Tuesday, August 30, 2005

ACLU: Peace Groups labeled terrorist

The FBI has released documents that associate the terrorist label with peace groups, according to the ACLU.

The American Civil Liberties Union today released an FBI document that designates a Michigan-based peace group and an affirmative action advocacy group as potentially "involved in terrorist activities." The file was obtained through an ongoing nationwide ACLU effort seeking information on the FBI's use of Joint Terrorism Task Forces to engage in political surveillance.

"This document confirms our fears that federal and state counterterrorism officers have turned their attention to groups and individuals engaged in peaceful protest activities," said Ben Wizner, an ACLU staff attorney and counsel in a lawsuit seeking the release of additional FBI records. "When the FBI and local law enforcement identify affirmative action advocates as potential terrorists, every American has cause for concern."

We have got to repeal the Patriot Act and get out of Iraq before the nation is completely torn apart.......


2 comments:

Naruwan said...

"If you're not for us you're against us."

steph said...

that's what hitler did isn't it? Take anyone out who didn't like him... yip - I knew I was a potential terrorist: stick that smug smarmy mr bush in front of me and I'd rip his eyes out. He and his buddies are a bunch of evil thugs. gad bless amerikaaghhhhh!!!