Some Indymedia servers had been confiscated in October, with no reason given. EFF and Indymedia filed for disclosure of the reasoning behind that, and all they got was:
- it's your gear but you lack standing to contest the seizure,
- an unnamed foreign government made us do it,
- the unnamed foreign government's rights trump the bill of rights,
- and we're waving the ever-useful "it's because of terrrrorrrism" card, so get lost.
So the US finally have joined the ranks of dictatorial banana republics. Well, I wasn't planning to go there ever again anyway.