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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
image 800 People Take the Streets of Freiburg, Germany in Solidarity with Linksunten Indymedia 480_freiburg-linksunten-solidarity-9s_1.jpg by Enough is Enough
In Freiburg, Germany about 800 people took part in an unregistered demonstration in solidarity with Linksunten Indymedia on September 9. Linksunten Indymedia was banned in Germany on August 25....
Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:11PM
image Reporters Without Borders criticizes Germany’s ban of Linsunten Indymedia 480_german-interior-minister-thomas-de-maiziere_1.jpg by Reporteros Sin Fronteras
Activists in the South-West of Germany created linksunten.indymedia.org – the name “linksunten” (“bottom left”) alludes both to the group’s geographical origins on the German map and to the leftist underground to which some of its supporters felt drawn....
Posted: Sat Sep 9, 2017 9:27PM
image Statement from Greek Anarchists in Solidarity with Linksunten Indymedia 480_anarchist-federation-greece_1.jpg by Anarchist Federation
The battle for freedom of speech, inside and outside the internet, is entering a new phase....
Posted: Fri Sep 8, 2017 5:08PM
text LBC Tabler Physically Attacks Anarchists, in Defense of Eco-Extremism by Anonymous
A tabler for Little Black Cart and an associate violently attacked two anarchists after being confronted about their decision to publish Atassa: Readings in Eco-Extremism....
Posted: Wed Sep 6, 2017 11:58PM
image Human Rights Activist Arrested by Palestinian Security Forces Over Facebook Posts 480_issa-amro-human-rights-activist_1.jpg by Amnesty International
Issa Amro’s arrest is the latest evidence that the Palestinian authorities are determined to continue with their repressive campaign against free speech....
Posted: Tue Sep 5, 2017 2:21PM
image Linksunten: Not in Germany, Not Anywhere Else: Repression Can’t Silence Us! 480_linksunten-solidarity-1.jpg by Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes
Press release from the Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes, an organization member of Anarkismo in France about the recent shut down and ban on the German-speaking website Linksunten Indymedia and the house raids that followed. This represents a new step in the repression of our activities and ideas in Europe. The last time something of this significance occurred was in 1995, when the German central power banned the newspaper "Radikal", which sparked many demonstrations all over the count...
Posted: Mon Sep 4, 2017 12:33AM
image Hands Off Linksunten Indymedia: Call for International Demonstrations on September 9 480_solidaritat-mit-linksunten-indymedia_1.jpg by Enough is Enough
Call for an Inter-Galactic march for freedom of press and the preservation of leftwing centers....
Posted: Sun Sep 3, 2017 11:31PM
image Agencia Bolivariana de Prensa retoma actividades en Ecuador 480_abecua_1.jpg by ABP Ecuador
hacemos el relanzamiento oficial de la Agencia Bolivariana de Prensa- Ecuador como un espacio permitirá la convergencia entre diferentes actores políticos, sociales, culturales, académicos y estudiantiles...
Posted: Sun Sep 3, 2017 7:53PM
text Antimonopoly researchers say Google CEO pressured leading think tank to fire them by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
The revelations of Google’s censorship of antimonopoly scholars lends credence to extensively documented revelations by the World Socialist Web Site that Google is manipulating search results to demote left-wing, progressive, and antiwar websites, who have seen their search traffic plummet since April....
Posted: Sat Sep 2, 2017 9:33AM
text Over three thousand sign WSWS petition against Google censorship by Isaac Finn (WSWS repost)
Under the fraudulent pretext of countering “fake news,” Google introduced new search algorithms and protocols that block access to socialist, anti-war, and progressive websites. This is political censorship. There is clear evidence that Google’s manipulation of search results is being closely coordinated with the military, intelligence agencies, and powerful corporate interests. People all around the world are protesting this by signing a petition sponsored by the World Socialist Web Site-- ...
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:54PM