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Author Cunningham, David, 1970- author
Title There's something happening here : the New Left, the Klan, and FBI counterintelligence / David Cunningham
Imprint Berkeley, California ; Los Angeles, California ; London, England : University of California Press, [2005]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HV8144.F43 C85 2005    AVAILABLE    30610020630265
Edition [Paperback edition]
Descript xvi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies
George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies
Note Originally published in hardcover: 2004
"Paperback published year: 2005"--Publisher's website
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-356) and index
Counterintelligence activities and the FBI -- The movements -- The organization of the FBI : constructing white hate and new left threats -- Acting against the white hate and new left threats -- Wing tips in their midst : the impact of COINTELPRO -- Beyond COINTELPRO -- The future is now : counter/intelligence activities in the age of global terrorism
"Using over twelve thousand previously classified documents made available through the Freedom of Information Act, David Cunningham uncovers the riveting inside story of the FBI's attempts to neutralize political targets on both the Right and the Left during the 1960s. Examining the FBI's infamous counterintelligence programs (COINTELPROs) against suspected communists, civil rights and black power advocates, Klan adherents, and antiwar activists, he questions whether such actions were aberrations or are evidence of the bureau's ongoing mission to restrict citizens' right to engage in legal forms of political dissent. At a time of heightened concerns about domestic security, with the FBI's license to spy on U.S. citizens expanded to a historic degree, the question becomes an urgent one. This book supplies readers with insights and information vital to a meaningful assessment of the current situation. There's Something Happening Here looks inside the FBI's COINTELPROs against white hate groups and the New Left to explore how agents dealt with the hundreds of individuals and organizations labeled as subversive threats. Rather than reducing these activities to a product of the idiosyncratic concerns of longtime director J. Edgar Hoover, Cunningham focuses on the complex organizational dynamics that generated literally thousands of COINTELPRO actions. His account shows how--and why--the inner workings of the programs led to outcomes that often seemed to lack any overriding logic; it also examines the impact the bureau's massive campaign of repression had on its targets. The lessons of this era have considerable relevance today, and Cunningham extends his analysis to the FBI's often controversial recent actions to map the influence of the COINTELPRO legacy on contemporary debates over national security and civil liberties"-- Provided by publisher
Subject United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
États-Unis. Federal Bureau of Investigation
USA Federal Bureau of Investigation gnd
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. fast (OCoLC)fst00528882
Intelligence service -- United States
New Left -- Government policy -- United States
Hate groups -- Government policy -- United States
Service des renseignements -- États-Unis
Nouvelle gauche -- Politique gouvernementale -- États-Unis
Groupes haineux -- Politique gouvernementale -- États-Unis
FBI. gtt
Burgerrechten. gtt
Onderdrukking. gtt
New Left. gtt
Ku Klux Klan. gtt
Unterdrückung gnd
Überwachung gnd
Services de renseignements -- États-Unis. ram
Gauche (science politique) -- États-Unis. ram
Racisme -- Politique publique -- États-Unis. ram
Discrimination raciale -- Politique publique -- États-Unis. ram
Discours de haine -- Politique publique -- États-Unis. ram
Rechtsradikalismus gnd
Neue Linke gnd
Hate groups -- Government policy. fast (OCoLC)fst00951884
Intelligence service. fast (OCoLC)fst00975848
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
Geschichte 1960-1970
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