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Integrity Initiative and Institute for Statecraft Exposed Further

First, a few bits from b at MoA’s: ‘British Government Disinformation Shop Lost Charity Status – Continues In New Format’, Nov. 4, 2019, moonofalabama.org, including the back-story:

“At the end of last year some enterprising ‘anonymous’ person released papers of the British Integrity Initiative. As we reported at that time:

The British government financed Integrity Initiative is tasked with spreading anti-Russian propaganda and thereby with influencing the public, military and governments of a number of countries. What follows is an contextual analysis of the third batch of the Initiative’s internal papers which were dumped by an anonymous yesterday.
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Stay Safe, Evo; the Usual Suspects™ are truly gunnin’ for you


‘Bolivia: Audios Linking Civic, Ex-Military and US in Coup Plans’,
telesurenglish.net, Nov. 5, 2019

Opposition politicians held talks with U.S. senators to destabilize Bolivia and organize a general strike after Evo Morales’ victory.
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the dastardly arrest of activist/journalist Max Blumenthal

Back in April and May of this year, a group of as many as 50 people calling themselves the Embassy Protection Collective had been occupying the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. in order to keep the many supporters of Juan Guido out of it.  The group had the support and encouragement of VZ President Nicolas Maduro to do so.

A number of people, among them Blumenthal brought food, medicine, sanitary supplies, and so on they’d toss up into open windows, in aid of breaking the siege of Guaido supporters trying to starve them out of the embassy.
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updates on the non-election of an Israeli PM

Blue and White chair Benny Gantz (C) meeting with leaders of the Joint List alliance, Ayman Odeh (L) and Ahmed Tibi

‘Arab MKs meet with Gantz, call for ‘real diplomatic process’ with Palestinians;

Blue and White chair’s sit-down with Joint List leadership opens the door to possibility Arab-majority parties will back or join the government’, 31 October 2019, timesofisrael.com
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the 80th and 81st Great March of Return protests

PCHR Gaza: 95 Civilians Shot And Injured, Including 43 Children, At 80th Great March Of Return’, By Staff, Imemc.org, Oct. 26, 2019

“In Gaza on Friday, 95 Palestinian civilians, including 43 children, a woman, 2 paramedics and a journalist, were shot and injured by Israeli forces, who fired live rounds against peaceful Palestinian protesters at the 80th Great March of Return.

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters, wounding 36 civilians with live bullets and shrapnel in addition to other injuries in the upper body due to direct targeting with rubber bullets and tear gas canisters.

Thousands of civilians took part in this week’s peaceful protests entitled: “For our Prisoners in Israeli Jails and al-Aqsa Mosque”, raising the Palestinian flag and chanting national slogans.” [snip]
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the Durham Mueller investigations of the spooks expand further

Happy Halloween to all…a day for Spooks to have a bit of fun at our expense; so how fitting a report this is today. Part I was here (Cafe version, C99% version).  I know many of you know an order of magnitude more than I do about all this,  but this issue is of prime importance to what remains of the shreds of Democracy in Amerika to me.

‘Justice Dept. investigation of Russia probe is criminal in nature, person familiar with case says’, WaPo, October 24, 2019, Matt Zapotosky

“The federal prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William P. Barr to examine the origins of the FBI’s probe of President Trump’s 2016 campaign is conducting an investigation officials consider criminal in nature, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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recent election results from ‘Our Backyard’

First, this most exhilarating news comes from telesurenglish.net:

Alberto Fernandez and running mate former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner celebrate after election results in Buenos Aires

Argentina: Progressive Fernandez Wins Presidency, Defeats Macri’, Oct. 27, 2019

“As the candidates needed 45 percent of the vote to avoid a second round, the 47 percent obtained by the Fernandez-Fernandez ticket has been enough to give them the win.
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