January 15, 2013
FBI Documents Reveal Nationwide OWS Monitoring

"FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) pursuant to the PCJF’s Freedom of Information Act demands reveal that from its inception, the FBI treated the Occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat even though the agency acknowledges in documents that organizers explicitly called for peaceful protest and did “not condone the use of violence” at occupy protests.

The PCJF has obtained heavily redacted documents showing that FBI offices and agents around the country were in high gear conducting surveillance against the movement even as early as August 2011, a month prior to the establishment of the OWS encampment in Zuccotti Park and other Occupy actions around the country. … “The documents are heavily redacted, and it is clear from the production that the FBI is withholding far more material.  … Click here to see the FBI documents obtained by the PCJF.

In the documents the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and other intelligence agencies closely coordinate with banks and private companies that could be impacted (threatened) by the OWS protests. The article provides a long list of individual instances of intelligence agencies monitoring OWS as a terrorist or potential terrorist organization.

http://www.justiceonline.org/commentary/fbi-files-ows.html