“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
Ok folks! This is the largest online protest in history, and for good cause. Two bills, that threaten internet freedom, are infront of Congress with alot of support, SOPA and PIPA. A quote from Google’s take action page:
“Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.
Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.
The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.”
North Korea was blacking out the internet before it was cool.
Food for thought: Would you rather your children grow up in North Korea, or the free world? Better get on board folks.
Imagine a world ( not just an internet ) without places like Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay, AOL, Mozilla, Reddit, Tumblr, Etsy, Zynga… These bills must be stopped dead in their tracks!
It’s EASY to TAKE ACTION!
- You can go to americancensorship.org and google.com to sign petitions online. Just sign your name, and zip code. Go on with your day.
- Contact your elected officials and urge them to not allow this to happen! Wikipedia has shut down their site and provided a method for anybody to look up their elected officials contact info. Simply visit Wikipedia to find your elected officials contact info
- Change your profile pics on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, to an image like the one in this post
- Change your Gravatars, upload an image like the one in this post as your avatar.
- Tweet your protests on Twitter to: #StopSOPA #PIPA and #InternetCensorship
I glued this post together rather quickly, please post in the comments other ways to help.
In the market for a new country if this sh*t passes.