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“The government bailed out the people and imprisoned the banksters — the opposite of what America and the rest of Europe did.”

The man who forced the government of Iceland to resign and kicked out the IMF representatives from his country, Hordur Torfarson, is now teaching meta-modern democracy throughout Europe. The rest of the world would benefit from following the example set by Iceland: Arresting the corrupt bankers who are responsible for the current economic turmoil.

ICELAND. No news from the Icelandic Revolution?


The true measure of the leader is not how many follower he has, but how many leaders he creates. Too many people hold the idea that psychopaths are essentially killers or convicts. The general public hasn't been educated to see beyond the social stereotypes to understand that psychopaths can be entrepreneurs, politicians, CEOs and other successful individuals who may never see the inside of a prison. The difference between bankers and the mafia is becoming increasingly indistinguishable.

Control Your Money or Your Money Will Control You. Change your attitude toward debt. Every time you use credit for a purchase think, “Debt is slavery; I am making myself a slave.”

“Manipulators rarely advise you to seek new and diverse information or to 'learn and research for yourself,' it tends to be safer for exploitative and irresponsible leaders to keep their citizens in the dark; in their view less independent thought is better. Independent thought leads to an inquiring mind, a mindset that eventually leads to the questioning of authority figures, and that is the one thing that inadequate leaders do not want.”

Governments have never existed to solve problems domestic or international. Governments and their institutions exist merely to further and secure the interests of favored groups, but We the People are never the favored group.


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You are about to be bombarded with endless messages to “get vaccinated!” They’re even starting to lay a guilt trip on those who refuse vaccinations, illogically claiming that your lack of a vaccine somehow causes other people who are already vaccinated to catch the flu. Yeah, I know, it makes no sense, but then again the entire vaccine industry is based on the same fantasy logic as unicorns, fairies, leprechauns and garden gnomes.

And, for the record, all the healthiest people walking around who don’t catch the flu are the ones who refuse flu shots while taking care of their immune system. It’s the vaccinated people who always seem to be sick for one reason or another, have you noticed?

In any case, it’s important to find ways to boost your immune system and shield yourself from colds and the flu without resorting to jabbing yourself in the arm with a cocktail of mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum and MSG. Oh yes, all those things are found in vaccines, according to the CDC.

In fact, if you really like shooting up with brain-damaging mercury and essentially giving yourself a chemical lobotomy, just take more vaccines! It’s the only legal way to inject these chemicals into your body where they will quickly enter your bloodstream and be delivered right to your brain!

So to avoid all that, here’s my list of the top 20 ways to boost your immune system without resorting to deadly vaccines and all the toxic additives they contain.

The top 20 ways to boost your immunity to colds and flu without using a vaccine:

1) Take a vitamin D supplement every day. Check our Vitamin D guide for details about choosing the proper dosage.

2) Get as much sunlight as you can for as late into the year as you can manage. Even getting sunlight on just your face helps produce more vitamin D in your body.

3) Drink immune-boost beverages like organic Cocoa Mojo, which contains a blend of 4 medicinal mushrooms. And it tastes like a delicious hot chocolate!

4) Use a high-quality air filter in your home to filter out bacteria and mold spores that may be circulating inside your home.

5) Get regular exercise to boost your circulation and immune strength. This exercise should be frequent and moderate. Do not over-stress yourself at the gym, or your immune system will be temporarily compromised.

6) Take supplements especially designed to protect your respiratory tract. These include Lomatium, Osha, Elderberry and more. You’ll find many of these in the herbal medicine cabinets offered at the NaturalNews Store.

7) Take measures to minimize your exposure to immune-damaging chemicals such as those you’ll find in laundry products, cosmetics, personal care products and fragrance products. The artificial fragrance chemicals found in most of these products are carcinogenic and cause liver damage.

8) Get off all medications that you can safely eliminate! Work with a naturopath to accomplish this, of course, as quitting medications cold turkey can also be dangerous. Most medications suppress your immune system, liver function, kidney function and even your reproductive function.

9) Eat more meals that are rich in pungent spices. Eat more curry, which is rich in turmeric. Eat more ginger. Eat more cilantro, rosemary, thyme and other rich spices. This includes cloves and nutmeg, two spices you’ll typically find in eggnog drinks. These spices boost immune function and taste great, too!

10) Clean up your diet. If you’re eating cheese and drinking processed milk, those substances are to be avoided during the winter influenza season, especially. In many people, cheese and dairy products tend to cause sinus stuffiness, which is really a lack of sinus circulation. This can make you more susceptible to physically catching and harboring a virus floating around.

11) Boost your trace minerals intake, especially zinc. Both zinc and selenium are hugely important for immune function. Zinc is especially well known for functioning as a shield support against many viral attacks. One of the best ways to boost your trace minerals intake is to switch to a natural sea salt or a high-mineral salt.

12) Move your lymph! Rebounders (mini trampolines) are great for this purpose. Jumping rope also works, as does just hopping in place for a few minutes each day. You can also do arm rotations and other simple movements to keep your lymph circulating. Lymph movement is crucial for immunity.

13) Take immune-protective herbal tinctures such as goldenseal, garlic, echinacea, osha root and elderberry. All of these herbs are found in the Enerfood Herbal Medicine Cabinet – intermediate. We also have a “basic” and “advanced” kit available.

14) While you’re at it, wash your hands more frequently. Many of the infections we receive during the flu season come from us touching contaminated surfaces and then touching our eyes, nose or mouth. The simple act of washing your hands can dramatically cut down on viral infections.

15) At the same time, demand high levels of hygiene by those around you. Ask them to wash their hands, for example. Ask them to boost their immunity with herbs, nutrients and supplements that really work. In fact, when others fail to boost their immune systems, it’s actually highly irresponsible on their part. Merely relying on a vaccine is actually putting other people at risk, since vaccines don’t work 99 times out of 100.

16) Have an emergency supply of colloidal silver available. Not only do you want the liquid colloidal silver, you may also want to consider an inhalable form of silver like what you’ll find in the Silver Lungs product. At the Natural News Store, we currently carry GHC’s colloidal silver product called Silver Fuzion, and we’ll soon be carrying Sovereign Silver products.

17) Get plenty of sleep. A lack of sleep compromises the immune system.

18) Reduce your levels of chronic stress, if possible. Stress also compromises your immune system, and it even “uses up” nutrients in your body, leaving you nutritionally depleted.

19) Drink more “live” vegetable juice. If that sounds too cold, make yourself some warm but raw vegetable soups. Search online for recipes. My favorites include a raw avocado soup recipe using red peppers, to which I add some Tobasco sauce. You make these soups in a blender like the Vita-Mix.

20) Laugh a little! Watch some comedy movies, or spend some fun time with family and friends. Laughter boosts immune function at many levels. It’s good for your body and your mental health. Find creative ways to expose yourself to comical situations and you’ll benefit as a result.

Source: via - Author: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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Durante un recente discorso in Polonia, l'ex Consigliere per la Sicurezza Nazionale Zbigniew Brzezinski ha avvertito i colleghi elitisti che un movimento mondiale di "resistenza" al "controllo esterno" guidata da "attivismo populista" sta minacciando di far deragliare la transizione verso un nuovo ordine mondiale.

Definendo l'idea che il 21 ° secolo è il secolo americano "una disillusione condivisa", Brzezinski ha dichiarato che il dominio americano non è più possibile a causa dell'accelerazione del cambiamento sociale guidato da "comunicazioni di massa istantanee come la radio, la televisione e Internet", che hanno stimolato un crescente "risveglio universale della coscienza politica di massa."

L'ex Consigliere per la Sicurezza Nazionale degli Stati Uniti ha aggiunto che questo "aumento in tutto il mondo dell'attivismo populista sta dimostrando ostile alla dominazione esterna del tipo che ha prevalso nell'età del colonialismo e dell'imperialismo."

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President Jimmy Carter and Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II) treaty, June 18, 1979, in Vienna (Austria) Zbigniew Brzezinski is directly behind President Carter.

Brzezinski ha concluso che "la resistenza populista persistente e fortemente motivata di coscienza politica e dei popoli risvegliati e storicamente avversi al controllo esterno ha dimostrato di essere sempre più difficile da eliminare."

Anche se Brzezinski ha commentato in tono neutro, il contesto in cui ha parlato, unitamente alle sue precedenti dichiarazioni, indicherebbe che questa non è una celebrazione della "resistenza populista", ma una perplessità per l'impatto che questo sta avendo sul tipo di "controllo esterno" che Brzezinski ha sostenuto più volte.

Queste considerazioni sono state effettuate a un evento per il Forum europeo per le nuove idee (EFNI), un'organizzazione che sosterrebbe la trasformazione dell'Unione europea in un anti-democratico federale superstato, il tipo stesso di "controllo esterno" a cui messa in pericolo è stata sottolineata da Brzezinski durante il suo speech.

In questo ambito, bisogna comprendere che l'argomentazione di Brzezinski sulla "resistenza populista" di notevole ostacolo per l'imposizione di un nuovo ordine mondiale è da interpretare più come un avvertimento che come riconoscimento/celebrazione.

Tieni anche in considerazione ciò che Brzezinski ha scritto nel suo libro Between Two Ages: il ruolo dell'America nell'era tecno-digitale, in cui ha sostenuto il controllo delle popolazioni da parte di una classe politica tramite la manipolazione digitale.

"L'era digitale comporta la comparsa graduale di una società più controllata. Una tale società sarebbe dominata da una élite, libera da valori tradizionali. Presto sarà possibile esercitare una sorveglianza quasi continua su tutti i cittadini e mantenere file completi ed aggiornati che contengono anche le informazioni più personali di ogni cittadino. Questi file potranno essere accessibili in realtime da parte delle autorità ", ha scritto Brzezinski.

"Nella società digitale la tendenza sembra essere verso l'aggregazione dei supporti individuali di milioni di cittadini non coordinati, facilmente alla portata di personalità magnetiche ed attraenti che sfruttano le più recenti tecniche di comunicazione per manipolare le emozioni e controllare le decisioni", ha scritto nello stesso libro.

La preoccupazione improvvisa di Brzezinski per l'impatto di una popolazione politicamente risvegliata globale non è figlia dell'idea che Brzezinski si identifichi con la stessa causa. Brzezinski è il fondatore della potente Commissione Trilaterale, un luminare del Council on Foreign Relations ed un partecipante regolare del Bilderberg. Una volta è stato descritto dal presidente Barack Obama come "uno dei nostri pensatori più importanti".

Questa non è affatto la prima volta che Brzezinski ha lamentato la crescita di una opposizione populista alla dominazione da parte di una piccola elite.

E' stato nel corso di un meeting del CFR del 2010 che Brzezinski aveva avvertito i colleghi globalisti colleghi che un "risveglio politico globale", in combinazione con lotte interne tra le élite, minacciava di far deragliare la transizione verso un governo mondiale.

Nota caprina: e noi, allora, ne avevamo parlato. Perchè quando Brzezinki parla, è sempre opportuno ascoltare con attenzione.

Saluti felici,

Autore: Felice Capretta - Fonte:

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E' questo il titolo che spara un blogger catastrofista d'oltreoceano. Saranno le solite esagerazioni, ho pensato. E invece pare proprio di no: gli statunitensi se la passano malissimo quanto ad ore lavorative settimanali. Lo conferma anche questa classifica mondiale che li vede sudare al quarto posto, dopo Singapore, Corea e Repubblica Ceca.


Negli ormai mitici e mai abbastanza rimpianti anni '70 anche in USA si lavorava 35 ore a settimana, contro le 46 di oggi. E anche loro oggi, come va di moda qui, si paragonano agli inarrivabili tedeschi: 378 ore di lavoro l'anno in più, rispetto al solito operaio tedesco baciato dalla dea Fortuna. Non solo: pare che in USA si lavori anche extra orario, e gli americani sono i cittadini che godono di meno giorni di vacanza in tutto il mondo industrializzato. Molti lavorano anche 60 o 70 ore a settimana, spasso spalmate su due o tre lavori a bassissimo reddito, per riuscire ad arrivare alla fine del mese. Tanti, inoltre, pur lavorando guadagnano talmente poco da essere qualificati per ottenere i famigerati buoni alimentari offerti dallo Stato. Sono ormai oltre 40 milioni i cittadini che ne usufruiscono.

E poi, c'è la conseguenza finale che fa davvero venire i brividi: si è abbreviata la vita media negli USA, in particolare per i cittadini a basso reddito e a bassa scolarità. E questo vale non solo per le tradizionali categorie disagiate (neri e ispanici), ma per la prima volta anche per i bianchi, che oggi vivono in media 3 anni di meno rispetto al 1990. E il tasso di suicidi è aumentato di ben 15 punti percentuali, come conseguenza dei fallimenti e delle tragedie economiche che si verificano ogni giorno anche di là dell'Atlantico.

Se qualcuno crede che i guai siano solo qui da noi, insomma, si sbaglia. E prima di fare le valigie immaginando di trovare l'Eden, pensateci.

Fonte: - Autore: Debora Billi

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Dusty Smith explains why rational people do not believe in a historical Jesus.

The new Zeitgeist Part 1 Sourcebook, includes transcript & sources


Rebuttal to Dr. Chris Forbes concerning 'Zeitgeist, Part 1'

Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection

Note: This channel is only concerned with Part 1 of 'The Zeitgeist Movie' dealing with the origins of religious beliefs and traditions.

Here's a video clip of modern Egyptologist Dr. Bojana Mojsov admitting parallels between Osiris &/or Horus with Jesus. And, at5:30 you'll see a stone carving of Isis as she hovers over Osiris in the form of a bird to receive the divine seed (notice there's no 'member') of Osiris. Mojsov then says, "It's a miraculous birth of the savior child."

"The Pyramid Texts speak of "the great virgin" (Hwn.t wr.t) three times (682c, 728a, 2002a..."

"In a text in the Abydos Temple of Seti I, Isis herself declares: "I am the great virgin"
- Christ in Egypt, page 152, * Pyramid Texts are 4,400 years old

"The Egyptian goddess who was equally 'the Great Virgin' (hwnt) and 'Mother of the God' was the object of the very same praise bestowed upon her successor [Mary, Virgin Mother of Jesus]."
- Dr. Witt, an Egyptologist, Christ in Egypt, 120

'Christ in Egypt': Reviewed by Dr. Price Biblical scholar with two Ph.D.'s

Zeitgeist Part 1 & the Supportive Evidence

The Origins of Christianity: Free E-book

Jesus as the Sun throughout History

FAQ's: The Son of God is the Sun of God

Who Is Gerald Massey?

Astrotheology of the Ancients

The Mythicist Position

The Evemerist vs. Mythicist Position

The 2012 Astrotheology Calendar

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1790: Mayer Amschel Rothschild

“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws" Jesus is back to explain everything you need to know about Christmas.


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Gli esempi di comportamenti omosessuali negli animali non umani documentati nella letteratura scientifica sono ormai centinaia, tuttavia finora sono relativamente pochi gli studi che hanno considerato le loro conseguenze alla luce della teoria dell'evoluzione.

"Da una prospettiva evoluzionistica, il comportamento omosessuale è stato a lungo visto come un problema affascinante. Il più ovvio mistero è perché gli animali dovrebbero adottare un comportamento sessuale che non sfocia direttamente nella riproduzione", ha detto Nathan W. Bailey dell'Università della California a Riverside, che con Marlene Zuk ha condotto uno studio pubblicato sulla rivista "Trends in Ecology and Evolution" che getta luce su questo problema grazie all'esame di come queste interazioni sessuali possano alterare le dinamiche evolutive all'interno di popolazioni o specie.

Gli autori hanno esaminato diversi studi che consideravano il comportamento omosessuale in animali non umani e identificato svariate strategie di ricerca che possono essere impiegate per aumentare la comprensione delle possibili conseguenze evolutive di tali comportamenti. Per esempio, gli studi sugli albatros di Laysan hanno scoperto che circa un terzo delle coppie di albatros erano femmina-femmina. Gli autori sottolineano che queste coppie avevano un maggiore successo nell'allevare i piccoli rispetto alle femmine non in coppia. Pertanto questo tipo di coppia può avere significative conseguenze evolutive nel cambiamento delle dinamiche all'interno della popolazione.

I ricercatori hanno identificato altri esempi in cui tale comportamento costituiva potenzialmente un elemento di forza che poteva concorrere alla selezione di vari tratti.

"I comportamenti omosessuali sono dispiegati in modo flessibile in una varietà di circostanze, per esempio come tattica riproduttiva alternativa, come strategia di ibridamento cooperativo, come facilitatori dei legami sociali o come mediatori di conflitti intrasessuali. Una volta che questa flessibilità si è stabilita, diventa in sé e per sé una forza selettiva che può dirigere la selezione su altri aspetti della fisiologia, della storia della vita, del comportamento sociale e anche della morfologia", spiega Bailey.


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Non dovranno ringraziare un biglietto fortunato della lotteria, ma il russo Yuri Milner, che qualche mese fa ha istituito una serie di riconoscimenti nel campo della fisica fondamentale, curati da un'apposita fondazione, la Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation, investendo una montagna di soldi con l'intenzione nemmeno troppo velata di fare concorrenza al riconoscimento per eccellenza, il premio Nobel. Che proprio pochi mesi fa, invece, è stato tagliato del 20 per cento a causa della crisi economica.

Hawking ha ottenuto il riconoscimento intellettuale e i tre milioni di dollari per i suoi studi su buchi neri, gravità quantistica e prime fasi di vita dell'universo. In una email al quotidiano britannico "The Guardian", il cosmologo ha dichiarato che "premi come questo giocano un ruolo importante" nel dare un riconoscimento pubblico ai risultati che si ottengono nel campo della fisica, ma ha anche sottolineato che "nessuno inizia a fare ricerca in fisica con l'intenzione di vincere un premio".

Altri tre milioni se li divideranno, come recita il comunicato ufficiale della fondazione: "i leader del progetto LHC, degli esperimenti CMS e ATLAS, dal momento in cui LHC venne approvato dal Consiglio del CERN nel 1994, inclusi Peter Jenni, Fabiola Gianotti (ATLAS), Michel Della Negra, Tejinder Singh Virdee, Guido Tonelli, Joe Incandela (CMS) e Lyn Evans (LHC), per il loro ruolo di guida nell'impresa scientifica che ha portato alla scoperta" del bosone di Higgs.

"Considero il premio ricevuto come un premio per tutta la collaborazione ATLAS - ha dichiarato Fabiola Gianotti  - per il duro lavoro svolto negli anni da tutti coloro che hanno partecipato all'esperimento. L'intero ammontare della frazione di premio assegnatoci sarà quindi utilizzato per supportare e finanziare il lavoro, nel gruppo ATLAS di giovani fisici, provenienti da paesi economicamente disagiati".

"E' un riconoscimento straordinario al lavoro delle miglia di persone che in questi venti anni hanno contribuito ad LHC - ha commentato Guido Tonelli - e che ha condotto a una scoperta destinata a cambiare la nostra visione del mondo".

La cerimonia di premiazione del Fundamental Physics Prize si terrà al CERN il 20 marzo 2013. La prima edizione, nel luglio scorso, ha fatto scalpore, grazie all'assegnazione del congruo premio a ben nove fisici teorici diversi. E non poteva essere altrimenti, visto lo spirito imprenditoriale di Milner, miliardario cinquantenne, che ha un passato di fisico teorico, interrotto poco prima di ottenere il PhD, all'epoca dell'Unione Sovietica.


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Da un lato esistono dati che indicano l'esistenza di una componente genetica, ma dall'altro gli eventuali geni responsabili avrebbero dovuto essere eliminati dalla selezione naturale, rendendo la preferenza sessuale per il proprio sesso un tratto molto più raro di quanto in effetti non sia.

All'origine di una preferenza sessuale per il proprio sesso potrebbero esserci fattori epigenetici, ossia fattori ereditabili che non riguardano i geni, ma le modalità della loro espressione. Questo potrebbe spiegare la persistenza nella nostra specie (e non solo) dell'omosessualità, un tratto che dal punto di vista evolutivo è alquanto problematico: se vi fossero geni responsabili dell'omosessualità, la selezione naturale darwiniana dovrebbe limitarne la diffusione, dato che un omosessuale più difficilmente avrà una prole numerosa a cui trasmetterli.

Il fatto che l'omosessualità, maschile e femminile, sia presente pressoché in tutte le culture e che si manifesti più frequentemente in alcune famiglie ha spinto a ipotizzare l'esistenza di una base genetica, anche se tutte le ricerche di geni le cui varianti potessero essere associate allo sviluppo dell'omosessualità hanno dato sistematicamente esito negativo.

Questo apparente conflitto potrebbe essere risolto dai risultati di uno studio condotto dal Working Group on Intragenomic Conflict del National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) – pubblicato sulla rivista “The Quarterly Review of Biology” – nel quale i ricercatori hanno focalizzato l'attenzione su alcuni marcatori epigenetici, temporaneamente presenti nel corso dello sviluppo dell'embrione e del feto.

Mentre i geni costituiscono sistemi di istruzione per la produzione di proteine, i fattori epigenetici dicono in quali tessuti e in quale momento vanno espressi i geni. I marcatori studiati da Sergey Gavrilets e colleghi sono quelli sesso-specifici prodotti nelle prime fasi di sviluppo dell'embrione e destinati a regolare la sensibilità delle cellule alle variazioni dei livelli degli ormoni sessuali nel corso del successivo sviluppo del feto. In pratica, la presenza di questi marcatori impedisce che un feto di sesso femminile subisca una mascolinizzazione se i livelli di testosterone sono troppo alti o una femminilizzazione del maschio nel caso opposto.

Questi fattori epigenetici vengono per lo più prodotti di nuovo a ogni generazione; in qualche caso, però, alcuni possono passare da una generazione all'altra, e interferire con l'azione di quelli prodotti dall'embrione. Nel caso dei fattori epigenetici sesso-specifici, se vengono ereditati quelli caratteristici del sesso opposto, saranno influenzati ora la preferenza sessuale, ora l'identità sessuale, ora lo sviluppo dei caratteri sessuali primari, a seconda di quanti e quali fattori siano stati ereditati.

Il modello matematico sviluppato dai Gavrilets e colleghi ha mostrato che i geni che codificano per questi marcatori epigenetici possono diffondersi facilmente nella popolazione, perché i fattori epigenetici che producono, di per sé favoriscono la fitness del genitore (ossia la mascolinità dell'uomo e la femminilità della donna), mentre in un numero relativamente ridotto di casi riescono a "intrufolarsi" nelle cellule germinali e passare alla prole.


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RT: So you’ve written this book ‘Cypherpunks. Freedom and the Future of the Internet’ based on one of the programs that you’ve made for RT. In it, you say that the internet can enslave us. I don’t really get that, because the internet it’s a thing, it’s a soulless thing. Who are the actual enslavers behind it?

Julian Assange: The people who control the interception of the internet and, to some degree also, physically control the big data warehouses and the international fiber-optic lines. We all think of the internet as some kind of Platonic Realm where we can throw out ideas and communications and web pages and books and they exist somewhere out there. Actually, they exist on web servers in New York or Nairobi or Beijing, and information comes to us through satellite connections or through fiber-optic cables.

So whoever physically controls this controls the realm of our ideas and communications. And whoever is able to sit on those communications channels, can intercept entire nations, and that’s the new game in town, as far as state spying is concerned – intercepting entire nations, not individuals.

'intercepting entire nations, not individuals'

RT: This sounds like a futuristic scenario, but you are saying that the future is already here.

JA: The US National Security Agency has been doing this for some 20-30 years. But it has now spread to mid-size nations, even Gaddafi’s Libya was employing the EAGLE system, which is produced by French company AMESYS, pushed there in 2009, advertised in its international documentation as a nationwide interception system.

So what’s happened over the last 10 years is the ever-decreasing cost of intercepting each individual now to the degree where it is cheaper to intercept every individual rather that it is to pick particular people to spy upon.

'it is cheaper to intercept every individual rather that it is to pick particular people to spy upon'

RT: And what’s the alternative, the sort of utopian alternative that you would put forward?

JA: The utopian alternative is to try and gain independence for the internet, for it to sort of declare independence versus the rest of the world. And that’s really quite important because if you think what is human civilization, what is it that makes it quintessentially human and civilized, it is our shared knowledge about how the world works, how we deal with each other, how we deal with the environment, which institutions are corrupt, which ones are good, what are the least dumb ways of doing things. And that intellectual knowledge is something that we are all putting on to the internet – and so if we can try and decouple that from the brute nature of states and their cronies, then I think we really have hope for a global civilization.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

If, on the other hand, the mere security guards, you know, the people who control the guns, are able to take control of our intellectual life, take control of all the ways in which we communicate to each other, then of course you can see how dreadful the outcome will be. Because it won’t happen to just one nation, it will happen to every nation at once. It is happening to every nation at once as far as spying is concerned, because now every nation is merging its society with internet infrastructure.

RT: And in what way are we, as sort of naïve internet users, if you like (and I exclude you from that, obviously), kind of willingly collaborating with these collectors of personal data? You know, we all have a Facebook account, we all have telephones which can be tracked.

JA: Right. People think, well, yeah, I use Facebook, and maybe the FBI if they made a request, could come and get it, and everyone is much more aware of that because of Petraeus. But that’s not the problem. The problem is that all the time nearly everything people do on the internet is permanently recorded, every web search.

Do you know what you were thinking one year, two days, three months ago? No, you don’t know, but Google knows, it remembers.

'Google knows, it remembers'

The National Security Agency who intercepts the request if it flowed over the US border, it knows.

So by just communicating to our friends, by emailing each other, by updating Facebook profiles, we are informing on our friends.

'by updating Facebook profiles, we are informing on our friends'

And friends don’t inform on friends. You know, the Stasi had a 10 per cent penetration of East German society, with up to 1 in 10 people being informants at some time in their life.

Now in countries that have the highest internet penetration, like Iceland, more than 80 per cent of people are on Facebook, informing about their friends. That information doesn’t [simply] go nowhere. It’s not kept in Iceland, it’s sent back into the US where it IS accessed by US intelligence and where it is given out to any friends or cronies of US intelligence – hundreds of national security letters every day publicly declared and being issued by the US government.

RT: So do we risk kind of entering a scenario where there are almost two castes of people: a safe minority who are very savvy about the workings of the internet and the things that you described, and just people who go online for kicks?

JA: We have this position where as we know knowledge is power, and there’s a mass transfer as a result of literally billions of interceptions per day going from everyone, the average person, into the data vaults of state spying agencies for the big countries, and their cronies – the corporations that help build them that infrastructure. Those groups are already powerful, that’s why they are able to build this infrastructure to intercept on everyone. So they are growing more powerful, concentrating the power in the hands of smaller and smaller groups of people at once, which isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s extremely dangerous once there is any sort of corruption occurring in the power. Because absolute power corrupts, and when it becomes corrupt, it can affect a lot of people very quickly.

Bill Binney, National Security Agency whistleblower, who was the research head of the National Security Agency’s Signals Intelligence Division, describes this as a ‘turnkey totalitarianism’, that all the infrastructure has been built for absolute totalitarianism.

'all the infrastructure has been built for absolute totalitarianism'

It’s just the matter of turning the key. And actually the key has already been turned a little bit, and it is now affecting people who are targeted for US drone strikes, organizations like WikiLeaks, national security reporters who are having their sources investigated. It is already partly turned, and the question is, will it go all the way?

RT: But has it been built really by corporations and kind of unwittingly subscribed to by people, in order to advertise products to make money, or has it been built deliberately by governments for the sole purpose of surveillance?

JA: It's both. I mean the surveillance infrastructure, the bulk surveillance infrastructure – there are hundreds of companies involved in that business. They have secret international conferences, they have prospectuses that they give to intelligence agencies that we have obtained and published this year together with Privacy International and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Also, The Wall Street Journal has done some good work on this. They are building devices that they advertise to intercept entire nations, to install the data from those intercepts permanently – strategic interception, because it's cheaper.

So it's a combined corporate/government amalgam. That's one of the problems, one of the reasons it's so unaccountable is that it crosses boundaries. Companies don't just sell to their home country, they sell to companies overseas. There are shareholdings held in BVI, and the company might be British-registered, like BIA, but actually a lot of research and development is done in Sweden, etc.

And then you also have Google and Facebook, who started up predominantly serving the public, but also have developed side projects to service the US intelligence complex. And individuals are constantly pushing their thoughts into Google as each thing that they want to research; it is pushed via emails, and on Facebook, through their social relationships. That's an undreamt of spy database.

'That's an undreamt of spy database'

Facebook is completely undreamt of even by the worst spying nation, given the richness and sophistication of relationships expressed.

RT: And willingly contributed to.

JA: Well, no. But not with informed consent. People don't actually know. When on Facebook it says "share this to your friends," that's what it says. It doesn't say "share this to state agencies," it doesn't say "share this to friends and cronies of state agencies."

RT: Who do you think has the organized power to stop these things that you are talking about?

JA: If there is political will, everything is possible. So if we get the political will, then of course those agencies can be dismantled. Very aggressive legislation, policing can be pushed upon them. In some regions of the world, such as Latin America, perhaps that's a possibility. There is a certain democratic tendency, which Ecuador is part of that might do that. But in general I think the prognosis is very grim. And we really are at this moment where it can go one way or the other way.

To a degree, perhaps the best we can be sure, if we work, of achieving is that some of us are protected. It may only be a high-tech elite, hopefully expanded a bit more – people who can produce tools and information for others that they can use to protect themselves. It is not necessary that all of society is covered, all of society is protected. What's necessary is that the critical accountability components of society that stop it from going down the tubes entirely, that those people are protected. Those include corruption investigators, journalists, activists, and political parties. These have got to be protected. If they are not protected, then it's all lost.

RT: Is there a way that I can protect myself without knowing all about computers?

JA: Well, a little bit. But the first thing to be aware of is how much you are giving away. The first way to protect yourself is to go, "OK, I'll discuss that in person, and not over Facebook chat," or, "OK, I will discuss this using some forms of encrypted chat, like OTR, and not on a Facebook chat." You can go to and download encrypted anonymizing software. It is slower than normal, but for things like internet chat it's fine, because you are not downloading very much at once. So there are ways of doing this.

What is really necessary, however, for those to be properly developed, there needs to be enough market demand. It's the same situation as soap and washing your hands. Once upon a time, before the bacterial theory of disease, before we understood that out there invisibly was all this bacteria that was trying to cause us harm – just like mass state surveillance is out there invisible and trying to cause society a large harm.

'mass state surveillance is out there invisible and trying to cause society a large harm'

– no one bothered to wash their hands. First process was discovery; second process, education; third process, a market demand is created as a result of education, which means that experts can start to manufacture soap, and then people can buy and use it.

So this is where we are at now, which is we've got to create education amongst people, so there can be a market demand, so that others can be encouraged to produce easy-to-use cryptographic technology that is capable of protecting not everyone, but a significant number of people from mass state spying. And if we are not able to protect a significant number of people from mass state spying, then the basic democratic and civilian institutions that we are used to – not in the West, I am no glorifier of the West, but in all societies – are going to crumble away. They will crumble away, and they will do so all at once. And that's an extremely dangerous phenomenon.

It's not often where all the world goes down the tube all at once. Usually you have a few countries that are OK, and you can bootstrap civilization again from there.

RT: We just passed the second anniversary of Cablegate, and since then this war on whistleblowers and this state surveillance seems to have got worse. Do you think something as large as Cablegate could ever happen again and it would have a similar impact?

JA: Yes, yes. Hopefully next year.

RT: What sort of time next year?

JA: I won’t go into it, but hopefully earlier rather than later.

RT: Do you feel that when WikiLeaks is making these releases you’re having as large an impact as you’ve had before?

JA: Well, Cablegate was extraordinary. It was published over a period of 12 months. It’s the most significant leak. Our previous leak, on the Iraq war, was also 400,000 documents, showing precisely how over 100,000 people were killed. That was also very significant. But yes, no one has done anything as significant as that since, but yes, hopefully, that will continue.

The successes of WikiLeaks shouldn’t be viewed merely as a demonstration of our organization’s virility or the virility of the activist community on the internet. They are also a function of this hoarding of information by these national security [agencies]. The reason there was so much information to leak, the reason it could be leaked all at once is because they had hoarded so much. Why had they hoarded so much? Well, to gain extra power through knowledge. They wanted their own knowledge internally to be easily accessible to their people, to be searchable, so as much power could be extracted from it as possible. WikiLeaks attempts to redress the imbalance of power.

'WikiLeaks attempts to redress the imbalance of power'

by taking what’s inside these very powerful institutions and giving them to the commons, people in general, so we can understand how the world works and stop the takeover by these powerful institutions. But it’s a function of how much knowledge these powerful institutions have accumulated.

RT: You’ve obviously written this book while you’ve been here in the embassy. But is it affecting your ability to work, this being cooped up constantly?

JA: It’s affecting my ability to meet with other people in different countries and to proselytize and things like this. But we should keep it in perspective. There are others who have been in prison also in the past few years. I know that it is a much more serious condition than the one I’m in, and I am fortunately able to give interviews and so on. So at least I have a voice. Prisoners rarely even have a voice. Why is that? Well, because the prison system doesn’t want to permit them to complain about their conditions.

RT: And what are you going to do, Julian? You said that you won’t leave the Ecuadorian embassy until the US drops any charges and any investigation against you. Are you just going to stay here forever?

JA: Well, I hope that there is enough political pressure and that the US government sees that it is destroying any goodwill that remains towards it as a result of its persecution and investigation of WikiLeaks and its associates. I think it really does have to drop the investigation. And you know, over the past six months in particular you can see a sort of the arrow of history – and the US DoJ and Eric Holder are going to end up on the wrong side of history. I don’t know that they want that on their record.

RT: I think there’ve been reports on the media that over the last day or so about your lung condition, but you’ve released a statement that it’s actually not the case at all. But has it shown you what would potentially happen if you did have a health scare? Do you think you would be able to get treatment?

JA: You know, my particular personal condition is not very interesting. Obviously, this circumstance in the embassy is difficult. And over a longer term, I suppose, it could be very difficult. But, you know, I’ve had worse problems.


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