New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent.
The documents, released after long delay in the week between Christmas and New Year, show a nationwide meta-plot unfolding in city after city in an Orwellian world: six American universities are sites where campus police funneled information about students involved with OWS to the FBI, with the administrations’ knowledge (p51); banks sat down with FBI officials to pool information about OWS protesters harvested by private security; plans to crush Occupy events, planned for a month down the road, were made by the FBI – and offered to the representatives of the same organizations that the protests would target; and even threats of the assassination of OWS leaders by sniper fire – by whom? Where? – now remain redacted and undisclosed to those American citizens in danger, contrary to standard FBI practice to inform the person concerned when there is a threat against a political leader (p61).
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Commentary by The Secular Jurist: This deeply troubling story adds more credence to the assertion that the United States of America is not a republic governed by the rule of law, nor a nation that practices and promotes democracy, but a secretly corporatist (fascist) state committed to preserving establishment rule against the will and interests of the people. The insidious and cowardly forces of plutocracy have soiled the first three words of the U.S. Constitution – “We The People.”