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6.05.2012

blackout speakout a success: government truthspeak squad dispatched to spread lies

I can't find exact numbers on how many websites and blogs went dark in yesterday's BlackoutSpeakout campaign, but conservative mainstream media is saying that more than 500 websites and 18,000 people participated.

Another marker of success is the government's reaction: 10 Members of Parliament were dispatched to media events to, Joe Oliver said, "set the record straight". That is, to counter the truth with lies. Bob Rae described it as a "truly Orwellian moment".

Resisting this majority government can feel frustrating. But the fight has broad, mainstream support, and it's picking up steam every day. When your opponent organizes a simultaneous counter-campaign on the same day as your event, he is fighting on your turf. You have made an impact.

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