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The Age of Outrage: Values-based Action and the positive power of public protest
Sopow, Eli
Book
1997
Based on direct experience and extensive research including law enforcement reports, public opinion surveys, and ongoing scanning and anaylysis of news and Internet sources, this book reveals the six ...
The Big Secret That Makes the FBI's Anti-Encryption Campaign a Big Lie
McLaughlin, Jenna
Article
2015
McLaughlin discusses how hacking techniques and their increasing use are justified in a prevalent way by the American government.
The Case of Oscar Lopez Rivera
Susler, Jan
Article
2012
Examing the criminal case against and incarceration of Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican activist and organiser charged and convicted of seditious conspiracy in 1980.
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why: The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Cointelpro: The FBI's Secret War on Political Freedom
Blackstock, Nelson
Book
1976
The first in-depth look at the covert and illegal FBI counterintelligence program - code-name COINTELPRO.
COINTELPRO: Connexipedia Article
Article
A series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the ...
COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States
Churchill, Ward; Wall, Jim Vander
Book
1990
Once-secret COINTELPRO documents (the acronym for Counter Intelligence Programs) tell of the FBI's tactics to discredit any organization that they percieved to be a threat to the status quo. Operatio...
Democracy for the Few
Parenti, Michael
Book
1988
How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and ...
Domestic Terrorism: Notes on the State System of Oppression
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1999
Starting with the curious events in Detroit 1971 associated with the Socialist Worker's party, Chomsky investigates FBI disruption programs, their consequences and meaning. He defines this systematic ...
Even the FBI Agrees: When Undercover Agents Pose as Journalists, It Hurts Real Journalists' Work
Aaronson, Trevor
Article
2018
The FBI doesn't want the public to know more about how its agents pose as journalists during undercover investigations.The government acknowledged in a court filing that FBI agents who pretend to be j...
Eye in the Sky: Surveillance and the Art of Arnold Mesches
Wypijewski, Joann
Article
2014
Round about the turn of this century Arnold Mesches, who is neither monk nor medievalist nor Christian, began illuminating manuscripts from the world that long since had killed God but appropriated or...
FBI Continues To Foil Its Own Devised Terrorist Plots
Geigner, Timothy
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2012
It seems there's a new pattern showing itself every time I read a news report in which the FBI proudly announces it foiled a terrorist plot. That pattern goes something like this: hear that a huge exp...
FBI director wants access to encrypt Apple, Google users' data, demands law 'fix'
Article
2014
The FBI director has slammed Apple and Google for offering their customers encryption technology that protects users’ privacy. "Deeply concerned" James Comey wants to push on Congress to "fix" laws to...
The FBI Director's Evidence Against Encryption Is Pathetic
Froomkin, Dan; Vargas-Cooper, Natasha
Article
2014
FBI Director James Comey gave a speech Thursday about how cell-phone encryption could lead law enforcement to a “very dark place” where it “misses out” on crucial evidence to nail criminals. To make h...
FBI harassing fossil fuel activists in the Pacific northwest
Ross, Alexander Reid
Article
2015
A grassroots movement of eco-activists is achieving unprecedented success in challenging fossil fuel developments in the Cascadia region of the US's Pacific northwest, writes Alexander Reid Ross. And ...
FBI Ignored Deadly Threat to Occupiers: US Intelligence Machine Instead Plotted with Bankers to Attack Protest Movement
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2012
Dcuments show that the FBI and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies began a campaign of monitoring, spying and disrupting the Occupy Movement at least two months before the first occupation...
The FBI: Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich
Whitehead, John W.
Article
2017
Lately, there's been a lot of rhetoric comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The concern is that a Nazi-type regime may be rising in America. That process, however, began a long time ago.
The FBI Wants Teachers To Go Stasi On American Kids
Steigerwald, Lucy
Article
2016
While Apple and the federal government duke it out over the encrypted phone of a dead terrorist, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is keeping things old school by advocating that educators sta...
The FBI's secret biometrics database they don't want you to see
Article
2016
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants to prevent information about its creepy biometric database, which contains fingerprint, face, iris, and voice scans of millions of Americans, from getti...
The FBI's Secret Rules: President Trump has inherited a vast domestic intelligence agency with extraordinary secret powers.
Currier, Cora; McLaughlin, Jenna; Aaronson, Trevor; Speri, Alice
Article
2017
A collection of articles exploring the contents and implications of a cache of internal FBI manuals, offering a rare window into the FBI’s quiet expansion since 9/11.
Freedom Summer, 1964: An Overview
Oppenheimer, Marty
Article
2014
Oppenheimer provides a historical overview of the events leading up to and surrounding the 1964 Freedom Summer, when organizers worked to register Black voters in segregationist Deep South in the Unit...
Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists: The Revolutionary Union / Revolutionary Communist Party 1968-1980
Leonard, Aaron
Book
2015
A history of the Revolutionary Union/Revolutionary Communist Party -- the largest Maoist organization to arise in the US -- from its origins in the explosive year of 1968, its expansion into a nationa...
How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
Federman, Adam
Article
2015
In August 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit distributed an intelligence bulletin to all field offices warning that environmental extremism would likely becom...
Legal Lessons From the Green Scare: When the Constitution is No Obstacle to the FBI
Rosenfeld, Ben; Regan, Lauren
Article
2010
Green Scare prosecutors and their coordinators in Washington are willing to destroy individual lives to score political points, and to trample their own rules in the process.
Lessons from COINTELPRO
Bohmer, Peter
Article
2011
We can best honor those who have been murdered by our government and their agents, not by mourning but by organizing, by building movements that put into practice solidarity across borders that are in...
Liberal Totalitarianism and the Trump Diversion
Baraka, Ajamu
Article
2018
Baraka warns against enthusiastic embrace of the FBI as a "neutral political force populated by people of unreproachable character" in light of their well documented history of politically motivated ...
A Movement's Loss: Against The Current vol. 121
Avilés-Vázquez, K.R.
Article
2006
Puerto Rico is neither a state of the union, nor an independent nation-state. Its residents are U.S. citizens, go to war, have one representative in Congress who cannot vote or even present a motion, ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 30, 2014: Refugees
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
Topic of the week is Refugees. Featured articles look at migration, counter-surveillance resources, farmers in Ghana fighting to retain the freedom to save their own seeds, and rebuilding communities ...
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
The Police State is Real: It Has Happened Here
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2013
The Bush regime’s response to 9/11 and the Obama regime’s validation of this response have destroyed accountable democratic government in the United States. So much unaccountable power has been concen...
The Rise and Fall of the Black Panther Party: A Revolutionary Marxist Analysis
Alexander, Donald
Article
1993
A talk recounting the beginnings and tragic end of the Black Panther Power, a radical black power movement and political organization.
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
SNCC: The New Abolitionists
Zinn, Howard
Book
1964
An account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
Rosenfeld, Seth
Book
2012
A study of the role of the FBI in the postwar Red Scare, focusing especially on Ronald Reagan's long and creepy relationship with the FBI. It is also a fascinating account of the origins and developme...
Thousands imprisoned, some executed, based on false FBI lab reports
Barrickman, Nick
Article
2014
A major inquiry conducted by the US Justice Department (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has found hundreds instances in which FBI forensic units charged with gathering data on cases invol...
A Travesty of Justice: Why Peltier Remains in Prison: Against The Current vol. 85
Breseé, Jack
Article
2000
“It's 1999. Why is Leonard Peltier still in prison?” These words were on the huge banner behind the speakers' table for last summer's gathering of forces at Haskell Indian Nations College & Institute...
Trial of Leonard Peletier
Jim Messerschmidt
Book
1990
An examination of Peletier's role in the American Indian Movement, his struggle to protect the rights and land of his people and the history and role of the FBI. Messerschmidt traces the evolution of ...
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Underground Times
Verzuh, Ron
Book
1989
The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
Where's the Evidence?: The CIA-FBI-NSA report on the hacking of the 2016 election is pure baloney
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2017
We are told from the outset that the actual evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta's emails as part of a wide-ranging campaign to put Donald Trump in the White House cannot be reve...
Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
Article talks about FBI's terrorism strategies and their manipulation of information.
Witness to Betrayal: Scott Crow on the Exploits and Misadventures of FBI Informant Brandon Darby
Williams, Kristian
Article
2013
Scott Crow tells the story of his friendship with Brandon Darby, an anarchist militant and FBI informer.

Sources Library

Oversight Report on FBI's Use of Patriot Act Highlights Need for Intelligence Reform at Crucial Moment
Crocker, Andrew
2015
We've all heard about the NSA mass surveillance scandal permitted by the Patriot Act but this is not the first time the NSA and other fedral agencies have violated our rights.
10 years in prison for circulating information in public interest
2013
Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old WikiLeaks informant and cyber-activist linked to Anonymous, has become the fourth whistleblower to receive a long jail sentence this year in the United States.
Why you shouldn't trust Geek Squad ever again
The government reportedly pays Geek Squad technicians to dig through your PC
Patrizio, Andy
2017
The Orange County Weekly reports that the company's repair technicians routinely search devices brought in for repair for files that could earn them $500 reward as FBI informants. That, ladies and gen...