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Investigate ties between:

  1. informants/collaborators/cooperators/etc who are going after activists, and
  2. either the FBI or other law enforcement

As usual, we should rely upon documentation whose validity is not in question

  • The focus here, unlike these other two projects (ProjHastings and ProjPM), is less about discrediting institutions behaving badly and more about helping the targets of those bad actors
  • We are trying to help these targets be aware of what they are up against

One important outcome of this project is that it enables activists who are not well-connected to other activists to assess for themselves what is going on regarding this sort of activity they are facing (e.g., surveillance, attempts to discredit them, documentation against them suddenly showing up online)

Another component of this project for a bit down the road: others should be able to come to us with examples of activity against them.

These three projects can serve as a "dropbox" of examples of press malfeasance, anti-activist activity, etc

These projects also create an incentive for these misbehaving institutions and groups to stop engaging in this activity in their most illicit and egregious forms.

For more information regarding how to get involved with Project Swartz, see the following document.