|March 2, 2012: (!) ACTA - Time for Us to Win|
- With hope and determination, from Alex, Pascal, Laura, Alice, Ricken, Dalia, Diego and the whole Avaaz team:
Dear friends across Europe,
In days, the European Commission will try a last ditch attempt to revive ACTA. But if we intervene now, this global attack on Internet freedom will collapse.
We are so close to winning -- our 2.4 million strong petition has stunned politicians across Europe and halted the censors. Now the European Commission is on the back foot and hoping the Court of Justice will give ACTA the greenlight, by presenting a very narrow legal question that is sure to receive a positive answer.
We’ve forced governments in Poland, Germany, Bulgaria and other countries to freeze ratification. And now, if we win this battle in the European Commission, we can stop ACTA for good. If the EU does not ratify, ACTA will never become a global agreement and negotiators will have to go back to the drawing board to produce a treaty that stops genuine abuses, but protects our rights.
Let's urgently call on the Commission and Court to give ACTA a full and fair hearing, and make sure the whole truth about this threat to our fundamental freedoms is revealed. Sign now and send this to everyone:
Activists present anti-ACTA petition to EU (Associated Press)
ACTA approval stalled by European commission (Guardian):