YAL in Action

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Tag: NSA
  • #RestoreThe4th Matters

    On October 26th 2017, our YAL chapter at Los Angeles Pierce College hosted a very successful meeting which was much different that regular ones. This time, we had an important issue to talk about: Privacy. We are all aware that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, …

  • NSA Surveillance Targets Released

    It’s finally happened: Glenn Greenwald has started to release names of those who have been targeted by unlawful NSA surveillance. And surprise, surprise: all five of the names released are those of prominent Muslim-Americans. The surveillance program is no longer simply* a blatant disregard of American privacy and the Fourth Amendment, but now has become …

  • The Paradigm Shift and the NSA’s Prism Program

    The recent practice of the NSA of gathering metadata on individuals is a paradigm shift in the history of information gathering by the government. On June 10, 2014, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a congressional meeting with Michael J. Morrel, the former acting director of the CIA and a member of the President’s Review Group …

  • Case Western Reserve University YAL Has a Liberty-filled Spring Semester

    Although this Spring semester was quite a chilly one, that did not stop YAL members at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH from spreading the message of liberty on our campus. Our first event in early February offered a way for students to warm up while learning about liberty.  At this event, called “Why …

  • NSA Awareness Day at Cleveland State

    The Cleveland State chapter of YAL held an NSA Awareness Day on Tuesday, February 25th. The NSA is an issue that students should be aware of and realize just how much of their privacy is being violated. We also tried to help students realize that just because you cannot see the actions of the NSA directly …

  • YAL at Arizona State Calls for End to School’s Relationship with NSA

    Exactly two weeks ago, Young Americans for Liberty at Arizona State University published an open letter to ASU President Michael Crow condemning the university’s continuing support of the out-of-control National Security Agency and calling for an end to the school’s relationship with the agency. The letter was signed by four other student organizations, including the …

  • Young Americans for Tyranny! NMSU’s Spring 2014 Recruitment Drive

    YAL at New Mexico State University wanted to offer people a choice between personal freedom and personal enslavement. Unfortunately we couldn’t find any young dictators, so we had to make our own. Meet Young Americans for Tyranny.     The chapter set up a “Tyranny table” next to the YAL table. Our Tyranny table was …

  • Obama’s Hollow NSA Promises

    In a speech on Friday, President Obama outlined his plans to reform the National Security Agency’s data collection programs, citing particular sections of the PATRIOT Act that garnered renewed scrutiny after Edward Snowden leaked information about the intelligence agency’s activities.  Many voices on the left and right have criticized the speech for its vacuousness, particularly …

  • Obama can’t point to a single time the NSA call records program prevented a terrorist attack.

    Much like the TSA, which has never caught a single terrorist, it turns out the NSA can’t claim a single concrete instance of foiling a terrorist attack. The Washington Post (not exactly an obscure outlet with a civil liberties agenda) reports: National Security Agency defenders, including President Obama, continue to cite the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001 when defending the program that scoops up domestic call …

  • Throwback: Ron Paul Warns of Computer Surveillance in the 80s

    “Computer surveillance: A disgusting procedure for a professed free society.”