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Forum Post: old news worth repeating - obama cracks down on occupy

Posted 6 years ago on Dec. 8, 2014, 11:47 a.m. EST by flip (7101)
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FOIA Revelations Show Administration Role In Occupy Crackdown

by joe shikspack

DHS documents were released to Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) that despite extensive redactions reveal a greater administration role than previously known in the crackdown on the Occupy movement.

The release is described on the PCJF website:

Homeland Security Documents Show Massive Nationwide Monitoring of Occupy Movement Documents just obtained by the PCJF from its FOIA request show massive nationwide monitoring, surveillance and information sharing between the Department of Homeland Security and local authorities in response to Occupy. The PCJF, also on behalf of author/filmmaker Michael Moore and the National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee, has made a series of FOIA demands regarding law enforcement involvement in the Occupy Crackdown. ...

This set of released materials reveals intense involvement by the DHS' National Operations Center (NOC) in these activities. The DHS describes the NOC as, "the primary national-level hub for domestic situational awareness, common operational picture, information fusion, information sharing, communications, and coordination pertaining to the prevention of terrorist attacks and domestic incident management. The NOC is the primary conduit for the White House Situation Room and DHS Leadership for domestic situational awareness and facilitates information sharing and operational coordination with other federal, state, local, tribal, non-governmental operation centers and the private sector."



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[-] 2 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 6 years ago

I don't care how closely they monitor this group or any other just as long as our rights to free speech and peaceful protest remain intact.

[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 6 years ago

and you think they remain intact - don't you follow the news these last few years??

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 6 years ago

who does?

it's just a string of excuses

[-] 0 points by flip (7101) 6 years ago

smc thinks that our right to free speech and peaceful protest remains intact - i don't quite see it that way. we could take the destruction of occupy or many other instances down through the years as evidence that they do not like the "bewildered herd"

[-] -2 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 6 years ago

Hmmm. I better check on that right to free speech (or type in this case) just to be sure.


Yup. Still intact.

[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 6 years ago

Silly rabbit. Do you not really understand what free speech means??

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 6 years ago

Sure they are. The ongoing attempt to sell out net neutrality is the only real threat.

[-] 1 points by conservatroll (187) 6 years ago

The good news is that Occupy is enjoying a resurgence now that it has co-opted #Blacklivesmatter. We KNOW the Doj won't be cracking down on that!

Haven't been here for months and am surprised there are no threads about all the protests, or even Cuba.

[-] 3 points by johannus (386) from Newburgh, NY 6 years ago

"Occupy"...."co-opt..[ing?]"...NO!...'Coalescing'....as in past struggles, YES!

We have the same common denominator.

[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 6 years ago

well ebola was big here for a while. and the usual democratic trolls working their magic. pretty boring for me anyway. not many interesting open minds lurking around here. imo

[-] 3 points by conservatroll (187) 6 years ago

Is shoes gone? The few threads I've read would indicate that the discourse here has become more civil. I liked the "polite" (no name calling nonsense) of the "equality" thread.

[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 6 years ago

yea he was banned - big coup a few months ago - i am not the one to ask about what happened

[-] 0 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 6 years ago

"stop and frisk" protests ran parallel to occupy when it was in the park