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Are you tired of talking about Edward Snowden and the Case of the High School Diploma? Do you want to know what you can do about the recently-revealed NSA spying programs? Are you wondering why the site is devoid of action diaries on the subject? Do you want to organize a protest, or find one in your area?

Well, then, you've come to the right place.

1. On the Streets

Most of the organizing is happening on Reddit, rather than on the political blogs. This is good, because the protest can be much larger and more effective if it's thoroughly bipartisan. Reddit is also full of techies who fully understand what's at issue here. I'd like to encourage anyone who's interested to get over there and participate - keeping in mind that we're being civil to Republicans and libertarians in the interest of creating a mass popular movement.

The major hub of the anti-spying protest action is here, at the RestoreTheFourth subreddit. You'll find in the sidebar links to various local organizing hubs.

Organizers and those who can advise them should get involved here, at the rtforganizers subreddit. Please follow the rules as described here, and keep all the general discussion in the RestoreTheFourth sub.

Those of you with a few hours free and an interest in being involved in the planning stages on a national scale should join in here, at the #RestoreTheFourth IRC channel, where a meeting is about to start in less than 2 hours. More information in this thread.

2. In the Courts

The ACLU is filing a lawsuit. If you'd like to find out more, including ways you can help, go here.

3. In Congress (h/t Lawrence Lewis)

Call your senators and congresscritters and ask them to support this bipartisan bill to declassify FISA's opinions on domestic surveillance.

It's currently sponsored by Jeff Merkley and cosponsored by Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Udall (C-CO), Mike Lee (R-UT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Begich (D-AK), Al Franken (D-MN) and Jon Tester (D-MT). Help bring yours onboard! Even Republicans might listen this time.

4. Online

Sign the petition at Stopwatching.us, a new site dedicated to putting pressure on Congress to reveal the full extent of the NSA's domestic spying programs.

Check out the links in the Electronic Freedom Foundation's Action Center.

If anyone has any additional information, please post it in the comments and I'll add it to the diary. Thanks!

6:07 PM PT: RestoreTheFourth IRC meeting is over, aside from some free discussion still going on. Minutes of the 'official' portion can be read here.


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