Americans Don’t Trust the Govt, the Media, or Each Other: Fading Trust is “Sign of Cultural Sickness and National Decline”

Americans Don’t Trust the Govt, the Media, or Each Other: Fading Trust is “Sign of Cultural Sickness and National Decline” By Dagny Taggart Americans are losing trust in each other, in the government, and in the media, according to a concerning new survey. Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that conducts public opinion polls and social science research and informs the public about issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the world. The organization recently published a new report called Trust and Distrust in America, which reveals that Americans think…

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The CIA Wants To Make It Easier To JAIL JOURNALISTS, & Congress Isn’t Stopping It

The CIA Wants To Make It Easier To JAIL JOURNALISTS, & Congress Isn’t Stopping It By Mac Slavo Free speech has been on the chopping block for a long time.  Journalists are already silenced and have to ask the government for permission before running stories while alternative media is censored and blocked by Google’s search algorithms.  But now it’s getting worse, and Congress isn’t stopping it. The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) wants to make it a whole lot easier to throw journalists in jail if they say or write the…

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MET Police Threaten Journalists About Publishing Leaked Documents Holding Government Accountable

MET Police Threaten Journalists About Publishing Leaked Documents Holding Government Accountable By Aaron Kesel In another blow against free press, following a leak revealing comments by the British Ambassador to the USA Sir Kim Darroch calling Trump “inept, insecure and incompetent” (leading to the ambassador’s resignation and a spat of Twitter insults between Trump and senior Tory officials), London’s Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has publicly warned journalists not to publish any government leaks, threatening them with imprisonment. The publication of leaked communications, knowing the damage they have caused…

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Brazil’s Government to Criminally Investigate Journalist Glenn Greenwald

Brazil’s Government to Criminally Investigate Journalist Glenn Greenwald By Eoin Higgins The Brazilian government is targeting one of its biggest critics, journalist Glenn Greenwald, in a move that has been decried by observers as an intimidation tactic designed to stifle opposition to right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. The government finance ministry’s money laundering unit was asked by federal police to investigate Greenwald’s finances, O Antagonista reported Tuesday. The right-wing Brazilian news site said that the investigation would focus on whether Greenwald paid for access to leaked records he used in reporting on the…

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Daily Mail Loses Nearly 50% Of Daily Search Traffic After Latest Google Algorithm Change

Daily Mail Loses Nearly 50% Of Daily Search Traffic After Latest Google Algorithm Change By Chris Menahan Google is now screwing over even normie-tier right-wing news sites in their quest to purge all content from the internet which counters leftist narratives in advance of the 2020 election. From Fast Company: A few days ago, Google warned publishers that change was on the horizon. The search giant was tweaking its algorithm, and it wanted to let publishers know that they may notice a shift. The company said the change (dubbed the…

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More Police Raids As War On Journalism Escalates Worldwide

More Police Raids As War On Journalism Escalates Worldwide By Caitlin Johnstone The Australian Federal Police have conducted two raids on journalists and seized documents in purportedly unrelated incidents in the span of just two days. Yesterday the AFP raided the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst, seeking information related to her investigative report last year which exposed the fact that the Australian government has been discussing the possibility of giving itself unprecedented powers to spy on its own citizens. Today they raided the Sydney headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting…

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32 Tips For Navigating A Society That Is Full Of Propaganda And Manipulation

32 Tips For Navigating A Society That Is Full Of Propaganda And Manipulation By Caitlin Johnstone For as long as there has been human language, humans have been using it to manipulate one another. The fact that it is possible to skillfully weave a collection of symbolic mouth noises together in such a way as to extract favors, concessions, votes and consent from other humans has made manipulation so common that it now pervades our society from top to bottom, from personal relationships between two people to international relationships between…

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BBC, Sky News Have Hidden Their Interviews With UN Expert on the Torture of Assange

BBC, Sky News Have Hidden Their Interviews With UN Expert on the Torture of Assange By Caitlin Johnstone UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer has said that on the 31st of May he gave video interviews with both Sky News and the BBC on his findings that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is the victim of psychological torture. As of this writing, footage of those interviews is nowhere to be found. In response to a smear by virulent empire propagandist Idrees Ahmad about his conducting an interview with RT, Melzer tweeted that he has…

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The Media is Finally Realizing What the Prosecution of Assange Means for Journalism

The Media is Finally Realizing What the Prosecution of Assange Means for Journalism Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone (CJ Opinion) — Rachel Maddow has aired a segment condemning the new indictment against Julian Assange for 17 alleged violations of the Espionage Act. Yes, that Rachel Maddow. MSNBC’s top host began the segment after it was introduced by Chris Hayes, agreeing with her colleague that it’s surprising that more news outlets aren’t giving this story more “wall to wall” coverage, given its immense significance. She recapped Assange’s various legal struggles up until this point, then accurately described Assange’s new Espionage Act…

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CIA Whistleblower: Assange is Going to Get Railroaded by “Hanging” Judge

CIA Whistleblower: Assange is Going to Get Railroaded by “Hanging” Judge By Tyler Durden A former CIA analyst-turned-whistleblower says that an extradited Julian Assange would have no chance of a fair trial in front of a federal judge who “reserves every national security case for herself.” John Kiriakou, who was sentenced to 30 months in prison by Eastern District of Virginia Judge Leonie Brinkema for telling ABC News about CIA waterboarding, told Russian state-sponsored RT, “They are going to try to make an example of Julian,” adding “He’s been charged in the Eastern District…

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