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SOTT Exclusive: Strange things afoot at the Rebel.media

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Bombshells continue to drop as Ezra Levant admits to being blackmailed by former employees, and Faith Goldy is amicably let go from the alternative news organization Rebel.media.

Unconfirmed rumor has it that Gavin McInnes, the Proud Boys Founder, may be the next to leave the fledgling media company which has been a steady and popular source of moderate alternative news.

Rebel.media made a name for itself by being a mostly honest, feisty and conservative friendly, alternative news outlet with a large youtube presence. Known mostly for being the starting place of Lauren Southern who cut her teeth challenging campus madness and leftist ideology at Canadian Slutwalks.


Media disinformation on North Korea: You would not want to live there!

The North Korean government, according to the Western media is said to be oppressing and impoverishing its population.

Here in the USA we have medicare, all our kids are educated, we are all literate, and "we want to live in America".

And in the DPRK, the health system sucks, they don't have schools and hospital beds, they are all a bunch of illiterates,

You would not want to live there!


Shades of Charlottesville: Anti-fascist & far-right groups plan simultaneous Barcelona protests

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Catalan Mossos d'esquadra officers patrol at Las Ramblas street where a van crashed into pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain August 18, 2017.
Just one day after an attack claimed at least 14 lives on Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard, opposing political factions look set to face-off near the scene of the terrorist atrocity.

Members of the Spanish far-right group La Falange, are planning to assemble close to the La Boquería marketplace in the city center, just 500 meters from where a van was deliberately driven into scores of pedestrians.

La Falange has blamed the "policies of multiculturalism" and immigration for Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona city center. Boasting a followership of more than 11,000 on Facebook, the group regularly shares anti-Islamic sentiment online.

Tributes have also been paid by the group online to Onésimo Redondo, a 1930s Falangist politician and anti-semitic author.


Bristol, UK: 5th body found in city's waterways; police deny that a serial killer is on the loose

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Lily Fenton, 26, was last seen in central Bristol on Friday night, June 2.
A fifth body has been found in and around Bristol's waterways in just five months, sparking more community safety fears following claims a serial killer was on the loose.

Police today confirmed they had found a body during the search for missing local woman Lily Fenton, although formal identification had not yet taken place.

Avon and Somerset police had been seen combing the waterfront around Bristol harbour since the early hours of Saturday morning in search of the 26-year-old.

Lily was last seen in central Bristol on Friday night, June 2.

The devastating find follows fears of a "serial killer" - dubbed the "Bristol pusher" prowling the area.

Last month, we reported how four bodies had been found in the city's waterways in only four months.

Comment: Sounds like and urban-style Missing 411.


America's second Civil War

"They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee - and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller."

So wrote Samuel Eliot Morison in his magisterial The Oxford History of the American People in 1965.

First in his class at West Point, hero of the Mexican War, Lee was the man to whom President Lincoln turned to lead his army. But when Virginia seceded, Lee would not lift up his sword against his own people and chose to defend his home state rather than wage war upon her.

This veneration of Lee, wrote Richard Weaver, "appears in the saying attributed to a Confederate soldier, 'The rest of us may have ... descended from monkeys, but it took a God to make Marse Robert.'"

Growing up after World War II, this was accepted history.


Alt-Right racists and Alt-Left violence are equally despicable - reject them both

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right."

― George Orwell, 1984
There is an unprecedented move taking place in this country right now to divide the populace based on two extreme ideologies from the right and the left. Those on the right are being lumped in with the alt-right and white nationalists while those on the left are being lumped in with the alt-left and Antifa sects.

There is no common ground, according to the media - you are either with us or against us and there will be an inevitable battle to the death.

But the truth of the matter is that most people aren't violent assholes ready to initiate unprovoked force against their fellow human for disagreeing politically. Sadly, however, attempting to point out the violent and intolerant behavior of one side, will all too often get you lumped in with the other side.

If you say that you disagree with the alt-right not denouncing neo-nazi racists or initiating violence - according to the mainstream - you must be Antifa!


Silencing conservatives? Facebook shut down employee online group claiming it was used to 'harass others'

This poster advertising Facebook Anon was hung on Facebook's campus just before the 2016 election.
Facebook shut down an anonymous online group for employees in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about Donald Trump and other US presidential candidates.

While initially pitched in 2015 as a way for employees to voice their concerns, the nature of the group became more political around last year's election. A poster advertising the group on Facebook's campus ahead of the election read "Trump Supporters Welcome."

The group was abruptly shut down by Facebook in December 2016. CEO Mark Zuckerberg later told employees that the group had been used to harass others.

An online discussion group inside Facebook in which employees talked anonymously turned ugly and was ultimately shut down last year after the divisiveness of the US presidential election transformed the forum into a hub for political comments that alarmed management, according to several people familiar with the matter.

The internal group, named Facebook Anon, was created in May 2015 as a way for employees to freely share concerns and opinions about the workplace. But Facebook shut the group down in December 2016 for what CEO Mark Zuckerberg later described as spreading harassment.

While never pitched as a forum specifically for conservatives, Facebook Anon became heavily used by right-leaning employees in the months surrounding Trump's election, several people with knowledge of the group said. Just before the election, a poster advertising the group on Facebook's campus read "Trump Supporters Welcome."


Two senior US Navy officers booted from service over 'USS Fitzgerald' crash near Japan

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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is seen at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka,, Japan June 18, 2017.
Around a dozen American sailors on a destroyer that collided with a freighter off the coast of Japan will now face the consequences. Two top officers will be kicked out of the US Navy as a result of the crash.

On Thursday, two months after the June 17 crash, the navy released an alarming preliminary report detailing the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a 728-foot freighter, ACX Crystal, which was carrying more than 1,000 containers.

The collision resulted in seven deaths and stands out as one of the navy's deadliest accidents in years, the New York Times reported.

The ship's captain, Commander Bryce Benson, along with his second in command, Commander Sean Babbitt, were both asleep in their cabins when the crash happened.

Benson, Babbitt, the senior enlisted sailor, Master Chief Petty Officer Brice Baldwin and everyone who was on watch on the night of the collision will face consequences on Friday. The penalties handed out, called nonjudicial punishments, will end their careers, according to the navy report.

The head of the navy's Seventh Fleet in Japan, Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, will deliver the sanctions to the sailors.


'Film fans have spoken!' Stone's 'Putin Interviews' wins Audience Award at Sarajevo Film Festival

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A documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin by Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, The Putin Interviews, has won the audience award at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Stone also received an honorary award for his contribution to the film industry.

"Film fans of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival have spoken - the Audience Award goes to ...Documentary Film: The Putin Interviews," the Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) said in a statement on its website.

Stone also received an Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for his contribution to the art of film, the festival added. The award honors individuals "for exceptional contribution to the affirmation and development of film," according to the SFF.

"Within its Tribute To Programme, the Sarajevo Film Festival presented a selection of his [Stone's] works, including Vietnam War drama Platoon, whistleblower biopic Snowden and his most recent work The Putin Interviews, a four-part series of interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin," Altijana Maric, a spokesperson for the SFF, told RT.

Comment: Oliver Stone on Charlottesville: "Deep State" Is "Bigger Problem" Than Trump
Oliver Stone has said in response to the Charlottesville riots that the problem is not President Donald Trump, but "the system" in America.

The director, whose latest work is a four-hour series of televised interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin that aired on Showtime in June, did not specifically criticize Trump when asked for his reaction to the weekend's events in Charlottesville, Va., during which one woman died and several people were injured after a car plowed into non-violent demonstrators.

Speaking Tuesday during a master class at the Sarajevo Film Festival following a screening of his movie Snowden, Stone said he had not been in the U.S. for some time but was following events.

"You are all trying to get to Trump every day, but there is a bigger problem," the filmmaker said when asked what he thought of President Trump's initial failure to call out white supremacists in his response to the Charlottesville events.

"There is a system [in America], and that system existed before Trump," Stone said. "Putin said this is the fourth [U.S.] president where nothing has changed. There is a deep state, a military industrial security state. ... It is the system that has to be challenged. [Trump] is part of that system."

He reiterated: "It is the system that has to be challenged. That takes work and is never as exciting as talking about some lunatic president."


Second stop-&-frisk zone established in Copenhagen after shootings

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Police have established a second stop-and-frisk zone in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, as a turf war between mixed immigrant-Danish gangs resulted in a spike in gun violence.

The stop-and-frisk zone on Amager Island, where the Danish capital is partially situated, was established after "several episodes in which, in public areas, firearms were used, causing danger of death," Jørgen Bergen Skov, Copenhagen chief police inspector, said in a statement as quoted by the Local.

Now the police require no probable cause to stop and search any person for firearms within the assigned area, according to the Danish law.

"The aim of establishing the stop-and-search zone is to create a feeling of security for residents in the area by helping to prevent persons carrying or possessing weapons," the police boss said.