CYBERSPACE, April 30, 2008 - Independent journalists and May Day organizers are wondering aloud if Google blocked access to a ILWU web page for a planned closure of West coast ports on Tuesday.
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For about four hours on Tuesday people attempting to access the web page received a message stating that the site had been disable for violations of Google’s program polices. The page at the time of this article is now back up and accessible at http://maydayilwu.googlepages.com/
A review of the content of the web page and Google’s polices has found no apparent violations. Although there is a possibility that the block was in error, one of the organizers of the one day strike, Clarence Thomas, on a KPFK show radio Tuesday morning said that he thought it was suspicious.
In Los Angeles there was a call made by local activists for people to email Google for an explanation. The page was unblocked later in the day. No comment from Google has been received.
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