Open Letter of Protest to Facebook

Open Letter of Protest to Facebook

  By Jan Oberg • Message sent to Facebook in response to its blocking attempt and change of algorithm, both serious restricting my freedom of communication.   Blocking personal messages to friends Yesterday it was my birthday and roughly 500 people sent me thoughts, pictures and good wishes – also for the international peace issues […]

Is Facebook Operating as an Arm of the Israeli State and the US?

Is Facebook Operating as an Arm of the Israeli State and the US?

Glenn Greenwald On Democracy Now, January 2, 2018 • Facebook is being accused of censoring Palestinian activists who protest the Israeli occupation. This comes as Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked reportedly said in December that Tel Aviv had submitted 158 requests to Facebook over the previous four months asking it to remove content it deemed […]

Mass media normalize violence – It’s part of our culture

Mass media normalize violence – It’s part of our culture

By Riane Eisler Via ahtribune.com • Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Can you explain us the term “domination culture”? Dr. Riane Eisler: Many people today believe that elections will lead to freedom and equality. But people often vote for regressive leaders – as dramatically illustrated by the recent election as U.S. President of a man who promised strong […]

Corporate ownership challenging free speech

Corporate ownership challenging free speech

By Hazel Henderson Via ethicalmarkets.com • In the USA, founders feared concentration of power in government.  They installed separation of powers in the US Constitution—-buttressed by freedom of the press.  The very first Amendment reinforced this free media which became known as “the Fourth Branch” of US democracy. Today, two new threats have emerged:   1):  political interference […]

Julian Assange – Google Is Not What It Seems

Julian Assange – Google Is Not What It Seems

Via wikileaks.org By Julian Assange • In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department — and what that means for the future of the internet. WikiLeaks readers can obtain a 20 percent discount on the cover […]

From an open internet, back to the dark ages

From an open internet, back to the dark ages

Via jonathan-cook.net November 22, 2017 By Jonathan Cook • Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their will, censoring content that threatens their rule. But in the […]

What makes Google’s Eric Schmidt so afraid? And what should he be afraid of?

What makes Google’s Eric Schmidt so afraid? And what should he be afraid of?

By Jan Oberg • OK, it’s from Russia Today so you should of course not trust it but somehow this video and text and the man in it seems quite factual, not fake and obviously not omitted. It documents that Eric Emerson Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Alphabet – an American multinational conglomerate that owns […]