Truth to Power

Digging up Nixon, again

Department of Defense admits to wider surveillance of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell groups

by Michael Rogers

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Department of Defense has released documents that show wider surveillance of student organizations than previously reported, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has reported.

On April 11th PageOneQ reported that the Pentagon had admitted to conducting surveillance of groups protesting the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy for gays and lesbians in the armed forces.

The new FOIA request yielded information about an undercover investigation by the Pentagon on acitivities into student groups protesting the war at State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), William Paterson University in New Jersey, Southern Connecticut State University and the University of California at Berkeley, reports SLDN.</i>

Go read the story, and look at the images of the emails. It reminds you of reading accounts of the protest movement in the ’60s being spied on by the FBI and CIA. Blacked out telegrams and letters, and descriptions of meetings of non-violent antiwar groups being targeted because of supposed Communist leanings.

I guess some folks can’t keep Nixon buried.

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