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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
text Google announces moves to censor RT and Sputnik by Trévon Austin (WSWS repost)
Backed by the US intelligence agencies and supported politically by the Democratic Party, a campaign against Russia, including RT, has served as a cover for a frontal attack on the First Amendment rights to free speech and political expression....
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:55AM
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
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
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
text Alt-Right create fake Berkeley stabbing story by Unfake the News
The Alt-Right are spreading a fake news story about a woman who was allegedly stabbed by Antifa in Berkeley last night. This story is factually untrue....
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:44PM
text Irma Volunteers by Michael Webster
Elderly adults many have out lived there families, friends and relatives. They are truly on their own. They are the people who need our help the most....
Posted: Fri Sep 8, 2017 10:27AM
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
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
text SGP condemns German government’s ban of linksunten.indymedia.org by Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (repost)
The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party–SGP) strongly condemns the banning by the German government of the left-wing website linksunten.indymedia.org and demands the immediate lifting of the ban. This brazen act of political censorship is a fundamental attack on freedom of speech and sets a precedent for the suppression of all social and political opposition....
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:16PM
text Solidarity with Indymedia Linksunten by Cyprus IndyMedia Collective
We condemn in the strongest possible way this attack against free speech and exhibition of wanton authoritarianism expressed by the shutting down of Indymedia Linksunten....
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:54AM
text An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! by WSWS (repost)
David North, Chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site calls upon Google to stop blacklisting the WSWS and renounce its censorship of all left-wing, socialist, anti-war and progressive websites. "By obstructing the free access to and exchange of information, Google’s censorship program is aimed at enforcing a twenty-first century version of Orwellian “Right-Think.” It is undermining the development of progressive and constitutionally protected political...
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:53AM
text Indymedia Linksunten Shut Down by squat.net
Indymedia Linksunten (https://linksunten.indymedia.org) was shutdown this morning (Friday 25.08.2017) by the German federal ministry of interior....
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:01AM
text New Google algorithm restricts access to left-wing, progressive web sites by World Socialist Web Site (repost)
In the three months since Google implemented the changes to its search engine, fewer people have accessed left-wing and anti-war news sites. This is political censorship and constitutes an attack on free speech....
Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:07AM
text KPFA Corporatist GM Quincy McCoy Attacks Free Speech In Canceling Dawkins by repost
KPFA corporatist GM Quincy McCoy cancelled Richard Dawkins talk without discussing with him statements which some said were anti-Muslim. Apparently corporatist McCoy responds to slander without checking the facts like any corporate bureaucrat. Next he will be attacking critics of Zionism of being anti-semitic....
Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:10AM