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Stopping 20 Million from being silenced

Hi there!

What if one morning you woke up one morning and couldn't access Facebook? YouTube? Wikipedia? Even Google?

The government of Pakistan is attempting to bolster their existing internet filtering system and creating a national Chinese-style censorship firewall that would censor 20 million internet users in one go! What's more, in a shocking display of arrogance, they put an ad in their national papers asking for companies to submit proposals to help them build it!

But we can do something about it -- put pressure on technology companies to not respond. No corporations to build it, no censorship system! At least five western IT companies have already said they won't participate (Websense, Cisco, Verizon, Sandvine, and OpenDNS). Now we need to help persuade other firms to urgently follow suit before the bidding deadline of next Friday.

I've already signed the Access petition urging corporations to publicly denounce the project and vow not to submit proposals to build this outrageous censorship system. And I think you should too. Add your name to the petition below calling upon Bluecoat, Huawei, McAfee, Netsweeper, ZTE, and all other bidders to refuse to play a role in putting up the walls of censorship.

http://www.accessnow.org/20-million-silenced

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