Life is a Mystery

23 April 2004

Censorship?

There has been a controversy swirling around the net about some pictures taken by a (now fired) Kuwait airport worker of the coffins of US soldiers being placed aboard transport home. We sometimes imagine that the net makes information free (though in this case it had something to do with the Freedom of Information Act), but I wonder how many people will be able to reach the http://www.thememoryhole.org site which was distributing similar pictures. It seems the US Government has (maybe) shut it down. A chilling sign of the times, and a reminder of just how fragile even the net can be? Or not? The NYT is running the story, with photos.

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Eric Celeste / Saint Paul, Minnesota / 651.323.2009 / efc@clst.org