• Will Potter: The secret US prisons you’ve never heard of before

    General, Multimedia, Videos October 24, 2015 at 0 comments

    Ted Talk: Will Potter: The secret US prisons you’ve never heard of before [14 min. 55 sec.] Investigative journalist Will Potter is the only reporter who has been inside a Communications Management Unit, or CMU, within a US prison. These units were opened secretly, and radically alter how prisoners are […]

  • The Newburgh Sting

    General, Multimedia, Videos October 13, 2015 at 0 comments

    The Newburgh Sting (1 hr. 19 min. 23 sec.) The Newburgh Four were four impoverished men entrapped by an paid FBI informant who offered them over $250,000 to carry out a plot which was created entirely by the FBI. . All four men were convicted.

  • Terrorism

    General, Multimedia, Videos August 11, 2015 at 0 comments

    Source: News World: Albany Banana Corps 15. A presentation on terrorism by Kathy Manley and Stephen Downs. Albany Banana Corps 15. A presentation on terrorism by Kathy Manley and Stephen Downs. Kathy Manley is the Legal Director of the NCPCF, and Stephen Downs is the Executive Director.

  • U.S. authorities struggle to find a pattern among aspiring Islamic State members

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    Source: The Wall Street Journal. Federal authorities investigating suspected Islamic State supporters in all 50 states have found no clear pattern to the type of American inspired to try to join the militant group, complicating efforts to thwart terror recruiting. Some common threads exist, such as the fact that would-be recruits are often in their teens or early 20s and use social media to express support for Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. But overall, the group is broad, covering people who were raised Muslim and those who converted, married and single people, male and female, rich and poor, U.S.-born citizens and recent immigrants.

  • McCain prepared to help Obama close Guantanamo

    CMUs/Prison Conditions, General December 14, 2014 at 0 comments

    Source: CNN. An unlikely ally is offering a glimmer of hope that President Barack Obama can make good on his vow to close Guantanamo Bay before leaving office. Republican Sen. John McCain, a fierce critic of Obama’s foreign policy, is about to take the chairmanship of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. He says it’s still possible the war on terror camp in Cuba could be shut down — but warns that the administration will have to come up with a clear plan to overcome Republican opposition.

  • Al-Jazeera Investigates – Informants

    General, Multimedia, Videos September 1, 2014 at 0 comments

    Al-Jazeera Investigates – Informants
    Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit takes you inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and counterterrorism sting operations.

  • NCPCF Event: From Trauma to Liberation – Opening Gathering

    General, Multimedia, NCPCF Videos January 29, 2013 at 0 comments

    National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms Event. From Trauma to Liberation: A Conference on Healing, Justice, and Empowerment for Families of Political Prisoners. Welcoming remarks by Steve Downs, Executive Director of the NCPCF. Comments by Nahla Al-Arian, wife of Dr. Sami Al-Arian, and Hany Massoud speaking about entrapment.

  • Surveillance Strategy is Privileged and Confidential, FBI Says [Video: 30 min.]

    General, Multimedia January 16, 2013 at 0 comments

    Source: Wired. The President Barack Obama administration’s surveillance strategy in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision that the installation of a GPS tracker on a vehicle amounted to a search under the Fourth Amendment remains “privileged and confidential,” the Justice Department claims in newly released memos. What has been made public is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation pulled the plug on some 3,000 GPS trackers.

  • Guantanamo Bay Still Unresolved [Audio: 11 min.]

    General, Multimedia January 14, 2013 at 0 comments

    Source: NPR. President Obama is a week away from getting sworn into a second term in office — but he still has plenty of unfinished business. Four years ago, he vowed to shut down the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But the facility is still up and running. Host Michel Martin discusses what’s next for Guantanamo.

  • NCPCF Event in Detroit: Civil Rights in Jeopardy. What is Preemptive Prosecution?

    NCPCF Event in Detroit (12/13): Civil Rights in Jeopardy. What is Material Support? What is Preemptive Prosecution? (Video: 21 min.) NCPCF/MLFA Event. Khalil Meek (MLFA) explains “material support” and “preemptive prosecution”.