Democracy Now reported FBI Raids Homes of Antiwar and Pro-Palestinian Activists in Chicago and Minneapolis.
Amy Goodman interviewed former FBI special agent Coleen Rowley, the woman who blew the whistle on FBI incompetence leading up to 9/11.
A few days after the raids in her hometown of Minneapolis, she told me, “This is not the first time that you’ve seen this Orwellian turn of the war on terror onto domestic peace groups and social justice groups … we had that begin very quickly after 9/11, and there were Office of Legal Counsel opinions that said the First Amendment no longer controls the war on terror.”
Amy also mentions FBI surveillance of activists groups including Green Peace. To my young friend campaigning for them in Harvard Square, I offer a link to the ACLU of Massachusetts website. The woman with the lovely white hair above is Nancy Murray from ACLU. The eye candy with the moustache and hat on the extreme left is Geoff Karens of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers.
Amy’s column, “FBI Raids and the Criminalization of Dissent“.