KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Stand Up Against State Surveillance & Intimidation!

November 14, 2010 by Source
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Panel discussion on “Know Your Rights: stand up against state surveillance and intimidation.” OB Rag editor Frank Gormlie will join the Panel at the Joyce Beers Community Center in Hillcrest from 7 to 9pm.
Gormlie will be speaking on the history of police surveillance of activists during the Seventies. CHECK INSIDE FOR OTHER PANELISTS AND DETAILS.

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National “Call-In Day” to Stop FBI Harassment – October 12th

October 12, 2010 by Staff

Also: Sign the Petition to Stop FBI Harassment – [see below]

Join peace and solidarity activists all around the country today in the National “Call-In Day” to stop the FBI harassment of this community of American activists. October 12th is the day.

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Solidarity rally in support of activists raided by the FBI in 4 states Friday Sept 24th

September 29, 2010 by Staff

San Diego Demonstrates in Solidarity
Thursday Sept 30th @ 5pm at the Federal Building

STOP the FBI Witch hunts & ‘Terrorism Warrants’ against Socialists, Solidarity and Peace Activists!

Last Friday, Sept. 24th the FBI raided the homes and offices of more than a dozen activists in 4 states and pursued others in at least 2 other states carting away in one case, 40 boxes of personal, computer and cell phone materials.

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Anti-War Activists in the Nation’s Heartland Under Attack!

September 27, 2010 by Rocky Neptun

By Rocky Neptun

The sweeping assaults across the nation on peaceful anti-war activists Sept. 24th represent an ominous divergence for an administration which was elected to change the heavy-handed policies of the Bush regime. Like something straight out of the Ashcroft playbook, FBI agents, in cooperation with local authorities, raided homes and offices in Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota. Government thugs also showed up at the doors of progressives and human rights activists in North Carolina and San Jose, California.

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My Tortured Decision – top FBI agent comes ‘clean’ on torture

April 23, 2009 by Source
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By Ali Soufan

FOR seven years I have remained silent about the false claims magnifying the effectiveness of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding. I have spoken only in closed government hearings, as these matters were classified. But the release last week of four Justice Department memos on interrogations allows me to shed light on the story, and on some of the lessons to be learned.

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California Congresscritter Covers-up Covert Wiretaps

April 20, 2009 by Doug Porter

By Doug Porter

The Congressional Quarterly today revealed that Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Los Angeles) was overheard on a court-approved NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli spy that she would lobby to reduced espionage related charges against two associates of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

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All My Heroes

October 24, 2008 by Patty Jones

Have FBI Files A beautiful young woman I know, with pride in her eyes, recently gave this to her father. I am proud to know both of them.

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FBI Seeks Sweeping New Powers

August 25, 2008 by Staff

By Aziz Hug / The Nation / August 22, 2008 Lame-duck administrations with abysmal poll ratings and no legislative agenda attract little attention. But to ignore the Bush Administration at this point is perilous: in its waning days, the Administration is turning the Federal Bureau of Investigation into a domestic intelligence agency with sweeping powers […]

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ACLU: Million on Terrorist Watch List

July 14, 2008 by Staff

by Michael Grabell / July 14, 2008 There won’t be any balloons dropping from the ceiling to mark this milestone. And if there are any bells and whistles, it will only be from the metal detector. The American Civil Liberties Union held a news conference this morning to commemorate what it says is the addition […]

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Domestic Spying Quietly Goes On

July 9, 2008 by Staff

NSA faces new limits, but surveillance thrives By Bradley Olson / Sun reporter / July 7, 2008 With Congress on the verge of outlining new parameters for National Security Agency eavesdropping between suspicious foreigners and Americans, lawmakers are leaving largely untouched a host of government programs that critics say involves far more domestic surveillance than […]

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