As I've mentioned before today, this May 1st (though not the actual Mayday, as that is the first Monday of May I do believe, which is next Monday, at least here in Britland I should say) is a worldwide general strike. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, even you reading, should be taking the day off from work. If you're unionized, then actually strike, if not, then call in sick. Everyone of all ages is encouraged to do this, even if you're in school. If you just want a day off then do it, and pretend to be an activist. Anyway, if you're reading this now, then chances are you're either striking or it's too late, so I can stop with that now. Talk about other stuff instead.
I know I used to have a fair few activism posts on here before, and they kind of just stopped. If you follow me on Twitter you can subscribe to my Anonymous list to keep up, though of course I retweet a lot of stuff of their's anyway.
Now, more than ever, activism is really taking off in a huge way. The advent of social media has helped make things like the Occupy movement possible, and able to hit the heights they have. Don't let the lack of media attention fool you, the Occupy movements are still going, and going strong.
Long before Occupy though there were other movements. Movements such as Project Chanology. Anyone remember that? It was the internet vs Scientology. Anyone remember that too actually? I think those protests may still be going on, but I will be pleasantly surprised if they are.
Yes social media can be used for good, and yes activism can be too. You can fight for the wrong cause. But no matter what you believe in, or what you fight for, make sure you FIGHT FOR IT.
Some of you guys really make me proud. We stood together against SOPA, we stood together against PIPA, we stood together against ACTA, and we continue to stand up to anything they throw at us. There is more than these few things, there is CPIP, and the worst of them all, CISPA. Here's hoping Obama delivers on his threat to veto it. He will do if he plans to be re-elected. There are all kinds of SOPA's and PIPA's going on in the world. Keep fighting for them, and never give up.
Anonymous put it best when they said, "We will never forgive, we will never forget, expect us."
Make sure the people you fight regret not expecting you. Make sure you never forgive, and never forget.