"The use of the word “terrorist” by an administration against its ideological opponents should always be met with skepticism ... What terrorist labels would likely allow in practice, especially against an entity so amorphously defined as antifa, is even greater surveillance powers under the PATRIOT Act for federal law enforcement against political movements the current administration disagrees with. What are the limits as to who gets investigated on suspicion for being part of antifa? ... A domestic terror law would likely be used just like any other law — disproportionately against communities of color ... The terrorists are those who continue to wage violence against communities of color."
Question: Which groups do you predict would be labeled Antifa terrorists under a proposed new anti-terror law? I think activist groups supporting causes such as Black Lives Matter, climate change, universal minimum wage, equal pay for women, reproductive rights, freedom of the press, anti-war, anti-human trafficking, anti-industrial animal farms, and environmentalism are a few groups that would be surveilled regularly as suspected Antifa terrorists who are against Trump and the right wing.
These people will attempt to label as terrorists anyone who doesn't support their agenda of letting corporations do what they damn well please; anyone who protests fossil fuels, anyonr who supports church/state separation, and so on. Thew list is quite exhaustive.
They've already managed to outlaw protests against fossil fuels.
The s-called prez equates peaceful protesters with 'thugs' (a typical right-wing tactic).
Democracy is on the brink. And humanity is on the brink also, given the right-wing's disdain for the environment.
Only Congress can stop him. Will they? Where are they? I understand the Senate has been and will be his lapdogs, but the House must come out strongly to condemn him, with loud support from Senate Democrats. They must be bold and tenacious, damn comity and rules. So where are they???