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Continual erosion of our rights...

This from a recent Salon article, though I think it originally appeared in the Oakland Tribune last year sometime. A statement by Mike Van Winkle, spokesman (yes, the actual mouthpiece) for the California Anti-Terrorism Information Center, defines what they might consider terrorism:

"You can make an easy kind of link that, if you have a protest group protesting a war where the cause that's being fought against is international terrorism, you might have terrorism at that protest," he said. "You can almost argue that a protest against that is a terrorist act."

Uh, what? Protesting a war against terrorism is terrorism? How many other crimes are going to be elevated because of this? I mean, yeah, civil disobedience can be a crime, but it doesn't make you a terrorist.

Anyway, read the Salon article. There's way too much good stuff in there for me to summarize.