In a message dated 8/5/00 12:31:14 AM,
>HOW DO WE KNOW ABOUT IT? COINTELPRO was discovered
>>in March, 1971, when secret files were removed from
>>an FBI office and released to news media.
A group broke into the FBI offices in Media Penn. and ripped off FBI
(This would be almost impossible now) The FBI decided that they also would
release files to the media and pretend that they were the ones that broke
into the office. They made up new files that proclaimed that some folks were
FBI agents. These files were sent out to the media and others. The FBI took
advantage of the break in to do more cointelpro operations.
I read and made a comperterized index to more than 350,000 FBI cointlpro
and FBI files on Blacks and the Black Panther Party in the l980's.
I have a slide show and an art show of about 30 of the FBI produced drawings
from the Cointelpro files.
>WHO WERE THE MAIN TARGETS? The most intense
>operations were directed against the Black
>movement, particularly the Black Panther Party.
This program was based on a program that was felt by the FBI to be successful
in destroying the SWP, Commies, and other left white groups . The first
Cointelpro among blacks were NOI, RAM, SNCC, CORE, the BPP was added later.
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