The Internet vs The Police State

The Internet is fighting back against the Surveillance State! No longer will we allow our voices to go unheard in this age of never-ending war and ever-increasing tyranny. With the revelations of each brave whistle-blower, do we increasingly realize just to what extent the Constitution has been shredded. The Obama administration has used the Espionage Act -- passed during WWI -- to go after more whistle-blowers than all the previous Presidents combined.

But today we honor those whistle-blowers who have risked their lives, and who, like Chelsea Manning, have given their freedom, and who, like Aaron Swartz, have given their lives. Today is: "The Day We Fight Back."

"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..."

"'Aaron thought in systems. He knew that a free and open internet is a critical prerequisite to preserving our free and open societies. His spirit lives in our belief that where there are threats to this freedom, we will rise to overcome them. On February 11th, we'll rise against mass surveillance.'''