Follow-up question to the post about Plan B – invitation to provide sources

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      Passionate Progressive
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      The source thread is here for those that missed it.   Thanks to all for the feedback – I don’t feel alone….Yes, RT is back up again today-I have a suggestion regarding that here.  But first some context.

      I started a Keene for Bernie Sanders f/b group 7 years ago – it migrated/evolved to become Keene Progressives Neighbors and grew from 12 (family members/local friends) to over 230 members.  I taking it down asap and getting off f/b – not that I feel superior or anything but it’s really getting frustrating/discouraging etc. dealing with the propaganda and I can no longer take it the frustration and the attacks…

      The second thought is tangential to the media/propaganda issue…I’m opposed to violence, a member of Veterans for Peace, etc. but I approved Putin’s move into Ukraine because I thought he had no other choice and had to act before he ‘saw the mushroom cloud over Moscow’.  I’m told by some who know the legal ins and outs that he, being a lawyer, chose his words quite carefully so that he could not be accused of war crimes….Given the sophistication of technical weapons-perhaps the UN Charter’s original concept of a physical invasion is out of date…I think there is ample evidence that Ukraine was being armed.  I also think that the rhetorical war against Russia was ongoing for quite some time…  Now, given the rhetoric coming out of DC/the Russophobic/racist hysteria/ etc., etc. I’m more convinced that Putin made the right choice.  Can you imagine the nuts in Washington, DC controlling NATO member Ukraine???  What if there were a false flag???  Russia has already been the de facto enemy for along time….just some thoughts.

      But back to the question of JPR and the potential of losing sources and methods…In the Greyzone interview with Alfred De Zayas, he mentioned how bad Western media was and how he lamented the loss of RT in the EU (+) and how, speaking multiple languages, he utilized a variety of sources….

      Just wondering it is worthwhile sharing some non-Western sources…Now more than ever (per the above about f/b), I’m having to surf the internet….I was really concerned this morning that if RT was down, how would I find out what was happening…But anyway with that in mind, I’ll share some sources and invite those interested to post their Rosetta Stones….There seems to be a lot of primary sources out there…With that in mind and with humility, here are some of my sources and tips…

      Moon of Alabama + (comments often have embedded sources)

      Journalists:   Scott Ritter, Ray McGovern, Pepe Escobar, Richard Medhurst, Chris Hedges

      Consortium News

      Vineyard of the Saker – utilizes Russian sources

      Academics:  Richard Wolff, Michael Hudson,

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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      lownslow
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      Great sources, some of my favorites. I would add naked capitalism

    • #474378
      Ohio Barbarian
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      I have an account there, under Ohio Barbarian. So do Caitlin Johnstone, Aaron Mate, Glenn Greenwald and many more. My little site is free, and you can subscribe for email updates, and/or open one yourself. Zim in Seattle has a page there as well. It’s not a discussion forum, but there are comments and discussions are possible.

      If JPR disappears, you can always contact me there. Hopefully that won’t happen, but in this McCarthyite era we find ourselves in, you never know.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

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        Passionate Progressive
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        @ohiobarbarian

        That’s something I can and will remember….And I agree with you about our current era….hysteria from politicians who couldn’t even find Ukraine on a map…

        Thanks @lownslow I’ll add that to my list….I also should have mentioned I do like the Duran…and Danny Haiphong (Black Agenda Report)…It’s challenging to make a list because there’s always a risk of leaving someone out.

        The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

        It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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