This documentary web site, put together by the ACLU, explores the U.S. government's surveillance of its own citizens at different points in American history. From the 1798 Alien and Sedition Act to the internment of Japanese Americans to the current post-September 11 period, the site offers firsthand accounts from 25 people targeted by Uncle Sam. These individuals include a physics teacher of German heritage detained during WWI; a Japanese-American sent to an internment camp after ; a university professor fired for refusing to take a loyalty oath during the McCarthy era; and a woman whose husband and stepson were deported to after the attacks on the . Audio commentary from six historians gives context to the stories. . Bush is just the latest in a long line of paranoia-laced spying and surveilling by our federal fuckwits at the helm.
tags: Tracked in America, Federal Fuckwits at the Helm, ACLU