censorship

Censorship reversed - Avaaz community members support restoration of Building 7 petition

In a surprising reversal the managers of the petition website Avaaz.org have restored a petition asking NIST, Congress and President Obama to acknowledge what the free fall descent of WTC Building 7 means. This was due to a poll of randomly selected Avaaz members, the majority saying they wanted the petition to be restored.

In late April I started a petition asking NIST to come clean about the implications of free fall in Building 7. Avaaz removed it after 89 people had signed it and sent me a message claiming that my petition had violated their community petitions agreement / terms of use. It did not. Despite multiple efforts to reach Avaaz via their website, phone and even a paper letter they never replied.

On May 7 I rewrote the petition and gave it a new title: "Revise the U.S. government final report on the collapse of Building 7".

http://avaaz.org/en/petition/Revise_the_US_government_final_report_on_the_collapse_of_Building_7/

844 people signed the petition by the evening of May 22. (One friend told me he had seen 883.) Avaaz did not help AT ALL with this petition. They never featured it or made it available on their website. Every one of those 844 individuals who signed it found out about it through a friend. Hundreds of people shared it via facebook, twitter or email.

Unfortunately that night at 6:30 Avaaz removed my petition. Once again they sent me a message claiming that my petition violated their community petitions agreement / terms of use. Once again this was a false claim. Once again they refused to respond to my messages and phone calls.

Dangerous Conversations – Interview with Abby Martin about L/R Paradigm, Media Censorship & 9/11

Dangerous Conversations – Interview with Abby Martin by Media Roots

Abby Martin is interviewed by Scott Ledger of Dangerous Conversations about her political awakening through 9/11 truth, progression into media activism and work with Media Roots, Project Censored and RT TV. They discuss an array of issues including media censorship, false flag terrorism, the false left/right paradigm and moving consciousness forward together.

Holding the BBC to Account over 9/11 Coverage - A Call to Action for the Global Truth Movement

A Call to Action for the Global Truth Movement
Holding the BBC to Account over 9/11 Coverage

Friends of 9/11 Truth,

If you will take 3 minutes today to send a short email to the BBC Trust and MP Tom Watson you will help to persuade the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) to provide impartial and accurate reporting on the World Trade Center attacks in keeping with its Charter and Editorial Values. This is support for a campaign by 3 9/11 Truth activists in the UK. An example letter for you to send and the recipients' email addresses are later on in this article.

Get serious with Avaaz about my Building 7 petition

To all Readers of 911blogger,

Avaaz has still not responded to my message to them about removing my petition about Building 7. I wrote to them last Thursday, as soon as I realized they had taken it down. I also mailed them a letter in the U.S. mail that went out Saturday or today.

They have falsely claimed to me that I created a petition that violated their Community Agreement / Terms of Use.

They have falsely told other Avaaz members that I did so.

They have removed the petition from my account too so that it says that I have not created any petitions.

Will you help me?

Please write to Avaaz and ask them to reinstate my petition.

You could write a 2 line message; copy and paste the following:

"Please reinstate the petition about World Trade Center Building 7 that was at
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Come_clean_about_free_fall_of_the_World_Trade_Center_Building_7/ . This petition complied in every possible way with the Avaaz Community Agreement / Terms of Use and should not have been removed."

Here's the web page to use to write to them.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/contact

Slate magazine hit peice

Warning: This Site Contains Conspiracy Theories

Does Google have a responsibility to help stop the spread of 9/11 denialism, anti-vaccine activism, and other fringe beliefs?

In its early days, the Web was often imagined as a global clearinghouse—a new type of library, with the sum total of human knowledge always at our fingertips. That much has happened—but with a twist: In addition to borrowing existing items from its vast collections, we, the patrons, could also deposit our own books, pamphlets and other scribbles—with no or little quality control.

Such democratization of information-gathering—when accompanied by smart institutional and technological arrangements—has been tremendously useful, giving us Wikipedia and Twitter. But it has also spawned thousands of sites that undermine scientific consensus, overturn well-established facts, and promote conspiracy theories. Meanwhile, the move toward social search may further insulate regular visitors to such sites; discovering even more links found by their equally paranoid friends will hardly enlighten them. Is it time for some kind of a quality control system?

Stop the 'Stop Online Piracy Act' (SOPA)

Given the threat to free speech, information and the internet as we know it today, I'm submitting this EFF update regarding the 'Stop Online Piracy Act' or SOPA - if you oppose this bill and haven't called your representatives yet, please do. See this EFF page for contact info and talking points: https://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8173 - loose nuke:

Blacklist Bills Ripe for Abuse, Part I: "Market-Based" Systems by Parker Higgins

Proponents of the misguided Internet blacklist legislation — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) — downplay the idea that the overbroad bills could be used for censorship. But one only needs to look at the way existing copyright laws have been abused to know there’s serious cause for concern.

From shocking examples of government censorship without due process through domain name seizure, as we've seen with both Rojadirecta and now with the yearlong saga of Dajaz1.org (which we address in the second post in this series), to bogus DMCA takedowns and actual litigation, the message is clear: the government and corporations have no problem abusing legal process to threaten or shut down legitimate speech.

America.gov, Cognitive Infiltration, and Obama appointee Cass Sunstein

Includes interviews with John Judge and David Ray Griffin:

"I first became aware of Cass Sunstein’s ideas for controlling conspiracy theories after seeing several ads for a web site called America.gov run by the State Department. It’s a complex, well-funded site with more avenues than I’ve cared to examine, but what caught my attention was the section under International Relations: Peace and Security called “Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation” with the astounding caption: “Conspiracy theories exist in the realm of myth, where imaginations run wild, fears trump facts and evidence is ignored.”

Read entire article here: http://dailycensored.com/2011/11/21/america-gov-cognitive-infiltration-and-obama-appointee-cass-sunstein/

Book Review of Griffin's 'Cognitive Infiltration'

A Noble Lie: http://tiny.cc/4828d

Abby Martin of Media Roots Speaks about Media Censorship at SFSU

MEDIA ROOTS- Abby Martin, founder of Media Roots, speaks at San Francisco State University about the landscape of media censorship, the formation of her citizen journalism project and why she is working in collaboartion with Project Censored.

www.MediaRoots.org

Project Censored Speaks at the Grand Lake 9/11 Truth Film Festival

Peter Phillips of Project Censored speaks at Oakland's Grand Lake Theater 9/11 Film Festival about corporate media censorship and 9/11.

Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, gives a short yet powerful talk about managed news and the media blackout surrounding 9/11 at the Grand Lake Theater.

www.projectcensored.org

www.mediaroots.org

9/11 Truth News Included in Facebook’s New Political Censorship

http://911truthnews.com/911-truth-news-included-in-facebooks-new-political-censorship

Facebook has apparently implemented a new political censorship regimen, under the rubric of fighting spam. Either that, or their spam filter is in drastic need of overhaul.

On Monday, August 15, 9/11 Truth News contributor Jon Gold received a message from facebook informing him that his ability to post content to any page other than his own had been disabled. When attempting to add supplemental information to Naomi Wolf's posting of Jason Leopold's Richard Clarke article, Gold was informed by a pop up message:

Thinking this was perhaps an error, Gold logged out and then back into facebook.

When he again tried to post a comment, he received another warning.

Apparent News Blackout: Conyers spills the beans on Obama & SS & jobs bill; call for WH protests

NOTE: I posted the following diary at firedoglake, and also dailykos. At dailykos, it has been the top-recced diary, today, currently with 505 recommendations and 787 comments. If you look at the ETA's at the bottom, there appears to be a clear case of news blackout. Conyers calling for large demonstrations at the White House should be news - if not on the front page, than on the second page. Instead, it appears to be on NO page. No mention at ABC/NBC/NY TIMES/politico.com/talkingpointsmemo.com.

Well, thank goodness for dailykos.com and firedoglake.com.

Hallelujah! Some outspokeness from a Democratic Congress critter, at a higher level than "blame everything on the GOP".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op66HTJdf-U

Democracy Now! Ignores Zionism When Discussing Norway Shooter's Motive

In a feature story presented by Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and her guests offer extensive analysis of the political make-up and motive for Norway shooting suspect Anders Behring Breivik, but fail to point out one crucial, relevant component: Zionism.

Media Roots Radio- US Imperialism, War Updates, Spying, Fear & Self-Censorship, Building Communities

 

Media Roots Radio- US Imperialism, Spying, Self-Censorship, Building Communities by Media Roots

MEDIA ROOTS- This discussion covers US imperialism: wars, costs, media and government propaganda; the culture of self-censorship and the erosion of privacy in the US; information as power and how communication is an important tool to strengthen and build communities.

Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored Talks 9/11 Censorship

MIckey Huff, Director of Project Censored, has a Q & A session after his talk at Moe's Books in Berkeley, CA on May 19, 2011. Mickey discusses 9/11 censorship in the alternative and corporate media, election fraud, Project Censored's organizational mission and their 2011 book.

Media Roots Radio Interview with Eyewitness to "Underwear Bomber" False Flag Attack

Media Roots Radio- Interview with Key Eyewitness to "Underwear Bomber" False Flag by Media Roots

Abby and Robbie Martin conduct an exclusive interview with Kurt Haskell, attorney and key eyewitness to the 12/25/09 "Underwear Bomber" incident. Kurt maintains that he witnessed a well dressed man argue with security and escort Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab onto his US flight without a passport. Shortly thereafter, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly attempted to blow up flight 254 with plastic explosives hidden in his underwear, prompting the new wave of Backscatter X-ray machines in airports.