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Mexican Protest Site Censored by GoDaddy — with the U.S. Embassy's Help

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The Mexican website 1dmx.org was set up in the wake of a set of controversial December 1st 2012 protests against the inauguration of the new President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. For a year, the site served as a source of information, news, discussion and commentary from the point of view of the protestors. As the anniversary of the protests approached, the site grew to include organized campaign against proposed laws to criminalize protest in the country, as well as preparations to document the results of a memorial protest, planned for December 1, 2013.

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Barrett Brown’s Case Could Destroy Online Journalism

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It seems the more the public learns about the Barrett Brown case the more confusion and anger there is at the misuse of the justice system. Which is likely why prosecutors successfully sought a gag order against Brown – the more people learn the less they support the government’s case.

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The Banning of Anarchist Memes: Facebook’s Community Double Standards

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Yesterday, on 9 January 2014, after over five years of operation, popular Facebook page Anarchist Memes was permanently taken down by Facebook. With approximately 90,000 likes and hundreds of comments each day, Anarchist Memes established itself as one of the radical left’s most prominent Facebook pages. It posted feminist, anti-racist, pro-LGBT*QA, and anti-capitalist content numerous times a day.

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Nearly 1 in 4 US Writers Has Self-Censored For Fear of Government Surveillance

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A recently released survey of American writers conducted by PEN America Center in October found that government surveillance is having a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

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Greenville Public Library Considers Censorship Of Alan Moore’s ‘Neocomicon’

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The Greenville Public Library Board of Trustees have come under fire from The National Coalition Against Censorship, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund after the board decided to hear a challenge regarding Alan Moore’s Neocomicon (Avatar).

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FBI seizes riseup.net server

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Server Seizure, April 2012: April 18th, 2012, Riseup had a server seized by the US Federal Authorities. On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 16:00 Eastern Time, U.S. Federal authorities removed a server from a colocation facility shared by Riseup Networks and May First/People Link in New York City. The seized server was operated by the European Counter Network (“ECN”), the oldest independent internet service provider in Europe, who, among many other things, provided an anonymous remailer service, Mixmaster, that was the target of an FBI investigation into the bomb threats against the University of Pittsburgh.

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