Response to Remedies for Private Intelligence Abuses: Legal and Ideological Barriers


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.

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