Hope this is already on everyone’s radar screen!
What:Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance
When: Sat., Oct. 26, 12–3 p.m.
Where:Capitol Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C. (march from Columbus Circle, Union Station)
Who:You and thousands of others fighting to restore our privacy
On October 26, 2001, just under twelve years ago, a panicked Congress passed an ill-advised, hastily considered “USA PATRIOT” Act by lopsided margins — 357-66 in the House, 98-1 in the Senate. As its many opponents outside the Capitol Building warned, the “PATRIOT” Act was anything but: it became a Congressional blank check to surveill and harass all too many Americans, and undermine the very freedoms we claim to value.
Twelve years later, the tide is turning — thanks to whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, Thomas Tamm, Thomas Drake, and journalists like Glenn Greenwald. Yes, the revelations of NSA’s dragnet surveillance, deception of Congress, and what amounts to sabotage
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