Commonwealth Fusion Center Violates Constitution, New Report Says

by Alex Marthews on April 10, 2014

Massachusetts has two “fusion centers”, mostly state-funded, which aggregate enormous amounts of data on innocent Massachusetts residents, with the notion of preventing terrorist attacks. When you call the “See Something, Say Something” line, the information goes into “Suspicious Activity Reports.” The ACLU of Massachusetts documented that the Boston fusion center (“BRIC”) had actually spent its […]

FBI: Look Mom, We “Found” Another Terrorist!

by Alex Marthews on March 18, 2014

The news this morning is full of the arrest of yet another American on charges of “attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.” Nobody’s suggesting that 20-year-old National Guardsman Nicholas Teausant of Acampo, CA is a terrorist, or that he provided any help whatsoever to terrorists, or that he was in contact, […]

Bring Us Back Food, Or Be Food Yourself: The FBI and Ayyub Abdul-Alim

by Alex Marthews on December 4, 2013

The Deep State requires terrorists as its food. Only by claiming, falsely, to thwart terrorist attacks before they happen, can the three-letter agencies justify their vast increases in budget, manpower and technology over the last ten years. The problem is that there’s just not enough terrorism to go around. On the amount of actual terrorism […]

Thou Shalt Not Connect The Dots: FBI Flat-Out Refusing All FOIA Requests From MIT PhD Candidate, Because He Might Learn Too Much

by Alex Marthews on November 20, 2013

Item #2 on the NSA’s Official Talking Points to Justify Mass Surveillance (see p. 3) is “The NSA And Its Partners Must Make Sure We Connect The Dots So That The Nation Is Never Attacked Again Like On 9/11.” The government is fighting furiously against any attempt to restrict, say, its collection of metadata on […]

StopWatchingUs DC rally rocks out: 3,000+ people call for NSA reforms

by Alex Marthews on October 28, 2013

This Saturday, DC saw something it had never seen before. A city that treats the superficial hatreds of party politics as its lifeblood, saw thousands of people from across the political spectrum gather to denounce NSA mass spying. We heard, and roared approval for, the words of feminist Naomi Wolf, Dennis Kucinich (Democrat), Justin Amash […]

Thousands to Rally in DC Against Mass Surveillance on Patriot Act Anniversary 10/26

by Alex Marthews on October 23, 2013

We’re now at over 4,000 signups for the Stopwatching.us anti-NSA rally down in DC this Saturday! We’re looking for people who are driving down to DC from New England and have space in their car for fellow protesters: please email me if that’s you! We’ll deliver a petition with over half a million signatures to […]

Clark Primary Victory May Be Good For Digital Privacy

by Alex Marthews on October 23, 2013

In a seven-way primary with an all-star cast, Sen. Katherine Clark won the nomination for Democratic candidate for the U. S. House in my own district of MA-5, one of the most Democratic districts in the nation (D+22). She now faces Boston resident Frank Addivinola in the general, but it would essentially take a meteor […]

David House lawsuit sheds light on border laptop searches

by Alex Marthews on September 12, 2013

  Cambridge resident David House got a nasty shock back in December 2010, when on his way back from vacation in Mexico he landed in Chicago, and found himself in a Homeland Security interrogation room. What was House’s crime? Being involved with the Bradley Manning Support Network. He was generally sympathetic to Wikileaks’ efforts to […]