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The F.B.I.'s Dangerous Crackdown on 'Black Identity Extremists'

Khaled A. Beydoun and Justin Hansford New York Times
The 12-page report, prepared by the F.B.I. Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit in August, and later made public by, both announces the existence of the “Black Identity Extremist” movement and deems it a violent threat, asserting that black activists’ grievances about racialized police violence and inequities in the criminal justice system have spurred retaliatory violence against law enforcement officers.

J. Edgar Hoover Ordered the FBI to "Neutralize" Dick Gregory

Kim Jannsen Chicago Tribune
Noting that the fearless Dick Gregory had mocked the Outfit as "the filthiest snakes that live on this earth," J. Edgar Hoover wrote a memo to the special agent in charge in Chicago, Marlin Johnson, telling him to "neutralize" Gregory.

Trump’s Constitutional Crisis

David Cole New York Review of Books
This is a constitutional crisis. The only way forward is to ensure an independent and credible investigation—whether by a special prosecutor or a select congressional committee or both—into the Russian meddling and the administration’s efforts to obstruct the inquiry into the Trump campaign’s ties to it. The notion that Trump and Sessions took action against Comey because of his unfairness to Clinton may be the most brazen effort at “fake news” or “alternative facts” yet

Trump Cites Fake FBI Terror Plots to Justify Muslim Ban

Chip Gibbons Rights & Dissent
Trump’s new Muslim Ban order attempts to “provide some evidence” by giving reasons for why each of the countries were targeted for the ban, as well as why he is suspending the refugee program. He proffers two incidents in which refugees were convicted on terrorism related charges. What Trump fails to disclose is that in each case the “terrorism” in question was concocted by the FBI, as part of a sting operation.

Top Prosecutor in Leonard Peltier Case Urges Clemency in 'Extraordinary' Move

Sam Levin The Guardian (UK)
An open letter to Obama, penned by US attorney involved in the case against the Native American activist, is a stunning development in his bid for freedom. A senior US attorney who was involved in the prosecution of Native American activist Leonard Peltier has requested that Barack Obama grant clemency, with a rare plea that has energized the campaign to free the high-profile indigenous prisoner.

The Public Evidence Russia Hacked the DNC

Sam Biddle The Intercept
The U.S. routinely attempts to intercept the communications of heads of state. It’s possible that the CIA or the NSA has proof. Granted, these intelligence agencies will be loath to reveal any evidence that could compromise the method they used to gather it. In times of extraordinary risk, with two enormous military powers placed in direct conflict over national sovereignty, we need an extraordinary disclosure. The stakes are simply too high to take anyone’s word for it.
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