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Texas to Introduce Alternative Methods of High School Graduation Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 16, 2015   The Texas legislature is debating whether or not to allow alternative methods of student graduation requirements such as students can only obtain a high school diploma after the expressed approval of school officials. Senate Bill 149 will implement “alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees.” In order to fast track an estimated 28,000 Texas high schoolers through to college, state senator Kel Seliger wants to push through young adults who have “failed state exams” because those…

Erasing Racial Murder: NYPD Rewrites History Using Wikipedia Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 14, 2015   Media reports have surfaced showing that “computers operating on the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) computer network at its 1 Police Plaza headquarters have been used to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of alleged police brutality.” An estimated 15,000 IP addresses are registered with the NYPD. Edits and alterations were attributed to “a series of IP addresses which can be publicly tracked by various websites. A review of 85 IP addresses has led journalists to allege that the NYPD from their own headquarters “edited and attempted…

Private Documents Reveal Sugar Industry Influenced Tooth Decay Research Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 11, 2015   Suppressed research revived by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) found that the sugar industry was integral in protocol devised by the National Institute of Health (NIH) going back to the 60s and 70s. Cristin Kearns, postdoctoral scholar who discovered the documents, explained : “The dental community has always known that preventing tooth decay required restricting sugar intake. It was disappointing to learn that the policies we are debating today could have been addressed more than forty years ago.” Using a cache, 319 industry…

FCC Approves Title II: Corps Lose Internet Economy Profits Advantage Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 26, 2015   In a meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voting on the controversial Title II and whether the internet should be classified as a utility was conducted. Tom Wheeler, armed with the “human face” of the Title II debate, led the ending comments prior to the unanimous decision to approve Title II. This crux of the controversy is an element of the Communications Act of 1934 and is now allowing internet service providers (ISPs) to charge content providers to deliver data on the affectionately called “internet…

Republicans & Twitter: Strange Influence Over Common Core Debate Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 25, 2015 Social media sites like Twitter have shaped the Common Core debate due to its “political participation, free flow of information and broader democratic mobilization”. Both sides of the debate “tend to use different language to make their points and appeal to their specific communities”; with those in favor using rational policy speak and those against using emotional political speak . Kelli Ward, Arizona state senator and chair of the senate education committee, has introduced Senate Bill 1035 that establishes “a committee of parents, teachers and others that…

War on Education: Christian Right Trying to Censor History Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 19, 2015   Republican legislatures in Oklahoma have introduced House Bill 1380 which prohibits “the expenditure of funds on the Advanced Placement United States history course” in order to ban the study of certain aspects of history – namely any of the “dissident” Founders of this nation who does not fit the Christian-centered mold. Champion of the bill is Republican state legislator Dan Fisher who claims that there has been a false wall of separation of church and state constructed in America by progressive secularists who want to stamp…

Why Victoria Nuland’s Comment on RT Upset Alternative Media Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 31, 2015   Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, spoke at a Q&A session at the Brookings Institute (BI) making statements that caused a ripple of controversy in alternative media. The comment regarded Russia Today (RT), slamming their viewship and denouncing their perspective on the issues in the Ukraine. Nuland, who spoke against “a journalist’s proposal to ban RT from broadcasting in the United States”, instead proposed: “All you have to do is look at RT’s tiny, tiny audience in the United States to…