Voices from the Edge on 10/21/10
Guest host Lisa Loving interviews Claude Marks, director of the Freedom Archives, about the new documentary film "Cointelpro 101," which is showing Thursday 10/21 at Pacific University 7pm - McGill Aud in Murdock Hall and Friday 10/22 at the Red & Black Cafe 7pm - 400 SE 12th Ave. They'll also discuss the case of the
FILM: COINTELPRO 101 // 10.22 — 7PM
COINTELPRO represents the state’s strategy to prevent movements and communities from overturning white supremacy and creating racial justice. COINTELPRO is both a formal program of the FBI and a term frequently used to describe a conspiracy among government agencies—local, state, and federal—to destroy movements for self-determination and liberation for Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous struggles, as well as mount an institutionalized attack against allies of these movements and other progressive organizations.
COINTELPRO 101 is an educational film that will open the door to understanding this history. This documentary will introduce viewers new to this history to the basics and direct them to other resources where they can learn more. The intended audiences are the generations that did not experience the social justice movements of the sixties and seventies.