Major Media Bury Groundbreaking Studies of Pentagon’s Massive Carbon Bootprint

10 October 2019 — FAIR

by Joshua Cho

In 2010, Project Censored (10/2/10) found that the

US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported.

Conversation: US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries – shrinking this war machine is a must

The Conversation (6/26/19) ran a piece by the authors of the Durham/Lancaster study.

Almost a decade later, Project Censored’s observations are still applicable, with two major studies published in June remaining buried by most major media outlets. The first study, “Pentagon Fuel Use, Climate Change, and the Costs of War,” by Neta Crawford for Brown University’s Costs of War Project, confirmed previous findings that the US military is “the single-largest producer of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the world,” and that the Pentagon is responsible for between “77% and 80% of all US government energy consumption” since 2001, and that from the beginning of the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to 2017, the US military emitted approximately 1.2 billion metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

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Spooks Turned Spox: US Media Now Filled With Former Intelligence Agents by Tyler Durden

5 October 2019 — Zero Hedge

After years in the shadows overseeing espionage, kill programs, warrantless wiretapping, entrapment, psyops and other covert operations, national security establishment retirees are are turning to a new line of work where they can carry out their imperial duties.

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WATCH: Udo Ulfkotte – Bought Journalists

6 October 2019 — Off Guardian

Subtitled and transcribed by Terje Maloy 

In 2014, the German journalist and writer Udo Ulfkotte published a book that created a big stir, describing how the journalistic profession is thoroughly corrupt and infiltrated by intelligence services.

Although eagerly anticipated by many, the English translation of the book, Bought Journalists, does not seem to be forthcoming anytime soon.

[We covered that story at the time – Ed.]

So I have made English subtitles and transcribed this still very relevant 2015-lecture for those that are curious about Ulfkotte’s work. It covers many of the subjects described in the book.

Udo Ulfkotte died of a heart attack in January 2017, in all likelihood part of the severe medical complications he got from his exposure to German-made chemical weapons supplied to Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s.
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Relaying Views of US’s Top General, Newsweek Sees No Need for Countervailing Facts

1 October 2019 — FAIR

by Joshua Cho

Newsweek: NATO Superiority Over Russia Has 'Eroded,' Forcing Alliance to Create New Strategy, U.S. General Says

Newsweek (9/18/19) reports NATO is losing “superiority” over Russia, without mentioning that the alliance’s combined military budget is 17 times that of Russia.

Lazy, one-sided reports like Newsweek’s “NATO Superiority Over Russia Has ‘Eroded,’ Forcing Alliance to Create New Strategy, US General Says” (9/18/19), by David Brennan, are a major reason why US officials are still taken seriously when they demand further investments in the military/industrial complex and the strengthening of an unnecessary military alliance like NATO.

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In Media Newspeak, a ‘Peace Plan’ for Israel/Palestine Is Anything US Proposes

30 September 2019 — FAIR

by Joshua Cho

Prior to the elections in Israel/Palestine in September—marred by blatant racism posturing as the “democratic process,” with millions of Palestinians living under varying degrees of Israeli rule unable to vote due to their ethnicity—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu generated headlines for repeatedly pledging to annex nearly a third of the illegally occupied West Bank, in violation of international law, to gain support for his and the Likud party’s reelection (New York Times, 9/10/19).

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Masih Ur-Rahman Mubarez – Searching for justice one year on

27 September 2019 — The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

This week marks a year since Masih Ur-Rahman Mubarez’s entire family was killed. On September 23 2018, his house was hit by an airstrike. Inside were his wife, seven children and four other young relatives. No-one survived.

In the following weeks and months, as grief consumed Masih, so did an intense need for answers. Who had killed his family and why?

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Heroes, Villains and Establishment Hypocrisy By Craig Murray

27 September 2019 — Craig Murray

Trump and Johnson’s populism have shaken the old Establishment, and raised some very interesting questions about who is and who is not nowadays inside the Establishment and a beneficiary of the protection of the liberal elite. Yesterday two startling examples in the news coverage cast a very lurid light on this question, and I ask you to consider the curious cases of Hunter Biden and Brendan Cox, two of the most undeserving and unpleasant people that can be imagined.

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Using Forged Emails, “Progressive” Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink

20 September 2019 — Mint Press

Behind the campaign to silence these three critical, anti-war journalists was the same cast of characters that have become notorious in progressive circles for the viciousness of their attacks against anyone willing to come out against regime change in Syria.

EXPOSED: UK’s Censorship On Journalism

22 September 2019 — True Publica

This article is part of a series dedicated to a significant and wide-reaching BigBrotherWatch publication focusing on state surveillance that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media. Today, it is a very serious worry that our entire mechanism of democracy is being undermined by excessive and uncontrolled state surveillance. This disproportionate obsession by the government inhibits the fundamental ability of campaigners such as human rights activists, civil liberty experts and even local non-violent protestors to exercise their rights and has the potential to stall social change.

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HALLELUJA! – BBC Updates Editorial Guidelines to Improve Scrutiny of Think Tank Pundits

12 September 2019 — TruePublica

TruePublica Editor: At last, someone at the BBC has finally seen the light. It’s at the end of the tunnel there somewhere. For four years TruePublica has complained about the detrimental effects of organisations like the so-called Institute of Economics Affairs – one of the most opaque and secretive think tanks in Britain that swings way too much political influence. It has recently been caught in a cash-for-influence scandal that a decade ago would have seen the government fall. It is not an educational charity – its a front for lobbying far-right free-market ideologies. The notice below from the BBC is, at best, muted. “Appropriate information about their affiliations” – should include exactly who funds them in the first place – and as organisations such as the IEA refuse to do so, they should be given ZERO air time on the BBC.  At least now we can call out the BBC for breaching their own guidelines when they wheel out these devotees of disinformation.

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