Boston Police Protected Far-Right Rally-Goers, Clashed with Black Counterprotesters

“It’s unbelievable that this many police officers came here to protect them,” Ashley Lloyd said. “They’re not protecting us.” Lloyd, a Boston resident, expressed her frustration with the police after officers clashed with antiracist demonstrators over the weekend. A “free speech” rally in the city — which was tied to the “alt-right,” a conservative faction [...]

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The 325,807 Times The Australian Government Was Accessing Metadata

The revelation comes from the annual Attorney-General's Department report on the operation of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act that gives Australian law enforcement agencies powers to access the call records and other metadata of every Australian telephone and internet account without a warrant. Australian has signed a mutual assistance treaty with China that obliges [...]

Greensboro, NC Apologizes over Its Role in 1979 Killings by Neo-Nazis

The city of Greensboro, North Carolina, has apologized for its role in a 1979 incident that saw American Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan open fire on anti-fascist protesters, killing five people and wounding 10 others. Tuesday’s 7-1 vote by the Greensboro City Council acknowledges there were no police officers present to protect [...]

Paramilitary security tracked and targeted DAPL opponents as “jihadists,” docs show

As people nationwide rallied last year to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s attempts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, a private security firm with experience fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan launched an intrusive military-style surveillance and counterintelligence campaign against the activists and their allies, according to internal company documents. Its surveillance targets included everyone from [...]

Private Security Firm TigerSwan Targets Pipeline Protesters in COINTELPRO-Like Operation

On Thursday, the very same day President Trump announced he’s pulling the United States out of the landmark climate accord, oil began flowing through the $3.8 billion pipeline. Trump greenlighted the Dakota Access pipeline, along with the Keystone XL pipeline, as one of his first environmental actions in office. The pipeline had faced widespread resistance [...]