New Zealanders Protest National Government In The Rain
I'm cutting my radio show back to 2-3 episodes per week because there's a lot of other work that I feels needs to be done in a timely fashion considering our current political climate.
I hope you'll all continue to support me with your generous donations as I go through these cross-roads!
Here's my short list of things to do (in no particular order):
-Make the audio book for Ian Wishart's best-selling book Totalitaria
-Make a short 5 minute youtube video explaining simply who John Key is and what the TPPA means for New Zealand
-Finish my John Key rap song about all the bad stuff National's done since in power
-Write a spoof song of Coolio's Gangsters Paradise and make it into Banksters paradise (ala New Zealand!)
-Full length documentary ideas,
Interviews with NZ activists explaining how this country really works from top to bottom
"A KEY DECISION"
about how NZ Prime Ministers always go back on their word and destroy the country for the benefit of the bankers
-Finish editing the NORML "colorado calling" conference with 2 cameras
-Set up the editors of Uncensored and NZ Journal of natural medicine with skype so I can interview them regularly on my show
-Write/perform a stand up comedy routine at the Classic Comedy Bar (in tribute to Bill Hicks and George Carlin for putting the real truth into comedy)
-Edit music video for "Happy Birthday" by The Pakehachis & finish our 2nd album
-An episode on Bomber Bradbury, his desire to steer NZ politics and seize power, is it for New Zealand? MANA? The Internet Party? NORML? Or Himself?
-A Cannabis Documentary about Dakta Green and the Daktory, NZ's fanciest Tinny shop, how the gangs, Meth Addicts, media and cops brought about its closure.
-Write a book "Open Resistance" a sci-fi novel in a dystopian future where a totalitarian government has been in control of earth for a hundred years while an enlightened, psychically gifted, technologically advanced resistance movement has developed and seek to take earth back.
-Write a book of lame jokes
-Make a small series of videos showing people how to do everything I can do on an iMac, radio shows, website editing & film making, monetizing, advertising & asking for donations. So if anyone wants to start doing it for themselves they'll know how to do it fast, free and for the right reasons.
-Do a well edited short video with all my freemason symbolism screenshots from hollywood showing how no matter what year, studio, genre or plot, there's almost always deliberately placed freemasonic symbols throughout films. Validating Frater X and his discovery that this was a deliberate agenda to control consciousness with the symbolism and subliminal effects thereof permeating the culture of freemasonry and ancient egypt.
-Start doing regular Vinny Eastwood parties at my house for truthers and activists to chill, hang out and have some great conversations to help bring us together as an alternative community.
-Organize a Vinny Eastwood world tour, go to different countries and cities around the world staying at listeners houses and doing broadcasts.
Acquire new equipment
-27" iMac i7, (replacing the old one that's on its last legs)
-17" macbook air (for work while traveling)
-Portable PA system with USB and computer input, (for protests/public meetings)
-Projector and screen (to provide AV gear for public meetings)
-Green screen (for making professional looking documentaries/videos from home)
-Somehow get on mainstream TV and radio to try and raise the public consciousness using the very brainwashing mechanism that disabled it!
Ok I think that's about it?
Thanks for all your love and support over the years everyone!
Vinny Eastwood MR NEWS
Written by Paul Joseph Watson
Type the keywords “Internet censorship” into Google News and you will immediately understand to what degree the world wide web is under assault from attempts by governments globally to regulate and stifle free speech. From Australia to Belarus, from Turkey to Vietnam, from Pakistan to Egypt, from Afghanistan to Iran, huge chunks of the Internet are going dark as the Chinese model of Internet regulation is adopted worldwide.
But why should Americans concern themselves with countries halfway across the globe adopting Chinese-style net censorship? Because under Senator Joe Lieberman’s 197-page Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, the United States would formally mimic China’s “great firewall” of web censorship.
When Lieberman himself attempted to debunk claims that the bill provides Obama, and any following President for that matter, with a figurative ‘kill switch’ to disable certain parts of the Internet, he explained that the government was merely seeking to emulate powers over the Internet already enjoyed by the Communist Chinese.
Firstly, despite Lieberman’s spin, the text of the bill clearly gives Obama the power to shut down the Internet for at least four months without Congressional oversight.
Secondly, and even more alarmingly, Lieberman’s acknowledgement that the United States is seeking to emulate China’s policies on Internet control confirm that the entire cybersecurity agenda is primarily concerned with silencing political opposition to the state, since this factor completely dominates the Chinese model which Lieberman openly invokes as the ultimate goal of cybersecurity.
China’s vice-like grip over its Internet systems has very little to do with “cybersecurity” and everything to do with silencing all dissent against the state.
Chinese Internet censorship is imposed via a centralized government blacklist of any websites that contain criticism of the state, porn, or any other content deemed unsuitable by the authorities. Every time you attempt to visit a website, you are re-routed through the government firewall, often making for long delays and crippling speeds.
China has exercised its power to shut down the Internet, something that Lieberman wants to introduce in the U.S., at politically sensitive times in order to stem the flow of information about government abuse and atrocities. During the anti-government riots which occurred in July 2009, the Chinese government completely shut down the Internet across the entire northwestern region of Xinjiang for days. In several regions, the authorities completely cut off the Internet for nearly a year, with many areas only now slowly starting to come back online. Major news and discussion portals used by the Muslim Uighurs in the area remain blocked. Similarly, Internet access in parts of Tibet is routinely restricted as part of government efforts to pre-empt and neutralize unrest.
Major websites like Twitter, Google and You Tube have also been shut down either temporarily or permanently by Chinese authorities.
News websites in China now require users to register their true identities in order to leave comments. This abolition of anonymity is used to chill free speech in that it prevents the user from engaging in criticism of the state for fear that they would be tracked down by authorities.
Chinese authorities are now going further than merely maintaining a “blacklist” of banned websites byinstituting a “whitelist” of allowed websites, a move that “could potentially place much of the Internet off-limits to Chinese readers”. Websites not pre-registered with the government would be completely blocked to all Internet users, meaning “millions of completely innocuous sites” would be banned. This equates to requiring government approval to set up a website, which would obviously not be granted if the person or organization making the application has a history of or is likely to engage in dissent against the state.
President Obama himself has criticized Chinese Internet censorship as a hindrance to the free flow of information and allowing citizens to hold their governments accountable, and yet Lieberman wants to hand Obama similar powers.
The model Lieberman has identified as the goal of cybersecurity is centered around keeping people oppressed by eliminating any means of widespread dissent and preventing people from organizing politically. It has nothing to do with providing security against foreign hackers and terrorists and everything to do with strangling free speech critical of the state.
However, this is not merely a war on free speech, it’s a war on Internet anonymity. Even if the government shuts down portions of the web, new networks are guaranteed to pop up to take their place. Indeed, as people who have attempted to downplay concerns about the ‘kill switch’ have rightly pointed out, Obama could already attempt to shut down the Internet using the Communications Act, the PCNAA legislation merely codifies this power formally into law.
The real threat posed by the wider cybersecurity agenda is the implementation of an individual identity system for all Internet users. This is what was proposed by Obama’s cybersecurity co-ordinator Howard Schmidt in a paper compiled with the aid of the National Security Council.
The strategy revolves around, “The creation of a system for identity management that would allow citizens to use additional authentication techniques, such as physical tokens or modules on mobile phones, to verify who they are before buying things online or accessing such sensitive information as health or banking records,” reports the FInancial Times.
Only with this government-issued “token” will Internet users be allowed to “able to move from website to website,” a system not too far removed from what China proposed and rejected for being too authoritarian.
So in this sense, the cybersecurity agenda will ensure a world wide web even more draconian than the Chinese model, where the threat of the government identifying individuals, now that anonymity is removed, who engage in “hate speech” critical of the government and revoking their license to use the Internet, will inevitably chill free speech from the very outset.
To trust the federal government with the power to regulate free speech by means of a licensing system for the Internet and not expect the state to abuse such power is the height of stupidity. Cass Sunstein, Obama’s information czar, openly wrote in a 2008 paper of his desire to combat “conspiracy theories”(ie any information communicated primarily through the Internet which represents a threat to the image of the state) by empowering the government to tax or even ban outright opinions of which it disapproves. This is what cybersecurity is all about, eliminating the voices of the oppressed as big government seeks to quicken its takeover of America with the aid of silent obedience.
The cybersecurity assault on the Internet is also dovetailed with an attack from a slightly different angle. Numerous private networks, from transport hubs, to libraries, to universities, to federal government agencies have installed filters that censor political websites which engage in the “hate speech” of dissenting against the state. Since the entire Internet consists of a fusion of privately-owned networks controlled by corporations such as Verizon, AT&T and Qwest, how long before such filters are standardized?
Lieberman’s kill switch bill and the broader cybersecurity agenda has little to do with over hyped threats from foreign hackers and terrorists and everything to do with placing a muzzle on the last outpost of true free speech – the Internet. The state wants to turn the world wide web into a clone of cable television, a sterile medium controlled almost entirely by mega corporations and regulated by FCC bureaucracy and red tape. Your political blog, no matter how many millions of readers it has the potential to attract, has no place in this newly regulated Internet police state.
Tale action – call your Senator and demand that they vote against Lieberman’s Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or kiss your right to unrestricted, unregulated, and anonymous free speech on the Internet goodbye. The bill has already been approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and is now awaiting a vote by the full Senate.
Find your Senator from the list here or call the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Tell your Senator’s office that you will vote them out of office if he/she votes in favor of PCNAA.
Comment from Mr. News: They did this in the states. Here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Intelligence_Surveillance_Act
Now they are doing this in New Zealand:
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Vincent Eastwood (AKA MR. NEWS) was born in the ominous year of 1984, the same year set out in Orwells masterpiece and the year of New Zealands neoliberal economic reforms.