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15 May 2003
Modified: 17 May 2003
Google News has reinstated San Francisco Indymedia on its list of news sources. Right-wing warmongers are furious about this, and are calling for a mass campaign to force SF Indymedia back off the list.




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Indymedia San Francisco is back on GoogleNews, but may not be so for long if the warmongers have their way. 

Google News has reinstated San Francisco Indymedia on its list of news sources. Right-wing warmongers are furious about this, and are calling for a mass campaign to force SF Indymedia back off the list.

Indymedia activists and friends are urged to write to Google in support of the reinstatement, and to work towards ensuring that those newswire items which give Indymedia a bad name ("Zionazis..." etc) get removed before they end up in the RSS feed. 

The following are some contact details for Google:

--- Indymedia and Infoshop Banned From Google Beginning in just the past week or two, all of the Indymedia websites around the world as well as several other important independent media sites such as infoshop.org were kicked off of this central news engine, which boasts of its breadth of sources as an indicator that it is open to diversity of opinion and "democracy" of some sort or another. 

With the prospect of an immanent war emerging this seems to be a case of blatant censorship intended to keep the general public from accessing independent sources of information. Therefore, Indymedia activists in some cities and others such as infoshop.org are urging users to flood Google news with phone calls and emails protesting this blatant censorship - Google can be reached toll-free at (866)246-6453: while this is the advertising department it is the only place to get a human being on the phone with you. 

You can make your complaint or asked to be transferred to the operator who will log your complaint as well. When I called I was told that I should email my complaint to webmaster (at) google.com with the word "firefly" in the subject line which is a password that indicates to them that they need to respond immediately to the request since the requester has gone to the trouble of calling the only phonline with a human being at the other end, the ad department. 

Following are other addresses and phone numbers for Google in order to protest in person or contact them in order to get this decision reversed.

Headquarters 2400 Bayshore Parkway Mountain View CA 94043 - phone: 650-330-0100 fax: 650-618-1499 

New York Sales Office 1440 Broadway, 21st floor New York, NY 10018 - phone: 212-624-9600 fax: 212-624-9605 

Atlanta Sales Office 1200 Abernathy Road 600 Northpark Town Center Suite 1700 Atlanta, GA 30328 - phone: 770-551-8288 fax: 770-551-8179 

Boston Sales Office 20 Park Plaza, Suite 473 Boston, MA 02116-4399 - phone: 617-948-2670 fax: 617-948-2671

Chicago Sales Office 401 N. Michigan, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60611- phone: 312-840-8280 fax: 312-840-8289 

Dallas Sales Office 222 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Suite 1650 Irving, TX 75039 - phone: 972-444-2554 fax: 972-444-2545

Denver Sales Office 8310 South Valley Hwy Englewood, CO 80112 - phone: 303-524-1100 fax: 303-265-9912 

Detroit Sales Office 39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite 600 Novi, MI 48375 - phone: 248-465-8650 fax: 248-920-0305 

Los Angeles Sales Office 895 Dove Street, Suite 300 Newport Beach, CA 92660 - phone: 949-851-6567 fax: 949-760-8467
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Canada Sales Office 130 King St. W., Suite 1800 Toronto, Ontario M5X 1E3 - phone: 416-865-3361 fax: 416-945-6616
France 126, rue du Général Galliéni 92643 Boulogne-Billancourt Cedex - phone: +011 33-1-55-19-26-33 fax: +011 33-1-53-01-08-15 

Germany Sales Office Valentinskamp 24 20354 Hamburg - phone: +011 49 40-31-112-162 fax: +011 49-40-49-21-9-077

Italia P.le Biancamano, 8 20121 - Milano - phone: +39 02-6203.1 fax: +39 0295441215 

Japan Sales Office 15th Floor, Cerulean Tower 26-1, Sakuragaoka-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031 - phone: +011 81-3-5456-5710 fax: +011 81-3-5456-5511 

United Kingdom Sales Office 18 Soho Square London W1D 3QL - phone: +011 44-2070258010 fax: +011 44-2076811995

news.google.com


Clarification re: Infoshop News 

Infoshop News is still being indexed by Google News. When we lobbied Google News to reinstate indexing of Infoshop News, we asked people to also pressure Google to index all Indymedia websites on their search engine. We still support ongoing efforts to pressure Google News to index all Indymedia websites.







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who are you? (english)
16 May 2003
>>Indymedia activists and friends are urged to write to Google[...]
SF.indymedia editors are anti-semites (english)
17 May 2003
sf.indymedia.org is the most disgusting site on the indymedia network. The editors of sf.indymedia.org consider "zionists" their "ENEMIES" (they have stated this in the Commentary section), they allow gross distortions of what "zionism" actually means, they allow any insane anti-Israel rants posted, even if they are totally devoid of facts, they allow as much jew-hating as possible, only deleting the really blatant stuff.

SF.indymedia.org is the gutter of indymedia.

The site's editors also delete 90% of articles posted that make arab terrorists look bad. Not "arabs." But articles from reliable sources that reveal the disgusting acts of hamas members, arafat, etc. - sf.indymedia.org editors protect them by deleting those articles, or making them "hidden."

Go find articles painting arafat as the "former" terrorist that he is, articles about hamas and how popular they are, articles showing how islamic jihad have the same goals the nazis did, or anything even remotely close, and the editors of sf.indymedia.org will censor you and "hide" the article. But post insane ranting garbage about "zionazis" - totally bend history, make up anything you want, and the editors happily allow it as an article to transfer into the commentary section should people respond to it. Usually, they delete comments that aren't anti-israel for the first few replies, so "zionist"-hating freaks can post opinions without a realistic view.

SF.Indymedia.org is the gutter of indymedia. All decent people, not "conservatives," should be against it.