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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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Former Bush Adviser Sells Repression in the Middle East

Former Bush Adviser Sells Repression in the Middle East

As counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, Richard Clarke advocated vastly expanded spying powers for the U.S. government. As a private citizen, he sold the same idea to a Persian Gulf oil monarchy. The Reuters investigated, and the resulting story, Made in America shows how and why private intelligence firms are flourishing. Undemocratic governments...