The Day We Fight Back

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Today is “The Day We Fight Back” against mass surveillance. There are several ways that you can get involved:

In Canada, visit: https://thedaywefightback.ca

In the US, visit: https://thedaywefightback.org

The campaign is getting very little in the way of traction in mainstream media. At the time of writing, there is no coverage on any of the major Canadian news sites (CBC, The National Post, The Globe & Mail), nor international sites like CNN or BBC. An great article by George Arthur in the Digital Journal provides a good overview of the issues at hand, but also identifies several reasons why the coverage might be minimal, including a lack of structure or a refined message to help communicate the ideals of the campaign. Despite this issue, over 213,000 signatures have been added to the online petition, and now that the work-day is over, it’s time to increase that number substantially!

Here’s a nifty infographic from http://thedaywefightback.ca:

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5 responses to “The Day We Fight Back

  1. Hey Sean!

    Love your post.

    Radio Canada International did a piece: http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2014/02/11/around-the-world-against-mass-surveillance-the-day-we-fight-back/

    and HuffPo: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/11/spy-palace-csec_n_4762228.html

    But agree – it should have been national headline news.

    • Thanks Kate! I guess it’s the first go-round. If they can frame the issue and post some concrete goals, as suggested by Arthur in the article, it can continue to grow. I only found out about it because I was following the articles about Aaron Swartz on the anniversary of his death. Almost 250,000 signatures though – not a bad start!

  2. Sean, had I not been reading you blog, I wouldn’t have any idea about this – very informative… thank you!

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