What if the executive branch's authorities were defined not by legislation nor the Constitution, but by opaque and loosely interpreted Executive Orders, the application of which were deemed "confidential?"
The statement issued today by the Justice Department and Director of National Intelligence in response to Glenn Greenwald's just-released story in The Intercept about NSA and FBI spying is disingenuous.
The legislation passed by the House shows that progress is possible. But it is not enough. We have to keep organizing, fighting and encouraging others to join this effort.
Reset the Net is a global movement to take our privacy back and secure the Internet to defend against mass government surveillance.
The documents reveal that Fusion Centers and their personnel even conflate their anti-terrorism mission with a need for intelligence gathering on a possible consumer boycott during the holiday season.
The documents reveal that the police chiefs of major U.S. cities created an “Emerging Issues” Subcommittee and that “The first issue the committee is working is the Occupy Movement.”
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-funded Fusion Centers used their vast anti-terrorism and anti-crime authority and funding to conduct a sprawling, nationwide and hour-by-hour surveillance effort that targeted even the smallest activity of peaceful protestors in the Occupy Movement.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of former CIA analyst Ray McGovern challenging his brutal arrest at a speech by Hillary Clinton, and his subsequent placement on a State Dept. watch list.
On Tuesday, 'The Day We Fight Back,' people all across the country sent letters to and called Congress demanding an end to the mass surveillance system.
February 11 is 'The Day We Fight Back,' a day of nationally coordinated action against dragnet surveillance that promises to be the largest in history. A broad range of civil liberties organizations are participating.