6 Huge Stories The Mainstream Media Don’t Want You To Know About

Stories1By Sophie McAdam

Whistleblowers, Ecocide, top secret trade deals, and shady ties between the Islamic State and the West’s closest allies…here are a few hot topics the mainstream media barely covered in 2015.

1. Any Tragedy That’s Not Western-Centric

warafrica-e1452071433693The outpouring of fury, despair and grief by the corporate press over the November 13 Paris attacks highlighted the bias of the mainstream media towards Western victims of terrorism. There were two suicide bombings in Lebanon the day before the events in Paris, killing 37 and wounding 180, but they were not mentioned much in the sensationalist coverage of France’s tragedy, nor were they mentioned in the minutes’ silences and vigils conducted across the Western world in the aftermath.

From the horrors of the Congo’s bloody civil war to Erdogan’s persecution of Turkish Kurds, from Boko Haram’s ongoing reign of terror in Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon to the plight of Sudanese refugees, the mainstream media seems to pick and choose which human lives deserve our empathy and which aren’t quite so important.

2. Indonesia Burning

indonesua-wikipedia-e1452071590125As we previously reported, the Indonesian wildfires that caused devastation to the country’s people and wildlife last year were largely ignored by the mainstream media until several months after the devastating event began. The fires were started by loggers to clear the way for controversial palm oil plantations and caused health problems for over one million people. The World Bank estimates that the fires destroyed 2.6 million hectares (6.4m acres) of rainforest between June and October, costing $16.1bn and causing untold loss of life to the endangered animals who depend on the forests for their survival. Terrified orangutans fleeing the disaster were abused in a sickening way by some Indonesian villagers.

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Ecocide on this scale should have been one of the biggest stories of 2015, but with the exception of Guardian columnist and environmental activist George Monbiot (who attacked his industry for censorship of the event), the tragedy was largely ignored to protect corporate interests.

3. France’s Slip Into Martial Law

sylvainSzewczykThe terrorist attacks in Paris were used as justification by the French, British and German governments to join military strikes in Syria. They were also used as justification by the French government to severely restrict freedoms at home. As we reported, immediately after the terrible events of November 13, the French government began closing down alternative news sites. The President also declared that anyone’s house could be searched without a warrant, websites could be blocked without warning, and citizens could be put under house arrest without a trial. Activists hoping to march in Paris at last month’s Climate Conference were disappointed to learn that France’s state of emergency also included a ban on protests. Some French politicians are pushing to install GPS trackers in rental cars, re-write the Constitution to allow for martial law, block free wifi and Tor, and combine state databases, which would give the state access to citizens’ personal medical records.

Amnesty International, along with many French bloggers, expressed concern that the Government had imposed martial law in response to the terrorist attack. They have a point: Isn’t a restriction of freedoms at home exactly what extremists would want? John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Director of Europe and Central Asia, said in November: “It is a paradox to suspend human rights in order to defend them.”

Many bloggers agreed and said they were scared about the situation in France. One wrote:

I’m currently living in Paris, the city where some fanatics killed people because they were listening to music, watching a football match, or simply enjoy beers in a bar. I was living in the neighbourhood of where those tragic event happened. Now I’m scared.
I’m not scared of terrorists.
I’m scared of my own country.
I’m scared because different is now starting to mean dangerous.

The anonymous man goes on:

It seems that being an ecologist is enough to get house arrest. Before its 20th November reform, this sentence was reserved to people ‘whose activity is dangerous’, now it’s ‘serious reason to believe that his behaviour constitutes a threat’. We’re almost at the thought crime.

France’s emergency measures were reported by the mainstream media, but there was little analysis or debate about whether they are justified: the myth we have to trade in our freedoms to get security has become a normal part of everyday life.

4. The Truth About ISIS

christopher-dombresIn 2015, True Activist reported on a growing body of evidence that strongly suggests the Islamic State:

  • Would not exist at all if it weren’t for the Pentagon’s terrible handling of the illegal 2003 Iraq invasion
  • Is funded and armed by Western allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia
  • Continues to grow due to oil sales to Turkey
  • May have ties to the British government and Israel
  • Could be part of a bigger geo-political plan by the USA and Britain to destabilize the region, using the corporate press to lie to the public in order to gain popular support for more endless oil wars.

The mainstream media continues to peddle the tired old narrative that the Western coalition are in Syria specifically to fight the I.S. If this were true, it would be logical for these countries to support Russia in its war against the terrorist organization. Yet coverage of Vladimir Putin in the corporate press continues to be entirely negative, despite the fact Russia single-handedly took out 40% of the Islamic State’s infrastructure in just one week. The revelations above have been completely censored by the corporate press, which is becoming less credible by the day.

5. The British Parliament Voted Against Democracy


Last month, an English politician stood up in the Houses of Parliament and gave a speech calling for electoral reform. His request, backed by thousands of citizens, was blocked. The UK has an archaic system of voting which is unfit for purpose and entirely undemocratic: after unpopular Prime Minister David Cameron won the 2015 election with just 36% of the vote, millions of British people felt cheated. A petition was launched to demand proportional representation rather than the co-called ‘first past the post’ system, which benefits the major political parties but never the alternatives. In short, Britain is not the fair, democratic nation it pretends to be. News that Jonathan Reynold’s request (video here) for a fairer system was rejected should have been a big story in the UK, but the British media barely covered it.

6. The Reality Of Top-Secret Free Trade Deals

globaljusticenowThe TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Partnership Agreement) TISA, (Trade in Services Agreement) and TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) are highly controversial and top secret deals that will affect the lives of every citizen of the planet, yet we apparently have no right to decide whether we want them- or even to know the exact details of the draft legislation.

TTIP, in particular, is of huge concern. As we have reported, the deal threatens to allow corporations to sue governments who don’t do as they are told, kill online privacy, make fracking standard procedure across 28 countries, privatize European health systems, force GMO food on unwilling citizens, strip us of our civil liberties, and ensure that corporations have control over the European parliament.

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Julian Assange called TTIP “The most important thing happening in Europe right now,” which is why Wikileaks is raising a 100,000 euro reward for any information relating to the deal. The site says of TTIP:

It remains secret almost in its entirety, closely guarded by the negotiators, and only big corporations are given special access to its terms. The TTIP covers half of global GDP and is one of the largest agreements of its kind in history. The TTIP aims to create a global economic bloc outside of the WTO framework, as part of a geopolitical economic strategy against the BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Considering the impact all three of these trade deals will have on democracy, human rights, food safety and the environment, public awareness should be widespread. Worryingly, a huge number of people know next to nothing about TTIP, TISA and TPP.

Far from questioning the secrecy of such important agreements or inciting a crucial public debate about whether these deals are ethical and democratic, mainstream coverage has glossed over the negatives and generally provided a biased view of the benefits of this corporate take-over of the world.

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  • doodaa

    I won’t feel so bad if I lie to the authorities in the future.

    • Reese Daniel

      Notice how they have become “authorities”. These bastards used to be PUBLIC SERVANTS.

  • J Blair

    i killed a stink bug today and the MSM is refusing to report on it. Bastards

  • davol

    Thanks for keeping quiet about any news about Fukishima. I would have had to turn you in if you had mentioned that forbidden subject, but you did good. There is nothing to see at Fukishima. Move along.

  • medicis

    If I were Shiva…… I would know what to do. There would no longer be TPP or TIPP corporate persons (artifical entities in the unlawful legalese world) ………..

  • Cypher

    Living out in the middle of nowhere in another country, completely off the grid is becoming more and more attractive.

  • gweneth

    No mention of the scum bags that own the unfederal b.s. banks (zentral) the world over.
    No mention of smart meters – that would be out of the question.
    No mention of the crisis actors employed by sponsored government false flag events.
    No mention of how many folks saved others by the use of firearms.
    No mention of NDAA.
    No mention of the R3 value sprayed on all the support columns in the 3 towers that were “airplaned” – oops I mean 2 the 3rd went down on it’s own – because Larry ‘pullit’ Silverstain(Silverstein)said to pullit.
    No mention of Haarp, gwen or chemtrails.
    No mention of vaccines causing small brained babies (invitro vaxes that the Moms are convinced are necessary – stop all vaccinations).
    No mention of nagalase – the mechanism that destroys the human immune system through vaccines.

    porpor pitiful wimpy Barry crying fake tears – was about all the media reported factually.

  • john smith

    the comments are brutally amazing…

  • 143jeanne

    WE created ISIS.

  • AntiLieGuy

    The only two things that are important are: (1) The toxic chemtrails sprayed every day globally are hiding Planet X and that is what is causing “climate change” and the massive increase in seismic and volcanic events.

    The second thing is that America is about to be destroyed in WW3 or the war of Armageddon of which over half of the Bible is about. The day of the next false flag using a nuke and blamed on Iran, America will be nuked and invaded by Russia, China and the SCO. Planet X will end the war when it rips North America into thirds, erupts Yellowstone super volcano and kills 5/6 of the 200 million invaders. By then 90% of Americans will already be dead.

    All of this is planned by the evil ET running this planet and the treasonous governments. The evil Pope and Queen E-lizard-btch both said this was our last christmas so they know about whats coming. The censorship is so bad, they recently stole Noahs Ark off of Mt. Ararat completely intact and classified the whole matter so the stupid sheeple wont connect the dots. You can see the boat prints and the tracks where they took it on google maps.

    Everything your completely evil treasonous government says is a lie. The vaccines are bioweapons, there are several cures for cancer, theyve had free energy for over 100 years and wont let the slave sheeple have it. This is a prison planet full of slaves.

    • Yvonne Forsman

      I will have to read on Planet X. Re the climate, supposedly the sun’s magnetic strength is changing which is causing more earthquakes. The ice on the west side of the north pole is melting but on the east side is increasing. The poles have slightly shifted. We are not in a global warming, we are in a global cooling period. WW3 is aimed at destroying Islam, possibly also Judaism, and Armageddon is a physical place (different spelling) in Israel. Supposedly (evil) ETs are here. Yes there are several cures for cancer and they are not secret anymore (google alternative cancer cures), yes vaccines are bad. Most news are probably lies. Apocalypse may happen during my lifetime (I am 60 yrs old), I have seen it in a progression session (as in regression/New Age/going back in time in an altered state of mind, but going forward in time). I also saw a UFO landing but it wasn’t round, it looked like a space rocket, and ppl got really scared and ran into buildings to hide. We live in an interesting time. (I could be wrong about the things I believe in.)

    • SEan Barr

      wow , you are full steam, but I am on the fence about the Queen AND the POPE saying this was last Christmas, we need proof , more then alternative web sites , we need some tangible proof not just un named BBC employee, if it were more then one and they went on the record maybe..ALso if it is as they say it, there were MULTIPLE witnesses and you would think we’d have heard more

  • abinico

    Considering that GMOs have the highest public disapproval in history (90% +), that really needs to be mentioned as one of the top three issues.

  • clarioncaller

    Does this mean you’re back in business?

  • Veri Tas

    Another huge issue, not discussed in the MSM, is the fact that waging international wars is no longer debated, let alone voted on in parliament, such as in the Australian parliament. It looks like someone other than our elected national governments are pulling the strings.

    Example Andrew Wilkie discussing signs that Australia is a “pre” police state:

    The decision for Australia to start bombing Syria was made in secret, with no parliamentary debate or vote on the issue – about 7.35 mins. into the video.

  • SEan Barr

    no mention that we are now at the point where we MUST have a GLOBAL UPRISING of 99% vs 1% and which will include co-opting military /police to choose sides and help usurp ALL power from current existing governments OF THE WEST …only of the WEST , let the rest of the world decide its own fate, once we TAKE back our reality, we will leave the rest of the world to live in peace and eventually after we have set ourselves back on the straight and narrow, we will AID them to be more egalitarian and self-sufficient. NO MORE OIL , we need to open the thousands of BANNED ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PATENTS ASAP, and within 6 months every household will be self sufficient energy wise!

    • Reese Daniel

      That’s how it would be if we weren’t under the boot of a satanic group of psychopaths. Unfortunately, the 99 percent of cud chewers will keep chewing the cud until they go through the door of the slaughterhouse. THEN they will wake up but it will be too late. “How fortunate it is for rulers that men do not think.” Adolph Hitler

  • Abe

    There are 6 stories a day they wont talk about over the last 20 years!

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