The Iraq War was the first conflict in western history in which an imperialist war was massively protested against before it had even been launched.
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below.
With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.