We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Don't Break The Internet: an introduction to an internet watchdog organization

Click here to access a current newsletter issued by the watchdog organization called Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). 

Although their politics are quite conservative compared to mine, EFF is effective as a watchdog organization which wants to preserve access to the internet free of all censorship, and protect the internet that is being increasingly threatened by government regulations and laws. The EFF mission statement is as follows:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.
If you share their concern, you need to subscribe to their newsletter and maybe donate to help support their activities.