Dec 21 2011

Leah Kauffman SOPA Act “Firewall” (Don’t Let Our Government Ruin The Internet)

Leah Kauffman “Firewall” about the SOPA Act

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. Now before the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the Protect IP Act.

The bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who requests the court orders, the actions could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators such as PayPal from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a felony. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement.

Opponents say that it infringes on First Amendment rights, is Internet censorship, will cripple the Internet, and will threaten whistle-blowing and other free speech.

Leah Kauffman made a song about how this act will censor our free speech called Firewall.

Leah Kauffman “Firewall” Music Video

Leah Kauffman “Firewall” Lyrics

Buy Leah Kauffman's "Firewall"

Buy Leah Kauffman's "Firewall"

From the first time I signed onto AOL
I’d fall underneath your dial-up spell
You do something to me, want to be with you always

I hoped that we would never see the day
SOPA would try to change you, or take you away
All the things you’ve shown me, you make me feel complete

Tumblr, Facebook, Vimeo, and Twitter
Youtube LolCatz, Ebay, and Flickr

Don’t put up a firewall when we could have it all
Say no to protect IP
You won’t stop piracy
Don’t put up a firewall
Don’t take away my Tumblr

You know I want to stop infringing sites
But Congress please don’t make me give up my rights
to friend reblog and follow
upload tweet and post

All this in the name of property
at the expense of the tech community
you’re threatening our cybersecurity
and free speech

Zynga, Mozilla, Google, and Yahoo!
The coders, the bloggers, the start-ups
all get screwed

Don’t put up a firewall when we could have it all
Say no to protect IP
You won’t stop piracy
What is this China?

Don’t treat me like a rogue site it hurts
Don’t erase me from your search
someone could spend more time in jail than conrad murray
for illegally downloading a michael jackson song!





Oct 17 2011

Lowkey “Hand On Your Gun” — Lyrics and Music Video

Lowkey “Hand On Your Gun”

In Lowkeys own words “Hand On Your Gun” music video is about, “Solidarity with all the activists occupying spots all over the world and striving for the betterment of humanity.”

Enjoy Lowkey “Hand On Your Gun” Music Video.

Lowkey “Hand On Your Gun” Lyrics

Lowkey Hand On Your Gun

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This one is dedicated to the suit-wearing arms dealers
To the champagne-sipping depleted uranium droppers

[Hook]
Keep your hand on your gun
Don’t you trust anyone
Keep your hand on your gun
Don’t you trust anyone

First in my scope is BAE Systems
Specialize in killing people from a distance
Power is a drug and they feed the addiction
Immediate deletion of people’s existence
Who says what is and what isn’t legitimate resistance
To push the buttons you don’t need a brave heart
State of the art darts leave more than your face scarred
You might impress an A&R with your fake bars
Cause you probably think Rolls Royce only make cars
This is for the colonizers turned bomb-providers
Take this beef all the way back to Oppenheimer
They call it warfare but your wars aren’t fair
If they were there’d be suicide bombers in Arms Fairs
Scam for the funds, they will mangle your son
If you try to speak out they will stamp on your tongue
To your land they will come till you stand up as one
It’s begun

[Hook]
Keep your hand on your gun
Don’t you trust anyone
Keep your hand on your gun
Don’t you trust anyone

Next in my scope is Lockheed Martin
They will tell you when the bombs need blastin’
Don’t think, just listen to the songs, keep dancin’
Do they really want us to have our own brains
Who do you think is really running Guantanamo Bay
And it might be sensitive but I’ll mention it
Who do you think has got us filling out the censuses
Who do you think is handing out the sentences
This ain’t the BBC so there’s no censorship
Heard of many mercenaries gettin’ with the clever pimp
Not a gun seller but none’s better than Erik Prince
Make money off many things, mainly it’s crime
This one is dedicated to the Raytheon 9
Scam for the funds, they will mangle your son
If you try to speak out they will stamp on your tongue
To your land they will come till you stand up as one
It’s begun

[Hook]
Keep your hand on your gun
Don’t you trust anyone
Keep your hand on your gun
Don’t you trust anyone



Aug 10 2011

The Interview the BBC and Bankers in the UK don’t Want You To See

Darcus Howe interviewed about the riots by BBC News reporter Fiona Armstrong. The BBC Reporter’s attempt at corporate censorship are unsuccessful and Mr. Howe lays down why people are rioting in London.

“When you cut the facilities, slash jobs, abuse power, discriminate, drive people deeper into poverty and shoot people dead whilst refusing to provide answers or justice the people will rise up and express their anger and frustration if you refuse to hear their cries. A riot is the language of the unheard” — Martin Luther King


May 16 2011

What is the Internet hiding? Censorship?

Short answer: Way more than you think. Eli Pariser laid it all out in this eye-opening TED talk, and got a standing ovation for his trouble. His book on the topic, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You, is out this week. Your internet is actually being filtered by google and other web sites based on the content you like. Seems like censorship.

Here’s what author Bill McKibben has to say about it: “You spend half your life in Internet space, but trust me—you don’t understand how it works. Eli Pariser’s book is a masterpiece of both investigation and interpretation; he exposes the way we’re sent down particular information tunnels, and he explains how we might once again find ourselves in a broad public square of ideas. This couldn’t be a more interesting book; it casts an illuminating light on so many of our daily encounters.”


May 1 2011

Lupe Fiasco “Words I Never Said” Ft. Skylar Grey—Lyrics & Music Video

Lupe Fiasco “Words I Never Said” Ft. Skylar Grey

Lupe Fiasco‘s song “Words I Never Said” makes a powerful political statement in which he addresses the War on Terror, Pharmaceutical companies’ greed, censorship and the lies in the media.

The clip begins with scary-looking figures in gas masks carrying away a seemingly harmless woman. A newspaper headline appears on the screen to explain the action: “Voice of the People … Spiritual Leader Abducted at Her Rally on Saturday.”

Next, Fiasco boards a bus where the driver and all of the passengers wear gags that keep them silenced.

Lupe Fiasco grabs the bus speaker and begins rapping, “I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bulls— / Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets / How much money does it take to really make a full clip? / 9-11, Building 7, did they really pull it?”

“Words I Never Said” is the second single from Fiasco’s Album, “Lasers.”

Enjoy Lupe Fiasco “Words I Never Said” Ft. Skylar Grey Music Video.

Lupe Fiasco “Words I Never Said” Ft. Skylar Grey Lyrics

Buy Lupe Fiasco's "Words I Never Said"

Buy Lupe Fiasco's "Words I Never Said"


[Hook: Skylar Grey]
It’s so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said
As I drown in my regrets
I can’t take back the words I never said

[Verse 1: Lupe Fiasco]
I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullshit
Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets
How much money does it take to really make a full clip?
9/11, building 7, did they really pull it?
Uh, And a bunch of other coverups
Your child’s future was the first to go with budget cuts
If you think that hurts, then wait, here comes the uppercut
The school was garbage in the first place, that’s on the up and up
Keep you at the bottom but tease you with the upper crust
You get it, then they move it, so you never keeping up enough
If you turn on TV, all you see’s a bunch of “what the fucks”
Dude is dating so and so, blabbering ’bout such and such
And that ain’t Jersey Shore, homey, that’s the news
And these the same people supposedly telling us the truth
Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist
Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit
That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either
I’m a part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful
And I believe in the people, yeah

[Hook: Skylar Grey]
It’s so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said
As I drown in my regrets
I can’t take back the words I never said

[Verse 2: Lupe Fiasco]
Now we can say it ain’t our fault if we never heard it
But if we know better, then we probably deserve it
Jihad is not a holy war, where’s that in the worship?
Murdering is not Islam, and you are not observant
And you are not a Muslim
Israel don’t take my side cause look how far you’ve pushed them
Walk with me into the ghetto, this where all the kush went
Complain about the liquor store, but what you drinking liquor for?
Complain about the gloom, but when’d you pick a broom up?
Just listening to Pac ain’t gon’ make it stop
A rebel in your thoughts ain’t gon’ make it halt
If you don’t become an actor, you’ll never be a factor
Pills with million side effects, take ‘em when the pain’s felt
Wash them down with diet soda, killing off your brain cells
Crooked banks around the world would gladly give a loan today
So if you ever miss a payment, they can take your home away

[Hook: Skylar Grey]
It’s so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said
As I drown in my regrets
I can’t take back the words I never said

[Verse 3: Lupe Fiasco]
I think that all the silence is worse than all the violence
Fear is such a weak emotion, that’s why I despise it
We scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth
So scared of what you think of me, I’m scared of even telling you
Sometimes I’m like the only person I feel safe to tell it to
I’m locked inside a cell in me, I know that there’s a jail in you
Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath, inhale a few
My screams is finally getting free, my thoughts is finally yelling through

[Hook: Skylar Grey]
It’s so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said
As I drown in my regrets
I can’t take back the words I never said



Feb 23 2011

What is Silenced No More About? And What Does This Have to do with Corporate Censorship of Music?

silenced no more, censorship, silencing free speech picture
Silenced no more is for musicians who have been told that they are too positive or too controversial to be played on radio by major record companies, which then censor the artists music by telling them that only songs about drinking and partying, or being a “Gansta” “sell”. However with every song on the radio being about partying or being a “Gansta” and often a combination of them, one can see this is not true, as records sales are going down with record companies closing, look at what happened to Capital Records. If that was what “sold” then record sales would be going up.

The truth is that record companies have been purchases by other larger corporations who see music a means to sell their other products like alcohol.

When are artists wants to sing about something else then he is censored and either not signed or given radio play. You have probably heard of video game censorship, but what about the censorship of the media and music? Of course you wold not hear of it as the only sorce to here of it from would be the media that is censoring information. With all major media in the U.S. being owned by 6 corporations this is not hard. These same corporations are working hard to censor the internet too.

We don’t have to let soulless corporations control what we as a culture artistically produce. We will fight for our right to free speech and a free press. We will fight censorship. We will be silenced no more.

This site is for you and all those that still believe in the constitution of
the united states and FREEDOM.

This site is for musicians who want to make a difference and will be silenced no more.


Here are some examples of censorship-articles.


Feb 23 2011

We will be Silenced No More

We will be silenced no more by Corporate shackles censoring what our artists say limiting their free speech, they are one of our most valuable assets.

Today all media is owned by corporations who only care about one thing, making money, not informing people. In fact they will show you the latest gossip rather than what is happening with your government, because the gossip sells more. This is harming society, not helping it in anyway. All news comes from one source, the Associated Press, if you think you are hearing anything close to the whole picture on your nightly news program you are sadly mistaken. If there is something the corporate bigwigs don’t like they will silence it, that is censorship.

Corporate Controlled Music

Photo illustrating the corporate control of the media which silences free speech. We will be silenced no more.Did you ever wonder why every new song on the radio is about drinking and partying, and they keep mentioning liquor brand names, like an ad? What if I told you that the liquor companies own some the the music companies? What if I told you the record companies are rewriting musician’s songs to talk about just that so they can sell liquor?

Did you ever wonder why every rap song on the radio is about drugs, drinking and sex? What if I told you that the record companies won’t even sign a rapper if he does not rap about these topics, and if somehow one gets in, they will tell the radio stations not to play the artist. Since all the radio stations in the U.S. are owned by a few corporations this is pretty easy.

What if all the the music companies where paying the radio stations to play what the radio stations play and the stations refused to play any other music than what the record companies said, making it impossible for an independent musician to make it big? Well that is exactly what is happening.

Kids doing drugs

Does this sound like free speech or censorship?

Is this really helping society?

Don’t you think that this message constantly played to kids might influence how they act? Haven’t things been getting worse since artists lost their freedom of expression? No more songs about hope or changing the world and making it a better place. Only songs about “Shots”, “Patron” or “Ass”.

So what do we do?

This site is for musicians who have been told that they are too positive or too controversial to be played on the radio, or who have just been straight up F’ed over by the record companies, shelved and left out to dry.

This site is for musicians who want to make a difference with their music. Let us know if you want your voice to be heard. This site gives musicians a chance to network and hold concerts with like minded individuals. This site is free speech. We will be silent no more.


Most know of music censorship in rap music history, here are censorship articles on every type of music being censored:

  • Academic Network for Researching Music Censorship « Censorship in … – The idea was discussed at the Freemuse conference in Istanbul in November 2006 among a group of university scholars who participated in a session entitled ‘Researching music censorship’. Four years later, in October 2010 …
  • Timeline of Music Censorship – After studying the history and the number of incidents that affected music artists and raised public consciousness about music censorship, the following music censorship timeline can be referred to. There are a number of …
  • Music Censorship Part 1 | Miss Rock Writer – Music Censorship. What’s next? Communist China? Unlikely. Music censorship can be found in myrid ways: Album art censorship, lyrical censorship, content censorship, and even musical style censorship. …
  • issybade: tipper gore music censorship – tipper gore music censorship. images Tape Music tipper gore music censorship. Movie censorship began in 1894; Movie censorship began in 1894. DesiGuy. 09-17 11:09 AM. cpl more members are in…wait is on. …
  • Protest Music, Censorship, and The Fall Of Free Speech in the Post … – Protest Music, Censorship, and The Fall Of Free Speech in the Post-9/11 World. May 21, 2011 Barry Ashall Leave a comment Go to comments. Introduction. On the Ninth of September, 2001, the world was shocked, and forever changed by the …
  • Deeyah speaks about Censorship | Deeyah – Where do you see music censorship is happening and why does it seem to be happening? Music is suppressed in many parts of the world and this oppression happens for different reasons, it can be for political reasons like …
  • Care2 Article: “Music Should Be Free” | Deeyah – They have documented cases of music censorship in more than 100 countries. Deeyah has a first hand understanding of the importance of their work; she herself was assisted by them. Deeyah notes, …
  • 01/03/2011: censorship and the arts Street art at MOCA, street art … – As part of the Art in the Streets exhibition, the Italian street artist known as BLU was hired by MOCA to paint a mural on the north wall of the Geffen Temporary Contemporary in Little Tokyo. The museum had the mural was removed just after its completion. Hear in the City’s Luis Sierra Campos asked Man One who directs CREWEST Gallery downtown what he has to say about censorship of street art in Los Angeles.