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Act Out! [73] - Battling Big Brother & The Man; The Surveillance State & Protester’s Rights

Act Out! [73] - Battling Big Brother & The Man; The Surveillance State & Protester’s Rights
Wed, 7/27/2016 - by Eleanor Goldfield
This article originally appeared on Occupy.com

This week, as the DNC rages on, we're talking state surveillance – digging deep into the past and present with surveillance expert, Chip Gibbons from Defending Dissent. And quickly before we wrap up, a brief overview of your rights — so all you battling on the front lines know what to do and what to say when the man stands in your way. From tweets to marching in the streets, this is Act Out!

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