Surveillance

terrorism surveillance of political activistsThe FBI, Homeland Security, and corporations have repeatedly been exposed spying on political activists as “terrorists.” Tactics include informants, wiretaps and undercover cops.

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Here are some recent articles about terrorism surveillance:

6 Ways Cops Have Used Sex to Infiltrate and Disrupt Protest Groups

We’re just beginning to learn how cops and informants have used sex in their campaigns to spy on political activists.

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Why Is The FBI Harassing Tar Sands Protesters In Washington and Oregon?

In August 2014, two activists with the environmentalist group Rising Tide spent a week riding the backwoods highways of Idaho monitoring a megaload—a big rig hauling equipment for processing tar-sands oil that’s wide enough to take up two lanes of road, too high to fit under a freeway overpass, can be longer than a football […]

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7 Reasons This Kickstarter Is Worth Every Dollar

With 24 hours left, here’s why you should support “Drone on the Farm.”

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Fast Company: Drones can get around strict “ag-gag” laws and document horrifying factory farms

Fast Company’s website of “world changing ideas and innovation” features Will Potter’s Kickstarter campaign.

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Farmers Already Threatening to Shoot Down My Drone

I haven’t even purchased the drone yet, and farmers are already threatening to shoot it down.

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Ag Industry Compares My Kickstarter to the “Death Star”

My Kickstarter campaign to purchase drones and investigate factory farms is still going (just hours left!), but the agriculture industry has already taken notice.

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Agriculture Trade Groups Crack Down on Journalists’ Rights

In response, a journalist is fundraising for drones to monitor factory farms.

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Why None of the NSA’s Ideas Are Worth Spreading

Mashable asked me to respond to the National Security Agency’s address at TED 2014.

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TED Interviews Will Potter About Treating Environmentalists as Terrorists

I’m thrilled to share this lengthy interview I did with the TED team about my journalism, and the dangers of labeling protest as “terrorism.”

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Is he your best friend? Or an undercover cop?

An interview with Kennedy’s former friend who is now releasing a documentary about the notorious undercover cop who spied on protesters.

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