Coverage of the 4 and Other Related Media

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A one hour interview with Gail Stevens, Colin Stevens, family members of Connor Stevens; Terry Gilbert, Connor's attorney; and Vilde Chaya from the Cleveland 4 Support Committee. Hosted by Kristen and Casey on their show Voices and Choices, a weekly feminist show featuring news and interviews. From WRUW 91.1 FM, Cleveland community radio. Cleveland 4, interview
Friends of Eric present information about the case of Eric McDavid, an activist who was entrapped by the FBI in 2006, which serves as a lens through which to study the basic concepts of entrapment, the use of informants, and government repression in general. Unfortunately, the use of these tools by the state is becoming more and more prevalent, and it's imperative that people understand how they work. entrapment, FBI entrapment, FBI informant, Eric McDavid
A report on Cleveland's Channel 5 News, reporting on Shaquille Azir, the FBI's informant. Brandon's attorney, John Pyle, speaks about the FBI's orchestration of the case, calling it a "genuine entrapment case." media coverage, media
“For two years now, a young woman in camo pants, black sweatshirt, military boots and pink hair, known to both her fellow eco-activists and FBI employers as ‘Anna,’ had been crashing the party.”
"Is the government unleashing the same methods of entrapment against OWS that it has used against left movements and Muslim-Americans?" Arun Gupta investigates this question, and talks with people close to the case of the Cleveland 5. OWS

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Lisa Fithian gives her personal account of working in activist communities with an FBI informant.


Waging Non-Violence: People-Powered News and Analysis
A well-researched article linking the Cleveland 5 and the NATO 3 (in Chicago) to prior cases involving FBI entrapment and infiltration. infiltrators, FBI entrapment, NATO 3, cleveland 5, historical, pattern


Anarchist News
Beautiful, emotional post on Anarchist News about the character of the Cleveland 5 and their community here in Cleveland. Also an appeal to keep an eye out for and support anyone in your community who may be susceptible to influence of infiltrators and informants. cleveland 5, community, infiltrators, emotional, local response, friends, family
Connor Stevens at an Occupy Cleveland event, speaking on non-violence and how it is the most effective tactic. Connor Stevens, Non-violence, cleveland 5, video
Article which highlights Connor Stevens and his commitment to art and the Cleveland community. Connor, Stevens, Connor Stevens, Cleveland, Poetry, Poet
This article delves deeper into how the Cleveland 5 interacted with the FBI informant, and presents a unique perspective on the issue. Cleveland 5, FBI Brainwashing, Historical Present


The New York Times
David K. Shipler, Pulitzer Prize winning author, discusses in-depth the pattern of FBI "stings" days before the accused were arrested as a product of such an operation. FBI, Comparative Analysis

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Rolling Stone
Rick Perlstein of Rolling Stone examines a number of FBI "sting operations" including the Cleveland 5 and discusses the legal system's treatment of the accused. Investigative, FBI, Comparative Analysis