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SECRET SERVICE TARGETS INDYMEDIA USERS

2 Hours ago, Yahoo! Headlines reported that the U.S. Secret Service has requested the service providers that host the IndyMedia website in New York to hand over the personal information of visitors to the Indymedia websites..
8/30/04
News Flash!
The New York IndyMedia website has been ordered by the U.S. Secret Service to hand over the personal information of all users of their website...The Secret Service (S.S.) has alleged that lists of names of Republican Delegates to the Republican National Convention and the hotels where they are staying have been published on the New York IndyMedia website. The ACLU of New York is defending the website.
First of all, why is the U.S. Secret Service monitoring this website? Second, why is the U.S. Secret Service involved at all? Shouldn't that be the jursdiction of the F.B.I.? Third, as a former delegate to the State of Washington Democratic Convention, my personal information was shared with all the political candidates running for office as well as the WA State Democratic Party. So, how is it that these delegates names and hotels where they are staying at protected information...?
Is this government intimidation? I urge my friends down in Portland to come to the aid of the New York IndyMedia website...They are probably going to order this website to do the same...

Regards,
Anthony Vicari
 anthony@stopbushseattle.com

homepage: homepage: http://nyc.indymedia.org

they can fuck themselves 30.Aug.2004 14:06

indy tech

the servers don't keep the info of the visitors/posters. so sorry s.s., bark up another tree.

Hi Secret Service! 30.Aug.2004 14:17

theresa mitchell

Hi Federal People!

I'm Theresa and I live in Portland. I think you guys should stick to genuine protection techniques, and not bother attempting to intimidate dissent. There's too many of us to really mess with, anyway.

Aside from that, I hope you're having a great time in New York today, and don't forget to drink lots of water!

love

T

Anthony... 30.Aug.2004 14:40

the dog ate my IP address

Gimme a link to this corpmedia report...nothing's jumping out from corpnoos NYT, Yahoo, CNN... although an interview was just made live with a NYC IMC spoker over the A Noise audio stream.

the list 30.Aug.2004 14:48

liz

email me the list. ill host it on all of my servers.....

 prettyshygrrl@gmail.com

Liz

Here's the article... 30.Aug.2004 15:13

Anthony Vicari anthony@stopbushseattle.com

Here is the link to the article on Yahoo!

here's the yahoo news article 30.Aug.2004 15:17

secret service bellboy

 http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040830/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_gop_delegates_probe_3

Posting of Delegate Data Investigated

25 minutes ago


By CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service (news - web sites) is investigating the posting on the Internet of names and personal information about thousands of delegates to the Republication National Convention in New York, officials said Monday.

The probe focuses on anonymous postings on a Web site operated by the Independent Media Center, which describes itself as "a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate and passionate tellings of the truth."

The American Civil Liberties Union (news - web sites), whose lawyers are representing the Web site's administrators, gave the Secret Service the e-mail addresses of the administrators in a letter Monday. But the ACLU pointed out that they are not responsible for postings of lists of GOP delegates because the site guarantees anonymity to anyone who wants it.

"This type of investigation is really a form of intimidation and a message to activists that they will pay a price for speaking out," said Ann Beeson, the ACLU's associate legal counsel. "The posting of publicly available information about people who are in the news should not trigger an investigation."

Secret Service officials would not comment beyond confirming that the investigation was continuing. But federal law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the probe is active, said there were concerns that posting of the delegate lists could subject the delegates to harassment, acts of violence or identity theft.

There are several lists of Republican National Convention delegates posted on the Indymedia site, including one listing more than 2,000 of them. Included are names, home addresses, e-mail addresses and the New York-area hotels where many are staying.

"The delegates should know not only what people think of the platform they will ratify, but that they are not welcome in New York City," said one posting, first reported Monday by The New York Times.

A federal grand jury in New York has subpoenaed a Web hosting service, Calyx Internet Access, for Indymedia contact information. Calyx President Nicholas Merrill said he refused initially to voluntarily give the information to the Secret Service, asking instead for the subpoena to protect clients' privacy. Calyx is also being representing legally by the ACLU.

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On the Net:

Indymedia:  http://www.indymedia.org

American Civil Liberties Union:  http://www.aclu.org

i have info 30.Aug.2004 15:41

on the

bellingham wa. police dept. officer poortinga is a violent officer.the secret service should be concerned with this domestic terrorist. kent l. poortinga badge 208. he is the officer mentioned on page 42 of the mass market book ''sniper'' on warner books.he should not be mentioned in a book that demonizes black men.he is violent and dangerous.

Tip for the Secret Service 30.Aug.2004 15:51

Laura Bush

George did it. He was on one of his drunken binges. He done got up from the bed with a hard on and said, "I've got an idea, Laura. I'll just post a list of the delgates on IndyMedia and then instruct the Secret Service to subpoena their records so I can get my round-up-the-enemies-of-the-state list going."

We both laughed about it. Reminded me of when I drove over my ex-boyfriend and done killed him.


Laura, cut it out! 30.Aug.2004 16:19

marco

Laura Bush,
You really must stop admitting stuff like that.
My next issue of "True Confessions" is getting
sooooooo swollen.

marco

You're all under arrest. 30.Aug.2004 16:30

Secret Service Agent

Look, you left-wing freeks. We fucking own you. Stop publishing your thoughts and ideas. We will find you and arrest you. We know that deep inside you all hate George Bush. If you knew half the man he was, your asshole would pucker up like mine every time he asked you to bend over and pick up the pretzel crums. I've never been so satisfied sexually since I took this job. If someone were to attack my boss, I'd throw my lips around his dick to protect him.


The Secret Service (S.S., has a ring to it) are just... 30.Aug.2004 17:34

Pravda or Consequences

goons too stupid to make it in the FBI.

While you SS assholes are chasing citizens who are exercising their right of free speech, the real terrorists are trying to steal another election.

thunder from down under 30.Aug.2004 18:54

Dr. Tooth

The more the pigs sweeeeeeeal the better i feeeeel. NYPD, FBI, SS tell us we aren't getting to you! I know its just for the overtime. Imagine if we used your tactics?

Indy Tech 30.Aug.2004 21:17

:-)

You are too cool, and we love you.

for those looking to mirror the list 30.Aug.2004 23:26

join the club



Please, Ridge & Co., Accept My Confession !! 31.Aug.2004 00:35

alsis38 alsis35@yahoo.com

Once, when I was about twelve years old, I shoplifted some colored pencils at the Seaview Square Mall. Oh, and earlier this evening, my boyfriend tripped over the cat and used a naughty word. Also, I used to play the plastic recorder, guided only by some cheap instruction book the Von Trapp family wrote. No, really ! I know I look like the all-American girl, but I'm really a danger to myself and everyone in the free world !!

I hereby turn myself in for the sake of national security. People like me need to be locked up. There should be limits to freedom, and all that.

Thank You. ;)

hey S.S. 31.Aug.2004 11:42

look what i can do

<(_) its a cup!

~~~^@ its a rose!

( x ) its my ass... kiss it!

Tactics Similar to Vietnam Era 31.Aug.2004 19:18

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Yes my brothers and sisters. The planetary overlord and the jack booted goon squadrons sponsored by a man afraid of woman's breasts ( and what IS up with that>?) surface in the nicest places. You go indy. just go...