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Upon further reflection, I want to point out the REAL HEROES in the war against Google and YouTube censorship, and neither of them has recieved a $100 million pay day.
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Submitted by Mark L. SGT Report:
I’ve taken the liberty, (sarcastic pun fully intended), to review the oaths of office that our various public officials, law enforcement and military, take upon entering a period of servitude to the People of the United States.
As I sit here sheltering in place, watching my means of earning a living disappear and money being depleted, over what Dr. Fauci has described as a flu bug, I’ve had some time to think………
While I can commiserate with the rest of the world, most of them have accepted a top down system of socialist/communist control, so I’ll focus on the United States, in which I’m going to assume that we haven’t succumbed to the sweet promise of security in exchange for freedom……maybe.
by Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone:
This is a new section for my newly updated ongoing mega-article Debunking All The Assange Smears, a resource for debating 30 of the most common smears against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Use it, share it, and let me know if there’s anything you think should be changed or added.
The prosecution in the Assange extradition trial has falsely alleged that WikiLeaks recklessly published unredacted files in 2011 which endangered people’s lives. In reality the Pentagon admitted that no one was harmed as a result of the leaks during the Manning trial, and the unredacted files were actually published elsewhere as the result of a Guardian journalist recklessly included a real password in a book about WikiLeaks.
by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:
This is nothing new for tyrannical fascists: demand the government and businesses censor speech that they don’t like. George Soros is nothing less than an authoritarian, and he proves it once again with his ridiculous demand that Mark Zuckerberg be ousted for allowing free speech.
Billionaire financier George Soros stepped up his campaign Tuesday to thwart what he says is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s attempt to help President Donald Trump win reelection in 2020, according to the Daily Caller. Anyone who has been paying attention knows all too well that Facebook doesn’t allow free speech. They bow to governments around the world calling for censorship. But because Facebook isn’t censoring enough, Soros wants Zuckerberg ousted. This has little to nothing to do with Donald Trump: free speech is being killed and that is a much larger concern.
by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:
I remember when censorship in America was a limited phemonenon. It applied during war time—“loose lips sink ships.” It applied to pornography. It applied to curse words on the public airwaves and in movies. It applied to violence in movies. There could be violence, but not the level that has become common.
Today censorship is ubiquitous. It is everywhere. In the United States censorship is both imposed from above and flows from the bottom up. Censorship is imposed from above by, for example, TV and print media, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and by laws in 28 states prohibiting criticism and participation in boycotts of Israel and by President Trump’s executive order preventing federal funding of educational institutions that permit criticisms of Israel. Censorship flows from the bottom up by, for example, people of protected races, genders, and sexual preference claiming to be offended.
by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:
Katherine Anne Castor who is the Democrat from the 14th district in Florida who is an attorney who apparently became a politician because she has difficulty with understanding the First Amendment Freedom of Speech has amazingly sent a letter to the head of Google asking him to violate the First Amendment and asked him to effectively remove any YouTube that disagrees with her desired narrative on Climate Change.
Are Virginia Politicians Really So Fragile and Delicate They’d Pass a Bill Making It ILLEGAL to Criticize Them?
by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:
There’s a very good reason that Virginia wants to disarm civilians with a rash of new, unconstitutional laws. That’s because they seem to be modeling themselves after one of those countries where the government cannot be publicly criticized without great risk to the critic.
Yet another new bill is on the table and this one criminalizes criticism of certain government officials. The summary of HB1627, proposed by Delegate Jeffrey M. Bourne, reads:
by Michael Maharrey, Activist Post:
The Scott County, Arkansas County Quorum Court unanimously passed an ordinance making the county a “Bill of Rights sanctuary.”
All nine members of the Quorum Court sponsored the ordinance and passed it unanimously. The bill declares Scott County a Bill of Rights Sanctuary County. Practically speaking, the legally binding ordinance prohibits any agent, department, employee or official of Scott County, while acting in their official capacity, from knowingly and willingly participating in any way in the enforcement of any unlawful or unconstitutional act regarding the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the people to peaceably assemble, freedom of the press, freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances, or the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
by Nozomi Hayase, Consortium News:
The day after journalist Glen Greenwald was charged with cyber crimes in Brazil, the timetable for the WikiLeaks publisher’s extradition case was set in London, writes Nozomi Hayase.
At the hearing on Wednesday, at Westminster in London, the timetable for Julian Assange’s U.S. extradition case was worked out. Assange’s U.S. legal teams applied to have the extradition hearing split. His defense lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, emphasized to the court that they won’t be ready to call the main body of their evidence until after the first week of the hearing, which is now set to start at the end of February.
Assange’s extradition hearing is now set to proceed in two parts: From the beginning of Feb. 25, for one to two weeks and then to resume on May 18 for three more weeks.