Feb 19, 2007
This week, Visibility 9-11 visits the
topic of COINTELPRO
in the 3rd part of a new series on issues facing the 9-11 Truth
Movement. "Left gatekeepers", dis-information specialists,
agent provocateurs, and internet "trolls" all work to distract
and/or discredit the fine work of literally thousands of good and
caring Americans involved in 9-11 Truth. It is important to
recognize the history of things our government has done which has
violated every tenet of a free society.
This broadcast features an interview with author and researcher Dr. William F. Pepper. Dr. Pepper gave a key note speech at the June 2006 conference, 9-11 Revealing the Truth; Reclaiming Our Future, where he warned the crowd of activists of the existence of COINTELPRO forces which would seek to destroy all of their hard work. During his work with Martin Luther King before his murder, Dr. Pepper saw first hand what agents of the state could do to a social movement.
Counter Intelligence Programs, or COINTELPRO, are one more example of the federal governments' raping of our rights. These abuses were going on during the 50's, 60's and 70's, and though they were prohibited by the Church Committee regulations, they have not ceased. They are alive and well within political groups which would seek to bring about truth, justice and accountability to our government. 9-11 Truth is no exception and activists need to educate themselves on the "dirty little tricks" our government uses against our rights to free speech and association. Only then, can we learn to recognize, and then address the attempts which would tear down all of our hard work.