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FBI targets political activists
« on: May 26, 2011, 05:13:04 pm »
More than a dozen peace activists in the Midwest will face a federal grand jury in Chicago in the next few weeks, in an investigation related to terrorism.

The FBI searched the activists' homes last week, confiscating computers, photographs and other materials that the search warrants suggest could be evidence of "material support" of terrorist organizations. None of those whose homes were searched have been charged but they have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury in Chicago.
http://www.npr.org/2010/10/02/130274688/fbi-targets-peace-activists-for-alleged-terrorism-support

They are using anti terrorist laws along with warrants to search homes and issue grand jury subpoenas. reliable sources are hard to dig up, but this appears to be happening nationwide.

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 05:18:56 pm »
Verthaine called this shit back in 2002.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 05:22:43 pm »
It's only what we deserve.

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 05:34:20 pm »
The FBI stopped targeting political activists?

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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2011, 05:39:02 pm »
The FBI stopped targeting political activists?

Excellent point. This may also explain why NPR is on the financial aid hit list.

Honestly, we can not expect honest reporting for any US news source because they would be under the search warrant and grand jury subpoena threat, as well as the FCC. I suspect they could be charged and have their licenses stripped.

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 06:01:50 am »
Oh, you mean the terrorist act is being used to intimidate and harass political detractors?  :lulz:
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 02:50:04 pm »
Oh, you mean the terrorist act is being used to intimidate and harass political detractors?  :lulz:
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???

I was shocked!

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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 03:00:08 pm »
Oh, you mean the terrorist act is being used to intimidate and harass political detractors?  :lulz:
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???

I was shocked!

I can hardly even comprehend that it's happening! Isn't that, like, undemocratic or something? In my America?

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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: FBI targets political activists
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 05:51:24 pm »
Because fuck 200+ years of actually caring what serfs unprivileged citizens think.

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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 05:55:32 pm »
Because fuck 200+ years of actually caring what serfs unprivileged citizens think.

What country did that ever occur in?

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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2011, 05:56:53 pm »
Because fuck 200+ years of actually caring what serfs unprivileged citizens think.

What country did that ever occur in?

Canada was coming close, but veered off into right wing nutjobbery this year.
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2011, 05:57:18 pm »
Uh...France, 18th century, for a little bit.  Since then?  

Uhhhhh...

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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2011, 05:58:43 pm »
Uh...France, 18th century, for a little bit.  Since then?  

Uhhhhh...

Hah!  There isn't even a French word for freedom.

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2011, 06:03:30 pm »
Uh...France, 18th century, for a little bit.  Since then?  

Uhhhhh...

Hah!  There isn't even a French word for freedom.

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Well hell. I thought "Let them eat cake" was French for freedom.

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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2011, 06:04:00 pm »
All I'm saying is I wish Americans would show some nards and put some guards' heads on pikes in front of the White House.  It's the only thing monarchs understand.