Bilderberg’s secret agenda: Short-circuited by independent media and info dissemination?

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You have been selected to attend the 60th Bilderberg conference in Chantilly, Virginia from May 31 – June 3, 2012. This conference brings together leaders of business, economics, media, finance, politics and military in a forum which will allow for open and off the record discussions of current events and global issues.

I must stress that this meeting is SECRET and by invitation only. Continue reading

Citizens have the Right to a free uncensored Internet

Congress combats CISPA with Internet Bill of Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence (reuse allowed)

Democratic Senator Ron Wyden has bridged the political gap with Republican Representative Darrell Issa to come up with an Internet Bill of Rights. Continue reading

Canada’s Fishy “Lawful Access” Bill

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“Canada is a popular destination for those who like to fish, but the Canadian government is attempting to spark what may be the country’s largest-ever fishing expedition into its citizens’ private online data.” Continue reading

Prelude to October 7 : Internet keeps information flowing from Occupy Wall Street Protests

“44% of people of Americans get most of their news from internet, not Mainstream Media” Allen Roland

Interview with Allen Roland, OnlineColumnist
Protests against poverty, unemployment and social inequality are spreading across several Metropolitan cities in the US, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.  SEE MORE VIDEOS – Continue reading

Internet freedom of speech and censorship : Where Is Activist Post?

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Where Is Activist Post?

By Scott Lazarowitz
reasonandjest.com

It appears that one of my newest favorite websites, Activist Post (www.activistpost.com) has been taken down by its host, Blogger.com. Activist Post posts original articles and articles from other websites that highlight the news items of what various government agencies and the military are up to, and investigative reporting on the latest injustices Continue reading

Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide

Commentary by Katitza Rodriguez

EFF

August 25th, 2011

As part of an emerging international trend to try to ‘civilize the Internet’, one of the world’s worst Internet law treaties–the highly controversial Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on Cybercrime–is back on the agenda. Canada and Australia are using the Treaty to introduce new invasive, online surveillance laws, many of which go far beyond the Convention’s intended levels of intrusiveness. Negotiated over a decade ago, only 31 of its 47 signatories have ratified it. Many considered the Treaty to be dormant but in recent years a number of countries have been modeling national laws based on the flawed Treaty. Moreover, Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom are amongst those who have ratified within the last year. However, among non-European countries, only the U.S. has ratified the Treaty to date, making Canada and Australia’s efforts unique. The Treaty has not been harmless, and both Australia and Canada are fast-tracking legislation (Australia’s lower house approved a cybercrime bill last night) that will enable them to ratify the Treaty, at great cost to the civil liberties of their citizens. Continue reading