Since the sentencing of Jeremy Hammond, who was prosecuted thanks to the infamous FBI snitch Hector Xavier Monsegur a.k.a. Sabu, much has been revealed about the surveillance state. Following a harsh ten year sentence being handed down to Jeremy a huge trove of documents that Jeremy had uncovered while hacking the databases of the private security company Strategic Forecasting or Stratfor, was released by Wikileaks. Among these documents were emails from undercover police officers, Stratfor agents monitoring Occupy Austin, references to phone calls received from the FBI snitch Brandon Darby, and a mention of Denver Anarchist Black Cross being suspects in the 2008 Texas Governor’s Mansion arson.
Most recently Srdja Popovic the Serbian revolutionary non-violent former activist, who has been cheering the toppling of “bad guy” despots around the world was exposed to in fact be an agent in the pay of Stratfor. In his emails to others at Stratfor and apparently in life he was careful to specify that the regimes he opposed were ones also opposed by the U.S.. Popovic went so far as to draft a plan for toppling Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez before his death. It is unlikely were a coup to be successful that a new U.S. / business backed regime would be more democratic. More than likely Chavez would have been replaced with a more repressive state with foreign masters.