Sunday, February 10, 2008

infraGard: Using CEOs as shock troops during a disaster

Hey Gang,

Kittie forwarded this article to me from the
progressive about infragard. For those of you who
don't know this group has been the brainchild of a few
rightwing think tanks since the mid 1990s. It is a
business class TIPS program combined with a corporate
fascist disaster preparedness program. It is bigger
than I thought with chapters in every state (83
chapters in all) and over 22,000 corporate/industry
leaders in its membership (in fact 350 of the Fortune
500 are part of it). They basically work for the FBI
giving info and doing their bidding during "events"
which are terrorist attacks and disasters in return
they get special privelages and information. The first
of half of the article is mostly the ACLU complaining
(rightfully so) that this could be used against
workers trying to organize and invade all of our
privacy but the last part has to do with disasters and
a bit of Naomi Klein type of analysis.

the article can be read here:


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