The FBI has a long history
of targeting peace
and social justice activists
. Now activists across the country are sounding the alarm
. It's happening again
This past Saturday
was host to anti-war demonstrations
in cities throughout the United States and even internationally
. In Washington, DC
a march, which was accompanied by a later benefit concert
, drew over 100,000 people
(estimates vary). Rallies in San Francisco
and Los Angeles
drew thousands more. Though there was some mainstream coverage
, it was largely overshadowed by hurricane news. [more inside]
If you get your protest, then you ‘ve got to have your subpoena!
"I've heard of such a thing, but not since the 1950's, the McCarthy era," said David D. Cole, a Georgetown law professor. "It sends a very troubling message about government officials' attitudes toward basic liberties."
If you've participated in an anti-war rally, or helped organize a demonstration, the FBI may have a file on you.
The FBI claims that they are only weeding out anarchists and other "extremists." But the ACLU and some legal scholars are warning of a return of Hooverism.
Attention pinkos: You can run, but you can't hide, because you're probably on the no-fly list.