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1st Amendment: Freedom of Religion and Expression

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


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The Center for Democracy and Technology.

This is a lobbying group that keeps track of a number of issues. They have a mailing list for important announcements or calls for aid. The traffic is quite light (one message a month or so, barring emergencies) and they seem to have their head screwed on straight.


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Action Alerts and Latest News

The Electronic Frontier Foundation

Three very worthwhile campaigns. Their site is full of information and the are a very active group. Their front page has the latest news.

Blue Ribbon Logo Online Free Speech Campaign
CAFE Logo Campaign for Audiovisual Free Expression - free speech & open access in new media.
Privacy Now Logo Privacy Now! - the campaign for online privacy

Electronic Privacy Information Center Legal commentary on the 1st Amendment
People For Internet Responsibility From their site:
With the rapid commercialization of the Internet and its World Wide Web, there are increasing concerns that decisions regarding these resources are being irresponsibly skewed through the influence of powerful, vested interests ... whose goals are notnecessarily always aligned with the concerns of individuals and the people at large. ... [It] is unwise and unacceptable for their influences to be effectively the only significant factors affecting the broad scope of Internet policies.
FindLaw Logo Legal commentary on the 1st Amendment

Up Yours Congress!
The Up Yours, Congress page.

The original site had some pithy commentary about the CDA. That page is reproduced here, with permission of the original authors. (Thanks, guys!)

The original site at L'Industrie De Meat (www.meat.com) was sold to ..um.. The Meat Industry, but has since been abandoned. Hope they got a decent price for it... :-)


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Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy.

From their web site:

Through research, advocacy, and public education, the FAS Project on Government Secrecy works to challenge excessive government secrecy and to promote public oversight.

Maintains a news, document, link set. Updated frequently.

The American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU)
While they are zealous in the defense of the liberties recognize, I must say that they are quite selective about which rights they deem worthy. At this point, I cannot recommend you support this organization.

Voters Telecommunications Watch
Voters Telecommunications Watch

Gone, but not forgotten. They did good work, and brought the earliest threats to free speech on the nacent Internet to our attention. Thanks, Shabbir.







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