U.S. Activist Aishah Schwartz Supports Jan. 18 Wikipedia Blackout in Opposition to SOPA/PIPA
"I join in urging Wikipedia readers to make their voices heard. Contact your elected representative and tell them you oppose SOPA and PIPA, charging them with the responsibility of keeping the internet open and free."
By: Aishah Schwartz
Wikipedia administrators confirmed their decision Monday afternoon (PST) in a public statement (http://en.wikipedia.org/
Over the course of the past 72 hours, over 1800 Wikipedians have joined together to discuss proposed actions that the community might wish to take against SOPA and PIPA. This is by far the largest level of participation in a community discussion ever seen on Wikipedia, which illustrates the level of concern that Wikipedians feel about this proposed legislation. The overwhelming majority of participants support community action to encourage greater public action in response to these two bills. Of the proposals considered by Wikipedians, those that would result in a "blackout" of the English Wikipedia, in concert with similar blackouts on other websites opposed to SOPA and PIPA, received the strongest support.
"Today Wikipedians from around the world have spoken about their opposition to this destructive legislation,"
"I join the global Wikipedian community in urging Wikipedia readers to make their voices heard. If you live in the United States, find your elected representative in Washington (http://writerep.house.gov/
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Aishah Schwartz Supports Wikipedia-EN Blackout in Protest of SOPA & PIPA
English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout http://wikimediafoundation.org/
Press releases/English Wikipedia to go dark http://wikimediafoundation.org/
Wikipedia, Google Go Black to Protest SOPA http://online.wsj.com/
Wikipedia, Craigslist, other sites go black in SOPA protest http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/
Google to state anti-SOPA stance on home page http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Wikipedia, MoveOn, Reddit, Mozilla shuts down to protest SOPA/PIPA, how to prepare http://www.cbsnews.com/
Where's my Wikipedia? SOPA, PIPA blackout coming http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/
Wikipedia to Go Dark on Wednesday to Protest Bills on Web Piracy http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/
Wikipedia Blackout: Websites Wikipedia, Reddit, Others Go Dark Wednesday to Protest SOPA, PIPA http://abcnews.go.com/
SOPA: Internet Piracy Bill Criticized as Internet Censorship http://abcnews.go.com/
'SOPA': Internet Piracy Bills in Congress Threaten Core Values
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Aishah Schwartz, a Muslim American, serves as Founder and Director of the 2006 established Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA). She is also an internationally renowned civil and human rights activist, writer and photo journalist. Biography: http://bio.prlog.org/
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