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.

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[ published on Wed 17.11.2004 10:36 | filed in interests/anti | ]
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