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Just prior to Hitler-inspired neo-Nazis and their white supremacist allies descending on Charlottesville, Virginia in August, the FBI began characterizing the Black Lives Matter movement as “Black-identity extremists.” As best the Freep can tell, the FBI made up this term to apply to anyone who advocates equal rights, racial justice and an end to police brutality against minorities.

The Black Alliance for Peace put it this way: “The state is growing more desperate and dangerous. It faces a crisis, one where its own legitimacy is being questioned. In a re-play of the repression faced by Black liberation forces in the 1960s and ‘70s, news broke that the Black resistance movement is in the cross hairs of the state. So-called ‘Black-identity extremists’ are now the new FBI targets, a category that can include anyone who believes Black people have the right to resist and deserve self-determination.”

The FBI is one of America’s leading racist surveillance institutions that engaged in a smear campaign against Martin Luther King, Jr., cut deals with the Ku Klux Klan to beat civil rights activists in the 60s and targeted human rights organizations under the murdering COINTELPRO program.

COINTELPRO (Counter-Intelligence Program) were illegal covert operations designed to disrupt peace activists, civil rights organizations and the Black Power movement from the 50s-70s. The FBI program engaged in unlawful infiltration of activist groups, psychological warfare and harassment. The FBI coordinated its actions with police departments in most major cities in the U.S. Police oppression against the Occupy and Black Lives Matter movements – specifically the attack on the Black Pride 4, suggests that COINTELPRO is being resurrected.

The FBI are borrowing in part from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that keeps track of hate group activities, by listing black separatist groups as hate groups. In a brutally racist society with a history of enslaving and lynching the Black population – to equate the actions of violent white supremacists with Black organizations that prefer separation and do not act violently – is a travesty.

We could merely dismiss the FBI as Fucking Bumbling Idiots who are ahistorical and ignorant, but they’re not. They know what they’re doing. All human rights activists must condemn the FBI and demand they cease and desist their latest campaign to set up Black Liberation activists for more police harassment, beatings and murders.

The FBI needs to focus on our nation’s longest standing terrorist group, the Klan, and the crop of recent unstable, overwhelmingly white male mass murderers.


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