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Activists Who Stole FBI Documents in 1971 Revealing COINTELPRO Speak Out

The biggest lie we're told from youth is that there are three levels of government. That is not true. There are four. The executive, legislative and judiciary are there to serve the fourth the citizenry. The Constitution is a contract to manage the country on their behalf. When the three fail to fulfill their obligations as outlined, the contract becomes null and void; and the power returns to the unwieldy citizenry.

United Press International Outside View: The citizen's manifesto.

These activists were acting in the interests of the citizenry. The state was in complete disregard of the Constitution and could be classified as failed because the police authority was holding the elected and appointed government hostage with threats and intimidation. After this citizens seizure of supporting documents, the legislative branch became somewhat functional again.

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1971 is a 2014 American documentary film and the directorial debut of producer Johanna Hamilton, who also co-wrote the film. The film had its world premiere on 18 April 2014 at the Tribeca Film Festival and focuses on the break-in of an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania on Monday, March 8, 1971 to steal over 1000 classified documents.[2] It was pitched at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011 MeetMarket preceding its debut. The break-in took place on the night of the first Ali-Frazier boxing title fight dubbed The Fight of the Century.

Hamilton was inspired to create the film after learning that Betty Medsger was working on her book The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, which discussed the 1971 events and revealed the identities of many of the participants, who had remained anonymous up to that point.


Synopsis

The film focuses on the events of March 8, 1971, when eight people orchestrated the burglary and public distribution of government files from an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania. The theft was altogether different than the numerous contemporary draft board office break-ins, in which activists (including many of the burglars) burned government draft paperwork to interfere with America's continued participation in the Vietnam War. The group, all of whom were ordinary citizens, called themselves the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI and stole every file in the office. The goal of the burglars was to gather tangible evidence of government surveillance of civilian political activists, which was infringing on First Amendment rights. The stolen files exposed that the FBI was indeed running extensive, illegal operations intended to spread paranoia and distrust among numerous New Left and black civil rights organizations. (Other files included training manuals, information about organized crime, and information about draft resistance.) Over time, the group mailed copies of the files to various newsrooms. Most news organizations returned the files to the FBI and refused to run stories regarding the stolen documents, but the notable exception was The Washington Post, which ran a front-page story on March 24, 1971 about the files which were mailed to journalist Betty Medsger. Arguably the most significant element in the stolen materials turned out to be a single file mentioning "COINTELPRO", a secret surveillance program that was run by J. Edgar Hoover. Subsequent investigations and freedom of information requests regarding COINTELPRO played a role in the 1975 Church Committee.


Freedom was never free. Other people who don't even know paid for it. That's why it is so precious. 

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on April 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM 210 Views