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READING LIST ON INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES & POLITICAL REPRESSION
by Chip Berlet & Linda Lotz
Movement Support Network / Center for Constitutional Rights
National Lawyers Guild Civil Liberties Committee
This is the reading list circulated by Phil Agee at his Speakout lectures.
(Philip Agee is an ex-CIA agent that the U.S. gov't is barring from entering
the United States for lectures at universities and other places.)
THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
"At War With Peace: U.S. Covert Operations" Kit Gage/NCARL, First Amendment
Foundation, 1990. An indispensible pamphlet chronicling the history of CIA
covert actions, its human costs, laws regulating it, and restrictions to
information about it. $2.50 NCARL, 1313 West 8th Street, Suite 313, Los
Angeles, CA 90017. 213-484-6661.
"The Agency: The Rise and Decline of the CIA". John Ranelagh, 1987,
Touchstone/Simon & Schuster. A revised edition of the most widely-accepted
comprehensive history of the CIA, now current through Iran-Contragate and
the appointment of William Webster as Director.
"Under Cover: Thirty-Five Years of CIA Deception". Darrell Garwood, 1985,
Grove Press. Fully documented history of covert operations by a former UPI
Pentagon correspondent. Includes an extensive chronology.
"The CIA, A Forgotten History: U.S. Global Interventions Since World War 2"
William Blum, 1987, Zed Press. A thorough review of the record of CIA
invlovement when the cold war turns hot.
"Secret Warriors: Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era."
Steven Emerson, 1986, Putnam & Sons. The best comprehensive account of
covert ops. during the Reagan Years.
"Presidents' Secret Wars: CIA and Pentagon Covert Operations Since World
War II." John Prados, Morrow, 1986. Good overview with linkage to problem of
foreign policy and secrecy.
"The Man Who Kept Secrets--Richard Helms and the CIA". Thomas Powers, 1979,
Knopf. A portrait of the CIA Director who launched nefarious and deadly CIA
activities in Chile, Iran and Vietnam.
"The Secret Team: The CIA and its Allies in Control of the World" Fletcher
Prouty, 1974. Early critical research on the CIA, but is marred by a
somewhat over-reaching analysis.
CIA--SPECIFIC COUNTRIES AND REGIONS
"Dirty Work I--The CIA in Western Europe." Philip Agee and Louis Wolf,
1978, Lyle Stuart. A compilation of articles including the classic "How to
Spot a Spook" and a list of 700 alleged agents.
"Dirty Work II--The CIA in Africa." Philip Agee and Louis Wolf, 1979, Lyle
Stuart. (Available from Covert Action Information Bulletin, Box 50272,
Washington, DC 20004). Articles focusing on Africa.
"Weakness and Deceit: U.S. Policy and El Salvador." Raymond Bonner, 1984,
New York Times Books.
"With the Contras: A reporter in the fields of Nicaragua." Christopher
Dickey, 1985, Simon and Schuster.
"The CIA's Nicaraguan Manual: Psychological Operations in Guerrilla
Warfare." CIA, 1985, Vintage. A collection of essays written by the CIA and
"Washington's War on Nicaragua." Holly Sklar, 1988, South End Press. The
only full review of U.S. foreign policy toward Nicaragua. Makes connections
between rightist political ideology and support for covert operations as
standard U.S. foreign policy tool.
"Nicaragua: The Price of Intervention." Peter Kornbluh, 1987, Institute for
Policy Studies. Some sections are useful for reference to counter-insurgency.
"The Freedom Fighter's Manual." CIA, 1985, Grove Press. A copy, with
translation, of the CIA's manual that targets D'Escoto and others in
Nicaragua for disruption and assassination.
"Ropes of Sand: America's Failure in the Middle East." Wilbur Crane
Eveland, 1980, W.W. Norton. The CIA attempted to censor this in-depth
examination of the U.S. activities in the Middle East.
"The Foreign Policy of Intervention: The CIA in Guatemala." R.H. Immerman,
1983, University of Texas Press. From the 1954 overthrow of President Arbenz
to the later role of the U.S. in Guatemala, our government has played a key
role in that country.
"Bitter Fruit--The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala." Stephen
Kinzer and Stephen Schleisinger, 1982, Doubleday.
"Perilous Missions: Civil Air Transport and CIA Covert Operations in Asia."
William M. Leary, 1984, University of Alabama.
"Grenada--The Struggle Against Destabilization." Chris Searle, 1983, W.W.
Norton. The coordinated efforts of the CIA and economic and diplomatic
agencies to resist changes in Grenada.
"Decent Interval." Frank Snepp, 1977, Vintage Books. A former CIA officer
describes the Agency's failure to prepare for the evacuation of Saigon in
"In Search of Enemies." John Stockwell, 1978, W.W. Norton. The former head
of the CIA's Angolan Task Force criticizes the Agency's role in the country.
DICTATORS, FASCISTS AND NAZIS
"Blowback: The First Full Account of America's Recruitment of Nazis, and
its Disastrous Effect on Our Domestic and Foreign Policy." Christopher
Simpson, 1988, Weidenfeld & Nicolson. The title says it all.
"Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Reagan Administration: The Role of
Domestic Fascist Networks in the Republican Party and their Effect on U.S.
Cold War Politics." Russ Bellant, 1988, Political Research Associates. What
the Blowback crowd did with their spare time after the OSS/CIA recruited
them to the U.S. $6.50 from Political Research Associates, Suite 205, 678
Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139.
"Inside the League: The Shocking Expose of How Terrorists, Nazis, and Latin
American Death Squads Have Infiltrated the World Anti-Communist League."
Scott Anderson and Jon Lee Anderson, 1986, Dodd, Mead. Traces role of
anti-Semites and neo-Nazis sheltered by CIA in private covert action and
propaganda wars around the world and how they network through WACL.
"The Belarus Secret: The Nazi Connection in America." John Loftus, 1982,
Paragon House. The first full account of the clandestine operation to bring
Nazi collaborators to the U.S. to help wage guerrilla warfare against
eastern bloc nations.
"The Paperclip Conspiracy: The Hunt for the Nazi Scientists" How the U.S.
covered up the thousands of corpses at Nazi slave labor rocket facilities so
we would beat them Russkies in launching the first intercontinental
"Missing: The Execution of Charles Horman." Thomas Hauser, 1978, Harcourt
Brace Jovanovich (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster Edition, 1988). American
officals turn their back when the Chilean Junta murders a young American.
"The Great Heroin Coup: Drugs, Intelligence and International Fascism."
Henrik Kruger, 1980, South End Press. Drug dealing and other activities in
"Cry of the People--The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America." Penny
Lernoux, 1982, Doubleday. The Catholic Church in conflict with U.S. policy.
"Hidden Terrors." A.J. Langguth, 1978, Pantheon Books. How the CIA, the
Pentagon, and U.S. police advisors encouraged military takeovers in Latin
"The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda". Edward S.
Herman, 1982, South End Press. How the CIA's advisors are actually
contributing to terrorism, through training, supplying arms, etc. to foreign
governments and rebel groups.
"The Pentagon-CIA Archipelago: The Washington Connection and Third World
Fascism". Noam Chomsky and Ed Herman, 1978, South End Press. U.S.
counter-revolutionary violence and subversion in the Third World.
"The Death Merchant". Joseph C. Goulden, 1984, Bantam. The story of Edwin
Wilson , who used his CIA connections to operate an international arms firm
and supplied Quaddafi with tons of explosives and with hit men for political
"Labyrinth" Taylor Branch and Eugene M. Propper, 1983, Penguin. The story
of the search for the assassins of Orlando Letelier.
"Secret Agenda, Watergate, Deep Throat and the CIA." Jim Hougan, 1984,
Random House. One of many books exploring the CIA's role in Watergate.
"Search for the Manchurian Candidate." John P. Marks, 1979, Quadrangle
Press. The history of the CIA's drug and behavior control programs.
"Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion." Martin Lee and Bruce
Shlain, 1985, Grove Press. The CIA thought LSD would revolutionize the spy
"The Mind Manipulators." Alan W. Scheflin and Edward M. Opton, Jr., 1978,
Paddington Press, distributed by Grosset & Dunlap. Reviews behavior
modification experiments by the CIA and the Army.
CIA--MEMOIRS OF FORMER DIRECTORS & EMPLOYEES
"Inside the Company." Philip Agee, 1978, Penguin Books. A diary spanning
twelve years of Agee's CIA work with a special focus on Central and South
America and Mexico.
"On the Run." Philip Agee, 1987, Lyle Stuart. The CIA takes a dim view of
Agee's philosophical turnabout and chases him around the world with an
alarming lack of humor.
"Deadly Deceits: My 25 Years in the CIA." Ralph Mcgehee, 1983, Sheridan
Square. ($9.95 + 1.50 S/H c/o IMA 145 W. 4th St., N.Y., N.Y. 10012) Author's
growing disillusionment with role of CIA as covert action arm of the
"The CIA under Reagan, Bush and Casey: The Evolution of the Agency from
Roosevelt to Reagan." Ray S. Cline, 1981, Acropolis Books. Expanded version
of the former Director's memoirs.
"Honorable Men: My Life in the CIA." William Colby and Peter Forbath, 1978,
Simon and Schuster. From the former CIA Director during the Congressional
investigations of the Agency.
"Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy." 1981, St. Martins Press.
Gives insights into the man who had no qualms about torture or murder to
`protect' the U.S. national security.
"The Night Watch: My 25 Years of Peculiar Service." David Atlee Phillips,
1977, Athenum. A peculiar yet fascinating un-apologetic reminiscence.
"Portrait of a Cold Warrior." Joseph Burkholder Smith, 1976, G.P. Putnam
and Sons. An insightful look from the view of the agent on the street--in
the Philippines, Indonesia and elsewhere.
THE POLITICS OF COVERT ACTION
INTELLIGENCE NETWORKS & POLICY MAKERS
"The Terrorism Industry: The Experts and Institutions That Shape View of
Terror." Edward Herman & Gerry O'Sullivan, 1990, Pantheon. A thorough
discussion of how the concept and reality of terrorism has been packaged and
manipulated for to promote authoritarian and rightist political ideology.
"The Crimes of Patriots: A True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money, and the CIA."
Jonathan Kwitny, 1987, W. W. Norton. Wall Street Journal reporter Kwitny
unravels the mystery of the Nugan Hand Bank scandal.
"The Puzzle Palace--A Report on America's Most Secret Agency." James
Bamford, 1982, Houghton Mifflin. Details history, bureaucracy and scope of
activities of the National Security Agency.
"The Lawless State: The Crimes of the U.S. Intelligence Agencies." Morton
Halperin et al, 1978, Penguin Books. (Available from the American Civil
Liberties Union/Center for National Security Studies, 122 Maryland Ave. NE,
Washington, DC 20002.) Overview of efforts to spy and disrupt by the CIA,
FBI, NSA, IRS and grand juries.
"A World of Secrets--the Uses and Limits of Intelligence." Walter Laquer,
1985, The 20th Century Fund. How foreign intelligence is used and misused;
and what can be done as seen by mainstream critics.
"Secret Contenders: The Myth of Cold War Counterintelligence." Melvin Beck,
1984, Sheriden Square Press. A devastating critique that details the waste
and lunacy of some CIA clandestine operations and concludes that U.S.
citizens are ultimately the real target of CIA propaganda campaigns.
"Covert Action: The Limits of Intervention in the Postwar World" Gregory F.
Treverton, Basic Books. A critical re-assessment of covert operations as a
tool of U.S. foreign policy.
"Intelligence Requirements for the 1990's: Collection, Analysis,
Counterintelligence, and Covert Action." Roy Godson, ed., Lexington
Books/D.C. Heath. Edited by one of the more horrific geeks of the
intelligence empire, this collection of essays provides a blueprint for
creating the U.S. police state. A shopping list for the guardians of
post-Constitutional America. Sequal to the popular Intelligence Requirements
for the 1980's series of books.
"The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence." Victor Marchetti and John Marks,
1980, Dell Books. Classic overview of the CIA and intelligence operations;
updated to include deletions by the CIA.
"The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia." Alfred W. McCoy, with Cathleen
B. Read and Leonard P. Adams II, 1972, Harper--Colophon Books. How the CIA
and Air America served as the conduit for the Golden Triangle opium trade in
an effort to build an anti-communist army.
"Gifts of Deceit: Sun Myung Moon, Tongsun Park and the Korean Scandal."
Robert Boettcher with Gordon L. Freedman, 1980, Holt, Rinehart & Wilson.
Moon's links to the Korean CIA and other assorted dirty linen is hung out in
this documented expose. Shows Moon as a power-hungry anti-democratic
"Rollback: Right-wing Power in U.S. Foreign Policy." Thomas Bodenheimer &
Robert Gould, 1989, South End Press. A look at the confrontational rightist
political agenda that fuels U.S. militarism.
"Out of Control: The Story of the Reagan Administration's Secret War in
Nicaragua, the Illegal Arms Pipeline, and the Contra Drug Connection."
Leslie Cockburn, 1987, Atlantic Monthly Press. This account by a CBS News
correspondent is currently the best-documented expose on Iran-Contragate.
"The Culture of Terrorism." Noam Chomsky, 1978, South End Press. A
brilliant polemic which argues that behind Iran-Contragate is a relentless
drive for world power by the U.S. government.
"The Iran Contra Connection: Secret Teams and Covert Operations in the
Reagan Era." Jonathan Marshall, Peter Dale Scott and Jane Hunter, 1987,
South End Press. Hunter's section on the Israeli intelligence connection is
compelling, but some of the other material drifts into conspiracy-minded
conclusions not entirely supported with facts. Still, a good overview of
Iran-Contragate covert action as not an isolated incident but a logical
outcome of institutionalized U.S. covert action policy.
"The Soft War: The Uses and Abuses of U.S. Economic Aid in Central
America." Tom Barry and Deb Preusch, 1988, Grove Press. These researchers
from the Albuquerque-based Resource Center have compiled a well-documented
critique of the uses of so-called humanitarian aid in Central America.
"Packaging the Contras: A Case of CIA Disinformation." Edgar Chamorro,
1987, Institute for Media Analysis. ($5.00 +1.00 S/H to 145 W. 4th St.,
N.Y., N.Y. 10012) A former Contra leader reveals how the CIA created the
image of the Contras as the "democratic alternative."
REPRESSION IN THE UNITED STATES
THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION & COINTELPRO
"War at Home: Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About
It." Brian Glick, 1989, South End Press. Must reading for all serious
political activists. Provides a comprehesive and common sense approach for
those who must engage in political activity while facing governmental and
right-wing attacks. Includes a cogent analysis of the relationship between
U.S. political economy and domestic covert action.
"Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther
Party and the American Indian Movement." Ward Churchill & Jim Vander Wall,
1988, South End Press. A chilling account of the murderous tactics used
aginst non-white political activists. 500 pages and an extensive index and
"COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in
the United States." Ward Churchill & Jim Vander Wall, 1989, South End Press.
Actual FBI documents and commentary make a strong case for convincing
skeptics. Replaces the "Counter-intelligence" book previously issued by the
"The FBI v. The First Amendment" Richard Criley, 1990, First Amendment
Foundation. The story of how the FBI attempted to "neutralize" the National
Committee Against Repressive Legislation (NCARL) which was founded in 1960
as the National Committee to Abolish the House Committee on Un-American
Activities (HUAC/HCUA). 100 pages, $7.50. Available from: First Amendment
Foundation, 1313 W. 8th St., Suite 313, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
"The Liberals and J. Edgar Hoover." William W. Keller, 1989, Princeton
University Press. How liberal congresspersons squirm and look away when they
are supposed to oversee agencies of police power and thus allow their more
reactionary collegues to craft agencies such as the FBI into tools of
"COINTELPRO: The FBI's Secret War on Political Freedom." Nelson Blackstock,
1976, Vintage Books. The FBI's campaign to infiltrate and disrupt the
Socialist Workers Party; good overview of the other Bureau investigations of
additional left organizations.
"The Age of Surveillance: The Aims & Methods of America's Political
Intelligence System." Frank Donner, 1980, Alfred Knopf. The classic tome
documenting surveillance and harassment in the United States from World War
I to 1980.
"The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr." David J. Garrow, 1981, Norton.
Documents the extensive investigation undertaken by the Bureau to find ways
to discredit and disrupt his quest for freedom.
"The File." Penn Kimball, 1985, Avon. How an innocent man became the
subject of an FBI investigation.
"Hoover and the Un-Americans: The FBI, HUAC, and the Red Menace." Kenneth
O'Reilly, 1983, Temple University Press. Documents the role of the FBI in
engineering the rise of McCarthyism.
"Racial Matters": "The FBI's Secret File on Black America, 1960--1972."
Kenneth O'Reilly, 1988, Free Press. How the FBI attacked the civil rights
movement while posing as its defender against violent attacks. Useful to
expose the film "Mississippi Burning" as a dangerous lie.
"The Killing of Karen Silkwood." Richard Rashke, 1981, Houghton Mifflin.
The FBI's role in the life, and investigation after the death of the
Oklahoma atomic worker.
"Beyond the Hiss Case: The FBI, Congress and the Cold War." Athan
Theoharis, 1982, Temple University Press.
"FBI." Sanford Unger, 1976, Little Brown and Co. An in-depth study, with
background on many officials; glossary of acronyms for COINTELPRO
"In the Spirit of Crazy Horse" Peter Matthiessen, 1983, Viking Press. The
story of how the FBI targeted the American Indian Movement.
"Voices from Wounded Knee." Told by the participants and residents of
Wounded Knee. 1976, Akwesasne Notes (a Native American newspaper published
from the Mohawk Nation, Rooseveltown, New York 13683). An account of the
occupation at Wounded Knee, with some details on FBI presence on the Pine
OTHER ASPECTS OF POLITICAL REPRESSION
"It Did Happen Here: Recollections of Political Repression in America." Bud
Schultz and Ruth Schultz, 1989, University of California Press. With their
own words, victims of political repression in the U.S. discuss their lives
and their battles. A powerful indictment of the myth of equal justice under
law in the U.S.
"Liberty Under Siege: American Politics 1976-1988" Walter Karp, 1988, Henry
Holt & Co. Reviewing this book, Bill Moyers quipped it was "like a cold
shower on the morning after. Here, finally, is a reveille for reality, a
call to stop this long intoxication with illusion and look at what has been
happening to our republic."
"Universities in the Business of Repression: The
Academic-Military-Industrial Complex and Central America." Jonathan Feldman,
1989, South End Press. How campus-based research programs are influenced by
a militarist mentality.
"Under Cover: Police Surveillance in America" Gary T. Marx, 1988, Twentieth
Century Fund/University of California Press. The most thoughtful critical
analysis of undercover police techniques currently available.
"Murder Under Two Flags:The U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Cerro Maravilla
Cover-up." Anne Nelson, 1986, Ticknor & Fields. How Puerto Rican police
officials murdered young "Independenistas" as part of an illegal
intelligence operation and then enlisted U.S. government agencies in the
"Domestic Intelligence: Monitoring Dissent in America." Richard E. Morgan,
1980, University of Texas. Considers the tension between privacy and the
need for government to protect the community, from the perspective of the
government."My Discovery of America." Farley Mowat, 1985, Atlantic Monthly
Press. A Canadian naturalist writer details how he was denied entry to the
U.S. under the 1950 McCarren-Walters Immigration Act and how the American
people came to his support.
"The Great Fear." David Caute, 1978, Simon and Schuster. Anti-communist
purge under Truman and Eisenhower.
"Political Repression in Modern America, 1870 to Present.", 2nd edition.
Robert J. Goldstein, 1978, Schenkman Books, Inc. Government, corporate and
other pressures brought to bear on political groups through the years.
"Political Hysteria in America--the Democratic Capacity for Repression."
Murray B. Levin, 1971, Basic Books. Underlying forces that create repressive
periods such as the Red Scare of the 1920's and the McCarthy era.
"Spooks: The Haunting of America--the Private Use of Secret Agents." Jim
Hougan, 197, William Morrow and Co. How private agents, often former FBI or
CIA employees, now provide security services for multinational corporations.
"The Private Sector: Rent-a-cops, Private Spies and the Police Industrial
Complex. "George O'Toole, 1978, W.W. Norton. Very hard to find but worth it.
MAGAZINES, NEWSLETTERS & PERIODICALS
"Covert Action Information Bulletin." Following in the footsteps of the
original 1970's Counterspy Magazine, this periodical chronicles CIA
activities around the world. Also looks at surveillance and disinformation
campaigns in the U.S. Write: PO Box 50272, Washington DC 20004.
"The National Reporter" (Formerly called "Counterspy)". Another spin-off
from the original Counterspy, it ceased publication in late 1988.
"First Principles: National Security and Civil Liberties." Newsletter that
focuses on intelligence operations that undermine fundamental political
rights. Special emphasis on the problems of reform. Write: Center for
National Security Studies, 122 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington DC 20002.
"Lies of Our Times: A Journal to Correct the Record" Devoted to the
analysis of misinformation, disinformation and propaganda. Institute for
Media Analysis, Inc., Sheriden Square Press, Inc., 145 West 4th Street, New
York, N.Y. 10012.
"The Right to Know & the Freedom to Act" Newsletter of the National
Committee Against Repressive Legislation. A First Amendment monitoring
service. $15 annually. Write: NCARL, 1313 West 8th Street, Suite 313, Los
Angeles, California 90017.
"Movement Support Network News." This newsletter provides information about
current harassment of the sanctuary and Central American movement supporters
in the U.S. A recent chronology shows extensive harassment including: visits
to activists, IRS audits, and activities at the U.S. border. $7.50 per year
($6.00 limited income). Write: Center for Constitutional Rights, 666
Broadway, New York, NY 10012.
"Public Eye" Another spawn of the first "Counterspy." Not currently
publishing. Last issue Spring 1989.
"Our Right to Know" Defunct. Last issue Spring 1989.
"Guild Notes". Newspaper that covers current surveillance and harassment
litigation. Write: National Lawyers Guild, 55 Avenue of the Americas, New
York, NY 10013.
WHAT TO DO: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
"Are You Now or Have You Ever Been in the FBI Files?" Ann Mari Buitrago and
Leon Andrew Immerman, 1981, Grove Press. Overview of the FOIA--how to use
it, how the FBI will respond, and glossary of terms to help read documents
when they arrive.
"Using the FOIA--A Step by Step Guide." Center for National Security
Studies. Detailed instructions, sample letters, and what to expect from a
range of agencies. $2.00 from CNSS, 122 Maryland Ave. N.E., Washington DC
"FOIA-Kit" Available from CCR (see above).
WHAT TO DO: EDUCATION & ORGANIZING GUIDES
"If An Agent Knocks: Federal Investigators and Your Rights." Center for
Constitutional Rights. Explains why it is important to have an attorney with
you when you talk to the FBI, regardless of how innocuous the agents'
questions may be. English and Spanish editions available. $1 plus postage.
Write: CCR, 666 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.
"Radical Re-entry (And Departure): Coming through Customs." Center for
Constitutional Rights. Because Customs agents are stopping political
activists at the borders in search of information such as contacts in
Nicaragua, this booklet is helpful for the political traveler. $1 plus
postage. Write: CCR (see above).
"Political Rights Information Series."
#1 Common Sense Security by Sheila O'Donnell. Simple list of safe practices.
#2 Bugs, Taps & Infiltrators: What to do about political spying. by Linda
Lotz. How to face these problems seriously but without paranoia.
#3 Redbaiting & Political Smears by Chip Berlet & Rachel Rosen DeGolia. How
smears are used to derail dissident movements, and some suggestions for
#4 Reading List on Intelligence Agencies and Political Repression by Linda
Lotz & Chip Berlet. A lengthy annotated bibliography which Phil Agee
distributes at his speaking engagements.
#5 The Hunt for Red Menace: The FBI and Right-Wing Spy Networks. by Chip
Berlet. Ideological justifications used by government agencies for
infiltrating and disrupting activist groups. Produced by the National
Lawyers Guild Civil Liberties Committee. Write: CCR (see above).
"Red-Baiting Packet" Bill of Rights Foundation. A Collection of material
concerning McCarthy-style smear attacks, both old and new. Includes essays
by long-time activists Anne Braden and Frank Wilkinson. $2 from BORF, Suite
1400, 220 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605.
"Reports on The Secret Team" Publications and organizing guides on
Iran-Contragate and intelligence abuse are available from the Christic
Institute. The Christic Institute stresses the role of individual bad actors
rather than systemic or institutional problems, and sometimes their
allegations stretch beyond their ability to provide documentation, still
they have been in the forefront of organizing grassroots opposition to U.S.
covert action. Christic Institute, 1324 North Capitol Street, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20002-3337.
"NameBASE (formerly SPYBASE)." A computerized database with search features
comprising an index of date and page citations to appearances of the names
of more than 20,000 individuals and organizations in hundreds of books and
thousands of newspaper and magazine clippings, all dealing with the CIA, FBI
and U.S. government repression in general. Available for MS-DOS and CP/M
machines. Write for pricing for your computer. Available from Public
Information Research, P.O. Box 5199, Arlington, VA 22205. 703-241-5437.
"Computer Accessed Information Systems (BBS's)." Persons with a computer
and modem can read and download information on covert action and repression
from the following local computer Bulletin Board Systems: AMNET (617)
221-5815, (3,12,24bps-24hr-8N1); NYONLINE (718) 852-2662,
(3,12,24bps-24hr-8N1); Beyond War, (718) 442-1056; NOWAR, (312) 939-4411
(3,12,24bps-24hr-8N1). For information on the international PEACENET, call
(415) 923-0900 [voice], or write PEACENET, 3228 Sacramento St., San
Francisco, CA 94115.
WHAT TO DO: LITIGATION
"Litigation Under the Federal Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act."
Editions updated regularly. Allan Adler, Ed. Important reference book for
attorneys using the FOIA; covers many federal agencies. Write: Center for
National Security Studies, 122 Maryland Ave. N.E., Washington DC 20002.
"The Law of Electronic Surveillance." Major update 1984, supplemented
annually. James C. Carr. Write: Clark Boardman, 435 Hudson Street, New York,
"Representation of Witnesses Before Federal Grand Juries." The Grand Jury
Project. Major update 1984, supplemented annually. Write: Clark Boardman
"Police Misconduct Law and Litigation Manual." Michael Avery and David
Rudovsky, National Lawyers Guild Civil Liberties Committee, Updated
annually. Also available is the bi-monthly litigation newsletter: Police
Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report. Write: Clark Boardman (see above).
"Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report." National Lawyers Guild
Civil Liberties Committee, Bi-monthly litigation newsletter and companion to
above manual. Write: Clark Boardman (see above).
"Civil Rights Litigation and Attorneys Fees Annual Handbook." National
Lawyers Guild Civil Liberties Committee. A more issue-oriented and
broadly-targeted collection of essays. Issued annually. Write: Clark
Boardman (see above).
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