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Nov 23, 2013
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Think About
Location: United States

I have just sent the following Message to President Obama, Vice-President Biden, and others:
We must absolutely STOP the privatization of our Prisons - and the QUOTAS for filling those Prisons and for Police making arrests! We must UN-privatize Prisons and go back to the previous status! We must start treating Prisoners as Human Beings and AGAIN go back to Rehabilitation as a Goal! not Revenge! We must get rid of all "Three Strikes You're Out" Laws. We must get rid of overly-long sentences. We must get RID of Solitary Confinement except for the most drastic cases! and NEVER for Juveniles! And speaking of Juveniles, we must STOP the School-to-Prison route! We must STOP using extreme punishments and Police measures, for what used to be considered minor infractions in Schools! We must STOP Police Racial Profiling and treating Black and Ethnic Minority kids - and adults! - worse than White people. We must STOP warehousing mentally ill people, and drug-and-alcohol-addicted people, and elderly sick people, in Prisons - they belong in compassionate care facilities! Facilities which we should BUILD, if enough of them don't exist! We DON'T need to build more Prisons, even tho these bring in huge Profit$$$ for their greedy sponsors! Our whole Prison-Industrial Complex is SICK! and a CRIME in and of itself. We must STOP exploiting Prison Labor for cheap Industrial manufactures. We must seek and institute ALTERNATIVES for Juvenile offenders. We must NOT jail Victims of Human Trafficking, of any age! We must RELEASE those in prison for minor Marijuana charges, especially as Marijuana is becoming perfectly Legal in more and more States. We must STOP the Militarization of Police; and we must STOP trigger-happy Police who must be reined in and disciplined, when they shoot unarmed Citizens and Family Pets, often KILLING them! I realize that a President doesn't have the ability to do ALL of this - BUT, if a President or Public Official SHOWS LEADERSHIP and starts a DIALOGUE on these Vital Topics, there is more likelihood of ACTION BEING TAKEN. Please CONSIDER CAREFULLY what is being recommended here. The Civil Liberties of ALL Citizens, are actually in deadly Peril, as things are and have been headed.

May 4, 2007
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

We, the Undersigned, endorse the following petition:

Homeland Security scheming to track every American - Submit comments now!

Target: U.S. Congress
Sponsor: American Civil Liberties Union

Deadline: 5-8-2007

The Department of Homeland Security (DHs) has launched an attack on our privacy rights and personal freedoms.

DHS is aiming to issue a national identity card, known as Real ID, to every American. The national ID card could dictate how you travel, what government buildings you can and cannot enter and whether or not some of your financial transactions would be authorized.

America does not need this costly "big brother" nightmare. Consider the following:

  • The Real ID card will enable the routine tracking of individuals and propel us towards a surveillance society.
  • This scheme opens the floodgates to invade the privacy of ordinary, law-abiding citizens.
  • The creation of a single interlinked database will create one-stop shopping for identity thieves.
  • The Real ID will make it easy for any business to save your personal information and sell it to other companies.
  • People whose religious beliefs forbid them from having their pictures taken or using a social security card will be forced to obey this law to participate in our society.
  • This Act creates huge administrative burdens for each state and will cost Americans over $23 billion through higher taxes and licensing fees. It provides no federal funds for implementation.

The Department of Homeland Security is accepting comments on the Real ID Act through May 8. The number of comments will be watched by many influential Members of Congress, not just your own.

Your personal comments are critical to prevent Real ID from becoming a Real Nightmare! Please add your comments below.

[We have only until May 8th; so please SIGN and submit your comments NOW!]

A proud card-carrying member of the ACLU -- BMutiny T

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Posted: May 4, 2007 12:32pm
Oct 26, 2006

Now Europe Targets Bloggers As Terrorists
UK, EU crackdown on "spreading propaganda," mirrors U.S. assault on Internet freedom

Paul Joseph Watson/Prison | October 26 2006

Bush administration efforts to infiltrate, misdirect, regulate and pollute the Internet with Neo-Con propaganda, as well as their openly stated agenda to target American bloggers as terrorists, is now being aped by the British government across the pond as well as other major European countries.

Home Secretary John Reid met with ministers from the six largest European Union countries and, according to a BBC report, "agreed to work together to make the internet a "more hostile" place for terrorists."

How will they accomplish this? By initiating a crackdown on people who use the Internet to "spread propaganda." The very website you are now reading would be considered propaganda by these neo-fascists- no matter the fact that the criminal syndicates Bush and Blair front for are the most deceitful progenitors of lurid propaganda since the third reich.

The purge also aims to use the Internet and other media to target young audiences with state approved indoctrination PR spin on how the war on terror is really not about imperial hegemony and crushing liberties at home.

Reid himself is no stranger to the strong arm tactics of despots, a former hardcore Stalinist, member of the Scottish Communist Party and an alcoholic bully with a penchant for thumping people in the face - he could also become the next Prime Minister.

The British government's paranoid fear of anyone "spreading propaganda" that could compete with their own is perhaps one of the reasons why they outlawed the right to protest under the 2005 Serious and Organized Crimes Act. Now Brits are only allowed to protest against the government with the government's permission - in other countries they would call that a police state and in others besides - like Zimbabwe or China - it's the de rigueur of tyranny.

Similarly, the Glorification of Terror legislation is so broadly defined that disagreeing with the government's "official explanation" of a terrorist event could be seen as enemy propaganda.

The only remaining outlet for the groundswell of dissent in opposition to the Neo-Fascist takeover of the west is the Internet, and it keeps these jack-booted bastards awake at night to think you can sit in front of your computer and broadcast your outrage to the four corners of the earth on a whim.

The fact that the U.S. government demanded access to the Google search queries of around 150 million Internet active Americans under the umbrella of the NSA eavesdropping program (recall the surveillance trucks in V For Vendetta that tuned into home conversations) proves that the elite are deliriously nervous about the last remaining outpost of freedom and its potential to influence change.

In addition, the European Union has moved to completely regulate Internet freedom. The first step is the introduction of licensing laws where you would be required to register, pay tax and only receive permission to operate a website if your material didn't violate the broad ranging "hate speech" laws legislated by the EU - in which criticizing the EU itself is deemed "hate speech."

The development of "Internet 2" is also designed to create an online caste system whereby the old Internet hubs would be allowed to break down and die, forcing people to use the new taxable, censored and regulated world wide web. If you're struggling to comprehend exactly what the Internet will look like in five years unless we resist this, just look at China and their latest efforts to completely eliminate dissent and anonymity on the web.

Last week we highlighted similar efforts in the U.S. to mobilize resources in the war on terror to target bloggers as terrorist sympathizers and propagandists.

The White House has made it perfectly clear that it will target American citizens for propagating information harmful to the interests of the U.S. government and classify them as enemy combatants. This is codified in sub-section 27 of section 950v. of the Military Commissions Act of 2006.

Bush's own strategy document for "winning the war on terror" identifies "conspiracy theorists," meaning anyone who exposes government corruption and its lies about major domestic and world events, as "terrorists recruiters," and vows to eliminate their influence in society.

In a speech given last Monday, Homeland Security director Michael Chertoff identified the web as a "terror training camp," through which "disaffected people living in the United States" are developing "radical ideologies and potentially violent skills."

Chertoff has pledged to dispatch Homeland Security agents to local police departments in order to aid in the apprehension of domestic terrorists who use the Internet as a political tool.

A program on behalf of CENTCOM is also underway to infiltrate blogs and message boards to ensure people, "have the opportunity to read positive stories,"presumably about how Iraq is a wonderful liberated democracy and the war on terror really is about protecting Americans from Al-CIAda.

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