Is Scott Walker Cutting Off Internet Access To Thwart Protesters?

Our guest blogger is Mike Elk, a freelance labor journalist and third generation union organizer based in Washington, D.C. You can follow him for more updates on Wisconsin on twitter at @MikeElk.

According to pro-labor protesters in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be taking a page from former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak and cutting off internet access to key protest organizers within the state Capitol building.

If you are in the Capitol attempting to access the internet from a free wifi connection labeled “guest,” you cannot access the site defendwisconsin.org. The site has been used to provide updates on what is happening, where you can volunteer, and where supplies and goods are needed to support protesters.

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  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bill Forman, Mark Crispin Miller, cranestation, Dusty, Ray Beckerman and others. Ray Beckerman said: Has Walker cut off Internet access to thwart protesters? ~our @mcrispinmiller http://bit.ly/eVEq1u […]

  • If this accusation is proven to be true, Walker must be charged and brought to justice in a criminal court of law. I believe that Walker will have a hard time governing the state from prison. Even John Gotti had to relinquish his role as godfather when he was imprisoned.

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