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There’s no porn in this topic, and you’ll feel both enraged and depressed after reading it, if you weren’t like that yet.

Care to read it, please ? Seriously ? :)

After all the SOPA and PIPA discussion, I hope a good number of you has heard of the subject, how an industry counting dozens of thousands of workers is trying to destroy the internet as we know it, and fuck to the rest of humanity. Logically, the politicians decide the interest of this small dozen thousands of persons matters more than the future of everything and everyone else.
The problem is : the money, the corruption, and the fact the political deciders, even when they aren’t corrupted, are fucken old idiots unable to understand technology. Did I mention money and corruption, incidentally ?

However, even before SOPA and PIPA were discussed, a new trade agreement was discussed around the globe between wealthy nations, under the name of ACTA. This is most natural that you won’t have heard of it, it was treated as a top-level national security classified document, and only the negociators (and, surprisingly, some lobbyists) were allowed to view it and discuss it. Associations, citizens, local parliaments, were kindly asked to go fuck themselves and ignore the subject until a treaty was signed.

No need to draw you a picture, the ACTA treaty is going to make pretty much everything worse. Not only for internet, intellectual property will win against just everything.

If it’s too BIG to believe, it doesn’t mean it’s not true, it means you’re too naive.

If crops can be copyrighted, they will be, and fuck the third world peasants. Mass-production of meds at a cheap cost for the third-world countries will have to cease, and fuck the dying poors, the wealth of the rich western labs is more important. The rich seize the poor, the unmoving dead seize the active living, the past seizes the future to last longer — basically.

As for the internet side of things, I hope you love Disney, FoxTV and MTV, you’ll have trouble getting better shit.

I didn’t mention much the subject lately, I was getting depressed, and wondering if things could avoid going for the worse.
Look, there are so many reasons to smile…
Global warming won’t be stopped by active global agreements, the biggest polluters decided to let it go.
When Europe courageously decides to apply a carbon tax on the extremely polluting airplane companies, China and USA refuse to pay, fuck whoever denies them the right to pollute over sovereign other countries, right ?
Less and less online freedom.
More and more cameras everywhere, logging of what you do and write, of who phones where…
(This picture might be shocking, but dramatically trueSource)
Greater and greater spread between the very rich and the very poor, and when you look closely the poor stay poor, it’s just the richer getting richest.

Aaaaah, FUCK IT !
Even if it’s childish and hopeless, we may hope to take a stand.
It’s better than to stay idly doing nothing worthy of our lives and deserving to be buttfucked again and again.

Saturday, 11th of feb. 2012, is a global day of active protestation against ACTA.

Some towns expect more than 50 000 protesters, this is not small.
For the first time in my life, me too, I’ll take part in a public event, a public protest in my town, walking around the town and the like. Residents of Lille, France, you may walk across the Oliver of Hentairules without knowing this Saturday ^^ This isn’t much, but I’ll also contact my European Deputy, speak around my family, and the like.

What about you ?
If you’re European, you’re currently inside the KEY area (I regret to say it’s too late for countries like USA or Japan, who already signed, but you should still make a big ruckus, FFS), for the first time local representatives in Eastern Europe have threatened to refuse to vote the treaty (good job, teaching democratic values to western Europe !), and then there will be votes in the European Parliament.
If you don’t belong there, there’s still chances you can spread the info or belong to a country where pressure can still be exerted.

Care to read a bit about it ? :)

If you’re new to the subject, you should visit http://killacta.org/ and scroll down a full page’s height, for the “6 Reasons to oppose ACTA” part.

OK, ready to move your ass and show actual concern, in he street ? BURN ALIVE THE LOBBYISTS AND THE POLITICIANS ACCEPTING CORRUPTION !
*cough*, no, I didn’t write that, my hand slipped, I wanted to say :
Walk, and shout ! Here’s a handy lists of the places where to protest on Saturday 11. Or there’s also a town-after-town list. Tweeter addicts, here’s a hashtag. There’s also a global facebook page.

I regret to say that just staying sitting in front of your computer doesn’t do much, and you know it. The politicians and the big corporations know this. Even the Anonymous defacing big websites is technically nothing, one day, two days, a week later, the websites are back into order, while the treaties last, them, and work worldwide. Staying in front of your computer isn’t helpful. Isn’t useful. Isn’t enough. Isn’t menacing. Ultimately, governments only get scared when citizens start walking the streets.

You may also contact your representatives to your local parliament. Technically, you’re still living in a democracy, even if big money holders are becoming the true owners more and more as years pass.

For all the good it never made, there’s yet another petition.

Smarter reading, if you want. Main site.
Intelligent material for thought and to motivate you to fucking ACT (without a final “A”), the I Want A Pony fucken strategy. And then an extension of the previous article.

I hope I could motivate a few of you, guys, you’ll find it harder to fap to your best liking if all this shit passes, you know :o
Whatever you can do, please, do something. Better uselessly waste your time now, for all the chances we have, than bitterly regret having done nothing in the future.


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Crufl
Crufl

Damn, what can we Americans do aside from emailing our representatives?

Uji
Uji

I think we're already screwed. If it truly has been signed here (of course we the people have heard nothing about this… I've not seen it grace any news program, even the Daily Show…), we're pretty much doomed.

I was honestly surprised when SOPA/PIPA were shelved. This back-door anti-democracy tactic is not surprising… Where there is a will to make a dollar, there's a company willing to steal it from the poor, the tired, the downtrodden, the Foxconn employee…

iceacolyte
iceacolyte

You're surprised? Google 'hollywood moguls sopa pipa'
Money talks.

Matthew
Matthew

Third wolder here. Signed petitions and did what I could. Hoping that the bill doesn't pass.

Whykeepthem
Whykeepthem

The thing is governments don't care about their people. Nothing can be stopped. Some will always try to control all.

roadkill
roadkill

Everything can be stopped. We only need the will to do it.

Jdark
Jdark

To bad I'm in Central America I wish I could do more than sign petetions Please help to stop ACTA

roadkill
roadkill

Well, if they are close to your location you can go to demonstrations. Gather some friends and go protect your rights. Our rights.

Katozuma
Katozuma

ACTA already been signed in the U.S nothing we(Americans) can do.
I be damn to let this crap happen to another country.

Gabriel
Gabriel

Power to the people, socialism o.o

Fenri
Fenri

Signed the petition and hoping for the best.
Too bad a few people are trying to buttfuck the rest of the world with this. I learned about this treaty shortly after sopa was being discussed and was even more disgusted by this one, because it was being done behind the general public's back, like the cowards the people backing this shit really are.
Too bad I live in Mexico and nothing will be done here to protest this stupidity but the most likely thing is that 99% of the populace of my country didn't even hear about sopa or his bastard brothers, let alone get a good understanding of their consecuences, and also I think I heard Mexico has already signed this shit, guess we can't help that our government just loves sucking US cock.

???
???

Well, you guys got enough trouble as it is, with narco pandejos all but running the northern border states. All because a few white men can't be bothered to acknowledge that militarism is not a solution in dealing with drugs. On that front, your government is getting their ass raped.

Fenri
Fenri

Thanks for the reply man and I agree, but also take into account that deploying the military is the easiest option to take when it comes to showing people that the government is trying to do something about security and when it comes to taking decisions the ones that take priority here are the ones that require the less thinking.

Anon
Anon
Fenri
Fenri

Thanks for the link man, didn't know my government actually withdrew from it. Guess they can still do a few things right.

Touhoufanatic
Touhoufanatic

it shall be stopped everyone, all we have to do is get the word out and it will die just like sopa, i myself have already singed against it and told all those i know about it, i suggest all you who love the internet how it is do the same… thank for the info

FailBoatInSpace
FailBoatInSpace

Golden rule. He who owns the GOLD makes the RULES.

Its also the problem with humanity on a mass scale. Every society is one giant pyrimid scheme where somebody has to LEAD while all the others FOLLOW.

Sometimes you get good leaders, but time ALWAYS bleeds away the justice and rightousness behind every cause and leaves it just as broken and rotten (if not worse) than what it replaced.

Every pyrimid has a top, and its impossible to see the bottom through the pile of beurocratic shit its built on.

princeheir
princeheir

i guess it will be the war of the digital age huh??

damn i should have seen it after playing MGS2.

FUCK!!!

Professor What‽
Professor What‽

This is one of the reasons I have never voted; making hidden decisions behind our backs. Not one of the people running for any office since I have lived or that I could even vote for have at any time ever deserved my vote, you can just look at them and see it, the egotistical pride and greed just seething and foaming from their powdered, made-up faces instead of just looking like a man. The kicker is that for the one man I'd bother to bust my voting cherry for would probably just be assassinated at the drop of a hat anyways…

Oddone2
Oddone2

This is neither here nor there, but nice use of the interrobang (no sarcasm intended).

Living in the US (sadly). I have signed the petition, but there are literally NO protests anywhere near me (the closest is in California, two states away).

The Doc
The Doc

Doublecheck the reasons against mostly neutral sources
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/i

But make sure to make a move if you're still convinced.

Oliver AKA The Admin
Oliver AKA The Admin

The Doc, it's been watered down but article 6.4 has been added to specify that, once ACTA is voted, additions to the treaty will be possibly added by an "ACTA committee", and the members of this committee won't be elected by the citizens, and this committee will be able to add more power to the treaty without needing a new ratification from the member countries…

Fenri
Fenri

Who the heck approved of that specific part of the treaty??? It's way too much power in the hands of individuals that have no accountability with society and which actions don't even seem to have an effective way to be protested against in an efficient way.
This damn thing gets worse in my eyes as I learn more about it and I really hope it gets completely scrapped on the entire planet in the near future.

hydroknight01
hydroknight01

The people who *designed* the treaty approved it – and they don't answer to anyone, which is the whole reason they went about this via cloak-and-dagger, because they knew the world would go absolutely batshit if we ever found out about it before they could pass it on the sly.

SOPA and PIPA were ACTA's piss-poor cousins – and we were allowed to kick up such a stink about them because they distracted us from ACTA, which was starting to be uncovered by Annonymous. Unfortunately, this smokescreen tactic proved a double-edged sword, because it has prepared us to whip up an even bigger shitstorm over ACTA. And thank christ for that.

Agloval
Agloval

Poland here,
In my coutnry the lower parliment still has to vote on it, despite ouer diplomat in japan signin it.
To the press it was already leaked what will the prime minister do, there will be long discussions and later he will state that we can't take it in poland.
The reason is simple in one week after acta protests he as lost 17% of popularity in voters beetwen 18 and 24 y.o.
Let's hope acta pipa and sopa will die and burn in hell from where it came.

tenrag0
tenrag0

I'm from poland too and I want to add that despite thing that our govermant has to ratificate it, ACTA can come to life, because of fact that we are in EU and only 6 countries (if I remember well) have to sign it to make it law in all EU.

Oliver AKA The Admin
Oliver AKA The Admin

You sure about this "only 6 countries" rule ?

Cf the Lisbon Treaty, unanimity is supposed to be the rule, isn't it ?

tenrag0
tenrag0

As I said I was not sure but I checked and fortunetely it has to be at least 15 countries but 22 already signed it and from those, 15 has to ratificate it, so that EU join other countries that accepted it: Canada, USA, Australia, Japan, Maroko, New Zeland, Singapore, South Korea.
According to ACTA agreement countries that want to join (including EU) have time until 31-03-2013.

Randomdude
Randomdude

I'm joining this glorious cause from San Jose California, things might've gotten signed here in USA, but we can't let them believe that USA is in the bag. In case any others in San Jose or San Francisco want to protest check the page Oliver sent, the map shows protests to take place in some places of USA.

Shalva_sf
Shalva_sf

If all politically sound people in San Francisco and Bay Area stopped smoking weed and rose for the occasion we could've easily changed the legislation. But too much dope makes us lazy and hungry

Alexandrine Library
Alexandrine Library

You've just given me a good reason to remain against marijuana and the

Shalva_sf
Shalva_sf

Well, actually I'm all for the legalization, anyone who wants to smoke still smokes, but the legalization would bring some serious money into out cash strapped city and state. And let's face it, it's much less harmful than alcohol or tobacco.

Alexandrine Library
Alexandrine Library

I agree about alcohol, as everyday there are drunken motorists killing people everywhere in the world. But I've never heard about people robbing and killing to buy tobacco.

Obs.: I do NOT smoke.

Shalva_sf
Shalva_sf

Tobacco is harmful because it kills the ones who smoke and the ones around them (second hand smoke), while there is no clear scientific evidence about the medical harms of weed.

Alexandrine Library
Alexandrine Library

This is an endless debate.

Paraphrasing you, marijuana is harmful because it kills the ones who smoke and the ones around them, and according to doctors in general, it is MUCH worse than tobacco. I have never heard such a statement ("there is no clear scientific evidence about the medical harms of weed"). Do you really believe marijuana is "persecuted" all around the world because the authorities do not have anything more important to do? The clinics treating addicts are works of fiction? No biologist/physician/psychologist would support your statement, only customers (oh, yes, and suppliers).

And I insist, the comparison is absurd, as nobody robs and kills (as far as I know) in order to buy tobacco.

Anyway, I am against any form of slavery, be it to crack, cocaine, marijuana or tobacco, but in the hierarchy of harmfulness, marijuana is great.

Shalva_sf
Shalva_sf

No no no, I guess I messed it up. Smoking TOBACCO is harmful, not weed. And actually if you go to psychology textbooks (I happen to have 2 years of studying the subject) you'll see that there is no scientific evidence that shows the harms of weed. It doesn't produce neither physical, nor psychological addiction, unlike tobacco and alcohol. And yes, I do believe that marijuana is "persecuted" just because of sheer stupidity, the same way Americans keep circumcising their boys for decades. And the argument that robs and kills in order to buy tobacco… well people rob and kill for TVs and PS3, should we outlaw them? ;) Anyway, it's a really long discussion which need a lot of lit review and beer :D

Alexandrine Library
Alexandrine Library

1. As I said, the debate is endless, but that is a positive point in democracy. And, anyway, ANY addiction is harmful to the body, and I DO know people addict to marijuana.
2. Well, you must agree that if marijuana is persecuted, that is a world course.
3. I have just found someone who disagrees with circumcision. I mean, it is acceptable if it is a religious principle, but out of that it is complete nonsense. As a Brazilian humorist used to say (and he was a Jew), Jews are really brave, as they dare to cut out a piece of the cock even before knowing the size it will have.
4. Let's be honest: people do rob and kills to buy TVs, PS3 and, I add, sneakers, but as far as I have noticed, the number is far from the one about marijuana and drugs.
5. As to the beer, if it is an invitation, I am in. :)

Shalva_sf
Shalva_sf

Oh, any time you're in San Francisco or Bay Area, let me know. I'm totally down for beer :)

ADeadGuy
ADeadGuy

I don’t want to live on this planet anymore…

Or maybe I will move out of the fucking US and into Europe… One of the German speaking countries, if they don’t sign. Otherwise, I will have to learn a new language, and fast.

Fuck you, America. I hate your fucking corrupt government. Since when were companies more important than the people?

Alexandrine Library
Alexandrine Library

I'm afraid you'll have nowhere to go.:(

HurpDurp
HurpDurp

ACTA originates from Japan.

ADeadGuy
ADeadGuy

That was me, btw. But my browser was having major issues and I couldn't log in to IntenseDebate. Thought you should know…

guest
guest

Oliver's suggestion regarding burning the lobbyists alive sounded like a possibility, but then I realized that burning them would be an insult to the fire. Maybe we could throw them into a vat of hungry leeches- they could finally be among their own kind that way!

Alexandrine Library
Alexandrine Library

1. Burning them alive would make them martyrs.
2. How dare you profane the leeches? They are just living their nature. They don't make lobbies and don't know any form of corruption.

Anon
Anon

Yes, America has signed the treaty, but the Americans have not RATIFIED it yet, which means that the law isn't in effect yet. There is still hope in the United States!

Anon
Anon

that's what sopa and pipa were for

Schuyler Thorpe
Schuyler Thorpe

Makes one wonder just WHY so many politicians want to control our lives so badly that NOTHING gets shared on the internet?

Then I'm reminded–as Oliver points out–it's all about the money, the control, and the POWER; as human life means nothing to them.

Honestly.

I think the people should protest, should try to stop this from becoming law, but the truth is, sooner or later, they will succeed because the people have finally been boxed into a position that they can't back out of.

Siryu
Siryu

We need one of the best French invents against the established power: The guillotine

joey
joey

signed and petitioned.. and most of all shared to others..

Alexandrine Library
Alexandrine Library

I am already contacting my friends in USA, Europe, Japan and Taiwan> Unfortunately I don't have correspondents in Oceania. Also, I am already contacting my senator and my deputy. Sooner or later, that curse will be in Brazil.

S.C.
S.C.

oli, hope ya gonna link us any petition concerning this issue ya may find in the future. same goes for everybody else here.

S.C.
S.C.

also, could ya post a graph on ya daily visits again?

Frigidartguy
Frigidartguy

Oh for the love of Zeus! Why! Oh why can't I just enjoy my interwebs in peace?! It's like every 2-3 months somebodies trying destroy the internet. I agree with ADeadGuy… i don't wanna be on this planet anymore. Sadly I'm here in the US with no local protest point

H.M.
H.M.

I´m a citizen of the EU, and regrettably i never heard or read in the traditional media (TV, Radio, Newspapers) about ACTA.
If the SOPA-PIPA controversy had not stirred the internet, i would never know about ACTA, and i am nervous and mad about the fact that such agreement can be made without the consent of EU´s citizens.
I hope that ACTA will be rejected because all Europeans have demonstrated their outrage to the politicians, forcing them to desist from ACTA.

Allen
Allen

Sigh. Time to go sign some more petitions again…

Oh, by the way Oliver, Caska never replied. Sorry 'bout that.

Wagnard
Wagnard

We are fighting! Don't lose hope! We must fight to defend our freedom
Poland.

Dylan
Dylan

I'm fighting with all the ower I have, informing My frined, making all the pubblicity is necessary to all the persons I know and trying to form a committee here in Sardinya who con fight against this shit Oliver. :)

Dylan
Dylan

*power and friend* Sigh, I'm tired beyond the security level… XD

Rayven
Rayven

This was remarkably well done. Push out SOPA onto the public, let people get riled up on it, then shelve it with the promise that they'll revise their thinking. In the mean time, once everyone moves on and resumes their lives, they whip out ACTA while no one is looking anymore.

S.C.
S.C.

im prolly gonna participate in the event in hamburg

Scubaboy
Scubaboy

The only good the internet does is that you can find the truth but you won't get it via any main stream news sites. Objective news died 150 plus years ago here in the states.

Look up agenda 21. There are so many things happening I find out something new every day.

You should all be scared and do something. Non violent protest is a good start but I don't think it will work. If you had all the power and money are you just going to give it up and play by morals and rules. Fuck no! Look at Syria, Egypt, and libya. Even when they win it's a mess. Than we screwed up afgan and iraq. Now they are posturing to go to war with Iran. WTF! I love what my country is suppose to be not what it has become. Corruption is ripe right down to small town government. Thank God we can still own guns in the US. That may not be enough.

I have a feeling this year things will go to crap in the states. Oliver I hate to see you like this but I'm glad you see it. I go work out and run when I get so upset and despondent about this. Fuck I need a drink(s).

I was introduced to Huxley via Iron Maiden's song Brave New World (thinking man's metal) Check it out. Huxley is on track. You should watch the movie Idiocracy, it should be a documentary!

I could go on for quite awhile hopefully Oliver got you all thinking.

I wish you all luck, happiness and a long life, I really do. Not all us yanks are evil.

Live free or Die!

Anonymous took down CIA today and still down. Don't always agree with them but it's nice to see the little guy fight back. See if it's on the news tonight, lol

iceacolyte
iceacolyte

^Confirmed CIA website is down.. Some news website has reported it. I assume there are some Breaking News out there reporting too.

Sigh, I'm tired.. People in power.. run away from responsibilities.. by creating other nonsensical issues..

Touhoufanatic
Touhoufanatic

it will die. ive already started a movement in my class and sait polytechnic and among freinds, protests are coming tomorrow and some countries withdraw already, we have a long way to go but we WILL BEAT IT PEOPLE, all we need is to fight like it's the last days of our life and we will beat it
oh yeah, i heard a rumor that anon took out the cia website or server today, not sure witch or if its true but it does tell you how much people hate this thing!

scuba
scuba

*sigh*

It doesnt surprise me, honestly. But hey, I'll say this right now, If ACTA passes in the usa, I'll refuse to buy anything related to anyone who supported it or sopa (hey, sony, ps3, etc. I'll never buy your products again <3) A small revenge on my own part. A protest won't accomplish anything, sadly. If they want to deepen their pockets they will. look at what happened to Mega services. Even without SOPA, the man who created that amazing site got the fk sued out of him.

psicomenace
psicomenace

México is not yet screwed? anyway here in my country all is shit if we talk about politics & millionaires

Touhoufanatic
Touhoufanatic

nothing is indefinite and as long as there are those of us willing to stand up for your combined rights we will be fine.the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, and we are the many, they are the few. if they want a worldwide internet war we can sure give it to them if necessary!

Shalva_sf
Shalva_sf

While I completely support your outrage Oliver, unfortunately I can't think about ACTA too much right now, because our government in all its wisdom passed a new NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) which allows military to detain anyone, including American citizens, and hold them indefinitely without due process, if they're suspected in terrorism. Meaning Hello USSR and night raids of "spies". So compared to this crap, ACTA seems more like a fart in the wind.

Touhoufanatic
Touhoufanatic

well that sucks indefinitely, the us seems to be way paranoid lately doesn't it

Shalva_sf
Shalva_sf

Especially if you watch some of the right-wing morons

Jo-Sacta
Jo-Sacta

Went today with a couple of friends to the Anti-ACTA demonstration organized in my city… Freezed like a MOFO but it was all good.

Orcon
Orcon

I was participated in anti-acta events on 25.01 and 11.02 in Poland. It looks like people are waking up more and more are talking about it. What really pisses me off is that politicians were talking about acta behind our backs :/

maturd
maturd

It's sad to say this but Argentina is a joke to the rest of the world when it comes about politics, rights, etc. And the worst part is that noone cares how their rights go straight to hell…