Crisis, Collusion & Conspiracy

The New Normal: Technocracy revealed

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Credit to Bob Moran for the use of his cartoons. Bob is an ethical British cartoonist, who lost his job at the Telegraph during the Covid-19 crisis - for being too honest!
This page is presented as a sequel to 'Crisis, Collusion & Conspiracy : The Pandemic & the Great Reset' with the objective of documenting sceptical evidence on the greater geo-political events unfolding. We observe an augmentation of hi-tech developments: data hungry systems for managing an increasingly diverse and non-compliant population; automation and bio-tech intrusion into traditional agriculture and the raising of livestock; cashless banking hand in hand with new digital currency; renewed attempts to force ecologic transition, and much more. All against the backdrop of war in Ukraine and it's impact on an already struggling economy. The information is presented for the english speaker/reader, and with a bias for UK events.


The New Normal : Post-pandemic politics, the totalitarian drift
Ukraine : Motives for war, profiteering & consequences
Environment : Real problems & the politicization of climate change
Selected research : Three decades of climate inaction: Why ?
Books available : Published attempts to unravel the chaos

Keywords: bio-security state, digital authoritarianism, vaccine passports, weaponization, police state, medical apartheid, digital social-scoring system, Social Credit Score, technocracy, population control, vaccination status, Central Bank Digital Currency, CBDC, electronic surveillance, centralized control, Blairite, Never let a good crisis go to waste, social unrest 42%, hidden agenda, climate alarmism, climate change, bio-terrorism
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The New Normal:

Bio Security authority and politics moulding our future

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Article Author Date Resumé
Future of the Bio Security Police State RootCause MD substack Feb 12 2022 The past two years have been an opportunistic power grab, a metastasis of centralized, top-down government control that has served the profit interests of the Pharmaceutical Industry while censoring clinical practice of doctors and restricting the freedom of the individual.

In Part IV of this series, we examine the implicit agenda of the coercive public health measures that have defined the rise of the Bio-Security Police State. We also explore a possible future of increasing restrictions implemented as part of an emerging Western implementation of social-scoring digital authoritarianism.
CBDCs : Orwellian Nightmare ? Suzie Violet Ward Jan 6 2023 CBDC == Central Bank Digital Currency: This technology can be used to seize your money if you hold views contravening the mainstream narrative. The functionality of programmable money will allow governments to check behaviours to ensure they fall in line with the latest agenda and implement repercussions. They can stop travel, prevent you from buying certain foods and steer you towards the current social agenda.
WCH speaks out: Stop the WHO Pandemic Treaty World Council for Health May 3 2022 Direct from the W H O - explanation of centralized control: The main goal of this treaty would be to foster an all of government and all of society approach, strengthening national, regional and global capacities and resilience to future pandemics. This includes greatly enhancing international co-operation to improve, for example, alert systems, data-sharing, research and local, regional and global production and distribution of medical and public health counter-measures such as vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and personal protective equipment.
Who's driving the Pandemic Express ? David Bell, Brownstone Sept 9 2022 Money, Power & Insecurity. The WHO is at the head of the game, but is almost a 'one bit' player in a much larger game of public-private partnerships and financial incentives that are driving the pandemic gravy train forward.
Food Barons 2022 : Crisis Profiteering, Digitalization and Shifting Power ETC Group Collective Sept 20 2022 The year 2020 was a horrific year for food security and health - but a bonanza for Big Food and Big Ag. In the midst of a global pandemic - combined with climate shocks, supply chain gridlock, price spikes, increasing hunger, food and energy shortages, civil strife, racial violence and wars - these Food Barons made the most of the converging crises in order to tighten their grip on every link in the Industrial Food Chain. In doing so, they undermine the rights of peasants, smallholders, fishers and pastoralists to produce food for their own communities and many others. The Food Barons exploit workers, poison soil and water, diminish biodiversity, prevent climate justice and perpetuate a food system structured upon racial and economic injustice.
How the 'Pandemic' Has Paved the Way for the New Fascism of the Global Biosecurity State Simon Elmer Oct 15 2022 The new shape of war ...'a war that has not been declared by any government but is no less real for that. Waged by the international technocracies of global governance that, under the cloak of the 'pandemic', have assumed increasing power over our lives since March 2020, this war is not being fought against foreign countries but against the populations of their member states.

Trialled for compliance under lockdown, the weapons of this war are Digital Identity, Central Bank Digital Currency, Universal Basic Income, Social Credit, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria, Sustainable Development Goals, and all the other programmes instrumental to the United Nation's Agenda 2030.'
The impossible path to Carbon Neutral Chris Morrison, Daily Sceptic Feb 27 2023 One particularly insidious way the Left seeks economic control is through environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores. These enable unelected supra-national interest groups to change financial systems and traditional ways of assessing risk and allocating capital. This is a planned move away from shareholder capitalism to 'stakeholder' collectivism, where companies are punished if they fail to show sufficient subservience to climate and social justice issues.
We own the Science and the World should Know it ! Robert Malone Oct 4 2022 The United Nations claims that they 'own the science'. For this reason, they have partnered with the big tech platforms to manipulate search results, and they are pouring vast quantities of money into globalist media outlets to ensure their version of "the science" is the one that we get to read.
The problem with our developing dependence on rare minerals Chris Morrison, Daily Sceptic March 13 2023 The much touted green energy economy and Net Zero goals are built on the dirty little secrets of slavery, child labour and environmental destruction ... Those pushing Net Zero, like the Democrats in the U.S. and green energy elites profiting from mandates and subsidies, know child and slave labour is used to produce the minerals their green technologies demand.
Covid, Climate Change - and The Globalists' Theft Seton Motley, Heartland March 13 2023 "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. It's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." And if crises don't occur naturally? No problem. 'The Globalists' will manufacture them.
Renewable Energy & the Demand for Rare Minerals International Energy Agency March 2022 An energy system powered by clean energy technologies differs profoundly from one fuelled by traditional hydrocarbon resources. Solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, wind farms and electric vehicles (EVs) generally require more minerals to build than their fossil fuel-based counterparts. A typical electric car requires six times the mineral inputs of a conventional car and an onshore wind plant requires nine times more mineral resources than a gas-fired plant. Since 2010 the average amount of minerals needed for a new unit of power generation capacity has increased by 50% as the share of renewables in new investment has risen.

Ukraine - victim in the tug of war

World Stage
Article Author Date Resumé
Ukraine Opens Monsanto Land Grabs Joyce Nelson, Ecologist Sept 11 2014 Hidden from mainstream media exposure, the World Bank and IMF loan has opened up Ukraine to major corporate inroads, writes Joyce Nelson. Loan conditions are forcing the deeply indebted country to open up to GMO crops, and lift the ban on private sector land ownership. US corporations are jubilant at the 'goldmine' that awaits them.
Climate Change & the Costs of War Murtaza Hussain, Intercept Sept 15 2019 It may not come as a surprise that the largest industrial military in the history of the world is also the single biggest polluter on the planet. A recent study from Brown University's Costs of War project surfaced this startling fact: The U.S. Department of Defense has a larger annual carbon footprint than most countries on earth. With a sprawling network of bases and logistics networks, the U.S. military is the single biggest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world aside from whole nation-states themselves. "Indeed, the DOD is the world's largest institutional user of petroleum and correspondingly, the single largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world," the report notes
COP26: Military Emissions & the Cost of War Democracy Now Nov 9 2021 The Costs of War project estimates the U.S. military produced around 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon emissions between 2001 and 2017, with nearly a third coming from U.S. wars overseas, including in Afghanistan and Iraq. By one account, the U.S. military is a larger polluter than 140 countries combined, including numerous industrialized nations, such as Sweden, Denmark and Portugal.
BOOK: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict Lindsey German Dec 2 2022 Supporting the increases in arms spending and production, giving the government support where none would be forthcoming over domestic issues, disarms our side in fighting our own ruling class. And we should always remember that our main enemy is at home in the class war, as it is for Ukrainians and Russians alike. Our fight has to be against our own government, on every level, which includes building an anti-war movement internationally.
Seven Things you can do to Stop the War Marcy Winograd Nov 7 2022 Sanctions on Russia have led to skyrocketing inflation, impacting the price of gas and food, with the price of cereal climbing 11% in the US. Inflation is even worse in Europe where the cost of food has risen nearly 14% as tens of thousands in Rome, Paris, and Prague march to protest the cost of living and NATO expansion. Demonstrators are demanding an end to sanctions on Russian oil and natural gas before a freezing cold winter arrives.
Why Environmental Groups must Oppose War Counterpunch Feb 23 2023 Economic interests in Ukraine in no way excuse the Russians (or any aggressor) for their invasions. Rather, those interests simply make those aggressions predictable. Russia - and the US - are capitalist countries in which the super-rich have an inordinate amount of influence and power over the foreign policy of their governments. For such capitalist countries, corporate economics is a major factor in instigating wars, with moral claims about protecting democracy and the "national interest" providing thinly veiled covers.
BOOK: Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World David Vine 2022 American military bases encircle the globe. More than two decades after the end of the Cold War and nearly three-quarters of a century after the last battles of World War II, the United States still stations troops at some eight hundred locations in foreign lands. These bases are usually taken for granted or overlooked entirely, a little-noticed part of the Pentagon's vast operations. But, in an eye-opening exposé, Base Nation shows how this global base network causes an array of ills - and undermines national security in the process.
Russia's belief in Nato 'betrayal' - and why it matters today Patrick Wintour, Guardian Jan 12 2022 The current confrontation between Russia and the west is fuelled by many grievances, but the greatest is the belief in Moscow that the west tricked the former Soviet Union by breaking promises made at the end of the cold war in 1989-1990 that Nato would not expand to the east. In his now famous 2007 speech to the Munich Security Conference, Vladimir Putin accused the west of forgetting and breaking assurances, leaving international law in ruins.
BOOK: Not One Inch Mary Sarotte Nov 30 2021 Mary Sarotte pulls back the curtain on the crucial decade between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of Vladimir Putin, when Americans and Russians-in conflict over NATO expansion and Europe's future-sowed the seeds of the tensions that shape today's world.
The Russia-Ukraine War Was Not Inevitable Brad, Euphoric Recall Oct 28 2022 The prevailing wisdom is that blame for the war falls entirely on Russia and its autocratic mad man of a president, who repeatedly rebuffed Biden's diplomatic overtures, and whose irredentist, revanchist aspirations and vendetta against the West drove him to invade Ukraine. This is how the conflict has been framed by the mainstream media since the very beginning.
Ukraine - A Classic Proxy War Monica Duffy Toft Oct 21 2022 The United States and European countries continue to pledge their support to Ukraine as Russia's invasion drags on into its ninth month - and have backed their alliance with recurrent deliveries of advanced weaponry and money.

Proxy wars are armed conflicts in which one nation sends resources other than its own military personnel - like weapons, trainers, advisers, surveillance drones, money or even mercenaries - to support another country fighting in a war. This is often done to achieve a political objective, like regime change in another country.
How Western Elites Exploit Ukraine Arta Moeini March 5 2022 The Ukraine crisis is undoubtedly a tragedy, but it is merely the latest in a series of geopolitical events stretching back at least 20 years in which the media coverage has been biased, one-sided, and ideological. All of these instances - Iraq, Libya, Syria, and the Afghanistan Withdrawal - were riddled with "structural information traps" that we ignored at our peril.
Minsk: They Tell it Like it is Rafael Poch, Pressenza March 4 2023 What are the purposes behind the Minsk Agreements ? What war is it about and when did it start in Ukraine? What is the 26 September attack on the Nord Stream pipeline evidence of ?
We Have also been Lied to about Ukraine Fernando del Pino Calvo-Sotelo, Pressenza Feb 2 2023 Covid, climate change and the war in Ukraine have two things in common. First, that our politicians defend foreign or supranational interests to the detriment of the interests of their own citizens. Second, that the well-paid media engage in aggressive propaganda campaigns based on huge lies until the test of virtue for a good citizen is to show either total adherence to the slogan or outright hatred for the targeted "enemy".
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Environment: the greatest existential threat ?

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Electric Cars are no Panacea Simon Pirani, Ecologist Feb 23 2021 The focus on electric cars - which goes together with a gigantic £27 billion road-building programme - is opposed by researchers of climate science, transport policy, engineering and urban planning. Their advice has in practice been ignored.

The Labour Party leadership is happy with the electric cars narrative, leaving researchers and campaigners outside parliament to point out that electrification, without an immediate, giant shift towards public transport, cycling and walking - and away from individually-owned cars - will never come close to decarbonising transport at any meaningful pace.
Green Wall Street: On the Extractivist Co-option of Ecological Politics Ben Debney Oct 7 2022 Since even limited political democracy is a threat to corporate power, especially where it plays a key role in exacerbating the climate emergency by continuing to treat the planet as an infinite resource and garbage dump in the service of capital accumulation, political democracy too must be colonised and rolled back.
The Billionaires Coming For Your Gas Boiler Toby Young Jan 28 2023 The emergence of Climate Imperative - which has received virtually no attention from legacy media outlets - is important for several reasons.

First, it shows that the effort to "electrify everything" and ban the use of natural gas in homes and businesses - and that includes gas stoves - is part of a years-long, lavishly funded campaign that is being bankrolled by some of the world's richest people.

Second, despite numerous claims about how nefarious actors are blocking the much-hyped "energy transition", the size of Climate Imperative's budget provides more evidence that the NGO-corporate-industrial-climate complex has far more money than the pro-hydrocarbon and pro-nuclear groups.
Radio Freguency Radiation & 5G : pollution & proliferation Gillian Jamieson, Daily Sceptic Feb 1 2023 Few of the general public I speak to have any awareness of the possible health harms of radio-frequency radiation such as 5G or Wi-Fi. Could this be because Government and mainstream media have colluded to ignore these risks?
Our obsolescent economy: modern capitalism and 'throwaway culture' Stephen Gorelick, Ecologist Sept 26 2017 We live in a throwaway society. Innovation in the tech industries mean ever more powerful products come to market. But the death of repair shops and a culture of reliance is not simply the result of shiny new things. Corporations, and capitalism itself, requires planned obsolesce, argues STEVEN GORELICK
Regenerative Food and Farming: Survival and Revival Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association Sept 28 2021 Agriculture is the largest employer in the world. with 570 million farmers and farm laborers supporting 3.5 billion people in rural households and communities. In addition to workers on the farm, food chain workers in processing, distribution and retail make up hundreds of millions of other jobs in the world, with over 20 million food chain workers in the U.S. alone (17.5% of the total workforce).

This makes public policy relating to food, farming and land use very important. Unfortunately, thousands of laws and regulations are passed every year, in every country and locality, that basically prop up conventional (i.e., industrial, factory farm, export-oriented, GMO) food and farming, while there is very little legislation passed or resources geared toward promoting organic and regenerative food and farming.
Pesticides: toxic to insects and humans Friends of the Earth Research shows that agricultural pesticides - a term that encompasses insecticides, herbicides and fungicides - are one of the main drivers of insect declines worldwide, along with habitat loss and climate change. Forty percent of insect species face extinction in coming decades, leading scientists to warn of "catastrophic ecosystem collapse" if we don't change the way we farm.
Pesticides: The Cocktail Effect The Soil Association Despite industry claims to the contrary, pesticide use is going up. Highly toxic pesticides remain in use. And crops are being treated more frequently with a greater variety of pesticides than ever before.
  • Seriously harm nature and wildlife
  • Trap farmers in a system that only helps a handful of corporations.
  • Can affect our endocrine system and be linked with certain cancers
Intensive pesticide use is also a crutch, holding up an already damaging industrial farming sector.
Outside the Safe Operating Space of the Planetary Boundary for Novel Entities Linn Persson,Bethanie M Carney & 12 others : Environmental Science & Technology Jan 18 2022 Chemical pollution has the potential to cause severe ecosystem and human health problems at different scales,(1) but also to alter vital Earth system processes on which human life depends. "Chemical pollution" was included as one of nine planetary boundaries, (2) in response to this understanding. Steffen et al.(3) renamed the "chemical pollution" boundary to "novel entities" (NE), defined as "new substances, new forms of existing substances and modified life forms", including "chemicals and other new types of engineered materials or organisms not previously known to the Earth system as well as naturally occurring elements (for example, heavy metals) mobilized by anthropogenic activities". Steffen et al.3 argued that the anthropogenic introduction of novel entities to the environment is of concern at the global level when these entities exhibit persistence, mobility across scales with consequent widespread distribution and accumulation in organisms and the environment, and potential negative impacts on vital Earth System processes or subsystems.

Just as actions aimed at curbing climate change transitioned from concentration or discharge-based limits to fixed caps on greenhouse gas emissions,(99) calls for caps on plastic production and use have been made. (7) We suggest that the same approach is needed for all NEs, getting back within the safe operating space can only be achieved through globally capping emissions of NEs at a rate that is commensurate with the physical and chemical capacity of the Earth system
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Focus on a peer reviewed paper: Three Decades of Climate Mitigation - Why haven't we Bent the Global Emissions Curve ? Read at source
Keywords climate mitigation, energy transitions, lock-ins, power, knowledge traditions, societal transformations

Abstract Despite three decades of political efforts and a wealth of research on the causes and catastrophic impacts of climate change, global carbon dioxide emissions have continued to rise and are 60% higher today than they were in 1990.

Exploring this rise through nine thematic lenses the paper covers the following issues:-

Section 3 items are dubbed 'The Davos Cluster'
  • climate governance 3.1
  • the fossil fuel industry 3.2
  • geopolitics 3.3
Section 4 items are dubbed 'The Enabler Cluster'
  • economics 4.1
  • mitigation modeling 4.2
  • energy systems 4.3
Section 5 items are dubbed 'The Ostrich & Phoenix Cluster'
  • inequity 5.1
  • lifestyles 5.2
  • social imaginaries 5.3
Each and all, draw out the multifaceted reasons for our collective failure, to bend the global emissions curve.

However, a common thread that emerges across the reviewed literature is the central role of power, manifest in many forms, from a dog-matic political-economic hegemony and influential vested interests to narrow techno-economic mindsets and ideologies of control. Synthesizing the various impediments to mitigation reveals how delivering on the commitments enshrined in the Paris Agreement now requires an urgent and unprecedented transformation away from today's carbon and energy-intensive development paradigm.

Books Published

Orwell Reads 2022
Author Title Publisher Date
Books: Totalitarianism
Desmet, Matthias The Psychology of Totalitarianism Chelsea Green Jun 2022
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Hannah, Arendt The Origins of Totalitarianism Harcourt Jan 1973
Orwell, George 1984 various 1949
Huxley, Aldous A Brave New World Sept 2013
Books: Capitalism, Philanthrocapitalism
Shiva, Vandana Onesness & the 1% : Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom New Internationalist July 2019
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Shiva, Vandana Philanthrocapitalism and the Erosion of Democracy: A Global Citizens Report on the Corporate Control of Technology, Health, and Agriculture Synergetic Mar 2022
Navdanya 'Nine Seeds'
Klein, Naomi The Shock Docrtine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Picador Jun 2008
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Giridharadas, Anand Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World Penguin Jan 2020
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McGoey, Linsey No Such Thing as a Free Gift : The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy VersoBooks Oct 2016
Publisher's websiteThe charitable sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the global economy. Nearly half of the more than 85,000 private foundations in the United States have come into being since the year 2000. Just under 5,000 more were established in 2011 alone. This deluge of philanthropy has helped create a world where billionaires wield more power over education policy, global agriculture, and global health than ever before.
Books: Biosecurity, Technocracy, Technofascism
Elmer, Simon The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State Lulu Sept 2022
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Hopkins, CJ The Rise of the New Normal Reich: Consent Factory Essays, Vol. III (2020-2021) May 2022
Author's websiteIn this third volume of his Consent Factory Essays, C. J. Hopkins presents an unofficial history of the roll-out of the "New Normal" during the 2020-2021 Covid-19 pandemic, and an analysis of this new, pathologized-totalitarian ideology that has radically transformed societies around the world.
Elmer, Simon Virtue & terror: Selected Articles on the UK Biosecurity State, Volume 1 Feb 2023
Author's websiteOriginally appearing between April 2020 and October 2021, these articles are a record of how, with the collaboration of a terrorised and virtuous public, a threat to public health that never existed was turned into a 'crisis', and on the justification of combatting it the 'vaccination' programme was implemented, laying the foundations for the UK biosecurity state of today. Collected in two volumes, Virtue and Terror and The New Normal, their publication marks the third anniversary since the 'pandemic' was officially declared by the World Health Organization in March 2020.
Elmer, Simon The New Normal: Selected Articles on the UK Biosecurity State, Volume 2 Feb 2023
Author's websiteEverything we've been told about the coronavirus 'pandemic' over the last three years has been a lie. Nothing we have been told is true. Whether we did or do choose to believe it is not a question of opinion, or what we call 'our' politics, or even of our trust in authority. Those in authority in our society, as in every other across the world and throughout history, didn't get there by telling the truth: they got there by lying. If we chose to believe them - and as a 'people' the British did so in overwhelming numbers - it was because we were scared, and our fear made us stupid, it made us compliant, it made us weak, it made us turn to the liars in authority and ask them to tell us what to do - worse, to demand that they tell us what to do, and not only us but everybody else too.
Lee, Donald What the Hell Is Going On?: The Web of Fraud That Is Enslaving Everyone and How We Can Escape to Freedom Oct 20 2022
Author's websiteDonald Lee pulls together evidence from a dozen disciplines to "connect the dots" on a web of fraud that is leading inexorably to a one-world totalitarian tyranny. That's the path we're on. But we can still get on to a different path.

We're in World War III. It's a 5th generation war so it doesn't even seem like war. At its root is a spiritual war - and spiritual wars are fought within.
Debney, Ben The Oldest Trick in the Book: Panic-Driven Scapegoating in History and Recurring Patterns of Persecution Palgrave Macmillan Jul 3 2020
Author's websiteThis book investigates the normalization of blame-shifting within ideological discourse as a broad feature of history, working from Churchill's truism that history is written by the victors. To that end, it explores historical episodes of political persecution carried out under cover of moral panic, highlighting the process of 'Othering' common to each and theorising a historical model of panic-driven scapegoating from the results.

Building this model from case studies in witch panic, communist panic and terrorist panic respectively, The Oldest Trick in the Book builds an argument that features common to each case study reflect broader historical patterning consistent with Churchill's maxim. On this basis it argues that the periodic construction of bogeymen or 'folk demons' is a useful device for enabling the kind of victim-playing and victim-blaming critical to protecting elite privilege during periods of crisis and that in being a recurring theme historically, panic-driven scapegoating retains great ongoing value to the privileged and powerful, and thus conspicuously remains an ongoing feature of world politics.
Beck, Glenn The Great Reset : Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st Century Fascism Forefront Books Jan 2022
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Kheriaty, Aaron The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State Regnery Nov 2022
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Wood, Patrick Technocracy Rising : The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation Jan 2017
Book reviewSince WWII, the shadow government has used an Orwellian combination of invasive digital technology and covert operations and finance to build a new form of centralized governance to succeed where communism failed. Patrick Wood has documented this history in Technocracy Rising - the Trojan Horse of Global Transformation. He calls this new form of "command and control" governance "technocracy."
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Books: Corruption at the Center
Varoufakis, Yanis Adults in the Room Vintage May 2018
Author's websiteWhat happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power.
Webb, Whitney One Nation under Blackmail Vol1: The Sordid Union Between Intelligence and Crime that Gave Rise to Jeffrey Epstein Trine Day Oct 2022
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Webb, Whitney One Nation under Blackmail Vol2: The Sordid Union Between Intelligence and Crime that Gave Rise to Jeffrey Epstein Trine Day Oct 2022
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Books: WAR
Benjamin, Medea War in Ukraine : Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict OR Books Nov 15 2022
Book reviewSupporting the increases in arms spending and production, giving the government support where none would be forthcoming over domestic issues, disarms our side in fighting our own ruling class. And we should always remember that our main enemy is at home in the class war, as it is for Ukrainians and Russians alike. Our fight has to be against our own government, on every level, which includes building an anti-war movement internationally.
Burrowes, Stewart The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach Suny Press Nov 1995
Publisher's website"The author develops in clear prose, and with impressive documentation, a persuasive approach to a strategy of nonviolent defense, which has not been done before in such a systematic and comprehensive manner. The book's focus is of great importance for conflict theory, international relations, and the role of violence in inter-group relations. " - Richard Falk, Princeton University
Vine, David Base Nation Skyhorse Oct 2017
Author's introAmerican military bases encircle the globe. More than two decades after the end of the Cold War and nearly three-quarters of a century after the last battles of World War II, the United States still stations troops at some eight hundred locations in foreign lands. These bases are usually taken for granted or overlooked entirely, a little-noticed part of the Pentagon's vast operations. But, in an eye-opening exposé, Base Nation shows how this global base network causes an array of ills - and undermines national security in the process.
Sarotte, Mary Not One Inch Yale Uni Oct 2022
Book reviewMary Sarotte pulls back the curtain on the crucial decade between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of Vladimir Putin, when Americans and Russians-in conflict over NATO expansion and Europe's future-sowed the seeds of the tensions that shape today's world.

Diplomatic negotiations between Russia & Nato span three decades. During this time period, presidents and politicians have changed office several times. It concerns parties communicating in more than a dozen different languages; this alone exposes the delicacy of entente cordiale for instances where there is no direct translation of terms in an agreement. What could possibly go wrong ?
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Books: Free Speech, Media, Censoring
Doyle, Andrew Free Speech & Why it Matters Constable Feb 2022
Author's websiteIn this incisive and fascinating book, Andrew Doyle addresses head-on the most common concerns of free speech sceptics, and offers a timely and robust defence of this most foundational of principles.
Schiffrin, Anya Media Capture: How Money, Digital Platforms, and Governments Control the News Columbia Uni Press June 2021
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Zuboff, Shoshana The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power Profile Books 2019
Author's websiteEvery time Zuboff speaks in public, she asks the audience: "What are the concerns that bring you here?" People call out words: privacy; dystopia; control; monopoly; manipulation; intrusion; exploitation; democracy; misinformation; fear; freedom; power; rebellion; slavery; resistance. Everywhere the words are virtually the same. What can be done? People object, but nothing happens. (Guardian book review)
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