Media Articles from 2017
Cherry Hill Protest Against Verizon’s Support Of Eliminating Net Neutrality
By Rudy Avizius
Posted December 8, 2017
Ajit Pai, the FCC Chairman has announced that he will be scrapping Net Neutrality. This would effectively end the Internet as we now know it.
This former Verizon lawyer, is ignoring the people in favor of the big telecommunication corporations, who will profit from this at the expense of the people.
This move is a game changer similar in scope to Citizens United.
We lost our government to the corporations after Citizens United
Now we stand to lose the Internet to the corporations after the scrapping of Net Neutrality
People are not standing for this. On Thursday December 7 2017 there were protests at Verizon stores across 700 locations.
This is the protest in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
NOW is the time to call your representatives:
I’ve Been Banned From Facebook For Sharing An Article About False Flags
by Caitlin Johnstone
Posted December 7, 2017
My personal Facebook account, which has the maximum 5,000 friends and an additional 5,000+ followers, has been blocked from posting for three days. My page hasn’t been blocked yet, but we’ll see; I shared the article there, too.
The reason given for this ban by the little pop-up boxes when I logged on just now was that a couple months ago I had shared an article about admitted false flag operations perpetrated by governments around the world. I don’t know what happened that made Facebook’s system decide to crack down on me now all of a sudden, but I do know I’ve been a bit naughtier than usual in my last couple of articles.
The article I got the banhammer for sharing is titled For Those Who Don’t ‘Believe’ In ‘Conspiracies’ Here Are 58 Admitted False Flag Attacks. According to the site’s ticker it has 50,667 shares as of this writing. It’s laden with hyperlinks for further reading, and lists only instances of false flag operations that insiders are on the record as having admitted to themselves. It’s a good compilation of important information. People should be allowed to share it. More…
Here’s Why Your Local TV News is About to Get Even Worse
by Margot Susca
Posted December 5, 2017
In late October 2017, the Federal Communications Commission made it even easier for media conglomerates to focus on money-making. That was when the FCC abolished a World War II-era policy that was intended to force news broadcasters to be connected to – and accountable to – the communities their programming reached.
My work as a political economist suggests that local broadcast media content is about to get worse, focusing even more on stories that can turn a profit for corporate headquarters rather than serving local communities. And the big companies that operate these stations are going to withdraw even farther from the communities they cover, threatening a key foundation of American democracy. More…
Things Are Escalating Quickly
by Michael Krieger
Posted November 30, 2017
While things continue to bubble in an extremely dangerous direction overseas, the corporate media and U.S government have been busy at work here at home in a desperate attempt to regain control of the narrative and silence patriotic whistleblowers. Let’s start with the corporate media’s recent shameless and degenerate attempt to smear William Binney.
Bill Binney worked at the National Security Agency nearly three decades as one of its leading crypto-mathematicians. He then became one of its leading whistleblowers.
It’s no wonder the out of control, unconstitutional U.S. surveillance state doesn’t like Mr. Binney, but what the media did to him over the past week is clownishly evil and intentional. More…
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle U.S. Net Neutrality protections
by Laura Tribe
Posted November 29, 2019
If Ajit Pai succeeds in killing Net Neutrality rules, it will completely change the Internet as we know it, giving already powerful telecom companies even more power to overcharge citizens while controlling what we see and do online. This could include blocking and throttling websites at will, for the sake of maximizing profits at the expense of Internet openness and accessibility.
Pai’s plan to kill Net Neutrality is a blatant attack on foundational principles of the Internet for everyone, not just Americans. Pai has long been eager to undo his predecessor’s Open Internet Order, but it has been a highly controversial campaign with overwhelming opposition from civil society, businesses, and the public – who have been incredibly vocal in their opposition to this plan. More…
The loss of Net Neutrality would be a game changer similar to the Citizens United ruling. With Citizens United we lost “our” government to the corporations. With the loss of Net Neutrality, the people would lose the Internet to corporate interests.
If there ever was a time to call to call your legislators, the time is now. If you do not, you will have no one to blame but yourself for the results. In the US, you can call (202) 224-3121 and you will be connected based on your zip code. You can also write using this URL: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative. Now is not the time to sit back.
YouTube and Facebook Are Removing Evidence of Atrocities, Jeopardizing Cases Against War Criminals
by Avi Asher-Schapiro
Posted November 24, 2017
Social media evidence is increasingly used to build cases against perpetrators of abuses by human rights organizations, by European courts that have “universal jurisdiction” and can bring war crimes charges, and by United Nations investigators.
Over the summer, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for a Libyan commander accused of extrajudicial killings on the battlefield, basing the warrant, in part, on videos posted to Facebook. (One of the prosecutors on that case is Nicholls, the ICC lawyer who frets about atrocity evidence disappearing on social media.) Last year in Germany, an ISIS fighter was found guilty of posing with decapitated prisoners based in part on evidence found on Facebook.
This year, in Sweden, Syrian regime and rebel fighters were successfully prosecuted for war crimes using evidence from both Facebook and YouTube. In total, there are 30 ongoing war crimes investigations in Swedish and German courts connected to crimes committed in Syria and Iraq. On the other side of the world, the government of Myanmar has barred NGOs and aid agencies from entering northern parts of the country, where human rights groups say a genocide is taking place against the Rohingya population. Human rights workers are often reliant on social media evidence to document the atrocities. More…
The loss of net neutrality: Say goodbye to a free and open Internet
by Tom Henderson
Posted November 23, 2017
The end of net neutrality looks imminent. If it goes away, you can expect these long-lasting problems to surface. Net neutrality—the principle that no online traffic has priority over other traffic, not even for pay—might go away. If it does, big money will be behind its demise.
Every conceivable new theory about how one organization should have priority will ensue, and the courts will be clogged deciding the outcome. Today, the principle is simple: all traffic gets the same priority, and multimedia can have isochronous priority, but it’s not guaranteed.
Without net neutrality, we will enter an era where ISPs, telcos, carriers and interconnects will all demand that THEIR traffic has priority, and yours does not—unless you pay. Let the litigation begin, and the courts glow in the dark in an attempt to sort out what theories of law now hold sway. Insert wallet, here. More…
How to Instantly Prove (Or Disprove) Russian Hacking of U.S. Election
Posted November 20, 2017
It’s newsworthy that CIA head Mike Pompeo recently met with Bill Binney – who designed the NSA’s electronic surveillance system – about potential proof that the DNC emails were leaked rather than hacked.
It’s also noteworthy that the usual suspects – Neocon warmongers such as Max Boot – have tried to discredit both Binney and Pompeo.
But there’s a huge part of the story that the entire mainstream media is missing …
Specifically, Binney says that the NSA has long had in its computers information which can prove exactly who hacked the DNC … or instead prove that the DNC emails were leaked by a Democratic insider. Remember – by way of background – that the NSA basically spies on everyone in America … and stores the data long-term.
After the story of Pompeo’s meeting with Binney broke, Binney told Washington’s Blog: More…
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