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October 04, 2008

Beyerstein wins Project Censored award

My story on the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act has been chosen as one of Project Censored's top 25 most censored stories of the year.

I'll be speaking about the story on October 9 at the Sonoma State University School of Journalism in Senoma, CA.

Sonoma State University
Fall 2008 - alternate Thursdays
             (Aug 28, Sep 11 & 25, Oct 9 & 23, Nov 6 & 20, Dec 4)
Lectures begin at 7 PM
Darwin 103

Story: Examining the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, In These Times, Nov 1, 2007.


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Woo hoo! Way to go!

Chapeau, Ms. Beyerstein it´s richly deserved!


Mazel Tov!

I'm willing to buy underrated, but censored? Why, did people with pinstriped suits speaking an exaggerated New York accent break into your home, making sotto voce threats against your life?



Lest anyone doubt your journalism creds.... CONGRATULATIONS!

I hope the lecture on October 9, 2008 at Sonoma State University will be recorded in some fashion so it can be posted online. YouTube?


Ages ago, I was taking summer courses at Sonoma State. There was a building there that had a stairway (or ramp, my memory’s hazy) surrounding a small interior courtyard. The stairway (walkway, ramp, whatever) passed by a barn owl pair’s nest. Hundreds of people passed within yards by the nest every hour and the owls and their chicks paid no attention. Rohnert Park (where SSU is, the town of Sonoma being over the hill ESE) has been considerably built up since then, but I’m hoping owls still nest there.

If you’ve got any time, check out the coast – Bodega Bay & Head, eat at The Tides, & go up hwy 1 to the mouth of the Russian River (elephant seals last time I was there). Or if you’re going to the Sonoma Valley, see Annadel and Jack London State Parks while you’re visiting the wineries.

Sonoma County was the point where the Spanish and Russian Empires met. The northernmost Spanish mission (more like a missionette) was in Santa Rosa, where its adobe remains still stand. The Southernmost functional Russian outpost was at Fort Ross on the northern Sonoma Co. coast. (They came a bit further south to try growing grain for a couple years at Bodega Bay but it was a bust.) Visit the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, which is just down the road from SSU to get an idea what life was like in the brief slice of time in Spanish California before the gold rush. (To get a really good idea, read Dana’s “Two Years Before the Mast”, where there’s an amusing description of Russian sailors in San Francisco sent to buy Spanish grain for their Alaskan colony enjoying a nice Christmas feast of estancia bread and tallow.)

As for the wineries, avoid the crowds and go on a weekday.


And congratulations again.



Congratulations and Thank You.

Because of the uproar which you helped to lead, this bill is stalled (hopefully forever) in committee in the Senate.

Congratulations. I was happy for you when I saw your byline among the Project Censored stories.

It's a pity you don't get to see Senema in the Sprong, though. I understand it's boatiful. ;P

Congratulations Lindsay!


May you go from strength to strength.

What does Demogorgon say, at the end of Shelley's Prometheus Unbound?

To defy Power, which seems omnipotent;
To love, and bear; to hope till Hope creates
From its own wreck the thing it contemplates;
Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent;
This, like thy glory, Titan, is to be
Good, great and joyous, beautiful and free;
This is alone Life, Joy, Empire, and Victory.

I join in congratulating you, Lindsay, on overdue recognition...but isn't it a sad situation we are congratulating you on having your research and writing suppressed in that genteel censorship and insensitive miasma that is all that is left after MSM's has consulted its cowardice and its profits? Some completely different order of informing the public needs to be born.

I knew when you first started talking and writing about this story that it was gonna make you a star. I wish I could be there when you accept this first of many.



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