Challenging power and promoting freedom at the grassroots
In this new age of technology, it is crucial that people support internet freedom, protect civil liberties, and oppose censorship while supporting transparency in all forms of institutions. This sort of internet activism has seen a rise in the last decade, as citizens realize how quickly power can be snatched from the hands of the people.
Demand Progress is a US e-petitions website and lobby group advocating progressive causes, especially in internet freedoms, with a membership of over a million. The Washington-based outfit has campaigned against issues such as government surveillance; John Brennan s nomination as replacement for Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State; and modern debtors prisons and in support of internet privacy and press freedoms, and whistleblowing sites such as Wikileaks.