Let’s make this the march of our time

Please consider donating to help Avaaz organise the biggest climate march ever. I did! In five weeks, our community is hitting the streets for the the biggest climate march in history. We will rally from Paris, where the world summit is happening, to Melbourne, to Sao Paulo, to Dhaka, and thousands of towns in between. …

Je suis Charlie

Earlier today, gunmen entered the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, gunning down 12 people in cold blood. The reason: the magazine published cartoons of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. This is why it is necessary to speak out against fanatical religious beliefs and to defend the right to free speech. That’s what …

Bits of Freedom calls for international opposition against Dutch proposal

Dutch digital rights defenders Bits of Freedom are calling for international opposition against the latest proposal from Ivo Opstelten, wanting to grant police the right to hack into suspects computers, even across borders. In an article on their blog, they outline the cybersecurity risks related to this proposal. I’m also hoping for a lot of …

ACTA countdown running

Despite (or maybe thanks to) rumours that the EPP Group in the EU Parliament was going to try some last minute trickery to get ACTA off the agenda for this coming Wednesday, this latest threat has failed to materialize. This means that the countdown to the vote on ACTA in the European Parliament is still …

ACTA does NOT move to European Court of Justice

A little more than a month since it became known that ACTA would be moving to the European Court of Justice, it has become known that ACTA will not move to the European Court of Justice after all but remains scheduled for a vote by the European Parliament in June. Confused yet? You need not …