The FBI’s Fictional “Black Identity Extremism” Movement

Alice Speri The only connection between the men referenced in the FBI’s “black identity extremism” report, besides their race, is a thread of anger at police violence. “The FBI has expanded its ‘black separatist extremist’ category to also designate groups like Black Lives Matter as a security threat.” Hours after police officer Darren Wilson shot…

If the FBI Approaches You to Become an Informant

CrimethInc Federal agents approach you. Perhaps they just ask a couple offhand questions; perhaps they have a deal to propose. They might tell you they are trying to help you; they might tell you that you are in a lot of trouble and it will just get worse unless you cooperate with them; they might…

The Huey P. Newton Reader

The first comprehensive collection of writings by the Black Panther Party founder and revolutionary icon of the black liberation era, The Huey P. Newton Reader combines now-classic texts ranging in topic from the formation of the Black Panthers, African Americans and armed self-defense, Eldridge Cleaver’s controversial expulsion from the Party, FBI infiltration of civil rights…

Stokely Carmichael, Black Power and the Age of Political Repression

Why Did America’s Ruling Elites Declare War on the Black Movement? By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya360° Author’s Note: Stokely Carmichael (1941-1998) changed his name to Kwame Ture during the late 1970s after living in Guinea-Conakry in West Africa for a decade. The name was adopted as a testament to his work with and admiration of the…

The New Black Panther Party : Reactionaries and Thugs

By Elbert “Big Man” Howard “They have crossed a line, a clear line in the sand.” Like many of my comrades, original Black Panther Party members, I have for years watched these strutting caricatures who call themselves the New Black Panther Party and expressed my disgust. First of all, I say there is no such…