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The 2021 Fundrive Special part 2

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More than thirty years ago, on October 10, 1990, a young Kuwaiti girl named Nayirah appeared in front of the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Caucus and delivered the following shocking testimony:

“I volunteered at the al-Addan hospital. While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns, and go into the room where . . . babies were in incubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die.” [1]

The story was compelling enough to guide fury toward Iraq and Saddam Hussein, leading to overwhelming support for the war three months later. [2]

But it would eventually come out that this affair was scripted by the PR Firm Hill and Knowlton. Nayira, it turns out was the daughter of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States! And she was coached in presenting the story in a compelling and emotional way. [3]

This story highlights the need for independent media, including the Global Research News Hour.

Lies and distortions are at the centre of virtually every major war conflict which costs people their lives. And the media, the major ones owned by the same six corporations, play a role in guiding the war apparatus towards a successful execution. This will result in profits for the big barons, resources for the nations that protect them, and destitution and death for the millions getting in the way.

Independent media outlets, like CKUW 95.9FM and the prominent program the Global Research News Hour that it hosts, plays a vital role in examining each and every prominent claim being used as a pretext for war. When we witness a build up of propaganda, whether on a strike against Iraq, or a campaign to stop a virus at all costs, this program will do everything it can to dig out the truth behind the lies.

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  1.  John StauberSheldon Rampton (July 1, 2002); Chapter 10, ‘Toxic Sludge is Good For You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry’, Common Courage Press; www.prwatch.org/books/tsigfy10.html
  2. ibid
  3. ibid


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