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Caitlin Johnstone: Oligarchic empire is working harder to bolt down our minds in service of its agendas. And THAT gives us hope…

Silicon Valley is working more and more openly in conjunction with the US government, and its algorithms elevate empire-authorized narratives while hiding unapproved ones with increasing brazenness. The mass media have become so blatantly propagandistic that US intelligence operatives are now openly employed by news outlets they used to have to infiltrate covertly. NATO and military institutions are studying and testing new …

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Caitlin Johnstone: Oh great, they’re putting guns on robodogs now

At an exhibit booth in the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting and exhibition, Ghost Robotics (the military-friendly competitor to the better-known Boston Dynamics) proudly showed off a weapon that is designed to attach to its quadruped bots made by a company called SWORD Defense Systems. “The SWORD …

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Caitlin Johnstone: Australia continues its plunge into authoritarianism and military brinkmanship

Antiwar reports: “President Biden and the leaders of Australia and the UK announced a new military agreement on Wednesday aimed at countering China. The pact, known as AUKUS, will focus on the sharing of sensitive military technologies, and the first initiative will focus on getting Australia nuclear-powered submarines.” US officials speaking to CNN described the effort …

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Caitlin Johnstone: Australia’s not a free country. State surveillance and autocracy are rife because we have no bill of rights

There’s a lot to criticize, from soldiers patrolling state borders and policing the streets of Sydney, to people being arrested for merely posting about lockdown protests on social media, to police accessing QR-tracing information and firing projectile weapons at lockdown protesters, to news broadcasters naming and shaming Covid patients who violate isolation orders, to the frequently ineffective hotel quarantine system …

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Caitlin Johnstone: The US again bombs nations on the other side of the world in the name of ‘self-defense’

“At President Biden’s direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region,” reads a statement by Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby. “The targets were selected because these facilities are utilized by Iran-backed militias that are engaged in unmanned aerial …

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