Press Coverage

Source: Project Censored

FBI Dismisses Murder Plot against Occupy Leaders as NSA and Big Business Cracks Down on Dissent

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Months later, Dave Lindorff reported for WhoWhatWhy, a document obtained in December 2012 from the Houston FBI office shows that the agency was aware of a plot to assassinate Occupy movement leaders—and did nothing about it. more >>
Source: The Hill

Activists decry plans to restrict access around White House

Civil liberties advocates are sounding the alarm amid reports that federal authorities may impose new restrictions to public access around the White House in response to a security lapse last week that allowed a fence jumper to walk through the front door of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. more >>
Source: Bloomberg News

Secret Service Erects Extra Barrier to Buffer White House

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, a Washington-based civil liberties legal group, called proposals to further restrict the area around the White House, frequently the site of protests, “an outrageous assault on free speech.” more >>
Source: Huffington Post

Outside Chiefs Called To Help Ferguson Police 'Make Better Decisions'

one of the officials recruited to consult on Ferguson, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who currently serves as president of both the Police Executive Research Forum and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, is known less for healing communities than for kicking up costly lawsuits over allegations of excessive force and false arrest against demonstrators and bystanders. more >>
Source: Huffington Post

Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrest Lawsuit Can Proceed, Appeals Court Rules

Hundreds of people arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge in the early days of the Occupy Wall Street protests can proceed with their lawsuit against the police, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. more >>
Source: Florida Weekly

Tories and troublemakers

Many were arrested, even though they protested peacefully on public streets and in public parks all over the country. more >>
Source: Common Dreams

Revealed: Gov't Used Fusion Centers to Spy on Occupy

New report exposes US government's treatment of social movements as 'criminal or terrorist enterprises'
U.S. government Fusion Centers, which operate as ill-defined "counter-terrorism" intelligence gathering and sharing centers, conducted spy operations against Occupy protesters involving police, the Pentagon, the FBI, military employees, and business people. more >>
Source: New York Times

Officials Cast Wide Net in Monitoring Occupy Protests

The documents show that people connected to the centers shared information about individual activists or supporters, and kept track of those who speculated in social media postings that the centers had been involved when police departments used force to clear Occupy camps. more >>
Source: McClatchy

No one is sure how public advocate at spy court would work

Serious questions shadow President Barack Obama’s proposal to add a public advocate to the secret court that oversees surveillance programs. more >>
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