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martes, 29 de noviembre de 2016

Who is Behind “Fake News”? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images

Source- Who is Behind “Fake News”? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization 24.11.2016

The mainstream corporate media is desperate.
They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which it categorizes as “fake news”. 
Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. 
The intent of this initiative is to smear honest reporting and Truth in Media.
Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down. 
They are the unspoken architects of “Fake News”.  
One area of routine distortion is the use of fake videos and images by the mainstream media.

Four Notorious Cases of  Media Distortion

These are four examples and there are many more. The manipulation of videos and images is routine. In some cases, these manipulations are revealed by readers, independent media and social media. In most cases they go undetected. And when they are revealed, the media will say “sorry” we apologize: they will then point to technical errors. “we got the wrong video”.
What is important to emphasize is that these media distortions are invariably deliberate.
1. Coverage of CNN 2008 Riots in Tibet

Chinese Cops with khaki uniforms and Indian Style Moustaches

The video footage, which accompanied CNN’s John Vause’s report, had nothing to do with China. The police were not Chinese, but Indian cops in khaki uniforms from the Northeastern State of Himachal Pradesh, India.

Viewers were led to believe that demonstrations inside China were peaceful and that people were being arrested by Chinese cops.
Chinese Cops in Khaki Uniforms?
1′.27-1′.44″ video footage of “Chinese cops” and demonstrators including Buddhist monks. Chinese cops are shown next to Tibetan monks
Are these Chinese Cops from Gansu Province or Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, as suggested by CNN’s John Vause’s Report?

Alleged Chinese cops in khaki uniforms repressing Tibet demonstrators in China, CNN, March 14, 2008  1’38″, 1’40″ (images above)
Their khaki uniforms with berets seem to bear the imprint of the British colonial period.
Khaki colored uniforms were first introduced in the British cavalry in India in 1846.
Khaki means “dust” in Hindi and Persian.
Moreover, the cops with khaki uniforms and mustache do not look Chinese.
Look carefully.
They are Indian cops.
The videotape shown on March 14, 2008 by CNN is not from China (Gansu Province or Lhasa, Tibet’s Capital). The video was taken in the State of Himachal Pradesh, India. The videotape of the Tibet protest movement in India was used in the CNN report on the Tibet protest movement within China. CNN got its countries screwed up.

2. BBC Coverage of the War on Libya, 2011

Green Square Tripoli. Libyans Celebrating “Liberation” and the Victory of Rebel forces over Gadaffi waving Indian Flags

Examine the footage: It’s not Green Square and it’s not the King Idris Flag (red, black green) of the Rebels.  
Its the Indian flag (orange, white and green) and the people at the rally are Indians.
Perhaps you did not even notice it.
And if you did notice, ”it was probably a mistake”.
Sloppy journalism at the BBC or outright Lies and Fabrications? Recognize the flags?
Indian Flag  (see right)
Libya’s Rebel Flag (King Idris)

Terrorists “celebrating” in Green Square
There is no celebration. It is a NATO sponsored massacre which has resulted in several thousand deaths.
But the truth cannot be shown on network television. The impacts of NATO bombings have been obfuscated.
The rebels are heralded as ”liberators”.
NATO bombing is intended to save civilian lives under The Alliance’s R2P mandate.  But the realities are otherwise: the civilian population is being terrorized by the NATO sponsored Rebels.
The images must be switched to conform to the “NATO consensus”.
Death and destruction is replaced by fabricated images of celebration and liberation.

3. CNN and BBC on 9/11.

The Report on the Collapse of WTC Building Seven Occurred Prior to the Collapse

Fake News regarding the Collapse of WTC Building Seven
The most grotesque lie pertains to the BBC and CNN announcement in the afternoon of September 11, that WTC Building Seven (The Solomon Building) had collapsed.
The BBC report went live at 5.00pm, 21 minutes before the actual occurrence of the collapse, indelibly pointing to foreknowledge of the collapse of WTC 7.
CNN anchor Aaron Brown announced that the building “has either collapsed or is collapsing” about an hour before the event.
See the images below: WTC Building Seven is still standing.
“CNN anchor Aaron Brown seems to struggle to make sense of what he is seeing one minute after announcing that WTC Building 7, whose erect facade is clearly visible in his view towards the Trade Center, has or is collapsing.” (see below)

4. The March 2016 Brussels Terrorist Attacks.

Belgian Media Used Video of a 2011 Moscow Airport Terrorist Attack

Brussels News media Dernière Heure at as well as La Libre reported on the terror attacks by providing a CC Camera Airport Surveillance Video of the terror attacks. 
The published video footage was fake as documented by a blog posting on Media Part
The video pertains to a terror attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on 24 January 2011 (posted on youtube in November 2013).
The  report of on the Brussels airport attack used the video of the Moscow 2011 attack with the date of the Brussels attack: (22/03/2016) pasted onto the Russian video.
Below is the screenshot of DH’s report.

And the screenshot of  La Libre at,

And here is a screenshot of the January 2011 terror attack at Moscow’s Domodedova International Airport published on youtube in November 2013 followed by the full youtube video of the Moscow attack:

Concluding Remarks
The lies and fabrications of the MSM are not the result of “sloppy journalism”.
They are deliberate and are intended to mislead the public.
The mainstream media routinely uses fake images and videos in its coverage of the war on Syria.
The campaign against alternative and independent media seeks to limit freedom of expression.

martes, 22 de noviembre de 2016

Mexico City’s police attacked and evacuated Chanti Ollin, autonomus and cultural space

Mexico City’s police attacked and evacuated Chanti Ollin, autonomus and cultural space – Ruptura Colectiva (RC)
Ruptura Colectiva (RC)
At dawn on Tuesday, November 22, an unexpected and cowardly police operative,, involving hundreds of polices (“granaderos”) expeled the autonomous space Chanti Ollin -located at #424 on Melchor Ocampo Avenue in the delegation Cuauhtémoc- and all the people that was in it. The balance is of 26 people detained, including a minor of 3 years, in addition to several injured people during the evactuation. Free and independent media speak of a possible deportation of members of the space of other nationalities, the presence of construction machinery that hit the facade of the building, and in turn, the police placed metal fences around the building.
The detainees are in the Public Ministry No. 50 or “Bunker”. Solidarity organizations call for a meeting on the outskirts of this ministerial agency and Chanti Ollin, to demand the release of arrested people and for the permanent monitoring of the autonomus space. On his Facebook page, Chanti Ollin shares: “Chanti Ollin is an autonomous and independent community, today it was evicted and the compas are detained at the moment.Those who live in Chanti are people who practice solidarity with groups and people who seek a better world, so they carry out various activities in the interior of the country, giving courses, communitary works and shows in highly marginalized communities. At the moment the solidarity of all is needed. “

domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2016

An Antifascist Response to the Trumpist Future

The shocking election of right-populist billionaire Donald Trump has unleashed a flood of analysis, finger-pointing, and despair on the Left. However, there is an urgent need for pragmatic action in the months and years to come.
We must fight tooth-and-nail against the future which Trump and his cabinet of horrors are working to usher in: increased deportations, the registration of Muslims, bans on abortion and birth control, attacks on LGBTQ people, anti-Semitic populism, and the newfound electoral coalition of U.S. White Nationalism. Before Trump expands Obama’s deportation and security policies, we must build self-organized counter-power with a newfound commitment to our comrades, neighbors, and coworkers.
Trump’s election has already unleashed a wave of racist attacks across the United States, and we encourage everyone to meet these attacks–and whatever else may come–with diverse tactics and ceaseless action from comrades of all abilities. Here’s how we are already starting to organize. We urge you to do the same:
Organize Antifascist Affinity Groupszip-hoodie-antifa-graffiti-d001001220831Don’t wait until an established group sets up a public meeting, get something going with your friends today. Around the country, interest has grown in organizing local antifascist groups. We recommendAntifascist Network’s primer on starting a group as well as their resources for activistsarticles to anyone interested. Your affinity group can take part in other resistance movements, convene in anti-authoritarian blocks at demonstrations, and take action to resist oppression.

Solidarity and Rapid-Response Networks

Before the election, collectives in different cities were organizing in support of people dealing with exploitative bosses and slumlords. With larger participation, these networks could become increasingly viable in a post-Trump world. In New York, the Rapid Response Network is organizing to work with undocumented immigrants to thwart the machinations of ICE. The Community Action Team NYC (CATNYC) and  Neighbored Anti-Racist trainings from the Kuwasi Balagoon Liberation School are also setting up responses to racist attacks.
Another tactic is the New Sanctuary Movement, which provides spaces for those facing deportation to hide while considering their next moves. Many activist spaces are in the process of becoming sanctuaries and you can help a space where you live become one as well.
Win the Propaganda Warth.jpegFor too long the streets have been dominated by advertisements and apolitical street art. We need to produce stickers, posters, and murals to announce our presence–as well as counter racist and fascist graffiti that is increasingly appearing across the country. The three arrows of the antifascist circle was developed exactly for this purpose, and we’d like to see it generalize as a symbol of our resistance. We will not allow organized white nationalists to engage in open organizing on the streets of New York.
Marches, Demonstrations, Walk-outs, and StrikesIn the days following the election, thousands of people took part in dozens of protests that spontaneously and immediately took place around the country. Antifascists must continue to expand this presence in the streets, sharing militant tactics learned from past movements–the city-shut downs of the anti-war movement, the massive “Day Without Latinos” general strike of 2006, the square reclamations of Occupy, and the infrastructure blockades of Black Lives Matter and #NoDAPL. We must also organize in our workplaces and schools, where politics have been an impolite topic for too long. We need to use the anger this election has generated to shut shit down.
Expose FascistsEven with Trump’s election, the vast majority of organized white nationalists and fascists remain cowards who only share their views anonymously or around other fascists. This is why the KKK cloak themselves in masks and the Alt Right trolls use anonymous message boards and sock puppet Twitter accounts. However, they often make mistakes and expose personal information. Monitor their message boards, social media accounts, and document any information you find about them. Send it to your local antifa, start your own blog, or flier their neighborhood, workplace, or school to force them from the shadows.
The resistance is up against the full force of State, and will need to be well funded. Consider making personal donations or setting up fundraisers often. Here are some groups we recommend donating to:
Anarchist Black Cross WarchestJust Info legal advice hotline
The BaseInternational Antifascist Defense Fund 
It’s Going Down newsQueer Detainee Empowerment ProjectHoods For Justice
In the coming days, we will be releasing information about area fascist and Alt-Right/White Nationalist groups. Please send tips and info or

sábado, 19 de noviembre de 2016

"Mad Pride" - Movement That Celebrated Mental Illness

Remembering Mad Pride, The Movement That Celebrated Mental Illness | VICE | United Kingdom

A quarter people in the UK say they have suffered from a mental health problem, yet most of them are isolated from one another. Unlike other groups and demographics, there is little in the way of a mental health movement.
Imagine if there was though. A huge festival in a park – a parade, concerts, poetry readings: hundreds of clinically depressed, anxious and schizophrenic people out on the streets or squashed into bars, to protest for sure, but also just to be with one another, and take pride in mental illness.
Well between 1999 and 2012, that existed, it was called "Mad Pride", a movement that tells us a lot about how mental health campaigning came to be what it is today.
Mad Pride was founded by four men with first hand experience of using mental health services; Mark Roberts, Simon Barnett, Robert Dellar, and Pete Shaughnessy. Simon had gone to a gay pride event and thought that there should be something similar for people with mental health issues. He had been involved in an organisation called Survivors Speak Out – a blueprint for what today is called the "user movement", where mental health patients come together to network and defend their rights – but all four men believed that there needed to be a group for mental health patients that resembled something more of a liberation army.
"It seemed like the right time to fight back," explains Robert Dellar over the phone. Robert worked for the charity Mind when he got involved with Mad Pride in 1999, but had also suffered from mental health problems himself, treated on and off for depression and anxiety.