DOJ: FBI faked terrorist threat, misled DOJ about spying on peace group

Over at the Washington Post, Jeff Stein writes that according to a Department of Justice report, "FBI officials, including the Pittsburgh office's top lawyer, engaged in distinctly COINTELPRO-style tactics after the ACLU sued for the release of documents" relating to surveillance of various peace groups after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Subjects of this spying included "an antiwar rally in Pittsburgh; a Catholic peace magazine; a Quaker activist; and members of the environmental group Greenpeace [and] PETA."