Do you care about freedom in America, or better, the endless assault on our freedoms that the US government in bed with major corporations are waging against us?
If you can honestly answer yes to that question, then you owe it to yourself, your family and your country to take action. This is the most dangerous moment in history when the United States is rapidly becoming a police state and destroying the constitution, the greatest political document in history that made this country great.
Our country is in serious trouble. You must take action now and support the groups that are fighting for our freedoms. We cannot wage this war alone — we must act together.
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The Partnership for Civil Justice is a group fighting to uphold our constitutional liberties. Of course they cannot operate without funding, and the funding has to come from individuals like you and me. The corporations certainly aren’t going to help, as they are the ones who benefit from our loss of freedom. They profit from the corruption, the wars, the destruction of the environment and many other horrible atrocities.
This from the Partnership for Civil Justice.
Dear supporter of civil liberties,
The endorsement yesterday by Congress of the NSA’s domestic spying program comes as no surprise. The Obama administration and leaders of both major political parties fought hard for the continuation of this unprecedented and unconstitutional program that comprehensively logs and warehouses all of our communications, targeting not “terrorists” but the communications of every person in the United States.
This was not so much a surprise as a defining moment.
The vote crossed party lines, demonstrating that this is not an issue of Republicans versus Democrats. This is about democracy.
Support the ongoing work of the PCJF to expose, challenge and abolish the government’s unconstitutional mass surveillance programs.
This is an epoch-defining battle in our history about the relationship between government and the people.
It is not about whether we are for or against technology, but whether it will be turned from a tool of modern convenience and productivity into a tool of political and social control.
It is about whether we will accept a government that warehouses and can mine every detail of our lives, our transactions, our associations, our movements, and our activities.
Under J. Edgar Hoover and during the disgraced COINTELPRO operations, the FBI accumulated millions of dossiers on individuals. No need for that now. With a touch of a button the government can create a complete profile, knowing more about you than perhaps you even do about yourself.
The vote yesterday in Congress defines the battle. We cannot rely on Congress or the President to provide leadership out of this crisis, for they are its proponents.
Like all historic battles for progressive social change, the leadership will come from the people who have the ultimate power: their collective action to create a society which reflects their highest aspirations.
Progressive social change has never come from above. The civil rights movements, suffrage movements, anti-war movements (embraced today as “mainstream” movements, but disparaged by those in authority in their time) have all been grassroots collective actions.
Like a modern-day Paul Revere, Edward Snowden has sounded an alarm, at great personal cost, to alert us to the surreptitious encroachment of the government spying into our personal and confidential spaces and communications.
We all owe thanks to Edward Snowden. But his clarion call must be a call to action. And this is a struggle that, banding together, we can win.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund will remain at the forefront of the battle for fundamental constitutional rights.
• The PCJF continues our persistent investigative work which has led to the release of thousands of pages of documents revealing the collusion by the federal government and corporate America to surveil and crack down on the Occupy movement. This includes demanding the NSA turn over its domestic spying documents under the Freedom of Information Act.
• Our One Nation Under Surveillance campaign launched last year focuses not only on the NSA’s spying program but on warrantless dragnet surveillance programs being planted across the nation, including through technologies such as automatic license plate readers and other new technologies — all without the consent of the people, without oversight, and in violation of fundamental rights. We know that these surveillance tools are not passive or non-invasive.
• We have just initiated a petition on the PCJF website to fire National Intelligence Director James Clapper for having lied to the American people about the domestic spying operations he was overseeing.
We fight in the Courts and in the streets because we know this to be an epic battle that can be won, but which requires all of us to work together.
We must continue this fight,
If you can afford to make a donation to this worthy cause, please do so, for the sake of all Americans. People fighting to protect our freedoms from the corporatocracy are the true American heroes, not the corporations who profit from our suffering and poverty.
As I will write in a future article, the American government has begun murdering its own dissident journalists. This is a horrifying reality happening at this moment in the US. We must fight against the forces of evil who seek to control everyone and everything. Please give what you can, and spread the word.
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