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Civil Liberties Committee: We Visit and Rally at Senator Feinstein’s Office

On June 5, members of our CLC (Civil Liberties Committee) visited with Senator Feinstein’s office staff to request that the Senator support amendments to strengthen the Senate version of the “Freedom Act.”

We held a press conference and ABC-7 TV, KPFA, KQED radio covered our rally where speakers reported on this event, and Mike Rufo performed his “They Can’t Hide Their Spying Eyes” satirical song (to the Eagles “You Can’t Hide Your Lying Eyes” tune).  Although the almost hour-long meeting with the Senator’s staffers went well, Senator Feinstein has put out a statement saying that she is looking to strengthen surveillance, so she’s not doing the right thing to protect our rights under the Constitution.

Here are photos from this event:   


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2014 Spaghetti Dinner Videos!

The 2014 Spaghetti Dinner and Program for the 99% videos were just released.

The event was held at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, and the evening was huge success, fun, and educational.  You can view the four main portions of the event as listed below.

1.  Event intro and Activist Awards:

2.  Will Durst, comedian:

3.  Revolutionary Poets Brigade:

4.  Jerry Mander, activist and author on economics:


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2014 Spaghetti Dinner for the 99%

Picture group from the Spaghetti Dinner and Program:

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2013: Actions caught on camera!

More activities from 2013, view



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 Join us (US being groups working to protect our Constitutional Rights to free speech and privacy) at this important event, first step in fighting back against NSA mass surveillance!  Invite your friends to the fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/614121478661276/

When:  Today:  February 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Where:  611 Folsom Street, SF / 2nd Street, San Francisco


  • 5:30-6:00: set up. Orient vols on flyering, signs, flags, parachute.
  • 6:00-6:05: Images Projected (we will project background images during all the talks/music). People gather. Signs, flags and parachute in place.
  • 6:05-6:15: MC Rainey welcome, what’s planned and short speech about The Day We Fight Back/why we are here.
  • 6:15-6:50: Video Program Projection: short topical music/info videos
  • 6:50-7:00:  Mark Klein – former ATT employee tells of his discovery.
  • 7:00-7:10: Group Photo/Video and reading together of 1st/4th Amendment/Declaration ofIndependence section.
  • 7:10-7:25: Next Steps–short speech/announcements by Zaki, Mathew, Tracy (other announcements/upcoming events can be announced by Rainey).
  • 7:25-7:30: Michael Rufo sings Spying Eyes (altered version of Eagles Lying Eyes)
  • Close with minute of silence for Aaron Swartz.VVV
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Spaghetti Dinner for the 99%


To view some activities of the SF 99% from 2013, click here  and here                                

To email: sf99percent@gmail.com   To buy tickets online:


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SUCCESS: California’s Governor Brown signs AB351!

CONGRATULATIONS to all, especially our SF 99% Coalition Civil Liberties Committee, who called, emailed, faxed and appeared before legislative committees in Sacramento, to support this legislation targeting the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which bars state cooperation with any attempt by the federal government to indefinitely detain people.  

On October 2, 2013.  Governor Brown signed into law AB351 which goes beyond any other state in rejecting federal indefinite detention power.  The law reads, in part:   

“It is the policy of this state to refuse to provide material support for or to participate in any way with the implementation within this state of any federal law that purports to authorize indefinite detenion of a person with in California.”

The NDAA allows the US military to indefinitely detain anyone – without charges or a trial – on the basis of “national security” concerns.  California joins two other states, Virginia and Alaska, which states have also signed bills into law prohibiting their states to cooperate with federal government ttempts at indefinite detention.


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