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SOTT Podcast: One Degree At A Time - Part 2

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A look back at developments around the world in the last year by the editors of Signs of the Times. In Part 2, we look at the bellicose attitude of the US towards Iran, the successes of Hugo Chavez in inspiring Latin American to throw off the domination of its northern neighbour, and the deterioration of rights and liberties in the United States. How much more brazen can it get before people stand up and say "Enough!"? Like the proverbial frog in boiling water, the heat is being turned up one degree at a time. How close are we to being cooked?

Running Time: 00:41:12

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SOTT Podcast: One Degree At A Time - Part 1

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A look back at developments around the world in the last year by the editors of Signs of the Times. In Part 1, we look at changes in Britain since the Tube bombings one year ago, the open warfare against the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories waged by Israel, and the continuing resistance of the Iraqi people against the US invader in Iraq. Like the proverbial frog in boiling water, the heat is being turned up one degree at a time. How close are we to being cooked?

Running Time: 00:44:46

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V is for Vendetta, COINTELPRO and the Alternative Media

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death. It is easy to say you believe a rope is strong as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But, suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice? Wouldn't you then first discover how much you really trusted it?

C.S. Lewis
The subject of COINTELPRO in the 911 Truth Movement is becoming more and more contentious everyday. By way of shedding some light upon this problem, I want to paraphrase a story from the Bible found in II Chronicles, Chapter 18. It's a classic description of COINTELPRO:

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Osama, Death Squads and the Biggest Lie Ever Told

You may have missed it, and I wouldn't blame you if you deliberately ignored it, but 'Osama' released a new audio message two days ago...

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Alan Dershowitz: Apologist For Inhumanity

Alan Dershowitz is a professor of law at Harvard University, an apologist for the Israel lobby in the US and a self-confessed "big mouth". He is also a man completely in thrall to the NeoCon agenda who takes every opportunity to promote the extremist warmongering disguised as "freedom and democracy" that has come to define the reign of the Bush administration, which, we should remember, entered the white house in 2000 in much the same way as other great dictatorships of history - without the consent of a majority of the population

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Racism, Not Defence, At the Heart Of Israeli Politics

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Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert came out and publicly stated something that every unbiased observer of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has privately known for many years: that, to the Israeli oligarchs, the life of an Israeli citizen is "more important" than that of a Palestinian.

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SOTT Podcast: Interview with Lisa Guliani of WING TV - Part 2

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This week, we interview Lisa Guliani of WING TV. WING TV has recently created quite a stir in the alternative media and the so-called "9/11 Truth Movement" with its hard-hitting questions about people like Alex Jones and Jeff Rense. Lisa's expose on Jeff Rense resulted in quite an uproar, including threats of legal action to silence her and her source. In part two of our phone interview with Lisa, we discuss the co-opting of 9/11 and alternative media researchers through clever and subtle divide-and-conquer COINTELPRO tactics.

Running Time: 00:38:59

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SOTT Podcast: Interview with Lisa Guliani of WING TV - Part 1

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This week, we interview Lisa Guliani of WING TV. WING TV has recently created quite a stir in the alternative media and the so-called "9/11 Truth Movement" with its hard-hitting questions about people like Alex Jones and Jeff Rense. Lisa's expose on Jeff Rense resulted in quite an uproar, including threats of legal action to silence her and her source. In part one of our phone interview with Lisa, we dive into her experiences with COINTELPRO related to the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Running Time: 00:48:59

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Spiritual Predator: Prem Rawat AKA Maharaji

Prem Rawat, the spiritual predator known as Guru Maharaj Ji, Maharaji, the Lord the the Universe, and the Perfect Master, has been feeding off of the ignorance and gullibility of spiritual seekers for forty years. This article looks at how Prem Rawat twists the real meaning of esoteric concepts such as "Knowledge", combines it with four yoga techniques that are able of inducing "ecstatic" states in certain people, and uses the experience to reinforce a subjective view of oneself and the world that he passes off as "Knowledge", all the while binding the individuals to the "Master" by claiming that he alone can offer this experience.

The distortions of Prem Rawat are typical of many gurus of the New Age. They serve to keep the genuine seeker trapped in a spiritual dead end.

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The Not So Strange Case of Philip Merrill

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Phillip Merril
Philip Merrill was the 71 year old president and CEO of Capital-Gazette Communications, Inc., which publishes Washingtonian magazine, the Annapolis Capital, and five other Maryland newspapers.

On June 10th 2006, Mr Merrill's wife reported him missing when he failed to return from a days sailing in his boat, 'the Merrilly', on Chesapeake bay. The following day, the Merrilly was found floating 25 miles off the coast with its engine running. The first man on the scene reported that the boat was empty and that there was evidence of blood on the deck. Mr Merrill's body was subsequently found floating in Chesapeake bay on June 19th. Police said that he had apparently died of a shotgun blast to the head, and deemed his death a suicide even before an autopsy has returned its findings and despite the fact that Mr Merrill's body was found with an anchor tied to his feet.