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Friday, April 6, 2001

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    When former President Clinton arrived at Michigan State University for a speaking engagement in January, activistswith Students for Economic Justice were in for a shock. As they rallied in support of Leonard Peltier outside, one oftheir members spotted a university policewoman who looked familiar. Only six months earlier, the same woman had cometo a Students for Economic Justice meeting, and asked to join the group, which is an affiliate of United StudentsAgainst Sweatshop. She said she her name was Samantha and that she was a junior majoring in education. She went toseveral meetings, and then dropped from the scene. The university police have now admitted that she was an undercoverofficer who was investigating the group.

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