If You Agree With this Article, You May Be a 'Potential Terrorist'
| October 14, 2006 at 11:10 am
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The Pentagon has been keeping a database of antiwar activists. Worse, it's been labeling them as 'potential terrorists'.
New York Times:
military documents released Thursday provided new details about the
Defense Department's collection of information on nationwide
demonstrations last year by students, Quakers and others opposed to the
The documents, obtained by the American Civil
Liberties Union under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, show, for
instance, that military officials labeled as "potential terrorist
activity" events like a "Stop the War Now" rally in Akron, Ohio, in
The Defense Department acknowledged last year
that its analysts had maintained records on war protests in an internal
database past the 90 days its guidelines allowed, and even after it was
determined there was no threat.
The database is
called TALON, for 'Threat and Local Observation Notice'. Why do all
these things have these kinds of names? Does the pentagon have a group
of ten year old boys who think of 'cool' names for these and, if so,
how long before we find out about Project SKELETOR..?