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John Shirley: Subversive

John Shirley, early 70s

The photo below of John Shirley (in his Lincoln period, fashionwise,) was found in files uncovered by
The Portland Tribune. This, and others, were taken at an anti-war rally in the early 70s.
As the Trib printed (on September 12, 2002) "... the spy files provide a cautionary tale
in today's post-September 11 world. They show how intelligence gatherers can be seduced
by their own political convictions. They show how watching one group leads to watching another,
and then another. And they show how easy it is for secret files to take on a life of their own..."