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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

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Awesome!

Great to hear it. Keep spreading the word.

Thank you.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

USA freedom act?

Let me guess.......This legislation would make us all slaves?

I sincerely hope that's not the case, but based on recent memory, the legislation title is usually opposite the legislation.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

I've also noticed

that most bills achieve basically the opposite of their title...so I clicked on the link Michael provided (Thanks, Michael) concerning the USA Freedom Act. It actually appears to be a step in the right direction, not perfect mind you, but a start.

I will pass this information on...

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

Let's Do It!


http://youtu.be/oqBynKxAiiI

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Great reference!!!

Never seem/heard of this movie. Thanks for sharing

thanks

I will add to all my websites

We Are In A rEVOLution!!

Boom!

Bump

for Liberty! I'm going to sit down and call every office. As a congressional intern I did it, why not do it for a better cause.

Cyril's picture

^^^ BUMP of BUMP.

^^^ BUMP of BUMP.

Thank You.

"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

BUMP of BUMP of BUMP

For Freedom!

Denise B's picture

Awesome!

I love it! Thanks for the heads up, I had not heard about it yet. This is another one of the things I love about the DP...one stop shopping for all of your liberty movement needs & updates. :)

Cyril's picture

I'm in.

I'm in.

You bet.

"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

2+2 is on your mind?

all wars are Bankers wars. I can never forget that.

Cyril's picture

Yes.

Yes.

"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

I can never forget Detriot.

it is not what it was when I lived there...

DJP333's picture

Bump!

For us to keep pushing back and keep the memory of Aaron Swartz alive.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

yes, what a beautiful person

.

thanks michael...

I forgot to remember.. :)

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thanks G

Remember to remind the others who've forgotten. :D


http://youtu.be/HaqjSCx_3uw

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

It's going to be promoted on all of my websites!

I'm just praying for a massive, massive turnout. If stuns the internet it will be a huge victory; if not then a huge set back for liberty.

Support the EFF and the other freedom fighters. Stand up and be counted.

Bill of Rights /Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Do you need a politician or judge to "interpret" those 28

Michael Nystrom's picture

Wonderful.

Glad to hear it!

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.