Tag: COINTELPRO

The King letter, sordid government surveillance

The King letter, sordid government surveillance

| November 28, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Final Call But, these responses betray a woeful ignorance that exists among the American public and the media’s failure to properly and clearly address government abuses and the targeting of civil rights and Black Power Movement leaders and organizations. This sordid and disgusting episode in U.S. intelligence activity isn’t […]

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America’s War Against Black Power

America’s War Against Black Power

| April 14, 2014

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com)—Human rights activists are calling on the government to grant amnesty and unconditional freedom to all political prisoners incarcerated because of COINTELPRO, a secret federal law enforcement program that destroyed Black and dissident organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. Men and women who sacrificed […]

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Sharpton revealed as helping FBI spy on mob

Sharpton revealed as helping FBI spy on mob

| April 10, 2014

While some information has floated around regarding this for some time, leave it to the Smoking Gun to put your business in the street! (See http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/Al-Sharpton-918273 and http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/investigation/al-sharpton-764312) While the event being discussed below doesn’t seem to be impacted, we can’t help but wonder how this will affect people’s perceptions when considering taking a complaint to […]

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White House to limit spying on phone calls

| March 25, 2014

We still find it amazing that folks are so outraged over the government mining data on cell phone calls. Conscious folks in the black community have always known that the government likes to listen in on conversations. You learn to deal with it—”dot-dot-ditty-dot-dot-dash, damned if i know,” for those of you who get it and […]

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J. Edgar Hoover’s war on Black America

J. Edgar Hoover’s war on Black America

| February 24, 2014

In the late 1960s, it became apparent that America’s racist power structure had long had a secret ally at the very top: J. Edgar Hoover.

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