Black People : COINTELPRO

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    A study of COINTELPRO reveals four basic approaches.

    infiltration:
    Agents and informers did not merely spy on political activists. The main purpose was to discredit and disrupt. Their presence served to undermine trust and scare off potential supporters. They also exploited this fear to smear genuine activists as agents.


    psychological warfare:
    They planted false media stories and published bogus leaflets and other publications in the name of targeted groups. They forged correspondence, sent anonymous letters, and made anonymous telephone calls. They spread misinformation about meetings and events, set up pseudo movement groups run by agents, and manipulated or strong-armed parents, employers, landlords, school officials and others to cause trouble for activists.


    harassment:
    through the legal system, used to harass dissidents and make them appear to be criminals. Officers gave perjured testimony and presented fabricated evidence as a pretext for false arrests and wrongful imprisonment. They discriminatorily enforced tax laws and other government regulations and used conspicuous surveillance, "investigative" interviews, and grand jury subpoenas in an effort to intimidate activists and silence their supporters.


    force and violence:
    The FBI and police threatened, instigated and conducted break-ins, vandalism, assaults, and beatings. The object was to frighten dissidents and disrupt their movements. In the case of radical Black and Puerto Rican activists (and later Native Americans), these attacks, including political assassinations, were so extensive, vicious, and calculated that they can only be accurately called a form of official "terrorism."



    http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GZAZ,GZAZ:2008-22,GZAZ:en&q=cointelpro
     
  2. Knowledge Seed

    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I wonder who, on Destee, fits in that description. hmmm
     
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    black leaders are under constant attack....

    "The main purpose was to discredit and disrupt"
     
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    If you are referring to what I was doing on another thread, that(discrediting and disrupting) was not my purpose.
     
  5. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Correct James, then certain folk start running around opening discussions, trying to (dis)prove the ridiculous statements/lies, wasting time talking in circles.. instead of thinking/talking forward in supportive, positive manners... which is in essence back to #1.. discredit and disrupt... and the victims don't even know they're doing it. smh.

    ;)
     
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    itz not at all about u homie....

    effect is more important than purpose. sometimes the effect is not what the purpose intends.
    those who consider themselves to be hipper than the rest need to carefully consider the effects of their actions.

    this is an area where i can stand some improvement i admit that.
    the thing is, i'm not the only one who can stand to improve.
     
  8. SPEAKFREEDOMnet

    SPEAKFREEDOMnet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "They spread misinformation about meetings and events, set up pseudo movement groups run by agents"

    "events, set up pseudo movement groups run by agents""

    "pseudo movement groups run by agents"

    "pseudo movement groups"

    "agents"

    Questions:
    who are "They"?
    who are these "pseudo movements"?
    who are the "agents" refered to in this document?
    and should we care to know?
     
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    for the purpose of this discussion "they" is the F.B.I. run by J. edgar hover, noted crossdresser.
     
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    SPEAKFREEDOMnet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Elder James, thank you for responding.

    Giving the time frame of COINTELPRO as it relates to the Black Power & Civil Rights Movements, it is highly possible that many of these "pseudo movement groups" and the "agents" who run them are still actively carring out their assignments today.
    There is certainly "fruit" if you will, to support this.

    How should WE adress this possibility?

    Also:
    who are these "pseudo movements" and
    who are the "agents" refered to in this document?
     
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