On Saturday the 13th of December throughout Australia, activists will take to the streets to demonstrate against the governments proposed censorship of the Internet.
The Electronic Freedom Project, which describes itself as “dedicated to protecting the freedoms of Australians on-line”, is staging a protest at Sydney’s Town Hall Square on 13 December, starting at 12pm.
Protests will also be held at Brisbane Square, Brisbane at 11am; State Library, Melbourne at 12pm; Parliament House, Adelaide at 12pm; Stirling Gardens, Perth at 12pm; and Parliament Lawns, Hobart at 11am.
I implore anyone reading this to get up from behind your computer screen and stand up and be counted on saturday, its one thing to write about how we all find this filter proposal to be so ludicrous but it is imperative for all Australians to act now!
I was reading Bill Kerr’s blog earlier and it really helped to clarify in my mind just why the filter is so very wrong for Australia, and indeed any nation whom values its freedom of speech.
So once again I say…when Saturday comes, rise to your feet, get out from behind your computer and fight for the rights which you may soon lose.