Documents recently obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund detail FBI surveillance of the Occupy Wall Street movement in close cooperation with the private sector. Civil rights attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, the executive director of the PCJF, discusses the serious implications for civil liberties of this intelligence operation and the historic role of the FBI in targeting and suppressing grassroots movements.
Evoking the memory of historic struggles for equality and civil rights, Obama’s inaugural speech sought to associate his administration with the progressive causes of our time — but is there any real merit to this? Richard Becker explores the real record of Obama’s first term to expose the White House’s reactionary agenda and what we can expect from Washington in the coming period.
Activists and community members are taking to the streets against police brutality following the senseless beating of Jabbar Campbell by anti-gay NYPD cops. Liberation Radio covers the community march and rally demanding justice, and speaks to Campbell about this latest incident of violence in the hands of police that is not the exception, but rather the rule.