Attack on Sannyas Wiki’s Host


There is an  attack on Sannyas Wiki’s (


Avaaz is organizing a petition in support of Dreamhost. Info below:

We have put this notification here at SN,  as we support sannyaswiki and think it valuable AND DREAMHOST should be left to do its job. 

Dear Friends,
Trump is forcing an internet provider to turn over the personal details of 1.3 million people who visited an anti-Trump website! From anywhere in the world!

But we have 2 days to stop him.

This could impact all of us — over half of the world’s websites are hosted in the US. And Trump can do whatever he wants with the data, like give it to dictator friends to help them crack down on their own citizens.

Lawyers are taking him to court, but they’ll focus on the impact on Americans. The judge can also consider the rights of non-US citizens and if we bring a court filing backed by a million people around the world, arguing that our rights are at risk too, it could have a huge impact on the case!

Add your name urgently — the hearing is on Thursday and Avaaz staff is getting ready to file our brief to the court in front of the media:

Click to stop Trump’s Internet takeover

This kind of power would mean that Trump could demand the IP addresses and behaviour of every visitor to Avaaz’s website too. Or Wikipedia or Youtube. Under US law, American citizens would have protections for what he can do with their information, but the rest of us would have nothing. It would transform our free internet into a big brother state with Trump at the helm.

We can’t let it happen.

Thankfully, US law could stop him if the judge feels like the threat to privacy outweighs Trump’s “security” concerns. And the fact that his first victims are visitors to a website directly protesting his power is a mark in our favour. But the argument is even stronger if we can show the danger this power holds for foreign website visitors who have no protection under US law and could be jailed or worse simply for signing a petition!

Let’s add our voices now, and make sure the judge knows that their his will affect the whole world!

Click to stop Trump’s Internet takeover

The internet is more than just another issue, it’s what empowers our movement to connect as human beings and win strategic fights that lift all of us up. This is our chance to make sure it doesn’t get overrun by Trump and his cronies!

With hope,
Danny, Mia, Anne, Andrew, Martyna, Ricken and the rest of the Avaaz team

More information:
Tech firm is fighting a federal demand for data on visitors to an anti-Trump website (Washington Post)

In J20 Investigation, DOJ Overreaches Again. And Gets Taken to Court Again (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

DreamHost is fighting DoJ request for 1.3M IP addresses of visitors to anti-Trump protest site (Tech Crunch)

US government demands details on all visitors to anti-Trump protest website (The Guardian)

Avaaz is a 44-million-person global campaign network
that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages.

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10 Responses to Attack on Sannyas Wiki’s Host

    • madhu dagmar frantzen says:

      I´ve been looking for some other sources of information about the “host”, Arpana, and thank you also for yours.

      When I´ve been seeing what SN/UK team is presenting here, my very first response has been so watch again a TED talk with William Ury about difficult negotiations and the sometimes arduous but anyway also simple way to YES. (You can google yourself, as well as others about the US citizen, who, I would say has such a BIG HEART and IS a vessel for the Intelligence of the HEART).

      Re info (also the info that the host administration did allow Nazis and their website(s) into its midst – that´s at least what I understood by research), well, this puts us all in the huggle and struggle of so-called postmodern Times and its asymmetries, the terror as well as the Anti-Terror and the existential threads we are all living in, isn´t it?

      Looking for Peace and looking for a beautiful way to share that Peace.
      In the awareness that some unseeable conditions are existing on a communication-line.

      Me – found some calming down my overexcited nervous system by William Ury´s TED talk, title: ‘From No to Yes’ (2010) I guess.
      And just now, I won´t subscribe ON the NET anything.
      Yes, precarious Times we are living in.

      On a virtual website sometimes, when writing, the famous song(s):’Wish You Were Here…’ or also: ‘The Wall’.
      Nostalgia? Yes. But that´s not all of the energetically temporary inhabitants of my Empty heart – you bet.

      My heart is empty. Lots of space.
      Wish you all well, friends,



  1. sw. veet (francesco) says:

    Interesting situation, I would say a dilemma.

    The nation’s president who does not give a shit about the sovereignty of other countries claims the principle of sovereignty in regulating the ultimate tool for diffusion of global market ideology.

    When they are no longer so “invisible hands” (almost the Ashkenazi financial lobbies) those who move things need clowns like Trumpsconi, to create a popular reaction to match an illusory dose of democracy.



  2. Dev says:

    I call bullshit on this one.

    I guess the Trump mass hysteria has hit sannyasnews too. People living in hallucinations and delusion, all fuelled by irrational hatred of Trump.

    This reminds me of Osho, where millions of people hated Osho without even bothering to read one of his books.

    Now use your logic for a second.
    There are 1.3 million anti-Trump websites. Why would Trump want the ip addresses of the people who visited an anti-Trump website?

    50 million Americans hate him, I think he knows this already.

    More manipulation by the media that you swallow line, hook and sinker, without even questioning it.

    • Arpana says:

      This a bit hysterical, Dev. You’ve revealed your own obsessive infatuation with Trump.

      This article is about a hosting site, and the possibility of the set-up being shut down, which will affect sannyas wiki.

  3. Dev says:

    How about stop the “Jewish internet take-over”?

    Google, Youtube, Facebook, Hollywood, 90% of the media are owned by the Jewish supremacists. Chauvinistic, racist, nationalistic zionists. Look it up on wikipedia.

    Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook from the 3 guys who invented it, went to his Jewish rich friends and got financing.

    Right now, Youtube, Google, Twitter, Facebook are censoring independent media everywhere…but somehow Trump is taking over the internet. Lol.

    People are going to jail right now because they posted something on facebook, for real…and guess what, this one is not Trump’s fault.
    It’s the mighty EU, who want to send people to jail for thinking the wrong thoughts.

  4. Dev says:

    Think you can talk trash about Trump on the internet and get away with it? You’d better hide your ip right now.

    Trump will personally come to your house, lift you up by the ear, and say, “What have you been saying about me, boy?”

    All the while he is attacked by millions of people on twitter every day. He could just get their twitter profiles, why bother with ip?

  5. Dev says:

    Old news…

    The US Department of Justice is backing down on its request to Web hosting service DreamHost to divulge the 1.3 million IP addresses that visited a Trump resistance site. The request was part of the government’s investigation into Inauguration Day rioting, which has already resulted in the indictment of 200 people. More are likely.

    “The government has no interest in records relating to the 1.3 million IP addresses that are mentioned in DreamHost’s numerous press releases and Opposition brief,” federal prosecutors said in a new court filing concerning its investigation of the site.

    I fail to see how this has anything to do with sannyas wiki.