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  • Protesters Occupy Philadelphia ICE Office

    July 2, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA – In the latest development in the “Occupy ICE” protest encampments spreading across America, protesters have set up a new encampment outside an ICE building at 8th & Cherry Street in Philadelphia (a “sanctuary city“). Unicorn Riot has been providing live coverage into…...
  • Protests Target ICE Contractor General Dynamics

    June 29, 2018
    Bloomington, MN – Protests against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) separating children from their families have recently begun targeting government contractors who profit from implementing ICE policies. One such contractor is General Dynamics, a defense industry giant mostly known for making tanks and airplane parts,…...
  • Greece’s First Housing Squat for Refugees & Migrants, Notara 26

    May 8, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Notara 26, a refugee and migrant housing squat in Athens, has housed over 7,000 refugees and migrants since its inception in September 2015. Unicorn Riot visited and toured Notara 26, the self-organized squat in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Athens, Greece. During our…...
  • Icebreaker Pt 4 – Homeland Security Special Agent On-the-Job Training Manual

    April 27, 2018
    Unicorn Riot obtained a series of Homeland Security Investigations policy manuals. Part 4 of the Icebreaker series of stories covers the 2008 version of the special agent training program, shedding light on the overall architecture of the Department of Homeland Security and how it instills…...
  • Icebreaker Pt 3 – Confidential Homeland Security Fugitive and Compliance Enforcement Handbooks

    February 28, 2018
    Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Department of Homeland Security manuals showing how DHS’s largest investigative arm, Homeland Security Investigations, advised its agents to conduct their operations. Part 3 of the Icebreaker series turns to the “Compliance Enforcement Investigations” and “Fugitives” handbooks, ICE/HSI manuals that lay out…...
  • Icebreaker Pt 2 – Confidential Homeland Security Asset Forfeiture and Search and Seizure Handbooks

    February 22, 2018
    Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Department of Homeland Security manuals showing how DHS’s largest investigative arm, Homeland Security Investigations, advised its agents to conduct their operations. Part 2 of the Icebreaker series covers the HSI “Search and Seizure” and “Asset Forfeiture” handbooks. Some of the material…...
  • Icebreaker Pt 1 – Secret Homeland Security ICE/HSI Manual for Stripping US Citizenship

    February 14, 2018
    A confidential manual, which Unicorn Riot has obtained in full, guides the US Department of Homeland Security’s little-known investigative arm, Homeland Security Investigations, in targeting and stripping citizenship from naturalized foreign-born Americans. This is the first story in Unicorn Riot’s “Icebreaker” series, which aims to…...
  • Ninth Annual CO Love Knows No Borders, No Walls Vigil

    February 5, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On February 5, 2018, poets, musicians, family members of detainees, and other community members will gather outside the for-profit GEO ICE Detention Center in Aurora, CO for the ninth year in a row. Among the nearly 1500 detainees inside this detention center…...
  • Blockchain: Revolution or Business as Usual?

    January 26, 2018
    WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN? The term “blockchain” describes a type of internet-based decentralized ledger system which can be used to record transactions and store data in a manner potentially more secure than one might find in a centralized database system. Blockchains are managed using peer-to-peer (p2p)…...
  • Social Center Burned Down by Nazis & Nationalists in Thessaloniki, Greece

    January 23, 2018
    Thessaloniki, Greece – Using the cover of a large nationalist rally over Macedonia naming rights, Nazis and nationalists attacked two social centers (burning one to the ground), vandalized a Holocaust Memorial and tore down a sign promoting religious tolerance. Although dozens of police were present,…...