More of that “Can’t Happen Here” stuff

More of that “Can’t Happen Here” stuff

Peace groups under watch

Authorities keep tabs on non-violent Seattle activists in hunt for al-Qaida


02/23/06 “PI” — — In the post-9/11 world, some unlikely figures have attracted the attention of local police and federal agents: the Raging Grannies, known for musical satire, and Quaker peace activists, known for non-violence.

Recently disclosed FBI files show that in Seattle in recent years, federal agents and local police looked for signs of civil disobedience among activists preparing to protest Navy ships arriving for Seafair:

Local anti-war groups such as the Raging Grannies, Not in Our Name and Ground Zero were watched for intent to disrupt Navy ships through civil disobedience such as chaining themselves to ships. It never happened.

Gee, didn’t Nixon try this already?

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