The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Attack on political opposition to the war

Nov 19, 2001

A speaker for the Green Party USA was stopped at an airport in Maine and prevented from getting on an American Airlines flight to Chicago. She said that "an official told me that my name had been flagged in the computer."

This woman was not a terrorist, didn't even fit their profile for suspects. She carried no weapon, was not accused of hiding criminal activity.

So why was she stopped? She and the Green Party have been outspoken in their opposition to the U.S. war against Afghanistan. There was no other reason.

The U.S. thought police are on patrol.