2021-08-25 11:27:40

New Report Finds Federal Govt Targeted Black Lives Matter Activists


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson. She is an activist with the Movement for Black Lives and the co-executive director of the Highlander Research & Education Center in Tennessee (formerly known as the Highlander Folk School), which served as a critical leadership incubator during the Civil Rights movement and continues to act as a catalyst for social justice leadership and grassroots organizing.


A new report by the Movement for Black Lives together with its partner legal organization the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Clinic at SUNY, finds that the federal government targeted activists involved in the summer 2020 national uprising. According to the report, which is called Struggle for Power, “the federal government deliberately targeted supporters of the movement to defend Black lives during the summer of 2020 uprisings in order to disrupt and discourage Black organizing.”

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