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Has Chinese-style internet censorship arrived in New Zealand this year? The question is posed because two major news websites, Infowars.com and Prisonplanet.com, both of which are run by documentary maker and radio show host Alex Jones, who is renowned for exposing the truths the mainstream media attempts to conceal, were found to be have been selectively blocked on Friday evening and were still unavailable at the time of writing.
Thankfully, this draconian measure does not effect all internet users in New Zealand however. It appears to be confined to those whose internet server providers, (ISPs), use Asia Netcom for their international internet traffic. Telstraclear, Vodafone and Worldxchange Communications users are not effected, while Woosh, Orcon, Slingshot and Telecom users are.
An avid fan of Infowars.com and a 9/11 truth activist, Jeff Mitchell, reported on Saturday that he contacted his ISP, Orcon, to establish what was causing the block, and was advised by a computer technician who did a traceroute, that the break in traffic to the two websites was found to be occurring at Asia Netcom's router in Sydney. This technician also advised that as Telstraclear used a different route, their customers were still able to access the two sites.
There have been calls for the Internet to be censored and controlled - and for an Internet 2 by proponents of a one world government, or "New World Order." This is because the internet as it is, is impeding the global elites' ability to push their tyrannical, self-serving agendas through.
A clear indicator that the internet is regarded as a serious threat to global elite was evident when on March the 18th, 2009 Senator Jay Rockefeller of the Rockefeller dynasty, a family pivotal in the push for a one world government, [1,2] went so far as to suggest that it might have been better if the internet had never been invented and we went back to using pencils and paper, . While it may have seemed like a ridiculous statement to make at the time, it was an indicator of what the global elite are aiming for and a warning. They want to make it increasingly difficult to get to the truth and they want to regain control of all media.
Consequently, it is of no surprise that Infowars.com and Prisonplanet.com appear to have been selectively targeted, as these two sites present a huge threat to the global elites' operation. They provide access to credible information, from a wide range of contributors, which has been crippling the elites' agendas. They have been providing updates on what has been happening around the world, including access to the Alex Jones radio show, which is now the most popular radio show on the internet worldwide. They expose that 9/11, the bombings of 7/7 and Oklahoma City, and the underwear bomber, were inside jobs and that, in fact, many terror-related events are government-sponsored. Plus, they have been pivotal in exposing that man-made global warming and the H1N1 pandemic were hoaxes, and that the Federal Reserve bank is taking money from the taxpayers and putting it in the pockets of bankers, and that it should be shut down.
Hopefully, this block is merely a temporary problem. If not, action may be necessary. In the meantime, you can access the radio show by proxy at GCNLive.com and the sites via http://www.secretaccess.org/. Also, Alex Jones' other sites are still available, via the normal route, including Infowars.net, TruthNews.US, Propaganda Matrix and JonesReport.com. Also, you can use www.ninjaproxy.com to read Infowars and Prisonplanet.com articles. Plus, Prisonplanet.tv is still accessible and you can still access the shop which sells his documentaries via the link here: http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net/faofreprofba.html.
Keep getting the truth out!
 DAVID ROCKEFELLER THANKS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA FOR ITS SILENCE
“… it would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government …”
- David Rockefeller in Baden-Baden, Germany 1991, thanking major media for keeping secret for decades the movement of the prophetic one world government.
Have there been any updates on this Clare? Have Asia Netcom replied to your emails?
I still can't access either Infowars.com or Prisonplanet.com through Telecom.
Peter and Fraser, use http://www.secretaccess.org/ to access the blocked sites.
I just got a phone call from Slingshot and was advised that they are calling for Asianetcom to remove the block, as they don't agree with Chinese-style censorship.
The following information was collected by sending out e-mails over the weekend to people around NZ, asking them if they could access Infowars.com and Prisonplanet.com, and what their ISP was.
Phillip, who uses Telstraclear can access them.
Steve in Stratford, who uses Telstraclear (clear.net.nz address) can access them.
Jenese and Barbara, who both use xnet.co.nz can access them.
Jeremy who uses Vodafone can access them.
Ian uses Vodafone and can access them.
Evelien Gilbert who uses Ihug, and can access them.
I spoke to someone at Vodafone/Ihug and he advised that some Ihug users may not be able to contact the 2 websites because Ihug/Vodafone is tied in with Telecom. He said if you are directly effected by this problem, to contact them. Business customers on 0800-438-458 and residential customers on 0800438-448 and they can take it further.
Jade in Wellington, who uses Woosh, can not.
J in Chch, J in AK and Fred in Whangarei who use Orcon.net.nz can not.
I use Slingshot.co.nz and I can not access them.
Betty uses Slingshot and can not access them.
Andy uses Slingshot and has not been able to access them since Friday.
Barron in Ak wrote I …have Telstra Clear dial up as back for when Telecom Broadband may have a problem and I can confirm that I can access Infowars.com via my TelstraClear dial up, but not via Telecom’s Broadband.
Warren, Daniel, Pat and Ian, who use Telecom’s service, can not access these two sites.
Andrew uses Telecom and can not access it.
Benny can access the sites and he uses Telecom Xtra. He is on dial-up.
Message from Tim at an internet cafe on the 7th of Feb:
I really don’t know what internet provider I’m using as I am
at a net cafe. But I can tell you that I have not been able
to enter these sites.
To clarify: there is currently an issue with NZ ISPs using Asia Netcom as an upstream provider getting access to content that is hosted on the Limelight content distribution network (infowars.com is just one of numerous sites hosting content on this network). This began over the weekend.
We have this morning added a temporary fix that means that Orcon customers are able to browse these sites as normal, however they may be slightly slower than normal. We are talking to our suppliers and Limelight to ensure that normal service is resumed as soon as possible.
I would also like to add that we have never selectively blocked or censored any website or content. This was simply a technical issue.
Head of Brand and Communications
I listen to alex jones every day and want to know who to call about this I guess this is the end of freedom for NZ
Reports have come in that the block is off - people who were previously unable to access Infowars.com and Prisonplanet.com, can now.
Jade with Woosh has access now.
Anthony with Telecom has access now.
Elizabeth with Telecom has access.
Warren with Telecom has access now.
Andy with Slingshot has access now.
Fred, Jon and Jeff, who are with Orcon, have access now.
Jeff Mitchell advises he stands by what he was told on Saturday by Orcon, that the block was due to AsiaNetcom.
A Gerard wrote in comment section at Web of evidence blog:
And if anyone is in any doubt about the illegality of internet filtering or blocking, consider Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, binding on all UN member states:
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Thank-you to Alex Jones for drawing peoples’ attention to the issue of censorship.
Stand against this people.
Join this facebook group against internet censorship.
There is information there on how to bypass filters, we have the right to freedom of speech, especially political websites.
This is actually happening and being ignored by mainstream media so far.
Frightening Taste Of Internet Censorship As Major Free Speech Websites Blocked