As Defense Bill Divides Senate, the Pentagon Shows a Crack in the Armor

The national security state is on the verge of a radical transformation. From DHS to the military, the pressure is mounting on all sides to revamp federal law enforcement hierarchies, shift information pipelines, and reimage the nature of warfare.

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A decision by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that Chad Wolf, the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and his deputy, Ken Cuccinelli are ineligible to serve in their respective roles, throwing the most powerful U.S. law enforcement entity into chaos at a time when it is reaping the whirlwind for its

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Don’t Kid Yourselves, US Immigration Prisons Are Absolutely “Concentration Camps”

Inhumane forms of immigrant mass incarceration weren’t rolled out by Trump alone, but we should still recognize the danger of the Homeland Security State’s rapid expansion and growing cruelty.

In our previous report on the U.S. immigration enforcement regime, MintPress News looked at how the for-profit prison industry and anti-immigrant lobbyists have driven the U.S. government’s war on immigrants. In this report, we look at the factors that fueled the monstrous growth of the migrant incarceration system and concentration camp network

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Documents Reveal ‘Pervasive Abuse’ of Immigrant Children Under Obama, Expected to be Worse Under Trump

Thousands of government records “provide a glimpse into a federal immigration enforcement system marked by brutality and lawlessness.”

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A new report out Wednesday that's based on government documents details the "pervasive abuse and neglect of immigrant children" in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) during the Obama administration—and experts are warning such behavior could be much worse under the Trump administration, infamous for its "dehumanizaing" and

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Homeland Security Creates “Media Monitoring Services” to Keeps Tabs on Journalists, Media Influencers

DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton called the program “nothing more than the standard practice of monitoring current events in the media” and that “any suggestion otherwise is fit for tin foil hat wearing, black helicopter conspiracy theorists. ”

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, talks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Washington, D.C. – A recently revealed plan to conduct surveillance of journalists, bloggers and other “media influencers,” by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has raised red flags among civil libertarians. The program— known as “Media Monitoring Services”— is designed to give a contractor company “24/7 access to a password protected,

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California County Wins Fight Against World’s Largest Militarized Police Training Exercise

Activists have won a victory against Urban Shield, a massive militarized police training program featuring a weapons expo and the presence of right-wing groups such as the Oath Keepers.

An Airman sets up an x-ray machine in order to view the inside of a simulated explosive device during Urban Shield in Dublin, California, Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)

OAKLAND, Calif. – In an action called “historic” by the program’s opponents, Alameda County Supervisors voted March 27 to end the county’s yearly Urban Shield tactical police disaster training exercise as it currently exists. For over a decade, the program – mainly funded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – has brought law

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Civil Rights Groups Push for Release of DHS ‘Race Paper’ on Surveillance of Black Activists

“Given the long-standing and unconstitutional pattern of state surveillance of black-led political movements, it bears repeating that FOIA is about transparency, not protecting government agencies from embarrassment.”

A young boy holds his fist up while wearing tape over his mouth during a Black Lives Matter protest at an entrance to Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in response to the police shooting deaths of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla. and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. The Black Lives Matter chapter of Atlanta is boycotting major retailers following the recent police shooting deaths involving black men.

The Department of Homeland Security has refused to release any version of a report that the agency’s Intelligence and Analysis Office produced and referred to as the “Race Paper.” In response, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Color of Change, one of the United States’ largest racial justice organizations, filed a motion to force

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