Data Show That a Free Press and a Free Economy Go Hand-In-Hand — June 6, 2019

By Kai Weiss

Freedom of the press is attacked all around the world. The recently released 2019 edition of the Press Freedom Index shows once more a decline in press freedom—a trend that has been holding on for many years. As Reporters Without Borders, which compiles the index every year, writes, “hatred of journalists has degenerated into violence” at this point, “contributing to an increase in fear.” In the meantime, “authoritarian regimes continue to tighten their grip on the media.”

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Police Raid Home of Prominent Journalist Who Reported on Secret Spying Program — The Anti-Media – June 4, 2019

(CD— Australian police raided the home of one of the country’s prominent journalists Tuesday, raising questions about press freedom in that country and across the western world.

Journalist Annika Smethurst, the national politics editor at Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph, was the target of the early morning raid. Police served a warrant at her home related to materials she obtained and used in a story on April 29, 2018, about an Australian government plan to expand surveillance capabilities for the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

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32 Tips For Navigating a Society Full of Propaganda and Manipulation — Waking Times – June 3, 2019

mind manipulation

Caitlin Johnstone, Contributor
Waking Times

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 government agencies and the public.

Read more & video: “Noam Chomsky – The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine” (4:46) via 32 Tips For Navigating a Society Full of Propaganda and Manipulation — Waking Times

Detained And Thrown In A Cell — Welcome To Bilderberg 2019! — May 31, 2019

By Press For Truth

The 67th annual Bilderberg conference is underway in Montreux, Switzerland and PFT is on site!

Within hours of landing, Dan was detained and held in a cell along with Luke Rudkowski and two other journalists while the Bilderbergers quietly exited the building unmolested.

In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth shows what his first two hours looked like when arriving at Bilderberg 2019.

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Julian Assange Is Very Ill & Nobody Is Talking About It: He’s Now In His Prison’s Health Ward — Collective Evolution – May 30, 2019

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What’s happening to Julian Assange is heart-breaking. Wikileaks has been leaking verified information in the form of confidential classified documents for a number of years. These documents have exposed the corruption and deceit that appear to make up the backbone of modern day geopolitics. It’s because of this that Assange has been taken into custody, and not because he has really done anything ‘wrong’ or participated in actions that are a threat to ‘national security.’ Yes, those are the reasons he’s been put in jail, but the real motivations for the powerful elite to have arrested him are very different.

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Public Opinion is Finally Turning in Assange’s Favor — The Anti-Media – May 28, 2019

Written by Consortium News

Corporate media and some politicos who opposed Assange after the 2016 election have radically changed their tune, favorably influencing public opinion after the Espionage Act indictment of the WikiLeaks founder.

(CN) — The indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act has profoundly affected press coverage of the WikiLeaks founder, with much of the media turning suddenly and decisively in his favor after  years of vilifying him.

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Our Hearts Are Broken: They Are Not Only Censoring Julian Assange, But Collective Evolution As Well — Collective Evolution – May 25, 2019

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What’s happening to media today is both heartbreaking and crazy, and we’re not sure how many people are actually aware of the Orwellian-type of censorship that’s currently taking place in our world. When it comes to geopolitics, things have become quite clear within the past few years. There is a general consensus among many political leaders and academics that, for a long time, there has been a deliberate manipulation of the opinions of the masses, and the individuals behind this “unseen mechanism, constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power” of global geopolitics. Our minds are “molded, our tastes formed” and our ideas are “suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” (Edward Bernays)

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