FBI Acknowledges Monitoring Websites of Range of Advocacy Groups

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 18, 2005

  • FBI says it has files on ACLU, Greenpeace, other rights groups
  • Large Volume of F.B.I. Files Alarms U.S. Activist Groups: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected at least 3,500 pages of internal documents in the last several years on a handful of civil rights and antiwar protest groups in what the groups charge is an attempt to stifle political opposition to the Bush administration.”
  • Government Has Amassed Thousands of Pages on National Peace and Civil Rights Organizations: “The American Civil Liberties Union today revealed that the FBI has amassed more than 1,100 pages of documents on its organization since 2001, as well as documents concerning other non-violent groups including Greenpeace and United for Peace and Justice.”
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