Globalresearch: “Infiltration of Political Movements is the Norm, Not the Exception in the United States.”

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers in Globalresearch

129750On March 6 members of an off-shoot of Anonymous, Lulzsec, were arrested as a result of an FBI informant, Sabu, whom the media describes as a Lulzsec leader. The six arrests were for people allegedly involved with Lulzsec which became known for targeting Sony, the CIA, the U.S. Senate, and FBI, as well as Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal.

Exactly one year ago to the day of the arrests, The Guardian published an article headlined, One in four US hackers ‘is an FBI informer.’” The article described how the FBI had used the threat of long sentences to turn some members of Anonymous and similar groups into informants. It also described how the group was open to infiltration. On Democracy Now, Gabriella Coleman, a professor at McGill University who is an expert on digital media, hackers and the law, said: “There had been rumors of infiltration or informants. At some level, Anonymous is quite easy to infiltrate, because anyone can sort of join and participate. And so, there had been rumors of this sort of activity happening for quite a long time.”

In Part I of this series, Infiltration to Disrupt, Divide and Mis-direct are Widespread in Occupy, we described reports of widespread infiltration of the Occupy. In this article we will describe the history of infiltration of political movements in the United States and the goals of infiltration. Part III of this series will describe behavior of infiltrators, how other movements have countered infiltrators and what Occupy can do to minimize the damage from infiltrators.

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One Response to Globalresearch: “Infiltration of Political Movements is the Norm, Not the Exception in the United States.”

  1. kaskaas says:

    Ook bij ons hoor. Op bijna alle websites zitten trollen. Je merkt het van sommige echt niet, maar dat schijnen ze heel knap te doen. Ze klinken als echte activisten en saboteren alleen als als er een serieus schandaal dreigt. Kortom, de klokkenluiders met het grootste verhaal worden keihard neergesabeld. Dat was bij de STASI ook. a de STASI tijd geloofden de bezoekers van bepaalde websites echt niet dat de webmaster een spion was, maar dan was het wel ee nepsite van de overheid. Het is bedoeld om a} gevaarlijke mensen te identificeren, b} de grote groep met wat kleine schadalen bezig te laten zijn, c} grote schandalen tijdig tegen kunnen houden. Dat werkte dus heel goed. En mensen geloven ook in die shit. Tis me wat.

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