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Empire of Hypocrisy

Paul Cudenec via Winter Oak In the middle of the 19th century, the British Empire ran into what what would today be termed a “public relations crisis”. Influential domestic voices were starting to criticise its industrial system and worldwide domination on ethical grounds, not least the art critic John Ruskin. He wrote that all he had …

REPORT: “90% of nations planning Central Bank Digital Currency “

Kit Knightly Audio Version New Feature! A new report from the Bank of International Settlements estimates that up to 90% of national central banks are at least in the planning stages for launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC): Nine out of 10 central banks are exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and more than …

Kickbacks, Corruption & Scandal: The History of the CDC

Michael Bryant The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was founded in 1946 as a backwater quasi-governmental agency with a negligible budget and a handful of employees tasked with a simple mission: “prevent malaria from spreading across the nation.” Seventy-five years later it has metastasized into a multi-billion dollar bureaucratic behemoth that oversees and controls virtually …

Localization: An Alternative to the New Normal   

Colin Todhunter ‘World Localization Day’ will be celebrated on 20 June. Organised by the non-profit Local Futures, this annual coming together of people from across the world began in 2020 and focuses on the need to localise supply-chains and recover our connection with nature and community. The stated aim is to: galvanize the worldwide localization movement …

2 Years On: The vital lesson Covid can teach us about Ukraine

Kit Knightly Yesterday marked exactly two years since the UK went into our first lockdown, just “three weeks to flatten the curve”. Several months later the lockdown stopped. Then it started again around Christmas. There was never, ever, any justification for the lockdown. Lockdowns don’t work to halt the spread of disease, even if they …

10 Reasons to Question the “Putin vs Davos” Narrative

Ryan Matters The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine has garnered a lot of attention from both the mainstream and alternative media. There are plenty of theories floating around about what’s really going on, the true reason behind the invasion and the true motives and allegiances of Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Among this entangled mess of …