Warning, activism (kind of) post today. There has been an official call to arms. Again, kind of. I have a lot of European readers so I felt like sharing this with you today. It's a map of where protests are scheduled to happen on February The 11th (yes yes I know it's short notice but hey maybe you can still make it) against ACTA. The sad thing is that we have several targets but we will fight them all, on all fronts. The internet will never ever back down. https://www.accessnow.org/policy-activism/press-blog/acta-protest-feb-11 is where the map is, so you can look at where you're going to have to go. I think this is the first time a Europe wide protest has ever happened, and it's supposed to be going worldwide too. If I can make the one in Nottingham I can, but sadly I don't think I can. I'll still do what I can though.
Last year in England we saw social media be blamed for how quickly rioters were able to organise, then we saw it save itself by being how the clean up crews organised so quickly. This time let us show the goodness of it once again by organising something so huge people have to take notice.
There is also word of a worldwide strike in March. I think that might be a separate issue though.
In an update I believe SOPA Ireland may have passed. The guy went ahead with it refusing to listen to the people. As such he can look forward to hatred and never being elected ever again. I've also seen that a website has been pulled down under it. A website was accused of defaming a lawyer (it was a website where you rate solicitors, that WAS THE BLOODY POINT) and as such he had it shut down.
Whether what was said about him was true or not, he has proven himself to be a cunt. A cunt he shall remain too. Part of me hopes the douche reads this, always wanted to get sued. Maybe I should call him a cunt again for good measure. I know some people would like to see the word "cunt" come back into general usage as slang for a ladygarden, but for now an insult it is.
Google also plans to censor Blogger. Basically if content is posted on a blog that is blocked in a certain country (think YT messages of "Douche inc has blocked this in your country) then the person from that country will be sent to a version of the site that does not contain the material. Thank you Random Guy for that piece of info. I can't believe that escaped me.
Anyway, the point of this post was the protests, so focus on them. Attend if you can, try to find one in your area if you can't find it on the map (I think there's only one for America and none for Canadia. It might be signed there but that doesn't mean they can't fight with the rest of us!). Protest if you can, sign petitions if you can't, and just do what you can my friends.
I'll try to limit the activism. Srsly.