Making Contact

Making Contact – COINTELPRO 101 (Part 2)

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COINTELPRO, the secret FBI project to infiltrate and disrupt domestic organizations thought to be “subversive.”, targeted many African American, Native American, and other movements for self-determination by people of color in the U.S.  Between 1956 and 1971, the FBI conducted more than 2,000 COINTELPRO operations.  Over the next two weeks, we’ll broadcast the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101.” Today we hear the second half of the film, produced by the Freedom Archives.


Special thanks to The Freedom Archives.



Muhammad Ahmad/Max Stanford, Revolutionary Action Movement founder and national field chairman; Akinyele Umoja, Georgia State University African-American Studies Professor; Geronimo Pratt, Black Panther Party member and former political prisoner; Stokely Charmichael/Kwame Ture, former Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairman; Bob Doyle, attorney; Laura Whitehorn, Activist and former political prisoner; Kathleen Cleaver, Black Panther Party member and attorney; Wesley Swearingen, former FBI special agent; Ward Churchill, Native American activist and author; Joan Bird, Black Panther Party; Jeanne Hamilton, Juror in Geronimo Pratt’s case; Senator Frank Church; Jose Lopez, Puerto Rican Cultural Center Executive Director; Ricardo Romero, Al Frente de Lucha co-founder; Priscilla Falcon, University of Northern Colorado Professor of Hispanic Studies; Francisco Martinez, Chicano/Mejicano activist and attorney



For More Information:

Freedom Archives-COINTELPRO 101


Black Panther Party for Self Defense


Mumia Abu-Jamal/Prison Radio




Revolutionary Action Movement


Puerto Rican Cultural Center


Al Frente de Luche Cultural Center


School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL)


Ward Churchill Solidarity Network


American Indian Movement (AIM)


Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee


Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz