[Ppnews] Government Harassment of Leslie Pickering - Burning Books

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Sun Mar 31 12:10:55 EDT 2013

Leslie James Pickering has been politically active since the mid 1990s 
and is best known for his role as Spokesperson for the Earth Liberation 
Front Press Office 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Liberation_Front_Press_Office> and 
authoring a number of radical histories, including Mad Bomber Melville 
<http://www.politicalmediareview.org/2011/03/mad-bomber-melville/>. He 
currently resides in his hometown of Buffalo and runs Burning Books 
<http://burningbooksbuffalo.com/> with Theresa Baker-Pickering and Nate 

Back in early September, he got word that an old, west coast 
acquaintance received a phone call from the Buffalo field office of the 
FBI, asking a number of questions about him. A couple of weeks later, a 
half-sheet of USPS cardstock was "accidentally" left in his mailbox, 
detailing a mail cover on him and his residence. Last month he found out 
that a local institution was served a federal grand jury subpoena for 
records on him covering the last 2 years, and when he went to board a 
flight early this month he was suddenly given Secondary Security 
Screening Selection (SSSS) status, when he'd never before had any 
trouble with airline security.

Leslie has good legal help, locally, and has filed FOIA requests to 
relevant agencies. He also has strong local media support, some of have 
also filed FOIA requests. Due to all this government pressure, he is 
also no longer allowed to cross the border into Canada.

More information will be released soon including how we can help!

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