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Cointelpro: Be Aware My Young Anarchist Friends - by Larry Wohlgemuth

• It Begs the Question
Today a new group, the anarchists, have taken to the streets in the tradition of their radical forbearers demanding equality and justice. It’s heartening to see, all those young people willing to stand up for what they believe is right, however it’s easy to imagine that those same agencies spying on us 45 years ago are hard at work yet today.

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Comment by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
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Cointelpro never ended – at least not in Seattle. During the 1980s the FBI infiltrated CISPES and broke it up twice (documented by the Center for Constitutional Rights). They also infiltrated and broke up the support committee for the African American Museum three times. Then there was the time in 1981 they infiltrated the cannery workers union and collaborated with Marcos agents to gun down two Filipino union organizers named Domingo and Viernes (this came out as a result of a lawsuit filed by the family). And the Seattle postal worker and union activist who was brutally murdered in 1989 – only there was no homicide investigation because US intelligence (the Postal Inspectors) seized the evidence file from Seattle police. And oh yes, in 1997 the murder of the African American race car driver who publicized the fact that the DEA was laundering cocaine profits via the racing circuit.

I write about my own problems with phone harassment, stalking, and break-ins (as a result of my political activities) in my recent memoir: THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY ACT: MEMOIR OF AN AMERICAN REFUGEE ( I current live in exile in New Zealand.


Comment by Powell Gammill
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I ran across this while looking for some good Cointelpro images for Stephen Lendman's latest piece. I thought it merited some circulation even though it is from December.  It seems he doesn't clearly understand what anarchists are demanding (to be left free to do and unmolested, duh, the essential of anarchism).  But he admires the activism of youth--as do I-- and he has a very important warning based upon his experiences to give that I pass along to you.