FBI informant Brandon Darby debates the activist he informed on

    On September 11, a special New York screening of Informant a new documentary by Jamie Meltzer about activist turned FBI informant Brandon Darby — featured a debate between Darby and one of the people he informed on and testified against, David McKay. As a result of Darby’s actions, McKay was sentenced to four years in prison for constructing eight molotov cocktails during protests in Minneapolis at the Republican National Convention in 2008. The terms of the debate, which was moderated by Meltzer, were stark: Who was right? Did Darby do the right thing by turning in McKay? Or did Darby pressure the young activist to take actions he would never have otherwise dreamed up. The full audio of the debate, which was recorded from the crowd using an iPhone, can be heard here:


    Download



    Recent Stories

    • Announcement

    Waging Nonviolence marks 10 years of publication with new website and community model

    & Eric Stoner
    March 20, 2019

    Today, we are unveiling a fresh new look at Waging Nonviolence, as well as an exciting new approach to the way we cover movements.

    • Analysis

    3 ways Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats are changing what is winnable

    March 20, 2019

    To win a Green New Deal and realign the Democratic Party, Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats are embracing disruption, conflict and polarization.

    • Feature

    Prospects for revolution in Africa’s 54 countries

    March 20, 2019

    An overview of the current political situation in 54 African countries shows that many movements are making gains in the struggle against authoritarianism.