Saturday, November 12, 2005
The COINTELPRO Papers
I'm finding the COINTELPRO Papers fascinating. Reproductions of many original FBI documents pepper the work, providing concrete examples of just how developed these tactics were/are. While the COINTELPRO program was officially ended in the 1970s, there is ample evidence that the methods themselves are alive and well.
Among the groups that were affected by COINTELPRO were the Black Panthers, the American Indian Movement (AIM), the Puerto Rican Independence Movement, and the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).
I'll post more when I've finished the book but from what I've read so far, I can recommend it highly. It's a sobering look for anyone who dissents in American society, no matter how mildly.