Banner drop at Fort Meade: “Save America – Close the NSA”

December 8, 2013

So we kicked the surveillance state in the shins a little bit yesterday.

Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, two carloads of activists drove to the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade to demonstrate against the U.S. surveillance state.

They unfurled banners over US-295 with a simple message:

Save America – Close the NSA.

[videography, sound by N. van der Sluys, T. Nephew; for a sharper image while playing
the videos, click the settings “gear” icon (lower right menu) and select 720p HD]

– – –

The action, organized by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee with activists from Code Pink, Restore the Fourth, and the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, helps kick off similar protests around the country leading up to the Bill of Rights Day on December 15th.

View original post

Advertisements

Innovation Act: stop the patent trolls/Reform ECPA

December 6, 2013

Please check out eff.org for information on our 48-hour window (closing soon!) to comment on the Innovation Act on which the House of Representatives will be voting next week.  It is meant to stop the big patent trolls from intimidating small companies and individuals with lawsuits, etc.  Here is a link to the call campaign: https://trollingeffects.org/call

Also, see The Consent Chronicle’s petition to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act by requiring the IRS, FBI, DEA, and local law-enforcement agencies to obtain warrants for E-mail spying.  The petition is on White House site, so you need an account to sign: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reform-ecpa-tell-government-get-warrant/nq258dxk There is a goal of 100,000 signatures: they are just past halfway, with 57,000+.  Please help!