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FBI asked for tracking of Pickering mail in 2012

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It turns out it was the FBI that, in 2013, asked the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to track the mail of a local bookstore owner.
Surveillance of mail belonging to Leslie James Pickering, owner of Burning Books, a radical bookstore at 420 Connecticut St., was conducted between mid-August and mid-September, but the FBI, the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Transit Security Administration would not say later whether Pickering was under surveillance or investigation.

 

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’60s radical Ayers still wants a revolution

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When Sarah Palin said then-presidential candidate Barack Obama “was pallin’ around with terrorists,” 1960s radical William Ayers was focused in her sights.

In October 2008, with the presidency hanging in the balance, the University of Illinois professor and elementary education reformer suddenly found himself thrust into the middle of a political and ideological firestorm.X

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Weather Underground co-founder Ayers to speak on Wednesday

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Re-posted from: http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/weather-underground-co-founder-ayers-to-speak-on-wednesday-20140516 The Buffalo News – May 16, 2014   Bill Ayers, 1960s activist and co-founder of the Weather Underground, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St. The Weather Underground conducted a campaign of bombings of public buildings during the 1960s and 1970s in opposition to the Vietnam war. A retired University of Illinois education professor and author, Ayers’ casual friendship with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama became a subject of controversy during the campaign.

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Animal rights activist Rod Coronado to speak Wednesday in Buffalo

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Animal rights activist Rod Coronado sank whaling ships in Iceland nearly 30 years ago, and later went to prison after torching a Michigan State University lab in 1991 for conducting research for the fur industry.

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Animal rights activist to speak here Feb. 26

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Rod Coronado, an animal rights activist who helped sink an Icelandic whaling fleet and spent time in prison for an arson attack on animal research facilities at Michigan State University, will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St.

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