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The Minneapolis Uprising [Green Flame]

Simmering rage fueled by racism exploded when the Minneapolis Police Department murdered George Floyd on May 26, 2020. Since then, protests have taken place in more than 2000 U.S. cities and towns and 60 countries. More than 22 people are dead and more than 11,000 have been arrested as demonstrations have escalated to violence. To … Continue reading The Minneapolis Uprising [Green Flame]

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

This story is dated from 2014, but still provides a critical insight into the operations of federal intelligence agencies to discredit and disrupt social movements. We recommend activists and revolutionaries carefully study this information. By Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive … Continue reading How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

An Introduction to Security for Activists, Organizers, and Revolutionaries

The modern surveillance state is unparalleled. Many people are legitimately afraid of state repression. But this fear can easily become paranoia and paralysis. As a result, some people will not get involved in radical organizing at all. Others will stay involved, but their paranoia will drive people away. The result? Our movements die. How do … Continue reading An Introduction to Security for Activists, Organizers, and Revolutionaries

Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

This piece was anonymously authored by a former cop from California and originally published on June 6th, 2020 in response to recent police violence. Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop By Anonymous / Medium I was a police officer for nearly ten years and I was a bastard. We all were. This essay has been … Continue reading Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

The Rise of Coronavirus Surveillance

Coronavirus is leading to expansions in surveillance around the world. This article discusses implications and what we can do to protect ourselves. By Max Wilbert & Salonika Fear is a powerful force. Fear is not just an emotion: it is a state of heightened physiological arousal. Fear lowers our immunity. Fear makes careful decision-making difficult. … Continue reading The Rise of Coronavirus Surveillance

Police Brutally Dismantle Indigenous Anti-Mining Roadblock In Philippines (Eyewitness Video)

The indigenous community of Didipio on the island of Luzon in the northern Philippines has been resisting foreign gold mining for decades. The gold mine, owned by Oceana Gold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI), has destroyed massive areas of jungle, poisoned the land and water, and displaced  hundreds of villagers. Two resistance figures were shot and killed … Continue reading Police Brutally Dismantle Indigenous Anti-Mining Roadblock In Philippines (Eyewitness Video)

In The Event of My Demise

By Max Wilbert Anthropologist Stanley Diamond once wrote that “Civilization originates in conquest abroad and repression at home.” Empires and the elites that control them have, as Diamond notes, been repressing their opposition for thousands of years. At this point, they have turned suppression and violence into an art form. From blacklisting to blackmail, from … Continue reading In The Event of My Demise

What Does The UK Election Mean?

by Ben Warner The result of last week’s election was both unsurprising and, oddly helpful. It demonstrated what many of us already know; that most of the electorate are ill-informed, and incapable of making even a basic, reasonable decision. We know that the media is corporately controlled and designed to protect corporate interests. We know … Continue reading What Does The UK Election Mean?

Activists fighting for their lands swept up in Philippines crackdown

by Mongabay.com A security crackdown in the Philippines targeting an armed communist insurgency has swept up environmental and land defenders in a raid on Oct. 31. International humanitarian and church groups have also been included in the military’s list of “legal front groups” of the outlawed New People’s Army and tied to terror financing. Security … Continue reading Activists fighting for their lands swept up in Philippines crackdown

How to Browse the Internet Anonymously

Anytime you browse the internet, your ISP (Internet Service Provider), government agencies such as the NSA and GCHQ, and most of the websites you visit are tracking everything you do. This data is often used to generate profiles of individuals preferences, purchasing behavior, travel, habits, etc, then packaged and sold to marketing companies, political advertisers, … Continue reading How to Browse the Internet Anonymously