The 1960’s New Left and today’s Black Lives Matter Movement share the common theme of intense government suppression. COINTELPRO, or counter intelligence program, decimated the New Left organizations. COINTELPRO was able to exist because of the conditions spawned by the Cold War. The fear of a Communist takeover in the United States made COINTELPRO popular enough to be accepted as a necessary evil for the preservation of liberal democracy. These conditions still exist today with the use of tactics from COINTELPRO against modern social movements within the United States.

COINTELPRO is a program the FBI developed that employed a series…

Anthony Barone

I critique society from a Marxist Viewpoint

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