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Infiltration Alert: FBI Spying at DePaul

fbi Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Jen Rettig, a member of the Chicago Terrorism Task Force, recently contacted a DePaul student, asking the student to infiltrate "animal rights groups" and report on their activities to the FBI. The Student stated that after her parents told her it would be akin to snitching, she declined. Rettig's sister is a professor at DePaul.

The FBI has declared all out war on animal rights and environmental groups, declaring such non-violent groups as the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front, "the number one domestic terrorist threat to the United States." Recently informants (such as this woman) helped the FBI raid several progressive spaces (such as the Catalyst Infoshop in Prescott, AZ) and arrest suspected activists.

We would like to remind everyone of their rights. If you are approached by an FBI agent, you do not have to talk to them. You can simply say, "I have nothing to say to you and would like to speak to a lawyer." Get their contact information if you can, but do not give them yours.

Remember, snitching is never acceptable. Read the full article here.

Additional Information:
A History of COINTELPRO | SHAC 7 | Environmental Activist Rod Coronado Arrested for "Teaching and Demonstrating" at a 2003 San Diego Lecture | 2 More Arrests and Direct Evidence of FBI Infiltration of Activist Meetings Around U.S. | FBI Raids Target Environmental Activist in NYC, Across the U.S. | Lockdown America Revisited: A Conversation with Christian Parenti | Activist Student Union at DePaul


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