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Defending Dissent Foundation - StopSpying.US

Civil Liberties Hall of Fame

Bedtime Reading:

Life During Wartime

Resisting Counterinsurgency

Kristian Williams (Editor); Lara Messersmith-Glavin (Editor); William Munger (Editor) - AK Press


Read the recent article on Gawker:
After 30 Years of Silence, the Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back
by Adrian Chen

New: The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI by Betty Medsger
CounterSpies: Exposing Government Surveillance and Covert Action from Nixon to Reagan
A book by Chip Berlet - Coming in 2015 - Write to Power Press

This is an online project to map out the anti-repression and anti-spying work opposing covert action at home and abroad from the 1960s to the 1980s in the United States

Links to details will be added to the Civil Liberties Hall of Fame by the Defending Dissent Foundation

National Committee to Abolish HUAC
(House Un-American Activities Committee)

Power Structure <<<Research>>>
C Wright Mills &
G William Domhoff
National Lawyers Guild


==> National Emergency
Civil Liberties Committee

Campaign to Stop Government Spying
Organizing Notes

Mae Churchill

Campaign for
Political Rights

Ramparts Magazine Investigative Reports
College Press Service Collective
Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights
National Speaking Tours by Frank Wilkinson
FBI files stolen from office in Media, PA and COINTELPRO files sent to reporters
Committee for Action/Research
on the Intelligence Community

Tim Butz, Winslow Peck,
Gary Thomas
Center for
National Security Studies
American Friends Service Committee Projects
Linda Lotz, Ken Lawrence, and others
Federal Freedom of Information Act
Political Rights Defense Fund
(Socialist Workers Party)
National Security Archive
Pentagon Papers
Daniel Ellsberg
Research and
Books by
Frank Donner
NBC's Carl Stern FOIA request for FBI
Intelligence Documentation Center >>>
Citizens Research Investigating Committee,
Los Angeles
NLG Anti-Repression Task Force


Fund for Open Information & Accountability
(FOIA, Inc.)


Namebase Index
Daniel Brandt

CIA Diary by Phil Agee


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Counter-Spy Magazine circa 1976: ==>>>

Julie Brooks, Tim Butz, Eda Gordon, Harvey Kahn,
K. Barton Osborn, Winslow Peck (Perry Fellwock), Doug Porter, Margaret van Houten
CounterSpy Magazine circa 1977: ==>>>

Julie Brooks, Ellen Ray, Winslow Peck (Perry Fellwock)

Covert Action Information Bulletin 1978-1979

Ellen Ray, William Schaap, and Louis Wolf

Covert Action Information Bulletin 1980-1988

Publishers: Ellen Ray, William Schaap, and Louis Wolf

Editorial Staff included at different times: Terry Allen, Barbara Neuwirth, Kate Porterfield, Sanho Tree

Covert Action Quarterly - post 1988

Ellen Ray, William Schaap, and Louis Wolf

Public Eye Network
Eda Gordon,
Sheila O'Donnell ,
Harvey Kahn & Others
<<== Guild
Investigative Group
(National Lawyers Guild)
Eda Gordon &
Sheila O'Donnel l


Movement Support Network
(Center for Constitutional Rights)

Reading List on Intelligence Agencies & Political Repression
Linda Lotz &
Chip Berlet

CIA Off Campus
Book & Project

Public Eye Magazine
Washington, DC

National Grand Jury Project
Center for Campus Organizing
Nationwide Lawsuits Against
Illegal Surveillance and Disruption
National Reporter
Public Eye Magazine 2
Chicago, Illinois
No More Witch Hunts
National campaign to block Senate Subcommittee on Security & Terrorism
New York


Black Panthers Case
(Peoples Law Office)

American Civil Liberties Union Chicago Red Squad Case

Alliance to End Repression
Chicago Red Squad Case
Spanish Action Committee
of Chicago
Chicago Red Squad Case
National Archive Lawsuit to prevent file destruction
Public Education Project
on the Intelligence Community
Public Eye Magazine 3
Boston, MA >>>
Political Research Associates

Political Research Associates
Project on Intelligence Abuses

Los Angeles

Socialist Workers Party Lawsuit

Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation
Michael Avery and David Rudovsky

NLG Lawsuit against
John Rees

Police Misconduct Litigation Report

<<< National Lawyers Guild
Civil Liberties Committee

San Francisco
Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report

<<= National Police Accountability Project

Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Based on research by:
Chip Berlet. 1977. “Counterspy: How a Group of Ex-Agents Turned on Their Bosses and Began Publishing a Magazine That Sent Shudders Through the U.S. Intelligence Community," Alternative Media, Vol 9 No 5 Jan/Feb
_______. “Private Spies: A New Threat To Constitutional Rights,” The Public Eye, Vol. III, Issues 3 & 4, 1982.
_______. “Socialist Workers Party V. Attorney General: Using Civil Rights Litigation Against Federal Intelligence Agencies (Parts I & II), Police Misconduct & Civil Rights Law Report, Vol.1, No.17/18, 1986.
_______. “The FBI’s Witch Hunt ,” The Boston Globe, op-ed, March 16, 1988, p. 17.
_______. “Bound for Glory: Secret Agencies: Beyond Democracy,” Utne Reader, Oct/Nov 1986.
_______. [1987] 1993). The Hunt for Red Menace: How Government Intelligence Agencies and Private Right­wing Countersubversion Groups Forge Ad Hoc Covert Spy Networks that Target Dissidents as Outlaws.
.................... Revised.Cambridge, MA: Political Research Associates,
Chip Berlet & Rachel Rosen DeGolia, “Political Smears as Disinformation: Political Rights Information Series #3, (pamphlet), New York, NY: Movement Support Network, Center for Constitutional Rights, 1988.
_______. “Forgotten But Not Gone: Violations of Civil and Political Rights in the U.S.,” Extra!, Summer 1989.
_______. “Nibbling Away of Our Civil Liberties,” Utne Reader, September/October 1991.
_______. “The FBI and Right-Wing Spy Networks: Political Rights Information Series #5, (pamphlet), New York, NY: Movement Support Network, Center for Constitutional Rights, 1991.
Chip Berlet & Linda Lotz, “Reading List on Intelligence Agencies & Political Repression: Political Rights Information Series #4, (pamphlet), New York, NY: Movement Support Network, Center for Constitutional Rights, 1992.
_______. “Taking off the Gloves: The Environmental Movement…is being harassed, spied on, and discriminated against,” Greenpeace magazine, Sept./Oct. 1990
Holly Sklar & Chip Berlet, “NED, CIA and the Orwellian Democracy Project,” CovertAction, Winter 1991-1992 No. 39.
Chip Berlet. “Re–framing Dissent as Criminal Subversion,” CovertAction Quarterly, No. 41, Summer 1992.
_______. “Big Stories, Spooky Sources,” Columbia Journalism Review, May/June 1993.
_______. “Frank Donner: An Appreciation,” CovertAction Quarterly, Summer 1995.
Chip Berlet & Matthew N. Lyons, 1998. “One Key to Litigating Against Government Prosecution of Dissidents: Understanding the Underlying Assumptions.”In Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report, in two parts, ........ Vol. 5, No. 13, January-February Vol. 5, No. 14, March-April, West Group.
_______ & Abby Scher. 2003. “Political Profiling: Police Spying on Peaceful Activists.” Amnesty Now, Amnesty International, USA, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring, pp. 20-23, 27.
_______ & Pam Chamberlain. 2003. “Resisting Repression: Executive Orders and Legislation Curtail Civil Liberties.” Resist Newsletter, Vol. 12 No. 5, July 2003, pp. 1-3.
_______. 2003. “Déjà Vu All Over Again: A Capsule History of Political Repression in the US.” Resist Newsletter, Vol. 12 No. 5, July 2003, p. 3.
_______. 2005. “Extremists or Dissidents: Remapping and Rehabilitating Movements of Dissent,” The Politic, (Yale) magazine, February.
_______. 2008. “Right-Wing Witch Hunts, Then and Now, Debbie Almontaser and Hallie Flanagan, Z Magazine, May 1, 2008.
_______. 2008. Leaderless Counterterrorism Strategy: The “War on Terror,” Civil Liberties, and Flawed Scholarship, The Public Eye Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Fall),
_______. 2008. “The History, Definition, & Use of the Term ‘Leaderless Resistance’ PubliEye.org, (online resource)
_______. 1997. “An Introduction to Propaganda Analysis.” In Uncovering the Right on Campus: A Guide to Resisting Conservative Attacks on Equality and Social Justice. Cambridge, MA: Center for Campus Organizing.
_______. 2002. “Encountering and Countering Political Repression.” In Mike Prokosch and Laura Raymond, eds., The Global Activists Manual: Local Ways to Change the World.
.................. New York: Thunder Mouth Press/Nation Books (with United for a Fair Economy).
_______. 2002. “Surveillance Abuse.” Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. David Levinson, ed., (Berkshire Reference Works). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
_______. 2009. “Violence and Public Policy,”  in Criminology and Public Policy, special issue on terrorism, Vol. 8, Issue 3, (October), pp. 623-631. 
_______. 2013. “Repression, Civil Liberties, Right-Wingers, and Liberals: Resisting Counterinsurgency and Subversion Panics.” In Kristian Williams, ed. Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency, AK Press.