FBI arrest US activist for using Twitter in non-violent protest

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 10/06/2009 - 20:26.
Max Eternity - In yet another stunning act of domestic aggression, during the recent G20 summit in Pittsburgh, the Obama administration gave tacit approval for the FBI to arrest an activist for using the social network Twitter in communicating with other G20 protesters. This happens just a few months after the controversy over recent elections in Iran , which saw protesters in that country also using Twitter to communicate in solidarity and dissent. Ironically in that scenario, President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and other top officials endorsed that effort.

Should the same rules apply in the US?

Prior to becoming President, Barack Obama was a civil liberties lawyer, causing many to believe that he would uphold the rule of law and rebuke the police-state policies of his predecessor, George W. Bush. However, with the Obama administration already having giving immunity to large telecom companies that spied on US citizens under Bush rule, his refusal to release all of the Bush-era torture docoments and Obama's embrace of Bush's Patriot Act, it is becoming increasingly clear that the new president has every intention of carrying on with many of the same unpopular policies of the former White House resident. (click image to watch video)