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Germany muzzles WikiLeaks

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posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 01:25 AM
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Germany muzzles WikiLeaks


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On April 9th 2009, the internet domain registration for the investigative journalism site Wikileaks.de was suspended without notice by Germany's registration authority DENIC.

The action comes two weeks after the house of the German WikiLeaks domain sponsor, Theodor Reppe, was searched by German authorities. Police documentation shows that the March 24, 2009 raid was triggered by WikiLeaks' publication of Australia's proposed secret internet censorship list.
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posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 01:25 AM
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The battle lines are being drawn on internet censorhsip. Unfortunately Australia is on the leading edge of it (behind totalitarian regimes like China) and the fight has obviously extended to Germany.


On March 25 the German cabinet finalized its own proposal to introduce a nation-wide internet censorship system. Australia and Germany are the only Western democracies publicly considering such a mandatory censorship scheme.

While last week German police claimed to the news magazine Der Spiegel that they had been ignorant about WikiLeaks' role as an international press organization, this "excuse" is surely no longer valid. Despite being questioned by the press, German authorities have still not contacted WikiLeaks or its publishers to resolve the issue, or indeed, at all. The lack of contact is inexcusable.


It will be websites like wikileaks that stand to be the rallying point for the fight against this kind of censorship.

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posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 02:11 AM
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It's more evidence of a disempowered or uninformed electorate. I can't think of a legitimate reason for blocking such a site in a free country. Wikileaks presents documents that can be corroborated or challenged, they don't publish slander or libel. To my mind, as Western Govts are increasingly sophisticated in managing media and message, wikileaks are a necessity.

Not all is lost for any German whistleblowers...


So far encrypted connections bypass this blockade. We also have many thousands of Cover Domains, such as destiny.mooo.com... or ljsf.org... and you may write to us or ask around for others. Please try to make sure that the cryptographic certificate says "__._" (you should get a warning using most browsers). In addition you can use Tor or Psiphon to connect to the site, but note that the default urls for these sites are also currently filtered by the Chinese government. We have additional ideas to make bypassing the Chinese firewall easier which we hope to integrate at a later stage.
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Germans may not be allowed to read Wikileaks, but the channels are still open to pass information.

EDIT: I've just read that Germany is only blocking the .de wikileaks. It should still be accessible through other routes.

[edit on 11-4-2009 by Kandinsky]



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 09:48 AM
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Unfortunately Australia is on the leading edge of it (behind totalitarian regimes like China) and the fight has obviously extended to Germany.


Correction: the fight has extended to the Entire EU community.

They're proposing a variety of universal EU laws that allow ISP's to disconnect "accused" pirateers (such as in France), give up their details to the Feds, and install mandatory DSLAM filters.

All that good stuff.


As for us Aussies, well the matter is far from clear-cut.

The Labor Party of Kevin Rudd does not have enough votes in the Senate to enact any legislation to support the proposed mandatory Internet filter.

That being said, unless the government is able to implement the filter by other means.
Some kind of software-package or national proxy, etc.

They've conducted limited testing of ISP-level internet filtering through a variety of means such as: mandatory filters at DSLAM exchanges, software filters, mandatory proxy gateways, etc...

My guess is, they won't stop until they hit the nail.

Despite the fact, less than 5% of Aussies want this Orwellian system to go through.

[edit on 11/4/09 by The Godfather of Conspira]



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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This is not about piracy, its about unspeakable truths and a black market which runs right down the midle of Germany and all EU countries.

Hey, can anyone add some links to pirates who were also human slavers or who traded in human cargo? Because that's what this is about. People get very afraid when you brush against their deepest perversions and if you read wikileaks, you'll find out why Germany is so scared of computers these days.

We may have to accept that the situation is grossly and horrifically out of control. One could say that the black market here being called "piracy" is actually a very profitable market in something else, and wikileaks has exposed very powerful corporations which are "into it".

A black market has value, but losing ones power due to shame or scandal also has a value in the negative, that is, a merchant will fight to preserve his storefront but he will fight even harder to prevent you from finding what is being sold in the back of the store. Yep, this piracy issue is a smokescreen for the far deeper and far more shameful items at the core of this story. Let the reader use discernment.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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Still no reports on mainstream media. This kind of censorship should make the news but they aren't carrying the story.

Welcome to Big Brother.




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