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Old 02-08-2010, 01:51 AM   #1
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I am listening to the archive of Alex Jones' radio program for today, the 1st Hour, February 7, 2010.

He has just announced that billions of people on the globe are now prevented from accessing his two websites. This has been done in the last two weeks. The countries are Italy, Australia, New Zealand, China, and England.

This is horrible news, in my opinion.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:56 AM   #2
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Hi,

I'm in Australia and have just accessed his website.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:15 AM   #3
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It's not all providers in all the countries...
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:38 AM   #4
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If it's the governments that are censoring, it is bad news. If it's just some providers, why are they doing it?

Use web proxies to access infowars from a specific country.

I found one in the UK and infowars shows up:

http://www.dariawal.com/
dariawal.com
87.117.205.29 is from United Kingdom(UK) in region Western Europe
http://network-tools.com/default.asp...t=dariawal.com


I couldn't find web proxies in Australia and China. Search results for "China web proxy" return proxies NOT in China because that's what you want when your country censors the net.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:45 AM   #5
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i am in Australia, no problems with infowars here.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:50 AM   #6
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Some good detective work from this NZ site.



I'm with Telstra so have not experienced the blockage.

http://www.mysteriousnewzealand.co.n...hp?p=9420#9420
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:46 PM   #7
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"Internet Censorship: Major Truth-Providing Websites Blocked By Asia Netcom To New Zealand Users" by Clare Swinney, Infonews.co.nz, February 7, 2010.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:12 PM   #8
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no probs from uk
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:10 PM   #9
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China is the big issue...
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:39 PM   #10
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"Frightening Taste Of Internet Censorship As Major Free Speech Websites Blocked"

An ominous preview of what a government regulated world wide web would look like as Infowars and Prison Planet go dark in New Zealand

By Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, February 8, 2010

With influential proponents recently calling for a newly regulated world wide web, we got a preview of how that might look this past weekend after both Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com were completely blocked to many Internet users in New Zealand.

The block was only removed early this morning following a raft of complaints after both websites were unavailable on many ISP’s since Friday.

As the New Zealand based InfoNews website reported yesterday, both of Alex Jones’ flagship websites were blocked by ISPs using Asia Netcom for their international internet traffic.

It is important to stress that we receive emails on a weekly basis informing us that our websites have been blocked as “hate speech” or “offensive material” at Internet cafes, libraries, transport hubs, workplaces, and numerous other buildings not only in the United States but across the world. The censorship is being done at the ISP level, so whereas some people in a particular country will still have access, others will be blocked.

As we reported in 2008, London’s St. Pancras International, which millions of people traveling across mainland Europe pass through every year, completely blocks Prison Planet, Infowars and even more mainstream political websites as a matter of course.

In 2007, MySpace admitted their policy to censor and filter out posts containing links to the Prison Planet.com website, adding that the MySpace server automatically blocks such information. The social networking giant, as well as others such as Facebook, periodically block links to Alex Jones material and only revoke such filters when people complain.

In 2005, Time Warner subscribers from New York to California reported that their access to Infowars and Prison Planet had been blocked due to “hate speech,” before their access was restored.

UK ISP Tiscali also blocked the websites following the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.

Infowars’ social network was also blocked by libraries in the U.S. in 2008 using Safesquid and Google filtering software.

We receive numerous reports every single week of Alex Jones’ websites being blocked by ISPs and by filtering software in public buildings.

“An avid fan of Infowars.com and a 9/11 truth activist, Jeff Mitchell, reported on Saturday that he contacted his ISP, Orcon, to establish what was causing the block, and was advised by a computer technician who did a trace route, that the break in traffic to the two websites was found to be occurring at Asia Netcom’s router in Sydney,” stated the report.

The websites were blocked on every ISP that relied on Asia Netcom as its upstream provider, including Woosh, Telecom, Slingshot and Orcon.

According to Duncan Blair, Head of Brand and Communications at Orcon, access to content hosted on the Limelight content distribution network, including Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com, was blocked as a result of a “technical issue”.

“I’m the person who half-made this story possible by calling my ISP,” wrote Jeff Mitchell in a comment on Prison Planet. “Just want to report that infowars.com is now working for me, even though it was down all weekend! We complained to ISPs and they were “very concerned” about censorship; that, combined with this article on prisonplanet could very well have been the reason for us regaining access.”

Whether the problem was down to technical issues or deliberate censorship, the fact that ISP’s can selectively block certain websites at the flick of a switch gives us a frightening preview of what a Chinese-style government regulated Internet would look like, which is exactly what influential insiders are calling for.

The move to impose centralized government control and regulation of the free Internet has accelerated over the past 12 months.

Last week, Time Magazine enthusiastically jumped on the bandwagon to back Microsoft executive Craig Mundie’s call for Internet licensing, as authorities push for a system even more stifling than in Communist China, where only people with government permission would be allowed to express free speech.

During a recent conference at the Davos Economic Forum, Mundie, chief research and strategy officer for Microsoft, told fellow globalists at the summit that the Internet needed to be policed by means of introducing licenses similar to drivers licenses – in other words government permission to use the web.

Internet censorship bills currently working their way into law in the UK, Australia and the U.S. legislate for government powers to restrict and filter any website that it deems to be undesirable for public consumption. In Italy, new rules to be imposed by government decree force anyone who wishes to upload a video to the web to get permission from the government’s Communications Ministry.

Power brokers in the White House have openly declared war on free speech and targeted Internet “conspiracy theorists” as the main threat to their agenda.

In a 2008 white paper, Obama’s Regulation Czar Cass Sunstein called for the government to tax or even ban outright political opinions of which it disapproved.

On page 14 of Sunstein’s January 2008 white paper entitled “Conspiracy Theories,” the man who is now Obama’s head of information technology in the White House proposed that each of the following measures “will have a place under imaginable conditions” according to the strategy detailed in the essay.

1) Government might ban conspiracy theorizing.

2) Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories.

The ominous spectacle of major free speech websites going dark in supposedly democratic countries is a shocking portend of what the establishment wants to impose on a widespread basis. Only by screaming bloody murder in defense of the last true outpost of free speech – the Internet – and threatening boycotts and aggressive public relations campaigns can we counter the insidious move to silence the only remaining open forum of lawful dissent.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:05 AM   #11
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China is the big issue...
Not sure if this is related, but there have been a lot of protests in Hong Kong recently (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/wo...ia/28hong.html). In Shenzhen, China has blocked access to Hong Kong news sources like Yahoo! Hong Kong and http://hk.nextmedia.com/ as a result.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:35 AM   #12
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seashore,

seriously unless you can actually say for definate that this is true, will you stop starting these terrifying threads, you are it seems talking of something that you know may perhaps see come to pass. No joking, I dont normally interject, but this is over the top.


When there is a potential question, no worries.

I am as you concerned with whats happening but this mode of operations is but fear giving, try to be better with your announcements

Last edited by Luminari; 02-09-2010 at 11:59 AM. Reason: edited offensive portion in line with forum guidelines- peace
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:41 AM   #13
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seashore,

seriously unless you can actually say for definate that this is true, will you stop starting these terrifying threads, you are it seems talking of something that you know may perhaps see come to pass. No joking, I dont normally interject, but this is over the top.


When there is a potential question, no worries, but jesus will you calm the feck dowm.

I am as you concerned with whats happening but this mode of operations is but fear giving, try to be better with your announcements
I am quite calm.

Your tone is unacceptable in my book.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:02 PM   #14
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Yes please be polite to each other. I have edited Harper's post only to remove the offensive remark. Mary you might be more comfortable editing your own post to remove that from the quote- rather than me do it.

Carry on with compassion.

Universally yours,

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Old 02-09-2010, 12:16 PM   #15
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seashore,

seriously unless you can actually say for definate that this is true, will you stop starting these terrifying threads, you are it seems talking of something that you know may perhaps see come to pass. No joking, I dont normally interject, but this is over the top.


When there is a potential question, no worries.

I am as you concerned with whats happening but this mode of operations is but fear giving, try to be better with your announcements
Harper,

My suggestion to you is that you not click on a censorship thread if it scares you.
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:52 PM   #16
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From Infowars.com:

"Internet Censorship Protest Shuts Down Australian Government Websites"

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, February 11, 2010



Hackers protesting government censorship of the Internet have shut down several Australian government websites in a demonstration against the announcement that filters would be imposed to block access to websites deemed offensive by the authorities.

The campaign was launched by the anti-Scientology group Anonymous in response to plans to implement a mandatory and wide-ranging internet filter modeled on that of the Communist Chinese government.

This is not the first time the group has attacked government websites, having launched a similar stunt last September.

“The main government website, www.australia.gov.au, and parliament’s www.aph.gov.au were both affected along with the sites for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy,” reports AFP.

“No one messes with our access to perfectly legal (or illegal) content for any reason,” said a statement released by the group.

The Australian government attacked the campaign as “not a legitimate form of political statement.”

Despite the Australian government promising that the Internet filter would only be used to block access to child pornography and other illegal websites, the watchdog group Electronic Frontiers Australia warned that the law will also allow the government to block any website it desires under vague definitions.

In March 2009, the Wikileaks website published a leaked secret list of sites slated to be blocked by Australia’s state-sponsored parental filter.

The list revealed that blacklisted sites included “online poker sites, YouTube links, regular gay and straight porn sites, Wikipedia entries, euthanasia sites, websites of fringe religions such as satanic sites, fetish sites, Christian sites, the website of a tour operator and even a Queensland dentist.”

The filter will even block web-based games deemed unsuitable for anyone over the age of fifteen, according to the Australian government.

Calls to mandate Internet users to obtain licenses, in other words government permission, before they can post to the web have grown in recent weeks, with top Microsoft executive Craig Mundie insisting at the recent Davos Economic Forum that the Internet should be policed.

Within days, Time Magazine enthusiastically jumped on the bandwagon to back Mundie’s proposal, as authorities push for a system even more stifling than in Communist China, where only people who have been approved by the authorities would be allowed to express free speech.

ISPs across the world, including in supposed democratic countries like the UK, the US and New Zealand, have periodically blocked access to Alex Jones’ websites without justification and only restored access after a barrage of complaints.

As we have highlighted before, although the merits of hacking as a form of protest can be debated, what seems certain to happen is that governments will launch a false flag cyber attack which will cause a major catastrophe that can then be blamed on the free Internet, acting as a pretext to tighten the screws on plans for centralized regulation and censorship which are already in place.

Watch the video below in which Alex Jones exposes the incremental deployment of Chinese style Internet censorship across the world.

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