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Wikileaks: US Dept. of Homeland Security Kept File on Occupy Wall Street

• Common Dreams staff
 If there was any doubt among Occupy movement activists that the federal government was keeping close tabs on the development of their growing street protests and public encampments, a newly released Department of Homeland Security document will put those doubts to rest.
 
The DHS report is part of a trove of documents Wikileaks began publishing earlier this week under the banner, "The Global Intelligence Files". The release includes over 5 million e-mails and documents culled from the US-based private intelligence firm Stratfor, the Global Intelligence Company described by Barons as the Shadow CIA. Wikileaks has shared certain emails and documents with 25 separate media outlets from around the world. The DHS report on Occupy Wall Street was released to Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings for advanced review, but is also available on its website and is viewable below.

Michael Hastings, author of the recently published book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan, is best know for his damning report of former US commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, who was forced to resign his position after Hastings reporting appeared in the magazine.

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