Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos wrote me a moment ago. Probably you too.
Also in the mail, Roots Action has a petition for me to sign to tell my senators to STOP THE SENATE WAR AGENDA TODAY!
Some days it seems that email is all about the next petition to sign--Elizabeth Warren's run for to be a significant senator from Massachusetts (Emily's List)--or a few bucks for the environment to Portland's excellent and quirky SCRAP. They need a new truck!
All get a response but first, there's the plea from Markos. If you and I do not respond to this one, then we're cooked. All the good people and causes will be blocked, maybe we will not be able to talk virtually as we are doing in this moment. As he puts it so clearly:
Big Pharma and the recording and movie industries are on the verge of passing a bill that could very well destroy the social web, including Daily Kos.
This is no hyperbole. Watch the video above. It is literally an existentialist threat for Daily Kos and any other site with user-generated content, from Facebook, to Reddit, to tumblr, Sound Cloud or YouTube.
This is the holy grail of the entertainment industry—to destroy the internet, and thus, destroy the biggest danger to their business.
Watch the Vimeo, soon, please. Thanks. (Since there's an extra, pass one along to a friend.)