T. Gitlin: „What the Occupy Wall Street Crackdown Can Teach Us About NSA Spying“

Der Professor für Jornalismus und Soziologie an der Columbia University in New York, Todd Gitlin, diskutiert die Rolle von InformantInnen und Agents Provocateurs aus historischer Perspektive sowie am Beispiel Occupy Wall Street Bewegung in den USA. Die Überwachung von Protestbewegungen sei nur die eine Seite verdeckter Ermittlungen. Sabotage, Störungen und Anstiftungen zur Gewalt mittels Agents Provokateurs die andere. Seine Schlussfolgerung: „How much official unintelligence is at work? How many demonstrations are being poked and prodded by undercover agents? How many acts of violence are being suborned? It would be foolish to say we know. At least equally foolish would be to trust the authorities to keep to honest-to-goodness police work when they are so mightily tempted to take the low road into straight-out, unwarranted espionage and instigation“ (Gitlin 2013).


What the Occupy Wall Street Crackdown Can Teach Us About NSA Spying

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Todd Gitlin (2013): „What the Occupy Wall Street Crackdown Can Teach Us About NSA Spying. Email snooping might be the scandal of the day, but don’t forget about the surveillance state’s network informers and agents provocateurs“, in: Mother Jones, 27.06.2013. URL: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/06/nsa-spying-occupy-homeland-security/ (Zugriff am 04.05.2018).