“Operation Tripwire” — the FBI, the Private Sector, and the Monitoring of Occupy Wall Street

“Tripwires,” Mall Cops, and “Radical Cheerleaders” On October 19, 2011, an FBI agent filed a report, titled “Domain Program Management [,] Domestic Terrorism,” detailing an October 11 briefing given to “Jacksonville Executive Management” (EM) and a supervisory special agent (SSA) “Counter Terrorism Program Coordinator.” The subject of the October 11 briefing had been the potential growth of the OWS movement […]

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Released FBI documents reveal plans to assassinate Occupy Wall Street Leaders With Snipers

So that’s why they had snipers at Occupy in Austin… Chief Assinvader told me it was to protect us against “provocateurs” – I said. “Art, you guys are the provocateurs…” He LOL’d – no seriously he did.   FBI Investigated ‘Occupy’ PDF The internal papers were obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice fund via a Freedom of Information Act […]

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FBI Investigated ‘Occupy’ As Possible ‘Terrorism’ Threat, Internal Documents Show

According to internal documents newly released by the FBI, the agency spearheaded a nationwide law enforcement effort to investigate and monitor the Occupy Wall Street movement. In certain documents, divisions of the FBI refer to the Occupy Wall Street protests as a “criminal activity” or even “domestic terrorism.” The internal papers were obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice fund […]

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Staten Island Volunteers Fear City Will Hamper Their Hurricane Relief Efforts

Several organizations including Occupy Sandy, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, and another volunteer group called the Yellow Team also used the location. Mounds of donated supplies quickly took up the entire sidewalk for half a block in front of LaRocca’s Family Restaurant. … According to Farid Kader, 29, a Staten Island resident and a volunteer, the official said that […]

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City Council members protest NYPD force aimed at Occupy Wall Street demonstrators

Police violence against the Occupy Wall Street movement last Saturday night, resulting in the arrest of 73 people at Zuccotti Park, has provoked an indignant reaction from some City Council members who blame the NYPD for using excessive force. “On Saturday, I stood right next to peaceful demonstrators who, in return for exercising their rights, were hit by NYPD police […]

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