Category: <span>FBI</span>

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In the Face of the Fascist Threat, an Epic US Intelligence Failure

In the Face of the Fascist Threat, an Epic US Intelligence Failure

The failed coup of January 6, writes journalist Joe Conason, “illuminated the national landscape like a flash of lightning. It is now clear even to those who have pretended otherwise that Trump himself represents a grave danger to national security.” And yet as this danger gathered, U.S. domestic intelligence agencies–namely  the Department of Homeland Security...

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The FBI, the Law, and the Growing Threat of Trump Terrorism

The FBI, the Law, and the Growing Threat of Trump Terrorism

Jeff Stein at SpyTalk on the release of two Trumpster terror suspects in Washington DC. Had their names been Ahmed and Fatima, with family connections in, say, Lebanon, they almost certainly would have been held for further investigation. But their case, like so many others involving armed white pro-Trump extremists over the past four years,...

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RIP Fred Hampton, Black Panther Assassinated by the FBI

RIP Fred Hampton, Black Panther Assassinated by the FBI

[This piece was first published in Counterpunch, Dec. 4, 2019] Fifty one years ago, a squad of Chicago police officers killed Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in a pre-dawn raid on the apartment where they were sleeping. In the decades since, a revealing body of evidence has emerged showing that Hampton, a...

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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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FBI Has ‘No Intel Indicating Antifa Involvement’ in DC Violence on May 31

FBI Has ‘No Intel Indicating Antifa Involvement’ in DC Violence on May 31

From Ken Klippenstein, an intrepid reporter with good sources, in The Nation. The FBI report states that “based on CHS [Confidential Human Source] canvassing, open source/social media partner engagement, and liaison, FBI WFO has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence.” The statement followed a list of violent acts like throwing bricks at police and the discovery of...

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