US takes steps to stop social uprising

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HungryGhost
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US takes steps to stop social uprising

Please see the attched link. The US is getting nervous about the idea of an uprising like the one in Spain happening here and are taking steps to stop it.

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/protectip_docs/?source=fb

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Re: This development is going on

This development is going on everywhere in the "free world".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8481330/Alarm-over-EU-Great-Firewall-proposal.html

http://www.edri.org/edrigram/number9.10/eu-china-censorship-internet

At least you USians can (at least in theory) vote out your representatives. Here in the EU both the commission and council are appointed, and cannot be voted in or out. The US "censorship" proposal seems at least for a very specific purpose (to begin with), in contrast to here where it is for any potentially "unlawful content". Which is tricky since what is legal varies a lot between the EU nations states (homosexuality is illegal in Lithaunia, abortions are illegal in Poland, doubts about official truths about genocides are illegal in Germany, etc).

 

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