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Wednesday, April 8, 1998

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  • California Legislature Debates Unsealing Spy Records

    For nearly three decades, a California state legislative committee spied on 20,000 people, documenting their personal habits, social lives and political and professional relationships. For almost as long, the information has been kept secret in some 80 cartons in the state archives.

  • Interview with Howard Fast–Activist, Author

    The debate in California comes only a few weeks after a Federal judge in Mississippi ordered the State Department of Archives and History to unseal the records of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, which from 1956 to 1977 operated a campaign of intimidation against civil rights workers and engaged in such actions as jury tampering and false imprisonment.