Tag Archives: Department of Homeland Security

The War on Immigrants

WITH THE SO-CALLED Migrant Protection Protocols program, or MPP, expanding along the southern border and trapping more U.S. asylum-seekers in dangerous Mexican cities, violations of due process are intensifying in traditional courts — and in newly built tents that physically separate immigrants from the judges who hear their cases. Trump’s Attacks on the Press Fuel Harassment […]

Fighting for Justice: Why Cross-Movement Collaboration Is Essential, Center for Constitutional Rights

Power dynamics to break free from to create biggest vision of humanity possible, a dynamic process, 100-year vision.

45 Years After COINTELPRO, FBI Still Thinks ‘Dissent is the Enemy’

…the groups note, “documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that the FBI continuously invokes counterterrorism authorities to monitor groups it admits are peaceful and nonviolent.”

Rasmea Odeh Appeal: Lawyer Michael Deutsch, Allow Rasmea to Tell Her Story

Appealing the November 2014 federal conviction of prominent Palestinian-American activist Rasmea Odeh, lead defense attorney Michael Deutsch gave a powerful oral argument in front of a panel of three judges—Alice Batchelder, Karen Moore, and John Rogers—in Cincinnati, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Tomgram: Karen J. Greenberg, The Mass Killer and the National Security State

Greenberg: Given the staggering array of tools granted to the national security state domestically since 9/11, it’s a wonder (not to say a tragic embarrassment) that such killings occur again and again. They are clearly not being prevented and at least part of the reason may lie in the national security state’s ongoing focus on “counterterrorism,” that is, on Islamic extremism.

EXCLUSIVE: The Counterinsurgency War on—and Inside—Our Borders | WhoWhatWhy

The facts are now clear: the Pentagon’s push to use counterinsurgency tactics against drug traffickers is giving Mexican armed forces the leeway to operate in the airspace above U.S. territory. By Douglas Lucas   WhoWhatWhy.com   Jul 16, 2014  Blurred Lines: A Mexican military chopper in U.S. airspace, photographed by Texas park rangers. Courtesy of WikiLeaks […]

Dissent or Terror: New Report Details How Counter Terrorism Apparatus Was Used to Monitor Occupy Movement Nationwide | PR Watch

While small glimpses into the governmental monitoring of the Occupy Wall Street movement have emerged in the past, there has not been any reporting — until now — that details the breadth and depth of the degree to which the nation’s post-September 11, 2001 counter terrorism apparatus has been applied to politically engaged citizens exercising […]

Homeland “Security”> Why is DHS secretly watching your tweets?

Website for more information:  EPIC.org Uploaded by TheBigPictureRT on Jan 17, 2012 Ginger McCall, EPIC’s Open Government Program, joins Thom Hartmann. While Progressives may enjoy reading the Huffington Post – and Conservatives may enjoy reading the Drudge Report – the Department of Homeland Security apparently enjoys reading BOTH websites..as well as social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. […]

Breaking anger, from Oakland to Tottenham, by Jesse Strauss, Al Jazeera

Breaking anger, from Oakland to Tottenham California activists worry UK police will import heavily armed enforcement tactics that violate the right to dissent. Jesse Strauss Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 13:26  Al Jazeera Parallels between UK and California unrest worry activists that police will share ‘illegal and militaristic’ tactics to respond to urban unrest [Jesse Strauss/Al Jazeera] British […]