Telecom bill - The first of two minor things you can do...
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 96 17:38:13 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Telecom bill - The first of two minor things you can do...
[This comes from: <http://www.eff.org/blueribbon.html> -psl]
The Blue Ribbon Campaign
for Online Freedom of Speech, Press and Association
A blue ribbon is chosen as the symbol for the preservation of basic civil
rights in the electronic world.
EFF asks that a blue ribbon be worn or displayed to show support for the
essential human right of free speech. This fundamental building block of free
society, affirmed by the U.S. Bill of Rights in 1791, and by the U.N.
Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, has been sacrificed in the 1996 Telecom
The blue ribbon will be a way to raise awareness of these issues, and for the
quiet voice of reason to be heard.
The voice of reason knows that free speech doesn't equate to abuse of women
and children, or the breeding of hatred or intolerance.
All internet users are strongly encouraged to place a blue ribbon graphic on
their servers, such as this one below. [not visible here, natch. -psl]
Many other versions are available , including borderless, transparent, grey
and black backrounds, smaller versions, and a textless version for
incorporation into larger banners (as a standalone icon, please use the
versions with text, so people have some idea that there IS a blue ribbon
campaign and what is about when the first encounter it - not everyone has a
color monitor, so the verbal name of the campaign is important to pass
around.) Thank you for your support and activism, and remember - it's YOUR
rights you are fighting for! Wear a real blue ribbon, so people ask you what
it's all about.
If you are not sure why you need to stand up for your free speech, or
uncertain how your rights are threatened, please see our Internet Censorship
Legislation Alerts Page
© 1996 Peter Langston