A number of speakers suggested yesterday that the problem of surveil-lance of opponents of nuclear power was a hypothetical problem. Since this view was not really contradicted, it would be helpful to review briefly the record in this area. The fact is that there has been a consistent pattern of surveillance and attempted disruption of anti-nuclear groups since anti-nuclear protest became organized sometime in the early 1970’s. How to interpret this phenomenon is an open question. Whether something intrinsic to nuclear power requires this type of surveillance or whether anti-nuclear protest is spied upon simply because it is a protest movement should be addressed by this conference.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
Do new domestic terrorism laws put Black Lives Matter supporters, anti-war protestors, and/or animal rights activists at risk? Do they presently incorporate sufficient safeguards against such misuse and abuse?
Mandatory arbitration for guestworkers, a uniquely vulnerable group, will result in class inequality and worse conditions for all workers.
An evidentiary privilege to protect workers' confidential communications from disclosure in federal and state court proceedings would support unions.