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Big Tech: Silicon Valley Billionaires
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (founded 2015): "solve some of society’s toughest challenges - from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities - our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone"
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    hegemony orgs

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    There are currently 12 hegemony orgs in this directory
    Academia: NGO Plutocrat Pipeline
    Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

    Larry Summers (born 30-Nov-1954) is an American economist, Secretary of the Treasury 1999-2001 and Director of the National Economic Council 2009-2010. Former Harvard President (2001-2006) and director of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Leading American plutocrat, architect of financial deregulation since the early 1990s, deep state connected. Sociopath.

  • Some seek a scholar's return - His Harvard peers hope to woo West (6-Jun-2006)
  • Larry Summers project-syndicate.org columnist index (2002-2020)
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    NGO - Federal Reserve Pipeline

    Janet Yellen (born 13-Aug-1946) is an American economist and senior civil servant. Treasury Secretary from 26-Jan-2021. Democratic Party, chair of Federal Reserve 2014-2018. High-ranking professor at Berkeley, fellow of Brookings Institute, graduate of Brown/Yale.

  • The Guardian - Janet Yellen Articles Index (1994-2021)
  • Who Belongs? The Determinants of Selective Membership into the National Bureau of Economic Research (May-2021)
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is an American private NGO directing US economic policy, training high-ranked economic civil servants (Treasury, Federal Reserve) and safeguarding medium-long term major stakeholders in US GDP.

  • Who Decides When Recession Ends? (19-Apr-2010
  • Open Secrets: National Bureau of Economic Research (1920-2021)
  • Brookings Institution is an American deep-state government crossover research group. Ostensibly publishing studies on social sciences and economic policy, Brookings is a major training centre and revolving door nexus for American plutocracy (security, international hegemony).

  • Open Secrets: Brookings Institution Revolving Door
  • Military Industrial Complex by Brookings Institution (1956-2020)
  • ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union
    ACLU founded 1920 as a consistent defender of civilian rights, through to 2015 "Denounced Mandates and Coercive Measures to Fight Pandemics" in successive detailed expert advisories. Post-2016 however, ACLU "reversed its views, arguing vaccine mandates help civil liberties and bodily autonomy 'is not absolute'" per Glenn Greenwald ARTICLE referring to ACLU 2021 announcing corporate-political capture by the opposite ideology via Twitter link to New York Times article.

    Center for Global Development (Credential Capital)

    CGDEV.ORG with NYC/London crossover capital funds, neoliberal professional spin-capitalists and deal-with-the-devil patrician public servants.

    CGD was founded in November 2001 by Edward Scott Jr (technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former US government official), C. Fred Bergsten (director emeritus of the Peterson Institute for International Economics), and Nancy Birdsall (former head of the World Bank research department and executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank). Credentials a-plenty.

    Center for Applied Rationality (Berkeley CA)

    2036 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Artificial intelligence and neuropsychology research in close proximity to Uni Berkeley. Mission Statement from the rationality.org website.

    Center for Effective Altruism (Oxford UK)

    Millennial non-profit in the UK with global outreach and SF, CA mailbox @ centreforeffectivealtruism.org website. Community of students and professionals acting on EA principles, by creating and sustaining high-quality discussion spaces. Running EA Global conferences and supporting community-organized EAGx conferences.

    GMB - Trade Union Representing All Workers
    GMB is a trade union that represents all workers. See GMB Latest Activity on gmb.org.uk website
    How To Academy (London)

    London How To Academy website. How To Academy is an organisation for people who think big. From Nobel laureates to Pulitzer Prize winners, we invite the world’s most influential voices to London to share new ideas for changing ourselves, our communities, and the world.

    "We host leading artists and thinkers in an unrivalled programme of public talks, debates and conferences – from Yuval Noah Harari to Natalie Portman, Emma Watson to Eric Schmidt. We help businesses discover transformative new strategies, anticipate the future, and inspire their staff with keynotes and workshops by internationally-acclaimed economists, psychologists, politicians, and thought leaders. We offer masterclasses live and online with experts in essential twenty-first century skills, like leadership, public-speaking, decision-making and resilience. And we make books, podcasts and films to share insight and innovation around the world."

    Our Team:

    • John Gordon | Director
    • Sam Algranti | COO & Head of Design
    • Vassili Christodoulou | Deputy Director
    • Dana Outcalt | Senior Events Producer

    Machine Intelligence Research Institute (Berkeley CA)
    Based in Berkeley CA @ intelligence.org website blog. "The MIRI (Machine Intelligence Research Institute) is a research nonprofit studying the mathematical underpinnings of intelligent behaviour. Our mission is to develop formal tools for the clean design and analysis of general-purpose AI systems, with the intent of making such systems safer and more reliable when they are developed."
    Transparency International

    Secretariat of the Organisation of Transparency International headquarters in Berlin. Transparency International was number 9 of 100 in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-U.S.) category and number 27 of 150 in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. and non-U.S.) category.

    Elite business bias engine and greenwashing front. Mostly funded by the US, the UK and a scatter of EU countries. Up to 1M euro a year "cash" into Russia. 25M euro a year operating. Controversies: non-Anglosphere chapters proposed support for Edward Snowden vetoed by US/UK chapters. Refused to meet Snowden in Moscow. TI ended the USA chapter in 2017 due to its corporate capture including the censoring of the report by Independent Ethics Panel (May-2020) detailing lack of transparency and corruption at TI 😉 Per leftover placeholder: INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO ALLEGATIONS OF ETHICAL MISCONDUCT AT THE TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT CONCLUDED (2-Jun-2020) and Frankfurter Allgemeine article by Corinna Budras (19-Jun-2020) gently summarising the bullshit. See Wikipedia: TI broken links re: deletion.

    In 2021, former CEO Cobus de Swadt wrote Silencing a Whistleblower: A Story of Hypocrisy revealing the breakdown of whistleblower protection in detailed case study on the abuse of power at the world’s most influential anti-corruption NGO, including chronology of what it means to be a whistleblower in the post-technofeudal age.

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    UNESCO: World Heritage Organisation

    UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

  • World Heritage List interactive map
  • Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices. The Committee meets annually to evaluate nominations proposed by States Parties to the 2003 Convention and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists
  • Conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage to browse the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats
  • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists which most countries are signed onto, but none of the Anglosphere: USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand
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    The Ideological Face of 21st-C Corporate Oligarchy

    Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump: neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the so-called "Left" socialists/social democrats failed to come up with an alternative? Imagine if the people of the Soviet…
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    USA WNNER TAKES ALL – UK WINNER TAKES 90%

    America and Britain are very similar in thousands of ways. US has more room so home spending is less, for more space. America has 1 million a year immigrant labourer class. USA has 330 million people. UK has no gun…

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    unions

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    media brands

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    There are currently 16 media brands in this directory
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    AllSides
    "Don't be fooled by media bias and misinformation."
  • Centrist anti-partisan veneer but in reality, a bullshit spigot archetype shilling for neoliberal plutocracy status quo; price of everything, value of nothing.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B-
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    Democracy Now!
    "Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González."
  • Orthodox soft-left liberal reportage from a formerly independent vanity news outlet captured by neoliberal corporate paymasters.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B+
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    Fair Observer
    "Fair Observer is an independent, nonprofit media organization that engages in citizen journalism and civic education."
  • Neoliberal liberal-left bullshit archetype: ostensibly independent democratic socialist but mainstream news tracking, proliferating plutocratic orthodox spin with high-handed professionalism.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: A-
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    Mother Jones
    "Founded in 1976, Mother Jones is America’s longest-established investigative news organization. We are based in San Francisco and have bureaus in Washington, DC, and New York."
  • Establishment liberal-left news ecosystem centrepiece, peddling corporate agenda over human need, standard bullshit spigot techniques following the mainstream official news zeitgeist.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C
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    openDemocracy
    "openDemocracy is an independent global media organisation. Through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, we seek to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world."
  • Genuine left-wing environmentalist news media with strong socialist/social democratic activist reportage, exposing plutocracy crime and neoliberal hypocrisy at ground-level.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: F
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    Pro Publica
    "We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account."
  • Corporate-centrist bullshit spigot archetype: good articles on political hypocrisy, grift, systemic exploitation unless the content risks too much criticism of Democratic Party establishment or amplifies grassroots movements pushing for real change e.g. strikes, protests.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: D+
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    Real News Network
    "The Real News Network (TRNN) makes media connecting you to the movements, people, and perspectives that are advancing the cause of a more just, equal, and liveable planet."
  • Progressive liberal-left news, humane generally socialist grassroots reportage not capture by the corporate bullshit spigot as of October 2021.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: E-
  • Reveal News
    "At Reveal, we pour the necessary time and resources into unearthing original stories that hold people and institutions accountable for the problems they’ve caused or benefited from."
  • Funded by the neoliberal bullshit spigot cabal from Gates Foundation to Kellogs, standard soft liberal-left orthodox establishment mouthpiece mobilising a grassroots credentialism that perpetuates power by exposing only opponents and transgressors.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C+
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    StoryCorps
    "StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world."
  • Public-corporate funded expertise in managing the narrative, wokewashing, greenwashing, orthodox purity testing, turning genuine real-world stories into HR opportunities.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C+
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    Truthout
    "Revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for progressive and transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis. With a powerful, independent voice, we will spur transformations in consciousness and inspire both policy change and direct action."
  • Aggregator news amplifier for soft liberal-left and centrist establishment parsing and propagating articles from simpatico sources like Democracy Now plus a small but prolific inhouse staff.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B-
  • The Daily Beast
    "Independent. Irreverent. Intelligent. The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinion in the arena of politics, pop-culture and power."
  • Millennial pop-aesthetic left-liberal orthodox reportage following the news zeitgeist interlarded with mass culture clout chasing (and directing) by ambitious young-ish journalists and bloggers.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B
  • The Daily Kos
    "News you can do something about."
  • Aesthetically a very left-liberal, very woke, raw Millennial activist Daily Beast pale fire outlet, substantially another credentialist we-smart-they-dumb bullshit spigot gossip parser.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B+
  • The Intercept
    "Award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism."
  • Corporate-run liberal-left reportage with a divided mandate: half quality journalists exposing corruption and speaking truth to power, half neoliberal overseers editing output to ensure it stays inside Clinton-corporate best interests.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C-
  • Truth Be Told
    "TruthBeTold.news (formerly called HU Insight) is a non-profit, non-partisan website and digital network, run and edited from Howard University’s Department of Media, Journalism and Film in the School of Communications."
  • College feeder training bullshit spigot high-quality diversity journalism for establishment careers speaking truth to power (so long as it goes nowhere) and exposing different perspectives (so long as they misdirect away from systemic change).
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: D+
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    Wonkette
    "Wonkette, the gossip blog that refuses to die. Wonkette is Bush-era liberalism frozen in amber, motionless and immortal, forced to passively observe a changing world until the end of time."
  • Take satire, remove discernment, add the editorial sarcasm of a professional left-liberal gossip with partisan mockery designed to evade the risk of genuinely speaking truth to power while looking like irreverently doing so.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: D+
  • WhoWhatWhy
    "Citizen supported journalism."
  • Soft left-liberal mostly anodyne reportage from the stories occupying mainstream media ephemera.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C-
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