Homeland Security ‘fusion centers’ targeted Cynthia McKinney as a potential threat, as well as supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin

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ACLU complaint about the DHS, through the use of “fusion centers”, monitoring the activities of the Left (and Right):

* A May 7, 2008 report entitled “Universal Adversary Dynamic Threat Assessment” authored by a private contractor that labeled environmental organizations like the Sierra Club, the Humane Society and the Audubon Society as “mainstream organizations with known or possible links to eco-terrorism”;

* A potential abuse of authority by DHS officials who improperly monitored and disseminated the communications of peace activists affiliated with the DC Anti-War Network (DAWN);

* A report produced on February 19, 2009 by the North Central Texas Fusion System entitled “Prevention Awareness Bulletin” which described a purported conspiracy between Muslim civil rights organizations, lobbying groups, the anti-war movement, the U.S. Treasury Department, hip hop bands and former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney to “provide an environment for terrorist organizations to flourish”;

* A “Strategic Report” produced February 20, 2009 by the Missouri Information Analysis Center that described a purported security threat posed by the “modern militia movement” but inappropriately included references to social, religious and political ideologies, including support of third party presidential candidates such as Congressman Ron Paul and former Congressman Bob Barr; and

* A “Protective Intelligence Bulletin” issued by the DHS Intelligence Branch of the Threat Management Division of the Federal Protective Service which improperly collected and disseminated information regarding political demonstrations and inappropriately labeled peaceful advocacy groups and other activists as “extremists.”


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11 thoughts on “Homeland Security ‘fusion centers’ targeted Cynthia McKinney as a potential threat, as well as supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin

  1. d.eris

    What this reveals, as I’ve written before, is that, from the perspective of the intelligence and surveillance apparatus of the two party state, political positions outside the ‘sphere of consensus’ are clearly perceived as threats to the security of the system.

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  3. paulie Post author

    A report produced on February 19, 2009 by the North Central Texas Fusion System entitled “Prevention Awareness Bulletin” which described a purported conspiracy between Muslim civil rights organizations, lobbying groups, the anti-war movement, the U.S. Treasury Department, hip hop bands and former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney to “provide an environment for terrorist organizations to flourish”;

    The US treasury department?

  4. paulie Post author

    from the perspective of the intelligence and surveillance apparatus of the two party state, political positions outside the ’sphere of consensus’ are clearly perceived as threats to the security of the system.

    Exactly.

    It just goes to show the people who write these reports are batshit nuts.

    Tax dollars being put to good use once again…

  5. Steven R Linnabary

    It was reported today on Fox (I don’t remember if it was Cavuto or Beck) that DHS also fears returning war veterans might be “going militia”, and specifically mentioned Timothy McVeigh.

    PEACE

  6. Brian Miller

    DHS also fears returning war veterans might be “going militia”

    Funny that their “fears” don’t include some reflection on the idiotic war-built-on-lies and repeated long tours of duty that would lead many of them to mental and physical anguish.

    Nope, let’s make ’em cannon fodder and then put them under suspicion when they return from their hellish tours of duty. That’s what America is all about, right?

  7. Kimberly Wilder

    Connected story. Looks like it made the AP to compare Bob Barr and Cynthia McKinney’s position on Fusion Centers. Pretty cool…

    From April 1st:

    http://www.kdbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=10113992&nav=menu608_2_5

    KDC News/AP

    Unlikely pair on same civil liberties side

    Associated Press – April 1, 2009 6:55 PM ET

    ATLANTA (AP) – Former U.S. House members and presidential candidates Bob Barr and Cynthia McKinney are speaking out on potential abuse of “fusion centers.”…

  8. Rocky Eades

    @ #12 – I wonder, now that Barr has been humbled by the election, if he will stand on the same stage with “a socialist like Cynthia McKinney” and make common cause against the DHS reports.

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