A recent indictment of a few American socialist activists makes a strong case that they worked hand-in-glove with a Russian intelligence cutout. That doesn’t mean, however, that the charges against them will stand.
The April 13 indictment alleges that several members and officials of the African People’s Socialist Party and the Uhuru Movement (APSP), all American citizens, conspired and acted as agents of Russia to further Russian interests in America, including influencing several local elections.
The 37-page document (pdf) details how Omali Yeshitela, founder and chairman of APSP, traveled to Moscow in May 2015 and launched a cooperation with Aleksandr Ionov and his Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia (AGMR). Ionov’s group was not only funded by grants from the Russian government, but he answered directly to the FSB, Russian intelligence and security service, the indictment alleges….