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Ed Jewett
09-25-2011, 12:15 AM
Google Shuts Down ActivistPost.com (http://cryptogon.com/?p=25060)September 24th, 2011Via: Before It’s News (http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1138/878/Activist_Post_Deleted_Google_Erases_Popular_Altern ative_News_Source.html):
At mid-day on Friday, September 23, 2011, the popular alternative news blog, ActivistPost.com, was taken offline. Activist Post receives over one million views per month and has been hosted by Google’s Blogger since its founding in June 2010.
“We remain puzzled as to why Activist Post was erased completely by Google,” said chief editor and co-founder Michael Edwards. “When we tried to load our back-up file into our secondary Blogger account, that was blocked as well,” he added.
It remains unclear whether Google has acted to censor ActivistPost.com for their controversial reporting. Google is becoming somewhat notorious for clamping down on truth and liberty activists, of which Activist Post is known for.
“Clearly, this is a huge set back for us and the work we do,” said co-founder Eric Blair. “Our entire crew is working on resolving the issue and restoring the website. We certainly look forward to an explanation from Google.”
Activist Post will file an appeal with Google to restore the site in full, and asks their loyal supporters to make their voices heard as well. However, they also are seeking other hosting services to avoid these types of censorship issues in the future.
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Ed Jewett
09-25-2011, 12:43 AM
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Activist Post Deleted! Google Erases Popular Alternative News Source?



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09-25-2011, 12:46 AM


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Reports pertaining to the censorship and takedown of personal websites continue to flood in.

First, YouTube meddled with the view counts (http://www.infowars.com/censoring-the-internet-a-collection-of-essential-links/) of folks like Alex Jones over at Info Wars and Prison Planet. Then Flickr (http://thomashawk.com/2009/06/flickr-user-posts-comments-critical-of-obama-on-the-official-white-house-photostream-and-has-his-comments-along-with-his-entire-flickrstream-deleted-without-warning.html), MySpace (http://www.infowars.com/social-networks-censoring-obama-joker-images/) and Facebook (http://www.infowars.com/facebook-deletes-official-alex-jones-page-over-gadsden-flag/) began censoring comments and material. Now an increasing number of independent online media is beginning to feel the sharp edge of the blade.
Amazon & WikileaksWhen Wikileaks went under fire for its publication of material such as the quarter million diplomatic cables (or Pentagon Papers 2), Amazon decided to pull the plug (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/dec/11/wikileaks-amazon-denial-democracy-lieberman) on its service to the whistleblower website.

Subsequently, we found out that the CEO and founder of Amazon attended (http://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/bilderberg-2011-full-official-attendee-list/) the most recent Bilderberg group meeting in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Is it any wonder that Amazon too has joined the bandwagon? Average Joe’s who shot to fame and fortune, respective business empire founders such as Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, have been enticed by the club of “good old boys” and awoken that innate and evil human desire to play God with the rest of us.

This author was responsible for the Wikileaks publication (http://www.prisonplanet.com/leaked-1955-bilderberg-docs-outline-plan-for-single-european-currency.html) of the few Bilderberg meeting documents available a week before their meet in Greece of 2009. They had been obtained from the author ofIlluminati Conspiracy Archive (http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/), whose website seems to have become now defunct. Apparently, they had floated around on the net some years before, to have been taken down, and this author figured it wise to republish the few documents available to aid research.

A final disclaimer on the subject of Wikileaks. This author believes Wikileaks to be a “US Government con job.” Esteemed analyst William Engdahl has written extensively (http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/Geopolitics___Eurasia/US_Con_Job/us_con_job.html) on this topic. Daniel Estulin of Bilderberg fame has also recently published a book (http://www.danielestulin.com/) on the deceptive nature of Wikileaks and its use as a tool of disinformation, the results of which we are now witnessing. Founder of Cryptome (John Young) worked with “Wikileaks” in its infancy and left (http://cryptome.org/0002/wikileaks-unlike.htm) after growing suspicion.
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Don’t Tread on MeA few weeks ago, Silver Shield’s popular economic and political commentary blog had been hacked (http://dont-tread-on.me/the-latest-on-the-dtom-hack/). He has been wildly popular with his Sons of Liberty Academy and drive to make people aware of the true nature of the monetary system, suggesting the purchase of physical silver as one way to be free of the false paradigm. A similar hack had also been perpetrated against Freedom Force International (http://www.freedom-force.org/freedom.cfm?fuseaction=home) a few years ago.
SGT Report & Bank of AmericaJust recently, SGT Report (http://sgtreport.com/), who provides excellent economic reality and freedom related reporting, had been subjected to COINTELPRO commentary assault by the Wall Street-Pentagon nexus which includes Bank of America. See the site editor’s excellent detective work HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWYW0H7-c_w&feature=player_embedded).
Activist Post & Google via BloggerThe excellent Activist Post (http://www.activistpost.com/), to which Global Governance Archive (http://www.ggarchive.org/) is a frequent contributor, seems to have just been taken down by Google-owned Blogger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5ZWpnj_Mi8). Recall that Google CEO Eric Schmidt alsoattended (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CB0QtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dj1t LFuI58_g&rct=j&q=eric%20schmidt%20bilderberg&ei=N4N9TvO-IMyrsAK5ypUp&usg=AFQjCNHFG7hzDbXpDHvrQWctMR9nqK0CEQ&cad=rja) the last Bilderberg meeting.
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Rick Rozoff (Stop NATO) & WordPressThe website of important analyst Rick Rozoff, Stop NATO (http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/), has now been threatened by WordPress (http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2011/09/02/wordpress-suspends-stop-nato-news-site/), who seems also to have taken to the chopping block.
Yahoo & the Day of RageFinally, we have Yahoo censoring the Day of Rage (http://www.infowars.com/yahoo-accused-of-censoring-occupy-wall-street-emails/) attempts to coordinate their occupation of Wall Street.Full Spectrum Dominance
Full Spectrum DominanceThis insane Pentagon doctrine (http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/doctrine/genesis_and_evolution/source_materials/joint_vision_2020.pdf) seeks to dominate land, air, sea, outer space, inner space and cyber space. It seeks "informational superiority" which is defined as "the capability to collect, process and disseminate an uninterrupted flow of information while exploiting or denying adversary's ability to do the same."
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Prepare for the Cyber False FlagCorporate interests have been co-opted by the global elites and their secret societies. Bilderberg 2011 saw the coming together of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon, among others. We are now only beginning to witness the outcome of their policy agenda. Companies are being bought up and merged by the new world elites, with Skype going to NSA Microsoft and YouTube to CIA Google.
As the few, the wise, those that enter through the narrow gate have long been warning and preparing for such issues as food storage, survivalism and spiritual preparedness, our essential lines of communication are gradually being cut. Skynet is becoming self-aware. Take all preventative measures and bat down the hatches. There be a storm on the horizon. Godspeed.
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Global Governance Archive (http://www.ggarchive.org/index.html) is an information war desk which seeks to aid researchers both new and old in sifting through the most important material on everything from economy to the architecture of global government which is now being built.

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Magda Hassan
09-25-2011, 03:17 AM
Unfortunately Google have covered themselves legally by having a clause n their Terms and Agreements that all bloggers must comply with. Specifically:
Google also reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service with or without notice at any time and without any liability to you.

Personally I would never use it for anything important perhaps as a copy place.

Peter Lemkin
09-25-2011, 04:19 AM
Ominous, but not surprising. I'd expect a whole lot more of this sort of thing in the coming years. In fact, I think those who post politically progressive blogs on 'big-name' sites [most blogs] best make backups on their own computer daily and have alternative servers on which to host it - best to start with those alternative [small, private, progressive] servers to begin with...... You can still be attacked, but at least your own server likely won't be the cause.

Ed Jewett
09-25-2011, 06:33 PM
Unfortunately Google have covered themselves legally by having a clause n their Terms and Agreements that all bloggers must comply with. Specifically:
Google also reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service with or without notice at any time and without any liability to you.

Personally I would never use it for anything important perhaps as a copy place.

Where is the safest place to put such things that involve criticism of power, free speech, and the like?

Ed Jewett
09-25-2011, 09:33 PM
Fear of Repression Spurs Scholars and Activists to Build Alternate Internets (http://cryptogon.com/?p=25063)September 25th, 2011This is great, but don’t forget the context:
U.S. Has Secret Tools to Force Internet on Dictators (http://cryptogon.com/?p=20401)
U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors (http://cryptogon.com/?p=22937)
The Sock Puppet Industrial Complex: U.S. Trains ‘Activists’ to Evade Security Forces (http://cryptogon.com/?p=21718)
Think outside the box, by all means. Just don’t be surprised when you find another box.
Via: Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/article/College-20-Fear-of/129049/):
Computer networks proved their organizing power during the recent uprisings in the Middle East, in which Facebook pages amplified street protests that toppled dictators. But those same networks showed their weaknesses as well, such as when the Egyptian government walled off most of its citizens from the Internet in an attempt to silence protesters.
That has led scholars and activists increasingly to consider the Internet’s wiring as a disputed political frontier.
For example, one weekend each month, a small group of computer programmers gathers at a residence here to build a homemade Internet—named Project Byzantium—that could go online if parts of the current global Internet becomes blocked by a repressive government.
Using an approach called a “mesh network,” the system would set up an informal wireless network connecting users with other nearby computers, which in turn would pass along the signals. The mesh network could tie back into the Internet if one of the users found a way to plug into an unblocked route. The developers recently tested an early version of their software at George Washington University (though without the official involvement of campus officials).
The leader of the effort, who goes by the alias TheDoctor but who would not give his name, out of concern that his employer would object to the project, says he fears that some day repressive measures could be put into place in the United States.
He is not the only one with such apprehensions. Next month The*Doctor will join hundreds of like-minded high-tech activists and entrepreneurs in New York at an unusual conference called the Contact Summit. One of the participants is Eben Moglen, a professor at Columbia Law School who has built an encryption device and worries about a recent attempt by Wisconsin politicians to search a professor’s e-mail. The summit’s goal is not just to talk about the projects, but also to connect with potential financial backers, recruit programmers, and brainstorm approaches to building parallel Internets and social networks.
The meeting is a sign of the growing momentum of what is called the “free-network movement,” whose leaders are pushing to rewire online networks to make it harder for a government or corporation to exert what some worry is undue control or surveillance. Another key concern is that the Internet has not lived up to its social potential to connect people, and instead has become overrun by marketing and promotion efforts by large corporations.
At the heart of the movement is the idea that seemingly mundane technical specifications of Internet routers and social-networking software platforms have powerful political implications. In virtual realms, programmers essentially set the laws of physics, or at least the rules of interaction, for their cyberspaces. If it sometimes seems that media pundits treat Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or Apple’s Steve Jobs as gods, that’s because in a sense they are—sitting on Mount Olympus with the power to hurl digital thunderbolts with a worldwide impact on people.
Instead of just complaining, many of those heading to New York next month believe they can build alternatives that reduce the power of those virtual deities and give more control to mere mortals.
Research Credit: noncompliant
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Magda Hassan
09-26-2011, 12:06 AM
Unfortunately Google have covered themselves legally by having a clause n their Terms and Agreements that all bloggers must comply with. Specifically:
Google also reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service with or without notice at any time and without any liability to you.

Personally I would never use it for anything important perhaps as a copy place.

Where is the safest place to put such things that involve criticism of power, free speech, and the like?
Nothing like having your own server but there must be back ups as well. I suggest at least 3 in various countries. One of these back ups could be google but I wouldn't suggest using all the other big ones in the cloud. Better to use the smaller providers who want your business and have some sort of ethos about business. They are out there.

Ed Jewett
09-26-2011, 03:54 AM
Let the speculation begin....

"As most of you know by now, our original site was taken offline by Google this past Friday at around 12:30 pm. Since then we have been flooded with positive support, as well as many offers for solutions.

We are happy to report that our site was just restored less than 1 hour ago. The official explanation from Blogger is as follows:

I'm an engineer on blogger. I'd like to apologise on behalf of the team for the removal of activistpost.com. The removal was caused by an automated process, and we restored the blog as soon as the issue was brought to our attention.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and activism in contacting Google and sharing our situation far and wide.

Despite this restoration, we already have moved forward with preparation for an upgraded design, as well as precautions to be sure this does not happen again. We are returning with even more passion and determination thanks to you. We certainly welcome your input as to what changes you would like to see, and we ask that you bear with us while we go through our restructuring over the coming days and weeks.

We apologize for this abbreviated newsletter that features our personal situation. We can't wait to get back on track covering and analyzing the latest important news and issues. Peace, Love and Liberty will Prevail!



Number Six
The Next Phase of Internet Censorship Has Begun: Man the Battle Stations!
Corporate interests have been co-opted by the global elites and their secret societies. Bilderberg 2011 saw the coming together of Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon, among others. We are now only beginning to witness the outcome of their policy agenda. Companies are being bought up and merged by the new world elites, with Skype going to NSA Microsoft and YouTube to CIA Google. (read more)

Scott Lazarowitz
Where Is Activist Post?
It appears that one of my newest favorite websites, Activist Post (www.activistpost.com) has been taken down by its host, Blogger.com. Activist Post posts original articles and articles from other websites that highlight the news items of what various government agencies and the military are up to, and investigative reporting on the latest injustices, corruption and crimes, that we don’t hear about from cowards government lapdogs gutless weasels mainstream news sources. (read more)

Owen Myles
Google Takes Down Activist Post?
Why this has occurred is currently unknown. If Google is honest about the matter, then all will be well, and nothing but time will have been lost; Google’s data retention policy obviously forbids anything to ever be truly lost. Considering the wide range of subjects covered by Activist Post, and their uncensored and honest approach, it would not be surprising to learn that Google has done this intentionally. At this point however, it remains speculation. (read more)

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Ed Jewett
09-26-2011, 04:14 AM
I think it fair that it be "my service", i.e., I brought the thing hear, added a few 'straws' to the thread and now receive the subscription-via-email "post" as I posted above...

What gives?

Is this a hoax? A marketing ploy? A "please read us, only we tell the truth" attempt at building a data-base?

I will yell you my gut reaction...:

The "engineer" at Google was indeed conducting a data base, and this seems like a slightly-new (or better yet, recently-ironed old) wrinkle on a "honeypot en masse".

By putting 2+2 together (is my math here good, folks?) and seeing nearly-simultaenous articles on other matters "cyber" [all also posted here] such as the information that the Federal Reserve system is watching us online and the other very-obviously-going-on attempts at perception cluttering (they call it "management"), I think the "engineer" brought down a visible web site in seemingly benign fashion as a warning shot (along with Obamian criticsms of journalists) that there is a functional system in place that can -- at will -- shut down [or worse] one or more links, web sites, means of communication, and receiving networks.

Or perhaps I've been looking at things too long and need to see someone about my vision.