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For Every Whistleblower They Make An Example Of, They Prevent A Thousand More

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 4:05 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Whistleblower Daniel Hale has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to leaking secret government information about America's psychopathic civilian-slaughtering drone assassination program . The sentence was much harsher ... More >>

The Assange Case Isn’t About National Security, It’s About Narrative Control

Friday, 9 July 2021, 9:35 am | Caitlin Johnstone

Julian Assange once said , "The overwhelming majority of information is classified to protect political security, not national security." As someone whose life's work before his imprisonment was combing through documents of an often classified ... More >>

The Sociopaths Are Cocksure While Those With Empathy Are Full Of Doubt

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 12:13 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

In a 1933 essay lamenting the rise of Nazism in Germany, Bertrand Russell wrote : "The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” Which is of course a dynamic ... More >>

Happy 'Independence' Day: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Monday, 5 July 2021, 4:13 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Today America celebrates its hard-fought victory in its fight to free itself from the rule of British monarchs so it could be ruled by US oligarchs. Hollywood trained us to fear psychopathic killers prowling around in the dark so we won't notice the ... More >>

The Horrifying Rise Of Total Mass Media Blackouts On Inconvenient News Stories

Sunday, 4 July 2021, 5:12 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Two different media watchdog outlets, Media Lens and Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), have published articles on the complete blackout in mainstream news institutions on the revelation by Icelandic newspaper Stundin that a US superseding ... More >>

The System Isn’t There To Protect Us From Criminals, It’s To Protect Criminals From Us

Friday, 2 July 2021, 12:31 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Iraq war architect Donald Rumsfeld has died . Not in a prison cell in The Hague, not murdered by bombs or bullets, but peacefully in his home, surrounded by loved ones, a week and a half shy of his 89th birthday. The imperial media are giving their ... More >>

You Ordered Healthcare, You Got Airstrikes: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Friday, 2 July 2021, 12:11 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

  Listen to a reading of this article: Americans: healthcare please Biden: Sorry, did you say airstrikes on Iraq and Syria? Americans: no, healthcare Biden: Alright, you drive a hard bargain, but here are your airstrikes on Iraq and Syria. ... More >>

The Weird, Creepy Media Blackout On Recent Assange Revelations

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 6:54 am | Caitlin Johnstone

by Caitlin Johnstone Listen to a reading of this article: As of this writing, it has been three days since the Icelandic newspaper Stundin broke the story that a key witness in the US government's case against Julian Assange had fabricated allegations ... More >>

US Again Bombs Nations On Other Side Of The World In 'Self-Defense'

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 3:43 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The US is again illegally bombing nations on the other side of the planet which it has invaded and occupied and branded this murderous aggression as "defensive". "At President Biden's direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted ... More >>

Assange Prosecution Relied On False Testimony From A Diagnosed Sociopath And Convicted Pedophile

Monday, 28 June 2021, 3:27 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The Icelandic newspaper Stundin reports that a key witness in the US prosecution of Julian Assange has admitted in an interview with the outlet that he fabricated critical accusations in the indictment against the WikiLeaks founder. "A major ... More >>

UFO Report Provides No New Information But Plenty Of Fodder For Cold Warrior Policymakers

Saturday, 26 June 2021, 5:43 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

by Caitlin Johnstone The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released its hotly anticipated UFO report , which at nine pages in length with no new information is about as spectacular a letdown for UFO enthusiasts as you could possibly get. ... More >>

The Right And Wrong Lessons From Afghanistan: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Friday, 25 June 2021, 3:39 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Your efforts to understand the world will fail unless you account for the fact that (A) echo chamber dynamics have a vastly under-appreciated effect on the way we all take in information, and (B) that rich and powerful people are actively trying to ... More >>

The Left Isn’t Failing, It’s Being Sabotaged: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Monday, 21 June 2021, 4:36 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

In later years we're going to learn about some of the covert operations which US intelligence agencies and their proxies were using to smash the rise of socialism in America today and a lot of people are going to feel silly for all their remarks ... More >>

The Difference Between Totalitarian Regimes And Free Democracies

Monday, 14 June 2021, 4:36 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

In totalitarian regimes they have massacres and wars. In free democracies they have humanitarian interventions. In totalitarian regimes they use torture. In free democracies they use enhanced interrogation techniques. In totalitarian regimes they fund terrorist ... More >>

Poverty Is A Weapon Of The Powerful: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Friday, 11 June 2021, 4:16 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Learn enough about what's happening in the world and you realize that most people in your society have worldviews that are completely and utterly wrong. This can seem bold, perhaps even arrogant, but if most people weren't deluded about the world, ... More >>

Mainstream Politics Offer Pretend Revolutions To A Discontented Public

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 9:23 am | Caitlin Johnstone

In 2008 the American public was fed up with the disastrous status quo politics of George W Bush, so they came together and elected a progressive candidate who campaigned on hope and change to replace him. But no progress happened; the hope and change ... More >>

Divide And Brainwash: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Sunday, 6 June 2021, 4:45 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

In 2016 the most corrupt and murderous government on earth dealt with public discontent by selling a sociopathic billionaire as the anti-establishment presidential candidate, then in 2020 sold a lifelong empire lackey as the revolutionary people's uprising ... More >>

Drivers Of The New UFO Narrative Keep Absurdly Saying They Could Be Dangerous ETs

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 5:10 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Listen to a reading of this article: I've been learning as much as I can about the new UFO narrative the political/media class have been pushing in conjunction with the US military to prepare for the Senate report that's due to be released this month ... More >>

US Troops Die For World Domination, Not Freedom

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 3:56 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Vice President Kamala Harris spent the weekend under fire from Republicans, which of course means that Kamala Harris spent the weekend being criticized for the most silly, vapid reason you could possibly criticize Kamala Harris for. Apparently the ... More >>

Australia Is A Giant US Military Base With Kangaroos: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Saturday, 29 May 2021, 4:12 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Everyone around the world should criticize the US empire constantly and without apology. Nobody anywhere ever needs to justify or defend criticizing the most powerful, destructive and influential government on earth. It's always right to criticize America, ... More >>