TRUTH-TELLERS

 

"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct.
Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time.
If you're right and you know it, speak your mind.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."

Mahatma Gandhi

 

TRUTH-TELLERS 48

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Ramin Mazaheri

 

"The major news media serve at the pleasure of a commercial oligarchy that pays them, and pays them handsomely, for their pretense of speaking truth to power. The prominent figures in our contemporary Washington press corps regard themselves as govenment functionaries, enabling and codependent."

Lewis H. Lapham

 


Emil Marmol / Marko Marjanovic / Steve Macek

 

"Governments, military and intelligence services using global news agencies to disseminate their messages to a worldwide audience."

Ulrich Tilgner, Middle East correspondent for German and Swiss television, 2003

 


Sylvan LaForest / Nolan Higdon / Daniel Hellinger

 

"The common idea about news correspondents is that they 'have the story', but the reality is that the news is a conveyor belt in a bread factory. The correspondents stand at the end of the conveyor belt, pretending we've baked that white loaf ourselves, while in fact all we've done is put it in its wrapping."

Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019

 


Norman Finkelstein / Howard Zinn / David Icke

 

"A problem that has been facing American mainstream journalism for a long time has mainly to do with access. They want to get their calls returned by the big guys at Goldman Sachs. So they develop a relationship in which the journalists themselves become insiders. Too often, consequently, they do little else than rewrite the press releases they are handed.
This has cost America a lot. Mainstream journalists of The New York Times and elsewhere were complicit insiders both in the lead-up to the Iraq war and in the lead-up to the financial meltdown."

Arianna Huffington, 2009

 

 
Julian Assange / Neil Postman / Nelson Mandela

 

"The use of social media to control a targeted nation's information space, and use it as a means of carrying out sociopolitical subversion and even regime change reached its pinnacle in 2011 during the US-engineered "Arab Spring."
Portrayed at first as spontaneous demonstrations organized organically over Facebook and other social media platforms, it is now revealed in articles like the New York Times', "U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings," that the US government had trained activists years ahead of the protests, with Google and Facebook participating directly in making preparations.
Opposition fronts funded and supported by the US State Department's National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiaries Freedom House, International Republican Institute (IRI), and National Democratic Institute (NDI) were invited to several summits where executives and technical support teams from Google and Facebook provided them with the game plans they would execute in 2011 in coordination with US and European media who also attended the summits.
The end result was the virtual weaponization of social media, serving as cover for what was a long-planned, regional series of coups including heavily armed militants who eventually overthrew the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, with Syria now locked in 6 years of war as a result."

Tony Cartalucci, 2017


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