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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…

Garner, Brown & Rice: Why Police Brutality Is About Race Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 5, 2014   Journalist David Horsey pointed out that because of the protests over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown , the idea that racism is still alive and well in the US is beginning to re-circulate within our social consciousness which has some groups disturbed. Horsey continued: “But add a little context and race suddenly matters. Michael Brown, the teenager in Ferguson who got into an altercation with a cop; Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who allegedly was selling cigarettes on a street corner; and…

Social Media, MSM or Politicians: Who’s to Blame For Ferguson? Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent November 26, 2014   Reportedly, Ferguson continues to be a hotbed of volatile confrontations between protesters and police with police, politicians, mainstream and social media blaming one another for the escalating violence. Journalist Sarah Seltzer highlighted how “social media has been [in Ferguson] to document outrageous moments, large and small, from awful press conferences to terrifying nights of tear gas arrests and guns pointed at protesters. Social media brought the ‘mainstream media’ to town, kept the nation’s eye on their city, and rightly turned this story into one with national,…