Category Archives: Counter-Insurgency

Police are Creating Fake Facebook Accounts to Monitor You — Here’s How to ID a Fake Account


Graphic: American Intelligence Report

by Kristan T Harris, American Intelligence Report, April 23, 2016

Police departments around the nation have taken predictive crime prevention to a new level by building fake user accounts, as well as posing as genuine people to gather information about local events, Tech.Mic reports.

Local agents put on a “digital mask” and pose as “members of the community,” allowing them to gather personal information about suspects they consider a high risk of being involved in a future crime or have existing charges. Read the rest of this entry

Daughter of native rights activist wants apology from Assembly of First Nations

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Anna Mae Pictou Aquash.

HALIFAX – To many aboriginals, Leonard Peltier is a hero of the American native rights movement in the 1970s and a wrongfully convicted political prisoner whose story has inspired films, books, songs and T-shirt slogans.

But in the Mi’kmaq community of Indian Brook, N.S., the former member of the American Indian Movement is a largely reviled figure, considered unworthy of his cult-like status. Read the rest of this entry

CSIS head says new powers to disrupt plots used almost 2 dozen times

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Logo of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

Michel Coulombe confident in screening process for refugees, but security risks not reduced to zero

By Peter Zimonjic, CBC News, March 07, 2016

The head of Canada’s spy agency told a Senate committee today that his agency has used its extraordinary powers to disrupt extremist plots close to two dozen times since the fall of 2015.

Michel Coulombe, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, made the admission to the national security and defence committee, revealing for the first time how frequently this power was used. Read the rest of this entry

Extremists could use peaceful pipeline protests in Canada as cover, intel report claims

How Security Professionals Elicit Information From People In Interview Situations

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If a trained interviewer has ever questioned you, you may have started out by promising yourself to keep certain information secret. Then during the interview, you spilled it all. Police detectives, officers and savvy security professionals have learned how to talk to people in ways that will elicit information that subjects prefer to conceal. How do they do that?  Read the rest of this entry

Video: WARRIOR, The Life of Leonard Peltier

Posted to Youtube by Suzie Baer, Oct 17, 2015

This is the definitive feature documentary about American Indian activist, Leonard Peltier. His story is told within the context of the American Indian Movement, the US federal government, and the multi national companies interested in mining the land in South Dakota.

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Anti-terror bill would widen powers for Canadian border guards

Citing war on terror, Tories propose sweeping new powers for spies, police

First Nations: ‘Time bomb’ is ticking, new book argues

Warriors at Kanesatake after evicting cops from the territory, 2004.

Warriors at Kanesatake after evicting cops from the territory, 2004.

Mark Kennedy, Ottawa Citizen, Dec 4, 2014

Canada is headed toward a confrontation with its First Nations people that could lead to “coherent civil action” that threatens the country’s economic lifeblood, a new book warns.

Time Bomb, written by Doug Bland, former chair of Defence Management Studies at Queen’s University, argues that the conditions are present for an uprising by First Nations people frustrated by decades of seeing their aspirations ignored by Canadian governments.

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The FBI COINTELPRO Program and the Fred Hampton Assassination

Fred Hampton, Chicago Black Panther Party, 1968.

Fred Hampton, Chicago Black Panther Party, 1969.

G. Flint Taylor, Huffington Post blog, originally posted Dec 3, 2013, reposted Dec 2, 2014

On December 4th it will be 44 years since a select unit of 14 Chicago Police officers, on special assignment to Cook County State’s Attorney Edward Hanrahan, executed a pre-dawn raid on a west side apartment that left Illinois Black Panther Party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark dead, several other young Panthers wounded, and the seven raid survivors arrested on bogus attempted murder charges. The physical evidence soon exposed the claims of a “shootout” that were made by Hanrahan and his men to be blatant lies, and that the murderous reality was that the police fired nearly 100 shots while the Panthers fired but one.

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