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News :: DNC
Online Harassment Of Activists Decreases As The FBI Redeploys For Real World Harassment
25 Jul 2004
As most of us have noticed, the FBI has been sweeping the United States with personal visits to activists during the days leading up to the Democratic Party Convention in Boston. Most effected by the sweep have been anarchists. As the target of an FBI online harassment operation, I could not help but to notice the inverse relationship between the real world harassment and the online harassment. It appears that as more agents have been deployed in the field, fewer are available to harass activists online.

Online Harassment Of Activists Decreases As The FBI Redeploys For Real World Harassment

As most of us have noticed, the FBI has been sweeping the United States with personal visits to activists during the days leading up to the Democratic Party Convention in Boston.  Most effected by the sweep have been anarchists.  As the target of an FBI online harassment operation, I could not help but to notice the inverse relationship between the real world harassment and the online harassment.  It appears that as more agents have been deployed in the field, fewer are available to harass activists online.

Indeed, here is a quote from a known online harasser of anarchists, involved not only in the harassment I have received but in the harassment against both Sherman Austin and Kirsten Anderberg, both web anarchists:

"As you can imagine at the moment with a large number of prominent political figures congregating in a couple of known locations then security concerns are to the forefront.

We protect ALL American citizens from physical harm whatever their political views.

In the next week we are really trying to prevent any injury or death involving ANYONE!!!!!!!

However in a week or so we will be chasing your ass all over the net as per usual.... "

This particular FBI agent is based in Baltimore and known to be an anti-Arab racist as well as a pedophile.  What this confirms is that the FBI is behind the online harassment of anarchists.  This harassment includes not only death threats, but forged posts intended to frame, emailed suggestions to involve oneself in illegal activities, malicious hacking, illegal computer intrusion, credit card fraud and racist threats against non-white members of the families of anarchists (see link).  This same FBI agent is responsible for posting threats against Sherman Austin on LA IndyMedia, which have included threats of raping the young anarchist in prison.

Welcome to Ashcroft's America!


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