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- Published on Saturday, 28 November 2015 12:38
It has been a long slow descent - death (slavery) by a thousand cuts - the creeping police state began in the UK with the New Labour project under Tony Blair in 1997 but was turbo-charged globally by 9/11. Technological progress in surveillance and monitoring technologies has accelerated and acceptance of enslavement, within the security state, pervades society; some parents are even clamouring for their children be micro-chipped to keep track of them - we can see where this leads. Other seemingly benign developments in technology are equally ominous - such as the cashless society, the wider implications of which are discussed in the latest edition of the Runnymede Gazette.
RUNNYMEDE GAZETTE - NOVEMBER 2015
A Journal of the Democratic Resistance
EDITORIAL - CASHLESS IS COMING!
‘I DON’T TAKE MY MANDATE FROM THE PEOPLE’ EU COMMISSIONER TELLS ANTI-POVERTY CAMPAIGNER Donna Rachel Edmunds; Breibart via Sonya Porter
BRITAIN TIGHTENS GRIP IN SUFFOCATION OF FREE SPEECH Graham Vanbergen; Activist Post
FROM CONCEPTION TO GRAVE British Constitution Group
NAMED PERSON: POLICE STATE SCOTLAND Nick Cowan; Libertarian Alliance Blog
ANARCHO-CAPITALISM VS. MARKET ANARCHISM Kelly Vee; Libertairan Alliance Blog
DR CHRIS FURSDON-DAVIS Peter Coville; Coordinator; ACCESS
BASIC INCOME UPDATE Nathan Allonby
THE UN PLANS TO IMPLEMENT UNIVERSAL BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION FOR ALL OF HUMANITY BY 2030 Michael Snyder; Activist Post
- Published on Friday, 27 November 2015 10:14
Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope let the "cat out of the bag" - here was an "insider" giving the game away: the Anglo-American establishment's ambition and plans to re-colonise America and proceed to a one world government. This conversation with Richard Grove reveals the depth and breadth of the takeover of institutions and media to achieve these ambitions. It touches on the origins of the CIA and Mossad in the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) started during WWII; James Bond creator, Ian Fleming of the Fleming banking dynasty; other banking families; the antecedents of AIG (at the heart of the sub-prime bailout scandal); how Wall Street bankers funded both the Russian Revolution and the rise of Mao Tse Tung in China. The two hour discussion is peppered with valuable references to books and documents such as Cecil John Rhodes - Last will and Testament which lays out his legacy for a framework to facilitate elite domination with Rhodes' Scholarships etc.
In the discussion (above) Grove refers to his five hour conversation with John Taylor Gatto, another rich mine of information and sources: connecting events, organisations and characters. Daily Pickings posted Part 1 earlier this year.
Understanding where power lies and why is the first step to transforming civilisation.
- Published on Thursday, 26 November 2015 10:32
If confirmation were needed, that the terrorist threat is manufactured and exaggerated to frighten the populace into compliance with the police state and to support bombing of the innocent while decimating countries, the attacks on 13/11 in Paris are it.
Meanwhile, data are tortured and inconvenient facts suppressed to frighten us into thinking that we are in mortal danger from a warmer planet. The claimed rise of around 1ºC, since the end of the Little Ice Age, in the context of the method of calculation and allowing for the level of accuracy, is statistically 0ºC. ie. the margin for error is such that it renders the small changes in calculated temperatures meaningless. The catastrophic climate change myth is built on dubious data and fraudulent graphs.
The show notes contain references to academic papers and other material in the video.
The environmental movement has been p*wned to cement the illusion and quell all questioning of the science. James Corbett suggests a way forward to address the fraudulent science and real environmental issues.
- Published on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 07:26
Think some years ahead: a Hollywood film about a charismatic preacher who leads his community in a struggle against a huge corporation and however out-financed, coerced, threatened and litigated against, the brave preacher fights on. His activism and campaigning becomes a major irritant to the powerful, so he's hauled up in front of the court on countless jump-up charges and finally they nail him. They cart him off to jail but they still can't silence him; his work continues from both inside and outside the prison walls. He does phone interviews with radio stations and online shows railing against the corrupt cronyism that's put him away and that continues to destroy his community. The Reverend stays strong, he even begins to expose the corrupt prison system from inside: flagging up cases of poor, forgotten prisoners left there to rot, their welfare, health and the general issue of appalling prison food. In an effort to really silence the preacher, he's whisked off to a isolated part of the state, many hours away from his wife, friends and colleagues. Further punishments follow: phone privileges are removed and he's put into solitary.
You know the movie; already you hear the manipulative soundtrack pulling on your heartstrings. Rows of inert spectators gawping for ninety minutes at a processed tale of the struggle for common liberty. But how does it end?