Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. For the past week or so Diana (The Peoples’ Princess TM) has been in every paper, on every channel. The BBC has a saccharine fluff piece, shallow as a puddle. The Daily Mail goes one step further into the absurd, publicising a “what if” novel, offering a version of reality where Diana survived. In the Guardian, Jonathan Freedland descends into self-parody by somehow contriving to use Diana’s anniversary to whine about Brexit (again), whilst Matthew D’Ancona makes the argument that maybe public emotion is bad and should be ignored. Hillary Mantel writes thousands of words about a person that never really existed, none of them really mean anything. Nobody, anywhere in the press, comes close to saying anything important. Nobody tries to tell the truth. I don’t know what happened the night Princess Diana died in a car accident, along with her lover and her driver – nobody knows. It could have been an accident, it could have been something worse. But there are …
Empire Files, July 30, 2017 Abby Martin goes on the deadly front lines of the anti government protests in Venezuela and follows the evolution of a typical guarimba—or opposition barricade. She explains what the targets from the opposition reveal about the nature of the movement and breaks down the reality of the death toll that has rocked the nation since the unrest began, and how a lynch mob campaign came after her and the Empire Files team for reporting these facts. Hearing from peaceful opposition marchers, to Chavistas to violent protesters at the guarimbas, this must-watch episode exposes the dark reality on-the-ground that is completely obscured from Western media.
In the previous edition we looked at the mysterious death of Danny Casolaro, the journalist who was about to crack the political conspiracy of the century, a plot that he called “The Octopus.” In Part 2 we go in search of the octopus that Casolaro was hunting. See Part 1 here.
Danny Casolaro was a freelance journalist who told his friends and family that he was close to cracking a story he called ‘The Octopus’, which he referred to as the political conspiracy of the century. In August of 1991 he packed his notes and headed to West Virginia to conduct some final interviews for his forthcoming book. On August 10, 1991, he was found dead in his hotel room. The death was immediately ruled a suicide. Join us on this episode of The Corbett Report as we go in search of the story behind the story of the mysterious death of Danny Casolaro. See Part 2 here.
Presentation by John Laughland, (France), Director of Studies at the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation, via World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations.
We all know Goldman Sachs is the very embodiment of evil…or do we? What is Goldman Sachs? What does it do? Where did it come from and where is it going, and is there anything that can be done to stop it? Buckle in for this edition of The Corbett Report where James dares to take on the vampire squid itself. Sources, show notes and audio-only version available here.
If the last three years have taught us anything, it is that the so-called anti-war liberal left can be made to become cheerleaders for the same war agenda that they pretended to deride during the Bush Administration. How was this accomplished? A developing doctrine of international law called “Responsibility to Protect.” Links to sources and show notes here.
With promises to “drain the swamp!” still ringing in our ears, we have watched Trump appoint nothing but Goldman banksters, Soros stooges, neocon war hawks and police state zealots to head his cabinet. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we examine the swamp-dwellers with which Trump has filled his swamp.
from Truthstream Media imagine how many people would never stop digging if they forced her into the Oval Office, when the stuff we’ve already found is damning to the highest levels of the globe’s evil power structure… Was Clinton’s defeat a triumph of democracy or simply a last-minute switch by the ones running the voting software? Some of the Wikileaks material, such as the bizarre Podesta “Spirit Cooking” dinners, imply at best some very strange tastes, and at worst a level of weird in these people most of us had never guessed at. Did some of Hillary’s well-placed supporters decide in the final days she and her chums were just too much of a liability? Is that why she ended losing an election she seemed to be certain of winning?
Long lost footage of George Soros appearing on 60 Minutes in 1998. GS has allegedly gone to some lengths to suppress this interview, and it’s not hard to see why. He does not come off well. Sit back and enjoy the media-vaunted “philanthropist” inadvertently reveal his textbook psychopathy to an incredulous interviewer (who does his best to cover for him). Listen to George tell us it’s all about making money and the social consequences of his actions just don’t bother him. Watch George admit he feels no shame for selling out his fellow Jews to the Nazis and pocketing their gold. Marvel at his blank incomprehension when asked if he is tortured by guilt for what he did. Guilt? Moi? Nah, he says, with what may pass for a smile to those familiar with his facial expressions, it’s just like business really – if George wasn’t doing it someone else would be. Still think George is funding Avaaz and all those other NGOs because he just cares so much about humanity to the depths …
So you say you want a revolution? Well don’t worry, it’s already happening and it has nothing whatsoever to do with the political game that the ruling oligarchs entice you to play once every four years. As the radical decentralization transforms the economy and finance and manufacturing and the media itself, the only question is whether or not you’re taking part in it. Yes, the revolution is happening, and no, it will not be televised. SHOW NOTE Solutions: The Peer-to-Peer Economy Solutions: 3D Printing Anarchy in Action: Spontaneous Order Dear Government, Deliver Us From Freedom P2P Solutions: An Open Source Investigation Solutions: Freedom Cells Solutions: Agorism Solutions: Make Your Own Media
by ClassWar Films A radical perspective on the reality behind the “American Dream”.
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the US election results. Author and documentary filmmaker John Pilger tells us what has been revealed by Trump winning the US election, plus what does a Donald Trump presidency mean for the Middle East.
Hadi Abdullah (right) interviews a Jaish Al-Fath/Jundul Aqsa commander in East Aleppo (screencap from the video below). Yahoo News reported today: Strasbourg (France) (AFP) – Syrian freelance journalist Hadi Abdullah on Monday won one of the world’s top press awards for reporting from some of the most perilous zones in his country’s five-year-old war. Reporters without Borders (RSF) said it was awarding the 29-year-old Syrian the RSF-TV5 Monde prize, the second year running that the honour has gone to a Syrian. Abdullah “has unhesitatingly ventured into danger zones, where Western journalists are no longer willing to go, to film and interview civilians,” RSF said. Abdullah, who was briefly abducted in January by the Al-Nusra Front jihadist group, “has had frequent brushes with death,” the press freedom group added. His cameraman was killed and Abdullah himself was seriously injured when a bomb exploded in the place where they staying. The award will be presented in Strasbourg Tuesday on the sidelines of the World Forum for Democracy, a meeting organised by the Council of Europe. Abdullah …
Poor CNN seem to be having more technical problems. Here we see Congressman Chris Collins having the satellite feed cut literally only three seconds after he says Wikileaks: CNN have had trouble with their satellite feeds before, their temperamental equipment has cut off reporters who bring up Clinton’s past: …and then prematurely ended interviews with African-American voters who endorse the “wrong” candidate: And this isn’t the only problem CNN have had working around “the W word” recently. A clip of the same host – Chris Cuomo – recently went viral when he claimed it was illegal for members of the public to view the wikileaks files, but that it was “different for the media”. Cuomo goes on to say: Everything you learn about [wikileaks], you’re learning through us.” You wish, CNN.
Screencap from the video below. “East Aleppo is on total lockdown. No one is allowed to leave, not the sick, not women, not children.” Related video:
Screencap from the video below. The rebels used to let residents out of east Aleppo to visit their families or hospitals, but not anymore. A Facebook connection is required to see the two videos below. 12 rebel shells hit Al Hamdanya in #Aleppo during the night. 3 civilians killed, 14 injured. We went to a hospital emergency room. #Syria pic.twitter.com/QX96D5ZBym — Murad Gazdiev (@MuradGazdiev) October 11, 2016 ‘Boy was torn apart’: Residents talk to RT in #Aleppo hospital (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/N1PGcXIlx2 @MuradGazdiev pic.twitter.com/eIkujVt9Kc — RT (@RT_com) October 11, 2016
Please watch this to the end. The last portion is harrowing, but not gratuitous. No violence is depicted. But we see the truth of what the US-backed al-Zenkis did to little Abdullah. Please share this widely and don’t be afraid to contact the media and ask them why children’s lives only matter when it serves the Western agenda.
a film by Václav Dvořák [with English subtitles] From the Wikipedia entry on the film: “Stolen Kosovo (Czech: Uloupené Kosovo, Serbian: Украдено Косово, Ukradeno Kosovo) is a 2008 Czech language documentary by director Václav Dvořák (b. 1948), about events during and following the Kosovo War. The documentary describes the situation in Kosovo, first in a short overview of the history of the area, followed by the 1990s conflicts and bombing of Serbia by NATO forces in 1999 and ending with the situation after the Kosovo War. The documentary focuses on 1990s in the time of Slobodan Milošević’s rule as well as on numerous interviews of Serbian civilians and, less, of Albanian insurgents against the Milošević regime. Although the Czech Television (Česká televize) was one of the sponsors of the documentary, it delayed broadcasting it several times, claiming the documentary was “unbalanced” and marked with “pro-Serbian bias”, and so “the tone of the documentary could cause negative emotions.” Václav Dvořák, the director, responded that the same could be said for “Holocaust documentaries, where the Nazi Germany …
This video, posted to Facebook and YouTube last night, apparently shows Sanders supporters from California returning to their section at the DNC, only to find seats with “Reserved” signs being put up, and a white noise machine installed to drown out their boos and protests. If accurate, this is yet more evidence of corruption and anti-democratic tactics from the DNC.