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FBI illegally interrogated anti-war activists

Washington Post

The revelations, combined with protester accounts, provide the first public evidence that Washington-based FBI personnel used their intelligence-gathering powers in the District to collect purely political intelligence.

The Partnership for Civil Justice has more. They filed the lawsuit which forced the release of the police logs.

It really is a secret police: This is an effort to suppress political dissent,” said Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice. “If this was happening in another country that the U.S. was targeting, U.S. officials at the highest levels would be decrying this as a violation of human rights”

  • Can’t say I am socked. The task of the repressive mechanism of the state is all the more easier in the US given the lack of political culture amongst the working class. No strong labour movement => no strong resistance.

  • dj

    It would seem that, as usual, one man’s justice is another’s removal in the night with a bag over his head…

  • dj

    There are many places in the world where strong resistance comes from a movement that is not labor-related. (Sri Lanka springs to mind, but there are many others.) Given the corporatization of unions, why do we look to labor to provide leadership in the U.S.?

  • I think Red Squirrel meant it more in the sense of a mobilized and politically aware working class rather than unions or labor.

  • I think Red Squirrel meant it more in the sense of a mobilized and politically aware working class rather than unions or labor

    Aye that’s right. Perhaps we understand the word labour in a different way.