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* mini-newsletter *
* 30 january 2003 *
1. ontheground gathering feb.02!
2. news: ACLU predicts "Orwellian" future.

{_1_} ontheground gets busy...

sunday, february 02, 2003.
six o'clock p.m.
columbia college plymouth dorms -- in the lounge, first floor area... look
for signs.
(building location is on plymouth ave near the corner of dearborn &
polk--close to harrison redline stop).
bring ideas, art supplies, show & tell, snacks, rock n' roll, cats,
photography, stories, etc, etc, etc.
or just bring yourself. that's most important.
if enough people from the dc & pittsburgh trips come to this meeting, we can
do some sharing on those events. maybe plan a school-wide event to discuss
civic engagement and being active against the military presence in iraq.

{_2_}"Big Brother" is No Longer a Fiction, ACLU Warns in New Report

January 15, 2003
SAN FRANCISCO The United States has now reached the point where a total
"surveillance society" has become a realistic possibility, the American
Civil Liberties Union warned in a report being released today.
"Many people still do not grasp that Big Brother surveillance is no longer
the stuff of books and movies," said Barry Steinhardt, Director of the
ACLU's Technology and Liberty Program and a co-author of the report.
"Given the capabilities of today's technology, the only thing protecting us
from a full-fledged surveillance society are the legal and political
institutions we have inherited as Americans," he added. "Unfortunately, the
September 11 attacks have led some to embrace the fallacy that weakening the
Constitution will strengthen America."
(read the rest at http://www.aclu.org/Privacy/Privacy.cfm?ID=11612 )

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