Monday, July 18, 2005

Now that I've started typing this, I've finally closed my mouth, but I was agog at a Common Dreams article that United for Peace and Justice e-mailed. (By the way, United for Peace and Justice is one of the organizations mentioned in a news article today about how FBI anti-terrorist units monitored protest groups before the Republican convention last summer.)

Below is a summary of the article:
COMMENTARY: Comcast & Symantec blocked pro-impeachment e-mail without telling anyone
Written by Abe DeJamminen
Sunday, 17 July 2005
Will you receive this and be able to read it? -- It all depends on the whims of the gods at Comcast and Symantec, it turns out. -- David Swanson, a co-founder of After Downing Street and a writer and activist, discovered last week that Comcast was, without notifying the parties concerned, blocking "any Email with 'www.afterdowningstreet.org' in the body of the Email," on the grounds that they had received thousands of complaints (of which they refused to produce even one). -- As a result, the effort to organize July 23 impeachment houseparties has been significantly impeded. -- Since "Comcast has a near monopoly on high-speed internet service in much of this country, including much of the Washington, D.C., area," writes Swanson, "Many members of the media and many people involved in politics rely on it. . . . Comcast effectively censors discussion of particular political topics, and impedes the ability of people to associate with each other, with absolutely no compulsion to explain itself." ...

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