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