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Digital Fourth protests at the Boston fusion center

by Alex Marthews on April 14, 2014

On a windy Thursday afternoon, we gathered to protest the privacy abuses of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center. It’s one of 85 fusion centers across the country, and we were joined nationally by groups in LA, Oakland, Dallas, Charlotte and DC. Cambridge City Councillor Nadeem Mazen gave a fiery speech describing the waste of resources […]

FBI: Look Mom, We “Found” Another Terrorist!

by Alex Marthews on March 18, 2014

The news this morning is full of the arrest of yet another American on charges of “attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.” Nobody’s suggesting that 20-year-old National Guardsman Nicholas Teausant of Acampo, CA is a terrorist, or that he provided any help whatsoever to terrorists, or that he was in contact, […]

Google’s “Zeitgeist” List of Top 100 Search Terms of 2013 Includes Snowden; WP Writes Whole Article About How It Didn’t

by Alex Marthews on February 16, 2014

Brian Fung, on the Washington Post’s “The Switch” blog, “reported” recently on Google’s “Zeitgeist” list of the top 100 search terms for 2013. His main interest in it, it appears, was to make the point that “Edward Snowden” wasn’t one of them, and therefore that the public really doesn’t care that much about the surveillance […]

The Day We Fight Back: Join the resistance against mass surveillance!

by Alex Marthews on January 28, 2014

The Internet is organizing to oppose mass surveillance on February 11, the anniversary of Aaron Swartz’s passing. We’re calling it The Day We Fight Back. This is what we’re doing and how you can get involved. Call Your Congressmember Both of our Senators here in Massachusetts and four of our Congressmembers (Tierney, McGovern, Capuano, Keating) […]

New England mobilizes against the surveillance state: Updates from ME, NH and RI

by Alex Marthews on October 23, 2013

In the states and the cities of New England, unparalleled, cross-partisan, cross-racial coalitions are forming, bringing together libertarians, Tea Party people, technologists, peace and environmental activists, Occupy folks, veterans’ groups, people of color, religious groups and progressive Democrats. The nation may never have seen people of such disparate views united under one banner. Three examples […]

Thousands to Rally in DC Against Mass Surveillance on Patriot Act Anniversary 10/26

by Alex Marthews on October 23, 2013

We’re now at over 4,000 signups for the Stopwatching.us anti-NSA rally down in DC this Saturday! We’re looking for people who are driving down to DC from New England and have space in their car for fellow protesters: please email me if that’s you! We’ll deliver a petition with over half a million signatures to […]

Help get this anti-PRISM video on the air

by Alex Marthews on July 22, 2013

Our friends over at Fight for the Future are creating a video that explains PRISM and the NSA’s unconstitutional mass surveillance programs, in order to help build opposition. They need to raise another $10,000 to have the video produced and released. Check out the trailer, and give if you can!

#MassWiretap Campaign Breaks 3,000 Signatures After Just 7 Days

by Alex Marthews on June 25, 2013

The #MassWiretap campaign to prevent passage of a bill that would greatly loosen Massachusetts’ wiretapping laws has reached over 3,000 signatures after only seven days. And today, our partners at Demand Progress, the advocacy group founded by Aaron Swartz, have launched their part of the petition campaign. David Segal, Demand Progress’s Executive Director, had this […]