NOTHING has changed, and why should it? Even though COINTELPRO was primitive compared to their current intel capabilities, over time it worked quite well. Now they can do this and this with the most mundane details about you.

Top link to the COINTELPRO papers on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1960s Black Civil Rights movement at the National Security Archive

Elective reading: The Other Side Of The Coin: Counterinsurgency And Community Policing (The Military-Civil Society Suppression ) by Kristian Williams

“It shows that many contemporary counterinsurgency practices were developed by police agencies inside the U.S., and illustrates the transfer of theory, strategy, and technique from domestic police to the military - and back. (by the use of such as the so-called ‘Gang intelligence Units” like the federalized one in Salinas California, where police have killed four Chicanos in East Salinas recently. The last was the assassination of Frank Alvarado, a prison reform activist.) The essay also examines the state’s use of nongovernmental or nonprofit agencies, as one element of counterinsurgency strategy, to channel and control political opposition.”

Movements come and movements go
Leaders speak, movements cease
When their heads are flown
‘Cause all these punks
Got bullets in their heads
Departments of police, the judges, the feds
Networks at work, keepin’ people calm
You know they went after King
When he spoke out on Vietnam
He turned the power to the have-nots
And then came the shot…

…I think I heard, I think I heard a shot

'He may be a real contender for this position should he abandon his supposed obediance to white liberal doctrine of non-violence…and embrace black nationalism' 'Through counter-intelligence it should be possible to pinpoint potential trouble-makers…And neutralize them, neutralize them, neutralize them'

Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

~Rage Against the Machine, Wake Up
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