Sunday, November 29, 2009

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


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

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:30 pm
The Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street Between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10016-3870

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.

Panelists Include:

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.

Sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Co-sponsors include: The National Lawyers Guild.

For more information, contact Sarah Hogarth at shogarth [at] igc [dot] org.


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