Monday, March 31, 2014

I just finished a new book manuscript entitled: "Everyone is a Terrorist Now: Suspects and Surveillance in Post-9/11 America."

The manuscript is about 300 pages (excluding Index and Bibliography). 


Introduction: Usual and Unusual Suspects
So Few Terrorists
Chapter Overview

Chapter 1: Protest as Terrorism
What is Terrorism?
Studying "Suspicious" Behavior
Spying on OWS
Online Media Surveillance
Video Surveillance and Human Informers
The Police Crackdown

Chapter 2: Your Data is Showing
FBI Data Mining
NSA Mass Surveillance
Is Snowden a Hero?
Blowing the Whistle
Can Privacy Be Saved?

Chapter 3: Complaints about Terror Screening

Chapter 4: Arab and Muslim Americans under Attack
Mapping New York’s Muslims
Mistrust of Police
Privacy Deficit
Suspects and Immigration Policy

Chapter 5: Torturing Suspects
FBI Surveillance and Counterinsurgency
The Politics of Torture
Interrogation Techniques
No Legal Accountability
Interrogations at Home
The American Public Responds to Torture
Recent Guidelines

Chapter 6: Liberating the Terrorist Suspect
Terrorist Watch List
Deadly Silencing: The Kill List
The Idea of Emancipation
Emancipation from the Bottom Up


Vakhtang Makhniashvili said...

It seems, between a terrorist and non-Ts there is a large gray area, which sometimes is available for the specific interventional surveillance net. This zone somehow differs from the standard stories of F.B.I.-C.I.A domestic-international activities in its sophisticated methodologies of political targeting and intervention. Here is a web site, where the author of "Federal Shadows in the Canadian Prisons" tells the story from his own personal experience about the brainwashing techniques and more:

Ivan Greenberg said...

There is a difference between surveillance (both overt and covert) in so-called free society and in prison. Also, "brainwashing" is a very broad term. But govt. policing and punishment efforts are focused to manipulate opinion and environments for political purposes. "Mind control" is also a very broad term, but democratic nations in counter-intelligence efforts do try to shape perceptions and change the way people think about certain contested topics.