Leaked U.S. Terrorist Watch list Rulebook Reveals “Global Stop and Frisk Program”

857348442_60e383ed5cThe Obama administration has expanded the national terrorist watchlist system by approving broad guidelines over who can be targeted. A leaked copy of the secret government guidebook reveals that to be deemed a “terrorist” target, “irrefutable evidence or concrete facts are not necessary.” Both “known” and “suspected” suspects are tracked, and terrorism is so broadly defined that it includes people accused of damaging property belonging to the government or financial institutions. Other factors that can justify inclusion on the watchlist include postings on social media or having a relative already deemed a terrorist. We are joined by investigative reporters Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux of The Intercept. Last week they published the secret U.S. document along with their new article, “The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist.”

 With guest speakers
 Jeremy Scahill <http://www.democracynow.org/appearances/jeremy_scahill, staff reporter with The Intercept. His new article with Ryan Devereaux is “The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist.” He is the producer and writer of the documentary film, Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, and also the author of the book by the same name. 

Ryan Devereaux <http://www.democracynow.org/appearances/ryan_devereaux, staff reporter with The Intercept. His new article with Jeremy Scahill is “The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist.” 
 
Watch: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/29/jeremy_scahill_leaked_us_terrorist_watchlist