US Rep. John Conyers Jr., “Pentagon Papers” whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal are taking part in a new PSA calling for an end to mass "suspicionless" surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA). The new short video released by the StopWatching.us coalition was directed by Brian Knappenberger (We Are Legion: The Story of the Hackivists) and produced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The ad draws parallels between the privacy invasions perpetrated by the Nixon administration and the dragnet telecommunications data collection confirmed this summer by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The video also features former talk show host Phil Donahue, Demand Progress executive director David Segal, director Oliver Stone, actor John Cusack, actor Wil Wheaton, writer Molly Crabapple, U.S. Department of Justice whistleblower and national security and human rights director at the Government Accountability Project Jesselyn Radack, NSA whistleblower J. Kirk Wiebe, AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein, NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, Legal Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation Cindy Cohn, LGBTQ activist and Iraq War veteran Dan Choi, and Lawrence Lessig and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School.
Check out the video to your left. You can learn more about what people are doing to fight against the NSA's activities at www.stopwatching.us.