FBI may be forced to reveal all on Lennon

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posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 11:42 AM
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Here's an article that may intrigue some of you ATS'rs..


03 October 2004

The last few classified pages of John Lennon's controversial FBI file may soon see the light of day after a court rejected the argument that they could compromise relations with an unnamed foreign power - widely assumed to be Britain.

The ruling, by a federal judge in Los Angeles, marked the latest victory in a 21-year struggle by a southern California history professor to bring out the truth about the former Beatle and the FBI, which was put on his tail by the Nixon administration during the heated 1972 presidential election campaign.

Jon Wiener, who teaches at the University of California in Irvine, believes the missing 10 pages are in fact MI5 files detailing Lennon's political activities in Britain in 1970 and 1971. Their content, he says, is not as important to the US government as the fact that they originated with a foreign intelligence service, which the FBI is keen to protect.


It is a Freedom of Information Act case, having to do with the public being able to learn the truth after 20+ years of what the government has actually done in our name.

I'll give you a hint, its a very important piece in keeping the government accountable to us, their bosses.

Hopefully it stops things like this from reoccuring:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO
although many of the laws put in place to stop this from happening again have been removed after 9/11.

So you get things like this happening again:
Peace Group Infiltrated By Government Agent
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/09/1556226



For more information on the Lennon case go here:
news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&ncl=http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp%3Fstory%3D568383


What you should be asking yourself is why has the Bush administration tried very hard to make getting information under the FOIA as difficult as possible?

Freedom of Information Act on the ropes:
foi.missouri.edu/federalfoia/foiactonropes.html




posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by QuietSoul


What you should be asking yourself is why has the Bush administration tried very hard to make getting information under the FOIA as difficult as possible?




Because transparency of government makes them scared. It's our government, we have the right to know what goes on, considering we're paying for it.





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