SAN FRANCISCO CONVERGENCE
* Mark Klein, former ATT technician and whistleblower on the NSA/ATT.
* Guerrilla Projections and Video by the SF Projection Dept. in conjunction with projection/illuminator groups across the country.
* Giant “Stop Watching Us” painted Parachute.
Join us at the site of Room 641A, the telecommunication interception facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency in a massive, unconstitutional, illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans’ communications.
In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. A year ago this month one of that movement’s leaders, Aaron Swartz, tragically passed away. Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet, and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance. If Aaron were alive, he’d be on the front lines, fighting against a world in which governments observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action.
Mass surveillance is an escalation of of spying and disruption–from COINTELPRO of the 60′s and 70′s to the Palmer Raids of the ’20′s– to silence social change movements for social, economic, environmental, climate justice and democracy; so if we are part of those movements or support them, we can step up so they have the political breathing space to grow. win and make a better world.