How the State Handles Dissent: Spying, Intimidation, Brutality and More

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act: The Most Dangerous Domestic Terror Law You’ve Never Heard Of – Alternet 7/15/09

Under the AETA, if you and a friend go on the web to research a company whose practices you plan to protest, you may have just become a terrorist.

Revealed: a web of police bids to infiltrate protest groups  – Sunday Herald, UK 4/26/09

Caught on tape: police bid to recruit protester as spy – Guardian, UK 4/24/09

114 held in biggest pre-emptive strike against environmental protesters – Guardian, UK 4/23/09

Green protesters still spied on – Guardian, UK 2/16/09

Source: FBI Spied On Tea Party Protesters Nationwide  – Prison Planet 4/20/09

Activist gets two years for Molotov cocktails at 2008 RNC – Raw Story 5/18/09

FBI infiltrated Iowa anti-war group – Raw Story 5/18/09

Police expect ‘innovative’ G20 protesters – Guardian, UK 3/20/09

London cops beating the shit out of peaceful G20 demonstrators – Boing Boing 4/2/09

Here’s some disgraceful footage of London’s cops beating the shit out of a group of peaceful G20 protestors who are holding their arms in the air, chanting, “This is not a riot.” Look familiar? It’s what the British cops did at the last Climate Camp, too. How much you want to bet that no one involved in the authoritarian response to these peaceful protestors pays any price, because they all offer the lame excuse that an entirely different group of protestors broke some windows at a bank in a different part of town?

Four animal rights activists guilty of blackmailing Huntingdon Life Sciences suppliers – Guardian, UK 12/23/08 

Group orchestrated campaign involving hoax bombs, night visits and nuisance phone calls and letters

DealBook: Protesters Clash With Police in Geneva – NYTimes 1/31/09

Hundreds of people assembled to protest against the World Economic Forum at place Mont Blanc in central Geneva on Saturday.

Anti-forum protest turns violent in Geneva – USA Today 1/31/09

Spying on pacifists, environmentalists and nuns – Democratic Underground 12/7/08

An undercover Maryland State Police trooper infiltrated nonviolent groups and labeled dozens of people as terrorists

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