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Truth Cops: Leaked Documents Outline US Govt Plans to 'Police Disinformation'

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The Department of Homeland Security is quietly broadening its efforts to curb speech it considers dangerous, an investigation by The Intercept has found. Years of internal DHS memos, emails, and documents — obtained via leaks and an ongoing lawsuit, as well as public documents — illustrate an expansive effort by the agency to influence tech platforms.

The work, much of which remains unknown to the American public, came into clearer view earlier this year when DHS announced a new "Disinformation Governance Board": a panel designed to police misinformation (false information spread unintentionally), disinformation (false information spread intentionally), and malinformation (factual information shared, typically out of context, with harmful intent) that allegedly threatens U.S. interests. While the board was widely ridiculed, immediately scaled back, and then shut down within a few months, other initiatives are underway as DHS pivots to monitoring social media now that its original mandate — the war on terror — has been wound down.

Comment: From the Post Millennial:
After the release of a damning report from The Intercept on Monday that showed unequivocally that the Department of Homeland Security had been instructing big tech companies how to moderate content on their platform, #DHSLeaks began trending on Twitter, and quickly moved up the charts to be at number 5 on Twitter's trending charts in the US.

Prior to 2020, it was reported that DHS met with Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and other platforms in order to coordinate "content moderation" operations. These meetings were part of an ongoing initiative that saw collusion and collaboration between DHS and big tech to determine how "misinformation" would be dealt with on those platforms.
One of the authors of the above piece appeared on Tucker Carlson recently:






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War and Regrets in Ukraine

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Of the Vietnam War, Henry Kissinger, former national security advisor and secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford, said, "We should never have been there." Before long, Americans, even the politicians inside the Beltway, will reach the same conclusion about Washington's Ukrainian proxy war against Russia.

No one in the White House, the Senate, or the House consciously set out to turn the proxy Ukrainian war with Moscow into a contest of "competitive societal collapse" between Russia and NATO. But here we are. No one imagined that the Biden administration and the bipartisan war party would drive Americans and Europeans into a political, military, and economic valley of death, from which there is no easy escape. Yet that is precisely what is happening.

For the moment, Washington remains blind to these developments. Whether in print, radio, television, or online, the narrative is clear: despite horrific losses — at least 400,000 Ukrainian battlefield casualties including 100,000 soldiers killed in action — Ukrainian forces are winning. Moreover, the narrative says, America's financial and economic dominance will ultimately overwhelm the deceptively weak Russian economy.

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NewsReal: Dirty Nuke False-Flag? US Military on Stand-by to Fight Russian Troops in Event of 'Atrocity'

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Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told his French counterpart in a telephone call today, Sunday 23 October, that Moscow was concerned Ukraine could use a "dirty bomb," the Russian defense ministry reported, which would lead to "further, uncontrolled escalation" in the war.

In fact, Shoigu has since gone on to call up a half-dozen world leaders with the same warning.

Coupled with increased US military presence on Ukraine's Romanian and Polish borders, and the targeting of a major dam with American HIMARS that could flood a swathe of southern Ukraine and kill thousands of civiliams, is an atrocity looming?


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SOTT Editor Luis Chirinos on RT About Pfizergate: "Transparency in Govt-Big Pharma Negotiations Couldn't be Allowed, Would Have Made Deal Crumble"

SOTT's Spanish editor, Luis Miguel Chirinos, participated in RT's 'El Zoom' program, where he analysed the scandal involving the president of the European Commission due to her role in the signing of million dollar contracts with Pfizer.
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Together with the presenter, Javier Rodríguez Carrasco, and the founder of Izquierda Unida and former member of the Spanish Congress of Deputies, Ángeles Maestro, they delved into the investigation opened and revealed by a US media outlet that has been linked to Ursula Von der Leyen, and which is at the origin of the creation of a Special Committee to find out the details of the contracts signed with Albert Bourla, executive director of the pharmaceutical company.


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NewsReal: Nuclear Armageddon?! Nah, But Likely Expansion of War Beyond Ukraine

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There are increasing signs that the war in Ukraine may expand beyond that country (and newly-acquired Russian territory): the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines, the terror-bombing of the Kerch-Crimea bridge, the retaliatory Russian airstrikes against Ukrainian energy infrastructure, the ongoing delivery of NATO weapons to Ukraine, the fearmongering over nuclear Armageddon, and now the build-up of Russian forces in Belarus.

With the caveat of course, thanks to US government wordplay in late 2021, that the definition of 'imminent' is more fluid these days, fighting between NATO and Russian forces could soon be taking place in Belarus (and/or possibly from Belarus into 'NATO proper'!).

This week on NewsReal, Joe and Niall lay out an alternative direction to US-Russia escalation that doesn't involve mushroom clouds, but which nonetheless risks bringing on more global socio-economic upheaval...


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*** CORRECTION ***

At 12:30 we discuss the "regional grouping" of Belarusian and Russian forces inside Belarus this week, citing an RT report we erroneously read as saying "one hundred thousand" Russian troops had linked up with 70,000 Belarusian troops. In fact, the report quoted Belarus president Lukashenko as saying that "more than one thousand [1,000] Russian soldiers" would participate.

Since then, Western media, again citing the Belarus government, reports that the Russian military contingent in Belarus will be 9,000-strong.

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Jeffrey Sachs: US Biotech Possibly Behind Covid Origins and Cover-Up

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Jeffrey Sachs alleges a vast cover-up of Covid origins, including by former members of his commission, and details the personal attacks he has incurred for speaking out.

Jeffrey Sachs joins The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté to discuss the investigation into the origins of Covid-19. As chair of the Lancet COVID-19 commission, Sachs alleges that SARS-CoV2 originated from dangerous gain of function experiments sponsored and conducted by US biotech institutions. He alleges a vast cover-up of Covid origins, including by former members of his commission, and details the personal attacks he has incurred for speaking out.

Guest: Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and chair of the Lancet COVID-19 commission. Watch Part 1 of this interview here.

Comment: More on Jeffrey Sachs:


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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - September 2022: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

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Hurricane Ian hit Florida as a furious Category 4 storm taking the lives of at least 100. The strong winds and floods destroyed hundreds of houses and businesses and left hundreds of thousands of people without power. Some residents of island communities were cut off from the mainland.

Ian caused the most significant hurricane loss in Florida history, with total economic damage of $100 billion.

Sheets of rain and record-breaking floods continue to wreak havoc around the world, but in parallel, volcanic and seismic activity in the Ring of Fire peaked in September:
  • 7.6 M earthquake in Michoacan, Mexico (September 19)
  • 7.6 M earthquake in the Eastern New Guinea region (September 10)
  • 7.0 M earthquake Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (September 14)
  • 6.9 M earthquake in Taiwan (September 18)
  • 6.9 M earthquake in the Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (September 4)
On September 19, 1985, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake killed 10,000 people in Mexico City. On September 19, 2017, an earthquake struck Puebla, killing 369 people in several states, mainly Mexico City. And now, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City... on the same day as the previous years.

José Luis Mateos, a physicist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, pointed out that the likelihood of having three strong earthquakes on the same day in different years is 0.00000024%.
"The coincidence of the dates of the earthquakes deserves to open new lines of scientific research. It must be done with seriousness and methodology. In science, new questions require answers", said the National Seismological Service. "There is no scientific reason that explains or justifies it."
So what's behind this quite unlikely series of events?

Pierre Lescuadron tells us in his book Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection, that human experience and collective consciousness are connected to nature in subtle, and not-so-subtle ways, and it seems that nature responds to emotionally charged human events.

It might not be a coincidence to see significant earth changes events when there are crises and turmoil in society. The Chinese Dynastic cycles show that much too.

So we can assume that these series of coincidental earthquakes in Mexico have something to do with suffering, oppression, and overall social crisis.

In general, things are getting tense out there, to say the least. We have the Great Reset psychos pushing for a controlled collapse of the existing economic and social systems to impose their totalitarian utopia, and the only counter-force now is represented by Russia and China.

So far, neither front is giving ground on their objectives, yet, the Western world is starting to show clear signs of an impending precipitous fall. So maybe it is not so crazy to suggest that as this conflict between these opposing forces develops, and the serious, global social consequences start to become more obvious (famine and sickness, for example), we might see a gradually increasing response from the cosmos in the form of earth changes and cosmic events.

All this and more in our SOTT Earth Changes Summary for September 2022:


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Amazon Bans Political Ponerology in Germany

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My last post was about cancel culture. Well, this week, Red Pill Press received a message from Amazon announcing that they "will not be offering" the English edition of Political Ponerology for sale on Amazon.de, the German Amazon portal. In other words, they banned it.

The reason?

The cover contains a swastika, and said use of said swastika "may" violate Germany's anti-swastika laws — and probably most certainly violates Amazon's own content guidelines. So they're playing it safe and just banning the book outright.


Comment: One can do a search on Amazon and see if this is true. It's apparently a fluid rule: These all have swastikas on the cover image. So clearly there is more going on here


What nonsense.

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Escobar: Pipeline Terror is the 9/11 of the Raging Twenties

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There's no question that future unbiased historians will rank Russian President Vladimir Putin's address on the Return of the Baby Bears - Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia - on September 30 as a landmark inflection point of the Raging Twenties.

The underlying honesty and clarity mirror his speech at the 2007 Munich Security Conference, but this time largely transcending the trappings of the geopolitical New Great Game.

This was an address to the collective Global South. In a key passage, Putin remarked how "the world has entered a period of revolutionary transformations, which are fundamental in nature. New development centers are being formed, they represent the majority."

As he made the direct connection between multipolarity and strengthening of sovereignty, he took it all the way to the emergence of a new anti-colonial movement, a turbocharged version of the Non-Aligned Movement of the 1960s:
"We have many like-minded people all over the world, including in Europe and the United States, and we feel and see their support. A liberating, anti-colonial movement against unipolar hegemony is already developing in various countries and societies. Its subjectivity will only grow. It is this force that will determine the future geopolitical reality."
Yet the speech's closure was all about transcendence - in a spiritual tone. The last full paragraph starts with "Behind these words stands a glorious spiritual choice".


Comment: Putin's full speech can be found here.


Comment: Many countries in the Global South have noticed that things are changing and where the wind is blowing: A multipolar world is emerging while the old hegemon is trying hopelessly to avoid the inevitable loss of its glorified status as exceptional.


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MindMatters: Trans-ing Reality: From Transhuman Flesh to Transcendent Spirit

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Materiality. Spirituality. Pathology. Normal healthy behavior. All came to the fore recently in the story about the Canadian trans teacher who came to his class wearing gigantic prosthetic breasts complete with shirt-popping plastic nipples. What does this behavior say about him that he would chose to express himself in such a way? And what does his inner makeup have in common with the other 'trans' currently making societal waves these days - transhumanism?

Join us this week as we take a look at the trans trends that seem so at odds with higher values, the inclinations of which seem to serve our very worst potentialities as individuals. And moving on from the transhuman delusion, we contrast the flesh to the spirit, with one of Luc's latest writings as inspiration.


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