And Cesar from Peru: “The international working class has the right to reach websites that contribute to their political development. I am not surprised that the WSWS has been targeted by a world capitalist corporation which controls information, since the WSWS is the only website that offers a clear international, socialist perspective to working people across the world. Keep up the fight!”
TheWorld Socialist Web Siteis one of the few Internet resources for class-conscious, genuinely progressive commentary and analysis. For the capitalist crisis to be overcome, it’s imperative for the working class to have unrestrained access to this very kind of courageous political and theoretical insight into world affairs. Theory and Marxist analysis is an indispensable tool for social change! Stop Google’s censorship of the WSWS and other progressive websites!”
Sexual speech, not MacKinnon's speech, is the most repressed and disdained kind of expression in our world, and MacKinnon is no rebel or radical to attack it."
- replying to pro-censorship campaigner .
Their internal email said the goal of the protest was to and show him that
The "Irvine 11" were convicted in court in Sept 2011 of suppressing free speech.
An informed populace is necessary for a functioning democracy. Google's censorship of speech and the free expression of ideas is anathema to the democratic idea. In other words, Google sucks.
I am a free thinking person who gets his information from a wide variety of websites with various politcal leanings. I do not need or want Google or any other Orwellian Big Brother deciding for me or my fellow citizens what they can or cannot access. This is authoritarian and I oppose such moves. I don't expect to appeal to the institution that is Google. It is, like all institutions, inhuman but it is run by humans, whom I do wish to appeal to. Don't Be Evil!
Assignment: Choose a debatable issue : here is Internet Censorship. In an essay of approximately four pages, take a stand on the issue and defend your position to an audience of intelligent but skeptical readers. In addition to your reasons and secondary sources supporting your position, include one counterargument and your rebuttal of that reason to strengthen your argument. Use online library databases or a Web search engine, but evaluate a source carefully before deciding to use it. In a paper of this length use secondary sources sparingly and cite any sources using MLA style. You must have a Worked Cited page.
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“WSWS is a significant source of information on the international workers’ movement and the struggle of oppressed people worldwide,” Paris from Greece wrote, “Down with the censorship!”