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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



Support The Truth in Media project: http://benswann.com/contribute/

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Restore The Fourth.NET

Youtube: RestoreTheFourth | August 2, 2013

Webpage: RestoreTheFourth.net
FaceBook: RestoreTheFourth

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/ ”