maandag 22 februari 2016

The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States

While recent polls have shown global public opinion turning sharply against Israeli policy, public support for Israel in the U.S. has held firm. The Occupation of the American Mind, narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, takes an unflinching look at the information wars Israel and its supporters have been waging in the U.S. for decades.

From PR offensives designed to manage perceptions of the occupation in the 1980s, to government-run social media campaigns today, the film provides an eye-opening analysis of Israel’s ongoing efforts to win the hearts and minds of the American people.

zondag 21 februari 2016

Hoe werkt klassieke homeopathie?

Klassieke Homeopathie werkt wel degelijk, maar hoe? De Duitse tv-zender BR (Bayerisches Fernsehen) zocht het uit en sprak met diverse onderzoekers en (ervarings)deskundigen over de werking van homeopathie bij zowel mensen als dieren. 

Ook bestudeerden ze de onderzoeken naar de werking van homeopathie en concludeerden dat er wel degelijk bewijs is dat klassieke homeopathie werkt.

Stichting Hahnemann Homeopathie

Homeopathie werkt bij 0 van 68 onderzochte ziektes - Welingelichte Kringen

woensdag 10 februari 2016

Ukrainian Agony: The Concealed War

Ukrainian agony - The concealed war (Official full English version by Mark Bartalmai)

Since mid-July 2014, our war correspondent team is still on site in the southeast of Ukraine – in the Donbass. We shot countless videos and scored over a thousand photos. The team of “Keep a close eye on by Mark Bartalmai” was the ONLY western and German team of journalists with the highest level of accreditation and therefore had access to many critical points in this civil war. Our materials are now being used in a documentary.

We made this documentary film from over 3 terabytes video that were filmed in several months on site.

It shows the different areas of the war in recounting episodes and individual stories – of civilians, soldiers and journalists. The focus is on the personal perspectives of each of the actors, supported by the recorded material, during and after the bombing of cities, battles and on people’s lives under war conditions in the middle of Europe.

The documentary is not an action movie. Rather, it lives from spoken word, by the voices of the people of the interviews and their impressions. Accompanied with sequences of events it draws a picture of the personal feelings of the participants – whether civilians, soldiers and journalists.

“Ukrainian Agony” is a silent film about the immense volume and violence of war. The propaganda has reached a new level of “quality”. Disinformation, concealment, half-truths up to outright lies are the “weapons” of certain Western media in this war – in an unprecedented degree.

Keep a close eye on | War reports by Mark Bartalmai
German independent journalist, Photographer

Follow me into the truth | Swimming against the mainstream media


Ukraine: The Masks of the Revolution

In February 2014, paramilitary groups fought against the police in the streets of Kyev and ousted President Yanukovych. They settled a new government. According to western media, they were the revolution heroes. They fought on the right side. But they are actually extreme-right militias. And they are now heavily armed.

The Right Sector, Azov or Svoboda created parallel irregular forces that easily go out of control. In Odessa, in May 2014, they were responsible for a mass killing without facing any charges. 45 people burnt to death. A massacre that didn’t get much attention.

How come western democracies haven’t raised their voice in protest? Most likely because these Ukrainian nationalist militias actually played a significant role in a much larger scale war. The Ukrainian revolution was strongly supported by the US diplomacy.

In the new cold war that opposes Russia to the USA, Ukraine is a decisive pawn. A tactical pawn to contain Putin’s ambitions. “Ukraine, masks of the revolution” by Paul Moreira sheds light on this blind corner.