Connect with us

Alternative News

12 Stories You Missed While The Media Was Telling You Russia Hacked The Election

Michelle Blair

Published

on

Before you begin...

Coherent icon

Take a moment and breathe. Place your hand over your chest area, near your heart. Breathe slowly into the area for about a minute, focusing on a sense of ease entering your mind and body. Click here to learn why we suggest this.

You’ve seen the headlines claiming that Russia hacked the DNC emails, sent them to Wikileaks, and ultimately swayed the vote that determined Donald Trump would be the next U.S. President. Since you’re reading this article, you likely know that this was a lie, as Julian Assange set the record straight by publicly stating that Russia was not responsible for the DNC hacks and revealing that they came from the inside.

advertisement - learn more

Instead of taking responsibility for Clinton and her team’s corrupt actions, government organizations and the media immediately placed the blame elsewhere. However, did you ever stop and think why the U.S. was so quick to wrongly accuse Russia? Why were so many stories published on a claim that was in no way verified, going against the very definition of good journalism? The simple answer: to distract you from what was actually going on within the U.S. government and the world as a whole.

--> Become A CE Member: The only thing that keeps our journalism going is YOU. CE members get access to exclusive benefits and support our shared mission.. Click here to learn more!

Here’s What You Missed While Being Distracted by Fake News on Russian Hackers:

The U.S. military is sending another 2,300 soldiers to Afghanistan

As a final goodbye, President Obama signed off on sending another 2,300 U.S. soldiers to Afghanistan. The decision was made as a supposed attempt to halt the Taliban from further territorial gains, as the government claimed the troops will “advise and assist.” The original decision to invade Afghanistan was an act fuelled by false flag terrorism (not that war can ever be justified), so to send even more troops to Afghanistan serves as further proof that the U.S. government does not have the people’s best interests at heart.

Kurdish-led operation to liberate Raqqa saved thousands of people

In a Sputnik Turkey interview with the Commander of the Kurdish YPJ female battalion, Cihan Sekh Ehmed, Ehmed explained that the most recent operation that commenced on December 10 saved thousands of civilians. The first stage of this operation began on November 5 and since then approximately 60 villages have been liberated. It’s interesting that Aleppo gained so much traction, yet this beautiful story of liberation was never heard on mainstream news.

advertisement - learn more

Over 600 people were saved from an extreme terrorist group in Nigeria

Mainstream media seems to love the topic of terrorism, as it’s used to blame many wrongdoings or hide government corruption. So, why didn’t they share the story of 450 children being freed from Boko Haram, an extremist group in Northeastern Nigeria? Between December 7 and 14, the Nigerian army managed to rescue 69 men, 180 women, 227 male children, and 129 female children.

Violence over a pipeline being built in Mexico that affects local Indigenous community

Sounds awfully familiar, right? We’ve been so focused on fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and for good reason, but we can’t forget the other pipelines being built that affect other Indigenous groups. A pipeline being constructed in northern Mexico is provoking controversy as it involves a local Yaqui Indigenous community. Crossing directly through their territory, the pipeline unequivocally vioates their rights. The resistance created an uproar amongst pipeline supporters and on October 21, the supporters attacked the Indigenous tribe, killing one, injuring many, and damaging the property.

The Pentagon covered up $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

For a country that holds fairly high taxes, $125 billion seems like a lot of money to use toward administrative waste. The Pentagon actually attempted to bury an internal study that exposed this, fearing that if Congress discovered it, they might choose to decrease the defence budget.

Women in China were “required to send nude pictures as collateral to obtain loans”

Hundreds of photos and videos of naked women were recently leaked online, as these photos were used as collateral for women to obtain loans through online lending platform Jiedaibao, which was launched by JD Capital in 2015. More than 160 young women were affected by this event (source).

The U.S. halted arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. announced that they would stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia due to the extreme violence and increasing number of deaths in Yemen. This was clearly a PR stunt, as the U.S. plans to continue to support Morocco, Qatar, and the U.A.E., which all play significant roles in the Saudi-led coalition.

Green movement leaders confined in Iran for six years are still waiting for trial

After publicly questioning the result of Iran’s 2009 election, Mehdi Karroubi, former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Green Movement leader Zahra Rahnavard have been confined for the past six years in extrajudicial house arrest. They are still waiting for their trial.

Millions of children are malnourished in Yemen, seeking urgent help

The United Nations statement reads, “Nearly 2.2 million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished and require urgent care. At least 462,000 children suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), a drastic increase of almost 200 per cent since 2014.” What’s worse, the U.S. is in part to blame for this, as this is as a result of the war fuelled by the Saudis, who purchase arms from the U.S.

Director of the CIA warns Trump about “bringing back waterboarding”

Amongst many of the strange promises Trump made for if he were to become president was that he would bring back the use of torture. CIA Director John Brennan addressed some of these promises in a BBC interview, explaining that CIA officers wouldn’t support this, especially because they “took some body blows” as a result of engaging in this practice in the past. Although the U.S. is no stranger to using violence to achieve their goals, to bring back torture would no doubt be a mistake.

UN General Assembly expressed grave concern on health risks from depleted uranium

151 countries within the UN General Assembly voted in favour of a new resolution on depleted uranium weapons and the associated health risks. The document highlights specific health concerns regarding the states and communities affected by depleted uranium weapons. The document also explains the significant technical and financial barriers imposed as a result of depleted uranium contamination.

Monsanto shareholders approved a $66 billion acquisition by Bayer

The deal to truly monopolize the seed industry: If it closes, it will represent the birth of the largest seed and agriculture chemical company in the world. This company would also control more than a quarter of the combined world market for seeds and pesticides. This raises numerous red flags because it would mean more GMOs and pesticides, leading to further environmental degradation and health risks (source).

A fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana issued travel documents for 10 years

The U.S. State Department recently addressed a fake U.S. Embassy operating in Ghana for a decade. The fake Embassy was supposedly owned by Ghanian and Turkish organized crime rings and sold “fraudulently obtained, legitimate US visas” as well as counterfeit visas and false identification documents including bank records, education records, birth certificates and more.

Why This Is Important

It can be truly difficult to determine what is fake news and what’s not, so it’s crucial that we critically think about what the media is telling us. Learning to discern and FEEL information out for yourself is crucial during this time.

If a media outlet can benefit from publishing certain content, then they could hold a bias. For instance, many news outlets would benefit from blaming Russia for the DNC email hacks because of their ties to Hillary Clinton and the U.S. government. This isn’t the first time mainstream news has lied to us, and it won’t be the last.

Don’t be afraid to challenge mainstream ideas and dig deeper. You have the resources to discover the truth, even if that’s through your own intuition. When you’re reading an article, ask yourself, “Does this information resonate with me?” If not, then that could be a sign that there’s more to the story than what’s being presented.

Dive Deeper

Click below to watch a sneak peek of our brand new course!

Our new course is called 'Overcoming Bias & Improving Critical Thinking.' This 5 week course is instructed by Dr. Madhava Setty & Joe Martino

If you have been wanting to build your self awareness, improve your.critical thinking, become more heart centered and be more aware of bias, this is the perfect course!

Click here to check out a sneak peek and learn more.

Advertisement
advertisement - learn more

Alternative News

UFO ‘Paralyzes’ Weapons & Electronic Systems of Two Iranian Military Jets Who Try Shooting At It

Avatar

Published

on

By

CE Staff Writer 5 minute read

In Brief

  • The Facts:

    In 1976, residents of Tehran, Iran noticed a big bright object in the sky. The airport traffic controller also noticed. Military jets were scrambled and a game of "cat and mouse" ensued.

  • Reflect On:

    What will the realization that we are been and have been visited by other intelligence do to human consciousness?

Before you begin...

Coherent icon

Take a moment and breathe. Place your hand over your chest area, near your heart. Breathe slowly into the area for about a minute, focusing on a sense of ease entering your mind and body. Click here to learn why we suggest this.

Follow me on instagram here.

Mainstream UFO disclosure continues to accelerate at a tremendous pace. The U.S. Navy has released multiple videos and pictures of unknown objects (as well as testimony from the personnel involved) performing maneuvers and travelling at speeds that no known man made piece of machinery is capable of doing. The latest footage comes from the USS Omaha. It shows a spherical object that mysteriously disappeared into the ocean. The truth is, military encounters with these objects is nothing new, in fact it’s been happening for decades and the phenomenon has been well documented. There are thousands of encounters to choose from that provide a description of such events: the testimony of the personnel involved, radar tracking information, and in some cases, photographs and video of the object.

There are many common themes and consistencies with regards to the behaviour of these objects that seems to be quite evident based on the information and the number of examples that have made their way into the public domain. One of them is the fact that these objects, most of the time, seem to perform evasive maneuvers to avoid our own aircraft. Another is the fact that critical electronic equipment in military jets seems to shut down when in close proximity to these objects. This is well documented, and it doesn’t just occur with military jets but it’s something that’s happened at nuclear missile facilities.

At Malmstrom Air Force Base in March of 1967, a base that was responsible for a large amount of nuclear weapons, multiple military witnesses here saw a red, glowing UFO hovering just outside the front gate. After that happened all of the nuclear missiles shut down and went completely dead. This is not an isolated incident and there are multiple examples.

A great example of an air encounter where this happened comes from an incident that took place in 1976. Residents of  Tehran, Iran noticed a big bright object in the sky. The airport traffic controller also noticed, “it was an intensely bright object that was not supposed to be there.” The Iranian Air Force was contacted (at the time they were a close ally of the United States, under the rule of the Shah), and they dispatched two F-4 fighter jets to check out the object. The United States took this encounter very seriously, a report of what happened was sent to multiple national security officials and U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, CIA Director George Bush, and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, among others.

Both of the F-4 interceptor pilots reported seeing the object visually, it was also tracked on their airborne radar. Both planes experienced critical instrumentation and electronics go offline at a distance of twenty-five miles from the object. Here is an excerpt from the report:

Iranian Air Force Jets and a UFO which played “cat and mouse” with them, appearing on radar and “paralyzing” their weapons and electronic systems when the jets attempted to open fire on it….As the F-4 approached a range of 25 nautical miles it lost all instrumentation and communications. When the F-4 turned away from the objects and apparently was no longer a threat to it, the aircraft regained all instrumentation and communications. Another brightly lighted object came out of the original object. The second object headed straight toward the F4.

The report goes on to describe how the smaller object, after detaching from the bigger object, turned inside the arc of the F-4 itself, and then regained the original object. This incident apparently lasted for several hours. This type of “splitting in two” was also observed in an incident occurring near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico airport in April 2013. The incident was filmed and team of analysts working with the SCU, the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies, a private group of scientists, military analysts, and investigators produced a report analyzing the incident.

Objects splitting into two, travelling at speeds no man made aircraft can, performing maneuvers that no known aircraft can, and exhibiting other astonishing “behaviours” is again, nothing new.

What is most interesting about the Iran incident is that the object(s) seem to know when the jets were attempting to fire on them and were able to prevent it. This is suggestive of some type of precognition, in my opinion.

It is also concerning that we would attempt to fire upon an object that doesn’t seem to be performing maneuvers indicative of a threat. Their behaviour no doubt represents potential air safety issues. In my opinion, many of these encounters are indicative of “curious” behaviour. Meanwhile, there is evidence suggesting that governments of the world have been quite interested in capturing some of these objects and have indeed been successful.

The Takeaway: What are these objects? There are a plethora of stories out there involving beings from another world that are associated with these objects. They come from high ranking military personnel, and civilian incidents like the one that occurred at Ariel School, Zimbabwe, in 1994. Although we can’t say for sure, is it responsible to rely on government and mainstream media to give us our perception of this topic? Should we be so naive as to believe that these entities will give us an accurate depiction of what they have discovered about the phenomenon?

It’s no secret that governments and mainstream media are losing trust among a large portion of their citizenry, and this is in large part due to perceived deception with regards to so many global issues, especially geo-political issues. Will mainstream UFO disclosure be any different? I don’t know, but what needs to happen with this topic if we want to learn more about it is likely a citizen based initiative and study of the phenomenon. One that is independent of any government organizations, and this is, and has been happening around the world, for quite some time.

To access all our articles on this topic, you can click here.

Dive Deeper

Click below to watch a sneak peek of our brand new course!

Our new course is called 'Overcoming Bias & Improving Critical Thinking.' This 5 week course is instructed by Dr. Madhava Setty & Joe Martino

If you have been wanting to build your self awareness, improve your.critical thinking, become more heart centered and be more aware of bias, this is the perfect course!

Click here to check out a sneak peek and learn more.

Continue Reading

Alternative News

Former Navy Pilot: We See UFOs “Every Day, For At Least A Couple Years”

Avatar

Published

on

By

CE Staff Writer 5 minute read

In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Lieutenant Ryan Graves talks to 60 Minutes about seeing UFOs "Every day for a couple years at least" during his time as a Navy pilot.

  • Reflect On:

    Grave's suggestion of sighting frequency is strikingly well beyond that which government has disclosed in the past. Is this really happening everyday? If so, for how long? Why are we only hearing about it now?

Before you begin...

Coherent icon

Take a moment and breathe. Place your hand over your chest area, near your heart. Breathe slowly into the area for about a minute, focusing on a sense of ease entering your mind and body. Click here to learn why we suggest this.

The UFO subject has gained a lot of momentum in recent years, so much so that in 2020, then President, Donald Trump signed a bill that would call on the director of national intelligence and the secretary of defense to produce a report detailing everything the government knows about unidentified flying objects, also known as “unidentified aerial phenomena” or “anomalous aerial vehicles.” Interestingly, in the bill, this request was laid out under the subheading “Advanced Aerial Threats,” suggesting government sees these objects as threats even when long time researchers have pointed out that most declassified documents and whistleblower accounts point to these objects performing evasive maneuvers, signalling a ‘non threatening’ situation.

As time has gone on, anticipation about what will be released by the US government in this intel drop has grown. As more and more mainstream media outlets begin to task journalists with exploring this subject more openly, interesting stories have been emerging that increase public awareness further – but sometimes these stories truly shake up the story we’ve received from government.

It’s not that what is being said isn’t true, it’s that to those that have spent time exploring this subject credibly for years, the stories we are hearing are painting a picture that government has essentially just not been able to gain accurate intel about UFOs up until recently, and that simply doesn’t make sense. The Pentagon has gone from strict public denial of UFOs, including ridiculing the subject, to now admitting it, with the story changing almost every six months. Is the Pentagon really begrudgingly admitting something they don’t want to admit? Or is there another game at play here?

In a recent 60 Minutes episode, Lieutenant Ryan Graves, a former Navy pilot, is describing his experience having seen these objects over the course of his career. To Graves, and the Navy in general, UFOs are considered a security risk. In the clip below, when Graves refers to how often they have seen UFOs you can hear 60 Minutes interviewer Bill Whitaker say “wait a minute, everyday for the last couple years?” as if he is confused, and he should be. For decades we have been told in mainstream conjecture that UFOs are nothing more than weather balloons and to not pay attention. Sure, in recent years the government has alluded to some rare footage of UFOs capture on flight instruments, but now all of a sudden we hear that these events have been happening ‘everyday?’

Below is a transcript from the video above, outlining a few key takeaways from the interview.

Bill Whitaker: So you’re seeing it both with the radar and with the infrared. And that tells you that there is something out there?

Ryan Graves: Pretty hard to spoof that.

These photographs were taken in 2019 in the same area. The Pentagon confirms these are images of objects it can’t identify. Lieutenant Graves told us pilots training off the Atlantic Coast see things like that all the time.

Ryan Graves: Every day. Every day for at least a couple years.

Bill Whitaker: Wait a minute, every day for a couple of years?

Ryan Graves: Uh-huh.

When I hear “every day for at least a couple years” I can’t help but think: if this indeed has been happening this frequently, for that long, perhaps longer, why are we only hearing about it now? Why has it gone from “these sightings are rare, we don’t really know much about them” to “we are seeing these every day”?  Can we really believe that government doesn’t know what these are, as is often claimed, when they have that frequent experience with them? This is a rather absurd idea.

Look at the wonder and excitement on the face of Ryan in the interview, does he seem scared? Worried? Does it seem like he’s dealing with a threat? No. He seems curious and fascinated. Likewise when we hear “every day for at least couple years,” don’t you think something ‘threatening’ would have happened by now?

I’ve spoken to Constitutional and public interest lawyer Daniel P. Sheehan on a number of occasions, he has made it quite clear to me that from his perspective and interactions with high level officials, no one is really seeing this as a threat. Yet that is the story that comes out to the public.

Why does the version of disclosure we are getting paint government in an innocent light when the deception coming from them has last almost 100 years? We can speculate on this all day, but one thing seems clear, the US government is not going to tell us all they know about this subject, and we should not expect them to. Inquiry into this subject will have to be done another way.

“Frankly, there are a lot more sightings than have been made public. Some of those have been declassified. And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have been seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery, that, frankly, engage in actions that are difficult to explain, movements that are hard to replicate, that we don’t have the technology for, or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom.” – Trump’s former intelligence director John Ratcliffe.

Dive Deeper

Click below to watch a sneak peek of our brand new course!

Our new course is called 'Overcoming Bias & Improving Critical Thinking.' This 5 week course is instructed by Dr. Madhava Setty & Joe Martino

If you have been wanting to build your self awareness, improve your.critical thinking, become more heart centered and be more aware of bias, this is the perfect course!

Click here to check out a sneak peek and learn more.

Continue Reading

Alternative News

Gaza Fights For Freedom: The Full Documentary

Avatar

Published

on

By

CE Staff Writer 2 minute read

In Brief

  • The Facts:

    A film showing Gaza’s protest movement. Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests, it features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians have been killed by Israel snipers since early 2018.

  • Reflect On:

    Why does mainstream media ignore a particular perspective? Why do social media giants censor it? What is going on?

Before you begin...

Coherent icon

Take a moment and breathe. Place your hand over your chest area, near your heart. Breathe slowly into the area for about a minute, focusing on a sense of ease entering your mind and body. Click here to learn why we suggest this.

Gaza Fights For Freedom is a film directed by Abby Martin of The Empire Files that portrays life in all aspects for the people of Gaza. It was released in 2019, but is quite relevant right now given the human rights abuses and crimes against humanity that are taking place there. The topics covered are varied but all are centered on the imprisonment and deprivation caused by the Israelis blockading the small territory. The Israelis have created a situation where most of the water is toxic, where electricity on a good day maybe lasts eight hours, but often only four and frequently never. Imports of food are limited, as put officially by the Israelis themselves to put them on starvation rations. Movement is restricted by the Israeli military on all sides, and no construction materials are allowed through to repair the severely damaged infrastructure from recent Israeli attacks.

Right now, people are marching all over the world in support of the Palestinians, yet there is absolutely zero appropriate coverage by mainstream media.  Facebook and other social media platforms have been quite active in censoring and blocking activists in support of Palestinians, and Israel just bombed a major press building that was the home of multiple media outlets, like Al Jazeera and the Associated Press

A statement from Al Jazeera condemned the attack, calling on “all media and human right institutions to join forces” in denouncing the bombing and to “hold the government of Israel accountable”. “Al Jazeera condemns in the strongest terms the bombing and destruction of its offices by the Israeli military in Gaza and views this as a clear act to stop journalists from conducting their sacred duty to inform the world and report events on the ground,” the statement read.

The film highlights the Israeli (and US) military and political leaders’ complete disregard of many international humanitarian and war crimes treaties.  All the great information aside, and all the great journalistic photography aside, “Gaza Fights For Freedom” allows the Palestinians to speak for themselves. Abby Martin serves as an occasional commentator not so much to offer an ideology but so as to introduce a topic.

It’s a great documentary to introduce people to what has been happening in Palestine.

Dive Deeper

Click below to watch a sneak peek of our brand new course!

Our new course is called 'Overcoming Bias & Improving Critical Thinking.' This 5 week course is instructed by Dr. Madhava Setty & Joe Martino

If you have been wanting to build your self awareness, improve your.critical thinking, become more heart centered and be more aware of bias, this is the perfect course!

Click here to check out a sneak peek and learn more.

Continue Reading
advertisement - learn more
advertisement - learn more

Video

Elevate your inbox and get conscious articles sent directly to your inbox!

Choose your topics of interest below:

You have Successfully Subscribed!