Wednesday, November 13, 2013

THE MATRIX: the newspaper of truth

Recruiting for The Matrix:

New Newspaper about Peace and Truth 

We are starting a full color, high impact, socially empowering, spiritually curious, aggressively wonderful newspaper, social network, and website. We are about peace, truth, non-violence, social transformation, and personal improvement. We  break down barriers between ideologies. We free minds. It’s time to create a whole new reality.

We are looking for writers, artists, people to help out, people to sell ads, people with a deep commitment to social change. We are pro-freedom and pro-truth. We are pro-entrepreneurship, without being in favor of corporate capitalism, imperialism, and war. We are against domestic surveillance. We lean towards a new politics: committed to democracy, and deep freedom. We are skeptical of power, influenced by anarchism, civil libertarianism, but also interested in class consciousness. We are seeking to build a coalition of independent third parties. We aim to unite people around the simple ideals- peace, truth, freedom- these ideals forge the future.  Some of us were involved Occupy Wall Street, and want to take that urge to a whole new level of breakthrough. Occupy showed us that the masses are on our side. The new Bitcoin currency shows that free market mechanisms can support something disruptive that bypasses the economic status quo. It’s time for our society to experience some empowering, non-dogmatic, universal spiritual and economic development. It's time for the brilliance of fiery heroes.

Here's an excerpt from our upcoming story on Bitcoin:
Roger Ver, a charismatic Bitcoin investor known informally as “Bitcoin Jesus”  recently told the LeWeb 2013 conference, “One of the things governments around the world do currently is they finance their wars and the things that they do through inflation. The just print money for whatever it is that they want to spend it on. If the world were using Bitcoin that would no longer be a possibility. If you’re opposed to governments inflating money to pay for wars around the world, Bitcoin should be something you’re interested in.”

We plan to use a cooperative model. Once this project gets going, it will walk its talk: We will share the profits of each issue among the writers, artists, editors, designers, and ad sales people who help build the momentum. We will use worker democracy and consensus, as much as possible. We will also give due respect to the intense energy of individual artistic vision. We will be pragmatic and seek to get out one paper a month, for the first year, and grow it from there. As the newspaper grows in value, contributors will have a share in its profits, and ownership, through shares.

Peoples’ talents are the true assets. We are looking for people who want to get to know us, and then make a commitment to the project.

Our Philosophy of Small Business Advertising:

I’m Sander Hicks, an activist small business owner, independent publisher and licensed NYC contractor.

I know that advertising can help your small business. To get new customers, you need a chance to contact 50,000 people at once. We are here to help.

I used to run the Vox Pop Café in Brooklyn. I worked with my own local newspaper, New York Megaphone, and put a lot of little ads, in each issue of the paper. We offered coupons and discounts. We did it in every issue, and the Megaphone printed a ton of papers. It worked. Our revenue went up 45% in a year.

At The Matrix, we will work with our readers, our social networks, our email lists, our communities. We will do live events and have our advertisers meet our readers. We want long-term relationships with people, our coworkers, and our advertisers.

As Publisher of The Matrix, I will do everything I can to help your business. You support our paper, and we will use everything we can to help you win new customers.  We have 3,000 friends on facebook. We are a social network.

This is a great opportunity for those who embrace what we stand for, and share our vision. 

Let’s build this.


Sander Hicks

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fetzer Takes on Boston Bombing

I used to be professor Jim Fetzer's publisher. We did a book that took a hard look at the timley and 
mysterious plane crash death of Senator Paul Wellstone.

Ten years later, it's good to see that he's still at it, taking on the Boston Bombing in 
his new book, below. 

(Sure, some people don't love some of the directions he's taken in the always contentious fields of 9/11 Truth, but
let's put that aside for a moment, and look at Boston.)
Even if the 9/11 Truth Movement is recharging right now, maybe it's time for.... Boston Truth!


By Mike Palecek 

The Boston Marathon bombing of April 15th is "the most obvious 'false flag' attack in U.S. history," Dr. Jim Fetzer, a distinguished university professor and author of 20 books on artificial intelligence and cognitive science, says. The attacks, near the finish line of the annual event, killed three spectators and injured 264 more, forcing a halt to the race.

"The Boston bombing was an obvious staged event…where the perps were not those two (Tsarnaev) brothers but members of the paramilitary company Craft International," of Dallas, Tex., Fetzer writes in the new book "The Dynamic Duo"(CWG Press). Craft is a private mercenary firm that provides mercenaries to clients, and trains military fighters.

The official story is that the Tsarnaev brothers had pressure cooker bombs in their backpacks and left them (to explode), but Fetzer says, "its pretty bizarre these all these paramilitary guys are running around with big black backpacks and there's a picture of the exploded backpack that has a white square on it which is identical to the black backpack with a white square on it worn by one of the paramilitary (Craft) guys, and there's photos showing the surviving brother (Dzhokhar) leaving the scene apparently with his backpack still on." 

Fetzer said photographs show Craft personnel on the scene with backpacks that "were a match for one that exploded" but that the two backpacks that did explode "are not the same" as the one Dzhokhar was wearing." He goes on to say "They had Craft International paramilitary guys out there planting the bombs in full view…you can see them planting the bombs in the film." 

Fetzer also said he has videos of older brother Tamerlan being arrested and put naked into a police vehicle. One witness reportedly saw the police run over him repeatedly with an SUV."And after he's been arrested, he turns up dead, where his body has been brutalized and mutilated. Who else could have done this than the police?"

Alternative media, Fetzer said, "turned up photos of men in military garb and distinctive baseball caps that featured a skull logo, talking on cell phones and carrying backpacks that looked just like those that had been used in the bombings."

(Craft International's website explains its skull logo reflects its late founder Chris Kyle's "life and service," "mainly honors his fallen teammates" and is intended "to strike fear in the enemy.")

Fetzer writes there is no apparent motive for the brothers to plant bombs at the Boston marathon "but there is an urgent need for the Department of Homeland Security and FBI to concoct some fantastic scenario that will draw attention from the public's dawning realization…that Chechen terrorists had nothing to do with it."

"The Dynamic Duo" book may be ordered from Palecek is editor of the book.
This story prepared by Sherwood Ross Associates, media consultants. Contact Ross at to arrange for interviews.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

White Collar Crime to Open Up for Japanese Punk Legends Ultra Bidé

Come out to the Cake Shop, on Ludlow Street and Stanton, LES, NYC, this Saturday night, 10/26/13, 8 PM, to be sonically annihilated by the interstellar noise of Alternative Tentacles' Ultra-Bidé and the liberating art punk of White Collar Crime. Also playing is Paint Fumes, fuzzed out indie punk from the Carolinas.

White Collar Crime is the brainchild of Sander Hicks, the social activist who started indie publishing company Soft Skull Press, and the radical coffee shop Vox Pop. Hicks sings about the NYC police state, the 9/11 cover-up and his addiction to love, backed up by the tight organ-bass-drums trio of Dale, Jon and Nick. The songs are full of raw emotion and sharp lyrics. White Collar Crime's live performances are filled with intense energy. Brandon Stousey (now with Pitchfork) in year 2000 said, "My friend turned to me and said, 'this is the best band ever.' My neck was shivering and I was ready to storm the White House. "

Dale W. Miller of White Collar Crime says, "I went to check out Ultra Bidé at The Saint in Asbury Park and the energy they created was like nothing I have heard before. They are right up there with my favorite Japanese noise bands, Melt-Banana, Ruins and Boredoms. They go beyond. They will not let you down. The sound they create with just two basses, vocals & drums is full and powerful. They hit the stage hard and quick, like any punk band should, leaving you wanting more. I know this Saturday they will not disappoint."

Ultra Bide record for Alternative Tentacles Records, a label founded by Dead Kennedys front man Jello Biafra. Jello met White Collar Crime's Sander Hicks in 2004, outside Sotheby's auction house, where the two were protesting the auctioning off of Johnny Cash's memorabilia during the RNC convention. Audio of this imprompty interview here:

Paint Fumes are a full on overdriven fuzzed out punk band form Charlotte, North Carolina. Their stimulating sound reminds one of Thee Oh Sees or Ty Segall.  The Trio consist of two guitarists and a drummer yet their sound is huge. CD out on Slovenly Records.

For More Info: Contact Skyler, indie rocker moonlighting as publicist   

561 674 7453
Links to Music on Web: Ultra Bidé ,
White Collar Crime,
Sander Hicks new songs

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mainstream Journalist Hersh Censored on Bin Laden Murder Questions

Mainstream Journalist Hersh Censored on Bin Laden Murder Questions

Dr. Kevin Barrett
Press TV
October 20, 2013

Several leading American mainstream journalists say that the US government is lying about 9/11 and the so-called war on terror. Unfortunately, media owners and editors won’t let them report their findings.

Recently, Seymour Hersh, America’s top mainstream investigative reporter, broke the news that the US government’s claim to have killed Osama Bin Laden on May 2nd, 2011 is “a big lie. There is not one word of truth in it.”

Hersh went on to harshly criticize his long-time employer, the New York Times, and other big media outlets: “We lie about everything, lying has become the staple.” He said all big US media outlets should be shut down for lying to the American people.

Other mainstream journalists agree that the US government’s story of Osama Bin Laden and 9/11 is a big lie. Sherwood Ross, an award-winning journalist who has worked for the City News Bureau of Chicago, the Chicago Daily News, and for Reuters and other wire services, told me in a recent radio interview:

“It’s very doubtful that Muslims were behind 9/11. Think about this for one minute: That President Bush’s family had done business with the family of the man who allegedly made the terrorist attack, Osama Bin Laden. The Bin Laden family was actually on the board of Bush’s oil company. How is it possible that of all the billions of families in the world, the one family that makes the attack on America has done business with the President of America. That sounds more like a favor than anything else. I don’t think 9/11 was an Arab conspiracy or a Muslim conspiracy. I think it’s an American conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States and install what is becoming a police state, and also to advance the imperial ambitions of the United States, to swindle the Middle East out of their energy resources.”

Ross explained that American journalists are no longer free to expose even the most outrageous official falsehoods and fabrications:

“You don’t see any serious questioning by the mainstream media. I thought one of the tip-offs that it was a put-up job was when a cameraman from a little weekly in Pennsylvania went to the site where this airliner had supposedly crashed (on 9/11). And he said, ‘I didn’t see any airliner. I saw a hole in the ground. I didn’t see any bodies. I didn’t see any luggage.’ All right, maybe that guy just made this up. But I don’t think so. I think he was just doing his job. And then at the Pentagon, you had the claim that airliner hit it. But again, there was no wreckage. Reporters who worked in the Press Room at the Pentagon went out there on the lawn, and they couldn’t see any airliner. So, over and over again, you have manufactured lies that the press largely is not reporting.”

I asked Ross whether he is allowed to express such views in his articles for the Miami Herald, the Chicago Daily News, or the wire services. He answered:

“Absolutely not. When I used to write for Reuters, covering workplace issues, for ten years, my columns were picked up from the New York Times to the L.A. Times. But if you write about ‘why did 7 World Trade Center collapse when it wasn’t hit by an airplane,’ nobody will pick it up. So, now my columns are used on the Internet by bloggers, and they’re used by Middle East wire services. I get phone calls from Press TV, and you can read my interviews there. But you won’t see me quoted by the Associated Press.”

Another leading American journalist, Paul Craig Roberts, has also been banned from US mainstream media for telling the truth about 9/11. Dr. Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, won the French Legion of Honor and other awards for his contributions to economics, and has been a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and other mainstream publications. But since he spoke out about the controlled demolitions of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11, Paul Craig Roberts has been put on the mainstream media’s no-publish list.

In a recent interview on my radio show, Dr. Roberts explained why the US mainstream media, as Seymour Hersh said, lies about everything:

“One of the worst things that ever happened (to America) was when President Clinton allowed five companies to concentrate the American media. That destroyed its independence. And ever since Clinton permitted that, which was totally against all American tradition, and totally against the antitrust law … but in the United States, as we’ve seen, law doesn’t mean anything anymore. The minute these five conglomerates concentrated the media, the independence of the media disappeared. It’s no longer run by journalists, it’s run by corporate advertising executives. The value of these media conglomerates resides in their federal broadcast licenses. And so they can’t dare offend the government. Their licenses may not get renewed, and the entire multi-billion-dollar value of the companies would disappear. So, the so-called mainstream media is no longer the media. It doesn’t tell you anything. It’s a propaganda ministry – the Ministry of Propaganda. Gerald Celente calls them ‘presstitutes.’”

Rather than writing for the mainstream media, Paul Craig Roberts is now exposing the fake killing of Osama Bin Laden and deconstructing the 9/11 false-flag operation for an independent outlet called the Institute for Political Economy. In a recent article published on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Roberts wrote:

“The neoconservatives who advocate America’s hegemony over the world called for ‘a new Pearl Harbor’ that would allow them to launch wars of conquest … No evidence exists that supports the government’s 9/11 story … On this 12th anniversary of a false-flag event, it is unnecessary for me to report the voluminous evidence that conclusively proves that the official story is a lie. You can read it for yourself. It is available online. You can read what the architects and engineers (for 9/11 truth) have to say. You can read the scientists’ reports. You can hear from the first responders who were in the WTC towers. You can read the pilots who say that the maneuvers associated with the airliner that allegedly hit the Pentagon are beyond their skills and most certainly were not performed by inexperienced pilots. You can read David Griffin’s many books. You can watch the film produced by Richard Gage and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 truth. You can read the 9/11 Toronto Report, International Hearings on 9/11.”

But don’t bother reading the mainstream media. As Seymour Hersh, Sherwood Ross, Paul Craig Roberts, and a rapidly growing number of ordinary Americans realize, the mainstream media’s motto is now: “We lie about everything. Lying has become the staple.”

The government’s not demanding an investigation into an event that is the greatest embarrassment to a “superpower” in world history is a complete give-away that 9/11 was a false-flag event."

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Upcoming Events for the 2 Year Anniversary of Occupy

I am inspired by this email from OWS - and am reposting it here on my blog. I am inspired by the recent film on Occupy that I posted about earlier. I am just generally inspired today, loving life, had a great workout, can't wait for the show tonight.....

Featured S17 Actions

Join the People’s Puppets for a morning bell procession around Wall Street!

Starting at 8am we will have a song teach-in for anyone that would like to participate in our musical, color-filled visual procession. This includes bringing to life the Declaration of the Occupation of NYC flowchart, which you can help build in our studio this Thursday, September 12th from 7:30 - and again on Monday the 16th.

Join Occupy and allies for an action in support of the Robin Hood Tax, a transactional tax that will bill Wall Street for what they owe the American public, at 5 pm at the UN.

The Robin Hood Tax is a financial transaction tax that takes .05% of all financial transactions and puts that money towards essential social services like health care, student debt, global health, AIDS prevention and more

The action is assembling at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at the United Nations as the UN General Assembly Opens to protest the global connections to local austerity, before marching to JP Morgan Chase and various other poignant locations to demand that Wall Street pay back the money they stole from us.

Occupiers and community groups are heading to Pace University at 6pm to speak out against the influence of Wall Street cash on our democracy.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption has begun its statewide sweep of campaign finance abuses, with the the first hearing fortuitously being held on September 17 in the financial district.

The decision makers will be right there, and you will be heard. Join us.

Occupy these S17 actions and events

Friday, September 15th:

Join Ballet at the Barricades at the Wall Street Bull for a free ballet class at 5 pm. Raise awareness for the upcoming S17 events and get some exercise. No experience necessary, either in ballet or rabble-rousing.

Participate in a walking tour and cartography party, starting from Bowling Green Park at 4 pm, that honors your own memories of the Occupy movement. Take time to remember your own experiences, hear those of others, and plan for the future.

Tuesday, September 17th:

On the morning of S17, the OWS Alternative Banking working group is releasing a new book entitled Occupy Finance.

The OWS Labor Outreach working group is also holding a solidarity action in Support of Fast Food Workers.

Then there is a protest of the Trans Pacific Pipeline, as well as a TPP Puppet Theater Spectacle. Want to help? Check out the performer call at

You can further join the People's exchange, and keep tabs on on-going plans for actiona citywide assembly, and a people's assembly to end the day.

For more on S17

Go to to learn about ongoing plans.

Find additional S17 actions and information at InterOccupyNYCGA.netOccuEvolve, and on the OWS S17 2013 Facebook event page.

Occupy in the News

99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film was released this week, screening in LA and NYC until tomorrow. This documentary, made up of footage from amateur and professional cameras, is said to capture the spirit of that moment in 2011.

Fast Company took lessons from the extreme collaboration inherent to how the 107 filmmakers were able to put this together. The New York Times further depicted how “Such pluralism is a metaphor for its subject, as the variety of physical perspectives lends a vivid you-are-there aspect to this record of the Zuccotti Park protest in New York in 2011.”

“The film is not unlike Occupy itself--fascinating, intensely photogenic, frenzied and occasionally maddening”, remarked the The Daily Beast.  

Occupy Network team member Kristian Nammack reviews it by reporting that: “It is an amazing document, especially for those of us who were not in The Park. Lots of familiar faces, and it really ties back well to the original OWS focus on the personal and social destruction inherent in gross income inequality.”

Lastly: “Almost two years to the day that the Occupy Wall Street movement started, a report confirms that the rich are getting even richer.

Indeed, the top one percent took record 19.3% of US income last year - the LARGEST share of pre-tax income since 1927. We clearly have much more work to do.