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Cinéma Engagé: Filmmaker Chronicles Texas Fracking Wars

Several documentaries by Garrett Graham showcase the battle between citizens and the mega-corruption of the corporate state. This is a fight against fascism, essentially, and you can guess which side is winning.

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New record:

Germany Just Got 78 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

On Saturday, July 25, Germany set a new national record for renewable energy by meeting 78 percent of the day’s electricity demand with renewables sources

It’s a simple matter of priorities. There is no natural law governing which types of energy we choose to invest in. This is about human decision making and human priorities. It always has been. We could be getting as much from renewables here in the USA. The Carter administration put solar panels on the White House.

Reagan ripped them off.

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Jill Stein: Nearly half of electorate embracing third party ideals

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I guess I feel obligated to cover this. There are multiple levels of stupidity at work here. But here goes…

‘Unpleasant cloud of death’

America destroyed Iran’s democracy in 1953 and installed a puppet thug, the Shah, who — with CIA help and training — tortured and murdered political opponents for 25 years. There was no justice for this international crime, a breach of the UN Charter.

The people of Iran rose up, with organization provided through the Islamic institutions, and threw out the Shah and the USA in 1979.

Prior to that Iran was aided in building nuclear reactors by the US itself.

The age of proliferation came upon us where some nations are given a free pass, such as ISRAEL & PAKISTAN (and the USA, Britain, France, Russia, et al.) , when they develop nuclear weapons, actual bombs.  The scam of the non-proliferation treaty NPT was that the nuclear nations supposedly agreed to eliminate their arsenals in the bargain. That was a ruse, bogus, nonsense, not ever gonna happen.

However, in other nations, IRAN in particular, we have the double standard. For some reason Iran is the special case to prompt global hysteria and fabricated panic. We should cower from the prospect of the Iranians developing a nuclear deterrent, because in actuality that would tell Israel and Saudi Arabia to back the hell off. Deterrents are insurance against frivolous attacks.

For some unholy reason, the US is in bed with Israel and Saudi Arabia, two of the most despicable regimes on the planet. Israel regularly murders Palestinians with military onslaughts, maintains an Apartheid state that was even called such by former president Jimmy Carter, and threatens to annihilate any country it sees fit with its arsenal of hundreds of atomic bombs.

Saudi Arabia is arguably quite a bit worse than that. Both are US allies that are given special treatment, a double standard, and both continue starting shit across the Middle East as Washington chuckles. Saudi Arabia sponsors Muslim Brotherhood, Al Nusrah and ISIS. This “kingdom” has also invaded Yemen next door and killed thousands of civilians with US supplied arms.

Prince “Bandar Bush” threatens an extermination of all Shi’ite Muslims, including Iran, if he gets his way. Saudi Arabia has also moved to acquire nuclear arms from its partner nation Pakistan without raising any red flags whatsoever! Nobody even discusses this medieval absolute monarchy and tyranny getting nukes.

Has even one of the shrieking right wing blowhards of the US congress even mentioned Saudi Arabia making a deal with Pakistan to get nuclear weapons?

So, back to this Iran nonsense: Iran has been completely accommodating to illegitimate US demands. It has bent over and taken sanctions, deals dictated to it, and violations of its sovereignty. All this because psychopaths in Israel and the US want to invade and bomb it. Thus they eliminate a rival, a different “sphere of influence,” and one that holds an awful lot of natural gas and oil.

Iran is just another target on the imperial “hit list.”

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The Wheels Fell Off the Bernie Sanders Bandwagon

See, the Bernie campaign isn’t really about spearheading a social movement that will challenge the neoliberal agenda of the Democratic Party. Bernie refuses to take on Hillary Clinton’s corporate allegiance when it matters most – in the general election. In fact, Bernie, who has pledged not to run attack ads, will not even address her neoliberalism in the primaries. Any direct challenges need to be built outside the party, but that’s not what his campaign is all about.

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You can sign in with your Facebook account, with a couple of clicks. The course doesn’t start for 2 months.

Everyone should check this out, even if you don’t make movies. Chances are you’ll want to concoct some sort of book trailer or other promotional video some day. You might as well have it suck less than it would have otherwise…

BBC / Birmingham University Course

The University of Birmingham, the BBC Academy and Creative Skillset have combined forces, to create this four-week, free online course.


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From the start it has appeared the Kiev junta had deliberately shot down the airliner in order to demonize their opponents, the Russian-backed separatists in the east, those who reject their violent coup of February 2014. Plenty of evidence suggests the coup regime deliberately cooked up this atrocity, and the most glaring piece of the puzzle is an apparent PSYOP, one which appears at the NY Times:

Kiev’s evidence of militia’s responsibility for airliner crash faked – expert

A detailed reading of what was “faked” sheds light on what actually happened. It also points at premeditation and cold blooded mass murder. The NY Times and western corporate press claim that these audio clips are:

“phone calls between rebels and Russian officers after the downing of Malaysia Airlines 17.
-NY Times

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In fact audio analysis shows that the calls were not about MH-17 at all, but were recorded the previous day concerning the downing of an SU-25 fighter plane some 60 miles away…

“At the same time, the name of the town of Yenakiyevo is clearly heard in the tape. However, the town is located about 100 km (60 miles) from the settlement of Snezhnoye where the Malaysian Boeing-777 airliner crashed.

Bezler said the talk had really taken place but the he had talked about a Ukrainian attack aircraft shot down by the militia above Yenakiyevo a day before the Malaysian airliner crash.”
-Pravda

So in the case of Pravda vs. the New York Times the American public is obviously going to (mindlessly) side with the US propaganda organ and completely ignore the actual evidence: the recordings exist and are up for anyone to analyze. The US “intelligence community” (sic) has been conspicuously silent about this psyop.

I have called it a PSYOP because it was obviously used to confuse the rebels and broadcast to them so that they would believe this fabricated recording concerned MH-17. Rebels in the field were then interviewed with what seem to be incriminating statements. The rebels themselves fell for the PYSOP. However, the recording was never true in the first place. It concerned a different shoot down of a different plane!

Add to this the memorandum of understanding that the Dutch have signed with the Ukrainian coup regime–that the Nazi junta has veto power over releasing the final report to the public–and we have very suspicious circumstances indeed.

Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal draft at UN Security Council