Artists, Actors and Activists Participate in 'Stop Watching Us' Rally Against NSA

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Today artists, actors, and activists gathered at "Stop Watching Us: Rally Against Mass Surveillance." Artists such as Ai Weiwei, Tom Morello, Evangeline Lilly have joined with John Cusack, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Oliver Stone appearing in videos, posting on social media and adding their name to the https://rally.stopwatching.us website. Check out a video below!

"Every American is at risk for getting caught up in the NSA dragnet," said Oliver Stone in the Stop Watching Us: The Video (above).

Artists are also showing their support on social media, such as musician/activist Tom Morello and punk rock band, Anti-Flag, encouraging their fans to take action.

"It is vital that we have the support of artists from all mediums supporting this historic action and we are proud to be standing side by side with them to raise our collective voices," said Rainey Reitman, activism director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Full list of artists showing their support:

Ai Weiwei

Anti-Flag

Brian Knappenberger

Chad Stokes Urmston

Evangeline Lilly

Flobots

Jamie Kilstein

John Cusack

John Perry Barlow

Kimya Dawson

Laura Poitras

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Mark Ruffalo

Molly Crabapple

Oliver Stone

Phil Donahue

Rebecca Gates

Tom Morello

YACHT

StopWatching.us is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum, described byThe Atlantic Wire as "perhaps the most diverse collection of groups in the modern history of American politics." Members include the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the World Wide Web Foundation, Mozilla, Demand Progress, reddit, Freedom of the Press Foundation,MoveOn.org, Freedom Works, and many others.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a non-profit, member-supported civil liberties organization working to protect rights in the digital world. EFF actively encourages and challenges industry, government and the courts to support free expression, privacy, and openness in the information society. Founded in 1990, EFF is based in San Francisco, California.

Brian Knappenberger is a writer, director and producer who has created award winning investigative documentaries and feature films for PBS FRONTLINE/World, National Geographic, Bloomberg Television and the Discovery Channel. His recent well received independent feature We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists explored the online "hacktivist" group Anonymous and chronicled a year of unprecedented online protest activity. Knappenberger's previous films have explored the political tension and corruption behind re-building southern Afghanistan in Life After War along with documenting brutal abuses of power and a violent crackdown on speech in Ukraine for A Murder in Kyiv. Other work has ranged from the changing climate conditions in the Arctic to how advanced technology changes our physical bodies and selves in Into The Body. His work often centers on technology, it's possibilities and the transformative effect it has on our lives, communication and culture. He runs the award winning Production Company Luminant Media.



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