Back in 2009 I wrote on P.ie on a thread on Leonard Peltier about FBI infiltration and provocation of the Left and Radical movements from the 1960s onwards.
The jist of it was -
Obama has had a 20 year working relationship and association with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhm, identified by Jared Israel as Cointelpro FBI provocateurs. Cointelpro was the FBI programme which set up Peltier and resulted in the deaths of black and left wing activists in the US in the 60s and 70s.
This kind of operation is going strong - http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=27161Any chance that is two co-accused (with Peltier) were FBI agents ?
Dorn and Ayers were let off by the law, too.There's a good account of the trial and the problems with the extradition here
http://www.dickshovel.com/abkfwd.htmlObama's friend Ayers meanwhile is defending the fake Indian provocateur Ward Churchill, while the real Indians demonstrate outside.
Peoples Press Collective Boulder Buffoonery - Bill Ayers and Ward Churchill at CU Boulder
http://www.peoplespresscollective.or...at-cu-boulder/http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/...istortion.htmlI don't see Obama as an Uncle Tom, as he is not descended from the enslaved African population in the US. He is very much part of an international milieu. His father was an ambitious, Harvard-educated man who saw himself as a potential political leader in Kenya. He was raised in Hawaii and Indonesia and travelled to Pakistan. His student friends were mainly asian expats. He talks in his books about "learning to be a black man in America". Obama is apart of the US elite and went to the top private schools and colleges from his childhood on. His education and his career places him in the centre of the poliical and intelligence establishment of the US.
Peltier should not be in jail. You might be interested to read about Ayers and Dohrn, who were upper middle class students sent by the FBI into the students movement to do as much damage as they could. They split the SDS and formed the terror group the Weathermen. Obama later worked with Ayers on Foundation funded boards in Chicago for more than 20 years, and Dohrn and Ayres launched Obama's political career with a fund raiser in their house. These people were part of the same programme that fitted up and jailed Peltier.
It is striking that when Dorhn and Ayers "gave themselves up" after ten years "on the run" in a hippy commune, they were let off all charges on a technicality and within a couple of years were working in universities and law firms. Dohrn worked in the law firm where Barack and Michelle Obama met.
In contrast to the Dohrn and Ayers miraculous reintegration into the establishment, Black Panther and American Indians who were leaders of their communities got an F.B.I. bullet in the back of the head, or life in jail.
Their modus operandi was to split radical movements along race and gender lines and to steer their members into dead end provocations and acts of terror - bombings and bank robberies. They got people killed, including police, and they smeared the perception of revolutionary youth with their mindless violence.
Now Ward Churchill has come out of the woodwork defending a proven FBI agent within the Black Panthers for 16 years - undoubtedly nervous that once people have absorbed what Aoki was up to, they may start looking to see who else from the FBI was working in their organisations.
Ironically, these FBI apologists are suggesting that the evidence against Aoki is FBI spin.In response to additional information last week about former Black Panther Richard Aoki’s role as an FBI informer, the activist’s long time allies are once again coming to his defense. In a piece for the San Francisco Bayview that appeared over the weekend, several prominent activists and academics called evidence of Aoki’s role as an FBI informant a “distort[ion] of the legacy of Richard Aoki.”
The op-ed was authored by Ward Churchill, a native activist and former ethnic studies professor; Kathleen Cleaver, former member of the Black Panther Party and Yale law professor; and Natsu Taylor Saito, a George State University law professor. The piece suggests that Aoki still has many prominent supporters from his many years as a prominent activist, despite damning evidence that he also worked as an FBI informant.
First, the authors aren’t surprised by the allegations:
This is a classic example of how truth is mixed with falsehood to rewrite history and promote a more sweeping agenda. The goal is to discredit the movements of the 1960s and ’70s and key activists of that era who might serve as role models for coming generations.
It's enough to make a cat laugh.
Aoiki's record, as with other FBI agents, is clearly more than just an informant, but an active shaper of "movements" and a provocateur.
A Black Panther activist Aoiki, has been outed as an FBI agent and there is a 200 page paper trail of evidence.
From Rosenfeld’s report:
The records chronicle Aoki’s 16-year career as an informant during the time he was a student at Merritt College in Oakland and at UC Berkeley, participating in a series of radical groups, including the Black Panthers, the Asian American Political Alliance and the Third World Liberation Front, a 1969 protest for more ethnic studies that involved the most violent strike to date at UC Berkeley and led then-Gov. Ronald Reagan to declare a state of emergency.
An early FBI report says Aoki was assigned the alias “Richard Ford” to use when signing reports, as well as a permanent informant number, which the FBI redacted. It notes his date of birth, his parents’ names and his address.
A Dec. 14, 1971, report notes that Aoki was an instructor in Asian studies at UC Berkeley and a student counselor at the Grove Street campus of the Peralta Junior College District.
“Coverage furnished by this informant is unique and not available from any other source,” it says. “Many activist individuals seek informant’s advice and counseling since informant is considered as a militant who has succeeded within the establishment without surrending (sic) to it.”
FBI officials even reminded Aoki to report his pay as an informant on his tax return, according to a handwritten notation on a Dec. 29, 1972, report. The records do not say how much he was paid, but according to a congressional study, security informants in the 1960s typically received about $100 per month, with more valuable informants receiving up to $400 per month, the equivalent of about $2,900 today.
To see the files visit the Center for Investigative Reporting.