London Calling is a very powerful documentary inspired by the book of the same name by GA Ponsonby. Exposing the spin, deceit, manipulation and corruption by the BBC during the 2 year Indy campaign it is an eye opener that will shock a significant number of Scots. We on the Yes side are aware and have argued some if not most of the content in this video, but when you see it all put together brilliantly like this, then it makes it all the more powerful. Well done to everyone involved in putting together this production… A must Watch!
For over four years, Julian Assange, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, has been “arbitrarily detained” in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since the summer of 2012. Assange has been unable to leave the embassy for nearly 1,500 days, as the UK government has promised that he would be immediately arrested and extradited to Sweden upon leaving the premises. Sweden has accused Assange of raping two women, but has never charged him with a crime and the case has been at the “preliminary investigation” stage for six years. Both alleged victims have also denied they were raped in their official testimonies.
Assange has argued that, if extradited to Sweden, he would then be extradited to the United States where he is wanted on espionage charges for the numerous sensitive US documents WikiLeaks has released over the years. This concern led the country of Ecuador to grant Assange asylum and marks Assange’s de factoimprisonment as clearly political in nature. The United Nations confirmed this just last week when the multi-national organization upheld their decision that Assange’s continuous confinement was found to deprive him of fundamental human rights and to be completely unlawful.
Significant evidence has emerged over the years to suggest that Sweden’s case against Assange was fabricated. In 2013, Assange filed a “Special Access Request” under the UK’s Data Protection Act for copies of all unclassified government documents referencing Assange. Among those documents were unclassified instant message exchanges from UK intelligence officials, several of which suggested that Assange was framed. For instance, one of the messages said “They are trying to arrest him on suspicion of XYZ, it’s definitely a fit-up though. Their timings are too convenient right after Cablegate.” In addition, earlier this year in October, a suspicous US company found to have ties to Larry Summers, and other Clinton insiders unsuccessfully tried to frame Assange as a “pedophile” as well as a “Russian agent.” These accusations coincided with Assange’s announcement that the release of the damning “Podesta emails,” belonging to Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta, would be forthcoming. Other occurrences this past year have also suggested sinister forces targeting Assange and WikiLeaks were at work, such as the mysterious deaths ofAssange’s lawyer John Jones and WikiLeak’s director Gavin McFayden.
Now, Assange has gone public for the very first time with this personal testimony regarding the rape allegations that emerged in 2010.
“Six years ago today, on 7 December 2010, I was handcuffed and locked into Wandsworth prison by order of a Swedish prosecutor, Marianne Ny. I had not and still have not been charged with an offence. The claimed grounds for my arrest and extradition without charge were so that Ny could question me. But it was not until six years later – three weeks ago – that I was questioned for the first time. I have decided to release my responses.”
In his statement, Assange describes his “consensual and enjoyable” sexual encounters with one of the alleged victims known as “SW.” The woman in question has stated several times that the charges against Assange are false. He is accused of having intercourse with her while she slept, though newly released SMS message have now shown this charge to be false. The SMS messages were sent while Assange was at the woman’s home and during the week and detail her enthusiasm in becoming intimate with the WikiLeaks founder. Swedish police collected the message data from her phone, but hid them from the general public. However, recently, Assange’s lawyers were allowed to see them and take notes.
I built RINF Alternative News around 12 years ago… it’s always been an independent news website, and I have always maintained it.
Recently the site found its way onto that list of supposed ‘fake news’. The same list that’s currently dominating the news.
Corporate media organisations attempted to smear every website that’s listed, and now there are even calls for the law to be changed that would stop us from presenting a counter-view to the mainstream offering.
The purpose of this post is not to delve into the politics of that list, but to talk about the immediate impact it has had, at least on my website.
You might think that such ‘naming and shaming’ across the global media would be bad for business.
Not so. In fact, this has possibly been the biggest endorsement we could have ever hoped to receive.
The independent media, by its very nature is the enemy of the mainstream. We only exist because they have frequently repeatedly failed to uphold journalistic integrity.
When that mainstream media considers us a threat, it signals that we are on the right path, we are doing a good job. That we are having an impact.
It’s no secret that polarizing audiences can do wonders for your brand – when it’s authentic.
It plays directly into the bandwagon effect, a common psychological phenomenon where people make choices based on the apparent choices of others.
The mainstream media were undoubtedly hoping to tap into herd mentality.
The harder you condemn a group of people, an idea or a cause, the more those who oppose that idea will align themselves to you. Politicians use the technique perfectly.
But for the most part, the attempt backfired.
When you’re being attacked by such a large entity as the mainstream media in this way, a strange thing happens… you instantly become the underdog.
Because the mainstream media’s reasons for publicising the list were entirely for their own gain, it was not in the best interests of their readers, their customers.
It was a selfish act, for their own preservation and as a result most people see through it.
My inbox is full of people thanking me for ‘standing up’ against them.
I have been told by a very good source that the UK government Food Standards Agency (FSA) is planning a major purge against the alternative sector, not least by using the new government ‘Snooper’s Charter’ which Edward Snowden has described as ‘the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy’.
If they are stupid enough to do this, it is a wonderful opportunity to mass-mobilize all those that believe in health freedom – and all freedom – against the government and its agencies which, in the field of alleged ‘health’, are mere puppets of the Big Pharma tyranny.
It would also be a perfect platform to expose the extraordinary levels of legal bias against anyone who sees health in a different way to the Big Pharma scalpel and drug multi-billion pound monopoly that, in totality, is one of the biggest killers on earth.
If they do this, a great opportunity will have been let loose – one we must not allow to pass
Everyone I talk to these last 30 days tells me they feel like the rug has been jerked out from under us. Some compare the feeling to being in limbo, like the day JFK was assassinated, or even 9/11. Everyone still seems to be having reality cramps & culture shock a month after the circus selection of Trump as the next president. For me, it’s more like the quicksand of a slow moving coup which began with the tea party. It’s got us up to the knees now, and every day it just sucks more.
I have the advantage of being emotionless about the “election” results, as I didn’t have a dog in that race; yet I am as stunned with culture shock as everyone else. So for the second time now the electoral college has given us a babbling fool of a president who makes up his own words; and lies faster than we can fact check. Not even in office yet and he is shattering forty years of protocol nearly every day with his disregard for the established order. Remember during the republican convention when Rudy Giulianiscreamed from the podium that this was going to be the last presidential election ?? Just going by who Trump is picking for cabinet posts so far, I’d say Rudy is probably right.
Do you recall Trump promising to “drain the swamp“? One look at the Nazis & KKKmembers getting cabinet posts and it is fairly clear that what Trump is doing is not just draining the swamp into the white house; he’s assembling the team that will dismantle America once and for all. As an example, Trump just named Oklahoma attorney generalScott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt has made his career bysuing the EPA on behalf of oil companies. Yeah, I think that demolition is the plan. So, we all have that to look forward to.
You ever hear of any previous president-elect doing victory lap rallies as if the campaign is still on? Me neither, and considering that shootings of police officers and other terrorist acts are continuing at an almost daily rate; I think it is clear to see the purpose of these “victory lap” rallies. Stirring the shit. Poking the bear.
From Fukushima radiation to Flint Michigan’s poisoned water there are simply so many despicable & horrific things happening on and to the earth right now that just keeping track of them all tempts madness itself. Truth and decency are simply being over-run &plowed under by the gatekeepers of the great shining lie.
Despite the dystopian feel of things these days, there are some little victories to be celebrated such as four more states have legalized recreational cannabis use after the election. All things considered, I rather think we’re going to be real grateful for that. Those who push back against the rising tide of the great shining lie don’t get to celebrate too many wins nowadays, but they do happen despite getting little or no coverage in the mainstream media.
For over six months completion of a pipeline has been held up by protesting native American Sioux refusing to allow the DAPL project on their sacred lands near Standing Rock North Dakota. Considering that in the previous 18 months there have been over 300 oil spills in North Dakota that all went unreported to the public; I’m thinking that the Sioux have the high ground here. Unfortunately the oil company could care less about careless accidents and for over six months did everything they could to defeat the Standing Rock protestors.
They had private security contractors sic attack dogs on them. They pursued protestors into to river, then sprayed freezing cold water on them. They blasted the protesters with sonic attacks from LRAD weapons (Long Range Acoustical Device). Unarmed peaceful protestors were shot with rubber bullets; one woman may lose an arm, others suffered head wounds from rubber bullets – and still the Sioux stood tall, unyielding.
The hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca stimulates the brain, helping it fight Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, according to a new study.
Ayahuasca has been studied before for its ability to fight depression, but in the latest research, published in PeerJ, one of the main substances present in the drink, harmine, was exposed to human neural cells.
“It has been shown in rodents that antidepressant medication acts by inducing neurogenesis. So we decided to test if harmine, an alkaloid with the highest concentration in the psychotropic plant decoction ayahuasca, would trigger neurogenesis in human neural cells,” one of the study’s authors, Vanja Dakic, told Science Daily.
The results found that the protein encoding gene DYRK1A, which is over-activated in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, was prevented from working when exposed to the substance.
Stevens Rehen, also involved in the study, said the results opened up speculation about future studies into its “potential therapeutic role over cognitive deficits observed in Down syndrome and neurodegenerative diseases.”
Harmine also produced the same effect as antidepressant drugs but without the side-effects, according to Rehen.
Hour 2 Guest: Brittany Pettibone: Separate fact from fiction and hyperbole with Brittany Pettibone, a writer and citizen journalist who has performed extensive research into what has become known as “Pizzagate.”
Dr. Khatami’s bio is quite extensive, and as a retired professor and former program director at both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), her criticisms of both the cancer and vaccine industries cannot easily be written off as the work of a “quack,” which is the standard response from the medical industry who seeks to discredit anyone who does not tow the party line.
Dr. Mahin Khatami was born in Tehran-Iran. She immigrated to USA in 1969 after training in Chemistry (BS) and Science Education (MS). She received her MA in Biochemistry from SUNY at Buffalo (1977) and PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania (UPA, 1980). Her postdoctoral trainings were in physiology at the University of Virginia, protein chemistry (proteomics) at the Fox Chase Cancer Institute and UPA.
She was a Faculty of Medicine at the Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, UPA, until 1992. In collaboration with a team of scientists, under the direction of John H. Rockey, MD, PhD, at UPA, she quickly earned her supervisory responsibilities on two major projects; cell and molecular biology of diabetic retinopathy/maculopathy and experimental models of acute and chronic ocular inflammatory diseases.
In her junior academic career, Dr. Khatami is considered the most productive scientist in USA as she published 39 scientific articles and over 60 abstracts in conference proceedings in the first decade of her research.
In 1998, at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), she was a Program Director and health scientist administrator, involved in developing molecular concepts for utilization of patient biospecimen for large clinical trials such as Prostate-Lung-Colorectal Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trials.
Extension of her earlier ‘accidental’ discoveries on models of inflammatory diseases became closely relevant to her duties for developing proposals for molecular diagnosis, prevention and therapy of cancer for PLCO and designs of cohort clinical trials.
The results of her pioneering studies in 1980’s on experimental models of inflammatory diseases are suggestive of the first evidence for a direct link between inflammation and tumorigenesis and angiogenesis. She also published the first report on inflammation-induced developmental phases of immune dysfunction that would lead to tumor development.
In 2005, she also published an NCI-Invention, in Federal Register for standardizing cancer biomarkers criteria (data elements) as a foundation of developing a cancer biomarkers database; M-CSF, an inflammatory mediator was identified as prototype to test/tailor data elements.
Her challenging efforts to promote the role of inflammation in cancer research, which initially met with tremendous resistance by decision makers, have recently paid off as the number of federally funded projects, technologies and drug development and related networks that focus on the role of inflammation and cancer has significantly increased in the last decade within and outside NCI/NIH.
Dr. Khatami has lectured internationally; served as president and VP for Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) Omicron Chapter; scientific judge; founder and president of Medical Education Technologies (HUS); consultant to pharmaceutical companies; member of professional societies and editorial activities; symposia organizer.
She is Associate Editor for Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, lecturer, author and editor. Before retiring at professor level from NCI/NIH in 2009, her position was Program Director (IMAT) and Assistant Director for Technology Program Development, Office of Technology and Industrial Relations, Office of the Director, NCI/NIH. (Source.)
Denzel Washington had some “news” for the mainstream media peddling the narrative that the presidential election turned on “fake news:” It’s all bullshit.
Despite finding himself previously in the center of a “fake news” story, which falsely claimed the actor was switching his support of Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump, Washington still slammed the media implying it was no better than those “fake” outlets it criticizes.
Speaking to the press agency ITK at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Hollywood celebrity paraphrased Mark Twain when he said: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed,” Washington said, while promoting his new film “Fences” according to The Hill.
One of the effects of “too much information,” the 61-year-old Oscar winner says, is “the need to be first, not even to be true anymore.”
“So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth,” Washington exclaimed to the pack of reporters gathered on the red carpet.
“In our society, now it’s just first — who cares, get it out there. We don’t care who it hurts. We don’t care who we destroy. We don’t care if it’s true,” Washington continued.
“Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you’ll get good at — including BS.
His new film “Fences,” based on an award-winning play of the same name, features Viola Davis and centers on the life of a black family in 1950s Pittsburgh. It is set to be released on Christmas and is considered one of the top Oscar contenders.
However, even more problematic is that Indians have validated 82% of bank notes rendered worthless by PM Modi,dramatically undermining the government’s estimate of unaccounted wealth in the economy. As Bloomberg reports,
About 12.6 trillion rupees ($185 billion) had been deposited into bank accounts as of Dec. 3, the people said, asking not to be identified citing rules for speaking with the media. The government had estimated that about 5 trillion rupees of the 15.3 trillion rupees sucked out by Modi’s move would stay undeclared, implying that this was cash stashed away to evade taxes, known locally as black money.
Lack of a meaningful cancellation could be a double blow for Modi as the measure was being used as a political and economic gauge of the success of his Nov. 8 move. One of Modi’s biggest campaign pledges was to expose black money in Asia’s No. 3 economy, and economists were viewing the cash as a potential windfall for the government.
“Some of the windfall that the government was hoping for from the cancellation of notes will be dented,”said Anjali Verma, chief economist at PhillipCapital Ltd. “That means the fiscal stimulus that was being expected might also take some hit. That is not good news at a time when direct consumption, private investment is not expected to pick up.”
“Markets are not too worried at the moment,” said Chakri Lokapriya, Mumbai-based managing director at TCG Advisory Services, which manages about $3 billion. “But if 12-13 trillion rupees comes back into the system it defeats the whole theory of black money.”
In such a situation where the gains of demonetization aren’t apparent, individuals will more closely analyze the pain. A slump in demand due to the cash shortages will hurt company revenues and government tax collections, widening the budget deficit and ultimately weakening the rupee, Lokapriya said.
So was the whole effort merely, as Modi admitted, a move towards a cashless society after all? And not in any way related to corruption? Either way, it is too late now as faith in the fiat currency has collapsed.
Finally, while most shrug and say “how does that affect us?”, the tumult in India is weighing heavily on the rest of the world via the oil market. India has been the world’s fastest-growing crude market and that may weaken as the government’s cash crackdown slows the economy. As Bloomberg reports,
Thursday December 15, I shall be appearing in court for the first time in my life charged with causing gross offence after posting my song (((Survivors))) on YouTube. What makes this case special is the fact that I am not being prosecuted by the Crown; it is a private prosecution taken on by chairman of the wealthy Zionist ‘charity’, Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), Gideon Falter, who – in order to persuade the judge that publishing my song merits a heavy fine – will have to prove that my song is grossly offensive.
It is quite possible that the CPS is unaware of the case at this stage. As well, in order to prove my song grossly offensive, Falter will have to provide the court with an expert’s report. Falter himself, despite his close association with CAA, is not an expert. The summons reads as follows:
On or about 08/06/2016 at within jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court caused to be sent by means of a public electronic network communications network, namely, a YouTube video under the title “(((Survivors)))”, that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character. Contrary to section 127(1)(b) and (3) of the Communications Act 2003.
At this point, I think it is important to stress that out of the three women who reported me to police for alleged harassment and inciting racial hatred, only one is Jewish. During my interrogation which lasted about an hour and half (I was detained in police custody for six hours in total, including more than two hours locked in a cell), the policeman didn’t even mention the Jewish woman, nor did he read her statement – no doubt supplied on the orders of ‘Amanda from Finchley‘.
Ironically, I was arrested by the same police force which, two years ago, had worded a cease and desist letter, sent by recorded-delivery and signed for by the very same ‘Amanda’, who – along with my other non-Jewish accuser – takes equal first prize in the 2016 Professional Victimisation Championships.
As for the Jewish woman, I have hardly interacted with her at all. Only once to offer her my phone number or a chat via Messenger, which she refused, preferring to troll me on a daily basis rather than have a face-to-face discussion between adults. Indeed, the poor victim is still actively doing everything she can to please her pay-mistress, despite my account being suspended from Twitter.
In scenes worthy of a farce, the pack of Zionists out for my blood is now split into two camps : there are those who want to demonstrate next week outside Westminster Magistrates Court and those who do not…
I would like to send you a word of support: indeed, although being of Jewish origin I do not feel ‘assaulted’ by your songs in English, which I find both funny and witty.
On the other hand, as a philosopher, I feel that the ever-increasing ‘shoah hysteria’ is ignoble – a weapon used by my former Jewish co-religionists to annihilate the Indo-European peoples of the West.