The Day We Fight Back

DWFB-2014Today, February 11, is the day of national protests against the National Security Administration.

The critical threat is mass surveillance. In the words of The Day We Fight Back, “Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. Together, if we persist, we will win this fight.”

We at HRDAG will be calling upon our legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act and support the USA Freedom Act. Why? This is a human rights fight. Human rights groups depend on internet privacy. Without privacy, they cannot be safe in their collection of information about mass violence. Human rights activists depend on a secure internet; without a secure internet, they’re unable to share information, organize themselves, or demand justice and accountability.

What can you do? Using the links we’ve provided on the footer of this web page, ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans. You can also support the campaign by changing your social media profile picture.

You’ll be in good company: the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the ACLU, and many other human rights and civil liberties organizations have joined the fight.


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