Produced by The Freedom Archives in San Francisco, Cointelpro 101 is a searing introduction to the notorious U.S. counterinsurgency program responsible for repressing popular political movements from the 1950s through the 1970s. Interviews with former activists from the Black Panthers, Chicano liberation, and American Indian movements, plus former FBI officials themselves describe the systematic attacks mounted against progressive movements by local, state and federal agencies. Amazing historical footage and parallels to the current war on terror make this an incredibly urgent civics lesson. (2010, 58 min.)
Claude Marks, Director of the Freedom Archives, will discuss the film after the screening.