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Todd Gitlin : The Wonderful World of Informers and ‘Agents Provocateurs’

  Old school spying. Image from Outside the Beltway. Close encounters of the lower-tech kind: The wonderful American world of informers and agents provocateurs Here is a preliminary attempt to sort out some patterns behind what could be the next … finish reading Todd Gitlin : The Wonderful World of Informers and ‘Agents Provocateurs’

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Judy Gumbo Albert : Writing for the Hell of It

Yippie Girl: Judy Gumbo Albert on the cover of the Berkeley Tribe, 1970. Image from Babylon Falling. How to bug a Yippie Girl:Writing for the hell of it My 1960s and ’70s had been a Dostoyevskian drama of love, honor, … finish reading Judy Gumbo Albert : Writing for the Hell of It

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FILM / Jonah Raskin : Eastwood’s Biopic of Kinky Hoover

Former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, the subject of Clint Eastwood’s new biopic, is shown here in a still from a 1936 documentary, You Can’t Get Away With It.Kinky Hoover:Clint Eastwood’s biopic of the FBI director Eastwood presents Hoover as … finish reading FILM / Jonah Raskin : Eastwood’s Biopic of Kinky Hoover

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FILM / David McReynolds : Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’

Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar It is precisely because Eastwood has made the sexual angle central to the film, without playing games with it, that the film is so powerful. By David McReynolds / The Rag Blog / November 17, 2011 … finish reading FILM / David McReynolds : Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’

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Michael Deutsch : Justice Dept. Ups Ante Against Anti-War Activists

Above, Chicago demonstrators protest after September 24, 2010 FBI raids on anti-war activists. Below, supporters in Minneapolis prepare signs for demonstration protesting FBI raids and grand jury subpoenas. Photos from Fight Back! News.‘Material support’ for terrorism:FBI actions, grand jury subpoenas … finish reading Michael Deutsch : Justice Dept. Ups Ante Against Anti-War Activists

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Judy Gumbo Albert : The More Things Change…

L-R: Stew Albert, Attorney William Kunstler, and Judy Gumbo Albert, December 14, 1975. Photo from Wide World Photos.Adventures with the FBI:The more things change… By Judy Gumbo Albert / The Rag Blog / October 13, 2010 Last week a story … finish reading Judy Gumbo Albert : The More Things Change…

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Bernardine Dohrn : The Obsolete and Dangerous Federal Grand Jury

Bernardine Dohrn, with Bill Ayers and five-year-old Zayd, on the steps of the federal courthouse in New York City, 1982. Photo by David Handschuh / AP.The curious, mysterious, obsolete,and dangerous federal grand jury The federal grand jury is a secret, … finish reading Bernardine Dohrn : The Obsolete and Dangerous Federal Grand Jury

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Paul Krassner : Ruben Salazar and the ‘Kiss of Death’

August 30, 1970 Los Angeles Times headlines death of journalist Ruben Salazar.Back in the news:Revisiting the 1970 killing ofCrusading journalist Ruben Salazar By Paul Krassner / The Rag Blog / August 21, 2010 Salazar had been working on an exposé… … finish reading Paul Krassner : Ruben Salazar and the ‘Kiss of Death’

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Lisa Fithian: FBI Informant Brandon Darby : Sexism, Egos, and Lies

Brandon. Darby. Still from a video / videochannels.com.Sexism, egos, and lies:Sometimes you wake up and it is not different By Lisa Fithian / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2010 Community organizer and nonviolent activist/trainer Lisa Fithian will be Thorne … finish reading Lisa Fithian: FBI Informant Brandon Darby : Sexism, Egos, and Lies

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U.S. Government : Six Decades of Spying on its Citizens

It’s a national tradition:Spying on Americans Part One: LBJ and Nixon By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / January 5, 2010 [This is the first installment of Sherman DeBrosse’s series about the U.S. government’s extensive and inglorious history of … finish reading U.S. Government : Six Decades of Spying on its Citizens

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Curbing John O’Neill : The Pipeline and the Saudi-Al Qaeda Connection

The late John P. O’Neill, former assistant director of the FBI, saw threat of bin Laden early on. O’Neill’s attempts to investigate connections with Saudis were thwarted.John O’Neill, the Trans Afghanistan Pipeline:The Saudis, the Bushes and bin LadenBy Sherman DeBrosse … finish reading Curbing John O’Neill : The Pipeline and the Saudi-Al Qaeda Connection

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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Paranoia and Persecution

Part VIWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution Paranoia strikes deep / into your life it will creepit starts when you’re always afraidstep out of line and they’ll comeand take you away… — … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Paranoia and Persecution

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