Friday, October 08, 2004

FBI seizes Indymedia servers

The Bushies are doing well to crush dissent in the U.S., but I'm not sure why a private organization in the UK would have to comply with an order by a U.S. agency. I mean, can you imagine Halliburton caughing up a couple of hard drives because Mossad, Israel's spy agency/intelligence service, demands it?

I'm still learning about these Indymedia people myself, but it seems like a really cool operation. They publish in multiple countries, languages, and major cities. Here is DC. It seems like a totally independent media operation - the type of place that the U.S. government, and other governments, would most like to shut down first when it comes to hiding dissent.

UPDATE: Drudge catches up with the rest of the world and tells us about the FBI being involved in seizing computers from dissenters. Drudge's headline was 'Web Server Takedown Called Speech Threat...'. We had it on October 8. Drudge has it today, October 26. C'mon Drudge.

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