Posts Tagged ‘myths’

Ukraine Grain Exports – Myths And Reality

Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement in Istanbul on Friday to free more than 20 million metric tons of grain stuck in blockaded Black Sea ports in Ukraine, a deal aimed at bringing down soaring grain prices and alleviating a mounting global hunger crisis. Source

4 myths about raising the minimum wage

We’re the richest country in the world, home to the richest people on the planet. We can, and we must, treat our workers with the dignity and respect they deserve. Source

The Myths, Legends and Traditions of Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day

Every year, the Chinese celebrate the historic Qingming Festival. Fondly known as Ancestors Day or Tomb Sweeping Day, it is a day that commemorates the onset spring and the occasion when families show their respects to their ancestors by visiting and cleaning their graves. Tomb Sweeping Day takes place on the 15th day after the Spring […]

Of Kin and Kind: The Role of Myths in Ancient Greek Diplomacy

Myths in the ancient world were not confined to the world of movies and children’s books like they are today. They played a vital part in political life and ancient Greek diplomacy. For example, myths were Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Europe History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

Russian Myths vs. Russian Reality with Edward Slavsquat (video)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Watch on Archive / BitChute / Minds / Odysee  Riley Waggaman, aka “Edward Slavsquat,” joins us today to dissect the propaganda myths that continue to swirl about Putin and Russia in the so-called alternative media and the sobering reality that Russia is neither singularly evil nor singularly good and that Putin is not […]

Interview 1703 – Riley Waggaman on Russian Myths vs. Russian Reality

un-stoppable says: Given that they are winding down the virus propaganda machine just in time to ramp up the war propaganda machine – until the next virus comes along right on cue – let’s put their fear-mongering lies under a microscope and examine them in order to arm ourselves with the knowledge we need to […]

Top 5 Myths Busted about the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act

10 december 2021 HR 550 is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing We’ve heard the term disinformation before. The Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act, HR 550 is swimming in it. After sending out our last campaign to make people aware and activated about this bad bill, we received a ton of feedback from Advocates hearing back from […]

9 Famous Movies Based on Ancient Myths and Legends

Since the beginning of movie making at the end of the 1880s, films have touched on a plethora of mythological themes. From the 1970s classic The Asphyx , to the action-packed Wonder Woman , we’ve brought together some of our favorite mythological movies for your viewing pleasure. [embedded content] The Asphyx (1972) – Bottling Up […]

Debunking Myths About Nicaragua’s 2021 Election

Under Attack By USA/EU/OAS. The US, EU, And OAS Are Launching A New Coup Attempt Against Nicaragua’s Sandinista Government, Refusing To Recognize Its 2021 Elections. The Grayzone Observed The Vote On The Ground, And Dispels Myths Aimed At Discrediting The Process. Managua, Nicaragua – Millions of Nicaraguans went to the polls on November 7, 2021, […]

Lab-Leak, Gain-Of-Function, and the Media Myths Swirling Around the Wuhan Institute of Virology

September 29th, 2021 By Joshua Cho Source The neverending accusations and assumptions that Chinese scientists are lying, without evidence, are rooted in Orientalist tropes of the “dishonest Chinese” based on centuries of Western propaganda, which is why some equate lack of evidence for a lab leak with evidence of a coverup. UHAN, CHINA —In recent […]

Corporate media myths about the chaos on Capitol Hill

If you get your news about politics from corporate media, you’re getting myths from journalists and pundits instead of clarity.   At Thursday’s boisterous news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a reporter used the phrase “the two biggest spending bills of this Congress” to describe the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIF) and the Democrat-only Build Back […]

On Contact: WWII America’s Historical Myths

 On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the historical myths about World War II with Danny Sjursen, Retired US Army Major, author and historian. Knowledge, or what the historian Howard Zinn called the knowledge industry, is a vital form of power. Yes, the ruling elite’s monopoly on force is a direct form of […]

Sacrifice and Destruction: The Apocalyptic Aztec Creation Myths

Many ancient cultures around the world have their own creation myth to explain their origins, and how the universe came into being. But few are as vivid, or as apocalyptic as the creation myth of the Aztecs. This myth has been referred to as the “Five Suns” wherein the world is created and destroyed again […]

Myths And Facts About Genocide

[embedded content] What’s happening in Xinjiang, China. The Biden Administration has chosen to echo the same propaganda claims against China that were made by Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both the Trump and Biden administrations are charging the Chinese government with the crime of genocide against a minority people, the Uighurs, in Xinjiang Autonomous […]

Crater Lake National Park: Puzzling Myths and Missing Persons

Deep in the old-growth forests of Northwestern America lives a glorious gem of natural beauty. Crater Lake is renowned for its extreme depth, vibrant color, and crystal clarity. The towering cinders of the crater rim are contrasted by the lush, ancient forest that surrounds it. Heavy snows and rain keep the dormant caldera perpetually filled […]

5 Myths You’ve Been Taught About Forgiveness

April 22nd, 2021 By Aletheia Luna Guest writer for Wake Up World I grew up believing that showing forgiveness was the ultimate sign of sainthood. Forgiveness for a long time to me was the crème de la crème of piety; the absolute epitome of everything that defines a “holy” person. For most of my life, I’ve believed […]

Messages in Myths: Eden A Poetic Rendition Of Reality

There are few people in the world today who have not at least heard of the tale of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the mysterious Garden of Eden . Their story is told in the first chapters of the book of Genesis, and is a foundational myth of at least three great world […]

Soap made from Jews and how Hitler took power: The truth behind Holocaust myths

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QAnon pushes alarming conspiracy myths targeting China and Jewish people

Experts on extremism are warning about a troubling shift in the right-wing QAnon movement toward a new vein of conspiracy that blends anti-Chinese and anti-Jewish tropes with fears of vaccines and a global plot to take over the world.Broadly collected under the idea of a “new world order,” it’s a QAnon rebranding, said researcher Joel […]

They say that great myths die hard

February 28, 2021 By The Ister for the Saker Blog They say that great myths die hard, but as it fades into obscurity will anyone really miss the Saudi state? Because the Kingdom’s cosmopolitan elite longed to be like the West, they imported European sports cars and erected enormous skyrises using slave labor. Riyadh and […]

Heritage: 11 Myths About the Transgender ‘Equality Act’

The Heritage Foundation exposed 11 of the most revolutionary demands in the Democrats’ so-called Equality Act, which would force Americans to accept the transgender ideology’s far-reaching claim that each person’s legal sex is determined by their inner feelings of “gender identity,” not by their measurable biology. Heritage reported: The proposed Equality Act of 2021 (H.R. […]

Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories and the Creation Myths of Australia

The Aborigines of Australia are considered one of the oldest continuously surviving cultures in the world, encompassing hundreds of diverse cultural groups, each with their own creation stories. These Aboriginal origin stories or “Dreamtime” stories play an important role in Aboriginal art and are considered a place where every person exists forever. Here we’ll explore a small […]

Dissolving Myths: Vikings Did NOT Hide Behind Shield Walls

By ThorNews According to Rolf Warming, an archaeologist and researcher at the University of Copenhagen, the Vikings did not use shield walls in combat. A typical Viking shield was relatively small and light, and used as an active weapon. “There is a widespread misunderstanding among Viking enthusiasts and us archaeologists that the Vikings have been […]

The “Local Colour” of Scotland’s Myths and Legends

By Donald Alexander MackenzieFrom Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend [1917] The myths and legends of Scotland are full of what is called “local colour”. They afford us not only glimpses of ancient times and of old habits of thought and life, but also of the country itself at different times of the year. […]

Debunking the myths

MYTHOLOGIES WITHOUT ENDThe U.S., Israel, and the Arab-Israeli ConflictBy Jerome Slater495 pp. Oxford University Press. $29.95 Professor Jerry Slater is 85 years old, has taught truths about Israel and Palestine for 50 years, and set himself a monumental task in this book. He does not just cover the Israel-Palestine conflict, but takes on myths about […]

The myths of Chanukah

December 4, 2020 by Jeremy Rosen Read on for article There are several myths about Chanukah. That Judah Maccabee defeated the Seleucid Emperor Antiochus decisively and regained independence for the Judean state. That when Judah did regain control of the Temple, a miracle took place. Jeremy Rosen The first act on re-possession was to light […]

Dolmens and Devilish Myths of the Wéris Megaliths, Belgium’s Stonehenge

Chocolate, waffles, Manneken Pis and the defeat of Napoleon are among the many things Belgium is famous for, but it also has prehistoric remains such as the Wéris megaliths situated in Wallonia. The stone megaliths are all that remain of what was once a major Neolithic burial site and they are unique in Belgium. The […]

Iðunn and Eden – Comparing Norse and judeo-Christian Myths

Given that it is the season of fall, when apples fall from trees, I thought I would discuss one of my favorite myths, which is that of Nordic goddess Iðunn. Iðunn is the keeper of Asgard’s apples, which keep the Gods youthful. Her name is said to mean “ever young”, “rejuvenator”, or “the rejuvenating one.” […]

Jimi Hendrix legends and myths live on in Moroccan village

“I saw him here. He was young and carried a guitar on his back,” swore Mohammed Boualala, who is in his 60s and grew up in the small settlement of Diabat. In the summer of 1969, Hendrix, the pioneering US guitar wizard whose hits include “Purple Haze” and “Hey Joe”, made a brief stop in […]

Lebanon: The Top Ten Myths About The Country And Its Conflicts

Above photo: Protest in Lebanon, 2020. This is the second segment in the author’s backstory series – “Lebanon: Bellwether, Battleground, and Bastard Child” – in the wake of the August 4, 2020 Beirut port explosion. Read part one here. Stay tuned for upcoming segments in Antiwar.com “Lebanon is less a country than a heartbreak. Its conflicts seem […]

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