Interview:’s Will Potter on FBI Raids, Grand Juries & Political Repression

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:34 am

A series of paramilitary-style raids were conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against activists in Portland, Oregon, on July 25. Grand jury subpoenas were issued to individuals targeted in these raids. There were also individuals issued subpoenas in Olympia and Seattle in Washington. The subpoenas informed individuals they were to appear before a federal [...]

Lawyers for NATO Protesters Charged with Terrorism Obtain Copy of Indictments

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 12:50 pm

Lawyers representing three individuals who came to Chicago in May to protest at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit and who were indicted just over a week ago on terrorism-related charges  have obtained a copy of the indictments. The lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) had expected to see official indictments when the three [...]

The Indictment of NATO Protesters on Terrorism Charges

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 9:41 am

Three individuals who came to Chicago in May to protest at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit appeared in court yesterday during a two-minute hearing in Chicago, Illinois. They were indicted on terrorism-related charges by a grand jury and were the first people to be charged under an Illinois state terrorism law passed a [...]

The Preemptive Prosecution of the NATO 5

By: Monday May 21, 2012 2:02 pm

Two men were charged with terrorism-related charges on May 20, bringing the number of men who have been accused of planning “terrorism” against the NATO summit up to five people. The authorities claim their cases have no connection to the first three men, who were charged with plotting terrorism on May 19. However, attorneys for [...]

The FBI’s Framing of Long-Time Chicano Activist Carlos Montes

By: Tuesday May 15, 2012 10:57 am

(update below) Long-time Chicano activist Carlos Montes, who has been active in the antiwar, education and civil rights movements in Los Angeles for decades, goes on trial today for bogus charges that are being brought against him for purchasing a gun. It is a political trial and a continuation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s [...]

The Problem with Tim Weiner’s Praise for FBI Director Robert Mueller

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 12:22 pm

A book published by Pultizer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner titled Enemies: A History of the FBI and out for a month and a half now continues to attract attention, as it is one of the most definitive accounts of the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ever produced.  The author and his book [...]

San Francisco FBI Violated Muslims’ First Amendment Rights with ‘Mosque Outreach’ Program

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 1:33 pm

Under the guise of “mosque outreach,” the FBI division based in San Francisco, California, collected intelligence on mosques and Muslim religious organizations. The intelligence collected included information on First Amendment-protected activities, such as details on religious beliefs and practices. And the information was not used by just the FBI but was marked as “positive intelligence” [...]

The FBI & Muslims: Ex-Informant Confesses ‘It’s All About the Entrapment’

By: Tuesday March 20, 2012 5:24 pm

A former FBI informant, who was tasked with secretly infiltrating southern California mosques, admits in many cases civil rights groups are correct in their concern that Muslims are being unfairly targeted. He told The Guardian “the way the FBI conducts their operations it is all about the entrapment.” “I know the game, I know the [...]

How the FBI Uses 15,000 Spies to Infiltrate Muslim Communities

By: Tuesday August 23, 2011 2:30 pm

(photo: kalavinka) The liberal news magazine Mother Jones has published a major investigation of the FBI’s use of terrorism informants for investigations, such as sting operations. The investigation is the product of a year’s worth of work by Trevor Aaronson who looked into every terrorism case prosecuted by the government since 9/11. The project is [...]

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