CN Sues CSE, Global News Over 'Russian Disinformation' Claims re Freeland

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CN Sues CSE, Global News Over 'Russian Disinformation' Claims re Freeland

Consortium News Sues For Libel Over Claims It Aided 'Russian Disinformation' Campaign Against Canada

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/24/cons-j24.html

"...CN reports that Global News published an article on its website on December 10, 2019 titled 'Canadian Eyes Only Intelligence Reports Say Canadian Leaders Attacked in Cyber Campaigns', that was based on a leaked, secret CSE document. The Global News report claimed that CN was the leader of a cyber-campaign aimed at smearing Canada's then foreign minister and current deputy prime minister, Chrystia Freeland.

While CN has consistently maintained that 'the sins of a grandfather should not be visited on his descendants,' the publishers have also pointed out that Freeland's attempts to mislead the public on these important historical facts of her family are indicative of her world view.' The falsification of history, particularly as it pertains to the cover-up or downplaying of the role and the crimes of the Nazis - and their Ukrainian nationalist sympathizers and collaborators during World War II - is a recurring theme internationally. It is part of the deliberate encouragement by all factions of the political establishment of far-right groups and Neo-Nazi tendencies in the face of growing mass struggles by the working class on every continent.

Meanwhile, the fabricated state-organized campaign to label the independent news organization CN as the leader of a 'pro-Russian' disinformation campaign in Canada is a warning for the working class and must be exposed. It marks the expansion of the McCarthy-style witch-hunt that is being used by the imperialist powers in an effort to intimidate and silence journalists, like WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who are prepared to stand up and report the truth to the public."

NDPP

Here's the original article by Consortium News:

Consortium News Sends Libel Notices To Canadian Signals Intelligence Agency and Major Television Network

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/01/21/consortium-news-sends-libel-notice...

"Canada's NSA and Global News said CN leads 'cyber influence campaign' directed by Moscow..."

voice of the damned

So, I assume it's the "directed by Moscow" phrase that CN is claiming to be libelous? I guess I could see that being actionable, if there is no evidence that CN had any co-ordination with anyone in the Russian government in writing the stories about Freeland's family. But IANAL.

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The Grayzone: Suing Hillary Clinton, Tulsi Gabbard Stands Up To the Russiagate Smear Machine (and vid)

https://thegrayzone.com/2020/01/25/suing-hillary-clinton-tulsi-gabbard-s...

"Gabbard has filed a $50 milion defamation suit against Clinton for labeling her a 'Russian asset."

 

Good. Here's hoping confronting and challenging the impunity of this widely used 'Russian asset' smear, used to target dissident critics and reinforce dangerous, reactionary and imperialist agendas , by CN and Tulsi Gabbard, will encourage others victimized by this officially promoted xenophobia and demonization to do the same.

Unionist

NDPP wrote:

The Grayzone: Suing Hillary Clinton, Tulsi Gabbard Stands Up To the Russiagate Smear Machine (and vid)

https://thegrayzone.com/2020/01/25/suing-hillary-clinton-tulsi-gabbard-s...

"Gabbard has filed a $50 milion defamation suit against Clinton for labeling her a 'Russian asset."

 

Good. Here's hoping confronting and challenging the impunity of this widely used 'Russian asset' smear, used to target dissident critics and reinforce dangerous, reactionary and imperialist agendas , by CN and Tulsi Gabbard, will encourage others victimized by this officially promoted xenophobia and demonization to do the same.

This is great news, NDPP. People need to stand up against this new-style McCarthyism. In Canada, we are one short step away from having a Nazi-whitewasher and U.S. foreign policy asset as our next Prime Minister.

NDPP

The Truth & The Irony: Consortium News And The Continuing Tale of Chrystia Freeland's Grandfather And His And Her Nazi Scheme For Ukraine Today

https://t.co/a0vNO6yDbM?amp=1

"...The point isn't that Freeland is culpable in her grandfather's sins. Her sin is hiding them, and her reason for doing so. She agrees with Chomiak on turning Ukraine into the Greater Galicia it was Adolf Hitler's objective to achieve between 1939 to 1945: that's to say, cleanse the territory of Jews, Poles and Russians by killing them all. Chomiak succeeded with the first two; he was then employed by the US Army on the third. Freeland's keeping the plan in the family; they now have the Canadian government behind them..."

https://twitter.com/mikolaswed/status/913468028741996545

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Striking Back

https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/striking-back/

"On more than one occasion I have complained about the all too provocative habit of smearing people as 'Kremlin proxies', 'Russian agents' and the like, simply because they happen not to share the belief that Russia is at the root of all political turmoil recently experienced by Western states. As I pointed out in a post last March, this habit reflects a view of the world in which 'people who disagree...about Russia can't be doing so because there are some genuine reasons for a different opinion or because they just have a different conception of their country's national interests. It must be because they are 'witting or unwitting agents of influence.' However, 'This is of course nonsense. People do what they do for their own reasons, not because the Russian state is directly or indirectly impelling them to do so. And calling people 'agents of influence' is indeed defamatory. It's also harmful, both to society as a whole and individuals. Unfortunately, this hasn't stopped the flow...Now some of these actors are striking back..."

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Radio Redux:

"Of course there are Canadians who are horrified by Chrystia Freeland's Nazi family fest. Check out this Taylor Report Interview (2016, FB and audio)

https://twitter.com/yashalevine/status/1226915050239098883

"But thanks to the efforts and political intuition of Alex Boykowich and friends, who visited the 25 boxes of Michael Chomiak's papers, the world now knows the Minister's grandfather was indeed a (Nazi) collaborator. Meanwhile Canada's political class has turned into a petrified forest of embarrassed silence, and Canada still backs reactionaries in Kiev..."

Such a typically Canadian reaction: 'turned into a petrified forest of embarrassed silence'. And none more  silent than her friends of Israel, curiously.