Friday, December 10, 2010

'A War on Control of the Internet'

Democracynow.com posted the following after talking with Salon's Glenn Grenwald after the arrest of WikilLeaks' Julian Assange (link forwarded by my pal Beth Wellington in Blacksburg):

"Glenn Greenwald, constitutional attorney and blogger at Salon.com. Greenwald says:

'Whatever you think of WikiLeaks, they have not been charged with a crime, let alone indicted or convicted. Yet look what has happened to them. They have been removed from Internet … their funds have been frozen … media figures and politicians have called for their assassination and to be labeled a terrorist organization. What is really going on here is a war over control of the Internet, and whether or not the Internet can actually serve its ultimate purpose—which is to allow citizens to band together and democratize the checks on the world’s most powerful factions.'"

1 comment:

  1. Appalachian ArchitectDecember 11, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    I'm inclined to agree with Greenwald's perpective. Although, as dramatic as this has become, I think this may only be an skirmish in a long quest to find Utopia.
    As long as the human population continues to grow and displace other life species on the planet, through our own consumption; our tension levels will be high, and we will exacerbate a continuation of dramatic changes to our environment.
    When will "status quo" be OK?

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