Gimme Some Truth: The FBI Files of John Lennon

August 14, 2001

Democracy Now! has done extensive coverage of COINTELPRO, the FBI’s counterintelligence program, particularly in terms ofAfrican Americans and the breaking up of the Black Panthers and its sympathizers throughout the 1970s. But today we’re goingto take a different look at the FBI. We’re looking at what happens when culture, music and politics come together. This isthe story of John Lennon and the FBI.


  • John Wiener, Professor of History at the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of ??Gimme SomeTruth: The John Lennon FBI Files.

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