New side project: COINTELPRO Docs

Using Google Sites I have created what will (hopefully) be a large online archive for documents concerning the FBI’s COINTELPRO program as well as related cases of political repression in the US. As you can see, there are only two documents completed, both are from the Church Committee‘s Book III of its Final Report: “COINTELPRO: The FBI’s Covert Action Programs Against American Citizens” and “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Case Study.” I owe much gratitude to attorney Paul Wolf and his now-defunct COINTELPRO website for originally transcribing the documents. I took the liberty of creating a table of contents with HTML anchor links and adding anchor links to each and everyone of the footnotes for both of the documents.

In the future I hope to add reports on the assassination of Fred Hampton, the FBI’s persecution of CISPES and many other examples of state-sanctioned repression in the US.

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2 thoughts on “New side project: COINTELPRO Docs

  1. I really appreciate you gathering those documents together. Mr Wolf’s site was an amazing resource, and I was really sad to see it go down. Are you planning on uploading all of the documents from there to your new archive? Anyways, I’m excited to see your work on Fred Hampton and CISPES!

    • The plan is to get all of the Church Committee reports on there and maybe some declassified FBI memos as well. It’s time consuming work to update the HTML formatting properly with the anchors and everything. I’ve been working on other things right now and maybe I’ll get back to this project in a couple of weeks.

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