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Keystone protesters deemed environmental extremists by FBI

Revealed: FBI violated its own rules while spying on Keystone XL opponents

The FBI breached its own internal rules when it spied on campaigners against the Keystone XL pipeline, failing to get approval before it cultivated informants and opened files on individuals protesting against the construction of the pipeline in Texas, documents reveal.

Internal agency documents show for the first time how FBI agents have been closely monitoring anti-Keystone activists, in violation of guidelines designed to prevent the agency from becoming unduly involved in sensitive political issues.

The hugely contentious Keystone XL pipeline, which is awaiting approval from the Obama administration, would transport tar sands oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf coast.

It has been strongly opposed for years by a coalition of environmental groups, including some involved in nonviolent civil disobedience who have been monitored by federal law enforcement agencies.

One is judged by the company they keep

Can we accumulate informatoilon here regarding current arvisors and possible future members of a Sanders administration?

Labor economics, Robert Reich

Who does he rely upon for policy guidance?
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