ACTA – time to win!

2 March 2012Avaaz

Dear friends,

In days, ACTA‘s backers will try and use the courts to revive their failing censorship attempt — referring it to the European Court of Justice with a narrow frame that’s certain to get the greenlight. We can force the court to look at the whole truth of ACTA’s attack on our free internet — and kill this treaty for good. Click below to join:

Click here to sign the petitionIn days, the European Commission will try a last ditch attempt to revive ACTA. But we can shine a light on their dirty trick and foil their plan

Governments are turning their back on ACTA one by one, so the EC is asking their Court of Justice to give the treaty the green light and renew its momentum — but they plan to manipulate the process by giving the court only a narrow, uncontroversial question to consider, hoping it will lead to a positive outcome.

We can push the court to see though the EC‘s ploy and look at all the legal implications of this censorship treaty on our freedoms — forcing a negative decision that kills ACTA for good. Click below to sign the call:

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Blackout – Save the Internet today

19 January 2012 — Avaaz

Today could be the day we save the free Internet – Sign the Petition Now!

The US Congress was poised to pass a law allowing officials to censor access to any website around the world. But after we delivered our 1.25 million strong petition to the White House, it came out against the bill and with public pressure at a boiling point even some bill backers are switching sides. Now, the Wikipedia – led blackout protest has rocketed the public campaign to the top of the news.

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The end of Murdoch media?

12 July 2011 — Avaaz

Yesterday Murdoch pulled a last minute manoeuvre to exclude his company’s outrageous hacking practices from the BSKyB deal review. Let’s call on the government to immediately rule that the Murdochs aren’t fit and proper to own half our commercial media. Tomorrow this will be debated in Parliament. Let’s beat the Murdoch mafia – sign the urgent petition now

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