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4200 Cedar Ave S. Minneapolis, MN
Occupy the FBI Files!
Are you an organizer, an activist? Do you ever question the government or corporate power? Do you do or say subversive things? Do you make attempts to exercise your Constitutional rights? If so, do you ever wonder if you have an FBI file? Why would the FBI create a file on you? If the FBI has a file on you, how easily can you find out? What about our “privacy?” Can a person challenge authority without being spied on by voyeuristic government agencies? Occupy MN is bringing in a couple of knowledgeable speakers to answer these and other important questions.
What: Occupy MN presents Occupy the FBI Files! Radical organizer-activist (Alan Maki) shows us his FBI file, gives a brief talk and offers a Q & A. Next, former FBI agent, whistle-blower, 2002 Time Magazine person of the year Coleen Rowley expands on FBI-related issues, discusses Edward Snowden, and offers a Q & A.
Where: The “American-Nordic Center”: 4200 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407.
When: Wednesday, July 10th, 6:30 pm Occupy updates, 7:00 – 8:00 pm = Occupy the FBI Files, 8:-9:30 pm regular Occupy meeting.
Cost: Free! Of course it’s free! It is always free to participate in non-commercialized, authentic Occupy movement!
Alan Maki is a northern Minnesota activist who has been involved in the peace, labor, civil rights, and environmental movements for over 30 years. He is a socialist, an agitator, and a dog-lover. Maki's radical activism earned him so much attention from the FBI, they decided to create an FBI file in his (dis)honor.
Coleen Rowley is a former FBI agent and whistleblower. As a result of her whistle-blowing around the events of 9/11, she was named a 2002 Time Magazine Person of the Year. Since retiring from the FBI, Rowley has been heavily involved with the anti-war movement, particularly with Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) in the Twin Cities. She also gives regular educational talks and appears on local and national news, i.e. recent appearances in reaction to the Edward Snowden case. Rowley's talk and Q & A will also last 30 minutes. (You can follow Rowley's news feeds on Facebook).