RE: Donna Conroy and Intimidation of Foreign Workers Now Directed at Americans: Facebook, Yahoo, Comcast Drawn In

Donna Conroy, Director

All I want for Christmas is a progressive blogger to cover this threat to all American worker web sites.

“Nuisance lawsuits and threats of legal entanglement, long used by Indian H-1b labor contractors to silence Indian tech workers, have now been aimed at an American tech worker website,, for reposting an Indian H-1B worker’s testimony of mistreatment by Apex Technology Group.

A New Jersey judge, sided with Apex Tenchnology Group on Wednesday and ordered Facebook, Yahoo, and Comcast and to reveal the identities of three John Does named in the injunction.

If successful, this injunction will squelch every American’s security to post their workplace complaints anonymously. It will create a credible threat that, at any time, web hosting and web site companies could be forced to reveal identities of anonymous posters.”

More here.

PS: We’ll get coverage of this on Monday in the press, but we need to get the bloggers on board right away!

IowaPopulist commented “American businessmen are free market capitalists, except when it pays more not to be.”

<ed.note>I think IowaPopulist is correct — but frankly, why shouldn’t they behave in this way? It is a theological, not an economical or political decision, to value fellow humans; that is, to love my neighbor as myself. Because I struggle with about the same amount of hypocrisy as anyone else, here’s a few verses from the holy writings of the Judeo-Christian tradition to help keep myself accountable. If anyone else benefits, well, more glory to the One who deserves it.</ed.note>

Leviticus 19:13
The wages of a hired servant shall not abide with thee all night until the morning

Exodus 22:21
You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 23:9
“Also you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the heart of a stranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

Leviticus 19:34
The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 10:19
Therefore love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 15:18
Do not consider it a hardship to set your servant free…

Malachi 3:5
against those that oppress the hired servant in his wages

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1 Corinthians 7:21
Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you–although if you can gain your freedom, do so.

Colossians 4:1
Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

Ephesians 6:9
And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

1 Timothy 1:10
The Law to restrain menstealers.

1 Timothy 6:2
Those who have believing masters are not to show less respect for them because they are brothers. Instead, they are to serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers, and dear to them.