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Forces behind the escalation of anti-Semitism

Ever since extreme right-wing multibillionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter on Oct. 27, there has been an alarming increase of anti-Semitic attacks online and threats of physical violence at synagogues and other places. While laying off a huge sector of workers who helped monitor hate speech, Musk reinstated the Twitter accounts of Donald Trump and other…

Amazon Labor Union calls out CEO Jassy

Home » Human needs before profits » Amazon Labor Union calls out CEO Jassy New York City Nov. 30 — In Manhattan today, Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls led a picket line outside the New York Times’ DealBook Summit, where Amazon CEO Andy Jass was a scheduled speaker. President Chris Smalls leads Amazon Labor…
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Pierre Omidyar: A Billionaire Prone to Reclusiveness and his Trove of State Surveillance Secrets

This is the concluding part of our series exploring billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s broad sweep of influence over global media and surveillance enterprises. Part 1 examined Omidyar’s use of investment to build a vast and tangled web of influence in NGOs and media outlets around the world; Part 2 illuminated his involvement with regime-change…

Pierre Omidyar’s Funding of Pro-Regime-Change Networks and Partnerships with CIA Cutouts

As we have seen in part one of this investigation, billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar has partnered closely with many of the U.S.-funded outfits that fulfill the role the CIA used to play during the Cold War in backing opposition media and civil society in countries targeted for regime change. However, Omidyar has also sought…

How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

A select group of national news “stakeholders” gathered at an undisclosed location for what was described as a “semi-secret” workshop somewhere in Canada on January 26. The meeting had been convened to determine how and to whom a “news industry bailout” of $645 million in Canadian government subsidies to private and supposedly independent media outlets…

The Intercept’s Transition From Guard Dog to Attack Dog for the Establishment

The Ecuadorian embassy in London cut off Julian Assange’s internet access in October of 2016, but the WikiLeaks Twitter account kept posting about leak drops uninterrupted. The embassy’s action made headlines all across mainstream media. It is common knowledge for anyone who was paying attention to WikiLeaks during that time. The Intercept‘s editors are unquestionably aware…

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Forces behind the escalation of anti-Semitism

Ever since extreme right-wing multibillionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter on Oct. 27, there has been an alarming increase of anti-Semitic attacks online and threats of physical violence at synagogues and other places. While laying off a huge sector of workers who helped monitor hate speech, Musk reinstated the Twitter accounts of Donald Trump and other…

Amazon Labor Union calls out CEO Jassy

Home » Human needs before profits » Amazon Labor Union calls out CEO Jassy New York City Nov. 30 — In Manhattan today, Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls led a picket line outside the New York Times’ DealBook Summit, where Amazon CEO Andy Jass was a scheduled speaker. President Chris Smalls leads Amazon Labor…

New School adjunct faculty strike enters third week

Home » Human needs before profits » New School adjunct faculty strike enters third week New York City Dec. 5 — Raucous twin picketlines at the New School University Center and at neighboring Parsons School of Design in support of striking faculty declared their anger at the intransigence of the school administration. Honking cars and…

Ukraine bans Orthodox Church

Voltaire Network | 5 December 2022 The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council decided on 1 December 2022 to "prohibit religious organizations affiliated with Russian Federation centers of influence from operating in Ukraine", announced by President Zelensky while signing Decree 820/2022. The “integral nationalists” had already outlawed the Orthodox Church during the Second World War.…