Tag Archives: Church Committee

Greenwald and Reed | Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI with Vast Hidden Powers

The revealing, once-secret FBI documents The Intercept is today reporting on, and publishing, demonstrate why protecting press freedom is more critical than ever.

Ronald Thomas West | Liar, Liar, With Pants On Fire

“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media”

45 Years After COINTELPRO, FBI Still Thinks ‘Dissent is the Enemy’

…the groups note, “documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that the FBI continuously invokes counterterrorism authorities to monitor groups it admits are peaceful and nonviolent.”

▶ James Bamford on the NSA • Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

The NSA began in absolute secrecy and has remained that way most of it’s life. How does an institution like exist within the framework of an open society and is it a threat to the very values it claims to be protecting?

Matt Ehling: The Marv Davidov files | A life under surveillance

Ehling: Among Twin Cities peace activists, Marv Davidov was a long-time fixture. A proponent of nonviolent direct action, Davidov was heavily involved in the civil-rights movement and later actively opposed the Vietnam War through protests and pickets. Starting in the late 1960s, his anti-war activism focused on the Honeywell Corp. — then a Minneapolis-based armaments manufacturer.

▶ “It Was Time to Do More Than Protest”: 1971 Burglars Who Exposed FBI Spying Reveal Their Names

Amy Goodman interviews the people who discovered Cointel-Pro, the FBI’s secret spying program that targeted antiwar activists and African Americans in the 1970s. Editor’s note: Two videos are included here, Parts 1 and 2 of the interview, so they are not the same information even though the top picture is the same. PART 1 PART […]

Anything goes: the new FBI guidelines, Center for Constitutional Rights

Anything goes: the new FBI guidelines From The Progressive Media Project By Michael Ratner and Margaret Ratner Kunstler, June 21, 2010 The FBI should not be given more power to spy on dissenters in America. In fact, it should not have that power at all. Once upon a time, the FBI could investigate a person or […]