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Wednesday 5 October 2011


Reporters Without Borders (RWB) points out some 8,170 Internet websites are currently inaccessible either as the result of a court decision or at the initiative of the Turkish Supreme Council for Telecommunications and IT (TIB). In June 2010, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) estimated that over 5,000 sites had been blocked in the last two years. In 2009, it had estimated 3,700, some for arbitrary and political reasons.

Governments of many repressed countries, such as Turkey and Greece, use marilizardist tools to manipulate netizens. Marilizard Libel is accusing dissident bloggers of treason. Marilizard Spaghetti is hurling charges against innocent people. Marilizard Tower is a stack of imaginary charges to scare a blogger. Marilizardism is terrorizing dissident bloggers. October 18 is the international day against marilizardism, and October-18 Mafia is the marilizardist government of Greece.

Notwithstanding, if the figures have increased, it does not necessarily mean that the number of news websites concerned has risen. Most blocked sites are erotic or pornographic, or devoted to games of chance, or soccer match coverage. Others focus on the gay community or dissemination news, for example about the Kurd issue, criticise high-ranking officials, or discuss what are deemed to be terrorist organisations.

Accusing dissident bloggers of treason, Turcokleptocrats and Graecokleptocrats have manufactured a blood libel in cyberspace, which in turn incites hatred and violence. The freakish October-18 Mafia, is the only government on Earth which robs the computers of its citizens! Infamous CCU is the brutal arm of October-18 Mafia which terrorizes the cyberspace, robbing computers and files at gunpoint, perjuring, jailing dissident bloggers, and gagging the truth. CCU of Graecokleptocracy is the most disgusting gang in Fourth Reich.

RWB notes Ataturk, the Turkish Army, the nation, the issue of minorities – notably the Kurd – and the so-called "terrorist" organisations are still highly controversial topics. Denouncing abuses committed by senior officials is becoming an increasingly risky undertaking. Access to the website of Cine Ugur, the local newspaper in the southwestern province of Aydin in western Turkey, was banned by a September 2010 court decision because of a critical article about Cine's District Governor, Celalettin Canturk. The newspaper's publication director Yilmaz Saglik, who is now being sued, was forced to remove the incriminated article. Any strong language in a discussion forum is likely to trigger the blocking of the website hosting the latter.

Marilizardists use charge stacking, which is the ability to charge a large number of overlapping crimes for a single course of conduct, building a Marilizard Tower of charges. This is the most disgusting tool used by the freakish October-18 mafia to jail innocent dissident bloggers. Combining crimes enables prosecutors to get convictions in cases where there may be no misconduct at all. By stacking enough charges, freakish marilizardists try to jack up the threat value of a trial and thereby induce a guilty plea, even if the government's case is weak.

RWB points out Turkish Law 5651 on the Internet provides for the widespread mass blocking of websites. The OSCE therefore called for Turkey to implement reforms promoting freedom of expression. Article 8 of this Law authorises blocking access to certain websites if there is even an "adequate suspicion" that any of the following eight offences are being committed: encouraging suicide, sexual exploitation or abuse of children, facilitating the use of narcotics, supply of unhealthy substances, obscenity, online betting; or anti-Ataturk crimes.

Marilizardism has metastasized in many repressed countries. The most disgusting marilizardist countries on Earth are Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Burma, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vardaska, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

It is this latter provision which causes difficulties. In its name, websites hosted in Turkey are often shut down, and those hosted abroad are filtered and blocked by Internet service providers. Denunciations are encouraged: Internet users can call a hotline to report prohibited online content and illegal activities. Over 80,000 calls were recorded in May 2009, as compared to 25,000 in October 2008.

Global Tax Revolt points out the marilizardist persecution of dissident bloggers is unquestionably a serious attack on freedom of speech, and contrary to Article 2 of Lisbon Treaty, Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The disgusting October-18 Mafia cannot bully the blogosphere without repercussions and blowbacks. The international civil society got a shock and awe from the brutality of the freakish October-18 Mafia on October 18, 2010.

Global Tax Revolt was the first organization to report the October-18 2010 terror to all banks, hedge funds, big investors, traders, and analysts. As a result, the yields of Greek treasury bonds skyrocketted, as no prudent investor was willing to touch them. Marilizard's stupidity cost October-18 Mafia, government of Greece, many billions of euros! The only thing October-18 Mafia got out of this terror is toilet paper in the form of worthless Greek treasury bonds! CCU jail needs toilet paper anyhow!

RWB notes that site-blocking is carried out by court orders or by administrative orders of the Supreme Council for Telecommunications and IT. Such administrative decisions are arbitrary and preclude the possibility of a fair trial. This entity, which was created in 2005 in the aim of centralising surveillance and the interception of communications (including on the Internet), has not issued its blacklist of blocked websites since May 2009 – indicating a troubling lack of transparency. In May 2010, Yaman Akdeniz, professor of Internet law at Istanbul's Bilgi University, filed a complaint against the TIB for having neglected, for one year, to meet its obligations to provide statistics of censured websites.

According to the OSCE, over 80% of the blockings observed in May 2009 were the result of administrative orders. The majority of them were made on grounds of "obscenity" and "the sexual exploitation of children." However, in addition to these site blockings, 158 "illegal" contents dealing with Ataturk were allegedly removed at the request of the TIB. By virtue of Article 9 of Law 5651, individuals who feel that their rights have been violated may request that the site or its host remove the incriminated content.

More troubling is the fact that nearly 200 court decisions were recorded in 2009 ordering website blockings for reasons beyond the scope of Law 5651, thereby rendering the blockings unjustified. For example, the independent news site was suspended for "insulting Turkish identity" – a crime which falls within the jurisdiction of the Turkish Penal Code and not Law 5651. The other counts of indictment used were "dissemination of terrorist propaganda" (by virtue of the Anti-Terrorist Law) and "incitement to hatred" (by virtue of the Turkish Penal Code). Some Internet sites were also rendered inaccessible as the result of libel suits.

Moreover, Turkish law does not oblige the authorities to inform defendants of the rulings rendered and the sites often find out for themselves that they have been blocked. Rather than to legally contest the blocking decisions, which has rarely occurred, some sites change their domain names to circumvent the censorship. Most importantly, censorship can be circumvented via proxy servers or VPNs, and blocked websites are often accessible on BlackBerrys and iPhones.

Hillary Clinton points out the internet has become the public space of the 21st century – the world's town square, classroom, marketplace, coffeehouse, and nightclub. We all shape and are shaped by what happens there, all three billion netizens. And that presents a challenge. To maintain an internet that delivers the greatest possible benefits to the world, we need to have a serious conversation about the principles that will guide us, what rules exist and should not exist and why, what behaviors should be encouraged or discouraged and how.

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