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July 27, 2004

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j.j.

In a May (2003) terrorist advisory, the Homeland Security Department warned local law enforcement agencies to keep an eye on anyone who "expressed dislike of attitudes and decisions of the U.S. government." Mike van Winkle, the spokesman for the California Anti-Terrorism Information Center told the Oakland Tribune, "You can make an easy kind of a link that, if you have a protest group protesting a war where the cause that's being fought against is international terrorism, you might have terrorism at that protest. You can almost argue that a protest against that is a terrorist act."

If true, this should wake up everybody! This means that anybody, and I mean, ANYBODY, is a potential candidate for indefinite imprisonment in a gulag. This is a scary potluck stew of neo-McCarthyism and Orwellian 1984 merged into one. I shit you not, this is the first time I am worried about the condition of our democracy. Since I am such a frequent critic of government attitudes and decisions, does that mean I am about to be thrown into an internment camp like Japanese-Americans in WWII?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/01/04/INGPQ40MB81.DTL

jj

and as if on cue, this is from AP:

U.S. Wins Dubious 'Big Brother' Award
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040728/ap_on_re_eu/big_brother_awards_1

Keike Twisselmann

Just flicked through your site & wanted to give you my deepest support from Berlin (Germany)!!!
The shit still hits the fan in Iraq & God knows where next... (06.02.2007)
Lots of LOVE, Keike.

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