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"This administration has engaged every possible agency, from the Pentagon to the (National Security Agency) to the F.B.I., to engage in spying on Americans," said an American Civil Liberties Union legal director. The ACLU released more than 2,300 pages of heavily censored FBI documents, on agency "surveillance and intelligence-gathering operations that involved, at least indirectly, groups active in causes as diverse as the environment, animal cruelty and poverty relief." The documents mention surveillance of an Indianapolis "Vegan Community Project," describe Catholic Workers as having a "semi-communistic ideology," and seek information on llama fur protests by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. An FBI spokesperson said the agency "does not target individuals or organizations ... based on their political beliefs." Earl Ofari Hutchinson wonders "why anyone is shocked that President Bush eavesdropped on Americans." Since its founding, the NSA has monitored "Muslim extremists, Communists, peace activists, black radicals, civil rights leaders, and drug peddlers," he writes.
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I have a story that is very pertinent to what is going on now. I am a civilian, no military or intelligence background, but I have a relative in a high level intelligence capacity that told me 6 months before the Iraq war began that there was NO WEAPONS of any consequence! At the time, I was working for a company in Augusta, Ga. and told some of my co workers about this. I would assume that this company is either an agency run company, or the conversations were picked up at nearby Ft. Gordon, I assume an NSA listening post. Shortly after, I was fired from this company where I had worked for over 5 years. I was approached shortly thereafter by a "company" in Miami that I now know is a black bag operation. In short, I have been harassed by series of jobs that I was approached to take. I can prove everything I say. I recorded conversations with the fake company in Miami, where I was warned about my "political statements". I even had a call from the NSA, and everybody tells me that they never call people on the phone....So far, the media seems to be scared of this story. I live in Arizona, and the reporters at the Arizona Republic were told by the management to "walk away from the story". Can anybody out there offer me some assistance? They have destroyed my career, just like they did with Valerie Plame!