Category Archives: Censorship

Corporate Media Lies, Internet Censorship, Fast Track TPP, and Imaginary Terrorists in America

Keep Speaking Out to Congress to Save the Internet, post-FCC victory–Join the Fight for the Future

As everyone’s been noting, we’re at a historic high in our tremendous fight to save the Internet. The FCC has acceded to re-classifying the Internet as a Title II service, making it a utility, just like electricity or gas, that you obtain from your telecommunications provider. But Comcast and the other big cable companies have kicked into high gear, hitting on members of Congress now with accelerated lobbying campaigns, trying to bring their Internet Slow Lanes back to the table. Here’s where we step in and contact Congress. We have until February 26–and we here in the US are literally working for the whole world on this. Everyone on the planet will be affected by what transpires next. Please call, email, call, email, and make sure the Internet stays ours and stays free, and doesn’t become the privileged property of the very rich cable owners and their ilk: Click here to visit Fight for the Future, to get a customized link for your zipcode and your Congressfolks.

Stay Aware, Corporate Media Lies are Beginning to Unravel All Over the Place

The latest casualty is Brian Williams, famed NBC News Anchor, caught on-camera recently on XFinity ads touting NBC News as doing its “dead level-best” to bring us the news–while his utter fabrications regarding stories from Iraq and Katrina unravel online. See more on the Iraq debacle here, and more on made-up stories of terrorizing gangs attacking or surrounding him in New Orleans here.

It is no small thing that the credibility of a major news anchor is being openly and freely questioned, by other major news outlets. This follows on German reporter Udo Ulfkotte’s major revelations of All western corporate media being mass-controlled by the CIA and other secret agencies, see his story here. He has a book out–this has to be fascinating reading.  Let’s hope this is the beginning of the End of Western Media Piracy, and that more and more top journalists and journalistic outfits telling lies will be exposed openly–although most of us who read the Real-Media-Today (alternative media that is Not part of the controlled-opposition) know what corporate-media has been doing to us, the mass of Americans and Europeans is yet to catch up. Here’s to More Exposures, More Revelations, More Confessions, and More Awakenings among the so-called “journalists” in Corporate Media, including among its top echelons in such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and others.

Stories, Stories Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink: “The Imaginary Terrorist”

We’re living in a time when rather terrible fiction is freely touted as fact, by Master Fictioneers running our governments, and when the real Facts are hidden, shredded, shrouded, masked, twisted, covered over, tortured, and cremated. So the real truth of what is happening around us everyday is being rabidly hidden. More on this subject will be pursued in these pages under Human Rights–for now, please read about The Imaginary Terrorist from Gordon Duff–All of us whistleblowers, activists, writers, journalists, truthtellers who speak out, who protest, who challenge the lies of mainstream media and expose the hidden truths are being labeled “extremists” and “potential terrorists” in desperate efforts to silence us–We are The Imaginary Terrorist: America’s “Blacklist” Conspiracy of Silence.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Should Neither Be Fast-Tracked, Nor Passed At All

Petitions: Tell Congress to Stop Obama’s Secret Trade Deals

Congress: Don’t Betray Democracy! Stop TPP Fast Track

Many many close observers inform us what the ruthless TPP will really do: grant Unlimited rights to Very-Large US corporations to sue governments, domestically and worldwide, to prevent them from placing any kind of deterrents on stealing their land, their water, their natural resources, and their labor, and from imposing any kind of product or monopoly in their markets–such as, for instance, GMO crops to supplant indigenous crops, and costly US drugs to supplant native or generic medicines.

In addition, as Food and Water Watch tells us, “Trade deals like the TPP (the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or “NAFTA on steroids“) are known to hurt workers and our environment. Jobs would be sent overseas, more unsafe food would be imported and fracking would be promoted. And most troubling of all? Corporations could sue local governments for putting regulations in place that hurt their profits — and not even within our own court system. Secretive international trade tribunals could dictate whether or not we can ban fracking or label GMOs in our own communities.”

For more on the horrors of this ill-meaning legislation, aimed to benefit the small coterie of billionaires who run the big corporations, and eventually crush governments and peoples into submission worldwide as they try desperately to set up a global, totalitarian government (yes, the still-creeping-about Enwo), please see Thom Hartmann’s article on Truthout and Mike Gaworecki’s article on Alternet. Also see Thom Hartmann’s notes on how the corporate media has completely left out any coverage of TPP.

Then drop in at Fight for the Future or Food & Water Watch to sign a petition, and once more, please call, email, call, email members of Congress. As humans with respect for ourselves and respect for the diversity and sovereignty of all beings in all nations worldwide, let us in the USA Not let this monstrosity of a proposed bill pass, either fast-tracked, or At All.

Speak Out for Immediate Release of the Senate CIA Torture Report

Please join Just Foreign Policy and all these other groups today on this joint petition to ask Senator Mark Udall to release the Senate CIA Torture Report as he leaves the Senate:

Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Blue America
Code Pink
CREDO
Daily Kos
Demand Progress
Digby’s Hullabaloo
Fight for the Future
Just Foreign Policy
The Nation
RH Reality Check
RootsAction.org
USaction
Win Without War

In Truthout today, Robert Naiman from Just Foreign Policy writes: “Of course the track record suggests that the causation actually runs the other way; it’s not classified because it’s a CIA operation; it’s a CIA operation in order for it to be classified. The Obama administration has chosen to make it a CIA operation so the US government won’t have to answer questions about it on the public record. The executive branch has perceived – largely correctly, unfortunately, until now – stamping a CIA label on an operation as a get-out-of-jail-free card to escape transparency and accountability.” Please read the full op-ed on Truthout. Please sign the petition.

Domestic War on Americans Hidden by Secrecy in Homeland Security “Counter-terrorism” & Intel agency activities

Secrecy permits abuse, and today, the massive secrecy in intel operations in the US, accelerated by Homeland Security/Fusion Centers, permits massive abuse on a massive scale, including COINTELPRO operations, slander and defamation operations, directed-energy weapons (DEWs) testing/training operations, community harassment and persecution operations–under covers such as Community Policing, Neighborhood Watch, and Crime Prevention, employment sabotage operations, and human subject experimentation operations, on activists and ethical, active community members, with the collusion of various branches of the Dept. of Defense and the unethical involvement of many, many Universities and medical research institutions, all under the cover and front of state secrets privileges, secrecy laws, and “national security”–this is how a domestic war is being waged on American activists, in communities all over the United States, by the Intel agencies working on behalf of the central bankers and corporations running the country–while Congress and State and local governments sit back and let it happen. 

The tragedy is that everyday Americans are being roped into community harassment activities by Intel agencies setting up illegitimate “criminal” and “intelligence” investigations on non-violent activists and lying about the culpability of activists in any number of made-up “terrorism” and crime scenarios.  The uninformed citizen is coerced into becoming a “citizen activist” or “intelligence partner” or “community activist”–permitting herself or himself to be used openly as a minion-spy for Intel; why do people fall for this? Because the FBI, the NSA, and Homeland Security convinces them they are acting in the interests of “national security,” and, as the Nazis and the KGB accomplished, they believe this is their lawful government they are serving, and that they have no choice. In this way, the mercenary Intel agency arms of the banking cartel strive for community legitimacy.

The articles below throw some light on what is going on. This site hopes to continue to list more articles and sites on these subjects, under Human Rights, in due time.

“The Homeland Security Industrial Complex operates differently than the traditional Military Industrial Complex. Instead of spending on ships, airplanes and other big weapons systems, much of the money goes to secretive intelligence contractors who perform secret counterterrorism work for the CIA, the FBI, the Pentagon and other agencies. Because it is all classified, there is no public debate about the massive amounts of money being poured into these contractors.”– James Risen, The Post-9/11 Homeland Security Industrial Complex Profiteers and Endless War, article today on Truthout.

“The National Intelligence Program received a total appropriation of $50.5 billion in fiscal year 2014, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence disclosed yesterday, as required by law. The Military Intelligence Program was funded at $17.4 billion in FY 2014, the Department of Defense said. Current and past intelligence budget disclosures can be found here.”–Steven Aftergood, 2014 Intelligence Budget Figures Released, article on Secrecy News.

More information on where the Black Ops money goes: Nov 2013: DHS gets $19 million to hire top-secret domestic security force in Midwest.

Some interesting information on the domestic activities of the CIA, and an article on how the CIA has infilitrated local police departments: 1986 Central Intelligence Agency: Domestic Operations. (Please download the pdf there at ICOMW.org to read the New York Times article. This link has been tampered with and removed once online. If it’s removed again, here is the URL: http://www.icomw.org/archives/cia.asp)

A list of agencies engaged in domestic spying, surveillance, intelligence, and “counter-terrorism” activities: Source Watch, Domestic Spying.

Frontline’s article on Top Secret America.

 

 

 

Perhaps it’s Time for Everyone in America to Re-Think 9/11

Re-Think 9/11

Lately I have been led by various listservs, Facebook groups, and real-media (still termed alternative-media) websites to peruse many of the newly released  accounts, videos, and articles on the subject of 9/11, the horrific event that led us in the US to the horrors of the Patriot Act and everything else in its train, further horrific legislation, the creation of “Homeland Security,” and all sorts of illegal and warrantless surveillance, policing, censorship, harassment. 

It seems like there is a lot coming out currently, but I also found a lot already published, over the last few years, and only slowly becoming more widely known. You can just Google 9/11 and words like “story” and “truth” on the web, or on Youtube, to yield tons of information.

Perhaps this is something all of us in America need to do right now–mired as we are in illegal surveillance, censorship, and COINTELPRO harassment–peruse the evidence, think for ourselves, and figure out the truth for ourselves. Perhaps that could be the first step for more of us to stand up and demand change.  The Patriot Act, the AUMF, the NDAA–and various Executive Orders–perhaps it is time right now for us to bury these pieces of casual oppression aimed at us.

I collected a small set of links to the recent articles and videos and radio shows I have been invited to read and watch and listen to lately, they are here on this Re-Think 9/11 page, which I think important enough to keep permanently linked and easily available from the Restoring Democracy page.  Please read, please share, please spread the word. 

The first link on that list leads to Geoengineeringwatch.org, where I read today’s article and once more watched the short film linked there. It made me think more of us need to be reading this, watching this, thinking more deeply about what exactly has happened to us in the US–and elsewhere–post 9/11.  And asking ourselves: what can we possibly do to change this current reality? Is there anything that can be done?

Raise Your Voice Against War in Syria and Iraq/NIH Funded Torture/US Navy Sonar Testing/Censorship of Journalists

Still vital for the rest of us with conscience to speak out against a new war in Syria, and a return to war in Iraq–at the cost of billions of dollars, and unimaginable cost to human life and peace everywhere. Also vital to keep speaking out against surveillance and censorship of journalists, activists, writers, and everyday working citizens. And PETA tells us new horrors are being unveiled in recent NIH-funded use of baby macaques ($30 million spent in the last 7 years to traumatize newborns) building on 30 years of needless psychological and physical torture. NRDC tells us the Navy is knowingly going ahead with 5-year mid-frequency sonar testing expected to strand, maim, and kill thousands of whales and other sea creatures.

Just Foreign Policy is running a campaign to get Congress to debate bombing Syria. The Committee to Protect Journalists is running a campaign to speak out for journalists. PETA is running a campaign to stop the torture of baby monkeys. NRDC is running a petition to the Secretary of Defense to stop the sonar testing. There is another petition as well on The Petition Site to stop the sonar.

Please drop in to the Peace/Not War page, the  Privacy/Censorship page, the Living Beings page for these petition-links.

News and opinion on Iraq and Syria:

Terrific video from Ken O’Keefe, Military veteran, on the insanity of returning to war.

“The staggering costs of all this—$25 billion to train the Iraqi Army, $60 billion for the reconstruction-that-wasn’t, $2 trillion for the overall war, almost 4,500 Americans dead and more than 32,000 wounded, and an Iraqi death toll of more than 190,000 (though some estimates go as high as a million)—can now be measured against the results. The nine-year attempt to create an American client state in Iraq failed, tragically and completely. The proof of that is on today’s front pages.” Read Peter van Buren’s op-ed at Nation of Change on the madness of returning to war in Iraq and bombing Syria.

“Søren Kierkegaard in “The Present Age” warned that the modern state seeks to eradicate conscience and absorb individuals into a public that can be shaped and manipulated by those in power.” Read Chris Hedges’ op-ed on continuous war, the madness of a new war, and what the US is trending toward, via Simone Weil’s ruminations on war, 1984, and the distant memory of the Roman Empire.

More from Truthdig on Syria.

News and Video from PETA on the tragic abuse of baby monkeys:

NIH Child Abuse: Experiments on Baby Monkeys Exposed

News on US Naval plans to kill Whales while Testing & Operating Sonar:

This article is from Collective Evolution, a fabulous site for news and taking action, they also list petitions. This article also has links to 2 petitions and the email address for the Secretary of Defense so you can send him a note: US Navy Killing Thousands of Whales and Dolphins with Sonar and Weapons Testing