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Canada's Environmental Reviews - Envirolawsmatter. The road to Ward 17: A reporter's battle with PTSD. The Path to Total Dictatorship: America's Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup. “Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state.... The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government....

This group ... is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech Unaffected by elections. Say hello to America’s shadow government. No matter which candidate wins the presidential election, this shadow government is here to stay. To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments. Global spying. 8 Years Ago, The World Lost a Legend -- Watch George Carlin Explain How the System is Rigged.

Eight years ago today, the world lost a great man. While the mainstream media will tell you that he was merely a comedian, this man gave the world so much more than laughter. He challenged the establishment paradigm and was unafraid to speak truth to power. In what can only be described as one of the most honest breakdowns of modern systems of control, legendary comedian George Carlin pulls no punches in this spot on monologue about America’s “real owners.” “There’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got. Because the owners of this country don’t want that. One thing is certain, George Carlin had a very clear understanding of how the system was set up and exactly who it was meant to serve.

Jay Syrmopoulos is an investigative journalist, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. How Putin Derailed the West's Grand Project to Remake the World. “Nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state.”— Zbigniew Brzezinski, “Between Two Ages: The Technetronic Era”, 1971“I’m going to continue to push for a no-fly zone and safe havens within Syria….not only to help protect the Syrians and prevent the constant outflow of refugees, but to gain some leverage on both the Syrian government and the Russians.”— Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Third Presidential Debate Why is Hillary Clinton so eager to intensify US involvement in Syria when US interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya have all gone so terribly wrong?

The answer to this question is simple. It’s because Clinton doesn’t think that these interventions went wrong. And neither do any of the other members of the US foreign policy establishment. (aka–The Borg). Inside The Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton, & Trump. Submitted by John Pilger via, The American journalist, Edward Bernays, is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psycho-analysis, it was Bernays who coined the term “public relations” as a euphemism for spin and its deceptions. In 1929, he persuaded feminists to promote cigarettes for women by smoking in the New York Easter Parade – behaviour then considered outlandish. One feminist, Ruth Booth, declared, “Women! Light another torch of freedom! Fight another sex taboo!” Bernays’ influence extended far beyond advertising. He described this as “the true ruling power in our society” and called it an “invisible government”.

Today, the invisible government has never been more powerful and less understood. Imagine two cities. Both are under siege by the forces of the government of that country. But there is a vital difference. In the second city – in another country nearby – almost exactly the same is happening. Press For Truth - Journal. Anonymous declares war on the 'corrupt' US government -- and calls for revolution. Anonymous has declared war on various organizations and individuals in the past, ranging from Islamic State, and Ku Klux Klan, to Donald Trump. Today, in a video it describes as a "call to arms", the hacktivist collective declares war on -- wait for it -- the "corrupt" US government, which it says has "been working to end the Constitution because it has been bought by corporations" and will "endanger the American people". SEE ALSO: Anonymous' new weekly news show will make you angry You can watch the full video below, but the text alone makes for interesting reading: The United States government has been working to end the Constitution because it has been bought by corporations, and this will endanger the American people.

It is, obviously, rather a crazy ideal that will generate headlines and stories (like this), but ultimately lead nowhere. Under U.S. Proxy Attack Russia Readies For Full War In Syria. U.S. State Department Daily Press Briefing September 28 2016 - Spokesperson John Kirby QUESTION: But what I don’t think we have heard here is, so what are the consequences for Russia if this agreement falls through beyond some interagency discussions about options that have not yet been chosen? What are the consequences for Russia other than Secretary Kerry won’t talk to them on this particular issue going forward? MR KIRBY: The consequences are that the civil war will continue in Syria, that extremists and extremists groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which will include, no question, attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities, and Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and they will continue to lose resources – even, perhaps, more aircraft.

The Russian Federation interpreted that not as a prediction or warning, but as a direct threat. The ceasefire agreement fell through. Then this happened: Top US Scientist Says Humanity is Too Late to Stop Global Warming. Environment Get short URL The paper, prepared by Hansen, along with other researchers, has been presented for public discussion to the Earth System Dynamics journal and is yet to be peer-reviewed. The study authors intend to spotlight last year’s court trial against the US government, brought by a group of Americans and headed by Hansen.

According to the plaintiffs, the American government is falling short of taking action to mitigate the effects of climate change, and is consequently putting into question the survival of future generations, thus violating human rights. The study details that current temperature averages are comparable to those of the interglacial Eemian period, that ended 115,000 years ago.

At the time, the planet’s ice sheet was much thinner than it is now and the sea level is estimated to have been some nine meters higher. Hansen, formerly a top NASA scientist, said to reporters Monday that humanity is “running out of time on this climate issue.” Western media ‘tremendously dishonest’ Western governments have long sought to mislead people by subjecting them to a systematic misinformation campaign through the mainstream media, says an American political analyst. Scott Rickard, an Orlando-based former intelligence linguist, made the remarks while discussing recent revelations about the US government’s propaganda machine. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported on Sunday that the Pentagon had paid British PR firm Bell Pottinger over half a billion dollars in the wake of the 2003 Iraq invasion to create fake terrorist videos in a covert operation. According to the report, both the White House and General David Petraeus, who was then commander of the coalition forces in Iraq, signed off on the content produced by the firm.

“It is no surprise here that Bell Pottinger is involved in propaganda and a tremendous amount of fake videos and fake new reports are coming out of not only Iraq, but also Syria and elsewhere,” Rickard said. Russia Prepares for War, Plans to Move Thermonuclear ICBMs to Border. Last week TASS reported Russia’s westernmost ICBM division will be rearmed with the RS-24 Yars missile system. Yars is a MIRV-equipped, thermonuclear, intercontinental ballistic missile that can reportedly carry up to 10 independently targetable warheads. The ICBM RS-24 Yars constitutes the backbone of Russia’s strategic missile force. “The westernmost strategic missile force division in the Tver region will soon begin to be rearmed with the missile system Yars.

It will be a sixth strategic missile division where the newest mobile ground-based missile complexes will replace the intercontinental ballistic missile Topol,” Sergey Karakayev, the commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force told the news agency. The Russians claim the deployment is in response to NATO installing a US anti-missile system in Eastern Europe in violation of previous Russian-US arms treaties.

Russia announced it would modernize a launch detection system in response to the threat along its border. ‘TTIP negotiations between EU and US have de facto failed’ – German economy minister — RT Business. ‘We are popular, not populist’ says head of Iceland’s Pirate Party as public support soars. Tragically Hip's final concert to be broadcast live on CBC - Arts & Entertainment. The final concert of the Tragically Hip's upcoming summer tour will be broadcast and streamed live on CBC. The news comes after many frustrated Hip heads who couldn't get tickets called on the public broadcaster to air the band's final show.

It's set for the Rogers K-Rock Centre in the Hip's hometown of Kingston, Ont., on Aug. 20, where the street in front of the arena is named after the band. Tickets for the highly anticipated Man Machine Poem tour — announced after frontman Gord Downie revealed he has incurable brain cancer — sold out in seconds before popping up at dramatically inflated prices on resale sites like StubHub. After struggling to get their hands on pre-sale tickets, fans started floating the idea of a CBC broadcast in online petitions and open letters addressed to management. Emma Bédard, a spokeswoman for the CBC, said the public broadcaster was already looking at ways to air the concert before the requests started coming in. The Kingston show will begin at 8:30 p.m. Gord Downie leaving 'a much greater mark than just music,' his doctor says - Toronto. It hasn't been easy treating Gord Downie on tour this summer, his neuro-oncologist says, but he's impressed by his ability to handle the illness and still put on such gripping performances.

"From what I hear, from what I've seen, it's absolutely electric," said Dr. James Perry, head of neurology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. "It's emotional. There's not a dry eye in the house, especially during certain songs and he seems to be managing it amazingly well. " In December, Downie was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive, incurable form of brain cancer. Following the diagnosis, he vowed to join his bandmates of more than 30 years on their summer tour in support of their new album Man Machine Poem. Dr. 'So much joy' "It's been an interesting thing to watch so far," Perry said. As for managing his time at Sunnybrook Hospital as well as treating Downie on tour, Perry said it has been hectic.

"It's a challenge," he said. 'A greater mark than just his music' Duel: Site C dam a costly boondoggle. This week’s topic: Should British Columbians be relieved now that permits to begin diverting river flow for Site C have been approved? Like an absurd parent wearing a T-shirt stating “I feed my kids,” our B.C. government advertises its most basic functions. The new BC Liberal campaign slogan declares “British Columbians First.” Who else should be first — Saskatchewanians? After a decade of prioritizing foreign “investors” over B.C. citizens to crippling effect, Premier Christy Clark’s new catchphrase seems insincere.

Campaign slogans, after all, expose politicians’ ultimate insecurities. The BC Liberal’s last chance for romance sees the party stumbling past uninterested LNG towards the Site C project — despite the dam coming with severe human, environment, and economic costs. Construction will flood over 100 kilometres of one of the most beautiful river valleys, evict families from their homes, and destroy the ancestral land of the Moberley and Prophet First Nations.

Foreign Affairs; Now a Word From X. His voice is a bit frail now, but the mind, even at age 94, is as sharp as ever. So when I reached George Kennan by phone to get his reaction to the Senate's ratification of NATO expansion it was no surprise to find that the man who was the architect of America's successful containment of the Soviet Union and one of the great American statesmen of the 20th century was ready with an answer. ''I think it is the beginning of a new cold war,'' said Mr. Kennan from his Princeton home. ''I think the Russians will gradually react quite adversely and it will affect their policies. I think it is a tragic mistake. ''What bothers me is how superficial and ill informed the whole Senate debate was,'' added Mr. ''And Russia's democracy is as far advanced, if not farther, as any of these countries we've just signed up to defend from Russia,'' said Mr.

One only wonders what future historians will say. Congress releases long-secret '28 pages' indicating Saudi ties to 9/11 — RT America. Keepers of the Coast. This day in history: July 1, 1967. On Canada’s 100th birthday, Chief Dan George silenced a crowd of 32,000 with his “Lament for Confederation” at Empire Stadium. George’s mournful speech began with, “Today, when you celebrate your hundred years, oh Canada, I am sad for all the Indian people throughout the land.” George — chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band in North Vancouver – was also an author, poet and an Academy Award nominated actor.

But above all, he was an activist and an influential speaker on the rights of native peoples of North America. Some of this activism may have stemmed from the fact that, at the age of five, George was placed in a residential school where his First Nations language and culture were prohibited. What follows is the complete text: Lament for Confederation How long have I known you, Oh Canada? For I have known you when your forests were mine; when they gave me my meat and my clothing. When I fought to protect my land and my home, I was called a savage. Oh God in heaven! Backcountry backlash: Public access to B.C.’s wilderness runs into roadblocks | Vancouver Sun. It snakes through Vancouver Island’s interior, a 700-kilometre wilderness hike stretching from Victoria up to windswept Cape Scott at the Island’s northern tip. Little more than one metre wide in some places, the Spine Trail winds through dense forest, past lakes and over rushing streams.

Volunteers cut new trails through the Island’s inland forest to link parks, historic railroad beds and trestles plus trails used by pioneers and First Nations people. Small communities dot the proposed path, so hikers can resupply during a month-long trek that would be almost 10 times longer than the iconic West Coast Trail that hugs the west coast. “There are many kinds of wilderness experience from pristine watersheds, old growth and second growth to working forests,” says Gil Parker, president of the Vancouver Island Trail Association (VISTA). “The north coast section is already built from near Port Hardy to Cape Scott — though some of it runs along beaches and over hills — and it’s pretty wild.”

The Dubious Environmental Science Behind a $36B Energy Project in British Columbia. Britain has voted to leave the EU – what happens next? | Politics. Led Zeppelin cleared of stealing riff for Stairway to Heaven | Music. The Intercept. CIA agent on terrorism: ‘Stories manufactured by elite to keep us killing each other’ — RT America. The right to remain silent, brought you by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. I'm The Kind Of Mom Who Lets Her Kids Take Risks | Sarah Scott.


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