It’s a good day for people power.

First, after a fearless campaign from an astonishingly diverse coalition, we’ve got some good news: the Obama administration’s State Department will formally reject the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. This is a huge victory for the climate, and it belongs all of you: the thousands upon thousands of people who have gotten arrested, signed petitions, attended rallies, encircled the White House, called Senators, filed comments, and on and on. This moment deserves to be celebrated, but we’re not resting on our laurels. Big Oil feels threatened now, and their spin machine is already kicking into overdrive. So on we go. The next round of this fight: Tuesday in Washington DC. Bring a whistle.

Second: you may have noticed that the web seems a bit dimmer today. Major websites are “blacking out” — among them Wikipedia, Craigslist, Tumblr, and literally thousands more. This web-powered protest is targeted at a couple of proposed laws in the US Congress: “SOPA” and “PIPA” — two bills that ostensibly target online piracy, but contain ticking time-bombs that threaten to destroy the free and open internet.

As you likely know, 350.org has relied upon the web to amplify and enable our work to build a global climate movement. While we know this fight demands that we hit the streets, the web has undoubtedly helped to get us organized, inspired, and activated. By unlocking the potential of the open web, 350.org has been able to find and empower activists around the world — and we’ve all linked up to do big things together that none of us could have done alone. That’s why we’re standing in solidarity with a broad coalition opposing these bills — and why our front page logo looks like this today:

While 350.org isn’t truly censored today, we’re damn sure not going to let it be censored in the months and years to come. Head on over to AmericanCensorship.org to learn more and fight back.

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