Censorship

Project Censored #17: Media ‘Whitewash’ Senate’s CIA Torture Report

Project Censored #17: Media ‘Whitewash’ Senate’s CIA Torture Report

Although the corporate and progressive press alike focused public attention on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s December 2014 report on the CIA’s secret program of abductions, “brutal” interrogations, and torture of terrorism suspects, Nafeez Ahmed reported that this coverage has “whitewashed the extent to which torture has always been an integral and systematic intelligence practice since the second World War.” Despite President Barack Obama’s claims that he officially banned torture in 2009, these practices continue today, “under the careful recalibration of Obama and his senior military intelligence officials,” serving to legitimize the existence and expansion of the national security apparatus, Ahmed wrote.

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Project Censored #3: ICREACH: The NSA’s Secret Search Engine

Project Censored #3: ICREACH: The NSA’s Secret Search Engine

Based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, Ryan Gallagher reported for the Intercept that the National Security Agency (NSA) has developed a “Google-like” search engine called ICREACH, which has the capacity to gather personal information. This search engine can access over 850 million personal records, including private e-mails, chats, and some phone locations.

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The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here to Stay

Posted by on November 23, 2015 in Censorship, Corruption, Government with 40 Comments
The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here to Stay

Do you believe there is a shadow government running the country? The author explains his views on what is called the deep state.

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Unprocessed Rape Kits Lower Rape Prosecutions (Project Censored #23)

Posted by on November 16, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Censorship, Government, Policies with 3 Comments
Unprocessed Rape Kits Lower Rape Prosecutions (Project Censored #23)

A report that got little mainstream media attention indicates that although the testing of rape kits—forensic exams that collect evidence of rape or sexual assault, including the perpetrator’s DNA—can be “vital for the prosecution of cases,” a backlog of untested rape kits may factor into low rape prosecution rates.

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Nuclear Fires Near Las Vegas NV & St Louis MO

Posted by on November 2, 2015 in Censorship, Government with 53 Comments
Nuclear Fires Near Las Vegas NV & St Louis MO

“Nuclear fires” erupt at radioactive facility near Las Vegas — Footage shows underground explosions, massive smoke plumes — AP: “Unknown amount of radioactive waste burned” — EPA sends emergency radiological team — Residents: “We were flat out lied to… Why didn’t they evacuate the town?”

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More Corporate Power Grabs: Make Your Voice Heard on TTIP & CETA

More Corporate Power Grabs: Make Your Voice Heard on TTIP & CETA

Europe and North America are currently negotiating two trade deals that could turn out to be the biggest corporate power grabs in history — TTIP and CETA. The treaties read like a corporate wish-list: secret courts that can sue our governments, the removal of environmental and health regulation and the degradation of working standards.

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AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale

AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale

The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T. While it has been long known that American telecommunications companies worked closely with the spy agency, newly disclosed N.S.A. documents show that the relationship with AT&T has been considered unique and especially productive. One document described it as “highly collaborative,” while another lauded the company’s “extreme willingness to help.”

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Does Any US Legislator Have the Guts to Reveal the Contents of TTP and Risk Getting Arrested?

Posted by on June 28, 2015 in Censorship, Corruption, Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Does Any US Legislator Have the Guts to Reveal the Contents of TTP and Risk Getting Arrested?

Nothing would prevent the Congress from voting the TPP down, especially and because the contents of the Treaty are secret. The public isn’t informed of the details. Any US legislator with a trace of courage would do just that—vote it down.
The legislators themselves have been allowed to enter a sealed room and read some of the content. But there is no guarantee that what they’re reading is in the final draft of the Treaty. The legislators may takes notes in the sealed room, but they can’t keep their notes. They can’t make copies. They can’t discuss what they’ve read with the press or the public.
Again, on that basis alone, any legislator with a shred of honor would vote no on the Treaty. And no on secrecy.
If a member of Congress did break omertà and reveal to the public what he read in the sealed room, he would be violating Executive Branch regulations on classified data (“national security”), and he could be arrested.

Well, that is exactly what a Senator or Representative who, with courage and honor, opposes the TPP, should welcome. An arrest? He should celebrate it.

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Where Have All the False Flag Crisis Actors Gone?

Where Have All the False Flag Crisis Actors Gone?

Crisisactors.org, the website established to represent the collaboration between the Visionbox professional actors studio and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute has been dormant since August 2014…This is according to information obtained from Internet Archive on June 15, 2015. Producers Jennifer McCray Rincon and John Simmons formed the group to demonstrate emerging security technologies, help first responders visualize life-saving procedures, and assist trainers in delivering superior hands-on crisis response training…The actors can play the part of the shooters, mall employees, shoppers in the mall, shoppers who continue to arrive at the mall, media reporters and others rushing to the mall, and persons in motor vehicles around the mall.

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Jeb Bush & His Candidacy Could Be Sunk by Classified 9/11 Secrets

Jeb Bush & His Candidacy Could Be Sunk by Classified 9/11 Secrets

As Jeb Bush geared up to announce his candidacy for President, rival Rand Paul fired a pre-emptive shot across Jeb’s bow: Senate Bill 1471, a companion to HR 14 declassifying the still-secret 28 pages of the 2002 Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11. According to former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) and other informed sources, those pages show that the alleged 9/11 hijackers were funded by the Saudi government through its US embassy – which was headed by a Bush Crime Family “made man,” Prince Bandar, affectionately known as “Bandar Bush.”
Conclusion: the Bush Crime Family was running “9/11 hijackers.”

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TPP: Obama’s Asian Trade Deal Sells Out American Workers

Posted by on June 12, 2015 in Censorship, Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
TPP: Obama’s Asian Trade Deal Sells Out American Workers

Congress should not grant President Barack Obama authority to conclude another free trade agreement in Asia, because it would lower American wages and exacerbate income inequality. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would eliminate tariffs and lower other regulatory barriers to trade and investment among the United States, South Korea, Japan and nine other Pacific Rim nations.If successful, China, India and several other nations could seek membership. Hence, the TPP has the potential to redefine the rules for international commerce in the most rapidly growing region of the international economy, but President Obama has given ordinary workers good reason to believe he is not looking out for them.

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Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

TWO years ago today, three journalists and I worked nervously in a Hong Kong hotel room, waiting to see how the world would react to the revelation that the National Security Agency had been making records of nearly every phone call in the United States. In the days that followed, those journalists and others published documents revealing that democratic governments had been monitoring the private activities of ordinary citizens who had done nothing wrong.

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#IFEELNAKED Seeks to Expose the Evils of the CISA Bill

#IFEELNAKED Seeks to Expose the Evils of the CISA Bill

In a very creative and off-beat campaign, one organization is trying to bring home how violative, of our privacy and peace of mind, is the unbridled and more and more “legal” right of our government to spy on us. 14 years of the Patriot Act has not made us safer as it was shown last year that it has not given us actionable information, yet it is still around. It is slated to expire in June of this year. The CISA Bill threatens to put another piece of legislation, worse than the Patriot Act in place.

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U.S. Media Hypocritical in Covering Ukraine Crisis

U.S. Media Hypocritical in Covering Ukraine Crisis

The corporate media’s coverage of Putin and the Ukraine is part of a larger pattern of bias identified by Cohen. He has described the positive US press coverage enjoyed by President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s, at a time when “the US media adopted Washington’s narrative that almost everything President Boris Yeltsin did was a ‘transition from communism to democracy’ and thus in America’s best interests.” Whereas the US media presented Yeltsin as pursuing legitimate politics and national interests, the frame that US media now use to portray Putin and Russia is that Putin’s Russia has no legitimate politics and national interests, even on its own borders, as in Ukraine.

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10 Plain Language Reasons To Oppose Fast Track & the TPP

10 Plain Language Reasons To Oppose Fast Track & the TPP

Don’t feel bad if trade talk – treaties, exports & imports – makes your eyes glaze over. It’s understandable. Most likely, you’ve heard about this Trans Pacific Partnership, or TTP at least once a week. But you’re busy & probably haven’t really looked beneath the headlines. Even if you have, some of the authors don’t always do a great job breaking the nuts & bolts down for you. So, you leave frustrated that they don’t get to the point. This article seeks to tell this story in more plain language. Make no mistake this TPP story is big, full of intrigue, and needs heroes and heroines to stand up to the bad guys. You can be one of the many that are standing up. But time is short because the congress is being asked to shut down debate on this sucker and say yea or nay to it under a limited time crunch to read & understand what’ll probably be over a 1000 pages & then figure out if it is right for America.

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