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A Terrorist’s Ties to a Leading Black Lives Matter Group
CapitalResearch.org ^ | June 23, 2020 | Scott Walter

Posted on 06/26/2020 4:51:37 AM PDT by WWG1WWA

Some conservatives have begun speculating the unrest in American cities—even as late as Monday night in Washington, DC, as “protestors” unsuccessfully worked to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson and set up an autonomous zone across the street from the White House—may in part be an attempt to affect the upcoming presidential election, with the chaos and violence intended to make it as difficult as possible for Donald Trump to win a second term.

Lending credence to this idea is the fact that at least one board member of Thousand Currents—the group fiscally sponsoring the most organized part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, who have been involved in most of the activity surrounding the current unrest—tried the same thing almost 40 years ago during Ronald Reagan’s reelection campaign. And it landed her in federal prison for 16 years.

If there were any question whether Black Lives Matter has ideological ties to the Communist terrorists of the 1960s, the story of Susan Rosenberg [archived here] should put that issue to bed.

[Editor’s note: The webpage for Thousand Current’s board of directors was taken down within hours of this post’s publication. Fortunately, the board of directors webpage is archived here.]

Susan Rosenberg and Thousand Currents

Rosenberg, who started out as a member of the 1960s revolutionary group Weather Underground, graduated into even more violent, and arguably successful, forms of terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s—including bombings at an FBI field office in Staten Island, the Navy Yard Officers’ Club in Washington, DC, and even the U.S. Capitol building, where she damaged a representation of the greatest of the Democrat defenders of slavery, John C. Calhoun. She currently serves as Human and Prisoner Rights Advocate and a Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Thousand Currents.

As my colleague Robert Stilson explains here, BLM Global Network Foundation has been a fiscally sponsored project of Thousand Currents, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, since 2016. That means the BLM group, which runs the BlackLivesMatter.com website, does not have its own IRS tax-exempt status but is operating as a “project” of an organization that does. In the case of 501(c)(3) fiscally sponsored projects, this allows tax-deductible donations to be made to the project.

Marxist Connections

When “Black Lives Matter” is used to refer to an organization, it typically means the BLM Global Network Foundation that traces its beginnings to “three radical Black organizers — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi.” Cullors recently went viral online when she admitted that she and others in the group were “trained Marxists.”

This leads to confusion when people express their support for “Black Lives,” because they may not realize this organization is ideologically tied—to the point of having Rosenberg on the board of the central group—with trained Marxists with a history of extremism and violence. In fact, Rosenberg was a member of the May 19th Communist Organization (M19). It was, according to this NY Post article from January 2020, “the nation’s only woman-run terror group,” as recounted by William Rosenau in his book Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol.

According to the Post, M19 spent two years engaged in bombings in New York and Washington, DC, that were meant “to cast a cloud over what President Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign was promising: a sunny, prosperous ‘Morning in America.’ Reagan’s election in 1980 told the remnants of America’s radical left that the country had rejected their call to revolution.”

Middle-class and college-educated, M19’s members shared a disdain for their own whiteness. To prove they weren’t merely “mouthing revolution,” they allied with the Black Liberation Army to break cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur) out of prison in 1979. Two years later they assisted in the notorious Brink’s robbery of 1981, which killed two Nyack police officers and a bank guard.

In an eerily familiar incident on November 7, 1983, they even managed to pose as tourists at the U.S. Capitol building, planting a duffel bag with a bomb under a bench outside the Senate chamber, and cratering a wall and shattering chandeliers that ultimately damaged a portrait of 19th-century Sen. John C. Calhoun.

Rosenberg and another M19 member, Tim Blunk, were arrested in November 1984 in Cherry Hill, NJ, in front of a storage unit containing 740 pounds of unstable dynamite stolen from a Texas construction firm four years earlier. Rosenberg was also wanted in connection with the 1981 Brink’s robbery. She was never charged in those crimes.

After 16 years in prison, she was released in 2001 when President Bill Clinton commuted her sentence, an act that outraged even the left-leaning New York Times.

Rosenberg’s Revolutionary Ideology

National Review columnist and former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy described her trial this way in a 2008 column:

Rosenberg turned her New Jersey terrorism trial into a circus, posturing as a political prisoner. At her sentencing, she urged her supporters to continue their war against the United States. (“When we were first captured we said, we’re caught, we’re not defeated, long live the armed struggle. We’d like to take this moment to rededicate ourselves to our revolutionary principles, to our commitment to continue to fight for the defeat of U.S. imperialism.”) She expressed remorse about only one thing: she hadn’t had the courage to shoot it out with the police who’d apprehended her.

Rosenberg has written a book about her exploits in which she justifies her actions this way:

I pursued a path that seemed to me a logical step beyond legal protest: the use of political violence. Did that make me a terrorist? In my mind, then and now, the answer is no. I say this because no act in which I was involved ever had violence against persons as its object or consequence.

The “Protestors”

Would the “protestors” destroying statues say the same about their behavior over the last several weeks? It’s a fair bet they would. In fact, Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the factually erroneous New York Times “1619 Project” proudly claims her project served as inspiration for the current iconoclastic destruction happening around the nation.

The long and the short of Rosenberg’s involvement with Thousand Currents is that numerous Black Lives Matter organizers have ties to extremist movements of the past, and are not some brand new movement simply fighting for marginalized people today. And that the goal of destruction and violence is more of a political tool than a reaction to injustice.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1000currents; 1619project; assatashakur; bla; blacklivesmatter; blm; blmgnf; calhoun; chesimard; finance; israel; jerusalem; johnccalhoun; letshavejerusalem; m19; marxism; revolutionaries; rosenberg; shakur; susanrosenberg; terrorism; thousandcurrents; waronterror; weatherunderground; wuo
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1 posted on 06/26/2020 4:51:37 AM PDT by WWG1WWA
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To: ransomnote

Ping


2 posted on 06/26/2020 4:52:42 AM PDT by WWG1WWA ( Unity, not division)
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To: WWG1WWA

3 posted on 06/26/2020 4:54:49 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: WWG1WWA

Great info, but if/when NOTHING is done to stop them, what difference does it make?

We already know they’re a domestic terrorist organization; that being said, what is being done to break them?

Not a damn thing.


4 posted on 06/26/2020 4:55:17 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Travis McGee

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5 posted on 06/26/2020 4:57:24 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: WWG1WWA

They are sticking to the big, liberal Democratically led cities and staying away from rural areas. They know that if they come to our area, they will be met at the county line by a whole lot of AR-15’s and people that don’t agree with them and ready to defend. They actually are pathetic little weinies.


6 posted on 06/26/2020 5:05:37 AM PDT by southernindymom ( IT)
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To: NFHale

The Government, that we pay, for does nothing. Once again, it will be the citizen patriots that must defend our Country.


7 posted on 06/26/2020 5:07:59 AM PDT by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: southernindymom

That actually happened.. sortof...in Brandenburg, KY a few weeks ago. Insults were traded, folks cursed each other out, then everyone went home.


8 posted on 06/26/2020 5:19:46 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Shane
Once again, it will be the citizen patriots that must defend our Country.

And it will be citizen patriots who are the first that will be opened fire upon.

Our "betters" have NO compunction whatsoever against killing anyone who attempts to get in the way of their glorious revolution.

9 posted on 06/26/2020 5:20:00 AM PDT by Ciaphas Cain ("Racism" is NOT a rationale for fascism.)
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To: Freee-dame

[This describes the evolution of a dirty civil war, and death squads. I wonder how many cops have these private thoughts out of immense impotent frustration. Their private conversation was accidentally recorded and turned in.]

Fired Wilmington cop: “We are just going to go out and start slaughtering them f—— ni—–. I can’t wait. God, I can’t wait.”

According to the investigation summary, at 6:51 a.m., on a date not listed, Piner and Gilmore are recorded having a conversation.

“Their conversation eventually turned to the topic of the protests against racism occurring across the nation. Piner tells Gilmore that the only thing this agency is concerned with is “kneeling down with the black folks.” Gilmore then said that he watched a video on social media about white people bowing down on their knees and “worshipping blacks,” according to the summary.

The conversation then turned to other police officers in the Wilmington Police Department — black officers.

The audio has Piner calling one of the officers ‘bad news’ and a ‘piece of shit.’

“Let’s see how his boys take care of him when shit gets rough, see if they don’t put a bullet in his head,” Piner said about a fellow officer.

That conversation ends as Piner goes to respond to an alarm call.

‘A civil war is coming’
The second of the two conversations that day happened after Piner received a phone call from Moore.

According to the summary, “Moore began telling Piner about an arrest he had made at work the day before. During that conversation, Moore refers to the female as a ‘negro’ and a ‘ni—-‘ on multiple occasions.”

He also referred to a magistrate judge, who is also black, as a ‘fucking negro magistrate.’

“At one point, Moore states, “She needed a bullet in her head right then and move on. Let’s move the body out of the way and keep going.” Piner responds, ‘That’s what I have been trying to tell you,’” according to the documents.

After more derogatory comments about the arrestee and the magistrate, the conversation takes an even bleaker turn, as the two officers discuss an upcoming ‘civil war.’

“Piner tells Moore later in the conversation that he feels a civil war is coming and he is ‘ready.’ Piner advised he is going to buy a new assault rifle in the next couple of weeks. A short time later Officer Piner began to discuss society being close to ‘martial law’ and soon ‘we are just gonna go out and start slaughtering them fucking ni—–. I can’t wait. God, I can’t wait.’ Moore responded that he would not do that. Piner stated, ‘I am ready,’” according to the summary.

“Officer Piner then explained to Cpl. Moore that he felt society needed a civil war to “wipe ’em off the fucking map. That’ll put ’em back about four or five generations.’”

After the conversations were discovered police launched their own investigations into the incidents. None of the officers involved denied saying the things they said, according to WPD.

“Each officer admitted it was their voice on the video. They did not deny saying any of the things heard on the video. Each officer pointed to the stress of today’s climate in law enforcement as a reason for their ‘venting,’” according to the investigation.

https://portcitydaily.com/local-news/2020/06/24/fired-wilmington-cop-we-are-just-going-to-go-out-and-start-slaughtering-them-f-ni-i-cant-wait-god-i-cant-wait-free-read/


10 posted on 06/26/2020 5:21:00 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MachIV

Yes I heard about it. That’s only about 45 miles from where I live. They took a statue that Louisville removed and a group from Louisville or somewhere thought they’d come and cause some trouble...… not gonna happen


11 posted on 06/26/2020 5:23:32 AM PDT by southernindymom ( IT)
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To: NFHale

What should have been done from my recall of this b...h is she should have had one to the back of the head. Everyone involved with that group should have been exterminated. Boudin for one. Mother of the current SF DA. Raised incidently by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn while the b...h was in prison. Meanwhile, a note about Rosenberg: The Resistance Conspiracy case (1988-1990) was a Federal Judicial trial in the United States in which six people were charged with the 1983 U.S. Senate bombing and related bombings of Fort McNair and the Washington Navy Yard: Marilyn Jean Buck, Linda Sue Evans, Susan Rosenberg, Timothy Blunk, Alan Berkman, and Elizabeth Ann Duke. They were also loosely working with the Black Liberation Army. All these a holes are still around, unfortunately.


12 posted on 06/26/2020 5:26:36 AM PDT by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: Ciaphas Cain

Your point? Are we to simply ignore the fact that Marxist thugs are attempting to destroy our Country? Live free or die.


13 posted on 06/26/2020 5:27:24 AM PDT by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: NFHale

Don’t worry I’m betting General Biden is about to have a beer summit with these hodlums and they will peacefully march away to the nearest cameras about how Biden is the great negotiator.they will leave the area spotless too.


14 posted on 06/26/2020 5:30:14 AM PDT by cnsmom
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To: WWG1WWA

“May be”? Of course the riots are aimed at the election.


15 posted on 06/26/2020 5:30:50 AM PDT by madison10
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To: WWG1WWA

The sheeple who bleep positives about BLM know absolutely NOTHING about how they are the fools being used as tools by die hard communists.


16 posted on 06/26/2020 5:50:37 AM PDT by Wuli (Get)
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To: WWG1WWA

If you go to the Black Lives Matter website and click Donate it takes you to ActBlue which is the DNC. Black Lives Matter = ActBlue = DNC = Democrat Party. It’s all geared toward Marxism and an illegal money laundering scheme.


17 posted on 06/26/2020 5:52:40 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51; Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: madison10

amazing how multiple FakeFactCheckers rushed to dispel any connection between Black Lives Matter and the Democrat PAC.

as always, they chose to nit-pick about precisely what was claimed, instead of simply acknowledging there was a common Democrat thread.

ALSO NOTE THE CORRECTION AT BOTTOM OF POLITIFACT’S PIECE, AND COMPARE WITH DESCRIPTION IN THE ARTICLE BEING DISCUSSED HERE:

12 Jun: Politifact: Ryan Fournier stated on June 11, 2020 in a status:
“All money donated to Black Lives Matter goes directly to Act Blue, a Democrat Super PAC that then feeds the money to Democrat candidates.”...

•ActBlue is a nonprofit technology organization that provides a platform for people to contribute to Democratic campaigns and causes. Black Lives Matter and Democratic presidential candidates both use the platform to fundraise...

In a since-deleted June 11 Facebook post (archived here), Ryan Fournier, co-founder of Students for Trump, claimed that donations to Black Lives Matter were actually being funneled to Democratic campaigns.
“All money donated to Black Lives Matter goes directly to ActBlue, a Democrat Super PAC that then feeds the money to Democrat candidates,” he said. “Congratulations, you played yourself.”

The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) Fournier deleted the post after we reached out to him, but the Twitter version remained posted...
Other conservative commentators, such as Candace Owens and the Hodgetwins, Instagram posts have made similar allegations. So we looked into them.

The post is inaccurate. ActBlue is a platform for people to contribute to Democratic campaigns and other causes like Black Lives Matter...

Black Lives Matter is using ActBlue’s fundraising platform to take donations...

For example, if you were to go to Biden’s donation page, you would be redirected to a page on ActBlue’s fundraising platform to complete the transaction...

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc., the organization that operates the Black Lives Matter website, is fiscally sponsored by the nonprofit Thousand Currents. That means Thousand Currents is handling Black Lives Matter’s finances as the organization seeks its own tax-exempt status...

The Facebook post is inaccurate. We rate it False...

Correction, June 16, 2020: A previous version of this article stated that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit. In fact, it is in a fiscal sponsorship with a nonprofit. It is not yet its own 501(c)(3) organization.
https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/jun/12/ryan-fournier/conservative-pundits-share-false-claim-about-black/

I think a Trump PAC should do an ad/video, simply showing how donating to BLM leads to ActBlue. no further inference is needed.

AP got in on the act too, naturally:

12 Jun: AP: Fact-checking: Link on Black Lives Matter website does not donate directly to DNC
https://apnews.com/afs:Content:9043930562


18 posted on 06/26/2020 5:55:35 AM PDT by MAGAthon (h)
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To: NFHale

Frustrating isn’t it. We have a bunch of elected goons to see that this crap does not happen. Going to be up to the citizen to stop it.


19 posted on 06/26/2020 6:14:05 AM PDT by eartick (Stupidity is expecting the government that broke itself to go out and fix itself. Texan for TEXIT!)
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To: WWG1WWA

“Say her name”


20 posted on 06/26/2020 6:37:10 AM PDT by agatheringstorm
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