Kurt Nimmo – Infowars.com – April 19, 2012
Video: Red Alert – Draconian CISPA Bill Picking Up Sponsors Ahead of Vote Next Week
CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, is picking up sponsors and it looks like the legislation will make it to the House floor for a vote next week. CISPA emerged from the House Intelligence Committee with an overwhelming vote of 17-1.
When Pelosi says “special interests,” she means the interests of those opposed to establishment Democrats. Clear Channel is a corporation. So is Fox News. There are thousands of websites, newspapers, think tanks and political action committees that Pelosi and the Democrats consider corporations.
In Citizens v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that the free speech of corporations is protected by the First Amendment. Corporations that produce political books, documentaries, and other materials have the same freedom of speech rights as individuals.
Pelosi and the Democrats want a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling. It is part of a “three-pronged strategy that also includes promoting the DISCLOSE Act, which would increase disclosure requirements for organizations running political ads,” writes Terence P. Jeffrey of CNSNews.
In order to sell the scheme, Pelosi and the Democrats have tied it to campaign finance reform.
“We have a clear agenda in this regard: Disclose, reform the system reducing the roll of money in campaigns, and amend the Constitution to rid it of this ability for special interests to use secret, unlimited, huge amounts of money flowing to campaigns,” Pelosi said on Thursday.
In ruling in favor if a First Amendment right for corporations, the “Supreme Court had unleashed a predator that was oozing slime into the political system, and that, indeed, is not an exaggeration,” said Pelosi. “Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy. It said elections are determined by the people, the voice and the vote of the people, not by the bankrolls of the privileged few. This Supreme Court decision flies in the face of our Founders’ vision and we want to reverse it.”
Pelosi was joined by the usual suspects, including People for the American Way and Common Cause.
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CISPA: Son Of SOPA Threatens Internet Freedom
Originally Posted April 5, 2012 – By Michael Patrickson – Addicting Info
Congress is trying to censor the Internet, again. Only months after SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, was defeated by an online popular uprising, a new bill is quietly working its way through Congress; a bill that threatens the future of the Internet, a bill that threatens everyone’s digital rights.
CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523), is a draconian measure that would allow the feds and other corporate interests to monitor and even censor online activity without due process or even probable cause.
If passed, the legislation would give companies and the government new powers to monitor and censor communications, all in the name of “cybersecurity.” In particular, the legislation could be used to silence whistleblower websites like WikiLeaks.
CISPA, H.R. 3523, is meant “to provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes.”
According to a press release issued last week, the bill already has over a 100 congressional co-sponsors. CISPA is currently enjoying wide bi-partisan support, as did SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and PIPA, the Protect IP Act, which came before.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an online advocacy group, reports:
“(CISPA) would let companies spy on users and share private information with the federal government and other companies with near-total immunity from civil and criminal liability. It effectively creates a ‘cybersecurity’ exemption to all existing laws.”
Indeed, critics complain the legislation is so broad and vague that almost anything might be monitored and censored in the name of “cybersecurity.” Under CISPA, Internet service providers and other companies could be forced to share user data with government agencies and others with apparently no restriction on what can be collected and how it can be used, provided the action is motivated by “cybersecurity.”
Such entities as Google, Facebook, Twitter and others would be allowed to intercept your emails and text messages, send copies to one another and to the government, and modify those communications or prevent them from reaching their destination, all in the nebulous name of “cybersecurity.”
Here’s the video:
Congress wants to use the threat of “cybersecurity” to undermine our digital rights. Tell your lawmakers that we won’t stand for dangerous, unsupervised information sharing in this bill or any bill like it. Take action. Follow the link to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and let your Representatives know: Don’t Let Congress Use “Cybersecurity” Fears to Erode Digital Rights.
Please call, fax and email you congressperson today and tell them no on CISPA and then help flood Congress with faxes and calls.