Aug 222018
 

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An Evening With Chelsea Manning

Think Inc. are excited to announce the first visit to New Zealand by the American activist, politician, former US Army Solider and now court-martialled whistle-blower, Chelsea Manning.

Found guilty of espionage and theft and sentenced to 35 years in prison, Manning’s life has been nothing short of extraordinary. Set to discuss her time in prison, transgender issues, privacy, and Wikileaks, An Evening With Chelsea Manning will offer a glimpse inside the mind of one of the most controversial figures of the 21st Century.

Manning’s role in the leaking of almost 750,000 pieces of classified or non-classified but sensitive military and diplomatic documents was initially set to lead to a life in prison, before her sentence was reduced by President Barack Obama.

As a child, Manning excelled at science and computers and built her own website at the tender age of 10. She witnessed her parents share a tumultuous marriage before her mother attempted suicide. During this time, Manning was also exploring her gender identity.

Encouraged to join the Army by her father while living as an openly gay man, Manning began training in 2007. She was deployed to Iraq in 2009 where she went on to access and share an unprecedented amount of data, leading her to become one of the most significant whistle-blowers of our time. At the time, she described the data as “one of the most significant documents of our time removing the fog of war and revealing the true nature of 21st century asymmetric warfare.”

Manning, then U.S. Army intelligence analyst, was found guilty of espionage and theft and sentenced to 35 years in prison. An advocate for transparency of the American government, Manning had her sentence reduced by President Barack Obama in May 2017. Since her imprisonment, Manning has received numerous awards for her role in the leaks, and has established herself as a poster child for both whistle-blowers and transgender rights.

Named by the Foreign Press as one of 2017’s Global Thinkers “for forcing the United States to question who is a traitor and who is a hero” and blurring the line between United States hero and turncoat, it is with great excitement that we bring Chelsea Manning to New Zealand.

 

More about the speaking tour here

Jun 072018
 

Deep Truth: Visionaries Speak Out
Live Video-Streamed Conference
June 8-10, 2018
Coming to you online live from
all across the U.S., plus
Spain, Scotland, England and Russia

Click Here to order Your Live Stream Ticket or for more info

(ticket includes 10 day video archive)

Like last year, the Left Forum Conference in New York City has again rejected our panels for this June. But our speakers refuse to be silenced. This year we are holding our conference online.

The Live Stream will be instantly video archived for 10 days so you can arrive late, watch again, watch later or pickup any pieces that you missed. You will be able to ask questions of our speakers during the live broadcast via email.

Live Stream BROADCAST SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY June 8th — 8:00 – 11:00 pm Eastern

Mockingbird 2.0: Propaganda, Fake News, Fake History, and Outright Censorship

Moderator – Tom Kiely
Mark Crispin Miller – The Silence of the Left
Ray McGovern – Russiagate: How It Started, Morphed, and Now Threatens Us All
Gerry Docherty – How History Gets Memory-Holed: An Eye-Opening Case Study
Alison Weir – How Pro-Israel Thought Police Are Silencing Americans
Suzie Dawson – Julian Assange: Censored to Death?
Q & A from our online audience by email

This panel will be instantly archived after the live broadcast.

Saturday June 9th — 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Eastern

Confronting Oligarchy: Resisting Full Spectrum Dominance

Moderator – Tom Kiely
Dean Henderson – All Roads Lead to the City of London
Jonathan Revusky – Reality vs. Simulation: Deconstructing “Roger Rabbit” Narratives
Cynthia McKinney – The People vs. Empire: Calling For a TransPartisan Movement
Jeremy Rothe-Kushel – We the People Power Politics: Principles, Practices and Proposals
Q & A from our online audience by email

This panel will be instantly archived after the live broadcast.

Saturday June 9th — 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern

False Flags: Mass Psy-Op Events as Pretext for Wars and a Surveillance State

Moderator – Tom Kiely
Barbara Honegger – 9/11: Gladio Brought Home to the U.S.
Michael Springmann – Weaponized Migrations: Fueling Europe for False Flags
Ole Dammegard – Find the Clues and Connect the Dots
Dr. Kevin Barrett – Guyénot on False Flags: Zionism, Psychopathy, and the Hijacked Provocation
Q & A from our online audience by email

This panel will be instantly archived after the live broadcast.

Saturday June 9th — 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern

Triple Blockade: The Israeli Attack on Gaza, Free Speech, and Democracy

Moderator – Tom Kiely
Alison Weir – A Prequel Appraisal: My 2001 Visit to Gaza
Ziyad Shihadah – Being Gazan: Transcending the Psychological Blockade (pre-recorded)
Samir Salem – Documenting Gaza: A Visual Catalog of Brutality and Resistance
Kathy Shihadah – Invisible Blockades: Impediments to Peace in Gaza
Q & A from our online audience by email

This panel will be instantly archived after the live broadcast.

Sunday June 10th — 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Eastern

Dark Technology: GeoEngineering and other Faustian Bargains

Moderator – Tom Kiely
Elana Freeland – Our Ionized Skies: A Threat to All Life on Earth
Peter Kirby – Weather Modification: The CIA and the New Manhattan Project
Patrick Roddie – Stop Spraying Us! Exposing – and Ending – the Global Chemtrails Program
Jerry Day – Smart Meter Trojan Horses: 24/7 Surveillance, Radiation Sickness, and Other In-Home Dangers
Kevin Mottus – The Perils of 5G Wireless: Resisting Ubiquitous Electromagnetic Radiation
Q & A from our online audience by email

This panel will be instantly archived after the live broadcast.

Sunday June 10th — 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern

Understanding Zionism: Deconstructing the Power Paradigm

Moderator: Kevin Barrett
Kevin Barrett – Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Judeophobia: Let’s Define Our Terms
Philip Giraldi – How Jewish Power Sustains the Israel Narrative
Gilad Atzmon – Truth, Truthfulness, and Palestine
Alan Sabrosky – The Impact of Zionist Influence in the U.S.
Jeremy Rothe-Kushel – Talpiot and Unit 8200: The Global Cyber Agenda for Kill-Switch Domination
Q & A from our online audience by email

This panel will be instantly archived after the live broadcast.

Mar 192018
 

The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 led to the outbreak of World War I. The Gulf of Tonkin incidents on August 2 and August 4, 1964 enabled what we call the Vietnam War

By Prof. Graeme McQueen
Global Research, March 18, 201
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Triggering War. A Manufactured “Catalytic Event” Which Will Initiate An All Out War? Are We Going to Let this Happen Again?

Russi-Gate, Novichok, Eastern Ghouta, False Flags?

This carefully research article by Professor Graeme McQueen presents a timely historical viewpoint which is routinely “censored” by the mainstream media as well by the search engines. The danger of World War III is not front-page news.

Kindly consider forwarding it Professor McQueen’s article to your friends and colleagues, crosspost it on alternative media and blog sites.

The threat of World War III is real, yet there is no anti-war movement in sight. In the US, Canada and the EU, the peace movement is defunct, ignorant of the broader implications of nuclear war.

This is why, dear readers, we call upon your support and endorsement. There is a real “conspiracy” to trigger war. That’s the truth. Establish community networks, spread the word, organize at the grassroots level.

In the words of Prof. McQueen:

“Our task is clear. We must mobilize both our investigative resources and our communication resources to nullify the efforts of those who specialize in the construction and encouragement of war triggers and who wish to keep the war system robust. We lost over 100 million people to war in the 20th century. Are we really going to let this happen again?”

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research Editor, March 18, 2018

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As we watch Western governments testing their opponents – today Iran, the next day the DPRK, and then Russia and China – we hold our breaths. We are waiting with a sense of dread for the occurrence of a catalytic event that will initiate war. Now is the time to reflect on such catalytic events, to understand them, to prepare for them.

The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo led to the outbreak of World War I. The Gulf of Tonkin incidents on August 2 and August 4, 1964 enabled what we call the Vietnam War.

Both events were war triggers. A “war trigger”, as I am using the term, is an event that facilitates an outbreak or expansion of hot war–that phase of the war system in which active killing takes place.

War triggers can lead affected populations to cast aside their critical faculties and their willingness to dissent from government narratives. They can also disable moral values and ideological commitments. At the outbreak of World War I the peace movement, the women’s movement and the socialist movement were all shattered.

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While there is debate among scholars today about the extent of the frenzy in Europe as World War I began, it is difficult to dismiss sophisticated eyewitnesses such as Rosa Luxemburg (image on the right), who referred to what she saw as:

“mad delirium”; “patriotic street demonstrations”; “singing throngs”; “the coffee shops with their patriotic songs”; “the violent mobs, ready to denounce, ready to persecute women, ready to whip themselves into a delirious frenzy over every wild rumour”; “the atmosphere of ritual murder”. (Luxemburg, 261)

What Luxemburg described was a subjective state produced by a successful war trigger, in which a population becomes extremely lethal as it readies itself to rush at its foe while simultaneously battering anyone in its own ranks that dares to dissent.

Luxemburg herself dared to dissent. This led to two and a half years in a German prison cell. During this time she wrote the Junius Pamphlet, criticizing Europe’s socialist leaders for having been captured by the spirit of war, and pointing to the consequences of their folly:

“the cannon fodder that was loaded upon the trains in August and September is rotting on the battlefields of Belgium and the Vosges…Cities are turned into shambles, whole countries into deserts, villages into cemeteries, whole nations into beggars, churches into stables; popular rights, treaties, alliances, the holiest words and the highest authorities have been torn into scraps”. (Luxemburg, 261-2)

Luxemburg’s anger had a solid basis in what has become known as “the August madness” that struck Europe. For example, on August 3, 1914, when the war had just begun, the following call went out to university students from the most senior officials in the Bavarian universities:

“Students! The muses are silent. The issue is battle, the battle forced on us for German culture, which is threatened by the barbarians from the East, and for German values, which the enemy in the West envies us. And so the furor teutonicus bursts into flame once again. The enthusiasm of the wars of liberation flares, and the holy war begins”. (Keegan, 358)

In response to this hysterical appeal, the German university students volunteered in large numbers. Untrained, they were thrown into battle. In the space of three weeks 36,000 of them were killed.

Germany was not unique, of course, in its vulnerability. Randolph Bourne, in an unfinished essay generally known as “War is the Health of the State”, described what he saw somewhat later in the United States as that country flipped from anti-war to pro-war and joined in the global disaster. He observed that once the executive branch had made the decision to go to war the entire population suddenly changed its mind. “The moment war is declared… the mass of the people, through some spiritual alchemy, become convinced that they have willed and executed the deed themselves.”

Therefore, the people, “with the exception of a few malcontents, proceed to allow themselves to be regimented, coerced, deranged in all the environments of their lives, and turned into a solid manufactory of destruction.”

It is true that war madness of the kind that accompanied WWI has been less common in the years since then, partly because that war turned out to be an unprecedented catastrophe. But I believe it is entirely wrong to think that in today’s era of high technology and digitalized war the arousing of the spirit of war in a population is no longer sought or needed. A highly influential analysis of American Vietnam War strategy, carried out by one Col. Harry Summers, concluded some years ago that a chief cause of the US downfall was the failure of leaders to arouse their population’s emotions. The American people, said Summers, had been forced to fight that war “in cold blood”, which they found intolerable. In fact, this failure to arouse the war spirit was taken by many US analysts to have led to the “Vietnam syndrome” – a reluctance to intervene in the affairs of other countries militarily. This was a timidity unsuitable, they felt, for an imperial power.

One of the purposes of the September 11, 2001 operation, in my view, was precisely to change that situation – to arouse intense feelings of unity, aggression and support for government in order to banish once and for all the Vietnam Syndrome and to launch with great energy the new global conflict formation (the “War on Terror”) so that the 21st century, with the military leading the way, would become another American Century.

Still, war triggers are not all the same, and we need to create categories. We can distinguish three broad types: accidental war triggers, managed war triggers and manufactured war triggers.

An accidental war trigger is an event that triggers hot war in the absence of intention. The pressure of events, random clashes, the everyday quest to satisfy physical needs – all these may, in the absence of warlike intent, produce a war trigger. After the event occurs it may lead, again without conscious plotting, directly to a hot and violent conflict between contending parties.

No doubt many war triggers throughout history fit the category of accidental war trigger. However, the more I have studied recent human wars the less ready I have become to promote the trigger

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Jan 202018
 

One year ago today, 16 firefighters and six civilians were killed in the tragic destruction of Iran’s iconic Plasco Building. We honor their memory by calling for a truly independent investigation into this incident, which has received little attention outside of Iran.
https://AE911Truth.org/Plasco
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Dec 272017
 

See Nothing – Truth/Lie Dichotomy. Synopsis from roger morris on Vimeo.

Synopsis of the exhibition curated by Roger Morris http://www.rogermorris.nz

See Nothing – Truth/Lie Dichotomy.
15 December 2017 to 28 January 2018
Percy Thomson Gallery http://www.percythomsongallery.org.nz
The central theme of the exhibition is political in nature, begging the question ‘What is truth and what is lies?’ How is our reality shaped and how do we make sense or find truth behind local, national and global events that shape—or have been manipulated to shape—our thinking and view of the world?

Sep 072016
 

by Paul Craig Roberts
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/09/05/a-conference-to-clear-the-mind-of-the-911-brainwashing/

A 2-Day Symposium | Sept. 10-11, 2016 | Cooper Union New York City

Fifteen years after the events of 9/11, wars and cultural conflicts caused by the U.S. response and questionable alliances continue to create global tensions. Furthermore, questions of how the attacks took place continue to surface. For these reasons, a historic event highlighting the blatant discrepancies of the official narrative will be held to critique science-based evidence of the most consequential event of our time. A stellar lineup of credentialed experts will also review new evidence of a cover up such as is revealed in the declassification of the 28 pages, and raise the bar – literally, with an unprecedented level of legal analysis. As you’ll see, this event has an international component, since 9/11 was such a world-changing event. Full details and tickets are at www.911justiceinfocus.org.

The Day 1 Program will feature:

• Keynote address by renowned public interest attorney, Daniel Sheehan, who litigated the Pentagon Papers case, the Karen Silkwood case, Iran/Contra scandal, and Three Mile Island
• Keynote address by Judge Ferdinand Imposimato, head of the Supreme Court of Italy, with experience prosecuting conspiratorial crimes, notably Operation Gladio.
• Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth, which currently has over 2,600 professionals from the building trades as signatories
• Professor Leroy Hulsey, from the University of Alaska, who is conducting a unique, unbiased, independent modeling of the collapse of WTC 7
• Unique analysis of ISIS, the latest on the secret 28 pages and related legislation which has begun to reveal the official deceptions and questionable geopolitical alliances to the widest audience ever reached in this 15-year effort
• The 9/11 Truth Action Project – the next level of national organizing

Speakers include:
• Government whistleblowers – Wayne Madsen, former NSA analyst, and J. Michael Springmann, former State Department foreign services officer.
• TV news personality, media critic, and attorney known as “Lionel”
• Bob McIlvaine, 9/11 family member
• Dylan Avery, creator of the globally renown 9/11 documentary “Loose Change”

Master of Ceremony will be Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.

For the Day 2 Program there will be a sequence of legal presentations analyzing key strategies and many yet-unaddressed evidentiary issues. These include:
• Presentation of Legal Standards and Key Evidence
• 9/11 Related Litigation to Date
• Pending and Planned FOIA Requests, Appeals, and Litigation
• Future U.S. Litigation Options
• Potential for an International Investigation
Speakers include:

• Public interest attorney , Daniel Sheehan
• Judge Ferdinand Imposimato, Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy
• Mick Harrison, whistleblower litigation expert
• William Veale and Mustapha Ndanusa, attorneys for April Gallop, Pentagon survivor
• David Meiswinkle, New Jersey litigator and former police officer
• Barbara Honegger, State Department whistleblower, author of “October Surprise”
• Andrew Kreig, journalist and attorney
• Engineers – David Chandler, Jonathan Cole, Tony Szamboti
• Architect – Richard Gage, AIA
• Master of Ceremony will be Dr. William Pepper, international civil rights attorney, litigator for the family of Martin Luther King, and author of “Act of State”.

Why should you attend this powerful event? Since justice and rule of law is the foundation of any civilized society, the commitment to face all the facts of 9/11 will empower us as a culture to move forward and re-establish our position of trust and integrity in the world. In so many ways, our future depends on it. Make plans today.

Sept. 10 & 11, 2015 | 10am – 6:30pm | Cooper Union,
7 East 7th Street, Manhattan
(7th St. and 3rd Avenue)

For more details and tickets:

www.911justiceinfocus.org

Sep 062016
 

A big thanks to Roger Morris who has organised a free screening of Tony Rooke’s compelling documentary Incontrovertible at Everybody’s Theatre in Opunake, Taranaki to be screened on Sunday 11 September 2016 at 12.00 noon.  I am sure this will attract a good audience, and hopefully a few of our police and fire officers!    If you haven’t seen the film yet you can watch it online – here   In my opinion it is one of the best 9/11 films made.

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Jun 132016
 

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Kevin Ryan

The terrorist event in Orlando on June 12th demonstrated features that were present in numerous recent terrorist acts. For example the suspect was quickly killed and the official account immediately attempted to blame the attacks on Islam. However, as with most terrorism in the U.S., the suspect Omar Mateen had suspicious links to the FBI. He also worked for a company with connections to prior terrorist events.

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