Archive for Censorship

Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer’s memoir

Posted in "Terrorism", 9/11, Attack on Freedom, Attack on the Republic, Censorship, False Flag Terror, Multi-National Corporations, New World Order, News, Shadow Government, Stupid Government Tricks with tags , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by truthwillrise

Chris Lawrence and Padma Rama
CNN
September 26, 2010

The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer’s memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday.

“DoD decided to purchase copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security,” Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. April Cunningham said.

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In a statement to CNN, Cunningham said defense officials observed the September 20 destruction of about 9,500 copies of Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer’s new memoir “Operation Dark Heart.”

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Black Construction Worker Chased away from Ground Zero by Crazed Mob

Posted in 9/11, Attack on Freedom, Attack on the Republic, New World Order, News with tags , , , , on August 23, 2010 by truthwillrise

Matt Ryan
Infowars.com
August 23, 2010

Note from Alex Jones: This is an important issue. It has now come out that the co-owner of Fox News is the main financier of the proposed mosque. The mosque Imam is hooked in with the CFR and other top globalist organizations, the evidence is conclusive, this is a divide and conquer operation.

During an anti-mosque protest at ground zero, a construction worker walked through the crowd. Members of the protest, assuming that he was a Muslim, confronted him and shouted obscenities before escorting him out and telling him that he is not welcome. Their anti-Islam and anti-mosque posters inches from his face in multiple instances.

This man’s name is Kenny and he is a union carpenter working at ground zero. He wore a pro-American accessory around his neck and proclaimed that he was not Muslim. His only crime was walking through the crowd and looking vaguely like the enemy our media portrays on a daily basis.

The mosque isn’t really a mosque at all, at least not in the traditional sense. The plans are for a community center including a culinary school with two floors dedicated to prayer. The location of the proposed structure is several blocks away from ground zero surrounded by “strip joints” and an old abandoned Burlington Coat Factory location.

Sentiments and instances like these were commonplace during the early days of Hitler’s reign. While Jews were blamed for corrupting “pure” German culture, many of the economic problems the country was facing was turned on them as an easy target. At first they were banned from some public events, then their doors were marked with a Joseph Star, their property seized and ultimately their arrest and placement in death camps resulted. The passing of the Nuremberg Laws on September 15, 1935 gave a legal basis to the exclusion of Jews from German society. This bigotry expanded past the Jews and on to others not deemed fit to “Aryan” standards.

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Poet and philosopher George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The debate over whether or not a religious organization has the right to create a community center in what is considered the most multicultural city in the most diverse country in the world sets a dangerous precedent. This debate, inflated and expanded by the media in a large scale, can only work to divide the people of America further and distract us from the real problems facing our nation. Just as Nazi Germany used a religious community as a distraction to cover their ultimate plan to dominate Europe, this debate is only hiding the overall plan for globalization at the hands of an elite few who could care less about a building in New York.

Infowars.com Censored in Greece

Posted in Alex Jones, Attack on Freedom, Censorship, Infowars.com, New World Order, News, PrisonPlanet.tv with tags , , , , , , , on July 24, 2010 by truthwillrise

Prisonplanet.com
July 23, 2010

An Infowars.com reader sent an email today informing us that our website is no longer available in Greek public libraries. “Prisonplanet.com is still accessible, but it’s only a matter of time before the Greek censors notice attention has shifted to that website, and move in to ban it as well,” she writes. “This isn’t just a local library banning access to Infowars.com, but is a nationwide ban: the digital traffic filters, through which all traffic from and to Greek public libraries passes, are located in and controlled from Athens (National Technical University of Athens), so yes, THIS IS A NATION WIDE BAN!”

Attempting to reach Infowars.com from a Greek public library produces the screen below.

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If Greek public library patrons want to protest to ban, they are out of luck. There is a page for this purpose, but it is only accessible to library workers with a special password and not library patrons.

Patrons and others outraged by this blatant effort to prevent access to Infowars.com in Greece should contact National Technical University of Athens, the institution responsible for providing libraries with internet connectivity:

National Technical University of Athens,
Network Management Center,
Heroon Polytechniou 9,
Zografou 157 80
email: nmc@ntua.gr
tel: + 30 210 772 1865
Fax: + 30 210 772 1866

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Censorship Alert: Obama Deception Illegally Removed from You Tube

Posted in Alex Jones, Attack on Freedom, Barack Hussein Obama, Censorship, International Bankers, Multi-National Corporations, New World Order, News, PrisonPlanet.tv, Truth/Freedom, Unconstitutional with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2010 by truthwillrise

Obama Deception Hacked

Posted in Alex Jones, Attack on Freedom, Barack Hussein Obama, Censorship, New World Order, News with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2010 by truthwillrise

Michigan Considers Law to License Journalists

Posted in Attack on Freedom, General, New World Order, News, Stupid Government Tricks with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by truthwillrise

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Senator Bruce Patterson.

Jana Winter
Fox News
May 31, 2010

A Michigan lawmaker wants to license reporters to ensure they’re credible and vet them for “good moral character.”

Senator Bruce Patterson is introducing legislation that will regulate reporters much like the state does with hairdressers, auto mechanics and plumbers. Patterson, who also practices constitutional law, says that the general public is being overwhelmed by an increasing number of media outlets–traditional, online and citizen generated–and an even greater amount misinformation.

“Legitimate media sources are critically important to our government,” he said.

He told FoxNews.com that some reporters covering state politics don’t know what they’re talking about and they’re working for publications he’s never heard of, so he wants to install a process that’ll help him and the general public figure out which reporters to trust.

“We have to be able to get good information,” he said. “We have to be able to rely on the source and to understand the credentials of the source.”

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Anti-Chavez channel removed from cable

Posted in Attack on Freedom, News with tags , , , , , , on January 25, 2010 by truthwillrise


CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER

Published: Yesterday


Employees of the Radio Caracas Television, RCTV channel, sit beside a poster that reads in Spanish “journalists targets” outside of the channel offices in Caracas, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010. Venezuelan cable television providers have dropped a TV channel “Radio Caracas Television” which is critical of President Hugo Chavez from their programming, after a government official said the network violated broadcast laws.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – A cable-television channel critical of President Hugo Chavez was yanked from the air early Sunday for defying new government regulations requiring it to televise some of the socialist leader’s speeches.

Venezuelan cable and satellite TV providers stopped transmitting Radio Caracas Television Internacional, an anti-Chavez channel known as RCTV, after it did not show the president’s speech Saturday to a rally of supporters.

While five other channels were also dropped from cable, some say the government took broader action to disguise its mission to shut down a popular, critical media outlet ahead of congressional elections and amid rising discontent over inflation, crime and electricity shortages.

Venezuelan pollster and analyst Luis Vicente Leon said the message is clear: “The government is willing to do everything to destroy its adversaries.”

“The government is willing to do everything to destroy its adversaries,” said Luis Vicente Leon, a Venezuelan pollster and analyst.

RCTV already was forced to switch to cable in 2007 after the government refused to renew its license for regular airwaves. Chavez accused the station then of plotting against him and supporting a failed 2002 coup.

Chavez said Sunday the latest action is about following the law.

“Whoever refuses to comply with the law, that’s what must be done,” he said on his weekly broadcast, calling for a round of applause for the telecommunications agency.

If channels don’t comply, he said, they won’t be allowed back on the air: “It’s their decision, not ours.”

Under the new rules, two dozen local cable channels, including RCTV, must carry government programming when officials deem it necessary, just as channels on the open airwaves already do. Chavez regularly uses that legal power to order broadcast TV and radio stations to carry his marathon speeches, which can last up to seven hours.

Though Chavez remains Venezuela’s most popular politician, he has slipped in the polls and is campaigning against an emboldened opposition to keep control of the National Assembly in September elections.

RCTV has asked the Supreme Court to block the new regulations. RCTV called the government’s actions illegal in a statement, saying the channel has done nothing wrong and has a right to defend itself.

In Caracas neighborhoods, Chavez opponents leaned out apartment windows early Sunday to bang on pots and pans. Others shouted epithets and drivers joined in, honking car horns.

The national journalists’ association called it a violation of human rights and freedom of speech. Its president, William Echeverria, condemned it as an “increase in censorship.”

The U.S. Embassy also saw cause for concern.

“Access to information is a cornerstone of democracy,” U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Robin Holzhauer said. “By restricting yet again the Venezuelan people’s access to RCTV broadcasts, the Venezuelan government continues to erode this cornerstone.”

Five international channels – Ritmo Son, Momentum, America TV, American Network and TV Chile – also were suspended after not providing authorities with required information about their programs and ownership, said Mario Seijas, president of Venezuela’s subscription television chamber. He said other cable channels are in similar situations and could be taken off the air if they don’t turn in required documents in the coming days.

Government figures say about 37 percent of Venezuelan homes received cable television in 2008. But some private companies say their research shows about six out of every 10 households have subscription TV service.

RCTV has a smaller audience than it did in 2007 but has remained popular. The channel claims that 90 percent of cable viewers say they watch RCTV.

“A hard-line current within the Chavez movement would have the government permanently take Radio Caracas off the air,” said Steve Ellner, a political science professor at Venezuela’s University of the East. “There are some Chavez movement leaders, however, who believe that the measure is ill-timed given the government’s current woes such as the rationing of electricity.”

Michael Shifter of the Inter-American Dialogue think tank in Washington said Chavez’s aim is censorship. “He is nervous about mounting problems and slipping popular support, so he is moving aggressively to tighten his grip on all fronts,” Shifter said.

In August, Chavez’s government forced 32 radio stations and two small TV stations off the air, saying some owners had failed to renew their broadcast licenses, while other licenses were no longer valid because they had been granted to owners who are now dead.

Globovision – the last opposition-aligned TV channel on the open airwaves – is also the target of multiple government investigations that authorities say could lead to the revocation of its broadcast license

You Tube Pulls Hundreds Of Ron Paul Videos

Posted in Attack on Freedom, New World Order, News, Paul Watson, Ron Paul, Stupid Government Tricks with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2009 by truthwillrise

Popular C-Span Junkie user channel suspended, 6400 videos gone

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Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You Tube has expanded its zealous copyright crusade by suspending the popular C-Span Junkieuser channel, and in doing so has pulled hundreds of viral Ron Paul videos, which are now completely dead.

The C-Span Junkie user channel, a non-partisan archive of short clips taken from C-Span broadcasts of events in the Congress and the Senate, has been the home of the vast majority of You Tube videos you have seen of Bernanke, Geithner, Paulson and others being confronted in Congress, as well as Ron Paul’s speeches on the House floor. A total of more than 6400 videos in all have been pulled, hundreds of which featured the Texan Congressman.

Whether or not C-Span itself requested that You Tube pull the channel is not known, but it is clearly in the public interest and constitutes fair use to show a clip less than 10 minutes in length of what the people who are supposedly our Representatives are saying in Congress on our behalf.

As we have highlighted before, You Tube arbitrarily suspends accounts based on flimsy copyright claims that aren’t even properly investigated.

We had our own You Tube account suspended following a copyright complaint from a separate party who didn’t even own the copyright on the original material. In addition, the copyright claim was clearly erroneous as it was based on the fact that Alex Jones held up a printed version of an online newspaper story for a few seconds on camera. The channel was eventually reinstated after You Tube received a flood of complaints.

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“I don’t know if you can imagine what it’s like to in a moment see 6400 videos gone,” writes the channel owner on the C Span Junkie website, “Figure 6400 hours (easily) poof GONE! I did this for the common good and now it all gone.”

The channel has now been replaced with a new account but it’s unlikely to survive long if the owner dares to post anything of substance.

Truth is no longer acceptable on You Tube as it transforms itself into a pale reflection of Hulu, a site owned and operated by NBC Universal (GE) and Fox Entertainment Group (News Corp), that is to say a joint venture by a corporation owned by a death merchant (GE manufactures attack helicopters and jet engines) and a disinformation platform owned by a notorious neocon, Rupert Murdoch.

In the Hulu-ized universe, there is no room for truth or alternative media — all channels will contain the same schlock and mindless pablum already available on cable and broadcast television.

Videos of members of Congress grilling Bernanke and his cohorts about auditing the Fed and finding out where trillions in missing TARP funds has disappeared to just aren’t part of the sanitized and lobotomized video landscape that You Tube wants to portray.

If you post videos about people eating each other’s vomit or clips of plastic bimbos with their breasts hanging out then you’ll be left alone, but God forbid should anyone try to give the country a window on what’s actually happening in Congress and what their own Representatives are talking about – in that case your thought crimes will immediately be censored and removed.

CBS Editorial Urges Internet Providers Remove “Hate Speech”

Posted in Attack on Freedom, Kurt Nimmo, New World Order, News, Tyranny with tags , , , on June 18, 2009 by truthwillrise

 

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars
June 17, 2009

James von Brunn, the accused Holocaust museum shooter, has predictably become the poster child for attacking the First Amendment and conducting a purge of free speech on the internet.

9/11 truth has “become a core part of the belief system of anti-Semites and millions of others around the world,” according to ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman.

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Christopher Wolf, chair of the Anti-Defamation League’s Internet Task Force and Immediate Past Chair of the International Network Against Cyber-Hate, writes that Web 2.0 technology has transformed “the way the Internet is being used. Any hater and propagandist can reach a mass audience, even an audience that didn’t think itself receptive to such hateful ideas. With the users of Web 2.0 comprised largely of younger people, the impact of the information posted there may persist for generations to come.”

Web 2.0 is characterized as facilitating communication, information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the web. Examples include social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, and blogs.

“Blogging and social media sites are changing the way people communicate their reactions to events in the news and interact with each other. Those who harbor anti-Semitic beliefs are comfortable expressing themselves in cyberspace, where they can provoke a reaction from others or find like-minded individuals to affirm their beliefs,” writes Wolf.

Infowars and other truth and patriot movement web sites, according to the ADL, facilitate hatemongers such as Richard Poplawski, the accused Pittsburgh cop killer. “One of Poplawski’s favorite places for such conspiracy theories was the Web site of the right-wing conspiracy radio talk show host Alex Jones. Poplawski visited the site, Infowars, frequently, shared links to it with others, and sometimes even posted to it,” the ADL wrote April 8, 2009. Infowars utilizes Web 2.0 technology in the form of interactive commenting on news articles.

On April 13, Infowars reported on the Department of Homeland Security’s “Rightwing Extremism” document. The DHS conflated white supremacists with activists opposed to gun control, abortion, and illegal immigration. An earlier report issued by the Missouri Information Analysis Center specifically denoted Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr supporters as potentially dangerous terrorists. The MIAC report also concentrated on white supremacists and militia groups.

 

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Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin said after Alex Jones broke the MIAC story and the DHS report surfaced “that the source of all of these reports is either Morris Dees and his Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) or the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), or both.”

 

On April 22, DHS Secretary Napolitano appeared before the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Conference in Washington. In a speech, she said that “the ADL and DHS have had some good partnerships. In recent years, the Department has placed our employees in your advanced training school to educate us on the tactics used by extremists and terrorists.”

“We felt the DHS report was pretty right on,” said Deborah Lauter of the Anti-Defamation League after Von Brunn’s attack. “Clearly the election of Obama, the current financial crisis, and the discussion of immigration reform — those things have certainly fueled the right wing extremist movement in this country… There are clear indications that the rhetoric is manifesting.”

Obama’s Justice Department is now urging Congress to pass “a tougher U.S. hate crimes law” in response to James von Brunn’s attack on the Holocaust museum in Washington.

“Over the last several weeks, we have witnessed brazen acts of violence, committed in places that many would have considered unthinkable,” AG Eric Holder told the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, an organization funded in part by the Ford Foundation. Holder cited attacks over a two-week period that killed a military recruiter, a late-term abortionist and a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

“The First Amendment protects essentially all hate speech, except that consisting of direct threats against specific people. But that does not mean we should throw up our hands and simply accept hate on the Internet as something that will always infect the Internet,” Wolf continues. In response to “hate” as defined by the ADL and the Department of Homeland Security, internet users, internet companies, and educators “should speak up” and “counter the vicious lies,” including 9/11 truth “conspiracy theories,” which “have become a core part of the belief system of anti-Semites and millions of others around the world,” according to ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman. (Note how Foxman links antisemitism and 9/11 truth.)

“Our country is now vulnerable,” declared the disinfo operative Glenn Beck after Von Brunn’s rampage. “Those people who would like to destroy us — our enemies like Al Qaeda. They’d like to destroy us, and they will work with anyone. There are also people like white supremacists or 9/11 truthers that would also like to destroy the country. They’ll work with anybody they can.”

Beck’s talking points are taken right from the DHS report and the ADL with a new twist — portraying the non-violent 9/11 truth movement as fellow travelers of racists and al-Qaeda (both, incidentally, with long track records of collaborating with the government).

“Those offering Internet services with terms of use that prohibit hate speech should enforce those terms and remove offending content,” Christopher Wolf concludes. “And it is time for Internet education as a requirement in all schools, to teach kids how to filter what they are seeing and to reject hate online. (The epidemic of cyberbullying alone should inspire such attention to kids using the Internet.)”

Merely “educating” kids (with ADL, SPLC and DHS propaganda) and snitching on websites will of course not be sufficient.

Others have suggested more draconian measures. For instance another CBS scribe, Bonnie Erbe, has demanded the state start “rounding up promoters of hate before they kill.”

State Run News: ABC Turns Programming Over To Government

Posted in Alex Jones, New World Order, News, Poison Foods and Products, Stupid Government Tricks, Truth/Freedom, Unconstitutional with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2009 by truthwillrise

Corporate news giant imitates Communist China, Soviet Union and North Korea, blocks dissenting voices to promote Obama health care agenda

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Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, June 16, 2009

Completely dispensing with any notion of independence or impartiality, ABC News is set to mimic the likes of Communist China and North Korea by completely turning its news coverage over to the government and excluding any dissenting opinions to promote President Obama’s health care agenda.

The night of Wednesday June 24th will officially herald the open commencement of state run news, imitating similar systems in historical dictatorships such as the Soviet Union, where Pravda was the official propaganda organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party from 1912 to 1991.

In China, the vast majority of news outlets are completely owned and controlled by the Communist Party. Negative viewpoints about government policy are blocked and news developments that could reflect badly on China are ignored and censored. An almost identical system of media also exists in Stalinist North Korea.

Still, at least the Chinese and the North Koreans don’t try to hide the fact that the press is state run, unlike ABC News, owned by the corporate giant Walt Disney Company, which masquerades as an independent news outlet yet in little over a week will completely turn over its news coverage to act as enthusiastic propagandist for the government’s health care “reform” program.

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The coverage will be in addition to ABC News’ regular programming, which is already vehemently pushing the government’s agenda on this issue.

“On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care — a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!,” according to the Drudge Report.

“ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.”

“The network plans a primetime special — ‘Prescription for America’ — originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.”

In a complaint to ABC News, Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay called the decision “astonishing,” noting that ABC had rejected a request that dissenting voices from all sides of the political spectrum be represented.

ABC News’ announcement that they will openly turn over their news coverage to the government while censoring dissenting opinions goes one step further than the Bush administration, who at least made the effort to keep their fake news scandal a secret until it was exposed in 2005.

Under Bush, the government produced fake news packages and distributed them to local news networks around the country, most of which aired them without question. The fake news packages were also broadcast on a national level by CNN. Reporters and pundits were also paid off by the government to promote specific policies.