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What if they Gave a RSA Conference and Nobody Came?

Just before Christmas 2013 the world found out that RSA, the corporation making millions selling its software to provide security through encryption, had taken millions more in money from the U.S. military’s National Security Agency in order to build a “backdoor” so that the NSA could break any RSA-based encryption to spy on the communications [...]

Going from Gray to a Rainbow in Istanbul

As you may know, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan has over the past few years been instituting policies that restrict civil liberties in Turkey, that prevent the Turkish people from freely assembling to air their grievances, and that have thereby fomented further resistance by free-minded people there.

Over the past year in Turkey, anti-authoritarian [...]

Is Twelve Years Indefinite Enough For You? Miami Protests Guantanamo January 11

It’s been 12 years that the United States has operated the Guantanamo center for indefinitely detaining people without charges or trials.

This January, it will have been 5 years since President Barack Obama took office, riding to the White House with the promise to close the Guantanamo center. What has President Barack Obama done to [...]

Protests Against Working Conditions At WalMart set to Erupt on Black Friday, Nov. 29

How bad is it working at WalMart? It’s so bad that you can work there full-time and still need food stamps to feed your family.

You don’t have to participate in the WalMart system. You don’t have to support it. You don’t have to just complain about it. You can oppose it.

On Black Friday [...]

Guy Fawkes Protest Mask Graphics For Printing

It has come to our attention, through our coverage of the Million Mask March, that there are many protesters aligned with the mysterious hacker group Anonymous who are in search of Guy Fawkes masks to wear to street protests. As a service to those protesters, and in the spirit of hacksterism, we are offering the [...]

The Ideas Of The Million Mask March

If the heroic join you, and the honest support you, what role is there in your protest movement for the confused, who are watching you, and noting that something seems to be going on, but don’t want to be co-opted by a movement that may end up supporting questionable political ideals and tactics? [...]

Million Mask March: 424 Protests in Dozens of Nations. Why No Major Media Coverage?

If you knew there were more than 400 simultaneous protests being planned worldwide for November 5 2013, would you consider that a matter worthy of a news report?

Is this wave of protests in Europe worth a blurb in the newspaper?

How about these November 5 protests planned across the United States?

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Improve this Surveillance Chant Sheet

When I was at the national protest against massive unconstitutional surveillance two days ago, organizers were handing out a piece of paper titled “CHANT SHEET.” These were the chants we were supposed to practice and use during the march:

They say wire tap / We say fight back You say land of the free? I [...]

Transcript: Speech of David Segal at the October 26 Stop Watching Us Rally in Washington DC

The following is my transcription of a speech given by David Segal of Demand Progress at the Stop Watching Us demonstration held in Washington DC on October 26 2013 in opposition to massive government surveillance.

We all know why we’re here today. We’re here because 4 months ago, Americans and the rest of the world [...]

Video from the October 26 Anti-Surveillance Rally in Washington DC

It wasn’t the largest DC protest I’ve ever been to, but it was easily the most diverse: anti-authoritarian, pro-constitution civil liberties people and groups from all corners of the political tetrahedron were in evidence at today’s Stop Watching Us march and demonstration against the massive, unconstitutional government surveillance of our communications, whereabouts, associations and activities.

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Barack W. Bush

This handmade sign at today’s DC protest against mass surveillance just about sums up the last five years.