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Fractal Agent Smiths

Monday, 6 July 2020, 2:05 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The struggle of humankind is a struggle to become more conscious . This is true whether you're talking about humanity as a species, human society as an individual nation or community, the interpersonal relationships in a specific family or social ... More >>

Why The US Empire Works So Hard To Control The International Narrative About Russia

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:59 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

  On a December 2010 episode of Fox News’ Freedom Watch , John Bolton and the show’s host Andrew Napolitano were debating about recent WikiLeaks publications , and naturally the subject of government secrecy came up. “Now I want to make ... More >>

This Russia-Afghanistan Story Is Western Propaganda At Its Most Vile

Monday, 29 June 2020, 2:41 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

  All western mass media outlets are now shrieking about the story The New York Times first reported , citing zero evidence and naming zero sources, claiming intelligence says Russia paid out bounties to Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan ... More >>

Mentally Replace Everything Before “U.S. Intelligence Says” With “Blah Blah We’re Probably Lying”

Saturday, 27 June 2020, 4:42 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

"Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill Troops, U.S. Intelligence Says", blares the latest viral headline from The New York Times. NYT's unnamed sources allege that the GRU "secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants ... More >>

“Free Speech” In The US Empire Is As Illusory As “Free-Range” Eggs

Friday, 26 June 2020, 4:03 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

  In what Shadowproof 's Kevin Gosztola calls "a not-so-subtle effort to criminalize the journalism of an adversarial media organization that the United States has spent the last decade working to destroy," WikiLeaks founder Julian ... More >>

Twitter Censors Trump For “Threats”, Has No Problem With Threats To Bomb Foreigners

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 4:18 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Twitter has censored a post by the president of the United States, this time for "a threat of harm against an identifiable group." This despite the fact that this president routinely uses the popular social media platform to drop explosives ... More >>

The Killing Of Rayshard Brooks Shows How Police “Reform” Is A Joke

Monday, 15 June 2020, 3:05 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

A black man named Rayshard Brooks was recently killed by an Atlanta police officer who shot him in the back while he was attempting to run away. Video footage from the police bodycam and a nearby witness makes it clear that Brooks resisted arrest ... More >>

Humans Are Escaping From The Abusive Relationship With The Police State

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 4:20 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Abusive relationships where the abuser is a transparently horrible monster don't tend to last long, because it becomes obvious to the victim very quickly that they need to head for the door. The ones that last are the ones where the abuser is also ... More >>

Police, Protests, And Human Transformation: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 2:57 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

"Without the police you'd have vigilantism!" Vigilantism? You mean like when a band of armed thugs inflict extrajudicial violence upon someone who pissed them off? Like the police do constantly? One of the many good things coming out of ... More >>

The Most Revealing Footage On Police Brutality Is These Cops Applauding Its Perpetrators

Monday, 8 June 2020, 11:11 am | Caitlin Johnstone

  Among the constant deluge of police brutality footage flooding the internet as America's armed goon patrol responds to the Black Lives Matter protests across the nation, there is one video which stands out above all the others in illustrating ... More >>

The Establishment Only Dislikes Trump Because He Puts An Ugly Face On The Empire

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 5:34 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Barack Obama has given his perfunctory speech about the Black Lives Matter protests taking place in America today, and it was every bit as full of pretty words and empty of actual substance as you'd expect from a president who spent eight years stagnating ... More >>

Many US Journalists Arrested After New York Times Falsely Claims That Doesn’t Happen In America

Monday, 1 June 2020, 4:12 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

In a shockingly brazen display of authoritarianism, police arrested a CNN reporter named Omar Jimenez the other day while he was live on air covering the protest of George Floyd's murder by police in Minneapolis. The arrest was preceded by hours ... More >>

Twitter Censorship, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 5:11 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

If people truly understood the extent to which mental narrative dominates their experience of life, propaganda, advertising and all other forms of psychological manipulation would be regarded by our society similarly to physical assault or property ... More >>

Nothing Is Certain But Death, Taxes, And Police Infiltration Of US Protests

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 5:06 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

A video has been circulating of a white man casually smashing the windows of a Minneapolis shop with a hammer during protests against the police murder of George Floyd. The man is clearly trying to hide his identity by wearing a gas mask, carrying a large ... More >>

Meditations On Whiteness

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 2:37 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

  You've probably already seen the footage of a white police officer named Derek Chauvin cheerfully suffocating a black man named George Floyd to death with his knee while Floyd pleaded for his life. This went viral around the same time as ... More >>

Schrödinger’s President

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 3:09 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

  Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter went on a surprisingly vitriolic anti-Trump rant the other day, calling the president a "complete blithering idiot", an "actual retard", and "the most disloyal human God ever created" ... More >>

Do You Consent To The New Cold War?

Sunday, 24 May 2020, 4:32 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The world's worst Putin puppet is escalating tensions with Russia even further, with the Trump administration looking at withdrawal from more nuclear treaties in the near future. In addition to planning on withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty ... More >>

How To Understand All This China Stuff

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 3:03 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

  China is in the news every day now. Today here in Australia we're pretending to be offended because a Chinese tabloid published the accusation that our nation is a "giant kangaroo that serves as a dog of the US", even though we all ... More >>

Revolutionary Boiling Point, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Saturday, 16 May 2020, 1:09 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

  Still mad at China's brutal authoritarian government for imprisoning Julian Assange after his journalism exposed Chinese war crimes. ~ Arresting people for future crimes is called "pre-crime", and it's the stuff of dystopian ... More >>

Biden Can’t Return Things To Normal, Because Trump Is A Normal US President. That’s The Problem

Friday, 15 May 2020, 1:33 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

  "I am with Joe Biden all the way- let’s get this country back to where it was before the orange man started destroying it!!!", reads a viral tweet by tennis legend Martina Navratilova that was going around recently. This idea ... More >>