Michael Franti Tells His Case On U.S. Government Surveillance

Michael Franti of Spearhead was recently on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, where he talked about one of his bandmates’ mothers getting a visit from two plain clothes men from the military. Franti said, “I don’t feel like we’re being particulary singled out or under any investigation for any activity because all the activity that we do is very much above board and all the events where photos were taken out were all public things we were at. But what it does signal to me is that there’s a lot of us who are now making a blip on the radar, you know, whether we’re organizers at rallies, whether we’re musicians, whether we’re people who are speaking out, authors, writers, actors. And we’re beginning to make little blips on the radar. They’re starting to pay attention and collect information about what’s going on. You know , more important to me or more important than me you know, being a part of that is the fact that our civil rights are being eroded across the board for every person.” The entire transcript and audio at democracynow.org has since been removed.

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