Category Archives: Video

Videos by MCCRC or closely related to our campaigns

MCCRC delegation lobbies Senator Mikulski for real surveillance reform

A Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition (MCCRC) delegation met Friday morning with staff from Senator Barbara Mikulski’s office to discuss Mikulski’s position on the ongoing NSA scandals and urge her to support real reform.  The delegation included Thomas Nephew (MCCRC), … Continue reading

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Thousands join weekend DC rally demanding “Stop Watching Us!”

On a beautiful fall afternoon, demonstrators from around the country marched to within shouting distance of the Capitol to demand that the U.S. government “Stop Watching Us.” Many MCCRC activists, supporters, and friends were there, too, of course, and several … Continue reading

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Guest post: Equality for Eid – stay home from school, Oct 15

[by Mariam Mirza, CAIR-MD Outreach Coordinator] The American Muslim community has been advocating for over a decade to have the two annual Muslim holidays included on public school calendars. The two holidays, Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha, are a time of celebration … Continue reading

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MCCRC delegation presses Van Hollen: FISA court reform is fine – but end bulk collection too

On Thursday, a Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition delegation met with Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8) to register again their disappointment with the Congressman’s July vote against the Amash-Conyers bill, and discuss NSA reform measures we recommend. The delegation included … Continue reading

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Free showing of “Top Secret America” Tuesday, September 24, 7pm at Electric Maid

On Tuesday, September 24, the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition will host a free showing of the original 2011 FRONTLINE documentary “Top Secret America: The Hidden Legacy of 9/11.” The documentary is based on the seminal 2010 Washington Post series … Continue reading

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Thank you Edward Snowden! (Metro bus ad edition)

Saying “thank you” to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden never goes out of style — especially when you can make surveillance state bureaucrat heads explode by saying it on the side of a Metro bus. 🙂 * That seems to be … Continue reading

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Bird-dogging our Representatives about their Amash/Conyers votes: video, toolkit

Here’s some video of last week’s “bird-dogging Van Hollen” action.  By “bird dogging,” we mean attending events Van Hollen or Delaney are at, publicly (but nondisruptively) drawing attention to their Amash/Conyers “Nay” votes, and asking him about it — if … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers inspire on screen, in person at Electric Maid

Takoma’s Electric Maid was filled Tuesday night for the screening of the Robert Greenwald movie “War on Whistleblowers.”  The thought-provoking, excellent documentary follows the stories of four modern day whistleblowers — Michael DeKort, Thomas Drake, Franz Gayl, and Thomas Tamm … Continue reading

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Free showing of “War on Whistleblowers” Tuesday, July 16 at Electric Maid

Next Tuesday evening, Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition will host a free showing of Robert Greenwald’s latest documentary: “War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State.” WHERE: Electric Maid Community Exchange 268 Carroll St. NW, a block from … Continue reading

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WMATA Metro police followed citizen who refused bag search

On June 11, blogger, “Greater Greater Washington” contributor, and would-be Metro rider Eric Fidler tweeted: Random bag inspections at @wmata Shaw metro station. Walk 4 blocks to Shaw or U Street if you believe in the 4th Amendment. Minutes later, … Continue reading

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