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NGOS: GRASSROOTS EMPOWERMENT OR TOOL OF INFORMATION WARFARE?

Written and produced by SF Team: Daniel Deiss, J.Hawk, Edwin Watson

During the early phases of the post-Cold War “New World Order,” NGOs were touted as representing a new wave of international politics. Instead of allowing international issues to be settled in closed meetings, the people themselves, informed by intrepid citizen journalists, would from now on play the key role in setting the agenda. Like most of the promises made in the 1990s, this one also failed to deliver. It became clear that many NGOs, far from representing the “grass roots” of politics, were more akin to the artificial grass-like stadium surface known in the US as “astroturf”. It may look and even, to a degree, feel like the genuine article, but it most certainly is not. Many NGOs, while presenting a public image of bottom-up activism, were funded by major corporations or governments, which had the effect of depriving them of their independence and objectivity.

Given the success of NGOs as promoters of corporate…

BOMB ATTACK HITS ISTANBUL POLICE STATION NEAR ATATURK AIRPORT

At least five people have been wounded in an explosion at a police station located near the Ataturk international airport in Istanbul. According to Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin the explosion was caused by a bomb planted on a motorcycle.

Turkey, especially Istanbul, has been hit by a number of terrorist attacks claimed by the ISIS terrorist group and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Photo & video from the scene: Photo: @3535Burhan/Twitter
Conflict News@Conflicts VIDEO: Footage of the aftermath of the bombing of a police HQ in https://www.periscope.tv/w/1PlKQeOWRjaKE 3:26 PM - 6 Oct 2016<