Phone Company Blocks Access to Telecoms Union’s Web Site

The Telecommunications Workers’ Union of Canada has been locked out by Telus, a large phone company and ISP. Two of TWU’s sites (including Voices for Change, a message board where union members can discuss issues such as being without a contract for 1666 days and last having received a general wage increase 2031 days ago). Telus is playing very dirty — they’re blocking access to the union’s web site so that their workers and the general public are cut off from legitimate debate about this action. This is inexcusable: imagine if this phone company chose to block all calls into union headquarters. OpenNet Initiative has done a report on the incident showing that by blocking the Union’s IP address Telus not only blocked access to the union’s sites, but also to an engineering company; a breast cancer fundraising site; an alternative medicine site based in Australia; and a Colorado based electronic recycling company, as well as more than 760 other domains — via BoingBoing

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