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Pacifism and Dissent : Surveillance & Dissent Today

This guide is intended to provide useful resources to faculty and students researching nonviolent resistance movements and political repression in the Vietnam War Era.

MODERN ISSUES

The Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI blew the whistle on the U.S. government’s secret surveillance of civil rights groups, anti-war protesters and other left-wing groups of the early 1970s. The issue of government surveillance remains a complex and controversial topic today. New technologies have allowed for a dramatic growth of information in electronic form, and social media has changed the way we share and communicate information with the world. With these technological advances, and the expansion of government surveillance activities since the terrorist attacks of 2001, new civil liberties issues emerge.  Check out these weblinks to learn more about government surveillance and activism today.

ON CIVIL LIBERTIES & NATIONAL SECURITY