Oliver Stone: Government's "Gigantic Surveillance Machine Is Eating Our Freedom"

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Oliver Stone: Government's "Gigantic Surveillance Machine Is Eating Our Freedom"

Oliver Stone: Government's "Gigantic Surveillance Machine Is Eating Our Freedom"
Fri, 7/12/2013 - by ACLU

Some have claimed that Americans don't care about the revelations that the NSA is conducting massive surveillance on our private communications. But Oliver Stone isn't buying it.

In a video produced with the ACLU, Director Oliver Stone shares some of his reflections on the NSA spying program and the disastrous legacy of unchecked government abuse of power. All Americans should stand up for our civil liberties at this critical moment in history, he says -- by asking our representatives in Congress to roll back the surveillance state.

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