Tag Archive: COINTELPRO

Law and Disorder Radio – Documentary Film: 1971 – Pastor Nyle Fort on Inspiring and Awakening Political Activism in Youth – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

1971 On March 8th, 1971, a group of anonymous individuals calling themselves the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI broke into an FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania. They stole thousands of government documents. Among the documents was proof that…
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Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder Radio – Demand Proper Health Care for Political Prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) – US Government Targets 67-Year-Old Palestinian-American Rasmea Odeh – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Campaign Demanding Proper Health Care for Incarcerated COINTELPRO Target Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) A campaign was recently launched demanding immediate health care for political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown. Once the chairperson of…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Aviva Stahl Interviews Michael Ratner – Transcript – PDF

2012 Aviva Stahl Interviews Michael Ratner AS: How did you get interested in civil rights law? How did you make it to the CCR? MR: Well came out of the ’60s. I went to Columbia Law School. Of course the…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico – ICE Media Offensive – Omaha Two Case – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Accountability Project: Judge Garzon Update: Case Corrupted, Spanish War Crimes Now Highlighted Massive Protest in Madrid: 65,000 Rally for Judge Baltasar Garzon Times Square Bomber Allowed to Breach Fortress America? CCR Files Civil Rights Complaint on Behalf of Democracy Now! Journalists…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Black Panther and Political Prisoner Safiya Bukhari – Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal – Gaza Freedom March Reportback Speeches: Fida Qishta – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

 The War Before: The Story of Black Panther and Political Prisoner Safiya Bukhari – by Laura Whitehorn We’re delighted to have political activist and former Weather Underground member Laura Whitehorn back with us to talk about her new book titled The War…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – Remembering Marilyn Clement – Victory in NYC Firefighters Case – Right-Wing Town Hall Disruptions – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Remembering Marilyn Clement – Health Care Now As many listeners may know, Marilyn Clement, a great social activist and founder of Healthcare-NOW died on August 3. Early in her social activism career Marilyn Clement joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked with Martin…
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Civil Liberties

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War Criminals in the White House? – Jewish Currents – PDF

2007 War Criminals in the White House? “The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus” — that is, the right to challenge one’s imprisonment before a judge — “shall not be suspended,” says Article I, Section IX of the U.S. Constitution,…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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A New Direction for the F.B.I. – Letter to the Editor NY Times – with Margaret Ratner Kunstler

To the Editor : In “Government Will Ease Limits on Domestic Spying by F.B.I” (front page, May 30), you refer to Cointelpro as a surveillance program that “monitored” various groups. It did much more. By its own terms, Cointelpro was…
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Civil Liberties

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Handschu v. Bureau of Special Services – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

CCR attorneys intervened on behalf of political organizations and  individuals who opposed the terms of settlement in New York’s “Red Squad” case. The Red Squad case was brought in the early 1970s in an attempt to end political spying by…
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Civil Liberties

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Handschu v. Bureau of Special Services – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1985-1986

CCR attorneys here intervened on behalf of political organi­zations and individuals who oppose the terms of settlement in a federal lawsuit, New York’s “Red Squad” case. In an attempt to end political spying by the New York City Police Department,…
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