Defiant Trespass

Vincent Eirene is a peace activist and advocate for the homeless living in Pittsburgh, PA. I’ve been friends with Vincent for two decades, so it’s only natural that at some point we’d get together to talk about his protests at Carnegie Mellon University. This school, like many others, is an integral (and often unacknowledged) part of the American war machine.


“[T]here are researchers who have carefully studied the life and work of [Aleister] Crowley and who believe that he succeeded in tapping into the very same twilight realm that is home to the so-called alien ‘Grays’ who practically dominate the modern era of UFOology.” Nick Redfern, Final Events

Conspiracy Review presents: The TaliasVan Story

Wake up, America! CosmoPop music is spiritually-based music that emerged in Arizona, USA in the mid 1990s. Its originator Tony Delevin, also known as Gabriel of Urantia, “Gabriel of Sedona” or “TaliasVan of Tora” describes it as “spiritually hip vocal music.” TaliasVan believes that CosmoPop music originated in the Pleiades and first came to this planet as Celtic music in ancient Glastonbury, then called Avalon.


How one man turned conspiracy theories and impending doom into a YouTube empire

Davidson is probably the last person you’d suspect would become a conspiracy entrepreneur. Hailing from a well-to-do suburb outside Pittsburgh, he studied meteorology in college before receiving a B.A. in economics and then a law degree in 2011. It was around then when the tsunami and subsequent disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant introduced him to a world of scientific inquiry at odds with the mainstream. “I became really interested in the Japan earthquake,” he tells me, “just because I wanted to understand the raw power of what was going on.” This was at a time when pop culture was freaking out over an impending doomsday scheduled for Dec. 21, 2012.

Four years later, he’s not only making a living—he’s established a haven for hundreds of thousands of people whose outré beliefs make them feel marginalized. In short, he’s created a community of believers.

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The Earth is flat and ‘they’ don’t want you to know

In the year 1543, the Pope teamed up with Copernicus, the Church of England, and possibly Aristotle (who, inconveniently, had died in 322 B.C.) to convince unsuspecting Europeans that, despite the Earth’s obvious flatness, it’s actually a sphere, and that the sun is the center of the universe. In the years since, the usual bad guys—Catholics, Jews, and bankers—have jealously guarded the secret of the flat Earth. And with the birth of the space age, NASA (basically a joint project between the Freemasons and the Nazis) got involved. That, at least, is the story according to the Flat Earth Truthers, a small but vocal group who believe that the world is flat, and that this knowledge is the key to understanding who really runs the world.

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Corey Feldman Uncaged

Corey Feldman is an American actor and singer, best known for films including The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, and Gremlins.

He has also had a front seat to some of the more pressing conspiracies of our time.

Henry Kissinger and the true meaning of Bilderberg

It’s June, and you know what that means — Bilderberg season!

Every year around this time, a selection of national and corporate leaders (and some of their biggest fans) get together for a no-holds-barred talk about running the world (and, some fear, running us). Among the participants at the 2015 Bilderberg conference in Austria:

  • Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg
  • Eric Schmidt (of Google fame)
  • Henry Kissinger (of “war criminal” fame)
  • Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell
  • BlackRock VC Philipp Hildebrand

…and public officials from a number of countries, including the US, UK, France, and Turkey.

It’s called Bilderberg because its first meeting was at the Hotel de Bilderberg in the Netherlands. Without belaboring the history of the annual meeting (because, who cares?) the thing is an opportunity for representatives of various countries in North America and Europe to discuss the issues of the day. This year, topics including cybersecurity and the American elections are on the table. Of course, the attendees deserve close scrutiny; but they always deserve close scrutiny, whether they all go on vacation together or not.

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Jade Helm and (more) William M. Arkin

I suppose it’s only natural that people would freak out when word of the U.S. Army’s imminent Jade Helm training exercises started making the rounds. Hell, if you’re going to assume the worst whenever some part of the government announces — well, anything — I can certainly understand the impulse.

The whole affair began with a slideshow put together by the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) called “Request To Conduct Realistic Military Training (RMT) JADE HELM 15.” [PDF] Although this document would be of little interest to most Americans, it immediately set off red flags among internet conspiracy theorists and those who love them. That’s because the terms “training” and “drill” mean “the opposite of training” and “martial law” in conspiracy-talk. For instance, one popular conspiracy theory posits that the Boston Marathon bombing never happened, that it was a hoax, some sort of drill conducted in order to justify the continued expansion of the nation’s “police state infrastructure.” The same has been said about the Oklahoma City Bombing, the civil unrest in Ferguson, and the 9/11 attacks on New York, the Pentagon, and a field outside of Pittsburgh. This rush towards enslavement, it is claimed, will culminate later this month with the Jade Helm plot to establish martial law in the southwest.

(And it’s not just the government that’s in on it. Apparently, Walmart is somehow involved.)

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Talking war and secrecy with William M. Arkin

For the last 40 years, William M. Arkin has been studying war: first for the Army, when he was a military analyst stationed in West Berlin, then for groups like the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Human Rights Watch. He has also been a columnist for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. In 2010, Arkin made waves coauthoring the series “Top Secret America” with Dana Priest for the Washington Post (later published as a book of the same name). Recently he launched Phase Zero, a Gawker blog covering national security issues. His latest book, Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare, arrives July 28.

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