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No, Julian Assange Didn’t Claim Bernie Sanders Was Threatened To Drop Out

No, Julian Assange Didn’t Claim Bernie Sanders Was Threatened To Drop Out

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A popular website has sensationally claimed that Assange said Bernie Sanders was threatened in an interview with John Pilger. There is only one big problem – the so-called quote by Assange doesn’t exist. I crawled the Internet and came up empty handed, but what I did find is information on a website that has time and time again published BS stories. The website in question is usasupreme.com, which even has their owners hidden from who.is. So for wasting my time and having me tweet out disinformation, I intend to absolutely destroy your credibility. For you see, this type of bullshit fabricated information hurts us all in the end. The quotes from USA Supreme are actually copy pasted edited quotes from Amy Goodman’s interview with Assange on Democracy Now! The real quote from Democracy Now doesn’t mention anything about Sanders being threatened to drop out of the race. The rest of the copy pasta squelches together quotes from a Washington Times article where Assange accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of committing “extortion.” AMY GOODMAN: Finally, Julian, we cut you off earlier when you were talking about what you felt were the most significant emails that you have released. Is there any last one that you’d like to mention? And also, do you have any thoughts on Donald Trump? I mean, just before we went to air, a CNN poll came out that says Donald Trump is ahead by 5 percentage points of Hillary Clinton. Now, he did just come off of the Republican convention, but many called it the worst convention in history, so it’s not automatic that he should have had this percentage lead. Of course, though, you have the crisis, the disarray, the Democratic Party is in because of these emails that you’ve released. JULIAN ASSANGE: Well, you’re asking me, do I prefer cholera or gonorrhea? Personally, I would prefer neither. Look, I think—you know, we know how politics works in the United States. Whoever—whatever political party gets into government is going to merge with the bureaucracy pretty damn fast. It will be in a position where it has some levers in its hand. And so, as a result, corporate lobbyists will move in to help control those levers. So...

How To Find Out Which Political Label Facebook Has Given You

How To Find Out Which Political Label Facebook Has Given You

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Did you know that every time you like or share a post or a page on Facebook, the social media network is using your choices to collect data on what it thinks your political views are? In fact, it even has you labeled under a certain category, and in this video we’re going to tell you exactly how to find out what that category is. Conservative, Moderate or Liberal? Those are the three options Facebook uses, and if you’ve used the social media giant for awhile, there’s a good chance it thinks it has you figured out. How do you find out which label Facebook has given you? Start by logging into your account on the desktop version of Facebook. Then go to facebook.com/ads/preferences. Click on the “more” tab and then click on the “Lifestyle and Culture” tab. Then click “see more” and scroll down to the box that is labeled “US Politics.” The word beneath it in parentheses is the political label Facebook has given you. How does Facebook create this label? It could be as simple as you “liking” a conservative politician’s page or following a conservative media outlet. Or it it could be as tricky as you “liking” a page that has nothing to do with politics, such as Target or Starbucks, and if the majority of their followers have been labeled as liberals, then you might be labeled as one too. Why should you care? Facebook is using the label it creates for you to determine which ads show up in your newsfeed. And you might think, “I’m a diehard liberal, and I am perfectly fine with only liberal political ads showing up in my newsfeed,” but the problem with that logic is that by only seeing ads that are related to your political views, you are putting yourself in a bubble that makes you even more susceptible to becoming part of the false “left vs. right” narrative. There’s also the chance that Facebook has given you the wrong label. With neoconservatism running rampant on the right and social justice warriors becoming more common on the left, few people are just strictly just “liberal” and “conservative,” and it raises the question, do we really want Facebook being the judge of our...

Neo-Con Iraq War Architect Wolfowitz Supports Hillary Clinton

Neo-Con Iraq War Architect Wolfowitz Supports Hillary Clinton

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Paul Wolfowitz, an adviser to former President George W. Bush has said that his contempt for Donald Trump is so strong that he will likely vote for Hillary Clinton in November. During an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, Wolfowitz said, “I wish there were somebody I could be comfortable voting for. I might have to vote for Hillary Clinton, even though I have big reservations about her.” Now, Wolfowitz has been referred to as an architect of the Iraq War, because of his eagerness to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein after 9/11. After his time as the Deputy Defense Secretary, Wolfowitz went on to become the president of the World Bank, after he was nominated by Bush in 2005. In the recent interview, Wolfowitz criticized Trump’s statement about U.S. foreign policy in Iraq, saying “Trump says that it is precisely we and our policies that are responsible for the mess in Iraq. But I certainly think it’s important to speak up and say how unacceptable he is. I’m always more than willing to do that.” Given his past ties to corruption and big banks, it is no surprise that Wolfowitz would support Hillary Clinton, especially when it comes to foreign policy. When Wolfowitz pushed for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, he was participating in a long-standing pattern prevalent in U.S. Foreign Policy. With Clinton as the most likely to push for the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is also known as the latest bad guy in the Middle East, it is only right that Wolfowitz support her. While some might be shocked to see Republicans supporting Democrats, it is just another reminder that U.S. Foreign isn’t built around which party is in office. For the elites, it doesn’t matter whether there’s red or blue in the White House as long as that candidate uses fear-mongering to push for more endless war. Follow Rachel Blevins on Facebook and Twitter. Rachel Blevins Rachel Blevins is a journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. For story tips, contact...

Assange Assassin? Intruder Tries To Scale Ecuador’s London Embassy

Assange Assassin? Intruder Tries To Scale Ecuador’s London Embassy

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Mere hours after the news broke that the rape warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest was canceled, an unknown intruder tried to break into the Ecuador’s embassy in London where Assange has been living in asylum. Assange Assassin? At approximately 2.47 a.m., an unknown male intruder tried to scale the embassy wall, then fled after being caught by security climbing. Again, this comes just as Assange’s warrant on a dubious rape allegation was canceled in Sweden. Male intruder at 2.47am climbed this wall of the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Assange has asylum https://t.co/6ZIHDkuquJ — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 22, 2016 19 mins ago at 2:47am an unknown man scaled the side wall+window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London; fled after being caught by security. — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 22, 2016 So who could this unknown male intruder be? Wikileaks hasn’t confirmed the reason for the intrusion. Twitter responded by speculating it was a hit on Assange by Hillary Clinton, who likely has a rather large body count this year alone. Clinton can’t afford another high profile death – according to sources Hillary is under investigation for dozens of charges of fraud in regards to the Clinton Foundation by the IRS and U.S. Attorney’s office. @wikileaks I believe the proper term is "assassin" — Phil Nicolas James (@philjames_) August 22, 2016 @wikileaks attempted assassination you think? — Wikileaks2 (@laurapcd1) August 22, 2016 @wikileaks Holy Shit,hope he has great security,could it be a #ClintonThugOpertive / #DNCBondThug ,a trail of death follows the #Clintons ! — Clifford Hutchinson (@MoonHutch) August 22, 2016 Additionally, WikiLeaks tweeted out that Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta was being probed by the FBI and DOJ. FBI, DOJ launch Probe into Firm of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta Over Russian Links https://t.co/cBZrjRIrQh https://t.co/fj8i7mAG6l — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 21, 2016 Wikileaks later tweeted out a document dump on John Podesta saying “114 emails from #Podesta Group to Stratfor showing foreign government lobbying in action” 114 emails from #Podesta Group to Stratfor showing foreign government lobbying in action, in this case for Georgia https://t.co/3NjOyjXge8 — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 21, 2016 Wikileaks has previously said they have way more on Hillary Clinton that will be released leading up to the election, including her deleted emails she thought...

THIS Is What U.S. Foreign Policy Really Looks Like

THIS Is What U.S. Foreign Policy Really Looks Like

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The mainstream media in the United States did something unusual on Thursday—they look the time to show their viewers what the aftermath of an air strike looks like. They did this only after pictures and videos went viral on social media showing one survivor of an air strike in Aleppo, Syria, a 5-year-old boy named Omran Daqneesh. Aleppo is the definition of a war-torn city, and whenever you see the mainstream media talking about this incident, there is a good chance they are also going to be talking about how the Syrian government or Russia is responsible. While that might be the case in this bombing, the fact they are not mentioning is the U.S. also launches air strikes that lead to civilian causalities. In fact, just last week we were part of the coalition that bombed a school in Yemen were 10 children were killed. But do you see any footage of that on mainstream media television? President Obama has become known as the “drone king” because he has launched drone strikes in a number of countries—Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, you name it. But the thing is that we don’t usually see the footage of those drone strikes. We don’t see the civilians that are killed, we don’t see the villages wrecked. We live in a post-9/11 era, and while we all have memories of that tragic day, we also know that we’ve grown up listening to each president talk about how we need to fight this terrorist group or that terrorist group. We listen to Obama talk about how we need to fight ISIS, and we should be afraid of ISIS, but do we ever stop to think about the fact that there is a new generation of kids being raised in those war-torn countries that have gown up under U.S. invasion? It is 2016, and in this election year, we need to start asking some serious questions about our country’s foreign policy, such as: why are we invading other countries without addressing the consequences, why are we launching drone strikes and practically justifying civilian casualties, and why are we promoting a political system where our foreign policy can be perfectly summed up by the phrase “endless war”? Follow Rachel Blevins...

Be The Change, Enlighten Yourself and Others

Be The Change, Enlighten Yourself and Others

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As you know, We Are Change is an exclusive independent media source for independent thinkers, not conditioned by bias from the right or left political ideologies. Our journalists objectively provide readers with facts, bringing truth to power and opening conversations that will never come about from mainstream news. We all have gratitude for independent journalists and bloggers who investigate and bring important news to online communities. As journalists create content and readers follow, we create symbiosis that improves all of our mental capacities. You benefit when you write about what you read. A Twitter post, a Facebook blog—or better yet—a personal blog summarizing what you have read about, helps you develop relationships with followers interested in the things that you pay attention too. There is great value in writing. The same way you have been inspired, can spread to others and help people as you have been helped. Satisfaction is derived from producing things for others. It is our human nature to feel valued. What is it that drives independent journalists to do what they do? Dozens, hundreds, even thousands worldwide can and will join the independent journalism movement. The world needs journalists and journalists need the world to read our work. Through practice, we create followership and symbiosis. We do this because we are grateful for every reader who learns. Now is the time for independent journalists! The mainstream media is dying and we know we need more people like us to be the change we want to see in media, hence the name of our organization. To be a journalist, you become engaged in research, involving reading and writing. There are many health benefits to the process. Gain more Knowledge You don’t just read, you retain information and the more you know, the more you can know. Every time you read you will receive something new and help you learn about what lies in the unknown world. The brain links ideas with past knowledge and experience, creating new neural connections, solidifying your intelligence. Three types of intelligence are improved through reading. The ability to understand and respond to the feelings of yourself and others, your “emotional intelligence,” is improved by reading through the work of people who convey...

Day 8: Germans Tour For Peace Through Russia

Day 8: Germans Tour For Peace Through Russia

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Guest post by Max Bachmann ——————————————— It is the eighth day of the Tour for Peace. The journey began August 7th in Berlin with 235 people to promote friendship and peace between the Russian and German people. “Druschba” means friendship, therefore the organizers chose this name for their tour.  The Tour for Peace is currently between St. Petersburg and Moscow. With a successful starting event in Berlin the tour took off, went through Poland and arrived in Kaliningrad on August 8. In the next week the activists will visit cities like Riga, Pskov and St. Petersburg. The schedule for the participants, organizers and initiators is packed with memorial events, concerts organized by locals, meetings with politicians and other Russian officials as well as other events where Germans and Russians get to know each other. Touring through eastern Europe, with a schedule like that and borders to cross, is no holiday at all. My personal experience as a reporter has been great so far, but you have to tolerate a lack of sleep and even food sometimes, because you are constantly running from event to event. The Russian people – adults, teenagers, kids and even grandparents, who experienced the war as soldiers or in concentration camps so far loved the operation. At the memorial events people from both sides are being respectful towards the other nation. The Russians have huge memorials for the fallen soldiers and civilians of World War II. It is said that every Russian family has had losses during that time. Over 27 million Russian are supposed to have died in the conflict with Germany. Surprisingly the convoy was even welcomed in the Balkan states, where some feared the tour would encounter enemies of the idea of European friendship with Russia. In Lithuania, participants planned an unannounced protest at a NATO air base as one of the initiators got a call from the Lithuanian police, who offered to escort the convoy to the air base. Contrary to what the media in Germany tells you about the relationship between those smaller states and Russia, the citizens at least did not seem to be heavily against the initiative. For the participants of the Tour for Peace and the Russian people it has...

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