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Sunday, December 18, 2005

LAND: The week in review Dec.11-18
Source: Liberty Action News Digest

And what a week it was ..... civil liberty 'Groups urge 11th hour rally against Patriot Act renewal', stories surfaced about the 'FBI files on peaceful protesters', NBC Nightly News broke the story of gov't spying and 'blacklisting' anti-war activists throughout Americam after obtaining a 400-page Department of Defense document outlining the surveillance of peace groups', the Pentagon announced it was "reassessing" the data on suspicious activity (by Quakers, nuns, and other anti-war activists) and the US Senate finally 'got one right' and rebuffed the extension of the Patriot Act (by a close margin ... check out how your Senator voted.)

In other news, the death penalty remained at center stage as the Cory Maye story galloped across the left and right ends of the Net ... and sick Americans became the latest target of the state, as New York prepares to send doctors to 'visit' diabetics who aren't taking their meds and Alabama joins 20 states in tracking patients' use opf drugs through a central dbase.

Great commentaries this week, just in time for the holidays, Claire Wolfe's 'O little town of Hardyville' , Vin Supriowitz on 'Fans of a disarmed peasantry' and several articles on spychips (RFID) and 'How spy chips are reshaping privacy'.

In actions this week, Capital punishment alerts are available from
the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and let's all help with the Walter Bark Benefit Auction!

Til next week

For Freedom

Mary Lou

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