The Pentagon Wants More Control Over The News. What Could Go Wrong?

By Matt Taibbi, Readersupportednews.org -

One of the Pentagon’s most secretive agencies, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is developing “custom software that can unearth fakes hidden among more than 500,000 stories, [...]

Dissent Is Being Criminalized Right Under Our Noses

By Mike Siegel, Truthdig.com -

Many of us are deeply concerned about the recent wave of mass shootings and hate crimes that have taken place across the United States. As the Department of Justice reported, in 2018 alone there [...]

AG Barr: “We Must Have Zero Tolerance For Resisting Police.”

By Thomas Neuburger, Downwithtyranny.blogspot.com -

I've been meaning to write for a while about the many scattered reports of the coming increased domestic surveillance and clampdown in the U.S. — a clampdown that stretches from private companies [...]

French National Assembly Passes Police State “Anti-Riot” Law Targeting Protests

The French National Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Monday to approve President Emmanuel Macron’s “anti-riot” law, undermining the right to protest and further expanding police powers.The law [...]

Louisiana Sheriff Who Criticized Pipeline Opponents Is Ordered To Release Records On Standing Rock Visit

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

On December 27, a state* appeals court ordered a Louisiana’s sheriff’s department and its sheriff to release information about its officers’ trip to North Dakota during the heated protests [...]

Paris Protests: Police Fire Tear Gas And Water Canons At Demonstrators

By Rachel McGrath, Huffingtonpost.co.uk -

Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as thousands gathered in the capital and staged road blockades across France to vent anger against rising [...]

Courage To Resist: Troops Ordered Deployed To Border

By Staff, Couragetoresist.org -

Military brass suggested that these camps would not violate the constitutional prohibition against using the military to police and enforce domestic immigration law, based on the fact that the [...]

The DEA And ICE Are Hiding Surveillance Cameras In Streetlights

By Justin Rohrlich and Dave Gershgorn, Qz.com -

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden an undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights around the country, [...]

War On Dissent: Shrinking Space For Protest In The UK

By Kevin Blowe, Roarmag.org -

The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) campaigns against police surveillance and the regular smearing of activists and groups as “domestic extremists.” Writing in 2016, Netpol observed that [...]

Increased Restrictions On Protest Won’t Keep Communities Safer

By Shane Burley, Wagingnonviolence.org -

On Oct. 15, the Portland Police Bureau held a press conference to announce a new ordinance that would expand police power to limit protest activity. The proposal comes after two years of [...]

Increased Restrictions On Protest Won’t Keep Communities Safer

By Shane Burley, Wagingnonviolence.org -

On Oct. 15, the Portland Police Bureau held a press conference to announce a new ordinance that would expand police power to limit protest activity. The proposal comes after two years of [...]

Austin Police Cadets Expose Training To View Public As Cockroaches

By Staff, Thedailysheeple.com -

Several cadets have quit and exposed the Austin police department in Texas for training cops to think of the public as cockroaches they are at war with.  Rather than training cops to protect and [...]

Police Unleash ‘Brutal Attacks’ On Austerity Protesters In Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

Police in Puerto Rico deployed tear gas and fired rubber bullets to shut down May Day protests as thousands of people took to the streets of the U.S. territory, which is still battling the [...]

Google’s Delisting And Censorship Of Information

By Julian Vigo, Counterpunch.org -

In early January, numerous websites discovered that they were suddenly removed from the directory of Google News, a process known as “delisting,” with no feedback from Google. Some hypothesized [...]

The Assault On Environmental Protest

By Maggie Ellinger-Locke and Vera Eidelman, Thehill.com -

More than 50 state bills that would criminalize protest, deter political participation, and curtail freedom of association have been introduced across the country in the past two years. These [...]

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