Silencing Black Radicalism Since the Cold War

Denise Lynn Seattle Police Department utilizes chemical weapons to push protestors back over the “Black Lives Matter” mural on Capitol Hill (Derek Simeone, Flickr) As the recent election has shown, anti-communism is alive and well in the United States. Donald Trump and other conservatives used “socialism” as an epithet to discount and dismiss progressive candidates…

The FBI’s War on the Left: A Short History of COINTELPRO

Alex Zambito Throughout its history the United States has billed itself as an open society upholding the free exchange of ideas. We are told that, unlike people in less-enlightened countries, Americans do not have to worry about being persecuted for their political beliefs. Of course, this has never been true. From its very inception, the…

COINTELPRO Resources

COINTELPRO COINTELPRO (syllabic abbreviation derived from COunter INTELligence PROgram) (1956–present) is a series of covert and illegal projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting American political organizations.

Kwame Ture: The FBI and CIA

One of Kwames Best Lectures: Kwame Toure’ Delivers a Very Powerful Focus analysis on the FBI CIA & Revolutionary Struggle…

FBI Never Stopped Unlawful Spying on Dissidents

A new report on FBI spying since 2010 shows the Bureau continues to surveil the speech and activities of peace, environmental, and racial and economic justice advocates. Report author Chip Gibbons, of Defending Rights and Dissent, said the FBI’s framing of so-called Black Identity Extremists is especially insidious. “What they’re saying is, if you’re Black…