AOL Time-Warner Censors Alex Jones Websites
Nationwide blackout a clear attempt to shut down free speech
From Alex Jones, http://prisonplanet.com
Oct. 5, 2005
Forward courtesy of Robert Busser (by way of Chris Gupta <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
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 Infowars.com, PrisonPlanet.com
or Prison Planet.tv.
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 Planet.com 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
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
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.
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