FBI monitored Occupy Wall Street like a potential terrorist threat

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Recently released government documents show that last year’s violent breakup of Occupy Wall Street protests followed a coordinated effort between the FBI, DHS, and local police, working in collaboration with the big banks themselves. Despite the FBI’s own admission that Occupy was essentially peaceful, local branches of the intelligence agency routinely treated the group as a potential terrorist organization, beginning a campaign of surveillance a month before OWS set up camp at Zuccotti Park. The material is the result of a Freedom of Information Act request by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF), a non profit civil rights organization.

“Treating protests against the corporate and banking structure as potential criminal and…

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