Wikileaks…before the Internet
The great American tradition of getting evidence against a corrupt government
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.