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Government to Restart Program to Watch Peaceful Civilians
by Joseph Caye

TALON(Threat and Local Observation Notice) was a program ostensibly created to track the activities of those deemed potential terrorist threats. The aim was to gather loads of raw, unfiltered data from citizen reports, and use it to stop disruptive or violent activity. The TALON program grew out of Eagle Eyes, a program created by the Air Force Office of Special Investigation that called on the denizens of each air force base to keep an eye on their scheming neighbors and report suspicious activity. TALON was essentially the same thing, but it was run under the Department of Defense, and so was no longer specific to Air Force bases, and it required hundreds of people and more than a billion dollars to collect and catalog the thousands of reports they received every year. While it existed, if you had reason to believe someone was involved in any activity you deemed “suspicious,” you could call the toll free number, 1800-CALL-SPY, and leave an anonymous, unverified voicemail for the Pentagon. Like many government programs created in response to 9/11, it attacked our personal freedoms and instilled anxiety and distrust in many people. This is the program they’re going to revive.
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12 Aug 2010 | Filed under: News / Technology
IMF Resistance Network Update
Greetings from the IMF Resistance Network! Preparation for the October mobilization continues at a rapid pace. Here are the latest developments.
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11 Aug 2010 | Filed under: News / Globalization
The Charade Begins: Netanyahu's Flotilla Massacre Probe Testimony
netanyahu.jpgwhitewash and cover-up assured
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10 Aug 2010 | Filed under: Commentary / Politics
A History of BAAM, Part 1
By Jake Carman. July 27th, 2010

On September 24th, 2001, less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks, this brief statement (below) entitled “No War Against Nations, No Peace Between Classes,” announced the formation of the Boston Anarchists Against Militarism (BAAM):

“In response to the impending military aggression of the United States, a number of class struggle anarchists have come together to form the Boston Anarchists Against Militarism (BAAM!) coalition. BAAM is opposed to nationalism, racism, and war hysteria, and is organizing against the current war efforts. For more information on how to get involved...”
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09 Aug 2010 | Filed under: News / Organizing
Filipino teachers in US file class suit vs oppressive recruiters
Filipino migrant teachers in Louisiana today (August 5, US Central Time) filed a class lawsuit against Universal Placement International (UPI) and its Philippine based partner, PARS International for various offenses ranging from racketeering, human trafficking, extortion and mail and wire fraud.
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08 Aug 2010 | Filed under: News / International : Labor : Organizing : Race : Social Welfare
BAAM Issue 36 August 2010
baam36final-1.jpgThe BAAM newsletter enters its fourth year. Help our monthly publication survive by donating an article or maybe some money. Contact baam.newsletter (at) gmail.com for more info.
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03 Aug 2010 | Filed under: News / Organizing
Latest Update from the IMF Resistance Network
The IMF Resistance Network is an East coast-based anti-authoritarian group dedicated to organizing resistance to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

http://imfresistance.org.
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31 Jul 2010 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Organizing
An Open Letter from Midnight Special
Dear Friends,


Midnight Special has been engaging in months of discussion and critical
analysis about the role of law collectives, both amongst ourselves and
with other members of the law collective movement. We have also been
looking at our own internal process as an anti-authoritarian collective.
We have reached various conclusions: that we have been unable to break out of the service provider model; that we are dissatisfied with jumping from action to action, and leaving little infrastructure behind; that we often emulate the oppressive structures we seek to change; and that these problems are much harder to solve than we had believed.
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23 Jul 2010 | Filed under: Announcement / Organizing
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