A police officer pepper-sprays protesters at an Olympia Port Militarization Resistance protest on November 10, 2007. (Jason Taellious)
28 Jan 2016

Legal, Grassroots Groups Support Lawsuit Against Alleged Military Spying On Activists

The suit alleges that the military violated the Posse Comitatus Act, & activists constitutional rights when it infiltrated a Washington state antiwar group.

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Undated photo from the International Committee of the Red Cross
08 Jan 2016

Kuwaiti Prisoner Released From Guantánamo Faces Lifetime Of Surveillance

Fayez al Kandari, a thirty-eight year-old Kuwaiti held in captivity at the Guantánamo military prison for nearly fourteen years, was released to Kuwait. He was the last Kuwaiti in detention, and the U.S. military’s Periodic Review Board cleared him for release in September of last year. As part of Kandari’s release,

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File: The roof of a mosque in Bristol, England. (Flickr / Nick)
26 Dec 2015

British Spies Offer Muslims Incentives for Snooping on Their Communities

British spy agency MI5 has offered Muslims prizes in exchange for spying on their communities.

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A close up of a hand operating a smartphone's touch screen. (Flickr / Japanexperterna.se)
22 Dec 2015

Beyond Government Spying, Corporate Surveillance Is A Fact Of Modern Life

“Sure, massive amounts of data are no longer being collected — by the NSA. Telecommunications corporations have taken over where the government left off.”

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Nicholas Merrill speaks at PopTech 2012 in Camden, Maine on October 20, 2012. (Flickr / Nicholas Merrill)
30 Nov 2015

Former ISP Owner Wins Battle to Discuss FBI Spy Tool After Court Lifts Gag Order

For the first time, a federal court lifted a National Security Letter gag order. Although they’ve been ruled unconstitutional by federal courts multiple times in the past, this important ruling makes it possible for the owner of a now-defunct non-profit internet service provider to openly talk about the FBI’s request

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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