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9 Jul, 2013

Alexander Reed Kelly: Truthdiggers of the Week: NSA Protesters

The current administration acts as though it is against the principles upon which the nation was founded. And one asks: Where’s the outrage?

This Fourth of July it was in the streets of more than 100 American cities. Hundreds, possibly thousands of people took part in a nationwide rally against the government’s policy of domestic spying in a campaign called Restore the Fourth. The Verge called the event “the internet’s biggest rally since SOPA,” referring to a bill introduced in 2011 that would create a means to blacklist websites. Roughly 800 demonstrators turned up in New York City, while 300 gathered in San Francisco. California protesters began at the offices of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a vocal supporter of the National Security Agency’s massive, recently exposed dragnet spying program, and ended at the AT&T switching facility where the NSA installed routing equipment that facilitated much of its surveillance. Demonstrators in New York carried signs and cardboard sculptures mocked up to look like surveillance equipment.

Read the rest: Alexander Reed Kelly: Truthdiggers of the Week: NSA Protesters.