posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:58 AM
Well it's not like we didn't know it was happening but we now have concrete proof, it's now fact rather than conspiracy theory... now it's time to
A coalition of 85 technology companies, organizations and privacy advocates — including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic
Frontier Foundation — launched a website Tuesday calling for a special congressional committee to investigate the National Security Agency’s
secret surveillance program.
Sina Khanifar, participating advocate and founder of FixtheDMCA.org, told Mint Press News in a statement that the “Stop Watching Us” movement is
intended to push the government to create an investigative Congressional body similar to the Church Committee, which was formed to investigate the
Watergate scandal in the 1970s.
“As it stands, we simply don’t know the scope of the NSA’s surveillance programs,” he said. “Greater transparency is critical.”
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I won't include the direct link to the petition site as it's against TC's but it's there in the article. Personally I think a populist demand for
a congressional investigation is a great step but there's other things you can do. Of course you can write to your corporate shill in office, but
also we can make it a major campaign issue in 2014, by not letting this story fade away... you can also become consumer aware and make decisions about
the sites and companies you support with your money and time.
I hear a lot of "we can't fight the money" but something far too many people seem to have forgotten is, that yes it's true as individual donors we
don't have the power of Exxon or the SEIU but year after year what we do donate usually comes up higher than corporate/union donations. Politicians
cater to the former simply because they don't want to lose such large single donations... they forget they stand to lose the most by losing us, the
common voter. Combined we have the higher dollar amount... we also have the votes.
Now we have to show it. We still have social media despite how heavily it's watched, it's still ours and we can use it to buck this two party
charade. Speak up.. everywhere you can. You don't have to go whole hog in support of a specific person, just the idea that we have other options. You
can also write op-eds or reader letters in your local news papers, start a group, get visible... wear t-shirts, hats... anything that conveys both
party's are essentially the same or that both have sold out the people.
Both party's have failed at their jobs, to represent and serve the people, it's time to fire them and reclaim our power.
Already the backlash of the public has politicians on their toes and in full spin mode (as the article points out) and pointing fingers, this is our
chance, let's not lose momentum. As this issue tries to become partisan never miss the opportunity to point out that they are both guilty.
And let's not forget, Snowden is not a traitor. How can you betray a government that has already betrayed the people it serves?