[sixties-l] [Fwd: Smell a rat?]

From: Ted Morgan (epm2@lehigh.edu)
Date: Wed Dec 19 2001 - 13:47:50 EST

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    Passing this interesting repression story on to the list (in case folks
    don't know, Culture Jammers is the anti-corporate, anti-consumer culture
    project run by AdBusters, out of Vancouver, BC).
    Note the web site for repression reports.

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Smell a rat?
    Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 09:43:40 -0800
    From: Culture Jammers Network <jammers@lists.adbusters.org>
    Reply-To: <campaigns@adbusters.org>
    To: Culture Jammers Network <jammers@lists.adbusters.org>

    <fontfamily><param>Geneva</param>Have your activities come under
    increased scrutiny in the aftermath of S11?

    Ours have.

    Recently, our Corporate America Flag billboard in Times Square, New
    York, attracted the attention of the federal Department of Defense, and
    a visit by an agent who asked a lot of pointed questions about our
    motivations and intent. We wondered: What gives?

    "Just following up a lead from a tip line," the agent admitted.

    That's the kind of fourth quarter it's been for many social activists.
    Any campaign that dares to question U.S. economic, military or foreign
    policy in these delicate times, any critical appraisal of the handling
    of the "War on terrorism," risks casting the critic as a kind of enemy
    of the state, if not an outright terrorist.

    Vigilance we can live with. Intimidation that amounts to persecution is
    another bucket of fish. According to some of the emails and phone calls
    we've received lately, many other groups have also found themselves
    under investigation in a political climate that's starting to take on
    shades of McCarthyism.

    Our response to all of this is to set up our own "rat line." If you
    know of social marketing campaigns or protest actions that are being
    suppressed, or if you come across any other story of overzealous
    government "information management," please tell us your story. Go to


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