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The NYPD deployed multiple TARU surveillance teams throughout the streets on Monday as activists gathered for a one year anniversary celebration of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The TARU (which stands for Technical Assistance Response Unit) teams filmed protesters with handheld cameras, moving throughout crowds and following shortly behind the white shirted police officers who swept in to make arrests.
How can a tawdry, doltish video posted on YouTube inflame so many people in more than twenty countries?
There’s the match and then there is the fuel.
Al-Qaeda has claimed that the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was undertaken to avenge the killing-by-drone of Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi.
The 99% are back for the one year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Events this weekend include a day of education on Saturday and a day of celebration on Sunday. Organizers ask that activists descend upon their old stomping grounds at Liberty Plaza on Monday morning for a series of actions -- and instruct people to "wear business attire." Perhaps organizers predicted something like this:
If you thought – as we did – that some time would elapse before the government would challenge the September 12th ruling issued by Judge Katherine Forrest striking down indefinite detention, you would be wrong.
On a vote of 301-118, the House of Representatives on Wednesday moved to reauthorize the Bush administration's warrantless spying bill of 2008 (called the "FISA Amendments Act" or FAA) for another five years, through December 31, 2017.