Why the US government murdered Fred Hampton – Vox

On December 4th, 1969, the Black Panther Party’s Illinois Chairman Fred Hampton was murdered by police. But his story is about much more than the raid that took his life. The movement Hampton helped create was unique, and revolutionary. In the late 1960s, Fred Hampton helped lead a coalition of activists, working across racial linesContinue reading “Why the US government murdered Fred Hampton – Vox”

U.S. to ramp up tracking of domestic extremism on social media

The Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up social media tracking as part of an enhanced focus on domestic violent extremism. While the move is a response to weaknesses exposed by the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, it’s raising concerns about undermining Americans’ civil liberties. President Joe Biden’s top appointees have called white supremacists theContinue reading “U.S. to ramp up tracking of domestic extremism on social media”

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