25 February 2018 — Global Research
With the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality repeal plan, the freedom of expression is threatened. Online censorship will predominate — silencing independent media (including Global Research) — which will eventually pave way to further mainstream media fake news and propaganda.
Will you allow the suppression of critical and unbiased thought and analysis? Or will you be one of those truth defenders?
Please read our selection of articles below and disseminate it far and wide.
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Online Censorship: Lessons in the New McCarthyism
By Prof Michael Keefer, February 25, 2018
A McCarthyist suppression of dissent is precisely what The Walrus is advocating with Justin Ling‘s full-throated call, in “Why Google Has a Responsibility to Fight Fake News” (The Walrus, January 5, 2018), for Google to put a prominent Canadian political-commentary website, the Centre for Research on Globalization, out of existence.
The FCC Repeals Net Neutrality: Internet Defenders Prepare for ‘Hell of a Fight’
By Jake Johnson, February 25, 2018
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair Ajit Pai‘s net neutrality repeal plan was finally published in the Federal Register on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean net neutrality is officially dead—in fact, as open internet defenders quickly observed in response to the news, the fight to save the web from the Republican-controlled FCC is just beginning.
Next Stage of Net Neutrality Conflict Begins
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, February 25, 2018
There are multiple fronts of struggle to make net neutrality a reality: Congress, the courts, states and communities. This is part of a campaign to create an Internet for the 21st Century that is fast, reliable and available in all communities.
Mainstream Media – Pushing Global Conflict, Disseminating Fear
By True Publica, February 25, 2018
A decade ago the thought of another global conflict was unthinkable – but that prospect appears to be far more probable today. Or, at least, that’s what we are being told.
On The Nature of Independent Journalism: Conversation with Andre Vltchek
By Andre Vltchek and Danny Haiphong, February 23,
There is no democracy in the West: governments are being selected, not elected. Most of the media is upholding, glorifying this process. It is definitely not challenging it, philosophically and ideologically. In the past, long decades ago, there was at least some philosophical debate about the direction in which our civilization and our planet evolving. Now it all stopped. Mass media became synonymous with imperialist propaganda. It is all very well-orchestrated; choreographed. And people in the West are so thoroughly brainwashed that they stopped asking questions regarding the most essential issues.
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