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The most relevant and/or most incisive articles and video or audio broadcasts will be linked to from this page. Sites that will be linked to include the Russian news services, RT and Sputnik International, the Iranian PressTV news service, the English translation of the independent French Voltaire Net, the English translation of the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the independent Canadian-based Global Research and other independent sites LandDestroyer and PaulCraigRoberts.org.

Video: Oksana Boyko of RT interviews Bob Carr about Tony Abbott and the G20

Watch an old reporter turned politician do a few rounds in the ring with skilled Russian interviewer, Oksana Boyko of RT. Oksana gives him his head initially and he struts predictably, but things get interesting later, particularly on the issue of Australia's role and responsibility for the mess in the Middle East and Syria. (Bob Carr was a recent foreign affairs minister for Australia.) For me, it was fascinating listening to Carr's 'justifications'. Could a grown-up really believe this stuff? Who knows when Western leaders may really be called to account for their removal of order and warmongering in the Middle East. I wonder if this troubles them, if they lie awake at night going over their stories.

UK comedian Russell Brand: 'Fanatical, terrorist, propagandist' Fox News is 'more dangerous than ISIS'

Republished with YouTube video from article of 26 June 2014 from RT

Comedian Russell Brand condemned Fox News as a "fanatical terrorist propaganda organization" during a heated, 10-minute tirade recorded on video and uploaded to the web this week.

The 39-year-old British stand-up comic-turned-actor is now making headlines for the video footage, which was uploaded to his personal YouTube channel on Tuesday this week under the title: Is Fox News More Dangerous than Isis?

NSA design whistleblower Bill Binney on Edward Snowden, other NSA whistleblowers & US justice system

Real insider information about the surveillance system in the United States, its history and its vulnerabilities. In this excellent interview, Binney is asked by RT's Sophie Shevardnadze of Sophie Co what he thinks will happen to Edward Snowden if he comes home to "man up" as John Kerry suggested, apparently with a straight face. Binney answers by describing what happened to him when he started asking official questions and how he managed to get the FBI to stop harassing him. Video and full transcript inside.

'No to the Nazi coup d'etat in Ukraine!' Rome protesters rally against fascism


Julietto Kieza
This article includes an embedded video of the protest. It is republished from an article of same name of 17 May on Russia Today (http://rt.com). See also: Hundreds of Italians protest against EU media distorting reports on Ukraine (17/5/14) on Voice of Russia and About Ukraine, for links to other current articles about Ukraine, and articles tagged 'Ukraine' on Candobetter.

A few hundred protesters gathered outside the Ukrainian embassy in Rome on Saturday to protest against the rise of fascism in Ukraine and Europe. The event was organized by well-known journalist Julietto Kieza.

Vid-Interview: Russia-US relations as seen by past NATO secretary - Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo

"Human beings and organisations as a reflection of human beings are not as rational as we think they are. It is a sobering thing and not a welcome fact, but it is like this. Unfortunately, we are not really cartesian animals." (Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo). Oksana Boyko interviews the former Deputy Secretary General of NATO about the deteriorating relationship between the US and Russia. This interview is far less biased and professional than any you will see in Australia or US mainstream news or interview programs on this subject. Feel free to send in links to any interviews by Australian or US newsmedia that would prove this statement wrong.

Video: Brave Ukranian residents chase NATO-backed tanks out of Kramatorsk

Spending the weekend worrying about how our 'leaders' are dragging us into terrible wars? How can we combat this? By showing what is really happening in Ukraine. Unarmed residents of the Ukraine city of Kramatorsk came out to defend their 'self-defense forces' when these were herded by Kiev junta manned tanks into a small cluster in the central square. Elderly people, men and women were present, expressing their rage and disgust at these NATO-backed armed destroyers of democracy. After the hideous behaviour of Kiev-friendly thugs on Friday, could anyone still approve of the Australian government backing Kiev's unelected government? Only if they only watch the shamefully biased reporting by NATO-sympathising mainstream media such as the ABC and SBS and Fox version of these events.

Oksana Boyko interviews former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Malcom Fraser was Minister of the Army from 1966 until 1971 as Australia was participating in the war against Vietnam.

He became Prime Minister of Australia as a result of the CIA's coup against the Whitlam Labor Government in 1975 as described in Chapter 40 of The CIA – a forgotten history1 (1986) by William Blum. Christopher Boyce about which the movie The Falcon and the Snowman3 (1985) was made, observed CIA interference in Australian politics at the same time.

UK Labour's surrender monkeys dare not criticize Britain's conscript economy

This article was originally published on Russia Today 16 August 2013 with the disclaimer, "The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT." Whilst on-line news services such as Russia Today Press TV are good sources from which to learn the truth, particularly about the conflict in Syria, which is contrary to what we are fed from the mainstream news media (msm), they unfortunately mirror the msm's political correctness in regard to immigrants and claimed asylum seekers. A substantial number of articles from such news services have reported on the plight of prospective immigrants attempting to enter countries such as Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, without regard to the already dire economic circumstance of many native inhabitants of those countries, which can only be made worse by the arrival of more immigrants also seeking shelter in a tight housing market and employment where unemployment is already high. This article by Tony Gosling is a welcome change from Russia Today's usual political correctness on the immigration question. A similar viewpoint was recently put by Australian Labor Party MP Kelvin Thomson at the inaugural meeting of Victoria First on 1 December 2013.

Britain's shadow minister for borders and immigration, Labour's Chris Bryant, promised to take on the big corporations this week. But as his embargoed speech was leaked to big business, the nation watched his political resolve melt into nothing.

Don't miss this Video: How Iceland saved its economy from ruinous dictates of the International Monetary Fund

(This article originally published 27 Sep 2013. See also: 'Iceland proved there is a way of dealing with financial crisis in isolated country' of 27 Apr (includes embedded broadcast) and Iceland President accuses England, Holland of financial bullying of 1 Feb 2010 on YouTube.) As Iceland’s banking system went into meltdown at the start of the global financial crisis, it came under enormous pressure from the rest of Europe to accept crippling austerity measures that would have burdened its people for generations to come. And yet the tiny island nation stood up to the European Goliath, defiantly opting for democracy even as it stood on the brink of bankruptcy. What can Iceland teach the world about the power of the people and the rule of law? To discuss these issues, Oksana Boyko, powerful Worlds Apart journalist, is joined by the President of Iceland, Olafur Grimsson. The video inside includes a hilariously black piece of humour in footage of Milton Friedman telling a much younger Olafur Grimsson that his values could only lead to tyranny. Olafur Grimsson argues in retrospect that Friedman led the tyranny of the market which is currently impoverishing the states that do not stand up to the international bankers.

Russia Today News declares 9/11 an inside job False Flag attack

As the world approaches the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attack of 11 September 2011 (9/11) which destroyed the World Trade Centre Twin Towers and a third tower, the World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC7), Russia Today has released a video, presented by Daniel Bush (pictured), which tells the truth about (9/11). Informed and honest people have for years tried to show that the official US government account of what occurred was impossible. As one of many examples, WTC7 could not have collapsed at free fall speed, if fire alone had been the cause. There is no other way known to engineers to cause the collapse of a steel framed building at free fall speed unless its supporting steel structure had been removed with demolition explosives. Many witnesses have attested to having heard explosions. This is is also confirmed by much of the video footage of the 'collapsing' Twin Towers.
In recent years, PressTV, Russia Today and other newsmedia with integrity, have begun, more and more, to challenge the Official 9/11 lie. This report by a broadcaster with the profile of Russia Today on the eave of the 12th anniversary of 9/11, will make it impossible for the Mainstream presstitute media to continue to conceal the truth of 9/11 from the public.
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