What Was The Creel Committee? by The Anti-Social Socialist

What Was The Creel Committee? by The Anti-Social Socialist

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“In its crusade to “make the world safe for democracy,” the Wilson administration took immediate steps at home to curtail one of the pillars of democracy – press freedom – by implementing a plan to control, manipulate and censor all news coverage, on a scale never seen in U.S. history.” — Christopher B. Daly, Smithsonian, April 28, 2017

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Chris Hedges and David North: Organizing Resistance To Internet Censorship

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WSWS on Jan 16, 2018

On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site will video livestream a discussion on Internet censorship, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North. WSWS reporter Andre Damon will moderate the discussion. The webinar will explore the political context of the efforts to censor the Internet and abolish net neutrality, examine the pretexts used to justify the suppression of free speech (i.e., “fake news”), and discuss political strategies to defend democratic rights. Hedges and North will also field questions from on-line listeners.

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Debating Taboos by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
July 5, 2011

The first nationally televised debate (C-SPAN) on the subject of mandatory voting, or voting duty, occurred in Washington D.C. on June 27, 2011 (watch it at: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/DebateonMa). Why did it take so long? Because discussing this topic has been a taboo in electoral, legislative and main media arenas.

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Cindy Sheehan Saves Free Speech Outside White House

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July 17, 2010

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Cindy Sheehan was arrested March 20, 2010 during a protest outside the White House, and received a stay-away order from same. She was acquitted July 12, 2010, along with Jon Gold and Jim Veeder. Elaine Brower, Matthis Chiroux and LeFlora Cunningham-Walsh were convicted. Sheehan’s stay-away order was removed with acquittal. There may be an appeal. Defendants’ co-counsel speak about the charges prior to trial and the ramifications of D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Morin’s ruling.

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Shenanigans by Cindy Sheehan

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by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
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June 9, 2010

On the 7th anniversary of the illegal and immoral invasion eight people were arrested in front of the White House protesting the continuing crimes—you know that place! It’s a big White House—as a matter of fact it’s a HUGE White House in the middle of a park-like estate where heavily armed thugs roam. It’s okay to stop and gawk and take pictures if you are decked out in Hawaiian shirts or sundresses, but exercising fundamental rights to free speech or to peaceable assemble is not.

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Noam Chomsky takes on Israeli propaganda in an interview on Israeli TV

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h/t: War in Context who wrote:

“Leading sectors, including the government, are in a mood of paranoia and irrationality which is harming [Israel] very seriously.”

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30 Minutes with Vanunu by Eileen Fleming

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22 May, 2010

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View WAWA’s exclusive and uncensored interview with Mordechai Vanunu from March 24, 2006, (that has not gone through Israeli Military censors), and understand his thoughts on what is taking place in modern Israel Palestine, his views on human rights, as well as his current situation and persecution from the Israeli Government.

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13 Minutes with Vanunu by Eileen Fleming

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22 May, 2010

15-Feb-09  Vanunu updates the world on the second anniversary of his three year long FREEDOM of SPEECH trial in Israel. Vanunu’s Supreme Court Appeal is still TBA.  The 5th year of restrictions that deny him the RIGHT to leave the state, the RIGHT to speak to non-Israelis expire April 21, 2009.  Learn More: VANUNU ARCHIVES WeAreWideAwake.org

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Mordechai Vanunu: Shame on you! by Eileen Fleming

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22 May, 2010

Updated: May 24, 2010

Here’s Vanunu reading his speech, Shame on you:  Vanunu med tordentale før fengslingen – Verden – NRK Nyheter

From: Vanunu Mordechai J C.
To: [me]
Date: Sat, May 22, 2010 at 5:10 AM
Subject: SHAME ON YOU

SHAME ON YOU.

ISRAEL VERY STUPID SPIES.

MOSSAD SHABACK FOR PUTTING ME BACK IN PRISON AFTER 24 YEARS FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH.

SHAME ON YOU. ISRAEL MEDIA STUPID SPIES, HAAREZ EDIOT AHARONOT MAARIVE FOR SELF DECEPTION.

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Chevron’s “Crude” Attempt to Suppress Free Speech by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship

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by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
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May 15, 2010

Even as headlines and broadcast news are dominated by BP’s fire-ravaged, sunken offshore rig and the ruptured well gushing a reported 210,000 gallons of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico, there’s another important story involving Big Oil and pollution – one that shatters not only the environment but the essential First Amendment right of journalists to tell truth and shame the devil.

(Have you read, by the way, that after the surviving, dazed and frightened workers were evacuated from that burning platform, they were met by lawyers from the drilling giant Transocean with forms to sign stating they had not been injured and had no first-hand knowledge of what had happened?! So much for the corporate soul.)

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Screw Cuss Free Week!

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Thanks to Frank Minero for sending this to DS.

War is obscene, not words.  ~ DS

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April 05, 2010 — http://www.ScrewCussFreeWeek.com click 4 our facebook page!

The Screw ‘Cuss Free Week’ Protest was held March 13, 2010 at the corner of Fair Oaks Ave. & Mission St. in McKay Hatch ‘s hometown, South Pasadena, CA. This resolution is total fucking bullshit? Its a waste of taxpayer money, an assault on freedom of speech and simply backwards. Are you pissed? Do this…

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Naomi Wolf: Surveillance Is Part Of A Police State (video no longer available)

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Obama Would Have Been Jailed Under Patriot Act by Glen Ford

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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
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17 February 2010

If the Patriot Act had been in effect when the Free South Africa Movement was in full swing in the 1980s, hundreds of thousands of Americans would have been liable for imprisonment on charges of rendering “assistance” to “terrorists.” When it comes to civil and political liberties, the U.S. is a far less free place than it was, a generation ago.

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The Case Against Corporate Speech by Ralph Nader and Robert Weissman

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By Ralph Nader And Robert Weissman
The Wall Street Journal Opinion, February 11, 2010
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February 16, 2010

Last month, by a vote of 5 to 4, the U.S. Supreme Court gave carte
blanche to the world’s largest corporations to spend unlimited sums of
money to support or oppose candidates for elected office. Big Business
domination of Washington and state capitals will now intensify.
The case of Citizens United portends dire consequences for the nation’s
constitutional premise of “we the people,” not we the corporations. Our
constitution, at its origins and through all of its amendments, makes no
mention of corporate entities, only human beings and their government.

For 120 years, it was not Congress but the Supreme Court that expanded
the definition of “persons” to include for-profit corporations for the
purposes of applying constitutional protections. For 30 years, the court
has granted First Amendment speech protections to corporations as
“artificial persons.”

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Citizen Radio interviews Greg Palast about Citizens United VS. FEC

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by Greg Palast
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13 February, 2010

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February 12, 2010

Subscribe to Citizen Radio for free at http://wearecitizenradio.com to hear the FULL interview with Greg Palast. (Interview originally aired February 6, 2010).

Allison and Jamie spend the hour interviewing muckraking investigative journalist, Greg Palast (http://gregpalast.com) about Citizens United VS. FEC and the power of corporations to buy elections.

Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Armed Madhouse, and an investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. He has been called the “most important investigative reporter of our time” [Tribune Magazine] in Britain, where his first reports appeared on BBC television and in the Guardian newspapers.

Palast joins Citizen Radio to discuss the Supreme Courts decision to invest corporations with the same rights afforded to American citizens (Citizens United VS. FEC) (Correction: the secondary header in Part 1 erroneously refers to “Citizens United VS. FCC”)

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