Saturday, 30 April 2011

Censorship beneath the bunting? Facebook sites closed down

Strange things went on yesterday - and not just at Westminster Abbey.  Another Green World reported that  50 UK Facebook sites were closed down  yesterday and there were pre-emptive arrests by police across the country and raids on social centres.This appears to show that it is not just oppressive, undemocratic regimes that have an ambivalent (to say the least) relationship with the social media. LINK to Guardian coverage.

List of Facebook sites closed down yesterday

Open Birkbeck
UWE Occupation
Chesterfield Stopthecuts
Camberwell AntiCuts
IVA Womensrevolution
Tower Hamlets Greens
No Cuts
ArtsAgainst Cuts
London Student Assembly
Beat’n Streets
Roscoe ‘Manchester’ Occupation
Bristol Bookfair
Newcastle Occupation
Socialist Unity
Whospeaks Forus
Ourland FreeLand
Bristol Ukuncut
Teampalestina Shaf
Notts-Uncut Part-of UKUncut
No Quarter Cutthewar
Bootle Labour
Claimants Fightback
Ecosocialists Unite
Comrade George Orwell
Jason Derrick
Anarchista Rebellionist
BigSociety Leeds
Slade Occupation
Anti-Cuts Across Wigan
Firstof Mayband
Don’t Break Britain United
SWP Cork
Westminster Trades Council
York Anarchists
Rock War
Sheffield Occupation
Central London SWP
North London Solidarity
Southwark Sos
Save NHS
Rochdale Law Centre
Goldsmiths Fights Back
Occupy Monaco

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