The FBI has recently sent two subpoenas to the website administrator of the flag.blackened.net webserver. Recently, there have been rumours circulating in anarchist circles that Dave, the flag's webmaster, had been contacted by the FBI. He released this press release to notify the wider activist community on what has been going on. The flag server hosts many of anarchism's most widely viewed websites and the removal of this sever would be a major blow to anarchist organising worldwide.
He has been ordered on two separate occasions to submit IP information of people using certain subdomains hosted on the flag server, but he is now "under court order not to speak about specifics." The charges relate to people claiming responsibility for propaganda by the deed". The moderator believes at least one of these cases are by people trying to make the flag server "vulnerable to government intrusion". Popular websites hosted on the flag server include Infoshop News and the Anarchist FAQ.
The FBI in recent years, has gone after a number of radical/revolutionary left wing websites, most notably shutting down the raise the fist website and subsequent jailing of its webmaster Sherman Austin as well as targeting many websites in the Indymedia network.