Last Updated on April 21, 2023
The FBI announced on Tuesday that Omali Yeshitela, Penny Joanne Hess, Jesse Nevel, and Augustus C. Romain have been arrested for working as agents of the Russian government. All people arrested have connections to the far-left organization, The African People’s Socialist Party. This organization is calling for a Marxist revolution in America and reparations, too.
According to DOJ filings, the far-left group The African People’s Socialist Party worked as an agent for the Russian government, “Moreover, from at least November 2014 until July 2022, Ionov allegedly engaged in a years-long foreign malign influence campaign targeting the United States. As a part of the campaign, Ionov allegedly recruited members of political groups within the United States, including the African People’s Socialist Party and the Uhuru Movement (collectively, the APSP) in Florida, Black Hammer in Georgia and a political group in California (referred to in the superseding indictment as U.S. Political Group 3), to participate in the influence campaign and act as agents of Russia in the United States.”
The DOJ states that these far-left groups worked with Russian nationals to recruit professors from colleges within the United States to join their cause. “According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint unsealed in the District of Columbia, Russian national Natalia Burlinova, a resident of Moscow, conspired with an FSB officer to recruit U.S. citizens from academic and research institutions to travel to Russia to participate in a public diplomacy program called Meeting Russia. The program was operated by PICREADI, a Russian organization led by Burlinova, funded by the Russian government and devoted to promoting Russian national interests” the indictment reads.
According to their website, The African People’s Socialist Party’s goals are “The aims and objectives of the APSP-USA are to lead the struggle of the African working class and oppressed masses against U.S. capitalist-colonialist domination and all the manifestations of oppression and exploitation that result from this relationship. The Party recognizes that the particular character of the oppression of African people within U.S. borders is domestic or internal colonialism. Leading the struggle to end the system of domestic colonialism and smash the U.S. capitalist-colonialist state is the immediate task of the African People’s Socialist Party-USA and the African working class in the U.S.”
Many people are highlighting the irony that Democrats accuse Republicans of being Russian agents, but facts show that it’s mainly Leftist organizations that are charged with actual Russian Collusion.