20 October 2012

Censoried Stories = Proof

Saturday Special here. Free of charge.

From Project Censored's Top 25 Censored Stories of 2013 (they are in a hurry), come these Jenius-selected facets of Truth that provide Proof about topics Moi has covered recently. And lest you think Project Censored is just spouting off, each story has multiple links for reference and further research.

Here We go, with all emphasis Mine:

1. Signs of an Emerging Police State: As per My recent posts--1, 2 & 3--about fascism.
"The 2012 passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has allowed the military to detain indefinitely without trial any US citizen that the government labels a terrorist or an accessory to terrorism, while President Barack Obama’s signing of the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order has authorized widespread federal and military control of the national economy and resources during 'emergency and non-emergency conditions.'”

4. FBI Agents Responsible for Majority of Terrorist Plots in the United States: See above.

"The agency has developed a network of nearly 15,000 spies to infiltrate various communities in an attempt to uncover terrorist plots. However, these moles are actually assisting and encouraging people to commit crimes. Many informants receive cash rewards of up to $100,000 per case."

9. Prison Slavery in Today’s USA: See yesterday's post, "Prison Rape."
"The US comprises less than 5 percent of the world’s population, yet US prisons hold more than 25 percent of all people imprisoned globally. Many of these prisoners labor at twenty-three cents per hour, or similar wages, in federal prisons contracted by the Bureau of Prisons’ UNICOR, a quasi-public, for-profit corporation, which is the US government’s thirty-ninth largest contractor."

10. HR 347 Would Make Many Forms of Nonviolent Protest Illegal: Memorize this...and act accordingly.
"The (Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011) specifies as criminal offenses the acts of entering or remaining in areas defined as 'restricted.' Although pundits have debated to what extent the new law restricts First Amendment rights or criminalizes Occupy protests, it does make it easier for the Secret Service to overuse or misuse existing laws to arrest lawful protesters by lowering the requirement of intent in the prosecution of criminal activity."

[Jenius note: Years ago, Jenial Friend Kevin Shockey told Me that Puerto Rico was "a test case" for Republican-spawned policies. I agreed. The local legislative (out)house and The Larva enacted a law like this just before HR 347 went into effect. I applaud Kevin's perspicacity, for the evidence is mounting that his observation back then can only be described as very astute and accurate.]

19. New York Police Plant Drugs on Innocent People to Meet Arrest Quotas: Go ahead and verify what races these "innocent people" are, then accept that the """war on drugs""" is not about drugs at all.
"The NYPD’s controversial “stop and frisk” program has invested seventy-five million dollars to arrest suspects for possessing minimal amounts of marijuana. Each arrest costs approximately $1,000 to $2,000. Although NYPD use of unlawful restraints and disproportionate force to arrest peaceful Occupy protesters has received some news coverage, police brutality directed against people of color continues to go underreported."

20. Stealing from Public Education to Feed the Prison-Industrial Complex: Once again, a brain-dead march to prison rape. Jenius note: I haven't touched the topic of the education system "feeding" the prison-industrial complex. It's time I did, right?
"A systemic recasting of education priorities gives official structure and permanence to a preexisting underclass comprised largely of criminalized, poor people of color. The rise of corporate-backed charter schools and privatized prisons cannot be understood apart from the record closures of public schools across the country."

21. Conservatives Attack US Post Office to Break the Union and Privatize Postal Services: One of the 14 characteristics of fascism; number 10, to be precise, with a dash of #9 thrown in.
"The US Postal Service has been under constant assault for years from conservative Republicans who aim to eviscerate the strongest union in the country. Under the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, USPS must fully fund retiree health benefits for future retirees—including the retirement packages of employees not even born yet. No other organization, public or private, has to pre-fund 100 percent of its future health benefits. Thus, the post office’s oft-reported nine-billion-dollar deficit is largely a result of government-imposed overpayments."

22. Wachovia Bank Laundered Money for Latin American Drug Cartels: Yeah, the """war on drugs""" makes money from its racist, nearly genocidical, roots. Even a local bank gets in on the fun...and probably still does.
"Between 2004 and 2007, Wachovia Bank handled funds totaling $378.4 billion for Mexican currency-exchange houses acting on behalf of drug cartels. The transactions amount to the largest violation of the Bank Secrecy Act, an anti-money-laundering law, in US history. This case is not exceptional; Wachovia is just one of several US and European banks that drug cartels have used to launder money."

24. Alabama Farmers Look to Replace Migrants with Prisoners: Stupid anti-immigration laws being used to try to reduce wages to 23 cents an hour. "Land of the Free" or "Land of the (Almost)Free Labor"?
"Alabama’s expansive anti-immigrant law, HB56, has been so economically devastating that farmers in the state sought legislation to force hard labor on prison inmates eligible for work release programs, to 'help farms fill the gap and find sufficient labor.'”

Yeah, I might only be a Jenius, but I'm on it.

The Jenius Has Spoken.

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