June 22, 2019

Assange judge refuses to step down, despite evidence of intelligence and defence links

Accusations of a conflict of interest have emerged regarding the judge presiding over the pre-extradition hearings of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Indeed, there appears to be overwhelming evidence of family links to the defence industry, to a vocal critic of whistleblower Edward Snowden, and to a former head of MI6 who oversaw the ‘sexed-up’ dossier that led to the Iraq War.

Now it’s reported that lawyers acting for Assange have asked the judge to recuse herself from the proceedings. Read nore.

Canary

Can Club Drug Ketamine Cure Depression?



Could the club drug, ketamine, be the best hope for curing chronic depression?

Every year millions of Americans struggle with major depression, but 30% of these people don’t get any better on anti-depressants. However, low dose ketamine infusions can offer complete relief from depressive thoughts and feelings in as little as 1-2 hours.

Though the FDA hasn’t approved ketamine for psychiatric disorders, pioneering doctors have been administering ketamine in a practice known as “off-label” treatment in clinic’s popping up across the country.

But with no FDA approval, no oversight, limited data and no regulations, some medical professionals are concerned patients are essentially lab mice, not realizing the potential risks with this “miracle drug."

Vice

June 20, 2019

Survey shows crisis of confidence in vaccines in parts of Europe

Just half of people in eastern Europe think vaccines are safe, compared with 79% worldwide

A global survey of attitudes towards science has revealed the scale of the crisis of confidence in vaccines in Europe, showing that only 59% of people in western Europe and 50% in the east think vaccines are safe, compared with 79% worldwide. Read more.

Guardian

Moscow regrets ‘baseless’ accusations by intl probe Russian military complicit in MH17 crash



Russia called regrettable the “absolutely baseless” accusations made by the international #investigation into the downing of #MalaysianAirlines flight #MH17, which said the Russian military was involved in the incident.

On Wednesday, the Dutch-led Joint Investigations Team (JIT) accused three Russians nationals and a Ukrainian of playing a significant role in the downing of MH17 over Ukraine in 2014. Read more.

RT

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June 12, 2019

Goede journalistiek gaat uit van complotten: Patrick Savalle en Eric van de Beek




Een echte journalist gaat geen enkele vraag uit de weg. Hij kijkt met een open geest en schuwt het niet om dogmatische kaders te doorbreken. Complotdenkers zijn ‘gekkies’, is de algemene teneur. Maar is het niet precies andersom? Zijn het niet juist ‘gekkies’ die complotten uitsluiten? Is het niet bijzonder naïef te veronderstellen dat machthebbers maatschappelijke impact creëren om buiten de waarneming van de burgers hun zaken te kunnen regelen?

In de kern is de journalistiek dienend aan de burger en daarbinnen controleert zij de macht. Een goed functionerende kritische journalistiek is van groot belang voor een gezond werkende democratie. Een relevante journalist moet daarom juist open staan voor complottheorieën.

Patrick Savalle is, software architect, publicist, opiniemaker en oprichter van de Hersengarage.

Cafe Weltschmerz

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June 11, 2019

Graeme MacQueen Reveals The Anthrax Deception



In this 2014 interview about his book “The 2001 Anthrax Deception,” Dr. Graeme MacQueen lays out the case for a domestic conspiracy in the 2001 anthrax attacks in the US.

James and Graeme discuss the context in which these attacks happened, the way they were portrayed by the government and the mainstream media, their ultimate effect, and the voluminous evidence that disproves the FBI’s assertion that the attacks were the work of Dr. Bruce Ivins. Read more.

Corbett Report

June 8, 2019

Puerto Rico to Receive New Disaster Relief, but Colonial Status Prevents Economic Recovery



Congress passed a new disaster relief bill, to provide Puerto Rico an additional $1.4 billion. But colonial status, a financial oversight board with conflict of interest, and unfavorable laws ensure that the Island remains mired in poverty.

TRNN

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Trump still not satisfied with Mexico's proposal as tariff deadline looms



The White House faces a deadline Friday to decide whether to impose new tariffs on all Mexican imports. A third day of intense negotiations between U.S. and Mexican officials will try to stop those tariffs from taking effect on Monday. 

President Trump is threatening tariffs to get Mexico's government to do more to stop illegal immigration. Weijia Jiang reports.

CBS

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The power struggle between corporations and the state

May 31, 2019

The final punishment of Julian Assange reminds journalists their job is to uncover what the state keeps hidden

Robert Fisk - If we do our job, we will expose the same vile mendacity of our masters that has led to the clamour of hatred towards Assange, Manning and Snowden

I’m getting a bit tired of the US Espionage Act. For that matter, I’ve been pretty weary of the Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning saga for a long time. No one wants to talk about their personalities because no one seems to like them very much – even those who have benefited journalistically from their revelations. Read more + video.

Independent

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May 30, 2019

Malaysia wants evidence to show Russia shot down MH17

TOKYO: The Malaysian government wants strong evidence to show that Russia is responsible for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy in 2014, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.

He said Malaysia accepted the investigation report of Holland but only up to the point where the plane was brought down by a missile made by Russia. Read more.

Borneo Post

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Infuriating but not finishing Netanyahu, Liberman drags Israel back to the polls

The prime minister has long asserted that his enemies are pursuing a vendetta against him. Turns out he was looking in the wrong direction

For two years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charging that his enemies are pursuing a “vendetta” to push him out office. As criminal investigations against him gathered pace, he blamed the opposition, the media, the police, the state prosecution hierarchy and the attorney general. Read more.

Times of Israel

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May 22, 2019

State Bureau of Investigation launches probe against Poroshenko

The fifth President of Ukraine is accused of state treason

State Bureau of Investigation launched a probe under the application of Andriy Portnov, who accuses the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko of state treason, as the press office of the establishment reported. Read more.

112UA

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Why Is The Bilderberg 2019 Location Still a Secret?



We’re just weeks out from when Bilderberg normally holds its annual meeting, and so far, nothing has officially been announced regarding where the meeting will be held, who will be in attendance, or what topics they plan to discuss this year. The group typically meets at the end of May or beginning of June, but this year they have not even announced on what days the secretive elite confab will be taking place.

This is unprecedented in modern times; last year the date and location was announced in late January for the June 7-10 meeting in Turin, Italy. Read more.

Truthstream Media

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May 21, 2019

Peter & Paul Manning - Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile



Dave Emory with Peter Manning on his father Paul Manning and the horror the Manning family went through because of Paul Manning's book Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile

Laurence de Mello, May 2, 2014, in The Real Deal with Jim Fetzer. On Bormann's escape from Berlin and his life in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Also some.

Tony Gosling with Julian Charles in The Mind Renewed, Revelations Radio Network April 24, 2013. Tony Gosling, investigative radio journalist and ex-BBC.

Credits: Discussion about the origins and objectives of the infamous Bilderberg group in the run-up to.

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