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WE ASK OUR READERS TO PASS ON THIS INFORMATION TO FRIENDS AND RELATIVES, AND TO TAKE DECISIVE AND ENERGETIC ACTION, INCLUDING CONTACTING AOL, MSN, ETC., AND FILING STRONG COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS BALD ATTEMPT AT SILENCING DISSENT WHEN IT IS MOST NEEDED.
DON’T LET THESE CORPORATE SUITS AND SHADY PROSTITUTES SHILLING FOR THE SYSTEM WIN. STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, —WHILE YOU STILL CAN—FOR OUR FREEDOM AND OUR CONSTITUTION, AND, EQUALLY VITAL AT THIS POINT, THE COMPLETE AND UNDILUTED FREEDOM AND EGALITARIANISM OF THE INTERNET—The Editors
Thursday 13 September 2007
Currently, AOL- and Microsoft-related email providers, including
Hotmail, are preventing delivery of a range of Truthout
communications to thousands of our subscribers. Such communications
include Truthout’s regular newsletters and notifications to our
subscribers from individual workstations of Truthout administrators
informing those subscribers that they are affected.
For the most part, all other ISPs appear to be delivering
Truthout communications normally.
While AOL has been largely evasive and silent about their
reasons for blocking communications, our server logs and complaints
from subscribers illustrate a clear pattern of interference.
Microsoft-Hotmail, while not being forthcoming about their actions
to the subscribers involved, have stated to our administrators that
they are in fact, “throttling” and “blocking” our communications.
Further, the Microsoft-Hotmail administrators inform us that they
are blocking our communications to Truthout subscribers on their
systems due to what they describe as our “reputation.”
We believe that you - not your Internet Service Provider -
should decide what you will read. In an effort to restore service
and send a clear message to the ISPs involved, we ask you to do the
1.) Keep us informed. Let us know if your newsletters suddenly
stop arriving. We have set up a special email address for those
2.) It is critically important if it does become clear that you
are still on our list, and we are sending to you, that you demand
your rights. The only rights you have are the ones you exercise.
We are deeply sorry to all of you affected. But we are confident
that this problem can be addressed working hand-in-hand.
Marc Ash, Executive Director - t r u t h o u t