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News :: Organizing
JTTF investigating local Black Cross
28 Feb 2005
from the fucking boston herald:

FBI: Anarchists operating in Hub
By Michele McPhee/ HERALD EXCLUSIVE
Monday, February 28, 2005

Local Joint Terrorist Task Force investigators are keeping close tabs on a group of anarchists hellbent on creating a classless society - using armed resistance if necessary, the Herald has learned.
Anarchist Black Cross Federation, an organization that FBI Director Robert S. Mueller calls an ``emerging revolutionary group,'' has active members in Boston who have distributed fliers against the war in Iraq, including one that reads: ``Synchronized bombing is a lie. But we can be more precise.''
The flier, released by Anarchist Black Cross Boston, goes on to list the address of Boston Police Headquarters in Roxbury, FBI headquarters in Government Center, the IRS building and a military recruiting center on Summer Street.
There is also a list of corporate sites, including Fidelity, the Gap, Niketown, and Raytheon's Waltham location.
``We are aware of this group, and the flier. The potential victims were notified,'' said FBI spokeswoman Gail Marcienkiewicz.
The group first garnered police attention last summer as Boston police prepared for the Democratic National Convention, said police department spokesman Sgt. Tom Sexton.
``They showed up on the radar shortly before the DNC. It's not a new group to us,'' Sexton said.
``Investigators have been aware of this particular group, and we are working collectively with our partnership on the state and federal level,'' he added.
Anarchist Black Cross has a Web site that lists monthly meetings at a Cambridge apartment, and urges support at court appearances for people it calls ``comrades,'' including Dominic Giannone, 29, a union boilermaker from Quincy who was arrested during the DNC for assaulting Boston police Superintendent Robert Dunford.
``Boston ABC supports all the protestors who took to the streets during the DNC,'' John Riley, an ABC member, wrote in an e-mail responding to a request for an interview, adding that the group opposes ``unprovoked violence.''
On Feb. 16, Mueller addressed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the ``potential for violence'' by ABCF and other domestic militant groups.
``The stated goals of the ABCF are the abolishment of prisons, the system of laws, and the capitalist state,'' Mueller said. ``The ABCF believes in armed resistance to achieve a stateless and classless society. ABCF has continued to organize, recruit, and train anarchists in the tactical use of firearms.''
The FBI chief also said some US-based militant groups ``follow radical variants of Islam, and in some cases express solidarity with al-Qaeda and other international terrorist groups.''
Riley insisted his group, which has around 25 members, does not sympathize with al-Qaeda.

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The Boston PD is a criminal organization.
28 Feb 2005
Americans need to wake up to the reality that we now live in a police state. The only way to resist a police state is through CENSORED CENSORED.