Travelers to the U.S., and even returning citizens are facing more intrusive questions, including demands to handover passwords. But fishing expeditions at the border do nothing to enhance national security.
Believe it or not, there’s some good news. The Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, which is chaired by BORDC/DDF Patriot Award winner Brian Hofer, in January approved and passed to the Oakland City Council an ordinance that calls for close scrutiny of the city’s spy gear.
BORDC/DDF Joins Coalition of Over 75 Organizations Demanding More Transparent Censorship Policies From Facebook
What is Facebook’s censorship policy, and why were activists’ facebook accounts censored while covering the civilian uprisings in Charlotte, NC, and live footage from anti Dakota Access Pipeline protests removed? And has Facebook sent data to help police track and surveil protesters in Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD?
Sessions has spent his career undermining the rights of people of color, women, LGBTQ people, immigrants, religious minorities, and people with disabilities. And he’s no friend of civil liberties either.
It’s a story of innocence and double-cross, of race and class and rat infestation and cops swinging batons. And Frank Wilkinson, one of the founders of this organization, was at the heart of it all.
DHS is responsible for a number of areas where civil liberties are concerned. It oversees immigration enforcement, as well as, the US response to the border. DHS has been implicated in the monitoring of domestic social movements. It is therefore highly inappropriate that Kelly, given his background of human rights abuses and anti-civil libertarian views, would be named to head the DHS.
More Than 50 House Democrats Call on Obama Admin to Completely Dismantle Discriminatory NSEERS Registration System Before New Aministration Begins
The Obama Administration effectively ended the program in 2011; however, the apparatus remains. House Democrats are calling for the NSEERS regulatory framework to be eliminated.
On Monday, November 21, Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons introduced an ordinance to require transparency and oversight of police surveillance technology.