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Documenting the Police State

by Kevin Prichard & Shonagh Adelman Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000 at 5:09 PM
marzipan@usa.net

This article presents a chronology of DNC 2000 legal actions by protesters, and actions by police and state against protesters, as sets of links to articles. Includes excellent background information on U.S. Federal plans for handling non-violent protesters, as well as thorough analysis of police tactics.

DOCUMENTING THE POLICE STATE
Compiled and Commented by Kevin Prichard & Shonagh Adelman


DNC 2000 - CHRONOLOGY OF STATE & POLICE RESPONSE TO PROTEST
As compared with the Seattle WTO, D.C. IMF/World Bank, and Philadelphia RNC protests, the DNC protesters had legal guns providing preemptive action against police behavior.

Political Parties to Protesters: Stay Home
http://www.aclu.org/features/f072100a.html
L.A. officials fear trouble from anarchists at Democratic convention
http://www.freedomforum.org/news/2000/07/2000-07-05-05.nml
Protesters sue Los Angeles for greater access to Democratic convention
http://www.freedomforum.org/news/2000/07/2000-07-03-03.nml
Federal court: L.A. must give protesters better access to Democratic convention 
http://www.freedomforum.org/news/2000/07/2000-07-20-01.htm
ACLU Warns Los Angeles Police Department: Stop Harassing Protesters
http://www.aclu.org/news/2000/n080700c.html
ACLU Seeks Court Order to Stop LAPD from Harassing and Intimidating Convention Protesters
http://www.aclu.org/news/2000/n081000a.html

ACLU asks court to stop police from harassing L.A. convention protesters (AP)
http://www.freedomforum.org/news/2000/08/2000-08-11-03.htm

Federal judge rejects LAPD's security or freedom of speech choice for protesters
Federal Judge Requires Los Angeles to Follow First Amendment During the Democratic National Convention
http://www.aclu.org/news/2000/n072000c.html
Judge Grants Restraining Order Against LAPD from Raiding Activists
Judge Bars LAPD From Raiding Activist HQ
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/12/0115253&mode=thread
ACLU Sues LAPD For Attacks on Press
http://www.aclu-sc.org/news/releases/000816dnc.htm
ACLU Condemns Police Response to D2K Rally
http://www.aclu-sc.org/news/releases/000815dnc.htm
Police Deny Media Access to Sattelite Van During Bomb Threat
INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENSORED BY LAPD
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/15/0131216&mode=thread
PETA Activist Drops Manure at DNC Hotel 
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines/081300-02.htm

POLICE ACTIVITIES & OBSERVATIONS
The federal government has been part of a police network keeping tabs on protesters.

US Army Intel Units Spying on Activists
http://www.infoshop.org/news5/army_intel.html
Report on Federal Anti-Activist Intelligence Network
http://www.flora.org/flora.mai-not/20374
Philadelphia Police Admit Surveillance of Protesters
http://www.aclu.org/news/2000/w072100a.html
Timeline of Philly Police Actions against free speech
Philly Police Against Dissent & Free Speech: A Chronology
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/08/0155258&mode=thread
Police Chief Wants Feds to Investigate Protest Movement
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000803/pl/campaign_protests_dc_19.html
Discovery Institute Calls for Funding to Investigate "Riot Conspiracies"
http://monkeyfist.com/txt/625/discovery-institute-investigation-call.txt
Gepeto Among Those Arrested in Police Raid of Convergence Center
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/09/2144227&mode=thread
Story about US military Psychological Operations personnel working as paid interns at CNN's newsroom during the Kosovo war.
U.S. Army 'Psyops' Specialists worked for CNN
http://www.emperors-clothes.com/articles/devries/psyops.htm
Follow-up story by Alexander Cockburn of Counterpunch on US Army Psy-ops personnel working at CNN's newsroom during Kosovo war.
CNN AND PSYOPS
http://www.counterpunch.org/cnnpsyops.html

POLICE TRANSPARENCY - ANALYSES
Insightful reportage and analysis of the apparent federal agenda to limit or silence free speech.

Excellent analysis of state and police use of arrest to disrupt and silence dissenting speech.
The Empire Strikes Back
http://la.indymedia.org/images/empire_strikes.pdf
Editorial analysis of state and police targeting of left-wing activists
Police States Targets the Left 
http://www.zohshow.com/News/Newsbytes/tidbits050200b.htm
Editorial on police, politics, and state control of dissidents in Philadelphia
Convention Confrontation: The Real Story In Philadelphia
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/08/0729254&mode=thread
Police use arrests to interrupt arrests
Disinformation and arbitrary arrests by Police
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/07/2030219&mode=thread
Unrestrained Stories: False Police Claims of Protestor Violence 
http://la.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=543
Waging War on Political Dissent [in Philadelphia]
http://monkeyfist.com/articles/625
Editorial on Police-Media Relations in Philadelphia
Conventional Wisdom and the Philadelphia Snow Job
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/10/2137225&mode=thread
Report on the loss of civil rights in U.S. after end of Cold War
The War Came Home And We're Losing It: The Jackboot State
http://www.counterpunch.org/jackboot.html
A Season of Protest: What Should We Expect?
http://monkeyfist.com/articles/606
AIM = anti-globalization terrorists?
http://nativenashville.com/wwwboard/messages/20.htm

POLICE & FEDERAL BACKGROUND INFO
Government and independent reports about the plansto

Review of information about infamous USAF 55-2 "Garden Plot" plan for using military force to stop political dissidence. Remind anybody of Central and South America?
Government plans
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/11/2114234&mode=thread
Mitary Assistance for Civil Disturbances (MACDIS)
http://web7.whs.osd.mil/text/d302512p.txt
The KERNER COMMISSION and USAF 55-2/Garden Plot
U.S. MILITARY CIVIL DISTURBANCE PLANNING: THE WAR AT HOME
http://cryptome.org/garden-plot.htm
The Statewide Intelligence Systems Program
http://www.iir.com/Publications/SISMonograph.htm
Bureau of Justice Assistance's Annual Report FY 1997 -Funding Resources
http://www.ncjrs.org/txtfiles/171697.txt
REGIONAL INFORMATION SHARING SYSTEMS PROGRAM
http://www.natlnarc.org/papers/NNOAC%20RISS.html

POLICE REPRESSION - FIGHTING BACK
Tools and examples for fighting back against police and state repression.

Guide to Your Rights as a Protester
ACLU Offers Online Guide on Right to Protest 
http://www.aclu.org/news/2000/w072400a.html
Lawsuit filed against US and District of Columbia over disruption of protests against IMF and World Bank
Government Plotted to Disrupt Peaceful Protests, Rights Groups Charge
http://www.aclu.org/news/2000/n072700b.html
Judge cuts bail for woman accused of leading protests
http://web.philly.com/content/inquirer/2000/08/10/city/10pprotest.htm
In Second Lawsuit, ACLU Challenges Seattle's WTO 'No Protest' Zone on Behalf of Seven Local People
http://www.aclu.org/news/2000/n030700c.html
Village Voice list of online resources for information about government, intelligence.
Finding Documents the Man Wants to Hide: From Their Vaults to Your Desktop
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0019/kick.shtml
Protest in the electronic age
E-Bombs Away! Protest, Panic, and the Politics of Packet Monkeys
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0007/vest.shtml
Village Voice list of online resources for activists
Fight Back Online: Virtual Marchers, Real Results
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0019/murphy.shtml
Court case against city of Seattle over WTO protest rights violations
Three Seattle Residents Accept Judgments in ACLU Lawsuit over WTO "No Protest Zone"
http://www.aclu.org/news/2000/n081100d.html
Supreme Court Cases Concerning Freedom of Assembly
http://www.fac.org/legal/supcourt/assembly.htm
Supreme Court Cases on Free Speech
http://www.fac.org/legal/supcourt/speech.htm
Anarchists' FAQ
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/1931/
Anarchistic Advice to LAPD
http://www.latimes.com/news/comment/20000812/t000075641.html
R2K - Did We Fail As a Movement? Movement Analysis Part II
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/10/0039253&mode=thread
Thoughts on Future Actions
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/10/2021239&mode=thread

MEDIA

New York's Village Voice visits the Philadelphia Independent Media Center
Get Me Download!
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0031/carr.shtml
Village Voice list of online resources for right-wingers.
activists, hackers, intelligence, federal, conspiracy
Want to Understand Conservatives? Read Them. Right Thinking
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0019/ridgeway.shtml

Reports
 

ACLU report on Seattle's handling of protests during the WTO meeting.
Out of Control: Seattle's Flawed Response to Protests Against the World Trade Organization

Report on Seattle WTO meetings from http://www.parascope.com
WTO Seattle: People 1, WTO 0

Excellent analysis of state and police use of arrest to disrupt and silence dissenting speech.
The Empire Strikes Back

Amnest International's 1999 Report on Police Brutality in the U.S.A.
United States of America: Race, Rights and Police Brutality
http://www.amnesty.org/ailib/aipub/1999/AMR/25114799.htm

Report and Analysis of Seattle WTO meetings and the response to protesters by the National Lawyers Guild
WTO: Investigated, Analyzed, Criticized / BRINGING IN AN UNDEMOCRATIC INSTITUTION BRINGS AN UNDEMOCRATIC RESPONSE
http://students.washington.edu/uwnlg/index.html

Related Sites
http://www.corpwatch.org/
http://www.covertaction.org/
http://www.iir.com/other/crimjust.htm#National- Criminal Justice orgs and bureaus
http://www.igc.org/deepdish/- deepdish television
http://209.207.141.249/ds/documentslibrary/- dossier documents library
http://www.democracynow.org -Daily Show featuring Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales
http://www.hrw.org/ - Human Rights Watch
http://www.indexoncensorship.org/- State censorship of journalism
http://www.intelligenceonline.com/- International Stories about Government and Military
http://www.indymedia.org - Independent Media Center, alternative, non-corporate media
http://la.indymedia.org - Los Angeles/DNC Coverage by Independent Media Center
http://la.indymedia.org/radio/index.php3- Live, 24-hour webradio coverage of the convention.
http://www.infoshop.org/news5/army_intel.html
http://www.pir.org">http://www.pir.org">http://www.pir.org- Powerful search engine for who knows who in the spy underworld
http://www.commondreams.org/- Common Dreams, news site for democracy issues
http://www.freespeech.org/ - Free Speech Internet Television
http://www.papertiger.org/ - Paper Tiger Television, video activism
http://www.radioforchange.com/- Laura Flanders webradio station (from Pacific & FreeSpeech TV)
http://www.workingforchange.com/radio/index.cfm- Guide to webradio coverage of the conventions
http://www.nader.org/ - The Nader Page, info about Ralph Nader
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/05/0731254&mode=thread - Ralph Nader crashes the RNC party in Philadelphia
http://www.amnesty.org/ailib/aipub/ - Amnesty Internation Publications & Reports
http://www.counterpunch.org/ - Media and Political Analysis, news site
http://www.emperors-clothes.com/ - Media and Political Analysis, news site
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/ - Political analysis news site
http://la.indymedia.org/links.php3 - Coverage of Global Economic Protests
http://www.shadowconvention.com/ - Alternative to the Republicrats' conventions.
http://www.d2kla.org/ - Gathering place for demonstration organizers
http://www.alternet.org/ - Alternative coverage of political events, news site
http://www.ems.org/ - Environmental Media Services - newswire for environmental issues
http://cryptome.org/ - Classified, Declassified, otherwise interesting information about gov'ts, spies, military
 

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