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iamawaveofthesea 04-09-2017 06:56 PM

New: CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose The Shadow Government

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iamawaveofthesea 05-09-2017 07:19 PM

Mysterious Boys In Blue

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iamawaveofthesea 16-12-2017 11:38 AM

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance
15th December 2017 buhispro Comments 0 Comment

Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by the intelligence community to find ways to track individuals and groups online.

The intelligence community hoped that the nation’s leading computer scientists could take non-classified information and user data, combine it with what would become known as the internet, and begin to create for-profit, commercial enterprises to suit the needs of both the intelligence community and the public. They hoped to direct the supercomputing revolution from the start in order to make sense of what millions of human beings did inside this digital information network. That collaboration has made a comprehensive public-private mass surveillance state possible today.

The story of the deliberate creation of the modern mass-surveillance state includes elements of Google’s surprising, and largely unknown, origin. It is a somewhat different creation story than the one the public has heard, and explains what Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page set out to build, and why.

But this isn’t just the origin story of Google: It’s the origin story of the mass-surveillance state, and the government money that funded it.
Backstory: The intelligence community and Silicon Valley:

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iamawaveofthesea 17-12-2017 01:45 PM

Julian Assange Just Warned of a Deep State Coup Meant to Install Mike Pence as President
The founder of WikiLeaks is warning the public about a Deep State plot to overthrow Trump, and install Mike Pence as President of the United States.
By Jay Syrmopoulos -
December 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. – In a tweet this morning, WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, made a prescient observation that the ongoing deep state coup against President Trump is an operation by establishment forces to unseat Trump and replace him with Vice President Mike Pence. Assange noted that Trump’s political capital has “been openly looted for months now by GOP, CIA, Netanyahu, Goldman Sachs, etc.”

Trump's political capital has been openly looted for months now by GOP, CIA, Netanyahu, Goldman Sachs, etc. Game is clearly to extract as many unpopular positions as possible (e.g tax cuts for the super rich), push the resulting political corpse to Mueller & install Mike Pence.

— Julian Assange ?? (@JulianAssange) December 14, 2017

Essentially, Assange is saying is that the aforementioned stakeholders who want to see Trump gone have played a long-game, whereby they have worked “to extract as many unpopular positions as possible (e.g tax cuts for the super rich), push the resulting political corpse to Mueller & install Mike Pence.”

This, of course, was done as means of severing Trump from his political base, which largely opposes CIA interventionism, Zionism, and globalist banking cartels. The idea behind it being that when Mueller moves to recommend impeachment, Trump will have strayed so far from the positions that got him elected that there will be a minimal public outcry in his defense.

This follows chatter earlier this year that some saw Mike Pence as “the Deep State’s insurance policy.”

iamawaveofthesea 01-01-2018 04:19 PM

All aboard the HS2 honours express: FIVE MPs on the Commons rail committee are knighted (and it's apparently just 'a coincidence')

All six of the MPs who oversaw the controversial HS2 rail project have ended up with knighthoods
The Mail on Sunday has been told it was intimated to some MPs that if they served on the committee they might be rewarded with a gong
An insider said: ‘No one was told “if you sit on this committee you will get a knighthood”. It is more subtle than that’
The committee chairman, who also received a knighthood two months ago, dismissed the awards as a ‘coincidence’
By Simon Walters And Brendan Carlin For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 22:56, 30 December 2017 | Updated: 01:30, 31 December 2017

A new honours row erupted last night after every MP on a Commons committee that oversaw the controversial HS2 rail project ended up with a knighthood.

Two MPs on the obscure High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Bill Commons Select Committee were knighted in the New Year Honours List, meaning all six MPs who served on the committee when it was wound up in 2016 have knighthoods.

The committee chairman, who also received a knighthood two months ago, dismissed the awards as a ‘coincidence’.

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iamawaveofthesea 02-01-2018 12:32 PM

“Big Data” police-state surveillance the new norm: Information from multiple sources (on any citizen) now being combined to generate a “criminal risk assessment algorithm”
Monday, January 01, 2018 by: David Williams

The emergence of “big data” has been quite the revelation for many different industries. Whereas information used to be sparse and relatively hard to obtain, now it is available in such large quantities that specialized equipment and algorithms are needed to process them. The police industry is just one of the many industries that are being disrupted by big data, and now researchers have begun to look into exactly how much it could change things.

With the presence of big data, performing police work becomes much easier, and solving crimes can be done that much quicker. But at the same time, this also means that the police can now have more data on you than they ever have before. It’s a kind of double-edged sword; one that’s recognized by Sarah Brayne, a sociologist and research associate at the University of Texas at Austin.

The incident raises concerns about the governing Tory Party’s proposed Gender Recognition Act, spearheaded by lesbian Education Secretary Justine Greening, which seeks to “de-medicalise” the gender transition process and allow men to legally change gender with a simple self-declaration.

Greening has described the change as necessary to “[tackle] some of the historic prejudices that still persist in our laws and giving LGBT people a real say on the issues affecting them”, but critics have said it could allow biological males easy access to women’s lavatories, changing areas, and even refuges without a medical professional having ever diagnosed them with genuine gender dysphoria.
The patient is fortunate to have received an apology, as police guidance could easily have allowed the trust to report her complain as an anti-trans “hate crime“, or at least a “non-crime hate incident“.

iamawaveofthesea 12-01-2018 05:05 PM

GCHQ tried to ‘bury’ evidence as it sought direct communication with its own watchdog
Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 17:54
Edited time: 11 Jan, 2018 09:16

The UK'S intelligence security agency GCHQ sought to open a special communication channel with its own watchdog, court letters have revealed, sparking claims it is seeking to “bury embarrassing evidence” of its own activities.

The government’s monitoring agency in Cheltenham wrote to Sir Adrian Fulford, the investigatory powers commissioner, asking if an “appropriate process or protocol” could be set up to “better liaise” with his office.

It comes as the investigatory powers tribunal hears legal challenges brought up by civil rights groups – Privacy International, Liberty, and others – against the intelligence agency. The case revolves around the agency’s snooping and retaining of people’s sensitive information.

Millie Graham Wood, a solicitor at Privacy International, said: “It is extraordinary that GCHQ has written to its independent regulator to ask if it and ‘wider government’ can work together, essentially to head off legal claims. It is a blatant attempt to bury embarrassing evidence and claims against them.”

iamawaveofthesea 13-01-2018 02:16 PM

‘CIA friends’ asked Moby to spread word of Trump-Russia collusion on social media
Published time: 13 Jan, 2018 03:57
Edited time: 13 Jan, 2018 05:02

In a recent interview, Moby said his friends at the CIA asked him to take advantage of a greater “social media following” to spread rumors about President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign.

Multi-award winning recording artist and activist Moby gave an interview to WFPK on Thursday to promote his new album, “Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt,” but somehow ended up spending the last half of the interview talking about Trump and Russia.

Moby said he had made friends with a few “active and former CIA agents” over the years, who told him they were “really concerned” that Trump was “essentially being run as a Russian agent.”

“This is the Manchurian Candidate, like [Russian President Vladimir Putin] has a Russian agent as the president of the United States,” Moby recalled his friends telling him.

iamawaveofthesea 31-01-2018 11:59 AM

Snoopers charter: Government mass surveillance regime ruled ‘unlawful’ by appeals court
Published time: 30 Jan, 2018 18:12
Edited time: 31 Jan, 2018 10:33

The UK government’s mass surveillance program, allowing for the indiscriminate collection of people’s personal data, has been ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal.

Large parts of the government’s Investigatory Powers Act 2016 – dubbed the 'snoopers charter' – must be amended as it runs contrary to EU law, the Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday.

The judges ruled that the legislation, based on the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, is unlawful as bulk data collection was being carried out for reasons other than to tackle serious crime.

They also contested the fact that it empowered police and authorities to engage in the practice of harvesting people’s personal information without obtaining prior consent from a court or and independent body.

The legal challenge was launched by Labour MP Tom Watson along with Brexit Secretary David Davis in 2014. Davis, however, withdrew when he took up his ministerial role.

Responding to the ruling, Watson said: “This legislation was flawed from the start. It was rushed through parliament just before recess without proper parliamentary scrutiny."

He added:"The government must now bring forward changes to the Investigatory Powers Act to ensure that hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom are innocent victims or witnesses to crime, are protected by a system of independent approval for access to communications data."

iamawaveofthesea 31-01-2018 12:01 PM

Here we have a labour politician calling the governments fake news team a fake which is great except what is the bet that when labour get into power they will not only not shut down that group but will increase its funding so that it can further control the narratives and online discourse?

Govt ‘fake news unit’ is nothing but ‘fake news’ – Labour MP Tom Watson
Published time: 31 Jan, 2018 10:02

The government’s new ‘fake news unit’ has itself been branded ‘fake news’ and “nothing but spin” by Labour MP Tom Watson, as the government has been unable to provide even basic details of how it will work.

Downing Street last week announced the creation of a specialized government team dedicated to tackling fake news and spurious information.

Despite announcing the creation of the unit to the press, MPs have been unable to answer basic questions about how the unit would work.

In a series of parliamentary questions asked by Watson, ministers had no idea who would be in charge, where it would be based, what staff would be operating it, and what funds would be invested.

Watson hit out at the ministers’ unpreparedness on Twitter.

Remember the “fake news unit” the government said it was setting up? They can’t answer the most basic questions about it. Did they... make it up? https://t.co/wVZpYXjJLg
— Tom Watson (@tom_watson) January 31, 2018

iamawaveofthesea 20-02-2018 06:10 PM

Meddling for Empire: The CIA Comes Clean
Binoy Kampmark
10 hours ago

“We’ve been doing this kind of thing [electoral meddling] since the CIA was created in 1947.”
-Loch K. Johnson, New York Times, Feb 17, 2018

Electoral meddling has become the gruel of US politics for months, and more servings are being promised in the wake of the indictments against 16 Russians and Russian entities dished out Robert Mueller last week. Such actions can, when taken in isolation, seem sensible. Righteous indignation can be channelled appropriately, and given the suitable icing of exceptionalism.

One of the difficulties behind the podium stance of virtue taken by the US political establishment on Russian interference in the country’s electoral process is one of simple hypocrisy. In the game, and importantly theatre, of international relations, the shove, give, and take are all powerful incentives. Express outrage, by all means, but do so with a certain sentient awareness that you have been as culpable as your opponent of the same charge.

Idealism, however, is the magic mushroom that clouds such assessments. Filled with pride and a sense of purpose, individuals such as former CIA director James Woolsey are happy to first say that the CIA “probably” inserts its nose in the electoral affairs of other states, then justify it.

Friday’s encounter with Laura Ingraham of Fox News was sufficiently frank, if unsettling, in pulling down any pretence about the role of US power and its self-justified assertiveness in the electoral processes of other states. “Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections?” posed Ingraham. “Oh, probably,” came the humoured response, “but it was for the good of the system in order to avoid communists taking over.”

Then came a few points of illustration: “For example, in Europe, in ’47, ’48, ’49, the Greeks and the Italians, we CIA…” Ingraham, at that point, charged in with an interruption, asking whether the US “did that anymore”. “We don’t mess around in other peoples’ elections, Jim?”

Faux, tinselled idealism is indeed an ugly sight of kitsch. From a man familiar with the dark arts and antics of an organisation he once ran, it was hard to keep it in. “Well… Only for a very good cause.” Through good causes, catastrophe breeds its dark spawn.

Down from the clouds of unreality that remains Fox News, former intelligence officers have been even more candid, thrilled to confess to something as natural as eating. “If you ask any intelligence officer, did the Russians break the rules or do something bizarre, the answer is no, not at all,” comes the view of Steven L. Hall, who left the CIA in 2015 after 30 years of service. Not only had the US “absolutely” carried out operations in influencing elections, he hoped “we keep doing it.”
read on here https://www.davidicke.com/article/45...ia-comes-clean

iamawaveofthesea 28-02-2018 04:16 PM

The circus: How British intelligence primed both sides of the ‘terror war’

‘Jihadi John’ was able to join IS for one simple reason: from Quilliam to al-Muhajiroun, Britain’s loudest extremists have been groomed by the security services

Every time there’s a terrorist attack that makes national headlines, the same talking heads seem to pop up like an obscene game of “whack-a-mole”. Often they appear one after the other across the media circuit, bobbing from celebrity television pundit to erudite newspaper outlet.

A few years ago, BBC Newsnight proudly hosted a “debate” between Maajid Nawaz, director of counter-extremism think-tank, the Quilliam Foundation, and Anjem Choudary, head of the banned Islamist group formerly known as al-Muhajiroun, which has, since its proscription, repeatedly reincarnated itself. One of its more well-known recent incarnations was "Islam4UK".

Both Nawaz and Choudary have received huge mainstream media attention, generating press headlines, and contributing to major TV news and current affairs shows. But unbeknown to most, they have one thing in common: Britain’s security services. And believe it or not, that bizarre fact explains why the Islamic State’s (IS) celebrity beheader, former west Londoner Mohammed Emwazi – aka “Jihadi John” - got to where he is now.
A tale of two extremists

After renouncing his affiliation with the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), Maajid Nawaz co-founded the Quilliam Foundation with his fellow ex-Hizb member, Ed Husain.

The Quilliam Foundation was set-up by Husain and Nawaz in 2008 with significant British government financial support. Its establishment received a massive PR boost from the release of Ed Husain’s memoirs, The Islamist, which rapidly became an international bestseller, generating hundreds of reviews, interviews and articles.

In Ed Husain’s book - much like Maajid Nawaz’s tome Radical released more recently to similar fanfare - Husain recounts his journey from aggrieved young Muslim into Islamist activist, and eventually his total rejection of Islamist ideology.

Both accounts of their journeys of transformation offer provocative and genuine insights. But the British government has played a much more direct role in crafting those accounts than either they, or the government, officially admit.
Government ghostwriters

In late 2013, I interviewed a former senior researcher at the Home Office who revealed that Husain’s The Islamist was “effectively ghostwritten in Whitehall”.
read on here http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns...r-war-55293733

iamawaveofthesea 02-03-2018 01:03 PM

Secret papers reveal that British MI5 agents ARE allowed to commit crimes in the UK

Theresa May said that spies are allowed to carry out criminal activity in the UK
It marked an extremely rare reference to their potential involvement in crime
Mrs May said the Security Service's work was kept under review by a watchdog

By Miles Dilworth For The Daily Mail
Published: 01:42, 2 March 2018 | Updated: 01:52, 2 March 2018

British spies are allowed to commit crimes in the UK, previously secret orders have revealed.

Theresa May publicly admitted for the first time yesterday that MI5 agents could carry out criminal activity in the UK.

The Prime Minister confirmed that the area of the Security Service's work was kept under review by a watchdog.

Mrs May referred to a direction that said the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, who scrutinises the work of the intelligence agencies, has oversight of 'security service agents' participation in criminality'.

The disclosure marked an extremely rare official reference to the potential involvement in crime of agents run by MI5.

Human rights group Reprieve said it was the first time the Government had acknowledged the existence of UK guidelines on such activity.

Investigatory Powers Commissioner Lord Justice Fulford said he welcomed the Government's decision to 'make public my oversight of this sensitive area of work'.

The oversight was previously conducted by the Intelligence Services Commissioner - one of three bodies whose work was taken over by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner's office last year.

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iamawaveofthesea 10-03-2018 09:18 PM

Assange Warns: CIA Officers Flooding Into Democratic Party For 2018 Midterms
Chris Menahan
Mar. 09, 2018

If Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms, as many as half of their new reps will be former military intelligence personnel, according to a bombshell new report from the World Socialist Web Site.

From WSWS:

An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.

If the Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives on November 6, as widely predicted, candidates drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus will comprise as many as half of the new Democratic members of Congress. They will hold the balance of power in the lower chamber of Congress.

[...]A case in point is Elissa Slotkin, a former CIA operative with three tours in Iraq, who worked as Iraq director for the National Security Council in the Obama White House and as a top aide to John Negroponte, the first director of national intelligence. After her deep involvement in US war crimes in Iraq, Slotkin moved to the Pentagon, where, as a principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, her areas of responsibility included drone warfare, "homeland defense" and cyber warfare.

iamawaveofthesea 13-03-2018 11:42 AM

Ex-spook Clapper celebrates five years since lying to Congress, as statute of limitations expires
Andrew Cheetham
4 hours ago

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iamawaveofthesea 18-03-2018 10:01 AM

Reality Check: Reality Check: Ex CIA Director Says U.S. Meddles for a 'Good Cause'

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iamawaveofthesea 29-03-2018 03:09 PM

THE STILL REPORT: Is The FBI Linked To Mass Shootings?

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iamawaveofthesea 07-04-2018 01:42 PM

Not 50 Million, Not 87 Million – Facebook Admits Data From MOST of Its 2 Billion Users Compromised by ‘Malicious Actors’
Posted on April 5, 2018

By Jessica Corbett

Buried in Facebook’s announcement that Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered data from up to 87 million users—rather than the previously reported 50 million—was the stunning admission that “malicious actors” exploited the social networking site’s search features to collection information from “most” of its 2 billion users.

The detail was pointed out on Twitter by Wired journalist Matt Burgess, among others:

Buried in Facebook’s latest statement it says it is turning off the ability to search for people using phone numbers and emails…

… because “most” of its two billion users have had their profiles scraped by “malicious” actors https://t.co/oWj8uqds80 pic.twitter.com/dMg5i32LC2

— Matt Burgess (@mattburgess1) April 4, 2018

“Until today, people could enter another person’s phone number or email address into Facebook search to help find them,” Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer wrote in a company blog post on Wednesday. “Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we’ve seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way. So we have now disabled this feature.”

In other words, Facebook leadership believes that over the course of several years, these “malicious actors” utilized the now-disabled search features to collect whatever personal information that most of its users had sometimes unknowlingly set to “public.”

As the Washington Post explained:

[M]alicious hackers harvested email addresses and phone numbers on the so-called “Dark Web,” where criminals post information stolen from data breaches over the years. Then the hackers used automated computer programs to feed the numbers and addresses into Facebook’s “search” box, allowing them to discover the full names of people affiliated with the phone numbers or addresses, along with whatever Facebook profile information they chose to make public, often including their profile photos and hometown.

…Facebook users could have blocked this search function, which was turned on by default, by tweaking their settings to restrict finding their identities by using phone numbers or email addresses. But research has consistently shown that users of online platforms rarely adjust default privacy settings and often fail to understand what information they are sharing.

Hackers also abused Facebook’s account recovery function, by pretending to be legitimate users who had forgotten account details. Facebook’s recovery system served up names, profile pictures and links to the public profiles themselves. This tool could also be blocked in privacy settings.

iamawaveofthesea 07-04-2018 01:46 PM

All Russiagate Roads Lead To London As Evidence Emerges Of Joseph Mifsud’s Links To UK Intelligence
April 4, 2018 Elizabeth Vos

Over the last few months, Professor Joseph Mifsud has become a feather in the cap for those pushing the Trump-Russia narrative. He is characterized as a “Russian” intelligence asset in mainstream press, despite his declarations to the contrary. However, evidence has surfaced that suggests Mifsud was anything but a Russian spy, and may have actually worked for British intelligence. This new evidence culminates in the ground-breaking conclusion that the UK and its intelligence apparatus may be responsible for the invention of key pillars of the Trump-Russia scandal. If true, this would essentially turn the entire RussiaGate debacle on its head.

To give an idea of the scope of this report, a few central points showing the UK connections with the central pillars of the Trump-Russia claims are included here, in the order of discussion in this article:

Mifsud allegedly discussed that Russia has ‘dirt’ on Clinton in the form of ‘thousands of emails’ with George Papadopoulos in London in April 2016.
The following month, Papadopoulos spoke with Alexander Downer, Australia’s ambassador to the UK, about the alleged Russian dirt on Clinton while they were drinking at a swanky Kensington bar, according to The Times. In late July 2016, Downer shared his tip with Australian intelligence officials who forwarded it to the FBI.
Robert Goldstone, a key figure in the ‘Trump Tower’ part of the RussiaGate narrative, sent Donald Trump Jr. an email claiming Russia wanted to help the Trump campaign. He is a British music promoter.
Christopher Steele, ex-MI6, who worked as an MI6 agent in Moscow until 1993 and ran the Russia desk at MI6 HQ in London between 2006 and 2009. He produced the totally unsubstantiated ‘Steele Dossier’ of Trump-Russia allegations, with funding from the Clinton campaign and the DNC.
Robert Hannigan, the head of British spy agency GCHQ, flew to Washington DC to share ‘director-to-director’ level intelligence with then-CIA Chief John Brennan.

Each of these strands of UK-tied elements of the Russiagate narrative can be substantially dismantled on close inspection. This untangling process leads to the surprising conclusion that UK intelligence services fabricated evidence of collusion in order to create the appearance of a Trump-Russia connection.

iamawaveofthesea 20-04-2018 08:00 PM

UK Spies Are the World Champs in False Flags, Lying and Deception and Have Been for Centuries
Wayne Madsen Apr 18, 2018

When it comes to creating bogus news stories and advancing false narratives, the British intelligence services have few peers. In fact, the Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) has led the way for its American “cousins” and Britain’s Commonwealth partners – from Canada and Australia to India and Malaysia – in the dark art of spreading falsehoods as truths.

Recently, the world has witnessed such MI-6 subterfuge in news stories alleging that Russia carried out a novichok nerve agent attack against a Russian émigré and his daughter in Salisbury, England. This propaganda barrage was quickly followed by yet another – the latest in a series of similar fabrications – alleging the Syrian government attacked civilians in Douma, outside of Damascus, with chemical weapons.

It should come as no surprise that American news networks rely on British correspondents stationed in northern Syria and Beirut as their primary sources. MI-6 has historically relied on non-official cover (NOC) agents masquerading primarily as journalists, but also humanitarian aid workers, Church of England clerics, international bankers, and hotel managers, to carry out propaganda tasks. These NOCs are situated in positions where they can promulgate British government disinformation to unsuspecting actual journalists and diplomats.

For decades, a little-known section of the British Foreign Office – the Information Research Department (IRD) – carried out propaganda campaigns using the international media as its platform on behalf of MI-6. Years before Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi, and Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir became targets for Western destabilization and “regime change.” IRD and its associates at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and in the newsrooms and editorial offices of Fleet Street broadsheets, tabloids, wire services, and magazines, particularly “The Daily Telegraph,” “The Times,” “Financial Times,” Reuters, “The Guardian,” and “The Economist,” ran media smear campaigns against a number of leaders considered to be leftists, communists, or FTs (fellow travelers).

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