Despite Prior Claims, FBI’s Own Records Show Agency Coordinated with Police & Spied on Occupy Movement

By: Wednesday January 21, 2015 6:52 pm

The FBI spied on Occupy Chicago. It also coordinated with police departments, helping other law enforcement agencies keep tabs on Occupy protesters, according to documents obtained by independent journalist Yana Kunichoff. The documents contradict a statement from the FBI in November 2011, where the agency declared, “Recent published blogs and news stories have reported the [...]

Excerpt from Ghosts of Tom Joad

By: Friday November 28, 2014 8:58 am

My current book, Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99 Percentis a complex novel telling the story of America from the end of World War II through the present day. You’ll travel through the economic boom years and the rise of a robust middle class, fueled by union wages and industrialization, peaking in [...]

Homeless Guy’s Sign, Four Blocks from Koch Brothers’ Apartment

By: Wednesday October 29, 2014 8:52 am

There’s a homeless man I see from time to time near where I live. He sometimes begs for money. Sometimes people give him food, sometimes he forages in the trash. There’s his sign, written on the lid of an old cooler. In America’s richest city, four blocks from where the Koch Brothers live, in a [...]

Activist Cecily McMillan Released from Prison, Reads Statement From Women of Rikers Island

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 1:55 pm

Cecily McMillan, a New York activist, who was sentenced to ninety days in prison for “felony assault of a police officer” after an incident at an Occupy Wall Street event, was released from prison. She delivered a statement to the press and took the opportunity to read a statement that she and the women of [...]

‘NATO 3′ Trial: Only Person to Talk About ‘Terrorizing’ Chicago Was an Undercover Cop

By: Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:52 am

An undercover Chicago police officer involved in targeting and arresting three young men on trial in the state of Illinois for terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges admitted on the witness stand that he was the only one to ever explicitly say anything about “terrorizing” the city during a NATO summit. Brian Jacob Church, Brent [...]

At Trial, Undercover Officer Shares Interpretation of Recorded Conversations with ‘NATO 3′

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 7:57 pm

An undercover Chicago police officer Mehmet Uygun took the witness stand and gave testimony in the trial of the “NATO 3.” His testimony came days after another undercover officer provided testimony for the jury. The “NATO 3″—Brian Jacob Church, Brent Betterly and Jared Chase—each face terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges. They traveled from Florida [...]

Kevin Gosztola Reports From The NATO 3 Trial, January 30

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 11:00 am

Follow Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) on Twitter for live updates from the courtroom of the “NATO 3″ trial in Chicago. Read more about the NATO 3.

‘NATO 3′ Trial: Prosecutors Present Facebook Messages With Little Evidence Related to Alleged Offenses

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 9:09 am

In the trial of the “NATO 3,” Illinois state prosecutors presented messages that had been sent by defendants in late April and May, before they were arrested in a police raid on May 16, 2012, days before a NATO summit was scheduled in Chicago. The messages are apparently important to prosecutors, however, it was unclear [...]

In the ‘NATO 3′ Trial, Prosecutors Deeply Troubled by Focus on Chicago Police Conduct

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 7:08 pm

Prosecutors from the state of Illinois are deeply bothered by defense attorneys’ focus on police conduct in the criminal investigation into the “NATO 3″ and the surveillance operation conducted prior to targeting the defendants. Illinois state prosecutors are arguing a case in which three young men, Brian Jacob Church, Jared Chase, and Brent Betterly, have [...]

Chicago Police Officer Testifies Sign Made by ‘NATO 3′ Could Be Used as Weapon Because of Screws

By: Monday January 27, 2014 5:29 pm

The “shield” is about three feet by three and a half feet in size and made out of recycled wood. It is painted red and has letters, which read, “Austerity Ain’t Gonna Happen.” The “A” in the word “ain’t” is an anarchist symbol. It looks more like a sign that might have been carried in [...]

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