Mass Surveillance: The Day We Fight Back

Katherine Noyes | LinuxInsider | February 10, 2014

If you wonder "why things never get any better, why no matter which 'side' you vote for, more fascist policies are enacted -- why these protests like Occupy end up being a waste," said hairyfeet, "it's really simple: There are no sides. The country is run by non-elected groups, NSA, pentagon and especially Wall Street lobbyists, which is why they can treat Wall Street like it's Las Vegas.

Well it's been roughly eight months since the first major leaks about the NSA's PRISM surveillance program began to appear, and at last a coordinated global protest is imminent.

Scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, The Day We Fight Back involves thousands of participating websites as well as protests, speaking events, street theater performances, cryptoparties and other activities, all in the name of protesting mass surveillance.

Considerable excitement has been evident on The Guardian, Foss Force and the Electronic Frontier Foundation blogs, among many others. Down at the Linux blogosphere's tequila-fueled Broken Windows Lounge, the anticipation has been palpable.