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Nov 19, 2010

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I bet the animal abuser's site including crash videos and other horrors will NOT be censored or removed because they HAVE THE RIGHT to express themselves.  But I bet many of ours will not have the same treatment.
 
I think it would be good to ask our reps WHAT EXACTLY are they going to censor?  Crash video & other animal abuse videos?  Or just terrorists?  Aren't we (ARA) all considered terrorists according to AETA? 
 
 
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Michael--

We just found out that they're bringing back the Internet blacklist bill for a vote on Thursday -- less than a week from now! We've spent the week meeting people in DC and I can tell you our petition is definitely making a difference. This bill was supposed to pass without objection, but now even Politico is calling it "hotly debated" -- all thanks to you.

The first vote will be by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Do you have any friends in California, Vermont, Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota, or Illinois who haven't signed the petition yet? Their senators will be the key votes in deciding whether this bill passes. Can you forward them this email and ask them to sign on at:

http://act.demandprogress.org/go/11?akid=20.239200.IikY4-&t=1

Remember, this bill--in blatant violation of the Constitution--would let the Attorney General create a blacklist of websites that every American ISP would be required to block. Wikileaks, YouTube, and others are all at risk. Human rights advocates, constitutional law experts, and the people who invented the Internet have all spoken out against this bill -- but some of the most powerful industries in the country are demanding that Congress rush it through. The music industry is even having all of their employees call Congress to pose as citizens in support of the bill.

We need to fight back -- can you ask any friends you know to sign on at:

 

http://act.demandprogress.org/go/11?akid=20.239200.IikY4-&t=3

Keep on fighting,

-- Aaron Swartz, David Segal, and the Demand Progress team

P.S. So far over 250,000 people have signed. Can you help us hit 300,000 before the vote next week?

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Posted: Friday November 19, 2010, 2:52 am
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