Friday, June 29, 2007

Papers detail decades of FBI surveillance

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.

Papers detail decades of FBI surveillance - International Herald Tribune:

NEW YORK: One entry, dated April 14, 1954, was about I. F. Stone, who was described as a writer from New York. Stone, it was noted, condemned Senator Joseph McCarthy's 'persecution of innocent citizens' and likewise the House Committee on Un-American Activities and the Senate's corresponding committee.

Another on Oct. 24, 1966, noted that as a result of a FBI-approved counterintelligence operation, Richard Lawrence Davis, who was running for a seat on the state committee of the Michigan District Communist Party, was cast under a cloud of suspicion as part of an effort to sow division in the group.

And an entry on Feb. 20, 1974, described how a source had penetrated the Revolutionary Union in Baltimore and had been able to participate in forming a new chapter of the party in Washington.

The source, it said, also had a close personal relationship with Dana Beal, a leader of the Yippies, and provided information on their activities.

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