The FBI used informants inside the groups, yet the charges are bogus. Thus the raids were clearly coming from the federal government and were meant as political intimidation.
So here we have a massive assault led by Federal Government law enforcement agencies on left-wing dissidents and protesters who have committed no acts of violence or illegality whatsoever, preceded by months-long espionage efforts to track what they do.
Twincities Indymedia has been doing a stellar job of reporting what’s happening with their Live Wire instantaneous news on the home page.
PS “Those in Twin Cities still going ahead with plans to stage massive civil disobedience on the 1st”, they say.
When these anti-First Amendment FBI/Fusion Center-coordinated raids in Minnesota are viewed in conjunction with the recent news that Attorney General Mukasey is planning on implementing new FBI guidelines in October, ones that involve allowing the FBI to investigate (and arrest) anyone without probable cause or even a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity having been committed or planned, then it is obvious that the Republicans are getting ready to try to steal another election.
For instance, just how many people (registered Democrats) getting arrested just before the November election would be necessary to swing the presidential electoral vote count to McCain and his dominionist running mate, Palin?
How many arrests in key, but close, voting districts in closely-contested electoral-heavy states would it take?
Has the evil one, Karl Rove, done “the math” again?
And would the news media be just as silent over massive arrests of people (registered Democrats) just before the November election in late October…as they have been silent over the illegal, anti-First Amendment raids in Minnesota?
Just like the old typewriter training exercise: “Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of our country,” we need “all good people,” all patriotic citizens of our nation, to help stop this evil, monopolistic, neo-Fascist, lying, cheating and thieving Republican juggernaut.