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Rachel Blevins
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Just one month after YouTube deleted a video of the United States air-dropping weapons to ISIS and claimed that it contained “violent or graphic content,” the video platform is now being criticized for implementing a new artificial intelligence program to monitor “extremist” content that is deleting videos that document U.S. war crimes.The monitoring organization Airwars.org recently reported that its YouTube account had been targeted, just one week after YouTube...
Usually foreign analysts of the American political scene are either sycophantic or just annoying, but no one would dare say that about Aussie observer Caitlin Johnstone, whose punk rock style of cutting to the chase is as refreshing as it can be shocking (I am not a fan of the strong language, but I get it). Since President Trump's "fire and fury" explosion yesterday Americans have to an unsettling degree once again rallied 'round the (false) flag of war propaganda. Today...
Daniel Lacalle
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The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has warned again of the collateral damages of extremely loose monetary policy.One of the biggest threats is the rise of “zombie companies.” Since the “recovery” started, zombie firms have increased from 7.5% to 10.5%. In Europe, Bof A estimates that about 9% of the largest companies could be categorized as “walking dead.”What is a zombie company? It is — in the BIS definition — a listed firm, with ten...
Matt Agorist
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Salt Lake City, UT — Three years ago, on August 11, 2014, Dillon Taylor was gunned down in broad daylight by Officer Bron Cruz. Despite the horrific body cam evidence showing this Salt Lake City cop murder an unarmed young man in cold blood, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill ruled the murder as “justified.”Having been completely failed by the justice system, the family of Dillon Taylor filed a federal lawsuit in October of 2015 against the City of Salt Lake...
Aaron Kesel
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Google continues to make George Orwell’s book 1984 a reality by censoring free speech and free flow of information.On July 27, 2017 Google updated their quality raters guidelines.The latest update to its rating guidelines brings many changes but the biggest are focused on conspiracy theory websites and query results in the non-English language and satirical pages that don’t make it clearly known they are satire.Months before Google updated their guidelines for raters twice once...
U.S. President Donald Trump has now signed into law what may be considered one of the most insane pieces of legislation ever to come out of the U.S. Congress. While the law itself will not result in major direct actions in terms of immediately attributable effect, it will have far reaching repercussions both at home and abroad. The law, passed almost unanimously in both the House and Senate had sat for days on Trump’s desk awaiting the President’s signature.The bill is aimed at a...
Tony Cartalucci,
Venezuela’s ongoing crisis is not driven by political ideology – it is not a battle of socialism versus capitalism or dictatorship versus democracy – it is the result of two centers of political power possessing opposing interests and colliding geopolitically.The nation of Venezuela is currently under the control of Venezuelans who derive their support, wealth, and power from Venezuela itself – its people and its natural resource. This political order also receives aid...
Ron Paul,
President Trump seems to be impatiently racing toward at least one disastrous war. Maybe two. The big question is who will be first? North Korea or Iran?Over the past several days President Trump has sent two nuclear-capable B-1 bombers over the Korean peninsula to send a clear message that he is ready to attack North Korea. On Saturday he blamed China for North Korea’s refusal to cease its missile tests. He Tweeted:“I am very disappointed in China… they do nothing for us...
Mac Slavo,
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Who would want to be micro chipped? Many, apparently.  Some people are begging for a micro chip to be implanted in their body – one that could do everything a smartphone can do and more.“I am so ready,” says Charlene Li. She’s a long-time author and principal analyst at the Altimeter Group. This week, science fiction came to the heartland when a small Wisconsin company announced that it would begin implanting microchips into its employee’s...
Ulson Gunnar
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In 2011, US and European policy think tanks, which both create and promote policy serving the collective interests of the corporations that sponsor them, promoted NATO military intervention in Libya. Under the guise of a humanitarian intervention, what unfolded was the long-planned overthrow of the Libyan government, then headed by Muammar Ghaddafi.Unable or unwilling to commit significant ground troops, the majority of the fighting was carried out by militant groups with NATO air and covert...