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Man Who Armed Black Panthers Named As FBI Informant

A new investigative report from Seth Rosenfeld of the Center for Investigative Reporting has revealed that one of the most well-known radical activists of the 1960s, Richard Masato Aoki, an early member of the Black Panthers, was an FBI informant.

#OWS Needs To Denounce Oakland’s Tactics

As many of you know I've been covering the Occupy Movement since Day 1. I've been to eight Occupy camps in two countries: One raid. One near-arrest. One march on the U.S. Consulate. A couple of barricaded streets. I was at the largest GA the

Newly Obtained Emails Between Oakland Officials Give Insight To Violent Police Actions

Recently obtained internal emails between Oakland City Hall and police through a public records request that give a look into the mindset of Oakland officials during the violent police raids of Occupy Oakland that began last October. The police clash on October 25, 2011 left Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen clinging to life in critical condition, and wounded many others.