82 votes

Tuesday, February 11 is the Day We Fight Back. Spread the Word

DEAR USERS OF THE INTERNET,

In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. Today we face another critical threat, one that again undermines the Internet and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.

In celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA two years ago, and in memory of one of its leaders, Aaron Swartz, we are planning a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th.

Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. Together, if we persist, we will win this fight.

WHAT WE'LL DO ON FEBRUARY 11th:

If you're in the US: Thousands of websites will host banners urging people to call/email Congress. We'll ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans.

If you're not in the US: Visitors will be asked to urge appropriate targets to institute privacy protections.

Fight the Power



Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

I hope D.C. got the message

while it's still only words.

no more wabbit season...

Calls and emails are done

Just one small part.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

Click Here To See The Candidates On The Record

29 Scary Reasons You Should Join the Massive Internet Protest Ag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4izV2D1hUeE Inform Inform inform educate educate educate!!!!!

Albert Camus — 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.'

Rattle Your Chains! LOL

Rattle Your Chains!

LOL

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

meekandmild's picture

Sent emails to my 3 congress critters

My emails stated:
As one of your employers I direct you to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans.

goodluck to everyone tomorrow

goodluck to everyone tomorrow for all our sakes

thankyou micheal for spreading the word

Share Share Share

Share
Share
Share

Cyril's picture

Yup.

Yup.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

yup

yup

Every act of defiance to these sold out self enriching pigs.

That infest the so called government. While the head hog keeps expanding and contracting the money with their Federal Reserve digital counterfeit keyboard that pumps out digital compounding false national debt used by these sold out self enriching gov pigs to collect EXTORT tax THEFT. Not because the Head Rothschild Hog needs money, for that pig has the digital counterfeit keyboard and has unlimited money.

The purpose of the false national debt is to identify and eliminate opposition using one of the three letter word disgusting sold out pig networks (IR, FBI, CIA, etc.) to attack free sovereign individual humans and eliminate the opposition. Its about controlling a criminal empire that has humanity monetarily put into a position as false debt slaves.

So a banner may not be much but its the act of opposition that counts.

We are we are many we they are few, always remember that!
That is their weakness and that is their fear.

sovereign

Bump

.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

This is a protest?

adding banners to our websites?

lol

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Cyril's picture

Well, I've heard people haven't had much success

Well, I've heard people haven't had much success for their "representatives" to understand the issue...

So, they're going with whichever alternative ways they find more effective - in the number of people they can reach to - for the expression of their grievances.

What's so funny about it?

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

not funny in the laughable

not funny in the laughable way it's PATHETIC . You and those like you are pathetic. You, who volunteer or support those who volunteer for the military because you're too self centered and lazy to do menial work, honest work to start so you support the murder of mostly poor people in poor countries then expect positive accolades for this evil behavior and now you don't like what your government is doing so you'll post how "upset" you are on message boards and now show a banner on a website that nobody cares about anyway.

That is pathetic not funny haha funny.

Why don't you consider doing something productive. Go and make amends, in person to some of the MILLIONS of families who have had family members murdered by the glorious military. There's lots of places to start. Ever see babies born with no eyes? No fingernails, big heads with severely retarded brains in them because of all the chemicals your glorious military dropped on them? Oh I'm sorry those men who did those things were "defending" the good ol usofa. I don't know from what, maybe the amphibious cyclos from Saigon crossing the pacific ocean or how about the millions that if you are under 40 you all volunteered to hurt, main, kill, torture, humiliate, rape in the middle east? Yup, show what you're really made of. Get on an airplane and visit with the little babies who are growing up without parents because of the glorious heroes who have volunteered to devastate their lives. Make sure you "vote" yet again for the lesser of 2 evils and repeat the same immoral acts around the world again and again and teach your children to honor those who commit those acts.

Or how about just learn to take care of yourselves, so when you get old you don't have to lean on those of us who have done so, for your monthly check via the government, on the backs of working people around the world.

But instead, Rise Up, All of you show what you're REALLY all about. Put a banner on your website instead.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Awful troll attempt by Tudo.

Folks are too busy laughing at you to be offended. *That* was pathetic. People calling their representatives is not--in fact, such behavior helped halt SOPA back in 2012. But you were probably so busy raging against those who want to make a change for the better, that you could never have noticed.

Cyril's picture

Could you provide me some hints about your own record

Could you provide me some hints about your own record, if you don't mind, so I can get inspired to improve mine, which is still so lame?

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Cyril's picture

Sorry I'm disappointing you.

Sorry I'm disappointing you.

It's just I've been busy sustaining my 5 dependents for some time, now, without taking from anyone:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/cyriljandia

Believe it or not, I've been so extracted I haven't even saved much yet for my family and myself.

Yet, I managed to donate to Ron Paul's last campaign (at least 3 times, I think) and 2 years after putting foot in this country - as you know, such contributions are visible online.

Since you seem intelligent, you should not have too much difficulty finding out about those in no time - as I don't want to take the risk to offend you further by doing this look up for you. That'd be partial from me.

Granted, I must be a coward for not doing more than just sustaining my family honestly (and also a bunch of strangers dependent on the state) for almost two decades - without having to use force against anybody.

I have no doubts my record must pale in comparison to yours.

Again, I am sorry for wasting your time with our stupid speaking out, trying to use whatever is left of our 1st Amendment rights.

You're right, I guess I should just shut up - I am no american citizen anyway.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Cyril, my friend,

your protest worked on me. I wanted to check out some more code after checking out the js in your x-calc. Good stuff.

I AM is all that is. Everything else is malleable.

Cyril's picture

Thank you for the kind words. I should put this stuff on Github

Thank you for the kind words. I should put this stuff on Github eventually, along with a few others...

I just keep putting this task off.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

You are very welcome..

Let me know when you do, I'll check em out. I have one project up on github that isn't too shabby: https://github.com/anderos/quickinc

I AM is all that is. Everything else is malleable.

Cyril's picture

Hey, neat! I like the idea of your lib!

Hey, neat! I like the idea of your lib!

Single JSON syntax for the N hetero linked resources? Nifty!

Thank you for sharing this :)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Thanks man,

I'm going to try to get a pure JS version up within the next few months. I've always used jQuery as a crutch for ajax calls, but "lightweight" is kind of lie until it is a standalone lib.

I AM is all that is. Everything else is malleable.

Cyril's picture

Uh?

Uh?

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

BMWJIM's picture

Thanks Michael. Will

add to my shop website.

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

This is not enough

Haven't we learned anything yet? Are we going to ask them to please not break the law?

They are breaking the law and using their spying to control the fraudulent political process and to control all opposition to their tyranny. They are committing massive war crimes, destroying the entire economy with their fraudulent unlawful tender, and paying armies of psychopaths to harass, intimidate, imprison and kill innocent Americans.

We will throw a pothead in jail for 10 years who has harmed no one but they can kill millions, spy on everyone, harass and intimidate innocent Americans, claim they can legally murder people without a public trial on and on; the list of crimes is literally never ending and we will ask them if they will stop breaking the law? They have literally broken EVERY LAW there is and we are going to ask them to stop?!? Have we lost our friggin minds?

We need to stop asking. We need to start forming the defense forces necessary to actually arrest the criminals one by one.

We are WAY past the point of asking for them to not break the law. They clearly admitted that they have consciously and intentionally chosen to break the law and are not going to stop. It is time for a dragnet style takedown of the criminals.

When oh when are we Americans going to grow some REAL BALLS?!? We are not lawless people. Why should we acquiesce to criminals ruling our lives? Is everyone too afraid to actually bring REAL justice to real criminals?

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

propose solutions, plans???

I agree with you 110%. I'm sick and tired of protesting, testifying, signing petitions that beg the corrupt to please please do the right thing! The only solution I have learned is the Common Law Grand Jury, which says can remove corrupt bureaucrats from office, but does not give details of how. We need to know how and just do it!

Please share viable ideas....

There are an infinite number of solutions

but several facts are clear.

Under NO circumstances are we required to pay criminals to enslave us to tyranny. That is not a requirement in law and in common sense.

If the people do not uphold the protections of law by any means necessary from the threats to peace, prosperity and tranquility by this criminal gang calling themselves 'government' then we will lose the protections of law and suffer the resulting deterioration of everything around us.

Viable ideas:

We begin to establish our own private legal and defensive protection entities by displacing taxes that go to them and put them into a system of known binding contracts that require transparency and maximize information tools for liberty.

Legal expenses are 100% tax deductible up to 2% personal and 30% for corporations. This means we can displace 30% of tax dollars into an entity that will begin to build superior security services.

We should build information datbases that catalog all individual threats inside 'government'. We should have crowd sourced intelligence dossier building, consolidation, and sharing of each individual claiming to work for government. Each of the tools should build up identified threat levels and have formal templates for conducting criminal investigations and gathering criminal evidence on them to target them individually for criminal prosecution. We should have real time maps of the threat information consolidated from the crowd sourced intelligence data and even begin finding out every single aspect of the criminals lives and publish, where they work, where they live, where they hang out at, known criminal associates, cataloged investigatory evidence that is gathered by assymetric operations of free people working independently to identify these criminal threats. This asymmetric crowd sourced intelligence and criminal investigations should grow to the point where each of the criminals are individually tracked in real time ALL THE TIME everywhere they go. These crowd sourced criminal investigations can then be taken to grand juries for criminal indictments to serve proper lawful justice.

That's just a start. There are infinite more useful things we can do.

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

well, swaddle me in a kiddopotamus and call me "kiddo"

It's about goddamn time! Let's do it!

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Mike...

I have 7 sites...all going live with this...Thank you!!