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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Interestingly, they allowed Tea Party activism a free pass to run rampant ...

Those upset with the status quo do take notice, so that while Occupy was not allied closely with Ron Paul activism, there is this.

The Google, and the Guardian item. While US mainstream media reports. (reposting from Guardian).

How the FBI Coordinated the Crackdown on Occupy
By Naomi Wolf, Guardian UK -- 29 December 12

New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent

It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall - so mystifying at the time - was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group disruption, canister missiles to the skulls of protesters, people held in handcuffs so tight they were injured, people held in bondage till they were forced to wet or soil themselves -was coordinated with the big banks themselves.

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in a groundbreaking scoop that should once more shame major US media outlets (why are nonprofits now some of the only entities in America left breaking major civil liberties news?), filed this request. The document - reproduced here in an easily searchable format - shows a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional fusion center, and private-sector activity so completely merged into one another that the monstrous whole is, in fact, one entity: in some cases, bearing a single name, the Domestic Security Alliance Council. And it reveals this merged entity to have one centrally planned, locally executed mission. The documents, in short, show the cops and DHS working for and with banks to target, arrest, and politically disable peaceful American citizens.

The documents, released after long delay in the week between Christmas and New Year, show a nationwide meta-plot unfolding in city after city in an Orwellian world: six American universities are sites where campus police funneled information about students involved with OWS to the FBI, with the administrations' knowledge (p51); banks sat down with FBI officials to pool information about OWS protesters harvested by private security; plans to crush Occupy events, planned for a month down the road, were made by the FBI - and offered to the representatives of the same organizations that the protests would target; and even threats of the assassination of OWS leaders by sniper fire - by whom? Where? - now remain redacted and undisclosed to those American citizens in danger, contrary to standard FBI practice to inform the person concerned when there is a threat against a political leader (p61).

Hat tip for my first reading of it, Janet O'Connoll's email news/views updates (a subscription emailing also providing this link).


The best citizen suppression policing money can buy -- and does it make "all the news fit to print?"

Well, gee. At least there is the web; [pdf and searchable plaintext] downloads of the original FBI items along with reporting of key info ARE online,

publishing of it at

Have a happy and well informed new year. Read stuff.

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