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Battle of Athens, Tennessee (August 1-2, 1946) - landmark event in Human Rights and constitutional history of the United States - censored on Wikipedi

Battle of Athens, Tennessee (August 1-2, 1946) - landmark event in Human Rights and constitutional history in the United States - censored on Wikipedia


The Battle of Athens, where WWII veterans successfully conducted an armed rebellion against corrupt coutny government, is relevant to conditions across the United States today for numerous reasons. Wikipedia's censorship of the entry is not a unique case at all...


view pics (could not upload here):http://inproperinla.blogspot.com/2012/04/12-04-13-battle-of-athens-tn-1946.html Young WWII veterans shooting at the County Jail; County Jail, site of the action; Commemorative sign


Battle of Athens, Tennessee (August 1-2, 1946) - landmark event in Human Rights and constitutional history in the United States


In the battle of Athens, Tennessee, a small group of young WWII veterans initiated in August 1946 an armed rebellion against the corrupt county government.


The veterans did so in a county that had been thoroughly corrupt for a couple of decades, with a sheriff department and county courts practicing false arrests, false convictions, and false imprisonment, and county government that engaged in falsifying elections.


The rebellion was initiated after repeated requests for enforcement of the rule of law by the US Department of Justice were ignored.


The two-day armed rebellion ended with the disbanding of the corrupt county government and conduct of open elections for new county government.


None of the participants was ever prosecuted for the armed rebellion.


Given the similarities between conditions in Athens, Tennessee, prior to the rebellion, and conditions prevailing throughout the United States today, the case has major implications:


  • Both then and now, core part of the corruption was/is a system, where individuals financially benefit from false convictions and false imprisonment.
  • Both then and now, the US Constitution was/is not upheld by the US Government and the US DOJ.
  • The general draft and the homecoming of the WWII veterans were key to the restoration of the Human Rights of the oppressed People of McKinn County, Tennessee. The veterans' role in the current civil unrest is steadily growing.
  • Both then and now, winning honest election under conditions of government corruption was/is practically impossible.
Wikipedia as a corporate/government organ


Wikipedia's treatment of the entry for the Battle of Athens is not unique at all. [1-5]


Recent history of the entry for Battle of Athens on Wikipedia documents the censorship:


* April 12, 2012

The short entry was cryptic, and included a comment regarding 'missing information regarding the battle itself and the aftermath'.


The entry portrayed the rebels as drunk veterans:

'There were several beer joints and honky-tonks around Athens; we were pretty wild...'
* April 13, 2012

Text was added, including, but not limited to:

Once the GI candidates' victory had been certified, they cleaned up county government, the jail was fixed, newly elected officials accepted a $5,000 pay limit and Mansfield supporters who resigned were replaced.
...
The general election on November 5 passed quietly. McMinn County residents, having restored the rule of law, returned to their daily lives... (Byrum pp. 232-33; see also New York Times, 9 August 1946, p. 8).
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The 79th Congress adjourned on August 2, 1946, when the Battle of Athens ended. However, Representative John Jennings Jr. from Tennessee decried McMinn County's sorry situation under Cantrell and Mansfield and the Justice Department's repeated failures to help the McMinn County residents. Jennings was delighted that "...at long last, decency and honesty, liberty and law have returned to the fine county of McMinn.. " (Congressional Record, House; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1946; Appendix, Volume 92, Part 13, p. A4870).
...
None of the rebels was ever prosecuted.
* April 13, 2012

- All added text was deleted within 5 hours.

- The April 12, 2012 text was restored.

- The comment regarding missing information was deleted.

- The entry was locked, to prevent any changes.

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LINKS:

[1] 12-04-13 Battle of Athens, TN (1946) � Landmark event in Human Rights and constitutional history of the United States (includes both Wikipedia and JFPO entries on the subject)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/89148019/

[2] 07-08-14 Wired - See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, The CIA, A Campaign

http://www.scribd.com/doc/47616724/

[3] 11-03-07 Judicial Corruption and Human Rights Violations in the US? Not on Wikipedia

http://www.scribd.com/doc/50219758/

[4] 11-11-24 Wikipedia on 1) Barack Obama, and 2) #Occupy a propaganda tool of the corporate-government complex

http://www.scribd.com/doc/73681805/

[5] 11-12-02 Wikipedia as a Propaganda Tool Posse Comitatus Act (1878) and current martial law in the United States.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/74572860/


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  • When I worked for the Tennessee Folk History Project in the 1990s, my editor sent me to Athens to research the Uprising. I stopped by the McMinn County Library and Historical society. The director gave me the nickel tour of the place, which included all sorts of genealogical information and exhibits about pioneer days. Then I asked her about the Battle of Athens. She went quiet, took me down to the basement, and showed me an old photo album with a few newspaper clippings. I asked her why they di More..

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  • A reader on another site offered this:

    Also, go to wikipedia and read up on the Federal Reserve. Never do they mention: 1. the owners, 2. that it is privately owned, 3. not a government organization and 4. exempt from government regulation or even audit.

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  • The reason that this page was protected on Wikipedia is that people kept trying to come in and cut-and-paste information from other sources verbatim, which is a copyright violation. Wikipedia has to remove any offending material, and if contributors keep trying to add the copyrighted material back to the page, the page will be protected.

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    • @buzzardist
      Interesting explanation... Do you have any proof that that was the case?
      You take Wikipedia at their word...

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    • @HumanRightsAlert
      And what about all the other instances of editing on behalf of the corporate/government complex?
      LINKS:
      [2] 07-08-14 Wired - See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, The CIA, A Campaign
      http://www.scribd.com/doc/47616724/
      [3] 11-03-07 Judicial Corruption and Human Rights Violations in the US? Not on Wikipedia
      http://www.scribd.com/doc/50219758/
      [4] 11-11-24 Wikipedia on 1) Barack Obama, and 2) #Occupy a propaganda tool of the corporate-government complex
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    • @HumanRightsAlert

      You can always do like a sensible person and look at the page history in Wikipedia, see where someone copied an article from another website word-for-word, see where this got flagged as plagiarism and revised, and see where people kept trying to add back in plagiarized material despite increasing levels of protection.

      This latest lockdown has been in just the last couple days. It looks like one admin in particular, Toddst1, has been responsible for the page. Has anyone tri More..

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    • @HumanRightsAlert

      I'm aware that there are a lot of problems of this sort with Wikipedia, but this seems much less like an attempt to create a slanted page than one to remove copyrighted material.

      Write up a well-sourced version of the Battle of Athens article that doesn't plagiarize anything. Submit it to the admins, and see what happens. Based on the fact that the same mod has been battling with this page and plagiarism for over a year and that there don't seem to be attempts to squash th More..

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    • @buzzardist
      1)If you review the history of that page, you would not find there any evidence that " the same mod has been battling with this page and plagiarism for over a year".
      2) A reasonable person, upon review of the evidence in the links provided in the posting here, would disagree with your contention that "Wikipedia wants to be a legitimate source". The examples provided here are only a few out of many. Instead, a reasonable person would conclude that Wikipedia ope More..

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  • I go to wiki fairly often. Just remember to take any information you get there with a grain of Kosher salt and you'll be ok.

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  • I just looked at the Wikipedia Article. It definitely gives short shrift to the Battle of Athens and it's significance.

    In 1946, the state of Tennessee was in it's fourth decade of machine rule under the leadership of E.H. Crump, also known as Boss Crump. He was the former mayor of Memphis who operated out of an insurance office and basically ran the state. Since Tennessee was a southern state, there was effectively only one party-- the Democrats-- and no primary system. Crump either appointed More..

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    • @john1054
      It seems that you know more about this story than me.
      Question: Why was a second election held in November 1946, after the August 1946 rebellion?
      JZ

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    • @HumanRightsAlert

      I'm only guessing, but I suspect the state election officials (who also answered to Crump) declared the original election invalid rather than certify the trashed ballots.

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