Three Detroit activists who were initially planning to use some smoke bombs to cover themselves up while damaging bank signs in what seems a Greenpeace type of protest, were manipulated by an FBI officer into bombing a bridge (in a federal stretch of land, so the crime could be prosecuted in all the USA - and some vassals like Colombia or Britain). The FBI provided the explosives themselves and, according to their words:
The public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were controlled by an undercover F.B.I. employee.
The three activists (Douglas L. Wright, 26, Brandon L. Baxter, 20, and Anthony Hayne, 35) have been identified by police as Anarchists and were arrested on Monday and charged with attempted use of explosive materials to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce.
Other two people arrested in the same set-up operation were Connor C. Stevens, 20, and Joshua S. Stafford, 23.
Update (May 4): Kasama has now a more detailed article on the profile of the agent provocateur Shaquille Azir.
This story is totally comparable to Orwell's 1984 nightmarish dystopia and paranoia where the police, aka miniluv (Newspeak for Ministry of Love), controlled the so-called "Resistance" and gradually set up dissidents into confessing, if not committing, to the most heinous crimes out of their hatred for tyranny.
Instead the next story seems more properly taken from the most delirious mock-ups of Star Wars (although it would also fit well in Orwell's clear-sighted warning):
Imperial President Barack Obama has declared that from yesterday on, May Day will be politically enforced as Loyalty Day, in what seems an obvious attempt to counter the mild but meaningful gains of class consciousness in North America in the last year or so.
In order to recognize the American spirit of loyalty and the sacrifices that so many have made for our Nation, the Congress, by Public Law 85-529 as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as "Loyalty Day." On this day, let us reaffirm our allegiance to the United States of America, our Constitution, and our founding values.
In such a new fascist celebration people, specially schoolchildren I presume, will be coerced to show displays of loyalty for the Capitalist twin-party regime. Those who attempt to remind that May 1st is celebrated as International Workers' Day precisely because of the crimes of the Capitalist regime that so fascistly imposes this new brainwashing gimmick, who executed several striking workers in Chicago in 1886 after a never clarified bomb attack, will be wooed by the adepts to the regime.
They were striking for the eight hours' journey, something still not always granted in this system where you are repeatedly blackmailed into de facto slavery.