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Mock Crucifixion Outside FSB Headquarters For Russia’s Political Prisoners 

На Лубянке сейчас так pic.twitter.com/mHqAeEYte6 — Илья Яшин (@IlyaYashin) November 5, 2020 Last June Anastasia Shevchenko became the first person to be criminally charged under the law on “undesirable organizations” that came into force in May 2015, according to Amnesty International. The law gives the government the power to ban activities of foreign or international...

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The FBI’s War on MLK and What It Means Today

The FBI’s War on MLK and What It Means Today

The Double Exposure documentary film festival has several provocative offerings on the world of intelligence and spying. Coming on October 16: MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained...

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Are Undercover Police Agents Provoking Violence? Probably.

Are Undercover Police Agents Provoking Violence? Probably.

So far the evidence is anecdotal, but history suggests it is likely that undercover police agents are among those provoking violence in the George Floyd protest in order to discredit the demonstrators and justify the use of force. David Rovics at Counterpunch provides some historical perspective on the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO). Launched in 1958,...

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Moscow Police Forcibly Disperse Protesters at FSB Headquarters

Moscow Police Forcibly Disperse Protesters at FSB Headquarters

A clip of police violence outside of FSB headquarters in Moscow. (YouTube) The Russian security services that protect the regime of President Vladmir Putin have little tolereance for dissent. At a demonstration against political repressions on March 14, Moscow police arrested nearly 50 protesters. Trying to navigate Russia’s strict rules on public assemblies, the activists...

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Apple, VW, Nike and Other Western Brands Benefit from China’s Forced Labor Camps

Apple, VW, Nike and Other Western Brands Benefit from China’s Forced Labor Camps

In a new report, “Uyghurs for Sale,” the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) documents how the mass transfer of Uighur and other ethnic minorities from region of Xinjiang to factories across the country benefits Western business. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of...

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