Six-Six Mass Protest Of Voting Rights Setbacks Begins March 6


    
Serendity, Censorship at Wikipedia, Peter Meyer, 2006 (Not specifically dated but after March 15 and before year-end). http://www.serendipity.li/cda/censorship_at_wikipedia.htm This page censored at Wikipedia As is by now well-known, Wikipedia presents itself as an online encyclopedia to which anyone can contribute, and whose entries anyone can edit. The idea is that people who are experts in their field will contribute articles, suitably augmented by others who are equally knowledgeable. This is a nice idea but in practice Wikipedia is unreliable, because anyone can edit articles, and in many cases the main aim of those editing articles is not to present the truth but rather a biassed interpretation. Wikipedia has no effective defense against this (especially since its privileged editors are among the worst offenders) and is thus unreliable. This flaw in Wikipedia manifests itself most often in articles dealing with history or contemporary events, in particular those relating to World War II and its aftermath, and to the events of September 11, 2001, and their consequences. There are people who are determined that certain facts should not receive publicity, and whenever an "unapproved" fact appears on Wikipedia some editor will come along and remove it. In fact there seem to be teams of such trolls, perhaps paid to do their work of censorship and their presentation of particular interpretations of history which their masters want to be the public "truth". Although this falsification occurs mainly in connection with historical articles, there is no guarantee that it does not occur in non-historical articles also, such as those dealing with medicine, psychiatry or pharmacy. Because of this lack of defense against censorship and misrepresentation by determined bands of trolls, Wikipedia is not to be trusted.

Wiki is acting as a disinfo op on all the major assassinations, covert ops and false flag ops. The public is free to edit it as long as it doesn't challenge the Grand Mythos....for which they have censors employed....citing 'balance'.....

Wired, See Who's Editing Wikipedia -- Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign, John Borland, Aug. 14, 2007. CalTech graduate student Virgil Griffith built a search tool that traces IP addresses of those who make Wikipedia changes. On November 17th, 2005, an anonymous Wikipedia user deleted 15 paragraphs from an article on e-voting machine-vendor Diebold, excising an entire section critical of the company's machines. While anonymous, such changes typically leave behind digital fingerprints offering hints about the contributor, such as the location of the computer used to make the edits.  In this case, the changes came from an IP address reserved for the corporate offices of Diebold itself. And it is far from an isolated case. A new data-mining service launched Monday traces millions of Wikipedia entries to their corporate sources, and for the first time puts comprehensive data behind longstanding suspicions of manipulation, which until now have surfaced only piecemeal in investigations of specific allegations. Wikipedia Scanner -- the brainchild of Cal Tech computation and neural-systems graduate student Virgil Griffith -- offers users a searchable database that ties millions of anonymous Wikipedia edits to organizations where those edits apparently originated, by cross-referencing the edits with data on who owns the associated block of internet IP addresses. Inspired by news last year that Congress members' offices had been editing their own entries, Griffith says he got curious, and wanted to know whether big companies and other organizations were doing things in a similarly self-interested vein. "Everything's better if you do it on a huge scale, and automate it," he says with a grin. The online encyclopedia allows anyone to make edits, but keeps detailed logs of all these changes. Users who are logged in are tracked only by their user name, but anonymous changes leave a public record of their IP address.

 

Faith & Politics Institute, Institute Announces Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage From MS to AL, Camille McKinley, Feb. 26, 2014. The Faith & Politics Institute announced the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage slated for March 7 - 9, 2014. This journey will begin in Clarksdale, MS, travel through Ruleville, Money, and Jackson, MS, and end in Selma, AL. Members of the United States Congress will experience a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Mississippi’s Freedom Summer and the 49th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, one of the most pivotal events of the civil rights movement and a moment that the Pilgrimage will commemorate with its 14th march across Edmund Pettus Bridge. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who, as a civil rights activist led the marchers 49 years ago, will serve once again as the Pilgrimage Chairman. Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS), Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Congressman Spencer Bachus (R-AL), and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) will serve as co-hosts. Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R), a leader among those spearheading a new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum to open in 2017, noted the importance of this congressional pilgrimage, "You need to remember your history. The good and the bad parts. Mississippi is a wonderful state, but we have some things in our past that nobody's proud of, shouldn't be. This pilgrimage is a very good occasion for reminding people of the importance of remembering.”

The delegation will include Members of Congress and their guests, religious leaders, civil rights luminaries, journalists and students, among others.

This three-day passage through living history demonstrates the powerful role that spirituality and courage have played in shaping our nation's history. These annual pilgrimages have afforded more than 200 members of the U.S. House and Senate an experiential journey through the history of the American civil rights movement.

“Described by many participants as one of the most valuable experiences they have had while in Congress, the pilgrimages bring people together across political, religious and racial lines, offering opportunities for engaged and reflective dialogue on the value of the civil rights movement and its meaning for us today,” added FPI Founder and Senior Advisor, Rev. Doug Tanner.

 

* You can find Faith & Politics on Twitter at @FaithNPolitics and use the hashtag #FPI14 for this event.

*A few slots remain for media to travel with the Pilgrimage. Please let us know ASAP if interested. Also, we can accommodate media at most individual events and scheduled media avails.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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CONTACT: Camille McKinley, 601-668-8026601-668-8026, cmckinley@eleisongroup.com

The Faith & Politics Institute Announces 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

The 2014 Mississippi Alabama Pilgrimage Itinerary is Included.

More than 20 Members of the U.S. Senate and House are joined by Noted Civil Rights Leaders and other Civic Leaders such as Congressman John Lewis, Congressman Bennie Thompson, Congressman Gregg Harper, South African Ambassador Ibrahim Rasool, Wheeler Parker, Gwendolyn Simmons, Charles McLaurin, Les McLemore, Hollis Watkins, Governor William Winter, Former Congressman Chip Pickering, Leroy Clemons, Neddie Winters, and Natasha Tretheway at Stops in Clarksdale, Ruleville, Money, and Jackson, Mississippi, ending in Selma, Alabama.

WASHINGTON --- The Faith & Politics Institute (FPI) today announced the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage slated for March 7 - 9, 2014. This journey will begin in Clarksdale, MS, travel through Ruleville, Money, and Jackson, MS, and end in Selma, AL. Members of the United States Congress will experience a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. “The Faith & Politics Institute will be facilitating the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage where Members of Congress come together, not as Democrats, not as Republicans, but as Americans, men and women who believe somehow and some way that we can find a way to create the American Community,” said U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA). This year marks the 50th anniversary of Mississippi’s Freedom Summer and the 49th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, one of the most pivotal events of the civil rights movement and a moment that the Pilgrimage will commemorate with its 14th march across Edmund Pettus Bridge. Rep. Lewis, who, as a civil rights activist, led the marchers 49 years ago, will serve once again as the Pilgrimage Chairman. Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS), Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Congressman Spencer Bachus (R-AL), and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) will serve as co-hosts. Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, a leader among those spearheading a new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum to open in 2017, noted the importance of this Faith & Politics congressional pilgrimage, "You need to remember your history. The good and the bad parts. Mississippi is a wonderful state, but we have some things in our past that nobody's proud of, shouldn't be. This pilgrimage is a very good occasion for reminding people of the importance of remembering.”

The delegation will include Members of Congress and their guests, religious leaders, civil rights luminaries, journalists and students, among others.

This three-day passage through living history demonstrates the powerful role that spirituality and courage have played in shaping our nation's history. These annual pilgrimages have afforded more than 200 members of the U.S. House and Senate an experiential journey through the history of the American civil rights movement.

“Described by many participants as one of the most valuable experiences they have had while in Congress, the pilgrimages bring people together across political, religious and racial lines, offering opportunities for engaged and reflective dialogue on the value of the civil rights movement and its meaning for us today,” added FPI Founder and Senior Advisor, Rev. Doug Tanner.

PUBLIC SCHEDULE:

Friday, March 7

12:00 PM CST

Lunch at Ground Zero Blues Club and Tour to Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS

12:00 PM Press AVAIL at Ground Zero Blues Club with Rep. Lewis and others

3:30 PM CST

Program at Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden. Participants will join the Fannie Lou Hamer Legacy Committee in laying a wreath on Hamer’s grave, Ruleville, MS

5:00 PM CST

Program on Emmett Till at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Money, MS

8:00 PM CST

Dinner at Jackson Marriott, Jackson, MS

Saturday, March 8

9:15 AM CST

Visit to Medgar Evers Home Museum

11:00 AM CST

Mississippi Veterans of Civil Rights Movement Program, with focus on Mississippi Freedom Summer, held in historic Woodworth chapel at Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS

11:00 AM Press AVAIL at the historic Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo College

12:15 AM CST

Lunch at Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS

2:00 PM CST

Signs of Hope & Healing Program at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, Jackson, MS

7:00 PM CST

Dinner at the Old Capitol Inn, Jackson, MS

Sunday, March 9

10:00 AM CST

Press AVAIL on Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma

11:00 AM CST

Worship at Brown Chapel AME where the meetings were held leading up to the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday, Selma, AL

12:30 PM CST

Lunch at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, Selma, AL

2:00 PM CST

Re-enactment of 1965 March across Edmund Pettus Bridge, Nearly 2 mile march begins outside Brown Chapel, AME and ends with bridge crossing, Selma, AL

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The FAITH & POLITICS INSTITUTE:

For twenty-two years, The Faith & Politics Institute has served hundreds of members of Congress and congressional staff by offering experiential pilgrimages, reflection groups, retreats and public forums. In a world that is increasingly interconnected, we are dedicated to doing this work with the Congress because of their ties to a broad constituency and their leadership in local, national and global policy. The Faith & Politics Institute enhances the quality and effectiveness of political leadership by providing opportunities for members of Congress and congressional staff to strengthen their personal leadership through participation in spiritually grounded group dialogue and reflection. The Faith & Politics Institute contributes to effective government by bringing members of Congress and congressional staff together in a spirit of reconciliation across lines of race, religion and political party for the purpose of working together in service of our nation and the world. The Faith & Politics Institute strengthens democracy by bringing members of Congress and the public they serve together across differences of race, religion and political party in settings that promote understanding through dialogue and reflection. Visit Faith & Politics online at: http://www.faithandpolitics.org/