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Put the Patriot Act in the Dustbin of History!
Date Wednesday July 14
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Main SF Public Library Entrance,
Larkin St betw. Grove and Fulton
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorMichael Lyon
Demonstrate against the Patriot Act and government inspection of reading and internet activity.

Last week Representative Bernie Sander’s Freedom to Read Act was defeated by manipulation and skullduggery during a roll call vote in Congress. The library provision of the Patriot Act is one of the most controversial portions of the act. Known as Section 215, this portion of the Patriot Act gives the FBI power to monitor peoples’ reading, e-mail and internet use at public libraries without normal judicial authorization. Section 215 is one of the more blatant attempts to establish a climate of fear and undermine dissent.

San Francisco Chronicle writer Edward Epstein said in his article about the library provision on (7-9-04): The intense debate also provided a glimpse of the sharp battle expected in Congress next year when the overall Patriot Act must be renewed or lapse.”

Join with the S. F. Gray Panthers Civil Liberties Committee to voice your support:

http://graypantherssf.igc.org/libdemo.html
Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 12th, 2004 2:43 PM
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