In our history, Ruck.us has resisted joining coalitions. Not because coalitions are inherently bad, but because we want Ruck.us to be open to everyone, of all ideologies, to feel welcome and empowered to engage on the issues they care about. We have written many times about the transformative power the internet is stocked with. The internet continues to be the great equalizer for democracy in its purest form. A way for individuals to harness the power from larger institutions trying to hold onto it. And this is why we are joining our first coalition, the Internet Defense League, which launches globally today. The Internet Defense League stands for the singular purpose of keeping the internet open, free, and unregulated by the “powers that be”. As we all witnessed the power of the internet with the fight against SOPA and PIPA, the IDL will remain a standing structure to continue to ongoing fight to defend the internet. We hope you will join us.