Undercover Agent or Cop Threatens to Assault Journalist, Grabs Other Journalist With Credentials

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 4:52 pm

As a major protest march against the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, wound its way past the Time Warner Cable Center on Sunday, September 2, two journalists were confronted by undercover cops or agents, who threatened to assault one journalist and actually laid hands on another journalist.

The two journalists, Kevin Gosztola, a Firedoglake.com writer, and Steve Horn, a Truthout contributor, who is credentialed to cover the DNC for WORT-FM in Madison, Wisconsin, took notice of four burly middle-aged white males taking photos of the undocumented immigrant contingent in the march. They were carrying “No Papers, No Fear” blue flags and had put stickers from the activist group, Code Pink, on their person to make it appear as though they were part of the protest. When the journalists noticed one of the men in an orange shirt was wearing a black earpiece, he two felt they were suspicious and decided to investigate further.


A Dream Deferred?

By: Saturday August 18, 2012 7:00 pm

This week the White House rolled out its “Deferred Action” policy, cracking open the door to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants without papers. Many see the promise of temporary protection from deportation as a first step toward genuine immigration reform. But the future is unclear: What exactly in it for these these youth, when all they’re being offered is temporary protection?

FDL Movie Night: Tony and Janina’s American Wedding, A Deportation Love Story

By: Monday July 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Tonight’s film Tony and Janina’s American Wedding, A Deportation Love Story, directed by tonight’s guest Ruth Leitman, explores the deportation issues facing immigrant families in the United States by focusing on Tony and Janina Wasilewski, a Polish American couple whose family is torn apart by post-9/11 immigration red tape. The story is set in Chicago, against Obama’s rise from senator to President.

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