All those interested in freedom of speech issues will want to check out this developing story that I picked up at Gates of Vienna. It appears the Indian government is trying to block access to blogger.com and other blogging sites in an attempt to restrict the communications of terrorists. It's not clear if they are completely naive about the many alternative internet tools that terrorists could use, or what's going on; but it's a sign of what can happen when the state starts to lose control of the monopoly of violence and to lose faith in its own basis for rule: the governing wisdom and self-representations of its own people. This is something we all need to worry about. Canadians of all backgrounds are welcome to join us in discussing this and other issues related to the present worldwide war, in which terrorism is a common tactic, every Thursday, 7-9pm, in the atrium of the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library. We wear the blue scarves (and bandanas) of the French patriots as a sign of recognition.
More from our Charles at No Dhimmitude: it appears the Indian government fears conservative blogs telling too much truth.