By James F. Tracy
“We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?”—Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
A cascade of managerial and public relations blunders has prompted Florida Atlantic University administrators to introduce The Agora Project, a broad initiative intending to promote “the practice of civility and civil discourse in an environment of free speech, academic freedom and open dialogue.”
By Sofia Smallstorm
In this ninety-minute video independent researcher Sofia Smallstorm presents a thoroughgoing examination of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre event.
Smallstorm combines meticulous research with a unique conceptual approach that pierces the sensationalistic headlines, soundbites, and cable news chatter to reveal a deeper reality underneath the incident’s curious narrative.
By James F. Tracy
This is a subtly revised set of remarks given at “The Point is to Change It” conference on November 1, 2013 at the University of San Francisco. The event was co-sponsored by Project Censored.
The panel on which I participated was organized by Project Censored Director Mickey Huff to address the contrast between the radical journalistic activity practiced by Project Censored and the decade-old US media reform movement that has sought to initiate broader policy changes at the federal level. In previous years PC has been excluded from media reform events, likely because of its research and criticism of foundation-funded progressive-left media and the censorial practices they impose on themselves and their peers.
Kevin Barrett interviews Nolan Higdon and James Tracy on Truth Jihad Radio.
Higdon’s article, “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones War on Your Mind,” was published by Project Censored in September 2013. Tracy posted a critique of the piece at Memory Hole earlier this month; a response from Higdon appeared shortly thereafter.
By James F. Tracy
This article was originally published at Memory Hole and Global Research on August 3, 2012. It is reposted here for further consideration in light of Nolan Higdon’s article, “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones’ War on Your Mind,” published by Project Censored’s in September 2013, and the exchange concerning that work taking place here earlier this month.
The following should not be seen as a blanket condemnation of progressive media outlets, which often produce important work. Rather, the observations suggest how, particularly when faced with the challenge of forthrightly addressing “deep events” and the equivalent, such media are arguably subject to similar institutional pressures and self-censorship more overtly exhibited by their corporate-owned counterparts.*
Updated 10/29/13 at 1:07AM EST
Via Public Intelligence
The following guide to the 2013 Urban Shield training exercise organized by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office was obtained by members of Occupy Oakland.
NewsCopter 7 over Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut as the school was demolished following last year’s deadly shooting in which 26 students and teachers were murdered. (WABC Photo/ NewsCopter 7) More photos at WABC News 7
From Brendan Hunt
On Sunday, October 20 New York-based videographer and independent researcher Brendan Hunt visited Newtown to further document the Sandy Hook Elementary School and its surroundings. The School is scheduled for demolition this week.
The Dynamic Duo: White Rose Blooms in Wisconsin is a new book about those notorious American resisters and truth-tellers, Dr. James Fetzer and Dr. Kevin Barrett.
Fetzer and Barrett, career academicians and longtime radio-show personalities, in the past hosted a radio show called “The Dynamic Duo.”
It all comes from that day, 22 November 1963, at 12:30 PM in Dallas.
From that day we got Oklahoma City, we got 9/11 and Afghanistan and Iraq.