Amnesty takes on the Patriot Act

If the United States has become a kingdom of fear, then the members of the American Civil Liberties Union are an important voice of dissent. In a political climate driven by wartime thinking that breeds suspicion of neighbor, the ACLU stands as a reminder of the Bill of Rights.
"Fear is the major factor which directs us to act in desperation," said Joe Pompei, a member of Concord Group 15, a local branch of Amnesty International.
On Tuesday, Group 15 co-sponsored the eighth annual human rights night at First Parish Church. Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, was also on hand at the event, which drew about 40 people. - Concord Journal - Local News

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