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Friday, November 29, 2013

Charlie Earl Won't Back Down From Kasich - SB 193

LPO lawsuit against SB 193 to gain allies:
Ohio Green Party and Ohio Constitution Party to be added to lawsuit against Ohio SB 193.------------------------------------------------------
Original Post By: Libertarian Party of Ohio

COLUMBUS—Libertarian candidate for Ohio governor Charlie Earl is pledging to campaign full speed ahead even though his opponent signed a bill last week in an attempt to ban Earl and all other Libertarians from the 2014 election.

“We will not back down and we will fight this,” said Earl of SB 193, passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed by Gov. Kasich on Nov. 6 “My opponent John Kasich has shown he is not above using the government to assault his competition and we will show him we are above his tricks. Our Framers designed government to be a servant of the people, not as a mechanism for limiting their freedom of choice at the polling place.”

The John Kasich Re-Election Protection Act” has energized Charlie Earl’s campaign supporters and brought more attention to the cause of liberty than anything in a while,” said Bob Bridges, Earl’s campaign manager. “Liberty lovers—Libertarian, independent, Republican and Democratic alike—are coming to support Charlie in his race for governor by the droves. This has John Kasich shivering in his boots. Our current Governor is not just scared Charlie will split the vote but that he will be the first Libertarian governor of Ohio.

Earl discussed his plans for Ohio, the 2014 campaign Sunday on 10TVs Capitol Square program. Earl plans to demonstrate “Third-Party Muscle” In the Ohio Governor Race. Read about that appearance here.

Video Post By: 10TV.com

For more information on the Earl Campaign, including how to volunteer, host a campaign event, or contribute:

Bob Bridges
Campaign Manager

For information about the LPO response to SB 193:

Aaron Keith Harris
Communications Director
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Audit The FED Money Bomb

Campaign for Liberty is launching an emergency Audit the Fed Money Bomb.

And how much you and your fellow supporters give will determine what programs we are able to run.

Raising $85,000 will pay for a targeted mail and email program to turn up the heat on certain members of the United States Senate.

Reaching the $145,000 level will allow C4L to pay for Internet, radio, and newspaper ads in targeted states.

Hitting our final goal of $250,000 will enable C4L to run hard-hitting TV ads turning up the heat on key U.S. Senators – including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - but requires more than Phase I and Phase II at $105,000.

This is our best chance in 100 years to expose this secretive and destructive institution. So please act right away!”

Website: Campaign for Liberty
Facebook: Campaign for Liberty
Audit the FED Money Bomb: Chooseliberty.org

Saturday, November 2, 2013

CMP ~ Civilian Marksmanship Program

Video uploaded by: packynakada | Feb 4, 2011

“The (CMP) Civilian Marksmanship Program, was created by the U.S. Congress as part of the 1903 War Department Appropriations Act. The original purpose was to provide civilians an opportunity to learn and practice marksmanship skills so they would be skilled marksmen if later called on to serve in the U.S. military. Over the years the emphasis of the program shifted to focus on youth development through marksmanship.

From 1916 until 1996 the CMP was administered by the U.S. Army. Title XVI of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106, 10 February 1996) TITLE XVI SEC. 1601.  created the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice & Firearms Safety (CPRPFS) to take over administration and promotion of the CMP. The CPRPFS is a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that has been Federally chartered by the U.S. Congress, but is not an agency of the U.S. Government (Title 36, United States Code, Section 40701 et seq). Apart from a donation of surplus .22 and .30 caliber rifles in the Army's inventory to the CMP, the CMP receives no Federal funding.”

Purchasing - a certified authentic M1 Grand from the CMP. Well all you need to do is apply, supply the required documentation, pay, and the CMP will ship your rifle via FedEx to your front door step.

Note: With the exception NY, NJ and CT, orders must be shipped to a state licensed dealer and you must provide a copy of the dealer’s license with your order form.

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“In my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised”
- General George S. Patton, Jr.

Friday, October 25, 2013

March Against Monsanto - May 24, 2014

Video By: lymeguy1 | October 14, 2013

On May 24, 2014 activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto


Global Facebook Event: March-Against-Monstanto
Find a March Near You: March-Against-Monsanto
Webpage: March-Against-Monsanto.com

Why do we march?

• Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.

• In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-led research on the long-term effects of GM products.

• Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.

• For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.

• Monsanto's GM seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have contributed to Colony Collapse Disorder among the world's bee population.

What are solutions we advocate?

• Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.

• Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier.

• Repealing relevant provisions of the US's "Monsanto Protection Act."

• Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.

• Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.

• Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto's secrets.

•Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won't take these injustices quietly.

We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto.

Thursday, October 10, 2013



Date: OCT. 8, 2013 | View: 54,525 to date | Duration: 00:38:12 | Size: 176.8 MB

Ohio Senate Speakers: Bill Seitz, Nina Turner, Bill Seitz, Michael Skindell, Bill Seitz, Michael Skindell, Shirley A. Smith, Eric Kearney

Live Coverage S.B. 193  The Ohio Channel
Text of S.B. 193 As passed by the Ohio Senate
Unofficial Votes For Senate Bill S.B. 193

Columbus Dispatch: Libertarians Criticize Bill Outlining Ohio Ballot Rules

Columbus Dispatch - Excerpt - “This is machine-style politics at its very worst,” said Kevin Knedler, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Ohio.

Under the bill (S.B. 193), for a minor party to be recognized on the ballot, it must collect signatures equal to 1 percent of the total votes cast in the most-recent gubernatorial or presidential election — about 56,000 signatures now — and they must include 500 signatures from each of eight congressional districts.

Then, to get automatic recognition for four years, the party must get at least 3 percent of the vote in the next gubernatorial or presidential election.”

Contact Your Ohio Representative Here
Contact Your Ohio Senator Here 

Below: Charlie Earl Says That S.B. 193 Is A Ballot-Access EMERGENCY!

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Event Page: https://rally.stopwatching.us/
FaceBook Page: Stop Watching US
Sign The Petition: https://optin.stopwatching.us/
To Date: 573,009 Signatures


“Right now the NSA is spying on everyone's personal communications, and they’re operating without any meaningful oversight. Since the Snowden leaks started, more than 571,000 people from all walks of life have signed the StopWatching.us petition telling the U.S. Congress that we want them to rein in the NSA. On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the US Patriot Act, we're taking the next step and holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. We’ll be handing the half-million petitions to Congress to remind them that they work for us -- and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer.


StopWatching.us is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. We came together in June 2013 to demand the U.S. Congress investigate the full extent of the NSA's spying programs. Go here to read our letter to U.S. Congress demanding accountability and reform.”

Updated 10/31/2013 Speakers list included:

  • Congressman Justin Amash
  • Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich
  • Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist
  • Former senior NSA executive and whistleblower Thomas Drake
  • Indie pop senation YACHT
  • Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson
  • Lt. Dan Choi, LGBT advocate and U.S. veteran
  • Laura Murphy, ACLU
  • Rainey Reitman, EFF
  • Craig Aaron, Free Press
  • Social critic Naomi Wolf
  • Kymone Freeman, Director of the National Black LUV Fest
  • Khaliah Barnes, EPIC
  • Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
  • Malachi Byrd, DC Youth Poetry Slam Team
  • Wafa Ben Hassine, writer and human rights advocate
  • NOT4PROPHET, Hip Hop MC and community organizer
  • Black Alley, DC-based soul-garage band

Members of the StopWatching.us coalition include:
+ More Than 100 Others, See Full List Here

Monday, September 23, 2013

Earl And Clark For Ohio Governor 2014

Charlie Earl And Sherry Clark For Ohio Governor 2014

Campaign Facebook: Earl And Clark For Ohio

“The Earl and Clark for Ohio campaign represents Sherry Clark for Lieutenant Governor and Charlie Earl for Governor in the 2014 Ohio General Election.

We are Independent Libertarians who believe in constitutional government and individual liberty.

We have seen that big-government solutions are unworkable, costly and anti-freedom. We know that many in Ohio are dismayed by our current state of affairs, and we will join with them to lead Ohio to liberty and prosperity. You, too, can join our movement and our campaign. Please "message" us, and we can tell you how. Earl And Clark For Ohio

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Petition Congress: No War In Syria
Facebook: Campaign For Liberty

We hear the phones are ringing off the hook with calls from constituents opposed to intervention in Syria. Keep it up!

Liberty-Pac: Way I see it, You can sit back in the comfort zone of your living room and play arm chair quarterback all day long. Or you can step up to the plate and get your ass in the game!! I urge readers of this forum to contact your Senators and Representative today. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ben Swann ~ How The Media Manipulates The Public #N3

Next News Network | BEN SWANN: August 29, 2013

Liberty-Pac: Excellent video presentation - Gary Franchi of Next News Network.com Interviews Ben Swann and his take on the main stream medias Left VS. Right Paradigm. Truth isn't popular with everyone, especially those who profit from the way things are. But we owe it to ourselves and our families to make sure that media doesn't work for the politicians but instead work for “We The People.”

Definition - Paradigm: Intellectual perception or view, accepted by an individual or a society as a clear example, model, or pattern of how things work in the world.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Owens For Delaware City Council

Teri M. Owens For Delaware OH. City Council

Facebook Page: Owens For Delaware City Council
Campaign Page: http://www.voteteriowens.com/

~Friends who believe in me, I will need your help!!~


About Teri: “I’ve lived and worked in the city of Delaware for more than a decade. I believe problems can be solved while keeping taxes low and government efficient.

My name is Teri M. Owens and I am a candidate for an at-large seat on Delaware's City Council in the November 5, 2013 municipal election. In addition to living in Delaware for more than a decade, I manage a small legal practice in the downtown area. Living and working in Delaware has inspired me to be involved in improving the quality of life for city residents, starting by working to keep taxes low, ensuring efficient management of government and promoting a business friendly environment to enhance economic development.

I am a 1997 graduate of Capital University and received legal training at Ohio State University and Capital University Law School. In addition to being on dean's list I maintained part-time employment while completing a double major and double minor, 3 internships and a clerkship position. In college I was elected Governor of the Ohio District of Circle K International (a collegiate Kiwanis organization) and went on to be awarded distinguished district governor and The George F. Hixson Fellowship - one of Kiwanis International Foundation’s highest honors. I continued my community involvement in the Delaware Evening Kiwanis club serving as club President and on the board of directors. I am also active in several grass-roots organizations working to educate the community and promoting engagement and political involvement.

After college I worked as an Operations Manager for ATM Management in Westerville, Ohio and Director of the Columbus training school for the New Jersey-based company Computer Networking Technologies. In 2003, I helped my husband open his legal practice in Delaware, Ohio and have served as his office manager and legal assistant for 10 years.

I was born in Elyria, Ohio and raised by a single mother. Following much family heartbreak, I was placed in foster care just before my junior year of high school. Despite many personal challenges, I excelled academically being named student of the quarter and student of the month. I was heavily involved in extra-curricular activities such as theatre and choir. I graduated from Port Clinton High School and received the Orphans Foundation and Business and Professional Women’s Club scholarships.

My husband, Robert Owens and I have been married for 15 years and have a 3 year old son whom we named Kessler, after my foster parents, The Reverend Karl and Carol Kessler.”


Saturday, August 24, 2013

United We Stand Festival (UWS)

Video Published By: Free And Equal | September 19, 2013

Event: Rescheduled to May 10, 2014 U.C.L.A's Pauley Pavilion Los Angeles, California

Website: United We Stand Festival
Facebook Event: United We Stand Festival

“United We Stand” Festival will be the kick-off event for igniting the grassroots movement to break the stranglehold of the two-party duopoly and reform the electoral process throughout the U.S. once and for all. This event will be featuring the music, excitement needed to create a truly successful movement of the voter youth! “United We Stand” Festival is the beginning of the SOLUTION to the political status quo problem.”

Confirmed Guests Update as of November 3, 2013

Abby Martin - (Citizen Journalist)
Adam Schmalholz - (National Poetry Slam Champion)
Amber Lyon - (Emmy Award- Winning Journalist)
Amelia Robinson - ( Leader Civil Rights Movement)
Ben Swann - (Reality Check - Truth in Media Project)
Britney Logan - (Co-Founder UCA Young Americans for Liberty)
Bryant J. Moy - (President YAL @ ASU)
Carl Gibson (Co founder US Uncut, editor Occupy.com) 

Christina Tobin - (Chair Free & Equal)
Cindy Sheehan - (Anti War Activist)
Dan Johnson - (People Against NDAA & PANDA)
Elizabeth Zero - (Comedian, Host, and Producer)
Freddy Sayegh - (Activist Celebrity Defense Attorney)
Gary Johnson - (Former Governor NM. 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate)
Golden State - (Los Angeles Rock Band)
Jessica Cone (President & Founder YAL @ UALR Chapter)
Jill Stein - (2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate)
Johnny Campbell - (Vietnam Veteran Singer/Songwriter)
Jon Goodhue (Musician)

Josh Tolley - (The Josh Tolley Show)
Judd Weiss - (Founder & Blogger Hustlebear.com)
Justin Jeffre - (98 Degrees) 

Justin Wedes - (Founding Member NYC General Assembly Occupy)
Kellee Maize - (Singer / Songwritter)
Kimberly and Foster Gamble – (Creators of THRIVE)
Krista Richards -(Singer Songwriter)

Lee Camp -(Comedian)
Lili Haydn - (Violinist, Singer, Composer)
Luke Rudkowski - (We Are Change)
Matt McKinney -(Co-Founder IntellectualRevolution.tv)
Maytha Alhassen -(Journalist, Poet)
Michael Levitin - (Journalist Editor-in-chief Occupy.com)
Paul Dougherty ( Director of Doughetry Laser vision)
Peter Joseph – (Founder Zeitgeist Movement)
Public Enemy - (American Hip Hop Group)
Richard Gage - (Architects & Engineers 911) 

Sabrina Fendrick – (NORML Woman's Alliance)
Saving Abel - (Rock Band)
Sean Stone - (Buzzsaw)
Sheriff Richard Mack - (Former Sheriff Graham Co. Arizona)
Tami Canal - (Founder March Against Monsanto)

(Tatiana Moroz - (Singer and Songwriter)
The Siren - (MTV Featured Artist)

Exclusive: NSA Using Copyright Claims To Crush Free Speech?

By: Ben Swann | August 20, 2013

Ben Swann Reality Check
Episode 3
NSA Using Copyright Claims To Crush Free Speech?

“Can a government agency block criticism by claiming copyright infringement? Sounds a bit ridiculous but it is happening.  The NSA is effectively stopping one small business owner from criticism, claiming that by using its name he has infringed on their copyright.
Can they do that?
This is a Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else.
This is a story I had a hard time believing until I looked into it for myself.  Here is the backstory.
Dan McCall is the owner of a company that makes snarky t-shirts.  The company is called Liberty Maniacs. Liberty Maniacs carry a number of t-shirts dealing with lack of privacy and the growing police state.  They sell on a site called www.Zazzle.com
None of it has been a problem—until Liberty Maniacs released a shirt called “The NSA.”
The image looks like the NSA logo but has a motto that is clearly a pun—“Peeping while you are sleeping”—followed by the phrase “The NSA, the only part of government that actually listens.”
Shortly after the shirt went online, www.Zazzle.com pulled the shirt from its website, sending this message: “Thank you for publishing products on Zazzle.
Unfortunately, it appears that your product, The NSA, contains content that is in conflict with one or more of our acceptable content guidelines. We will be removing this product from the Zazzle Marketplace shortly.
“Policy Notes: Design contains an image or text that may infringe on intellectual property rights. We have been contacted by the intellectual property right holder and we will be removing your product from Zazzle’s Marketplace due to infringement claims.”
Dan McCall, the owner of Liberty Maniacs spoke with me via Skype and says there were multiple items dealing with the NSA that were pulled down from Zazzle.
“In terms of shirts, two, and then maybe four or five bumper stickers.  Basically anything remotely relating to the NSA was taken down.  So I’m not sure if that was subsequently a blanket policy that Zazzle themselves put up because they don’t want to deal with the hassle and they didn’t want to spend time interpreting each thing knowing they would run into problems or if they were plugged into NSA legal and they were watching things as they go,” says McCall.
So to be clear, McCall was using the NSA logo, the NSA claimed copyright infringement and Zazzle.com pulled the content down.
In fairness, what McCall was doing does use the official logo of a government agency.  Can anyone just use that logo?  Actually, yes.  According to both the Electronic Freedom Foundation and the American Bar Association, “parody is recognized as a type of fair use, like other commentary and criticism, and courts recognize that a parody must often take recognizable elements from the work it comments upon.
Courts do distinguish parody from satire. Parody copies from the object it mocks…”
You can’t claim copyright infringement if your logo or image is used as part of a parody.  So the next question, is this logo a parody?

According to the U.S. Supreme Court, a parody “is the use of some elements of a prior author’s composition to create a new one that, at least in part, comments on that author’s works. Like other forms of comment or criticism, parody can provide social benefit, by shedding light on an earlier work, and, in the process, creating a new one.”
“According to the [U.S. Supreme] Court, a parody is the ‘use of some elements of a prior author’s composition to create a new one that, at least in part, comments on that author’s works.’ Id. at 580. Like other forms of comment or criticism, parody can provide social benefit, ‘by shedding light on an earlier work, and, in the process, creating a new one.’ Id.” –Juli Wilson Marshall, Nicholas J. Siciliano, Latham & Watkins LLP

McCall says, “I tried to visually take the most obvious direction at pointing at them that I could. It was their logo.  I just tried to adulterate it a little bit and put a few jabs in there and that will be it. So it wasn’t a huge design coup and it did the job basically.”
Now, what might be the most interesting twist in this entire story is that while the NSA is claiming copyright infringement against McCall for his parody, the NSA itself is facing accusations of true copyright infringement.
Take a look at this image.  This is the official NSA logo for the Prism program. Prism is, of course, the program that deals with NSA spying via email and phone records.
According to reports from England, the Prism image used here is being used without permission.
Adam Hart Davis is a well-known BBC presenter and the image belongs to him.  Here is the Davis pic.  As you can see, the NSA image is just Davis’ picture flipped upside down.  Adam’s son, Damon, who wrote about this in the Register Newspaper, claims that the image is free for use, but a donation is requested and, at minimum, use of the image requires a link to his photo gallery and acknowledgement, none of which he has received from the NSA.
What you need to know is that because the work put out by Liberty Maniacs is clearly a parody, it is not copyright infringement.  That is the easiest part of this story.
But the bigger issue here is the issue of free speech. It is a first amendment issue. McCall sees it that way as well.
“First amendment issues affect everybody and it specifically affects everybody who is expressing themselves—any artist, whether on the right or on the left or in the middle or whatever side.  If you are not allowed to express yourself artistically or in many other ways, we have taken a turn for the worse,” says McCall.
Bottom line, there is no gray area here.  But the NSA is a very powerful government agency. They don’t need a gray area or even to be right to get companies like Zazzle.com to cooperate.
This is why Internet piracy bills like SOPA and PIPA and CISPA are so dangerous.  If those bills become law, all the feds have to do is claim copyright infringement to shut down an entire site.  They don’t have to be right.
Dan McCall’s story is just a taste of what happens when government agencies decide they will enforce laws but not be subject to them.
And that is Reality Check.”

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Ron Paul Channel ~ Turn On The Truth

Ron Paul Channel Trailer | July 10, 2013

About Us: “August 7, 2013 (Clute, Texas) – Today, former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul announced the Ron Paul Channel (www.RonPaulChannel.com) will launch the week of August 12, 2013 and rolled out new details about the Channel. Known for refusing to play by the establishment’s rules, Dr. Paul will air all original programming several times a week.

Since announcing the Ron Paul Channel’s creation solely on
Facebook and Twitter, more than 200,000 people have gone to www.RonPaulChannel.com to express interest in learning more about the channel and Dr. Paul’s programming.

The Ron Paul Channel will begin by providing fresh, engaging original programming each week, available to subscribers live or on-demand. Subscriptions will cost $9.95 per month and provide subscribers with direct access to Dr. Paul and a diverse array of guests.

“Americans are tired of the games and the lies of today’s media. They want the truth. I have been astonished by the flood of interest in the channel from tens of thousands of people in just a matter of hours,” said Paul. “Imagine this: no censors, no barricades, no statists. We will be able to engage viewers directly on subjects that matter most to them; from finances to civil liberties to foreign policy.”

The Ron Paul Channel expands upon Paul’s vast grassroots and online support, capitalizing on the increasing demand for accessible, interesting and original programming. The Ron Paul Channel will stream online, allowing subscribers to watch it when they want, where they want and on the device they want: internet-connected televisions, computers, tablets, and smart phones.

“The Ron Paul Channel will allow me to engage directly with viewers,” said Paul. “With the help of social media we can cut through the noise and get straight to the truth about subjects that matter most to you.”


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

RJ HARRIS For Oklahoma Governor

Facebook: RJ. HarrisOfficial
Campaign Website: RJ. Harris Governor of Oklahoma

A Libertarian Democrat

“This Republic was founded on the principles of individual liberty, state sovereignty and economic freedom. In the last century socialists and corporatists from BOTH major parties have sought, and often succeeded, to pervert these very virtuous ends into collective Tyranny, social Justice, and involuntary Servitude by the force of legislation and in the face of the very constitutional protections designed to prevent such vile usurpations of We the People's consent to be governed. But now comes our moment to restore that which has been slowly taken from us by removing the cancer of corporatism and socialism from our government." ~ RJ Harris

RJ Harris is running against Oklahoma Governor (R) Mary Fallin. RJ Harris is committed to expanding and empowering constitutional principles. Mary Fallin has failed as a voice for liberty as Oklahoma Governor. In Congress she voted for corporate bailouts, the patriot act, for government spying programs, and has continued to violate individual liberties as Governor. RJ Harris will fight to defend individual liberties and the rule of law.”

Wake up Oklahoma; it's time to fight for Liberty!

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Liberty-Pac: Alright folk's let's light it up! Get the word out. Let's get US. Senator Rand Pauls petition on the map. END THE IRS.

August 2, 2013 | Facebook RandPaul
Sign your Petition: END THE IRS

Sign your Petition: http://www.rand-2016.com/ati.aspx?pid=0801

Saturday, July 27, 2013

LibertyFest NYC 4

When: Saturday May 3, 2014 | 11:30am until 7:00pm
Where: The Bowery Electric 327 Bowery New York, NY 10003

Facebook Event:  LibertyFest 4 NYC
Buy Tickets:  LibertyFest NYC Tickets
Website: lfnyc

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ben Swann ~ Truth In Media Project

Ben Swann “Truth in Media” | July 17, 2013

Website: BenSwann.com
FaceBook: Ben Swann Full Disclosure
Support The Truth in Media project: http://benswann.com/contribute/

“Friends, I want to begin by saying thank you for signing up for this email list and for your incredible support of my work with Reality Check and Full Disclosure over the past 2 years. As promised, you are now the first to hear in detail about my- actually our- next step. Beginning next week on Monday, June 10, we will officially launch the “Liberty Is Rising Truth in Media Project” on Kickstarter. As I have told you, this is the most involved and meaningful project I have ever been involved in and it is not something I can do on my own. The “Liberty is Rising Truth in Media Project” is a 3 step process:

Inform, Engage, Activate:

Step 1: INFORM

The first step of this project and the primary use of Kickstarter is to create high-end, high-quality Reality Check style segments that can be presented to the public via streaming content sites such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, or devices such as Roku and BenSwann.com. Our goal is to produce 100 high quality five to six minute shows and by launching this project independently, the restrictions on subject matter by corporate bosses will not be an issue.

Why do the videos need to be so high quality? Simple, we need to spread this message as far out as we can. Like it or not, we live in a very media-savvy culture and if the public at large is to take this kind of journalism seriously, they need to be able to hear and see it in a way that is deemed credible. You can watch network news programming all day and never hear anything of substance but it sure looks pretty. If we are to educate and inform the public on issues of war, the drug war, monetary policy, drone strikes, the NDAA, CAFR, crony capitalism, etc… it MUST be done in the style and format generations of Americans have been trained to accept as “professional”.

The films will be distributed via multiple platforms. First, we continue to share new content virally via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, BenSwann.com, and continue to allow alternative media blog sites to use our films without charge and embed them, as long as they are shown in their entirety. This is important because we want as many people exposed to our journalism as possible.

We will be rolling out a highly interactive, informative website that will include all Full Disclosure episodes, a forum, Ben Swann podcasts, and a mobile app. Also, as I mentioned, we are going to attempt to spread these films into new arenas such as streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify. Again, the goal is to engage the largest audience possible.

Step 2: ENGAGE

Each of us must impact our own circle of influence.

We are currently building out a multi-faceted platform of engagement where you and I will work together to take single issues and impact public opinion. This platform will contain resources like stats, infographics, archived articles, and other educational materials that will be available to download or share.

This platform will work directly with college student groups like Young Americans for Liberty, Young Republicans, Young Democrats and politically independent groups, giving students hard facts and data to share with peers and teaching them how to hold information sessions on campus.

We will work with journalists across the country challenging them to engage in critical thinking and questioning of local, state and national leaders on issues of importance. We’ll equip them on how to challenge the status quo in their newsrooms and move beyond reading press releases.

Faith Based Communities:
We will engage faith-based communities (Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, etc) and challenge the acceptance of government control over their religious activities.

Local Lawmakers:
We will engage local and state lawmakers and challenge the over-reach, over taxation, and policing for profit that is taking place in every city and town in America.

Tea Party:
 We will engage those in the Tea Party movement who entered the movement for the right reasons, to protest over taxation and government control.

We will engage those in the Occupy movement who rightly protested the consolidation of wealth among a small group of people and who have created a crony capitalist system (that isn’t capitalism at all).

Building Consensus:
The goal is to help Americans escape the Left/Right paradigm of arguing with each other while politicians and big money run the nation and our lives. We desire to create unity among all these groups in the areas where we can agree. That happens when we are defined not by who we stand against, but what we stand for. It is not about Left vs. Right or Republican vs. Democrat… but Liberty vs. Tyranny. You and I will go through this process together. Beyond just sharing the content, you will be instrumental to the gathering of information and the actual creation of that content. With your engagement we will be able to create public awareness and social willingness to drive change.


The best part of this step is that the work you and I will have already done is key. Having forced important issues into the forefront of public awareness we will have already changed minds and that will allow action to be taken.

Through strategic partnerships with established political and student groups as well as individual experts in the fields or medicine, education, economics, security, drug policy etc. we will begin to crowd-source “change strategies”.

The end result of these strategies will include legal and legislative process for changing U.S. policy overseas and here at home. We will challenge lawmakers who continue to engage in hypocritical behavior and are unwilling to stand up for rule of law. As a long-term goal, we will eventually work with lawmakers to draft legislation to correct the nation’s trajectory. Dr. Ron Paul borrowed the words of Victor Hugo when he declared in 2008, “An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government.”

Ron Paul Said It Best:
I recently had the chance to interview Dr. Paul and we talked in depth about the changing media landscape. How has media changed for a man who has spent his entire life attempting to change the system? “When I first started in politics in the 70′s, we basically had three major networks and they were very, very close together on philosophy…..But now the options are great…..Now the information is going out differently. It’s going out on handheld devices and computers and telephones and they can turn you on and off when they want. They have so many more choices.”

Dr. Paul then added:
“I’m optimistic that things are going to do well and I’m optimistic because you’re (Ben Swann) involved in this fight with us.” ”

Again, I want to thank you for your support so far. As you can see this next step is a very ambitious project. There is risk here but I believe that every great movement in history has been accompanied by great challenge and risk.

There has never been a moment like this before in world history where a society has had this kind of collision of technology and information. This is our moment. I hope that next Monday, you will commit to helping me to shake the media landscape in America! I leave you with these words from a great patriot Samuel Adams who once proclaimed,

“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” - Samuel Adams



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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Restore The Fourth.NET

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August 4, 2013 Event 1984 Day

“Restore the Fourth Sees Major Turnout for July 4th Protests
First Major Gathering Point for Online-Originated Movement Showcases Support in More than 50 U.S. Cities New York, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 —

On July 4th 2013, tens of thousands of Americans participated in Restore the Fourth, a series of nationwide protests to raise awareness of unconstitutional surveillance, such as that employed by the National Security Agency in its recently-revealed PRISM program, and encourage the cessation of all U.S. government surveillance that stands in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

After just four weeks of grassroots organizational and promotional efforts done in collaboration between national and local organizers communicating over the Internet, Restore the Fourth gatherings witnessed impressive nationwide turnout and media exposure. Over 50 local protests were organized in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The largest protests, such as those in Boston, Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco, each had an average range of 500-1000 individuals.

“We have been thrilled with the response to Restore the Fourth,” said Douglas MacAurthur, media coordinator for Restore the Fourth. “Our goal is to keep the public’s awareness focused on these issues of surveillance as related to our Constitutional rights as much as possible, and this was merely a first step in that direction that we hope to continue to build on.”

Media coverage of Restore the Fourth’s July 4th gatherings has been extensive, with national articles from publishers ranging from The Boston Globe, CNN, Fox News, The Huffington Post, LA Times, Mashable, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, to the The Washington Post. International media coverage has included articles from BBC, CBC, The Gazette, The Guardian, Reuters, and Russia Today. Restore the Fourth was also covered on broadcast outlets both national as well as local, including hundreds of local television and radio stations across the country. On the evening of July 3rd, even the NSA itself saw fit to make a public statement on Restore the Fourth’s upcoming protests. Popular response from the public to the movement has been overwhelmingly positive.

Moving forward, Restore the Fourth intends to stay true to the original mission of the July 4th protests, to reach “an end to the unconstitutional surveillance methods employed by the U.S. government and to ensure that all future government surveillance is constitutional, limited, and clearly defined.” Next steps and specific non-violent campaign tactics for Restore will be announced soon, with the goal of continuing to raise awareness of and challenge unconstitutional surveillance. To learn more and stay up-to-date on the organization, please visit www.restorethefourth.net .

Restore the Fourth is an online grassroots organization and movement formed in June 2013 in response to the revelations of extensive, ongoing Constitutional rights violations in the form of surveillance of digital communications such as the NSA PRISM program and much more. This movement fully intends to bring an end to the decades of Fourth Amendment abuse by the U.S. government’s surveillance programs, which violate the inalienable rights bestowed upon every person. Supporters of Restore the Fourth include EFF, Fight for the Future, Internet Defense League, PANDA, reddit, and the coalition behind stopwatching.us. The public at large is invited to join in this cause to protect the constitution of the United States; to learn more, donate, or get involved, please visit www.restorethefourth.net/ ”