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Join MuckRock this Thursday as we discuss “Scientists Under Surveillance: The FBI Files” at the MIT Press bookstore
In the Boston area? Join MuckRock’s JPat Brown, Beryl Lipton, and Michael Morisy this Thursday, April 18, as they discuss their latest book “Scientists Under Surveillance: The FBI Files” at the MIT Press bookstore as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
MuckRock is excited to announce that thanks to the generous support of MIT Press, JPat Brown and Beryl Lipton will be presenting a talk this weekend at the 2019 Oxford Literary Festival on our book, Writers under Surveillance: The FBI Files.
As part of a recent push to clear their FOIA backlog, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has released 30 pages of new documents on Senator James Eastland, adding to the 521 previously released pages. Among the new documents is a remarkable one-page memo suggesting that Eastland’s public assertion about “Red spy rings” were the result of the Senator confusing New York Times reporters with spies.
As part of Watergate, FBI investigated a fake press release on Hubert Humphrey campaign stationery targeting Shirley Chisholm
Documents released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first black major-party candidate for president, reveal that in 1973, the FBI investigated a smear campaign concerning Chisholm as a part of their Watergate investigation. The campaign, allegedly the work of the infamous Committee to Re-elect the President, involved a falsified press release full of racist and sexist insults, typed on what appeared to be official Hubert Humphrey campaign stationery.
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