Forum Post: Dissent or Terror: How the Nation's 'Counter Terrorism' Apparatus, in Partnership with Corporate America, Turned on OWS
Posted 11 months ago on May 28, 2013, 9:07 p.m. EST by quantumystic
from Memphis, TN
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Those who think that it is possible to reform this government with the politicians and political parties we have now from the inside are either completely fucking stupid, completely fucking naive, or bat shit fucking crazy. This is a planned economic implosion. The second wave is on the horizon. Occupy wall st. in the grand scheme of protests is nothing absolutely a blip as far as movements go and they went apeshit to stop it just imagine what they will do when the people get mad or start to panic??? We need to organize NOW it will be too late later.
- by Beau Hodai, CMD/DBA On May 20, 2013, DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy released the results of a year-long investigation: "Dissent or Terror: How the Nation's Counter Terrorism Apparatus, In Partnership With Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street.” The report, a distillation of thousands of pages of records obtained from counter terrorism/law enforcement agencies, details how state/regional "fusion center" personnel monitored the Occupy Wall Street movement over the course of 2011 and 2012. The report also examines how fusion centers and other counter terrorism entities that have emerged since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have worked to benefit numerous corporations engaged in public-private intelligence sharing partnerships. While the report examines many instances of fusion center monitoring of Occupy activists nationwide, the bulk of the report details how counter terrorism personnel engaged in the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC, commonly known as the "Arizona fusion center") monitored and otherwise surveilled citizens active in Occupy Phoenix, and how this surveillance benefited a number of corporations and banks that were subjects of Occupy Phoenix protest activity. While small glimpses into the governmental monitoring of the Occupy Wall Street movement have emerged in the past, there has not been any reporting -- until now -- that details the breadth and depth with which the nation's post-September 11, 2001 counter terrorism apparatus has been applied to politically engaged citizens exercising their Constitutionally-protected First Amendment rights.
read the complete report pdf here: http://www.prwatch.org/files/Dissent%20or%20Terror%20FINAL_0.pdf