GlobalReseach.ca: Old School Wingnuttery With a Decidedly Leftward Cant
2015 August 02
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Others have discussed the content to be found at the GlobalResearch.ca site. I'll just leave this here as background on the family of sites operated by Michel Chossudovsky as they are found today, and on the network of sites and fellow travelers associated with GlobalResearch.ca and Chossudovsky. This network stays busy reposting each other's content and serving as "expert" window dressing for Russian and Iranian information operations, among others.

The Websites

Five of Chossudovsky's sites arrive online via the services of CloudFlare. All are most likely hosted on a single IP address in Quebec (174.142.91.229) is clearly associated with the tv.globalresearch.ca. Hosting appears to be provided by Idecom Consultants Marketing, who in turn receive network access for client sites from iWeb.

Financial transactions at store.globalresearch.ca are processed via PayPal, while doubleclick.net handles advertising on the sites. And such advertising! It's glorious, really:

You could say it’s just ad placement, not endorsement in either direction, but... pic.twitter.com/KUbtgX5O15

— aweisburd (@webradius) August 1, 2015

Social Media

Chossudovsky himself doesn't appear to be especially social on social media, which is used mostly to promote content at the website.

The Partners

A good place to start digging into the network is at the sites Chossudovsky lists as "Partners"

Of the above, 4thmedia.org is fun. Operated by Kiyul Chung. The following is his bio, verbatim, from the website of Tsinghua University School of Journalism and Communication, China:

 
While teaching at Tsinghua since 2009, Dr. Chung is also Editor-in-chief at The 4th Media in Beijing, China. The 4th Media which took its first step in September, 2010 is an independent alternative English media which is, according to global media experts, “one of the fastest growing webmedias in today’s world and the only such media from the East.” However, throughout most of his graduate studies both in Korea and US, he’d been originally trained as a (religious) philosopher. His special interests are in the areas of culture, history, religion and society in relations to the contemporary global issues such as international relations, regional and global power politics, economics and military conflicts.

In 1953, he was born in Korea and left for his graduate studies in US in 1980. For the next quarter century, he lived and worked in US where he earned his MA and Doctor of Philosophy degree. In 2005 he returned back to his home country to assume a professorship at his alma mater. However, soon after his arrival back to Asia, he was also invited by CASS in early 2006. That same year, he moved to Beijing. Ever since, he’s been teaching and continuing his new life journey in China.

He’s published 4 books (2 in English, the other 2 in Korean) since 2007 and over 100 articles, papers and speeches since mid 1990s. In China, he’s been often sitting with CCTV 9 (English) and Russian Today TV (English) since 2010. He’s considered a “lifelong grassroots political activist” for the cause of Korea’s self-determined reunification, peace and security. As a result, he’s been also deeply involved with the human liberation and global justice issues around the world.
 

Personnel associated with 4thmedia.org are as follows:

The 4th Media’s International Team
Editor-in-Chief (Korean-American), Kiyul Chung (PhD, Visiting Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

International Advisory Board
Chair: Prof. Michel Chossudovsky (Canada)
Mr. Abayomi Azikiwe (USA/African-American)
Prof. Anis Bajrectarevic (Austria/Former Federal Republic of Yugosaliva)
Dr. Christof Lehmann (Germany/Denmark)
Prof. James M. Craven (USA/Canada/The Blackfoot Nation)
Prof. John C. Raines (USA)
Prof. Kwame Akonor (USA/Africa)
Prof. Murray Hunter (USA/Malaysia)
Dr. Tim Beal (New Zealand)

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