EFF Xmas

Two messages today together made me want to suggest a seasonal gift for the online freedom fighter in your life: The suggestion is to make a donation to the EFF, a critical organization fighting for basic rights in the electronic communications world that will define our societies in the future. While this organization is USA based, and many of the people who will read this message are from Canada and other countries, most of the attacks on our rights seem to be originating out of the United States.

If you are wanting to learn more about the nature of the current battle, there are also a number of EFF Books which can be purchased, where part of the proceeds go to EFF.

Here is the appeal from EFF in their most recent newsletter:

Thank you for your ongoing support of the EFF. Without it, we couldn't be effective in protecting online rights. We are asking you to further your support with a supplemental holiday donation.

The current climate is very difficult for civil liberties - indeed, many of the rights that EFF and others have fought so hard to secure are in jeopardy of disappearing. EFF is fully engaged in preserving existing rights and in fighting new legislation that would potentially curtail individual liberties. These efforts along multiple fronts press hard upon our resources, and we need your support this holiday season to ensure that a rational voice for individual rights continues to be heard. Security and civil liberties are not mutually exclusive. We must come up with solutions that create a secure infrastructure but do not place limitations on our freedoms.

Your contributions support these and other EFF efforts to defend civil liberties in the digital age. We depend on your support to be effective - over 80% of our annual budget comes from concerned individuals such as yourself. Won't you please take a minute and give yourself and your loved ones the gift of freedom this holiday season? You can make your donation online at http://www.eff.org/support. If preferred, you can send a check or use Paypal or E-Gold. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards.

Thanks in advance for your help!


Comments

    Are We One Nation Under GOD? [103]
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    Are We One Nation Under GOD? [103]
    by Mr. Frankie Peebles on Thursday, January 24 @01:26PM
    There is a famous international saying, "Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Well, when there are falsely written words being printed on papers in which is made from wood. We can all agree, when a piece of wood is use as a stick physically on someone it does hurt. And I am referring to the
    (Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary). Merriam-Webster defines the word
    "black man" an evil spirit: BOOGEYMAN, DEVIL which does offend me. I can recall back in the 1960's, a famous spoke person by the name AL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MACOLM X) openly apologized on national television for speaking that white people are born devils by nature. Which I truly believed, that his statement was also a new healing process in the Civil Rights struggles. But certain harsh spoken words in the past history can also be forgiven as well as forgotten. Whereas words written down in print can last from generation to generation. According to the Gospel of JESUS, the devil tried to tempt Jesus in the desert. And Jesus replied, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
    And God have spoken in the Book of ACTS 17:26, From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. Which tells me, that God words also included what the Society see us as a BlackMan. Which leads back to my question, Are We One Nation Under GOD? If so, then I ask each of my Fellowman to boycott
    (Merriam-Webster's Third International Dictionary)
    out of every Library, School, Hospital and any
    other Public Places. Therefore my children and generation of children as well as young black boys will not grow up thinking that being a BlackMan mean also being a devil!