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Paranoia, plus 1984, at its very best

Most people will be more than surprised to read that the Occupy Wall Street Movement was seen as some sort of threat to the USA by the FBI. Bear in mind that this peaceful movement was almost immediately taken up from the USA in other countries around the globe. It is hard to believe that agencies, like the FBI,didn't emulate the tactics, and antics, in countries oveseas where the Occupy Movement took hold. All too sadly the movement appears to have petered out. Democracy Now tells us more

"Once-secret documents reveal the FBI monitored Occupy Wall Street from its earliest days and treated the nonviolent movement as a potential terrorist threat. Internal government records show Occupy was treated as a potential threat when organizing first began in August of 2011. Counterterrorism agents were used to track Occupy activities, despite the internal acknowledgment that the movement opposed violent tactics. The monitoring expanded across the country as Occupy grew into a national movement, with FBI agents sharing information with businesses, local police agencies and universities. We’re joined by Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, which obtained the FBI documents through the Freedom of Information Act. "We can see, decade after decade, with each social justice movement, that the FBI conducts itself in the same role over and over again, which is to act really as the secret police of the establishment against the people."

 

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