Monday, January 26, 2015

Exposing COINTELPRO FBI spying ("1971")

Pfc. Sandoval, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly; ACLU of Southern California (
Stand for Justice: American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (

ON MARCH 8, 1971 -- 14 years before Edward Snowden was born -- illegal government surveillance was exposed when eight seemingly ordinary Americans broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, and stole more than 1,000 documents.
HEAR FROM THE KEY PLAYERS who exposed COINTELPRO, the FBI’s vast domestic spying operation designed to induce paranoia among Americans, particularly civil rights activists.
  • Bonnie Raines, educator and member of the Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI
  • John C. Raines, professor and member of the Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI
  • Betty Medsger, author of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI 
Protest: America tortures in Guantanamo prison and elsewhere (
Saturday, 1/24 5:00-7:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Pasadena
RSVP: Eventbrite 

Sunday, 1/25 1:00-2:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim

Monday, 1/26 6:00-8:00 pm
Loyola Marymount University
University Hall 1000, Ahmanson Auditorium

Tuesday, 1/27 6:00-9:00 pm
Caltech: California Institute of Technology
Beckman Institute Auditorium
(Includes 6:00 pm screening of the documentary 1971)

1971 documentary unmasks the activists who broke into the FBI and exposed its spying.

Wednesday, 1/28 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Glendale Community College
(Includes 11:00 am screening of documentary 1971)

Glendale Community College
Kreider Hall

Thursday, 1/29 7:30-9:30 pm
Occidental College
Choi Auditorium, McKinnon Center for Global Affairs
(Includes Hank Jones and Harold Taylor, members of the Black Panther Party who were targeted and tortured by the FBI under COINTELPRO)
RSVP: Eventbrite

Aidan Lukomnik
Member since 2010: I joined the ACLU…to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans. I'm proud to be an ACLU member because of all of the great work that the ACLU does for individuals. See more member profiles
SPONSORS: ACLU of Southern California California, L.A. Progressive, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, California Institute of Technology, Occidental College, Glendale Community College, Loyola Marymount University.

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