You just cannot make this stuff up. In August, Earth First! posted the following notice about a rally to protest the FBI’s execution of a search warrant against animal rights activists,
Activist’s homes are under attack, what do we do? When: Saturday 1 PM Where: Balboa Park at the corner of Park Ave. and President’s Way Why: The office of Compassion for Farm Animals and the home of two of its members were raided last week by the FBI. The investigation relates to the act of eco-sabotage in La Jolla last week claimed by the Earth Liberation Front. Obviously desperate and clueless, the FBI raided the animal liberationist’s home for their stated beliefs of putting the lives of animals before corporate gain. After Grand Jury subpoenas and FCC harassment of Free Radio San Diego, it’s time to turn the tables on the government and speak out!
The FBI took computers, documents, phone lists, a video camera and several other items from their home. Who will the FBI harass next? We need to stand up now and speak out against this blatant harassment of activists! Please show up for this rally, the media will definitely be there. Remember, our numbers reflect the amount of support we appear to have! Solidarity Forever!
Yeah, the next thing you know these activists will find people protesting outside their homes, threats of violence directed their way, and even arson directed at their property. Thank goodness these folks have such a long record of opposing harassment of those with different political viewpoints.
Rally against government repression in San Diego. Press release, Earth First!, August 20, 2003.