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SUPPRESSION OF DISSENT IN POST 9/11 AMERICA
Sun May 18 15:12:47 2003
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ACLU RELEASES REPORT ON SUPPRESSION OF DISSENT IN POST 9/11 AMERICA

The ACLU has released a revealing new report on the suppression of dissent
since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

"Freedom Under Fire: Dissent in Post-9/11 America," describes how some
government officials, including local police, have gone to extraordinary
lengths to squelch dissent wherever it has sprung up, drawing on a
breathtaking array of tactics - from censorship and surveillance to
detention, denial of due process and excessive force.

"This report clearly illustrates how dangerous it has become since the
terrorist attacks of September 11 to criticize the President or his
policies," said Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU.
"Government officials and political leaders must not be allowed to chill the
free and robust debate that has made the American way of life the envy of
nations and its Constitution a beacon to the world."

The 18-page report finds that dissent since 9/11 has taken three principal
forms: mass protests and rallies, messages on signs or clothing, and other
acts of defiance by communities and individuals. Some of the most stunning
abuses -- such as the compilation of political profiles of peaceful
demonstrators by police in New York -- did not come to light until they were
exposed and challenged by the ACLU.

Read the full ACLU report, "Freedom Under Fire":
http://www.aclu.org/Files/OpenFile.cfm?id=12580&MX=803&H=0

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OPPOSE THE FLAG DESECRATION CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT!

For more than a decade, numerous members of Congress have tried to amend the
U.S. Constitution to give the government the For more than a decade,
numerous members of Congress have tried to amend the U.S. Constitution to
give the government the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the
American flag. And now they're at it again.

This year, the Flag Desecration Amendment has been introduced in the Senate
by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and in the House
by Reps. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA) and John Murtha (D-PA).

Supporters of the amendment continue to spend millions lobbying Congress,
but once again the ACLU is fighting back hard, organizing coalitions of
veterans, religious leaders and other Americans who believe that such a
constitutional amendment would undermine the very principles for which the
American flag stands.

Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, and Senator John Glenn are among those who have strongly opposed the
proposed amendment recognizing that it would do irreparable violence to our
right to free speech.

In this these times, when those who disagree with the government are labeled
unpatriotic, disloyal or even traitors, it is essential that we continue to
defend the freedom of speech and the right to dissent.

TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION!
Use the link below to send a FREE fax to your members of Congress urging
them to Oppose the Flag Desecration Amendment:
http://www.aclu.org/FreeSpeech/FreeSpeech.cfm?ID=9969&c=50&MX=803&H=0

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MEMBERSHIP CONFERENCE ONLY ONE-MONTH AWAY - REGISTER NOW!

Liberty is under attack in America. Join ACLU members from around the nation
in Washington next month and stand up for freedom. Learn about government
surveillance, immigrant rights, racial profiling, and assaults on the First
Amendment plus much more. Express your concerns on Capitol Hill, directly
to Members of Congress.

Honor freedom's heroes. Muhammad Ali accepts a special ACLU award and
Anthony Lewis accepts ACLU's Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty for his
lifetime achievement on behalf of civil liberties.

For further information and to register visit www.aclu.org  or contact
mem_conf@aclu.org , 212 549-2561 (phone), 212-549-2580 (fax).

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NEWS

ACLU WASHINGTON CHIEF TELLS CONGRESS ABOUT UNFAIR TREATMENT OF IMMIGRANTS

Laura W. Murphy, Director of the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office,
testified before a House panel recently that the government's actions
against immigrants in post-9/11 America have not been in keeping with
President Bush's promise to create a more inclusive society. She told the
panel that the federal government needs to change its tactics to target
terrorists and not innocent non-citizens.

"Since 9/11, we've seen unwarranted preventive detention, mass secret
incarceration and deportation and rampant racial, ethnic and national origin
profiling of innocent immigrants," Murphy said.

Murphy testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Immigration, Border
Security and Claims Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN), at
a hearing on immigration enforcement since September 11, 2001.

The entire testimony can be found at:
http://www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=12566&c=206&MX=803&H=0

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For those who wish to delve deeply into the research archives on the
events of 9/11, this is a premier resource. Started on that day of
infamy, it is probably the most vast collection of links, discussions,
emailed reports, multimedia files and anything else you can think of
relating to this massive crime. Virtually every resource on the
subject, from every angle is represented here. If you REALLY want to
know what happened, and how the researchers gathered and analyzed the
data, this is the place to go! HUNDREDS of people participated, with
Kent working around the clock to organize and post the data for our
access (I STILL don't know how he did it!).

Please pass this on to anyone that wants the real scoop on this massive
subject.

BARDSQUILL@aol.com  wrote:

> In a message dated 5/17/03 5:04:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time, goldi
> writes:
>
>
>
>> Until the criminals that perpetrated this massive crime against
>> humanity
>> are exposed, I will not allow this to to be swept into the dusty
>> halls
>> of history (and I'm in a huge crowd of good company in that
>> feeling)!
>
> Goldi:
>
> For the hystorical [sic] record, 9-11.
>
> When all comm was down in NYC and CNN, FOX were doing their
> mass-confusion stunts, we had a secure wire following the 9-11 as it
> unfolded.
>
> It kept unfolding for almost two years, man, was THAT a pain in the
> butt. Hopefully someday the marching boots will go away and I can go
> back to landscape painting.
>
> Did a command center, starting at:
> http://cyberspaceorbit.com/warrant.htm
> and going to:
> http://cyberspaceorbit.com/warrant46.htm
>
> Follow the links at page-bottom to surf the history.
>
> Also have some annexes:
>
> THE WTC TOWERS
> http://cyberspaceorbit.com/towerblast.html
> COMMENTS
> http://cyberspaceorbit.com/towrcmmnt.htm
> ANNEX
> http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/private_info.htm
> NEW ANALYSIS
> http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/analysis_wtc.html
> FLIGHT 77
> http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/77comments.html
>
> You might want to circulate this around, much input from many
> positions during this terrible SPOOKY ordeal.
>
> Kent




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