Tag Archives: COINTELPRO

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.

Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: The Return of the Radical

Lynne Stewart: –I just want to end by saying that, you know, I do have high hopes, never, ever giving up,

The Intercept: How the CIA Writes History

Angleton is one of America’s archetypal spies. He was the model for Harlot in Harlot’s Ghost, Norman Mailer’s epic of the CIA, a brooding Cold War spirit hovering over a story of corrupted idealism.

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.”

▶ Cynthia McKinney: WikiLeaks Denied

Cynthia McKinney Explains Her Use and Then Forced Scrubbing of WikiLeaks in Her Dissertation

▶ Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: State Violence and Counter Violence

In this [amazing] episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with two black revolutionaries and former political prisoners, former Black Panther Eddie Conway and former BLA member Ojore Lutalo, to discuss the mechanisms of state control and the various forms of organized black resistance during the civil rights movement and today.

How U.S. Law Enforcement Is Working To Criminalize Dissent

 Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs), of which there are currently 104 located in cities and towns across the United States, were created in the 1980s and greatly expanded in the aftermath of 9/11. They were set up to coordinate between diverse federal agencies and local law enforcement, and often work in tandem with “Fusion Centers” […]

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.

Henry A. Giroux: America’s Addiction to Torture

 With the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the CIA’s use of torture, it becomes clear that in the aftermath of the loathsome terrorist attacks of 9/11, the United States entered into a new and barbarous stage in its history, one in which acts of violence and moral depravity were not […]

▶ “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 […]

Kent State: Was It about Civil Rights or 
Murdering Student Protesters?

Kent State: Was It about Civil Rights or 
Murdering Student Protesters? When Ohio National Guardsmen fired sixty-seven gun shots in thirteen seconds at Kent State University (KSU) on May 4, 1970, they murdered four unarmed, protesting college students and wounded nine others. Censored Notebook, Featured Articles Sep 11, 2012 This article is from our forthcoming book Censored […]

Targeting Dissent

Targeting Dissent Thursday 15 September 2011  by: Nancy Murray and Kade Crockford, Truthout and ACLU Massachusetts | Special Feature  Protester at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, September 1, 2008. (Photo: hanskuder) Ten Years Later: Surveillance in the “Homeland” is a collaborative project with Truthout and ACLU Massachusetts. How little – yet how much – […]

Take Action: Shine a light on the FBI: video featuring Twin City antiwar activists

Take action Shine a light on the FBI A new campaign by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee  BORDC.org Over the past decade, the FBI has abused its investigative powers, failed to respect its own guidelines, and avoided accountability by keeping its actions secret and actively misleading courts, Congress, and the American people. Stop the […]