My crime? Talking too much about Occupy Wall Street (I’m not an Occupier, but as a blogger and journalist it strikes me as one of the most important stories out there — hence the constant coverage), and talking too much about the controversial detainment without trial provisions contained in the FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would basically shred the Bill of Rights and subject American citizens to military police forces. The same level of civil rights protection that enemy combatants in a cave in Afghanistan receive!
After Anonymous hacked BART and used its email list to advertise a new protest — now less about the shooting of Charles Hill by BART police and more about the censorship of a public demonstration — protestors rallied at BART stations last night.
This could easily be construed as Anonymous holding their rights to have access to telecommunication services as more important and dear than a destitute man having a right to live, such as Charles Hill was living.
Please, tell me Anonymous how this impression is wrong. Tell me that you give a damn any more about the injustice done to Charles Hill than the paralegal that gets on the train in Concord, goes to The City, works for a law firm defending a petrochemical company’s interest in polluting people here in the USA, then returns home at night to drink a beer and shout along with Sean Hannity on a cable noise channel.
(Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act) COICA creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. Courts could add sites to the first list; the Attorney General would have control over the second. Internet service providers and others (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the good favor of the government) if they block domains on the second list. The lists are for sites “dedicated to infringing activity,” but that’s defined very broadly — any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are “central to the activity of the Internet site” could be blocked.
The lists are for sites “dedicated to infringing activity,” but that’s defined very broadly — any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are “central to the activity of the Internet site” could be blocked.