Blacklisted- Do Not Read, Sign, Act - By, Lillian Rodriguez
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"I'm proud to be an American... where at least I know I'm free."
The revolution in Tahrir Square was ignited by a Facebook post. It succeeded in ousting a corrupt dictator, and the country is now struggling to find representation in the new militarized government. A whole wave of protests and revolution followed, now termed "The Arab Spring". Our U.S. leaders spoke out with pride at the movement toward democracy, at the Middle East speaking out, decrying inequities. Then the Occupy Wall St movement happened, which also started online, and has motivated thousands of Americans to voice their grievances with our government.
Now, the word, principal, value, 'freedom' is being threatened by our Congress. There's a bill currently being considered, and favored by many in office, that would restrict our internet access in the US. Select sites would be blacklisted by the government, as well as search terms.
With the new bill- "The government would be able to force ISPs and search engines to redirect or dump users' attempts to reach certain websites' URLs."
- The above is a quote From "Take Action - Electronic Frontier Foundation"
Please visit their site and take action - https://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8173
This year the internet has been proven to be a powerful vehicle to enact real Democracy. Let's not allow that to disappear.