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Internet freedom in danger!

Discussion in 'General political debates' started by persona-non-grata, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. persona-non-grata

    persona-non-grataExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member




    Mar 9, 2010
    Dear friends,

    Right now, the US Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world's Internet -- creating a blacklist that could target YouTube, WikiLeaks and even Avaaz! Now if we stand with key members of the US Congress, we can defeat this attempt at global Internet censorship. Click here and help build an unprecedented global petition for a free and open Internet:

    Right now, the US Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world's Internet -- creating a blacklist that could target YouTube, WikiLeaks and even groups like Avaaz!

    Under the new law, the US could force Internet providers to block any website on suspicion of violating copyright or trademark legislation, or even failing to sufficiently police their users' activities. And, because so much of the Internet's hosts and hardware are located in the US, their blacklist would clamp down on the free web for all of us.

    The vote could happen any day now, but we can help stop this -- champions in Congress want to preserve free speech and tell us that an international outcry would strengthen their hand. Let’s urgently raise our voices from every corner of the world and build an unprecedented global petition calling on US decision makers to reject the bill and stop Internet censorship. Click below to sign and then forward as widely as possible -- our message will be delivered directly to key members of the US Congress ahead of the crucial vote:


    For years, the US government has condemned countries like China and Iran for their clampdown on Internet use. But now, the impact of America's new censorship laws could be far worse -- effectively blocking sites to every Internet user across the globe.

    Last year, a similar Internet censorship bill was killed before reaching the US Senate floor, but it's now back in a different form. Copyright laws already exist and are enforced by courts. But this new law goes much further -- granting the government and big corporations enormous powers to force service providers and search engines to block websites based just on allegations of violations -- without a trial or being found guilty of any crime!

    US free speech advocates have already raised the alarm, and some key Senators are trying to gather enough support to stop this dangerous bill. We have no time to lose. Let's stand with them to ensure American lawmakers preserve the right to a free and open Internet as an essential way for people around the world to exchange ideas, share communication and work collectively to build the world we want. Sign below to stop US censorship, and save the Internet as we know it:


    In the past months, from the Arab Spring to the global Occupy Movement, we've seen first hand how the Internet can galvanize, unify and change the world. Now, if we stand together, we can stop this new attack on Internet freedom. We've done it before -- in Brazil and Italy, Avaaz members have won major victories in the fight for a free Internet. Let's take the fight global, and mobilize to defeat the most powerful censorship threat that the Internet has ever seen.

    With hope,

    Luis, Dalia, Diego, Emma, Ricken, Aaron, Antonia, Benjamin and the rest of the Avaaz team

    More information:

    Op-Ed: Blacklist Bill allows Feds to remove websites from Internet (Digital Journal)

    Disastrous IP Legislation Is Back – And It's Worse than Ever (EFF)
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/d ... worse-ever

    Silicon Valley legislators oppose online piracy act (SFGate)
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 1LV0KI.DTL

    House Hearing on Stop Online Piracy Act Scheduled (PC World)
    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/a ... duled.html

    Growing Chorus of Opposition to "Stop Online Piracy Act"
    https://www.cdt.org/report/growing-chor ... piracy-act

    The stop online piracy act: summary, problems, and implications
    https://www.cdt.org/files/pdfs/SOPA%202 ... 0final.pdf

    Why Is Justin Bieber So Pissed Off?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/timothy-k ... 71055.html

  2. Bentheanarchist

    BentheanarchistExperienced Member Experienced member




    Dec 10, 2010
    If the people of America don't act; the government is going to declare crackdown on freedom of speech. DEMOCRACY MY ASS!
  3. SOADcore

    SOADcoreExperienced Member Experienced member




    Mar 29, 2011
    Internet Blacklist Bills - Keep U.S. Internet Uncensored!


    Please sign this even if your outside of the U.S. Stop the Fascist and Capitalist Pigs from destroying free speech.

    Also is cool if we can put the stop censorship thing to our logo?
  4. Bentheanarchist

    BentheanarchistExperienced Member Experienced member




    Dec 10, 2010
    I signed the avaaz petitions and the american censorship petition.
  5. autohuman

    autohumanMember New Member




    Sep 15, 2011
    Well I am glad on logged in today, and that i haven't deleted my facebook yet haha.
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