Professor @mcrispinmiller with @RobertKennedyJr on censorship. Must-listen discussion!

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Mark on the "Left"

"What calls itself the Left today is completely consumed by identity politics & is averse to any kind of mass unity.
And most troubling of all is their tight embrace of censorship."
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"Now, I see a Left that's fiercely-committed to censorship and wants to see people shut down, deplatformed, fired, silenced..."
"...There's a petition in defense of academic freedom and free speech, not just on my own behalf, but on behalf of all those--scientists, doctors, professors, journalists, and others--who have been gagged or persecuted for questioning official narratives..."
"...going back decades, starting with the story of your uncle's assassination, your father's, Martin Luther King's, moving up through things like 9/11, vaccine safety, election theft...All important subjects that require civil, unflinching, well-informed, public discussion."
"And it's not allowed. You're called a conspiracy theorist, you're called an anti-semite, you're called an anti-vaxxer...There are all kinds of slurs that have been devised to discredit people just for bringing up certain subjects."
"This petition is a protest against that. Nothing could be more important than free speech.

...I believe at this point its actually the key to our survival as a species."
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I'll take the opinion of author & award-winning journalist Stephen Kinzer over that of British state-funded, war propaganda mouthpiece the BBC any day. 🙃👏👊

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"If you're working for a network like NBC, CBC, what people don't realize is that behind the scenes you've got so much backup in every way.

You've got a team of researchers preparing things for you. You've got people who have contacts everywhere..."
"When you go to a place like Syria you have a fixer; a fixer is a local person who has contacts, can take you places..things like that."

Eva's note: never had a fixer, little ole me.
"You go with things like a satellite phone, so you're always in touch with your home base. If you have any problems, they'll get people to you...."

Eva's note: I wish...
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Last year I travelled to the Donetsk People's Republic, to interview civilians on frontlines and under fire from Ukrainian forces.

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The testimonies I took there were heartbreaking, particularly because I was mainly meeting elderly people who could not flee, had no where to go, and were subject nightly/daily to Ukrainian terrorism.
An elderly woman spoke of her terror.

“I’m afraid at night; that’s when they start shelling heavily." The nights are terrifying, hell for her. I ask if she ever considers leaving. “To where? I have nowhere to go. My husband is dead.”
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BBC Syria expertise🥴

BBC Monitoring (2014): “...We can definitely say it is Syria. We see in the footage that there is a barrel, it's painted on it the Syrian army flag..."

Pic 1: ("Syrian army") flag

Pic 2: Actual flag of Syria

Punchline: the clip was filmed in Malta🥳 ImageImage
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and aside from that, my writing focuses on the war propaganda of British and other Western state-funded media like the BBC 🙃
Like in 2014, when a BBC hack tried to claim the mortars which rained on Damascus from eastern Ghouta, killing one child and injuring 60 that day, had actually been fired by the Syrian army.
rt.com/op-ed/408618-s…
Or like the Guardian's whitewashing of terrorists in Syria:
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