The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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

More Police Spying

Jul 28, 2008

For at least fourteen months, undercover agents of the Maryland State Police spied on legal protest organizations: Activists against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and groups opposing the death penalty.

The police spies documented such “criminal activity” as organizing protests and making up fliers. The former state police superintendent claimed the spying was legal. As a result of this spying, a few of the protesters got their names put on a list of potential “terrorists”!

After September 11th, new laws and new funding from Homeland Security were supposedly going to keep us safe from “terrorists.”

Such spying shows how the government-created hysteria about “terrorism” is being used to block considerable opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan among the U.S. population, and opposition to the death penalty as well.