Telling Porkies at the UN General Assembly

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Original: Svobodnaya Pressa
Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf

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Poroshenko’s fairy tales were published in New-York

The “Maidan” President spoke to the United Nations General Assembly about victory over poverty, tuberculosis and “Russian aggression”

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, in the framework of the UN General Assembly addressed the summit on sustainable development goals. The speech of the leader of “Maidan” was so detached from reality that the head of the Russian delegation, Vitaly Churkin, who was present in the hall, even left the room. One can understand Russia’s permanent representative to the UN—instead of the declared theme of the summit, “Russian aggression” and “war with Russia” resounded after every other of Poroshenko’s words. Also, the fact that the Ukrainian President spoke about the economy and development in his country caused nothing but surprise.

The only thing that saved the President of Ukraine from international embarrassment was…

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Searches in Kiev: Svoboda party members suspected of Maidan mass murder

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About one hundred people, including 18 police officers, were shot to death by snipers in Kiev’s Independence Square on February 20 2014. 

Con l’Ucraina antifascista reports:


Aleksandr Aronets, spokesman of Svoboda in Kiev, reports [see below] that this morning there were raids against members of Svoboda, on suspicions of mass murder during the Maidan – murders that were attributed to “snipers of former President Yanukovitch” and to Berkut [the police]. Among the materials in the hands of investigators is a video [see below] where you see someone shoot from a window of the hotel “Ukraine” on Independence Square, protesters and police. The room in question (no. 1132) was occupied by the Svoboda deputy Oleg Pankevich.

Recall that the National Fascist party Svoboda was one of the main organizations to take part in the violence that led to the coup, with the not hidden support of the EU and US…

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State Propaganda? Realities of the Russian Media Landscape

Nina Kouprianova

The trope of ‘Russian state propaganda’ in mainstream Western media is a persistent one, especially as of late. This continued focus expresses one’s own loss of control as older cable-news models are in decline, the media landscape becomes more diverse, and various web platforms allow younger savvy users to locate alternative information sources. This kind of repetitive finger-pointing is also simultaneously meant to delegitimize Russia’s foreign-language broadcasting and to explain the support for Putin domestically.

The notion in question relies on a number of related assumptions:

  • that Western countries do not have state media;
  • that corporate media is impartial;
  • that state media cannot feature opposing points of view and is thus inferior to its corporate counterpart;
  • that media consumers, the general and even the educated public, are incapable of critically analyzing the information they receive.

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Winter Is Coming and So is Ukraine’s Far Right – Foreign Police Magazine

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Activists and supporters of far-right Ukrainian party Right Sector participate in a rally on Independence Square in Kiev on July 21, 2015 after the party's extraordinary congress. Several thousand protesters gathered to support the party's decision to start collecting signatures for a referendum calling for for the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko and his government.  AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY        (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images) Activists and supporters of far-right Ukrainian party Right Sector participate in a rally on Independence Square in Kiev on July 21, 2015 after the party’s extraordinary congress. Several thousand protesters gathered to support the party’s decision to start collecting signatures for a referendum calling for for the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko and his government. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Lev Golikin Foreign Policy 8th October 2015

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Deconstrucracy, or Imaginary Fall of the Imaginary West

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Autumn, 1573, oil on canvas, Muse du Louvre, Paris. Giuseppe Arcimboldo – Autumn, 1573, oil on canvas, Muse du Louvre, Paris.

With the Syrian migrant crisis and Russia’s airstrikes against the IS all over the news, I would like to sum up the main viewpoints on the recent state of the collective West, which are popular in the ‘core’ Western countries and in Russia. These viewpoints are shown in relation to the migrant crisis but are not limited to it:

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The revolutionary act of telling the truth

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by John Pilger

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George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

These are dark times, in which the propaganda of deceit touches all our lives. It is as if political reality has been privatised and illusion legitimised. The information age is a media age. We have politics by media; censorship by media; war by media; retribution by media; diversion by media – a surreal assembly line of clichés and false assumptions.

Wondrous technology has become both our friend and our enemy. Every time we turn on a computer or pick up a digital device – our secular rosary beads – we are subjected to control: to surveillance of our habits and routines, and to lies and manipulation.

Edward Bernays, who invented the term, “public relations” as a euphemism for “propaganda”, predicted this more than 80 years ago. He called it, “the invisible…

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