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Gavin Newsom Appears in 1st-grade Textbook with Abraham Lincoln, MLK

Parents in a Sacramento, California suburban school district were shocked this week to discover that Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, the Democratic Party candidate for governor in November, was portrayed in a first-grade textbook as a “champion for people’s rights.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping made sure to finally meet Kim Jong Un this year -- for the first time ever -- before the North Korean leader held talks with either US Presidnet Donald Trump or South Korean President Moon Jae-in

Chinese City Loads a Train with Xi Jinping Propaganda

The city of Changchun in northeastern China offered an unusual “gift” to the Communist Party on its 97th birthday: a train festooned with quotes from President-for-Life Xi Jinping and crewed by rappers who preach Xi’s ideology to the beat of bamboo instruments.

Chinese Navy Propaganda Video Reveals Anger over RIMPAC Snub

Chinese Navy Propaganda Video Reveals Anger over RIMPAC Snub

Communist China’s navy released a propaganda video showing off its naval capabilities in frustration over America’s decision not to invite Beijing to the annual U.S.-led Pacific joint military drill and “naval keg party,” known as the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPCA), Task & Purpose reported this week.

North Korean souvenirs postcards and book purchased by Matthew Lee, diplomatic writer for The Associated Press, are photographed in Washington, Friday, May 11, 2018. Lee was one of two journalists allowed to accompany Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on his trip to North Korea this week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

North Korea Pulls Anti-American Merchandise from Souvenir Shops

Not only has North Korea canceled its annual month of anti-American rage this year (or at least toned it down quite a bit), but visitors tell reporters this week that America-bashing merchandise is disappearing from souvenir shops despite their status as perennial bestsellers.

South Korean activists release balloons carrying anti-North Korea leaflets at a park near the inter-Korea border in Paju, north of Seoul, on October 10, 2014

U.S. Promises to ‘Increase Flow of Independent Information’ to North Korea

The diplomatic thaw between North and South Korea led to the highly publicized dismantling of propaganda loudspeakers along the border this week, but the U.S. State Department promised on Wednesday that the effort to bring “independent information” to communist North Korea will continue.

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Holocaust Survivors Sue Polish Publisher Over pro-Nazi Propaganda Books

VARSOVIE, Poland — Two Holocaust survivors and a Polish anti-Nazi resistance fighter have filed a lawsuit against the publisher of books praising Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in a civil case that the plaintiffs’ lawyers said on Monday is the first of its kind in Poland.

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PHOTOS: Islamic State Beats Syrian Man for Selling Cigarettes

TEL AVIV — Despite its continued weakening position in Syria and near-complete removal from Iraq, the Islamic State terrorist organization has disseminated propaganda photos showing IS police beating a Syrian resident of accused of selling cigarettes.

Labor senator Sam Dastyari told the Chinese media in September 2016 that Australia shouldn’t interfere with China’s activities in the South China Sea, contradicting his own party’s policy. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP

Australian Concerns About Chinese Political Influence Reach Washington

The saga of Australian Senator Sam Dastyari, whose career has been severely damaged by allegations of improper contact with a Chinese billionaire, reached Washington, DC this week as a bipartisan U.S. commission investigated Chinese political influence around the world.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 14: Amputee Syrian freelance cameraman Mohammad Kadour, who lost his leg after being shot by an Assad regime's soldier as he had been recording video for international TV channels, reads a book in library during an exclusive interview in Istanbul, Turkey on January 14, 2017. Currently, …

Turkey Pulls 140,000 Books from Libraries for Gulenist ‘Propaganda’

Turkey’s Culture Minister Numan Kurtulmus reported to his parliament on Tuesday that some 140,000 books have been removed from libraries for “including propaganda of FETO.” FETO stands for Fethullah Terrorist Organization, which is the Turkish government’s name for followers of exiled imam Fethullah Gulen.

North Koreans dance in Pyongyang celebrating the 69th anniversary of North Korea's national day, on September 9, 2017

New York Times Columnist Parrots North Korean Propaganda from Pyongyang

The New York Times has made a string of bizarre efforts to rehabilitate the image of brutal Communist regimes during the past few weeks, earning particular mockery for asserting on Monday that China’s mass-murdering Communist revolution had a bright side because it “taught Chinese women to dream big.”

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Switzerland Indict Three Over Alleged al-Qaeda Propaganda

GENEVA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Switzerland on Thursday announced indictments of the leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos posted on YouTube. Contacted by phone in Bangladesh, one of the suspects rejected the case as “politically motivated.”