How the FBI “Toppled Presidents” in Brazil

Brasil Wire Natalia Viana, editor from the respected Brazilian investigative journalism site Agência Pública, recently published a 5 part series based on information shared from leaked Telegram conversations revealed by Intercept Brasil as part of the Vaza Jato scandal. In the series, she shows how Lava Jato task force director, public prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol, received…

The State and White Supremacy: The Inextricable Link

Ajamu Baraka The demand for “justice” by the pubic had the ironic result of re-legitimizing the state as an institution that could in fact render justice – but only an empowered people can establish a just order. “It is the settler state, and the corrupt colonial/capitalist system and the interests that it upholds, that must…

The FBI in Brazil: How Did They Let Lava Jato Go So Far?

Luis Nassif How were a group of public prosecutors allowed to report directly to agents from other countries, and why were these illegal actions endorsed by Brazil’s governmental institutions In a clear example of the Macarthyism which consumed Brazil, Public Prosecutor Thamea Danelon recently snitched on a professional colleague in the Attorney General’s office for…

Anatomy of a Counter-Insurgency: Efforts to Undermine the George Floyd Uprising

Martin Schoots-McAlpine Police officers in Fayetteville ‘took a knee’ Introduction On May 25, 2020, police in Minneapolis Minnesota murdered George Floyd in cold blood. Responding to allegations of counterfeit money, police arrested Floyd, with one officer kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes, ultimately suffocating him. The killing was captured on video and quickly…

Intelligence Leaks Reveal Just How Ready the Police State Is to Crack Down on Dissent

Rainer Shea Note: above image is from the “Blue Leaks” Since Cointelpro, the program where the FBI infiltrated anti-war, environmental, and civil rights groups, revolutionary-minded people in America have had an intuitive suspicion that the state is monitoring them more closely than it appears on the surface. People have developed sometimes overly paranoid theories about…

Infiltrating Antifa: The Feds and Their Long History of Subversion

T.J. Coles As usual, the state is the most violent of all the institutions involved. It subverts and oppresses as methods of its survival. The state typically directs its energy against left-wing groups while allying with far-right and fascist elements as proxies against progressives. On May 31st, President Trump (or his people) tweeted: “The United…

When the FBI Sent Anonymous to Hack Brazil

Brasil Wire The Sabu/Jeremy Hammond case, or the FBI’s 2012 collaboration with Anonymous hackers in operations against Brazil (and other countries) was overshadowed by the trove of NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013. For Brazil the story was no less significant. As something calling itself “Anonymous” re-emerges after years of inactivity, Brazilians have…

The FBI, the Fusion Center, and the Far Right: US Creep in Brazil

Brasil Wire In an important new investigation, journalist Natalia Viana of Agência Pública has revealed how, during Sergio Moro’s 15 month tenure as Justice and Security Minister under Jair Bolsonaro, he quickly enabled the US Federal bureau of investigation to drastically expand its activities and reach in Brazil. The report reveals meetings involving the representatives…

US Responds to Failed Mercenary Incursion with an Escalation of the Economic Blockade Against Venezuela

Misión Verdad Two FBI agents. Photo: Iberoeconomia As Reuters recently reported, “the FBI is investigating several Mexican and European companies allegedly involved in the Venezuelan oil trade while gathering information for a U.S. Treasury Department investigation into possible sanctions. In its report, Reuters anonymously quotes four people familiar with these “investigations” and also sources close…

A 70-Year War on ‘Propaganda’ Built by the CIA

Cynthia Chung “Hell is empty and all the devils are here” – William Shakespeare (The Tempest Act 1 Scene 2) War has always depended on a reliable system to spread its propaganda. The Arthashastra written by Chankya (350-283 BCE) who was chief advisor to the Emperor Chandragupta (the first ruler of the Mauryan Empire) discusses…

California Flags Alienated, Idealistic Kids of Color as Potential Violent Extremists

Ann Garrison The program deputizes teachers to spy on students and recruits social service agencies to assemble dossiers on them while providing mental health services. “The state is is lipsticking the pig for federal agencies that rely on racist stereotyping.” California’s “Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)” program flags teenage kids “feeling alienated from their peers,” “having a…