|Dear Friends, |
With an incredible showing of power and belief, over 300,000 people in 72 hours called on the European Parliament to reject the rights-threatening international copyright treaty, ACTA. We’ve shone a bright light on the countries that signed this secretly negotiated agreement – but the fight to save the internet is far from over.
ACTA still needs to be approved by the European Parliament, and if it goes down there, the agreement will effectively be dead in the water. Now we invite you to join us by taking to the streets at a protest near you on Feb 11.You signed the petition against ACTA, now check out the amazing map below showing the global day of action, and grab a friend to join a protest and make your voice heard:
If you can’t make a protest, you can still participate. Go to our Tumblr page and show your solidarity with the Feb. 11 protestors by submitting a picture, words of support, or protest signs! Your pictures and words will be posted on our page, and the best signs will be printed out by us and given to protestors on Feb. 11.http://accessnow.tumblr.com/
As you know, the internet is facing many threats and in 2012 Access will ask for your help on those issues. This is the year to protect the internet, and it starts with all of us! We're right in the center of the fight for digital freedom in 2012 and we're happy to have you with us.
The internet has been used for activism. Now it’s time to use activism to save the internet.
Thanks for all your support,
Join the international day of action against ACTA on Feb. 11
6:37pm | 1 February 2012,
On February 11, the world will be out in an unprecedented showing of solidarity against ACTA. Protests are being organized all over the globe to show the European Parliament that they must reject ACTA. Though many countries have signed the treaty already, if the EP rejects ACTA, it will be sent into the dustbin on history!
It's time we wielded the internet to defend the internet! Look below to see a list and map of where the protests are being held. Here's what you can do:
And be sure to sign the petition calling on the EP to vote NO on ACTA: https://www.accessnow.org/acta
PS: For ACTA updates, make sure to follow Access on Twitter at: