In Defense of Uruknet!

Tonight’s post is about defending one of our colleages, comrades, friends, and allies. Tonight is about defending Uruknet whose blog is dedicated to providing information from the Middle East. For those of you who don’t know who Uruknet, please have a look at http://www.uruknet.info/.  This blog is one of those that I personally consider one of the invaluable ones out there (a comprehensive list of those I read regularly will follow at a later date). 

What has happened today will likely not come as a surprize to many of you. As it turns out Facebook deleted/deactivated/froze Uruknet’s account/profile.  This falls into a greater trend of limiting/censuring/disabling peace/Palestine solidarity activists and this has to stop!

So here is what I thought we should do.  Uruknet managed to set up a ‘group’ on Facebook.  The url is

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uruknet/142018729188512. If you have a Facebook account and feel so inclined, please go there and ‘like’ this page.  If you have a blog, please do the same and also link (if possible, I still have to look into this) to this group. 

We need numbers for this to work! Please help out with this…and in any other instance activists are censured for their very important work!

~Sofia Smith

Written FOR


  1. MercedMarie said,

    January 12, 2011 at 16:50

    This is not unexpected, with Goldman Sachs (aka the US government) becoming a major investor in Facebook.

  2. paola said,

    January 12, 2011 at 16:51

    Thanks so much, Steve !

  3. January 12, 2011 at 16:58

    […] CONTINUED HERE […]

  4. January 12, 2011 at 17:15

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  5. robertsgt40 said,

    January 12, 2011 at 17:51

    Wanna take a wild guess who runs Facsbook? Zuckerburg

  6. Amerikagulag said,

    January 12, 2011 at 22:18

    Facebook is a zionist Spy-Bot for the US government. I wouldn’t venture within 3 clicks of it.

    Uruknet, on the other hand I frequent often. It’s an admirable site and and informative one as well.

  7. January 13, 2011 at 00:05

    […] See original here: FACEBOOK TRYING TO ‘DEACTIVATE’ THE TRUTH’ […]

  8. Walking Crow said,

    January 13, 2011 at 00:56

    I am a member of a group who exist to screencap racist posting and expose the groups which make them.

    We get shut down about once a month. We’ve had 21 incarnations so far

  9. somebody said,

    January 13, 2011 at 02:08

    Goldman Sachs, the Russian End of the Jewish Mob (the other “investor” you don’t hear about) are financially bloating FaceBook in preparation for an IPO, which will probably be handled by N.M.Rothschild. The idea is to use the Jewish Mob CEOs of pension funds and the suchlike to buy large blocks of shares with pension fund money at the artificially inflated share price. The zionist BBC is going out of its way to puff FaceBook (for free) at a value of $50 billion so foolish investors will put their money in. The moment all their money is in, the share cap will fall to its true value, probably no more than 50 cents. It is a conspiracy to rob pension funds and gullible private investors.

  10. Ld Elon said,

    January 13, 2011 at 03:53

    Why you still using applefacegog book of althings?

    Ther are two iyh communicate with, one are my brothers and sisters, the family, thee other is the machine, or the beast, in that, i command the route of access.
    I do it so that it may fall, and from it something else shall rise.
    You cannot stop it because it is done!
    I only now, have to disconnect.

    Stay strong

  11. January 13, 2011 at 09:39

    There is a Cause on facebook: http://www.causes.com/causes/554009-no-to-fb-disabling-the-accounts/about?m=1f470f92 against disabling of accounts. They disabled mine too, with over 25K posts, 5K photographs and 5000 friends.

    In solidarity with the zapped and disabled FB friends sharing for Palestine, collegue Palestine Bloggers i want to say: Don’t give up!

    Wa Salaam, OccupiedPalestine
    (will reblog this page too;)

  12. January 13, 2011 at 09:40


  13. Maurice said,

    January 13, 2011 at 14:52

    I don’t know what evil awaits us on Facebook but in the meantime I have indicated I ‘like’ Uruknet. Must sheepishly admit that I did not know Uruknet until you lauched this appeal. It has been a pleasant discovery and I thank you (for that and all the other vital information that I have discovered thanks to Desert Peace).

  14. paola said,

    January 13, 2011 at 20:06

    After many websites posted Sofia Smith’s article, facebook gave me back my old page, and they apologized for the mistake 😉 So now i have TWO fb pages! LOL! Thanks to everybody! 🙂

  15. desertpeace said,

    January 13, 2011 at 21:32

    That’s GREAT!

  16. January 14, 2011 at 10:39

    Thta’s not only great, that’s a big victory;) !! BDS/protest works;)

  17. January 15, 2011 at 20:11

    Back again, Not only FB but also wordpress seems to be concerned about people blogging the truth even when it is truth that is already published my media and sources are always nicely mentioned….: They just blocked my wordpress from updating.



    http://www.facebook.com/UmmHajar (zapped by FB 1 month ago including my personal messages and conversation and 25000 newsitems etc)

  18. January 16, 2011 at 13:59

    Thank to all collegue bloggers & Tweeps for support and protest, my blog is deblocked again. 1 down, 1 to go, i hope FB enables my profile again!

    Thank you all, Wa salaam from occupiedpalestine

  19. January 17, 2011 at 12:38


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