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Suspicionless Surveillance: Suppressing Communities of Color and Political Dissent After 9/11

Suspicionless Surveillance: Suppressing Communities of Color and Political Dissent After 9/11

  The expansive post-9/11 notion of “homeland security” – manifested most concretely in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – underpins suspicionless surveillance. DHS itself, “as part of its regular operations, conducts invasive physical searches of millions of Americans and their belongings each week without any predicate.” These programs, according to the...

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DHS Failed to Designate Jan. 6 as a Protected Event in Advance of Attack

DHS Failed to Designate Jan. 6 as a Protected Event in Advance of Attack

The lack of designations is seen as an important link in the chain of security failures that contributed to the Capitol being overrun in a violent insurrection that sought to stop the certification of the Electoral College votes. Other failures include the absence of an intelligence bulletin specifically warning of threats to the Capitol that...

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In the Face of the Right-Wing Threat, an Epic US Intelligence Failure

In the Face of the Right-Wing Threat, an Epic US Intelligence Failure

The failed coup of January 6, writes journalist Joe Conason, “illuminated the national landscape like a flash of lightning. It is now clear even to those who have pretended otherwise that Trump himself represents a grave danger to national security.” And yet as this danger gathered, U.S. domestic intelligence agencies–namely  the Department of Homeland Security...

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DHS Report: White Supremacists Are the Biggest Terror Threat

DHS Report: White Supremacists Are the Biggest Terror Threat

Last month, Russ Travers, the former head of the National Counterterrorism Center, told Yahoo News he would not be surprised if right-wing domestic terrorist groups stage attacks in the United States around this November’s presidential election. Now POLITICO reports that a draft Department of Homeland Security reports that “white supremacists” pose the biggest terrorist threat...

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