Surveillance



From the L.A. Times:

For years, the FBI’s definition of terrorism has included violence against property, such as the window-smashing during the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization. That definition has led FBI investigations to online discussion boards, organizing meetings and demonstrations of a wide range of activist groups.

The FBI has been monitoring a variety of groups:

The list included Food Not Bombs, which mainly serves vegetarian food to homeless people, and — with a question mark next to it — Indymedia, a collective that publishes what it calls radical journalism online.

And just in case you all were worried:

“We don’t have enough agents,” Kelso [Denver FBI spokeswoman Monique R. Kelso] said, “to go out there to monitor and surveil innocent people.”

Whew. I feel a lot better. Kind of reminds of of something….

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