Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Take Action :STOP.THINK.CONNECT : Submission Deadline Feb 14th 2011

God bless the censors for pitching this ridiculously co-optable meme.

This is an easy way to Challenge Power With Truth, using their own tools and words against them.

From the official website
“Stop. Think. Connect.” is a simple, actionable message for online safety, and it applies to everyone. A coalition of government, industry and nonprofit organizations chose “Stop. Think. Connect.” as the first unified message for online safety after extensive research – a yearlong endeavor that included focus groups, opinion polling, and government-industry collaboration.

Challenge Deadline

The Challenge kicks off on Monday, November 8, 2010, at 12:01 p. m. ET and ends on Monday, February 14, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Categories

The Department is looking for public service announcements that are directed towards any of the following audiences:
Teenagers (13-17)
Young Adults (18-24)
Parents of Teenagers
Older Americans
How to Enter

Upload the Video to the DHS Channel on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/DHSEngage in response to White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt’s video. NOTE: This is the only way we will accept submissions.

Impact of the Department of Homeland Security on local governance, commerce, individual rights and the balance of power

I recently submitted a position paper on the Department of Homeland Security to a local town board after briefly raising the issue at previous town meetings. Local government may be our last best hope exerting a positive influence on the political destiny of the United States.

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Impact of the Department of Homeland Security on local governance, commerce, individual rights and the balance of power: a position paper

INTRODUCTION

I recently approached the Town Board informally at its monthly meeting and expressed my concern regarding Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff’s remarks regarding the overriding of local government policy by Federal policy.

Refusing to be silenced August 1, 2008

We will not be silenced . . .

http://socialistworker.org/2008/08/01/refusing-to-be-silenced

http://socialistworker.org/2008/08/01/refusing-to-be-silencedSpeech: Dave Zirin

Refusing to be silenced
August 1, 2008

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On July 24, about 100 people gathered in Baltimore for a forum to stand up against a long-term spying operation conducted by the Maryland State Police against anti-death penalty and antiwar activists.

The surveillance and infiltration of the groups took place while Republican Robert Ehrlich was governor, according to 43 pages of state police reports recently released to the ACLU. The spying continued month after month despite the fact that the state's agents never recorded a single illegal act among the groups' protest activities. This week, the current governor, Martin O'Malley, appointed a panel to review the state police surveillance operation against the anti-death penalty and antiwar movements.

Dave Zirin, a sportswriter and activist, was one of the activists named in the spying reports. At the July 24 meeting, he talked about his reactions to the spy scandal and activists' plans for "going on offense."