[Wiltshire] Fwd: just in case

gordon gordon.s1 at btinternet.com
Wed Jul 4 14:56:35 UTC 2012

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Subject: 	just in case
Date: 	Wed, 4 Jul 2012 16:48:31 +0200
From: 	Javier Ruiz <javier at openrightsgroup.org>
Reply-To: 	Stop ACTA Campaign <stopacta at lists.openrightsgroup.org>
To: 	stopacta at lists.openrightsgroup.org

someone hadn't heard...

we won!

> This Wednesday (4th July), the European Parliament resoundingly voted 
> against ACTA!
> *The vote was 478 against, 39 in favour, with 165 abstentions.*
> This victory was thanks to *your continued pressure* which helped 
> ensure that at every step of the way Europe’s representatives voted 
> to reject the provisions within ACTA. We know that MEPs have been 
> inundated with emails and calls from people who, just like you, have 
> fought tirelessly in the defence of democratic freedoms.
> Your persistence has paid off: *MEPs have listened and stood up for 
> democracy* – some of them doing so quite literally in a moment of 
> post-vote triumph, holding placards reading ‘*Hello Democracy, 
> Goodbye ACTA*.’
> Unwilling to let ACTA die, Commissioner Karel de Gucht announced that, 
> regardless of the Parliament's rejection, the European Commission 
> would wait for the ECJ's decision on the treaty's compatibility with 
> fundamental rights and freedoms, before considering what to do next. 
> This attempt to delay this issue further and pull the wool over our 
> eyes will fail so long as the *Open Rights Group and activists like 
> you remain vigilant*.
> With more threats on the horizon like the “Snooper's Charter” now 
> is the time to help ORG continue to*defend democracy and digital 
> rights by joining today*!
Javier Ruiz
javier at openrightsgroup.org
+44(0)7877 911 412

To all who helped, Regards Gordon.

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