The Same FBI

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

Many Americans were shocked last year when the FBI released a statement saying that a group of 13 Michigan men had plotted to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer from her vacation home.  The group, [...]

Lessons From FBI’s Secret War On Activism

By Michael Steven Smith, The Indypendent. -

The Federal Bureau of Investigation tried to destroy left organizations and the black freedom movement during the last major upsurge in radical politics in this country, in the 1960s. It looks [...]

#COINTELPRO: Disrupting Resistance Movements In The Digital Age

By Tasha Moro, -

By Tasha Moro for the National Lawyers Guild. Trials began last week in the historic prosecution of nearly 200 “J20” defendants indiscriminately arrested en masse during protests against Trump’s [...]

Leaked Documents Reveal Counter-terrorism Tactics At Standing Rock

By Alleen Brown, Will Parrish and Alice Speri, -

Alleen Brown, Will Parrish and Alice Speri for The Intercept. A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline [...]

Anti-Black Surveillance Did Not End With COINTELPRO

By Stephanie Llanes, -

By Stephanie Llanes for Truthout - Fifty years from now, what will the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture's exhibit on the Movement for Black Lives look like? Will the [...]

Silicon Valley And Police Create COINTELPRO For Tech Age

By Staff, -

By Staff of Tele Sur - The most widely-used social media platforms have collaborated with law enforcement to track Black Lives Matter activists, providing police agencies with data that is [...]

History Of State Repression Against Social Movements

By Jared Ball, -

By Jared Ball for The Real News - Welcome, everyone, back to the Real News Network. I'm Jared Ball here in Baltimore. As we move into Black History Month, we wanted to sit down with our resident [...]

The Worst Snowden Revelation of Them All: Digital Cointelpro

By Justin Raimondo, -

Speaking of the media, this whole covert action program assumes easy access on the part of government agents to sympathetic contacts in the "mainstream" news and opinion outlets: it posits a [...]

FBI Burglars Praise Edward Snowden – And His Decision To Flee

By Matt Sledge, -

The activists who stole FBI documents exposing widespread, illegal domestic surveillance in 1971 say Edward Snowden did the right thing in fleeing the country instead of awaiting punishment for [...]

Activists Who Broke into FBI Office, Stole COINTELPRO Papers, Reveal Their Identities

By Michael Isikoff, -

Forty-three years after the mysterious theft of up to 1,000 documents from an FBI office outside Philadelphia, three former political activists are publicly confessing to the brazen burglary, [...]