• People so inured so dependent on system of debt of fear

    With his usual high passion and varying pitch, Mark analyses the result of yesterdays referendum on Scottish independence.

  • Love Letter from England to Scotland

    People of Scotland, do not believe the lies and empty threats from the corporations, bankers and Westminster politicians – the working class of England are behind you.

    The team here at BSN wish you every success in your future – we say you deserve your chance to show the world how a small, independent state can thrive without letting go of your values and integrity.

    #VoteYes

    Love Letter from England to Scotland
  • Hollywood’s Gary Webb Movie and the Message that Big Media Couldn’t Kill

    Gary Webb’s reports were that powerful that they made careerist journalists tremble and lash out and dutifully show that era’s media bosses that they had done their bidding. And then there were others who tried to be fairer to Webb but still feared the big media lords so much that they colored their defenses of the essential truth of the Dark Alliance series with sprinkled disclaimers that he had made errors or wasn’t a saint. You know, the false dichotomy of “telling both sides” of a story that does not have two sides that is formula for corporate media.

  • NATO intends to prohibit Russia’s and China’s Development

    The glitzy NATO summit in Newport has not publicly announced major decisions but it is likely that they were taken in secret. To prevent Russia and China – but also India – from continuing their development, NATO can count on Terrorism from the Islamic Emirate which it pretends to condemn and fight.

    NATO intends to prohibit Russia’s and China’s Development
  • PR Mind Control: Even Better Than the Real Thing

    Bernays’ vision of a smoothly functioning society had a dominant economic component. As described by Tim Adams of the London Observer, Bernays “thought that the safest way of maintaining democracy was to distract people from dangerous political thought by letting them think that their real choices were as consumers.”

    Photo credit: Mickey Z.
  • Out in the open

    Nick Robinson claims Alex Salmond “didn’t answer” his question at a press conference earlier today. That is a brazen and quite spectacular lie.
    Robinson rudely harassed and heckled Salmond after his answer. He’s now lied about it on national television. The BBC’s open contempt for its legal duty of impartiality is no longer acceptable. It’s the people of Scotland who will now be demanding answers.

    Out in the open
  • DPAC threatened with legal action 4 supporting Anthony Kletzander: parents interview

    DPAC has removed our most recent piece on Anthony Kletzander from our website due to a ‘cease and desist’ letter from solicitors representing Nua Healthcare threatening legal action against us for raising awareness of the case. DPAC have published pieces on Anthony and his situation since late 2013. We firmly believe that Anthony’s desire for independent living, instead of institutionalisation should be upheld, as per Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We also believe that we have a duty to raise public awareness on Anthony’s experiences.

    DPAC threatened with legal action 4 supporting Anthony Kletzander: parents interview
  • ‘Dark Omens’ And ‘Horror Shows’: Scottish Independence, Power And Propaganda

    David Cromwell (Media Lens) Established power hates uncertainty, especially any threat to its grip on the political, economic and financial levers that control society. And so it is with elite fears that the United Kingdom, formed by the 1707 Acts of Union, could be on the verge of unravelling. No informed commentator doubts that elite interests will do all they […]

    ‘Dark Omens’ And ‘Horror Shows’: Scottish Independence, Power And Propaganda
  • “Going After” the Islamic State. Guess Who is Behind the Caliphate Project?

    Needless to say, US, NATO, Saudi and Qatari support and funding to the Islamic State will continue. The objective is not to destroy the Islamic State as promised by Obama. What we are dealing with is a US sponsored process of destabilizing and destroying both Iraq and Syria. The campaign against the Islamic State is being used as a justification to bomb both countries, largely targeting civilians.

    “Going After” the Islamic State. Guess Who is Behind the Caliphate Project?
  • Sacrificing the Vulnerable, From Gaza to America

    We too are powerless. We have undergone a corporate coup d’état in slow motion. It is over. They have won. If we want to wrest power back, to make the consent of the governed more than an empty cliché, we will have to mobilize, to carry out sustained acts of civil disobedience to overthrow—let me repeat that word for the members of Homeland Security who may be visiting us this afternoon—overthrow the corporate state. And maybe, once we have freed ourselves, we can free the people of Gaza.

    A Palestinian stands in the rubble of destroyed houses Aug. 1 in the heavily bombed town of Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border. AP/Lefteris Pitarakis

Economy »

European Council president Herman Van Rompuy (R) exchanges documents with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during the signing of the political provisions of the Association Agreement with Ukraine at the EU headquarters in Brussels on March 21, 2014 on the second day of a two-day European Council summit. (AFP Photo)

Losing Credibility: The IMF’s New Cold War Loan to Ukraine

September 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm

By Michael Hudson (ICH) In April 2014, fresh from riots in Maidan Square and the February 22 coup, and less than a month before the May 2 massacre in Odessa, the IMF approved...

Politics »

Scotland: Yes Means Democracy

Scotland: Yes Means Democracy

September 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm

By Simon Wood (The Daily 99.99998271%) “I think the Scots will come to a good conclusion in the referendum. They’ll get what they deserve.” – Billy Connolly In...

War »

ISIS Beheadings on Cue from Washington and London?

ISIS Beheadings on Cue from Washington and London?

September 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm

By Finian Cunningham (Strategic Culture Foundation) The gruesome beheading of a British aid worker by the ISIS terror group in Syria over the weekend provoked a stern warning...

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Members of the Ukrainian far-right radical group Right Sector stand outside the parliament in Kiev March 28, 2014. (Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)

Ukraine and neo-Nazis

Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States, has seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects – the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate – have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. In the US it’s been virtually unmentionable. I’m sure that a poll taken in the United States on this issue would reveal near universal ignorance of the numerous neo-Nazi actions, including publicly calling for death to “Russians, Communists and Jews”. But in the past week the dirty little secret has somehow poked its head out from behind the curtain a bit.

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The Fourth Estate Is Dead – We No Longer Have A Free Media

The Fourth Estate Is Dead – We No Longer Have A Free Media

In 2003 Ray came out of retirement and founded the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) which analyses and criticises the use of intelligence. He famously confronted Donald Rumsfeld publicly about lying about W.M.D. and nearly got him to recant his statements. Ray also protested a speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by turning his back onkly to be physically removed, double handcuffed and seriously battered and bruised. He did this at the spry age of 71.

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Washington’s War Against Russia

Washington’s War Against Russia

The real danger to Russia is a continuation of its low-key, moderate response to the sanctions. This is a response that encourages more sanctions. To stop the sanctions, Russia needs to show Europe that the sanctions have serious costs for Europe.

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Ukraine’s Whitewashed Odessa Massacre Report

Ukraine’s Whitewashed Odessa Massacre Report

Some bodies had multiple gun shot wounds to the head. They were executed in cold blood at point blank range.
A pregnant woman was strangled with an electric wire. Hundreds were killed. As many as 300 or more.
Most were hacked to death with axes or clubbed to death with bats. Some were shot. Others were thrown from windows.

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FBI Whistleblower: Pentagon, CIA, NATO and MI6 Were Masterminds Behind 9/11

FBI Whistleblower: Pentagon, CIA, NATO and MI6 Were Masterminds Behind 9/11

There might have been elements involved within countries: for example Prince Bandar in Saudi Arabia, or Turkish people at the MIT.

But the people who ran the show at the top were NATO and Gladio. And Gladio was under the U.S. It was – and is – an operation under the U.S., for U.S. empire.

As far as people who ran the show, it was the highest levels of NATO, the U.S., MI6, CIA and the Pentagon.

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Camouflage and Coverup

Camouflage and Coverup

This “report” is not worth the paper it is written on.

This is not surprising, because the Kiev Maidan government had to give their OK to what could be published.

The report leaves open everything which could actually contribute to an explanation. The MH 017 could have been hit by a missile, whether surface-to-air or air-to-air. It could have been shot down by a fighter jet or, sarcastically, according to the astrophysics or quantum physics terms, by a large number of “high-energy objects” that rained down on the cockpit from the far reaches of the universe.

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Photo credit: Mickey Z.

Non-violent? Don’t Flatter Yourself

The vast majority of “food” we consume results from unspeakable animal cruelty, environmental devastation, and the use of exploited human labor. This “food” contains toxins and chemicals and pesticides and GMOs that rain violence down upon ourselves and all living things and the system that controls access to such “food” perpetrates the daily — hourly — brutality of poverty. Every single bite you take contains the not-so-hidden ingredient of violence.

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Ukrainian SU-25s with a ceiling of 32,000 feet

The Whys Behind the Ukraine Crisis

Given the very high stakes of a nuclear confrontation with Russia, some analysts wonder what’s the real motive for taking this extraordinary risk over Ukraine. Is it about natural gas, protection of the U.S. dollar’s dominance, or an outgrowth of neocon extremism, asks Robert Parry.

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Anti NATO protest, Newport Wales

Did Putin Just Bring Peace to Ukraine?

“In the implementing of their policies, our western partners– the United States first and foremost – prefer to be guided not by international law, but by force. They believe in their own ‘exceptionalism’, that they are allowed to decide on the fate of the world, and that they are always right.”

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The West Paves The Road To War With Lies

The West Paves The Road To War With Lies

Just as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya were attacked on the basis of transparent lies and Syria and Iran were set up for attack on the basis of transparent lies, the sanctions against Russia rest solely on transparent lies. According to the UK Telegraph, the new sanctions will ban all Russian state-owned oil and defense companies from raising funds in European capital markets. In other words, any Western oil enterprises operating in Russia would be exempted.

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A damaged house is seen after shelling in the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on Thursday. Residential areas came under shelling on Thursday from government forces. (Dmitry Lovetsky/The Associated Press)

Warning to the World: Washington and its NATO & EU Vassals are Insane

The problem with elevating unprincipled fools is that they risk the world for their career. Rasmussen has now put the entirety of Eastern and Western Europe at risk of annihilation. Rasmussen has announced the creation of a blitzkrieg spearhead force capable of blitzkrieg attack on Russia. What Washington’s puppet calls “the Readiness Action Plan” is justified as a response to “Russia’s aggressive behavior in Ukraine.”

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Blame Russia? Western Doublethink on Blind Path to War

Blame Russia? Western Doublethink on Blind Path to War

The crisis in Ukraine – which continually threatens to spin out of control into a self-fulfilling wider war – is the result of Western hubris, hypocrisy and doublethink. Western leaders seem paralysed by a chronic inability to see their own contradictions, no matter how brazen and fatuous these contradictions.

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