Because freedom can't protect itself
For the sixth day Israel continue their massacre against the people of isolated Gaza. about 440 killed and . martyrs and more than 1750 injured with the support of the United states, immobility of Arab and international communities with only a mere verbal condemnations of unjustified violence against the Palestinian people. This was just a verbal accusation of unjustified violence against the Palestinian people.
Arabs, Muslims and Europeans went out into the streets to demonstrate and express their anger against the inhumane treatment suffered by the inhabitants of Gaza who are subjected to hunger, encroachment, and the violation of the all the principles of Human rights. this violence is not only against Hamas as announced by the Israeli media, but it has also affected the mosques, the Islamic University, houses and a school that depends on the United Nations relief for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and the Palestinian government buildings in Gaza; the most populated area in the world which increased the total number of civilians victims . Yesterday the Israeli army announced that Gaza has become a military area while relying on a number of additional troops and tanks to prepare for a new ground military invasion to Gaza.
In addition, Israeli armoured forces attacked the boat ''Dignity'' which came from Cyprus and aimed to break the siege of Gaza
We ask you to help Gaza as soon as possible and immediately stop the Israeli massacre against the unarmed Palestinian people and ending the siege on Gaza, and the opening of the Rafah crossing point. The Egyptian authorities refused to open the crossing point in the absence of the Palestinian Authority, and the presence of international observers, and for fear of Israeli air strikes on the border strip in Rafah point while ensuring the transport of wounded Palestinians to the hospital in Egypt because of the shortage of essential medical tools In Gaza.
in the name of humanity And human rights, we ask you to rescue Gaza from the threat of genocide at the hands of the Israeli army
WHEN WILL THE ACLU CONFRONT THE STRONG EVIDENCE THAT AGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT ARE EXERCISING PRIOR RESTRAINT AND OUTRIGHT CENSORSHIP OF POLITICAL BLOGS ON THE INTERNET?
Please consider this account by a mainstream journalist who has encountered what appears to be censorship of his attempts to make political posts:
POLITICAL BLOGGERS, BEWARE: More Signs of 'Big Brother' Censorship
• An urgent call to civil libertarians: Take action now to protect free speech rights
GET POLITICAL w/ VIC LIVINGSTON
Former business reporter, Fox TV Phila., NY Daily News, Phila. Bulletin, St. Petersburg Times
It's happening again. Certain attempted posts to The Washington Post "The Fix" and "44" political blogs once again have elicited a full-screen message (with no identifying logo), reading:
"Your comment has been received and held for approval by the blog owner."
This seems to happen only when this correspondent expresses a political viewpoint that could be considered critical of the current administration.
This writer has been posting to WaPo political blogs for a long time. The site does not "hold" posts for "the blog owner." No foul language was involved here. This appears to be a case of some powerful third party intercepting and censoring internet site posts on a selective basis -- an unconstitutional exercise of "prior restraint" on American mass media.
I've written about this before.
OR (if the link is rendered disabled)
members.nowpublic.com/scrivener re: "The Parallel Internet..."
Apparently, my message did not get through to those who so brazenly violate the law of the land. So this time, words need to be followed up by action -- and we're asking all of you who are reading this to "Get Political."
Please help in the fight against unconstitutional infringement of Americans' First and Fourth Amendment rights -- that's right, freedom of speech and the press, and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures -- because blog posts are being "seized" and held. That's prior restraint, and it's unconstitutional. Read what the U.S. Supreme Court had to say it about:
Please email Deborah Howell, ombudsman at The Washington Post (email@example.com). Here's a suggested message:
Dear Ms. Powell:
I'm writing to inform you that posts to your paper's political blogs sometimes elicit a full-screen message stating that "your comment has been received and held for approval by the blog owner."
Vic Livingston, writer of the Get Political column at members.NowPublic.com/scrivener, says this has happening to him -- but only when he attempts to post a comment that could be interpreted as critical of the Bush administration.
Vic believes this "held for approval" message does not come from The Washington Post, but is a "spoofed page" inserted into his data stream by a third party "hacker" with an ideological agenda.
This apparent "prior restraint" of constitutionally protected speech also infringes on the right of mass media outlets to freely communicate with their readers.
We are writing on Vic Livingston's behalf, because Vic says his email appears to be subject to interception and often goes unanswered.
We hope that by alerting The Washington Post to this apparent censorship, we can ensure that the right of freedom of speech is protected and treasured and is not debased by those in positions of power.
While you're at it, please consider posting messages to both The Fix (http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix) and 44 (http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail).
If you're into politics, these blogs should be on your daily bookmark list.
Thank you all. Now let's get busy and defend our constitutional rights. If they can censor this correspondent, you may be next.
BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN MATTER?
Not as long as government-supported extrajudicial "vigilante injustice" targeting squads are "gang stalking" American citizens, making a mockery of the rule of law:
Another problem is your ISP tracking your surfing sites.
Use Tor and the Tor button with Firefox.
Works for me.
MORE EVIDENCE OF GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP OF POLITICAL BLOGS:
I use NoScript with Firefox. It automatically blocks all scripts until they're manually allowed.
It affects usability for a while at first, as you manually allow all the sites you usually visit, but the plus side is huge. Google Analytics, Doubleclick, and all of them haven't been tracking me for at least 2 years.
It also prevents malicious scripts from sending viruses, etc. through the browser.
When you're being monitored by Eschelon or other sophisticated government spyware, using real-time interception and mirroring of a "target" internet connection and the insertion of "spoofed pages" that can be used in conjunction with remote computing software to "hijack" your computer -- your suggestion "solutions" do NOTHING.
What needs to be done: Congress must outlaw these warrantless surveillance programs which, along with warrantless searches and seizures, have turned America into a police state.
ACLU is great when it comes to Guantanamo; but where is the outrage over the end of private communications, even privacy at home, in America?
Does ACLU realize that aggrieved citizens are being BLOCKED at the door by security agents, turned away, told to "write a letter" -- and then their internet emails, even web postings, don't go through, or are taken down after the complainant thinks they've sent a message?
Please, ACLU... have an open door policy and get your own person down at the front desk... because it appears that your organization has been hijacked at the door.
You need a civil liberties CLINIC, a day where people can just SHOW UP and tell their story without being escorted from the building by the "security state" agents who seem to be a permanent presence in your lobby.
Thanks for listening... and please keep this post online. If this mainstream journalist can't get in to tell you about DOMESTIC TORTURE, community stalking sponsored by government, and the nationwide vigilante network that is using official law enforcement communications networks to impose extrajudicial control and punishment... what chance does the average Jane or Joe have to secure your assistance?
Your priority for 2009 should be a campaign against EXTRAJUDICIAL targeting and punishment that makes a mockery of the judicial system. You're battling in court, while civil liberties are being robbed from citizens on the STREET, no judicial system allowed.
So when may I come in to see you? Please leave me a message at My.NowPublic.com/scrivener
I've been trying to get an appointment for TWO YEARS. And I am beginning to wonder: Has ACLU been co-opted by the security state?
That is quite strange actually. If one is operating an online account then it doesn’t mean that he is a computer techie. There might be many people who don’t even know how to install a new browser, so it clearly leaves ‘do it yourself’ kinds of patches for those guys. Obviously on technical grounds, it doesn’t make sense either. Firefox version is also not a problem because it gives the same error in all Firefox versions. To be very frank, it doesn’t look like the software is having any sort of problem.
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