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August 21, 2014

Anti-NSA Demonstration Ready to Roll

We Act Radio personality Kymone Freeman has cued up the playlist and plotted a route for his inaugural “NSA Mixtape Bike Ride,” a rolling protest of widespread government surveillance practices poised to take place Thursday.

The 13.5 mile trek will depart from the W.A.R. station (1918 Martin Luther King Ave. SE) at 5 p.m. Thursday, leading participants from Anacostia through Capitol Hill and Bloomingdale, down U Street Northwest, looping around Dupont Circle and barreling straight down Seventh Street Northwest before filing into Freedom Plaza.

Freeman’s ride playlist features a number of thought-provoking tunes threaded by media clips of President Barack Obama, administration officials and members of Congress weighing in on the whole government eavesdropping vs. personal privacy brouhaha.

The songs that most resonated with us include:

Imagination – “Just An Illusion”

Jill Scott – “Watching Me”

Stevie Wonder – “Big Brother”

Public Enemy – “Louder Than a Bomb”

“Whistleblower” – an Edward Snowden-inspired parody of Snow’s “Informer”

There is also a clip from “Enemy of the State,” the tin foil hat-crowd goading flick Will Smith made over a decade ago.

 

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