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Donnerstag, 23. August 2012

Pussy Riot was only the beginning. Acces Now


The world just witnessed the ultimate crackdown of free speech when the Russian punk band Pussy Riot was thrown in jail. But that was only the beginning - the rest of Russia is bracing itself for the crackdown to move online.
 
The Russian Parliament in July quietly passed a law which now gives thembroad powers to block content online, setting up a firewall that mimics the Great Firewall in China. Pussy Riot relied upon the internet to get their message out to Russia and the world. The video we all saw of them protesting in the cathedral is the type of content at risk of being blocked,but we have the chance to help stop this assault on free speech.
 
For the past two months, we've been working with partners in Russia to build a site that will provide the latest technologies to help Russians securely jump Putin's firewall. The site's going to cost $20,000, so if you chip in $50, $25, or even $10, you can help stop a 21st century electronic Iron Curtain from descending on Russia. We have a small window of opportunity before the law goes into effect, so click the link below to donate to stop generations of young Russians from being blacked out:


The Russian Parliament passed Law No. 89417-6 under the guise of protecting people from so-called dangerous speech. Given what they have done to Pussy Riot, we know full well that the Kremlin will use this new law to silence political opposition
 
Free speech in Russia is under attack and it will only continue to get worse. We need to get this platform up and secure to give Russians the ability to have open access to information before it's too late. Our platform will provide the basic tools to do this, in Russian, so citizens can use the internet freely and safely, and to get the latest updates on the law and sites that are blocked.
 
The world looked on in horror as these women were put behind bars and unjustly punished for committing no crime. But now we can show Putin how the world feels about his laws andgive Russians the power to continue their right to exercise free speech.
 
As Pussy Riot's Nadia said in her closing remarks at the trial, "Like Solzhenitsyn, I believe that in the end, words will shatter concrete." Help us shatter the digital curtain descending on Russia by donating using the link below:

In solidarity, 
The Access Team


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Keine Anonymen Kommentare, bedankt euch bei Daniel Eggert und Winfried Sobottka, und nun wie bekannt wurde wegen Massiven Beleidigungen und Todesdrohungen gegen mich aus Groß-Gerau Francesco Marceddu.