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War Of The Worlds, 9/11 & Psychological Warfare on the Domestic Population
by Friday Drivetime
Tuesday Nov 6th, 2012 5:35 AM
War Of The Worlds military & RAND Corporation linked to Welles' 1938 media panic
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Spoof announcement about the resignation of the UK chancellor and 'former' Business Secretary Vince Cable's 'emergency programme' to stabilise the UK Economy. Halloween PsyOp: Orson Welles’ 1938 War Of The Worlds psychological warfare on the public with reactions of AT&T telephone operators. Mack White’s ‘Television and the Hive Mind’ article; BBC caused panic in 1926 with hoax of revolution taking place in London with Savoy Hotel, House of Commons & Buckingham Palace under attack. Broadcasting the Barricades. Executive Board Member of Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) & Business West James Durie discusses City Deal signed by Nick Clegg, Colin Skellett, Nick Clark & Simon Cook earlier this year and Public Property Board which looks set to take over management of vast areas of Bristol’s public land. LEP meets in private & public were always allowed to see how public land was being run when council managed it. Roundup of last fortnight’s world news US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes hopeless errors in final TV debate saying that Iran is land locked and has a border with Syria, neither of which is true. Martin believes there will be a war whoever wins the US election. Assassination of Exxon Mobil executive in Belgium but news blackout instituted. My Twitter feed @TonyGosling, Cryptogon and Blaclisted News all covered this two weeks ago. PsyOp Now! 19 satellite channels taken down by private company EUTELSAT. Ordered by Baroness Ashton the EU Foreign Minister who has never been elected.
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/63917

TELEVISION AND THE HIVE MIND by Mack White
Sixty-four years ago this month, six million Americans became unwitting subjects in an experiment in psychological warfare.
It was the night before Halloween, 1938. At 8 p.m. CST, the Mercury Radio on the Air began broadcasting Orson Welles' radio adaptation of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. As is now well known, the story was presented as if it were breaking news, with bulletins so realistic that an estimated one million people believed the world was actually under attack by Martians. Of that number, thousands succumbed to outright panic, not waiting to hear Welles' explanation at the end of the program that it had all been a Halloween prank, but fleeing into the night to escape the alien invaders.
Later, psychologist Hadley Cantril conducted a study of the effects of the broadcast and published his findings in a book, The Invasion from Mars: A Study in the Psychology of Panic. This study explored the power of broadcast media, particularly as it relates to the suggestibility of human beings under the influence of fear. Cantril was affiliated with Princeton University's Radio Research Project, which was funded in 1937 by the Rockefeller Foundation. Also affiliated with the Project was Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member and Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) executive Frank Stanton, whose network had broadcast the program. Stanton would later go on to head the news division of CBS, and in time would become president of the network, as well as chairman of the board of the RAND Corporation, the influential think tank which has done groundbreaking research on, among other things, mass brainwashing.
Two years later, with Rockefeller Foundation money, Cantril established the Office of Public Opinion Research (OPOR), also at Princeton. Among the studies conducted by the OPOR was an analysis of the effectiveness of "psycho-political operations" (propaganda, in plain English) of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Then, during World War II, Cantril÷and Rockefeller money÷assisted CFR member and CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow in setting up the Princeton Listening Center, the purpose of which was to study Nazi radio propaganda with the object of applying Nazi techniques to OSS propaganda. Out of this project came a new government agency, the Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service (FBIS). The FBIS eventually became the United States Information Agency (USIA), which is the propaganda arm of the National Security Council.
Thus, by the end of the 1940s, the basic research had been done and the propaganda apparatus of the national security state had been set up--just in time for the Dawn of Television ... ... ...
http://www.mackwhite.com/tv.html
by Tony Gosling
Tuesday Nov 6th, 2012 1:23 PM
Anonymous UK IMC moderator FTP hid this story after two polite requests that did not break the Editorial Guidelines on UK Indymedia.
In future I will be posting shows of global significance on San Francisco Indymedia IndyBay & National to London Indymedia

War Of The Worlds, 9/11 & Psychological Warfare on the Domestic Population
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/11/502402.html

I am replying explaining again - that neither the mp3 nor the 2 articles contradict their editorial guidelines and that requesting it be unhidden does not constitute harassment.


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MrDemeanour mrdemeanour at jackpot.uk.net
Tue Nov 6 18:40:46 GMT 2012

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On 06/11/2012 12:53, paralel at fastmail.fm wrote:
> What I'm pointing out is that there has been some systemic
> contra-guidelines hiding -

Nope. There has been some systemic contra-guidelines posting though.

> and I am asking you to look at and consider that We discovered
> recently some form of automatic IP blocking - which was sorted out
> for the time being thanks -

"We discovered"? Who is this "we"? You discovered that we do filtering
based on various characteristics of posts, to protect the site. It's not
a sekrit. It is simply a matter of taking measures that have to be taken
on any site accepting user-generated content, to prevent spam.

You can't resist this trolling, can you? So come to the point:
>
> The reason I put this specific programme onto the UK National site
> was twofold
>
> Firstly as we are relating links between the mainstream corporate
> media - between 1928 and 2012 - and the military Psychological
> warfare establishment which would no doubt be of interest to your
> viewers/readers and is an important anti-fascist human rights issue
> the MSM do not discuss. Hence Indymedia is the place for this as it
> is the reason Indymedia was developed and set up in Seattle.

So post an article (text) containing your news.
>
> Secondly we have winkled out a plot - there is no other word for it
> - to take ALL local authority owned public land and hand it over to
> business lobby to manage (see below). This exposee of the
> government's 'City Deal' is an explosive story which local
> campaigners round the country need to know about and I really cannot
> believe that you simply see this as some kind of unjustified
> advertising for our show.

No-one would ever know, based on the text that you posted. So post a
proper article containing your news.

>
> 'City Deals' offer eight British cities greater control over spending
> Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham,
> Sheffield and Manchester reach agreement with Whitehall over devolved
> powers
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/05/city-deals-eight-cities-greater-control
>
>
>
The fact of the matter is our podcasts and info go offline after
> just a few weeks wheras your reduced down low bandwidth Indymedia
> mp3 is there permanently

Oh, goodness! You mean, you can't figure out how to make a
low-bandwidth MP3 of your poscasts? Or is it that you think we have a
duty to host your long-term archives for you, for nothing?
>
> Please unhide the post

I'm not going to - perhaps FTP will. After all, you've always been
polite to him, right?

And please acknowledge my objection to you picking on individual
moderators; you must stop harrassing moderators.

--
MrD.


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freethepeeps at riseup.net freethepeeps at riseup.net
Tue Nov 6 18:43:29 GMT 2012

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Tony Gosling wrote:
> What I'm pointing out is that there has been some systemic
> contra-guidelines hiding - and I am asking you to look at and consider
> that
> We discovered recently some form of automatic IP blocking - which was
> sorted out for the time being thanks -

We discovered no such thing. Your posts were hidden by anti-spam regex
filters.
>
> The reason I put this specific programme onto the UK National site was
> twofold
>
> Firstly as we are relating links between the mainstream corporate media
> - between 1928 and 2012 - and the military Psychological warfare
> establishment which would no doubt be of interest to your
> viewers/readers and is an important anti-fascist human rights issue the
> MSM do not discuss. Hence Indymedia is the place for this as it is the
> reason Indymedia was developed and set up in Seattle.
>
> Secondly we have winkled out a plot - there is no other word for it - to
> take ALL local authority owned public land and hand it over to business
> lobby to manage (see below). This exposee of the government's 'City
> Deal' is an explosive story which local campaigners round the country
> need to know about and I really cannot believe that you simply see this
> as some kind of unjustified advertising for our show.
>
> 'City Deals' offer eight British cities greater control over spending
> Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield
> and Manchester reach agreement with Whitehall over devolved powers
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/05/city-deals-eight-cities-greater-control
>
> The fact of the matter is our podcasts and info go offline after just a
> few weeks wheras your reduced down low bandwidth Indymedia mp3 is there
> permanently
>
> Please unhide the post

Why do you think you have the right to abuse us on this list and then
expect that we will jump when you do so?

You chose not to respond to 2 emails which sought to thrash this out:

https://lists.indymedia.org.uk/pipermail/moderation/2012-September/000876.html

https://lists.indymedia.org.uk/pipermail/moderation/2012-October/000887.html

Whilst you have taken the time in this email to make it clear why you
think the stories are relevant to the news-wire, you didn't bother to make
it clear in the actual post.

Radio4all already keeps your show permanently on the web, so it remains my
opinion that only those shows which are clearly in the spirit of the
news-wire should be up.

Perhaps you'd like to answer those emails now. Just as you're not making
any money out of your personal promotions, we're not here to be abused by
you.

cheers

ftp