How the FBI Fought the 1960s Student Movement & Aided Reagan's Rise to Power

based on more than 300,000 pages of records Rosenfeld received over three decades through five Freedom of Information lawsuits against the FBI. The book tracks how then-FBI director J. Edgar Hoover ordered his agents to investigate and then disrupt the Free Speech Movement that began in 1964 on the Berkeley campus of the University of California. The protests prevailed and helped spawn a nationwide student movement. Rosenfeld outlines in great detail how ... Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Aug. 27, 2012

The investigative journalism into police state secrets about right wing subversion of progressive movements provides excellent historical information, and information cautionary about current and future efforts to use state power to stifle democracy.

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by Randy Morrow - Aug. 27, 2012

So, for example, if students wanted to hand out a leaflet for the Republican National Convention, which in the summer of ‘64 was at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, ... More »

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