The internet is perhaps the most valuable tool for grassroots democratic movements and cultural innovation today. It is truly a power to the people technology, a major threat to the 1%. In the West we often hear reports on internet censorship in places like China, but it is also something we face and will continue to be challenged in our own countries. Don't take it for granted, democracy means we all take responsibility to protect what we believe in and stop dangerous attempts to consolidate power. There will most likely be an endless attempt to control the internet.
Remember to have hard copies of things you might miss.
And learn how to use a ham radio.
I learned about that at the PNW permaculture convergence 2010.
Opponents include Google, Yahoo!, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, AOL,LinkedIn, eBay, Mozilla Corporation, Roblox, Reddit, Wikipedia and theWikimedia Foundation, in addition to human rights organizations such as Reporters Without Borders, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the ACLU, and Human Rights Watch.