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Digital Prisons: Challenging E-Carceration Kick Off

“All you did was switch from a prison setting to a house setting, which is now your new cell. You’re not really free when you got the monitoring system.” – Shaun Harris, spent 1 year on Electronic monitoring It has been widely reported that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, Read more

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We created a digital security site to keep you safe.

From third party attempts to harvest our Facebook data to surveillance programs that target activists of color, it’s clear that threats to our right to organize are growing. At CMJ, we’re responding by taking digital security to the next level, and we want you to join us to defend the movement. That’s why we partnered Read more

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Closing Democracy’s Window

A May 2017 Pew Research Center poll shows that public trust in the government is near historic lows. Only 18% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right. At the same time, our leaders in the White House and Congress are increasingly secretive about their practices. To Read more

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Closing Democracy’s Window

To document the way transparency and openness developments unfolded during the first year of the Trump administration, Closing Democracy’s Window offers a snapshot of transparency and openness in the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security; agencies selected for their high profile and their impact on Read more

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Join us at Power Not Paranoia in NYC

Join CMJ and MAG-Net member, WITNESS, in New York for Power Not Paranoia: Surveillance, Sousveillance and Protecting Our Communities on March 15! Learn about high-tech policing and immigration enforcement, and its impacts on our communities. Our guest speakers will also share what we can to do protect ourselves from surveillance and how to turn the Read more

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Get the Shackles Off Our Children!

Yesterday, California governor Jerry Brown brought some relief to those caught up in the juvenile legal system and their families by signing a number of bills into law. One of these, SB 190,  will bring an end to charges for electronic monitoring (EM). Electronic monitoring of juveniles has expanded in recent years, especially in low Read more

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Activists of color and allies: Learn how to protect yourself from surveillance at a digital security training!

The vast system of U.S. surveillance is in the hands of a President who is violating our constitutional and human rights. It’s vital that organizers protect their digital security so we can continue to work for social change.  The Center for Media Justice – home of the Media Action Grassroots Network – in partnership with Wellstone Action and United Read more

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NYPD Body Cameras Fail to Deliver Accountability

What started off as a wellness check in the Bronx resulted in 16 rounds fired at Miguel Antonio Richards, who lost his life earlier this month.  Miguel, a college exchange student from Jamaica, was 31 years old and had been living peacefully in his apartment building for several months, until his landlord called NYPD for Read more

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New Proposed Bill Allows Warrantless Surveillance

If you’re like most people in the U.S., you’ve never heard of Section 702. It’s a little known surveillance law that is part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Section 702 permits the government to collect the content of communications of “targets” who are “non-Americans” located abroad, including communications they may have with Americans. Read more