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A demonstrator protesting the murder of Michael Brown is arrested by cops in riot gear on November 30, 2014, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Documents Show FBI Targeted Ferguson Black Activists Over White Supremacists

By News & Current Affairs

By Igor Derysh, Salon — The FBI ranked black nationalists and animal rights activists as bigger threats than white supremacists and terror groups like al-Qaida among their official counterterrorism priorities, according to leaked FBI documents obtained by The Young Turks. The documents show that the FBI’s official Consolidated Strategy Guide, which lists the bureau’s counterterrorism priorities, continues to focus on “black identity extremists,” well after the bureau assured Democrats in Congress that it would stop using…

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The FBI Black Extremist Assessment: COINTELPRO Part II – June 3rd Vantage Point Radio

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

June 3rd Edition of Vantage Point Topics The FBI Black Extremist Assessment: COINTELPRO Part II And Comments and Commentary by Dr. Ron Daniels Guests Atty. Adjoa Aiyetoro, Civil Rights/Human Rights Attorney, Washington, D.C. Atty. Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director, Transformative Change Coalition, Washington, D.C. Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 4-5PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 4PM-5PM or visit WBAI.org Recent and…

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Rakem Balogun on being secretly watched by the FBI: ‘It’s tyranny at its finest.’

Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance

By News & Current Affairs

Exclusive: Rakem Balogun spoke out against police brutality. Now he is believed to be the first prosecuted under a secretive US effort to track so-called ‘black identity extremists’ By Sam Levin, The Guardian — Rakem Balogun thought he was dreaming when armed agents in tactical gear stormed his apartment. Startled awake by a large crash and officers screaming commands, he soon realized his nightmare was real, and he and his…

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Fed up with Facebook, activists find new ways to defend their movements

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Malkia Cyril — In the wake of revelations that the personal information of as many as 87 million Facebook users was used by data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica in 2016 for political purposes, reports indicate Facebook will contribute raw, anonymized data to a new Social Data Initiative via what is described as an independent, transparent and peer–reviewed process. Will greater data sharing place the information of communities of color at greater risk? Or…

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