This Saturday, October 26, activists and advocates are taking to streets in D.C. against mass surveillance of people by the government intelligence agency NSA.
October 26, 2013 marks the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA Patriot Act. Protesters will start from Union Station at 11:30 am to and march to National Mall at 3rd Street and Madison Dr. NW, as posted on Stop Watching US website.
“The NSA is spying on everyone’s personal communications. It’s operating without any meaningful oversight’” writes the post announcing the protest march.
Meanwhile, the activism news site Care2 acknowledged the effort of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in exposing the agency’s spying on public. The title of Care 2 story Snowden Did His Part to Protect Our Privacy: Now, it’s Our Turn is followed by Josh Levy’s story pointing to the NSA’s spying game which not only records people’s private communication but tracking everyone’s contacts as well as compromising the safety and anonymity of numerous activists and journalists around the world.
Edward Snowden was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year for his heroic effort at the cost of his own safety and comfort as he sought asylum in various countries, finally getting it in Russia.