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Monday, August 4, 1997

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  • COINTELPRO

    Roughly 30 years ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began what it called the Counter Intelligence Program or COINTELPRO— a vast national program that aimed to destroy left-wing and progressive political organizations emerging out of the African American, Native American, and Latino communities. Also targeted were student and youth groups that challenged the Vietnam War and the economic structure of American society.

  • TOMMY THOMPSON EXECUTION

    A Federal appeals court in California this weekend blocked the execution of Thomas Martin Thompson for a 1981 rape and murder. The court said that his lawyer’s ineptness raised grave questions about Thompson’s guilt. The state of California can appeal the decision.