Updated August 24, 2021
Objective: To encourage interlinking between Social Justice/Anti-Empire alternative news sites (alt-news ) and peace organizations to raise search engine browser rankings of all participants, so that voters have fair access to a broad spectrum of news, help work to end profit-driven wars, economic sanctions and close the ever-widening wealth gaps within and between nations. – The Great Linking is the sister-site of Alt-News Review.
Do Americans have a free press? No. Read A brief review of American censorship mechanisms and laws prohibiting it.
Transition in Afghanistan
It was the US with Saudi help that created the Taliban in 1993, specifically in the Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan. (I know, I visited one of those Madrassas in Nov. 1993 near Islamabad.) They were programmed to unify the country and end the civil war such that the million Afghan refugees in Pakistan could go home. Now, as of August 16, 2021 they have unified the country again, at least to some extent.
Western mainstream media news predictably is focusing on all negatives. However, the Taliban of today are older and more world-wise than in previous decades. They also have the support of powerful friends in the neighborhood if they genuinely try to keep the peace and I believe they will. Below is this site editor’s understanding of events in Afghanistan over the past 30 years and today, along with an interview with a friend in Kabul August 17th, 2021.
The core of Afghanistan’s problems are the direct results of American “issues” and the endemic corruption in former governments, the same as the US nurtured in Vietnam before defeat there. The same as inside the USA itself.
Below are this editor’s most recent articles concerning the most critical issues of our collective human era; issues westerners – Euro-Americans – need to consider before the next election day.
Medieval America – Torturing and Murdering Heretical Scientists, Reporters and the Poor – A literature review and meta-analysis of current news trends, Aug. 12, 2021
All of the Alt-News investigators, writers, editors and publishers are heroes. However, now and then stories come along of such critical importance, they need to be highlighted.
August Articles of the Month Award
2021.08.19 My Visit to Lyd, Where Historical and Contemporary Zionist Oppression Meet by Miko Peled – Palestine stretches from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean and goes right through the ancient Palestinian city of Lyd.
2021.08.17 $10,000 Invested in Defense Stocks When Afghanistan War Began Now Worth Almost $100,000 Was the Afghanistan War a failure? Not for the top five defense contractors and their shareholders by Jon Schwarz
2021.08.06 The richest and most war-mongering nation on Earth is still addicted to bombing poor, defenseless nations by Maitreya Bhakal
2021.08.04 NY Times, WaPo national security reporters serve at pro-war Pentagon-funded think tank by Dan Cohen
July Article of the Month Award
2021.07.23 The bombs rain down as I visit the Idlib frontlines, and witness the atrocities committed against civilians by NATO-backed terror by Vanessa Beeley- an independent journalist and photographer who has worked extensively in the Middle East – on the ground in Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Palestine, while also covering the conflict in Yemen since 2015 – “Children are being killed, homes are being shelled, and fields scorched, often by Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists armed with US-made weapons or by Turkish artillery. Where’s the outcry in the West against these war crimes?
Who is paying for the above medieval tortures and murders of the innocents?
There is starvation in 55 countries now and its getting worse rapidly. There’s a lot we Americans can do to help. Preaching hate of those who are different and selling more bombs and guns, is not the answer.
How can the USA get away with this? They censor the news far more than China. I know this because I’ve lived in China for 12 years, have traveled on all five continents since 1963 and read newspapers from all over the world every day. This site editor has been a reporter since 1988 and international journalist since 1992. For some of my past and current publications see:
Also see a new site I started recently: https://altnewsreview.substack.com/
“Fixing” the predatory nature of the colonial nations (USA, UK, France, Israel, India) is not going to be easy. The changes have to start in the USA. The following are 17 steps to start to make that happen.
Some people will look at this site and other alternative news sources and think or say: “Impossible! It can’t be true!” Those people really should read: William Blum’s classic book Killing Hope, US Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II. What’s going on now around the world is exactly the same as has been going on for five hundred years, and has been American led and greatly amplified since WWII.
Below are downloadable articles with my analysis of the “disturbing” 281-page Congressional “Strategic Competition Act of 2021” that intends to 1) Promote hatred towards China with a very well financed defamatory smear campaign, 2) completely block Chinese perspectives on the internet via site ranking algorithms 3) sabotage the Belt and Road Initiative in a multitude of ways, 4) promote dissension within China and 5) train an army of fake “journalists” to act as mouthpieces for US government anti-China propaganda. If it sounds Orwellian and/or like the McCarthy era, that’s because it is. Though many of the well financed censorship and smear campaign systems described in that Act are already in operation, an additional $4 billion per year (at least) is going to be pumped into enhancing those systems. This is incredibly illegal by both American and international laws, and in this series of articles I review that Congressional Act, relevant laws and other relevant current events around the world in some detail.
Below is a link to a well-done video illuminating the true ill intent and preposterous basis for American aggression against China. Trying to provoke more wars will not solve problems in the USA.
To understand the cluster of “Social Justice/Anti-Empire alt-news,” it helps to understand the phrase: “hegemony in perpetuity.” This phrase refers to the American Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) plan to rule the entire world (hegemony) forever (in perpetuity). This is official IC/DoD doctrine. To pursue that goal they DO NOT PERMIT Americans FREE and FAIR access to news from around the world. They use a labyrinth of illegal means to do this detailed in several of my publications, e.g. Alt-News During the Third Red Scare (see below).
It is the right of the public to receive suitable access to social, political, esthetic, moral, and other ideas and experiences which is crucial here. That right may not constitutionally be abridged either by Congress or by the FCC.”https://aflcio.org/about/leadership/statements/media-monopolies-threat-american-democracy
Freeing social justice/anti-empire alternative news from government/corporate suppression is the single biggest challenge of our era as the following data suggests.
Where is the money?
How can it be that the entire continent of Africa only has 1.17% of global wealth when Africa has the world’s largest deposits of natural sources? The USA is not the “world’s policeman,” but rather the most vicious gangster in history, and most American voters don’t seem to know this because of corporate controlled media. And who in the USA has all that money? The IC/DoD steals from the poorest of the poor and gives to the richest of the rich, while poor people everywhere die for a lack of food, water and medical treatment.
The US government is vastly more corrupt that most American voters realize. Many members of Congress directly profit from American instigated wars and assassinations. That is called murder.
Western corporate owned “news,” search engines like Google and social media sites like Facebook and Tweeter block and suppress the realities of the world so American voters can not access accurate information about political candidates before they vote, wealth inequality or the effects of deadly American domestic and foreign policies.
This is illegal, but they do it anyways. Download the file below titled “Alt-News During the 3rd Red Scare.” Look at Article 5, the section on “Laws and Legal precedents addressing the suppression of alt-news.” It is unambiguously and wildly illegal to block alternative news yet the censorship increases every year. Readers need to know the names of the alt-news publications to find them. Key word searches won’t reveal them. So! Please visit the alt-news page on this site via the menu above and download a link list of most of the best social justice/anti-empire alt-news publications, and pass it around to all of your friends.
This site is dedicated to ending that illegal suppression of alternative views. Interlinking quality sites can help. So, please also post links to your favorite alt-news sites on your site, update it often and optimize it to the best of your ability.
The bias against alt-news is made worse by Google’s monopoly in the search engine business. According to Reuters published March 17, 2021 “More U.S. states join Texas-led antitrust lawsuit against Google.” Unfortunately ending that monopoly will not necessarily end the algorithmic bias against alt-news. Other competitor search engines can all too easily follow in that government/corporate driven trend. They are related, but separate issues. Unfortunately lawsuits against Google can take 10 years or more to get a decision.
Immediately below is a detailed five-part series of articles reviewing and summarizing 1) a birds-eye view on alt-news in general and 2) published investigatory journalism on the largely successful effort by the US government and quasi-government organizations to illegally suppress access to alt-news on the Internet. That document contains MS Word headings and is easy to navigate. Please note at the end of Part 5 a section titled: Legal precedents addressing the suppression of alt-news. That reviews First Amendment rights, Supreme Court decisions, and international treaties very strictly forbidding the suppression of news, including and especially news that presents alternative views to mainstream perspectives. (Updated May 31, 2021)
[For a link-list of the top (social justice/anti-empire) alt-news publications see site menu at the top of this page.]
The following are link-lists with recently published alt-news reports on events in IC/DoD target nations and/or relating to the American drive for hegemony in perpetuity. They are far from complete and will be updated as time permits.
Working as a journalist on assignment I was invited by the Pakistan military to visit one of the first Taliban training madrassas near an Afghan refugee camp in 1993. Saudi money and CIA planning created the Taliban to unify the warring tribes in Afghanistan (so the million+ Afghan refugees in Pakistan would go home). We Americans created all the terrorists out there, and I know this to be true because I was there and have spent decades on the road living in foreign countries. We Americans created the monsters that stalk our own nightmares, and the nightmares of hundreds of millions of totally innocent children around the world.
Below are some alt-news clipping collections from around the world.
2021.05.27 Don’t Just End the War in Afghanistan, Repeal the Resolution That Authorized It https://www.cato.org/commentary/dont-just-end-war-afghanistan-repeal-resolution-authorized-it#
Monopolist mainstream news media (MSM) is owned by the shareholders of the same corporations that profit from wars while obedient corporate-owned political leaders fail to represent the people. Please look at how American politicians are “representing the people now.” Even Foreign lobby groups have more power than American citizens in American politics. President Biden is deeply involved in international corruption, and has already proven himself to be a killer that ignores the US Constitution and Congress’s exclusive authority, under Article I, to declare war and authorize the offensive use of military force.”
The bottom line? A multi-polar world has already emerged. The only questions are: 1) “Will western civilization survive to be an active member in that newly evolving multi-polar world, or simply crumble under the weight of its own vast and immeasurable greed, aggression and corruption? and 2) How many more innocents must be crushed by the Euro-American war machine before they accept life in a multi-polar world and end their criminal drive for “hegemony in perpetuity?”
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On a related topic, the General Assembly of the United Nations has a choice to make. Either they restructure the UN eliminating the Security Council, or face WWIII. The single vote veto power in the Security Council ensures the UN entirely fails to fulfill its mission of preventing war.
Below are a few other recent articles by this site’s editor. The general trends of the American “intelligence community” (IC) and Department of defense (DoD) are: 1) destroy China and all it’s international business connections because it is close to having an economy larger than the USA, and 2) replace as many governments around the world with alt-right Neo-conservative (Nazi-like fascist) governments because US foreign policy makers always believed that fascists fight communists best. The following two stories reflect both of those themes.
Is Google biased?
The final goal of the “Great Linking” is the re-emergence of the free press and an education-communication-based approach to addressing the ever-widening wealth chasm within and between nations, ending Euro-American hegemonic military aggression and murderous economic sanctions.
Voters in the USA and Europe cannot just rely on their most convenient news sources if they want to regain any kind of real freedom whatsoever.
What can you do?
Access a list of good alt-news publications via the menu at the top of this page. Add links to alt-news media to your site.
Everybody has heard of the “war machine.” But there is no effective “peace machine.” The “Great Linking” is kind of like a peace machine. There are a lot of moving parts geared towards one direction: Peace!
All it would take is one false flag operation to start WWIII, and those are so easy to manufacture. There are several nations whose “sovereignty” requires American hegemony that are highly motivated to initiate a false flag operation in order to maintain American hegemony. In other words, time is not on the side of peace. There is an undeniable urgency to getting real news to voters before it’s too late.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced the US Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2021 on February 18, 2021. That’s a great step forward but it may be 245 years too late. Economic polarization even and especially in liberal democracies was too extreme before COVID-19, and since then has become much worse. The US stands on the brink of an economic based civil war, while simultaneously poised to start World War III. Still, obviously I whole-heartedly support Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s effort. Where there is life there is hope.
I fully support many peace-oriented organizations, including: https://worldbeyondwar.org
An estimated 30 – 34 million (38-43%) of the 80 million forcibly displaced persons are children below 18 years of age (end-2019). The majority lost their homes and had to run because of American driven “hegemonic” wars, and/or American deadly economic sanctions. It’s only gotten a lot worse since the COVID-19 epidemic.
American Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, as per orders of their corporate masters are by far the most sadistic child abusers and killers in all of human history. What’s truly sick about this is they commit those atrocities under the guise of “humanitarian interventions.”
So please America, stop the hate; end the wars. Close the cruel, evil and wasteful American military bases all around the world. Nobody can colonize the whole world. Others have tried and they always failed. Vote the war mongers out of office. Demonstrate in your millions for a change to peace and cooperative worldwide development with other, far older and wiser nations. And, to help get access to more honest reporting, share the list of alternative news publication you can find via the menu above. Lastly start linking for peace, for the love of humanity, the love of the earth, and if you’re a believer, for the love of God.