Against the Grain

Fund Drive Special: Exposing the FBI

Following Trump’s unexpected firing of FBI director James Comey, there were cries from some quarters that the neutrality of the FBI must be respected and the agency not be politicized.  And yet, from its origins, the FBI has been a fundamentally political entity. The documentary 1971 looks at the FBI’s campaign to destroy the left, known as COINTELPRO, and the remarkable action taken by a group of ordinary people that brought it to light.

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