Government Surveillance of Occupy Movement Special Report by Center for Media and Democracy and DBA Press by Beau Hodai, CMD/DBA On May 20, 2013, DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy released the results of a year-long investigation: “Dissent or Terror: How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, In Partnership With Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street.” The report, a distillation of thousands of pages of records obtained from counter terrorism/law enforcement agencies, details how state/regional “fusion center” personnel monitored the Occupy Wall Street movement over the course of 2011 and 2012. The report also examines how fusion centers and other counter terrorism entities that have emerged since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have worked to benefit numerous corporations engaged in public-private intelligence sharing partnerships
Are you frustrated by the ongoing assault on your liberties? Here’s an online opportunity to connect the dots and encourage greater respect for constitutional values by your state and federal representatives. After the infamous PATRIOT Act came FISA and the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping scheme, the FBI’s infiltration of mosques alongside broader FBI raids on and surveillance of peace activists , the 2012 NDAA and its provisions that could import the lawless detention practices at Guantanamo Bay into the US, the extrajudicial assassination of US citizens abroad through drone strikes, and most recently, the FBI assaulting the press and the IRS discriminating against organizations, like BORDC, that promote constitutionalism
Dissent or Terror: New Report Details How Counter Terrorism Apparatus Was … PR Watch How law enforcement agencies active in the Arizona fusion center dispatched an undercover officer to infiltrate activist groups organizing both protests of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the launch of Occupy Phoenix and how the … and more »
My Occupy book release party/March Against Monsanto after-party May 25 th , 7pm. Top level of Denver Art Society. Come celebrate the release of My Occupy: An Account of One Person’s Adventures in the Occupy Movement by Christopher Mandel. All proceeds will go to the Denver Art Society, which has supported Denver area artists and activists graciously and has already made a real difference for a lot of people in its short existence. Thank you DAS! Organic, Non-GMO food will be provided by Food Not Bombs, and there’ll also be drinks available.
Despite claims that we live in a post-racial era, racism and classism continue to permeate US society, including in the governmental and advocacy organizations that are supposed to prevent discrimination and abuse. Racism is well documented in the criminal (in)justice system, and since the Occupy movement arose, inequality in incomes and wealth are more frequently discussed. But little attention has been given to racism and classism in the environmental movement and in agricultural policy, where their effects create intolerable injustices.