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"The Constitutional Dangers of Public Surveillance"

Luther Bonney Auditorium, Portland, ME   (view map)

PARTY LIKE IT’S 1984 | Feeling spooked-slash-confused by the PRISM surveillance scandal? Join the chorus. The story leaked by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the extent to which the US and British governments have built massive-scale, warrantless surveillance programs doesn’t parse easily along party lines. Civil liberties activists are appropriately outraged, while anti-government conspiracy hacks relish any opportunity to wedge a philosophical divide between the public and the state. As depressing and dystopian as the issue is, the willingness to discuss it seems pretty fundamental to the concept of citizenship. You can take that step at a lecture at USM tonight, headed by academic Eric Hooglund (who teaches poli-sci at Lund University), marijuana-legalization advocate Paul McCarrier, and Code Pink activist Lisa Savage. “THE CONSTITUTIONAL DANGERS OF PUBLIC SURVEILLANCE” begins at 6 pm in the Luther Bonney Auditorium, 92 Bedford St., in Portland. 207.780.4141.

with Eric Hooglund + Paul McCarrier + Lisa Savage

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