Friday, October 12, 2012


Department of Injustice

For those who haven't noticed that protecting the war industry is a top priority of the Obama Administration, the Timeline of FBI Repression of anti-war activists nationwide over the last two years, helps put into context the abuse of federal authority wielded by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle against peace activists in the Pacific Northwest recently. As reported by award-winning journalist Will Potter, U.S. Department of Justice repression of environmentalists and anti-war organizers under U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is so misguided that FBI policy actually states environmentalists are the number one threat to internal security.

While this may come as a shock to people like those that lost loved ones in the Oklahoma City bombing, federal SWAT teams are nonetheless battering down doors with military weapons drawn to arrest people for protesting U.S. Government crimes against humanity. As noted on Salon yesterday, refusing to participate in the FBI witch hunt netted three Portland, Oregon activists -- who have committed no crimes -- 18 months in a federal detention facility.

Oddly, when I searched the Seattle Times for news on the latest activist railroaded into prison via the Seattle grand jury, Leah-Lynn Plante, the "Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting" came back with 0 results. Which reminded me of the 1999 WTO Ministerial scandal, when Seattle television talking heads claimed activists were running amok, as I simultaneously watched Seattle police over live-streaming Internet as they beat seated protestors with batons and sprayed chemicals in their faces.


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