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Anyone for peace?

Today's Daily Pickings comes courtesy of Atmen

atmen - anyone for peace?
There are too many red flags about the chemical weapons attack in northern Syria to believe the official version of events that immediately assigned guilt to the Assad government.
Each of the red flags, on the other hand, strongly suggests that the incident was (yet another) false flag operation perpetrated by the terrorists with a view to destroying the peace process and prolonging the war.
A key consideration would be Cui bono?
Does the Assad government benefit from a chemical weapons attack on innocent people when he is winning the war and a just peace is on the horizon? No. The Assad government in no way benefits.
Do imperial terrorist proxies benefit from demonizing Assad and hastily accusing him of “killing his own people”? Yes they do.
Was there foreknowledge of the event? Apparently so.
Reporter Feras Karam announced before the event, that it was going to occur.

Ukraine - The Masks of the revolution

Documentary: Ukraine - The Masks of the revolution by Paul Moreira (1 hour 17 minute video)
Ukraine asks French Canal+ TV to take 'wrong' Maidan" documentary off air
Ukraine’s authorities have urged a French broadcaster to take a documentary titled 'Masks of Revolution' off the air. They claim the movie misrepresents Maidan events, and have a list of their own suggestions for what needs to be shown. READ MORE:

Peter Brook's The Mahabharata

Disengage where we can

A while back, Daily Pickings suggested we need to beware what we let into our minds which is why we shouldn't just reject the mainstream narrative, we need to avoid being sucked into distraction and meaningless division. Rejecting mainstream media is the first step, the second is look for alternatives to Google (DuckDuckGo), Windows and MacOSX (Linux) and corporate controlled social media.

4 Social Networks That Will Not Censor, Shadow Ban or Prohibit Free Speech By Alex Christoforou
As censorship hits social media, look for alternatives to exercise your free speech