From several friends:

Have you heard that George Bush is using the National Security Agency to conduct surveillance on American citizens without the consent of any court?

This is specifically against the law. Bush says political appointees in the Justice Department outlined the legal authority to get around the restrictions in our laws and the Constitution, but those legal memos are classified.

I just added my name to a formal Freedom of Information Act request to see these documents. We need to know if the president broke the law, and where this administration thinks the line of its authority is.

You can sign on to the Freedom of Information Act request here


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  • Screw classified! There are always leaks, you just gotta listen careful like for them. NSA is gonna arrest all us anymous bloggers! Gee, sucks to be us…

  • FBI put peaceful protesters in terrorism files

    By Anslee Willett

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The names and license plate numbers of about 30 people who protested three years ago in Colorado Springs were put into FBI domestic-terrorism files, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado says.

    The Denver-based ACLU obtained federal documents on a 2002 Colorado Springs protest and a 2003 anti-war rally under the Freedom of Information Act.

    ACLU legal director Mark Silverstein said the documents show the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force wastes resources generating files on “nonviolent protest.”

    “These documents confirm that the names and license plate numbers of several dozen peaceful protesters who committed no crime are now in a JTTF file marked ‘counterterrorism,'” he said. “This kind of surveillance of First Amendment activities has serious consequences. Law-abiding Americans may be reluctant to speak out when doing so means that their names will wind up in an FBI file.”

    FBI Special Agent Monique Kelso, the spokeswoman for the agency in Colorado, disputed the claim the task force wastes resources gathering information on protesters.

    The documents cover the June 2002 protest of the North American Wholesale Lumber Association convention at the Broadmoor hotel and an anti-war protest at Palmer Park in February 2003, the ACLU said.

    The FBI files contain the names and license plate numbers of 31 people at the 2002 protest, Silverstein said.

    Activists accused the lumber association, a trade organization of about 650 forest products and building-material wholesalers, of destroying endangered forests and needlessly logging on public land.

    A few of the activists were arrested after sneaking onto the Broadmoor’s roof to unfurl a 45-foot banner.

    The FBI documents indicated agents planned surveillance in Denver where protesters gathered to carpool to Colorado Springs for the 2003 anti-war protest at Palmer Park, the ACLU said.

    FBI agents also collected information on three Web sites that listed details of the planned protest, the ACLU said.

    The file was classified as domestic terrorism and acts of terrorism, Silverstein said.

    The 2003 rally was part of an International Day of Peace to oppose possible U.S. military action against Iraq.

    © 2005 and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.

  • “NSA is gonna arrest all us anymous bloggers”

    If they thought they could get away with it, they’d do so in a heart beat. That’s one reason why people within the U.S. government and military will continue to stage so called “terrorist” attacks – with everyone scared shitless over looming mushroom clouds, they’ll turn a blind eye to the rounding up of anyone Big Brother deems a dangerous “subversive.” And all those holy-rollin’ “Christians” won’t bat an eye…I mean, those Iraqi’s, including the first Gulf slaughter, the imposed sanctions, and the illegal, pre-emptive invasion of 03′, they’re being murdered by the hundreds of thousands…and all the Bush Bots just wave their flags, chant their slogans and spew venomous propaganda at any who dare to question the validity of their “charity.”

    Perhaps they’ll spend eternity with God’s foot buried ankle-deep in their “pious” asses, eh?

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