Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 08:13:42 -0700 (PDT)

Civil Liberties under Attack

Irvine -- One of the first casualties of war is civil liberties. Civil rights attorney Carol Sobel, on the frontlines of many recent community struggles, will be our guest on Subversity, a KUCI radio program, this afternoon from 5-6 p.m. on 88.9 fm in Orange County, Calif., and via the Web through

Sobel worked at the ACLU for 20 years and is now in private practice, continuing to represent community activists, students and teachers in Southern California in First Amendment cases. She serves on the executive board of the National Lawyers Guild in Los Angeles.

She was last on Subversity last year talking about the D2K protests at the Staples Center, where she was hit by a police projectile between her eyes while acting as a legal observer.

Sobel was also among the panel of ACLU attorneys who represented me in my successful lawsuit against the CIA for spying on me. The CIA promised not to spy on me again (Don't believe it! More on that on the air) and settled the case out of court for $46,000. For more on that case, see my L.A. Times op ed: A CIA target at home. See also my lead attorney Kate Martin's letter to the Washington Post about this case: Domestic CIA Snooping. Martin spoke about this case on another Subversity show: .

To chat with Sobel, you can call (949) 824-5824 during the show. You can also send queries to


Civil liberties activisist have organized nationally; see:, where one can sign an online petition.

ACLU's "Safe and Free in Times of Crisis" web site:

National Lawyers Guild:

EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center):

Center for Democracy & Technology:

Secrecy News (with links in September 25, 2001 issue to Congressional
testimony by Martin etc. on terrorism legislation):

On Saturday, i'll be participating at a teach-in and commemoration of
activism and community culture at the James West Center at UCLA (9:30am -
4:30 pm) in connection with the release of "Asian Americans: The Movement
and the Moment" (UCLA Asian American Studies Press).  For more
information, see:
Thanx for listening.


Daniel C. Tsang
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