USA socialists still partner with Russia, just like Cold War days (timeless fashions)

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Wenzel Berezovsky: "Only consanguinity deters socialism and nationalism from coupling. That thin wall of the incest taboo keeps them distinct, albeit often unsuccessfully."
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Russian man spent years as puppeteer behind US political groups, officials say

INTRO: A Russian man orchestrated a yearslong effort to puppeteer political groups in Florida, Georgia and California to sow discord in the US, spread pro-Russia propaganda and meddle in American elections, justice department officials alleged on Friday.

Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov of Moscow was charged with conspiring to have US citizens act as illegal agents of the Russian government, according to a justice department statement. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.

The indictment against Ionov was linked to a raid by federal agents of the Uhuru Movement’s headquarters in St Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, the Tampa Bay Times reported, citing US officials.

The Uhuru Movement belongs to the African People’s Socialist party and purports to unite “African people as one … for liberation, social justice, self-reliance and economic development”.

At a news conference on Friday, a Uhuru leader declared openly that his group was “in support of Russia” and dismissed the raid as an attack meant to isolate Africans in the US who are fighting for liberation.

“We can have relationships with whoever we want to make this revolution possible,” said the leader, Eritha “Akile” Cainion... (MORE - details)

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