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Alex Rubinstein @RealAlexRubi
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It's important to remember Amnesty's historical ties to intelligence agencies when they publish this kind of agitprop. Founder Peter Benenson, a former military intelligence officer & anti-communist, was supported by & worked with the British Foreign Office.
He later admitted that Amnesty received money from the government (Amnesty denied knowledge.) He stepped down as president, saying it was infiltrated by secret services

Benenson completely left the group after Amnesty International Secretariat head Sean Macbride - who was also the Secretary-General of the International Commission of Jurists (whose UK branch was started by Benenson) - tried to oust him. Benenson said ICJ was CIA-funded (it was.)
Even former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski was on Amnesty's board of directors for a time. He was the architect of the 'Afghan trap' and bragged about giving the Soviets their own Vietnam quagmire by training, funding & equipping Mujahedeen
Buried in JFK files released in April is a detailed account of Amnesty International co-founder Luis Kutner informing the FBI about the Black Panther's gun caches and BPP leader Fred Hampton saying Nixon must die…
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