Sunday, September 25, 2011

Statement From Activist Post Regarding Site Takedown

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As many of you already know, this site was taken down by Blogger this past Friday.  It came as a shock to us and our loyal readers. Given the controversial topics that we cover, it's perfectly understandable to speculate that Google removed us as a form of blunt censorship.  Indeed, that's precisely what we thought happened.

We’re eternally grateful to those who made the story of our removal go viral.  Regardless of the actual reason Google erased this site, the power of the alternative community was proven this weekend. The incredible support and buzz generated by this story seemed to influence Google to respond quickly, and Activist Post was fully restored Sunday evening.

Here is the exact quote from their engineer:
I'm an engineer on blogger. I'd like to apologise on behalf of the team for the removal of activistpost.com. The removal was caused by an automated process, and we restored the blog as soon as the issue was brought to our attention.
Activist Post was started modestly on Blogger in June 2010 by average people who could no longer stand by quietly while the world descended further into the clutches of tyranny.  Because of the unyielding passion and conviction of truth, peace, and liberty activists, and the solidarity of the alternative news community, we quickly exploded beyond anything we could have imagined.  Until now, Blogger has served us well.

For the past few months we have discussed moving to an independent platform to avoid this exact scenario. This situation, however debilitating, has created the opportunity for us to do just that. Additionally, we realized that our content has outgrown our template's ability to organize it properly. Over the next couple of weeks we will roll out our new platform.  In the meantime, we'll continue our work as usual.

We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support during this shutdown. Many amazing people from around the world in the alternative news community offered us servers and technical support.  Our stellar contributors and loyal readers made their voices heard loud and clear that censorship will not be tolerated.  We are humbled and more motivated than ever because of your heartfelt support.

Despite the tremendous challenges facing humanity, this situation proved to us that the human spirit, powered by truth and principle, is invincible.  We know now, more than ever, that peace, love, and liberty will indeed prevail over the darkness that currently shadows our world.  They cannot stop us when we work together, for we are many and they are few.



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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you guys are back up. Boy oh boy did I sure make a stink about it on FB the minute (and I am speaking literally) I tried to log on and saw the site was down. The truth is invincible just as you stated. The lion sleeps no more. Activistpost.com all day baby!! lol All the way from Calgary Alberta Canada I am saying best of luck guys!! I'll be with you all the way!

E.I.A said...

Welcome back!

I had felt my awareness whithering, and found myself staring dumb before my monitor, not knowing what to do. Now once again, I can revel in information overload. And my pen will stand upright too, and return to battle.

mike said...

:-) congratulations, back again, take this lesson and prepare for worse, soon they' ll have prepared to shut down lots of critcal voices if not all of them as far as the internet is concerned, they are preparing all that right now as they know it' s knowledge and sites like yours what will defeat them, sites like yours can grow from alternative media to common knowledge, and that is exactly what they fear, (and fight) because then they d lose their "support" by the sheeple and would even be brought to justice for their crimes. They will do EVERYTHING to prevent that! Unix based PCs (to avoid CIA s MS software) and a system like internet via ham radio (packet radio) will keep communications going when TSHTF. Just try to organise a protest, meeting, contact a friend or buy shorts on ebay WITHOUT your internet connection and you ll know what i talk about. Anyway, happy to see you back, all my best wishes from krautland, Mike

Anglo Saxon said...

Truly great to see you restored and back in the truth and inspiration business Guys!!!

Yes, please migrate from 'Blogger' (Google).

Google cannot be trusted ... nor can Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, PayPal, Wikipedia, Wikileaks, Amazon, ebay, and all the other stinking, Kike-owned remainder.

I strongly recommend everyone closes their accounts with all the above organizations and make the effort NOW to migrate out to independent alternatives ... they do exist!! Just do your homework.

You no longer need to run any version of MS-Windows now that Linux has matured into a fantastic op-system that is often on par with the Apple-Mac stuff.

Just install a dual-boot system on your disk so you can boot your legacy Windows O/S for those reducing occasions when you still have a need to run an application on Windows that still does not have an excellent equivalent on your Linux platform. Otherwise, your dual-boot will always default to Linux.

The "Dark Side" is facing total annihilation --- within 10 or 12 years they will be no more --- because in order to save humanity (and the environment) "we the people" will be forced by circumstance to demonstrate to the Rothschild led perpetrators of this 110 year, non-stop campaign of Luciferian evil just how sharp blade of justice needs to be.

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P.S. Buy silver (coin or bar). Comex is paper and a massive, global fraud. The Gold Price did NOT collapse last week. What actually collapsed was the paper price that is always quoted by Comex. Think of Monopoly money, then you will better understand what those fools invested in Comex were actually buying and then dumping.

Get physical! Buy gold and/or silver at these discounted prices. Reasons? Well, because many insiders truly believe the Manhattan/London psycho-crowd are ultimately seeking to crash the whole system. After all, it is THEIR corrupt and rigged system! It is their creation. If don't own gold or silver to use as money after the crash, then all you will have to spend is electronic digits ... what your new 'masters' decide to download into the microchip you'll be forced to wear.

Shinto Johny said...

This only goes to show that there is hope for humanity. This incident only goes to show that our group is growing, by the minute.

Michael said...

Welcome back! This is THE site, I follow daily and sometimes check in a few times a day. You are doing an incredible job, without any of the mumbojumbo some other sites do. Keep up the good fight!

Anonymous said...

you even have regular readers from Lithuania (it's in the middle of Europe=))

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!!!

Anonymous said...

Hah. Automated process. That key phrase speaks volumes about the real reasons. Do not believe their excuse, as that same excuse has been used for close to a decade by them.

Scott Lazarowitz said...

I don't particularly believe the Blogger so-called engineer, and, given the relationship between Google and Washington, and given how there are already examples of censorship or intimidation (such as the Fed now wanting to spy on bloggers, the CIA-Facebook relationship, Attack Watch gathering negative anti-Obama information for Obama, and several YouTube accounts taken down for solely political reasons), their new explanation is a little hard to believe.

But it's good that you still plan to be hosted by an independent platform.

btw, I noticed in comments sections on various websites that discussed this situation that several people complained about the Activist Post slow loading time, that some people thought was because of a virus. I don't think it's because of a virus, it's just that there are too many advertisements trying to load at once. Some websites load too slowly because of too many ads.

Anyway, keep exposing TPTB and their corruption. people have a right to know what's going on.

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Missed you and glad you are back on.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. I am older and not a computer person, and was disturbed that I could not find a way to help. Neither can I find a way even to say thank you when I want to, like to Before it's News for hosting you this weekend. Another site I use periodically puts there alternative site addresses up in a choice spot and says 'Copy This' It also has a separate blog. I suppose it would take more person power, but it seems there ought to be an established network among the alternative sites--whether they agree with each other or not--for occasions like this; and instructions on each website for the readers as to how to help/where to go when this happens, since it's not likely to stop. jag

Trent said...

Welcome back - the truth cannot be stopped!

Anonymous said...

END THE DEAD TREND: END THE FED!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad your back. Thank you to Before It's News for hosting.

Anonymous said...

Really happy you guys are back, love the site.

Anonymous said...

Hey Everyone,
For $10 a month thru hostgator(less if you pay annually) and $10-11 a year for a domain name you would own your site. There are two programs that I know of where you can clone your site and move it completely intact.

Anonymous said...

Viva Activist Post!!!

Anonymous said...

Very good promotion of your site through fake attack, hope it translates into real success on your new platform.

Anonymous said...

God bless your return!

Anonymous said...

I will do everything possible to use something else besides Google. This attack was obvious. I was mad as hell when I saw it. Thank you for going on Activist Post. I visit you regularly.

Nobody Special said...

I don't buy Google's explanation for one minute. To me this smacks of the same bullshit as when -- as happened on Wall Street this weekend -- cops arrest someone for videotaping. It's nothing but harassment and showing you WHO has the upper hand.

All I can say is get ready for tons more of this same bullshit further on down this Fascist Road.

p.s. Another fine example: it took me three tries to preview this thing before I got taken to the proper Blogger page in order to sign in. WTF.

John Vian said...

There is no such thing as an automated software that will delete anyones account. Deletion is done manually...

Emerson said...

Hi there, I have one of the main alternative blogs in portuguese. Like ActivistPost, my blog is also hosted at google's blogger. To avoid this happening, I created a wordpress blog and imported all content to it, and now I have a full backup of my blogger site on my own server. I think it is hard to map all the already indexed URLs to wordpress, to make a easy switch, so I recommend to migrate all content to there, and keep them in sync, which gives a bit more of work, but it is doable...

Rand Clifford said...

"...we are the many, and they are the few."

Activist Post is a vanguard for waking enough of us up to put "the few" back in their slimy little places. Lizards are as lizards do, and we've got a bad case of "Lizardship" posing as leadership.

Without such as Activist Post, the Lizardship will keep getting away with Leadership.

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