Independence

Declaration of cyberspace

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

BY JOHN PERRY BARLOW

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear.

Demanding change, Together.

Friday, 19 September, 2014 - 12:00

People in Scotland have voted to stay in the United Kingdom.  The "Better Together" campaign won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for the "Yes" campaign on a massive turnout of 85%.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has called for unity and the delivery of promised devolution.  Prime Minister David Cameron said he was pleased that the UK would remain together and that the promises on further devolution would be delivered.

Pirate Party Leader Loz Kaye said:

"It is clear that both "Yes" and "No" voters want to see a better and fairer Scotland. I want to see a fairer UK both north and south of the border.  This vote will help get us closer to a better UK. This vote was about more than just independence. It was a vote for social justice and people power, a vote for more local control, short of independence."

"In Manchester I have talked about the danger of people turning their back on the political process. When we contested the 2012 Manchester Central by-election we were shocked by a turnout of barely 18%. The turnout in Scotland couldn't have been more different. It is clear then that when there is a real choice people vote, we have to make it clear that they have a real stake in Parliament."

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