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Study Reveals How Journalists Have Become an Endangered Species Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent May 4, 2015   The Washington Freedom House (WFH) has conducted a study showing how “journalists faced severe restrictions on the free flow of news and information including grave threats to their lives.” Only 14% of the global population enjoy a semblance of freedom of the press while 42% have a partial free press and 44% have no freedom when reporting the news. At the 2015 Annual Report on World Press Freedom, Jennifer Dunham, co-author of the report, explained: “Two major factors identified by the report for the decline was…

Mayors & CEOs Plan to Boycott Indiana Over LGBT Discrimination Law Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 29, 2015   Indiana Governor and member of the Council for National Policy Mike Pence, told the media on a television interview that the Religious Freedom Restoration Action is a law “that prohibits state or local governments from substantially burdening a person’s ability to exercise their religion — unless the government can show that it has a compelling interest and that the action is the least-restrictive means of achieving it.” This anti-LGBT legislation is slated to take effect by July 1st of this year. Pence denied that this was…

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…