Subjects Matter: FBI Files
For every $50 raised, we’ll write up a file we already have, as well as request one we don’t have yet. If there’s a write-up or request you really want us to see, let us know at email@example.com.
Backed by Phil Mocek, Chris Meller, Linda Tolbert, Courtney Selby, and 15 others.
- Phil Mocek
- Chris Meller
- Linda Tolbert
- Courtney Selby
- Patrick Mannion
- Samuel Lichtenstein
- James E Hall
- 12 anonymous backers
$2,150.00 raised out of $5,000.00.
Academics / Activists / Artists / Business Figures / Comedians / Criminals / Events Groups / FBI Programs / Film and Television / Government Officials / Journalists / Miscellaneous / Musicians / Politicians / Religious Figures / Scientists / Sports Figures / Writers
Burt Shavitz (Founder of Burt’s Bees)
American Civil Liberties Unions (https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/aug/03/rebel-girl-fbi-files-elizabeth-gurley-flynn/0, 2, 3
Winter Hill Gang (Notorious Boston-based criminal organization)
Film and Television
Efram Zimbalist (Star of ABC’s The FBI)
William F. Buckley (CIA Station Chief in Lebanon)
Roscoe Hillenkoetter (First CIA Director)
C. Everett Koop (Flamboyant Surgeon General during the Reagan Presidency)
Irving Adler (Serviceman who shared name with prominent activist)
Stig Bergling (Swedish Soviet Spy)
Vincent Bugliosi (Attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson)
Fred Lee Crisman (Figure at the center of many 20th century conspiracies)
Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton (Philanthropist and “prolific instigator”)
John Hinckley Sr. (Father of Reagan shooter)
Edward Lee Howard (CIA defector)
Loyd Jowers (Found culpable for Martin Luther King Jr. assassination)
Fritz Kuhn (Leader of the German-American Bund)
Jordan MacTaggart (American anarchist who died fighting ISIS in Syria)
Yuri Nosenko (Soviet Defector)
Barney Rosset (Avant-garde book publisher)
Andrew Carter Thornton II (Cocaine cowboy)
Samuel Dickstein (Alleged Soviet spy)
Vo Nguyen Giap (General known as the “Red Napoleon” of Vietnam)
Bess Myerson (First Jewish Miss America and New York commissioner)
Cold War feuds led to the FBI investigating accusations that the government was compromised by a network of secret socialists
In the late ‘50s, a former Army Intelligence chief alleged to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that a secret cabal of socialists and Communists were infiltrating the government. The 122 named individuals included some senior officials and even hardline anti-communists such as Central Intelligence Agency spymaster James Angleton. Though the FBI ultimately dismissed the accusations as the result of an interagency feud, the Bureau did did congratulate itself on having already been aware of most of the individuals’ alleged subversive tendencies, which included sometimes having thoughts similar to those of socialists.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation explored hundreds of leads over the course of its 45-year investigation into the infamous D.B. Cooper skyjacking case. Even after the Bureau closed the Cooper case in 2016, devoted independent sleuths to the case have pursued and released new theories.