Did you know that the U.S. government has kept tabs on church-based and other peace groups? "Mission Creep" in the July 2012 issue of Sojourners looks into this dirty practice, past and present. Click on the red dot below to see where the FBI barged into an activist meeting in a Memphis church last year, or view the blue dots to see just a few of the anti-war protester groups that were monitored as “potential threats” by the Pentagon database TALON (Threat & Local Observation Notices) between 2003-2006. (Sources: Mission Creep, Sojourners, July 2012; “No Real Threat,” 2007 ACLU report based on Freedom of Information Act data).
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Elaina Ramsey is assistant editor of Sojourners.