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Independent Media Censored Because Of New Law (We Are Change)

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posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:28 PM
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Hello ATSers!

The Alternative news site We Are Change has taken down in France in a response to the terror attacks.


We Are Change is a nonpartisan, independent media organization comprised of individuals and groups working to expose corruption worldwide. Founded by Luke Rudkowski, We Are Change is comprised of independent journalists, concerned citizens, activists, and anyone who wants to shape the direction our world is going in.

We seek to expose the lies of governments and the corporate elite who constantly trash our humanity. By asking the hard questions the mainstream media refuses to ask, we shine a little more light on trut


wearechange.org...

Does not sound that different to ATS really with the type of news it reports. So the fact France has the power to knock out sites because they do not stick with the official story in my eyes is a disturbing development.

This is a big kick in the teeth for independent journalism and free speech. Does that mean places like ATS could in the future be targeted by the same laws.



In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the latest news of him confirming with 20 separate individuals in France that WeAreChange.org is blocked in that country. We go over new laws that have emerged in France from the paris attack and how the whole war on terror is a sham.Source


wearechange.org...



Happy Days





posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: purplemer

Someone had posted a thread this last week talking about conspiracy sites being shut down due to events in the Paris attacks. It seems that poster is vindicated to some degree. Not sure if it could spill over to the US but EU countries are entirely different.

ETA: Found the thread - Political author Gearoid O Colmain: "They are 'NOW' going to crack down on conspiracy theory sites"
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posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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These are the same people others proclaim are the bastions of freedom of expression... Oui?

Voltaire et al, oui?

Je suis Charlie, oui?


Freaks.



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: NihilistSanta

Thank you for your reply.

Yes it has been coming. This is an independent news site and the term conspiracy is used to slur it. It does happen in the US too look at the likes of Wikileak..




posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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Well as some fine member pointed out here, conspiracy theorists are being classed as 'Non violent extremists'.

Looks like this could be the beginning of the end for conspiracy sites.

yournewswire.com...








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posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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Yah, huh! From now on there will be no rowing against the current.

Everybody turn in your oars.



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
Well as some fine member pointed out here, conspiracy theorists are being classed as 'Non violent extremists'.

Looks like this could be the beginning of the end for conspiracy sites.

yournewswire.com...



What a load of ****

David Cameron has about just as much integrity as an ex-wife fighting for alimony so that she doesn't have to "work" anymore



bureaucrats...
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posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

Yep, but he has to keep on keeping on.

There will be no dissent here, love your servitude!!

War is peace et al.



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: purplemer

Sorry if this is a bit off topic.... but I've never thought of ATS as an independent news site. That is, people here simply link to the outside world and give opinions (and then start calling each-other names). So for that reason, I think ATS is pretty much safe for the foreseeable future.



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: eluryh22

Thanks for your reassurance, I will sleep well tonight.



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: eluryh22
I discovered last year, I think it was, that ATS is blocked by my local county library service on the grounds that it is an "occult" site.
As my maths teacher used to say, "there are more ways of killing a cat than by drowning it in treacle".



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

No kiddin?
Yet, if I can extrapolate from many, many news stories over the years.... I suspect the library doesn't censor porn (it's art and freedom of expression and all).



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 01:31 PM
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a reply to: purplemer

Europeans don't have the same respect for individual liberty as Americans. They also don't have a Constitution that guarantees free speech. Unfortunately these things can happen when an Authoritarian government puts the needs of 'society' above the rights of the individual.



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

I wouldn't say they don't respect liberty its just that they accept centralized authority more easily due to the history of the continent. I was pretty shocked when Brussells was on lock down and how easily the public complied with the social media black out (not including the cat pics). I don't think that could be achieved in the states.



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: purplemer

The video said that France has extended its state of emergency for 3 months, and in that time the french president has the power to shut down any website he sees as a threat.

One thing I was wondering is it internet sites are owned by the host country or are they under international water's laws?

If so let's not make France to mad...



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: purplemer


Does that mean places like ATS could in the future be targeted by the same laws.


Seeing as how the ATS servers are located in the US (at least I'm pretty sure that is the case), the answer to this question is no. France's laws have no effect on ATS.

PS: Your primary source is the website itself complaining that they were censored. Why don't you think that such a source is biased? Do you think that we are change are going to list the full truth as to why they were censored? Because I certainly don't. I cannot find any additional sources to confirm that this is true, so I'm saying this is either a hoax or we are change are hiding something.
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posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: NihilistSanta

That freaked me out as well.

They were good little trained minions over there in Brussels. SMH.



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Europeans don't have the same respect for individual liberty as Americans. They also don't have a Constitution that guarantees free speech.

That's one of the most ignorant things I have ever seen on all my 11 years on ATS.



posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: purplemer

Europeans don't have the same respect for individual liberty as Americans. They also don't have a Constitution that guarantees free speech. Unfortunately these things can happen when an Authoritarian government puts the needs of 'society' above the rights of the individual.


Yep, you mixed it up and somehow totally screwed it up. We have the oldest constitution you dullard.

We have 'Magna Carta'.

England!!!

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posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t




Seeing as how the ATS servers are located in the US (at least I'm pretty sure that is the case), the answer to this question is no. France's laws have no effect on ATS.


Hello Kraztshot

Yes they do have effects on each other and a country can ban an IP address yes.

Happy Day to You





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