Report On Leak Investigation By CBP Reveals Unrestricted Surveillance Powers
According to an investigation by Yahoo News, a little-known division of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was found to regularly snoop on journalists, nonprofit workers, and even members of Congress using CBP’s vast arsenal of surveillance tools. Moreover, … Read more »
Internal FBI Documents Conflate Peaceful, Majority-Black Social Movements with Terrorism
A new report from Foreign Policy reveals that the FBI has begun characterizing police accountability and racial equality movements which are primarily comprised of African-Americans as “black identity extremists” or “BIEs” in their internal reports. According to these documents, FBI … Read more »
Trump to Impose Military Tribunals on Accused Americans?
Republic presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s fear-mongering campaign continued its wanton disregard for the Constitution when he suggested he might bypass the civilian judicial system and try Americans accused of terrorism in military tribunals at Guantánamo Bay.
The Washington Post… Read more »
Independence Day Is Around The Corner: Time To Serve Up More Anti-Islamic Fearmongering
Since 9/11, dismantling of civil liberties has been rationalized via terrorist threats. Kevin Gosztola reports on this year’s paranoid warnings that lack any real credibility here.… Read more »
NSA’s Mass Phone Surveillance Ruled Illegal
We already knew the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program to collect telephone metadata was unconstitutional. Now we know it’s illegal too.
Last week, a panel of three judges from the US Court of Appeals second circuit overturned a prior ruling … Read more »