“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

News on Harry’s Place – 26 August 2008 onwards.

with 31 comments

HP is experiencing a few problems at the moment. They have a temporary blog set up at

I will update when more information comes in.

Update 1: a backup of the backup has been created and I will re-post as much as I can.

Update 2: Support is coming in strong, here’s an amusing blog:

Update 3: read the Contentious Centrist on Disabled Harry “Pretty incredible stuff. A new definition for chutzpa: She distributes a link to a bone-fide neo-Nazi website and takes umbrage at those who pay attention.”

Update 4:
Mr Eugenides comments. Bob is excellent as ever, Matt deserves a prize, what a good way of putting it:

“You know: check that your tires are properly inflated before you get into your car. (Never mind that some people should just give their keys to a friend.) And even if there are no swastikas prominently displayed on the website you’d like to recommend, if it has prominent links to sites that do have swastikas prominently displayed, that’s a good indication that you should sober up before entering the debate.

David Hirsh adds, “I would add this: if you agree with what is written on a fascist website then you should stop and wonder why that might be.” “

Update 5: Solidarity with Harry’s Place comes in from A Very Public Sociologist. Ditto unitalian, Eric Lee says “Sue me”. Z-Word Blog. Mick Hartley. red star commando is no holds barred as ever.

Update 6: Luke warm support from 10 percent. Rosie at Shiraz Socialist reminds everyone to “Think before you link”.

Update 7: International support from Portugal and Israel, thanks Sarah and Ami.

Update 8:
Engage is good at piecing together the issue.

Update 9: Fabian explains it in Spanish, Harry’s Place está caído. Francis goes straight to the TUC.

Update 10:
Duncan’s on board.

Update 11: Support is pouring Left, Right and, er, other places, from Renegade Eye and the Exile. Socialist Unity is doing its bit, and as expected a heated discussion follows on basics.

PS: if I miss anyone off, apologies, just send me an email to confirm your support of HP to with the subject line: I support HP.

Update 12: Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion covers it.

Update 13: Index on Censorship does a small piece.

Update 14: Marko comments. SnoopyTheGoon at SimplyJews take a direct approach. The web’s news consolidator, wikio, has picked up the story. The hyphen could be to blame? get the Ministry of Truth take on events.

Update 15: complexsystemofpipes posts “Now, I haven’t seen what HP actually wrote about JD, for reasons that will become clear.” I am speechless.

Update 16: Even the Tory, Benjamin Gray see the issue, along with SB news, For proletarian internationalism. Static Squids put it succinctly. Free Speech & The Blogosphere from Unenlightened Commentary.

Update 17: The Green Guru, Derek Wall is “horrified by the fact that a legal threat is being made to shut the blog down and I think it is important to spread the word and give a bit of solidarity.”

Update 18:
Boycotted British Academic says “I feel compelled to speak out today, even if these days I mostly find myself speechless again, beyond words, for I want to register my alarm at this very troubling development, which risks doing to the blogosphere what has been done to my union, which now functions solely as a reliable source for a most abominable hate-fest, thanks to the fact that union debates take place in conditions in which the only speech which gets protected is that of the racists.”

Update 19: Serendipity ! Bob is seeing the same pattern as me.

Update 20: Rather strange debate at discarded lies . More Green support from the Daily (Maybe) who remarks preceptively : “It’s one thing to link to abhorrent material (after all I’ve even done so in this post, it can be impossible to avoid if you’re to allow the reader to judge for themselves) but it’s quite another to kick up a fuss when someone highlights the fact that you did so.”

Update 21: mushkush says “The internet is a beautiful thing. Help it grow.” BlackSunReview.

Update 22: HP is back!!

Update 23: The final one for a while, as HP is back. An Insomniac. Back Spin supports HP.

Update 24: A few more coming in, Bunch of Crooks and NeoConstant make strange bed fellows on this issue. The Social Republican, not what you’d think.

Update 25: Tidied up some links and Adam Holland sent his support.

Written by modernityblog

26/08/2008 at 13:25

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Thank you and well done to Harrys Place for helping to expose the Delich story

    Jonathan Hoffman

    26/08/2008 at 17:01

  2. Oh, bless, Modernity. Thank you for the hat-tip!

    Alec Macpherson

    26/08/2008 at 17:24

  3. Duke of Chaos post excellent. This is becoming a total farce.

    KB Player

    26/08/2008 at 21:10

  4. yes, very funny, but we need to publicise this issue to a wider audience and bring out the implications of the attack on HP, it could be used against any blogger, no matter what they write.


    26/08/2008 at 21:15

  5. Has she said some of her best friends are Jewish?

    Alec Macpherson

    26/08/2008 at 21:54

  6. if you hear of any other sites who are actively supporting HP, please leave me a message or an email.


    27/08/2008 at 02:19

  7. this is simply unbelieveble and in my naiveté i never though that such thing could happen in Britain.


    27/08/2008 at 09:09

  8. […] Modernity blog Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Shameless, TrulyHow Many Blogs Can a Person Read?Support Harry’s Place Blogburst […]

  9. I note that Mike Cushman – who appears, so unwisely, to have got this whole libel bandwagon rolling – is an “Information Manager” at LSE.

    Perhaps he can use his techie insights to help explain why HP is offline?

    If any readers feel like contacting him, might I suggest emailing and asking if he can oblige….

    Maybe Mike can use his IT skills to help all bloggers and their readers? In that case his email address should be very widely circulated in the hope that he can.

    That email address is

    burma toad

    27/08/2008 at 12:17

  10. Socialist Unity have a good piece up.

    And bejaysus even Exile is supportive.

    Mark T

    27/08/2008 at 12:52

  11. Why? What on earth could have possessed you to believe that freedom of speech is something that I am against?


    27/08/2008 at 13:36

  12. thanks to everyone I will do an update shortly.


    27/08/2008 at 13:53

  13. Forgive me, Exile. I was not doubting your commitment to free speech.

    Rather I am pleasantly surprised that you put an article up, given your contempt for HP.

    Mark T

    27/08/2008 at 14:02

  14. On your ‘Update No 4’, both the first two links go to Mr Eugenides. Who’s the ‘Bob’ who is excellent as ever…?


    27/08/2008 at 14:04

  15. […] 27 August, 2008 by modernityblog I am updating a post below on the status of things, when I hear something you […]

  16. Re Jula at 14, I am that excellent Bob.
    # Jenna Delich, the UCU and David Duke:
    # Some comments on the UCU list’s David Duke link:
    # More links about the UCU list David Duke link:


    27/08/2008 at 16:42

  17. “Re Jula at 14, I am that excellent Bob.”

    Aha, cheers 🙂


    27/08/2008 at 17:19

  18. Modernity

    You sure Harry’s Place is back? I still can’t get it, have tried your link.


    27/08/2008 at 18:49

  19. […] back, Harry’s Place. Thanks to Modernity for maintaining such detailed […]

  20. YES, HP is up but it might take a bit of time to filter thru the various DNS’s


    27/08/2008 at 19:28

  21. […] 2008 at 10:02 pm     Then Unity at Ministry of Truth has a good technical explanation. Modernity on the other hand is tracking the campaign side of things and explaining what is going […]

  22. Mark T.,

    My contempt for HP knows no bounds, but trying to shut it down goes beyond the pale.

    I shall post about the site tonight, but for the moment I am pleased to see that they are back.


    27/08/2008 at 22:23

  23. In eccletic solidarity, Comrades


    28/08/2008 at 01:29

  24. cheers 🙂


    28/08/2008 at 01:36

  25. thanks for updating Harry’s place


    28/08/2008 at 09:37

  26. […] Details hier und hier. […]

  27. I suppose these idiots simply don’t realize that when you go after a blog, the rest of the blogosphere stands up. It doesn’t matter (to an extent) what your views might be. The lifeblood of the blog is freedom of speech.

    Thanks for the hat tip, modernity.

    If anyone would like to join the Harry’s Place Blogburst, head over here.


    28/08/2008 at 15:15

  28. neo, thanks


    28/08/2008 at 15:19

  29. […] through the many messages and posts it becomes apparent that bloggers saw the primacy of the issue: allow a vexatious complaint to […]

  30. […] she admitted to actually posting to the website.  That numerous blogs from across the spectrum jumped all over the the case and disseminated the information far further than it would otherwise ha… may have helped as well (and it’s quite nice to read something saying “Even the Tory, […]

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