Democracy is premised on the notion that the government operates with the consent of the people, and its authority derives from the people, and its operations serve the people as the people democratically define their interests. Today, government targets the people as 'adversaries.' -- Carl Messineo interviewed on 'A Deeper Look' (KBOO radio)
We recognize and the people across the US recognize that Edward Snowden is an American hero and a hero to democracy worldwide.
Demonstrators marched on Capitol Hill protesting NSA surveillance while U.S. intelligence officials are bracing for yet more Snowden disclosures. Michael Isikoff reports.
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard discusses the newly revealed NSA surveillance program, how it ties into other domestic spying projects, and what the PCJF is doing in response.
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard discusses documents newly obtained by the PCJF on the extent of DHS spying on Occupy Wall Street and other protest activities.
Upon the news that a judicial ruling on their lawsuit is expected by the end of the month, Annie Tummino and National Women's Liberation held a speak out in front of Health and Human Services in New York City. (Video source: Ustream / StopMotionSolo)
In this comprehensive interview Mara Verheyden-Hilliard provides a broad perspective explaining how the FBI and other police agencies collaboration with Wall Street against the Occupy Movement is part of an historic tug-of-war between grassroots movements' for change and the institutions of power and privilege. She also explains how government documents obtained by the PCJF show in detail that when the people of the United States rose up against the economic suffering caused by the biggest banks and corporations the FBI and other law enforcement agencies functioned as partners with the same banks and corporate entities in opposition to the Occupy movement and the labor movement and others fighting for justice.
PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard joins Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez to discuss the FBI documents just obtained by the PCJF via FOIA demands revealing that the FBI treated the Occupy movement from its inception as a potential criminal and terrorist threat even though the agency acknowledges in documents that organizers explicitly called for peaceful protest and did not condone the use of violence at occupy protests.
Carl Messineo, Legal Director of the PCJF, debates the expansion of state surveillance on Richard French Live, alongside Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild; Jethro Eisenstein, Attorney; and Clark Pena, spokesman of Security USA.
Carl Messineo, Legal Director of the PCJF, debates the expansion of state surveillance on "Richard French Live," alongside Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild; Jethro Eisenstein, Attorney; and Clark Pena, spokesman of Security USA.