Many, many thanks to Jennifer Hoelzer for this excellent post, her equally fascinating interview on Democracy Now! this morning, AND the mention of the timeline link on Ron Wyden's webpage - a great resource.
For the first time I can recall in nearly half a century, I'm actually excited about the prospects for our Bill of Rights & democracy - we so rarely get to have a real conversation about the protection of our civil liberties. I imagine Obama's going to get a broader, larger discussion than he bargained for.
It's a helluva diverse bunch of people pushing back very hard on the Surveillance State.
Some interesting signs out there: Ellsberg drawing a big crowd at a rally last week in SF; national headlines embarrassing the hell out of Pelosi & Huffman in particular with a protest in swanky Belvedere a few weeks before that; near miss with the Amash amendment; Jimmy Carter comments; Lavabit and the list goes on and on.
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