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Counterinsurgency: dousing the flames of Minneapolis

As people rise up against police violence and structural racism, what counterinsurgency techniques is the state deploying to attack and undermine the movement? This article by Peter Gelderloos was originally published by Roar Magazine.

The Anti-Black and Anti-Semitic History of “Outside Agitators”: An Interview with Spencer Sunshine

With everyone from Trump, to media pundits, to fake “ANTIFA” accounts run by the far-Right, to state Governors repeating conspiracy theories and false information about “who is behind” the recent rebellion in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, we thought it would be a good time to discuss the history associated with the trope of the “outside agitator.” This interview was conducted by It's Going Down with Spencer Sunshine.

"Outside agitators", "ANTIFA", conspiracy theories and disinformation

A compilation of arguments addressing some of the claims and conspiracy theories that have been circulating about "outside agitators" and "ANTIFA" in recent days. These were originally posted as social media threads by Crimethinc and It's Going Down.

Beneath conspiracy theories, the class war

Illustration by Anastasya Eliseeva

The danger of conspiracy theories is their ability to breed apathy and resignation, offering an easy narrative that makes people susceptible to influence and limits social change. There is another way.

Bonzo goes to Oslo: Christian fundamentalists and the far-right strike a new pose

A look at recent attempts by religious fundamentalist reactionaries and conspiracy theorists to build coalitions with "gender critical" feminists.

Hysterical populism - Robert Kurz

Robert Kurz on scapegoating, moral panics and conspiracy theory culture.

Anarchist Critique of TZM

An anarchist critique of The Zeitgeist Movement.

Prophets of deceit: a study of the techniques of the American agitator - Leo Löwenthal & Norbert Guterman

Part of the 'Studies in Prejudice' series sponsored by the American Jewish Committee in the 1940s/50s. Löwenthal and Guterman's 1949 text provides a detailed study of the figure of the right-wing demagogue and their techniques, with an introduction by Max Horkheimer.

I was a psychic for the FBI

The parapsychology con game.

Adbusted

Behind the bizarre ideology that fuels Adbusters.