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* JOSEPH FARAH – NEO-CON, COGNITIVE INFILTRATOR
By Tony Cartalucci, LandDestroyerReport
Joseph Farah and his World Net Daily (WND) project attempts to fill a niche, straddling the alternative media, and feeding inquiring minds back into servitude toward the greater corporate-financier agenda. He represents a retrenchment of the right – of the false left-right political paradigm – alongside other disingenuous media personalities like Glenn Beck, and on the left led by the forces of convicted criminal George Soros. Farah’s propaganda attempts to parrot alternative media memes while reasserting essential talking-points those who have departed traditional left-right camps have left behind.
Among these talking points include, the need to continue carrying out Neo-Conservative wars of aggression, particularly against Iran, backing candidates in elections under the gimmick, “the lesser of two evils,” and the reintroduction of many other left-right political footballs generally no longer distracting an increasingly awakened public. In essence, Farah and WND are the right-wing of Cass Sunstein’s cognitive infiltration – a policy described in Sunstein’s paper, “Conspiracy Theories,” as the cognitive infiltration of extremist groups,” aiming to “introduce informational diversity into such groups.” […]
IRANIUM – Reza Kehlili – My life as a CIA spy: Video: An except from the cartoonish Neo-Con war propaganda film, “Iranium.” Here we have WND contributor, and CIA agent “Reza Kahlili” inadvertently explaining to us why we should never believe a word he says.
* PUBLIC MEETING: SAY “NO” TO THE NEO-NAZI “GOLDEN DAWN” IN NYC
Golden Dawn, G.D. (in Greek, Chrysi Avgi), the neo-Nazi, ultra-nationalistic party, which was recently elected to the Greek Parliament under the pretext of concern over unemployment, austerity and the economy, and while engaging in virulent anti-immigrant rhetoric and anti-democratic, nationalistic activities, has now established a chapter in New York City. Several groups and organizations have already publicly expressed their outrage and have called for immediate action.
For over 30 years, G.D. has operated from the margins of the far right political spectrum using the symbols, practices and methods of a racist, anti-democratic and intolerant neo-Nazi ideology. The recent economic crisis, however, has brought them to the forefront of political developments. They recently drew the attention of the international media when one of their Parliament members physically attacked two women from Left wing parties on live television. Before that incident and since, G.D. thugs have organized murderous attacks against immigrants, left wingers, gays as well as anyone who will stand in their way.
G.D. harbors common criminals. In the 70s, the “Fuhrer,” as they honorably call their leader, was imprisoned for setting off bombs in cinemas that showed films of Soviet production. Around the same period, members of the organization were also prosecuted for committing acts of terrorism against left wing newspapers and organizations. Today, they exhibit particular disdain against Muslims while they also openly deny the Holocaust. […]
* GREEK POLICE ACCUSED OVER RACISM AND ASYLUM RIGHTS
By Paul Mason, BBC
Newsnight’s report on the Greek far-right party Golden Dawn made headlines across Europe last week.
In it, MP Ilias Panagiotaros claimed Greece was “in civil war” and indeed advocated a new kind of civil war, pitting the far-right against migrants, anarchists, etc.
Within 24 hours Mr Panagiotaros had retracted his claim that Greece was “in civil war”, saying instead “there is no civil war” and accusing Newsnight of “paraphrasing” his words. We had simply broadcast them, un-edited and in English.
Now three new reports cast light on the substance of our story – which was: alleged police torture of anti-fascist detainees, Golden Dawn’s influence inside the Greek police force, and its potential influence on the operational behaviour and priorities of the police in the Attica region around Athens.
Today, lawyers for 15 protesters who claim they were mistreated and abused in police detention, have shown Newsnight coroners’ reports on eight of the detainees. […]
* UTTER CHAOS REIGNS IN GREECE BAILOUT TALKS
By Eleazar David Melendez, GreekCurrent
[…] Talks were reportedly highly contentious, breaking down over the course of several weeks before ostensibly ending on Oct. 17, when the European Commission noted “the authorities and staff teams agreed on most of the core measures needed to restore the momentum of reform.”
But it now appears that discussions were not as settled as that statement seemed to indicate. A clash on demands that the country’s labor law should shed its provisions for workers’ severance threatened to completely spoil the deal Tuesday, with two of the three parties that form the country’s government coalition noting they were not sure to support a deal.
Evangelos Venizelos, of second-largest Pasok party, had fighting words, telling a press conference that “our partners must understand we are not a protectorate.”
That latest dynamic set off a roller coaster of reports over the past 48 hours. First, it seemed Wednesday that the situation was — again — finally solved, as Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told Greece’s Parliament in a speech that negotiations had been beneficial to Greece, which had “succeeded in lengthening” the time the country had to get its fiscal house in order.
But mere hours after that statement, both the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank — two of the three “troika’ members” — said, essentially, that the minister was lying. […]
READ @ http://greekcurrent.com
* NO TO AUSTERITY
By Eirene, A Place Called Space
National TUC demonstation in London against the cuts and austerity, October 20. […]