Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Bush Spy Ring 2
It's my country and I'll spy if I want to
spy if I want to, spy if I want to,
The FBI too will be spying on you.
F.B.I. Watched Activist Groups, New Files Show
The F.B.I. had previously turned over a small number of documents on antiwar groups, showing the agency's interest in investigating possible anarchist or violent links in connection with antiwar protests and demonstrations in advance of the 2004 political conventions. And earlier this month, the A.C.L.U.'s Colorado chapter released similar documents involving, among other things, people protesting logging practices at a lumber industry gathering in 2002.
The latest batch of documents, parts of which the A.C.L.U. plans to release publicly on Tuesday, totals more than 2,300 pages and centers on references in internal files to a handful of groups, including PETA, the environmental group Greenpeace and the Catholic Workers group, which promotes antipoverty efforts and social causes.
But it turns out the NYTimes sat on the spy story for the 2004 election!
Read about it in the LA Times
Posted by Nancy