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Department of Homeland Security Starts Up Surveillance of Seize DC

About a month ago, Citizens for Legitimate Government (an activist group that started up during the Bush-Gore election count debacle) started up SeizeDC, an activist website calling for the nonviolent “peaceful, not passive” occupation of Washington, DC on September 10 2011 to protest “endless war” internationally and the deployment of the security state at home:

Instead of restoring civil liberties, we have seen their further erosion with the extension of the Patriot Act, the increase of surveillance on the web, and a declaration by the president of the right to assassinate American citizens without any legal sanction whatsoever. Indefinite detentions have not only continued under Obama, but he has also made sure that proven innocence is no cause for release.

This morning, CLG reports that the Department of Homeland Security has been putting the Seize DC website under surveillance. A sample of DHS access from CLG’s logs:

216.81.94.69 – – [19/May/2011:06:18:15 -0400] “GET /seizedc HTTP/1.1″ 200 14908 “-”
NetRange 216.81.80.0 – 216.81.95.255
Name DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Handle DHS-37
Street 7681 BOSTON BLVD
NDC I
City SPRINGFIELD
State/Province VA

Citizens for Legitimate Government is doing the right thing by making this information public: turnabout is absolutely fair play.

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