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UG#673 - The Language of The Vast Machine (The Ubiquitous Matrix Of Lies)

27-12-2013 03:57

Similar in spirit to UG#670, we look at what Charles Eisenstein termed "The Ubiquitous Matrix Of Lies". We examine a range of lies spun by the vast machine as part of its efforts to perpetuate hopelessness, including a particularly obvious fraud from this August, a Nurse Nayirah style effort to drum up support for an attack on Syria. We focus loosely on war propaganda in Syria, but use a wide range of examples to illustrate the interwoven, interlocking nature of the matrix of lies while reflect on its implications for those determined to seek truth.

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Global Noise Demo: New Year’s Eve 2013/2014

25-12-2013 12:13

Inside and Outside Prisons, Jails, & Detention Centers around the World

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Tucker-v-The Guardian PRISM hoax

23-12-2013 20:38

Like many stories run by the Guardian, the PRISM story, is simply not true. The PRISM Hoax is however, yet another vehicle, being used by the mainstream media and government, to dangerously continue escalating, that it is an ever increasing number of human lives, that are really at stake, over violent state censorship. The whole world would be a much safer and more peaceful place, without violent state censorship, in the U.K, that is endorsed by the mainstream media, including the Guardian.

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UG#672 - Mainstream or Extreme? (7-7, Islamophobia & CCM as Establishment Tools)

21-12-2013 09:03

If asked to imagine a terrorist, do you see a mental picture of an Islamic suicide bomber? This episode we examine how the appearance - and quite possibly also the reality - of Islamic terrorism is cultivated by the UK political establishment. A wide variety of voices on this episode centered around the events of July 7th, 2005 explore David Miller's claim that the UK government uses the self-styled 'mainstream media' to promote Islamophobia through the security services.

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Philippines’ Foreign Debt Payments Dwarf Relief Aid After Typhoon Haiyan

20-12-2013 15:24

More than a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the country has paid approximately $900 million in debt repayments—more than twice as much as it’s received in pledged aid from countries around the world to support the recovery effort.

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MPS should move Scrap the 'Honours' replace them with peoples audit and approval

20-12-2013 08:10

This is the month when new names are added to the so-called honours list in Britain.
But it is deeply biased in favour of known crooks who get honours or buy those through donations to Parties

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Socialist International honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

20-12-2013 05:59

1993 Lisbon, Portugal
The Socialist International is deeply moved by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the man who, representing the struggle for freedom of an entire nation, became a symbol for justice, reconciliation and peace for the entire world.

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Say No UK government taking money from the Poorest UK Children

19-12-2013 21:29

Parents on State Benefits shouldn't have to pay a percentage to the government from money meant for children

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Council tenants told to not have a merry christmas

19-12-2013 18:54

Hammersmith and Fulham Council said 46% of its tenants were in rent arrears and the cards were part of a "hard-hitting" campaign. However, tenants branded it as a "disgusting" move disguised as a festive message.

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Join Barcelona In Ending Bloody Barbarism Of Bullfighting

18-12-2013 19:14

Innocent Horses Are Victims
Please contact the Spanish, Mexican, Argentinian and other Hispanic population embassies to end the archaic savagery of bullfighting.

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Pranksters attack Deutsche Bank with fake press releases

18-12-2013 16:22

We are delighted to learn that today two fake press releases were diffused in the news wire, spreading the rumour about a large accounting scandal, negatively impacting the course of the Deutsche Bank's share.

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Prank the pranksters! Play around with information in the age of immaterial capi

18-12-2013 15:45

Obstacles for contemporary social struggles, how they connect with the “immaterial” dimension of capitalism, and the need to overcome them.
Communication and hacking techniques: experiments to overcome the repression and new tools for social struggles.
Why these tactics can be useful in our fight against contemporary capitalism.
Proposals for basic experiments.

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A question of the full extent of complicity in Child exploitation BY THE MEDIA

17-12-2013 19:11

I have two recordings here made today early evening 17/12/2013 I ask for a public announcement from CELCIS here in Scotland to end the secrecy in Secret Courts and Tribunals and state and religious institutions

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Amsterdam - 100 refugees squat place

15-12-2013 02:18

After a camp and several previous squats (church / office / flat), the 'We Are Here' group has now squatted the office part of a derelict parking garage, deep in the south of Amsterdam...

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Far-right meeting in central London today.

14-12-2013 12:53

A meeting of the far-right and openly racist "Traditional Britain Group" is being advertised on Facebook to take place today in central London with the intention of establishing an anti-immigration, pro-repatriation reactionary "counter-establishment".

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NATO’s War on Syria Just Got Dirtier

11-12-2013 21:51

West scrambles to cover up Syria false flag revelations as Pulitzer Prize-winner & Syria’s Electronic Army expose all.

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The WTO pushes through bad deal; Developed countries and TNCs are the big winner

11-12-2013 10:38

Bali, Indonesia - The 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) pushed through a Bali Package in the final hours, extending the Conference to December 7, but at the cost of the developing countries, the poor and the hungry.

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My Misdemeanors for Mandela

10-12-2013 22:09

It’s too late for Mandela to apologize now, and I suppose we can use him as a good example of the proverb: “All Power Corrupts”, but there was a time when I was a great fan back in the early eighties when he was still in prison, and I raised my voice with those demanding his release and for the overthrow of the obscene apartheid regime in South Africa.

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South Bank Centre, the Undercroft skate space, and restricted photography

09-12-2013 17:53

After being hassled by security at the South Bank Centre, photographer Marc Vallee called a photo-walk in response to a PR-motivated welcoming tweet from the Centre’s management. There, I learnt more about the devastating plans to destroy historic and free culture in the area.

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Kiev under tripple siege, 2014: reflections and observations for discussion

07-12-2013 19:49

This essay documents some of the latest cases of fascistic violence against voicing any social issue whatsoever at the current Kiev Euro-TV parading grounds. Who has decided to apply the Hungarian role model of fascistic capitalism to Ukraine before even annexing us? Was it you, your tax contribution? What are the Ukrainian oligarchs living next to you in the London city up to? How do we mount defense when triple siege becomes standard practice on crushing working class strongholds?