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      Muslims – Enemies of the State: The New Counter-Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO)

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            Spring 2012
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            University of California, Berkeley
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            1. SF Chronicle , Sunday June 9th, 2002.

            2. The SF Chronicle filed a Freedom of Information Request and managed after a 17 years legal fight to obtain documents detailing the scope of FBI operations involving the University of California as well as Ronald Reagan. The released documents included files pertaining to Ronald Reagan's cooperation with the FBI during his years in Hollywood when he served as the President of the Actors Guild Association and naming -names to the agency of individuals with alleged communist links. The record and original copies are found at the following site operated by the SF Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/cgibin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/06/09/MNCFTIME1.DTL

            3. , “FBI ‘Lured Dimwits’ into Terror Plot,” The Sunday Times , May 24th, 2009.

            4. Demian, Bulwa, SF Chronicle, Terror Trial: Defense Admits to Tall Tales, Not Crimes-Informant Says Camp Attendance Never Confirmed, March 3rd, 2006. See Frontline coverage of the Lodi case in the documentary, The EnemyWithin, and the specific reference to the Informant Naseem Khan. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/enemywithin/lodi/response.html.

            5. , “Lodi Terror Trainee Convicted,” SF Chronicle , Wednesday April 26, 2006.

            6. For references to a number of active cases visit the Muslim Legal Defense Fund website at: http://www.muslimlegalfund.org/mlfa/cases. Also, the SF Asian Law Caucus has an ongoing Civil Rights and National Security Project focusing on systematic documentation of instances of FBI harassment and violations of basic rights. The ALC helped form a coalition in SF that culminated in the SF Human Rights Commission holding a September 23rd, 2010, hearing focusing on FBI violations of Arabs, Muslims and South Asian Rights. Furthermore, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Asian Law Caucus and the San Francisco Bay Guardian on August 24th, 2010, filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to speed the release of FBI records on the investigation and surveillance of Muslim communities in the Bay Area. John Solomon, Gonzales Was Told of FBI Violations, Washington Post, July 10th, 2007.

            7. , “The Alarming Record of the F.B.I.'s Informant in the Bronx Bomb Plot,” The Village Voice , July 8th, 2009.

            8. See the article by Jason Leopold and Matthew Harwood, Hacked Intel Email: NYPD Involved in “Damn Right Felonious Activity”, September 4th, 2012. http://truthout.org/news/item/11326-hacked-intel-email-nypd-involved-in-da

            9. and Wall, Agents of Repression . South End Press, 2002, p. xii.

            10. For materials covering the periods mentioned above see The FBI and American Democracy: A Brief Critical History, Kansas University Press, 2004. Also, ; , , . The FBI: A Comprehensive Reference Guide. Checkmark Books, 2000. Also, for good context, read Heidi Bochosian. The Assault on Free Speech, Public Assembly, and Dissent: A National Lawyers Guild Report on Government Violations of First Amendment Rights in the United States. North River Press, 2004.

            11. , Freedom Under Fire . South End Press, 1990, p. 136.

            12. Ibid., pp. 136–137.

            13. Church Committee Report, Book II: Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans, p. 6, 1975.

            14. Ibid., p. 6.

            15. For an over-all context and alterative view of US history see Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Harper Perennial, 2005 edition.

            16. , War at Home: Covert Action Against U.S Activists and What We Can Do About it , South End Press, 1989, p. 7. The author cites the source in footnote 15, , , and , State Secrets: Police Surveillance in America (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1974).

            17. Church Committee Report, Book II, Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans , pp. 3–6, 1975.

            18. . A People's History of the United States, p. 542

            19. . A People's History of the United States, p. 542

            20. Church Committee Report, Book II, Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans , pp. 6–7, 1975.

            21. Ibid., p. 77.

            22. Ibid., p. 10.

            23. Ibid. p. 78

            24. See , “Students under surveillance? Secrecy surrounding SFSU's routine use of undercover cops to videotape political events raises concerns.” SF Bay Guardian , June 18th 2003. “A civil lawsuit accusing San Francisco State University of discriminating against Arab and Muslim student activists has revealed that the university routinely uses undercover cops to videotape political events on campus, according to a sworn deposition by SFSU police chief Kim Wible.”

            25. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Activist-Richard-Aoki-named-as-informant-3800133.php#ixzz27W3W3PpC

            26. See the documents at http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/documents/nypd-msa-report.pdf

            27. See http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_eye_on_the_fbi_-_mosque_outreach_03272012_0_0.pdf

            28. http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_eye_on_the_fbi_-_mosque_outreach_03272012_0_0.pdf

            29. , War at Home: Covert Action Against U.S Activists and What We Can Do About it , (Date?) p. 10

            30. Church Committee Report, Volume 6: Federal Bureau of Investigation, p. 367

            31. and , Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security , The First Amendment Foundation, 1999, p. 37.

            32. , “The FBI, the Islamic Center of Irvine and Craig Monteilh: Who was Conning Whom?,” Orange Coast Weekly , April 30th, 2009.

            33. Ibid.

            34. Ibid.

            35. Ibid.

            36. Ibid.

            37. Anonymous, Terrorist Hunter: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America, Harper Collins Publishers, 2002. The ISBN for the hard cover edition is 0-06-052819-2

            38. http://old.nationalreview.com/interrogatory/interrogatory062603.asp

            39. For a clear treatment of this subject see and , Agents of Repression , South End Press, Third Edition, 2002. Also, , FBI Secrets: An Agent's Expose , South End Press, 1995. See the edited work of , COINTELPRO: The FBI's Secret War on Political Freedom , Monad Press, New York, 1975.


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