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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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Burning Books to Host Conversation on Sexual Violence with Filipina Author Lisa Factora-Borchers

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Continuing its steadfast commitment to hosting heavy conversations with world-renowned activist writers, Burning Books (420 Connecticut St, West Side, 7pm) will host a Wednesday night visit from Filipina author Lisa Factora-Borchers for a discussion about sexual violence

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Rod Coronado: Freedom for Fur Animals

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There are a lot of animals in this world that should be thankful for activist Rod Coronado’s existence. Law enforcement officials are certainly not, though. Since he was a teenager Coronado has been upsetting the fur and whaling trades with his by-any-means-necessary tactics. 

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