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Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Cindy spark: Mainstream America stirs
CounterPunch
Lynn Gonzales

"What strikes me most about Camp Casey and its inhabitants is how very centrist, mainstream and organic this movement is. One would not be hard pressed to call it divine intervention. The euphoria and unity among Democrats, disenfranchised Republicans, people of faith, previously a-political military families, rural heartland people, as well as seasoned anti-war activists is absolutely palpable. Time and time again people told me that they had never been a part of a protest before. That they had opposed the war in Iraq in silence; voiceless and isolated in their perceived powerlessness to stop it. And then Cindy's story moved them, and they felt compelled to come to Crawford." (09/01/05)

http://www.counterpunch.org/gonzalez09012005.html

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Connecticut: Patriot Act challenged
Reuters

"A controversial clause in the U.S. Patriot Act that allows authorities to search citizens' personal records faced its first public challenge in federal court on Wednesday as a library sought to lift a gag order on a FBI probe into its records. The case stems from an FBI request for records of a library patron without identifying the threat posed by the person, said an attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union, representing the unidentified library, in U.S. District Court. The library chose to challenge the order." (08/31/05)

http://olympics.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-08-31T235918Z_01_MOL186360_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-SECURITY-LIBRARIES-DC.XML

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