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WH Blog: The Path Forward on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Obama giving 90 days of review with only 60 required.)

Today, the Obama Administration released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as negotiated by the United States and 11 partner countries across the Asia-Pacific region. It’s a historic agreement, and releasing it to the public is an important milestone; but it is also just one step in an extensive process of consultation and consideration provided for by the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) — bipartisan legislation that Congress passed and President Obama signed into law this year. The agreement boosts Made-in-America exports, supports higher-paying American jobs, and levels the playing field so that Americans can compete and win in the global economy. And in addition to advancing our economic interests, TPP reflects our values — promoting fairer competition, a cleaner environment, and stronger protections for workers across nearly 40 percent of the global economy. In order to help make sure Americans and Congress can fully evaluate what’s in TPP for themselves, we released the text today alongside an array of resources designed to increase the public’s understanding of what’s in the deal. So far, the Obama administration has made the following TPP materials public:

On top of this, we’ll be responding directly to the American people and their representatives in Congress — through travel, real-time conversations online, conference calls, and briefings for Congress, stakeholders, and the press. So we hope you’ll follow @USTradeRep and the Director of the White House Business Council @Diana44 on Twitter, and check out USTR.gov/TPP as well as WhiteHouse.gov/Trade.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/11/05/path-forward-trans-pacific-partnership

The Full Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) “Source: The full text was published on the website of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) The text of the Agreement was released by TPP Parties on 5 November 2015 and can be accessed by chapter below. The text will continue to undergo legal review and will be translated into French and Spanish language versions prior to signature.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-full-text-of-the-trans-pacific-partnership-tpp/5486887

Battle begins over details of Obama’s Pacific trade deal

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/economy/article43280127.html#emlnl=Evening_Newsletter

Trans-Pacific Partnership Fears Confirmed with Release of Trade Deal Text: Release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership text confirms concerns about environmental risks, runaway corporate power, and weakened democracy by teleSur

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43334.htm

‘Worse Than We Thought’: TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare: ‘President Obama has sold the American people a false bill of goods,’ says Friends of the Earth

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/11/05/worse-we-thought-tpp-total-corporate-power-grab-nightmare

Mass European Protest against TTIP corporate Takeover: EU Commission Sanctions “Revolution Against Law”: Britain Ignores UN on TTIP

http://www.globalresearch.ca/mass-european-protest-against-ttip-corporate-takeover-eu-commission-sanctions-revolution-against-law/5486736

BREAKING: The TPP was just released. This is our last chance to stop it. Take action now to stop the TPP. Watch this short video about the dirtiest deal we’ve ever seen.

https://www.fightthetpp.org/

Commission Sanctions “Revolution Against Law”: Britain Ignores UN on TTIP

http://www.globalresearch.ca/mass-european-protest-against-ttip-corporate-takeover-eu-commission-sanctions-revolution-against-law/5486736

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Memes of the week November 5, 2015

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4th Anniversary Reunion Party

HAPPY-BIRTHDAY-ON

Join us for our 4th Anniversary Reunion
Sat Oct 17th 10-Noon.

Everybody who has ever been occupied with Occupy is cordially invited back for this BIG Day: our 4th Birthday Party! Meet us across from the Nichols Library along the Riverwalk at the Dandelion Fountain!

10-11am: The Peaceful Demonstration for the big Economic Justice issues. We have banners and signs (bring your own if you wish), a new song Vs the Trans Pacific Partnership, and some chants to share. Experience for yourself how passersby are giving “Honks of Support” and stopping to talk about the issues, occasionally joining us right there and then.

11-Noon. The Reunion Party during General Assembly. We’ll have Birthday Cake and cheer four years of championing progressive policies for economic, social and environmental justice – the rights and responsibilities of the 99%. We’ll review progress, report on on-going activities, and discuss creative ways to move forward.

Please reach out to activist acquaintances that you want to connect with here and now for this celebration. Email, phone, text – at least to the half dozen people you most want to see there! Bring a fellow advocate or activist colleague.

We hope that this 4th Anniversary event will be a happy opportunity for the early supporters, occasionals and stalwarts to gather, reconnect, catch up with one another. And it can provide added impetus to carry forward the solutions being advanced by the Occupy for Social Justice Movement that has spread from Wall Street to many corners of our country and our world. We persevere for the common good.

Saturday September 19, 2015 ☮

Join Occupy Naperville at 1:00 PM for a short GA and then at the the Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony which starts at 2:00 PM this Saturday Sep. 19. Occupiers are going to join with the ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation for a special event, “Celebration of Peace 2015”, the Dedication Ceremony for Naperville’s Peace Pole.

Please tie something blue around your arm or wear something blue. We will gather around Carol Tritschler and Rev Tom Capo of the DuPage Unitarian Church near the right in front of the podium. All groups are invited.

A beautiful 8 foot tall Peace Pole made of brushed stainless steel has been installed at Veterans Park in Naperville. The design of the Pole was created by renowned artist Joel Selmeier, who says, “Doing work that benefits others, even if it pays poorly (or not at all) is inherently gratifying”. What a blessing to have had such a person design our Peace Pole!
The pole is laser inscribed with the words, “May peace prevail on earth,” displayed in 12 languages onto the six sides of the pole. The languages include English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, French, Swahili, Russian, Tagalog, Hindi, German, Cherokee, and Japanese.

The installation and landscaping was accomplished in partnership with the Park District of Naperville, whose members have been outstanding in their support with planning and implementation of the Peace Pole project.

The Peace Pole symbolizes the oneness of humanity, our common wish for a world at peace, reminds us to think, speak, and act in the spirit of peace and harmony, and stands as a silent visual for ‘Peace to Prevail on Earth’. The Peace Pole and the surrounding garden will be a place for celebration, an enduring monument that speaks to the right of every individual to engage in free and equal community participation.  It is a symbol of our community’s commitment to neighborly inclusion embracing different races, faiths, traditions, and cultures.
The presence of the Peace Pole in Naperville provides a special place where we can celebrate peace, honor peacemakers, and motivate and encourage our citizens both young and old. The Peace Pole will serve as a constant reminder that peace is a powerful tool we can all use to spread happiness and goodwill throughout our communities.

Event:    Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony
Date:     Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time:     2 pm – 3:30 pm
Place:    Veterans Park
               303 East Gartner Road
               Naperville, Illinois 60540
WAGE PEACE ☮

Occupy Naperville May Day 2015

Just Views: Black Lives Matter: Confronting Police Abuse and Racism

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm: Black Lives Matter: Confronting Police Abuse and Racism

When a white police officer killed Michael Brown in August of 2014, it ignited a new civil rights movement to draw
attention to the abuse of police power, specifically in killing of unarmed black men across our nation. As activists in cities
across the nation protest the latest killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, we ask why this continues month after month.
How many more must die before we change? All lives matter.

Join us as we examine clips from “Democracy Now”, “The Guardian” newspaper, and activist video of Black Lives Matter marches and events in Chicago. We will discuss the controversial subject of police abuse of power, the killing of unarmed black men, and the overall issue of racism in America. Resource people from Occupy Naperville will join us for discussion.

DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church at 1828 Old Naperville Road.

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Saturday April 25th 2015 Clean Up the Great Western Trail

Starting at 9:00AM
As part of the Global Climate Convergence: Earth Day to May Day Mobilization 2015,  Occupy Naperville will join the Friends of the Great Western Trails in cooperation with The Illinois Prairie Path not-for-profit corporation (IPPc) to help clean up the Great Western Trail in DuPage County as part of the annual all volunteer trails cleanup on Saturday, April 25th.

Location: Meet at 9am where the Great Western Trail (GWT) crosses Swift Rd. (https:[email protected],-88.045082,16z).  This intersection is between St. Charles Rd. and North Ave.
Parking: Plenty of parking at the Southeast corner of the intersection.
Bring: gloves, shoes for wet grass/mud. Rain coat. Recommend that you wear long pants and long sleeves (to protect your arms and legs).  Will need to deposit all filled garbages at the trail head (Swift Rd. and GWT), hence the wheel barrow, so that they will be picked up by the county. Occupy Naperville will provide large plastic bags.
Rain or Shine, we will be there for Planet Earth.
Weather report: Showers. High near 46. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

THE WORST TRADE DEAL YOU NEVER HEARD OF!

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The cornerstone of Obama’s economic policy is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which includes twelve countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
This back-room deal is a massive, supposed “free trade” agreement currently being negotiated in secret by more than 600 corporate lobbyists, government officials, foreign investors, and Wall Street bankers.
The TPP would grant multinational corporations extraordinary new powers to attack the laws we rely on to safeguard our families, businesses, food supply and neighborhoods.

  • The TPP will outsource MORE American jobs to foreign countries. Can you compete with workers from Vietnam? Brunei? Malaysia?
  • The TPP will allow multinational corporations to sue the U.S. government and American businesses in secret tribunals, outside of U.S. Courts.
  • The TPP will expand pharmaceutical monopoly protections and institute longer patents that will  decrease access to affordable medications.
  • The TPP will allow the import of foreign goods that do not meet U.S. safety standards.
    The TPP will rewrite Global Rules on Intellectual Property Enforcement endangering innovation and the future of the Internet.
  • The TPP is the largest trade deal in history affecting more than 40% of the global economy.
    The TPP puts PROFITS over PEOPLE.

We the People don’t actually know what’s in the TPP because Obama has classified the negotiations as secret. Congress is not even allowed to discuss or research the deal with staff.
And once signed and ratified by Congress—it’s permanent.

What Can You Do?

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. FLUSH THE TPP!
The single most important person in this fight is Sen. Wyden OR. He is pro-TPP, but has been under pressure not to support fast-track.  If he buckles, then it may fail!
He needs to hear your opposition to this destructive agreement.  By contrast, Sen Sherrod Brown OH needs our support for his opposition to the TPP.  Our own Sens. Durbin and Kirk also need to hear from you, as well as your U.S. Representative.

Contact Your Representatives:

President Obama: 202-456-1111    whitehouse.gov
Sen. Wyden OR: 202-224-5244    wyden.senate.gov
Sen. Durbin IL: 202-224-2152     durbin.senate.gov
Sen. Kirk IL: 202-224-2854    kirk.senate.gov
Sen. Brown OH: 202-224-2315    brown.senate.gov
House Switchboard: 202-224-3121    house.gov

Learn More:

http://www.citizen.org/tpp
http://www.exposethetpp.org/
http://www.eff.org/issues/tpp
http://www.flushthetpp.org/
http://wikileaks.org/tpp/
http://stoptpp.org/
http://stopthesecrecy.net/
http://tppxborder.org/
http://keepthewebopen.com/tpp
http://www.sierraclub.org/trade/trans-pacific-partnership
http://www.democracynow.org/topics/trans_pacific_partnership

News

“[TPP] is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded handout to corporations… and would be a giant step backwards in the fight against climate change.” ~May Boeve, 350.org executive director

“Congress shouldn’t throw Americans under the bus by giving up its authority over this unprecedented giveaway to multinational corporations.” ~Murshed Zaheed, deputy political director for CREDO
“Secret negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and investment agreement involving 12 nations of the Pacific Rim, are coming to a close, and President Barack Obama will soon submit the final agreement to the U.S. Congress for approval. Presumably, he will urge the deal’s passage with the same unsubstantiated and misleading claims his administration has offered all along that the TPP will support Made-in-America exports, enforce fundamental labor rights, promote strong environmental protection, and help small business. But a newly leaked document belies those claims. The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s text consists of a number of chapters, among the most important of which is the one on investments. On March 25, WikiLeaks released a confidential draft of that chapter dated January 20.

The draft contains instructions indicating that it will be declassified only “Four years from entry into force … or, if no agreement enters into force, four years from the close of the negotiations. ~David Korten, Yes magazine, The leaked text is full of dense legal jargon. But a close reading makes its corporate agenda crystal clear

Labor – Grassroots Activism – Defeat the Fat Cats – Occupy – Rebuild the Dream
US Trade Rep: Gov website

(The Propaganda) The Guardian’s Global Climate Change Campaign

Fast Track to Hell: Trade Bill Officially Introduced in Congress: ‘Congress shouldn’t throw Americans under the bus by giving up its authority over this unprecedented giveaway to multinational corporations.’
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/04/16/fast-track-hell-trade-bill-officially-introduced-congress

As Bills Advance, Will Grassroots Resistance Finally Overcome Fast Track Push? Grassroots and labor groups to hold week of action calling on Democratic lawmakers to block secretive trade pact
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/04/14/bills-advance-will-grassroots-resistance-finally-overcome-fast-track-push

Centrist House Dems back ‘fast-track’ deal
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/trade/239190-centrist-house-dems-back-fast-track-deal

A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More. The leaked text is full of dense legal jargon. But a close reading makes its corporate agenda crystal clear. By David Korten

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/04/16/trade-rule-makes-it-illegal-favor-local-business-newest-leak-shows-tpp-would-do-and

Five Reasons Why TTIP Is Bad News for Farmers by Chris Walker
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/04/16/five-reasons-why-ttip-bad-news-farmers

Lawmakers reach deal to move Obama trade agenda
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/trade/239058-senate-leaders-nearing-trade-deal

Bringing Trade Agreements into the 21st Century (The Obama Trade propaganda emerges faster as the congress takes up the TPP on Fast Track.)
https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/04/16/bringing-trade-agreements-21st-century

 

Just Views Friday: Mass Surveillance: Snowden, WikiLeaks, and More…

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm

We’ll watch Democracy Now interview Laura Poitras and watch clips from her Oscar-nominated, documentary Citizenfour. In the film, Poitras, journalist Glenn Greenwald, and intelligence reporter Ewen MacAskill interviewed Edward Snowden. Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence analyst, revealed the extent of US. Government mass surveillance practices. Our second clip will be an update on Barrett Brown. Brown is a jailed journalist and activist who has read, analyzed, and reported on private intelligence firm documents uncovered by WikiLeaks and Anonymous. For more

Join us for film and discussion of rise of mass surveillance and loss of privacy over the last four decades. We’ll discuss technology and policy behind phone and internet mass surveillance; we’ll consider the huge cost increases and invasiveness of spy agency activities, role of whistleblowers and freedom of the press, the war on terror, and how to defend our civil liberties. We encourage you to join us as there’s plenty to talk about whether you’ve seen Citizenfour or are thinking of doing so. We welcome audience participation and all points of view.

Mass surveillance is the intricate surveillance of an entire or a substantial fraction of a population in the name of terrorism. Her eis the OED definition of the word.

terrorism, n.

from French terrorisme system of the ‘Terror’ (see terror n. 3) during the French Revolution (1794), violent measures taken in order to come to political power or to maintain a government (1795), (in extended use) intolerant attitude of the partisans of certain ideologies (a1828) < classical Latin terror terror n. + French -isme -ism suffix. Compare Spanish terrorismo (1799), Italian terrorismo (1794), German Terrorismus (1796), all originally after French. Compare slightly earlier

1. Government by intimidation as directed and carried out by the party in power in France during the Revolution of 1789–94; the system of the ‘Terror’ (1793–4)

2a. gen. The unofficial or unauthorized use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims; (originally) such practices used by a government or ruling group (freq. through paramilitary or informal armed groups) in order to maintain its control over a population; (now usually) such practices used by a clandestine or expatriate organization as a means of furthering its aims.

2b. In extended or weakened use: the instilling of fear or terror; intimidation, coercion, bullying.

Mass surveillance

This brief time-line of U.S. Mass surveillance is based on the wonderful EFF time-line located here. I have expanded it with more information from other sources including wikipedia and cryptome.

1791

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

—The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution

1917 – 1918

Cipher Bureau and Military Intelligence Branch, Section 8 (MI-8) Military Intelligence.

1919 – 1929

The Cipher Bureau was the United States’ first peacetime cryptanalytic organization,

1949

All cryptologic activities of the U.S. Government were centralized under a national organization called the Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA).

1952

President Truman Establishes the National Security Agency (NSA)

1956 – 1971

COINTELPRO (an acronym for COunter INTELligence PROgram) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveying, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations

1964

ECHELON, originally a code-name, is now used in global media and in popular culture to describe a signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection and analysis network operated on behalf of the five signatory nations to the UKUSA Security Agreement. Today it is a global system for the interception of private and commercial communications

1967 – 1973

Project MINARET was a sister project to Project SHAMROCK operated by the National Security Agency (NSA), which, after intercepting electronic communications that contained the names of predesignated US citizens, passed them to other government law enforcement and intelligence organizations. Intercepted messages were disseminated to the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), and the Department of Defense.
The names were on “watch lists” of American citizens, generated by Executive Branch law enforcement and intelligence agencies, to detect communications involving the listed individuals. There was no judicial oversight, and the project had no warrants for interception.

Project SHAMROCK, considered to be the sister project for Project MINARET, was an espionage exercise, started in August 1945 that involved the accumulation of all telegraphic data entering into or exiting from the United States. The Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA) and its successor NSA were given direct access to daily microfilm copies of all incoming, outgoing, and transiting telegrams via the Western Union and its associates RCA and ITT. NSA did the operational interception, and, if information that would be of interest to other intelligence agencies was found, the material was passed to them. “Intercepted messages were disseminated to the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), and the Department of Defense.” No court authorized the operation and there were no warrants.

1972

United States v. U.S. District Court, 407 U.S. 297 (1972), also known as the Keith case, was a landmark United States Supreme Court decision that upheld, in a unanimous 8-0 ruling, the requirements of the Fourth Amendment in cases of domestic surveillance targeting a domestic threat.

1973

Supreme Court Rules Warrants Are Required for Domestic Intelligence Surveillance

1975

Senate “Church Committee” Investigation Uncovers Illegal Domestic Spying by NSA, Recommends Reforms

1978

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Signed Into Law, Protecting Americans from Domestic Spying

2001

  1. Sep. 14 With GWB’s Authorization, NSA Director General Michael Hayden Begins Targeting
  2. Oct. 4 President Bush Signs Order Beginning NSA’s Domestic Spying Program. NSA Believes Authorization Allowed It to Spy on US Phone Calls and Emails Without Warrant.
  3. Oct. 5 Attorney General Told to “Just…Sign It”
  4. The USA PATRIOT Act, an Act of Congress that was signed into law by George W. Bush on October 26, 2001.
  5. Section 215 of the Patriot Act authorizes the government to obtain “any tangible thing” relevant to a terrorism investigation, even if there is no showing that the “thing” pertains to suspected terrorists or terrorist activities.

2002

  1. AT&T Technician Discovers NSA Is Working Inside AT&T Facilities
  2. Telecommunications Companies Formally Enter Voluntarily Agreements with US to Give Data to NSA

2005

  1. President Bush Confirms Existence of NSA Spying

2006

  1. AT&T Whistleblower Mark Klein Comes to EFF With Evidence of AT&T’s Involvement in NSA Spying
  2. NSA Collecting All Americans’ Phone Calls for Database
  3. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Okays Dragnet Surveillance of Telephony Metadata for First Time Ever
  4. FISA Court Approvies First Section 215 (Patriot Act) Order Authorizing Mass Collection of Calling Records
  5. Wikileaks published its first document a decision to assassinate government officials signed by Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys.

2007

  1. Protect America Act Passed by House and Senate, Expands President’s Wiretapping Abilities
  2. Senator Obama Promises Strong Opposition to FISA’s Retroactive Immunity for Telecommunications Companies
  3. Wikileaks releases March 2003 copy of Standard Operating Procedures for Camp Delta detailing the protocol of the U.S. Army at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

2008

  1. The House of Representatives passes the FISA Amendments Act of 2008—caves on telecom immunity
  2. Congress Passes FISA Amendments Act, Giving Telecom Companies Immunity and Expanding Wiretapping Powers
  3. ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of FISA Amendments Act

2009

  1. Obama takes office as the 44th U.S. President
  2. Judge Walker dismisses dozens of lawsuits against telecommunication companies for their role in illegal domestic surveillance of American citizens, ruling that the companies had immunity from liability under the controversial FISA Amendments Act.
  3. Unclassified report on President’s Surveillance Program
  4. The FISA Court approves an order renewing the NSA’s mass telephone records collection program.

2010

  1. Judge Walker Dismisses Jewel v. NSA in Northern District of California
  2. WikiLeaks released a secret 32-page U.S. Department of Defense Counterintelligence Analysis Report written in March 2008
  3. EFF files a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit as a result of the Northern District Court’s January dismissal.
  4. Federal Judge Rules the Government Illegally Spied on Plaintiffs in Al-Haramain
  5. Federal Judge Awards Plaintiffs in Al-Haramain $2.5 Million After Ruling Government IIlegally Spied on Them

2011

  1. NSA Starts Construction on Massive Data Center in Utah to Hold the World’s Intercepted Communications. The 900,000 SF Utah Data Center, built at a cost of $1.5 billion will USE 1.25 million 4-terabyte hard drives, built into some 5,000 servers.
  2. FISA Court Judge Bates Finds Some of NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional in October 2011 Order.
  3. NSA Stops Internet Metadata Collection, Continues Collection of Internet Content.

2012

  1. Three NSA Whistleblowers Back EFF’s Lawsuit Over Government’s Massive Spying Program.
  2. Citing Privacy Violations, Government Refuses to Estimate How Many Americans Have Been Spied on Under FISA Surveillance
  3. Government Admits NSA Spying Violated Constitution.
  4. April 2012, Edward Snowden began downloading sensitive Western intelligence material while working for the American computer corporation Dell. By the end of the year, Snowden had made his first contact with journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian.

2013 — The Snowden era

  1. June 5 the first media report based on the leaked material, The Guardian exposed a top secret court order showing that the NSA had collected phone records from over 120 million Verizon subscribers.
  2. June 6, 2013, the second media disclosure, the revelation of the PRISM surveillance program (which collects the e-mail, voice, text and video chats of foreigners and an unknown number of Americans from Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Apple and other tech giants)
  3. Taps in to Internet Giants’ Systems to Mine User Data, Secret Files Reveal – Top-Secret Prism Program Claims Direct Access to Servers of Firms Including Google, Apple and Facebook – Companies Deny Any Knowledge of Program in Operation Since 2007 – Obama Orders US to Draw Up Overseas Target List for Cyber-Attacks”.
  4. Secret Court Order Revealing Spying of All US Verizon Calls Leaked
  5. PRISM Program Revealed: NSA Tapping Into Internet Companies’ Systems, Mass Collecting User Data.
  6. Guardian Reveals NSA Tool to Record and Analyze Spying
  7. New York Times Reveals NSA Skype Surveillance called Project Chess
  8. Washington Post Reveals Names of Programs Alleged In EFF Lawsuits
  9. Washington Post Reveals More Information About Government Partnership with Companies
  10. Guardian Reports on Microsoft’s Cooperation with US Government
  11. XKEYSCORE Revealed (involves the mass storage of international Internet metadata—including information about emails, phone calls, log-ins, and other user activity.)
  12. Guardian Reveals Telcos Involved in GCHQ and NSA Spying
  13. Reuters Reports on DEA’s Use of Data Collected by NSA
  14. Reuters Follow up: IRS also Uses Data DEA Receives from NSA
  15. Der Spiegel Reveals NSA Spied on Al Jazeera Corporation
  16. Guardian Reveals How NSA and GCHQ Attack Encryption Standards
  17. Wall Street Journal Reports on “Upstream” Collection–Key Issue in EFF’s NSA Spying Cases
  18. Secret “Black Budget” of Intelligence Community is Released as 56.2 billion in 2013 (NASA’s FY 2013 budget was $16.9 billion for comparison).
  19. New York Times Reveals AT&T Calling Records Database Used by DEA Goes Back 20 Years
  20. Guardian Reveals NSA Sharing Agreement with Israel
  21. New York Times Reports on NSA’s Mapping of Americans’ Social Networks
  22. Guardian Reveals NSA Stores Metadata of Millions of Web Users for up to a Year
  23. New York Times Reveals NSA Tracked Cell-Phone Location of Americans for up to Two Years
  24. The Guardian Reveals NSA’s Ability to Hack Tor. NSA PowerPoint Slide
  25. Washington Post Reveals NSA Collects Americans’ Address Books and Buddy Lists
  26. Washington Post Reveals How NSA Attacks Google and Yahoo!’s Data Centers
  27. New York Times Offers Comprehensive Overview of NSA’s Collections and Programs
  28. CIA Collecting Bulk International Money Transfers Using Patriot Act
  29. Washington Post Reveals How NSA Turns Browser Cookies Into Surveillance Devices
  30. The New York Times, ProPublica, and the Guardian reveal that NSA spied on online video game users. The NSA’s activities include Xbox users, and online video games like World of Warcraft.
  31. Reuters Reports on Secret NSA Contract with Computer Security Company RSA
  32. As part of a series of articles, Der Spiegel reports on an NSA catalogue documenting its spying tools, provides a thorough overview of the devices, and a profile of the NSA’s leading hacking unit called the Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO).
  33. Guardian Reveals NSA Collects Millions of Text Messages

2014

  1. Guardian Reveals NSA Collects Millions of Text Messages
  2. NSA Spies on Users by Obtaining Information from “Leaky” Mobile Apps
  3. NBC Reveals GCHQ Tapped Into Fiberoptic Cable to Spy on Youtube Users
  4. NBC Reveals GCHQ Used DDOS Attack Against Anonymous
  5. NBC Reveals GCHQ Used Cyber Attacks and Honey Pots Against Targets
  6. The Guardian Reveals GCHQ’s “Optic Nerve” Program
  7. The Intercept publishes leaked documents which contain details about surveillance technology the NSA developed to infect potentially millions of computers worldwide with malware.
  8. New York Times Reveals Secret “Raw Take” and “Large Content FISA” Court Orders
  9. Office of the Director of National Intelligence Responds to First Look Report on NSA Malware
  10. Washington Post Reveals the NSA’s MYSTIC program
  11. The Intercept Reports on the NSA’s Targeting of System Administrators
  12. New York Times Reveals That the NSA Breached Chinese Company Huawei’s Servers
  13. Director of National Intelligence Clapper Confirms NSA Conducted Warrantless Searches of Information Collected Under Section 702
  14. Der Spiegel Reveals That the NSA and GCHQ Infiltrated German Networks and Specfically Targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel
  15. The Intercept Reveals NSA Targeting the Bahamas’ Entire Mobile Network
  16. Washington Post Reports That the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Authorized NSA to Target 193 Countries for Surveillance
  17. New York Times Publishes In-depth Examination of Executive Order 12333 (authorizes FISA)
  18. The Intercept Reveals ICREACH, NSA’s Program That Allows Searching of Metadata by 23 Agencies
  19. Der Spiegel and The Intercept Reveal That NSA and GCHQ Hacked into German Companies in Attempt to Map Entire Internet
  20. The Intercept Reveals Broad Range of Covert Field Activities by the NSA
  21. Der Spiegel Reveals NSA Efforts to Crack Encrypted Internet Communication
  22. FBI Used the Web’s Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users

2015

  1. Guardian Reports that GCHQ Collected Journalists’ Communications and Considered Reporters a Threat to Security

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Resources

RECLAIM MLK 2015, Chicago Illinois.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

On Martin Luther King day, January 19th, 2015 members of Occupy Naperville joined with many activists and community organizations to celebrate his life and work and demand racial justice.

In the legacy of Dr. King and the movement that raised him, we marched in his honor and in effort to reclaim Dr. King from the sanitized and commercialized leader that mainstream-America has made him out to be.

We also joined together to remind the world that racism still exits in our society and that we will not accept this any longer.

The march began at the old Chicago water tower and soon left for downtown Chicago where we went to ABC, CBS and the Chicago Board of Trade. After the main march ended, a small group from Anonymous went to eh bean in Millennium Park and did a die-in.

Here are pictures from that day.