View Full Version : FBI releases documents that confirm they spy on anarchists

tony hipchest
10-25-2012, 10:24 AM
cool... while theyre here, i hope they take time to read "the bengals suck" thread. :chuckle: http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=11317

Two anarchists remain locked up as prosecutors attempt to coerce the testimonies they’ve been subpoenaed to give about acts of vandalism in the Pacific Northwest. In the meantime, though, the FBI has accidentally blown the cover off its own case.
Ever since Leah Plante, Katherine “KteeO” Olejnik and Matt Duran were asked to testify before a federal grand jury earlier this year, all three self-identified anarchists have been adamant about remaining silent. For refusing to speak, federal prosecutors have since put the trio of twenty-something activists behind bars over contempt of court charges, with Plante being awarded her freedom only in recent days. As her colleagues continue their imprisonment, though — where they could remain for the entirety of the 18-month investigation — the FBI has failed to provide to the press or public alike any information as to why they’ve targeted the known activists or what role they could play in unraveling a greater conspiracy.
On Thursday, legal documents intended to be cloaked indefinitely were accidently unsealed in US District Court in Seattle for a moment, finally offering a small bit of insight as to why the FBI has been targeting adherents to a specific ideology and intensifying what some have equated to a politically-motivated witch-hunt aimed at anarchists.The Seattle Times reports that an affidavit dated October 3 was momentarily made available during last week’s court proceedings, revealing to those in attendance that the investigation into Plante and her peers dates back to earlier this year when the FBI first began spying on a group of suspected anarchists they believed were conspiring to commit acts of violence and destruction.
Beginning as early as April 9, the FBI was conducted surveillance on alleged anarchists from Portland whom soon after planned to travel to Seattle to participate in the city’s May 1, 2012 day of action activities held in coordination with other locales across the country. The feds followed a group of six suspects across state lines from Portland, Oregon into Olympia, Washington in the days before the May Day activities and drafted an indictment that could eventually lead them to charge the group with conspiracy, destruction of government property and interstate travel with intent to riot, according to the 34-page document viewed by the Times. So far, though, none of the six suspects have been formally charged with any crimes.
"Although many anarchists are law abiding, there is a history in the Pacific Northwest of some anarchists participating in property destruction and other criminal activity in support of their philosophy," the affidavit reads, according to the newspaper.
That’s where the Pacific Northwest Three fit in: investigators had hoped that by subpoenaing Plante, Olejnik and Duran to testify, they’d learn more about anarchists in the region who may have been vocal about any attempts to wreak havoc during the May Day protests.

According to the search warrant unsealed this week,....

read more... https://rt.com/usa/news/fbi-plante-anarchists-jury-983/

10-25-2012, 11:21 AM
You could never follow a true anarchist

10-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Anybody seen Ric lately? :chuckle:

Fire Haley
10-25-2012, 12:15 PM
just a bunch of Earth First hippies blowing up animal labs and chaining themselves to trees....go for it.

10-25-2012, 04:01 PM
Anybody seen Ric lately? :chuckle:
i turned him in... got a 5 dollar BP gift card and a booklet of taco bell coupons...:popcorn:

10-25-2012, 11:44 PM
I've never felt more loved in my life, except not. That is freaking hysterical. I'm not sure what's funnier: that some 90% of the Office of Foreign Assets Control staff is dedicated to Cuba (rather than, say, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Israel, Russia, whatever...) even after 9/11; or that the FBI is watching me.

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, but the tree I'm chained to has some really bad WiFi.


10-26-2012, 12:01 AM
What tree?

10-26-2012, 04:14 AM
What tree?
Did I say bad WiFi? I meant Wifey. Really bad. Very, very bad.