Afghanistan braces for new war

Sunday, 1 May 2022 — Indian Punchline

M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

The sun sets on Kabul, Afghanistan (File photo)

There is media buzz lately about an anti-Taliban insurgency struggling to be born in Afghanistan. A former Afghan army general, Sami Sadat, is returning home as the West’s favourite to don the mantle of leadership of a pan-Afghan “resistance” movement against repressive Taliban rule.

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CIA Trained the Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and Has Chosen Ukraine as the Birthplace of the New “Global White Supremacist” Terror Threat

Sunday, 3 April 2022 — Internationalist 360°

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Members of ultra-nationalist paramilitary group Azov

As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues to escalate and dominate the world’s attention, the increasing evidence that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is and has been working to create and arm an insurgency in the country has received considerably little attention considering its likely consequences.

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Censorship: Donbass Insider in the Crosshairs of Newsguard, an Agency Linked to the CIA, NATO and the White House

Wednesday, March 30 2022 — Dissident Voice

On 18 March 2022, I received a letter in my e-mail box from a certain Edward O’Reilly, an analyst for NewsGuard, a sort of international Decodex (which awards green or red stickers to news sites, i.e. justifies the censorship of such and such a site), linked to the CIA, NATO and the White House, concerning their analysis of the Donbass Insider site. After having sent them packing when they saw the obvious bias of this site, they insisted and sent me a week later a series of questions, which contradict each other, and written in such a way that one has the impression that the author is writing to a 10 year old girl. Since they are so keen to have me answer them, while giving themselves the right to publish only part of my answers in their analysis (as they indicate in their e-mail), I will do so publicly, so that all my readers can have the whole of the information, and not just the part that would suit NewsGuard.

NewsGuarda site linked to the CIA, NATO and the White House.

Let’s start by analyzing who is behind NewsGuard, a site that claims to analyse and rate news sites according to nine criteria to determine whether or not they are reliable.

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Malcolm’s Growing Socialist, Anti-imperialist, Anti-Zionist and Pan-African Outlook Made Him Target of the “Deep State”

Muhammad Aziz, Khalil Islam cleared of Malcolm X murder[Source: nypost.com]

Former Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has now cleared Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam who were wrongfully convicted of Malcolm’s 1965 murder. 

Vance and other government authorities, however, refused to investigate the FBI, NYPD, CIA, and other government agencies for their role in his killing.

[This article is part of CAM’s political assassination series and follows from our updated investigations into the life and death of civil rights icon Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.—Editors]
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Graphika: The Deep State’s Beard for Controlling the Information Age

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 — MintPress News

NEW YORK – Graphika is the toast of the town. The private social-media and tech-intelligence agency that tracks down bots and exposes foreign influence operations online is constantly quoted, referenced and profiled in the nation’s most important outlets. For example, in 2020, The New York Times published a fawning profile of the company’s head of investigations, Ben Nimmo. “He Combs the Web for Russian Bots. That Makes Him a Target,” ran its headline, the article presenting him as a crusader risking his life to keep our internet safe and free. Last year, business magazine Fast Company labeled Graphika as among the 10 most innovative companies in the world.

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Probing the depths of the CIA’s misdeeds in Africa

Saturday, 8 January 2022 — Africa is a Country

The CIA committed many crimes in the early days of post-independence Africa. But is it fair to call their interference “recolonization”?

Woman walks by the rather large vibrant mural dedicated to Patrice Lumumba, political leader who brought freedom to the Congo, in L.A.’s Leimert Park. Photo credit Joey Zanotti via Flickr CC BY 2.0.

In 1958, a year after it achieved independence from colonial rule, Ghana hosted a conference of African leaders, the first such gathering to ever take place on the continent. At the invitation of Ghana’s newly elected prime minister, Kwame Nkrumah, more than 300 leaders from 28 territories across Africa attended, including Patrice Lumumba of the still-Belgian Congo and Frantz Fanon, who was then living in still-French Algeria. It was a time of unlimited potential for a group of people determined to chart a new course for their homelands. But the host wanted his guests not to forget the dangers ahead of them. “Do not let us also forget that colonialism and imperialism may come to us yet in a different guise—not necessarily from Europe.”

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OTF – The “Independent” Internet Freedom Organization That Makes All Your Favorite Privacy Apps – is Staffed Full of Spies

6 December 2021 — MintPress News

      Silent War on Cyberspace

By Alan Macleod

WASHINGTON – The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is one of the most influential and celebrated organizations in the hacking and internet freedom communities. Well over two billion people globally use OTF-produced software, including communications app Signal and web browser Tor, services that are specifically marketed to privacy-conscious consumers looking to circumvent government censorship and surveillance. Yet its close links to the U.S. national security state raise many worrying questions about whether the world is making a mistake by trusting the organization and its products.

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New files expose Australian govt’s betrayal of Julian Assange and detail his prison torment

18 November 2021 — The Grayzone

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Documents provided exclusively to The Grayzone detail Canberra’s abandonment of Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, and provide shocking details of his prison suffering

Was the government of Australia aware of the US Central Intelligence Agency plot to assassinate Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and journalist arrested and now imprisoned under unrelentingly bleak, harsh conditions in the UK?

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Bloomberg CIA Apologia Accidentally Vindicates China’s Strict Domestic Policies

11 November 2021 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

Listen to a reading of this article:

In a new article promoting the CIA’s new mission center focused on China and the need to pour more resources into countering Beijing, Bloomberg also accidentally makes the case that many of the Chinese government’s controversial domestic policies are entirely justified and completely necessary.

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JOHN PILGER: Justice for Assange Is Justice for All

1 November, 2021 — Consortium News

In the land of Magna Carta this disgraceful case ought to have been hurled out of court long ago

Assange supporters march on Parliament, February 2020. (Joe Lauria)

By John Pilger
Special to Consortium News

When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, he said, “I think I am losing my mind.”

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Listen: Uncovering the CIA: Whistleblower Philip Agee interviewed with John Marks (1976)

31 October, 2021 — 21st Century Wire

Philip Agee was a former Central Intelligence Agency officer who turned into one of the agency’s most vocal critics, and who exposed the inner workings of Unites States regime change and destablizations operations all over the world. During his nearly four decades in the intelligence game, Agee became disillusioned with his work for the agency, and later went on to publish numerous books including “Inside the Company: CIA Diary” (1975) which infuriated US officials after identifying some 250 officers, front companies and foreign agents working for the CIA. Agee passed away in Havana, Cuba in 2008. During his activist career, Agee inspired a new wave of publications including Covert Action Information Bulletin, as well as numerous films detailing the clandestine exploits of the American deep state. 

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‘Cloak and dagger’ military-intelligence outfit at center of US digital vaccine passport push

26 October 2021 — The Grayzone

Described as “the most important organization you’ve never heard of,” MITRE rakes in massive security state contracts to pioneer invasive spy tech. Now it’s at the heart of a campaign to implement digital vaccine passports.

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CIA & White House Sketched Plans to Kidnap or Kill Julian Assange!

27 September 2021 — Assange Defense

Julian Assange is trending again, and this time it’s because a major media outlet has exposed the CIA’s shocking ideas for how to silence him.

Yahoo! News interviewed more than 30 former U.S. officials and reported that the CIA and White House discussed various options for kidnapping or killing Julian Assange in London. We have a full breakdown of the story and reactions here.

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The British-American coup that ended Australian independence

 23 October 2014 — The Guardian

In 1975 prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died this week, dared to try to assert his country’s autonomy. The CIA and MI6 made sure he paid the price

Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke in 1972Prime minister Gough Whitlam watches ACTU president Bob Hawke drink beer from a yard glass Melbourne, Australia, 1972. Photograph: News Ltd/Newspix/REX

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Across the media and political establishment in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam. His achievements are recognised, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow. But a critical reason for his extraordinary political demise will, they hope, be buried with him.

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Xinjiang Uyghur propaganda mirrors NATO’s Yugoslavia narratives

31 Aug 2021 — See You in 2020

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“The aim of propaganda was to split up Yugoslavia,” confessed former CIA agent Robert Baer in 2015. “I arrived in Sarajevo for the first time on the 12th of January 1991. I came by helicopter with three other agents. Our task was to observe Serbian terrorists who were supposed to attack the city. We got the information that there will be a number of terrorist attacks in the city due to the intention of B&H to withdraw from the former Yugoslavia. But that was a lie, our bosses had lied to us. Our primary task was to spread panic that there would be attacks among politicians.”

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