Cloud computing and labor disputes: University locks striking profs out of their coursework and email

Robert Spahr, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University Department of Cinema & Photography, writes,

I wanted to let you know that we are not only in the
middle of a labor strike, but most importantly, a public university has
shown by their actions, the dangers of Cloud Computing.

The University has disabled faculty email, and locked them out of their
personal work contained in Blackboard (a course
management system) as well as censoring pro-union comments from the
official University Facebook page.

Myself, and some fellow faculty and students quickly produced a blog
and Twitter feed to combat this censorship.

Turns out the uni isn't just nuking pro-union statements, but any questions about the labor dispute posted by its students and other stakeholders.