by Brentin Mock on October 17 2013, 4:19PM
Obama will tap an African American, Jeh Johnson, to succeed Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security
by Brentin Mock on October 1 2013, 2:10PM
Attorney General Eric Holder has a full plate, but will lose much of his capacity to carry out the work due to Congress’ dysfunction.
by Von Diaz on September 19 2013, 3:41PM
An article in today’s New York Times claims the NYPD is increasingly monitoring social media for youth gang activity.
by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 10:31AM
Here’s rare interview footage from 1998 that was re-broadcast on Democracy Now last spring.
by Imara Jones on June 17 2013, 8:45AM
The routine, legal activities of blacks, Latinos and immigrants online make them uniquely likely to be targeted for monitoring.
by Kai Wright on June 7 2013, 10:16AM
The rationale behind the administration’s secret spying program has been developed and honed to surviell and harass communities of color for years.
by Brentin Mock on June 5 2013, 12:12PM
Rice was blocked as a contender for Secretary of State, but now she’ll occupy the White House as chief security advisor to Obama.
by Seth Freed Wessler on May 21 2013, 10:35AM
An NYPD informant who was part of the city’s Muslim spying program says the police told him to use a tactic called “create and capture” to start and record conversations about terrorism.
by Brentin Mock on May 13 2013, 1:54PM
Journalist and documentarian Deborah “Big Red” Cotton was one of the 19 people wounded in the tragic shooting during a “second line” Mother’s Day parade yesterday. In total, ten men, seven women and two 10-year-old children were injured. Cotton had…
by Jamilah King on May 8 2013, 8:07AM
What’s the purpose of the FBI’s lists? Basically, publicity and fear mongering.
by Jamilah King on May 6 2013, 10:39AM
The longtime political activist is once again defending herself amid renewed FBI attempts to extradite and imprison her in the United States.
by Akiba Solomon on April 25 2013, 12:00PM
We live in an ahistorical culture that continually attempts to deny the white supremacy that determines who is and isn’t defined as a U.S. citizen, a criminal, a terrorist or a victim. A trip through our history is instructive.
by Seth Freed Wessler on April 25 2013, 8:50AM
Everybody wants to know whether and how the Tsarnaev’s religious views radicalized them. But is that even the right question? And what are its implications?
by Seth Freed Wessler on April 19 2013, 11:34AM
Senate Republicans begin to speculate about whether Boston attacks should shape the immigration reform effort.
by Rinku Sen on April 16 2013, 10:17AM
Care for those hurt. Care for those who will be accused. And care for ourselves. That’s how we’ll grow together, rather than tear apart.
by Seth Freed Wessler on April 16 2013, 7:52AM
American lawmakers have generally responded to acts of mass violence, whether by U.S. citizens or foreigners, with anti-immigration laws and a retreat from reform.