Friday, September 21, 2007

Legal threats to the blogosphere

We're all Bloggerheads now.

Mr. Eugenides and Chicken Yoghurt have the most comprehensive accounts I've found of the silencing of Bloggerheads. Many of us have had our differences with Tim Ireland at one point or another, Iain Dale in particular deserves credit for putting them aside, but that doesn't matter now.

There are broader issues at stake. There is a growing threat to free speech from a combination of legal and, in other cases, even violent threats and too few people with the spine to resist them. It's a big issue that can only be addressed by a collective refusal to be cowed.

Right here and right now we can make a start and stand up to Usmanov's legal intimidation.

Ironically this whole thing might actually make me track down Craig Murray's book and find out what this swine Usmanov has been up to.


Gracchi said...

Absolutely true Matt.

Dave Cole said...

Hear, hear.

Sophia Burgess said...

Tourist miracles of Sri Lanka

Sigiriya is an Ancient Rock Fortress and Palace constructed by King Kashyapa during the regime of 473-- 495 which is standing majestically 660 feet directly. It lies in the northern Matale district near the town of Dambulla in central district of Sri Lanka.Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Words Sigiriya or the Sinhagiri means the Lion's Rock where you need to climb up 1200 steps before you get to the Lion Rock Citadel in addition to Sigiriya. It will certainly take roughly 3 hrs to sees and resurgence from this substantial creation. There are numerous systems that break up the actions as well as permit a little break if you need it. Today Sigiriya rock fortress is among the most well-known Ancient Treasure and also UNESCO called Sigiriya rock as a Globe Heritage in 1982 under the name "Ancient City of Sigiriya Sri Lanka".

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