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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Eugene Puryear
Undercover NYPD officers attended meetings of liberal political organizations and kept intelligence files on activists who planned protests around the country, according to interviews and documents that show how police have used counterterrorism tactics to monitor even lawful activities.
He said it was entirely peaceful, a way to connect community organizers around the issues of racism and the rights of the poor.
But he described it as a challenge to corporate power and said the NYPD probably felt threatened by it.