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Britain’s shadowy propaganda unit shaping Middle East wars

New documents reveal how a combined Foreign Office and military unit fights Islamic State (IS,...

Govt-backed counter-extremist ‘propaganda’ program operating without oversight – report

Counter-narratives on extremism are being peddled by a secret government propaganda program in the absence of oversight under the guise of “grassroots Muslim voices,”...

No Dissent from Anti-Russian Propaganda

The European Union prides itself on its commitment to free expression, except apparently when a documentarian diverges from the official...

PROPAGANDA AS A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Denis A Conroy If "the medium is the message"...a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan...existentialism could be the means of delivering grist to the psychic mill...

A New Anti-Assad Propaganda Offensive

Exclusive: The mainstream U.S. media, including the “liberal” New Yorker, is reprising its propagandistic role before the Iraq War now...

Propaganda as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

by Denis A. Conroy If “the medium is the message” — a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan — existentialism could be the means of delivering...

The New Propaganda War

Exclusive: Despite Western media dominance, the U.S. government wants to stop the world from hearing the “other side” on foreign disputes by “countering” or discrediting...

Video: CIA Legend Ray McGovern On The Reasons Behind The US/Eu Propaganda War On...

Please Support The Show – http://richieallen.co.uk/ Ray McGovern's Website - http://www.RayMcGovern.com/ https://www.facebook.com/therichieallenshow ... Via Youtube

‘Corruption’ as a Propaganda Weapon

Exclusive: Mainstream U.S. journalism and propaganda are getting hard to tell apart, as with the flurry of “corruption” stories aimed at...
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Video: N. Korea court sentences US student to 15yrs for trying to steal propaganda...

Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old student from the US, was arrested in January after allegedly trying to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel in...
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Video: British scholar arrested in Istanbul over ‘terrorist propaganda’ in Kurdish holiday invitations

A British academic has been arrested in Istanbul for allegedly distributing invitations to Kurdish New Year celebrations. He was accused of spreading “terrorist ... Via...
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Video: Facing Reality: Political Prisoners and Propaganda Wars

Reactionary propaganda is used to deny parole to long-time political prisoners says ex-political prisoner and current co-chair of the National Jericho Movement ... Via Youtube

A Citizen’s Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Anti-Welfare Myths

Political and economic elites’ success in manufacturing mass ignorance represents the largest impediment to democratic empowerment today. Stoking fear of and contempt for the...
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Video: Unplugged mid-air: Ankara cuts pro-Kurdish TV channel over ‘terrorist propaganda’

An independent Turkish broadcaster was simply cut off-air right in the middle of an interview with two prominent opposition journalists. RT LIVE ... Via Youtube
Shameless propaganda by the BBC

‘US tied to global security role’ – shameless and blatant BBC propaganda

Mark Urban is the diplomatic and defence editor of BBC’s Newsnight that goes by the strap-line “This is where the global struggle for peace...

The Object of US Propaganda

The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to...

Video: CrossTalk: Offensive propaganda

Offensive propaganda or new propaganda offensives? Obama administration announced new online initiatives to bolster its foreign policy narratives and as a ... Via Youtube

White House wants to ‘edit’ Daesh propaganda

Since our providers and tech makers in Silicon Valley are already deep in bed with the NSA to help spy on us, it should...

Video: Criminal Probe: Turkey launches investigation into ‘terrorist propaganda’ on TV channel

Turkish prosecutors have opened a criminal probe into a popular TV show for, what they say, is "terrorist propaganda". The program's host and producer...

A US Media Lost in Propaganda

There was once a time — perhaps just a brief moment in time — when American journalists were cynical and responsible enough to resist...

Video: Jordanian MP fights ISIS propaganda after his son turned into terrorist

A Jordanian MP is campaigning to safeguard young people against ISIS propaganda, after his own son was indoctrinated. He says he's managed to dissuade...

New Hillary Emails Reveal Propaganda, Executions, Coveting Libyan Oil and Gold

New Emails Expose Hillary’s Dirty War in Libya The New Year’s Eve release of over 3000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Department has CNN...

Two Mainstream U.S. ‘Journalists’ Provide Stenographic ‘News’ Report – U.S. Anti-Russia Propaganda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This is the story of an ordinary article by two well-known American ‘journalists’ who market the aristocracy’s lies as...

Common Dreams: Credulous Reporting of Deceptive Propaganda Made Planned Parenthood Attack Inevitable

Jim Naureckas’ piece (12/12/15) on establishment media uncritically promoting right-wing deception was picked up by Common Dreams (12/14/15): Rather than criticizing O’Keefe and Breitbart for...
COP21 and the global propaganda show

COP21 And The Global Propaganda Show

The big problem with trying to convince everyone that global warming is catastrophic to the human existence is that the campaign to do just...

Video: RT exposed in leaked video: Watch how evil ‘Kremlin propaganda bullhorn’ REALLY works

Finally! What everyone has been waiting for - how RT really works! Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan shows how we 'operate'. Capture RT's Great Moments ... Via...

Credulous Reporting of Deceptive Propaganda Made Planned Parenthood Attack Inevitable

James O’Keefe in the pimp get-up he did not wear when he went in to smear ACORN. (image: Fox News) The attack on Planned Parenthood...

San Bernardino Massacre: Perception and Propaganda

The reaction to the San Bernardino shooting in which 14 people were killed and several more wounded is a textbook case of confirmation bias. The...

Every Position On The Spectrum Supports The Government’s Propaganda – Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - This excellent article by Glenn Greenwald –http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43438.htm – reminded me...

’60 Minutes’ Pushes National Security Propaganda To Cast Snowden, Manning As Traitors

The television program, “60 Minutes,” aired a segment on Sunday in which it assassinated the character of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, and even...

‘Scholarship or War Propaganda’ attracts wide interest

By Christoph Dreier The book Scholarship or War Propaganda, published by the Mehring Verlag publishing house in October, has hit a nerve. Just a few weeks...

Video: ‘RT is glamour project’ US Senate focuses on ‘Russian propaganda’ threat

On Tuesday, an American Senate committee spent two hours discussing the supposed threat posed by Russia. But it wasn't the military they were focusing...

EU and NATO Set to Destabilize Russia by Anti-Putin Propaganda Operation

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org German Economic News  |  Published:10/31/15 01:23Clock |  http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/10/31/eu-und-nato-wollen-russland-mit-unterwanderung-der-medien-destablisieren/ (Translated here by – and then with closing commentary from – Eric Zuesse) EU, US and NATO are...

Bowing to Silly US Propaganda

The U.S. government and mainstream media are so lost in their own propaganda that U.S. foreign policy lurches around the globe like a dangerous half-blind giant....

Scholarship not war propaganda at Humboldt University!

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany) On October 13, the new academic year began at Humboldt University in Berlin, and student organ is...

Rupert Murdoch: Propaganda Recruit

Special Report: Journalistic objectivity was never high on Rupert Murdoch’s ethics list, but “secret” records from the 1980s show how far the media magnate went...

Value in Reading Others’ Propaganda

U.S. policymakers view their country as the “exceptional” and “indispensable” global policeman but shut their eyes to how other nations see the world, thus blinding America...

Video: Abby Martin & Chris Hedges: War, Propaganda and the Enemy Within

Abby Martin interviews Chris Hedges on American myths, war and revolt. Hedges explains the 'folly of Empire,' the dangers posed by right-wing extremism and...

Video: Propaganda Watch: RT center of Western media attention (PROMO)

RT is in the center of Western media attention recently. Everything is exposed and discussed — from budget amounts to Youtube videos. READ MORE...

SLEAZE: Monsanto shill PR firm Ketchum also ran Bush Administration propaganda for the Honduran...

A New York-based public relations firm that has been engaged in a number of controversies including conducting covert propaganda for the George W. Bush...

How Britain’s Propaganda Machine Controls What You Think

On the one hand, just five individual Billionaires in Britain get to control 80% what you read in printed media and on the other...

Video: Propaganda is about editing, don’t cut TV timelines, let viewers decide – ‘Slow...

We're used to our television being filled with intense, exciting and larger-than-life content. But the Norwegian 'slow TV' phenomenon has been drawing record ... Via...

DOD’s Inspector General Investigating Administration Propaganda Again

In the last few weeks, there have been several reports that senior intelligence officials were skewing the intelligence on how (un)successful the military campaign...

ABC Is Hiding Details of Killer Vester Flanagan’s Manifesto …(Must Be Littered With Liberal...

By Jim Hoft | thegatewaypundit.com   Killer Vester Flanagan was a big Obama supporter. But, you’d never know it from the liberal media. The media is hiding...

Scotland Yard recruiting convicted terrorists to counter ISIS propaganda

UK police are recruiting convicted terrorists in prison and employing them following their release to develop a ‘counter-narrative’ to extremist propaganda efforts. “We are more...

Propaganda and the Iran-Nuke Deal

For years, the anti-Iranian propaganda in the U.S. media has been unrelenting, at times aided by the idiocy of certain Iranian officials. That one-sided presentation...

Propaganda, Intelligence and MH-17

Exclusive: Propaganda is the life-blood of life-destroying wars, and the U.S. government has reached new heights (or depths) in this art of perception management. A case in...

How & Why the U.S. Media Do Propaganda Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The owners of U.S. newsmedia know that in order to serve their fellow U.S. aristocrats who want to...

Escalating the Anti-Iran Propaganda

Exclusive: The Israel Lobby canceled summer vacations for its operatives in a desperate bid to stop the Iran nuclear deal, and U.S. neoconservatives are...

Video: Kids Cartoons: EU propaganda inside

EU has launched cartoons for children promoting its policy in funding, health care and free movement. The cartoons are to improve the EU image...

German army peddles propaganda at heavy metal concert

By Gustav Kemper Approximately 70,000 heavy metal fans who had gathered for an open air festival in Wacken last week experienced a world premier when the...

U.S. Propaganda: It’s Not Just False, but Absurd.

By Eric Zuesse, as originally published at strategic-culture.org. It’s so ridiculous, no intelligent and informed person would give it any serious consideration whatsoever. It insults the...

Video: ‘Pure Propaganda Ploy’: Ron Paul executive director on MH!& tribunal

Russia has vetoed a draft of a UN Security Council resolution calling for an international tribunal on the crash of the Malaysian Airlines MH17...

Video: Russia to veto UN tribunal on MH17 crash: ‘This will be a propaganda...

Russia will veto establishing a UN tribunal on the downing of flight MH17 last year in Eastern Ukraine. The vote is due to take...

MH-17 Case Slips into Propaganda Fog

Exclusive: Almost a year ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine killing 298 people. Yet, instead of a transparent investigation...

Wikipedia as Propaganda Not History — MH17 as An Example

Eric Zuesse Wikipedia articles are more propaganda than they are historical accounts. And, often, their cited sources are misleading, or even false. On 15 August 2007,...

Pentagon Anti-Russia Propaganda Intensifies

A senior Pentagon official says Russia is "playing with fire" by threatening to expand its nuclear weapons arsenal in response to a rising military presence...

Video: CrossTalk: Whose propaganda should we be worried about?

Winning the battlefield called public opinion has never been so important nor so divisive. The western media's assault on Russia approaches sensory overload, ... Via...

Obama’s Stupid Propaganda Stuff

Exclusive: Just last month, President Obama dispatched Secretary of State Kerry to secure Russian President Putin’s help in addressing the Syrian crisis and other...

Moronic Jeb Bush contributes to anti-Russian propaganda

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has vowed to take a tougher stance to tamp down Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “aggression” should he become president...

NYT’s New Propaganda on Syria

Robert Parry As the New York Times continues its descent into becoming an outright neocon propaganda sheet, it offered its readers a front-page story on...

Propaganda Accompanies Kiev’s Buildup for Escalated Aggression

(RINF) - Stephen Lendman Poroshenko vowed earlier to regain Donbass and Crimea by "any means" necessary. Kiev launched naked aggression on Donbass last April. It breached three...

Three Years of Confronting Western Propaganda

After my two days marathon discussion with Noam Chomsky, (at MIT in 2012), a bestselling book was born. Later this year a film will...

When Hollywood Sold America on Evil: Stunning PBS Frontline Doc Reveals the Depths of...

"Secrets, Politics and Torture" tells the deeply disturbing story of an intelligence community's craven lies In recent days, there’s been quite a bit of discussion...

Propaganda is the art of overwhelming logic

by Jon Rappoport One type of mind control involves defeating logic as a method of thinking. Modern formulations of basic logic begin with the statement: You...

The Jonas Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Breakthrough or a Propaganda Campaign for Big...

Timothy Alexander Guzman (RINF) — When polio (poliomyelitis) became an epidemic in the U.S. and other parts of the world many people were understandably concerned. Diseases...

Amnesty International report just more pro-Israel propaganda

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News — Amnesty International (AI) is at it again. The Western-based human rights organization says the armed wing of...

Propaganda on Steroids: Iran Might have “Secret Nuclear Weapons in North Korea”?

Timothy Alexander Guzman (Silent Crow News) — It is unclear that a nuclear deal between the U. S. and Iran will take place. However, if...
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British police spend £36 million per year on propaganda

Police forces spend tens of millions on public relations each year, with the Met alone employing over 100 ‘communications’ staff and an operating budget...

Cutting Through Police Propaganda in Baltimore

On Monday, the day 25-year-old Freddie Gray was laid to rest in Baltimore after fatal injuries sustained during an arrest, The Daily Beast reported...

Chaos And Propaganda: Washington’s “Reality-Based Order”


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RINF, Countercurrents, Global Research
In 2011, Hilary Clinton announced the US was at war. She wasn’t referring to the US’s ongoing invasions, wars and occupations but an ideological war for hearts and minds. Clinton lamented the fact that, since the end of the cold war, US global ideological influence had weakened, especially with the advent of the Internet and TV channels like RT.
Of course, Hollywood still manages to propagate the ‘great American myth’ globally every day: the US as the beacon of freedom, as the flagship of democratic ideals, based on the great ‘American Lie’ of the great ‘American Dream’ whereby the individual can somehow miraculously overcome adversity and make it in life, just as long as s/he keeps his or her nose to the grind. US mass culture exported across the globe. The ‘anyone can make it’ syndrome sugar coated with a sprinkling of ‘freedom and democracy’ then rammed down the collective throat by Hollywood, which magics away into thin air the reality of capitalism and its deeply embedded structural power relations. As the commentator and comedian George Carlin once stated: “The American Dream, you have to be asleep to believe it.”
And let’s not forget Hollywood’s retelling of history with Uncle Sam the movie star, the liberator of the oppressed, the protector of universal good, the sweeper of its mass terror and atrocities away from the screen and conveniently under the carpet.
The internet, Press TV, RT and the ‘alternative media’ in all its forms have however eaten into Washington’s Hollywoodesque version of reality and propaganda. Despite the ownership of the corporate media becoming ever more concentrated in the hands of massive conglomerates and it promoting a common news agenda, the US has had to face up to the harsh truth that it cannot dominate the debate to the extent it once did when it comes to shaping the analysis and reporting of news through its compliant media outlets.
Around the time Clinton was voicing her concerns, Edward Snowden was revealing what many of us had already strongly suspected – people across the world and foreign governments were being monitored by the US government. Before Snowden became public enemy number one, Julian Assange carried that mantle. The US state-corporate machine did almost everything in its power to destroy Assange and WikiLeaks. Most debilitating of all was the shutting down of WikiLeaks’ access to finance, notably via PayPal, MasterCard, the Swiss bank PostFinance, Moneybookers, Bank of America and Visa Inc.
Bank of America was accused of being especially strident in attempting to discredit and destroy WikiLeaks with various dirty tricks, including backing a smear campaign that involved the use of false documents, disinformation, and sabotage. These actions along with demands that Snowden be ‘handed over’ by the countries the US has been caught red handed of spying on, came as little surprise. The US deems it fit to break international laws with impunity, yet bleats about legalities where Snowden or Assange is concerned.
But things are not always so straightforward. Not everyone can be banished to a foreign country or incarcerated in an embassy in London. As a result, former CIA boss General Petraeus is on record as saying US strategy is to conduct a war of perceptions continuously through the news media. We don’t have to imagine much that the prevailing view of world conveyed through the mainstream media and swallowed by many people is based on ‘a pack of lies’ carefully crafted by men like Petraeus and the State Department’s PR machine. British MP George Galloway’s powerful performance in front of a US Senate committee in 2005 highlighted it as such in the case of the invasion of Iraq.
These days, despite state-corporate control and manipulation of the mainstream media, many see through the charade of ‘liberal democracy’. The more the US lacks control over ‘the message’, the more it has to resort restrictions on freedoms. The more paranoid it becomes, the more penetrating and widespread the surveillance and ‘information gathering’ is.
So it was quite revealing to see this week the US House of Foreign Affairs Committee discussing Russia’s ‘weaponisation’ of information. Chairperson Ed Royce claimed that RT is part of a Russian disinformation campaign and asserted that if certain things are repeated over and over again, a conspiratorial theory begins to take on a life of its own.
The hypocrisy was palpable.
The US should know about such things. given its demonisation of Russia and the construction of a narrative of ‘Russian aggression’ in Ukraine that has been on continuous loop and churned out by the corporate media for quite some time now. This story of course has no basis in reality and is intended to mask a wider imperialist agenda to destabilise Russia.
Royce said that RT provides a platform for fringe and radical views worldwide and most broadcasters would not entertain people with such views. While it is correct to say that RT has a pro-Kremlin agenda, virtually all Western corporate media outlets adhere to a broadly defined economic and military ‘Washington consensus’. Where Western outlets see little wrong with wheeling out pro-big business commentators and representatives from powerful thinks for their opinions, little opportunity is provided for trade unionists, the non-mainstream left or any other voices that offer radical critiques of the status to offer their views.
RT has a range of commentators and analysts, including Professor Michel Chossudovsky, Pepe Escobar, Max Keiser, Paul Craig Roberts, William F Engdahl and Manuel Ochsenreiter, who tend to rarely appear on Western corporate mainstream media outlets. While some may not agree with their views or analyses, such people are academically well-qualified and recognised by many as being specialists in their fields. It is too convenient for them to be brushed aside with the ‘deranged conspiracy theorist’ accusation.
These commentators are highly critical of US-Western foreign policies but that does not mean they necessarily support Putin or Russia, as former RT presenter Liz Whal seemed to imply during the committee hearing. If certain commentators are regarded as “fringe” figures or “extremists” as Whal suggested, they are only regarded as such because their views challenge the pro-Washington narrative conveyed by the Western corporate media and thus tend to be side-lined. She argued these ‘alternative’ voices now have platforms to voice their “deranged views” and whip up anti-US sentiment.
Royce claimed Russia’s propaganda machine is currently in overdrive and that part of the focus is to undermine “democratic stability” and foment violence. He went on to state that these tactics have helped stoke the situation in Ukraine and are laying the groundwork for a Russian invasion and asserted that this propaganda has the potential to destabilise NATO members.
Another contributor to the proceedings argued that “our” global order is a “reality based order” and that the likes of RT and the internet makes “reality based politics” impossible.
Washington wishes it had the monopoly on truth but it doesn’t. And the reality is that the US regards views that criticise it as intolerable. But while the internet can at times be a vehicle for churning out some ludicrous views (and in this respect Whal is correct), what could be more sinister than what the mainstream media churns out on a daily basis with its acceptance of and justifications for austerity, gross inequalities, the massive concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, secretive corporate-constructed trade deals, wars of aggression, a bogus war on terror and the rest of the stories designed to beat working people and opponents of Washington’s hegemony into submission?
You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to appreciate that the terms “reality based global order” and “democratic stability” are cynical euphemisms designed to conceal a completely different reality of imposed chaos and disorder around the world. Supporters of this reality are committed to misinforming the public, creating regional destabilisations and bending nations to Washington’s will.

Chaos And Propaganda: Washington’s “Reality-Based Order”

In 2011, Hilary Clinton announced the US was at war. She wasn’t referring to the US’s ongoing invasions, wars and occupations but an ideological war for hearts...

Propaganda on Steroids: Iran Might have “Secret Nuclear Weapons in North Korea”?

Timothy Alexander Guzman RINF Alternative News It is unclear that a nuclear deal between the U. S. and Iran will take place. However, if there is...

New York Times Propaganda Calls For Bombing Of Iran

If two major newspapers in, say, Russia published major articles openly advocating the unprovoked bombing of a country, say, Israel, the U.S. government and...

Nuland’s Mastery of Ukraine Propaganda

Robert Parry An early skill learned by Official Washington’s neoconservatives, when they were cutting their teeth inside the U.S. government in the 1980s, was how...

Unbelievable propaganda from Fox: It’s time to start ‘killing Russians’ – WTF?

A military analyst has told Fox News that the only way to turn the tide in conflict in Eastern Ukraine is to “start killing...

Not Science, Just Lies And Propaganda: The Massive Fraud Behind GMOs Exposed

Counterpunch, RINF, Global Research, Countercurrents, The 4th Media, Morning Star

This is not what the GMO industry wanted to see: banner headlines in major newspapers and across the internet exposing the fraud behind GMOs. But this constitutes much more than a PR nightmare. The story behind the headlines shakes the very foundations upon which the industry is built.

‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth’ is a new book by the US public interest lawyer Steve Druker. The book is the result of more than 15 years of intensive research and investigation by Druker, who initiated a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that forced it to divulge its files on GM foods. Those files revealed that GM foods first achieved commercialisation in 1992 but only because the FDA covered up the extensive warnings of its own scientists about their dangers, lied about the facts and then violated federal food safety law by permitting these foods to be marketed without having been proven safe through standard testing.

If the FDA had heeded its own experts’ advice and publicly acknowledged their warnings that GM foods entailed higher risks than their conventional counterparts, Druker says that the GM food venture would have imploded and never gained traction anywhere.

He also argues that that many well-placed scientists have repeatedly issued misleading statements about GM foods, and so have leading scientific institutions such as the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the UK’s Royal Society.

Druker states that contrary to the claims of biotech advocates, humans have indeed been harmed by consuming the output of genetic engineering. The technology’s first ingestible product (a food supplement of the essential amino acid, L-tryptophan) caused dozens of deaths and seriously sickened thousands of people (permanently disabling many of them). Moreover, the evidence points to the genetic alteration as the most likely cause of the unusual contamination that rendered the supplement toxic.

He explains that laboratory animals have also suffered from eating products of genetic engineering, and well-conducted tests with GM crops have yielded many troubling results, including intestinal abnormalities, liver disturbances, and impaired immune systems.
Druker says:
“Contrary to the assertions of its proponents, the massive enterprise to reconfigure the genetic core of the world’s food supply is not based on sound science but on the systematic subversion of science – and it would collapse if subjected to an open airing of the facts.”
Eminent environmentalist and anthropologist Jane Goodall has written the foreword to the book and states that Steven Druker is a hero for exposing this massive fraud and is worthy of a Nobel prize for lifting the lid on the truth about GM.

She goes on to state that the industry worked to:
“convince the public and government officials, through the dissemination of false information, that there was an overwhelming expert consensus, based on solid evidence, that the new foods were safe. Yet this, as Druker points out, was clearly not true.”
Goodall adds that the companies have spread disinformation to try and win public support. 

She states:
“Druker describes how amazingly successful the biotech lobby has been – and the extent to which the general public and government decision makers have been hoodwinked by the clever and methodical twisting of the facts and the propagation of many myths. Moreover, it appears that a number of respected scientific institutions, as well as many eminent scientists, were complicit in this relentless spreading of disinformation.”
Jane Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She holds many awards for her environmental and humanitarian work, including the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, the French Legion of Honour, Japan’s Kyoto Prize and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

She describes Druker’s work as one of the most important books of the last 50 years, and adds:
“It will go a long way toward dispelling the confusion and delusion that has been created regarding the genetic engineering process and the foods it creates. Although this book tells a story that’s in many ways distressing, it’s important that it has finally been told because so much confusion has been spread and so many important decision-makers have apparently been deluded.”
Steven Druker gave a press conference in London on Wednesday and has challenged Britain’s Royal Society to apologise for its pro-GM stance and its part in rubbishing scientists who have safety doubts over the crops and food. (Perhaps the likes of Owen Paterson and Anne Glover should too for their role in dismissing legitimate concerns about GMOs, especially Paterson for his recent tirade against critics see this and this.)

His work highlights research which has found tumours, liver and kidney harm in animals given GM feed in trials. And he complains, that researchers who dare to raise these problems have been pilloried.

He said:
“Contrary to the assertions of its proponents, the massive enterprise to reconfigure the genetic core of the world’s food supply is not based on sound science but on the systematic subversion of science – and it would collapse if subjected to an open airing of the facts.”
With the TTIP having the potential to open the floodgates to allow GMOs into Europe, Pat Thomas, director of the campaigning group Beyond GM, said:
“Steven Druker’s investigation into the history of fraud and deceit that ushered in the era of GM deserves serious consideration before we take actions that will irreversibly alter the European food supply.”

Not Science, Just Lies and Propaganda: The Massive Fraud Behind GMOs Exposed

This is not what the GMO industry wanted to see: banner headlines today in major newspapers and across the internet exposing the fraud behind...

Big Pharma’s Mass Vaccination Agenda: Propaganda Assault on Informed Consent

James F. Tracy  RINF Alternative News Major US news media have presented a grossly distorted and misleading interpretation of vaccines and their relationship to public health...

Propaganda Success: How the U.S. Gov’t. Has Reveled in the Success of Its Lying...

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Demonizing Scientists And Opponents Of GMOs: The Cheap Propaganda Of The Pro-GMO Lobby


RINF, Countercurrents 17/2/2015, Global Research, The 4th Media 19/2/2015

The pro-GMO lobby always demands that its opponents produce scientific evidence to back up their claims. Parts of this lobby smear and attack people like Vandana Shiva, Professor G.E. Seralini and others for supposedly being incompetent, ‘liars’ or ideological/politically motivated (for example, read this piece on Shiva that calls her a liar, especially the part on farmer suicides - then see the evidence that Shiva provides to back up her claims here).

In its view, anti-GMO campaigners or certain scientists are ignorant, engage in bogus science or are ‘demagogues’ who use emotion and ideological rhetoric to sway opinion.

Let us address these accusations.

The pro-GMO lobby demands its opponents back up their (wild) claims with peer-reviewed studies.


The pro-GMO lobby says the debate on GMOs is over because there is a scientific consensus on their efficacy among the ‘scientific community’.

Another bogus accusation. See here for evidence pertaining to a lack of consensus.

GMO supporters argue that GMOs can prevent hunger, while trendy 'elitist' activists are merely serving to steal the food from people’s mouths.

See here for the evidence that says GMOs are actually causing food insecurity, see here to discover that GMOs are not required to feed the hungry millions and see here to read that ‘eco farming’ is a much more suitable and sustainable strategy that could double food production within a decade. Also see this report based on the input of over 400 scientists that took four years to complete, which was twice peer reviewed, and states we must look to small-holder, traditional farming (not GMOs) to deliver food security in poorer countries through agri-ecological systems which are sustainable. Moreover, see here to read about the serious health impacts of GMO-driven agriculture and here to discover how GMO agribusiness is devastating communities and driving genocide and ecocide in South America.

The pro-GMO lobby asserts that it relies solely on peer-reviewed science and dispassionate reason.

While some contest the claims of Vandana Shiva pertaining to farmer suicides, which she supports with statistical evidence and correlations, they then call her a 'liar'. A liar is someone who deliberately sets out to deceive. The evidence she supplies may or may not stack up, but that is open to ongoing debate and interpretation. But the same can be said of many of the studies that the pro-GMO lobby puts forward, which have been contested, see here and in this report here (go to section three of the report), on the basis of conclusions overstepping the evidence or inconvenient findings being dismissed as not significant when they are.

Aside from emotive name calling, where else does emotion, ideology or falsehood play a part in the pro-GMO lobby's side of the debate? That's clear to see if we look at this on Owen Patterson, this on Anne Glover and this on Kevin Folta. In fact, these aspects are quite commonplace.

On a more general level regarding ‘dispassionate reason’ informing the debate, see what former Monsanto boss in India said in this piece in India Today 'Monsanto faked data for its approvals, claims ex-chief'. See here to discover what method it used in Indonesia to force its products into that country. See here and here  to find out how the industry restricts access to its own research conducted on its products. See here to discover how it sidesteps science when its interests are threatened and to gain wider insight into how the GMO agritech sector is distorting scientific practice and debasing the ethos of science.

It seems to be a case of peer-reviewed science to support the anti-GMO case but 'anything 
goes', including science that is anything but open to public scrutiny or peer reviewed (see here), from GMO agritech.

And yet the onslaught by the GMO agritech industry and its mouthpieces against those who legitimately and scientifically contest the claims about the efficacy of GMOs is relentless.

Just ask Arpad Pusztai, P. M. Bhargava, Judy Carman, Terje Traavik, Andrés Carrasco, Ignacio Chapela, Allison Snow, Marc Lappé, Britt Bailey, Bela Darvas and G. E. Seralini. These scientists have all either been threatened, smeared or hindered in their work because their research called into question the safety and/or efficacy of GMOs or associated products (see this ‘GMO researchers attacked, evidence denied and apopulation at risk’).

Such tactics appear to come easy to the pro-GMO lobby. For instance, see here for a revealing description of how the GMO sector sets up front groups and fake identities with the sole aim of attacking scientists and activists or promoting its propaganda.

This is what happens to scientists who attempt to engage with the GMO issue on a scientific or rational level. The hypocrisy of those from the pro-GMO lobby who call for sound science to inform the debate on GMOs is glaringly obvious.

When GMO supporters mount personal attacks and accuse prominent anti-GMO campaigners of being liars, it is useful to ask what credibility they themselves have: for example, bearing in mind the attack on Vandana Shiva mentioned at the start, see this by Tom Philpott on the author of that particular smear piece.

When the GMO agritech sector and its supporters set out to attack others in the ways outlined here, it is a blatant tactic of psychological projection: a self-defence mechanism that denies the existence of such characteristics in itself, while attributing them to others. In other words, those who argue against GMOs are accused of not having science or facts on their side and of engaging in propaganda and lying, while it is clear the pro-GMO lobby that hurls such allegations is itself guilty of such things.

This diversionary tactic of projection goes hand in glove with a strident populist agenda whereby the pro-GMO lobby portrays itself as on the side of the people, while its opponents are ‘elitists’ and are ‘stealing food from the bellies of the poor’. This is a typical tactic of corporate propaganda.

Reality is being twisted to make opponents appear guilty of the things the pro-GMO lobby is engaging in, not least 'elitism' (for example, see this and this on how elite interests are seeking to control global agriculture).

Lace the tactics of projection and populism with an unhealthy dose of cheap, fallacious character assassination and you have the basis for a very transparent and predictable propaganda campaign.


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