"To Seek out that which was Lost..."
FREE SPEECH WON
THE COURT DISSES THE CDA 3-0
|But... it Ain't Over Yet!
(you didn't really think They would give up that easy.. did you?)
|THREAT TO INTERNET FREEDOM (2/04/97)
Fight the Proposed Internet Tax! (02/13/97)
Feds Sued for Free Speech Violations, Racketeering, Illegal Surveillance
G7 Threat Alert from international Net-coalition (8/7/96)
HR 3781 The People Haters to "Update Report" on SoCalled hatespeech & haters on the WWW
Concerning: The Bill of RIGHTS, PATRIOTS and the TRIBULATION
Why is this page (almost) black... and what can you do to fight Internet censorship?
The [CENSORED] Web Page...
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LETS TAKE A VOTE... AND SEE WHAT WE THINK!
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An Open Letter...
This is a CRY of WARNING! Based on what I have
seen and heard and Experienced growing up in the land called usa... (United SNARES of
[*note: this is the Hebrew feminine/plural of the word (normally?) translated "Gemmorah"... a bilingual pun :) ]
I remember when I was in school hearing a lot
about Liberty... In Amorachah you were Free to do whatever...
(life, liberty, pursuit of happiness) as long as you did not
infringe on any one elses Rights (life, liberty, pursuit of
This sounded good... I thought that this was indeed "THE LAND of LIBERTY"!
By the time I got to 8th Grade... and Civics class... I realized that the things they were teaching me were hardly applicable.
One day while the teacher was giving me a
lecture for not paying attention... I asked him "Why should
I even bother learning this stuff?? That isn't how it really
"You are right", he replied, "That is exactly why I teach this course... hoping that by teaching the youth, they will learn to make changes."
People really didn't miss their liberty that
much. After all... "We were SO much better off than the
RUSSIANS... At least we Had FREEDOM of the PRESS (to publish
information, views etc.).
Here you could Say what you wanted! And STILL be FREE!"
It took me this long and the NET CENSORSHIP
ISSUE... to notice the Progression.
What I had been witnessing were indicators of the EROSION of CIVIL LIBERTY!! ... "and they said it couldn't happen... here!"--Zappa
The reason to make such a BIG DEAL out of Freedom of Speech is to keep you from realizing that you are not Free to DO!
Heres the progression...
You can say but don't do...
You can Print but don't Say...
You can Believe whatever you want...
But don't try to live it...
and if you Tell any one else about it...
THEY WILL TAKE YOU AWAY!
Beware of the THOUGHT POLICE!!!
they have ways to make you AGREE...
You will do as they tell you if you love your family...
Political Scientist George Orwell was RIGHT! (He just didn't know when)
Yes this is all very extreme... but so is the
issue! Perhaps we can turn this progression around... On this
page are Links to Pages of People who want to DO something! And
links to information... on the subject (and related). In this way
we SUPPORT FREEDOM OF BELIEF
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION and...FREEDOM TO LIVE!!! You CAN HELP!!
Please send me Links to Info./opinions I may have missed... Link to this Page... Help publicise this page!
Send email to:
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Fight Net Censorship!
A Cyberspace DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE
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Last updated: 10:35pm PDT, June 6, 1996.
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EFF and other civil liberties groups ask that a blue ribbon be worn or displayed to show support for the essential human right of free speech. This fundamental building block of free society, affirmed by the U.S. Bill of Rights in 1791, and by the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, has been sacrificed in the 1996 Telecom Bill.
The blue ribbon will be a way to raise awareness of these issues, from locally to globally, and for the quiet voice of reason to be heard.
The voice of reason knows that free speech doesn't equate to sexual harassment, abuse of children, or the breeding of hatred or intolerance.
We insist that any material that's legal in bookstores, newspapers, or public libraries must be legal online.
See below for info on how to get
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If you are not sure why you need to participate
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uncertain how your rights are threatened, please see Internet Censorship Legislation Alerts Page
Here are some other sites providing Blue Ribbon pages. You might wish to refer people to one of these sites as well as or in place of ours. This will help reduce load on our system, and help spread the word into otheronline communities (e.g. via having someone within each community provide a blue ribbon page, rather than everyone having to figure out who we are and how we relate to their interests) This is *not* a list of people supporting the blue ribbon campaign and putting blue ribbons on their WWW pages - there are already thousands!
For a humor break, see the CensorU Movement (C.U.M.) www pages - a parody of the theocratic right, with its own red pro-censorship ribbon. And there's the Blue Ribbon Prank Page, which elaborately plays on the theocratic party line that "indecency = pornography". Also, the Free Peaches Online mock-campaign might cheer you up. New on the block is a page satirizing a hypothetical Communications Decency Administration (with some serious activism suggestions as well as parody material.)
Check out the Green Ribbon Campaign for Responsibility in Free Speech.
I must confess... that I do not LIKE to see pornography! I do not like to hear OBSCENITIES!
Regarding the first... while I do admittedly have a NARROW field of interest... I don't encounter PORN much. When I do... I hit my back button (easy enough!)
When this issue came up I even tried to follow some of these Objectional links. What I found was T.V. level Sexuality... with a promise of more IF YOU WERE OVER 21 and had a CREDIT CARD!This seems like a deterrent for most youths. PARENTAL CONTROL IS THE KEY!
On the obsene language issue... as I stated, I don't like to hear it! For this reason I don't like movies or TELEVISION! (I regard Hateful language as Obsene! and I deplore seeing things that hurt and Destroy!) But if I encounter an obscene word in the written form, I DO NOT HAVE TO VOCALIZE IT! I mentally translate it into an EMPHATIC... and either read on or go somewhere else...
This is really not that big of a problem! WHAT
IS A PROBLEM is a Government telling its Citizens What they CAN
and CAN NOT SAY or PUBLISH!!
This is a GRAVE and SERIOUS MATTER!!
Even Yet Another
a GLOBAL Witch Hunt!
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