Call Hagan and Burr: Protect the internet

Websites all over the world are going dark today to protest corporate attempts to take more control over the internet. BlueNC is supporting these protests by frontpaging this post asking you to contact Kay Hagan and Richard Burr. Please ask these senators to stand with people instead of corporations when it comes to protecting the internet.

You can use this link at Daily Kos to reach the senators, or contact them directly here and here.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.


Google is joining the movement on Wed

Be sure to contact your US Senators and tell them to oppose PIPA.

Update on Google's participation from FDL here.


Awesomeness! n/t


Progressives are the true conservatives.

Take action on SOPA / PIPA

Daily Kos has a very-easy-to-use form for reaching Hagan and Burr. Go ahead and click through. It's time to get in the "activated" mode for the slog ahead. Get used to seeing these requests ... and get in the habit of responding to them.

Click here to send a message to Hagan and Burr.

Price opposing SOPA

Via email

“I am opposed to the proposed SOPA bill. I believe that intellectual property must be protected, but not at the expense of the open internet.

“At its best government is an engaged and responsive instrument of our common purpose, so I have been greatly encouraged by the success advocates have had making their voices heard. Today’s ‘black-out’ campaigns by Google, Wikipedia and other major websites echo the voices of the many constituents I’ve heard from in phone calls, emails and on social media expressing their opposition to this proposal.”

Best breakdown on SOPA / PIPA

Everything you need to know, with this killer paragraph:

The divide over SOPA/PIPA isn't political, it's between those who understand how the internet works and those who don't, those who see opportunities for growth and innovation and those who fear change and are holding on to old business models for dear life.

Takeaway? I'm guessing Senator Hagan would fall into the camp of those not understanding how the internet works. Lesson to be learned? Don't cosponsor laws when you don't understand what you're doing.

The day the LOLcats died

Hagan is one disappointment after another

Then it is incumbent on us to make her a one-term corporatist

Annouce that you will refuse to vote for her in the primary or the general.

A small portion of the "Democratic" base can have an enormous impact when they just refuse to cooperate with corporate fascists.

Part of me doubts Hagan even wants to run a statewide race again in 2014.

What are the odds of her "retiring from the Senate" like Chris Dodd (Corporatist-CT) and peddling oligarchical influence for some fascist group just like Dodd is for these SOPA/PIPA backers?


Related: Tone-deaf Dems ceding ground to R's on SOPA


It's been a while since we've seen Democrats this tone deaf, this oblivious to political reality.

You have an entire wired generation focused on this issue like a laser, fighting like hell to protect their online freedoms, and it's FUCKING REPUBLICANS who are playing the heroes by dropping support?

Those goddam Democrats would rather keep collecting their Hollywood checks, than heed the will of millions of Americans who have lent their online voice in an unprecedented manner.

Are they really this stupid? Can they really be this idiotic?