COINTELPRO (FBI Counter Intelligence Program)

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Cointelpro: The FBI's Secret War on Political Freedom
Blackstock, Nelson
The first in-depth look at the covert and illegal FBI counterintelligence program - code-name COINTELPRO.
COINTELPRO: Connexipedia Article
A series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the ...
COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States
Churchill, Ward; Wall, Jim Vander
Once-secret COINTELPRO documents (the acronym for Counter Intelligence Programs) tell of the FBI's tactics to discredit any organization that they percieved to be a threat to the status quo. Operatio...
Lessons from COINTELPRO
Bohmer, Peter
We can best honor those who have been murdered by our government and their agents, not by mourning but by organizing, by building movements that put into practice solidarity across borders that are in...
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Essays looking at American political ideology.
Political Prisoners in the USA
A list of political prisoners in the USA (with links to support websites).
The Return of COINTELPRO?: Time to Target the Real Terrorists
McNamara, Tom
The FBI was using its offices and agents across the country as early as August 2011 to engage in a massive surveillance scheme against Occupy Wall Street. The documents show a government agency at its...
Ten Years Later: We're Less Free: Against The Current vol. 154
Hurwitz, Julie
The abuse of government/police power in this country is not a new or recent phenomenon — as evidenced by the government’s court-sanctioned internment of thousands of Japanese Americans during WWII, th...
We're facing a new Cold War
Chomsky, Noam
The linguist and philosopher on the warped coverage of Putin's Russia and the ways we whitewash our war crimes.

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How the FBI Tried to Destroy the Black Panthers
Blumenthal, Sid
A brief history of the FBI's COINTELPRO, a counter intelligence program against the New Left and militant black organizations, specifically its covert operation to bring down the Black Panther Party, ...