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Pa Journal: Tangential

Posted by Tespid on June 30, 2013

 EAST WINDSOR — A monthlong investigation of drug dealing at a Twin Rivers residence has resulted in two arrests and the seizure of 170 decks of heroin, five grams of cocaine and two guns, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini Jr.

Police detained Eric Fox, 45, of 633 Twin Rivers Drive North in East Windsor, and Barry Bersch, 43, of Yardley, Pennsylvania, prior to executing search warrants at Mr. Fox’s residence at approximately 8:30 p.m. June 20, according to Mr. Bocchini.

Police recovered a fully-loaded .357-caliber revolver from under the bed in a second-floor bedroom and 64 decks of heroin from a nightstand next to that bed during the search, according to Mr. Bocchini.

Police also recovered a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun from a basement safe along with ammunition and handgun holsters during the search, according to Mr. Bocchini.

Police charged Mr. Fox with possession of heroin and cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, two counts of possessing a firearm while committing a narcotics offense and possession of drug paraphernalia. After searching him, police said they found 106 decks of heroin, approximately five grams of powder cocaine, a digital scale and $16 in cash in his possession.

He remains in the Mercer County Correction Center in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to Mr. Bocchini.

Police said they searched Mr. Bersch and found a crack pipe, a plastic bag with cocaine residue and $139 in cash in his possession.

Mr. Bersch was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the Hamilton Police Department, which had a warrant for him.

Police said Mr. Bersch also had a warrant from Trenton.

Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Unit Lt. Mike Novembre said the approximate street value of the heroin is $1,700, and the approximate street value of the cocaine is $500.

Mr. Novembre led the unit in the investigation. Officers from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, the Ewing, Hamilton, Lawrence and East Windsor police departments and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives helped execute the search warrant, according to Prosecutor Bocchini.

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The Resistance:Wildcard

Posted by Tespid on July 5, 2012

Anyone quick to condemn the antics of radicals needs a history lesson and logical consistency check. Especially amid the current hysteria over war and terrorism, it is easy to forget that the United States won its independence not only by war with England, but also through acts of nonviolent civil disobedience, including property destruction. As dramatically evident in the Boston Tea Party, when in 1773 fifty members of the underground Sons of Liberty group dumped 342 chests of British tea into the Boston Harbor to protest the high tax on tea and the British tyranny in general, the colonies employed sabotage tactics to undermine the power of the british and to galvanize the will of the newly emerging nation. Of this form of “terrorism”, John Adams said, “There is a dignity, a majesty, a sublimity, in this last effort of the patriots, that I greatly admire.”

 

Not merely an act of senseless demolition, property destruction was and still is a legitimate cry for justice and a powerful means of achieving it. Civil disobedience and sabotage have been key catalysts for many modern radical struggles. As James Goodman succinctly puts it.

 

“The entire edifice of western liberal democracy – from democratic rights, to representative parliament, to freedom of speech – rests on previous acts of civil disobedience. The American anti-colonialists in the 1770s asserting “no taxation without representation”; the French revolutionaries in the 1780s demanding “liberty, equality, fraternity”; the English Chartists in the 1830s demanding a “People’s Charter”; the Suffragetts of the 1900s demanding “votes for women”; the Gandhian disobedience movement from the 1920s calling for “Swaraj’Vself-government; all of these were movements of civil disobedience, and have shaped the political traditions that we live with today.”

 

Few things are more American and patriotic than dissent, protest, civil disobedience, and property destruction in the name of freedom and liberation. From the Boston Tea Party to the Underground Railroad, from the Suffragettes to the Civil Rights Movement; From Vietnam War resistance and the Battle of Seattle, to the current Occupy Wall Street and NATO Summit protests, key struggles in US history employed illegal direct action tactics – and sometimes violence- to advance the historical movement toward human rights and freedoms.

 

Rather than being a rupture in some bucolic tradition of Natural Law guiding the Reason of modern citizens to the Good and bringing Justice down to earth in a peaceful and gradual dazzle, the current movements needs to be the continuation of the American culture of rights, democracy, civil disobedience, and direct action, as they expand the struggle to a far broader constituency.

 

American history has two main political traditions. First, there is the ‘indirect” system of “representative democracy” whereby citizens express their needs and wants to elected local and state officials whose sole function is to “represent” them in the political and legal system. The system’s “output” – laws-  reflects the “input” – the people’s will and interests.

 

This cartoon image of liberal democracy, faithfully reproduced in generation after generation of textbooks and in the discourse of state apologists and the media, is falsified by the fact that powerful economic and political forces co-opt elected officials, who represent the interests of the elite instead of the majority. From the realization that the sate is hardly s neutral arbiter of competing interests but rather exist to advance the interests of economic and political elites, a second political tradition of direct action has emerged.

 

Direct action advocates argue that the indirect system of representative democracy is irredeemably corrupted by the money, power, cronyism, and privilege. Appealing to the lessons of history, direct activists insist that one cannot win struggles solely through education, moral persuasion, political campaigns, demonstrations, or any form of aboveground, mainstream, or legal action. Direct action movements therefore bypass pre-approved efforts to social power they challenge. Whereas indirect action can promote passivity and dependence on others for change, direct action tends to be more involving and empowering. In the words of Voltairine de Cleyre, “the evil of pinning faith to indirect action is far greater than any such minor results.

 

The main evil is that it destroys initiative, quenches the individual rebellious spirit, teaches people to rely on someone else to do for them what they should do for themselves; finally renders organic the anomalous idea that by massing supineness together until a majority is acquired, then through the peculiar magic of that majority, this supineness is to be transformed into energy. That is, people who have lost the habit of striking for themselves as individuals, who have submitted to every injustice while waiting for the majority to grow, are going to become metamorphosed into human high-explosives by a mere process of packing! People must learn that their power does not lie in their voting strength, that their power lies in their ability to stop production.”

 

Direct action attics can vary widely, raging from sit-ins, strikes, boycotts, tree sits to hacking Websites, email and phone harassment, home demonstrations, and arson, as well as bombings and murder. Direct action can be legal, as in the case of the civil disobedience tactics of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Illegal direct action, moreover, can be nonviolent or violent, and can respect private property or destroy it.

 

Opponents of direct action often argue that illegal actions undermine the rule of the law. and they view civil disobedience as a threat to political order. Among other things, this perspective presupposes that the system in question is legitimate or cannot be improved. It misrepresents direct activists as people who lack respect for the principles of law and its relation to ethics and justice than those who fetishize political order for its own sake.

 

Moreover, this argument fails to grasp that many direct action advocates are anarchists who seek to replace the states and legal systems they hold in contempt with the ethical substance of self-regulating decentralized communities. Whatever their approach, champions of direct action renounce uncritical allegiance to a legal system. To paraphrase Karl Marx, the law is the opiate of the people, and the blind obedience to laws and social decorum led German Jews to their death with little resistance. All too often, the legal system simply a byzantine structure designed to absorb opposition and induce paralysis by deferral, delay, and dilution.

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Screenshots: Ohio Anarchists Bomb Plot

Posted by Tespid on May 7, 2012

5 charged in Ohio bomb plot plead not guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) – Five men described by the government as self-proclaimed anarchists entered not guilty pleas Monday to charges that accuse them of plotting to bomb a highway bridge near Cleveland.

The five will remain in jail until their next hearing, a federal magistrate said. A detention hearing scheduled for Monday was postponed.

The men were arrested last week when they allegedly tried to detonate what turned out to be a dud bomb provided by an FBI undercover informant.

The five had been associated with Occupy Cleveland, but organizers of the movement have tried to distance the group from the men. They say the five didn’t represent it or its non-violent philosophy.

The men were indicted last week on three counts each, including a charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction to destroy property in interstate commerce.

Those charged, all jailed a week ago, are Douglas L. Wright, 26, of Indianapolis; Brandon L. Baxter, 20, of nearby Lakewood; Connor C. Stevens, 20, of suburban Berea; and Joshua S. Stafford, 23, and Anthony Hayne, 35, both of Cleveland.

One defense attorney called it a case of entrapment, with the informant guiding the way. Stafford’s lawyer told U.S. Magistrate Greg White on Monday that his client had been duped and asked that the charges be dismissed, The Plain Dealer reported.

The men could face life in prison if convicted of trying to bomb the soaring bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at Brecksville, south of Cleveland. The bridge crosses a scenic railway line and a canal tow path popular with joggers and bikers.

The men allegedly acted out of anger against corporate America and the government, authorities said. They considered blowing up the bridge at night or clearing it of traffic by pretending to be a construction crew to limit casualties, authorities said in court papers.

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Screenshot Calendar: The Resistance UK

Posted by Tespid on May 2, 2012

Summer 2012 antimilitarist actions

Smash EDO | 27.04.2012 20:16 | Smash EDO | Afghanistan | Anti-militarism | Iraq | Palestine | South Coast | World

The UK antimilitarist movement is building fresh coalitions against new developments in state militarism. In March activists converged in Bristol to confront an unmanned drones conference and a ‘Disarm the National Gallery’ campaign was launched in London to end arms trade sponsorship of the gallery. This week delegates visiting the annual Counter-Terror conference were met by a counter-protest and Vince Cable’s speech at the UKTI conference was disrupted.

Smash EDO, who have campaigned to shut EDO MBM down for eight years are launching three months of action, from May 1st to August 1st, next week with a mayday noise demonstration, a bad music demonstration and a phone and twitter blockade to name just a few of the planned events.

And in Scotland, Faslane peace camp are calling for 30 days of action against Faslane nuclear base.

On the newswire: Vince Cable’s speech to Arms Industry disrupted | Protest & Vigil At Shenstone Drones Factory | Smash Edo reports | Anti-militarism topic

Links: Stop The Arms Fair | Disarm DSEi | Space Hijackers | Smash EDO | CAAT | London CAAT

Smash EDO Summer of resistance reports: Picket of Barclays – 27/5/12| A few words on sensationalist journalism, protest bans and the local rag| The Summer of Resistance starts here| Mayday! Mayday! The Summer of Resistance Day One| Day Two: Face the Music

The UK antimilitarist movement reached its height in terms of boots on the streets in 2003 with the outpouring of public rage against the Iraq war. However, that resistance proved ineffectual due to the focus on A-B marches. Since then, groups have come together to forge a more militant movement with direct action at its core. This movement focused on targeting those who made profit out of war.

That movement reached a high in 2008 and 2009 with successful mobilisations against EDO MBM in Brighton(1, 2, 3) the DSEi arms fair in docklands and against those profiting from Israel’s attacks on Gaza.

The all-out attack by the Coalition on ordinary people’s livelihoods has meant that many turned their attention away from anti-militarist campaigns to focus on opposing the state’s austerity measures. However, overseas repression has continued apace, with UK troops and aerial bombardment in Afghanistan continuing. Drone technology has changed the face of warfare and allowed attacks to be carried out without the need for troops on the ground or for the declaration of a state of war. The CIA has recently launched drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Meanwhile, in the UK, civil society becomes increasingly securitised as military technology, tested in the battlegrounds of the War on Terror, is used to control borders and police demonstrations. The threat of war with Iran is ever present and our resistance needs to become a tangible threat to state militarism.

Smash EDO
- e-mail: smashedo@riseup.net
- Homepage: www.smashedo.org.uk

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Source: The Anarchist Underground

Posted by Tespid on April 29, 2012

The Anarchist Underground

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The Resistance: The Political Underground

Posted by Tespid on April 29, 2012

The political underground

resistancestudies.org/files/SVUnderground.pdf

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by S Vinthagen – Related articles
1: “The political underground”. Contemporary globalisation does change traditional forms of political opposition as expressed in transnational social movements

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Follow-up: Concentration.2

Posted by Tespid on April 14, 2012

More On Internment Camps

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on August 30, 2009 under Why | Be the First to Comment

detentionEditors Note: This is a controversial topic. Some swear the camps exist and are there for nefarious purposes. Others say they are nonsense. However, as Rev. Baldwin tells us, “If the reports are bogus, you’ve lost nothing; but if they are real, you could end up losing your liberty.” The we also have to take into consideration what Edmund Burke told us, “There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men” I hope it is all the product of over active imaginations, but so many other things have happened that I would not have believed I have to look deeper into this. I would suggest the reader follow the links, do some more research and come to your own conclusions.

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column questioning why it was necessary for our federal government to be constructing internment camps all over America. See the original column at http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2009/cbarchive_20090811.html

I felt it was time for someone such as me to publicly broach the subject. Needless to say, the response was overwhelming. Even more interesting is the fact that the web link to the National Guard Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of “Internment/Resettlement Specialist” that I included in my column was removed shortly after the column was published. Was this a coincidence?

Of course, the U.S. Army still has their web site soliciting recruitment for “Internment/Resettlement Specialist” online. See it at http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=292

Readers might also want to familiarize themselves with this story out of Fort Leavenworth:

http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/articles/2009/04/16/news/news1.txt

Predictably, I heard from a sizeable number of readers who expressed concern about my “credibility.” Some were more direct: descriptions such as “conspiracy nut,” “lunatic,” “fringe,” etc., popped up quite often. Several readers dismissed the entire proposition on the basis that, apparently, the link I provided to a photo of one such camp that was reported in the Idaho Observer as a FEMA camp was actually constructed in another country. Which, if true, changes nothing, of course. Others pointed to a very shallow “exposé” published in Popular Mechanics that attempted (lamely) to debunk the whole notion of internment camps. (This was the same source Glenn Beck used to dismiss the idea.) See the report at

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4312850.html

Criticism and name-calling aside, after reading the responses from hundreds of readers (and examining the evidence they submitted), I am more convinced than ever that our federal government is, indeed, constructing large numbers of internment camps. And as one might expect, I heard from a large number of military and law enforcement personnel, which made the evidence even more compelling.

One statement from a retired Air Force colonel (who is still active in military associations and stays well-informed on military issues) was especially telling. He said, “The Indiana plant is an AMTRAK repair area–there are probably similar reasons for other facilities. [Which is, no doubt, true.] I was a primary member of ‘Continuity of Operations’ planning in my second tour in the Pentagon in the 1960s–such planning has continued apace! This country was–and to a large extent still is–totally unprepared for the after effects of nuclear exchange. The millions of casualties of humans and animals–notwithstanding the almost total loss of communications and government infrastructure like police, fire, emergency response, etc. THERE ARE AND SHOULD BE PLANS TO DECLARE MARTIAL LAW to keep order, to provide assistance for food, shelter, medical, etc. FEMA was designed to do this work to fill the terrible losses in continuity of operations, which would keep this country viable. Katrina is a tiny example of how an emergency can destroy an entire geographical area–and Katrina is just a minor example of where we would be as a result of a nuclear exchange. As with all things military you plan for the worst and hope for the best.

“We remain vulnerable to massive catastrophes in this country–natural or man-caused. We need to be prepared and FEMA with all its faults–BACKED BY THE MILITARY–is charged with this job.” (Emphasis added.)

(To learn more about “Continuity of Operations,” to which the good colonel referred, start with these web sites:

http://www.nextgov.com/the_basics/tb_20080623_2687.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuity_of_Operations_Plan

http://fas.org/irp/offdocs/pdd/fpc-65.htm  )

Notice that the retired colonel did not challenge the existence of
internment camps, but rather linked them, and military-backed FEMA, with martial law–and he saw nothing wrong with that. (Please note: the colonel brought up martial law; I did not. Plus, the colonel was not adversarial with me, but on the contrary, expressed familiarity and favor toward me.) Several military men who wrote me shared the colonel’s sentiment. Some of them expressed concern about the impact these plans will have on freedom and constitutional government, while others seemed completely unconcerned regarding any potential encroachment that plans of military action against American citizens might have upon the Bill of Rights. What is enlightening, however, is the fact that, regardless of the personal position taken, none of the military personnel who wrote me discounted the existence of internment camps.

Since the colonel brought up martial law, U.S. Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA) recently indicated that he believed the U.S. government was intending to do just that. See his comments at http://tinyurl.com/pandemic-martial-law

And last year, the San Francisco Chronicle published a major story regarding the potential for the federal government to suspend the Constitution and institute martial law. See the story at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/04/ED5OUPQJ7.DTL

In addition, is it a coincidence that a bill was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 645) called the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act, which directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish “not fewer than 6 national emergency centers on military installations”? See the report at http://tinyurl.com/cong-to-auth-fema-camps

Is all of this information simply to be discarded as hysteria?

On the other hand, several readers chided me for being “late” to discuss the subject. And to be sure, some of these folks have done quite a bit of personal research and have amassed a large amount of data on the subject.

For example, readers supplied me with a plethora of material to substantiate the existence of large numbers of internment camps throughout the United States. I invite readers to peruse some of the information provided below and draw their own conclusions:

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/voices.php/2008/08/11/p27662

http://www.bing.com/search?q=fema+camps

http://tinyurl.com/locate-fema-camps1 (This site requires JavaScript to be
enabled.)

Of course, the above is merely a sample of the scores of resources that were forwarded to me by readers. I encourage people to do their own research.

Even Mr. Skeptoid himself, Brian Dunning, grudgingly acknowledges the probability of the existence of internment camps on U.S. soil. As with the retired Air Force colonel referred to above, Dunning senses nothing sinister about the existence of the camps, and he doesn’t address the numbers part of the story, but he does admit the plausibility of their existence.

Dunning wrote, “When I first heard the FEMA Prison Camp conspiracy story, it seemed ridiculous and paranoid at face value. But when I finally dug in to research it, I started by searching for the origins of the rumors, and found to my surprise that nearly all of the legal foundation and precedent for such a plan does in fact exist.”

(See Dunning’s blog at http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4145 )

As I was mulling over all this information, I remembered reading an interview that radio talk show host Geoff Metcalf had with author Ted Flynn regarding Flynn’s (then) new book, “Hope of the Wicked: The Master Plan to Rule the World.” According to Metcalf, “Flynn’s book provides a strong historical basis to show that there is a global elite working to end the sovereignty of nations and to place every person on earth under the authority of the United Nations.” This interview was conducted back in 2001, by the way.

In the interview, Metcalf asked Flynn, “Please explain what FEMA is. What is their authority and what is their job?”

Flynn replied, “The Federal Emergency Management Agency is probably going to be the enforcement arm of the New-World Order. Very few people could tell you that it is actually a cabinet position. By and large, a great percentage of their budget is ‘black ops.’ It’s really not on the books. You only hear of them a little bit when there are disasters. But there is a great agenda to gather information for the government in stealth.”

Metcalf then said, “I found it significant when Rep. Henry Gonzalez, D-Texas, clarified the question of the existence of civilian detention camps. In an interview a few years ago, he said, ‘the truth is yes–you do have these standby provisions, and the plans are here . . . whereby you could, in the name of stopping terrorism . . . evoke the military and arrest Americans and put them in detention camps.’ They DO exist.”

Flynn replied, “They do.”

(See the interview at http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=8853 )

Again, that our federal government has built large numbers of internment camps seems undeniable. What has not been determined is the purpose for which these facilities have been constructed. No one wants to believe that our government is planning evil designs upon us. Then again, neither did German Jews want to believe that their government was up to no good.

America’s founders believed that a central government could not be trusted, which is why they tried to fence it in with the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Neither should citizens today trust the federal government. As President George Washington put it, “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

Therefore, keep a wary eye out for anything that the federal government could use to encroach upon our liberties and freedoms–even reports of internment camps. If the reports are bogus, you’ve lost nothing; but if they are real, you could end up losing your liberty.

You can read more from Chuck Baldwin at http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com.

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Follow-up: Concentration.1

Posted by Tespid on April 14, 2012

Why Are Internment Camps Being Built?

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on August 18, 2009 under Why | Read the First Comment

femaThe Internet is abuzz with news about the construction of internment camps all across America. Of course, “mainstream” media outlets refuse to touch the subject; or if they do, they pooh-pooh the story; they do what Glenn Beck recently did: try to debunk the story as fallacious and impugn people who speak of it as “conspiracy nuts.” The fact that the Becks, Hannitys, Limbaughs, and O’Reillys of the media circus refuse to deal with the construction of large numbers of internment camps does not make them disappear, however.

For starters, all anyone need do to begin a serious investigation of the subject of internment camps is Google the phrase “FEMA Camps.” There is more than enough evidence in that search engine alone to keep one busy with some in-depth private investigation of the subject for quite a while.

Another URL to check out is this one from the June 2009 Idaho Observer:

http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20090609.htm

As people read my columns all across America, I have had numerous readers contact me, saying that they have personally witnessed the transportation of construction materials used for internment camps, have actually worked in and around them, or have personally seen such camps. These eyewitness testimonies have come from very credible people, including law enforcement and military personnel, as well as airline pilots and construction workers.

Just a few weeks ago, I was aboard a cross-country flight when the passenger I was sitting next to (a total stranger) asked me to take a look out the window. He asked, “Do those look like internment camps to you?” I was astonished that the man (1) would even know to notice such a potentiality, and (2) would be so bold as to ask such a question of a total stranger. I must say, I was extremely happy to make his acquaintance. And we had a very warm and invigorating discussion the rest of the trip.

We were flying over Colorado, over extreme wilderness terrain, and, yes, right in the middle of nowhere, the buildings and surrounding features that I saw sure looked like internment camps to me. Of course, flying at over 30,000 feet in the sky makes it difficult for any kind of detailed analysis to take place; that is for sure.

Then, a friend recently brought this URL to my attention:

http://www.nationalguard.com/careers/mos/description.php?mos_code=31E

This is an advertisement by the National Guard promoting the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of “Internment/Resettlement Specialist.” Question: why does the National Guard need to recruit Internment/Resettlement Specialists? What do they know that we should know?

Furthermore, I have had military personnel tell me that many of the US military bases that have been recently “closed” are also being prepared as large-scale “holding areas.”

Obviously, the question that begs to be asked is, “Who is the US government planning to intern and resettle?” And another question is, “How many people are they planning to intern that would require the massive number of camps that are apparently being constructed?”

Some suggest that these facilities are being prepared for large numbers of illegal immigrants. This seems extremely doubtful, however, considering the propensity of the federal government to (1) do next to nothing to seriously curtail the flood of illegal aliens into America, (2) do virtually nothing to apprehend illegals known to be in the US, and (3) do everything it can to facilitate the release of those illegals incarcerated by State and local authorities. To think that the federal government intends to place thousands of illegal aliens in internment camps borders on lunacy. If anything, the federal government (with either Democrats or Republicans in charge) has done everything it can to (1) entice illegals to come to America, and (2) provide every incentive for them to stay illegally in this country after having entered. I feel safe in saying that we can eliminate the possibility that these camps are being prepared for illegal aliens.

Others suggest that these internment camps are being constructed to accommodate “enemy combatants” from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Yet, the total number of these types of detainees is miniscule compared to the detention space being constructed. Can one really imagine the need to build facilities that could accommodate prisoners numbering in the tens of thousands to house a few hundred foreign troops? I don’t think so.

Then, of course, there are those who continue to deny that these internment camps exist at all. But then, were there not thousands of Germans who denied the existence of concentration camps during World War II? These types of people would refuse to believe the sun came up in the east if the government spinmeisters told them it didn’t.

That our federal government is building large numbers of “holding areas” or internment camps seems to be an established fact. The only questions that remain are “Why?” and “For whom?”

At this point, the imagination can take us anywhere, but it is not a little disconcerting when the same federal government that is building these internment camps begins categorizing Christians, conservatives, people who support the Second Amendment, people who oppose abortion and homosexual marriage, people who oppose the North American Union and the New World Order, people who oppose the United Nations and illegal immigration, and people who voted for Ron Paul or Chuck Baldwin as “extremists,” or “potential dangerous militia members.”

Anyone knows that before a government can begin persecuting and imprisoning large groups of people, they must first marginalize them. As someone said, “Just because you are paranoid does not mean they really aren’t trying to get you.”

In fact, an argument could be made that by today’s politically correct definition, America’s Founding Fathers would be categorized as “paranoid,” “extremists,” or “potential dangerous militia members.” I would even go so far as to question the patriotism of anyone today that is not a little paranoid. This federal government has certainly earned whatever paranoia citizens feel.

Feelings of paranoia notwithstanding, why is the federal government constructing large numbers of internment camps, and who does the government plan on incarcerating in those camps? Those questions still need to be answered.

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Bloglifting: The Activist’s Toolkit

Posted by Tespid on April 11, 2012

 

Activist Toolkit occupy roundup: the tools you’ll need to #occupyspring

 

| April 11, 2012

Source: http://rabble.ca

Occupy Wall Street is back this spring and with it, occupations of cities and towns across Canada are popping back up. Occupiers may have been busy working underground but now it’s time to rise up and organize. The activist toolkit is going on a spring break but not without a bang. Here’s a roundup of tools for occupiers to take you through the hiatus. Best of all, every tool and app featured is free.

Social media, apps and blogging have helped keep the movement alive. Now that protesters are organizing physical Occupy camps again, there are tons of new tech tools to help you organize.

Occupy camps don’t have to rely on mainstream media to get the word out – they can stream their events themselves and bring the struggle from the street to the living room. Learn how to livestream workshops, protests and speakers with this tool.

Crisis mapping and crowdsourcing aren’t just for alerting other occupiers about where police have appeared in the camp or recording incidents of violence: they are also great tools for showing where workshops are in real time. Learn more about how to use it here!

Many activists use twitter, but it is a public forum that can be monitored. Vibe is a system similar to twitter where messages can be anonymously sent out within a certain radius. After a period of time, these messages are deleted. Vibe is perfect for messaging other activists about police whereabouts fast and confidentially. Check out this overview for more info.

Gmail may be free, but it’s hardly secure. Microsoft and Yahoo accounts are no better. Instead of using an email that’s corporately controlled, try using a secure rise-up email address instead. The system was created by social justice activists, for activists.

Workshops are integral to any Occupy camp. These workshop outlines are easy to run and ready to be used in your camp.

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The Resistance: Oil and Anonymous

Posted by Tespid on April 11, 2012

Occupy Oil the Sequel – Coming May 22, 2012

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/OccupyOil + #OccupyOil / @OccupyOil

On the 8th of Feb this year Occupy Oil held it first day of mass action. Shell Stations across the UK and indeed further afield were blockaded or …picketed. We are back and on the 22nd of May 2012 we are holding Occupy Oil the Sequel,Shell Oil will be holding their AGM in The Hague with an audio-visual link to a satellite meeting place in London.
(https://www.facebook.com/events/230582443683609)

Video footage used:

Meanutt – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5pCPXfaqxs

Morganic88 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fBZRjgwbTQ

Charley3012 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCjtS82Cxec

4TheRecord – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM-ZuBKUUL0

Music:

Tom Shapira – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsqSTFeJAG8

Other useful links:

(Multiple Sources)
http://4therecord.org/2012/04/09/occupy-oil-the-sequel-may-22-2012/

(Belgravia pics)
http://www.demotix.com/news/1040981/occupy-oil-shuts-down-shell-petrol-statio…

(Nigerian Commision)
http://london.indymedia.org/articles/11622

(Upper Street)
http://london.indymedia.org/articles/11626

(Belgravia)
http://london.indymedia.org/articles/11621

(Liverpool)
http://1solutionrevolution.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/occupyoil-822012.html

http://risingtide.org.uk

http://www.climaterush.co.uk

http://www.shelltosea.com

http://www.no-tar-sands.org

(The video from the site did not transfer. To see the source go to the Indymedia site. The choice to post came from the icon on the screen in the video. It is very similar to Anonymous in the cyberthreat articles posted last month)

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Eco-terrorism: Greenscare

Posted by Tespid on April 11, 2012

FBI’s “seizing thunder” campaign in Portland

author: Gawker
By John Cook Mar 13, 2012 4:19 PM

How the FBI Monitored Crusty Punks, ‘Anarchist Hangouts,’ and an Organic Farmers’ Market Under the Guise of Combating Terrorism

(see original article for links to documents
 link to gawker.com

The FBI conducted a three-year investigation, dubbed “Seizing Thunder,” into a animal-rights and environmental “terrorists” in the Pacific Northwest that devolved into widespread—and seemingly pointless—surveillance of activists for no apparent reason aside from the fact that they were anarchists, or protested the war in Iraq, or were “militant feminists.” Here’s the file.

I first came across the name “Seizing Thunder” several years ago while rifling through the FBI’s investigative files on the Animal Liberation Front. The ALF records obliquely referenced the evocatively named investigation, which I requested via the Freedom of Information Act just for kicks. Last month—after three years—the FBI returned nearly 500 pages (it held back 784).

It turns out that Seizing Thunder, which was based out of the bureau’s Portland field office, was one of several investigations into animal rights and environmental activists nationwide that the FBI eventually merged into Operation Backfire, a wide-ranging probe of ALF and the Earth Liberation Front. Backfire concluded in 2006 with the indictments of 11 activists for arson and other “acts of domestic terrorism,” including a notorious 1998 destruction of a $12 million ski lodge in Vail, Colo. The Portland portion seemed to focus primarily on gathering general intelligence on activists who used tree-sitting and other monkey-wrench tactics to fight old-growth logging in the Pacific Northwest.
How the FBI Monitored Crusty Punks, ‘Anarchist Hangouts,’ and an Organic Farmers’ Market Under the Guise of Combating TerrorismClick to expand

What makes Seizing Thunder interesting, however, is how easily the agents slipped beyond investigating actual federal crimes and devoted considerable resources to tracking political activists with no apparent criminal intent.

Seizing Thunder was opened in 2002 to target members of the “Animal Liberation front (ALF), Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and an anarchist group called the Red Cloud Thunder, all whose members are inter-related and they openly claimed several major arsons,” according to the files. The investigation involved physical and video surveillance, warrants for phone taps, and cooperation with local police departments in Portland and Eugene, Ore. But the feds quickly dropped the pretense of tracking organized groups and quickly began surveilling people simply for identifying themselves—or for being identified by informants—as anarchists. The memos read like artifacts from the Red Scare:

July 19, 2002: “On [redacted], the source observed a [redacted] Oregon license plate…parked at [redacted], a known anarchist hangout.”
August 8, 2002: “The source observed the following vehicles in the vicinity of [redacted], a major hangout for the anarchist and [redacted]“
September 19, 2002: “On [redacted] the source observed [redacted] vehicle, Oregon license plate [redacted] parked at [redacted] one of the hangout for anarchist….”
October 18, 2002: “On [redacted] the source was questioned as to the [redacted] anarchist travelling to [redacted].”

“The anarchists were dressed in black”

What sort of federal crimes were all these anarchists getting up to, aside from the thought variety? The records, which document the FBI’s extensive cooperation and intelligence-sharing with local police departments in Eugene and Oregon, show that agents collected intelligence about an anarchist march that was being planned to protest U.S. policy in the Middle East:

On [redacted] at approximately 2:30 p.m., the source visited [redacted]. The source did not observe any anarchists. The source walked [redacted] to view their bulletin board. Most of the ads on the bulletin board were for individuals looking for roommates.

On [redacted] the source attended [redacted]. The source visited [redacted] where the source met two unknown anarchists at [redacted]. The anarchists were dressed in black and were in their early 20s…. The source stated the anarchists are planning a protest to “Reclaim the Streets” on April 20, 2002, in Portland, Ore.

Here’s how the Associated Press covered that crucible of terror and violence:

About 700 people marched through downtown Saturday in a peaceful protest against U.S. support of Israel in the Middle East crisis. There were no arrests and no altercations, police said.

The Pinky Swear Riot

Another FBI source passed along a warning of a similar anarchist plot to gather on the streets of Eugene just two days later to protest the International Monetary Fund. The feds quickly passed along the warning to the Eugene police department, thereby averting a bloody riot, by the FBI’s lights:

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[Redacted] identified [redacted] a mass protest/riot planned by the Eugene anarchist where on 4/22/02 they attempted to “take over the street” and cause havoc during the rush hour. The Eugene Police Department was immediately notified and they called in numerous officers for this unexpected protest/riot. EPD was prepared for this problem and prevented a major riot. EPD expressed their appreciation for this information as it may have resulted in maJor damages of businesses and property, similar to that of a riot in June 1999 where $150,000 of property destruction occurred.

I can’t find any record of any news organization covering this narrowly averted riot. A flier for the riot included in the file reads: “2 p.m.: Teach-in on the G8…. 4 p.m.: RECLAIM-THE-STREETS! Come and party in the street! Live bands: Pinky Swear (Portland/Punk) and Elevated Elements (Seattle / Hip Hop).”
Chasing Subarus

Another high point of the file shows agents conducting surveillance on the Grower’s Market, a “not-for-profit food-buying club for buying organic and natural foods” in Eugene, and then literally tailing two random Subaru Legacys (naturally!) to a political rally. As the redacted memo recounting the excursion makes clear, the agents had no idea who they were following, or why.

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The interviewing agents conducted a physical surveillance in the vicinity of The Grower’s Market located at 454 Willamette Street in Eugene, Oregon. This surveillance was conducted as a result of [redacted]. During the surveillance the following observations were made:

0930: Surveillance instituted in the vicinity of The Grower’s Market….
1100: A gray Subaru Legacy bearing Oregon license plate [redacted] with unknown individuals left the area of the Grower’s Market followed by unknown passengers in a red Subaru Legacy bearing Ohio license plate [redacted], a purple Geo Metro bearing an Oregon special license plate [redacted]. These vehicles were followed south on Interstate-5.

What caper were these Subaru-driving terrorists getting up to? Well, after meeting up with a “private bus,” also with unknown individuals on board, they drove to Roseburg, Oregon:

1406: The bus and three vehicles were observed parked on the west side of Main Street, south of Oak Street, in a free parking area. The occupants of the vehicles were observed to be carrying protest signs and musical instruments and walking north on Main Street toward the South Umpqua National Bank.
1409: The occupants of the bus and three vehicles were observed protesting outside the South Umpqua National Bank located at Main and Washington streets in Roseburg, Oregon. Officers from Roseburg Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office were observed monitoring/video taping the incident.
1417: Surveillance discontinued.

“The Anarchists and homeless groups have united”

The Seizing Thunder agents weren’t just worried about enviro-anarchy—they also warned of a dreaded anarchist-homeless alliance that threatened to build a “homeless camp.” From a November 2002 memo:

Source advised that the Anarchists and homeless groups have united in the effort to establish a “homeless camp.” Source stated that the homeless community has accepted the assistance of the Anarchists in the area of publicity and community outreach.

And don’t forget the menace posed by punk rock as performed by anarchists. This memo shows that the bureau’s Los Angeles office kept tabs on an the Alternative Gathering Collective, “an anarchist group in Los Angeles that organizes anarchist punk music concerts, many of which are fundraisers for animal liberation and environmental extremist groups and causes.”

Review of [redacted] found that the AGC sponsored a benefit show for the Long Beach Food Not Bombs (FNB) on 2/5/2005. The concert was held at the Homeland Cultural Center, 1321 Anaheim St., Long Beach CA with the bands Sin Remedio, Ciril, Degrading Humanity, Life in Exile, Lechuza, Civil Disgust, S.O.U.P., and One Side Society.

Finally, an October 2002 memo warns agents that Lady Anarchists can be a whole mess of trouble:

Source advised that the females of the anarchist’s movement are in leadership positions in Eugene, Oregon. These females are described as being very feminist and militant.

Other hilarious moments involve agents snooping on nature hikes, investigating the serious federal crime of keying cars, and unwittingly letting a warrant for a phone tap expire.
A History of Political Surveillance

Sadly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody paying attention that the FBI spent much of the 2000s following people simply because they harbored forbidden political beliefs. Last year, Austin, Texas activist Scott Crow decided to see if the FBI was keeping tabs on him, so he FOIAed his file. He got back an astonishing 440 pages of surveillance records and other documents, according to the New York Times. Crow, an anarchist, has never been charged with a federal crime.

In 2010, the FBI’s inspector general issued a report finding that the bureau had overstepped its bounds in investigating political and advocacy groups. The bureau’s Pittsburgh office, the report said, had conducted surveillance on an anti-war rally as a “make-work” assignment for a bored agent and then “provided inaccurate and misleading information to Congress and the public” about the incident. It also found that “in several cases” of surveillance aimed at Greenpeace, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and other groups, the FBI’s stated bases for the investigations were “factually weak” and demonstrated “little indication of any possible federal crime as opposed to a local crime.”

A 2003 inspector general audit of the bureau’s intelligence gathering and sharing capabilities took note of the increasing emphasis on domestic counterterrorism investigations aimed at “criminal activities associated with animal rights, environmental, and anti-abortion extremists, as well as by certain social protestors” as opposed to, you know, al Qaeda. The report diplomatically suggested that the FBI’s counterterror resources should be reserved for combating actual terrorism: “To the extent that the FBI seeks to maximize its counterterrorism resources to deal with radical Islamic fundamentalist terrorism, WMD, and domestic groups or individuals that may seek mass casualties, we believe that FBI management should consider the benefit of transferring responsibility for criminal activity by social activists to the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division.”

The bureau obviously didn’t listen. It should be noted that the 11 people eventually indicted in Operation Backfire actually had committed serious crimes worthy of federal investigations. Though the documents are heavily redacted, it appears from context that at the very least one of them—Chelsea Dawn Gerlach, who participated in the Vail arson—was a target of Seizing Thunder.

I asked the FBI who, if anyone, was eventually charged based on information developed via Seizing Thunder, and what federal crimes the bureau suspected unidentified Subaru drivers, militant feminists, and frequenters of “anarchist hangouts” of committing. A spokeswoman did not immediately respond.

You can read the full file below. (link not given)

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Assorted Chocolates.3

Posted by Tespid on April 11, 2012

Never Alone Tour – Eugene 4/26

author: SPS & MMSC        e-mail:e-mail: neveralonetour@riseup.net
A speaking tour about long-term anarchist prisoner support, taking a close look at the cases of Eric McDavid and Marie Mason w/ special guest speaker Jeff “Free” Luers
Sacramento Prisoner Support and Marie Mason Support Crew present:
Never Alone Tour

Coming to Eugene, OR

April 26, 2012
8 PM @ Ben Linder Room, EMU, UO

$5-$15 donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go to legal support.

Hosted by The Survival Center,  survival@uoregon.edu, 541-346-4356
About the Tour

The tour will be throughout April, across the US. The complete itinerary is available at : neveralonetour.wordpress.com

Multimedia presentations about the cases of Eric and Marie!
A discussion about long-term anarchist prisoner support!
Strategies to build stronger cultures of resistance!
Security/culture: v.2012 – now with extra tech!
Rockstar guest speakers!
Rage and love!

*Eric McDavid was arrested in January 2006 and charged with a single count of conspiracy. Eric, who never carried out actions and was accused of what amounts to “thoughtcrime,” refused to cooperate with the state and took his case to trial. He was convicted by a jury after a trial fraught with errors and sentenced to almost 20 years in prison. More information of Eric and his case is available on supporteric.org.

**Marie Mason was arrested in March 2008 after her former partner turned informant for the FBI. Facing a life sentence if she went to trial, Marie accepted a plea bargain in September 2008, admitting her involvement in the burning of an office connected to GMO research and the destruction of a piece of logging equipment. She was sentenced to almost 22 years in February 2009. Information on Marie and her case can be found at supportmariemason.org.

Free all prisoners! Destroy all prisons!

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Trail Scout’s Cold Porridge: Weather Underground

Posted by Tespid on January 26, 2012

January 16, 2012, 10:00 am

Source:New York Times

Recalling Blast at a House Where Bombs Were Made

By JAMES BARRON
The rubble at 18 West 11th Street after the blast in 1970, and the address today. The town house was a bomb-making site for the Weathermen, a radical group also known as Weatherman and as Weather Underground.Left, Associated Press; Right, James Barron/The New York TimesThe rubble at 18 West 11th Street after the blast in 1970, and the address today. The town house was a bomb-making site for the Weathermen, a radical group also known as Weatherman and as Weather Underground.
West 11th Street moments after an explosion in a town house that had been used by the Weathermen.Charles LockwoodWest 11th Street moments after an explosion in a town house that had been used by the Weathermen.

A City Room post recently about a town house on the Upper East Side that blew up in 2006 brought to mind another town house, another era and another explosion — the town house in Greenwich Village that became a bomb factory for the radical group the Weathermen.

Unlike with the physician on the Upper East Side who apparently intended to destroy his town house, the explosion on West 11th Street in Greenwich Village, in 1970, was an accident.

Charles Lockwood remembers how loud it was. He was down the street, taking pictures.

He was a senior at Princeton. He and a classmate with a new camera had driven to Manhattan to take photographs for Mr. Lockwood’s senior thesis. It served as the basis for his book “Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House,” published in 1972 and reissued by Rizzoli in 2003.

They had set up their tripod by the parked cars down the block and were focusing on a Greek Revival doorway when the blast went off. Mr. Lockwood said they were thrown by the force of the explosion but were not knocked down. As smoke streamed from the town house, they ran up the street and snapped about a dozen photos, unaware that three people lay dead inside or that two women had fled.

Neither of the women had much on in the way of clothes as they ran out. One had apparently been taking a shower, and the other had been ironing. As the fire trucks pulled up, a neighbor let them in to clean up and gave them clothes. Then they left, coolly heading to the subway.

Before long, the details of the bomb-making emerged. “Shortly after that,” Mr. Lockwood recalled recently, “I started getting visits — one from the New York Fire Department and two from the F.B.I.” His friends at Princeton were nonchalant. The Federal Bureau of Investigation agents found him at his eating club. The second time they showed up, someone yelled, “Charlie, the F.B.I.’s here again.”

“The F.B.I. was particularly curious if I had seen two naked women running from the house,” Mr. Lockwood said. “They kept asking, ‘Did you see the naked girls?’ I told them no, I hadn’t. What I was really worried about was the rest of the block would blow up while we were standing there. I didn’t see Dustin Hoffman, either.”

Mr. Hoffman had lived next door. The living room wall of his apartment had been blown open. His desk had tumbled into the wreckage.

The two women, Cathlyn Platt Wilkerson and Kathy Boudin, remained at large for the rest of the 1970s. Ms. Wilkerson turned herself in in 1980 and was sentenced to three years in prison. Ms. Boudin was arrested in 1981 after an armored-car holdup in Rockland County that left three dead: two police officers and a Brink’s guard. She pleaded guilty in 1984 and was released in 2003.

As for the town house that was destroyed, it dated to the 1840s. It had once been owned by Charles Merrill, a founder of Merrill Lynch. He called it “the little house on heaven street,” which sounded like a line that could have come from the man he sold it to, Howard Dietz, a Broadway lyricist and movie publicist. Ms. Wilkerson’s father, James, had bought it in 1963.

After the rubble was cleared, the vacant lot was sold for $75,000 to the architect Hugh Hardy and Francis Mason, a dance devotee and critic who was working as an assistant to Arthur A. Houghton Jr., the president of Steuben Glass and chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mr. Hardy said the idea originated with his wife, Tiziana. “Tiziana said, ‘Why don’t we buy the land, and you can design the house?’” he recalled last week.

He said he remembered thinking, “Oh, no.”

He designed a two-family structure that was “much less confining than a conventional brownstone.” The idea was for the Masons and their children to take the bottom two floors and the garden and for the Hardys and their children to have the top two floors and a terrace.

His design matched the height and scale of the houses on either side, but had a angular facade that jutted out toward West 11th Street. “It was this whole idea that a new building should express something new,” he said, adding, “We were deeper into diagonals at that point.”

He went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission to convince it that his design was “appropriate” for the site and won approval after agreeing to some changes.

“We couldn’t build it,” Mr. Hardy said. “We went to the bank to try to get a mortgage. This guy says: ‘I can see you’re a nice young man. I could give you a mortgage. There are wonderful houses in’ — he named some part of the East Village — ‘but I am not going to give you a mortgage on any of those places.’”

The man mentioned Westchester County, Mr. Hardy said, adding: “He had redlined all of Manhattan. I got so angry I almost hit him.”

They sold the lot, and the new owners built the house.

Mr. Lockwood went back to Princeton and finished his thesis. He said it contained not a word about the bombing.

“No,” he said. “I remember my faculty adviser getting a kick out of it, but that was about it except for ‘Hey, Charlie, the F.B.I.’s here.’ I turned in my thesis. I won a prize for the thesis. That led to getting a grant, 16 to 18 months of money so I could turn the thesis into a real book.”

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Hutaree

Posted by Tespid on November 15, 2010

Hutaree lawyers: Talk was just talk, not a plot

By TRESA BALDAS
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

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In an effort to bust up the government’s case, defense lawyers in the Hutaree militia case this week disclosed some of the government’s secret recordings, including a conversation at a wedding in which an undercover agent and two Hutaree members discussed alleged roadside bombs.

 

The defense disclosed the recording as part of an effort to show that just because militia members were talking about alleged roadside bombs doesn’t mean there was any actual plan to build them, use them or violently overthrow the government.

In court documents filed Tuesday in federal court in Detroit, defense attorneys Richard Helfrick and Todd Shanker cited the wedding conversation that took place March 13 — two weeks before nine Hutaree members were arrested in FBI raids.

During the conversation, an undercover agent urges Hutaree leader David Stone Sr. to obtain road signs so that he can begin constructing alleged improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Agent: “OK. Once we get everything, how fast do you want those?”

Joshua Stone: “We’ll have lots of money probably.”

David Stone Sr.: “Well, let’s do a forecast.”

Agent: “As soon as I get (to) it.”

David Stone: “Uh, as far as any kind of mass order? … Uh, early fall.”

Undercover agent: “Really? Wow. OK.”

The agent then repeatedly asks David Stone whether there is a specific target, in reference to the alleged plot against local officers outlined in the group’s indictment.

David Stone: “No…. It’s just like when we were talking earlier, we could be anywhere.”

Defense lawyers argued the conversation doesn’t reveal any real plan to use the weapons, nor does it show a plot to harm local police, as alleged in the indictment.

Helfrick and Shanker are representing David Stone Jr., 20, of Adrian, the adopted son of Hutaree leader David Stone Sr. They are seeking to dismiss Stone Jr.’s case and are requesting a special pretrial hearing where the government must prove that a conspiracy existed and that the defendants were part of it.

The government, however, has argued in court documents that a special hearing would be “burdensome, time-consuming and uneconomical” and that the facts and the indictment “returned by a legally constituted and unbiased grand jury are enough” to proceed to trial.

Read more: Hutaree lawyers: Talk was just talk, not a plot | freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20101111/NEWS01/11110575/Hutaree-lawyers-Talk-was-just-talk-not-a-plot#ixzz15NQnIhyQ

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Oochabatawata wata.. et alia:Weather Underground

Posted by Tespid on October 26, 2010


OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL

FBI informant to Congress: Investigate Ayers, Dohrn now

 

Warns that Weather Underground networks still could be operating

 


Posted: October 22, 2010
8:30 pm Eastern 

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily


San Francisco Police Sgt. Brian V. McDonnell was killed by shrapnel from an anti-personnel bomb built and planted by Bill Ayers’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn, according to an FBI report

A former undercover FBI informant who once spied on 1970s anti-war radicals who bombed government offices is calling on Congress to set up a committee or task force to bring “terrorists” – including those who may be in high and influential positions today – to justice.

The request comes from Larry Grathwohl, whose book “Bringing Down America – An FBI Informer with the Weathermen” alleges Bill Ayers, a friend of President Obama, told Grathwohl that Bernardine Dohrn, who later became Ayers’ wife, placed a pipe bomb outside a San Francisco Police Department building Feb. 16, 1970.

The shrapnel from the anti-personnel bomb’s explosion killed Sgt. Brian V. McDonnell. Another officer, Robert Fogarty, was wounded in the face and legs and left partially blind.

What makes Barack Obama tick? Read about it in “The Roots of Obama’s Rage”

Grathwohl’s plan was outlined in remarks prepared for the Marxism in America conference sponsored yesterday by America’s Survival in Washington.

(Story continues below)

       

Grathwohl also appears in a series of videos to explain his concerns over the still-open case along with Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, and Max Noel, a former FBI agent and member of the Weatherman Task Force.

The first video of the series:

The remaining videos are posted on the Marxism in America conference website.

“My greatest fear today is that the Department of Justice (under Obama appointee Eric Holder) will protect these terrorists by blocking an attempt to bring them to justice,” Grathwohl said. “Consider that President Obama held his first fundraiser at the home of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn when he was running for the state Senate in Illinois.

“Do you think there might be some resistance to placing these two people on trial for the murder of Brian McDonnell? These are President Obama’s friends. He and Bill served on a board and appeared at functions together.”

Grathwohl said a resolution would be for Congress to act.

“I urge the new Congress to create a committee or subcommittee to facilitate the efforts of law enforcement in bringing terrorists to justice. For example, a new House Internal Security Committee can assist in that regard. The Senate could consider reinstating a Senate Internal Security subcommittee. Such committees should also investigate the groups that represent a current danger to the internal security of this country,” he said.


William Ayers

“The Marxist terror threat has not gone away, as we have seen with the recent FBI raids on U.S.-based Marxist groups suspected of providing assistance to foreign terrorist groups in the Middle East and Latin America. Some Marxists are now openly supporting what they call ‘revolutionary Islam.’ Osama bin Laden is recommending anti-American books written by U.S. ‘progressives,’” he said.

WND previously reported on the links that appear to connect Ayers and Dohrn to far more violence that they might be comfortable recognizing.

WND also has documented reports from the FBI that Dohrn built and planted the bomb that killed a San Francisco police officer in 1970.

WND reported last year when top law enforcement officers in San Francisco signed a letter accusing Ayers and Dohrn of being directly behind the bombing, but the Obama Justice Department then told them not to comment on the case.

At that 2009 press conference, directed by Kincaid, the leaders of the San Francisco Police Officers’ Association made public a letter pointing a finger at Ayers and Dohrn that demanded those responsible for the bombing be brought to justice.

“There are irrefutable and compelling reasons to believe that Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn are largely responsible for the bombing of Park Police Station,” the officers stated in the letter.

The San Francisco Chronicle then reported the police group members who signed the letter received calls from the Justice Department and a local police chief telling them to remain silent.


Larry Grathwohl

No one has been charged in the bombing. Ayers, a Weatherman founder, has denied involvement. In an interview with the New Yorker, Ayers said, “We killed no one and hurt no one.”

Of the McDonnell bombing, Grathwohl has quoted Ayers saying, “It was a success. But it’s a shame when someone like Bernardine has to make all the plans, make the bomb and then place it herself. She should have to do only the planning.”

In the conference remarks, Grathwohl said, “The charges have not yet been brought in this ‘cold case’ but I can tell you that a law enforcement entity called the Phoenix Task Force is working to solve the murder of Sergeant McDonnell as well as other police officers who died in the line of duty during that period of Weather Underground violence and terrorism.”

Grathwohl continued, “Justice can still be done. And that is why I am here today. I have recently met with the lieutenant in charge of the Phoenix Task Force. … He assures me that the effort remains focused and the motivation is to gather the evidence and bring the killers to justice. I should add that the murder of Sergeant John Young by the Black Liberation Army when they attacked the Ingleside Police Station in 1971 has been solved and successfully prosecuted.”

He also suggested there reasonably could be a sense of urgency over the investigations.

“Let me say that we cannot rule out the possibility that remnants of the Weather Underground network still exist, protecting terrorists and facilitating their activities. It is significant that the FBI recently updated its ‘Most Wanted’ listing for Leo Frederick Burt, accused of bombing the University of Wisconsin, on August 24, 1970, killing a 33-year-old researcher and causing $6 million in damage to the building. He is still on the run. Burt was not a member of the Weather Underground but a spin-off group,” he said.

The conference also addressed the work of Paul Kengor, whose new book “Dupes” shows how “progressives” have been manipulated by international communist concerns.

Kincaid also addressed what the Frank Marshall Davis archives at Washington University in St. Louis reveal about the communist connections and associations of Obama’s childhood mentor.

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