“…Ashcroft has revived the FBI’s totally discredited COINTELPRO program, which flourished from 1956 to 1971, during the anti-war and civil rights movements.”
Turning Justice On Its Head
by Nat Hentoff
January 11, 2002
This week, Visibility 9-11 visits the topic of COINTELPRO in what hopes to be a new series on issues facing the 9-11 Truth Movement. “Left gatekeepers”, dis-information specialists, agent provocateurs, and internet “trolls” all work to distract and/or discredit the fine work of literally thousands of good and caring Americans involved in 9-11 Truth. It is important to recognize the history of things our government has done which has violated every tenet of a free society.
Featured in this broadcast is audio excerpts from a documentary by Adi Gevins titled Me and My Shadow: A History of the FBI’s Covert Operations and COINTELPRO produced in 1976 during the time when the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Programs were being exposed.
Counter Intelligence Programs, or COINTELPRO, is one more example of the federal governments’ raping of our rights. These abuses were going on during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, and though they were prohibited by the Church Committee regulations, they have not ceased. They are alive and well within political groups which would seek to bring about truth, justice and accountability to our government. 9-11 Truth is no exception and activists need to educate themselves on the “dirty little tricks” our government uses against our rights to free speech and association. Only then, can we learn to recognize, and then address the attempts which would tear down all of our hard work.
Ending music by Enki.
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