Boycott over SOPA and PIPA

Remember that tomorrow (Wed. 18 Jan) is the day to boycott over SOPA and PIPA.  I suggest that you turn off your TV (mostly garbage anyway), don´t go to the movies, download music, or even use the internet.  Instead go for a walk, have a nice conversation, write that letter or novel you have been meaning to do, go on a day trip, etc.  Having a day to disconnect from entertainment media is not only a good way to protest and get your point across, but also to get out of the rut and do something different.

In fact, I recommend that we go on a more permanent strike towards watching TV, movies and downloading music.  And look at the list of companies that support SOPA and don´t buy from them.

Also go to these pages where you can send protest letters to our representatives.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation

https://www.eff.org/action

OpenCongress has an excellent web site to contact your representative

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s968/show

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/show

Many thanks.

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Tomorrow, January 18th, 2012, will be the largest internet protest in history. Thousands of sites across the internet, including some of the biggest in the world, will be blacking out and directing people to contact Congress to kill the web censorship bill, SOPA and PIPA. We want to get you involved.

Join us on the historic day by blacking out your site. Copy the code below and paste it into the header of your theme (WordPress users: use the SOPA Strike plugin) to black your site out in protest of SOPA/PIPA. It will activate automatically on Jan. 18th, displaying this page and directing visitors to contact Congress, and will deactivate at the end of the day.

<script type="text/javascript">var a=new Date,b=a.getHours()+a.getTimezoneOffset()/60;if(18==a.getDate()&&0==a.getMonth()&&2012==a.getFullYear()&&13<=b&&24>=b)window.location="http://sopastrike.com/strike";</script>

In just 7 days, the Senate will vote on forever altering the free and open internet by instituting a new regime of extra-judicial, corporate-led website takedowns. This is a fundamental fight about who has power in society — the people with the means to communicate freely or the governments and corporations that feel threatened.

For the full state of play on the censorship bills, take a look at this infographic we’ve put together. Click here. The clock is ticking, and we’re still 35 senators short of the number we need to kill the bill.

If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, please use these links to spread the word about the protest:

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