Operation TIPS (Stasi)
U.S. Citizen Spy Program
Now Coming to U.S.
"A national system for
concerned workers to report
|"Operation TIPS, administered by the U.S. Department of
Justice and developed in partnership with several other federal agencies,
is one of the five component programs of the Citizen Corps. Operation TIPS
will be a national system for reporting suspicious, and potentially
terrorist-related activity. The program will involve the millions of
American workers who, in the daily course of their work, are in a unique
position to see potentially unusual or suspicious activity in public
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This has to be one of the most Orwellian initiatives to come along.
Maybe we can help by joining ourselves and turning in all the government officials who are
abandoning the constitution, and have them barred from office.
To Recruit 1 in 24 Americans
As Citizen Spies/Informants By Ritt Goldstein, SMH.com (July 15, 2002) [back-up
The Bush Administration aims to recruit millions of United States citizens
as domestic informants in a program likely to alarm civil liberties groups. The Terrorism
Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of
citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police. The
program would use a minimum of 4 per cent of Americans to report "suspicious
Stasi: Planned Volunteer-Informant Corps Elicits '1984' Fears (Washington Times, July
Bush administration wants to recruit a million letter carriers, utility workers
and others whose jobs allow them access to private homes into a contingent of organized
Furor Over TIPS (MotherJones, July 17)
Civil libertarians are up in arms, claiming a new Bush administration program
would encourage Americans to spy on their neighbors.
Prohibits National ID Card, Citizen Spy Program (SL Tribune, July 19, 2002)
Bill scraps "a Bush administration program that critics say encourages
Americans to spy on each other and would give some technology companies involved in national
security immunity from lawsuits."
Service Won't Enter 'TIPS' (Newsday.com, July 17, 2002)
The Postal Service has decided not to take part in a government program touted as
a tip service for authorities concerned with terrorism.
Republican Majority Leader
Rejects White House Plans for Operation TIPS, National ID
(ACLU News, July 18, 2002)
Mike Leavitt Supports Controversial TIPS Program (SL Tribune, July 19, 2002)
"President Bush's call for Americans to spy on each other doesn't alarm
All-seeing eye of Big Brother -- official logo:
Information Awareness Office
U.S. Department of Defense >
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so
long as I'm the dictator."
-- President George W. Bush
During a photo-op with Congressional leaders on 12/18/2000.
As broadcast on CNN and available in transcript on their website
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