November 15, 2016
I spent the evening of Nov 12th at the Democracy Center in Cambridge, MA, listening to
Leslie James Pickering talk about his activist work, and years of FBI surveillance.
Pickering's career as an activist began in the mid 1990's, doing civil disobedience to protest animal experiments. His first direct action took place at a facility which was studying cats. The researchers would take a cat and drop it, from high enough to cause minor injuries. They'd observe the cat's behavior, and drop i...