Journalist: Newsweek Suppressed OPCW Scandal And Threatened Me With Legal Action

Journalist: Newsweek Suppressed OPCW Scandal And Threatened Me With Legal Action By Caitlin Johnstone A Newsweek journalist has resigned after the publication reportedly suppressed his story about the ever-growing OPCW scandal, the revelation of immensely significant plot holes in the establishment Syria narrative that you can update yourself on by watching this short seven-minute video or this more detailed video here. “Yesterday I resigned from Newsweek after my attempts to publish newsworthy revelations about the leaked OPCW letter were refused for no valid reason,” journalist Tareq Haddad reported today via Twitter. “I have…

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Pro Tip: Mentally Replace All Uses Of “Conspiracy Theorist” With “Iraq Rememberer”

Pro Tip: Mentally Replace All Uses Of “Conspiracy Theorist” With “Iraq Rememberer” By Caitlin Johnstone I watched the film Official Secrets the other day, which I highly recommend doing if you want to rekindle your rage about the unforgivable evil that was the Iraq invasion.Which is a good thing to do, in my opinion. Absolutely nothing was ever done to address the fact that a million people were murdered with the assistance of government lies just a few short years ago; no new laws were passed mandating more government transparency or…

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Attacking The Source: The Establishment Loyalist’s Favorite Online Tactic

Attacking The Source: The Establishment Loyalist’s Favorite Online Tactic By Caitlin Johnstone If you’re skeptical of Western power structures and you’ve ever engaged in online political debate for any length of time, the following has definitely happened to you. You find yourself going back and forth with one of those high-confidence, low-information establishment types promulgating a dubious mainstream narrative, whether that be about politics, war, Julian Assange, or whatever. At some point they make an assertion which you know to be false–publicly available information invalidates the claim they’re making. “I’ve…

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AG Barr Says Epstein Died By A Series Of Coincidences, Ending All Conspiracy Theories Forever

AG Barr Says Epstein Died By A Series Of Coincidences, Ending All Conspiracy Theories Forever By Caitlin Johnstone In an interview with Associated Press, US Attorney General William Barr put all conspiracy theories to rest once and for all by assuring the world that alleged sex trafficker and alleged billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s death was simply the result of a very, very, very long series of unfortunate coincidences. “I can understand people who immediately, whose minds went to sort of the worst-case scenario because it was a perfect storm of screw-ups,”…

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Propaganda Narratives Are Custom-Made For Each Ideological Echo Chamber

Propaganda Narratives Are Custom-Made For Each Ideological Echo Chamber Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone Yesterday I started a thread on Twitter lamenting the fact that support for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange has been eroded all across the political spectrum since 2016 by the establishment smear campaign. I started the thread because I’d just been reflecting on how some of the first clumsy articles I ever wrote for this gig were basically just me marveling at how support for Assange had united Berners, Trumpers, Greens, anarchists, libertarians and hackers against those who…

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Want To Save The Environment? De-Fund The Pentagon.

Want To Save The Environment? De-Fund The Pentagon. Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone Millions of people are uniting in demonstrations worldwide against our civilization’s ecocidal march toward extinction, which makes me so happy to see. It’s really encouraging to see so many young people burning with love for their planet and for a hunger to reverse the damage that has been done to our ecosystem by the refusal of previous generations to turn away from our path of devastation. This must continue if we are to survive as a species. The…

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Universal Basic Income + Automation + Plutocracy = Dystopia

Universal Basic Income + Automation + Plutocracy = Dystopia Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone Americans are discussing the possibility of a universal basic income (UBI) more seriously than ever before, largely due to the surprisingly popular campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Yang has made UBI the central issue of his platform, promising a “Freedom Dividend” paid for by a Value Added Tax on businesses which would give every American over the age of 18 an unconditional $1,000 a month to help offset the looming crisis of automation replacing US…

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A Society Is Only As Free As Its Most Troublesome Political Dissident

A Society Is Only As Free As Its Most Troublesome Political Dissident By Caitlin Johnstone You wouldn’t know it from any Western mass media reporting as of this writing, but musician Roger Waters is about to perform the iconic Pink Floyd song “Wish You Were Here” in front of the office of British Home Secretary Priti Patel in order to draw attention to the persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Earlier this year, billionaire Richard Branson staged a “Live Aid”-stye concert in Colombia near the Venezuela border with the purported…

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Everyone’s A Conspiracy Theorist, Whether They Know It Or Not

Everyone’s A Conspiracy Theorist, Whether They Know It Or Not By Caitlin Johnstone Plutocratic propaganda outlet MSNBC has just run a spin segment on the breaking news that the medical examiner’s determination of the cause of Jeffrey Epstein’s death is “pending further information”. “Our sources are still saying that it looks like suicide, and this is going to set conspiracy theorists abuzz I fear,” said NBC correspondent Ken Dilanian. “NBC News has been hearing all day long that there are no indications of foul play, and that this looks like…

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Jeffrey Epstein Dies Of “Suicide”

Jeffrey Epstein Dies Of “Suicide” Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone Disappointing everyone yet surprising no one, accused sex trafficker and alleged billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has “committed” “suicide”. Details are muddled and conflicting, with CNN reporting that Epstein “was taken from New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in cardiac arrest and died at an area hospital” and the New York Times reporting that “Mr. Epstein hung himself and his body was found this morning at roughly 7:30.” Some reports claim that Epstein has been on suicide watch due to…

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