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Ron Jacobs :
Betty Medsger’s ‘The Burglary’ is extraordinary tale of historic ‘B and E’

In 1971, eight anti-war activists broke into the FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania, and removed confidential files about FBI surveillance against political organizations it considered anti-American. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | February 11, 2014 [The Burglary: … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
Betty Medsger’s ‘The Burglary’ is extraordinary tale of historic ‘B and E’

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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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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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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Attacks on ‘Negroism’ and CPUSA

Cartoon from The Progressive.Part IIWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2009 The repression of dissident groups by shadowy government operatives is nothing … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Attacks on ‘Negroism’ and CPUSA

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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? J. Edgar Hoover and COINTELPRO

J. Edgar Hoover and friend.Part IWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / June 23, 2009 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?— Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347 [A version … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? J. Edgar Hoover and COINTELPRO

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William Michael Hanks : BEYOND COINTELPRO

J. Edgar Hoover served as founding director of the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972. Hoover may be best remembered today for civil liberties abuses such as the COINTELPRO program. Photo from Library of Congress.Brief Reflections: Intelligence and … finish reading William Michael Hanks : BEYOND COINTELPRO

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