COINTELPRO

Black protest is, and always has been, a target of government policing. With Dr. King, it was no different.
Let me preface this by saying that I believe Milo Yiannopoulos is a disgusting human being, whose stated “positions” and
Some textbooks erase the socialist character of the Black Panther Party. Holt McDougal's The Americans, reads, "Huey Newton
Today, in the digital age, our surveillance tools are much more powerful than they were in the days when the FBI tapped MLK's phone and bugged his hotel rooms. That's why the legal dispute between Apple and the FBI is so important.
This month marks the 45th anniversary of a dramatic moment in U.S. history. On March 8, 1971--while Muhammad Ali was fighting Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden, and as millions sat glued to their TVs watching the bout unfold--a group of peace activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, and stole every document they could find.
Forty-five years ago, my father, Joe Colombo, the alleged boss of the "Colombo" crime family, and founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, was gunned down among a crowd of thousands in one of the most highly publicized shootings in New York City's history.
December 4, 1969 is the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Chicago Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, and, four days later, of the shootout between the Los Angeles Black Panthers and the LAPD.
The efforts of Black Lives Matter protesters have forced a long overdue conversation about entrenched brutality and racism in American policing. It seems like opponents are using a handful of unfortunately worded expressions of black anger to avoid -- or destroy -- the discussion.
Documentarian Stanley Nelson Jr. looks back on the life of the young Black Panther.
"This is the same ideology; it's just a different name."
Everyone who has an opinion on the Edward Snowden revelations should watch this film. Everyone who has an opinion on the USA PATRIOT Act should tune in. Disturbed by the National Security Agency's actions? Check your local listings for when the PBS show Independent Lens airs. I say all this, mind you, before I've even seen the film.
Dore documents the hilarity, excitement and outright boldness (along with the scandalous moments) of the Movement. If you thought for one moment these women lacked chutzpah, Dore quickly disabuses you of the notion.
What Johnson knew or worse authorized Hoover to do to thwart King will never be fully known. But as Selma pointed out, Hoover's gutter campaign against King happened on Johnson's watch, and he did nothing to stop it.
It shouldn't be surprising then that while polls find most African-Americans don't think the government knew something about
Julius Caesar advised, "If you must break the law, do it to seize power; in all other cases observe it." So that is what Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton did to challenge the racism and inequality of the 1960s.
U.S. politicians and pundits are fond of saying that America's wars have defended America's freedom. But the historical record doesn't bear out this contention. In fact, over the past century, U.S. wars have triggered major encroachments upon civil liberties.
2. J. Edgar Hoover, the former FBI director, called the Black Panthers "the greatest threat to the internal security of the
In March 1969, my hero and mentor, Carl Oglesby was forced out as president of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) by a radical left-wing faction that had taken control of the organization.