Bus to DC Protest on Saturday

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We had a great discussion last night after our screening of the documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply. This is the first of several events we plan to hold about online surveillance and how you can protect your privacy, next one is coming up Nov. 6.

Most people at the screening expressed how they already knew much of their activity was being tracked, but were surprised by the extent of the tracking, and that it’s already been used to stop nonviolent protests before they even happen.

If you’re interested in taking action to preserve your 4th amendment rights, here’s some info about what you can do this Saturday:

On Saturday, October 26 — the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA PATRIOT Act —  thousands of people from across the political spectrum will unite in Washington, D.C. to proclaim: Stop watching us.
StopWatching.Us is a diverse coalition including more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across ideological lines, including the ACLU, Access, Demand Progress, Electronic Frontier Foundation, FreedomWorks, Fight for the Future, Free Press, Mozilla, National Libertarian Party, reddit, Restore the Fourth and Thoughtworks. This coalition is working to organize the biggest mass protest of the NSA’s surveillance programs to date. 

Hundreds of thousands of people have spoken out since the major NSA leaks began this June. More than 570,000 people took action at StopWatching.Us by signing our petition to the U.S. Congress. Dozens of members of Congress have introduced bills aimed at reining in the NSA, and hundreds of organizations and companies are uniting to end the NSA’s unconstitutional surveillance.

This will be an historic rally for privacy. Will you be there? Tickets from Philly to DC are $10-$30, sliding scale, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Register here for the bus:

https://stopwatchingusphilly.eventbrite.com

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