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12pm This Saturday, 10/26, in front of Union Station, Washington, D.C.
A Rally Against Mass Surveillance
 

 
 
 

About the rally
The NSA is spying on everyone's personal communications. It’s operating without any meaningful oversight.
On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA Patriot Act, we're holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. We’ll be handing more than a half-million petitions to Congress to remind them that they work for us — and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer.
A stellar group of whistleblowers, activists, researchers and others from both sides of the political spectrum will be speaking at this historic event. The list includes:

  • Congressman Justin Amash
  • Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich
  • Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist
  • Former senior NSA executive and whistleblower Thomas Drake
  • Indie pop senation YACHT
  • Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson
  • Lt. Dan Choi, LGBT advocate and U.S. veteran
  • Laura Murphy, ACLU
  • Rainey Reitman, EFF
  • Craig Aaron, Free Press
  • Social critic Naomi Wolf
  • Kymone Freeman, Director of the National Black LUV Fest
  • Khaliah Barnes, EPIC
  • Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
  • Malachi Byrd, DC Youth Poetry Slam Team
  • Wafa Ben Hassine, writer and human rights advocate
  • NOT4PROPHET, Hip Hop MC and community organizer
  • Black Alley, DC-based soul-garage band

Location:
Marchers will gather in front of Union Station at 11:30 a.m. by the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain in Columbus Circle. Shortly after noon we’ll march to the National Mall at 3rd Street and Madison Dr. NW, in front of the Capitol Reflecting Pool, where there will be a stage set up for our rally speakers, musicians, and performers.
 
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Yes it went on as posted.  Not sure of the exact amount of people that turned out but it appeared to be at least a couple thousand.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/26/nsa-rally-stop-watching-washington-snowden

 

I think currently there are many more people that are just apathetic to it one way or another than there are those that are upset about it.  Which in the end will probably mean very little change will be made. They'll do enough to placate other World leaders but that's probably about it. 

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