Can Oliver Stone (?!) Convince Americans to Protest Against the NSA?
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit San Francisco-based organization that works to "defend your rights in the digital world," has released "Stop Watching Us: The Video" on YouTube as part of its effort to promote its Stop Watching Us effort. In addition to organizing a petition ("We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA's spying programs…") that has garnered more than half a million signatures to date, Stop Watching Us will stage "A Rally Against Mass Surveillance" in Washington, D.C,. this Saturday.
There are some heavy-hitters involved in Stop Watching Us -- including Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web; Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian; and Daniel "Pentagon Papers" Ellsberg; as well as several former National Security Agency employees-turned-whistleblowers who predate Edward Snowden -- but for some reason Stop Watching Us decided to celebrify this video by mixing in some famous talking heads.