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Dissent or Terror: New Report Details How Counter Terrorism Apparatus Was Used to Monitor Occupy Movement Nationwide

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By: Center for Media and Democracy | Press Release:  MADISON, WI – May 20 – DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy today released the results of a year-long investigation: “Dissent or Terror: How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, In Partnership With Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street.” The report, a distillation of thousands… Read More

FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent

  The FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent. Only one month into the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in 2011, plans were formulated to identify key figures in the movement and execute them with a coordinated assault using sniper rifles, documents reveal. MORE The Canadian Progressive recommends: FBI “plot to identify and assassinate… Read More

FBI “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”?

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The FBI hatched a “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”? It’d seem so, according to the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and civil liberties activists.  By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Jan. 7, 2013: Information obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the FBI: a) “collaborated with other… Read More

Occupied Ottawa to celebrate one year anniversary

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by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Oct 15, 2012: Occupied Ottawa (formerly Occupy Ottawa) activists return to Confederation Park on Monday to celebrate the movement’s one year anniversary with art, performance, music, speeches and educational workshops. Occupied Ottawa, a part of the global grassroots Occupy movement against economic disparity and social injustice, “occupied” the park from October 15, 2011,… Read More

NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters, says report

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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  I spend the last five hours digesting the contents of the report on the first systematic look the NYPD’s response to Occupy Wall Street protests. The report is the product of an eight-month investigation undertaken by law clinics at Fordham, Harvard, NYU and Stanford. Titled “Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in… Read More

Duly Quoted: Chris Hedges On Occupy Wall Street And “The Canadian Prime Minister”

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This is a quote from a popular article on Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama and the corrupting influence of corporate power, by award-winning journalist & activist, Chris Hedges. In the article, Hedges asks the same questions Canadian progressives now ask themselves everyday: What happened to Canada? “Global financiers are the new colonizers. They… Read More

On Wednesday in Ottawa, Occupy This!


I just received an invite from an activist friend to attend the Ottawa launch of Judy Rebick new book on the Occupy movement and solidarity-building, Occupy This! The book excites the activist in me already, even before I’ve read it. Excites me because of… the author. Rebick is a Canadian journalist, political activist, and feminist.… Read More

Chris Hedges: Movements have a life

“The fundamental task of the security and surveillance state … is to sever a movement that articulates the truth as Occupy did from the mainstream,” says Truthdig columnist, author and activist, Chris Hedges. He says the goal of the security and surveillance state is to serve the movement from the mainstream, and to make the… Read More

Wikileaks: Stratfor spied on grassroots activists in Canada and US


by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 27, 2012: Today WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files – more than five million emails showing the inner workings of Statfor, a Texas-based “global intelligence” used by large corporations to monitor groups fighting for a just cause. The emails, acquired by Anonymous, reveal a web of informers, pay-off structure,… Read More