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Political Essayist Voxfux - A Massive Manhunt

At 10AM on Friday the 13th, A combined task force from the Secret Service, FBI, CIA, and Major Crimes Unit raided a Long Island home believed to be that of the political essayist who writes under the pen name Voxfux.

There were simultaneous raids at several locations throughout New York City and Brooklyn.

Voxfux is represented by Norman Seigal (From NYCLU). The civil rights lawyer Ron Cuby is also involved in the discussions.
At 10AM on Friday the 13th, A combined task force from the Secret Service, FBI, CIA, and Major Crimes Unit raided a Long Island home believed to be that of the political essayist who writes under the pen name Voxfux.

There were simultaneous raids at several locations throughout New York City and Brooklyn.

Voxfux is represented by Norman Seigal (From NYCLU). The civil rights lawyer Ron Cuby is also involved in the discussions.

Later in the day Vox was interviewed at an undisclosed location with Amy Goodman from the radio program Democracy Now.

There has been no formal charges presented so far. Neighbors were issued orders to contact the Authorities upon seeing or hearing from the man believed to be behind the caustic pen.

A neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of violating any orders of the combined law enforcement effort, spoke praises of her neighbor, "There's no way he's a terrorist, he's a sweetheart, I don't believe it for one minute. I've known him for seventeen years. He's an artist and a writer. This is rediculous."

The case has the potential to be a lightening rod for civil libertarians, coming just days after the passage of the controversial Homeland Security Act. The articles Believed to be penned by the mystery writer can be found at www.voxnyc.com.

homepage: homepage: http://www.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=223498&group=webcast

a very disturbing story, if true. 16.Dec.2002 22:51

asd elf

For more info on this breaking story I suggest everyone take a look at the original post with additional commentary.

 http://www.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=223498&group=webcast

I have yet to have the story confirmed by more than a few anonymous sources BUT if it IS true then the implications are ...very disturbing.

Free speach doesn't allow threats 16.Dec.2002 23:18

anon

Free speach doesn't allow one to make threats or what could be construed as threats against the President of the United States. Read his Dec.5, title and commentary on an AP Story 'U.S. Can Target (Kill) Americans (Anytime Anywhere)
By JOHN J. LUMPKIN'. Then ask yourself why anyone would be surprised that the Secret Service paid him a visit.
 http://www.voxnyc.com/archives/00000066.htm

How do we know this isn't more OSI lies? 16.Dec.2002 23:40

OSI Detector

They're bound to start spreading rumors and fear to silence those who dissent and see through their lies.

What threats? 17.Dec.2002 00:00

Publius

I read the article. There was nothing in there that could be even implied as a direct threat being levied by Vox. It was satire pointing out hypocrisy.

Publius; Satire is not a safe form of essay 17.Dec.2002 06:14

Robin dancerdolphin@excite.com

Remember Johnathan Swift's problems with the English imperialists, at one time in 1714 he was on the run with a "price on his head" for his biting commentary using "fictional satire" to inform the masses about their government's involvement in world-forming imperialism and war. I was just informed today that I need to watch what I say as it may be mis-interpreted and used against me. It is sad that we have to watch every word we put into print. But such are the times..............

Self Censorship = Intimidating Environment 17.Dec.2002 11:42

Publius

Dear Robin, You are of course quite correct. I had originally written a somewhat longer and more pungent post but ended up self-censoring because of the pall of intimidation such an event produces. Nevertheless, we must have the courage of our convictions to speak the truth as we see it. Sadly, we may have to be more circumspect as others have had to be at other times. It is interesting that the old Nursery Rhyme:
"Jack and Jill went up the Hill to fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his Crown
And Jill cam tumbling after"
Is actually a political commentary about deflation of the British Crown and Jill is a reference to Gill a measure of liquid volume.
However, fight we must, and speak we must, the alternative is to become cowed slaves to those who maniacly seek to impose their will upon us.
While I do not agree with everything Winston Churchill said or stood for I think the following still rings true:

"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
Sir Winston Churchill

Feds Shut Down Voxnyc.com 17.Dec.2002 23:30

reposto

Various Indymedia centers have reported a recent raid of voxnyc.com by federal agents looking for the writer "voxfux". Voxnyc.com now appears to be down. Fortunately you can still download a recent copy of voxnyc in this 6 megabyte archive from NYC IMC.

Various Indymedia centers have reported a recent raid of voxnyc.com by federal agents looking for the writer "voxfux". Voxnyc.com now appears to be down. Fortunately you can still download a recent copy of voxnyc in this 6 megabyte archive from NYC IMC:

 http://nyc.indymedia.org/local/webcast/uploads/voxnyc.zip

It would be great if someone could set up a voxnyc mirror from this archive, ideally hosted outside the U.S. of Armageddon.

With gold prices up, reports of recent troop movements near Iraq, a number top-level Bush officials resigning from their duties, the FCC shutdown of microradio in Berkeley, CA, and now the apparent shutdown of voxnyc, it doesn't take a crystal ball to know the next fake terror attacks are just around the corner.

Then why is the site still there? 18.Dec.2002 00:55

Alfonso XIII

Funny, www.voxnyc.com comes up just fine for me.

Have to look again in the A.M.