Mick Kelly’s solidarity

At Verum Serum, Morgen Richmond has dug up some interesting information on the “anti-war activists” whose domiciles were searched as part of an FBI terrorism investigation in Minneapolis (and elsewhere) yesterday. One of them is a public high school teacher in Minnesota. And then there was this:

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In an update to his post, Richmond notes that the FBI has targeted the activities and members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization for their support of designated terrorist organizations in “Palestine” (per the search warrant) and Latin America (e.g., Hezbollah and FARC).

The Star Tribune has posted video interview excerpts of two subjects of the raid together with its story. Forty-year “peace activist” Mick Kelly is interviewed at greater length in the video above by someone with the left-wing site the UpTake. In the Star Tribune video Kelly proclaims his right “to stand in solidarity with people abroad who are struggling for freedom and independece.” Translate that as you wish, but I’m pretty sure I know what he means..
In the UpTake interview, Kelly decries the FBI agents’ entry to his apartment with guns drawn. Toward the end of the interview, his interlocutor thinks to ask him if he maintains weapons in his apartment. Surely the FBI’s behavior here is some kind of outrage? It’s worth watching the video to see Kelly dance around a direct answer to the question (he’s a hunter!), which is obviously affirmative.

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