June 30, 2019

‘You don’t have AIDS’: RT documentary takes on Russia’s top HIV denialist

The spread of HIV/AIDS in Russia is often called an epidemic, but the fight against the disease has a peculiar enemy: denialists who say it's all a hoax. They aren't just bloggers and celebrities, but influential medics too.

The human immunodeficiency virus was first discovered in 1983 in the US and France. As newspaper headlines announced the grim discovery, the denialists soon followed. Almost four decades have passed since, but they’re still going strong in Russia and abroad. Read more + video.


- House of Numbers (video) - Documentary
- The Emperors New Virus? - An Analysis of the Evidence for the Existence of HIV (video) - Documentary

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.


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."


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.


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.


- ‘It’s a one way investigation’ - Aviation lawyer Van Schyndel on MH17 probe (video) - RT

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.

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- Cursus complotdenken - Hersengarage

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.


- Rothschild replaces Millstein as Puerto Rico financial adviser - Reuters
- Who Owns Puerto Rico’s Debt, Exactly? We’ve Tracked Down 10 of the Biggest Vulture Firms. - InTheseTimes

- Citigroup Drove Puerto Rico Into Debt. Now It Will Profit From Privatization on the Island. - Intercept

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.


- Trump considers national emergency to impose Mexico tariffs: Report (video) - Fox
- Trump sees 'good chance' of Mexico migration deal as clock ticks down to tariffs - Reuters

- Trump Ushering In Dollar Collapse With Mexican Trade War (video) - Dollar Vigilante

The power struggle between corporations and the state