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FCC Approves Title II: Corps Lose Internet Economy Profits Advantage Breaking News,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 Breaking News,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…

N Korea, Sony & CISPA: Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 10, 2015   Media is reporting that House Representative Dutch Ruppersberger has brought the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) back to Capitol Hill because of the hack against Sony Pictures allegedly involving North Korea and the release of The Interview. Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency (NSA) told the press that the passage of this bill is “a very important first step” in assisting federal agencies in pursuing hackers. Rogers said: “In the end, the key to our ability to be effective, I believe,…

Internet Freedom Expected to Further Decline in 2015 Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 3, 2015   According to a study from Freedom House, the decline of internet freedom kicked into high-gear in 2014 and is expected to suffer further this year because of opinions derived from 65 nations who have access to the World Wide Web. Since 2010, internet freedom has been eroded with restrictive applications enacted by governments and censoring of content, website filters and surveillance of user’s online behavior. In 2015, predictions assume that the internet will be further restricted with an estimated “41 countries had either proposed or passed…

Has Facebook’s Targeted Ad Campaigns Gone Too Far? Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 25, 2014   Facebook has been accused in federal court of scanning private messages of users for references to any website online and adding the user’s “like” to Pages on Facebook that tie to those websites as part of a targeted advertising campaign – unbeknownst to their users. That data was compiled to create user profiles which were then used to target those users in marketing “data analysis”. In a recent failed attempt to quash Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley, the petitioners of the class-action lawsuit, US District Court…