The British Government have made a request for a youtube video to be removed. British citizens are upset at the British attempt of censorship as showcased by this comment on YouTube from “anunnaki2006″:
Everybody who can view this video please upload it under different titles to youtube and thus keep it alive for everyone Worldwide. [...]
The video is not watchable from the UK, but remains watchable from the rest of the World. For UK visitors, you can watch the blocked video right here:
As you watch the video, you may wonder why the British government asked for this video to be censored. Here is another video that got blocked for UK viewers, upon request by British Government, which also explains why the ‘public’ ‘arrested’ the judge Michael Peake for treason.
The judge was asked 3 times if we has acting under his oath of office, and the judge refused to answer that.
Next we quote Roger Hayes Chairman (British Constitution Group) from the above video.
Charges against the Judge
- contempt of court
- the chancellor using fraudulent documents to [...] get people comitted to bankrupcy [...]
- I [presumably Roger Hayes] was not allowed to cross examine witnesses
- They wouldn’t take notes of my evidence
The bottom line is we have Judges breaking the law in our own courts.
About this particular incident you may form your own opinion. At the same time is very concerning that the British Government is sending requests to Google asking for the removal of a protest video. Additionally the allegations are severe, almost suggesting the British Government is trying to directly interfere in the justice system.
The separation of the 3 powers is crucial for a country:
Citizens should not tolerate that politicians create ridiculous laws, which basically allow the police to arrest you whenever they want. Censoring should ring all alarm bells, for any citizen anywhere in the world. The development of a police state in which there is only 1 absolute authority, from a citizen point of view, has to be stopped at all costs.
What can we do?
Before I explain what each and everyone of us can do, I want to give an example of the ‘typical’ attitude.
This video got uploaded on youtube showing the a blocked video. The uploader posted this description:
“This is what I have been getting quite a lot of times recently. I believe that in the UK now it seems more and more that we are living in a nanny/police state”
Now please watch the above youtube video and listen to the voice of the lady while she explains this will be common in the future. This implies that she has created the belief for herself, that we have no power to change this. I say that’s not true!
- Contact your local political parties and voice your opinion
- Raise awareness for this problem among your friends, especially if you feel your country needs a change in this aspect
- Vote for political parties that will preserve the balance between the Executive, Legislative and the Judicative
Sarkozy want’s to regulate the Internet
At the G8 Sarkozy suggested to regulate the EU internet. Regardless of whatever he really has in mind, it will definitely involve one of the following:
- Attempting to take control of the internet
- Effectively building the infrastructure to do this
- This infrastructure will leave all doors open for abuse
In terms of abuse, here you have to think of censoring and propaganda. In a police state it can also be used to identify and arrest those opposing the government, like we see by the regimes in Northern Africa. It is crucial for the future that the internet is accessible and uncensored for everyone, because if not censoring and a total police state (or world possibly) is just around the corner waiting for all of us.
Internet censoring and regulation has to raise each and everyones alarm bells. The argument about the copyright issues is valid, but essentially companies will have to adjust their business models to survive in the 21st century, because fighting copyright issues on the internet is a lost battle.
The major Internet players have told the G8 to “ensure worlds access to internet“.
The last sentence from the article says:
Some G8 countries such as the United States are wary of international regulation of such a vibrant sector, and many web-users attacked Sarkozy’s initiative, suspecting a covert bid to censor or control the freewheeling web.
I couldn’t agree more!
video #1 from youtube
video #2 from youtube
video #1 re-uploaded for UK viewers from youtube
BBC website Comment: I find the BBC article really missed the core of the issue. If anyone finds a better BBC article, let us know. Bu we think there is none.