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We've been fighting hard to Stop the Secrecy at the TPP negotiations, and our efforts are having a strong effect. Over 2.8 million people have signed on to help us project a hard-hitting message on prominent Washington, D.C. buildings. Have you gone to http://stopthesecrecy.net and signed on yet?
Article by Olesia Plokhii for iPolitics
A Canadian internet freedom group is spearheading a global campaign to open up trade talks underway in Asia that critics charge could criminalize internet users and hurt the environment.
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a complex, wide-ranging trade deal, has been under negotiation since 2005, with lawmakers from 12 participating countries, including Canada and the U.S., trying to reach a compromise on contentious provisions found in the deal’s 29 chapters.
U.S. president Barack Obama arrives in Asia Wednesday for bilateral talks with Japan and Malaysia, both signatories to the deal, to try and push the talks into the home stretch before a planned TPP summit in Vietnam in May.
Your news links for today:
- FCC plans net neutrality review to ensure open web - The Guardian
- F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web Traffic - New York Times
- Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination - The New Yorker
- Why Comcast Will Be Allowed to Buy Time Warner Cable and Kill Net Neutrality - Esquire
- All is not Lost: Young people care about Net Neutrality - Techtainian
- Comparing NSA Reforms to International Law: A New Graphic by AccessNow - EFF
- Did (Canada's) Privacy Commissioner lose private information? - Telecom Trends
- How Netflix SHOULD HAVE Reacted to Comcast's Throttling - Imgur
Our Stop the Secrecy campaign launched Tuesday - and already we’re having a major impact, with over 2.8 million people calling for an end to the secrecy surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We’ve just launched our hard-hitting “bat signal” in Washington D.C., and we thought what better way to share these images than by launching them on a new OpenMedia Tumblr.
We’re big fans of Tumblr here at OpenMedia and we know it will be a great way for our community to keep up with this and other OpenMedia campaigns, and to share the latest developments and photos with your friends. Check out our brand new page at http://openmediaorg.tumblr.com Read more »
Here’s what those in our Washington D.C. embassy should be saying about the secretive TPP talks if the government was really representing the views of Canadians.
This is just the start of the Stop The Secrecy campaign’s projections in Washington D.C. They will get bigger and brighter as more people speak out at StopTheSecrecy.net
Your news links for today:
- Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill - Michael Geist
- How the revolving door lets Hollywood shape Obama's trade agenda - Vox
- Obama official responsible for copyright chapters of TPP & ACTA gets a job at MPAA; his replacement is another copyright lobbyist - Boing Boing
- Making Sure NSA Reform Isn’t Caught in the Gears of the D.C. Machine - EFF
- Brazil Passes Bill on Internet Privacy - TIME
- New Zealand Greens crowd-source proposed internet law - 3 News
- Netflix fee hikes coming for new Canadian subscribers - CBC News
- Rogers 1st-quarter results hurt by fewer new wireless customers - CBC News
Our message to #TPP negotiators is making huge waves in Washington. Over 2.7 million people joined our growing chorus to Stop the Secrecy around the TPP. Last night, we projected your hard-hitting message on to a prominent building in Washington, D.C. Let's keep the momentum going: LIKE, SHARE, and stay tuned for more developments
Wow! Over 2.7 million people have united to stop the secretive TPP. Here's our own @Josh Tabish with an update on how our campaign is going. Be sure to speak out at http://stopthesecrecy.net
Today is the big day. Together with our partners at Daily Kos, Fight for the Future, Roots Action, and Demand Progress, OpenMedia has launched Stop The Secrecy – a huge international campaign calling for an end to the excessive secrecy around the Trans-Pacific Partnership. You can see it for yourself at https://StopTheSecrecy.net Read more »
Right now, Obama is meeting with leaders in Asia to finalize the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
We're going to get the attention of decision-makers and the media by projecting a Stop The Secrecy message on key buildings in Washington D.C. - but we need you to ">add your voice now.
Let's maximize our impact in these crucial early hours: Please SIGN at ">http://StopTheSecrecy.net and share with everyone you know.
An Internet censorship plan is being finalized in secret meetings right now. Obama himself is in secretive meetings with key political figures and lobbyists in Asia to lock the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Internet censorship plan into place. We know we can stop this - but we need to act right now. Please LIKE and SHARE this image, and stay tuned for more developments.
Your news links for today:
- A More Connected Canada - The Agenda
- Rogers Communications Inc racks up near $40-million tab paying CEOs in 2013 - Financial Post
- Rogers executive team earned $48,971,630 in 2013 - Mobile Syrup
- Analyst says the proposed $350 million Mobilicity/TELUS deal is ‘dead on arrival’ - Mobile Syrup
- Twitter blocks two accounts critical of Turkish govt - RT News
- James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From Basically Any Interaction With Nearly Anyone With A Social Media Account - Techdirt
- The Canadian Surveillance State: US-Style Politics Creep North - PanAm Post
- The Copyright Monopoly's Fundamental Problem Remains The Same... - TorrentFreak
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