Columbia University announces the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners on Monday, April 14. “Enabling espionage does not equal journalism. Recognizing spy enablers would give the Pulitzers a black eye,” media watchdog Cliff Kincaid says of possible awards to NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s media collaborators.

A press conference earlier in the day is to be followed by comments at Columbia University after Pulitzer Prize Announcements.

11:00 am to 12:30 p.m., Women’s National Republican Club (Lincoln Room), 3 West 51st Street, New York, New York.

3:30-4:00 p.m. Outside Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism (Main entrance is on Broadway at West 116th Street.

Speakers: Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival and director of the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism, and Walter Zaryckyj, executive director of the Center for U.S.-Ukrainian Relations. Zaryckyj will address the continuing controversy over New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Walter Duranty’s shameful cover-up of Communist dictator Joseph Stalin’s murder of millions in the Ukraine.

Contact Phil Kent at [email protected] or (404) 226-3549

See: http://americasurvival.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/April14-announcement.pdf


Last Minute!!! Trevor Loudon Speaking in Bay Area Tonight

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal


In a last minute arrangement, New Zealand author Trevor Loudon will be speaking on his book The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress, tonight, April 10, at 7.30 pm.

The venue will be at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA, 94065.

This is Loudon’s second to last speaking engagement on the current US tour.

Be there. Bring a friend.


How Putin Uses KGB-style “Active Measures”

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

The global crisis over Ukraine is bringing much-needed attention to what North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen calls “Russian propaganda and disinformation,” a campaign of deliberate lies and distortions emanating from Moscow which attempts to control the narrative over what is happening on the ground.

At the same time, the lack of an effective U.S. response has reminded experts in the field of “information warfare” that U.S. government efforts to counter “active measures” were mostly dismantled at the end of the Cold War.

Thomas Boghardt, historian at the International Spy Museum, notes that Soviet “active measures” aimed to discredit the United States and “conquer world public opinion.” He quotes retired KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin as saying, “It’s a tradition, it’s not something new. That’s important to see the past projected onto the present—and the future.”

During the 1980s, under President Reagan, there was a federal “Active Measures Working Group” to counter Soviet propaganda. This group of officials from various federal agencies was run out of the U.S. Information Agency, later folded into the State Department.

A 1984 video on “Soviet Active Measures” was produced by the U.S. Information Agency and is now available on YouTube. It features a Soviet KGB defector, Stanislav Levchenko. With Herbert Romerstein, a member of the Active Measures Working Group, Levchenko wrote The KGB Against the “Main Enemy”: How the Soviet Intelligence Service Operates Against the United States.

Russian President Vladimir Putin would have been deeply involved in these activities. During the late 1980s he was a KGB colonel and spy in East Germany. Later, he became head of the FSB, the KGB’s main successor.

In what AIM called “one of the most notorious examples of Communist disinformation appearing in the U.S. media,” Dan Rather aired the Soviet claim that the AIDS virus was manufactured in a Pentagon laboratory, without offering any rebuttal.

Today, the Russian government is so brazen that it pumps propaganda directly into American living rooms through Russia Today (RT), the Moscow-funded English-language channel carried by Comcast and other cable systems.

On April 8, for example, RT host Thom Hartmann gave airtime to Putin apologist Stephen Cohen, identified as one of several commentators “whose observations are often egregiously at odds with verifiable facts” in “A User’s Guide to Russian Propaganda,” compiled by several pro-Ukrainian activists.

Hartmann was once hailed by the publication POLITICO as a progressive hero, in a story ignoring his service to Moscow as a paid Russian agent.

However, some conservatives are also following the Kremlin line, including radio talk-show host Michael Savage and Patrick J. Buchanan.

In a column entitled “When Conservatives Go Wrong,” analyst J.R. Nyquist says about Buchanan, who insists that Putin is a committed Christian, “Like many famous names from earlier decades, Buchanan has become a fellow traveler and a ‘useful idiot.’”

But there is hope, some of it due to the heavy-handed nature of Russian propaganda over Ukraine and the willingness of people with access to the facts to dispute it.

For example, The New York Times has effectively debunked Russian propaganda claims about neo-Nazis running rampant in Ukraine and influencing the new government. “Among Ukraine’s Jews, the Bigger Worry Is Putin, Not Pogroms,” was the headline over the Times article. Pogrom is a Russian word designating an organized attack on Jews. The Times said, “Despite assertions by Russia, many Ukrainian Jews say there has not been a resurgence of anti-Semitism since the revolution in February.”

The paper noted evidence that it’s Putin, not the government of Ukraine, taking the side of anti-Semites and neo-Nazis. An open letter to Putin from representatives of more than 20 Ukrainian Jewish organizations asserted that Russian neo-Nazis “are encouraged by your security forces.”

Meanwhile, Russian propaganda is resulting in anti-Catholic bigotry in the now Russian-occupied part of Ukraine known as Crimea.

Bishop Bohdan Dzyurakh, secretary-general of the Ukrainian Catholic Synod of Bishops, told Catholic News Service about “the threats and accusations” against his community, recalling “Soviet propaganda from when our church was suppressed in 1945-46, and we’ve no illusions as to what this portends.”

He went on: “Catholics who support Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity are being viewed as enemies. Priests’ families are also being mistreated by people influenced by Russian propaganda, which has succeeded in fueling aggression between citizens who previously lived in peace.”

Catholic News Service added, “The Ukrainian Catholic Church, a Byzantine rite, was outlawed under Soviet rule from 1946 to 1989, when many clergy were imprisoned and most church properties seized by the state or transferred to Russian Orthodox possession.”

In Crimea, according to the news agency, Bishop Dzyurakh said the situation was “tense and dangerous” for Catholic clergy, after one priest was arrested and threatened with prison, and other priests were branded as “Vatican agents” and warned to leave.

The Russian Orthodox Church, long dominated and controlled by the Soviet/Russian intelligence services, backs the Putin regime. Putin claimed the takeover of Crimea was designed to protect the Russians there from “rabid Ukrainian nationalists, neo-Nazis and anti-Semites” in control of the government of Ukraine.

The report, “A User’s Guide to Russian Propaganda,” notes that “the Russian propaganda machine is a mature and venerable institution that engages in an art that, for better or for worse, the West simply does not practice as often nor as effectively.” It concludes, “Propaganda is a very powerful tool in times of war. Primary sources and data are readily available to verify the facts to counter that propaganda. Too many lives are at stake not to do so.”

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected]. View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.


Cliven Bundy speaking at the Moapa Valley Town Board meeting 04/09/14

Hat Tip: BB
Updates are ongoing…

Do you recognize your country anymore? I don’t.

Cliven Bundy Calls on Sheriff to Start Arresting BLM Feds

Feds Assault Cancer Victim, Pregnant Woman in Clash With Bundy Supporters

Bulleted Bundy Story – A Tale of Stolen Cattle, Safe Tortoises, Lost Liberty, Wasted Sovereignty

“The First Amendment is Not an Area”

Oath Keepers to help with Bundy protest.

One of my best friends is on the front lines now with Mr. Bundy and family. She is taking the line with OathKeepers – Michele Fiore. Michele is part of my family – keep her in your prayers. She’s a Nevada State Rep. and one of the bravest women I have ever known. If I could, I’d be there with her. I have FB’d her and will post as I can.

From Sipsey Street Irregulars, per OathKeepers:

Oath Keepers,

We need a presence there immediately to help prevent the feds sparking another Ruby Ridge or Waco incident in the Bundy stand-off.

Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhJ6H9vlEDA&feature=youtu.be.

Nevada State Rep. Michele Fiore . . . is on site right now at the protest site outside the Bundy ranch, and she is helping us assemble a coalition of Nevada state legislators. We are also working with WA State Rep Matt Shea to put together a delegation of other Western State Representatives to go there to support Rep. Fiore and her coalition, and we are working with Sheriff Mack to bring a delegation of current serving CSPOA Sheriffs to stand vigil there. We need Oath Keepers to also show up and stand vigil and support this family and the patriot legislators and sheriffs who are taking the lead in defending them. This is critical. The goal is to stand vigil to prevent another Waco or Ruby Ridge, and to put pressure on the Nevada Governor to honor the oath he took by standing up for this family and for the state of Nevada.

I fly to Vegas tomorrow. Sheriff Mack is coming too, along with the current serving Sheriffs he is rallying to the cause.

All who can make it, need to be there. We need numbers – boots on the ground. The more the better. For those who are coming, please rally at the public protest site near the ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada. To get there, take I-15 North, toward Mesquite, and get off at exit 112. Go right two miles (you can only go right). You will see tall flag poles and signs. Can’t miss it.

Per Ammon Bundy, here are some rules:

First, NO MILITARY CAMMO. This is a protest by rural Americans. Dress accordingly. (from me: Oath Keepers can wear Oath Keepers polos if you have them, or OK T shirts, but please no cammo. Let’s respect the Bundy family request).

No open carry of rifles. Any rifles people may have with them need to stay in the vehicles. When you arrive at the protest rally point, ask for Ammon Bundy, Cliven Bundy’s son, to check in. If he is not there, he will have designated another family rep for you to check in with. DO NOT go past that first rally point/protest site with the flags that the family has set up on private land. Beyond that is the road to their ranch, and no one is to drive to the ranch without express permission and escort by Cliven Bundy or his sons. Please respect their need for security and privacy.

No volunteer is to give any media interviews. Refer all media first and foremost to the Bundy family members present, in particular Cliven Bundy, Ammon, or one of the other sons. And/or refer them to one of the current serving Nevada State legislators who will be there, such as Michele Fiore (she is gathering a coalition of Nevada representatives), or one of the current serving Sheriff’s who will be coming. We are there to support them, and let them handle the media.

If any media ask to interview Oath Keepers, please refer them to me, but I will likely just refer them to the family until we do a press conference once Sheriff Mack arrives – and even then, the focus will be on the coalition of current serving Western State Legislators and Sheriffs that we are helping to gather. They and the family will be the main effort, and we are there as support.

BRING CAMERAS. Film everything. The more cameras, the better.

Bring relevant signs about honoring the oath, respecting property rights and free speech rights. We are there to stand up for rural Americans who are under attack and to pressure the Governor and the Clark County Sheriff to do their duty.

Ammon said volunteers can camp on private property that is on the side of the road at the main protest site the family has set up (the first gathering place you will come to with signs and flags once you get off I-15 at exit 112 and go about two miles). Again, please ask the family members present where to park and where to camp if you want to camp.


All I will say here, is that if Michele has one hair on her head ruffled, then God help them. I will go and I will bring many, many with me.

Tense Video: Feds Taser Pro-Nevada Rancher Protester During Clash

‘Expect To See A Band Of Soldiers’: Militia Members Arrive At Nevada Ranch

20 Cowboys Break Fed Blockade in Nevada, Retrieve Cattle

Nevada officials blast feds over treatment of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy

Revolution Now In Nevada – What You Can Do To Fight Back

UPDATE: Up to 5,000 Armed Militia Members Will Be Arriving in Bunkerville, Nevada Today

CBS reports that militias from Texas, Montana, Utah, New Hampshire and Florida will be standing with Bundy against the Bureau of Land Management. Up to 5,000 militia members are now en route. Giddy up.

Militias arrive at the Clive Bundy Ranch

NEVADA RANCHER CLIVEN BUNDY: “They’re Throwing Little Old Ladies on the Ground and Siccing Dogs on Them” (Audio w/Dana Loesch)

“They’re throwing little old ladies on the ground and they’re siccing dogs on them.”

BLM Rangers Brought in From Out of State for Nevada Ranch ‘Emergency’

Open letter From Rep. Matt Shea

Standoff In Nevada: Another Federal Siege Against The Innocent

Sheriff Mack and Oath Keepers to stand with Nevada rancher against the BLM

The Bundy Ranch Update

Standoff at Nevada Ranch Drags On

Coalition of Western State Legislators, Sheriffs, and Veterans Stand Vigil in Support of Embattled Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy ‘To Prevent Another Ruby Ridge or Waco”

Coalition of Western State Legislators, Sheriffs, and Veterans Stand Vigil in Support of Embattled Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy ‘To Prevent Another Ruby Ridge or Waco”

BIGGER THAN CLIVEN BUNDY: NV Stand-Off, “The Feds Are Coming After Our Lands … Setting Precedence with Bundy”

Militias head to Nevada rancher’s standoff with feds: We’re not ‘afraid to shoot’

The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment

Senator Harry Reid: the cattle rustler


BLM Action in Nevada is Unconstitutional, Here’s Why

Militiamen make their presence felt in protest of BLM livestock grab

Shiree Bundy Cox on the Bundy Family Allotment That Was “Bought”: BLM Background and Public Lands

Showdown on the range: Nevada rancher, feds face off over cattle grazing rights

Tea Party Lawmaker: Nev. Cattle Roundup ‘Reminded Me Of Tiananmen Square’

Armed militias rally in support of Nevada rancher

Feds Refuse to Say If They’ve Euthanized Cattle

Supporters gather outside LVPD headquarters

Breaking: Sen. Harry Reid Behind BLM Land Grab of Bundy Ranch

Multiple Reports Of Cell Towers Near Bundy Ranch Being Shut Down


Communities Digital News Hour – Guest Ms. Terresa Monroe Hamilton

Open Rebellion Radio

My special guest on the new Communities Digital News Hour is Ms. Terresa Monroe Hamilton, a friend of Open Rebellion Radio and Blasted Fools and a noted blogger on Noisy Room.net. Terresa is also one of the best networked individuals nationally in the Tea Party movement and assists Trevor Loudon with research for KeyWiki.org and his blog site, NewZeal.

In addition to wrapping up the news of the week, we will discuss an event that Terresa is covering, having to do with the Bureau of Land Management Federal Agents, 200 of them, acting arrogantly under color of law and subverting a Nevada rancher’s due process and arbitrarily limiting 1st Amendment rights.

Tune in tomorrow, Friday, April 11th, at 3:30 PM PST, 5:30 PM Central or 6:30 PM EST at Open Rebellion Radio.