[Freedom archives news] The enemy within: state surveillance and infiltration in our communities - Cointelpro 101 in England

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Mon Jun 4 13:54:38 EDT 2012


The enemy within: state surveillance and infiltration in our communities

Film screening + panel in four locations across England

COINTELPRO 101 is a new hard-hitting new documentary which blows the 
lid off every undercover tactic and method ever used by the FBI ... 
and their bag of subversive practices has been exported to the 
UK.  Find out how our very freedoms, liberties and rights are being 
eroded by the police and secret services on both sides of the Atlantic.

Tuesday, 19 June at 6:30 pm at the British Film Institute (BFI), Blue Room
Thursday, 21 June at 8 pm at the Stratford Picture House, E15 1BX
Friday, 22 June at 6:30 pm at Methodist Church Central Hall, Oldham 
Street, Manchester M1 1JQ
Saturday, 23 June at 3:45 pm at the Hyde Park Picture House, 73 
Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD
Please see below for more detailed information about all the events

COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series 
of covert and often illegal projects conducted by the United States 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from the late 1950s through the 
1970s, although many contest it ever ended. It was aimed at 
surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting and disrupting community 
groups fighting for racial, economic and social justice, most 
infamously through its attacks on the Black Panthers.  TODAY, 
Muslims, people of colour, and activists in both the US and the UK, 
face similar tactics from the state.

Join us to watch COINTELPRO101.  After the film, we'll be joined by 
American and British activists working to protect their communities.

Panellists (vary by event):
- Claude Marks, one of the filmmakers and a prison justice activist.
- Monami Maulik, Executive Director, & Fahd Ahmed, Legal & Policy 
Director, from DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving), a New York City-based 
organization of working-class South Asians which has been at the 
forefront of organizing to challenge the NYC Police Department, for 
its widespread and illegal surveillance of Muslim communities, use of 
informants and agent-provocateurs, and Islamaphobic training materials.
- Ameena Qazi, Deputy Executive Director and Staff Attorney, from 
CAIR-LA (the Council of American Relations - Los Angeles), which is 
filing a class-action lawsuit against the FBI for instructing an 
informant to collect information on hundreds and perhaps thousands of 
Muslims in Southern California.
- Moazzam Begg, Guantanamo Bay survivor and Director of Cageprisoners
- Aviva Stahl, US Researcher for Cageprisoners

We have four events across England:

Tuesday, 19 June at 6:30 pm at the British Film Institute (BFI), Blue 
Room, Belvedere Road, South Bank London SE1 8XT
Chaired by Cageprisoners, featuring the Institute for Race Relations' 
Colin Prescod.

Thursday, 21 June at 8 pm at the Stratford Picture House, Salway Road 
London E15 1BX
Chaired by the Newham Monitoring Project. Special focus on the impact 
of policing practices on East London during the upcoming Olympics. 
Tickets available from the box office at <tel:0871%20902%205740>0871 
902 5740 or online.

Friday, 22 June at 6:30 pm at Methodist Church Central Hall, Oldham 
Street, Manchester M1 1JQ
Featuring family members of Munir Farooqi, one of the first British 
Muslims to be convicted of terrorism based on the actions and 
testimony of undercover policemen.

Saturday, 23 June at 3:45 pm at the Hyde Park Picture House, 73 
Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD
Featuring activists who knew Mark Kennedy, the undercover police 
officer who infiltrated and informed on protest groups for over seven years.

***Except for the event in Stratford, all of the events are 
free.  Please register at 
<http://www.cageprisoners.com/>http://www.cageprisoners.com.  If you 
have any questions/queries, contact Aviva Stahl at 
<mailto:aviva at cageprisoners.com>aviva at cageprisoners.com, mobile 
<tel:07562067775>07562067775. Hosted by Cageprisoners.****



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