Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The War on Dessent: TOMORROW--WED, 6:30PM in Philadelphia

Gov. Rendell's office used Homeland Security money to hire an Israeli contractor to spy on activists. Find out how you might be impacted.

Posted by: Noel Jones

The War on Dissent:
A Town Hall
Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 p.m.
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia
Surveillance and harassment of activists are on the rise. Express your support of free speech and learn more about current threats to the right to dissent, including:

  • The latest on the state anti-terrorism bulletins tracking activists
  • The dangers of fusion centers, mechanisms created to share federal, state and local intelligence
  • The use of the PATRIOT Act’s “material support” statute to go after activists
  • The risks of privatizing intelligence gathering
  • Michael German, former FBI agent and ACLU Policy Counsel
  • Mary Catherine Roper, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of Pennsylvania
  • Victims of the FBI raids in the Midwest (invited)
Moderated by activist and attorney Michael Coard
For more information: www.aclupa.org/warondissentaclupa@aclupa.org, or 215-592-1513 x122

Sponsored by the ACLU of Pennsylvania, Brandywine Peace Community, CAIR-PA, First Amendment Network, Kensington Welfare Rights Union, National Lawyers Guild – Philadelphia Chapter, Penn ACTION, Philadelphia International Action Center, Protecting Our Waters, & The Shalom Center
Iris Marie Bloom
Director, Protecting Our Waters
c (215) 840-6489

"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives"
                             --Teton Sioux

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