[pp.int.general] SOPA - Should we go on blackout strike?
Pat Maechler aka Valio
pirate at valio.ch
Sat Jan 14 14:29:47 CET 2012
Why not? There are still worldwide petitions running against SOPA.
If the US is applying pressure on foreign governments concerning their
legislature on copyright, non-US citizens should not even consider to
hesitate to criticize the US government as well in that aspect. After
all the idea of democracy is not that decisions are to be taken by
foreign lobbyist groups of corporations that became way too big.
On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM, Justus Römeth <squig at dfpx.de> wrote:
> Yeah I don't think there's much sense to a website geared towards European
> or South American or Australian citizens. In the US I think the PPs of
> Massachusetts and Ohio are the most active, while they disbanded the
> national party alltogether (imagine us Europeans having started with a
> European on instead of the national ones). It would make sense to raise
> awareness and write a news item on the front page with links to blacked out
> websites, but I don't think the average visitor of any PP site other the
> ones in the US is likely to be in a position
> to put pressure on US legislators.
> On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Martin Rieth
> <martin.rieth at piratenpartei-goettingen.de> wrote:
>> Moin Moin Pat,
>> Samstag, 14. Januar 2012 - Pirate Parties International -- General Talk :
>> > TL;DR: Who would opt for a blackout strike on 18th of January against
>> > SOPA? or should it be later? see http://sopastrike.com/ for details
>> There should be a call for action from the pirates in US.
>> I wont suggest to black a german local pirate page or my homepage, since
>> the topic is still to much US specific, even if it concerns all of us.
>> The pp-international.net is currently linking to:
>> http://www.pirate-party.us/ which is already on a kind of strike. :-\
>> The http://us.pirate.is/ is not really active.
>> So i suggest we, members of ppi, start pushing us-pirates into existence
>> and then to become political activist and then go on strike. ,-)
>> In that order. >:-)
>> Anyway i suggested wikipedia.org to go on strike.
>> I say 42, Martin Rieth
>> Pirateparty Europe, Germany, Göttingen
>> Pirate Parties International - General Talk
>> pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
> Pirate Parties International - General Talk
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