Spying on Pacifists, Environmentalists and Nuns
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Author:  dori [ Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:10 am ]
Post subject:  Spying on Pacifists, Environmentalists and Nuns

...Among those labeled as terrorists: two Catholic nuns, a former Democratic congressional candidate, a lifelong pacifist and a registered lobbyist. One suspect's file warned that she was "involved in puppet making and allows anarchists to utilize her property for meetings."

"There wasn't a scintilla of illegal activity" going on, said David Rocah, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit and in July obtained the first surveillance files. State police have released other heavily redacted documents.

Investigators, the files show, targeted groups that advocated against abortion, global warming, nuclear arms, military recruiting in high schools and biodefense research, among other issues.

Do you know if you are on a watch list? How does one find out--other than the hard way?

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