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Trump's vaunted tax cuts are another gift to the hyperrich

In 2018, the antics of President Trump dominated commercially-controlled media coverage, "sucking the oxygen" from discussion about more weighty topics such as the rollout of universal surveillance and a police state under the guise of the "war on terror".[1] On 5 November 2018, 'Anonymous' published leaked documents from a hitherto unregarded UK charity named the Integrity Initiative, which was to expose it, and its parent group the Institute for Statecraft as UK deep state run propaganda outfits focussed on promoting Russophobia.

Deep state exposures

The section of the IPA that admits that MI5 operatives can carry out crimes in the UK, as published on March 1st, 2018 by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office after losing a 7 month legal battle

The UK government lost a seven-month legal battle and were forced to admit that MI5 operatives were allowed to participate in crimes. After being legally required to publish the document,[2] they posted a barely legible copy online on 1st March.

Integrity Initiative leak

Full article: Integrity Initiative/Leak

2018 saw leaks 1, 2 and 3 by 'Anonymous' of material from the Integrity Initiative, followed by another on 5 January 2019, which lead the group to shut its doors. It was exposed as part of the UK Deep state's "fake news" effort - pretending to be exposing Russian propaganda while actually engaging in Russophobic propaganda.

US Citizens' Fears

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears stated that fear is up from 2017, although the top fear (of "corrupt government officials" is down 0.9% from last year[3]

Skripal Affair

Full article: Skripal Affair
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The Skripal Affair saw the UK government accuse Russia of using a nerve agent, novichok, against Sergei Skripal. The Institute for Statecraft, while showing no interest in who was responsible for the attack, showed intense interests into public perceptions of culpability. It paid £12,000 for a report by Harod Associates(an IfS member's company) into media coverage and public reactions to the Skripal Affair. The 47 page report aimed "to provide an initial analysis of mainstream and social media reporting as it developed, following the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, Wiltshire on 4th March 2018." It had numerous appendices, including a 74 people analysis of how the event played out on social media in USA.

Yellow vests

The Yellow vests movement started in October 2018 and was subject to increasingly violent repression by the French state authorities.

Continuing trends

2018 was a year of expanded internet censorship and continued mass surveillance, amid talk of "fake news", "hate speech", "hate groups" and the online "radicalisation" of vulnerable people through exposure "extremist" material (including "non-violent extremism").

Universal surveillance

Full article: Universal surveillance

Australia lead the way amongst Western "democracies" in rolling back civil liberties about privacy. In December it passed laws which claim the right to compel both "local and international providers — including overseas communication giants such as Facebook and WhatsApp — to remove electronic protections, conceal covert operations by government agencies, and help with access to devices or services."[4]

Internet Censorship

Full article: Internet censorship

YouTube was increasingly aggressive in closing down channels which breach its guidelines, closing down channels with hundreds of videos at a stroke.[5] KPFA banned Guns And Butter after 15+ years due to "anti-semitism".


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In UK, the NHS was predicted to delay over 50,000 operations as funding and resources are throttled,[6] in USA trumps budget reduced funding for the EPA while prioritising the MICC and other big businesses.

CPU Design Flaws

Full article: Backdoor

In early January, a range of flaws were revealed, including 2 problems with the design (not the implementation) of both Intel and AMD CPUs going back around 20 years. They reportedly have great potential for exploitation to compromise data security.[7]



Afghanistan/2001 Invasion7 October 200130 August 2021The war in Afghanistan, instigated within a month of 9/11, supposedly in retaliation, with the claimed justification - for which no evidence has been presented - that the attacks were planned by Ossama bin Laden, and that he was based in Afghanistan.
Biden–Ukraine corruption scandal20102020Maybe this scandal would have swung the US/2020 Presidential election the other way if the media had reported on it?
Julian Assange/Imprisonment19 June 201211 April 2019Julian Assange was de facto imprisoned in the Ecuadorian_Embassy in London from 2012-2019
"2014 Ukraine coup/Anti-Terrorist-Operation"15 April 201424 February 2022Olexander Turchynov, as acting President of Ukraine, announced the start of "anti-terrorist operation" against Donbas protestors in 2014.
RussiagateNovember 20162019
Danske Bank money laundering scandal20172018
Donald Trump/Presidency20 January 201720 January 2021The Donald Trump administration
BrexitMarch 201731 January 2020The United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.
Reframing Russia1 June 201731 May 2020An IfS/II discussed project about "The RT Challenge" which was publicly launched in 2019, not under the II/IfS name.
DEFUSE20182018A rejected proposal from Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance to weaponise naturally occuring bat coronaviruses, to preempt "zoonotic spillover".
Project Ireland 20402018The Great Replacement in Ireland?
WEF/Annual Meeting/201823 January 201826 January 2018~2200 of the super-rich meet to talk about "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World"
Saratov Airlines Flight 6W70311 February 201811 February 2018
Stoneman Douglas High School shooting14 February 201814 February 2018A school shooting in Florida in 2018
Toxic Dagger20 February 201812 March 2018The largest chemical warfare exercise in the UK, coinciding with the Skripal Affair. Held February 2018.
Skripal Affair/Boshirov and Petrov in the UK2 March 20184 March 2018Overview of what Boshirov and Petrov did in the UK
Skripal Affair4 March 20184 March 2018A purported chemical weapons attack. The Integrity Initiative carried out extensive research into how to control the narrative of the event.
Brussels Forum/20188 March 201810 March 2018Annual 3 day spooky get-together of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA and German Marshall Fund. Discussed the "Fight for Economic Equality".
2018 Gaza Massacre30 March 201815 May 2018A massacre of at least 135 unarmed protestors including many women and children, and the wounding of many thousands more by Israeli IDF sniper teams, during the Palestinian 'Great March of Return' and the weeks following its end on 15 May 2018
2018 California Fires3 April 201822 November 2018At the time the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season ever recorded in California.
Douma attack7 April 20187 April 2018
2018 Brussels DisinfoLab11 April 2018 08:30:0011 April 2018 13:30:00A 2018 conference set up jointly by the EU Disinfolab and the Atlantic Council
Clade X15 May 201815 May 2018A pandemic/biowarfare preparation exercise by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Held May 2018.
Bilderberg/20187 June 201810 June 2018The 66th Bilderberg Meeting, in Turin, Italy, known for months in advance after an unprecedented leak by the Serbian government.
2018 Riga Stratcom Dialogue11 June 201813 June 2018Spooky/MICC conference attended by Maria de Goeij whose trip report on it for the Integrity Initiative was leaked.
Cold War Then and Now?13 October 2018 09:30:0013 October 2018 16:30:00A free conference that appears to have been part of a broader campaign by the Institute for Statecraft to promote Cold War 2.0.
Tackling Tools of Malign Influence1 November 20182 November 2018Integrity Initiative conference about "Russian Propaganda"
Integrity Initiative/Leak5 November 201829 March 2019A series of 7 leaks, starting on 5 November 2018, of unknown origin and veracity. After some time, the II disputed the authenticity of some of the documents, but was not clear about which.
Integrity Initiative/Leak/15 November 20185 November 2018The first of many leaks which exposed covertly organised groups of Russophobic academics, journalists, government officers and deep state operatives who strategised about how to alert to people to a purported Russian "threat".
Yellow vests movement17 November 2018A series of mass demonstrations in France which expressed the dissatisfaction with the political process. Subject to increasingly violent repression.
Integrity Initiative/Leak/229 November 201829 November 2018The second Integrity Initiative Leak, 24 days after Integrity Initiative Leak 1.
Le Cercle/2018 (Washington)30 November 20182 December 2018Dates maybe not exact
UNAIDS/Programme Coordinating Board/Meeting/4311 December 201813 December 2018A Geneva meeting of the 43rd Programme Coordinating Board of UNAIDS
Integrity Initiative/Leak/313 December 201813 December 2018The 3rd tranche of documents released as part of the Integrity Initiative Leak, on 13 December 2018.
Workshop on Identifying and Combating Disinformation in Big Data13 December 2018 08:00:0013 December 2018 12:00:00


New Groups

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LuminateLuminate omidyar.pngPierre Omidyar's foundation for financing global media and civil society groups. It is unknown how close it aligns to certain US government agencies.
Gannett/AssetsGannett Logo.jpgThe assets of Gannett, the mass media corporation.
Obama Foundation FellowsGroup.pngObama Foundation group that "supports outstanding civic innovators — leaders who are working with their communities to create transformational change and addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems."
Google News InitiativeGroup.pngGoogle and the deep state buying domination over corporate media and creating tools to censor independent voices.
Transantlantic Leadership NetworkGroup.pngBehind-the-scenes transatlantic think-tank
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security AgencyCISA.pngThe agency that cares so much about security, it's in the name twice.
Climate Disinformation CoalitionGroup.pngCoalition of NGOs lobbying to introduce more censorship of social media. Partners with the spooky Institute for Strategic Dialogue.
Centre for Societal SecurityGroup.pngMilitary program at the Swedish Defence University, designed to indoctrinate "society's key actors" in following the official narrative in "security" matters.
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Global Virome ProjectGroup.png
Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination CompactGlobal Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact.jpg
Global Preparedness Monitoring BoardGlobal Preparedness Monitoring Board.png
Brood of Holy WisdomGroup.png
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Center for Countering Digital HateCCDH.pngFront group to coordinate internet censorship, i.e. to "deplatform"/"demonetize"/shadow ban dissident opinion on YouTube, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Instagram, Apple, Paypal etc.
Extinction RebellionExtinction Rebellion.svgA mass civil disobedience movement
Poynter Institute/ListGroup.pngThe Poynter Institute list was a list of 515 websites that it termed "untrustworthy".
Office of National Intelligence (Australia)Group.pngAustralian intelligence agency responsible for advising the Prime Minister and National Security Committee.


New Websites

The Deep State BlogDeep state blog.pnghttp://deepstateblog.org
DisinfoPortalDisinfoPortal.pnghttps://disinfoportal.org/A "one-stop interactive online portal and guide to the Kremlin’s information war" from the Atlantic Council.
Rogue Media LabsRoguemedia.pnghttps://roguemedia.co/A website which republished all the Integrity Initiative Leak documents


Groups that were Wound Up

TheranosTheranos Logo.pngAmerican pharma company that was touted as a breakthrough health technology company. Possibly a CIA front company, for an unknown purpose.
"Independent Police Complaints Commission"Independent Police Complaints Commission (logo).svgA group interested in complaints about the UK police
UN/Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task ForceGroup.pngA part of the UN's "counter-terrorism" project.
The Queer Insurrection and Liberation ArmyTQILA Emblem.pngImprobable militia presumably a propaganda exercise to create support for war in the Western liberal opinion.


==A Website that Closed==  ==Quotations== 


TitleBornDiedPlace of deathCause of deathSummaryDescription
Alfredo Alcaino10 January 19262018Politician
Deep state operative
Chile born Cercle visitor, deep state connected lawyer
Philipp Jenninger10 June 19324 January 2018Germany
Spooky german politician
Peter Preston23 May 19386 January 2018Author
Editor of the The Guardian for twenty years.
Peter Sutherland25 April 19467 January 2018Dublin
Deep politician
A deep politician who held some key posts including Chairman of Goldman Sachs, WTO head, Attorney General of Ireland ...
Odvar Nordli3 November 19279 January 2018Politician
Alan Hart17 February 194215 January 2018Author
UK journalist supporter of the 9-11/Truth movement.
Luc Beyer de Rycke9 September 193318 January 2018ParisJournalist
Cercle visitor.
Franz Lütolf6 June 192418 January 2018Academic
Deep politician
General Manager and Member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Bank Corporation and a member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.
Stansfield Turner1 December 192318 January 2018Spook
William McDonough21 April 193422 January 2018New York
Deep state operativeCFR, TLC, 7 Bilderbergs, Group of Thirty, NY Fed Chairman..
Robert Parry24 June 194927 January 2018JournalistVeteran US investigative reporter
Gene Sharp21 January 192828 January 2018ScientistPolitical scientist credited with writing handbooks for non-violent resistance, which are also used in color revolutions.
John Perry Barlow3 October 19477 February 2018California
San Francisco
Carlos Robles Piquer13 October 19258 February 2018Diplomat
Cercle visitor.
Henri de Monpezat11 June 193413 February 2018DenmarkRoyaltyPrince Consort of Denmark. Attended Bilderberg/1969.
Ruud Lubbers5 July 193914 February 2018Netherlands
Deep state operative
Dutch deep state operative and Prime-Minister. Close ties to the SDS as Minister of State.
John Orr3 September 194519 February 2018Police officerDCS John Orr led the Lockerbie investigation (1988 to 1990)
Valentin Falin3 April 192622 February 2018Diplomat
Nils Wilhjelm17 June 19365 March 2018Denmark
Nykøbing Falster
Danish Minister of Industry, businessman and multi-Bilderberger
Helmut Maucher9 December 19275 March 2018BusinesspersonCEO of Nestlé from June 1990 to June 1997, where he attended the 1992 and Bilderberg meeting
Adrian Lamo20 February 198114 March 2018Drug overdoseHackerAmerican hacker who committed "suicide" in 2018.
Tankmar Horn16 August 192416 March 2018BusinesspersonFinnish diplomat and businessman. Deep state father.
Ivor Richard30 May 193218 March 2018PoliticianBritish Labour politician, British Ambassador to the United Nations
Peter Peterson5 June 192620 March 2018Financier
Deep state functionary
Long time CFR chair
Robert Forrester4 May 195322 March 2018Spook
Dagfinn Vårvik8 June 192425 March 2018Politician
Norwegian politician for the Centre Party and editor-in-chief. Attended Bilderberg/1975.
Peter Munk8 November 192728 March 2018BusinesspersonSuspected Canadian deep state operative
Frances Stockdale Symms193728 March 2018
Arthur S. Hulnick1935April 2018Spook
Milagro de MierApril 2018Washington DCDrowningActivistAn anti-GMO activist who reportedly drowned in 2018.
Efraín Ríos Montt16 June 19261 April 2018LawyerThe only head of a nation state to have been found guilty of genocide in his own country.
Winnie Mandela26 September 19362 April 2018South Africa
Anti-apartheid activist and politician. Sentenced to jail in political trial.
Mete Sozen22 May 19305 April 2018London
Deep state functionary
A professor of Structural Engineering who wrote a series of official government reports after "terrorist" deep events.
Maksim Borodin15 April 2018Russia
FallingJournalistRussian journalist who fell to his death from his apartment in unclear circumstances
Gerd-Helmut Komossa11 November 192426 April 2018Germany
Baki Ilkin3 October 194329 April 2018DiplomatHigh-ranking Turkish diplomat
Peter Temple-Morris12 February 19381 May 2018PoliticianFormer British Conservative MP
Richard Pipes11 July 192317 May 2018HistorianHawkish cold warrior historian
James Eberle31 May 192717 May 2018MarinerChatham House Director in retirement
Bernard Lewis31 May 191619 May 2018US
New Jersey
Spooky academic who attended the 1979 and 2002 Bilderbergs, as well as the Washington Conference on International Terrorism.
Richard Goodwin7 December 193120 May 2018AuthorAide and speechwriter to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and to Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Helped plan 1964 Brazil coup.
Luis Posada Carriles15 February 192823 May 2018Doctor
Joseph Recarey5 June 196725 May 2018Police officer
Epstein Affair/Premature death
A Palm Beach detective who was active in breaking open Jeffrey Epstein's child sex trafficking/sexual blackmail activities. Died, aged 50, "after a brief illness."
Mārtiņš Bunkus30 May 2018Latvia
GunshotLawyerAssassinated lawyer who had worked on suspect financial institutions in Riga
Razan al-Najjar11 September 19961 June 2018GazaNursePalestinian nurse executed by Israeli soldiers.
Desmond de Silva13 December 19392 June 2018LawyerBritish establishment lawyer. Covering up state crimes and aiding in war propaganda.
Frank Carlucci18 October 19303 June 2018Virginia
Deep state actor
A Princeton roommate of his fellow US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld.
John Thomson27 April 19273 June 2018Diplomat
Anthony Bourdain25 June 19568 June 2018Kaysersberg-VignobleHangingCelebrity
Clinton body count
Celebrity chef that was found dead after he became more vocal in the Me Too movement.
Douglas Bennet23 June 193810 June 2018Attended the 1994 Bilderberg as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
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