This internal NSA post from 29 March 2004 describes the beginning of operations of the European Security Center in Darmstadt: see the Der Spiegel article Terrorverdächtige: NSA nutzte Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland-Filiale für Tötungen, 15 June 2014.
Originally posted 24 October 2013 at StopWatching.us. Read by Jesselyn Radack to the Rally Against Mass Surveillance in Washington DC on 26 October 2013.
In the last four months, we’ve learned a lot about our government.
We’ve learned that the US intelligence community secretly built a system of pervasive surveillance. Today, no telephone in America makes a call without leaving a record with the NSA. Today, no internet transaction enters or leaves America without passing through the NSA’s hands. Our representatives in Congress tell us this is not surveillance. They’re wrong.
Now it’s time for the government to learn from us. On Saturday, the ACLU, EFF and the rest of the StopWatching.Us coalition are going to DC. Join us in sending the message: Stop Watching Us.