Nov 29, 2012
Update 13:40 @TahrirBodyGuard is back!
Follow and help to disseminate emergency calls
We kindly but urgently request twitter to unsuspend our fellow activist @TahrirBodyGuard
This account facilitates swift connection to protection for people, especially women who get harrassed in Cairo, Tahrir, Egypt.
What the hell got into twitter to suspend this account is a riddle, but we want to remind twitter, that suspending such an account, facilitating security, especially women in danger of sexual harrasement is an intervention of protection of human lives.
Contrary to popular belief/shoddy news reports, the other initiative of @TahrirBGBackUp is a self-funded 1-woman show. Volunteer! She shelled out 4500LE of her savings for 200 helmets & vests. Now 200 volunteers needed to fill them. Get in contact and help to arrange protection needed!
During previous revolution in Egypt, similar accounts like TahrirSupplies and TahrirDoctors have proven to save lives by disseminating emergency alerts, develop HOWTO’s on first aid in case of medical emergencies and did made an unbelievable achievement in developing a complete logistic network for medical emergency/supplies.
For all in need:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org and spread the word!
- Go to the Facebook of TahrirBodyGuard
- To all others: Help disseminate this alternative ways of contact a.s.a.p.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER FOR TWITTER IN INTERVENING IN THIS LIFELINE!
This fight is tougher than I thought. I need help. Every bit counts. Please get in touch. tahrir.bodyguard at gmail dot com—
Tahrir Guard BackUp (@TahrirBGBackUp) November 29, 2012
Will be continuously updated…
- To file a complaint against the suspension go to this form
BUT THIS IS ALLOWED ON TWITTER:
Previously @AnonOpsSweden a newstweeter got suspended. For disseminating the news. While others, shouting out ugly stuff still dwell on twitter like nothing happened at all:
Below, a small selection of death/rape and other threats, calls for genocide and more, done by supporters of Israel. Which seem to be tolerated by twitter. Behold and ask yourselves why these people are not suspended in stead.
Received on Nov 25, 2012
Would you buy a book with half the pages torn out?
The policies of twitter, of restricting , totally excluding tweeps from API or any other visiblity moderation is severely worrying, for if anyone is interested in news and apply a “search” you expect to get all info on the topic and not a pre-selection determined by a paying suppressor who determines what you get and won’t get to see.
You neither would buy a book about a certain topic of which half the pages are torn out. This is a blatant violation to the right on information according to Art 19 of the ICCPR.
In august 2011 we contacted several people prominent in the field of Free Speech among which Jillian C. York and asked for attention on this matter especially not only because Palestinian or Pro Palestine tweeps were affected, other activists also suffered these restrictions as here where similar free speech killings by twitter in Bahrain, Iran, China & Saudia are related, with no real result at all other than it might have been “user-related” (not to say personal problem) or likewhise insinuations to bagatalize the “real-(time)” censorship.
Twitter is not only Information but also Communication
Communication has become a human right for it is a basic need. In some cases last year, twitter saved lives during revolutions when mobile services we’re taken down and people during #Jan25 gave internetaccess in #Egypt to tweeps through their routers. The cut of mobile phone service by Vodafone cost several lives. Even attempts to silence twitter and blackout all communications failed. More about Egypt’s pledge in the battle can be read in the post of colleague blogger Zeinobia: Regarding the #Twittercensored
Also afterwards, #Egypt proved with #TahrirSupplies, that twitter was a very powerful tool for organizing emergency need, to make emergency calls for medical supplies, first aid manuals distribution and, calls for very urgent blood donors and much more. Personally I witnessed several occassions where doctors online on twitter were saving lives over the timeline or arranging emergency aid. How can a platform like twitter even attempt to pose an infringement on these kinds of communication and possibilities for life sustaining or – saving needs?
Social networks not only function for activism but has also become a mean of communication by which lack lifes could be endangered!
Succinct – Twitter has become “too powerfull”
It is very clear that the only cause being served by the already existing and expanding censorship is serving only those in whose interest it is to silence the truth. To mute the live streams, to shut the eyes and mouths of the witnesses of events.
While exactly those apparently in need of censorship are not silenced at all. We can witness (and debunk!) lies of for example the Israeli army and their online paid recruits almost on daily basis.
While mass murderes like #Oslo’s Anders Breivik, Queen of fascist and racist incitement Pamela Geller and all other zionists and neocons publicly – even on the very moment of the writing of this blogpost – still can be found on twitter, followed and thus all their related sickening and violating tweets with dito content of their “fans” – which even contain threats, promoting of genocidal ideologies and more – and all these are not censored at all.
While we saw “Live” thanks to twitter and other social media, how #Egypt’s #Jan25 got suppressed and yet survived the censorship, we saw #occupy tweeps being beaten up and fascist officers teargassing little kids. We saw live the horrendous crimes in Bahrain, Syria, Libya. And we even saw “First World “police and “men on duty” confiscating smartphones, blackberries and tablet, pc’s and in fact, literally everything which was able to give a carrier for one thing: The Truth – The Eye Witness Accounts – The Evidence in pictures and video
Professional & Citizen Journalism “under fire…”
Not only from tweeps, also from journalists as their profession due to censorship or the power of money has factually died. Hundreds, no thousands of journalists lost their lives in the effort to bring us truth and evidence of reality and suppression, and now… even the “citizen-journalism” has come under fire.
We were glad to see Reporters without Borders immediately acted by sending a letter to the CEO of @twitter Jack Dorsey urging him not to cooperate with censors
Yet there are Rights….!
Read why many Activists for Human Rights for Palestine get suspended or silenced: Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute.
For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read: The History of Resistance | The Eagle of Palestine
- Special Topic | All Israeli Massacres on Palestinians
- iRemember… | Confirmed Names of Martyrs Occupation 2011 *
- Special Topic | Ethnic Cleansing
- Israeli escalation in Gaza | A “cover-up for settlement activity
- UN: Israel killed 2,300 & injured 7,700 people in Gaza in 5 years | Source
- The Palestinian Right of Self Defense
MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT THE ROCKETS FROM GAZA
- The “Rocket” from Gaza Myth – Photography
- More facts about the Rocket from Gaza Myths – Storify
- Half the story: What @IDFSpokesperson leaves out about #Gaza ~ by @yousefmunayyer
- Israel and #Gaza: Context Behind Projectile Fire ~ by @yousefmunayyer
- Truths and lies behind Israel’s attacks on Gaza and its whining about rockets ~ by @AliAbunimah
- Israel is not looking for peace. Nor talks. But: This
- March 23, 2012 | Gaza Siege Harshness Continues. Israel’s committing slow-motion genocide ~ by Stephen Lendman
- March 18, 2012 | A “Leaflet” to the World about it’s own “forgotten” Extermination Camp called Gaza
Click on the thumbnails to view the full albums
Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks
انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون
May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar
* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.
Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.
How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.