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FBI won't say how it flies drones above the US, probably because people would be horrified if we knew

The FBI has been flying surveillance drones above US airspace for nearly a decade, but the public still has very ... already posted in full online . "Reckless use of drones by the FBI could threaten the constitutional right to privacy of every ... cell phone sniffers (so-called 'Stingrays') and drones. After all, most people are not going to stop using cell phones, even if ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 07/28/2014 - 12:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Slavery, institutional racism, and the development of state surveillance as a response to resistance

... databases and nearly ubiquitous surveillance cameras and drones make our resistance to the systems of government control appear next to ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 07/29/2014 - 13:54 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

US military quintuples assistance to Mexico for bloody drug war

... to use modern intelligence methods, such as surveillance drones, to target kingpins. It is learning many of the techniques from ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 07/16/2014 - 14:34 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Thousands of Massachusetts residents call on legislature to tell cops: Get a warrant!

This week, the ACLU of Massachusetts delivered over 3,000 petition signatures to the President of the State Senate, Therese Murray, calling on her to move privacy legislation currently before the Joint Committee on Ways and Means. Our petitio ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 07/15/2014 - 16:15 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

What you need to know about this week's big civil liberties items

What a week for civil liberties! First, the good news. On Monday, the Obama administration finally released a redacted version of the kill memo authorizing extrajudicial strikes on American citizen Anwar al Awlaki. The ACLU and the New ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 06/26/2014 - 11:16 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Our Homes Are Not Battlefields: Reversing the Militarization & Federalization of Local Police in Massachusetts

Photo: Gabe Camacho The United States is not a battlefield, and our homes and communities should not be targets for military raids. But throughout Massachusetts today, forces composed of members of our public police departments increa ...

Page - sosadmin - 06/24/2014 - 09:26 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Redacted kill memo reveals shocking abuse of power, raises more questions

Please note that by playing this clip YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. Clean your cookies! Yesterday the Department of Justice released a redacted version of the legal memo authorizing the extra ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 06/24/2014 - 13:14 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Facing massive strikes, mining corporations may soon use weaponized drones to control workers

... Wolf has its way, they may be firing these weapons from drones. ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 06/09/2014 - 13:52 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The CIA thinks it's funny, but secrecy about the state's power to kill is no laughing matter

... as "crowd killings", in which the CIA fires drones at groups of people and calls anyone of “military age” ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 06/07/2014 - 00:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

It's not just drones: FBI used single engine plane to monitor Tsarnaev associate in April 2013

Please note that by playing this clip YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. Last week the FBI arrested 23 year-old Khairullozhon Matanov, charging him with lying to federal agents and deleting inform ...

Blog entry - sosadmin - 06/02/2014 - 12:53 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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