February 10, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact – The Day We Fight Back – Bay Area Convergence
Tracy Rosenberg, Executive Director, Media Alliance (510) 684-6853, email@example.com
David Solnit, SF Bay Projection Department (510) 967-7377, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Day We Fight Back – Bay Area Convergence February 11th
Shining A Light on the NSA: Outdoor Projection at Room 641A, NSA Interception Site at 611 Folsom Street
San Francisco-On Tuesday February 11th at 6:00pm, Bay Area residents will join people all over the world outraged by revelations about National Security Agency and private corporations blanket electronic surveillance in The Day We Fight Back, a national online protest.
The San Francisco event will be at AT&T, 611 Folsom Street in San Francisco. The AT&T building houses an NSA interception room in Room 641A. Continue reading The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance – Bay Area Convergence
San Francisco- Media Alliance joined 18 other not for profit membership associations, including the CalGuns Foundation, Greenpeace, People for the American Way, the Council on islamic-American Relations and many others, as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) against the National Security Administration (NSA) , the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Named defendants included Attorney General Eric Holder, NSA Director Keith Alexander and National Intelligence Director James Clapper.
The lawsuit focuses on the broad telephone metadata collection program reported in the Washington Post and UK Guardian in June of 2013. The lawsuit cites the freedom of association clause in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution and NAACP vs Alabama (1958), a case which denied government unfettered access to the membership lists of the civil rights organization. The lawsuit alleges a chilling effect on the freedom of individuals to associate.
Continue reading Media Alliance Joins With 19-Associations To Sue the NSA, DOJ and FBI Over Telephone MetaData Collection