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General News    H2'ed 10/29/19

Prosecution of Journalists Expanding Rapidly

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It has been clear to some of us that the jailing and torture of Julian Assange is a warning sign and a prelude to broader prosecution of journalists. Since this is in blatant violation of Constitutional guarantees of a free press, a pretense must be invented each time.  In Julian's case, it was the Espionage Act, resurrected after 100 years of inactivity. In the case of GreyZone columnist Max Blumenthal, it is even more absurd. His participation in a collective effort last spring to supply food and water to protestors who were in residence at the Venezuelan Embassy, by invitation of the elected Venezuelan government, has been recast as 'assault'. Blumenthal's home was surrounded by a SWAT team and he was hauled off in handcuffs.


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TRUTH is the only weapon against corruption and will be stopped with any means possible by those deficient leaders of a decaying society. Therefore we will continue to see the likes of Assange, Manning, Snowden, Blumenthal, and others incarcerated or "disappeared" in order to keep the truth from the masses.

The fact we hear little about the treatment the likes of those mentioned above only shows the fear of those media propagandists for not speaking out on the treatment of those trying to report the truth. The next time you watch the MSM be aware you are listening to someone being paid multi-million dollars a year to report what they are told to report and you are being brainwashed.

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Don't know why, but this article reminded me of this song


Whether there's a connection or not, the song brings tears to my eyes. You may have to copy and paste since I'm still in computer kindergarten.



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Chris Hedges has been warning us for years that we would experience more draconian measures against dissent as the empire enters its final stages of decay.

It's still shocking to watch so many people who should know better succumb to the manipulation of the national security state. You have to wonder what if anything will shake them from their dream like state.

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