new, and that factor likely explains the lack of variation from one media outlet to the next. The media are no longer merely encouraged to toe the official line–they have the stories planted for them to pick up through social media and other unofficial channels.
The so-called investigations of the MH17 disaster is a case study, though a fairly crude one due to Ukraine’s crude methods of information warfare. But it is evident that nearly all the “evidence” implicating Russia or the Novorossia insurgents was prepared by Ukrainian secret services, then laundered through social media, before being presented to Western audiences as the truth, the only truth, and nothing but the truth.
NATO is conducting similar operations which are harder to identify and counter because they are more sophisticated, better institutionalized, and provided with higher levels of funding. The United Kingdom, for example, maintains the 77th Brigade whose subunits include the Media Operations Group and the shadowy 15th Psychological Operations Group that has been dubbed the “Twitter detachment.” Germany has established the ZOpKomBw, or the Bundeswehr Rapid Communications Center.
In the US, information operations against the US population appear to be the responsibility of the intelligence community, which is understandable considering the taboo on US military operations on US territory. As such, they remain largely out of public scrutiny, though their handiwork can be readily seen in the form of unverifiable reports from a variety of war zones, and even placing specially prepared “witnesses” in front of Congressional committees. Even non-NATO countries like Sweden are following suit by establishing their own information operations units intended for waging information war on its own population. At the NATO level, information operations are coordinated by NATO doctrine JP 13-3 Information Operations, with practical applications honed by alliance-wide exercises such as the Multinational Information Operations Experiment (MNIOE).
Western voters have been accepting of all these measures because they were sold to them as part of their countries’ counter-terrorism measures. What they failed to take into account is that terrorism is a phenomenon that knows no borders, with the enemy already present among Western societies. Which means that, if counter-terrorist information operations are to be effective, they also have to be aimed at Western publics.
In the short-term, information operations may be effective in manufacturing popular support for policies that otherwise no free society would accept. In the longer term, bypassing the public opinion means the elites are now more free than ever to embark on highly dangerous international adventures that will likely backfire and lower even further the already low standing of the elites. Therefore the fact that the so-called “free world” elites increasingly have to resort to such dirty tricks in order to stay in power means that their grasp on power is slowly weakening.

miércoles, 27 de julio de 2016

Thirty Seconds to Midnight: the Doomsday Clock moves forward. The End of the world will come by miscalculation or simply Insanity

Source- The 4th Media » A US-instigating Nuclear War against Russia The US-made Armageddon Approaches, …..

Armageddon Approaches

The Western pubic doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany.

This is the interpretation that some Russian politicians themselves have put on the NATO military bases that Washington is establishing on Russia’s borders.

Washington might intend the military buildup as pressure on President Putin to reduce Russian opposition to Washington’s unilateralism. However, it reminds some outspoken Russians such as Vladimir Zhirinovsky of Hitler’s troops on Russia’s border in 1941.

Zhirinovsky is the founder and leader of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party and a vice chairman of the Russian parliament.

In a confrontation with the editor of a German newspaper, Zhirinovsky tells him that German troops again on Russia’s border will provoke a preventive strike after which nothing will remain of German and NATO troops.

“The more NATO soldiers in your territory, the faster you are going to die. To the last man. Remove NATO from your territory!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQm8L8d8uDc

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has expressed his frustration with Washington’s reliance on force and coercion instead of diplomacy.

It is reckless for Washington to convince Russia that diplomacy is a dead end without promise. When the Russians reach that conclusion, force will confront force.

Indeed Zhirinovsky has already reached that point and perhaps Vladimir Putin also. As I reported, Putin recently dressed down Western presstitutes for their role in fomenting nuclear war. See also:

Putin has made it clear that Russia will not accept US missile bases in Poland and Romania. He has informed Washington and the imbecilic Polish and Romanian governments.

However, as Putin observed, “they don’t hear.”

The inability to hear means that Washington’s arrogance has made Washington too stupid to take seriously Putin’s warning. If Washington persists, it will provoke the preventive strike that Zhirinovsky told the German editor the Merkel regime was inviting.

Americans need to wake up to the dangerous situation that Washington has created, but I doubt they will. Most wars happen without the public’s knowledge until they happen.

The main function of the American left-wing is to serve as a bogyman with which to scare conservatives about the country’s loss of morals, and the main function of conservatives is to create fear and hysteria about immigrants, Muslims, and Russians.

There is no sign that Congress is aware of approaching Armageddon, and the media consists of propaganda.

I and a few others try to alert people to the real threats that they face, but our voices are not loud enough. Not even Vladimir Putin’s voice is loud enough. It looks like the West won’t hear until “there remains nothing at all of the German and NATO troops,” and of Poland and Romania and the rest of us.

Part II

30 Seconds To Midnight

Former US Secretary of Defense William Perry warns that the world is on the knife edge of nuclear catastrophe. Such catastrophe can result accidentally from electronic failures or glitches in warning systems and from the recklessly aggressive and unnecessary force buildup against Russia.

Conn Hallinan discusses these issues. I doubt Hallinan is correct about Washington’s military predominance. This is Washington’s view, and this view makes Washington confident that it holds the aces. It is a mistake for Hallinan to encourage Washington in this view.

Nevertheless, Hallinan makes it clear that we could all be vaporized at any minute. This extremely high risk has been created entirely by the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes in which Zionist neoconservatives have controlled foreign and military policies.

It is tiresome to hear the argument that nuclear war won’t happen because it makes no sense.

William Perry points out that the failure of a 49-cent computer chip resulted in NORAD’s computers signaling that the Soviets had launched 220 nuclear missiles at the United States.

Just think about all the failures and glitches in our own personal computers, even the best ones. Human miscalculation is also an enormous risk. Miscalculation is a dominant human trait.

Consider that 50 percent of Americans’ choices of marriage partner are miscalculations as established by the divorce rate.

The mere existence of nuclear weapons means the nonexistence of life on earth. It will happen sooner or later. To raise the risk as the crazed American government is doing with irresponsible provocations of the Russians and Chinese is the ultimate criminal act.

There is no greater threat to human rights than to endanger all life, and that is what Washington and its two-bit punk NATO vassals are doing by increasing tensions between nuclear powers.

The neoconservatives in Washington have replaced nuclear disarmament with a new nuclear arms race. All of the hard work and accomplishments of previous US administrations to ease tensions and to reduce the stockpiles of nuclear weapons has been thrown away by the psychopaths who control the government in Washington.

Part III

The Atlantic Council: The Marketing Arm of the Military/Security Complex

How much did the military-security complex pay the Atlantic Council to publish this sales pitch to Poland to load up on US weapons systems?

The sales pitch was written by arms salesmen Richard Shirreff, a partner at Strategia Worldwide Ltd., and Maciej Olex-Szczytowski, a “business adviser specializing in defense.”

The sales pitch is titled “Arming For Deterrence.” The Kremlin is unpredictable, say the arms salesmen, and could at any moment decide to attack Poland. However the Russian regime “respects a show of force” and would back down if Poland has a sufficient inventory of US weapons.

The sales pitch encourages Poland to take many aggressive and dangerous steps toward Russia, such as targeting Russia cities and facilities including RT. But before provoking the Bear like this, Poland needs “to join the tactical nuclear capability scheme within NATO, so enabling its F-16s to be carriers of tactical nuclear ordnance.”

Poland also needs to be able to strike deep inside Russia and for this needs to purchase American long-range JASSM air-launched cruise missiles, the Navy Strike missile coastal missiles, and the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems.

Poland also needs “offensive cyber operations” and “more tandem-warhead Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) capable of penetrating reactive armor, and also anti-aircraft (including anti-helicopter) and anti-UAV missiles. “

The bill for this deterrence against non-existent “Russian aggression” comes to
“some US $26 billion” on top of planned expenditures of US $34 billion. “Poland should move forward expeditiously with procurements,” say the arms salesmen or risk being attacked by superior Russian forces.

The Zionist neocons get away with their warmongering because it is profitable for the US military/security complex. Whereas the crazed neocons want real war, the military/security complex only wants the propaganda threat of war.

The numerous military/foreign policy think tanks funded by the military/security complex provide the propaganda and made-up threat. This is a dangerous game, because the Russians see a real threat in the hostility that is directed at them.

The anti-Russian propaganda is universal and includes the Olympic Games. Washington wants Russia excluded based on the allegation that only Russians take performance-enhancing substances.

What extraordinary nonsense. I have a relative who travels widely to test athletes of every sport, even golf, for the use of performance-enhancing substances.

It is not the Russians who have corrupted “clean sports.”

It is the money that the corrupt Americans have poured into sports. To be a champion, to win the Masters at Augusta National, to win a gold medal means to be a multi-millionaire.

Sports that people once played for enjoyment are now a lucrative profession.

Money corrupts everything, and it is capitalism that turns everything into a commodity that is bought and sold. In capitalist regimes everything is for sale: honor, integrity, justice, truth.

Everything is reduced to the filthy lucre.