It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Pro Union Website " Defend Wisconsin" Blocked at the Capitol

page: 1
6

log in

join
share:

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:42 PM
link   

Pro Union Website " Defend Wisconsin" Blocked at the Capitol


www.huffingtonpost.com

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. Administrators of the website were notified on Monday that the page is being blocked
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.cnn.com




posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:42 PM
link   
I am not really sure how to feel on this one. According to authorities, it was software that blocked the site, however people on the ground say that it was working prior. If it was blocked on purpose ( even though it was only at the capitol building ) we are on a very slippery slope here, if we now, as a country feel fit to start blocking protest websites like other countries.

www.huffingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:51 PM
link   
Looks like the state government of Wisconsin is getting desperate if they've started censoring the Web. It goes hand-in-hand with Gov. Walker's demand that workers give up their collective bargaining rights.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:55 PM
link   
I have remained largely neutral on this issue but right now I must say that Walker must be reprimanded and the entire state Congress if they are blocking this website at the capital.
edit on 2/22/2011 by Misoir because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 04:02 PM
link   
reply to post by Misoir
 



With the way things are going, I wouldn't be surprised if a new piece of legislature got rammed through that made social media ( and otherwise ) sites that organize protesting(ers) somehow illegal. Since protesting, as such is not legally defined, just the right to assembly, and freedom of speech. This marks a very sad day for me that I could think that something like this could or ever would happen here, it is definitely not what I bled for,nor is it part of the oath I swore to protect against all enemies, foreign and domestic.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 04:04 PM
link   
I swear to G-d, Walker is channeling Mubarak. They must be reading from the same playbook.

I will wait to get confirmation of this being an intentional (or hard to deny intention) act before I go further, but seriously......wow. How stupid can they be?



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 04:08 PM
link   
Walker really is like Hosni Mubarak the first thing Egypt did in response to the protester was limit the internet....



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 04:19 PM
link   
reply to post by Itachimaru
 


Censorship and control of information is a huge step toward Fascism. This deal is going to blow up in Walkers face! Good



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:16 AM
link   

Originally posted by 00nunya00
I swear to G-d, Walker is channeling Mubarak. They must be reading from the same playbook.

I will wait to get confirmation of this being an intentional (or hard to deny intention) act before I go further, but seriously......wow. How stupid can they be?


Why wait? How could it not be intentional? What are the odds?

That's our problem... we always want to wait.
edit on 23/2/2011 by PinkAndBlack because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:32 AM
link   
reply to post by PinkAndBlack
 


I wait because it could very well be something stupid like the state's version of NetNanny picking up on something on that site that it's mistaking for being a reason to be suspicious. If you've ever worked with NetNanny or the like, you know how crazy and seemingly arbitrary the blocks can sometimes be. One day a page is fine, the next day it's considered porn because there's some advertising cookie that's been flagged as related to porn or whatever. Software is only as perfect as the humans who code it.



new topics

top topics



 
6

log in

join