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Stop Patriot Act II (english)
17 May 2003
The "Patriot Act II" would gut the freedoms of speech, association and assembly; strip the right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure; and provide for secret arrest, summary deportation and extradition. Please distribute this petition notice broadly.
Please forward widely
Oppose "Patriot Act II"!

Get signatures on a petition urging Federal representatives not to support John Ashcroft's Domestic Security Enhancement Act!

Sign the petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/civlib/petition.html
Get more info & download the petition:
http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/agitation/civlib/

If enacted, the Patriot Act II would:

*authorize secret arrests including those of material witnesses who are not charged with a crime;
*bar defense attorneys from challenging use of secret evidence;
*deny the right to sue for information on detainees under the Freedom of Information Act;
*permit arrests and extraditions of citizens and non-citizens alike to countries with which the U.S. has no extradition treaties and without regard for those countries' humyn rights records;
*strip American citizenship from anyone who supports even the lawful activities of organizations the administration calls "terrorist;"
*create a new category of "domestic security surveillance" for terrorism investigations with looser standards than criminal investigations,
*provide for extended jail terms for common immigration offenses; and
*allow summary deportation to any country in the world.

Like its predecessor, it would principally hurt non-citizens.
See also:
http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/agitation/civlib/
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