Demonstrations planned for Saturday, October 26th, against NSA spying, and deliberately coinciding with the 12th anniversary of the signing of the Patriot Act. More here, along with the video below:
And this video uploaded September 26th:
Occupy Wall Street reports that the Stop Watching Us Coalition includes a politically diverse range of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies demanding that Congress investigate the full extent of the NSA's spying programs. A full list of those groups here. Thomas Drake and Daniel Choi are scheduled to speak at the Washington D.C. rally.
The demonstrations also come on the tail of a train eavesdropping incident in which MoveOn.org activist Tom Maizzie tweeted the coincidentally overheard phone conversation of former NSA director and surveillance advocate Michael Hayden. The tweets went viral and the story was picked up by numerous press outlets.
And, RT reports the NSA site suddenly offline Friday with Anonymous affiliates suggesting they may be responsible.
The Saturday protest is slated for Washington D.C. with satellite events reportedly planned for other parts of the country.
Further information at #StopWatchingUs, along with mention of a Chicago rally. Buses are planned from NYC and Philadelphia and carpools here.
Making banners for #stopwatchingus. @hugh_dandrade with the brush. pic.twitter.com/tFUP2KJSa1
— Logan Price (@kstrel) October 25, 2013
Angry about #NSA, don't know what you can do about it? On 10/26, let Washington hear you demand it #stopwatchingus: http://t.co/SdF2MUsLMQ
— Birgitta Jónsdóttir (@birgittaj) October 15, 2013
Just finished our final leafleting session before the rally tomorrow! 12:30/Federal Plaza/Be There. #StopWatchingUs #StopWatchingChi
— RT4 Chicago (@RT4_Chicago) October 25, 2013
#StopWatchingUs If you know where people can find other Oct 26th events across the U.S. or elsewhere, please tweet that information.
— Old Sauk River (@OldSaukRiver) October 25, 2013