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Russian Filmmaker Nekrasov Demolishes Bill Browder's Magnitsky Fiction

andrei nekrasov

Filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov
On June 27, 2018 Bill Browder tweeted enthusiastically that he had just told his story of Sergei Magnitsky to a young Berlin audience and everyone was fascinated. When he announced that he was heading straight to the Bundestag after the speech to start the campaign for a German "Magnitsky Act", the audience broke into a "rapturous standing ovation".

Who's Bill Browder? What story has he been telling with such success for eight years all over the world? What law does he lobby for so persistently in different countries and why?

We tried to answer these questions in a film. We have concluded that the Browder case reflects today's transformation of society in an essential way. That's what our film is about. But so far it has been withheld from the public. According to our lawyer, this case is unprecedented.

Despite having approved it editorially and technically, ARTE removed this important investigative documentary from its schedule shortly before its planned broadcast on 3 May 2016. Before April 27, 2017, it had been advertised on the ARTE website with trailers. Today, one can only find some sorry traces of that in the Internet archives.

One of the trailers has since been hosted by the Norwegian film festival "Movies on War" on its YouTube channel. German film title is "Der Fall Magnizki". We worked closely with the editors of ZDF/ARTE on this film. Andrei Nekrasov knew one of them from his work on the documentary series "Farewell, comrades!", for which he received a Grimme Prize. While working on "The Magnitsky case" we did not experience any major differences of opinion, had no political arguments with the ZDF/ARTE editorial staff. The editor, who was directly responsible for the film, even demanded that Andrei use more "direct language" in his voice-over narration in the film, and say, for example, that such self-serving stories as Browder's should not be made an instrument of international politics. Everything should be called by its name.

Comment: Nekrasov's film isn't the only piece of critical media that Browder and his lawyer Jonathan Winer have had banned. They strong-armed Amazon into removing Alex Krainer's expose... twice! They did so on nothing else than Winer's word that the book was "defamatory". Apparently these hacks and thieves think it's defamatory to expose their lies and crimes. But that's just how crooks operate. And Browder is a crook, make no mistake.

Nekrasov's film, while banned from appearing in theaters, is available to rent on Vimeo:




USA

The ongoing war on the American people

"A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear."-John Salter
Police State America
© Global Research
Police in a small Georgia town tasered a 5-foot-2, 87-year-old woman who was using a kitchen knife to cut dandelions for use in a recipe. Police claim they had no choice but to taser the old woman, who does not speak English but was smiling at police to indicate she was friendly, because she failed to comply with orders to put down the knife.

Police in California are being sued for using excessive force against a deaf 76-year-old woman who was allegedly jaywalking and failed to halt when police yelled at her. According to the lawsuit, police searched the woman and her grocery bags. She was then slammed to the ground, had a foot or knee placed behind her neck or back, handcuffed, arrested and cited for jaywalking and resisting arrest.

In Alabama, police first tasered then shot and killed an unarmed man who refused to show his driver's license after attempting to turn in a stray dog he'd found to the local dog shelter. The man's girlfriend and their three children, all under the age of 10, witnessed the shooting.

In New York, Customs and Border Protection officers have come under fire for subjecting female travelers (including minors) to random body searches that include strip searches while menstruating, genital probing, and forced pelvic exams, X-rays and intravenous drugs at area hospitals.

At a California gas station, ICE agents surrounded a man who was taking his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver their baby, demanding that he show identification. Having forgotten his documents at home in the rush to get to the hospital, the husband offered to go get them. Refusing to allow him to do so, ICE agents handcuffed and arrested the man for not having an ID with him, leaving his wife to find her way alone to the hospital. The father of five, including the newborn, has lived and worked in the U.S. for 12 years with his wife.

These are not isolated incidents.

These cases are legion.

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Top ten holes in the UK govt's official Salisbury narrative: #2 - The intent

collander
In the first piece in this series exposing the holes in the official narrative of the Salisbury poisonings, I looked at Theresa May's claim of what she said was "the motive" behind the incident. In this piece I want to move on to what she called "the intent".

Once again, I turn to the statement she gave to the House of Commons on 26th March, as it essentially sets out sets out the Government case for what happened in Salisbury on 4th March:
"In conclusion, as I have set out, no other country has a combination of the capability, the intent and the motive to carry out such an act."
What is meant by intent? Here is a definition from the online Legal Dictionary:
"A determination to perform a particular act or to act in a particular manner for a specific reason; an aim or design; a resolution to use a certain means to reach an end."
Intent is not action. Nor is it motive. Rather, it is the purpose of using deliberate means to bring about a particular result. A prerequisite of showing that a person or a group of people had intent to commit a particular crime, is therefore to show that they did actually commit the crime for which you are alleging they had intent.

Comment: Slane, a resident of Salisbury, has been on a roll:


Rocket

Rosoboronexport CEO says Russia will deliver S-400 missile systems to Turkey in 2019

Russian-made S-400 missiles
© Sergei Malgavko (TASS)
Washington has voiced concern over NATO-member Turkey's purchase of Russian-made S-400 missiles
Russia's state arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, says it will begin delivering its advanced S-400 antiaircraft missile systems to Turkey in 2019.

Rosoboronexport also said on August 21 that it would stop conducting its sales to foreign customers in U.S. dollars, allowing purchases in local currencies.

The announcement comes as Turkey faces a crisis over its weakening lira currency amid worsening relations with the United States.

Comment: Turkey will receive its first batch of S-400 air defense systems next year under a deal with Russia, arms exporter Rosoboronexport said. Washington pressured Ankara to drop the purchase amid tensions between the two NATO allies.
"The contract [on the S-400 supplies to Turkey] will be implemented within the agreed time limits. In 2019 we will start implementing the contract," the company's director general and CEO Aleksandr Mikheev told reporters on Tuesday.
See also: Turkey will receive first deliveries of Russian S-400 missile systems in 2019


Oil Well

United by US sanctions: China sticks to Iranian oil imports, while Iran could trade with Crimea through Azerbaijan

South Pars Gas field in Asalouyeh Seaport
© Reuters / Reuters
South Pars Gas field in Asalouyeh Seaport, north of Persian Gulf, Iran
Chinese refiners have shifted to Iranian-owned tankers for nearly all of their Iranian oil imports as other shipping firms stop their operations in the country due to threats of US sanctions.

Chinese state-owned oil trading corporation Zhuhai Zhenrong and the largest Asian refiner activated clauses in their long-term supply contracts with Iran to use tankers owned by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), Reuters reports, citing sources close to the issue. Moreover, the Islamic Republic is reportedly shouldering the costs and risks of delivering the crude to China and is handling the insurance.

The shipping data compiled by Thomson Reuters Eikon shows that all the 17 tankers chartered to carry oil from Iran to China last month were run by the Iranian firm, while in June eight of 19 vessels were Chinese operated.

Comment: US-sanctioned Iran is interested in doing business with Russia's Crimea, according to the authorities from the Russian region, which is also facing sanctions from Washington and Brussels.
The trade route would connect Crimea's ports with Iran's Caspian coast via the Volga-Don Canal, Georgy Muradov, Crimea's permanent representative under the Russian president told Izvestiya.

Crimea has no sea border with Iran, but is linked to the Caspian through the rivers Volga and Don which connect to the Azov Sea.

"Trade will be made possible by the launch of rail traffic. The planned rail route is Crimea - the North Caucasus - Azerbaijan - Iran,"Muradov added.

The connection between Crimea and Iran could be part of a much larger project. Moscow and Tehran have long been interested in developing the North-South transport corridor. Part of it will go along the western coast of the Caspian Sea from Russia to Iran through Azerbaijan.



TV

MSM finally concedes defeat on Yemen and ceases its blackout of coverage

CNN Yemen
Last month, an article by Fair.org went viral in republications by popular alternative media outlets ranging from Salon to Zero Hedge to Alternet to Truthdig, among many others. The article was initially titled "ACTION ALERT: It's Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen", but many subsequent republications went with variations on the more attention-grabbing headline, "MSNBC has done 455 Stormy Daniels segments in the last year - but none on U.S. war in Yemen".

The centerpiece of the article was the following graphic, which I saw shared on its own many times in my social media feeds:

Arrow Down

Retired Ukrainian Colonel says the Ukrainian Army 'is on the verge of collapse'

Ukraine army
The Ukrainian military has never been able to turn into a battle-worthy army of the modern type, which the Ukrainian experts hoped for in 2014.

Regarding this, a correspondent for "Political Navigator" got these comments and others from retired colonel, ex-officer of the General Staff of the Supreme Council of Ukraine, Oleg Zhdanov, whose opinion is cited by the Kiev magazine "Focus".
"I had hopes that the volunteer battalions formed in 2014 and the newly created National Guard would form the basis of a fundamentally new system for building an army of the modern type. But this did not happen. Now the situation is close to the one that was in 2013 "

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'Be Careful About What You Believe' - Ken Livingstone on US, UK Media Bias & Lies

Media manipulation
Today it seems like we are in another Cold War. It was breathtaking to watch our PM Theresa May immediately blaming Russia for the poisoning of the Skripals before the police had conducted their investigation into the evidence.

Growing up after the Second World War our news was dominated by the threat from the Soviet Union, but when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991 I don't think anyone could have guessed that just over two decades later we would be once again talking about the threat from Russia. Anyone who only gets their news from the British or American media is kept in ignorance of the truth; the endless accusations about the Skirpal poisoning or the conflict over Crimea is presented in a completely biased way in which most of the facts are ignored. But there is nothing new about this: dishonest reporting and lies dominated the whole of the Cold War in the days of the Soviet Union.

Although President John Kennedy in the United States started out with quite a right-wing agenda with one of his 1960 election promises being to close the missile gap with the Soviet Union, he rapidly changed and began to throw the weight of his administration behind the struggle to end racism in America's deep south. Also, if he hadn't been assassinated, he was planning to withdraw American troops from Vietnam if he had been re-elected in 1964 because he realized a full-scale war in Vietnam would be a disaster.

Bizarro Earth

Imagine if the world started using US logic in its relations with America

US Marine Hussein
© Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
A US Marine covers the face of a statue of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein with a US flag, Baghdad, April 9, 2003
You're sanctioned! You're bombed! You're invaded! The US has plenty of punishments lined up for states which it claims are doing things wrong. But what if the rest of the world held the US to the same standards?

Last Thursday was quite an unusual day. The US didn't impose new sanctions on anyone. Not unless I missed it while I was lying on my sofa with tendonitis (cured after a day, I'm pleased to say, by my wife's 'Two-Pointing').

At present the US operates active sanctions programs against almost 20 countries: from Belarus to Zimbabwe. And guess what? By and large the reasons the US gives for sanctioning these countries could just as equally be used to sanction the US.

Let's look at the recently re-imposed sanctions on Iran, some of which came into force on August 6, with others set for November 4. The financial punishments don't just target Iran. In a particularly nasty, school playground-style bullying tactic they target countries and foreign financial institutions which trade with Iran too. The Islamic Republic is accused of "malign behavior." Of being a leading, sorry, make that "THE world's leading state sponsor of terror."

In fact Tehran's crime has been to help defeat the terrorism, euphemistically described as "rebel activity,"supported by the US and its regional allies in Syria.

Comment: If the US is exceptional at anything it would be constant lies, hypocrisy, war, oppression, usurpation, terror, betrayal, immorality and all out destruction - both at home and abroad. See also:


Attention

Memo outlines how Soros funded groups plan to work with Facebook and Twitter to eliminate Conservative content

Shareblue
In January 2017 after Hillary Clinton was shellacked in the November 2016 election top Democrat operatives at Media Matters, Share Blue, American Bridge, and CREW came together and released their two-year plan to take back power in Washington DC.

Share Blue is a far left website that works with the Democrat party and claims to reach 140 million people a month.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained a copy of this document

The Free Beacon published this lengthy document by David Brock, the founder of Soros-funded Media Matters website, from a January donor retreat.

The 49 page memo outlined how the George Soros-funded groups Media Matters, American Bridge, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and Shareblue planned to undermine President Trump's agenda and help Democrats win control of Congress and the White House by 2020.

On page two of the plan these top far left organizations announced their strategy. They will work with the tech giants to eliminate "right wing propaganda and fake news."

Comment: See also: