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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:22 PM

An Interesting Story about an informant during anti-war movement of 70's

Sheila O'Connor Rees was one half of a duo of freelance spies. In the parlance of FBI coding, she was WF5728-PSI (Potential Security Informant), along with her husband, the British national/journalist/spy, John Herbert Rees, who was WF3796-PSI. Of the two, John Rees was better known, producing a journal called "Information Digest." That journal served as a clearing house for information on the antiwar movement and radicals, and was made available to local police agencies. While Rees was not a paid FBI informant at the time, he was a paid informant for the DC Metro Police and, among other things, was subsidized by them to set up the Red House Bookstore in Washington, DC in 1971.1 The thinking was that this would bring Rees in touch with activists the police wanted to target.


http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/13897-a-window-into-infiltration-the-fbi-informant-file-of-sheila-louise-oconnor

I'm just posting this to share in case there is someone who takes an interest in historical stuff that occured during this period of time. I wasen't that old to know about this sort of stuff at age 14 or 15, but learned about it later at college age. Pissed me off then, pisses me off now.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:58 PM

1. I would like to see The FBI Informant File of Ronald Reagan.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:29 PM

2. We pretty much always knew who the informants were

 

They were the guys with the bad ditch weed, spent most of the time trying to screw our women and never seemed to have any money for the Boones Farm and Ripple.

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