Category Archives: 4th Estate

Vote for Zinn Education Project: Promote A People’s History

By Myla Kabat-Zinn

About three years ago, my father and a former student founded the Zinn Education Project (ZEP). Their goal was to promote “people’s history” in schools across the country.

To support this important work will take less than five minutes and requires no money. CREDO/Working Assets supports a wide field of progressive organizations and has selected the ZEP as one of 40 organizations it will fund.

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In Print: The Occupied Wall Street Journal

By Meryl Ann Butler

New Yorkers are saying, “Enough already!” And so are the rest of the 99 percent.

Boasting its second issue, the Occupied Wall Street Journal began publication from a secret location, documenting the occupation and offering practical information on getting involved. According to Anastasia Churkina of RT, NY, 50,000 copies of the first issue of the paper were gone within two days. So were 100,000 of the second issue. The paper does not have advertisers. $75,000 was donated to start it up.

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Cell Phone Privacy Guide for Occupy Wall Street Protesters

By Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Occupy Wall Street movement is spreading. Protesters of all political persuasions are increasingly documenting their protests – and encounters with the police – using electronic devices like cameras and cell phones. The following tips apply to protesters in the United States who are concerned about protecting their electronic devices when questioned, detained, or arrested by police. These are general guidelines; individuals with specific concerns should talk to an attorney.

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Federal Reserve Tries to Censor Infowars Video

By Prison Planet

Alex Jones addresses the latest intimidation tactic from the private Federal Reserve bank, whose San Antonio branch has filed a privacy violation with You Tube demanding the removal of a video filmed at the location during an “occupy” rally. Alex tells them cease and desist this action, which violates the First Amendment.

Federal Reserve branches across the country have a long history of trying to stifle free speech and press coverage, from fraudulently claiming that filming its buildings is illegal to threatening arrest and more.

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OWS: I AM NOT MOVING (Video)

Uploaded by on Oct 10, 2011

This video is meant to be a warning to our leaders:

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Preserving Mainstream Media Reports of 9/11 Skepticism

By Elizabeth Woodworth

At the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, there were at least four objective news reports of 9/11 skepticism published in the mainstream press.

These have either disappeared from the Google news search, or have been retitled. Therefore, they have been reposted at COTO Report and are referenced below for posterity.

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TheAnonPress recants Operation Invade Wall Street

On Oct. 7, TheAnonPress recanted two videos, “Operation Invade Wall Street: A Message to the Media” and “Operation Invade Wall Street: A Message to the People” where it was promised that the NYSE would be taken down via a DDoS attack on October 10, Columbus Day.

COTO Report reposted one of those original videos.

TheAnonPress states it would not issue a warning prior to an attack, nor would a holiday attack on the NYSE be relevant.

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Chemtrail article in Project Censored’s Top 10 most censored stories

By Rady Ananda

For the past 35 years, Project Censored has published an annual collection of the top 25 censored news stories. In the 2012 book edition, just released this September, my article, Atmospheric Geoengineering: Weather Manipulation, Contrails and Chemtrails, ranks as the 9th most censored story in the United States.

Originally published at the Centre for Research on Globalization in July 2010, an updated version at COTO Report has seen over 15,000 page views as of this writing. The article is widely posted across the world in several English and non-English speaking countries, giving it far broader readership than we’ll ever know, but likely over a million.

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A thought police for the internet age: the dangerous cult of the Guardian

By Jonathan Cook
Redress

Jonathan Cook looks at how Britain’s Guardian newspaper is trying to maintain its role as gatekeeper of information and controller of public debate by vilifying, smearing and defaming those who test the bounds of permissible thought and challenge established truths, including musician and writer Gilad Atzmon, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, journalist John Pilger and academic Noam Chomsky.

There could be no better proof of the revolution – care of the internet – occurring in the accessibility of information and informed commentary than the reaction of our mainstream, corporate media.

For the first time, Western publics – or at least those who can afford a computer – have a way to bypass the gatekeepers of our democracies. Data our leaders once kept tightly under wraps can now be easily searched for, as can the analyses of those not paid to turn a blind eye to the constant and compelling evidence of Western hypocrisy.

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Activist Post Interrupted

By Rady Ananda

Without prior warning, on Friday, Sept. 23, Google took down the popular site, ActivistPost.com, as well as their back-up site, also hosted by blogger.com.

Co-founders Michael Edwards and Eric Blair are working closely with Google to restore their access to the site, at least “long enough so we can access all of our data, but we’ll see,” Blair told COTO Report.

The site has not been hacked, he assures AP readers. This was a deliberate move by Google.

Founded in June 2010, the site had a meteoric rise, as the visitor stats from compete.com reveal in the graph below:

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Blackberry agrees to join UK censors during civil unrest

By Avril Ormsby
Reuters

BlackBerry said on Thursday it would close down its hugely popular messenger service in Britain if ordered to at times of civil unrest, after police singled out the system as a key tool used in last month’s riots.

Appearing before politicians investigating the large-scale disorder that swept Britain in early August, executive Stephen Bates of Blackberry-owner Research in Motion said the company would comply with orders given in special circumstances such as threats of terrorism or mass criminality.

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Sovereign Independent radio interviews Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Richard Gage

By Sovereign Independent

Dr. Andrew Wakefield has pioneered research into the possible links between the MMR vaccine and autism and has been victimised ruthlessly by his own profession, including being struck off by the General Medical Council in the UK for daring to speak out, despite other researchers, both before and after his evidence was published, now showing the same links between the MMR vaccine and autism.

Richard Gage, a member of the American Institute of architects, has been an architect in the San Francisco area for 23 years and has worked on multi-million dollar projects. He is the founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and explains the physics behind the collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7 on 9/11 and the reasons why the official story of how these buildings collapsed is impossible.

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Michel Chossudovsky on 9/11 Dicennial

By Global Research TV

In the inaugural edition of this new weekly video interview series from GlobalResearchTV.com, James Corbett talks to Professor Michel Chossudovsky about the history of the 9/11 Truth movement, the current state of the movement, and the deplorable state of the anti-war movement, which has largely rejected 9/11 Truth and bought into the “war on terror.”

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The Awareness Initiative Announces the deceptionsUSA.com website

By Chris Pratt

The Awareness Initiative Inc, a Vermont non-profit located in Brattleboro announces the immediate availability of and access to www.deceptionsusa.com. This site is the most comprehensive of its kind.  First, a well reviewed 58 minute movie called “deceptions,” has been segmented into 6 chapters for easy online viewing. Additionally an Awareness Theater comprised of several brief video clips illuminating banking, government and corporate fraud is available for viewing.  Further, definitive one page summaries related to unanswered 9-11 questions and coincidences, the War on Terror, Media Complicity and Police Suppression are all but a “click” away.

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Prime Aim of Obama’s Surveillance State Is to Quash Dissent


By Glenn Greenwald
Salon

Last year, Obama unveiled a plan to require all services that enable communications to enable back-door government access. This year, he demanded greater power to obtain Internet records without a court order.  DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has sponsored a truly pernicious bill that would force Internet providers to keep logs of their customers’ activities for one year, writes Glenn Greenwald.

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How We Doin’?

By Rady Ananda

Following the widespread banishment of all radical elements on a certain “progressive” website, which included yours truly, several of us started other sites.  Akin to AA thinking that asks, how do you start an AA meeting (“all it takes is a coffee pot and a resentment”), we did just that.

Hence, Coalition of the ObviousFood Freedom and, a month later, COTO Report were born.  My buddy, Patrick, runs the first site, and I run the last two. That’s only possible with a dedicated crew who keep the engines going with original essays, artwork, news tips, and shares on social media sites.

Though COTO doesn’t draw as many visitors as Food Freedom, it gives an outlet to radical thought.  Given the corporate-government’s propensity to censorship, more outlets are better than fewer, I figure.  Here are the stats since inception:

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Cartoonist Targeted with Criminal Probe for Mocking Renton Police

By Chris Halsne
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News

RENTON, Wash. — The Renton City Prosecutor wants to send a cartoonist to jail for mocking the police department in a series of animated Internet videos.

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Jews, Zionism and conspiracy theories

By Bob Row
Gloria Mundi

Sergio Bergman (2nd from right) is an Argentine rabbi of frequent media appearances who associated himself with local center-right politicians. He endorsed the movement headed by Mr. Blumberg (who’s son died when kidnapped) for “security” against marginalized youngsters. Then organized an NGO to raise money from wealthy Jews and contend in the community elections. Last Sunday he got elected as legislator for the Buenos Aires Autonomous Government City Council (equivalent to the Columbia district) ranking first in the list of the incumbent Mayor, Mauricio Macri (Berlusconi’s local version). Macri’s main contender on behalf of the progressive national government was the former minister of Education, Daniel Filmus -also a Jew.

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Blaming the Muslims

Anders Behring Breivik on Utoya Island, Norway

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By Robert C. Koehler  

“I saw people being shot. I tried to sit as quietly as possible. I was hiding behind some stones. I saw him once, just 20, 30 meters away from me. I thought ‘I’m terrified for my life,’” the young survivor said to a Reuters reporter. “I thought of all the people I love.”

And there’s the moment, in all its politics and horror: no more than this. Young adults — teenagers — being stalked and methodically murdered at their bucolic summer camp on Utoya Island in Norway. In God’s name, why?

This is the question we ask instantaneously, with sucked-in breath. Why? The question is bigger than any answer we make up.

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Japan Officially Orders Censorship of Truth About Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Disaster

Japan Government Officially Censors Truth About Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Disaster

By Alexander Higgins

The government of Japan has issued an official order to telecommunications companies and web masters to censor reports which contradict the state media reports that the Fukushima nuclear radiation disaster is over.

The supposedly free democratic nation of Japan, which supposedly values and promotes freedom of speech, has officially issued orders to telecommunication companies and webmasters to remove content from websites that counter the official government position that the disaster is over and there is no more threat from the radiation.

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