THE ENEMY WITHIN: STATE SURVEILLANCE AND INFILTRATION IN OUR COMMUNITIES
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. COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert and often illegal projects conducted by the FBI from the late 1950s through the 1970s. It was aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting and disrupting community groups fighting for justice. Today, Muslims, people of colour, and activists face similar tactics from the state. Come find out how our very freedoms, liberties and rights are being eroded by the police and secret services on both sides of the Atlantic. After the film, we'll be joined by American and British activists working to protect their communities.
Tuesday, 19 June at 6:30 pm at the British Film Institute (BFI), Blue Room, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, Greater London SE1 8XT
Featuring the Institute for Race Relations' Colin Prescod.
Thursday, 21 June at 8:00 pm at the Stratford Picture House, Salway Road, 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 0871 902 5740 or online.
Friday, 22 June at 6:30 pm at Central Hall Methodist Church , 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 local community members who'll speak about the presence of undercover police in UK activist movements.
Except for the event in Stratford, all of the events are free. Please register at http://www.cageprisoners.com.
- Claude Marks, one of the filmmakers.
- Monami Maulik, Executive Director, & Fahd Ahmed, Legal & Policy Director,
from Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM).
- Ameena Qazi, Deputy Executive Director and Staff Attorney for the Council of
American Relations - Los Angeles (CAIR-LA).
- Moazzam Begg, Guantanamo Bay survivor and Director of Cageprisoners.
- Aviva Stahl, US Researcher for Cageprisoners.
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