Tag Archives: national security complex

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 […]

A Bradley Manning event with Birgitta Jonsdottir> Video of panel

A Bradley Manning event with Birgitta Jonsdottir A panel in New York City on April 5, 2013. Editor’s Note: Alexa O’Brien has provided primary independent coverage of the pre-trial hearing, as has Kevin Gosztola.  Bjrgjtta Jonsdottir is from Iceland and helped create WikiLeaks’ “Collateral Damage.”  An interesting panel that includes discussion of the corporate mainstream […]

Common Dreams> Fears Confirmed: Domestic Drones ‘Fly Regularly’ in US Airspace

Fears Confirmed: Domestic Drones ‘Fly Regularly’ in US Airspace Watchdog publishes new flight map, ‘takes surveillance to a whole new level’ Lauren McCauley, staff writer Published on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by Common Dreams The EFF released a new map that tracks the location of drone flights across the US. (Image: EFF)Digital watchdog the Electronic Frontier […]

Greenwald> FBI’s Abuse of the Surveillance State is the Real Scandal Needing Investigation

FBI’s Abuse of the Surveillance State is the Real Scandal Needing Investigation That the stars of America’s national security establishment are being devoured by out-of-control surveillance is a form of sweet justice by Glenn Greenwald  Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Guardian via Common Dreams The Petraeus scandal is receiving intense media scrutiny obviously due to its salacious aspects, […]

Glenn Greenwald> Petraeus Scandal is Reported with Compelled Veneration of All Things Military

Petraeus Scandal is Reported with Compelled Veneration of All Things Military The reverence for the former CIA Director is part of a wider religious-like worship of the national security state. by Glenn Greenwald  via CommonDreams.org Saturday, November 10, 2012 by the Guardian/UK A prime rule of US political culture is that nothing rivets, animates or delights the […]

Challenging Dronotopia> A report of the 2012 Know Drones Tour

CHALLENGING DRONOTOPIA A report of the 2012 Know Drones Tour to Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia and suggestions for further action. By Nick Mottern October 20, 2012 http://www.knowdrones.com 2 Introduction This is a report about an educational expedition on US drone warfare and drone surveillance that George Guerci and I undertook into parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania […]

Michael Greenberg> The Problem of the New York Police

The Problem of the New York Police Michael Greenberg  OCTOBER 25, 2012 New York Review of Books New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, District Attorney Cyrus Vance, and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at a press conference announcing the arrest of Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh on terrorism charges, May 12, 2011. (Mary Altaffer/AP Images) Over the […]

The School of the Americas: Class over?

Campaigners continue to risk jail trying to close one of the most notorious US institutions that sowed regional strife. Share this video. Mobilize your community for the November Vigil (Nov. 16-18, 2012) at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia. Inside Story Submitted by David Culver October 6, 2012 | Inside Story features human rights activists […]

Tomgram: John Feffer, The Dumbing Down of American Foreign Policy

Tomgram: John Feffer, The Dumbing Down of American Foreign Policy Posted by John Feffer  September 6, 2012  TomDispatch.com Think back to the election of 2008. Do you remember how one candidate had it easy?  He had eight years of abject failure to run against.  Eight years that included the launching of two dismal wars, the creation of […]

Truthout> When Did Dissent Become a Crime? America’s Police State on Steroids at the Conventions

When Did Dissent Become a Crime? America’s Police State on Steroids at the Conventions Thus, the decision to give protests some breathing room in Tampa and Charlotte is notable because of past convention experiences, as well as the police attacks on Occupy camps in the last year. That may explain the absence of outright police […]

Video> Thom Hartmann> Here’s why we should not have a standing army in times of peace

Published on Aug 27, 2012 by thomhartmann Thom Hartmann shares a prime example of why we should not have a standing army in times of peace in the US.

FBI Sharing Facial Recognition Software With Police Departments Across America

FBI Sharing Facial Recognition Software With Police Departments Across America By Madison Ruppert  theintelhub.com  August 25, 2012 It is no secret that facial recognition technology is on the rise with amazing leaps forward in efficiency, nor is it a secret that the federal government maintains a centralized biometric database. This program is so massive and coordinated that even governors have been overridden in […]

Poster> Secret Laws, Secret Courts, Secret Surveillance, Secret Prisons, Secret Killing

Fazaga v. FBI: Eroding democracy, in two dimensions at once

Fazaga v. FBI: Eroding democracy, in two dimensions at once “Over the past decade, federal judges have turned a blind eye to corporate complicity in human rights abuses, the National Security Agency’s dragnet warrantless wiretapping scheme that captures and records essentially all email exchanges and phone calls even absent any individual suspicion, and now the FBI’s resurrection of COINTELPRO tactics […]

NDAA on trial: White House refuses to abide with ban against indefinite detention of Americans

NDAA on trial: White House refuses to abide with ban against indefinite detention of Americans Published: 10 August, 2012, 20:44    RT  Barack Obama (AFP Photo / Jim Watson) Not only is the White House fighting in court for the power to jail Americans indefinitely without trial, but the Obama administration is refusing to tell a […]

Tom Engelhardt> The National Security Complex and You> That Makes No Sense! Your Security’s a Joke (and You’re the Butt of It)

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The National Security Complex and You That Makes No Sense! Your Security’s a Joke (and You’re the Butt of It)  By Tom Engelhardt Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 9:00am, July 19, 2012. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. When my daughter was little and I read to her regularly, one illustrated book was a favorite of ours.  In a series of scenes, […]

Arun Gupta> Has the FBI Launched a War of Entrapment Against the Occupy Movement?

Has the FBI Launched a War of Entrapment Against the Occupy Movement? Is the government unleashing the same methods of entrapment against OWS that it has used against left movements and Muslim-Americans? By Arun Gupta     May 24, 2012  |    AlterNet  Photo Credit: Shutterstock With the high-profile arrest of activists on terrorism charges in Cleveland on […]

Glenn Greenwald> Surveillance State democracy

Surveillance State democracy As the FBI seeks full access to all forms of Internet communication, it is not voters who need to be convinced. BY GLENN GREENWALD    SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 06:37 AM CDT     salon.com President Barack Obama at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., on, Friday.(Credit: AP) CNET‘s excellent technology reporter, Declan McCullagh, reports on ongoing […]

David Sirota> Property Rights in the Cloud

As the Los Angeles Times reported, Google’s announcement of its “Google Drive” came with the promise that users will “retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content.” Property Rights in the Cloud by David Sirota      5 May 2012      Nation of Change When you hear the phrase “property […]

John Pilger> You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going To Do About It?

You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going To Do About It? By John Pilger    April 26, 2012    opednews.com You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished. Turn on your computer and the US Department of Homeland […]