A man raises his fist in solidarity among a protest outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California on October 4, 2012. Wal-Mart workers at the  Pico Rivera store became the first in the country to go on strike, but activists say the corporation retaliated by closing the store and others "for repairs." (Flickr / UFCW International / Aurelio Jose Barrera)
27 Nov 2015

Black Friday: Walmart Spies On Workers As Fight For 15 Continues

Today is Black Friday and retail giant Walmart is again dealing with a series of protests and worker strikes over the company’s unwillingness to provide its workers a living wage and benefits. This year the protests are paralleled by a week long drive to get Walmart workers food for the

Hamid Khan appeared on The Laura Flanders Show. (Screenshot)
20 Nov 2015

Hamid Khan: The Surveillance-Industrial Complex In Everyday Life (VIDEO)

When Los Angeles recently pledged to spend more on homelessness, did you think that meant spending more on police? With Laura Flanders and Hamid Khan.

Brooklyn College entry gate (Photo by Ɱ)
08 Nov 2015

Podcast: NYPD Infiltration of Brooklyn College Suggests Surveillance of Muslims Continues

The New York Police Department deployed an undercover officer named “Mel,” who “converted” to Islam and infiltrated Brooklyn College, according to a report published in the Gothamist. As reported, three Brooklyn College graduates shared how “Mel” had developed relationships with them. She was present “during some of the most private

Edward Snowden in a scene from the documentary "Citizen Four." (Citizen Four)
07 Nov 2015

Edward Snowden Just Slammed UK Mass Surveillance

Edward Snowden has a problem with the UK’s push for mass surveillance, and he’s taken to Twitter to air his grievances.

A gavel sits near a striker and a pile of law books in a court room. (Flickr / Joe Gratz)
04 Nov 2015

Appeals Court Reverses Decision To Suppress Evidence In NCIS Spying Case

An appeals court overturned a decision to suppress evidence revealed by a NCIS agent during dragnet surveillance of file-sharing users in Washington state.

A pair of silhouetted figures stand near a computer monitor in a darkened office. (U.S. national security agency pamphplet against insider threats)
03 Nov 2015

House Passes DHS ‘Insider Threat’ Program Bill That Could Impact Whistleblowers

The U.S. House approved a bill, sponsored by Rep. Peter King, which would give DHS unprecedented surveillance powers to monitor potential whistleblowers.

The Facebook login screen. (Flickr / Spencer E Holtaway)
26 Oct 2015

Facebook Secretly Lobbying To Pass CISA

Though Facebook claims publicly to oppose the privacy invading bill, the massive social networking site is working behind the scenes to get CISA passed.

NYPD surveillance cameras (Wyliepoon on Flickr)
14 Oct 2015

Appeals Court Opposes Religious Profiling, Reinstates Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying

A federal court reinstated a lawsuit brought by American Muslims claiming the NYPD violated their constitutional rights by profiling and spying on them.

Screenshot of Juice Rap News' The Internet, featuring Julian Assange (right). (Screenshot)
28 Sep 2015

If The Internet Could Rap … (Juice Rap News)

How is the Internet doing? What would the Internet say if it could speak … or rap? Juice Rap News takes a look at the State of the Internet in their latest video.

Screen capture from the Snowden Treaty website.
24 Sep 2015

‘Snowden Treaty’: Global Campaign to Promote Privacy, Protect Whistleblowers

Journalists and activists will present an international treaty they want countries to sign to promote privacy and protect whistleblowers.