An estimated 5,000 people braved freezing temperatures in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online.
The latest draft of the EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like YouTube to install “upload filters” — a technical mechanism that would block users from uploading copyright-protected content, effectively imposing a system of “prior censorship” on major internet and social media platforms.
An estimated 5,000 people gathered in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online.
Among other provisions, Article 13 of the draft EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like YouTube to install “upload filters” — a technical mechanism that would block users from uploading copyright-protected content, effectively imposing a system of “prior censorship” on major internet and social media platforms.
The protest was part of a series of gatherings that will culminate in European Union-wide protests on March 23, netzpolitik.org reported.
Read more & Music video: “WILLBOY – WIR SIND KEINE BOTS ❌ (Artikel 13 Demosong) prod. KYA” (3:08) ‘We are not bots!’ In Berlin, Thousands Protest Proposed EU Regulation on Internet Upload Filters —
By Aaron Kesel
Protests all over Europe have been planned by Anonymous, as well as activists and politicians behind Pirate Parties International (PPI) for March 23rd, to fight against copyright companies and EU bureaucrats seeking to destroy the Internet with their proposed upload filter and link tax, (Article 11 and Article 13.) Meanwhile, the Bureaucrats are trying to push the vote before there is wide-scale outrage for their proposals for the Internet.
In an unprecedented move, French riot police have hit the streets with semi-automatic weapons and live ammunition to stop Yellow Vest protesters. Officers seen carrying Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifles equipped with 30-cartridge live ammunition magazines were filmed near the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris on Saturday, showing the extent to which Macron…Read more & short video
By Aaron Kesel The European Union is attempting to censor the Internet with several new initiatives called Article 11, 12a, and 13 while numerous other Articles are pending to be drafted that could affect your Internet freedom rights. These Articles will have legal implications that will break the Internet as we know it. Not only will…..Read more
By Truthstream Media Aaron and Melissa Dykes report from Paris, France where ongoing protests and riots have brought the city to a halt. They explore the on-the ground realities as well as some of the familiar background patterns emerging as legitimate protest combines with those who seek to take advantage of the civil unrest. But are thereother hidden elements that bring into question the timing of this strife? Video: “What’s Really Going Down in Paris?” (31:50)
Wear Yellow on Saturdays to Say: We’re Awake, We’re Aware, We’re United
December 14, 2018
Credit: Hindustan Times
I’d like to see people around the world wearing yellow every Saturday.
I invite people everywhere to join in.
What we’d mean to say by it is this:
“We’re awake, we’re aware, we’re united.”
“We want peace and justice. We’re joining in the wearing of this color to secure them, peacefully.”
Anything yellow will do. A yellow shirt. A yellow shawl. Even a yellow ribbon.
And restricting it to one day a week, and a day when most people are not working, should make it do-able.
If millions participated until we achieve our aims, we could tip (1) public awareness, (2) public willingness to learn, and (3) public willingness to speak out and in other ways peacefully demonstrate.
Just one symbol can spark an experience of global unity that could change the face of the world. The assassination of John Kennedy was an example of such a spark. 9/11 was another.
But somehow we weren’t willing to act then. The sparks fell on wet ground. We regretted and adjusted and went on with life.
Years later, we see how deep the depravity in world leadership has gone – child trafficking and sacrifice, ubiquitous sexual harassment, the suppression of women in many countries, child labor, impoverishment, war, and genocide (eg., Indian children in Canada). We know how bad the situation is.
Never in human history have so many been oppressed by so few.
This is definitely a crossroads for the world. Do we tolerate the New World Order’s control over the world another day, another week, another year, with large numbers lost to child trafficking or regional wars, or do we take the world back – peacefully?
We’re ending the global suppression. The wearing of yellow is our declaration of independence. (1)
Timing is important. The matter is up now. The protest of the yellow vests in France is spreading. This is the time to act on expressing our solidarity with the people of France and the downtrodden of the world (among them, us).
We make this global declaration: We’re awake, aware, and united. Wearing yellow is our way of expressing it.
We invite all officers of the law and military forces to join us in restoring peace and justice to the world. Wear yellow.
(1) Someone create a #YellowForPeace.
Credit: Operation Disclosure