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Independent Journalists are being Targeted by the State.
People have been so propagandized aboutWar that it's become a joke. People get off on war. These armchair warriors walk around their living rooms carrying Ukraine flags while singing the Star Spangled Banner. Most listen to the corporate media and have been brainwashed into believing Russia is the biggest threat on the planet. This is simply not true. Many independent journalists have attempted to explain the history of Ukraine. Especially the coup de ta in 2014. This was a US-backed take-over of the democratically elected president. The US is on tape discussing which leaders to support during and after the coup. This is a fact. Many attempts by independent journalists to explain what led to the Russian invasion have been censored, canceled, or smeared as Russian agents. Now many are detained at airports for their articles. To quote a well know phrase, This is Orwellian.
A well-known independent journalist, Kit Klarenberg, was detained at Lunto Airport on May 17, 2023. He writes for many publications, including The Grayzone. The man was questioned for five hours, had all his electronics confiscated, and was told that he would be detained indefinitely if he didn't answer their questions. The man is an investigative journalist, not a spy for a foreign power. In a word, the Brits have become a totalitarian state regarding any view politically, and otherwise, it may disagree. I mean, really, they have Julian Assange in solitary confinement for releasing true information about the crimes of the State without charge.
Our democratic governments in the west condon the Ukranian Kill List. See my article:
Let me repeat: the US Government condones this Ukranian lKill list or is ignoring it.
There is a history of the State detaining independent journalists for their work. This goes all the way back to Edward Snowden and the last World War. Those that come to mind: Glenn Greenwald's late husband, David Miranda; Citizen4's director, Laura Poitras; and many others.
The most egregious so far is the attack on independent journalist Matt Taibbi. He reported on the Twitter Files reveling the disturbing collusion between security agencies and the government to censor certain voices because governments attack independent journalism because they do not want their corruption and crimes revealed. Period. Taibbi was not only attacked during the congressional hearing, he later was threatened with lying to Congress for mixing up a few acronyms. By coincidence, the next day, the Tax Office approached Taibbi's home for enigmatic reasons. This is called "intimidation" and the tactics of organized crime.
Journalists are murdered in Mexico every day. Perhaps in a few cases by the government, but most by powerful drug cartels that desire to remain anonymous. This instance proves a point.
Investigative journalism is steadily being wiped out by those in power: a drug cartel, the CIA, or the Italian mafia; they all play by the same rules. In essence, Gangster Rules.
While many people get off on war from their "patriotic living rooms," waving flags and spouting "freedom," independent journalist are being attacked (contrary to the US Constitution) and are the last stalwart against political corruption.