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National heroes expose FBI’s political dirty tricks division

March 8, 1971…as important is some ways as the Battle of Bunker Hill – but not a shot was fired.

Activists cased and then successfully broke onto a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and uncovered a treasure trove of documents revealing the existence of an FBI political dirty tricks operation called COINTELPRO.

Astute people always knew that the FBI had such a department – it still does – but the details were never made so clear.

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