Post 9/11 Reality: Peaceful Dissidents Targets of Surveillance State

Since 9/11, peaceful activists with dissident views have increasingly been swept up into terrorist watch lists and are surveilled by the federal government and law enforcement agencies. Such developments not only raise civil liberties issues, but also raise questions about how open our supposedly open system of government really is, with over-classification becoming policy. Antiwar.com, yours truly, got caught up in the mess of being targeted by the government for exercising free speech when it was revealed that we were assessed by the FBI.

Read about these developments in a recent piece from Alternet. 

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John Glaser writes for Antiwar.com.