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Introducing Harry Fear - activist and filmmaker

December 4, 2013, part 1 of 2.
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12 December 2013 | Permalink | comments: 0
By Hereward Fenton

Harry FearMy guest today in the second hour is filmmaker Harry Fear, who has been documenting the struggle of the Palestinian people and providing opportunites for journalists from around the world to visit the occupied territories in Palestine.

Our conversation today covers some of  the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, recent troubles in Gaza and Egypt's current political situation.

In the first hour we bring to you some coverage of the current unrest in Thailand with a focus on exposing some of the blatant disinformation emanating from the major news networks. The main theme of recent news on Thailand is that the protest movement there is led by a minority faction who have an "anti-democratic" agenda. The truth is indeed quite different, and I urge you to listen to the full show to get a different perspective on this unfolding crisis.

Also in the first hour, we take a look at some recent interviews with the iconic intellectual Noam Chomsky with aim of analysing the peculiar bias and blind spots which he demonstrates on some very important topics.

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Deconstructing the spin from corporate media on Thailand

03 December 2013 | Permalink | comments: 0
By Hereward Fenton

Categories: [ Thailand ]

The spin from corporate media on Thailand is that the protest movement there represents a minority of the population and that they are anti-democratic.

The first claim is patently false, the second one is yet to be proven.

Let’s look at the first claim, about this being a minority movement. It’s true that the incumbent government won the previous election, so at one time they did indeed represent a majority. However, things have moved on and the mood of the people has changed. The protesters argue that the elections were won due to electoral bribes from the fantastically wealthy exiled former PM who has already been convicted on various corruption charges.

They further argue that the “redshirts” - so called regime loyalists - are an artificial construct, a “rent-a-crowd” funded by the same source

Add to that the fact that the former PM’s sister is now in charge and taking orders from the exiled brother, and you can understand the sense of outrage that many Thais feel. While the support for the protest movement has grown, the support for the regime has dwindled.

And where are the redshirts?

In all the international media coverage of the protest the redshirts are nowhere to be seen. They have vaporized. Despite this the western media continues to push the ludicrous meme that the protest is a minority movement.

Now let’s consider the “anti-democratic” accusation. It’s true that the protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has called for a “People’s Council” to replace the government, but that is because the government is seen as fundamentally illegitimate and corrupt. So, in the interests of democracy, they say that this corrupt structure must be taken down. That is their position. As to whether this is anti-democratic, only time will tell, but while there is so much misinformation about the size and mandate of the protest movement it’s impossible to tell whether this is heading in a democratic direction.

As to why it is the western media is propping up the current regime in Thailand, that’s another story. I would argue that the western media (a proxy for a hidden oligarchy) has an aversion to real democracy movements because true democracy is the greatest threat to its power.

John Pilger Deconstructs the New World Order

November 27, 2013, part 1 of 1.
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30 November 2013 | Permalink | comments: 1
By Hereward Fenton

John Pilger

My guest today is legendary filmmaker John Pilger, who has just released a new documentary, 'Utopia', which documents the ongoing oppression of Australia's indigenous people which Pilger first highlighted in his 1985 film 'The Secret Country'.

During our interview Pilger explains how the false left/right paradigm disguises a much deeper agenda of control which we see being played out all over the world. He highlights the way in which racist policies such as the Northern Territory Intervention have been used in a sense to trial new ways of controlling populations, which are now being rolled out nationally, and across all ethnic divisions.

Pilger talks of a new class division which is being created within modern society, between those who are willing to go along with an increasingly tyrannical system and those who are marginalised to the status of a disenfrachised under class, whose lives are monitored, controlled and restricted in a multitude of ways.

Pilger also talks about the role of the media in falsely representing the policies of the major parties, giving us the illusion that we are able to make a meaningful choice when it comes time to vote, whereas, in fact, whichever way we vote things turn out pretty much the same. He argues that similar PR (or propaganda) techniques have been used to 'sell' wars to us in order to keep us compliant.

Also in today's show, we bring you some media clips in relation to welfare quarantining and the Basics Card.

I believe today's show is an important contribution to the worldwide struggle against encroaching tyranny. If you feel the same, please forward this link to your contact list.

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Roger Stone on the man who killed Kennedy

November 20, 2013, part 1 of 2.
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25 November 2013 | Permalink | comments: 0
By Hereward Fenton

JFK and LBJ

My 2nd hour guest today is Roger Stone, author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ. Stone's book delves into many hidden aspects of the life and character of Lyndon Baines Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy as the 36th President of the United States on November 22, 1963.

Stone's indictment of the late President Johnson is severe and unrelenting. He describes LBJ as a narcissist, psychopath, alcoholic and sex addict - a man obsessed with his own self image and consumed with jealousy of JFK's status and mass appeal. According to Stone, LBJ's criminal past included eight murders. A major motive for his involvement in the assassination plot was an ongoing Senate investigation into bribery and corrupt financial dealings in which he was involved, and the fact that he was to be dumped from the Democratic ticket in the upcoming election.

Stone's work builds on other established theories about the JFK assassination. His work doesn't question the significant involvement of the CIA, Texas oilmen or the military industrial complex. All these players had something to gain from JFK's death. Johnson's involvement, however, was deeply personal, and his role was pivotal to the success of the plot.

Also in the 2nd hour, I bring you an excerpt from a lecture by popular researcher Thomas Sheridan, titled Psychopaths in Public Life. Sheridan's analysis differs from much academic literature on this subject in that he is not afraid to confront the reality that a large percentage of psychopaths never get caught, and are often found at the highest levels of politics and business.

In the first hour of today's show we take a look at the GetUp! organisation in Australia, its roots and connections to other large scale activist movements around the world. GetUp! specialises in social engineering, and has had enormous success in Australia. It's sister organisation, Avaaz, has had similar success, on an even larger scale.

Another organisation, Purpose.com, created by GetUp! co-founder Jeremy Heimans, states the following on its "About" page:

Purpose creates 21st century movements. We deploy the collective power of millions of citizens and consumers to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop and launch our own social and consumer movements using our model of movement entrepreneurship, and we work with organizations and progressive companies to help them mobilize large-scale, purposeful action.

Today we ask the question, who is behind these groups? Are they really a manifestation of popular will, or are they rather the work of a hidden oligarchy which sees shaping society as its privilege and responsibility?

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Introducing Karen Hudes: World Bank whistleblower

November 13, 2013, part 1 of 2.
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19 November 2013 | Permalink | comments: 0
By Hereward Fenton

Karen Hudes

My guest today is Karen Hudes, former senior counsel at the World Bank.

From Karen's website:

In 1999 Karen reported the corrupt take-over of the second largest bank in the Philippines. Lucio Tan, a crony of Joseph Estrada, then President of the Philippines, acquired stock owned by government employees in Philippines National Bank (“PNB”) valued more than 10% of PNB’s outstanding capital without disclosure, as required by Philippines securities laws. Tan owned Philippines Airlines, in default on its loans from PNB. The government of the Philippines loaned $493 million to PNB after PNB’s depositors made heavy withdrawals. $200 million of a loan from the World Bank and a $200 million loan from Japan were cancelled.

Estrada was ultimately impeached, and in 2007 an anti-corruption court in the Philippines required Estrada to refund graft he had plundered. The Bank’s Country Director in the Philippines reassigned Karen when she asked him to sign a letter warning the Philippines’ government that the Bank could not disburse its loan without a waiver from the Board of Executive Directors since the loan conditionality was not met. The World Bank’s Internal Audit Department refused to correct the satisfactory evaluation of the Bank’s supervision performance or the flawed report of the Institutional Integrity Department to the Audit Committee of the Board of Executive Directors.

When the Audit Committee requested an audit of internal controls over financial reporting, KPMG, the external auditors, circumscribed the scope of their audit in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.

Two days after informing the Board’s Audit Committee of the cover-up in the Philippines, Karen was reprimanded and placed on probation. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the World Bank’s Audit Committee to look into the cover- up. Instead, the Chair of the World Bank’s Audit Committee requested an inquiry into the World Bank’s Institutional Integrity Department. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations followed up with three letters to the World Bank. The World Bank forged documents and fired Karen in contempt of Congress. The World Bank also fired the Staff Association’s lawyer. The Staff Association stated that what had happened to Karen had damaged staff morale and prevented others from reporting misconduct. The World Bank’s Ethics’ Officer left in frustration after her request for an investigation by the World Bank’s Institutional Integrity Department was turned down.

Our discussion today covers substantive issues of the corruption which Karen exposed, as well as broader analysis of systemic issues within the monetary system and the hidden control exerted over international banking by the Jesuits and the Vatican.

In the first hour of the show I bring you several audio clips related to the Kennedy assassination. The aim here is to show that the key signs of "inside job" in the JFK case have strong parallels to other majors crimes in history, which can in retrospect be seen as instrumental in the implementation of geo-political strategies of the ruling elites.

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John Jones QC speaks about his client Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

November 6, 2013, part 1 of 2.
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15 November 2013 | Permalink | comments: 0
By Hereward Fenton

Categories: [ Advertising, Libya, Russell Brand ]

In the second hour of today's show I'm joined by John Jones QC, the International Criminal Court appointed lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is currently in prison awaiting trial in Libya on various counts, inlcuding charges related to a visit by ICC lawyer Melinda Talyor last year.

Our discussion ranges over many aspects of the case, with particular emphasis on the way in which the international community has tacitly sanctioned the many violations of international law which have been carried out by the Libyan rebels who took over the country and summarily executed the former leader Colonel Gaddafi in 2011.

Also in the interview we take a look at the Julian Assange case with which Mr. Jones has some familiarity, and we consider the peculiar statutes in EU law which allow the extradition of individuals against whom there are no charges - and what this means for democracy.

In the first hour I am joined by Josh Jackson to re-visit the political polemic of comedian Russell Brand which I addressed last week. Together we delve into some of the more problematic aspects of the comedian's attempt to save the world through revolution and wealth re-distribution.

All in all a great show with lots of variety and original material today!

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My Russell Brand Rant

October 30, 2013, part 1 of 2.
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09 November 2013 | Permalink | comments: 0
By Hereward Fenton

Today's show consists largely of a diatribe against the socialist wealth re-distribution mindset reflected in the recent interviews given by comedian Russell Brand.

This should not be seen as an endorsement of laissez faire capitalism or globalist monopolies masquerading as "free market", but there is an even greater danger posed by the forced re-distribution of wealth, which has lead in the past to crimes against humanity. The names Pol Pot, Mao and Stalin stand as a stark reminder of what happens when "equality" is forced upon a society.

Forced wealth re-distribution is essentially violence in the name of "greater good". It is essentially a lie. Historically, such programs always end in the kind of hypocrisy expressed in George Orwell's Animal Farm: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”.

My diatribe against Brand is not personal, but is purely directed at his dangerous ignorance of history, with the aim of counteracting the effect his words may have on younger, naive audiences.

In the 2nd hour we bring you some recent clips from radio broadcaster Stefan Molyneux which address these same concerns.

Also in today's show, we take a look at the rampant disinformation and political spin swirling around the news coverage of the recent bushfires in the Blue Mountains near Sydney. These fires are now known to have been caused by artillery training which took place on ADF land on October 16. The climate change activism lobby seized upon these fires as proof of anthropogenic climate change, but they neglected to mention the startling fact that the maximum temperature on the day the fire started was only 23 degrees C - that doesn't even classify as a warm day, let alone a hot one!

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March against Monsanto!

October 16, 2013, part 1 of 2.
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October 16, 2013, part 2 of 2.
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28 October 2013 | Permalink | comments: 0
By Hereward Fenton

Categories: [ GM Foods, Libya ]

Leah Shanley talks to a farmer at the March Against Monsanto
Leah Shanley talks to a farmer at the March Against Monsanto

In today's show we bring you some exclusive interviews from the recent protest against the biotech giant Monsanto.

Leah Shanley attended the Perth protest and captured some great footage of the event as well as interviewing some of the diverse participants in the global protest.

Our scheduled interview with John Jones QC was unfortunately cancelled but we hope to bring you that interview in the coming weeks.

Also on today's show we take a look at Spain's new solar tax and we examine the alarming editorial bias of the TEDx conferences which has been revealed in a  leaked memo sent to their agents.

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Andrew Adams wrote:

“As it stands, I dont think anyone here actually cares what you think about anything.”

I posted references about what science thinks about persistent contrails. Can you point out where science has got it wrong?

BTW, any readers able to think for themselves - probably directed here by a search engine - will certainly take note who is falling back to insults, wild personal accusations and various distractions instead of discussing the actual issue.

On 40 pages of discussion no evidence was brought forward that contrails cannot persist. The science (and the article we are commenting on) still stands.

By Josh on 2014 11 08 - 06:50:14
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Hi, Ion,

I suggest you look up Bull WHO 1978. Report of an International Commission (Report on 1976 Zaire Ebola outbreak); 56(2): 271-273 to know the cause of the first Ebola outbreaks.

VS.

By Dr Viera Scheibner on 2014 11 07 - 12:37:31
From the entry 'Jon Rappoport on Ebola, HIV and the Medical Industrial Complex'.

There are many things to be concerned about, but persistent contrails are not on top of that list.

is that so?...  next time someone asks for an anonymous unqualified retarded opinion to help them make up their mind about something, I’ll send them to you. As it stands, I dont think anyone here actually cares what you think about anything.

Hi, this is Hereward Fenton, founder of Truth News Australia.

Do you often feel confused about what’s really going on in the world? I certainly do!

lol - yep - thats where i want to get my news from, someone not sure if hes arthur or martha.. maybe fenton should stop reading his own website for a start..  and instead of having begging pop ups .please send me your monies - im broke!. if youre that short of cash, have you thought of getting a job and working for a change?

By Andrew Adams on 2014 11 07 - 11:33:02
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Poldo,
Not sure how you interpret this as being referring to third person. It is clearly written by me as i refer to “I”.
Cheers,
LEONARD CLAMPETT

Cheers,
LEONARD CLAMPETT who has much more important things to do that argue with idiots because they have had far more experience than I.

By Leonard Clampett on 2014 11 06 - 10:55:23
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Leonard, I wasn’t questioning your views on chemtrails et, I actually agree with you.  I just find it a bit strange that you would be a paying member of TRNA when you think the content is wrong/misleading.  I also find it a bit weird when people refer the themselves as the 3rd person as you demonstrated.  As I said I am not having a go at you, just my observations.

By Poldo hitch on 2014 11 06 - 09:50:47
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Andrew Adams wrote:

gormless anonymous lying disinfo unqualified waste of time shill josh

Is that you, Skywatcher ??

Back to the subject: I have refuted claims by referencing scientific papers. What specifically do you think I ignored?

So far, no evidence was brought forward in this discussion that normal contrails cannot persist. The arguments in favour of that claim were based on misunderstandings and misinterpretations that I have pointed out.

There are many things to be concerned about, but persistent contrails are not on top of that list.

By Josh on 2014 11 05 - 18:39:30
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

pilger says the the most “probable” scanario for 9/11 is thay “they” let it happen. to say that ignores the fact the for building 7 to come down at free fall acceleration, as begrudgingly acknowledged by NIST, is impossible without the use of some sort of controlled demolition.

that itself flies in the face of “letting it happen” and is more accurately described as “making it happen”

pilgers good mate . assange.. is also on the record as saying that he is annoyed by those that question the official account of 9/11. unbelievable! recent polls show the majority of the world dont believe the official account, yet this website continues to promote such purveyors of lies - thereby calling into question its own credibility ( among other reasons )

fenton pilger assange, all more interested in promoting themselves than the truth

By Andrew Adams on 2014 11 05 - 11:58:12
From the entry 'John Pilger Deconstructs the New World Order'.

gormless anonymous lying disinfo unqualified waste of time shill josh

“If someone makes an accusation, he must bring evidence.”

there are countless thousands examples of evidence that shows why many are reasonably concerned by what they see when they look up. just because you wish to ignore all this, and say there is nothing to be concerned about, does not refute any of it. you are not the person people are seeking answers from. you are unqualified to refute any of this. no one cares for your lumpen retarded opinion. get that simple fact through your ridiculously thick head.

http://gumshoenews.com/2014/02/22/melbourne-chemtrails/

http://markdice.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=122:chemtrails-facts-a-fiction&catid=66:articles-by-mark-dice&Itemid=89

@ confused.. a while back fenton blocked all from commenting here unless they had an account. he didnt like having his hypocrisy exposed, or his obvious bias. i can only assume he didnt get enough people signing up and his dog and pony show disinfo site, truthnews looked like a deserted craphouse..  so he has opened up the comments again ..

he also says things like ” i think we can all agree a plane hit the pentagon” - ha! - based on what!? he doesnt/wont/cant say..

By Andrew Adams on 2014 11 05 - 11:36:15
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Dear Confused,

I can but assume you mean “with whom you disagree.” I am amused by the juvenile attempts by the shills to deny that there is chemtrail spraying occurring all over the planet.

To Leonard Clampett…You sound like you may have good points but one thing puzzles me.
Not having a go at you but if you don’t like TRNA or Herewards presentations why is your name in the members list?  Just curious that’s all, why would you support someone with whom you disagree with?
I am confused.
By Confused on 2014 11 05 - 11:16:08
From the entry ‘Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?’.

By Leonard Clampett on 2014 11 05 - 11:29:49
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

To Leonard Clampett…You sound like you may have good points but one thing puzzles me.
Not having a go at you but if you don’t like TRNA or Herewards presentations why is your name in the members list?  Just curious that’s all, why would you support someone with whom you disagree with?
I am confused.

By Confused on 2014 11 05 - 11:16:08
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

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