Those of you who are on my list-serve, and who are AOL subscribers, may not have been hearing from me lately, as my messages to all such addressees bounce back to me. The corporation seems to have decided that my messages are spam.

I could try to fight this, or you could stop being AOL subscribers. I don’t know which one of those would be the bigger hassle, but I do know that, right now, I don’t have time to deal with it, what with the daily press of business and the rise of the police state here inthese United States.

In any case, the messages sent to the list all end up posted here.


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  • …and suddenly Mark’s site has returned…:)

    AOL Time-Warner Censors Alex Jones Websites

    Nationwide blackout a clear attempt to shut down free speech

    Prison Planet | October 5 2005

    Time Warner’s ISP, Road Runner, has blocked access to all of Alex Jones’ flagship websites across the entire United States.

    We were first alerted to this problem early this morning when several locals in Austin reported that they were unable to access, or Prison

    Austin Time Warner had previously shut down access to our websites on a whim, claiming they were ‘hate material’ but in all cases had quickly restored them after receiving complaints.

    However, this latest attack on free speech is occurring nationwide, with Time Warner subscribers from New York to California reporting that their access to the websites is being blocked.

    The last attempt to shut us down came shortly after the London Bombings, which saw our traffic go through the roof after we released a plethora of articles exposing government involvement.

    The consequence of this is that Prison alone on some days gets more hits than the Britney Spears website or Rush Limbaugh.

    Previously we reported that UK ISPs like Tiscali were blocking their subscribers from accessing the website after the 7/7 bombings.

    It is obvious that those in high places are showing their disapproval. This only vindicates all the information we have been putting out.

    How can a website that merely reports and comments on mainstream media articles be described as ‘hate’ unless there’s a different agenda afoot? How can Bill O’Reilly get on Fox News and call for assassinating Prime Ministers and Pat Robertson on the 700 Club do the same and yet we get censored for being hateful? We have never called for violence against anyone and actively encourage peaceful exchange of information.

    This is part of a growing trend of authoritarian censorship of the Internet in preparation for the emergence of Internet 2, where only government approved websites will be allowed to exist and the old Internet will be shut down.

    Monolithic corporations in lock-step with government are following the Chinese model, where any website mildly anti-establishment is immediately shut down and its owners arrested. The vast majority of Internet cafes in China were shut down in 2002 after the government started a fire in one Beijing cafe and then demanded all the rest be shut down for ‘safety reasons’.

    Under anti-terrorism laws in Italy, Internet cafe owners are forced to take photo ID’s of all their customers and install key-logging and filter software which blocks any websites the government chooses.

    Today’s actions by Time Warner fall into the same category. The First Amendment is under siege by jack-booted totalitarians in suits that graciously lick the boots and follow the orders of the establishment lackeys.

    In 2002 Dell Computers cancelled an order placed by Weigand Combat Handguns because the company name triggered a security alert. The word ‘combat’ was not accepted by Dell’s post-9/11 security alert system. This is an example of the inane and sweeping nature of these filtrations systems and the blanket idiocy applied to these cases.

    We are urging all our readers (not that you will even be able to read this if you subscribe to Time Warner!) to boycott any Time Warner/Road Runner ISP service and cancel your subscription with them. They have proven themselves time and time again to be an anti-American freedom hating tool of the establishment.

    We urge you to double your efforts in spreading the truth. Copy and distribute our artcles more than ever. We are under a direct assault, the only response needs to be a massive and powerful counter-offensive. To all alternative media websites, please post this article as we are all in the same boat, we are all under enemy fire.

    If Time Warner do not immediately restore subscribers’ access to our websites we will initiate a wider boycott campaign. They are already receiving a deluge of complaints and according to some are now claiming that this is an ‘error’ that they are looking into and citing other websites that have also been affected, even though these websites are having no problems.

    We will update this article as and when Time Warner restores access to Alex Jones’ websites. If they fail to do so we will carry telephone numbers and e mail addresses for people to make their complaints.

  • Internet Censorship: The Warning Signs Were Not Hidden

    Wayne Madsen | December 9 2005

    Internet censorship. It did not happen overnight but slowly came to America’s shores from testing grounds in China and the Middle East.

    Progressive and investigative journalist web site administrators are beginning to talk to each other about it, e-mail users are beginning to understand why their e-mail is being disrupted by it, major search engines appear to be complying with it, and the low to equal signal-to-noise ratio of legitimate e-mail and spam appears to be perpetuated by it.

    In this case, “it,” is what privacy and computer experts have long warned about: massive censorship of the web on a nationwide and global scale. For many years, the web has been heavily censored in countries around the world. That censorship continues at this very moment. Now it is happening right here in America.

    The agreement by the Congress to extend an enhanced Patriot Act for another four years will permit the political enforcers of the Bush administration, who use law enforcement as their proxies, to further clamp censorship controls on the web.

    The warning signs for the crackdown on the web have been with us for over a decade. The Clipper chip controversy of the 90s, John Poindexter’s Total Information Awareness (TIA) system pushed in the aftermath of 9-11, backroom deals between the Federal government and the Internet service industry, and the Patriot Act have ushered in a new era of Internet censorship, something just half a decade ago computer programmers averred was impossible given the nature of the web. They were wrong, dead wrong.

    Take for example of what recently occurred when two journalists were taking on the phone about a story that appeared on Google News. The story was about a Christian fundamentalist move in Congress to use U.S. military force in Sudan to end genocide in Darfur. The story appeared on the English Google News site in Qatar. But the very same Google News site when accessed simultaneously in Washington, DC failed to show the article. This censorship is accomplished by geolocation filtering: the restriction or modifying of web content based on the geographical region of the user. In addition to countries, such filtering can now be implemented for states, cities, and even individual IP addresses.

    With reports in the Swedish newspaper Svensa Dagbladet today that the United States has transmitted a Homeland Security Department “no fly” list of 80,000 suspected terrorists to airport authorities around the world, it is not unreasonable that a “no [or restricted] surfing/emailing” list has been transmitted to Internet Service Providers around the world. The systematic disruptions of web sites and email strongly suggests that such a list exists.

    News reports on CIA prisoner flights and secret prisons are disappearing from Google and other search engines like Alltheweb as fast as they appear. Here now, gone tomorrow is the name of the game.

    Google is systematically failing to list and link to articles that contain explosive information about the Bush administration, the war in Iraq, Al Qaeda, and U.S. political scandals. But Google is not alone in working closely to stifle Internet discourse. America On Line, Microsoft, Yahoo and others are slowly turning the Internet into an information superhighway dominated by barricades, toll booths, off-ramps that lead to dead ends, choke points, and security checks.

    America On Line is the most egregious is stifling Internet freedom. A former AOL employee noted how AOL and other Internet Service Providers cooperate with the Bush administration in censoring email. The Patriot Act gave federal agencies the power to review information to the packet level and AOL was directed by agencies like the FBI to do more than sniff the subject line. The AOL term of service (TOS) has gradually been expanded to grant AOL virtually universal power regarding information. Many AOL users are likely unaware of the elastic clause, which says they will be bound by the current TOS and any TOS revisions which AOL may elect at any time in the future. Essentially, AOL users once agreed to allow the censorship and non-delivery of their email.

    Microsoft has similar requirements for Hotmail as do Yahoo and Google for their respective e-mail services.

    There are also many cases of Google’s search engine failing to list and link to certain information. According to a number of web site administrators who carry anti-Bush political content, this situation has become more pronounced in the last month. In addition, many web site administrators are reporting a dramatic drop-off in hits to their sites, according to their web statistic analyzers. Adding to their woes is the frequency at which spam viruses are being spoofed as coming from their web site addresses.

    Government disruption of the political side of the web can easily be hidden amid hyped mainstream news media reports of the latest “boutique” viruses and worms, reports that have more to do with the sales of anti-virus software and services than actual long-term disruption of banks, utilities, or airlines.

    Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Cisco Systems have honed their skills at Internet censorship for years in places like China, Jordan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and other countries. They have learned well. They will be the last to admit they have imported their censorship skills into the United States at the behest of the Bush regime. Last year, the Bush-Cheney campaign blocked international access to its web site — — for unspecified “security reasons.”

    Only those in the Federal bureaucracy and the companies involved are in a position to know what deals have been made and how extensive Internet censorship has become. They owe full disclosure to their customers and their fellow citizens.

  • Dude,

    Don’t you think you sound just a bit paranoid? Trust me 99.9% of America have no clue who Mark Crispin Miller is & don’t care. Your subscribers
    Come from academia or democraticunderground and are just as out of touch with reality as you are.

    Do you really believe that AOL & the US government would censor a little known University Professor? get real
    If Democrats want to win the white house in 2008 they’re going to have to move a bit more to the center IMHO

  • So why are you reading this blog?

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