[act-ma] 10pm Sunday, 9/18 [at least] COINTELPRO 101 - on freespeech TV
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Sun Sep 18 17:14:05 PDT 2011
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Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright
murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.
Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter INTELigence PROgram
carried out to survey, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice
movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well.
Many of the government's crimes are still unknown.
Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses
first-hand, with rare historical footage, the film provides an
educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws
relevant lessons for the present and future. America's regimes are
prepared to deploy COINTELPRO-like repression whenever popular movements
threaten the established order.
COINTELPRO 101 is nothing like the all-too-common soft, liberal
documentary... It is a film that makes plain the fact that all of your
problems of today, from war, to incarceration, to banking crises,
joblessness and environmental catastrophe, still exist because movements
to do away with them suffered and continue to suffer the greatest levels
of repression from the most powerful state apparatus in world history.
And worse still, as Black Panther Party veteran Kathleen Cleaver states
unequivocally, unlike the official Counter Intelligence Program of
previous decades, today's version is perfectly legal.
"/Many of the techniques used would be intolerable in a democratic
society even if all of the targets had been involved in violent
activity, but COINTELPRO went far beyond that./" ~ Final report of the
Select Committee to study governmental operations, 1976
" /We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat
now./" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr
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