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COINTELPRO: The FBI’s Secret War on Political Freedom

Introduction by Noam Chomsky, graphic reproductions of FBI documents.

Format: Paper

221 Pages

Edition: 3rd

Year: 1988

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-0-87348-877-8

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Describes the decades-long covert counterintelligence program—code-named Cointelpro—directed against socialists and activists in the Black and anti-Vietnam War movements. The operations revealed in the documents cited in this book—many of them photographically reproduced—provide an unprecedented look at the methods used by the FBI, CIA, military intelligence, and other US police agencies. Despite...

“Powerful documentation directly from FBI files of illegal FBI operations…a far more serious transgression against political freedoms than Watergate, whose sensational unfolding received virtually all the media attention.” Publishers Weekly

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