Andrew Gumbel writes in The (U.K.) Independent that next time you take a plane trip, be aware that you may be on a secret government list. The government has finally admitted it’s been keeping a list of anti-war activists, and targeting them for extra airport security checks.
People who protested the Iraq war have begun to notice they?re being singled out at the airport. The Transportation Security Administration finally admitted the list exists in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Rebecca Gordon and Jan Adams of San Francisco, who were detained at the airport last fall and told they were on an FBI no-fly list. Gordon and Adams work for a small magazine called War Times, have never been arrested, and do not have criminal records.