Government, corporate spying on Occupy Wall Street


USA: WikiLeaks Exposes Department of Homeland Security Spying on Occupy Movement. Allison Kilkenny, In These Times: “[Department of Homeland Security] document appears to be more concerned with protecting the mechanisms of the financial sector than in ensuring the safety of citizens who are exercising their First Amendment rights. They talk about threats to ‘critical infrastructure’ and this fear that these protests are going to … make commerce difficult and people are going to start losing money. There is a kind of bottom line in analysis to what they’re talking about”: here.

Occupy Wall Street Rallies Monitored by Dow Chemical. Lee Fang, Republic Report: “Wikileaks revealed a massive trove of e-mails from the firm Stratfor. The e-mails show that the company, working on behalf of chemical giant Dow Chemical, closely monitored news coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Stratfor relayed the activities of people seeking redress for the 1984 Dow Chemical/Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, India, which resulted in the death of thousands and lasting environmental damage”: here. And here.

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