Spying on UC Santa Cruz Students

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Here’s an interesting article written about students from my Alma Mater, U.C. Santa Cruz (sigh…) being spied on through Bush’s NSA spying program. The group of students are part of a group who call themselves Students Against War, and, apparantly, there was a bit of a scuffle between them and some military recruiters on campus last April. The group’s protest in April had been determined a “credible threat,” which was the reasoning behind the spying.

The funny thing about this is that U.C. Santa Cruz, and Santa Cruz in general, is famous for it’s protests. It’s in the nature of the Santa Cruzian to protest. They are well aware of thier first amendment right to free speech and they use it well. So for this group to be deemed a “threat” is a joke! They were a group of students who were exercising thier right to free speech.

Read more about it here:
A Protest, a Spy Program and a Campus in an Uproar – New York Times

3 thoughts on “Spying on UC Santa Cruz Students

  1. I think this is the basic problem with bush endorsed NSA spy plan, it is too tempting to be used to “spy” on percieved enemies of the state, even if there a few dozen ucsc banaslugs…if bushies usesd the secret court provided to them, then it is very like the nsa would not be able to spy on such overtly hostile groups wuch as Students Againts War…

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  2. I think this is the basic problem with bush endorsed NSA spy plan, it is too tempting to be used to “spy” on percieved enemies of the state, even if there a few dozen ucsc banaslugs…if bushies usesd the secret court provided to them, then it is very like the nsa would not be able to spy on such overtly hostile groups wuch as Students Againts War…

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  3. I can’t believe that! It would be like thinking that students from Berkley would be a ‘credible threat’. We need more students to be aare of what’s going on and to be ‘credible threats’!!!!

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