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Mass protest in Germany against US intelligence surveillance
The Voice of Russia ^ | 7/27/2013 | The Voice of Russia

Posted on 07/27/2013 6:38:30 PM PDT by Dallas59



Thousands of Germans on Saturday took part in demonstrations against US intelligence surveillance abroad that extends to private individuals in Europe.

US whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed recently that the National Security Agency programme had cooperated with German intelligence services in the programme.

The German government denied that the electronic communications of citizens and politicians were being tracked on a massive scale in the country where privacy laws are among the world's strictest.

German activists, including the Pirate Party and the Occupy movement, formed an alliance to host the demonstrations under the slogan "Stop Watching Us."

Demonstrations were organized in 30 cities and towns. Around 2,000 people took part in the demonstration in the port city of Hamburg.

In Frankfurt, where organizers had expected 5,000 demonstrators, police gave an initial estimate of 850. Read more: http://english.ruvr.ru/news/2013_07_27/Mass-protest-in-Germany-against-US-intelligence-surveillance-5818/

(Excerpt) Read more at english.ruvr.ru ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agitprop; benghazi; fastandfurious; germany; impeachnow; irs; nsa; obama; randsconcerntrolls; russia; waronterror
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1 posted on 07/27/2013 6:38:30 PM PDT by Dallas59
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2 posted on 07/27/2013 6:41:13 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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Obama making new friends all over.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 6:45:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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I can tell you that Europeans in general and European law
have a entirely different concept of personal privacy than we do, here in the U.S.
They take their privacy much more seriously than we do.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 6:45:38 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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Do these people honestly believe the EUSSR isn’t monitoring them in the same way??? Or do they buy the phony outrage from their leaders.


5 posted on 07/27/2013 6:45:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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Do these people honestly believe the EUSSR isn’t monitoring them in the same way??? Or do they buy the phony outrage from their leaders.


6 posted on 07/27/2013 6:45:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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More Obama foreign relations idiocy. Remember when they Mocked Palin over how much better Obama would be?

I think Obama has set back the USA foreign relations over a hundred years. Single handedly he has wiped out the US influence in the Middle East, and insulted or offended all our European contacts.

Obama is a walking disaster, sort of a reverse Midas touch. Every thing he does turns to fertilizer.


7 posted on 07/27/2013 6:49:14 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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Boy that Obama guy is sure good at what he is doing. What’s the record on number of country’s hating the USA at the same time? Looks like another Nobel Prize in the making.


8 posted on 07/27/2013 6:49:37 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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Gee, I thought I was told by our media that W made the whole world hate us and that King Zero would make everyone love us again.

I wonder if our "news" media will print any of this stuff.......

9 posted on 07/27/2013 6:56:11 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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I wonder why we don’t have that many Americans demonstrating.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 7:04:54 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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King Nothing.


11 posted on 07/27/2013 7:06:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Get Bush back in Office...


12 posted on 07/27/2013 7:36:45 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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I guess the Germans have lost that lovin’ feelin’ for Obama.


13 posted on 07/27/2013 7:37:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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14 posted on 07/27/2013 7:39:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Do these people honestly believe

Uhm, yes, until they have clear indications to the contrary, as we do now, that's what they'll believe, and that's what they and we should believe about European countries' policies. If you are in possession of those indications, then please educate us and educate those helpless ignorant Europeans as well.

15 posted on 07/27/2013 7:46:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Are these the same Germans who helped to give us “The Great ObamaNation”?


16 posted on 07/27/2013 9:28:14 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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I think Obama has set back the USA foreign relations over a hundred years. Single handedly he has wiped out the US influence in the Middle East, and insulted or offended all our European contacts.

But at least he did have Hillary give Putin a reset... er, uh, an overload button

17 posted on 07/28/2013 12:02:40 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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18 posted on 07/28/2013 8:56:48 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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19 posted on 07/28/2013 8:57:58 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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20 posted on 07/28/2013 8:58:42 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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21 posted on 07/28/2013 9:01:02 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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22 posted on 07/28/2013 9:01:57 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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Those two guys are wearing tinfoil fedoras. Seriously. Does “tinfoil hat” carry a different connotation in German?


23 posted on 07/28/2013 9:02:48 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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24 posted on 07/28/2013 9:02:56 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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(My Favorite :)

25 posted on 07/28/2013 9:05:31 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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A handout picture shows a projection of text reading 'United Stasi of America' on the building of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, July 8, 2013. Stasi was a secret police in the former GDR.

Credit: Reuters/Lichtkuenstler Oliver Bienkowski, Caveman Guerilla Marketing Agentur GmbH/Handout via Reuters

26 posted on 07/28/2013 9:11:12 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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Actually, the US has by Western standards some of the worst privacy.

Privacy in America only applies to sexual and reproductive so called rights. I could keep knowledge of the STD I caught from a prostitute from my wife, my wife can keep her sterilization from me, my daughter can keep her abortion from both parents, and my coworkers will never know I have HIV.

BUT I will get X-rayed at the airport, DHS drives around X-raying homes and cars, there is video surveillance everywhere, every hick police department has a drone soon, your email is read, you have check points pulling you over without probable cause, a cop can talk to your under age child at school without parental consent, drug testing at work without probable cause, polygraphs for many government jobs, the government has mandates requiring reporting on you (CDC NIH), warrant-less searches, government data bases that are all connected... Where do you live? You have NO privacy from government in the US and a Constitution which was written exactly to curtail these overreaches and the obvious dangers this poses has been interpreted to apply/mean privacy from our friends, neighbors, family and coworkers.

Norway, Germany, Sweden... all have tougher privacy standards than the US regulatory environment.

27 posted on 07/30/2013 8:03:05 PM PDT by Red6
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