Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

November 23, 2011

Facebook Freezes my Content: Lets Have a Look

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Retired Capt. Police Chief Ray Lewis
supporting Occupy Wall Street in
New York, the most controversial
photo from my Facebook posts, based
on the responses.
(OWS photo)

Facebook froze information that was shared with me for the past week, preventing me from viewing an important meeting of Navajos fighting Wildcat Mining on the sacred mountain in Hesperus, Colorado. I was also prevented from sharing a photo of the type of surveillance van photographed outside Occupy Wall Street.

Why did Facebook freeze content that was tagged for me to post and tagged for me to share? Facebook said I had violated its policies. Since I have no idea what policy I violated (and really couldn't care less) I took a look back at my most controversial posts from a week ago.

Possibly, Facebook didn't appreciate the ACLU article, "The Social Network is Stalking You."

However, based on the responses of the trolls on Facebook -- those who attempt to discredit, confuse and distract -- the most controversial post would have been this photo of Retired Police Capt. Ray Lewis of Philadelphia, supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.

But really, there was so much police abuse of peaceful protesters across the nation about one week ago, that any of the following posts could have been sufficient to trigger Big Brother slamming my Facebook content into ice-chest mode.

Here's my list of the top 20 controversial posts that could have triggered Facebook freezing my incoming content last week.

We begin with the photo of the police surveillance van parked outside Occupy Wall Street in New York, during the raid on Zuccotti Park.

Surveillance van at Occupy Wall Street during
raid on Zuccotti Park, Nov. 15.

Here's 19 other controversial posts on my Facebook:

CENSORED NEWS: Anonymous Exposing Law Enforcement after Police Brutalize Occupy Movement

Seattle's 84 yr old: "I feel so energized! It is amazing what a little pepper spray will do for you!"

Anonymous circumvents 'no masks' rules, by painting their faces!

For those of you who wanted to identify Homeland Security secret police at Occupy movements. Here's the photos from Portland:

Police State Tactics: Signs Point to a Coordinated National Program to Try and Unoccupy Wall Street.

CENSORED NEWS: VIDEO: Police captain joins Occupy Wall Street

The Social Network is Stalking You

Arrests underway inside Bank of America San Francisco, where 100 protesters took over the bank; crowd marching in streets. Live on ABC:

Occupying Solidarity with Indigenous Rights

More photos of police with assault rifles on rampage at Occupy Chapel Hill NC:

CENSORED NEWS: Video: New York Police Assault Occupiers

New York Councilman assaulted by police at Occupy raid, arrested, denied access to attorney:

AP cracks the whip on staff tweeters! When you're arrested, don't scoop the wire with a tweet:

NY Mayor's Big Lie about Occupy's library. Laptops destroyed:

CENSORED NEWS: Seattle Police Pepper Spray Woman, 84, at Occupy March

CENSORED NEWS: Video: Police beating Berkeley students, young women

CENSORED NEWS: Alameda Sheriff's officers beat women, deny ACLU records

CENSORED NEWS: Photo: Police officer beats Occupy Wall Street protester with fist

New York police say people can retrieve their seized belongings from the dumpster. (Photo from livestream Tuesday, Nov. 15: Police threw personal belongings, including laptops and thousands of books, into piles and threw them in a dumpster.)

Here's the announcement that I was prevented from viewing, when Facebook froze my incoming content:

Save Dibé Nitsaa!! Sacred Navajo North Mountain in Durango, CO

by Shannon Francis on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 12:19am
Meeting with Native American Students / Buffalo Council, Navajo Nation Rep., Ferlin Clark  & Attorney for Wildcat Mining Corp., Penfield Tate.

Where: Native American Center @ Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado

When: Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 1pm

Colorado has approved the beginning stages permit for water and soil testing to mine rare earth minerals on Hesperus Mountain, with already having violations. This is a sacred site, they are in violation of federal law, and Wildcat has not consulted with Navajo Nation.

Come join the native studentd voice to keep this mine closed.

Please contact Buffalo Council Robert Abshire at

Brenda Norrell, publisher of Censored News, has been a new reporters for 29 years. Norrell lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, serving as a news reporter for Navajo Times, and a stringer for AP and USA Today. After serving as a longtime staff reporter for Indian Country Today, she was censored, then terminated, in 2006. Censored News is now in its fifth year.

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