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Wednesday, 20 June

22:31

Big Four Audit Oligarchy Comes under Scrutiny in the UK after Corporate Surprise Collapses Rigged Game

The oligarchy controls the standard-setters, ensuring rules of the game suit it. The long reach of the bean counters also extends deep into the heart of government.

KPMG, one of the worlds Big Four accounting firms, has shown an unacceptable deterioration in auditing British firms and will be subject to closer supervision, the UKs top accounting watchdog warned on Monday. Fifty percent of KPMGs FTSE 350 audits required more than just limited improvements, compared to 35% in the previous year, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said.

In other words, KPMGs UK auditing division got about half its work in the last year badly wrong and is about to have its auditing work more closely audited. The increased scrutiny of KPMG will involve the FRC inspecting 25% more audits done by the firm in the 2018-19 financial year, the first time the FRC has taken such action.

KPMG is under the spotlight in large part due to its abject failure to properly audit the UK outsourcing giant Carillion, which collapsed at the beginning of this year. Between 2012 and 2016, Carillion ran up debts and sold assets just to continue paying out dividends to shareholders. Yet in Carillions last ever annual report, KPMG approved Carillions viability statement, certifying it as strong enough to survive for at least three more years. Within less than three months, Carillion was bankrupt

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21:55

Mini EU Summit on Migration as rift with hardline governments grows Keep Talking Greece

European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced an informal mini summit on migration and asylum issues. The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 24th, in Brussels. In a tweet Juncker announced the informal summit, however without revealing who is to participate.  Howver, he tagged the prime ministers of Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Malta, the Austrian Chancellor

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20:06

Youtube hat die Videos der Blender Foundation gesperrt, ... Fefes Blog

Youtube hat die Videos der Blender Foundation gesperrt, weil die populr waren und nicht Werbung einblenden wollten. Youtube hat Blender einen Vorschlag gemacht, den sie nicht ablehnen konnten und Blender hat ihn doch abgelehnt und ist zu Peertube gegangen.

Besonders peinlich: Youtube redet sich jetzt mit lahmen Ausreden wie "eine Mischung aus Zufllen, schlechten Benutzeroberflchen, falschen Fehlermeldungen, unwissenden Support-Mitarbeitern und unserer eigenwilligen Entscheidung, einen beliebten Youtube-Kanal nicht zu monetarisieren" raus (fasst der Blender-Foundation-Chef das zusammen).

Kurze Durchsage aus China zum Wirtschaftskrieg mit ... Fefes Blog

Kurze Durchsage aus China zum Wirtschaftskrieg mit den USA:

SPIEGEL: US-Auenminister Mike Pompeo beschuldigt die Fhrung in Peking, eine "ruberische" Wirtschaftspolitik zu betreiben. Chinas Umgang mit geistigem Eigentum sei "Diebstahl nie dagewesenen Ausmaes" und sein Versprechen, die Mrkte zu ffnen, sei ein "Witz". Wie werden diese Vorwrfe in China aufgenommen?

Mei: Ich sehe das als einen Anlass, stolz zu sein. Denn es zeigt, dass das uns einst so berlegene Amerika sich nicht mehr anders zu helfen wei, als wild um sich zu schlagen. Es zeigt, dass die USA nicht mehr auf dem Weg nach oben sind. Es geht bergab. Eine Volkswirtschaft, die im Aufschwung ist, htte gar nicht die Zeit, sich so ber andere zu uern.

Was riecht denn hier pltzlich so angebrannt? :-D

Der US-Kinder-Internierungslager-Streit eskaliert gerade. ... Fefes Blog

Der US-Kinder-Internierungslager-Streit eskaliert gerade. Trump hat sich mit den Republikanern getroffen, um darber zu reden. Und das war ein Schuss in den Ofen.

GOP member: Trump told lawmakers "the crying babies doesnt look good politically"
Well DUH! No Shit, Sherlock!
Trump tells lawmakers Ivanka encouraged him to end family separations
Wenn sogar Ivanka meint, dass das nicht gut ist, was du gerade tust, dann solltest du es besser lassen.
Its a total miscue from the administration," the source said. "Both of these bills are designed to fail, and the President is the only one who doesnt get the joke.
Oh sie haben Trump das Memo nicht geschickt? :)

Die zustndigen Funktionre reden sich brigens mit der Nrnberg-Verteidigung raus, sie htten ja blo Befehlen gefolgt.

Sehr schner Kommentar von George Takei, der sich erinnert, wie er mit Fnf mit seinen Eltern ins Internierungslager gesteckt wurde, und rckblickend froh ist, dass sie ihn nicht von den Eltern getrennt haben. So faschistisch das auch war damals, immerhin das nicht.

In berraschender zeitlicher Koinzidenz haben sich die USA aus dem UN-Menschenrechtsrat zurckgezogen. Weil da so despotische Regimes drin sind, die Menschenrechte mit Fen treten. Nein, wirklich. Gemeint ist der Iran. Hat der Iran schonmal an der Grenze Eltern ihre Kinder weggenommen? Wei das jemand?

Update: Der Iran hat andere unschne Dinge mit Kindern getan. :-(

Kurze Durchsage des italienischen Innenministers: Lasst ... Fefes Blog

Kurze Durchsage des italienischen Innenministers: Lasst uns mal die Roma durchzhlen und Straffllige nach Rumnien abschieben. Jahaa, wenn der Feind bekannt ist, hat der Tag Struktur!

Der Mann ist brigens Chef der Nazipartei Lega Nord.

Trump wirft Deutschland vor, Verbrechen von Auslndern ... Fefes Blog

Trump wirft Deutschland vor, Verbrechen von Auslndern zu verschweigen. Trump hatte sich neulich Behauptungen aus dem Arsch gezogen, wie Deutschland von marodierenden Immigrantenhorden in Schutt und Asche gelegt wird. Darauf kam Widerspruch. Daher jetzt, wie Trump-blich, der Double Down.

Sehr geil: Merkel kontert mit Verweis auf die Kriminalstatistik.

Tja, Freu Merkel, jetzt wre ein Moment gewesen, wo eine verlssliche Statistik gut gewesen wre. Eine, der man vertrauen kann. Aber so wie ihr die Arbeitslosenstatistik seit Jahrzehnten frisiert, da glaubt euch halt keiner mehr.

Schne Anekdote ber Automatisierung von Brokratie. ... Fefes Blog

Schne Anekdote ber Automatisierung von Brokratie. Der Computer dachte, er sei gefeuert. Alle Menschen um ihn herum wussten, dass das nicht so ist. Aber die Maschine war nicht mehr zu stoppen.

18:54

Briton sentenced to 4 years on suspension for compatriots death in Malia Keep Talking Greece

A court in Herakleio, Crete, sentenced a 26-year-old British citizen to four years suspended imprisonment for the death of an 18-year-old compatriot in Malia in 2015. The defended had reportedly fatally injured the victim during a brawl on the main road of Malia. The court found the 26-year-old guilty for fatal body harm, however, it

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17:36

Merkel and Macron agree to create budget for Eurozone, EU reforms Keep Talking Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday to create a budget for the euro zone. They met at Meseberg by Berlin  and agreed also on some other EU reforms like reducing the number of EU Commissioners and take again steps on the migration crisis. The meeting, to prepare for an EU

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17:00

NoNYIA: struggle against new airport development in Indonesia Freedom News

On January 25, 2011, the Indonesian government, represented by the State Owned Enterprise PT. Angkasa Pura I agreed, in cooperation with investors, for the construction of an international airport megaproject in the coastal region of Kulon Progo. The project is known as NYIA (New Yogyakarta International Airport). According to the plan, the NYIA construction will

10:41

Microsoft Research arbeitet an einer spannenden Prozessorarchitektur. ... Fefes Blog

Microsoft Research arbeitet an einer spannenden Prozessorarchitektur. Das Projekt kommt ursprnglich von der Uni Austin in Texas und erinnert ein bisschen an EPIC (bei Itanium): Der Compiler macht das Scheduling und annotiert Instruktions-Bundles.

Der Ansatz ist bei Itanium aus mehreren Grnden gescheitert. Erstens waren die Compiler nicht so weit und haben sehr ineffizienten Code erzeugt. Zweitens hat damals der Umschwung von Pentium 4 (das muss schnell sein, schei auf Abwrme!!1!) hin zu dem heutigen Ansatz begonnen, dass man mglichst auf Stromsparen und Effizienz achten soll und die Performance kommt dann schon von alleine. EPIC war in der Praxis eine Heiz-Architektur.

Nun sehe ich keinen Grund, wieso explizites Scheduling energie-ineffizienter sein sollte als spekulative Ausfhrung in regulren CPUs. Microsoft hat keine Hardware sondern lsst das im Moment in einem FPGA laufen, aber sie sind wohl in Gesprchen mit Qualcomm und haben Windows und Linux darauf portiert (und .NET ist in Arbeit).

Sie haben dafr sowohl fr Visual Studio als auch fr LLVM ein Backend fr ihre Architektur gehackt. Ich bin ziemlich beeindruckt. Das ist harte Arbeit und alles andere als ein Selbstlufer.

Ein hherer CO2-Gehalt in der Luft fhrt u.a. dazu, ... Fefes Blog

Ein hherer CO2-Gehalt in der Luft fhrt u.a. dazu, dass Pflanzen schneller wachsen. Das wird gerne von Klimawandel-Leugnern als Argument benutzt, dass das schon OK sei, wenn wir mehr CO2 in die Luft pusten. Die Natur fngt das dann schon auf.

Nun, abgesehen davon, dass sie das eben nicht notwendigerweise tut, sondern es da auch selbstverstrkende Kreislufe gibt, stellt sich raus, dass dann der Nhrstoffgehalt in den Pflanzen sinkt. Ich stelle mir das so vor, dass der nicht absolut sinkt, sondern anteiligt. Was schneller wchst ist halt struktureller Kram und Fllstoff. Hier sind die Ergebnisse in Zahlen:

And the effect was clear: Higher CO2 reduced multiple key measures of rice's nutritional value. Across the different types of rice, they observed average decreases of 10 percent in protein, 8 percent in iron and 5 percent in zinc. Four important B vitamins decreased between 13 and 30 percent.
Das war eine Forschung mit verschiedenen Reissorten bei steigenden CO2-Anteilen in der Luft. Reis ist besonders wichtig fr die Ernhrung sehr vieler Menschen. Der Effekt tritt aber auch bei anderen Pflanzenarten wie Weizen und Soja auf.

08:46

Why do we need the World Football Cup? By Ruslan Ostashko The Vineyard of the Saker

Translation and subtitles by Scott Humor Edited by Leo original video I have read many articles, social media posts, and readers comments  searching for answers to the question: Why do

07:15

Goldman Sachs Launches Its Own Predatory Loan Business Rigged Game

Just another day of doing Gods work.

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens of Wall Street on Parade

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein famously said in 2009 at the height of the financial crisis that he was doing Gods work. What Goldman Sachs was actually doing in secret at that time was receiving billions of dollars in undisclosed loans from the Federal Reserve often at the insanely low interest rate of .01 percent. Goldman was also living off billions of dollars in publicly acknowledged taxpayer bailouts, while paying out obscene bonuses to its executives, including those who had shorted (made bets against) the U.S. housing market as it collapsed into the greatest disaster since the Great Depression. (See related articles below.)

Last week we received an unsolicited direct mail offer from Goldman Sachs. It was offering us the ability to borrow a personal loan ranging from $3500 to $40,000 with rates ranging from 6.99 to 24.99 percent. The solicitation noted that only the most creditworthy applicants qualify for the lowest rates; and longer term loans have higher rates.

The Goldman deal was coming from Marcus, which a footnote informed us is a product of Goldman Sachs Bank USA, a bank being backstopped with Federal deposit insurance, which is, in turn, backstopped ultimately by the U.S. taxpayer.

To summarize, a bank that received a cumulative total of $814 billion in bailout funds during a financial crash it helped to create, with much of that amount consisting of secret loans from the Fed at an interest rate close to zero, wants to charge interest rates as high as 25 percent to Americans, many of whom are still struggling to recover from the greatest economic downturn since the 1930s

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07:09

Syrian War Report June 19, 2018: Many Govt Fighters Killed In Alleged US Strikes In Eastern Syria The Vineyard of the Saker

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-june-19-2018-many-govt-fighters-killed-in-alleged-us-strikes-in-eastern-syria/ On June 18, the US-led carried out airstrikes on a position of government forces at the village of of al-Hiri, located southeast of the border town of al-Bukamal, the

06:31

Russia Squeezes Out The West From Africa Without a Fight The Vineyard of the Saker

By Evgeny Krutikov Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/russia-squeezes-out-the-west-from-africa-without-a-fight/ source: https://ria.ru/analytics/20180601/1521817838.html The Central African Republic is captured by Russian mercenaries. Mozambique relaunches relations with Russia

03:00

Non-Responsive Cllr Blasts SBC Secrecy North Yorks Enquirer

A Letter to the Editor from SBC Councillor Rob BARNETT [Lab.] (Whitby Streonshalh), who responds to a recent contribution from Heather RELF, addressing the culture of secrecy at Scarborough Borough Council.

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Dear Editor,
I refer to H. Relfs letter, L A Confidential.
As a Borough Councillor, albeit on the Opposition benches, I have to agree with much of what Ms Relf has to say.
You are run by a top-down Strong Leader and Cabinet Model, which is heavily biased towards the sort of decision making we now see.
In other words, the sovereignty of the people is in jeopardy to a kind of oligarchic system which can afford to shut down debate and act in a covert way because they have the authority (?) and mind to do so.
For instance, there are numerous occasions when democratic debate has been disallowed through protocol. The involvement of the public is not welcome and is dismissed.
Who will forget the shut-down of the Council Chamber on the occasion of the debate of No Confidence? I may be wrong, but it is probably the case that the whole episode has been erased from webcast?
I fully understand that the Council must balance the books this is, after all, a model of austerity politics that is imposed up and down the land on Local Councils.
However, they do not have to act in such a way that confidentiality and the mystery of smoke and mirrors are invoked to keep us all in the dark.
My duty is to the good people who live in my ward. I cannot, in all honesty, answer the questions that are asked of me. Why should I not be able to answer some of the questions Ms Relf raises? These are legitimate questions that require an answer. My answer is simply that I do not know.
Those running affairs would do well to reflect that the tail can only wag the dog for so long. In the interests of debate and openness, we need to assert who is sovereign in this process, i.e. the people.
Ms Relf is right to air her concerns and deserv...

02:44

Boulevard-News: Boris Becker hat gar keinen Diplomatenstatus."Boris ... Fefes Blog

Boulevard-News: Boris Becker hat gar keinen Diplomatenstatus.

"Boris Becker ist kein offizieller Diplomat der Zentralafrikanischen Republik, um als Diplomat ernannt zu werden, ist neben der Ernennung des Prsidenten auch meine Unterschrift als Auenminister ntig", sagte der Auenminister der Zentralafrikanischen Republik, Charles Armel Doubane, der Zeitung "Die Welt". Er habe entsprechende Dokumente aber nie unterzeichnet.
Es wird immer klarer, dass wir in einen Realittsarm abgebogen sind, der nicht fr die Produktivnutzung gedacht war.

ARM-Instruktion des Tages: FJCVTZS. Das J steht fr ... Fefes Blog

ARM-Instruktion des Tages: FJCVTZS. Das J steht fr *trommelwirbel* Javascript! Nein wirklich!

ARM nimmt man wegen des minimalen, klaren RISC-Befehlssatzes, hrte ich.

02:06

Theresa May Big Pharmas Prostitute From Hell Philosophers Stone

and most likely, their most expensive.

I have been following this story from alcohol soaked Britain.

About a boy and the confiscation of his CBD Oil.
If anyone ever had any doubts to who OWNS the children in the UK it should be clear now.
(Hint It is not the parents)
If anyone ever had any doubts why CBD is banned  it should be clear now.
Bearing witness to and initiating a child suffering on ANY magnitude is usually called child abuse, unless its the Government.
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Theresa May refuses to change the law on medical cannabis

Theresa May today refused to endorse her Health Secretarys call for a full review into the use of medical cannabis in the wake of the Billy Caldwell case.

The Prime Minister insisted there was a good reason for Britains tough drug rules hours after Jeremy Hunt suggested a full review had been ordered by Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

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Britain should LEGALISE cannabis because war on drug has been irreversibly lost, says ex-Tory leader William Hague

Ex-Tory leader William Hague sparked a furious row today by claiming cannabis should be legalised because the war on the drug has been comprehensively and irreversibly lost.

Lord Hague said expecting police to rid the streets of recreational cannabis is futile and called on Theresa May to be bold and introduce a major change in policy.

He said the case of Billy Caldwell an epileptic child who needs cannabis oil to treat his life-threatening seizures shows that current laws on the drug are utterly out of date.

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01:49

USA plans to quit the United Nation's Human Rights Council Writings - Gilad Atzmon

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Press TV: US not superpower, operates as colony of Israel

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/17/565286/US-UN-Israel-Gilad-Atzmon

The Trump administrations plan to quit the United Nation's Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over the bodys anti-Israel bias comes despite the regimes well-documented and widespread human rights abuses, a Jewish author* in London says.

What is fascinating is that America is doing it [quitting from the UNHRC] for Israel, the number 1 abuser of human rights in the contemporary world, Gilad Atzmon, an Israeli-born British novelist, political activist and writer.

This suggests that America is not a superpower; it basically operates as an Israeli colony, Atzmon said Saturday in a phone interview with Press TV.

This is quite embarrassing for [the] American people, but I assume most of them are probably used to the idea by now, he added.

The United States plans to quit the United Nation's Human Rights Council, primarily over Washington's claim that the UNs main human rights body is biased against Israel, according to US and Western diplomats.

Diplomats who requested anonymity said it appears more a matter of when, not if, the pullout will happen.

The United States could announce its decision as early as Tuesday, a US official said. The official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter and requested anonymity, said it was "all but decided" that the US will pull out.

US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, threatened last year to pull the US from the UNHRC. Haley has been pushing the UNHRC to end its scrutiny of Israel's widespread human rights abuses against Palestinians.

Never in the 12 years of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, which investigates allegations of breaches of human rights, has a serving member dropped out voluntarily.

US media reported last year that US President Donald Trump is considering withdrawing the United States from the council, which the White House accuses of being biased against Israel.

* For one reason or another, Press TV refers to me here as a 'Jewish Author.' I am here to declare once again that I stopped being a Jew more than two decades ago.

01:43

Battle For al-Hudaydah Can Become Turning Point In Yemen War The Vineyard of the Saker

https://southfront.org/battle-for-al-hudaydah-can-become-turning-point-in-yemen-war/ The Saudi-led coalition and its proxies are developing their military operation to capture the western Yemeni port city of al-Hudaydah from the Houthis. This very advance started on June

01:42

Harrisburg, USA: Solidarity Action for la ZAD Contra Info

received 6/15/18

In the early hours of the 8th of June we immobilized an earth mover in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at a new development project.

This small gesture was taken in solidarity with la ZAD of Notre-Dam-des-Landes, France, where rebels have fought to maintain an autonomous zone, free from the state and its plans for almost a decade.
The ZAD was first occupied 9 years ago to prevent the construction of a recently abandoned airport project and has inspired eco-rebels across the world, especially its inspiring defense against Operation Ceaser, a massive eviction attempt in late 2012.
Once again la ZAD is facing a fresh wave of repression, in the form of intense both police violence and a recuperative negotiation process which seeks to tame and legalize the uncontrolled zone.
For the defense of territory against the interests of capital
For sabotage against the instruments of ecological devastation

01:23

Turkey rejects 4. request to release the two Greek soldiers Keep Talking Greece

For one more time, Turkish authorities rejected the request to release the two Greek soldiers in custody for the 111st consecutive day and without charges. Lieutenant Aggelos Mitretodis and non-commissioned officer Dimitros Kouklatzis were taken to the court of Edirne from the high security prison in the same area. they were handcuffed. According to Turkish

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01:14

The Americans have found Nazism in the Ukraine, by Ruslan Ostashko The Vineyard of the Saker

(Click CC for English subtitles) original video   Description: Where have you seen Nazis in the Ukraine? This question to our global neighbours and liberals must now also be

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23:58

Aptera: Ancient Theater in Chania to reopen after 17 centuries Keep Talking Greece

The Ancient Theatre of Aptera in Chania on the island of Crete will revive its old days of glory after 17 centuries with a special performance: the dramatized narration of a rhapsody from Homers Odyssey. Actors Sofia Hill and Antonis Myriagos will performe in the company of musicians Giorgos Kaloudis on the lyre and Ruth

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23:13

Wenn hier jemand ffmpeg benutzt: Die haben gerade 4.0.1 ... Fefes Blog

Wenn hier jemand ffmpeg benutzt: Die haben gerade 4.0.1 released, und das Changelog besteht praktisch ausschlielich aus integer overflows und undefined behavior. Die scheinen da anscheinend gerade einen konzertierten Push nach vorne zu machen. Das Update sollte jeder ffmpeg-Benutzer mitnehmen.

Bug des Tages: Benutzt hier jemand HP iLO4? Der Exploit ... Fefes Blog

Bug des Tages: Benutzt hier jemand HP iLO4? Der Exploit ist so geil, den kopiere ich mal in Gnze:

curl -H "Connection: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"
Die machen sscanf in einen Puffer fester Lnge. Und hinter dem Puffer liegt das "der User hat sich erfolgreich angemeldet"-Flag.

Ja, ist auch remote code execution. Aber das wre ja mit Aufwand verbunden.

Man erfhrt ja so selten was ber die Fhigkeiten ... Fefes Blog

Man erfhrt ja so selten was ber die Fhigkeiten der Strafverfolgungsbehrden. Hier ist eine Ausnahme:

The Encrypted Container with the child pornography files was identified by FBI computer scientists beneath three layers of password protection on the Personal Computer. Each layer, including the Encrypted Container, was unlocked using passwords previously used by Schulte on one of his cellphones. Moreover, FBI agents identified Internet chat logs in which Schulte and others discussed their receipt and distribution of child pornography. FBI agents also identified a series of Google searches conducted by Schulte in which he searched the Internet for child pornography.

Die nchste Berufsgruppe, die von Computern berflssig ... Fefes Blog

Die nchste Berufsgruppe, die von Computern berflssig gemacht wird: Parlamentarier.

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22:47

Fake History. How the Money Power controls our future by controlling our past. GUERRILLA DEMOCRACY NEWS

By Jim Macgregor and Gerry Docherty

Orwell famously added: Who controls the past controls the future. Fake history is a weapon wielded by ruling elites to exert control over us, for it is knowledge about the past that has the power to shape us as people and develop our comprehension of reality. True history reveals to those who care to learn that democracy is a sham; that we the people are akin to Orwellian proles in Oceania watched over by Big Brother and accepting of anything he cares to tell us or throw at us. Money Power control of the received history is crucially important (more so than control of fake news) because it enables them to keep us in the dark and ensure our ongoing subservience. After almost seventy years Orwells observation may appear somewhat clichd, but it is now more relevant than ever. The highly perceptive author added: The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
George Orwell was correct and if humankind is to stand any chance of determining a future without oligarchic totalitarian control, the lies and mythology of our past must be challenged by honest history, hard but necessary truths and historical revision. Revisionism, according to Joseph Stromberg in an article he wrote about Professor Harry Elmer Barnes, refers to any efforts to revise a faulty exiting historical record or interpretation. [1] Professor Barnes, himself one of the greatest revisionists of the 20th century, wrote that revisionism has been most frequently and effectively applied to correcting the historical record relative to wars because truth is always the first war casualty. [2] Hold that important statement close. The emotional abuses and distortions in historical writing are greatest in wartime. Consequently, both the need and the material for correcting historical myths are most evident and profuse in connection with wars.
The present authors years of research into the origins and conduct of the First World War of 1914-18 (though it continued until the signing of peace in 1919) demonstrates just how accurate Professor Barnes understanding was. Mainstream historians tell us that Germany was guilty of starting WW1 and committing the most barbarous crimes throughout. Proud, virtuous Britain, on the other hand, was forced to go to war against this German evil to fight for freedom, civilization and the integrity of small helpless nations. It is all a deliberately concocted lie. Patriotic myths and the victors wartime lies and propaganda had been scripted into Britains Official History. In truth, Britain or to be more precise, immensely rich and powerful men in Britain were directly responsible for the war that killed over 20 million people....

21:16

Outrage postpones eviction of Metropolitan Social Clinic at Helliniko premises Keep Talking Greece

Solidarity actions in Greece and in Europe brought fruits. The Metropolitan Community Social Clinic at the premises of the old airport of Athens Helliniko will not be evicted or closed down. According to a statement issued by the Clinic, the eviction scheduled for June 30th 2018 has been postponed, while the government has promised to

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20:12

Toddler dies in Refugee Center after falling into camp cesspool Keep Talking Greece

A three-and-a-half year old refugee boy found a tragic death after he fell into the cesspit of the Refugees camp in Thiva, Boeotia, Central Greece, on Monday evening. According to media, the little boy was watching together with his parents other refugees playing football in a small pitch next to the cesspool. When the match

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19:06

Frontex sees a 90% increase of asylum-seekers entering Greece from land border to Turkey Keep Talking Greece

In the first five months of 2018  Greece has been Europes top entry point for refugees and migrants. According to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontext, over 19,800 people entered Greece during January May 2018. At the same time, the land border crossing from Turkey to Greece increased by 90 percent. The

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17:19

Shut Carlow Street: Well run our own union Freedom News

UCU activist Jose Collina reflects this years universities pensions strike, won and lost. Four weeks on strike, another three weeks arguing about what next, we finally came up with answer back to work, with no guarantees, only a vague hope that a joint panel populated by the nominees of our mendacious employers and ever-vacillating

17:16

Tonnes of Garbage pile up in Athens as Attica landfill remains close Keep Talking Greece

Garbage bags outside the large neighborhood bins have been piling up in Athens, Piraeus and the suburbs as the landfill of Attica remains close for eighth consecutive day. With 2,000 tonnes fresh rubbish to land daily on the streets, residents and business owners in the Greek capital have reached the limits of their patience. While

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06:05

Where Did the Russian Portfolio of American Bonds Disappear To? The Vineyard of the Saker

By Ivan Danilov Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/where-did-the-russian-portfolio-of-american-bonds-disappear-to/ source: https://ria.ru/analytics/20180618/1522890823.html Practice shows that there are three topics connected to Moscow that attract genuine attention, and

05:19

"That is at best uncertain, at worst misleading" Is the BBC biased?


"The Government claims some of the cash will come back from the EU. That is at best uncertain, at worst misleading..."

So said the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg on tonight's BBC One News at Six, referring to Mrs May's 'Brexit dividend for the NHS' claim. 

No, Mr Campbell. I don't think the BBC is pumping out pro-Brexit propaganda for the Government. (And neither, if you're honest, do you). 

04:27

Has Anthony finally gone beserk? Is the BBC biased?


Note the irrelevant disclaimer. 

Long-term BBC watchers may recall the former Head of the BBC Multimedia Newsroom Mary Hockaday sending out an email to BBC staff in 2014:


Helen Boaden, then Head of BBC Newshad sent out something similar in 2010


Do these emails from BBC high-ups come in four-year cycles? If so, we're due another this year - especially as more and more high-profile BBC journalists are saying things that brazenly compromise their impartiality.

For example, when I saw that Donald Trump had tweeted the following...

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04:03

Clergymen contest new ID Cards at Greeces Council of State Keep Talking Greece

A group of priests has contested the new police identification cards  at the Council of State. The priests problem the electronic data chip RDIP chip that will contain the usual  personal information, biometric data as well as the national security number (AMKA), blood group and Rhesus type, with the last two to  be

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03:57

From Ann Wills UK Against Fluoridation

D. Mail 18.6.18 LETS GO TO WAR ON NHS WASTE by John Stevens & Sophie Borland.
For all its virtues, the NHS remains wasteful of taxpayers cash.  Without fundamental change no amount of money put into it will be enough.
For instance:  18million a year spent by the NHS on new crutches & walking frames when old equipment could be easily recycled.
640 million a year spent on management consultants to advise hospitals how to spend less money.
90,000 paid to a turnaround director for just 3 months work last year.
300million a year on prescribing medicines that are never used by patients.
1.6billion a year paying compensation for clinical negligence pay-outs for medical mistakes, much of which goes into lawyers pockets.
26 million a year on prescriptions for gluten-free food even though patients can buy them from supermarkets.
David Green of Civitas think-tank says the NHS is paying Boots 3,220 for a mouthwash for cancer patients to use that can cost 93.
The NHS is paying Boots 1,579 for a pot of moisturiser that other pharmacies obtained for under 2.
In 2016-17 some 2.9billion was spent on agency doctors & nurses, instead of employing a stable workforc...

03:17

Dem US-Grenzschutz ist es sehr unangenehm, wenn die ... Fefes Blog

Dem US-Grenzschutz ist es sehr unangenehm, wenn die Presse das Wort "Kfig" benutzt, um die Aufbewahrungsmodalitten der gekidnapten Einwanderer-Kids zu beschreiben.

Wartet, wird noch geiler!

They say it's not inaccurate and added that they may be cages but people are not being treated like animals.
Also technisch gesehen sind das schon Kfige, aber innerhalb der Kfige drfen sich die Kinder doch relativ artgerecht bewegen!1!!

02:45

What the West Has Done to Syria Rigged Game

The appropriate response to the threat of a world war erupting in Syria is not really fear; it is unmitigated, howling rage at the western sociopaths who created this situation in the first place.

By Caitlin Johnstone and cross-posted from her blog, CaitlinJohnstone.com

Rumors are again swirling of an impending false flag chemical weapons attack in Syria, just as they did shortly before the highly suspicious Douma case in April. Warnings from Syrian and Russian intelligence, as well as US war ship movements and an uptick in US funding for the Al Qaeda propaganda firm known as the White Helmets, give these warnings a fair bit of weight. Since the US war machine has both a known regime change agenda in Syria and an extensive history of using liespropaganda and false flags to justify military interventionism, theres no legitimate reason to give it the benefit of the doubt on this one. These warnings are worth taking seriously.

So some people are understandably nervous. The way things are set up now, it is technically possible for the jihadist factions inside Syria and their allied imperialist intelligence and defense agencies to keep targeting civilians with chemical weapons and blaming the Assad government for them until they pull one off that is so outrageous that it enables the mass media to manufacture public support for a full-scale assault on Damascus. This would benefit both the US-centralized empire which has been plotting regime change in Syria for decades and the violent Islamist extremists who seek control of the region. It also creates the very real probability of a direct military confrontation...

02:16

Lets smash their shops and cars: Local New Democracy official calls on pogroms against Left-wing Keep Talking Greece

Greeces politics has reached bottom. A local official from conservative, right-wing New Democracy has called the community of Pangaio to proceed with pogroms against SYRIZA members and supporters in the area. Lets smash the shops and the cars belonging to Left-wing, the member of the Municipality of Pangaio by Kavala, Northern Greece, said in a

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01:56

Today five years ago activists held a rally at Berlins... Thorsten Strasas. Blog.



Today five years ago activists held a rally at Berlins Alexanderplatz in solidarity with the so called standing man from Taksim place in Istanbul. They also showed their support for the suppressed Turkish opposition 06/18/2013.
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#berlin #turkey #kreuzberg #embassy #akp #erdogan #geziparki #occupygeziparki #direngezi #heryertaksim #gezi5yanda #tamam #rally #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #photooftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss #fromthearchives

01:21

Nachtelijke demonstratie door centrum van Nijmegen Anarchistische Groep Nijmegen

Afgelopen zaterdagnacht hebben we een succesvolle strijdbare demonstratie gehouden. Met een kleine groep zijn we door het centrum gelopen en hebben daarbij veel flyers verdeeld waarop onverwacht veel interesse was. Met een provocatieve flyer hebben we geprobeerd het perspectief op een andere samenleving open te breken en te laten zien wat anarchistische ideen kunnen betekenen:

Anarchisme leeft!

Het gaat goed met Nederland, de economie groeit, de bazen en politici lopen weer de hele dag te grijnzen. Tegelijkertijd gaat het slecht met Nederland; de kloof tussen arm en rijk wordt groter, het aantal sociale huurwoningen neemt af, studieschulden stapelen zich op, arbeidsrechten brokkelen af, oorlogen duren voort en het klimaat gaat kapot. Voor veel meer mensen valt er niets te lachen. Wij betalen de prijs voor het succes van de rijken. Wij vinden dat deze ontwikkeling gestopt moet worden. De politici stellen dat er geen andere uitweg is, dat dit beleid de beste deal is. Wij weten wel beter.

Er is een alternatief

Een andere wereld, waarin we op gelijke voet samen onze wereld vormgeven. Waar we zelf bepalen waar we in willen investeren (niet alleen geld, maar ook tijd, energie en aandacht). Dit is niet in de winst van aandeelhouders, maar in het welzijn van ons allemaal. Wij zijn anarchisten en wij blijven ons inzetten voor zon wereld, want die is hard nodig. Waar sta jij?

Een anarchistisch programma

1. Economie ten dienste van de samenleving stellen: einde aan speculatie met primaire levensbehoeften (landelijk en internationaal)
2. Gelijk werk, gelijke waardering; einde aan de uitbuiting van vrouwen, jongeren, migranten etc.
3. Decentralisatie, federalisering en radicale democratisering van overheidsstructuren en lokaal bestuur; ontmanteling van de staat
4. Woningmarkt socialiseren: onteigening vastgoedhandelaren, privwoningen in collectief bezit, hypotheekschuld kwijtschelden, wachttijden op basis van tijd en niet geld. Zo heeft iedereen gelijke ka...

00:00

EU to continue use name FYROM until Macedonia Agreement fully implemented Keep Talking Greece

The European Commission and European institutions will continue to use the name Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for Greeces northern neighbour until the agreement signed by Athens and Skopje on Sunday is fully implemented, a spokesperson for European Commission Vice President and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said on

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Monday, 18 June

23:37

Israeli Military Order 1797 Authorizes Ethnic Cleansing, Demolition of Palestinian Homes Philosophers Stone

Israelis are governed by civil law. Palestinians suffer under the oppressive yoke of unlawful militarized rule their fundamental rights denied.

Military order 1797 is the latest example of extremist Israeli policy apartheid ruthlessness by any standard, unrestrained because of full US support.

The world community, including the UN, has done nothing over many decades to challenge what no just societies tolerate.

International law is a nonstarter in Israel, repeatedly breached with impunity, accountability never forthcoming. Slow-motion genocide of an entire population continues unimpeded notably in Gaza.

Theres no ambiguity about fundamental international law binding on all nations, overriding their domestic laws, in America automatically US law under the Constitutions Supremacy Clause (Article 6, Clause 2) for treaties and conventions it signed.

Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court bans (d)eportation or forcible transfer of (a) population.

Fourth Genevas Article 49 prohibits the forcible transfer or displacement of protected persons nor may occupying powers legally shift any portion of their own population to territory they occupy.

The Nuremberg International Military Tribunal said forcible deportation of a population constitutes a war crime.

Article 43 of the 1907 Hague Regulations requires an occupying power to respect and observe laws of the territory it occupies.

Israeli Military Order (MO) 1797 is all about unlawful ethnic cleansing. Established under Oslo II (1995), West Bank Area C comprises over 60% of the territory controlled by Israel, the most valued occupied land along with East Jerusalem.

The MO more greatly empowers Israels Civil Administration to order demolitions of Palestinian homes and other structures without the right of a hearing or appeal, excluding judicial authority to overrule whats ordered.

Any Palestinian structure completed in the last six month...

23:30

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/06/18 Open Thread The Vineyard of the Saker

2018/06/18 13:30:01Welcome to the Moveable Feast Cafe. The Moveable Feast is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

23:19

Fake News kill a woman during Macedonia protests on Sunday Keep Talking Greece

Fake News had a party on Sunday, as police and protesters clashed for more than three hours in Psarades and Posideri, Northern Greece,  while Greece and FYROM officials were signing the Macedonia Agreement. The most stirking Fake News was the one based on unfounded rumors that a woman first fell in coma and then died

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21:37

Space AgroBox: Two Greek students to deliver fresh food in space Keep Talking Greece

Are you an astronaut bored of frozen hamburgers and pizza? Two Greek students have the solution for you: the Space Agrobox!  The kit supplies gourmet astronauts with fresh food the gASTROnoms can grow in space. PhD student Avgoustinos Pantazidis and pre-PhD Maria Kontogianni at the Agricultural University of Athens invented the tool that will allow

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09:00

THE URGENCY OF BRINGING JULIAN ASSANGE HOME JohnPilger.com - the films and journalism of John Pilger

A salute to Julian Assange by Rogers Waters at his concert in Berlin on 3 JuneIn this address to mark Julian Assange's six years of confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, John Pilger calls on the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to recognise the urgency of decisive diplomatic action and bringing Assange home.On Tuesday 19 June, there will be a rally and vigil outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, beginning at 6pm. Other vigils will be held outside British embassies around the world on the same day. In Dublin, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mariead Maguire and members of the Irish parliament, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace, will speak in support of Julian outside the British embassy.

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