Truth, Propaganda and Media Manipulation

5 December 2012 — Global Research

Never before has it been so important to have independent, honest voices and sources of information. We are – as a society – inundated and overwhelmed with a flood of information from a wide array of sources, but these sources of information, by and large, serve the powerful interests and individuals that own them. The main sources of information, for both public and official consumption, include the mainstream media, alternative media, academia and think tanks.

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Wikileaks/Bradley Manning Newslinks 6-7 December 2012

7 December 2012williambowles.info


2nd Brig Commander Taking Stand in WikiLeaks Case

ABC News

Testimony in the WikiLeaks case resumes with the second of two Marine Corps brig commanders who ordered strict pretrial confinement of an Army private charged with sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website. Chief Warrant Officer 2 …

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/brig-commander-gi-restricted-good-17891825

 

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Hillary Clinton: Thwarting “Re-Sovietization” or Imposing Americanization? By Boris Volkhonsky

7 December, 2012Voice of Russia

“We are trying to figure out effective ways to slow down or prevent it.”

Indeed, they are. For that, the US has launched full-scale wars in close vicinity to the region (not to mention local clashes and a “limited” use of drones on a wider number of countries), slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans, depriving them of the basic human right – the right to live; successfully destabilized the situation in their “Greater Middle East”, flooded the whole of Central Asia with Afghan opium and heroin (with metastasis reaching as far as Russia and Western Europe). And after that Ms. Hillary is trying to present her country as a champion of human rights and finds it OK for herself to criticize others.

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West’s Syrian Chemical Weapons Canard: Prelude to Intervention

7 December, 2012 — Xinhua News Agency

News Analysis: Talks of Syrian chemical weapons: prelude for intervention or further pressure on Damascus?

“The real concern is that the U.S. may have other plans; to provide the terrorist groups with such weaponries…to justify any foreign intervention in Syria’s internal affairs,” Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told local media on Thursday.

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The Political Pied Pipers on the Road to Mangaung: A Different Kind of Tale By Dale T. McKinley

5 December 2012 — SACSIS

Picture credit: Jacob Zuma courtesy World Economic Forum

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He advanced to the council-table:
and, “Please your honours,” said he,
“I’m able, by means of a secret charm,
to draw all creatures living beneath the sun,
that creep, or swim, or fly, or run,
after me so as you never saw!
and I chiefly use my charm
on creatures that do people harm,

~ Robert Browning – ‘The Pied Piper: A Child’s Story’ (1842)

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Potential War Against Syria: Chemical Weapons, Russian Warships and Terrorists

7 December 2012Washington’s Blog

We reported yesterday:

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