Marjorie Cohn on Brett Kavanaugh, Neil DeMause on Amazon

5 October 2018 — FAIR

Brett KavanaughThis week on CounterSpin: As we record October 4, it looks like Brett Kavanaugh ill be confirmed for the Supreme Court—despite, well, despite so very many things. Why are Republicans so set on pushing through a candidate opposed by a coalition of Christian churches, as well as thousands of law professors, as well as anyone concerned with sexual assault? And beyond his “temperament,” what ought we know about Kavanaugh’s record as a judge? We’ll talk about that with Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild. Continue reading

Video: The Political Power of Weapons By Manlio Dinucci

5 October 2018 — Global Research

European Markets and Union on alert, opposition on the attack, a reminder about the Constitution by the President of the Republic, all this because the government-planned financial manoeuvre, which has already been announced, would lead to a deficit of about 27 billion Euros. On the other hand, absolute silence from the government and the opposition about the fact that every year, Italy spends a similar sum for its military budget.

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Fake News and False Flags: Pentagon Paid Millions to Create Fake Terrorist Videos By Crofton Black and Abigail Fielding-Smith

2 October 2018 — The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

How the Pentagon paid a British PR firm $500 million for top secret Iraq propaganda

A controversial foreign PR firm known for representing unsavory characters was paid millions by the Pentagon to create fake terrorist videos.

The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda program in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.

Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee.

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How The U.S. Runs Public Relations Campaigns – Trump Style – Against Russia And China By Moon of Alabama

5 October 2018 — Moon of Alabama

Yesterday several NATO countries ran a concerted propaganda campaign against Russia. The context for it was a NATO summit in which the U.S. presses for an intensified cyberwar against NATO’s preferred enemy.

On the same day another coordinated campaign targeted China. It is aimed against China’s development of computer chip manufacturing further up the value chain. Related to this is U.S. pressure on Taiwan, a leading chip manufacturer, to cut its ties with its big motherland.

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Gaza “laboratory” boosts profits of Israel’s war industry By Gabriel Schivone

5 October 018 — Electronic Intifada

Gaza functions as a live testing area for Israeli weapons manufacturers – Mohammed Zaanoun ActiveStills

After exploring the vast surveillance regime along the US-Mexico border and finding Israeli systems installed at every turn, the author Todd Miller and I were drawn to investigate Israel as the largest homeland security industry in the world. Israel’s arms industry is twice the size of its US counterpart in exports per capita and employs a percentage of the national workforce double that of the US or France, two of the top global arms exporters.

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