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Fri Jan 17, 2014, 12:36 AM

 

In case You Missed This... FBI Documents Reveal Secret Nationwide OCCUPY Monitoring

FBI Documents Reveal Secret Nationwide Occupy Monitoring
Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
DECEMBER 22, 2012

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FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) pursuant to the PCJF’s Freedom of Information Act demands reveal that from its inception, the FBI treated the Occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat even though the agency acknowledges in documents that organizers explicitly called for peaceful protest and did “not condone the use of violence” at occupy protests.

The PCJF has obtained heavily redacted documents showing that FBI offices and agents around the country were in high gear conducting surveillance against the movement even as early as August 2011, a month prior to the establishment of the OWS encampment in Zuccotti Park and other Occupy actions around the country.

“This production, which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing with the Occupy movement,” stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). “These documents show that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are treating protests against the corporate and banking structure of America as potential criminal and terrorist activity. These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of Wall Street and Corporate America.”

“The documents are heavily redacted, and it is clear from the production that the FBI is withholding far more material. We are filing an appeal challenging this response and demanding full disclosure to the public of the records of this operation,” stated Heather Benno, staff attorney with the PCJF.

As early as August 19, 2011, the FBI in New York was meeting with the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the Occupy Wall Street protests that wouldn’t start for another month. By September, prior to the start of the OWS, the FBI was notifying businesses that they might be the focus of an OWS protest.

The FBI’s Indianapolis division...


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More: http://www.justiceonline.org/commentary/fbi-files-ows.html


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WillyT Jan 2014 OP
MannyGoldstein Jan 2014 #1
cantbeserious Jan 2014 #2
cantbeserious Jan 2014 #3
WillyT Jan 2014 #13
Fumesucker Jan 2014 #4
Skip Intro Jan 2014 #5
WillyT Jan 2014 #7
mindwalker_i Jan 2014 #10
sabrina 1 Jan 2014 #6
rhett o rick Jan 2014 #11
bananas Jan 2014 #8
U4ikLefty Jan 2014 #9
Matariki Jan 2014 #12

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 12:40 AM

1. Thank God for Occupy, and for Ed Snowden

 

Things behind the curtain have gotten very, very ugly. Throwing the curtain open helps us know what we're dealing with.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 12:45 AM

2. + 1,000

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 12:46 AM

3. Thank You For Sharing

eom

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 01:24 AM

13. Anytime...

 




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 12:51 AM

4. Wait and see, we'll find out they were doing the same thing to the Teabaggers

Right?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 12:54 AM

5. There appears to be secret, nation-wide monitoring of nearly everybody. n/t

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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 01:00 AM

7. I'm Coming To That Conclusion Myself...

 




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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 01:11 AM

10. Oh this is just ODS

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 12:54 AM

6. Wasn't Homeland Security supposed to be to protect us from Foreign Terrorists?

Don't they huge amounts of money based on that?

So what are they doing spying on Americans exercising their Constitutional Rights?

Does anyone care in this so-called Democratic Government of ours?

This information that the Orwellian named 'Homeland Security' has changed its purpose and is now working for the 'stock exchange' to keep on eye on US Citizens peacefully protesting, should have sparked a Congressional Inquiry at least.

They hold the purse strings, isn't it their duty to ensure that the tax payers' money is not being spent on this kind of violation of rights?

I wonder what it would feel like to be able to trust that your Government actually WAS working to protect you and your rights against these kinds of abuses?

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 01:17 AM

11. It reminds me of Jonestown. nm

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 01:11 AM

8. "we believe is just the tip of the iceberg"

There's a lot of iceberg hidden under the water.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 01:11 AM

9. Most of us assumed we were on their shit list.

I was a legal observer for a many actions and assumed I was on "the list." To me, it was more important to foster a new paradigm for the nation...we did that.

Occupy changed the focus & continues to do great things (even if not officially called "Occupy".

I have no regrets for my involvement in Occupy.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 01:18 AM

12. One would hope they are also monitoring those folks who show up to rallies with their guns

aka the Tea Party

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