Posted by: Robert Janssen | May 3, 2012

Avaaz.org Under Attack

May 02, 2012

Right now, the Avaaz website is under massive attack. An expert is telling us that likely only a government or major corporation could launch an attack this large, with massive, simultaneous and sophisticated assaults from across the world to take down our site.

We were expecting this. Our people-powered campaigning has been fearless, and we’ve taken the world’s worst actors head-on and in ways that genuinely hurt them – from the Syrian and Chinese regimes to Rupert Murdoch, Big Oil and organized crime. The Syrian dictatorship called our campaigner ‘the most dangerous man in the world’, and a UK investigation recently revealed emails between Murdoch’s news corporation and top levels of government saying the Avaaz campaign against Murdoch was their biggest concern. Sometimes I lie awake at night wondering when these people are going to come for us.

And it’s begun. We have urgent campaigns on oceans, forests and Syria we need to run, but the attack has been going on for over 24 hours straight, threatening our ability to keep campaigning. Because of top-notch security, our site is still up, but it’s not enough. We need to show these actors that when they attack Avaaz, they’re messing with people. And people-power can’t be intimidated or silenced, it only grows stronger. Donate now to an Avaaz defense fund to take our security to the next level, and show our attackers that whatever they throw at us only makes us stronger.

To donate… go to… https://secure.avaaz.org/en/massive_attack_on_avaaz_b/

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