--- Global Network <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Subject: NASA SURVEILLANCE OF GLOBAL NETWORK
> Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 14:26:43 -0400
> NASA & PENTAGON SURVEILLANCE OF GLOBAL NETWORK
Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
> As the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear
Power in Space (GN) prepares for its 13th
> annual space organizing conference in New York City,
> on April 29-30, a call came into our office today
> from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
> The ACLU office in Brevard County, Florida (where
> NASA and the Kennedy Space Center are located)
> called to inform the Global Network that an ACLU
> investigation of the Brevard County Sheriff's
> department has revealed 600-700 pages of internal
> files documenting extensive infiltration and
> surveillance of the Global Network and other
> anti-war activities in the county during recent
> years. The files contained descriptions of Global
> Network members as being "anti-American."
> The ACLU investigation, which began last January,
> also revealed that NASA was gathering information on
> European demonstrations against the launching of
> weapons and nuclear power in space during recent
> years. In addition, the Air Force Office of Special
> Investigations (OSI), based in Tampa, Florida, had
> infiltrated the Global Network as late as October of
> 2002 during the organization's annual Keep Space for
> Peace Week.
> According to the ACLU the investigations centered on
> Global Network Coordinator Bruce Gagnon and Global
> Network members Mary Beth Sullivan and Maria
> Telesca. In addition to infiltration of the
> organization, the ACLU noted that the investigations
> included background checks, driving histories,
> address histories, as well as other information
> gathering activities.
> The ACLU has requested permission to pursue legal
> action on behalf of Bruce, Mary Beth, and Maria.
> The ACLU intends to attempt to retrieve all
> surveillance files gathered on Global Network
> members and to pursue a possible lawsuit.
> Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in
> PO Box 652
> Brunswick, ME 04011
> (207) 729-0517
> (207) 319-2017 (Cell phone)
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