Racism, Repression, and Resistance: COINTELPRO Then and Now: 40 years since the FBI and Chicago police assassinated Fred Hampton

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Add to My Calendar Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Racism, Repression & Resistance

COINTELPRO Then and Now:
40 years since the FBI and Chicago police assassinated Fred Hampton


Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the murder of Fred Hampton and the release of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther by Jeffrey Haas. Panel discussion will explore the ongoing repression of political dissent in the U.S., from the COINTELPRO program that targeted the Black Panther Party to the current surveillance and disruption of political movements in the name of national security.

Time: 6:30 PM

Panelists Include:

  • Monifa Bandele: activist, co coordinator Malcolm Grassroots Movement (moderator)
  • Jeffrey Haas: attorney and author
  • Rachel Meeropol: staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Malik Rahim: founder of Common Ground Relief in New Orleans
  • Francisco Torres: member of the San Francisco 8
  • Laura Whitehorn: activist and former political prisoner

Discussion and book signing will follow the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.

 

For more information email info@CCRjustice.org
Sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Rights 
Co-sponsors include: Coalition to Abolish the AETA, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, National Lawyers Guild,  New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, War Resisters League, Witness Against Torture

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December 1, 2009