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Response to OccupyUnmasked (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 12:02 AM

40. And Brandon Darby's name is also part of the mix

I was actually thinking about Darby just last night, when I read the story posted here at DU about the Austin Police using provocateurs to entrap members of Occupy Austin.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014214860

Darby, of course, was an FBI provocateur who got two young protestors convicted of felonies at the time of the 2008 GOP convention by prodding them into making Molotov cocktails. He's also been attacking the Occupy movement -- and last fall was seen sniffing around both Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland in the process of making his film. And Austin appears to be his home base.

A string of coincidences? Maybe. But putting Darby together with Hynes, it strongly suggests that the right is looking for something they can use to Swiftboat Obama, and they'd be equally happy with either Occupy or Swatgate, whichever seems more handy.


http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/08/brandon-darby-anarchist-fbi-terrorism

How a Radical Leftist Became the FBI's BFF
By Josh Harkinson
September/October 2011

Since only a few people knew about the firebombs, fellow activists speculated that someone close to McKay and Crowder must have tipped off the feds. Back in Texas, flyers soon began appearing at coffeehouses urging leftists to beware of Brandon Darby, an "FBI informant rat loose in Austin."


www.austinchronicle.com/news/2009-01-23/729400/

Jan. 23, 2009

Some people who worked with him are frankly suspicious that Darby's acknowledged collaboration with the FBI hints of something much larger and more sinister. Some Austin activists have formed the Austin Informant Working Group; currently focused on the McKay and Crowder cases, they are also considering the wider implications. The term "Green Scare" (by analogy to earlier anti-communist "Red Scares") refers to the federal government's growing interest in prosecuting environmental activist groups, particularly the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. Austin Informant Working Group member Simon Evans points to a report by former University of Texas law student Elizabeth Wag­goner, who said that FBI agent Charles Rasner announced to her class that Food Not Bombs and Austin Indymedia were on the bureau's terror watch list. "It doesn't seem unreasonable to question," says Evans, "whether or not something larger is at play here."

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