Lawsuit against the FBI

In 1988 The Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit on behalf of CISPES against the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning the agency’s multi-year campaign of harassment and surveillance aimed at anti-intervention, solidarity, and sanctuary activists.  Subsequent Congressional hearings revealed the extent to FBI activities, and ultimately lead to restrictions on the conduct of FBI agents.

The thousands of pages of files also showed that the FBI, to justify its actions, accepted as fact a right-wing conspiratorial world-view which saw dissent as treason and resistance to oppression as terrorism.

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