The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States
Readers anxious about civil liberties under George W. Bush will find fodder for fears--and suggestions for activism--in The COINTELPRO Papers. Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall's exposť of America's political police force, the FBI, reveals the steel fist undergirding "compassionate conservatism's" velvet glove. Using original FBI memos, the authors provide extensive analysis of the agency's treatment of the left, from the Communist Party in the 1950s to the Central America solidarity movement in the 1980s. The authors' new introduction posits likely trajectories for domestic repression.
Ward Churchill is author of From a Native Son. Jim Vander Wall is co-author of Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement, with Ward Churchill.
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Review: The Cointelpro Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United StatesUser Review - sologdin - Goodreads
based heavily on materials received pursuant to FOIA requests, although heavily redacted. Sufficient to demonstrate that federal law enforcement spared little expense in messing with leftwing groups and certain ethnos-based movements. Read full review
Review: The Cointelpro Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United StatesUser Review - Sasha - Goodreads
A book everyone should own if you enjoy having an anthology of damning FBI documents that show how the FBI manipulated and oppressed domestic groups in the 20th Century. Especially blood-curdling is ... Read full review