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Old 09-23-2001, 05:38 AM   #1
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EFF urges continued activisim against the "Anti-Terrorism Act"

Draft legislation, proposed only just days ago (19-Sep) seeks to deny Americans the right to privacy by giving broad new powers to the federal government and removing much of the right to privacy enjoyed by Americans. This right on the heels of 13-Sep's "Combating Terrorism Act" which proposes similar injunctions on the freedom and liberties of American citizens and was rushed through with less than 30 minutes of consideration on the senate floor.

The ATA/MATA draft bill is expected to go to vote as early as this week. If you're in the united states, this bill can and will have serious impact on your privacy. Please consider contacting your representatives and
those on the senate committee considering the bill to voice your concern for this erosion of privacy in the dubious name of combating terrorism.

The EFF has an excellent summary of the situation with pointers to the relevant facts and elected officials. Even something as simple as one email to the senate subcommittee can make a difference.

The events of 11-Sep are horrific to us all, but we can't expect to defeat an attack on freedom by destroying those freedoms ourselves.

Please consider adding your voice to the debate before it's too late.

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EFF urges continued activisim against the "Anti-Terrorism Act"

Draft legislation, proposed only just days ago (19-Sep) seeks to deny Americans the right to privacy by giving broad new powers to the federal government and removing much of the right to privacy enjoyed by Americans. This right on the heels of 13-Sep's "Combating Terrorism Act" which proposes similar injunctions on the freedom and liberties of American citizens and was rushed through with less than 30 minutes of consideration on the senate floor.

The ATA/MATA draft bill is expected to go to vote as early as this week. If you're in the united states, this bill can and will have serious impact on your privacy. Please consider contacting your representatives and
those on the senate committee considering the bill to voice your concern for this erosion of privacy in the dubious name of combating terrorism.

The EFF has an excellent summary of the situation with pointers to the relevant facts and elected officials. Even something as simple as one email to the senate subcommittee can make a difference.

The events of 11-Sep are horrific to us all, but we can't expect to defeat an attack on freedom by destroying those freedoms ourselves.

Please consider adding your voice to the debate before it's too late.

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