Robert Steele: Vimeo (15:12) Open Source Activist Tool-Kit

As presented to the workshop on Open Power, Economics of Happiness Conference, Portland OR, on 28 February 2015.

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Mar 9

Berto Jongman: How FBI Subverts US Muslim Communities

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

The ex-FBI informant with a change of heart: ‘There is no real hunt. It’s fixed’

Craig Monteilh describes how he pretended to be a radical Muslim in order to root out potential threats, shining a light on some of the bureau’s more ethically murky practices

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Far from uncovering radical terror networks, Monteilh ended up traumatising the community he was sent into. Instead of embracing calls for jihad or his questions about suicide bombers or his claims to have access to weapons, Monteilh was instead reported to the FBI as a potentially dangerous extremist. . . .  Monteilh is almost certainly right about one impact of Operation Flex and the exposure of his undercover activities: “Because of this the Muslim community will never trust the FBI again.” Read full article.

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Mar 9

Robert Steele: Vimeo (14:13) Electoral Reform 101

As presented to the workshop on Open Power, Economics of Happiness Conference, Portland OR, on 28 February 2015.

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Mar 8

Robert Steele: Electoral Reform Before Supreme Court (One Tiny Piece)

Robert Steele

Robert Steele

Election reform is on the line at the Supreme Court

SUPREME COURT observers focused on the Affordable Care Act case this week. But the justices heard arguments Monday in another case with potentially major implications for the country’s proper functioning: a dispute over whether voters can break the self-serving system in which state politicians manipulate voting districts to their own and their party’s benefit.

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Mar 6