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Did Federal Agents Spy on Offshore Oil Lease Protesters in New Orleans?


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Did Federal Agents Spy on Offshore Oil Lease Protesters in New Orleans?

Sue Sturgis

Back in March, hundreds of protestersdescended on the Superdome in New Orleans to disrupt a federal auction for new Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases. They waved signs, carried banners and chanted "Shut it down!" and "the Gulf is not for profit!" The action was part of the international Keep It in the Ground campaign seeking to halt the extraction of fossil fuels in order to prevent devastating climate change.


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Of course they did.
If you don't know who the 'enemy' is, how ya gonna keep 'em down on Maggie's farm.


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Without knowing anything about the details of this question, the answer is: Yes. Where do you think we live anyway? We're in the belly of the surveillance beast. Geez!


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Dear Sue, Yes the federal agents spy, and now good chance they are spying on you Sue for writing this article.


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Well, yes. Of course they did. That does not mean that we should ignore that. It's good that these FOIA requests happen, particularly since many of these things remain actionable in one way or another.

But what are we asking here, really?