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.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's report, calling for an end to bulk surveillance collection, confirms that the Pentagon's NSA mass surveillance program, and President Obama's fundamental endorsement of it, does not have a constitutional leg to stand on.
Rather than dismantling the NSA’s unconstitutional mass surveillance programs, or even substantially restraining them, President Obama today has issued his endorsement of them.
The world now recognizes the righteousness of those who used unconventional methods to reveal the extensive criminal activities of the FBI. It is only a matter of time before the same is true of Snowden and the NSA.
Join us and thousands of others by sending an email right now to President Obama and Attorney General Holder demanding that they pardon or drop the charges against whistle-blower Edward Snowden.