Archive for the ‘direct action’ Category

“When Fascism comes to America, it will come carrying the cross wrapped in the flag.” 
-Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters  by C.S. Lewis

BTC – You have the opportunity to help your legislators vote down the “Patriot Act”.

METHOD ACTING FOR TRUE PATRIOTS

Act as if it had not passed yet, as if there were not yet wiretapping programs and you had not lost your privacy and freedom from arbitrary surveillance. Yet move with as much consternation and venom as the day you realized you were lied to about the WMD’s in Iraq or that Rumsfeld, NORAD and domestic intelligence agencies knew planes were headed for the twin towers.

Here are two action alerts. Say it more than once. The message gets through when you clear your throat and repeat yourself to several friends who are clear headed on what they have lost.

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>>> CALL CONGRESS NOW!!!

A BTC ACTION PREROGATIVE – We need to keep pressing our point of view towards Senate and congressional leaders who have not reconciled with constituents when national IDs are not an item you are willing to accept as law. [It’s something that will cause you to lose elections, Lindsey Graham. South Carolina doesn’t care for any national ID.]

We contributed a modified version of Downsize D.C.’s action alert to OpEd news which is now equipped to reach the media and to send direct correspondence to congressional leaders in D.C. If you haven’t sent your letter against the push for biometric worker cards, or simply want to say it again any way you can, use this link to give your 2 cents. Some readers are at a veritable comfort level with Downsize D.C.’s Educate the Powerful engine, which is still available for interactive use with leadership.
You can add additional information and insights gained straight from the Huffington Post:

ID Cards are Obsolete Technology

Before we become too enamored of the concept of ID documents of any sort as a form of security, or fearful that any other technology will be abused, we must ask two questions, how we prove who we are to each other when we need to do so, and how to do that without impinging on the right to live our lives without a sense of being monitored and overseen?

:::MORE HERE:::

Addtional supplemental reading on biometrics, surveillance, and Immigration reform:

On biometrics and the politics of a national ID c/o Grits for Breakfast

BTC – Coaltioned protests occurred nationally to recuse local and national governments for playing a role in objectifying citizens with “soft surveillance” or “corporate voyeurism”. This is the term to describe indirect surveillance of persons doing what they do as a byproduct of having a camera on site for other reasons (i.e. to control people who run red lights or to watch for afterhours intruders with intent to steal or malign property).

Camera Fraud, Liberty Restoration Project and others worked together to form a more prolific dissent over the use and abuse of surveillance today.
News Digest Updates on the protests below:

PHOENIX CAMERAFRAUD PROTEST, PHOENIX ARIZONA
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: American Traffic Solutions HQ in Ahwatukee
9801 S 51st Phoenix, AZ 85044

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CHICAGO RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – CHICAGO, IL
Date: Sunday, February 14th, Noon to 3 pm CT
Location: Intersection of Addison & Western

PHILADELPHIA RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – PHILADELPHIA, PA
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: S Broad St & S Penn Square

ST. LOUIS RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – St. Louis, MO
Date: Sunday, February 14th, Noon to 3 pm CT
Location: Intersection of Clayton and Hanley Road

KANSAS CITY RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – KANSAS CITY, MO
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon – 3pm
Location: 39th and Southwest Trafficway

COLUMBIA RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – COLUMBIA, MO
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: Intersection Broadway and Providence Road

SPRINGFIELD RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – SPRINGFIELD, MO
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: Intersection of Glenstone and Sunshine

LOW COUNTY RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – SAVANNAH, GA
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: Intersection of Derrene and Abercorn

AUSTIN RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – AUSTIN, TX
Date: Sunday, February 14th, Noon
Location: TBA

SANTA MARIA RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – Santa Maria, California
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2pm
Location: TBA

LOS ANGELES RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – LOS ANGELES, CA
Date: Sunday, February 14, Noon
Location: Santa Monica Boulevard and La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90069