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December 21, 2005
Domestic Surveillance of Terrorist Groups Extends to PETA, Greenpeace et al.
According to new documents released by the American Civil Liberties Union, the FBI is using counter-terrorism resources to monitor and infiltrate domestic political organizations that criticize business interests and government policies, despite a lack of evidence that the groups are engaging in or supporting violent action.
The ACLU said that the documents released today on Greenpeace, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) show the FBI expanding the definition of “domestic terrorism” to include citizens and groups that participate in lawful protests or civil disobedience. Read the ACLU press release.
Link to digital collection of FBI documents released by the ACLU
Sound like the FBI has dusted off J. Edgar's playbook.
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