In the last couple of hours, tens of thousands of you received our appeal for help for Colombian public sector workers. Thousands of you responded to that appeal - and were greeted by error messages and blank screens.
What happened, as far as we can tell, is that the Colombian government began to
block a couple of the email addresses we were targetting. This generated a large number of error messages which returned to our server.
Our web hosting company -- without
consulting us -- decided that we were sending out spam
And they then proceeded to shut down the entire LabourStart website.
We have now explained what happened, and they have restored our site --
including our Colombia campaign.
Their decision could not have come at worse time, as so many of you were eager
to support that campaign.
I apologize to all of you for the inconvenience and hope that you will try
again -- because our messages are getting through to other addresses in
Colombia, including the union which needs to know that they are not alone, that
people all over the world support them.