The Assassination of Fred Hampton: A Short People’s History

Flint Taylor <Chicago cops laugh as they carry Fred Hampton’s bullet-ridded body fromm the murder scene. Hampton’s body was dragged from the bloodstained bed to the hallway floor, to be displayed as the raiders’ trophy “He’s good and dead now.” Introduction Fifty-one years ago this past week, Illinois Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark…

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…