So what is ‘The Day We Fight Back’ ?
Websites around the world are staging an internet protest against government surveillance. I don’t know everything that is happening in other countries, but I know what is happening here in New Zealand.
Our, in my honest opinion, egotistical, corporation loving, bend over so America can FUCK us Government [and Prime Minister] last year passed a bill – under urgency – so that they could sneak it in with little consultation because America wanted it.
Seems that New Zealand is no longer a democracy. This saddens me. Our PM has been crying long and loud about how we need these new spying powers to protect us from terrorists.
Come on ??? In today’s climate of fear people fall for this bunkum. We do not need this level of spying powers to protect us. Especially when officials can do this wholesale before they have any reasonable evidence that someone has committed an act that makes them worth investigating.
No government should have the right to spy on everyone and anyone just because they can.
I recently watched an interview with Edward Snowden. He discloses during it how government officials admit they want him dead, where they fantasize about how they would like to murder him. He also outlines exactly what has happened in the past, and what can still happen in the future. I hope you will watch it…
This German TV interview has been pointedly ignored by most media outlets. Doesn’t surprise me. I know that some New Zealand media outlets are completely in the pocket of our government. Every day they ignore important issues that most New Zealanders don’t know are occurring so that they can report on the latest Justin Bieber train wreck.
Saying if you have nothing to hide, you have no reason to fear these laws is not enough. Edward Snowden is one of the most important people of my time. In my opinion he is also one of the bravest. Knowing in advance the cost, he still went forward, so that we would know the extent of the spying that is already occurring.
Today…some people are standing up and saying enough is enough.
I can’t post the form here…but by going to the ‘Day We Fight Back’ website you can register your protest.
Today’s protests are not confined to the readily available world of internet. More than a dozen protest events are happening worldwide. From countries such as Denmark, Costa Rica and Serbia to Stockholm.There are street theater events taking place in some US cities. If you are in San Francisco you’ll be seeing masses of people helping with the projection of an anti-surveillance image onto the side of an AT&T building. This will be happening as a speech is given by one of its former technicians, whistleblower Mark Klein.