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. Personnel engaged in this activity at fusion centers include employees of municipal, county and federal counter terrorism/homeland security entities. Such entities include local police departments, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (including U.S. DHS components such as the Transportation Security Administration).
Via RTAmerica: “On Wednesday, Army Private First Class Bradley Manning was in Fort Meade, MD where his pre-trial hearings continued. Manning’s court-martial was originally scheduled to begin in March, but now justice for PFC Manning will have to wait longer. A military judge has pushed back the start date to June 3, at which point he will have been held for longer than three years without a trial. RT’s Justine Underhill has more.”
So far, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ideology-inspired of project of social and political engineering expresses itself most eloquently in three ways: the Conservatives’ egregious assault on civil liberties; the metamorphosis of Canada into a petro-state; and militarization of both Canadian society and our foreign policy. We’re yet to acknowledge how this project oppresses the “other” while empowering utopian idealists who believe that the eradication of minorities will cleanse their world of some perceived contamination.