Scott Horton Interviews Donald Gilliland

Scott Horton, November 21, 2010

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Donald Gilliland, journalist at Central Pennsylvania local news site, discusses his series of articles chronicling the PA Office of Homeland Security’s practice of tracking Marcellus Shale activist groups – going far beyond their mandate of protecting infrastructure, the outsourcing of surveillance to American/Israeli security contractor ITRR, arguments between privacy advocates and the “if you have nothing to hide there’s nothing to worry about” crowd and how the state DHS office tipped off private drilling companies about upcoming demonstrations against controversial gas extraction methods.

MP3 here. (18:09)

Donald Gilliland writes for, a provider of local news for Central Pennsylvania.

2 Responses to “Donald Gilliland”

  1. No surprise that ITRR is based in Jerusalem…

    “Before 9/11 homeland security barely existed as an industry,” Naomi Klein wrote in 2007. “By the end of this year, Israeli exports in the sector will reach $1.2 billion – an increase of 20 percent.

    And the Department of Homeland Security, the Lieberman-Specter brainchild then headed by Michael Chertoff, had become one of Israel’s most reliable markets.

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