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Current Issues

Manufacturing the Muslim Menace

by Thomas Cincotta
Political Research Associates


"Violent Radicalization"
"Homegrown Terrorism"

Repression and Ideology:Debunking Centrist/Extremist Theory

by Chip Berlet & Matthew N. Lyons

(Fifity-page Study in PDF Format)

How a Discredited Social Science Model Fuels Efforts to Expand Government Surveillance, Infiltration, & Disruption

Coalition Letter to Rep. Peter T. King

February 23, 2010


Disruption: Warning Signs

Sexism, egos, and lies:
Sometimes you wake up and it is not different

By Lisa Fithian

Understanding Political Repression

Government Intelligence Abuse and the Theories of Frank Donner

Read The War at Home by Brian Glick online.

Security for Activists

Common Sense Security

by Sheila O'Donnell
The Public Eye Network

Encountering and Countering Political Repression

By Chip Berlet
The Public Eye Network


History & Case Studies

The Hunt for Red Menace

by Chip Berlet
Political Research Associates

(Fifity-page Study in PDF Format)

Targeting Greenpeace and Other Ecology Groups

COINTELPRO: The Untold American Story





More Resources

David Kaplan of California's Center for Investigative Reporting called COINTELPRO "the largest known program yet in domestic suverillance."

Kaplan observed that "between 1965 and 1975, the FBI opened more than 500,000 intelligence files on more than one million Americans, according to a Congressional report."

"Among the Bureau's targets: Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, anti-Vietnam War Groups, and the underground press."



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