I think what's happening right now is very important and not enough people know about it.
Wikileaks is a whistleblower site dedicated to exposing government corruption and all that nonsense. Without going into too much detail a few months ago they released an encrypted file of allegedly sensitive US government secrets as a sort of "insurance" should something happen to them.
Here's a well written article that will get you up to speed nicely:
So yesterday Wikileaks made a very crpytic Twitter post.
And now they're gonna have a press conference.
The US government "requested" the mainstream media NOT report on this and are giving it their all to prevent these documents from getting out.
To me, it's not important whats in these files but how the government is handling the situation. I've always held pretty moderate views but this showdown has the potential to have far reaching consequences whether positive or negative.
If you think this is as important as I do then you would spread the word. The general public has no idea this is going on and I think it's too important for that to be case.
EDIT (3:51 Oct 22 2010):
PENTAGON THREATENS WORLD PRESS WITH ESPIONAGE ACT:
WIKILEAKS TO RELEASE SOME SORT OF INFORMATION OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
EDIT (6:32pm Oct 22):
WIKILEAKS RELEASES 400,000 PAGE IRAQ WAR LOGS
66,081 non-combatant deaths.