LUCY DALGLISH: TELL THE TRUTH !!

I.F. STONE, WITH A MAP OF  VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA/ ZOOMINTO

SOMEWHERE, I.F. STONE IS WATCHING YOU. MAYBE NOT FROM HEAVEN (SEE BELOW) BUT BELIEVE ME, FROM SOMEWHERE. HIS EAGLE EYE WON’T DIE AS LONG AS THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM, AND JOURNALISTS WHO BELIEVE DEEPLY IN A FREE PRESS.

“HEY LUCY! THIS IS IZZY – JUST TELL THE TRUTH! “/ZOOMINTO

PLEASE SEE POSTS DATED SEPTEMBER 16, 19, 20, AND OCTOBER 2 FOR BACKGROUND INFO.

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ALEC’S ENERGY PLAN HEADS FURTHER SOUTH

The Junior High School Press Association faces heavy sanctions for releasing photos of the toxic biohazards being cleaned up by thousands of Black prison inmates in an undisclosed 500 square mile location somewhere west of the Rockies.  This isn’t the first time the JHSPA has attracted the wrath of the American Legislative Executive Council, which has been granted expanded new powers to censor the media in the wake of an immigrant invasion of Arizona last August.

And it isn’t the first time JHSPA’S former Washington correspondent Tupac B. Wells, who took the photos, has received an serious blot on his permanent record. Wells, grade 8,  was recalled to  Frederick Douglas Junior High School in  Newark, New Jersey and demoted to the cafeteria beat shortly after the invasion for questioning ALEC’S  drone-based surveilence evidence of this drastic breach of our southern border.

Now, the 13 year-old reporter has been required to turn over all his photos to ALEC,  forbidden to leave Newark, and forced to write “I WILL be grateful to America” 1,000 times. Wells has been further demoted, this time to the afternoon recess beat, and his editor, Malcolm J. Baldwin, also an 8th grader, has been kicked down to the 7th Grade Society Desk. An investigation is under way to determine how Wells got assigned a national story when he should have been covering the cafeteria.

Baldwin has remained defiant in backing his reporter; meanwhile Wells  refuses to apologise to a New York Times correspondent whom he allegedly referred to as a cheap hack and an opportunistic tool.

The Times had no comment. Its reporter gave Wells the finger.

I.F. Stone’ Weekly continues to be banned.

READ POSTS DATED 6/8, 7/4, 7/19, AND 9/8 FOR BACKGROUND ON THIS CONTINUING STORY!

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IT ALL STARTED IN THE FORD COUNTY JAIL

Fort Dodge Jail

Fort Dodge Jail (Photo credit: Kevin H.)

Less than a week after I wrote this story, I was subpeonead by the Ford County DA to reveal the name of the confidential source mentioned. It was the beginning of a nightmare for both Sam Bonilla and myself. More to come on Electrica in the Desert.  NOTE: The photo above is of the old Fort Dodge Jail just outside of the Dodge City limits. It was constructed as part of the federal military campaign to subdue the Native peoples in Kansas after the Civil War. It’s not the jail in which Bonilla was incarcerated a few miles away, but I included it because, for me, it symbolizes an ongoing mentality that characterizes the forces that continue to operate in southwestern Kansas.
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Poverty kills people: Harvard stumped, Academy of Sciences “baffled”

Just when we thought we were all middle class, the Academy of Sciences caved in and said the P word, about six weeks before the big election.

 

Life Spans Shrink for Least-Educated Whites in the U.S.

By Sabrina Travernis,  New York Times.

9/20/1212

English: Harvard Yard winter 2009.

English: Harvard Yard winter 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(EXCERPTS)  The latest estimate shows life expectancy for (American) white women without a high school diploma is 73.5 years, compared with 83.9 years for white women with a college degree or more. For white men, the gap was even bigger: 67.5 years for the least educated compared with 80.4 for those with a college degree or better.

Researchers said they were baffled by the magnitude of the drop.

“There’s this enormous issue of why,” said David Cutler, an economics professor at Harvard. “It’s very puzzling and we don’t have a great explanation.”

The slump is so vexing that it became the subject of an inquiry by the National Academy of Sciences, which published a report on it last year.

“Something is going on in the lives of disadvantaged white women that is leading to some really alarming trends in life expectancy,” said Ms. Montez of Harvard.

The songs our Daddy sang / Zoominto

Poor whites across the nation are breaking out extra cartons of Bud  to celebrate the news that America’s top researchers and academics are already working on issues first identified in the 1970s.  Meanwhile, all black woman finally surpassed poor white women in 2006 have already identified  “evidence of a troubling pattern that has emerged for those at the bottom of the education ladder.”

In fact, a Professor Berkman has recently received a grant from the National Institute on Aging to fund a new cutting-edge study.

Berkman’s theory?

Low wage jobs could take a toll on health.

FROM ELECTRICA’S FREE-WITHOUT-A-GRANT INFO FILE

1) Poor people work harder than you do so that your life can be much easier and much longer than theirs. Their knowledge of this is perfect, keen, and burning.

2) Poor people do not give up their lives freely. They don’t donate them. They grieve them. That combined quarter-of-a-century lost by, say, a poor white married couple? (see stats above).

They want that 24 years back.  They also want – and much more than you can possibly imagine – their teeth. Poor people want their teeth back.

3) You’ll never know what poor people are thinking. But they’ll know what you’re thinking.

As for Electrica, we just want to be there when the American Dental Society pleads its case before the Almighty.

We’re praying for a press pass.

Funny, how neither Richard Prince nor the Maynard Institute has anything else to say.

Richard Prince’s Journal-isms™

Reporter Who Exposed Racism Finds Herself Jobless

“It’s been a little over a month since Sam Bonilla, a Mexican immigrant opted not to go to trial in Dodge City, Kansas for killing a local man during a situation he claims was self-defense,” Marisa Trevino wrote Friday on her Latina Lista blog.

“Bonilla’s reason for not facing a jury was [reportedly] that he didn’t feel he could get a fair trial in Dodge City because he was Latino.

“Time will tell if Dodge City officials were as clueless to the racial tensions that exist in their town, as they claim, or they just didn’t like anyone pulling off the blanket and exposing how they always did things.

“No matter which way it’s looked at, the situation in Dodge City needed to be exposed. If it had not been for Claire O’Brien, the reporter for the Dodge City Daily Globe at the time, no one would have found out about Bonilla or Dodge City.

“. . . But not everybody was happy that O’Brien exposed Dodge’s racial undercurrents. In a bizarre show of unprofessionalism, the presiding judge in Sam Bonilla’s sentencing hearing, Judge Daniel Love, took over 10 minutes to publicly berate O’Brien, who was present in the courtroom, for stirring things up in town. He blamed her choice of words in her reporting to describe Bonilla’s situation. By the time the judge was done, it was clear he viewed O’Brien as a troublemaker ‚Äî yet, everyone else should have seen her as doing her job, and doing it well.

“However, in the hours after Bonilla’s sentencing, O’Brien found herself in a situation that no reporter should be in for doing their job. Within a span of hours, O’Brien lost her job at the Daily Globe, was uninvited to speak at a journalism conference, was ignored by the Kansas Press Association in her role for finally getting the Shield Law passed in Kansas and began a quest to redeem her journalistic reputation. . . . ”

Ruthless, lethal destruction: freedom’s advocates censor reporters for life

No non-profit replied to my documented pleas for advocacy, no lawyer responded to my
May 10, 2010 Issue
  • ABSTRACT: ANNALS OF CRIME about the State of Kansas v. Samuel Bonilla. Last Labor Day afternoon, Tanner Brunson—accompanied by his friend Steven Holt, Holt’s daughter, his stepson, and a former boyfriend of his stepdaughter’s—drove his truck down a riverbed in Dodge City, Kansas. Holt and Brunson had consumed a lot of beer and in the riverbed they came upon Sam Bonilla, a Cox Communications cable guy, walking with his older son and his nephew. As Brunson’s truck approached, Bonilla gave him the finger. Holt and Brunson got out of the truck and as they approached Bonilla he fired on them with a .22-calibre gun. At the hospital, doctors stabilized Brunson, but Steven Holt died. Both Holt and Brunson were “good ole country boys.” Bonilla was Hispanic. Describes the history of the Hispanic community in Dodge City; almost half of the city’s current residents are Hispanic. After some hesitation, Bonilla turned himself in to the police on the evening of the shooting. He told them that he repeatedly shouted “Get back!” to Brunson and Holt before shooting, a claim confirmed by Holt’s daughter and stepson. Bonilla was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Holt and second-degree attempted murder in the wounding of Brunson. Rebecca Escalante, who runs Becky’s Bail Bonds and Tax Service, has found the Hispanics in Dodge City to be considerably less assertive than what she’d been accustomed to in Texas. Bonilla worked part-time for Escalante, and on one visit to see him in jail she took along Claire O’Brien, a reporter with the Dodge City Daily Globe. O’Brien’s article about Bonilla—in which he said he didn’t think a Hispanic could get a fair trial in Ford County— caused a sensation in Dodge City. County Attorney Terry Malone subpoenaed both O’Brien and Escalante—demanding that they reveal any anonymous sources, that O’Brien hand over her notes on the jailhouse interview, and that they both testify in a closed-door proceeding. Doug Anstaett, the executive director of the Kansas Press Association, thought the case made a good argument for the Kansas legislature to pass a shield law to protect reporters. Attorney Lucille Douglass, who began representing Bonilla, claimed that information about weapons and anti-Hispanic sentiment could have been easily obtained by subpoenaing Brunson’s MySpace page. A blog in Texas, Latina Lista, described Dodge City as “a place where some of the ‘white’ locals like to play a game they call ‘Border Patrol’ where they use their trucks to intimidate Latino pedestrians.” The implication was that Bonilla was nearly run over because he is Hispanic. Mentions gun rights. In early March, it was announced that Bonilla accepted a plea bargain on the reduced charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery, resulting in a sentence of seventy-four months. As a noncitizen who had committed a felony, he would presumably be deported after completing his sentence.
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THAT SAME LONG, LONG SCREEN SHOT: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT IN … ACTION!

MORE EXCERPTS FROM THE SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS’ DISAPPEARING FOI BLOG. MARCH 26, 2010.

(See September 16 post)

THE ARGUMENT BEGINS, LED OFF BY MARY K. O’BRIEN OF CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, AND JOINED BY AN ANONYMOUS JOURNALIST/ SCREENSHOT, SPJ FOI BLOG, 26 MARCH 2010.

I.F. STONE – he would never have given me a medal, and I’ll never deserve one. But you can bet your life on this, Lucy Dalglish, RCFP, SPJ., and the ACLU:

I.F Stone would have stuck up for me.

Read him lately?

“HEY! YOU! STOP LYING RIGHT NOW!” / Zoominto123392

THE WORDS HAS BEEN DEAD/INDONESIA RETURNS TO ELECTRICA

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BY ACEP APRILYANA, SUNDANESE IN ACTIONS

A friend suddenly exclaimed in a small discussion, or rather a small talk one evening. I was startled, and thoughtfully and settling the sad news.

At first we were just talking about complaints unvaried; surrounding the absence of state (leader) in a variety of problems. But the conversation seemed to lead to more serious. Those who are activists, scholars, and various other designations, such as has reached the desperation stage. Desperate for a variety of ways have been submitted to the government, the representatives of the people, the rulers, on a number of domestic problems. Desperate as they are free demonstrations, free shouted protest about something wrong, about something that is required to be fixed by the entire elite of the country, but freedom of speech is like an end in vain, not heard. Or Heard but ignored.

Another friend exclaimed: “in the New Order era, our mouths are silenced, but the voice (said) we can be very sharp, up to their ears ripped off (ruler). Released but now we speak, we are not silenced, but they covered their ears, to sound we were helpless. “

I was immediately reminded of a piece of poetry opposition activist 98, who because of the sentence in his poem that echoes the reform movement and make it real.

The power of that poem: “… there is only one word, Fight!” makes the poet cum activist Wiji, becoming one of the abductees who have not been found until now. But the seeds of reformation through the encouragement of co-writing the words in the poem that has reaped the results now.

When the pen can still be a weapon, the power can still be controlled, but what happens when the pen (words) can freely voice but becomes meaningless in the ear? Just become ignored? Then the words, has actually died. The words had been pent cold, mute on tomb.

Yudi Latif, in “sowing national character” (2008) referred to “any revival movement started from the sign., And language (words) is the sign.” This shows the importance of the words, in any revival movement. Starting from the conscious to speak, realized in literacy, access towards a better change is wide open.

In a word, there must be an idea / thought. Because the truth is, in the words Radhar Panca Dahana, words are clothes of all thoughts / ideas. “Words and thoughts like a paper, one can not cut one side, without cutting the other side at the same time” said Ferdinand de Saussure.

By not being heard, with only negligible, the words such as passed out of the body meaning and ideas. He removed the cloak of words from the body of meaning, then the actual words had been killed, was made dead by the ‘ignoramus’ that.

Like the sad news to hear you know about a loved one, news of the death was anxious to move childbirth.

That’s why, when people shouted “Freedom” as a recurring celebration every year, I chose to sit at the tomb of words. Then hope, words actually dead yet, but expect him to torpor. Because without the words mean whatever man with all civilization?

Glance heard in the distance, outside the window, John F. Kennedy whispered: “If politics is dirty, let the poetry wash.”

GO TO “SUNDANESE IN ACTIONS” FOR MORE FROM ACEP APRILYANA.

THERE IS ONLY ONE WORD: ‘FIGHT!’

No First Amendment for you! RCFP’s DALGLISH defames a reporter and becomes a J School Dean

What you see below is tampered evidence: a false record fabricated by a powerful public interest attorney for the purpose of concealing her own gross violations of civil law, as well as of the ethical standards formally imposed by her profession.
This wasn’t written on Feb. 10, 2010 – not even close. It was written roughly seven months later, replacing the original post, deleting a long and contentious thread of comments, and completely obscuring the crucial facts.  It omits the central role the RCFP played in the case by never even mentioning it was an RCFP case.  
Tablet and mobile phone showing news online Kansas reporter misses court date to testify, held in contempt
       Cristina Abello | Reporter’s Privilege | Quicklink | February 10, 2010

Kansas reporter Claire O’Brien has been held in contempt of court and fined $1,000 after not appearing in court this morning to testify, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

She had previously been ordered by a Ford County court to testify about a confidential source and a jailhouse interview with a murder suspect in a grand jury proceeding. In that proceeding, she unsuccessfully argued that she was protected by a reporter’s privilege. Currently, there is no shield law in Kansas.

After the high court granted a stay in that matter, she was served with another subpoena to appear at the actual criminal trial. O’Brien’s newspaper, the Dodge City Globe filed an appeal in the state supreme court and lost.

O’Brien is seeking her own representation to continue to fight the case, the Capital-Journal reported.

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The last sentence is, in fact, a bald faced lie. On the date in question, Former Executive RCFP Director Lucy Dalglish had just (and finally!) hired Kansas attorney and lecturer at KU’s J School, Mark Johnson to represent the completely out-gunned reporter.
Three months of unaided persistence later, O’Brien was able to force a conference call with Dalglish in which the latter admitted verbally in the (phone) presence of then-RCLP steering committee prez Tony Mauro that she had lied about reporter O’Brien.
Dalglish admitted that GateHouse Media attorneys had told her that the corporation would indeed cease all legal assistance to O’Brien if the latter refused to identify a confidential source to the state.  Dalglish admitted lying to O’Brien, who had first alerted her to this unprecedented corporate PUBLIC decision. Dalglish then lied to the Associated Press and to the Topeka Capitol Times, when she claimed that O’Brien had “had free and unencumbered legal assistance the whole time and has evidently chosen not to avail herself of it.”
At that time (April 21, 2010) Dalglish, cursing and yelling, agreed to release a statement intended to restore O’Brien’s professional good name. What this consisted of was a comment in the RCFP’s archives, posted back in February  (remember, this was now the end of April) way near the bottem of around 20 other comments! It wasn’t even a post of its own.
Fortunately, Dalgish also sought to put out the flames on her good friend, the Society of Professional Journalist’s site, so she posted an identical statement on its FOI blog. Both of these her statements disappeared, but I was able to get a screen shot of the FOI blog copy.
Please stay tuned for more of the truth – before the interests that prop up the powerful destroy and silence a good and honest reporter forever.
Note to the ACLU: consider yourselves on notice.

THE FOLLOWING NOTE APPEARS NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE ABOVE SCREEN SHOT. I AM PROTECTING IT BY REPRODUCING IT MYSELF. IT IS EXTREMELY AVAILABLE THROUGH ME AND I ‘LL BE GLAD TO SEND IT TO WHOMEVER WANTS TO SEE THE ORIGINAL

Lucy Dalglish Says: April 22nd, 2010 at 4:07pm

To Whom it May Concern:

This memo is to clarify misperceptions regarding the circumstances surrounding Claire O’Brien’s refusal to appear before a Kansas inquisition on February 10, 2010.

Ms. O’Brien was subpoenaed to testify in Dodge City, KS, in a murder investigation. She had written a story in the Dodge City Daily Globe regarding an October 13 jailhouse interview that also included statement from an anonymous source.

O’Brien’s then-employer, GateHouse Media, had unsuccessfully fought the subpoena all the way to the Kansas Supreme Court.

It was my understanding from talking to a GateHouse representative before the scheduled testimony that the company had told Ms. O’Brien that it would provide an attorney for her at the Feb. 10 proceeding, but that if she refused to testify regarding her anonymous source, its financial support for her legal representation and subsequent potential fines would end.