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text Boycott Utah by Chuck Tripp
Following the collaboration between the Trump administration and Utah's politicians in their efforts to kill the Bear's Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments in southeastern Utah, it has become absolutely imperative that U.S. and international consumers boycott all goods, products and services originating in that state. This should include refusal to purchase Utah agricultural products, attend Utah colleges and universities, visit Utah's ski resorts and parks, or purchase tech...
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:03PM
image Google hiring 10,000 reviewers to censor YouTube content 480_google_censorship.jpg by Zaida Green (WSWS repost)
Google is escalating its campaign of internet censorship which will have an immense impact on online political discourse....
Posted: Fri Dec 8, 2017 2:49AM
image Broadband monopolies to censor Internet content 480_ajit_pai.jpg by Kevin Reed (WSWS repost)
There is a growing consensus within the ruling establishment that the Internet must be purged of oppositional, left-wing, socialist and anti-capitalist ideas, with the ending of net neutrality being yet another major step toward the implementation of Internet censorship. The recently released plan by the Federal Communications Commission to abolish net neutrality has evoked mass opposition across the US and around the world....
Posted: Tue Dec 5, 2017 8:58AM
image Facebook Shuts Down Event Page for Student Walk Out Against Richard Spencer 480_stop-spencer-university-michigan.jpg by It's Going Down
The Facebook page, ‘Stop Spencer at the University of Michigan’ is organizing and promoting a whole week of events, including a student walkout against Spencer on Wednesday and even a student strike on Thursday. On Monday however, Facebook took down the event page for the student led walk-out....
Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:57PM
text Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
People embraced the internet because it promised a free and unimpeded way to access and share information. The Trump administration is now paving the way for widespread government censorship and the end of treating internet services as a public utility....
Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:40AM
text FCC plan to repeal “net neutrality” gives telecom giants control of Internet access by Kevin Reed (WSWS repost)
Under the guise of fighting “fake news” and unsubstantiated claims of Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, proposed changes to the FCC’s regulatory policies are being advanced by the state to intensify censorship of left-wing and anti-war websites in preparation of further attacks on the democratic rights of the entire working class....
Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:51AM
image Google’s Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results 480_google_censorship.jpg by Niles Niemuth (WSWS repost)
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, confirmed that the world’s largest Internet company is, in close coordination with the state, manipulating search results. That Schmidt makes such a statement so openly is a warning that an increasingly open and unrestrained attack on free speech and political expression is being prepared....
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:45AM
text US brands RT a “foreign agent:” A chilling move against free speech by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
Under pressure from the US government, RT America has announced that it would register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This sets a precedent for delegitimizing RT as a news source, to intimidate its journalists and guests, and for taking similar actions against other news outlets. It also lays groundwork for labeling a much broader range of news outlets to blacklist and criminalize them based on their political views....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:30PM
text US congressional hearings on “extremist content” prepare assault on free speech by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
The alarm must be sounded! The campaign to mount a drive to criminalize political opposition within the United States will reach a new milestone when officials from Facebook, Twitter and Google testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees. What is involved is nothing less than the greatest attack on the First Amendment since the Second World War....
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:08AM
text Pacifica Radio Board Secretly OKs Bankruptcy Filing & Seeks NY Signal Swap by Pacifica Whistleblower
In secret meetings on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, the Pacifica Foundation National Board, which governs the 5-station nonprofit progressive radio network, voted over strong opposition to authorize its executives to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and initiate an effort to make a lucrative deal to swap the frequency of iconic New York station WBAI with another station holding a less desirable signal position....
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:03PM
image Google escalates blacklisting of left-wing web sites and journalists 480_google_censorship.jpg by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
In an unprecedented attack on free speech, Google has removed leading left-wing websites and journalists from its popular news aggregation platform, Google News. The changes to Google News mark a new stage in a systematic campaign of censorship and blacklisting that has been underway at least since April, when Ben Gomes, the company’s VP of engineering, said Google was seeking to promote “authoritative” news outlets over “alternative” news sources....
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:52AM
text Democracy Now:Who’s Hacking Who? Americans, Not Russians, Disenfranchise Millions of Black by repost
The capitalist media and "left" outlets like "Democracy Now" are supporting the Democratic Party hack line that the "Russian Hacking" is the reason Hillary lost the election....
Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:46PM
text Court decision in Empire State Bldg versus Pacifica & WBAI by reader
In two short words: We lost. (Report from Steve Brown in NY)...
Posted: Sat Oct 7, 2017 4:08PM
image To the American News Networks: Quit Exploiting Victims of Natural Disasters & Gun Violence 480_abc_logo_1.jpg by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
AMERICAN NEWS NETWORKS: QUIT EXPLOITING VICTIMS OF NATURAL DISASTERS & GUN VIOLENCE!...
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 6:05AM
image The New York Times reports World Socialist Web Site charge of Google censorship and blackl 480_google_censorship.jpg by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
Daisuke Wakabayashi's report at the New York Times is the first substantial report within the US establishment press of corporate censorship of left-wing sites. Significantly, Google has not responded to any questions regarding the issue....
Posted: Mon Oct 2, 2017 6:13PM
image French Police Threaten to Block Indymedia Nantes and Indymedia Grenoble 480_indymedia-solidarity_1.jpg by Solidarity
Following the publication of a communiqué claiming responsibility for a fire in a garage at a Grenoble police depot (gendarmerie) during the night of September 20th/21st, Indymedia Grenoble and Indymedia Nantes have been threatened by the French police. The administrators of these sites received emails from the Central Office for the Fight Against Crime Linked to Information Technology and Communication (OCLCTIC) demanding that the concerned articles be removed from the sites in under 24 hour...
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:39PM
text [France] The State Attacks Indymedia-Grenoble and Indymedia-Nantes… Solidarity! by anonymous
Following the publication of a communiqué claiming responsibility for a fire in a garage at a Grenoble police depot (gendarmerie) during the night of September 20th/21st, Indymedia Grenoble and Indymedia Nantes have been threatened by the French police. The administrators of these sites have received emails from the Central Office for the Fight Against Crime Linked to Information Technology and Communication (OCLCTIC) demanding that the concerned articles be removed from the sites under (in) ...
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:53PM
audio Interview with Lauren Turner of No Dream Deferred Production co. (audio/mpeg 22.3mb) by Theodore Hilton
WTUL correspondent Theo Hilton interview's No Dram Deferred Theater Production Co's Lauren Turner. Turner is the director of this weekend's production of two plays by Alice Childress--MOJO: A Black Love Story and String. No Dream Deferred seeks to create a space for people who have been marginalized from mainstream theater to develop and present works. [10:18]...
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:19AM
image Chania, Greece: Banner in Solidarity with Linksunten Indymedia 480_oppose-internet-censorship_1.jpg by Insurrection News
It is essential to defend in every way – physically and online – any healthy contra-information source such as indymedia.org and linksunten.indymedia.org....
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:00PM
image What to Make of Germany’s Ban of Linksunten Indymedia 480_freiburg-linksunten-indymedia-solidarity_1.jpg by Greg Macdougall
The criminalization of radical movement media like linksunten reveals the threat our communications face under increasingly authoritarian conditions. Various Indymedias have seen this pattern in other forms since the network’s founding at the 1999 protests in Seattle against the World Trade Organization – raids, seizures of webservers, and attacks on Indymedia centres established to cover summit protests. The German case indicates the extent to which existing legal structures can be harnessed...
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:47PM