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Prior Restraint

From: Joseph Trainor <Masinaigan@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 08:29:32 EDT
Fwd Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 13:15:28 -0400
Subject: Prior Restraint

Dear List:

Access to Kent Steadman's cyber-newspaper, Orbit, has been
blocked by parties unknown.

On Wednesday, June 24, 1998, I received an email from a UFO
Roundup reader who told me that his attempts to reach the
"Atomic Bomb on Cydonia?" news story in a recent issue of Orbit
had been blocked.

An attempt by Jon Hendrix to reach the Orbit story on an
anomalous spiked object heading for Earth was also blocked.
That issue of Orbit is (or used to be) at

Another post by Norio Hayakawa of Citizens Against the New World
Order stated that computer access to all Eagle Net websites had
been blocked.

I myself attempted to access the "Spiked Object" Orbit story at
8:10 a.m., Thursday, June 25, 1998. I received this message:
"Forbidden: You don't have permission to access
/phikent/orbit1a.html on this server."

I urge other list members to try this site.  Also, if anyone has
Orbit editor Kent Steadman's email address, I would appreciate
having it.  I would like to interview him.

It appears to me that this is a clear-cut case of "prior
restraint" against Mr. Steadman's newspaper, an action which
violates the USA's First Amendment.

If the New York Times has one single ounce of integrity, it
would publish the contents of Orbit just as it did the Pentagon
Papers back in 1971.

But don't hold your breath waiting.

Meanwhile, here's my recommendation to wannabe censors of any
political persuasion: if you don't like the content of Orbit or
CNI News or UFO Roundup, don't read it.  But let other human
beings make up their own minds.

Joseph Trainor

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