Ayesha Kazmi

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What I Think of PERF

In The Political on 23/11/2011 at 21:25

After a difficult week on Occupy movements across the United States, members of the public have been wondering whether violent crackdowns have been coordinated, given the nature of the crackdowns and their proximity in time.

Civil rights activists, journalists and the public began accusing the US Federal Government of coordinating crackdowns. However, after an article appeared in the San Francisco Bay Guardian (SFBG) saying that a little known non-governmental organization, called the Police Executives’ Research Forum, or PERF, had been advising mayors across Read the rest of this entry »

OWS, Welcome to the War on Terror

In The Political on 11/11/2011 at 18:49

It would be fair to assume that American Muslims are likely breathing a sigh of relief and welcoming the rank and file of Occupy protesters now brought into the folds of the War on Terror – and it’s certainly not because American Muslims enjoy seeing others being put through the wringers of surveillance.

Just shy of two months, Occupy has proven to be the platform where Americans of all backgrounds now come together to engage in long overdue civic dialogue – Occupy’s indisputable shining accomplishment. Read the rest of this entry »