COINTELPRO 101, the latest film release from The Freedom Archives, is nothing like the all-too-common soft, liberal documentary which tells of worse and distant horrors so as to lessen the pain or awareness of those still occurring. It is not a film that imposes a happy ending by suggesting that its subject is somehow past. It is a film that makes plain the fact that all of your problems of today, from war, to incarceration, to banking crises, joblessness and environmental catastrophe, still exist because movements to do away with them suffered and continue to suffer the greatest levels of repression from the most powerful state apparatus in world history. And worse still, as Black Panther Party veteran Kathleen Cleaver states unequivocally, unlike the official Counter Intelligence Program of previous decades, today’s version is perfectly legal.
DC-area screenings of the documentary COINTELPRO 101 have begun and will be occurring throughout the month of March and beyond. CLICK HERE to read a full review of the film and see below for specific times/locations of the screenings!
Come to a free screening about the history that history forgot.
DC Metro Area Showings
March 5th – 29th
COINTELPRO was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. The tactics used included discrediting targets through psychological warfare, planting false reports in the media, smearing through forged letters, harassment, wrongful imprisonment, extralegal violence and assassination.
COINTELPRO 101 is an educational film that will open the door to understanding this history. The documentary will introduce viewers new to this history to the basics and direct them to other resources where they can learn more. The intended audiences are the generations that did not experience the social justice movements of the sixties and seventies. We are screening this new documentary far and wide. The intended audiences are (but not limited to) the generations that did not experience the social justice movements of the sixties and seventies. Please help promote one, some or all of these events:
Saturday, March 5, 5 – 7 pm
Sankofa Video & Books
2714 Georgia Avenue NW
Monday, March 7, 6 – 8 pm
University of the District of Columbia, 4.0 Lounge
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Wednesday, March 16th, 7 – 9 pm
University of Maryland
Nyumburu Cultural Center
College Park, MD
Monday, March 21, 7 – 9:30 pm
4809 Georgia Avenue NW
Thursday, March 24, 12 -2 pm
Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600
Sunday, March 27, 2-4 pm
Everlasting Life/Dar es Salaam Books
9185 Central Avenue
Capitol Heights, MD
Tuesday, March 29th, 7 – 9 pm
Blackburn Center Auditorium
For more information visit http://www.FreedomArchives.org/Cointelpro.html or call (202) 787- 5229
Co-sponsors: Voxunion.com, Black August Planning Organizing, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Cimarrones-Howard University, IPs’ SALSA and Paths for Reconstruction in the 21st Century, Students Against Mass Incarceration (S.A.M.I.)-Howard University, Black Male Initiative Program-University of Maryland, The Jericho Movement, and Freedom Archives.