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FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby Birthday Pony » Tue May 01, 2012 10:25 pm

http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/fb ... ohio/5988/

I shit you not.

It should come as no surprise, then, that the announcement of these arrests was carefully unveiled yesterday, so that the top news story this May Day would not be about how anarchists are preventing home foreclosures, starting community gardens, teaching collective organizing skills, and re-framing class consciousness, but about how they were part of an FBI-guided “terrorist plot.”
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby Alice Raizel » Wed May 02, 2012 12:03 am

We're definitely moving into the open~use~of~police~state~tactics~against~dissidents phase of imperialisation. Lovely.

Is the American public buying it?
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby ProstheticConscience » Wed May 02, 2012 7:48 am

Birthday Pony wrote:http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/fbi-anarchist-terrorists-may-day-ohio/5988/
I shit you not.

They've been doing this with Muslims and Greens for some time. Not only do they supply the bombs or whatever, they generally create the plot from scratch themselves. There was an episode of This American Life about the practice, with a detailed examination of one case.
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby TheAltruist » Wed May 02, 2012 9:46 pm

So that begs the question, how are we any better than Soviet Russia, or China? Pretty sure we're not.
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby Birthday Pony » Thu May 03, 2012 4:09 pm

I was only surprised that this time they used anarchists and then announced it on May Day. Otherwise, it just looks like standard practice.

@Aster- Anarchists and radicals seem to be the only folks talking about it, although plenty of people are expounding extra effort making sure that everyone protests "non-violently."
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby TheAltruist » Thu May 03, 2012 9:17 pm

Wait Birthday Pony, does that mean the FBI has been acting like a secret police agency for a long time now? I thought it was just recently!
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby Le Fou » Thu May 03, 2012 9:38 pm

They're probably monitoring this site, you know. If you get any suspicious PM's encouraging you to plant bombs, be sure to report it to the author...oh wait.
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby Alice Raizel » Thu May 03, 2012 9:56 pm

@Aster- Anarchists and radicals seem to be the only folks talking about it, although plenty of people are expounding extra effort making sure that everyone protests "non-violently."

I've ceased using the name Aster. I'm no longer a neo-Pagan, and no one could pronounce it. Could do you please kindly not address me as such?
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby Alfadir » Sun May 06, 2012 12:41 am

Huh? Surely this counts as entrapment.
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby ian » Mon May 07, 2012 6:02 pm

alfadir: All they need to do is call you a terrorist and you don't get shit rights
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby Birthday Pony » Mon May 21, 2012 10:09 am

Alice Raizel wrote:
@Aster- Anarchists and radicals seem to be the only folks talking about it, although plenty of people are expounding extra effort making sure that everyone protests "non-violently."

I've ceased using the name Aster. I'm no longer a neo-Pagan, and no one could pronounce it. Could do you please kindly not address me as such?


Of course, Alice.
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby Birthday Pony » Mon May 21, 2012 10:10 am

TheAltruist wrote:Wait Birthday Pony, does that mean the FBI has been acting like a secret police agency for a long time now? I thought it was just recently!


They've been doing this widely since after 9/11, usually with Muslim youth, but the US has a history since probably the 30's IIRC of supplying the plans, the equipment, and everything but the confession (and also sometimes the confession).
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby ProstheticConscience » Mon May 21, 2012 11:58 am

I wouldn't be surprised if it went back to the first Red Scare (1919-1920), but I don't specifically know of any cases. The ACLU was founded at least partly in response to police abuses at that time.
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby Le Fou » Mon May 21, 2012 7:48 pm

If you think about it, the Iraq War was basically the same thing on a global scale.
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Re: FBI Gives Anarchists Bombs, Arrests Them

Postby ChipBurcham » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:04 pm

And we know that these humans are "really" anarchists and not Neo-nazi spies infiltrating the USA and purposely getting themselves arrested to make real anarchists look bad to discourage the USA population and the USA government from liking anarchists because?
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