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US Government moving to legalize propaganda

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US Government moving to legalize propaganda

Postby Charles » Wed May 30, 2012 4:43 pm

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Did you think it could get any worse? Now they want to legalize the use of propaganda on American citizens -- and the vote could happen NEXT WEEK.

An amendment legalizing the use of mass propaganda campaigns on American audiences has been inserted into the latest defense authorization bill — and that bill just passed the House.

Please click here to demand that the Senate oppose ending the propaganda ban -- it'll be up for a vote as soon as next week.

The NDAA amendment lifts bans on propaganda that have been around since the 1940s, neutralizing laws put in place to protect the American people from its government’s own “misinformation” campaigns.

“It removes the protection for Americans,” a Pentagon official told Buzzfeed, who broke the story. "There are no checks and balances. No one knows if the information is accurate, partially accurate, or entirely false.”

The amendment would remove all distinction between a hostile foreign audience and American one, turning the massive information operation apparatus within the federal government against its own people.

This amendment cannot become law. Will you join us in demanding that the Senate oppose this amendment to the NDAA? Just click here.

Thanks.

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Re: US Government moving to legalize propaganda

Postby Charles » Thu May 31, 2012 11:06 am

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It's a big day. We're teaming up with several other groups on a call-in effort to the Senate and hope to generate tens of thousands of calls.

Demand Progress is fighting on two fronts:

1) We're opposing the National Defense Authorization Act -- especially its provisions which would legalize the use of propaganda on American citizens and permit the indefinite detention of civilians.

These dangerous, detestable violations of our basic freedoms will have our own government treating Americans as though we're the enemy.

2) We're opposing the Lieberman-Collins cybser security bill -- similar to CISPA but not exactly the same -- because it will violate Americans' online privacy.

It will tear down barriers that prevent corporations from sharing your info with one another and with the government.

Will you help us kill two birds with one stone?

Please click here and we'll give you your senators' phone numbers and a call script you can use to tell them to oppose both bills.

Thanks for keeping up the fight.

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