Don’t go back to sleep just yet. CISPA is not yet defeated.
Some people are saying CISPA is dead. It’s a little more complicated than that — the Senate will very likely break up CISPA into a few bills, and we’re not sure yet what that will look like.
There are some other CISPA related headlines we’ve been watching too:
Would you rather not hand over your Facebook password to your boss? Congress apparently doesn’t care.
Maybe you’ve heard that a lot of companies were paying big lobbying dollars to pass CISPA, but did you know it was THIS much?
And speaking of money, guess who’s wife has a $10 billion contract riding on CISPA’s passage?
Long story short, it’s becoming more and more apparent that CISPA has nothing to do with stopping cyber attacks and everything to do with the U.S. military and Federal government monitoring and surveilling the internet.
We’re up against big interests. Corporations want this bill to pass because they want the legal immunity it gives them.
Tumblr and CISPA?
On Monday, I asked the Tumblr staff a simple question: Does Tumblr support CISPA?
I’ve yet to receive a response. So, I’m going to message them every day until I receive a response.
Does anyone know Tumblr’s position on CISPA?
The World Bank is on Tumblr. I think the party is officially over.
Free Lynne Stewart (and all political prisoners)
Human rights attorney Lynne Stewart has been falsely accused of helping terrorists. On Tuesday, April 9, 2002, she was arrested and agents searched her Manhattan office for documents. She was arraigned before Manhattan federal Judge John Koeltl. This is an obvious attempt by the U.S. government to silence dissent, curtail vigorous defense lawyers, and install fear in those who would fight against the U.S. government’s racism, seek to help Arabs and Muslims being prosecuted for free speech and defend the rights of all oppressed people.
Lynne Stewart received a 28-month sentence in October 2006. The government appealed the sentence, and in 2009 Lynne was sentence to 10 years in federal prison. She is now in a federal medical facility for women in Texas, thousands of miles away from her home, family and community.