Rob’s Weekly Wrap-up 02/15-02/22

This week started with much ado about Trump’s Fake Emergency followed by the stark midweek revelation from Andrew McCabe that trump is a suspected enemy agent, at best, unwitting. In the meantime North Carolina gets a new congressional election, the FBI arrested a violent white supremacist for planning to unleash a chemical weapons attack against everyone on Trump’s political hit list, a judge gagged Roger Stone and Robert Mueller is and is not soon to release his report on #TrumpRussia, maybe.

On a personal note, therapy is rough as I come to terms with the years I lost to my illness.

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Header Image, Media Bias Checklist (c) Vanessa Otero, used here for educational purposes.

Rob’s Weekly News Wrap up 1/25-02/01

Be informed, not influenced
Newsy

This was another dense news week.

The President continues to subvert his own government as House Democrats
consolidate power.

This week news coverage of Trump changed tone as Americans try to understand a president who behaves like an enemy.

From The Washington Post, “Helping Trump is helping Russia.”

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Rob Goldstein 02/01

Politics: Be informed, not influenced.

January was a lifetime for news junkies.

Every day is another month of corruption and narcissism and treason.

There is no Trump without Putin and the chaos and random violence that
plagues our lives the result of a long-term and ongoing Russian attack on American Democracy.

Putin’s declaration of war is a classic gaslight: we elected his puppet, he didn’t make us to vote for it; or did he?

Americans should find foreign intervention intolerable in our public debates and elections intolerable.
Americans should find foreign intervention intolerable in our public debates and elections intolerable.

Vladimir Putin’s Information Warfare is a psychological theater of cruelty where the people of the ‘target nation’ are convinced to turn on each other each other, while a small cadre of criminal oligarchs steal their wealth and freedoms.

To accomplish a ‘regime change’ Putin unleashes an arsenal of psychological weapons designed to distort our perceptions of reality.

This includes staged events.

 

Screenshot from, the New York Post
Russian’s staged pro trump rallies in the us

Putin calls these strategies ‘Active Measures’.

An active measure can be anything, such as inciting or paying anonymous
thugs to attack a beloved performer while shouting right-wing slogans.

I am not saying that his is what happened to Jussie Smollett; I’m saying the trump administration and the GOP have done nothing to protect America from Russian Active Measures so we have no way to be sure.

Nothing is at it seems until we know all the facts and see them verified by multiple national and international news outlets.

If you see appeals to emotion and divisive propaganda ask yourself why you’re seeing it.

Be angry that we have a president who incites violence when you hear reports of hate crimes against gays and people of color; don’t be angry with anonymous straight white people.

Be informed, not influenced.

If you live in a democracy, you are under attack.

Here is collection of PDF files, links, and videos with information about Russian Information Warfare, and the strategies he uses to turn us against each other.

Click the link below to download the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

Handbook of Russian Information Warfare – NATO Defense College

Here is a Rand Study of the Russian ‘Firehose of Falsehood’ Propaganda Model.

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Here is a link to the Committee to Investigate Russia.

The following short videos use simple language to explain the 2016 attack and a warning of what to expect as we enter the 2020 Campaign.

How to Defeat Authoritarianism

Factory of lies

Russian Propaganda In The Internet Age: How To Spot A Russian Troll Online

How Russian Trolls Took Over Americans’ Instagram Accounts

How to fake a trend on Twitter – BBC Trending

 

 

 

 

Building a Dream: The 2019 San Francisco Women’s March

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable….
Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice,
suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate
concern of dedicated individuals.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Some shots of San Francisco’s 2019 Women’s March:  the tone
was hopeful, angry, and determined.

This year we remember that most of the civilized world said yes
to Dr. Kings Dream.

The NATO Alliance promotes global human rights.

Dr. King’s Dream is a global movement.

Democracies will continue to build a more just, integrated and
inclusive global civilization.

We will continue to fight poverty, abuse, and discrimination.

We will not go back.

 

A Cild holds a sign at the 2019 Women's March in San Francisco that reads Build a Wall and My Generation Will Tear it Down
Build a Wall and My Generation Will Tear it Down
photograph of attendees at the 2019 Women's
Working Together
A protest sign at the 2019 Women's March that reads our rights are not up for grabs
Our rights are not up for grabs and neither are we
A phooto of the Rally before the 2019 Women's March
The Rally at City Hall Before the March
Photo of a Marcher holding a sign that reads resisting bitch face
Resisting Bitch Face
Shut Him Up!
Photo of a sign at the 2019 Women's March in San Francisco, the sign reads Fags against Fascism
Fags against Fascism
a sign at the 2019 Women's March asking women to run for president
We Want You to Run for President
2019 San Francisco Women’s March
Photograph of a sign that reads Silence - Death
Silence = Death
2019 Women’s March
A sign at the San Francisco Women's March of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY):
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY):

 

Photograph of a button on a hat worn by one of the men at the 2019 Women's March in San Francisco
Keep Democracy Alive
A sign at the SFO women's march that reads #ImepachThe MF
#ImpeachTheMF

Photographs (c) Rob Goldstein 2019