Further declassification of documents surrounding the assassination, leading to new information on *other* cases. Which is exactly what happened after Oliver Stone released JFK in 1991.
I've mentioned the importance of the JFK Archive at NARA before

The view that we must hate JFK and dusregard his assassination because he wasn't a committed anti-imperialist is myopic and only makes sense within the good/bad binary of social media politics. The government made attempts on the lived of all kinds of people.
I've already done a thread on the attempted assassination of Cesar Chavez. Chavez wasn't a socialist, and he held many repugnant views on immigration and other issues. They still tried to kill him all the same.

The point is that these people threatened the empire in various ways and it responded with force. Revealing that won't convince everyone it's bad. Some will justify the assassination. ("dON'T StEaL OsWaLd'S vAlOr.") But it will change some minds.

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18 Oct
You cannot focus your energies on only one issue at a time, and if you do then the FBI will attempt to smear you as insincere and publicity-seeking.

COINTELPRO memo from the Albany field office, 6/3/68 Image
The FBI periodically astroturfed a fake right-leaning anti-protest group called the Society to Oppose Protestors (or STOP). The FBI identifies Cornell University by name as a potential target.

From the same COINTELPRO memo: Image
From Cornell's Vietnam-era archives: a picture taken of a STOP protest in April 1967.

news.cornell.edu/stories/2014/1… Image
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16 Oct
So that thing about the FBI creating zines as part of COINTELPRO? Well, there was a reason for it. Intelligence organizations were deathly afraid of a true alternative press. They had already comprised American media and didn't want competition. ImageImage
The CIA had inserted agents into news organizations ranging from borrowed British assets embedded in Reuters to its own at CBS. One news personality who claimed to have been approached by the CIA also worked as an informant for the FBI.

nytimes.com/1976/01/23/arc…
The New York Times even detailed the "worldwide propaganda network created by the CIA." One of its fronts, the Foreign News Service, sold articles American papers like The New York Times and Christian Science Monitor.

nytimes.com/1977/12/26/arc…
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15 Oct
This is just plain wrong. In 2018 BLM activists sued the City of Memphis and found its police department had created fake social media accounts to monitor their activities.

theguardian.com/us-news/2018/a…
In 2019, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reported on ICE creating fake accounts to monitor and entrap immigrants.

theguardian.com/technology/201…
ICE even created a fake university with fake socials to entrap nearly 200 foreign students.

theguardian.com/us-news/2019/f…
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15 Oct
More fun COINTELPRO finds. In the late 1960s the FBI attempted to subvert New Left media by creating their own underground comix and newspapers. The purpose? To discredit the SDS and promote fighting among left-wing groups.
The first proposal, The Workshop, adopted the language of anarchists because their "point of view [was] the most disruptive element in the New Left" and could be used to target anyone. The FBI intended to attack figures like Stokely Carmichael.
That same year, in 1968, it produced a real fake underground paper: Armageddon News. The paper was ostensibly based out of the University of Indiana Bloomington, allowing the FBI to use it to astroturf attacks on left-wing activists on campus.
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14 Oct
The "believe science" crowd believes science until it goes against their desired narrative. An extremely disingenuous reading of the Havana Syndrome case by @NBCNews.

nbcnews.com/politics/natio…
Mind you, there isn't only one government report contradicting Havana Syndrome claims, there have been multiple, from different agencies. @NBCNews has even reported on this.

nbcnews.com/politics/natio…
But @NBCNews would rather invest time and energy into pushing State Department propaganda

nbcnews.com/news/investiga…
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13 Oct
These guys are always just the dumbest, laziest grifters imaginable. We're already working on real-world video game weapons. Image
If you wanna know why directed-energy weapons are in the news so much, it's probably because the Pentagon needs to justify its own work in that area

defenseone.com/technology/202…
They're even developing small arms for this type of stuff

militarytimes.com/news/your-mili…
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