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China blocks Instagram to Suppress Demonstration News

The real story: China is blocking the fact that such large crowds are protesting Chinese oppression. It is not to protect the people. Now read the official government description of why Instagram is blocked: 229 more words

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Islamic State to Target Russia and China

In a Russian language article on VoltaireNet.org, “Thierry Meyssan believes that these changes indicate that over time, NATO intends to use the “Islamic State” against Russia and China.” 348 more words

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Gramscian Damage

One of the most chilling essays I have ever read about Russian propaganda.

Posted on 2006-02-11 by Eric Raymond

Originally posted at http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=260

Americans have never really understood ideological warfare.

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Diminutive Putin Depicted as 7 foot Tall in Mural

In a recently revealed mural, President Vladimir Putin is depicted as taller than everyone in a Russian crowd.

Putin is actually about 5′ 7″, which is about 1.70 meters high but the mural depicts him at about 6’5″ or 2 meters tall. 135 more words

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Why is Ukraine having such a hard time getting its message across?

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Commentary: Disbelief about Western reluctance to aid Ukraine’s military is turning into anger.

Originally published at http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140922/ukraine-west-russia-propaganda-image

Poroshenko in Washington last week. Ukraine has failed to convince the US and other Western countries to supply weapons. 270 more words

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If There Is ‘No Military Solution’ in Iraq, Where Is the Non-Military Solution?

by Sarah Chayes

September 22, 2014

Originally published at http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/09/if-there-no-military-solution-iraq-where-non-military-solution/94769/

Secretary of State John Kerry is channeling all his high-octane diplomatic intensity into the effort to consolidate an international coalition to combat the Islamic State (aka ISIS orISIL). 1,072 more words

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Russia to increase budget by 2.2 times for its main propagandists, Russia Today and Dmitry Kiseliov

Originally published at http://euromaidanpress.com/2014/09/23/russia-to-increase-budget-by-2-2-times-for-its-main-propagandists-russia-today-and-dmitry-kiseliov/

2014/09/23 • RUSSIA

Russia intends to increase funds for its foreign information policy. In 2015, the federal budget will allocate 41% more to Russia Today TV, while subsidiaries of Russia Today will also receive more funding, thus totalling 2.5 times more all together. 202 more words

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