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FBI raids in Seattle and Portland searching for anti gov or anarchist political literature

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/political-convictions/Con...

The woman, a 24-year-old from Portland named Leah-Lynn Plante, was prepared to go to jail for refusing to talk about who may have been involved in the politically motivated vandalism in downtown Seattle on May Day, when activists smashed out the windows of several banks and stores—including Wells Fargo and Niketown—as well as a federal courthouse door.

Refusal to testify at a federal grand jury, especially on political grounds, can result in jail time for contempt of court. (Video journalist Josh Wolf, for example, served seven and a half months in 2006 and 2007 for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury and turn over his footage of a protest in San Francisco.)

In a follow-up interview with The Stranger, Plante said she wasn't even in Seattle on May 1 and is neither a witness to nor a perpetrator of any related crimes. She is, however, a self-declared anarchist and thinks the FBI singled her out because of her political beliefs and social affiliations.

"We support the efforts of all those who will be resisting this grand jury," she said quietly into the megaphone on the courthouse lawn. The crowd cheered.

Plante had been summoned to Seattle by a federal subpoena, delivered to her in the early hours of July 25, when the FBI raided her home—one of several raids in Seattle, Olympia, and Portland in the past couple of months. FBI agents, she said, smashed through her front door with a battering ram with assault rifles drawn, "looking paramilitary." According to a copy of the warrant, agents were looking for black clothing, paint, sticks, flags, computers and cell phones, and "anti-government or anarchist literature."



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black bloc are not anarchists

these monsters are just . . .

playing with people; this may be a 'new' tactic, but the repression has been going on for a long time--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

It seems they are going after

all government dissenters, including military vets. This is a fascist regime and they want to get rid of free speech and the 2nd amendment allowing Americans to bear arms.

Are there 2 types of

Are there 2 types of anarchists? Some use violence and distruction and some say do no harm?

Hi, again. After watching the biased CNN report on Tampa

(See http://www.dailypaul.com/250566/anarchist-threaten-republica...), in which CNN played a tape by someone who was not identified and also showed stock footage of violence at the G-20 conference in Pittsburgh in 2009, I was curious about something and went first to wikipedia. Scroll down to "protests." MOST were peaceful protesters. Note the huge turnout and all the different groups who were represented. As it states, "Much of the news media tended to minimize peaceful protests, however, and gave greater attention to arrests."

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Good Morning :)

Watched the clip. Not to make light, but the at the end Wolfe says we are also keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Isaac. That's one "anarchist" that cannot be stopped. LOL

An anarchist is a person who

An anarchist is a person who doesn't believe in the right of a state to control their lives...plain and simple. It has nothing to do with violence.

Doug Casey is a self professed anarchist and speaks at length on this.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Well, there's the Black

Well, there's the Black Bloc/Bakunin types that are normally left wing, and there's the Rothbardians who don't do any harm. But then again, our ideologies are drastically different.

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Yes, and the same word is

Yes, and the same word is used for both. I am getting about sick and tired of the same words being used for 2 different & opposite things. I haven't been awake long, and let me tell you, it is the negative connotation that the general public associates with the word Anarchism. Why, because it is the one that makes the news. I never even heard about the Rothbard, do no harm type, until coming to the DP. I don't know who had the word first but it seems the criminals are in the habit of stealing everything, even words.

Up is down and down is up.

When something is re-branded or demonized by the propaganda machine, it pays to give it a closer look. 10 times out of 10 it is because TPTB perceive it to be a threat to their control. In Bizarro Amerika, everything is backwards.

Crazy

Yah, and I am having to go back an unprogram things that were programed while I was still a kid...the deception runs deep.