Ihsan podcast: COINTELPRO and Los Angeles 8Salaam Alaikum --- Episode 2 and 3 of the Ihsan podcast (both episodes includes a little bit of cool music ) ..
Episode 2: Hatem Bazian on the "new" COINTELPRO directed against Muslims, Arabs, South Asians.
Part1: A history of COINTELPRO.
What is COINTELPRO? From wikipedia:
"operations against Black groups directed FBI agents to "track, expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize the activities" of dissident movements and their leaders."
Episode 3: A somewhat critical look at a San Francisco Bay Area Muslim organizations press conference (KPFA news report) and a history of the Los Angeles 8
The government seeks to deport these two [Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh] long-time permanent resident aliens under the Patriot Act for having distributed magazines and raised humanitarian aid in the 1980s in Los Angeles. It seeks to punish these men – neither of whom has ever even been charged, let alone convicted, of a crime – under a law enacted in 2001 for conduct engaged in fifteen years earlier, at a time when the conduct was perfectly legal. And it seeks to deport them for classic First Amendment activity – the distribution of a magazine.To Listen: Subscribe to the ihsan podcast (free)
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