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Lucy Parsons Center Visited by the Secret Service (english)
10 Nov 2003
Modified: 11 Nov 2003
On Friday, November 7, an agent from the Secret Service paid a visit to the Lucy Parsons Center, a long-time radical bookstore and infoshop in Boston.
Lucy Parsons Center Visited by the Secret Service

On Friday, November 7, an agent from the Secret Service paid a visit to the
Lucy Parsons Center, a long-time radical bookstore and infoshop in Boston.
Earlier in the week the bookstore received a suspicious piece of mail
allegedly sent from the bookstore and containing questionable material. The
Secret Service acting on “intelligence reports” was investigating this mail
which had been reported to the National Lawyers Guild, but not to the
Secret Service.

Whether this was an isolated incident, or the beginning of a larger
campaign of harassment and intimidation (leading up to next summer¹s
Democratic National Convention, which will be held in Boston) is not known
to us at this point.

The Lucy Parsons Center had nothing to do with producing or disseminating
these images. We assume it is the work of provocateurs looking to both
disrupt the daily operations of our bookstore, and also intimidate members
of Boston’s radical community by instigating a campaign of federal
harassment, surveillance, and intelligence gathering. Although these claims
may seem an over-reaction, the workings of the Governments security
apparatus--as revealed through the exposure of the FBI’s COINTELPRO
operations--place them within a demonstrated realm of behavior.

We are currently in contact with the National Lawyers Guild, and preparing
for the worst. We will continue to send out statements as new developments
arise.

In solidarity,

Lucy Parsons Center Collective
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA
See also:
http://www.tao.ca/~lucyparsons

Comments

solidarity (english)
10 Nov 2003
Ignoring the troll who posted above (and I'd advise others to do the same), this is really disturbing news. The LPC is a long-standign Boston institution that has provided important educational resources for what...30 years now? Any attempt to use dirty tricks to provide a pretext for gpolice harassment should be a concern to everyone, regardless of their politics.

Keep everyone opsted, LPC! We're with you.
questionable material??? (english)
11 Nov 2003
Anthrax?

Strontium 90?

A turd?

Child porn?

What questionable material are we discussing here?
Too Many Screws Loose (english)
11 Nov 2003
whomever KOBE may or may not be, if he thinks that the Bush-Cheney administration is the "greatest government that has ever BLOOMED (sic) on the face of this earth" he's got some serious mental problems.

tax cuts for the super rich
deregulation of pollution controls
invasion of Iraq based on lies
handing out billions in no-bid contracts to cronies
rounding up of immigrants in phony witch-hunts
declaration of war on civil liberties
stripping of US citizenship from those deemed to "enemies"
sneak and peek searches without warrant
extraterritorial tribunals and a "death chamber"
abrogration of international law and intl treaties
constant violation of the principles of due process

what has this administration done that ISN'T an atrocity and an abomination? KOBE, you are one sick puppy. You think the attack dogs are all at your back, but the worm will turn. Someone will hang by their own petard, and it won't be the ordinary people who were bitten by foaming-mad idiots like you.
Let's not forget the focus of this thread (english)
11 Nov 2003
Despite the multiple posts about Kobe, the point here is that some kind of dirty tricks campaign seems to be going on aimed at the Lucy parsons Center. That's real cuase for concern.
what the fuck?! (english)
11 Nov 2003
Why does every post on here have to turn into total nonsense concerning Stephen DeVoy and his weird paranoid delusions. It is absolutely ruining the integrity of Boston IMC.

Obviously there is a serious situation going down at LPC. Can we please keep the focus on that?
The Bush-Cheney administration? (english)
11 Nov 2003
"whomever KOBE may or may not be, if he thinks that the Bush-Cheney administration is the "greatest government that has ever BLOOMED (sic) on the face of this earth" he's got some serious mental problems."

The Bush-Cheney administration is merely a transitional Presidential administration, as all administrations must necessarily be. They are not a government. KOBE supports the AMERICAN governmental system, and that is the greatest government which has ever bloomed on the face of the earth. You need to stop smoking so muck crack and weed.

Anarchists and communists are marginal annoyances, and they will always be as such. They are like the eraser turds left after using a rubber eraser to erase mistakes. They are easily brushed away with a sweep of the hand. All of the DeVoy assumptions are mistaken, as usual. KOBE is neither centralized, nor is it structured in a hierarchy, nor have we ever met in person. Thomas Lasswell is not a consultant for Computers NLA (cmon.....in one sentence, DeVoy says he lives in Boston, but Computers NLA is in Harbor City California. How can Lasswell be a consultant for Computers NLA if he lives in Boston?) There is no Thomas Lasswell involved with KOBE.

The Lucy Parsons center will be closed down.