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Permission to Speak Freely?

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Information Clearing House is facing censorship by the company that distributes its newsletter. Tom Feeley, ICH’s publisher, needs our help. Please read this email I sent the offending wretches and barrage them with your own missives at support@ymlp.com!

 

To Whom It May Concern with YMLP:

 

I received the following disturbing message from Tom Feeley, the editor of Information Clearing House, a widely recognized source of alternative news:

 

"The company that sends out our newsletter, www.ymlp.com, has placed our newsletter on hold for what they describe as "administrators approval".  I have emailed them repeatedly asking for an explanation and they have refused to respond."

 

To validate Tom's concern at your lack of response, I will remind you of the customer service pledge you posted on your webpage:

 

"YMLP strives to respond to all emails within two supported hours."

 

For some time now, Tom has had the courage and integrity to publish articles and op-ed pieces which the mouthpieces for the pernicious system of American Capitalism in the corporate media would NEVER allow their readers to see. If the United States, and humanity in general, are to maintain a semblance of democracy, people like Tom need to have the means to distribute articles published on websites like Information Clearing House.

 

Tom further indicated in his email that he has been a YMLP customer for four years. Based on his long-standing relationship with your company and given the fact that you have ignored his repeated inquiries, one can logically conclude that you are engaging in a form of censorship against Information Clearing House. Despite the Bush administration's vicious assault on the Constitution, including the First Amendment, it remains the law of the land in the United States.

 

I note that you are based in Belgium. Accordingly, I will remind you of Title II, Article 19 of your own constitution:

 

"Freedom of worship, public practice of the latter, as well as freedom to demonstrate one’s opinions on all matters, are guaranteed, except for the repression of offences committed when using this freedom."

 

On behalf of fellow Information Clearing House contributing writers, ICH readers, and the multitude of people who still believe that human rights represent a cornerstone of civilization, I call upon you to cease and desist with your arbitrary violation of Tom Feeley's rights to "demonstrate one's opinions on all matters", free speech, and free press.

 

I also want to direct your attention to the following:

 

http://civillibertarian.blogspot.com/2007/03/permission-to-speak-freely.html

 

Best regards,

  

Jason Miller

Publisher of Thomas Paine's Corner   

 

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