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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.”

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Campaign 2016 as a Demobilizing Spectacle

As the American people were demobilized from war and left, in the post-9/11 era, with the single duty of eternally thanking and praising our “warriors” (or our “wounded warriors”), war itself was being transformed into a new kind of American entertainment spectacle. In the 1980s, in response to the Vietnam experience, the Pentagon began to take responsibility not just for making war but for producing it.

Sue Ann Martinson | Dissent, Activism, and Oppression in the 1970s and Today: An Exploration

Martinson: These actions for justice and peace, carried out with passion and love, are living demonstrations of moral indignation against a morally bankrupt system and of taking a stand in action in accordance with what should be our Constitutional civil rights and civil liberties.

Kevin Gosztola: Undercover FBI Agent Tried to Get Activists to Send Money to PFLP, a US-Designated Terrorist Organization

By Kevin Gosztola  Dissenter, FireDogLake.org  February 28, 2014 Graphic made by activists targeted in FBI raids to raise awareness around their case. (from StopFBI.net) Alleged evidence the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used to obtain search warrants for raids on the homes of antiwar and international solidarity activists in the midwestern United States were unsealed. The […]

Former CIA director: In order to spy on domestic dissidents, just call them Terrorists

In recent years, undercover informants have infiltrated antiwar movements targeted as “domestic terrorists”. Posted by sosadmin PrivacySOS.org  Fri, 01/31/2014 Back in 2012, the ACLU of Massachusetts published a report called ‘Policing Dissent’, exposing the Boston Police Department’s ‘red squad’ surveillance operations, directed at antiwar and economic justice organizers. Among the documents we obtained through a public records lawsuit were so-called ‘intelligence […]

Charlie Chaplin, Victim of McCarthyism, Had MI5 File> Video

(photo: Wikimedia Commons) Charlie Chaplin, Victim of McCarthyism, Had MI5 File Kevin Gosztola   February 16, 2012    Firedoglake He is known to have been prevented from returning to the United States by J. Edgar Hoover in 1953 when he went to London for the premiere of his film Limelight in London. Now, tens of thousands of files […]