The Day We Fight, internet protest Feb. 11

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    The Day We Fight Back

    February 5th The Day We Fight Back In Denver World Trade Center, 1625 Broadway Wednesday 1pm Rally 2:30pm Warm-up March 5:30pm March In response to Denver’s “Urban Camping Ban” we will continue to distribute warm clothes and blankets for #OpSafeWinter, so feel free to bring donations!
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    I firmly believe, that, if we are going to truly win this, we need to have a completely separate encrypted internet network infrastructure. Two of the smartest people on the planet, have proven that it can be done. But it won't happen unless there are truly smart and talented programmers out there, who are willing to give of their time, and help to achieve that goal.


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    To Protect And Infect - The militarization of the Internet 2013 will be remembered as the year that the Internet lost its innocence.

    To Protect And Infect - The militarization of the Internet [30c3]

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  10. So much for anti trust laws in the US.
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    trust no one
  12. You seem trustworthy though.
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  15. Abby speaks with Brian Hoffer of the Oakland Privacy Working Group, about the city of Oakland's Domain Awareness Center (DAC) as a hub for surveillance to spy on peaceful protesters in the wake of one of the most egregious crackdowns on the Occupy Movement.

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    Activists in New York City commandeered the Verizon building to promote the February 11th day of action to stop the NSA.

    Members of the New York City Light Brigade, The Illuminator Art Collective and other allies turned the Verizon building in downtown New York into a large billboard to project the all seeing "NSA eye"; along with text stating "you will never be alone" "our eye is on you", and "Wherever you go, whatever you do, you are under surveillance."

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    Thanks Abby .. You're the best.;)
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    Get ready: the day we fight back against mass surveillance is coming


    Lawmakers must understand that we will no longer tolerate a surveillance state. An online protest on 11 February is a first step

    Two years ago, major websites like Google, Reddit and Wikipedia went dark for a day. They were protesting the then-pending "Stop Online Piracy Act," federal legislation that would have done enormous damage to the open internet by creating system of censorship and deterring digital-media innovators. The 18 January 2012 blackout created an outpouring of opposition from average Americans who suddenly realized what was at stake, and Congress backed off a bill that almost certainly would have passed otherwise.

    There won't be a website blackout next Tuesday, 11 February, but there will be another virtual call to arms. In the US the primary goal this time is to help reverse America's retreat from liberty by telling lawmakers we can't abide a surveillance state – and by insisting they vote for a measure, called the USA Freedom Act, that would begin to restore the civil liberties we've lost in recent times. (For people outside the US the goal will be similar, to push authorities toward policies favoring liberty and privacy.)

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    Thanks Dan, Great article.
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    More than 4,000 groups sign up to protest the NSA

    More than 4,000 groups and websites have signed on to support a day of protest against U.S. National Security Agency surveillance programs, scheduled for Tuesday.
    In addition, tens of thousands of people have pledged to make calls and post messages on the Web in support of surveillance reform, said organizers of The Day We Fight Back.

    Among the groups supporting the day of Web protest are the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, BoingBoing, Demand Progress, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, Free Press, Mozilla, Reddit and Tumblr.

    "Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action,” organizers wrote on “Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. Together, if we persist, we will win this fight.”
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    At CloudFlare, we're fiercely committed to an open internet. That's why we’re announcing a new app that lets you easily add to your website a banner from The Day We Fight Back. The has organized a protest against mass surveillance set for Tuesday, February 11th. The banner that your visitors would see urges them to reach out to members of the US Congress to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act or sign a petition if outside the US.

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    Websites around the world will blacken or display a banner on Tuesday 11th (and Wednesday 12th) February as part of a global day of action against mass surveillance.

    We in Australia are joining in this global effort to pressure our lawmakers to end mass surveillance -- of Australians and of the citizens of other countries.

    Together, and in the name of Aaron Swartz, we are pushing back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyse our every digital action.

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    The day we fight back against online spying

    Posted by David Christopher on Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 16:09


    It’s been an incredible few months for our rapidly growing campaign against reckless government spying - and now we’re planning to take things to the next level.
    On February 11th, Canadians will come together to send the government a message they can’t ignore. We’ll be joined by friends in the U.S. and across the globe to tell spy agencies and governments loud and clear: Stop Watching Us!

    More on that in a moment. But first, let’s take a step back and look at all that’s happened over recent months:

    October saw the formation of Canada’s largest-ever pro-Privacy Coalition and the launch of a groundbreaking constitutional challenge that aims to stop all illegal spying on Canadians. This was followed by a whirlwind of stunning revelations confirming all our worst fears about how spy agency CSEC has grown secretive, expensive, and out-of-control. Within the space of just a few weeks, it was revealed that:

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    February 11th 2014 is The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

    Occupy Eugene calls on freedom loving Americans to speak out in solidarity next Tuesday, February 11: to stand together in support of our constitutional rights against illegal government surveillance. Please join us as we flood congress with the message that we support the USA Freedom Act and reject uncontrolled, secret mass surveillance of American citizens.

    Last June, security contractor Edward Snowden confirmed our worst fears about the extent and intrusiveness of secret government surveillance on American citizens. Though regarded by the Obama administration as a common criminal or even a traitor, Snowden has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his disclosures about the nature of the American security state and the surveillance practices of the National Security Administration.

    Snowden’s disclosures have caused diplomatic and political turmoil around the world, yet the Obama administration continues to stonewall calls for reform from Congress, the advisory panel the President selected himself, the American public and the information technology industry, which has lost billions due to international mistrust of US information technology following disclosure of NSA abuses.

    On January 27, Snowden gave an extensive interview on German TV which has been withheld from the American people, but can be found at Why is there US media blackout on hearing Edward Snowden explain his case? Perhaps it’s because he accuses the US Director of National Intelligence of lying to Congress about NSA mass surveillance.

    A chief author of The Patriot Act, Republican Representative Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, chair of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Crime, has joined with the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democratic Senator Leahy of Vermont in calling for passage of the USA Freedom Act, which will force the Obama administration to rein in its illegal surveillance practices and bring some measure of public oversight to our government’s massive surveillance programs.

    Senator Sensenbrenner has pledged to lead a fight to de-fund the NSA if it continues in its lawless behavior of mass, illegal spying on American citizens, and he needs our support to be able to carry through on his pledge.
    On February 11, Occupy Eugene will add our voice to a rising chorus in support of the USA Freedom Act. We invite everyone to join us, and to support Senator Ron Wyden in his efforts to bring our secret government to light.

    For more on Edward Snowden and NSA surveillance:
    NY Times: Edward Snowden, Whistleblower
    NSA insiders blow the whistle on illegal, ineffective surveillance

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    Join us for #TheDayWeFightBack

    On 11th February, civil liberties groups and activists will unite to defend privacy and freedom of expression in a day of global protest against mass surveillance. Join English PEN and Open Rights Group on #TheDayWeFightBack for a special ‘Cryptoparty’ event at the Free Word Centre in London, with keynote speakers and tech experts to advise you on your privacy and security online.

    Since Edward Snowden’s first revelations about the National Security Agency’s collection of US data last summer, the British public has witnessed a series of alarming disclosures regarding the extent of the surveillance programmes operated by US and UK intelligence services.
    Guest speakers from leading privacy, freedom of expression and human rights groups in the UK will announce a new coalition, Don’t Spy On Us, calling for legal reform and judicial oversight of the intelligence services’ surveillance programmes.

    When: 11 February 2014, 7pm
    Where: Free Word Centre, London EC1R 3GA [map]
    The event is FREE with a bar. Visit this link to reserve your place.

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    The Day We Fight Back is being organized to protest unwanted, unwarranted and possibly illegal Internet spying and surveillance, conducted by public or private agencies.

    By Lee Rickwood

    Photograph by: Supplied , The Day We Fight Back

    The ‘fight’ is planned for just one day, but more and more it seems there’s an ongoing battle being waged.
    On one side, international digital rights organizations, citizen lobby groups, global media companies and other supporters of online freedom and open media access.

    On the other, the forces of Internet control, mass surveillance and state security. Government agencies like the NSA and CSEC among others.
    A day of action, protest and remembrance is planned for Tuesday, February 11th — it’s called The Day We Fight Back.

    It comes two years after controversial Internet legislation, bills known as SOPA and PIPA, were defeated by a massive online and digital protest. Both bills were tabled in the U.S., though they were seen to have global implications.

    Here in Canada, protests were also staged against Bill C30 online (a.k.a. ‘The Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act’), which was also seen to extend surveillance activities and security powers far too broadly.

    But having succeeded at least temporarily in the fight against unwarranted Internet control, many now see even greater challenges.

    “Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society,” say protest organizers. The threat is mass surveillance, they say, and programs like the NSA’s PRISM, CSEC’s airport monitoring, and international counterparts like Five Eyes and Tempora.

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    Srsly .. I've not eaten in 2 days .. The road is long.
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    The cynics will say,"Why bother?" They'll note that the NSA and other security agencies in the US and abroad, urged on by a series of American presidents and other leaders, have ignored and broken laws with impunity. They'll point out politicians' epic hypocrisy; for example, members of Congress have supported the shredding of the Bill of Rights when presidents of their own party were in power, only protesting when the other party captured the White House.

    And they'll assure us, even as public opinion turns against dragnet surveillance, that the next terrorist attack will swing the public mood back to the "keep me safe no matter what it takes"; camp.
    They'll have a point. The relentlessness of the surveillance forces and their enablers in the technology industry, and the fecklessness of the politicians who are supposed to honor their oaths of office, make it hard to be optimistic. But realism doesn't mean we should to give up.

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    Day We Fight Back against Mass Surveillance

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 9am–4pm
    KBOO 90.7 FM and streaming online

    KBOO 90.7 FM or - come down and join the party - 20 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR



    KBOO will devote the full day on February 11th to a special day of programming on the people's movement to take back the internet. A broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA's mass spying regime on February 11th.

    Dubbed "The Day We Fight Back", the day of activism was announced on the eve of the anniversary of the tragic passing of activist and technologist Aaron Swartz. The protest is both in his honor and in celebration of the victory over the Stop Online Piracy Act two years ago this month, which he helped spur.

    KBOO will feature speeches by Aaron Swartz and other internet activists, as well as live interviews and updates on the day of action to pressure lawmakers to end mass surveillance -- of both Americans and the citizens of the whole world.
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    The Day We Fight Back - February 11th 2014 (
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    [–]webauteur 4 points2 days ago

    Thousands of websites will host banners urging people to call/email Congress.
    Creeping fascism isn't going to stop just because you ask your congressman to stop it.
    [–]davidNerdly2 points2 days ago

    But look what we did with Kony!
    [–]phpMyPython2 points1 day ago

    Congressman care about being reelected more than anything. If they genuinely think they may loose their next election because of pissed off voters then they'll do what they have to to make them happy.
    [–]todaywasawesome1 point1 day ago

    You're right, it will take a lot more.
    We're marching at the data center in Utah on Feb 11. That won't do it either, but if we do enough small stuff it adds up. To something bigger.
    [–]sfacets1 point1 day ago

    Your congressman is part of the problem.
    [–]novice_0 points1 day ago

    Honestly this just comes across as really lame. I understand what they're trying to "achieve", but it just comes across as really cringe-worthy. Maybe just me though.
    [–]sfacets0 points1 day ago

    Maybe you're just apathetic and don't join movements until they hit a tipping point.
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    Come help us clean up the NSA on Feb 11. (theDayWeFightBack protest) (self.SaltLakeCity)

    submitted 8 daysago by todaywasawesome

    Hey, Dan here from Restore the Fourth (Utah). We're going over to the NSA data center this February 11th to protest and clean up the road.
    When and where?
    • At the NSA Datacenter in bluffdale. It's on Google Maps and has excellent reviews as a data backup service (HA!)
    • 11:00am on February 11th The Day We Fight Back
    Why clean up the road?
    Because it's a nice thing to do of course. We've adopted the highway in front of the data center so that every time NSA employees go into work they drive by our sign reminding them to "restore the fourth".
    Plus we're sanctioned by the state of Utah to be there. On previous occasions we've been harassed for being by the data center entrance.
    I'm busy and can't be there
    Are you sure you can't take an early lunch and come over? OK, fair enough. Please share and invite your friends.
    Can I RSVP?
    Sure, we have a Facebook event setup.
    What should I bring?
    • Warm clothes
    • Water
    • A protest sign you can carry while helping pick up garbage (or something you can tape to your back)
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    [–]Leisurely_Hologram 30 points 8 days ago

    You guys adopted the road outside?! Lolololol. You glorious bastards. Good luck from GA!

    ^^^^^ I second that! :D
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    A List of Events Happening on The Day We Fight Back

    Look below to find an event in your area, or check out our suggestions for local events.
    Know of an event that isn’t listed? Email

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Protest Against Mass Surveillance

    2/11/14 at 4:00 PM
    Details: Meet at the American Embassy (Dag Hammarskjöld avenue 24) to protest mass surveillance abuses.
    Stockholm, Sweden

    Protest Against Mass Surveillance

    2/11/14 at 5:00 PM
    Details: Meet at Humlegården, Stockholm. Learn more from @AnonswedenInfo. Website: and Facebook event

    San José, Costa Rica

    Speaking Event

    2/11/14 at 2:00 PM
    Details: "En Costa Rica No se Pelea" - Ven a Barrio Escalante, 500 mts Este de la Iglesia Santa Teresita., Av 9, San José. Por motivo de "The Day We Fight Back" estamos buscando comunicar la importancia de la privacidad en nuestro país. "En Costa Rica No Se Pelea" es una charla que busca reconocer como el estado actual de nuestro entorno, donde ya un vigilancia masiva no es un cuento de hadas, sino más bien una realidad. Buscamos hacer conciencia en favor de los derechos digitales que todos deberíamos de tener y que en el último año han sido violentados. Vení y conversá con nosotros acerca de este importante tema.
    Website: Facebook event

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    Protest Against Mass Surveillance

    2/11/14 at 6:00 PM
    Details: Meet at the ATT Building, 611 Folsom St.. (at 2nd St, near Montgomery BART), San Francisco, CA. This is the site of Room 641A, the telecommunication interception facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency in a massive, unconstitutional, illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans' communications. Guerrilla Projections and Video by the SF Projection Dept. Speakers include Mark Klein, former AT&T technician and whistleblower.
    Website: Facebook event

    Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Speaking Event

    2/11/14 at 7:30 PM
    Details: Come to 613 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California for an evening event at Casey’s Irish Pub. Restore The Fourth Los Angeles will participate by hosting an event featuring the Tenth Amendment Center and ACLU of Southern California and legislators speaking about unconstitutional domestic surveillance. Learn how you can empower yourself against the NSA. They will be discussing pending legislation against bulk data collection, such as the USA Freedom Act (Federal) and the Fourth Amendment Protection Act (California).
    Website: Facebook event

    Austin, TX, USA

    Street Theatre and Light Art

    2/11/14 at 12 PM
    Details: At noon, Restore the Fourth will be engaging the people of Austin by performing street theater! Dress up like an NSA agent and pretend to record our fellow Austinites just like the real National Security Agency does every day in a less visible form. Later in the evening, we need your help to make the longest message in Austin Overpass Light Brigade's history. More details on the message, meeting time, and location to come - sign up at the Facebook event page for updates.
    Website: Facebook event

    Chicago, IL, USA

    Protest Against Mass Surveillance and Dinner

    2/11/14 at 12 PM
    Details: Meet on Daley Plaza at 5pm on February 11th. Following a few short speeches the group will leave Daley Plaza promptly at 5:30, marching through the Loop to raise awareness of the NSA's violation of the Fourth Amendment rights of all Americans. We'll end at Timothy O'Toole's Pup (Ontario & Fairbanks) at 6:30 to hang out, talk about future ideas for RT4 Chicago, and give those who choose not to brave the winter weather a chance to participate.
    Website: Facebook event

    Bluffdale, UT, USA

    Protest and Highway Cleanup

    2/11/14 at 11:00 AM
    Details: Come out to the Utah Data Center at N 11600 W Bluffdale, UT 84065. Restore the Fourth will meet a little south of the data center and do a cleanup/march to the gate. EFF's Parker Higgins will be there to document the event for the EFF blog and speak about surveillance issues.
    Website: Reddit and Facebook event

    Lewisville, Texas, USA

    Protest Against Mass Surveillance

    2/10/14 at 8 PM
    Details: The NTLB North Texas Light Brigade will be holding a protest at 812 S. Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, Texas 75057
    Website: Facebook event

    Carrollton, TX, USA

    Protest Against Mass Surveillance

    2/11/14 at 12 PM
    Details: Come out and show Big Brother what it looks like when the people get mad. Bring signs and banners in the spirit of this struggle.
    Website: Facebook event

    St. Paul, MN, USA

    Protest Against Mass Surveillance

    2/11/14 at 2:30 PM
    Details: Gather at the Minnesota State Capitol to air grievances, hear from speakers, and coordinate where we go from here as Minnesotans.
    Website: Facebook event

    Graz, Austria


    2/11/14 at 7:00 PM
    Details: See

    Karlsruhe, Germany

    Surveillance Salon

    2/11/14 at 6:30 PM
    Details: Discuss strategies to take on mass surveillance at this meetup and salon at Alter Schlachthof 15, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany.
    Website: Facebook event
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