How the FBI Hacked Twitter: The answer begins with Russiagate

Lee Smith

Tablet Magazine | January 05, 2023

AFTER journalist Matt Taibbi published the first batch of internal Twitter documents known as the Twitter files, he tweeted that the company’s deputy general counsel, James Baker, was vetting them.

“The news that Baker was reviewing the ‘Twitter files’ surprised everyone involved,” Taibbi wrote. That apparently included even Twitter’s new boss, Elon Musk, who added that Baker may have deleted some of the files he was supposed to be reviewing.

Baker had been the top lawyer at the FBI when it interfered in the 2016 presidential election. News that he might have been burying evidence of the spy service’s use of a social media company to interfere with the 2020 election, is rightly setting off alarm bells.

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OF MSM: Google & Facebook

A Journal of People report

Reports regularly expose the mainstream media (MSM) Following are two reports:

Israeli military contract. Google employees protest.

Google employees protesting the company’s Project Nimbus contract with Amazon Web Services and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have gone public with a week of protest actions set to culminate in a multi-city demonstration headlined No Tech for Apartheid.

A multiethnic, multireligious group of Googlers calling themselves Jewish Diaspora in Tech hopes to pressure the tech giant into dropping the mammoth $1.2 billion contract on moral grounds, arguing that by allowing Israel access to its most sophisticated machine learning and AI technology, Google is enabling heinous crimes against the occupied Palestinian population. 

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Book Review: Folk singers, the Communist Party, and the FBI, 1939-1956

Tony Pecinovsky

People’s World | September 18, 2020

Book review: Folk singers, the Communist Party, and the FBI, 1939-1956

The Almanac Singers in New York about 1942, from left: Woody Guthrie, Millard lampell, Bess Hawes, Pete Seeger, Arthur Stern, Sis Cunningham. | People’s World Archives

Musicians Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and Agnes “Sis” Cunningham, among others, helped to mold and shape generations of music lovers. In many ways, their impact on the folk and popular music genre cannot be overstated.

However, Seeger, Guthrie, and Cunningham weren’t just musicians. They were political radicals. And their political, satirical and witty working-class music and lyrics provided food for thought for millions of activists throughout the 20th century.Read More »

Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by U.S. military’s School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs


The Grayzone | November 13, 2019

The United States played a key role in the military coup in Bolivia, and in a direct way that has scarcely been acknowledged in accounts of the events that forced the country’s elected president, Evo Morales, to resign on November 10.

Just prior to Morales’ resignation, the commander of Bolivia’s armed forces Williams Kaliman “suggested” that the president step down. A day earlier, sectors of the country’s police force had rebelled. Read More »

Documents Show The FBI Is Targeting Financial Institutions, Credit Reporting Agencies, And Universities With NSLs

by Godfree Roberts











From the third-parties-are-the-best-parties dept—
We’ve written several times before about the FBI and its unnatural love for National Security Letters. NSLs make the FBI tick. They’re super handy, too. The FBI issues them to itself and then hands them to a variety of third parties, eliminating any judicial oversight. The fact that third parties are recipients makes the Fourth Amendment (mostly) irrelevant. These work so well the FBI has used NSLs to get info the FISA court has already said it can’t have.Read More »

War between Trump and FBI reflects divided ruling class

by Rick Nagin

People’s World | February 02, 2018

The war between the Trump Administration and the FBI reflects a deep division in the U.S. capitalist ruling class that could have far-reaching consequences for the progressive movement. The immediate cause stems from the investigation by Robert Mueller into Trump’s ties with the Russians, his collusion with their effort to interfere in the 2016 election, and his efforts to “obstruct justice” by sabotaging Mueller’s probe.Read More »

Red masquerade: Helping the FBI take down the Communist Party


People’s World | August 31, 2017

Red masquerade: Helping the FBI take down the Communist Party

Poster for the 1949 Cold War propaganda film, The Red Menace. | Wikimedia Commons

In Dorothy Healey’s memoir, California Red: A Life in the American Communist Party, she reflected on the 1949 Foley Square Trial in which the federal government targeted the leadership of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) under the Smith Act for supposedly advocating the violent overthrow of the government. Healey wrote:

“One of the most depressing aspects of the trial was that unlike the great political cases of the 20s and 30s, like that of Sacco and Vanzetti or of the Scottsboro Boys, or even the hearings of the Hollywood Ten in 1947, there was almost no public outcry. Liberals were divided, demoralized, or worse yet, in some instances enlisting on the side of our prosecutors… [A]s the 50s began, it seemed to us we were on our own.”

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