[First filed: March 21, 2009 @ 18:56]
Protesting in the negative is a tricky, tricky thing. So at today’s protest against Labor’s plans, to end freedom of speech on the internet in this country, the speakers would often warn of horrendous possibilities, to wild applause.
On the other hand there was a large contingent of stunning blondes in shorts and white tank tops, so no-one really minded.
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The crowd could have been bigger and there was an extremely unpleasant nutter there with her own agenda hurling abuse at people but when you’re protesting for free speech what are you going to do?
The above video has some of the better made points from the speakers, all condensed for your instant gratification.
August Winters has also done a much shorter video montage which you can check out on YouTube.
If you’re wondering why RiotACT is so passionate in its support of this cause it’s because as a small outlet which frequently says things government’s don’t like we see this proposed black box censorship as a direct threat. A faceless bureaucrat could cut us off in a moment with no means of appeal, or statement of reasons.
If you ever think it’s possible you might want to say something which upsets any future government, or read something which upsets any future government, you need to start joining in this nascent protest movement. This is serious stuff.
You can start by subscribing at the March In March website.