July 10, 2018
Information wants to be free.
The UN has passed another resolution against the Jews.
Shall it be respected?
The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution for the “promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet” which condemns any country that intentionally disrupts the internet access of its citizens.
The resolution stresses that “the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online” particularly with regards to the freedom of expression already protected by articles 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Though it was passed by consensus, the resolution was opposed by a small number of countries including Russia and China who wished to make a number of amendments, in particular aiming to delete calls for a “human rights based approach” for providing and expanding access to the internet and remove key references to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and language on freedom of expression from the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Thomas Hughes, Executive Director of Article 19, a charity that defends freedom of expression, said that the resolution is “a much-needed response to increased pressure on freedom of expression online in all parts of the world” adding that “From impunity for the killings of bloggers to laws criminalising legitimate dissent on social media, basic human rights principles are being disregarded to impose greater controls over the information we see and share online.”
Resolutions like this one aren’t legally binding, however, they do put pressure on governments and it’s particularly significant that the UN has decided to condemn internet shutdowns as it’s been revealed an increasing number of countries are using this as a method of controlling citizens.
Of course, everyone wants to talk about China.
But the honorable Mr. Hughes is correct in stating that these abuses of the right to free expression are happening in all parts of the world.
Virtually every EU member state is violating this ideology by banning criticism of Jews and other minorities on the internet, while also outlawing “denial” of the alleged Holocaust of the Jews.
Much more shocking, however, is that the United States, over the last year, has proven itself to be no better than China or the EU with regards to defending internet freedom.
I just want to make something perfectly clear: my personal rights to freedom of expression and legitimate dissent have been viciously abused by the United States government.
My website, Dailystormer.com, was taken down from the internet by GoDaddy, and then stolen from me by Google. The backbone infrastructure service, Cloudflare, refused to serve my content. Tucows, a major backbone service, denied me service.
As I documented fully at the time, all of these major companies serve Islamic terrorist and pro-pedophilia content.
Following this, I was subjected to an organized campaign of disenfranchisement by virtually every single company capable of providing me with service. I have been denied service by more companies than I can even count. This has been ongoing for nearly a year.
I have done nothing illegal. I have not been accused of, let alone charged with, a single crime.
And yet the US government has allowed for an organized conspiracy of completely unregulated oligopolistic corporations to deny me access to the internet.
This is absolutely no different than if I was told I had a right to eat food, but every single grocery store and restaurant organized together to deny me service, and so I was left to starve in the street while the government watched.
If private companies are allowed to organize to deny freedom of speech to an individual, while the government refuses to intervene, this is absolutely no different than a government ordering content removed from the internet.
I welcome and fully endorse this UN resolution, and I very much hope that the United States of America will respect it, and act swiftly to restore my human rights to free expression and legitimate dissent on the internet.