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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Grassroots Movements...


I have never had the opportunity to be a part of, much less witness, the very beginnings of a grassroots movement. I usually only know about them after they have grown to the point where it has been reported in the news; then eventually made it to my eyes and my ears.

Do you remember my October 8th post, Over One Billion Censored... I Mean "Served"...? And how about the September 27th post Free to Blog...? I thought you would.

Well, Mr. Jim Etchison had commented on the October 8th post. He's the guy who has started the "BooYahoo" campaign. He has a blog site, http://www.booyahoo.blogspot.com, with details on why and how to boycott Yahoo.

It seems that The New York Times has published an article about the internet censorship in China and Yahoo's extensive support of the Chinese government. The article mentions Mr. Etchison and his "BooYahoo" campaign and website. Isn't that neat?

I guess that now there's a couple of representatives that have gotten interested in the situation in China concerning censorship and the corporations that help. And there may be an interested congressman or two also.

Hopefully, something good will come of it. One good thing that I can think of is helping to get the journalist that Yahoo helped to apprehend, Mr. Shi Tao, out of jail.

Gee... I feel like I was part of something special.

later...

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