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There's Something Happening HereThe New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence$
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David Cunningham

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520239975

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520239975.001.0001

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Acting against the White Hate and New Left Threats

Acting against the White Hate and New Left Threats

(p.109) 4 Acting against the White Hate and New Left Threats
There's Something Happening Here

David Cunningham

University of California Press

COINTELPRO against so-called white hate groups is not as straightforward as many have assumed. This chapter takes up this topic and shows that a close examination of COINTELPRO–White Hate Groups reveals a remarkable similarity to Bureau efforts to repress left-wing targets in its other COINTEL programs. Cataloging the hundreds of actions initiated against various white-hate targets shows that the program against the Klan did not vary significantly in form or severity from the Bureau's parallel efforts against antiwar and other New Left targets. The differences that did exist are telling, however, as they reveal distinct overall strategies: an overarching effort to control the Klan's violent tendencies, alongside attempts to eliminate the New Left altogether.

Keywords:   COINTELPRO, white hate groups, left-wing targets, New Left, Klan

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