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Partnership for Civil Justice Fund - FBI Documents Reveal Secret Nationwide Occupy Monitoring

Partnership for Civil Justice Fund - FBI Documents Reveal Secret Nationwide Occupy Monitoring | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) pursuant to the PCJF’s Freedom of Information Act demands reveal that from its inception, the FBI treated the Occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat even though the agency acknowledges in documents that organizers explicitly called for peaceful protest and did “not condone the use of violence” at occupy protests.

The PCJF has obtained heavily redacted documents showing that FBI offices and agents around the country were in high gear conducting surveillance against the movement even as early as August 2011, a month prior to the establishment of the OWS encampment in Zuccotti Park and other Occupy actions around the country. 

“This production, which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing with the Occupy movement,” stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF).  “These documents show that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are treating protests against the corporate and banking structure of America as potential criminal and terrorist activity.  These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of Wall Street and Corporate America.”

“The documents are heavily redacted, and it is clear from the production that the FBI is withholding far more material. We are filing an appeal challenging this response and demanding full disclosure to the public of the records of this operation,” stated Heather Benno, staff attorney with the PCJF. ...

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WeAreMany.org

WeAreMany.org | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

In the eyes of the U.S. justice system, if you kill a Black teenager, you're innocent until proven guilty. But if you are a Black teenager, you're already guilty when you get up in the morning. These are two faces of the U.S. criminal justice system, where the priority is anything but justice and where racism infects every inch of it - what Michelle Alexander has rightly called The New Jim Crow. Anger at this system is brewing in cities across the country. At the forefront of this growing movement are the families of the victims of police murder who are bravely taking a stand for justice and fighting for a world where these atrocities are a thing of the past. ....

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How the Corporate Right Hijacked America's Courts to Enrich the Top 1 Percent

How the Corporate Right Hijacked America's Courts to Enrich the Top 1 Percent | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
America's political-economy is caught in a vicious cycle, with concentrated wealth at the top leading to outsized political power.
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How fortunate are You?

How fortunate are You? | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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Occupy movement , anti-war movement, green movement......How about The Social Justice Movement?

The real terrorist was me US Soldier - A soldier speaks -out against injustice,  the injustice of war, the injustice of government, and the injustice of economies.  

 

[If the social justice movements weren't factionalized, How much greater would their political force be Unified?!]

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The ‘American Dream’ Is a Myth: Joseph Stiglitz on ‘The Price of Inequality’

The ‘American Dream’ Is a Myth: Joseph Stiglitz on ‘The Price of Inequality’ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

....In his latest book, The Price of Inequality, Columbia Professor and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz examines the causes of income inequality and offers some remedies. In between, he reaches some startling conclusions, including that America is "no longer the land of opportunity" and "the 'American dream' is a myth."
While we all know stories of people who've moved up the social stratosphere, Stiglitz says the statistics tell a very different story. In the last 30 years the share of national income held by the top 1% of Americans has doubled; for to the top 0.1%, their share has tripled, he reports. Meanwhile, median incomes for American workers have stagnated.
Even more than income inequality, "America has the least equality of opportunity of any of the advanced industrial economies," Stiglitz says. In short, the status you're born into — whether rich or poor — is more likely to be the status of your adult life in America vs. any other advanced economy, including 'Old Europe'. ....

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‘We are in Third World War - an economic war. And the weapon is debt’

‘We are in Third World War - an economic war. And the weapon is debt’ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Occupy Wall Street movement staged a day of protests in the US on May Day. Meanwhile RT spoke to an Occupy London activist who said the group is only gaining momentum as more people understand they are being robbed by their governments.

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A Nightmare on Wall Street...

Watch and share this video presented by the National Nurses United promoting a financial transaction tax on Wall Street trading to help restore the economy. ...
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