Former Church Committee Investigator to Testify at Trial Against US Military Spying on Activists

By: Monday January 13, 2014 5:03 pm

A former Church Committee investigator, former Army intelligence officer and a professor of constitutional law has agreed to be an expert witness in a lawsuit challenging domestic military spying against antiwar activists. From 2006 to 2009, a group called the Port Militarization Resistance (PMR) in Olympia and Tacoma, Washington, organized demonstrations against the “use of [...]

Boston Fusion Center, Police Spied on Peace Groups & Local Leaders Like Howard Zinn

By: Thursday October 18, 2012 10:33 am

Documents and surveillance video obtained by the Massachusetts chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) show the Boston Police Department (BPD) and the city’s Homeland Security fusion center, the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), have been spying on peace groups and local leaders. The documents show law enforcement [...]

Interview:’s Will Potter on Transformation of Dissent into a Domestic Terrorism Threat

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 1:00 pm

A report from the Congressional Research Service was recently released and it looked at how law enforcement had been cracking down on animal rights and environmental activists. It highlighted how the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is used against activists. Will Potter of covered the report in a post on October 2. The report, as [...]

The Risks Homeland Security Fusion Centers Pose to Americans’ Civil Liberties

By: Friday October 5, 2012 4:26 pm

A scathing report released days ago by a Senate subcommittee concluded Department of Homeland Security fusion centers at the state and local level had not “produced useful intelligence to support federal counterterrorism efforts.” It also found “DHS-assigned detailees” have “forwarded ‘intelligence’ of uneven quality—oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, sometimes endangering citizens’ civil liberties and Privacy Act [...]

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