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Standing Rock Represents a Shift in American Consciousness

Standing Rock Represents a Shift in American Consciousness

The coming together of Water Protectors and the Veterans represents a cognitive shift in perspective. Our ancestral participation in the Manifest Destiny was but a prelude to WWI and WWII, Korea, and the Middle East. The prospect of war with Russia so zealously propagandized by candidate Clinton is still spuriously promoted by President Obama. American troops are being positioned to again serve the will of a false paradigm.

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Censorship Alert: Orwellian CA Bill Means Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

Censorship Alert: Orwellian CA Bill Means Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

This one is big. It adds to California’s growing reputation as Police State Central.

First we had SB 277, which forced vaccinations on school children. Now we have Assembly Bill 1671, which would make it a crime for journalists to post and report on certain undercover videos, even though they didn’t make the videos.

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Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

Mass surveillance has “badly shaken writers’ faith that democratic governments will respect their rights to privacy and freedom of expression,” according to a January 2015 PEN America report based on the responses of 772 writers from fifty countries. Reporting for Common Dreams, Lauren McCauley covered not only the PEN America report, but also a July 2014 report by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch indicating that US journalists and lawyers increasingly avoid work on potentially controversial topics due to fear of government spying.

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Why Does Google Want to Censor Non-mainstream Views & Keep You From the Truth?

Why Does Google Want to Censor Non-mainstream Views & Keep You From the Truth?

“The [truth-finding] software works by tapping into the Knowledge Vault, the vast store of facts that Google has pulled off the internet. Facts the web unanimously agrees on are considered a reasonable proxy for truth. Web pages that contain contradictory information are bumped down the rankings.” […] The new Google program is going to double down. It’s going to set up its own Ministry of Truth. It’s going to standardize algorithms that unerringly bring about officially favored lies.

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Wikileaks Publishes Australian Court’s ‘Blanket Censorship Order’

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Censorship, Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Wikileaks Publishes Australian Court’s ‘Blanket Censorship Order’

WikiLeaks has just released an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials.

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Conspiracy Theory – Cognitive Infiltration For the Masses

Posted by on April 1, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Conspiracy Theory – Cognitive Infiltration For the Masses

On March 18, 2014 Cass Sunstein released his latest collection of essays, Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas. Like his other works geared toward a mainstream readership, the prominent Harvard law professor points to numerous alleged dangers posed by even “rational people” who are susceptible to adopting “crippled epistemologies.” What Sunstein fails to explain throughout his most recent medley of gentle authoritarianism is how the “conspiracy theory” term has received vigorous promotion from the editorial practices of certain major corporate news media.

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Project Censored’s Top 25 Most Censored News Stories from 2012-2013

Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Project Censored’s Top 25 Most Censored News Stories from 2012-2013

Those familiar with Project Censored’s work know that we define censorship as “anything that interferes with the free flow of information in a society that purports to have a free press.” This broader conception of censorship includes:

“the subtle yet constant and sophisticated manipulation of reality by mass media… Such manipulation can take the form of political pressure (from government officials and powerful individuals), economic pressure (from advertisers and funders), and legal pressure (from the threat of lawsuits from deep-pocket individuals, corporations, and institutions). Censorship includes stories that were never published, but also those that get such restricted distribution that few in the public are likely to know about them.”

By this standard, each of the news stories in our listing of the top 25 for 2012-13 is a censored story, whether the story has received no corporate coverage at all, or—in cases where the story has received corporate coverage—that coverage is partial in one or both senses of the term, i.e., incomplete and/or biased.

Although many of the Top 25 stories can be interpreted as emphasizing “what’s wrong” in the world today, we hope that our annual list is also understood as a celebration and appreciation of the good work that these independent reporters and news organizations do.

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Why We Have a Need to Know About the Esoteric

Why We Have a Need to Know About the Esoteric

To many people, “esoteric” denotes something obscure, incoherent and belonging to the old libraries of mystical texts, and even as something negative to be feared. But in reality it is literally all around us and absolutely crucial to the understanding of our collective human history and experience. This is the reason why its censorship is so dangerous and should be ringing alarm bells for everybody.

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Scientists Intervene in TED Controversy

Posted by on April 25, 2013 in Censorship, Science with 2 Comments
Scientists Intervene in TED Controversy

There was a stunning intervention in the TED controversy by 19 leading scientists. In brief it looks like TED Curator Chris Anderson opened Pandora’s Box — further details below — when he authorised the removal of talks by myself and Rupert Sheldrake from the TEDx Youtube channel.

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Deepak Chopra’s Open Response to TED’s Chris Anderson on the Sheldrake/Hancock Controversy: “TED and the TED Community — We’re Halfway There, But…”

Posted by on April 20, 2013 in Censorship, Conscious Evolution with 1 Comment
Deepak Chopra’s Open Response to TED’s Chris Anderson on the Sheldrake/Hancock Controversy: “TED and the TED Community — We’re Halfway There, But…”

TED is reacting to the widespread objections to your warnings/guidelines. This takes us halfway. An open forum without an anonymous science board giving thumbs up or thumbs down would go all the way.

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TED, Knowledge, and Power: Implications of the Hancock/Sheldrake Controversy

Posted by on March 24, 2013 in Censorship, Conscious Evolution with 2 Comments
TED, Knowledge, and Power: Implications of the Hancock/Sheldrake Controversy

The TED organisation’s decision to take down two videos by radical thinkers Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock raises genuine questions about the way knowledge is now created and distributed.

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TED to ‘Reframe’ Arguments Against Talks by Hancock and Sheldrake

Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Censorship with 3 Comments
TED to ‘Reframe’ Arguments Against Talks by Hancock and Sheldrake

After a weekend of being slammed for both the removal of the videos, and the manner in which they handled it (ie. making up complaints about the talks), TED have edited the page to include a response from Rupert Sheldrake, and retracted the comments originally made (by striking through the text, rather than simply deleting the text). They have also issued a follow-up response to the controversy, which will be clarified further in the next day.

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TED Deletes Talks by Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock — Situation Report and Analysis

Posted by on March 17, 2013 in Censorship with 0 Comments
TED Deletes Talks by Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock — Situation Report and Analysis

“You’re correct, it isn’t censorship. It’s just cowardly and patronising”

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BLOWBACK: TED Swings the Banhammer, It Rebounds Into Their Face

Posted by on March 17, 2013 in Censorship with 1 Comment
BLOWBACK: TED Swings the Banhammer, It Rebounds Into Their Face

TED Swings the Banhammer: It Rebounds Into Their Face

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TED: Ideas Worth Censoring? — TED Conference Censors Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake

Posted by on March 16, 2013 in Censorship with 2 Comments
TED: Ideas Worth Censoring? — TED Conference Censors Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake

TED has blatantly censored recent presentations by Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake. Here are the details.

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