Homeland Security: The Occupy Files

Homeland Security has officially released government documents related to OWS. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) closely monitored the Occupy Wall Street movement, providing agency officials with regular updates about protests taking place throughout the country, responding to requests from fusion centers for intelligence on the group and mining Twitter for information about Occupy’s activities, according to hundreds of pages of documents DHS released to Truthout Wednesday morning in response to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Truthout was the first news organization to file a FOIA request with DHS for OWS-related documents.

Read the Reports Responding to This Release, Below:

DHS Turns Over Occupy Wall Street Documents to Truthout

SUV Burning Spurred Internal Debate at DHS on Its Role Regarding Occupy, First Amendment Activity

DHS Denied Louisiana Fusion Center Request for Federal Intelligence on OWS

Documents Detail Widespread Confusion on DHS Involvement in Surveillance, Crackdown on Occupy

Interview with Truthout’s Jason Leopold on His Recent Report on the Department of Homeland Security Documents (Video)

The Occupy Files: DHS Investigated Anonymous and Kept Tabs on Political Hackers