A lawsuit filed in federal court today argues that the Bush Administration is illegally withholding documents in an effort to suppress public opposition to the Administration's plans to obstruct and restrict First Amendment activities on the National Mall.
Two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests were filed today by the Partnership for Civil Justice (PCJ) on behalf of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition seeking critical information about the effort of the Bush Administration to privatize the National Mall.
National Mall Redesign Could Seriously Restrict Free Speech By Scott Thill, AlterNet Posted on February 27, 2008, Printed on February 27, 2008 http://www.alternet.org/story/77799/ The National Park Service (NPS) is planning to redesign the heavily trafficked National Mall -- the sprawling open area between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol that has become America's iconographic site of popular protest.
Picture Washington DC without mass demonstrations, without people coming together to redress grievances; a Washington DC that is radically different from the vibrant heart of political dissent that has been its historical role.
We the undersigned are supporting the emergency mobilization of the people demanding that there be no new restrictions on free speech or protest related activities on the National Mall in Washington D.